Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Viva Las Vegas!

Well, you know what they say! Viva Las Vegas! As of yesterday, NAB, our largest tradeshow, has begun and I am drinking my weight in Diet Coke to make it through. It's not a physically challenging job, it's definitely mentally challenging. Being an introvert at heart, it's draining to be constantly greeting people and checking people in for their meetings. Also, did I mention we have 250 meetings booked for our 6 rooms? Yeah, I am POOPED by the end of the day.

BUT BEFORE THAT, I got to spend a little time doing something a little more fun. Viva, the ever famous rockabilly weekend at the Orleans, took place the weekend prior to NAB and I got to spend a little time at the car show and outdoor vendors with my girl, Bristol. I feel fortunate that I was able to spend a couple hours doing so.

I flew in on Friday morning, allowing me to get some work done for the booth during the afternoon and then sneaking out that evening for some burgers with Bristol and her hubby, Bob, and then some tiki fun at The Golden Tiki and the famous, Frankie's Tiki Room, with some other gals from Instagram. I even got myself a cute Tiki glass to bring home to Cody.

Always so fun being with Bristol and our gal pal, Kristina!

Saturday morning, prior to heading to the booth for setup, I met Bristol and Bob and they took me to Viva, where we shopped at the vendors, scored some awesome deals, and took a peek at some awesome old cars. I had to sneak off by noon to get to work so I didn't get to see a lot of the cars, but I did a good job at making use of the time I had and getting to almost every vendor tent.

It was so surreal, as it always is, to be surrounded by girls that are dressed like I am. I am so used to standing out and being the only one in a petticoat and red lips that it almost feels weird to be among other retro gals. It's definitely a change!

I snagged a beauty of a dress from the Unique Vintage tent, a few items from Shop VDM (Viva Dulce Marina), and more. Keep an eye out for some of these items soon on this very blog! You know I would never tease you and not share them with you, right?

Bristol did great on site as well - snagging some gorgeous hair flowers to add to her collection and more. We even bought the same skirt - twinsies!

As for what I wore, I donned one of ModCloth's newest add to their label, It's an Inspired Taste dress. I ordered it over a week ago and sized up in fear of the dress having no stretch, making the buttons gape. Sadly, when I got the large, it was much bigger than anticipated! The size chart says the L is a 30-31 waist but it measured at 32" so it does run a bit large!

I should have known since other ModCloth label items also run a bit roomier. I nearly cried as I wanted it for Viva! I took the chance and ordered the medium instead of exchanging and guess what? It arrived Thursday night - right in time for me to pack it and take off Friday morning! Yay!

The medium fits PERFECT and no gaping! So many gals at the show were happily surprised to hear it was a new ModCloth dress. It's definitely a great new add to their line. Who doesn't love a good veggie dress? I even wore it to a Mexican restaurant our staff loves in the MGM, Hecho, and we joked it was my guacamole eating dress.