Mr. Backseat Styler and I landed back in Toronto on Tuesday and I’ve been recovering from our 5 days in Vegas ever since; hence the delayed trip report. While I was in Vegas, I posted that the weather was crappy and the shopping less than successful, but thankfully our fortunes turned and the second half of our trip was sunny, hot and full of shopping bags. Must have been all the positive vibes you all sent us! What we lacked in luck at the casinos, my shopping partner-in-crime J and I definitely made up for at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets.
My first purchase of the day was this Ted Baker silk blouse I wanted several seasons ago and was never able to locate in my size. This is a prime example of why outlet shopping rocks – there it was hanging on the rack, in my size, at half the price I would’ve paid way back when. It’s a classic top that I’m sure I’ll get lots of wear out of on its own in the spring/summer and under cardigans and jackets in the fall/winter, so it really doesn’t matter that it was originally in stores over 2 years ago.
J and I both hit it big at the Elie Tahari outlet, where I nabbed 2 work skirts. The leaf embroidered skirt is wool and much prettier in person than in my photo. I first saw it at The Room at The Bay this past fall, but my size had already sold out by the time I discovered it. I was rather excited to find it at the outlet!
Where I really hit the jackpot though was at the Dolce & Gabbana outlet. With sale goggles on, I grabbed a whole pile of clothing from the additional 70% off rack. My pocketbook was saved from certain slaughter by J, who thankfully lent a critical eye and helped me nix all but one item. It’s a stunning black lace and silk 3/4 length dress that I’ve managed to photograph extremely poorly. With the unbiased thumbs up from J, I nabbed this dress at 85% off the original price. I can’t wait to wear it!
At the end of the day, arms full of bags and excited about the bargains we’d found, J and I made like bandits before anyone had a chance to change their minds and charge us more. Add to my outlet purchases a few items I snagged on presale at Saks
that are on their way via snail mail, and I can happily declare that Vegas was a successful shopping trip after all!
P.S. We did a lot more in Vegas than just shop, but who wants to hear about our non-shopping escapades anyway? Besides, it’s as they say – what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…
Photo Credits: Style.com