This Day Into Night Vegas Outfits post has been in development for several weeks, way too long to indefinitely put it in a draft folder so proceed it is.
Currently we find ourselves at present stuck in the middle of flyover suburbia consumed in wanderlust with no trips booked for the foreseeable future.
Travel to Vegas vlogs, fashion blogs, shelter magazine features, and social media platform(s) of choice grant you a front row seat to the action, and serve the purpose as suitable alternative to keep me inspired and entertained.
West Coast Bound- 1966
As a person who has always loved to travel and coordinate trips to the adult version of Disneyland otherwise known as Las Vegas, I love the pre trip planning and packing day into night Vegas outfits process.
Well, well, well.
Who do we have here?
Mr. & Mrs. Places In The Home – Mirage Las Vegas 1990
Why it’s a Vegas fashions through the decades pictorial show and tell.
Up first is a photo from February 1990 of Mr. & Mrs. Places In The Home at the newly opened Mirage. I’m decked out from head to toe in items from The Limited with the exception of the black faux mink coat I absolutely loved.
Believe me when I tell you, it gets cold in the desert in the winter months.
My Mom with Robert Urich aka Dan Tanna – Desert Inn Las Vegas 1978
This next photo of my mother and Mr. Dan Tanna himself, the late Robert Urich, is from 1978.
My parents were staying at the Desert Inn, and while my dad was golfing my mother enjoyed a full day of filming with the Vega$ stars and crew.
She established a friendship with Anne Francis who was guest starring in the episode being shot.
Ms. Francis invited my mother to join her for lunch and to play the role of her assistant by helping with her make-up and mic pack fitting.
Robert Urich aka Dan Tanna was as super cool and super nice off-screen as he was on-screen.
Great show, great memories, great photo.
Call me old-fashioned, old school, or just plain old in my way of thinking, but I love dressing up for travel by airplane.
Here is my standard leaving on a jet plane outfit.
The multi-colored torsade is an oldie but goodie piece, and the COACH Horse and Carriage bag I actually bought in Vegas on our March 2009 trip after seeing a woman carrying the bag and falling in love with the gold horse and carriage emblem.
From bag to feet, pink rules the color choice with croc-embossed my current fashion accessory material obsession.
Jewelry Travel Tip:
Jewelry can present a pesky problem when going through airport security.
Traveling to Vegas calls for stack bracelets set with a fashion watch, rings, a graduated necklace trio, and a pair of the bigger the better CZ hoop earrings – all metal, all fabulous, all prime for setting off the metal detector.
When we arrive at our local airport I don’t have one piece of jewelry on, but what I do have is two clear zipper storage bags full of my Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas picks in my carry-on bag.
Athleisure Soft Weekender Bag – A New Day™
Simply pull the clear storage bags out, place in the bin, and meet up and adorn arms, wrists, ears, and neck with your jewelry on the other side of security.
“When preparing to travel, lay out
all of your clothes and all of your money.
Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
To buy more clothes, of course.
The Cotton Crop Pant
Ted Baker London Ingaah Textured Ring Bracelet Clutch
Bijoux Bar Collar Necklace with Drop Earrings
Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandals
An average Vegas trip for us is for at least eight nights.
Casual chic is the preferred style of the majority of today’s flying masses- the style choice I go with for the flight back home.
Timeless color combination black and white makes a striking statement, and qualifies as you can’t go wrong style staples.
Cassay Crocodile-Embossed Platform Slip-On Sneakers
By the time our last day rolls around, casual chic is about all the fashion statement I can muster up.
Just add jewelry and a handsome bag and you’re Gucci.
I like the Twizzlers chew on this commercial with the guy sitting on the beach pondering “why can’t I wear white after Labor Day?”
What color, pattern, texture, or fabric you wear after Labor Day or any other day mirrors my belief about personal design styles.
It’s your thing, style or wear what you wanna style or wear.
Let the jewelry, bag, shoes, and accessories do the talking.
Love Jersey T-shirt
Elis Pleated Leather Chain Handle Hobo
COACH Horse And Carriage Belt
Wide-Brim Felt Fedora
Street Style Sexy Red Lips Tongue Leopard Print Summer Cotton T-shirt
Erie 3/4 Sleeve Printed Tunic
Time and Tru Women’s Core Straight Leg Jean
Time and Tru Women’s Smocked Strap Tank Top
Black & White Floral Yoke Dress
Packed for any season, a classic denim shirt buttons up a stylish look.
Vegas is hot in many ways, including the day into night temperatures.
Locals offer the “it’s a dry heat” explanation to Vegas visitors, and there’s truth to it, but it’s also like a 2200 watt blow dryer set on high constantly blowing in your face type of heat.
Summer Metals Short Necklace
Roxanne Baguette Teardrop Earrings
Ana Semi-Precious Drop Earrings
My dad shared a ton of stories and advice over the many years of his travel to Vegas career.
Friends would inquire about the spring into winter heat and how my dad dealt with it.
His stock answer?
It’s always a cool 68-72 degrees inside Las Vegas hotels and casinos.
Classic denim shirt.
Light linen jacket.
Great options for staying comfortable and looking hot.
Backpack Purse, Leather Crossbody Phone Bag Small Shoulder Bag
By a show of virtual hands, how many of you hate digging in a purse, bag, or tote for anything?
When you’re walking the Strip, checking out the hotels, casinos, shops, and attractions, a traditional purse can be a cumbersome tagalong.
