Packing for Vegas

- Fashion, Outfits, Shopping, Travel
In my Bag


As of today, I am going to say I officially suck at packing (even though I did a packing post here). I think my problem is packing for a trip for Vegas in January is different from packing for a trip in the summer. Summer dresses, swimsuits and going out clothes, simple! I know what I’m bringing to wear out, but I’m struggling with what I’ll want to wear during the day shopping, maybe a little gambling and of course, daytime drinking! Anyway, the above photo shows my carry-on essentials. My Intel tablet and magazines for entertainment, a scarf to stay warm on the flight, hand lotion and lip/cheek stain and a pair of aviators!

Airport Style Vegas

I always want to look cute, but be comfy on flights. We will also be meeting up with friends in Vegas almost immediately after checking into our hotel room, so I want to only have to add an accessory or touch up my makeup a little bit when we get there. So I decided on an outfit like this, cute booties, leggings, a long t-shirt and this cute cardigan from OASAP. I might wear my black jeans and another comfy sweater I have, but either way, I will be wearing something comfy!

Vegas Night One

My whole weekend is going to be centered around wearing gold when I go out (and during the day on Sunday when it is my golden birthday). YAY THEMES! I am such a theme-y person. So for my first night out I am going to wear a little black dress (seen here) with some new sparkly gold heels from JustFab.

Casual Daytime

I’ve had these gold wedge PUMA sneakers for a long time, but I can’t wait to bust them out on my birthday (SO COMFY). We will have a fun day exploring and then I’ll get all dressed up for my birthday that night. I’m sure I will be posting tons of Instagram photos, so no need to bore you with “the dress” twice here!

Vegas Day Touring

Monday we have another whole day and night, so I will probably wear a skirt + blouse combination for during the day (it is supposed to be 70 the whole time and to a Minnesotan this time of year, that means shorts/skirts) and a more colorful dress for night.


On the way back home, gotta be comfy AND WARM. Don’t want to think about this part yet… I’m just too excited to get there!

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    January 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    So jealous that you’re going on vacation! I want out of here!


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      January 21, 2014 at 1:31 PM

      I know πŸ™ It will be nice to escape Minne-snow-ta for awhile.

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    January 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    I love that you are playing on the gold theme! And definitely layers on the plane- you never know how hot or cold it can be- especially coming from the Midwest to Vegas– I had work colleagues that were there last week and said it was around 60! Have fun!!

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      January 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Thanks girl! πŸ™‚ And yes, I always dress in layers for planes, even in the summer I get chilly! And it is just nice to have the option to wear more or less. I can’t wait!

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    January 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    I have a hard time packing too. I hope you have a great time in Vegas

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      January 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      Thanks Amy, it should be fun!

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    Emily Goldsberry
    January 21, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Cute outfits!

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    January 21, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Love all the looks you’ve chosen! Gorgeous and Vegas-ready. πŸ™‚

    PS- I’m a horrible packer, too!


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      January 21, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Thank you Ashley! I am getting ready. (Few things still in the laundry though…) If it isn’t a beach vacation it makes it so much harder to pack I think!

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    Rachel Trampel
    January 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Thank you Emily!

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    January 21, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    You got it all figured out please take me with you and all your looks are super cute.


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    January 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    I love each and every look you’ve put together Rachel! Tights and a flowy cardigan is my go to flight attire. I’m a huge fan of cardigans that can double as blankets…in fact I’m wearing one today. I love to feel cozy in case it’s drafty on the flight. I’m absolutely loving that yellow skirt! Where’s it from?!

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

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    January 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    have a safe trip!

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      January 22, 2014 at 8:39 AM

      Thank you Holly!

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    Anna Belle
    January 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    I love your travel outfits – simply, but you’ll look really chic!

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      January 22, 2014 at 8:39 AM

      Thanks Anna Belle! That’s what I was going for. I usually pack a bunch of accessories and don’t end up wearing them, so I just wanted to keep it simple this trip and focus on my birthday outfit πŸ˜‰

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    two birds
    January 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    I love Vegas! So jealous of your trip. All of these outfits are so cute! I especially love the one with the gold wedge sneakers. How cute are those?!

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      January 22, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      Aren’t they fun?! I can’t wait to bust them out!

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    January 22, 2014 at 5:58 AM

    These look fantastic doll, I hope you enjoy yourself x

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    Meggan & Brooke
    January 22, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    So jelly you’re going to Vegas girl! Those gold sneaks are perfect for a birthday outfit – and Vegas! xo

    B & M

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    January 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Rachel, all of these ideas are SO cute! You’ve done such a great job with your outfit planning and organization. I can’t wait to see all of your pics, and I know you’re going to have such a fun birthday! Plus you’ll look super glam while celebrating πŸ™‚


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    Kacie's Kloset
    January 22, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Have fun in Vegas!

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    Lisa - respect the shoes
    January 22, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    I am loving your travel outfit – very cute!

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    January 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    i can’t even deal – you’re going to have so much fun! Can’t wait to see your picks on IG! xx

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    Rachel's Fashion Patch
    January 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    I am with you on the bad packing department!! These outfits are so cute though! xx

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    January 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Enjoy your vacation in Vegas! Hope you’re having lots of fun over there! πŸ˜‰

    I do love all of your outfits! I think you picked out the right ones! πŸ™‚

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    January 23, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    I am so obsessed with that travel bag, and I love the outfits you put together! Have fun!!!

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    January 23, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    I have never been to Vegas and have always wanted to go. Maybe within the next couple years. I love your packing inspiration.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    January 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    All of the outfits are so stylish and beautiful. I’m sure you will look fantastic. I also dress in layers when I travel, even during the summer and always like to wear cardigans and comfortable clothes (such as leggings with tunics). I wish you a wonderful birthday and a life full of love, happiness and good health. Have an amazing trip to Vegas.

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    January 24, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    These are such cute outfits! I am so jealous of your trip!!! I hope you have an amazing time! Can’t wait to see pictures!

    xo Amy

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    January 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Love the outfits you put together, and the gold heels for your birthday look is absolutely stunning! Have fun in Vegas πŸ˜€

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    January 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Absolutely love all of these! Perfect for all the fun and possible happenings that Vegan can bring. And, that black and tan handbag…gorgeous!


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    Always Maylee
    January 29, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    I hope you’re having a blast in vegas!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    January 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    I can’t wait to see your photos!!!!!!!

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    Emily Tozer
    February 5, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    Love this idea for planning! I'm not the best packer either πŸ™‚ especially love the yellow skirt and neutral ankle boots!

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    February 4, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Love this idea for packing, I’m not great at it either! Especially adoring that yellow skirt and neutral ankle boots πŸ™‚

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