TRAVEL/ Things People Don’t Tell You About Las Vegas

Night shirt Boohoo 

My #LasVegas experience is almost over…so I thought I’d share some things that may be helpful for those of you travelling here in the future. 

1- The Vegas Sign   This awesome sign that everyone wants a pic with is pretty much next to the airport runway, so if you go during your trip it can be a loooooong walk from where you’re staying (or a semi-expensive taxi fare)

2- Taxis/Cabs   You can’t hail a cab in Vegas…I know right! Apparently it’s not legal for them to stop so going to a taxi rank or calling the company are the only ways and sometimes they take a little while so you need to allow for that…also, most of them aren’t yellow like this pic (I only mention this because I kind of expected them to be a bit like New York cabs) another little tip I learnt- if you’re taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel on the strip, make sure you ask the drive to avoid the tunnel as that can add on an extra $10 (legally the drivers have to take you the shortest route anyway but it’s worth knowing in case)

3- Buses are Good!   There’s a great local bus network that’s pretty cheap and travels right down the strip and to Freemont Street (aka ‘Old Vegas’). Better than the monorails and taxis easily! The SDX is much quicker but doesn’t stop everywhere, The Deuce takes forever but stops at every point on the strip

4- Sunday Pedestrians   Everyone in Vegas is slow, like, snail learning to crawl sloooooooow. Also, they have no comprehension of the fact that there are other people around them and think nothing of randomly stopping in the street, zig zagging a cross the sidewalk or chatting right in front of street crossings. Mucho annoying.

5- Street Drinking    Unsurprisingly, there are bars literally on the street! You can buy these massive yard high frozen cocktails and just walk around the strip…it doesn’t get much more Vegas than that!

6- Food    If you’re from a part of the UK that’s ridiculously cheap like me, all Vegas food seems very expensive…well on the strip it really is! Weirdly breakfast was one of the priciest meals for me, but as you can see by this pic, it was often well worth it! 

7-Things Close   Here’s me thinking that pretty much everything would be open all hours, but no. Restaurants and bars actually close, and some of them even close before midnight…wassup with that?!?!

8-Strip Club Promoters    Put it is way – if this is reflexion of how hot the girls would be in the club, people would be paying them to put it all back ‘ooooooon baby!

9- People Aren’t as Dressed up/Stylish as You Think    top Missy Empire

 this disappointed me as I thought everyone would be walking round in super high wedges and fabulous resort wear but nope, everyone dresses in shorts etc just like a regular holiday. Even in the evenings some people didn’t bother to change and stayed in the casinos in what they were wearing. However if you’re in Vegas on Friday/Saturday nights then people do glam up more.

10- It’s Not as Hot as You Think   Swimsuit Boohoo/ Sunglasses Cherry Diva

 we’ll obviously it is (in fact we were on a severe weather alert because temperatures spiked so high during our stay) but it’s not particularly humid. Most of the heat is dry in comparison to say Turkey, so when you’re walking between places it’s not as terrible as you’d imagine at all (unless you’re by the pool you’re mostly inside) obviously sun protection is still a must regardless!

Hope these tips help some of you a little bit, Begas is definitely worth a visit! 

Stay Stylish

J 😘xx


FASHION/ Festival Under £50

Festival season is well underway and there’s still a few to see us through to the end of summer. I’ve always adored festival fashion – I think it’s the challenge of mixing function with fashion and comfort, the results are always interesting viewing! So when a cheeky e-mail dropped into my inbox from Boohoo asking me to pull together a festival look for under £50, I was all over it!

I went for a kind of 90s meets boho look with the look I picked. Now, here’s the confession: I’ve never actually been to a festival…so where on Earth could I rigorously test how well outfit would fare? Vegas, of course!

   
    
    
    
 Taken on the Las Vegas Strip

When I say I tested this outfit, I meeeaaaaan it was TESTED- I walked for miles in 50 something degree heat! The playsuit is ridiculously comfy and the light material kept me really cool. The shoes have a lot of room to let your feet breathe, as I’m between sizes I went bigger which ended up being better as my feet got a bit swollen in the heat (we’ve been on extreme heat warning for 3 days) 

The bag is a great festival size too- I had suncream, iPhone, purse, Selfy stick, plasters, pens and perfume in there comfortably which are pretty much festival staples right…and maybe a little rain mac thingy? It’s also great that it’s a cross body so you can bounce around freely to the tunes! 

Speaking of less than amazing weather, if you added a leather jacket (or duster jacket if it was still warm) and switched the sandals for biker boots, this outfit would still totally kill it at the final summer festivals.

PlaysuitSandals (new style for 2016 here)/ Bag (new styles for 2016 here and here)/ Choker Total cost £44 (still £6 left for your first beer!)

Sunglasses – Quay Australia (which can still be bought in Rose gold)

Hope you like my Boohoo festival look, you can create your own in their festival shop and still get it in time for the weekend.

Stay Stylish 

J 😘xx