when i lived in Vegas for the summer before my senior year of high school, i got my first job at Hollister Co. in the Fashion Show Mall on Las Vegas Blvd. and then i worked there again the summer after i graduated.
that mall quickly became my favorite place in Vegas. as a 17-year-old, there was nothing more exciting than driving my dad's car toward the twinkling strip with windows down and music blaring. i felt free and eager and mature. boy was i wrong. but nevertheless, it became somewhat of an oasis for me, away from the stifling heat of the desert outside, and from my father who wasn't yet ready to believe this little girl could cross the street without holding his hand.
even now, because i'm a flower of habit, i find myself driving there when i have a day to myself. because despite being born and (partly) raised in Vegas, i hardly recognize this town every other time i visit. it's constantly changing. there's always something being built or rebuilt in an effort to outshine the competitors. this mall, as silly as it may be, has been my constant.
however, this visit i found that two little changes have been made within the mall... and i am delighted about them. ;)
i had fun teasing myself and trying on a bunch of things i knew i couldn't afford.
but i may have bought something from topshop because i haven't even seen one since London.
p.s. the fashion show mall was so named because they literally hold fashion shows throughout the day right in the center of the mall. a runway and stage area rises out of the ground, models pop out, and shoppers get a little show.
vegas... always entertaining.