Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stripes Off the Strip

Is it strange that I went to two museums during my trip to Las Vegas? Probably, but I am not much of the partying type, so a nice quiet museum is just my speed. Las Vegas actually has a plethora of hidden treasures, such as the Clark County Museum that chronicles the history of Vegas from prehistoric times to its advent as a gambling mecca to the present day. All it takes is a short trip off the strip and you'll be transported to a place that is all about Vegas, yet seems very "un-Vegas" if you know what I mean.

Is is strange that I am all dressed up to go to a museum? Probably, but my husband and I planned to go straight back to the strip after our stop at the Clark County Museum to do some shopping and then to one of our favorite restaurants at the Bellagio, so I thought it would be convenient to don my party dress, even at the museum. It did garner some looks from some of the patrons, many whom were elderly, and some compliments, both at the museum and during our shopping jaunt back on the strip.











One of my favorite parts of the Clark County Museum, aside from catching a glimpse of the busy "Beard of Knowledge" (aka Mark Hall-Patton) who is the museum's curator and frequent guest expert on the History Channel's hit show Pawn Stars, was the row of historic houses that the museum has moved to their present location and restored. I particularly like this Tudor style house, built in the 1930s and decked out in the decor of the 1950s in its interior. It allowed me to live out my dream of being a 50s housewife (sorry feminists), if just for the picture below!


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Random Wednesday

Dress: kate spade "Carolyn" striped fit and flare dress
Sweater: J. Crew
Belt: Anthropologie "Crystallized Citrine" belt
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Simple" pumps
Bag: Chanel Jumbo Flap
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"

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    1. Thank you! I would say that this is one of my favorite kate spade dresses, but it's hard to choose. :)

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  2. I am on the lookout for a wide-striped, a-line, b+w dress like your gorgeous Kate Spade one. Love how you styled it. It looks beautiful with the belt and the addition of the lavender cardigan was right. And as always your photos are the bomb, Katie!

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    1. Thank you Ada! Good luck with your search for the perfect striped b+w dress. Once you find it I'm sure you'll want to wear it all the time as they are such classic pieces!

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  3. This striped dress... so gorgeous, esp with this cardigan!

    By the way, I just updated my blog with a new post. I’d love for you to swing by: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Abigail! I'd love to check out your post. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This is such a great dress, and I love how you paired it with the purple cardi over the top. So pretty! I'm not much of a party-er anymore either. So I would have loved going to the museums too

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    1. Thanks Julie! Yes, this museum is the perfect place for all the non-party people of Vegas, of which there must be at least a few!

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  5. Love your outfit, great style! Come join the Trendy Wednesday Blog Link Up at http://www.classyyettrendy.com

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for the invitation Leanne!

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  6. Love the photo backdrops, and the preppy outfit!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  7. so adore how you finished off this look with that embellished belt! such the perfect completer touch! :) <3

    Your outfit is perfect for this new weekly link up centered on skirts! Inviting you to link up here -- Skirtista Diaries. Hope to see you at the link up!

    Rhea @ RheaEtCetera.com

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