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Ask BB: What to Wear in Las Vegas

I'm going to Las Vegas in August and I was wondering if you can give me some outfit ideas for walking the Strip during the day and then some ideas for outfits when I go out at night, especially for clubs or dinner. I definitely want all these outfits to be on a budget because I am a college student working part time. —Sara

I've never been to Las Vegas but I've learned a lot from friends and readers about what to wear when you're in Sin City. Rule one: It's really really hot, like heat exhaustion hot, so drink plenty of water, don't go overboard with the alcohol and wear plenty of sunscreen. Rule number two: Just because you're in Vegas doesn't mean you have to dress like a showgirl. Just pick cute outfits that you'd normally wear in your hometown, and maybe turn it up a notch for fun (I can't help it, I love to dress a little differently when I travel to suit the scenery).

With that in mind, here are a couple totally affordable outfit ideas to help you travel in style on your Las Vegas vacay (click on any item for shopping details):

What to Wear: On the Plane
A jersey maxi dress paired with flat metallic sandals is a comfortable option for the plane that makes a great day-to-night outfit, too. Wear it while shopping, then add glam jewelry for dinner and a show.

The Look for Less: Lanvin Pink Chain Strap Bag

Lanvin's hot pink chain strap quilted bag is $1,150 at Neiman Marcus. Delicious.

Lanvin at ShopStyle

Get the look for less with this hot pink bag ($78) by R&Em, a fabulous line of affordable handbags sold exclusively at Macy's. Reminds me of one of my fave designers, Rebecca Minkoff.

REM at ShopStyle

Snag this look for even less with this bag by Banana Republic, now just $39.99 (down from $98). Use code BRONGAP35 to get 35% off any order (ends 7/12/11).

Banana Republic at ShopStyle

Lunch Hour Shopping: Amrita Singh Jewelry on Gilt

Today on Gilt, shop discounted jewelry by Amrita Singh, whose popular Indian-inspired costume jewelry has been seen on Gossip Girl and A-listers like Jennifer Lopez (not to mention your favorite fashion bloggers). Choose from Bollywood glam bangles, statement necklaces and cocktail rings, as well as wear-to-work pieces that are colorful, unique and totally chic. Many pieces are under $50 so don't delay.

Shop it online:
Amrita Singh on Gilt Groupe