Sunday, April 8, 2012

VLV past (pictures from 2003) Outfit post from the past

I was thinking this morning what would I be doing if I was in Vegas right now at Viva Las Vegas so I decided I would look through some old pictures and well I was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers recent post Straight Talking Mama recent post a trip down memory lane (if you do follow her already I recommend that you do not just because her post are fabulous be she is such a sincere lovely person too). 
So anyway I thought I would do my own.  These pictures are from Vegas 2003 I think it was my 3rd trip there but I think it was the first time I must of had a way to back up digital pictures (or maybe even a digital camera) because they were the earliest ones I could find saved on line. I guess that will call for some scanning for those earlier years I went.  Here we go some outfit post which I personally rarely do as I have been struggling with my weight the last 4 years.

Here I am with my friend Sean in a black Cheongsam for the Vegas preparties.  Not vintage but I thought it had a good vintage look then.  You know I used to go to Vegas by myself and find new friends from forums that we posted on or from weekenders past.  I never went with someone from home until I met my husband.  Good thing I am not shy I guess.  I did always manage to have a good time.  

I love this red vintage dress it had some fabulous cut outs.  I think this was my Friday night outfit but not truly sure that I remember that well.  Aren't all these ladies adorable though!!!  See I was never really shy wall flower even though I traveled alone.

Ok this is by far the best of the lot of that year so I know I would have saved this dress for Saturday night.  Its a pink vintage sarong dress.  I still have it.  It was my first sarong dress I think.  Not a Shaheen and it did have a wee bit of fading on it which at that time is probably why I was able to afford it.  I do still have it and love hopefully I will fit into again some day.

Finally this was the dress I wore to the car show. It is a terrible picture of it hmm perhaps my lack of posing was to blame.  It is vintage, I think I still own it but I do remember it got a cigarette burn in it from a careless drunk.

Well thats all folks if you are at Vegas now I hope you are having a gay old time if not hopefully you are spending today with the ones you love.  Take care and happy Easter.


  1. Oooo I love your red dress! I've never been out to VLV. I'm sure it's most fun when you go or meet up with a bunch of friends. It must be kinda cool to be in a place where you can wear vintage and not feel out of place:)


    1. Mary it makes you feel like you have come homeand found your people.
      Although sadly some get too competitive about it.

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  3. I love your red dress and your pink dress! I'm glad you posted these pics they're fab, thanks for the lovely mention too.

    I haven't been to VLV for a while, I think since 2006, I think it may have got too big for my liking now which is sad as I loved it!

    1. Fiona you may be right, my husband and I are going to try to go next year but we aren't big Party people anymore as he had to stop drinking a few years ago for health reasons so I usually abstain with him unless it something super fruity and fun. I think it will be fun but not the probably like I used to have there, lots more socializing and mellow type of getting out type of fun for us. I think the last year I went was 2005.

  4. I wish I could find my old Viva pics...
    I had a dress that looked just like that read dress a few years ago. It didn't have a label but I was certain it was a Kamehameha.