Fit & Fashionable: Vegas Style Baby!


Fit & Fashionable Vegas Style This past weekend I traveled from New York to Vegas so that I could participate in the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon…a race recap is coming soon, I promise! My sister not only accompanied me on the trip but also participated in the race, which was fun because we both got to celebrate our first half marathons together!

Since the race was on Sunday night and we arrived on Friday afternoon, we had some time to kill so naturally we decided to find a show to go to.  What would be a trip to Vegas without a show? Without much hesitation we bought tickets to go see Cirque du Soleil LOVE Show! Though I already saw LOVE the last time I went to Vegas, my sister hadn’t yet and I could listen to The Beatles all day long, it was a no brainer! Cirque Du Soleil LOVE Show Prior to the show we decided to wine (just a little bit) and dine ourselves and really make it an evening.  The decision on where to go to dinner was a little bit more complicated.  Most of the restaurants we had in mind didn’t have reservations available and the ones that were open weren’t really suited to our dietary needs.  Finally, after some searching we found Il Mulino, an Italian restaurant that was more than happy to accommodate all our gluten free and dairy free needs plus any other requests we made.Il Mulino Dinner Date: What to Wear in Vegas It really was fantastic and they even served us something called grappa at the end which is basically just the grape version of moonshine and it was no joke.  Now that I know that it exists I need to find some moonshine makers and have them brew me a batch 😉 Anyway, this post is about fashion not booze so moving on….

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So, what exactly is a girl who LIVES in yoga pants supposed to wear to something as fancy as dinner and a show in Vegas? I had no clue.  So I took myself on a mini shopping spree prior to leaving and pretty much bought everything I needed at Express, including this super cute dress which is one of my new favs.  Fit & Fashionable: What to wear to a Vegas ShowColor Block Open Back Midi Sheath Dress: I purchased this little number for approximately $98.  I actually had discounts and such so it came out to be much less than that.  While I couldn’t wear a bra with the dress, the benefit of having itty bitties is that you can just slap some pasties on top to dim the headlights.  I love how this dress looks, it didn’t wrinkle at all and is super comfy! I also love that it has a conservative look to it so that I wasn’t mistaken as a “lady of the night” but still has some sexy style to it so that I also wasn’t mistaken as a nun 😉 

Next came finding some accessories to pair with the dress, a majority of which I also purchased at Express.  Fit & Fashionable: What to Wear to a Vegas Show1. Short Layered Glitter Chevron Necklace: I decided I wanted a statement necklace to go with this dress to really make it look fun and fancy. This necklace was perfect, a little bit of glitter, a little bit of gold and a lot of sass for only $18.

2. Gold Bracelet: This is from Cache but I purchased it some time ago for around $25, I think.  I love this bracelet and wear it with a ton of different dressy outfits.  I thought it matched nice because of the chevron-like nature of it. 

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3. Mini Chevron Chain Fringe Post Earrings: Also from Express, I bought these for around $16.  I thought they complimented the necklace nicely without being too overwhelming. I’m a firm believer that your necklace and earrings shouldn’t compete with each other. 

4. Pave Tonal Stripe Ring: I hate having my right fingers bare and because it’s Vegas and I was feeling flashy I picked this ring out.  I thought it matched nicely since it was black and glittery.  I paid less than the sale price of $25 with additional discounts I had. 

5. Kenneth Cole Black Satin Heels: I bought these about a year ago from Lord and Taylor to go with a more formal dress for a wedding that I had to attend.  I can’t remember the exact price but I think they were approximately $60.  I love them because the t-strap dresses them up but they are still simple enough to go with most dresses I own!

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Thanks to Nicole from Fitful Focus for hosting Fit & Fashionable Friday, I will be linking up again with her tomorrow. Head over to her blog to link up with your fitness and fashion posts and grab the badge!

