Las Vegas. The ultimate destination for fun, games and relaxing with friends. Once there, there’s so many options for places to eat, shows to see and casinos to peruse.
I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it on my blog before, but I have this weird obsession with France, particularly Paris. I travelled there seven years ago and I wasn’t obsessed with it as I am now. I just love everything about it, from the architecture, the food, and of course the fashion!
There’s books and blog posts focused on achieving that French girl fashion look, that sense of “je n’ai se quoi.” From what I’ve read and seen, French style is more simple and classic. They focus on quality, classic pieces that will never go out of style. They wear mostly neutral colors and very little make-up. Now that’s my style! I think I identify with Parisian style so much because it’s exactly how I dress. My closet is filled with neutrals, I always go for classic clothing and keep everything simple and minimal.
Anyways, this ties in with Vegas, I swear.
So if I were to visit one of the beautiful Las Vegas Hotels my obvious choice would be the lavish Paris Las Vegas resort.
What I wanted the outfits to exude was the essence of Parisian fashion. So I went classic, simple and elegant with very minimal accessories.
Lunch: Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi is a restaurant found right in the heart of the Vegas Strip. The theme of the restaurant is French bistro in the 1950s and ’60s and it’s the best place to go if you want the Parisian dining experience without travelling across the world. One of the most popular feature of Mon Ami Gabi is its patio.
My vision for the outfit was modern vintage with a Parisian twist. I chose the full midi skirt to reference the full skirts of the ’50s. I paired it with a simple white crop top to make it more modern, as crop tops are super trendy right now. I kept the accessories minimal and not too fancy. Parisian women (as well as I) love flats so I paired the outfit with classic pointed flats and topped it off with a pop of colour (via the Kate Spade bag) to add some interest to the outfit.
Top – Narciso Rodriguez (via Net-a-Porter) • Skirt – TopShop • Necklace – Isabel Marant (via Net-a-Porter) • Earrings – Isabel Marant (via Net-a-Porter) • Bag – Kate Spade New York (via Nordstrom) • Flats – Vince Camuto (via Nordstrom)
Dinner: Eiffel Tower
Of course you can’t stay in the Paris Las Vegas resort without dining in the Eiffel Tower restaurant! The restaurant hovers over the Strip, so you can see all of Las Vegas through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows. The atmosphere is classy and so is the attire. For dinner reservations, the dress code is business attire, which means no jeans and t-shirt.
My inspiration for this outfit was none other than the queen of class herself, Ms. Audrey Hepburn, more specifically her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I chose to go with the timeless little black dress, except I chose a fit and flare silhouette, which is more my style than a sheath dress. I went with a layered pearl necklace to mimic the pearl necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn in the movie and complimented the necklace with a pair of pearl earrings. I added pointed toe black pumps and topped off the outfit with a vintage Chanel bag — I mean, what’s more French and classic than a Chanel bag? Of course it’s super expensive so I added a link to a more affordable look-alike option.
Dress – Opening Ceremony (via Net-a-Porter) • Necklace – Ann Taylor • Earrings – Ann Taylor • Pumps – Sam Edelman (via Nordstrom) • Clutch – Vintage Chanel (via Far Fetch, affordable alternative here)
Nightlife: Chateau Nightclub
When I think of Vegas, the first things that come up are casinos and nightclubs. So it’s no surprise that Paris Las Vegas has a nightclub. The Chateau has three rooms: the nightclub, the Rooftop Garden and The Terrace. All are decorated in a way that exudes Paris and France. The whole location screams glamour and elegance, with the dress code being upscale nightlife attire.
My idea of upscale nightlife was a classic cocktail dress. The dress I chose is a body hugging, glittery party dress with a high neckline and open back. Super tight and revealing is the opposite of my style, so I chose this dress because it’s still has that body-hugging silhouette but the high neckline balances everything. I paired the dress with a glittery gold clutch to complement the glitter on the dress and because it’s like a mini disco ball! Since there’s already so much sparkle in the outfit, I chose simple earrings and chose not to add a necklace to keep everything simple.
Earrings – H&M • Clutch – Sondra Roberts (via Nordstrom) • Heels – Steve Madden (via Nordstrom) • Dress – H&M