Options are good, and this chic little number hits the 3-in-1 accessory must have jackpot.
Pool time rates high on the priority list of things to do with Vegas visitors.
3D Floral Straps Scoop Back Swimsuit in Black
I’m one of those people who enjoys the desert sun and heat in small and shaded doses, so I SPF up and dress pool chic on a couple of days of our trip(s) for a quick trip down to the pool area to check out the scene and enjoy a refreshing tropical infused beverage poolside.
Women’s Polka Dot Frill Trim Split Thigh Dress
Fun themed earrings for an afternoon of pool time at the Flamingo.
Pave CZ Pink Flamingo Drop Earrings
Let’s Get Tropical Pink and Green Leaf Print Swim Cover-Up Scarf
Francis Floral Maxi Kaftan Dress
Crochet Look Pants
One of the most appealing aspects of our Vegas trips is the costume change hour- the hour (or two) spent in the hotel room in the late afternoon having a cup of coffee or glass of wine and selecting our day into night Vegas outfits.
Day turns to nighttime style easily with just a few outfit additions and subtractions.
Tali Leopard Printed Weekender
Baroo Brown Multi Women’s Top Handle Bag
La Regale Mesh Metallic Foldover Clutch
Louis Vuitton Monogram Pochette Version 2
Pashmina Soft Shawl Wrap Scarf
Tribal Women’s Cami Top
Wrapped Wire Hoop Earrings
14K Gold Plated Sterling Silver CZ Inside Out Hoop Earrings
7 For All Mankind Cargo Jogger Pants
SARTO by Franco Sarto Obi Calf Hair Heeled Sandals
Nina60S Black Leopard Stones Pumps
Time and Tru Women’s Roll Cuff Pullover
Pixie Straight-Leg Ankle Pants for Women
Large Capacity Work Tote Bag
White Cubic Zirconia Rhodium Over Sterling Silver Ring 3.25ctw
CAMTOP Canvas Weekender Bag Carry-on Tote with Shoe Compartment
Black Leopard Heart Dolman-Sleeve Sidetail Tunic – Women & Plus
A quick glitz and glamour change of jewelry, bag, and shoes perfectly elevates your day look into a hot Vegas after dark fashion statement.
Night time is the right time for putting on the glitz, and these lightening bolt cz earrings give a TCB in Vegas nod to the one and only, Elvis Presley.
Many a Vegas traveler knows all too well not everyone’s definition of “day” lines up with the traditional meaning when back in the real world routine.
We’ve had our share of the day beginning at 5:oo p.m. – a good morning Vegas style.
Quick cup of coffee, glam beauty hour, and a day into night Vegas outfits change kicks off the day for dinner and a show- the perfect morning routine while in Vegas.
Asymmetrical Neck Ruffle Trim Peplum Top
No, it is not a fashion myth.
Little black dresses (LBD) for under $50 do exist.
Disco ball clutch bag divine.
Mini Rhinestone Covered Ball Design Clutch Bag
Cage Hanging Rhinestone Evening Bag
Sequins fabulously get a look where it needs to go, and for less than $20 this sequined sleeveless top gives you a great base piece to work with.
Still loving the tassel earring.
GLiving Black Tassel Drop Earrings
Crystal Straps Cami Tank Top in Black
Casual elegance for day into evening delivered courtesy of after five jewelry, shoes and and a eye-catching handbag.
Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress in Women’s & Curvy Sizes
Accessories complete the look making them the essentials.
One bad experience resulting in two pieces of diamond jewelry being stolen made me realize fashion jewelry is the way to go when traveling.
Different opinions weigh in on the Las Vegas at night jewelry situation with most agreeing the look to go for is chic.
Fabulous fakes give the look of real.
Walking is a part of the Vegas experience.
Hotels and attractions appear much closer than they actually are, and your feet will be the first to make you aware of the fact that you have greatly miscalculated the distance between properties, restaurants, shops, and attractions.
Dave and I usually rent a car for the entirety of our trip, however, we do plenty of walking in the form of shopping, gambling, restaurant hopping, etc…
I’ve gone the super cute new strappy sandal route and the super chic new espadrille route before to my regret.
Las Vegas is not the place to break in new shoes, friends.
Trust me on this one!
Balance between comfort and style is achievable.
Check those end-of-summer sales and clearance events for super stylish, super affordable options.
GC Shoes Womens Nylah Flat Sandals
Pop Womens Currency Flat Sandals
Ginnie Double-Band Slide Flat Sandals, Created for Macy’s
Pepa Clear Slide Sandals
Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandals
Olivia Miller Womens Tyom-132 Wedge
Heels in the evening for a show, dinner, or home base gaming is the preferred footwear choice.
Several weeks before one of our Vegas trips I took a less than graceful trip over a DDR pad.
It was almost a total footwear disaster until I found three pairs of sequined flip flops on Amazon in red, gold, and black.
You’d think this choice would be an epic style fail, but I received more compliments on the bedazzled flip flops much to my delight.
Dry desert air is not kind to the skin.
I complain about the humidity at home, but miss it in regards to my skin when in Vegas.
Foot cream, moisturizer, and lip balm come in as beauty essentials, and this is the trio of products I depend on.
Until we’re next in line for travel takeoff, I’ll live vicariously through travel posts and fashion sights and sites, and ready to go at a moment’s notice.