This photo was taken the day before the Mandalay Bay mass shooting at around 6PM when the spectators for the country music festival were heading towards the hotel. We finished shopping at the Fashion Show mall and were heading back to the Tropicana Hotel where we were staying. I told my oldest son to go with me to The Strip at […]

When in Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Hotel Las Vegas

This photo was taken the day before the Mandalay Bay mass shooting at around 6PM when the spectators for the country music festival were heading towards the hotel. We finished shopping at the Fashion Show mall and were heading back to the Tropicana Hotel where we were staying. I told my oldest son to go with me to The Strip at the back of our hotel to shoot for my OOTD. Unaware of the concert, I was wondering why the girls were wearing cowboy boots just like the girl captured in the photo behind me.

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas

I didn’t know about the event at all until I just heard the bad news the next day. But I can remember the faces of the passers by, they seemed happy, carefree and excited for the show. And I just felt sorry it ended in tragedy. While I don’t intend to put a sad note in this post I would just like to express sympathy for the victims and their families and I wish for more peace in this world.

Kendall & Kylie romper

OTS romper from Kendall & Kylie (now 50% off use code BOGO in PacSun); Flats from Spurr ; PS11 mini bag from Proenza Schouler (now 30% off in MatchesFashion)

Oh yea, there’s a lot of fun things to do in Vegas aside from gambling and getting married. We included this city in our itinerary for one main reason and that was to shop. Hence, we put this towards the end of our trip in case we’ll be over baggage. I try not to make this a long post just enough to show my photos in an entertaining way I hope. So here are the things we did in Las Vegas that took most of our 4 full days stay.


We went to North Premium Outlets on our first day for a shopping spree. The boys went crazy to pick the things they wanted as we’re surprised how cheap the prices were, at least compared to similar goods down under. My hubby who doesn’t like travelling wanted to come back to shop more. We ended up buying a large Samsonite luggage to hold our stuff. I got these 2 Kendall & Kylie OTS rompers in PacSun and these blue tassel earrings from Loft. We also went to the Fashion Show mall for the boys’ camping stuff and finally I found a Gucci Marmont GG belt in Bellagio Hotel. It was sold-out in Australia for a long time and I found it there, yay!

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets


Ok, I confess hubby and I are both foodie and we allocate good budget for food alone. We prefer not to include breakfast in our hotel accommodation so we can have different big breakky everyday.  We were surprised to have the best burgers and shakes in Johnny Rockets which even the kids forgot mentioning McDonalds after that. And we were lucky that one of hubby’s favourite chefs Robert Irvine’s restaurant was right in our hotel.

Where to eat in Las Vegas

Relax and Swim

When in Vegas, do stay in a hotel where there’s a pool. Why? Because it’s really hot and after the whole day shopping and roaming around the city it would be good to submerge in a cool water with the presence of palm trees in the pool area. How cool is that actually? And no, I didn’t swim in the pool with the tassel earrings on 🙂

 Palm Trees Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel swimming pool One piece lace up swimsuitWhat to do in Las Vegas

One Piece swimwear from The Iconic (now 30% off use code BLACK30) similarTassel Earrings from Loft (now 50% off use code THANKS) similar

The Strip

Not only at night but during the day the Strip is also fascinating to see. I enjoyed looking at the different themes and designs of the massive hotels in the Strip during daytime. While at night I get bedazzled with the blinding and crazy neon lights.

New York New York Las Vegas Excalibur Las VegasLas Vegas Strip during the dayParis Hotel Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Las Vegas New York Hotel night time Las VegasBellagio Hotel Las Vegas

OTS romper from Kendall & Kylie (now 50% off use code BOGO in PacSun) similar ; Bag from Stella McCartney ;  Flats from Chanel

Thank you for reading, you can connect me in Instagram busyandfab to see my fab finds, other outfits and events in between posts.

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  • Yvonne

    I try not to think of the terrible thing that happened. I think I’m still in shock! these photos are lovely and I love the romper. Need to check it out!
    xo Yvonne

    • busynfab

      Yes, I felt the same way too 🙁

  • Ohh can I please travel with you?? *.*

    • busynfab

      Hehe why not 🙂 Thanks girl for reading!

