Road Runners And Red Rocks

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Driving out to Red Rock in Nevada is an incredible experience. It’s like stepping inside a Road Runner cartoon. I was gobsmacked as I stared out the window. I thought that iconic landscape which I had only seen in cartoons, full of wild rock formations and ACME anvils, had come from someone’s imagination. Nope! Huge swathes of America look exactly like that!

Red Rock is 15 miles outside of Las Vegas, a pretty short drive from the Strip. (I recommend stopping for In-N-Out burgers on the way, like we did.) The rock formations are 250 million years old which is such a long span of time that I cannot even begin to get my head around it. The colours are incredible: bright rusty reds, delicious dusty pinks, and creamy taupes as far as the eye can see.

Anyway, get ready, because this is… Drumroll… An outfit post! It has been so long since I did one of these! I hope you enjoy it.

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Crammed into our friend Christina’s car, Shauna, Kat and I watched incredulously as the scenery around us changed.

We showed up at Red Rock Canyon around 3pm, when the light was just starting to change and shadows were cast around the canyon. It was perfect. It was also full of families, so we had to crawl into the back of Christina’s tiny yellow Volkswagen Bug to get changed, and I’m sure I flashed a bunch of people and scarred some children for life. The story behind the story is always so funny!

I’ve been to Las Vegas more times than I can count. I love it there: the excess, the history, the encouragement to be your loudest and most vulgar self is deeply appealing to me. I can understand why some people dislike it, but I’m not one of them. Even so, getting off the Strip and seeing something different was magnificent. I’m a little bit obsessed. Getting out into nature feels so good to me. It’s deeply restorative. Do you think I can talk the girls into making another pilgrimage when we go back?!

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This dress is by Guess and I have gotten so much wear out of it already.

I had literally never been into a Guess store until this trip. The three of us were walking through Planet Hollywood when I saw the dress above on a mannequin in the window. I walked a few more paces, then said, “Wait,” and walked inside. I am obsessed with this dress and the way it fits. In fact, I loved it so much that a month later, in Miami, I went into another Guess store and bought jeans, cut-offs, and an olive green jumpsuit. I guess (ha!) I just became a Guess fan. Better late than never!

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Can you believe how long my hair is getting?! The secret to my success (haha) is these gummies. I take 5 a day. I swear that they are the sole cause of my hair’s exponential growth, and they’re definitely helping out my skin and nails too.

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My makeup is by the excellent Blanca who — at the time — was working at the Venetian Sephora, but she’s moving over to the Fashion Show Mall when the new Sephora opens. She is so lovely and she does the best makeup! Love her. We’re going back in a couple of weeks and I will definitely be bothering her! Anyway, if you’re in Vegas, go and see her to make your face beautiful!

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Can I get a ride?

Love and rocks,

Photos by Made U Look Photography.

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