I hope you ladies are all still enjoying your long weekend! If you follow me on Instagram (@andeelayne) you know that I took a quick trip to Vegas over the weekend to surprise my best friend for her birthday. Luckily for us Vegas is only a 45 minute flight and this little solo escape was MUCH needed! I’ll admit i’m a little bit of a control freak when it comes to traveling. I like to plan everything and pick every spot we will check out and this was the first trip where I didn’t plan a single thing. It was strictly just to hangout with my best friend and meet her new man! Who btw totally scored major brownie points because he planned this WHOLE surprise! So here are some random shots from this quick getaway….
This was also my first solo flight since Ava was born and I took full advantage of flying toddler free by wearing (comfy) heels!
Forever21 Cardigan (such a great find!)
Dolce Vita sandals
Paige Denim distressed skinnies
A quick champagne brunch at Bouchon with my girlfriend before surprising my bestie!
I’ve mentioned on my previous Vegas posts that we have been to Vegas a TON and have stayed at pretty much stayed at every major Casino on the strip. While Aria is probably my favorite the Venetian is always a great option, especially for the price! So if you’re looking for a great spacious room definitely check out the Venetian!
I love how they have a sunken in living area in each suite!
and the birthday girl, my best friend of almost 20 years!!! She was so SURPRISED and even broke into tears 😉 With so many friendships that come and go throughout your lifetime I still just have to pinch myself that I have found someone who truly fulfills that “best friend” title. There’s nothing this girl wouldn’t do for me and vice versus. PS I tell her I have to keep her around because she has way to many bad #tbt pics of us 😉 She would be throwing it WAY to far back lol
For dinner I broke out a little LBD with a flirty leather trim and my go to nude ankle straps.
Zara dress from last year (but very similar style HERE)
and my go to Nude ankle strap sandals
Beyond obsessed with these T+ J Designs earrings! (you get 20% off your first order as well!)
I’ve posted on the Chandelier bar before and it’s just to pretty not to share again. If you’re going to Vegas definitely make a stop in here for drinks and little photo op 😉 This bar is always poppin’
Buttercake from Mastros worth every calorie! (although not recommend in a skin tight dress lol)
and I’m not going to lie this was probably one of the highlights of my trip…room service!!!! Being able to sleep in till 930 and breakfast delivered in bed was like heaven!(you know you’re a mom when this is the highlight of your Vegas trip 😉 Oh the things you take for granted before kiddos!
Thanks to you, I just found out there are Paige "Fiona" flares. Fiona – like Fi from Burn Notice. As someone who is obsessed with Burn Notice, it definitely is a must buy. Also, have to say, you have such a beautiful face – anything would look good with the face. Ahh, lucky girl :).
oh i've been eyeing those as well!!! and thank you so much! xo
What a fun trip! You and your best friend look like sisters in the one picture!
you know someone else said that as well ;))
That dress is absolutely stunning on you.
Looks like a great time! Love great friendships like that.
I leave for Vegas on Wednesday so this post gets me excited 🙂
oh yeah! Have fun in Veeeeegas!! and thank you for the sweet compliment!
Andee that looks like a fun little getaway I am so jealous, I am in dire need of one;) did the hub stay home with baby? and how does she handle you being away? I am so nervous to leave even if it is for ONE night! #help
yes thankfully the hubby is awesome with Ava and I only leave her with him. I would suggest trying a quick getaway somewhere close and see how that goes. My first over night trip was to LA i think so it was only an hour away and I could come back at anytime if i felt the need. xo
So glad you got a mommy trip! You deserve a great time with girlfriends, and of course, so nice to go home to your beautiful family afterwards! What size did you buy in the paige distressed denim?
yes you're definitely right…always nice to come home to them! 😉 I got a 26 but wish I went with the 25 as they stretch a bit. xo
How fun! I have actually never been to Vegas. You're so lucky that it is so close to you!
The Grass Skirt
oh my goodness you've never been?! Its definitely a spot to check off the list! 😉
So glad you had a great time! Marli just turned 10 months and my bff is getting married in August so I know I will have to leave her for a few days…can't even imagine what it will be like not waking up to her face for a couple days. Ekk! That's really awesome you surprised your bff of 20 years! 🙂 Great LBD and love the earrings.
oh that is tough! I am so nervous to leave Ava for more than 24 hours. I know she will be fine but i start itching to get back to her after a day! eeeek
I love love love your dress!! So fun! And that Chandelier Bar looks amaze!!
thanks so much Natasha!!
Great pics Andee! And love the dress! May i ask what color nail polish u r wearing on your hands and toes please?? Love the earrings too! You look gorgeous!!
thanks so much! The color is by OPI and called Lincoln Park after Dark
You're so gorgeous and it looks like you had so much fun with your bestie in Vegas!
My bestie just came back from a U.S trip with her bf and said that we need to definitely have a girls trip to Vegas because it is INSANE!! 🙂
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oh yes you def have to go!!
Aww this looks so fun – gotta love having that ride or die chick! I'm ob-sessed with those nude heels, might have to snag those up for summer, they are perfect! XO
;))) gots to have one of those!
hope you had a great time momma!! xo
ohhh going to Vegas soon with my girlfriends! This makes me soo excited <333
oh you lucky lucky mama!
Looks so fun! I love the Venetian too – I haven't stayed at the Aria yet but I do love that chandelier bar! Glad you had a good time! xo
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget
isn't it just the prettiest spot?! I always stop in!
Looks like you really needed the break, glad you had fun :)!!! How heavy are the earrings I was thinking of picking them up but would love to know from you ?Thanks xx
you know they're aren't that heavy at all but i also snagged a snagged scaled down version of these that ill be posting on soon! xo
It made me so happy to see BG so happy to see you!! She talks about you all the time and how great you are (and your little one too!) so I'm SO glad JJ orchestrated everything and got you out there. Major brownie points indeed 🙂 You two are incredibly lucky to have each other!
awww thank you so much Katie! and yes we are SO lucky to have each other…she is the BEST! XO
You and your friend look like sisters! What a great and fun trip – and a very thoughtful boyfriend!
yes very thoughtful boyfriend ;))
So lucky to have a friend like that!! Beautiful pics.
What are you wearing on your lips and cheeks? You are ridiculously beautiful.
thanks so much! on my lips its just whirl lipliner from Mac and chapstick…and on my cheeks nars albatross highlighter. xo
Aw I have a BFF of a long time like that… Really is the best! Now I totally need those earrings they are amazing… I saw that sweater at forever online gonna have to grab that… Oh and those nude heels and dolce vita heels… Shoot! Lol
ha thanks love! Looks like my blog is just as bad for your bank account as it is for mine ;)))
You look stunning in the LBD!! We stayed at the Cosmo the only time I've been to Vegas and took so many pictures at the chandelier bar!! So happy you had a great trip with your bestie!!
yes isn't that hotel the best! love the whole City Center!
Truly the best surprise EVER! Hands down!! So glad I got to see your Beautiful face and that you and J got to meet 🙂 PS. You were rockin it in that LBD guuuuurl! love you mucho! xo
yaaaaaa! love you too boo!
You are a beautiful girl.What phone app do you use to get the Black and white photos and to get that softened look?
thanks hun they app is just the black and white filter on instagram.
Ah! You're making me crave a mom-cation to Vegas! Gotta plan a Britney trip ASAP. Love that black dress!