A.K.A. What to pack for a trip when it’s really frickin hot out.
Did you know that, apparently, London is experiencing its record summer for consistent sunshine and heat for the past 8 years? I know this, because I lived in London for 8 years, and because I obviously pissed off the God of Happy Weather, this is the first summer where I am not in London. Le sigh. Sorry, Londoners: clearly I am the reason the weather is typically shite.
Luckily for me, California is even more filled with consistent sunshine (fun fact: I can’t remember the last time it rained. I repeat. NO MEMORY OF RAIN. What is this madness?). Even luckier? Stag and I decided to book ourselves in for a spur-of-the-moment holiday to Las Vegas. You may remember my last trip to Vegas, which was full of adventure, hikes, pastries and waiting for Ubers.
Not this time, my friends. This Las Vegas holiday is a, well, holiday: sun, sea (pool, but close enough), spa day, Vegas show, reading books, eating buffets all day errr day.
That’s all the good news. The bad news? The weather is predicted to be a scorching 41+ degrees C, which for you un-Celsius-savvy readers is “will turn you into literal fried chicken” weather.
If you’ve followed this blog for some time (hi, Mom!), you’ll know I essentially threw out all of my summer clothes when we moved here. So trust me when I say: I was relatively ill-prepared when we clicked that ‘book your flights‘ button. I’ve had to buy a lot of new thangs for this trip.
In fact, most of these things are new — something which I do not condone in most circumstances. It’s so much better to reuse what you have and buy slowly, consciously, and ethically. I’m not the best at this (you’ll notice some things on here are not ethical, because I had to buy them last minute). But I’m forever improving. Stay tuned for some very specific content related to making sustainable fashion choices.
And as a note: most items on this list are things you can wear well into Autumn. Give me a sustainable high five!
But anyway, if you’re like me and after one or
ten two new things for your summer wardrobe — or if you’re packing for a Vegas trip yourself — here’s my exact packing list for Las Vegas.
In the hot, hot summer.
Literal fried chicken.
Goodbye, cruel world.
My Packing List for Las Vegas
I had high hopes that I’d also separate out each planned outfit for day and dinner for you guys. Complete with some sweet Photoshoppin’ skills (that clearly I don’t possess), polished off with some amazing life-changing wisdom for you.
Clearly, this has not happened. SHOCK. But, what I may do is share with you a What I Wore post (last seen here in Amsterdam), to show you exactly how I paired all this stuff together. I find it too prescriptive to do this in advance, anyway. Half the fun is to see what mood your fancy takes.
Would this be interesting to you? Let me know in the comments!
CASUAL TEE | SEA NY
DRESSY TOP | INDIGO HANDLOOM (C/O — ETHICAL)
SWIMSUIT | MARYSIA
BIKINI | MARYSIA
DENIM SHORTS | MIH JEANS (ETHICAL)
DRESSY SHORTS | CECILIE COPENHAGEN
LINEN DRESS | FAITHFULL // SIMILAR – UNDER $100
PATTERNED SKIRT | FAITHFULL THE BRAND (ETHICAL)
JUMPSUIT | MADEWELL // SIMILAR – ETHICAL
HAT | GAP
ESPADRILLES | MATT BERNSON (ETHICAL)
NEUTRAL SLIDES | EVERLANE (ETHICAL)
BLACK HEELS | NATURALIZER
DRESSY BAG | ALIENINA (ETHICAL // MORE BAGS HERE)
BEACH BAG | URBAN OUTFITTERS
SILK SCARVES | MADEWELL // DONNI CHARM
GOLD JEWELRY | MADEWELL // SOKO (C/O — ETHICAL)
Other Items (Not Shown)
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