I am taking off to the city of sin this weekend for the one and only iHeart Radio Musical Festival. This is going to be my first time at a music festival, but I am so excited for the weekend getaway! Vegas has also always been one of my fave places, but not because of what you might think. My aunt has lived there for as long as I can remember and I’ve been visiting her since I was little. Before I could get myself into the casinos and nightlife, I was fascinated just walking down the strip and seeing the bright lights and shows. I think because of this I learned at a young age there is so much out there in life! Since I can’t stop thinking about my excitement I figured I would do what I do best, write about it. So, for those of you who are heading out there too, (let me know – would love to say hi!) here’s all my must-haves and need-to-knows before show time:
#1 hydration is key
Go get yo’self some coconut water honey because trust me, you’re going to need it. Vegas won’t be “as hot” as it has been lately, but we’re still looking at a 90 degree day. Blazing sun + outside all day + dancing to your favorite artists’ tunes = exhausting. Be prepared. I can’t live without the hydration and hangover blend from kreation organic, which you can almost always find in their Grab N’ Go section. Let me tell you, LIVING. FOR. THIS. PLACE. You can find a remedy there for every ailment and every tastebud. Start chugging the day before and you’ll be in perfect shape for the concert. While you’re there don’t forget to purchase a syringe shot of antidote to ward off any possibility of feeling under the weather.
If you don’t have time to order online or don’t have one of these by you, in honor of #TEAMJEN at least stock up on some SmartWater, will ya?
#2 makeup inspo: sophie hannah richardson
I’ve had a major style crush on this blogger babe for quite a while but a little too timid to try this for an every day look. Well, festivals are the time to break out of your comfort zone and get a little funky – especially with your makeup. She normally goes for bright jewel tones and lots of detailed accents. It’s all about having fun! Dust off the flash tats, get a bold lip going and rock it. I get that it’s not for everyone so if you want to do this in a toned down sort of way – pull half of your hair up and spray a little temp hair color on the bottom layer for a pop!
#3 act i’m most looking forward to seeing
I am forever going to love me some Drake and Britney, but The Chainsmokers are everything right now. Their vibe has music festival written all over it, and Closer is my jam. I am sure the rest of America agrees as well. If you want to see some of the action yourself, make sure you check out our insta-snap story on Saturday (@bostonalamode) to follow along!
#4 outfit vibes: body chains
Body chains have evolved ladies and gents, you’re not just limited to the torso/shoulders anymore. There are foot, leg and hand chains as well. Asos has a few really good options, but you can find them almost anywhere at this point. Isn’t it crazy how fashion is trending these days? It seems like everyone is on the same page with what they like and don’t like. Back to what I was saying – these two looks below are exactly what I have in mind #thatturquoisethough.
When the curtain calls and it’s time to go home you’re gonna need to eat. Or if you’re like me you’ll probably eat all day but still think you need more food anyway. Whatever the case may be, you are in the right spot to mow down. Bruxie’s is somewhere I have grown to love from being over here on the west coast. It’s definitely a quicker option but that doesn’t mean it lacks in quality. Since we are on the subject can we take a moment of silence for the person who invented chicken & waffles? If you and your gang wanna get away from the mayhem and eat further away from the arena, you absolutely have to check out Tail & Fin! It is this brand new sushi burrito/poke bowl spot and it’s only 20 minutes away. You’d be crazy not to give it a try.
Okay what am I forgetting? Oh yeah take your binoculars out – it’s time to people watch. Other than that – you are ready to go! Enjoy 🙂