My husband and I, along with a couple of our good friends, flew into Las Vegas, Nevada for the 20th Anniversary of Viva Las Vegas this past week. If you are not sure what VLV is, I highly recommend checking out my posts from the last VLV we attended which was VLV18. For me, Christmas comes in April.
We flew Southwest Airlines for 3 main reasons; 1) Good price, 2) Good flight times, 3) 2 free checked bags and when you are going to a 4 day long fashion extravaganza, honey, you are going to need them! We arrived the night before the festivities to make sure we were well rested and ready for the amazing long weekend ahead…or at least sort of 😉
Official Day 1…
We decided to start the day off with a late breakfast and walk along the strip to take in all the sights. My husband and I had only been to Las Vegas one other time, and that was for VLV of course! ;P That trip was spent mostly at the event, so taking in the endless casino’s and a few of us trying out the mobile booze was an interesting change of pace, but daaauuuummmmnn…..it was windy!
I about had to turn my amazing $20 vintage dress into a diaper to keep from having Marilyn Monroe moments if you know what I’m saying! Besides the intense wind, it really was a beautiful day.
After we had our fill we went back to the hotel, attended to our blisters, and got ready for the evening’s festivities. Tonight was burlesque bingo!
You heard that right. During individual burlesque performances wherever the clothing lands decides what number gets called out! Bet ya won’t see that at your local community center!
It was such a blast and we ended the evening listening to Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers who absolutely killed it! (Make note of that name because he will be coming back later on in our VLV20 adventure.) I’ll leave you now with a quick Pennywise Outfit of the Night recap:
- Dress: $56 Vintage find on Etsy
- Shoes: Steve Madden from forever ago!
- Tiny Party Purse: $10 at ROSS Dress for Less
- Necklace: Vintage purchase in high school. I believe it was ~$12.
See you right back here for Viva Las Vegas 20: Day 2, which will include Dita von Teese and some Cronuts. 🙂