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I spent last weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona with 7 other fun gals for my cousin Jenny’s Bachelorette Party. We stayed at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas and it was a fun filled weekend that was light on the sleep and the vegetables (wait, does potato vodka count? :)) but heavy on the good times!
I knew going into the weekend it was going to be in the mid to high 80s and this was the first time this season that I felt like I had to be summer wardrobe ready. I thought I’d share with you some of the outfits that worked for me and tell you about some of the fun places we went to in Scottsdale. That town is awesome, and I can’t wait to go back!
Friday afternoon we decided to grab some lunch and pick up some groceries for the two villas we were occupying for the weekend. I threw on some white jeans and a tank which was perfection for afternoon patio-sitting and margarita drinking.
Speaking of patios and margarita drinking, if you are in the Scottsdale area – I’d HIGHLY recommend Blanco for all of your day drinking needs. And their famous mix and match tacos, of course.
Friday night, once everyone arrived, we went out to a late dinner at Salty Seniorita (skip it, the chips and salsa were gross. Who screws up chips and salsa?) and then we were on a mission to go dancing. I wore this…and can I make a confession?
We had been at the pool earlier and I was feeling lazy, and it was a little bit too short to be a dress, so I thought PERFECT for Friday night club-dancing. HA! I threw on some sandals I bought at Target last year, hated, and forgot to return (nice, haha) Good thing this year I decided I liked them. 🙂 Ah, vacation fashion compromises.
We ended up dancing the night away at Dakota. That place was AWESOME! Lots of 90s rap perfection on the dance floor!
Great patio, great music, great drinks — again, all boxes checked!
Saturday morning we went to brunch and I just threw on my white jeans again and with an old standby black and white striped shirt that you’ve probably seen a million times.
We made a reservation at Olive + Ivy which has another excellent patio, and even better breakfast with table side mimosas.
I mean, come on. That patio was made for sitting, right? Winner.
Saturday afternoon there was some laying by the pool. My bathing suit itself was pretty plain, but I am absolutely in love with this cover up.
It’s fun and vibrant and basically the exact opposite of my face and hair in that photo. 🙂 I also brought this bathing suit, which I love, but didn’t end up wearing. Guess I’ll have to plan some additional pool side time in the near future. haha
On Saturday night, I did it. I wore the freaking jumpsuit! (After a few cocktails, of course.)
I had originally planned to wear it with heels, but after a Friday night out dancing, the thought of walking all over Scottsdale in heels sounded very unappealing (what can I say, I’m getting old!) so I just ended up rolling up the legs on the jumpsuit so they were ankle length and donning some old Target sandals. Target sandals for the win, apparently.
We headed out to dinner at Culinary Dropout
and then back to Dakota to dance the night away with Ma$e and P. Diddy. Excellent choice, I tell ya.
Sunday, let’s be real, I think I just threw on whatever I had left that was clean. Or maybe that black and white shirt again. Which wasn’t clean. Ah, well…what are ya gonna do?
(I’ll tell you what we did, we hopped on the back of the bell-desk’s golf cart and went to Blanco again for some goodbye white peach and hibiscus margaritas.)
All in all, it was such a fun weekend! 58 hours of cocktails, lounge chairs, laughter and awesome dance moves.
Of course today I probably won’t be getting out of my pajamas, but I think it was definitely worth it! This weekend made me feel like summer is right around the corner, and I literally CAN. NOT. WAIT!
Have you ever been to Scottsdale?