Viva Las Vegas 18: The Packing Edition

Oh my gosh. There are only 15 more days until VLV 18! I am so stinking excited I can’t even handle it. What is VLV 18 you might be wondering? Well, as far as I have figured out… it is heaven. 4 Days of Vintage, Burlesque, Kustom Kulture bliss that draws around 20,000 to Las Vegas. At this rockabilly retreat you will find car shows, jive classes, burlesque showcases, pinup competitions, hair & makeup classes, endless concerts, bowling tournaments, a tattoo lounge and the list goes on! I discovered this event myself last year right after it ended and I knew as soon as I saw those sky-high do’s and chrome beauties that this next year I would not be missing it.

As the style obsessed person that I am, I began mulling over my closet to find just the perfect outfit for each event and this past weekend my man and I planned it aaaallllll out. I figured that each day needed at least 1 daytime outfit that was cool and comfortable and could withstand the day’s festivities as well as a sultry night piece to end the evening. Now I am going to save those planned bits for a later post but I will let you in on the steals and deals I walked away with this weekend while shopping for “the gaps” in my wardrobe…

Gap #1) Comfortable heels


  • Cute.
  • 3″ or shorter heel.
  • Under $30.
  • Neutral color.
  • Nice cushion for lengthy walks.

Score: Ross Dress For Less $14.99.

Gap #2) Comfortable Flats


  • Cute.
  • Will stay on my feet.
  • Under $20.
  • Neutral color.
  • Nice cushion or cheap enough to warrant buying inserts.

Score: Payless Shoesource $9.00 on clearance.

Gap #3) Flashy Purse


  • Cute & Flashy.
  • Under $20.
  • Metallic.
  • Vintage.

Score: Garage Sale Warehouse $3.00.

Gap #4) Nude Tights w/ Seams.


  • Cute.
  • Will work with my very fair skin tone and not make me look like I have carrot sticks for legs.
  • Under $20.
  • Can buy in store. (Proof that color will work).

Score: Target $10.00

Gap #5) Cateye Sunglasses…sat on my favorite pair last week : (


  • Cute
  • Larger frame to flatter a larger face.
  • Under $20.
  • Unique features such as color or embellishment.

Score: Amazon, red pair & black pair $9.99 each w/ free shipping.

Gap #6) High Waist Bikini


  • Cute.
  • Figure flattering.
  • Under $50.
  • Unique prints or styling.

Score: Amazon $23.99 w/ free shipping! Top AND Bottom. Great reviews and many consumer photos to support.

2 Pairs of Shoes

+ 1 Purse

+ 1 Pair of Tights

+ 2 Pairs of Sunglasses

+ 1 Swimsuit

Total: $80.96 Hot Damn.

Happy Saving!



Classic Pinup Shoes for Less

Hi there beautiful!

Now that we have covered the clothing basics, I can finally talk about one of my favorite topics…SHOES! I have picked 5 “easy to wear/go with almost anything” styles and 1 wild card ; ) If you see something you like, follow the links below the photos for my bargain finds.Saddle Shoes1) Saddle Shoes.

What ever the outfit, these guys in the classic black & white are a go-to. Check out this link for a great option: $29.99 from Amazon.Oxfords2) Boogie Shoes (Oxfords).

While mine are in a 2 tone metallic, you can find a plethora of fun eye-catching options out there! I personally have just added these Orange Ollio’s to my list.Mary Janes3) Black Mary Janes.

Need a little lift? Look no further than a pair of black mary janes. Easier to walk in then most heels thanks to that friendly little strap, try these Journee pair from Target for $34.99.Red Pumps4) Red Patent Leather Pumps.

I have heard that matching your lipstick to your shoes is tacky but when your shoes are candy-apple red, how can you resist?! Bargain find: $34.99 from ModCloth, make sure to read reviews.Leopard Pumps5) Leopard Suede Pumps.

Got a date? These will keep ’em on their toes! Choosing suede rather than a shiny finish makes leopard much more approachable if you are new to the print. Take a look at these $34.99 babies from Amazon.

Zombie PeepToes6) Wild Card!

Choose something unexpected! My choice: Zombie Peep Toes. These were a birthday present a couple years ago and they still remain one of my all time favorites. From Iron Fist $35-50 depending on size.

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Until next time,


Stick horse pic