  • Dina ADina
  • beautiful place
    The Glossychic

  • siempre tan estilosa, me encantas y me gusta coger ideas de lo que nos enseñas.

  • As usual great post! Thanks a lot for sharing)

  • Judging by the pictures you sure did have a great stay there Mercy and look at all those food. I’m also a foodie but no one can tell because of my slim figure.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    • busynfab

      Oh wow, really I can’t tell, you’re slim and fit. Nice to know about it, I’m not the only one 🙂

  • Oh my goodness the shot with the mandalay bay hotel is eire, with it in the background before everything happened. Just goes to show you though, you never know what your day will be like. You can be having the most fun filled happy day ever and then something like that can come along and pure evil crashes into your world. I’m glad you were safe from it and unaffected by it.

    • busynfab

      Yes, it was unexpected. Thanks so much dear!

  • Atsuna Matsui

    That’s so unfortunate about the mass shooting in Vegas and so scary that you were in close proximity to it. Looks like you had a great time though.


    • busynfab

      So scary indeed, thanks girl!

  • Looks like you really had a great time in Vegas.
    I remember the last news about it and it was heartbreaking.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

    • busynfab

      Yes it’s so sad, thank God we’re safe.

  • Sheena Sy Gonzales

    good thing you guys were safe when the attack happened! Im also glad that you enjoyed your time with your family! 🙂

    Sheena |

    • busynfab

      Yes, we tried to, thank you girl!

  • Sarah Denzer

    Such a great Post<3
    We wish you a lovely day

  • Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics! So glad you were safe.

    • busynfab

      Oh yes, thank you Kathrine!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I haven’t been to Vegas since I was 21 (I’m 40 now!), but I would love to go back. My husband was there for a conference at the Mandalay Bay just 2 weeks before the shooting. So scary. The food, shopping and the pool would be what I’d go for! I am not much of a gambler! You look lovely!


    • busynfab

      So nice to know this from you. Thanks for reading Carrie!

  • MoreThanDestination

    I like the city and its vibes, but to be honest, that’s not my most favorite city in the world. I know many people don’t agree with me, but we are all different in our tastes and preferences 🙂

    • busynfab

      That’s interesting to hear from you. Thanks for your comment dear.

  • Esther

    There is always so much to do when in Las Vegas.
    We have been there last year and I liked it. Have a great weekend.

    Love, Esther

  • Paola

    Vegas sounds always magical, I would like to visit this city again!
    Lovely playsuit!
    Kisses, Paola.


  • The whole Vegas incident is very unfortunate. Innocent people were trying to enjoy the festival and did not deserve going through what happened. I’m thankful that you and your family were safe.

    You guys had a lot of good food going around! Hope you enjoyed your time there.

    • busynfab

      Yes, it was really bad. Thanks dear for well wishes!

  • everything looks really great and you look pretty. I love with ur floral prit dress ^^

  • rae

    i hope to visit Las Vegas in the future 🙂 great photos!

    xoxo, rae

  • Neha 14wow look so beautiful babe in each and every photos….Love Las Vegas..xx, Neha

  • As usual very interesting! Have a nice day)

  • So crazy sad with what happened. Glad you are safe though dear, and hope you had a lovely time. xx


    • Yes, it was. Thanks for the nice words.

  • Ferbena Makeup & Fashion

    Adorable as always! i love your outfit.

    Alexandra | Holiday Makeup Palettes You’re Gonna Need This Season

  • Loved all the photos! just amazing
    Gros bisous

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    Looks like you had so much fun in Vegas! You look so beautiful!
    xo, Jane

  • Looks like you had a great time, I love the night photos

  • Vane ❀

    Love that floral romper ! x

  • Great pictures as always ! Seems like you had a great time !


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  • What a tragic incident, it will never be forgotten. But that place is a dream, can’t believe how amazing it is. Great photos, thanks for sharing

    • I agree, it won’t be forgotten. Thank you for reading!

  • oh wow, that is so crazy you were there the day of. It’s kind of surreal seeing these photos and the girl in the cowboy boots behind you.

