My Gypsetter Heart, With Weekend Society

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Globe-trotter, nomad, wanderer, Gypsetter. Yeah, all of those words pretty much fit this little Boise blogger! I’ve been traveling since I was born. In fact, my mom delivered me in Tangier, Morocco, while my parents were working abroad with an organization called YWAM, which I loosely describe as “a kind of Christian Peace Corps.” By the time I was 25, I had visited over 20 countries, and lived in 6. Despite being uprooted a lot, the crazy thing is that I liked it. Adventure, exploring, new people, new foods… What a heckuva way to grow up! I crave new things all the time; plop me down with a map and a few bucks in the middle of any city in the world, and just let me explooooore.

When emerging fashion label Weekend Society contacted me about a blog collab for their adorable tops, I was instantly drawn to this one. Gypsetter is like Gypsy and Jet-setter combined, which very much fits my heart & soul! The cutout sides were a little expose-y for my comfort, but paired with a sequin tube top from Express and a rad jacket, I made the Gypsetter tank fit my body type and my personal style.

Do you like how I put it together? How would you style this tank? Tell me below in the comments!


gypsetter weekend society stylespygirlGypsetter Tank by Weekend Society / Maroon Jacket and layered Black & Silver Necklace, both from SWANK Boutique / Rhyder Bag via COACH / Waxed Jeans from Express / Ankle Boots by Report, via Nordstrom Rack

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My Vegas Style, Day to Night

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So you’re heading to Las Vegas for a fun weekend, but you want to save room in your suitcase for all the shopping treasures you know you’re going to find? Pack light, and wear versatile pieces! I stick with one set of colors when I travel: black & white, with splashes of a few favorite colors as accents. If everything in my suitcase goes together, I know I can mix & match with ease and efficiency!

Here’s my guide for making one easy outfit go from day, to poolside, to nightclub… And it all fits in one bucket bag!

Inspiration Board:

My Vegas Style, Day to Night

How I Styled It, via Swank Boutique

Day Look:

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Outfit Photos by Lenny Wheeler Photography / Hair by Erin Swenson, Eclectic Style Salon / Clothing, Bucket Bag, Accessories all from Swank Boutique Boise / Inside Photos at China Blue Nightclub in Downtown Boise

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Weekend Vacay at the Boardwalk

Weekend Vacay at the Boardwalk


Wildfox Couture white top
$89 –

Wallis cap sleeve top

Fat Face summer jacket
$105 –

Ankle length skirt
$45 –

Frame Denim hot shorts

Leather shoes

Asos sandals

Felix rey

Brimmed hat

Alexander McQueen skull scarve
$445 –
I’m heading to the coast this Summer! Yay! And after years of traveling all over the world, I’ve learned some important packing lessons.
Wrong way to pack: Taking all your faves. Unless you are able to take unlimited luggage, and maybe someone to help you carry it, do your best to limit yourself to the essentials.
Right Way to Pack: Take only items that match each other! Stick to a limited color pallet, and make sure every piece matches at least one-three other pieces. This creates a mix & match wardrobe that will keep you prepared for any situation!
Extra Credit: Stick to one metal tone. If your favorite jacket has gold trim, sticking to all metal hardware on jewelry, handbags, & shoes will streamline your suitcase, and cut down on time you could be enjoying your vacation, instead of coordinating outfits!
Enjoy the sun!

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It’s Vegas, Baby!!!

Ah, Las Vegas. City of bright lights, tall buildings, crowded streets, and out-of-this-world fashion.  You can walk down the street and get your picture taken with a female Elvis, an early-1980’s Michael Jackson, a goth fairy, an M & M, or just about anything or anyone you can imagine!

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fashion is, in a word, eclectic! People come from all over the world, crowding the streets with every kind of style. I saw a plethora of Rockabilly types, with swooping hairstyles, dramatic makeup, and rocker/goth/vintage clothes all woven together with attitude! Boise locals don’t have a lot of access to this style, but Record Exchange, Lux, and Hot Topic are fabulous places to search for Rockabilly treasures. Online, check out the
Lucky 13 brand, and websites like and In Boise, we are fortunate to have access to the Bettie Page line at Belle Boutique, downtown on 9th.  (See my previous article on Belle Boutique!)

