power-hour thrifting, vegas edition

Hey hunnies!

Did you know I’m in Las Vegas for a work conference this week? Well, I am. It’s my first time here, and the word I’m going to use to sum it up is: bonkers. It’s seems to be a place where if you have any kind of a weakness—sex, gambling, partying, shopping—you can totally get destroyed. I don’t know…maybe it’s my Baptist upbringing and all those hours of Sunday school I have under my belt, but a lot of it most of it just seems kind of yuck. Plus, I’m just too thrifty, and everything here seems way ‘spensive. Except for the beers, which are practically free.

Anywho, after today’s work-fest ended, I needed to get the heck off the strip. And as the total cheapskate I am, I wanted to hit up a grocery store or take-out joint to find some cheap din-din, too. When I saw a Savers store, I had to stop, even if it was in the most busted of strip malls, across from The Gun Store (TRY ONE!) and next door to a Wal-Mart. It’s weird, but there’s something so comforting to me about thrifting when I’m out-of-town. Thrift shops are all essentially the same—the crazy old ladies, bright florescent lighting, cranky moms scolding their kids—and being in them makes me less homesick, I think.

I was only there for a quick minute, but I did find some pretties, including a sweet lace dress from the ’60s. It has a lovely, gracefully shaped satin collar and buttons and the condition is just unreal. It’s one of those dresses that looks like a skirt/blouse combo, but is actually a one-piece. Sa-woon.

I also found a cute little duck glass for my man and a cozy/cute ’90s sweater for his daughter. Nothing major, but some nice little finds nonetheless. On my way back to the hotel, I grabbed a $5 bottle of Bella Sera (there are slot machines in the liquor stores!!) and a $4 bean burrito. It was sooooo good.

So, yeah. There you have it.  A Monday night in Las Vegas, Meghan-style. Some thrifting, wine and a dinner that costs less than an Abraham Lincoln. And now, I’m off to get ready for a little work thing happening at the Wynn. I dread the thought of putting on my heels again, but I’mma do it. I heard there’s a ’70s cover band playing and goodness knows, I love getting down to some classic rock.



P.S. Dang chicas, thanks for all the love you’ve given the Kayd Design cocktail ring giveaway! You have until Friday to comment and tweet about it, so if you haven’t yet, get on it. We’re giving away two rings, and you get to pick which one you want!!

3 thoughts on “power-hour thrifting, vegas edition

  1. just found your blog, by way of your friend in Glamour mag. (one degree of separation?) i look forward to tons of mental-vacay time checking out your entries! : )
    ps – i still miss Minneapolis – lived there ’88-’89, in a big ol’ house at 36th & Harriet. is there still a Rick’s Cafe that does amazing wild rice pancakes?

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