Bringing My Style to Las Vegas

Recently I posted about my upcoming trip to Las Vegas and how I wanted to represent myself there, style-wise.

And today’s the day! We’re off for a weekend of (hopefully massive) fun and (minimal) debauchery.

The itinerary looks like this:

  • Friday: Travel, race packet pick-up and running expo, pre-race party Friday night
  • Saturday: Brunch, pool, maybe leisurely shopping in the early afternoon, 5k race late afternoon, dinner
  • Sunday: Sleep, pool, rest, pre-race concert in late afternoon and half marathon starting in early evening, after party (although this is reportedly pretty tame since it’s populated by a group of people who just spent 2+ hours running)
  • Monday: Breakfast, airport, home

Here’s what I decided to pack.

Friday (travel): Lole pants, Splendid striped shirt, perforated booties and a blazer that I got from Evereve for $148 but mimics the style of Veronica Beard. I’m bringing a favorite scarf in my personal bag, which is a Rebecca Minkoff backpack.


This is what the Veronica Beard blazer looks like. The sweatshirt collar is faux and can be removed with buttons. It creates a cool layered look without the bulk. The knock-off I bought is eerily similar. I wish the Evereve website had a picture, but all I have is the one above for now.


Photo via Nordstrom



For the pre-race party on Friday night, I’m wearing a black dolman sleeve top, my new Banana Republic dark wash ankle jeans, a Kendra Scott necklace, the perforated booties, and a cross-body bag. I’m bringing a J. Crew Downtown Field Jacket to wear if needed. Temps are supposedly ranging between the mid-50s and high 70s.

I’m not sure what my daytime wear will be on Saturday and Sunday, but I’m packing one pair of cut-off shorts, a favorite tee (old from Kate Spade), and chambray shirt, and a dressier short sleeved olive top from the Gap to give me options.



This crochet fringe top from the Gap is made from a thin sweater material. It’s really pretty. The fit is a bit oversized, though, so size down if you try this. I got it on sale and had a hard time deciding between olive – a color I am suddenly really into – and white, so I got both and am happy I did.

For the pool, I’ll bring one swimsuit and a bright Lilly Pulitzer cover-up, plus sandals.

After the 5k race on Saturday night, I’m falling back to an old favorite. I’m wearing black ankle length pants and a sleeveless gray cowl neck sweater from the Holiday 2012 collection from Banana Republic (practically vintage!), along with pointy ankle boots and silver fringe earrings. If it’s cool, I’ll wear the blazer. Even though this outfit is old, it’s tried and true and I know I will feel comfortable and like my best self in it.


Obviously for two races, I’m bringing two running outfits. I haven’t fully decided which one will be worn in which race yet. In case the night is cool, I can opt between a tank or long-sleeved shirt to wear with my new Gap tights, and I also brought a half-zip pullover (also Gap) to ward off post-running chill. Being sweaty and then cold is terrible.


Sunday’s day outfits are going to look a lot like Saturday. For Sunday night, I’ll either wear the chambray shirt or a soft gray sweater with the (now recycled) black pants. I panicked and also added a sleeveless black rayon top with faux leather trim in case we end up doing something fancier than I expect.

Monday’s travel outfit will be recycled or unworn items.

For my shoe game, I’m bringing four pairs: perforated boots, pointy boots, sandals and running shoes. I’d like to get it down to three, but even though I like to travel light, I can’t agree to wear my running shoes in any other context not involving exercise.

For this trip, I’d give myself a packing score of B. It’s too soon to tell, but I probably overpacked by bringing a blazer PLUS a jacket, a sweater (which I am not sure I’ll wear but wanted in case it was over air conditioned in the hotel), three pairs of pants (probably the jeans and black pants would have sufficed) PLUS shorts, and the chambray shirt. I think I did well with editing my shoes. I decided to bring two pairs of booties because they are quite different in tone; the pointy ones are much dressier than the casual perforated pair. Ditto on bringing just a backpack and a cross-body bag, especially since bags are a huge weakness of mine and I own too many.

I’ll post a trip report when we return. Have a great weekend!



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