Vegas has so many malls, you’d need a week to visit them all! The Fashion Mall is a giant labyrinth of shops; from the massive Forever 21 to Neiman Marcus, there is something for everyone! On the weekends, a runway rises out of the floor for hourly fashion shows. The Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood are just as fun, and a little less overwhelming. The outlet malls just off the strip require a cab ride, as do the plethora of consignment & vintage boutiques. Every hotel has their own brand of shopping; yours truly enjoyed drooling over the high-end couture shops at the Bellagio: Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and the dearly-departed Alexander McQueen, just to name a few. Are you drooling yet? 😉

Betsey Johnson is another favorite designer of mine, so I was thrilled to find her boutiques in multiple malls. Her 80’s-punk-princess-meets-Alice in Wonderland looks are brash & whimsical, from unique skull totes to poufy prom dresses! Several stores around the area carry her jewelry & bags; be on the lookout for that iconic pink tag!

The biggest trend I observed in Vegas was the leggings/tunic/layered look. Start with long, fitted leggings or jeans; top with a tunic, t-shirt, tank-top, or blouse; and add a sweater, long vest, jacket, belt, long necklaces, etc.; finish with a huge tote or purse, a pair of statement sunglasses — and people might just mistake you for an undercover celebrity! Leggings are everywhere these days, but it takes a certain panache to pull the look together. Stop by Fancy Pants downtown (and check out their great pictures on Facebook!) These gals know how to put the legging look together, and have a fantastic array of unique tops & jackets for every style & body shape! Fancy Pants also carries some of the hottest designer jeans around, including my personal fave Serfontaine.

Another noticeable Vegas trend is the rock-inspired t-shirt. Yes, this look is still very popular! (Check out my previous article on local brand 208 Industries!)  Ed Hardy is an obvious staple, but anything with rhinestones, wings, skulls, and tattoo-type designs dominates Vegas store windows.  For summer, this look pairs well with skinny/destroyed/cropped white jeans, and also mini-skirts, or super-short shorts. Proportion is key; booty shorts worn with platform heels can come across as “too much/too cheap!” Save your sexy bombshell looks for the nightclub; confident femininity is the best everyday look!

If you are interested in booking a guided shopping weekend in Las Vegas, email me for rates & available dates. If you prefer to shop locally, then put on your sunglasses and get hunting, because fabulous style is everywhere! Spring is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and look for “treasure” around the Treasure Valley.  Whether you prefer the bustle of urban shopping downtown — or out-of-the-way retail gems like Urban Exchange on Chinden or Ruby Lou in Eagle — style abounds in this town! Get shopping; I’ll see you out there!

 Las Vegas is an inspiring city, full of flash, dazzle, and style. But if you are not planning a shopping excursion to Sin City anytime soon, don’t despair; most of the fashions I observed there are accessible to us right here in Boise!

If you want:

Look for:

Rockabilly/Retro style Record Exchange, Lux, “Stop Staring” at Pink and “Bettie Page” at Belle Boutique
Celebrity-inspired casual chic Fancy Pants, Miss Molly, Ruby Lou (Eagle)
Hot, unique shoes! Baker’s, Journey, Dillards, Shoe Fetish, 1318
Rock-inspired t-shirts Paradigm Apparel, Buckle, Mimi Marie (Eagle)
“Couture” Jewelry Forever 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Belle Boutique, Dragonfly, Express
Designer Jeans Fancy Pants, Miss Molly, Paradigm, Urban Exchange, Ruby Lou (Eagle)
Hot styles for the office Express, BCBG at Dillards
Fabulous Fashion Bargains Urban Exchange, Lux, Plato’s Closet, Again (Eagle)
Betsey Johnson accessories Macy’s, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Dillards