QOTD: What is your favorite show in Vegas? If you haven’t been which one would you pick? 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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35 Comments

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply November 20, 2014

I LOOOOOOVE that dress. Definitely something I would wear and perfect for Vegas too.
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Thank you, I fell in love with it too! Now I just need to find other occasions outside of Vegas to wear it! :)

Redd
Reply November 20, 2014

Maybe one of these Vegas trips I will dress up.... LOL or just not travel there for a fitness based purpose. Which has been 2 out of the 3 times in the last 4 months! Just call me Sporty Spice!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Haha you rock the sporty look! If you come visit me in NY you wont have to bring a dress either...just your parka! :P

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply November 20, 2014

Love that dress! Since I have DD's I can never go bra less without giving someone a black eye. Hope your shin is feeling ok :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Haha, oh boy...I sometimes wish I had that problem...I don't fill out a lot of tops! My shin is feeling better than I thought it would! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply November 20, 2014

Super cute and sexy you were for Vegas!!! Love it! You cleaned up nice! I am glad you and your sister had a great time! I have never seen a bad show in Vegas I love them all!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Why, thank you! We had a lovely time, I want to go back to see the Michael Jackson show, looks really good!

Kailey Ingerman
Reply November 20, 2014

Love that dress, so cute!!!

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply November 20, 2014

Great Dress! I have HUGE boobs so it wouldn't work for me but it looks fantastic on you! I'm pretty sure my closet is full of nothing that would work for Vegas, I would need a shopping trip for sure.
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    I swear I have no room in my closet for more clothes but I somehow still had nothing to wear! I also bought a cute red top, "leather" pants and a glittery skirt! I figured I could maybe wear the skirt again during the holidays!

      Renee @ Bendiful Blog
      Reply November 20, 2014

      Ha! You will! I have a super cute leather jacket but I never have a place to wear my cute leather coat. I wore it to preschool drop off which garnished several comments, so I'm still looking for a great place to wear it. It's a little much for drop off ;) I feel your pain.
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        aelicatese
        Reply November 20, 2014

        Oh that does sound cute! We should plan a night out on the town so we can look all fancy in our leather together! :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply November 20, 2014

OMG THAT DRESS IS INCREDIBLE ON YOU
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply November 20, 2014

Wait...you have me questioning what day it really is? I thought it was Thursday, but maybe not? Love the dress, so cute! Wish I had an occasion to get dressed up!
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Marcia
Reply November 20, 2014

You are pure dynamite in that dress! Love me some Cirque in Vegas too!
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply November 20, 2014

I had grappa when I was in Italy and BLEH!!! We told my boyfriend's parents how much we hated it, so they bought us a bottle as a gag gift for Christmas. It took us about 5 years of tricking people into trying it before we got through the bottle! haha
As for that outfit, WOWZA! Girl you look GOOD! Hot hot hot!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Aw, thank you! And I LOVED the grappa...stung the nostrils a bit but I loved it :P

Ashley Pitt @ A Lady Goes West
Reply November 20, 2014

Vegas is so fun! I had my bachelorette there a few years ago, and we saw LOVE then too! It was really enjoyable. It's so nice to get dressed up every once in a while. Glad you had a good time! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    It is a ton of fun and a great place for a bachelor/ette party! My hubby went there for his bachelor party and goes back with his guy friend every year.

Rachel
Reply November 20, 2014

Look at you all dolled up! What a great dress! Congrats on your first half. Can't wait to read your recap. I was considering this race for 2015! :)

    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Aw thank you! You should definitely sign up, it was a great race and a lot of fun to run at night!

Myra Mingo
Reply November 20, 2014

Beautiful dress!! Totally my style too : ) Vegas is on our trip list next year, hopefully around September.
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Thanks! You will love Vegas. So much do to and September will be a nice time to go, probably a bit warmer than when I was there!

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Reply November 20, 2014

Gorgeous dress! I love it. I was also in Vegas for RNR! I ran the half ^_^

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    aelicatese
    Reply November 20, 2014

    Thank you! I loved the RNR- I had a ton of fun, though it was a bit cold :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply November 21, 2014

Gorgeous! You look stunning. That dress is worth every penny of $98!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 21, 2014

    Thank you!!! I was skeptical about paying that much when I initially looked at the tag but then I tried it on and any reason went out the window...it just fit so perfectly!

Bri
Reply November 21, 2014

Gorgeous dress!! You look stunning!
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