Monday, April 13, 2015

Desert Dames

To me, there is nothing more nostalgic than the deserts between California and Las Vegas.  I think of it's history, like Bugsy Siegal and his quest to build Vegas, starting with the first Hotel… The Flamingo.  It's hard not to think of all the glamour, gambling, and gangsters that once ran this desolate desert, or the times Sinatra spent at The Sands Casino. A road trip to Las Vegas never disappoints, as it's full of original spots along the way, too. 

Upon arrival, Viva Las Vegas is the perfect place for Western Wear, and Riley Kern and I brought some dazzle to the desert with these ensembles! Riley is from Bakersfield  where she grew to love country western at an early age, and I was born in Houston, Texas (enough said!) She is the couture cowgirl of vintage western and has the most amazing collection I've ever seen of 1940's-1960's western wear! 

As we walked along the Orleans hotel, we fell in love with the pastel colored walls and were instantly inspired.  Riley was dressed haute hillbilly and I was channeling a sweet southern belle. Enjoy!

xx Ashlyn

Riley & I LOVE pink!

1950's novelty neck tie, Riley acquired 9 years ago and vintage belt from Montana 

Deadstock  pants by "The Painted Desert," from Santa Fe Vintage, purse is 1950's tooled leather

1950's cowboy boots, from a convention in Texas

Silk J Bar J shirt, California made c. 1950's. Also from Santa Fe Vintage

1950's Pastel cotton gingham dress in pastel pink, peach, canary, and blue

1950's pink gloves and 1950's Atlas woven pastel purse with pearl lucite handle

Baby pearl pink Spring-o-lators with bow vamp

1950's pink scalloped sunglasses with silver etching detail


  1. I adore your dress!!

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  2. What do you think about The Sands Casino? Because I have never heard about it. Is it better than this? Because this resorts are special


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