    • It was really a crazy time to be there. Thanks for reading dear!

  • I’ve never been to Vagas before, the food look so good! I’m glad you had a great time. All of your outfits are so cute, you have such a great eye for rompers! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!




  • I love Vegas! I love all the food shots haha. I eat so much while I’m there. Gorgeous looks!


  • I’ve never been, but it looks like you had a great time!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • I believe there is so much fun things to do in Las Vegas.
    Being at the place before the shooting took place must be memorable, I can imagine you won’t forget the faces of the people you saw passing by then.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • Definitely, it was unforgettable for me. Thank you dear for reading!

  • Carly

    I’m so glad you got to visit Las Vegas! It really has it all. Unfortunately tragedy have been taking place around the world and it’s heart breaking. I’m sorry you were there that day. I’m glad to hear you still had a great day

    Have a wonderful week!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    • Thanks for that dear, hope you have a fun week too!

  • Awesome place, but so sorry that you have been there that day. Good that you are safe.
    All your outfits are gorgeous and these pictures are so cool!


    • Yes, I thank God for that. Thanks for reading gorgeous!

  • You are such a jetsetter! Hope you enjoyed Las Vegas! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Yes, we did! I miss your city!

  • I see, you had a great time!

    • Yes, I had. Thank you for dropping by!

  • Good you are alright. It is a shame what has been happening of late. It looks so beautiful and I love your style 🙂

    • Aww thank you so much!

  • Dominique

    I’m sooo jealous! It looks like you had the most amazing time! I need to get to Vegas stat! xx

  • So sad to hear about the shooting… the world is in such a mess right now! Beautiful photos though!
    Aleeha xXx

    • Yes, so sad! But thanks for reading dear!

  • Mariann Yip

    I was just there as well! Beautiful photos, I can’t believe it happened just a day after. My prayers to all those affected by the shooting.

    • Yes, it was unexpected and sad!

  • Such beautiful photos. Vegas looks like such a great place. It is so sad what happened there.

    Gemma x

    • So sad indeed and thank God we’re safe. Thanks Gemma!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Good pictures!!! Love them


    Mónica Sors



  • Olga Federico

    Such a lovely post!Amazing pictures:-)

  • Looks really interesting, dear! Thanks a lot for sharing)

  • Oh wow, you were just there before the shooting happened, that’s so scary! I’m glad to hear you’re okay. Loving the outfit!

    cabin twenty-four

    • It was scary and unbelievable that it happened. Thanks much dear!

  • Such a stunning look! Love that romper!
    Great photos!

  • I really wanna go to LV because it looks so much fun!

  • This looks like SO much fun! Love your romper xx

  • I have loved visiting Las Vegas! I’ve been a few times before so was so horrified to hear about the attack.

    Abigail Alice x

    • Yes, It was really scary and unexpected. Thanks for reading!

  • So many beautiful pictures!! Vegas looks like such a fun place to visit! So happy you found the Gucci bag!! Can’t wait to see how you style it! 🙂


    Seize your Style

  • I’ve never been to Las Vegas but I’d love to go! Your trip looks like so much fun!

    District of Chic

  • Daiana Abagnale

    I never been in Vegas and I would love so much… from these pics I felt in love more and more!
    xx Dasynka

  • Rina Doria

    I’ve been to Vegas many times but haven’t been in a long time. My dad has been asking the hubby and I if we want to visit and It’s definitely on my list. I;ve actually never visited in Summer, only Fall and Winter which can be surprisingly cold. Hope to go during hotter months next year!

    Rina Samantha

    • Nice to hear it can get cold in Winter and Fall. Definitely go when on warmer months.

  • Thanks for sharing, sweetie! You look great! xoxo

  • OMG. You must have been scared when the shooting happened the day after. On another note, would love to visit Vegas again.

    • Very scary indeed, so glad we were not in the area anymore when it happened.

  • Raysa Garcia

    You look great.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Xx, Raysa

  • Vick’s Up

    This place looks absolutely amazing!

  • Wow these are amazing photos! Looks like you had a fabulous trip! <3

  • Zorica