Monday, October 11, 2010

Viva Las Vegas!

Elvis = Vegas
Trash Bags = 4 ply (silk)
Martini = Cocktail (dress)
Tough clues, huh?  Sorry about that... but, I loved your crazy guesses! Winners will be notified...

Saturday was our 11th Anniversary, so DH and I hopped a plane and headed west!  It didn't occur to me until 5 days prior to leaving that I would need a special dress for the event! I had bought the silk from Ressy's Co-op back when it was really cheap, figuring it would come in handy some day!  I also had the lining and zipper in the stash, so I didn't need to go to the store for anything.  Some boning would've been great, but at that point, it just needed to get done!
I used Simplicity 2398 (view B), and it went together very, very nicely.  Meg, you were right... 4-ply silk is a wonderful fabric to work with! So stable, and yet, so glamourous!  I wasn't sure if the bias cut "clingy-ness" would work on me, but the only change I would make would be to add a little bit to the top of the bodice edge, but I really, really love how it turned out.  I would enter it in the "Little Black Dress" contest at PatternReview, but I have no clue how I can make a "daytime" look!?
Anyhow, we stayed at Bally's (centrally located with affordable food and drink options), and we spent Friday walking around seeing the sights (and drooling over the windows at Tiffany & Co. and Michael Kors).  Dear Santa, I've been a very good girl this year...
I tried my hand at Roulette at Bally's but wasn't very lucky.  At least I looked good in my neon "slinky thing" print skirt (made back in June, thanks Ann!) 
Saturday we went up to Fremont Street where I learned how to play Roulette (and win!),
Watched the Spartans kill the Wolverines... (Oh, I won $$ on that bet, too!)
And, got the most beautiful sapphire necklace from the greatest husband in the world!
We had a very special dinner at VooDoo Steakhouse on the top floor of the Rio Hotel.  Amazing food and spectacular views! 50th floor with windows all around, and you can step out on the patio, where later in the evening there is also a DJ and dancing!
Flew home yesterday, and was back to work this morning! All in all, it was the most excellent weekend, and I look forward to going back.  Next time we want to rent a Harley and ride to the Hoover Dam, and see a show.  If only Garth Brooks hadn't sold out back in January!  It was a fabulous way to celebrate 11 great years together... I love you, babe!

Next up... Medieval Maid Marion's Costume!

17 comments:

KID, MD said...

Congrats on your anniversary and an amazing dress! Your husband is awesome for putting that together. Big brownie points for him!!

Bunny said...

Happy Anniversary! You look gorgeous and DH is looking cute too! What memories to treasure! Those shoes are killer!

AllisonC said...

Happy Anniversary, I had pictured some kind of scary halloween outfit from your clues so it was a surprise to see your gorgeous dress!

Big in Japan said...

Congrats on the anniversary and the dress, you look fab!

Lori said...

Beautiful dress and Happy anniversary.

Nóra said...

Congratulations! You're so pretty.

glorm said...

Congratulations! What a great week-end. Love the dress.

Shellie said...

what a wonderful trip! and your dress is gorgeous :) congrats on 11 years (me too in Sept)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congratulaions on your anniversary and you look like you had a swell time in Vegas!

meredithp said...

What a lovely getaway, and the dress is certainly lovely too! Happy Anniversary to you both.

Oh, I forgot...shoes!!!

I enjoyed the group's speculations on the surprise. :-)

Myra said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Beautiful clothes and couple too! What an awesome trip!

Michelle said...

congratulations! what a great anniversary it must have been! I love the necklace, and your dress turned out fantastic! I am amazed at how fast you sew. And great fit! Strapless dresses are never easy!

Gorgeous Things said...

What a wonderful time! You looked gorgeous and you both look so happy. Many, many more!

amber said...

Happy belated Anniversary Sexy Mama! The dress looks fabulous and I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that pulls together last minute dresses for special events. ;)

Linda said...

Congrats on 11 years. Your dress looked great; love the necklace.

Angela said...

Happy anniversary!! You look absolutely stunning! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

robin said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the dress, and the necklace is beautiful. You and your DH are a very cute couple!