January 24, 2011

WPPI Essentials: Party Clothes!

It’s Vegas Baby! And that means, there’s a whole ‘lotta night life going on. Last, year I learned that cute flats were an essential for walking around WPPI during the day. But what about at night? Well, I learned that Photographer’s know how to Par-TAY! And that means one thing! In addition to my cute flats, I need some Vegas worthy night wear in my suitcase. Last year, I was a little unprepared, but this year? I know what I’m bringing! I even put together a little design board so I won’t forget anything!

1. I need to bring some cute tops!! I love these ones from Ann Taylor, Forever 21, Forever 21 and J. Crew!!
2.It gets COLD at night! So I HAVE to pack some cute little jackets for layoring! I adore this faux fur from Juicy and the navy blazer from Madewell
3. Some cute cocktail rings! J.Crew and Express
4. Some killer heels!! I’m putting those flats away at night!! I’m dreaming of these pumps from Lanvin, Valentino (hey, a girl can dream right?!?), and Nine West
5. A cute clutch! I adore these two from Coach, and BCBG Maxazaria
6. Some hair accessories! Claire’s and Ann Taylor
7. A couple belts to spice up the outfit a little! J.Crew and Banana Republic
8. Some statement necklaces! Claire’s and Ann Taylor
9. Bracelets! J.Crew and Express
10. A gorgeous (and versatile) pair of earrings! Love these black pearl studs from Express
11. And finally, a cute cocktail dress or two! :) Eight Sixty and Michael by Michael Kors

I think that about covers all the bases, so I’m ready for anything! Dancing to Ke$ha? Check! Dinner at Tao? Check! Fountain show at the Bellagio? I’m all set!! I can’t wait to see you all there!!

So, what’s your favorite thing to do for night life at WPPI? It’s only my second time going, so if you have the inside scoop- I’d love to hear it!! :) :)


  1. Stacey Windsor

    Julia, I just LOVE your design boards! Please keep the tips for Vegas coming, it’s my first trip to WPPI and I have a lot to learn! :)

  2. Angie

    I love, love, love all these Essential WPPI Clothing posts!

    You learn a TON after your first year at WPPI, hence these wonderful posts! The flats post could not be any more true. I’m vertically challenged, so I do the "low" boot thing and it works great for me :) Night time is definitely the time to sparkle, after all, it is VEGAS!

    Here’s another tip for ya! If you want to avoid the longer than life lines at Starbucks in the morning before the platform classes, bring along a "hot pot", disposable coffee cups with lids, and your favorite instant coffee or tea. Oh and whatever sweetner your heart desires.

    I learned after the first year @ WPPI, that I was not waiting and missing a platform class for coffee again. Funny thing, is that we’ve been doing this for about 4 or 5 years now and people ask us all the time where we bought that coffee. . . I always tell them, um, from our room :) and they always give me a wicked smile, lol!

    I also go to Whole Foods the night before our trip and stock up on some baked goods that are just as easy to grab as we’re running out the door, with our coffee in one hand, the pastry in another, all the while, trying to not forget our badge :)

    Sorry for the book long response. Look forward to meeting you at WPPI :)

  3. Mike

    You have the best taste Julia! And loves Ke$ha!!!

  4. Alicia Kleppinger

    Love the shoes Julia! Can I just come for the night life? ;-)

  5. Jil

    i LOVE those pink valentinos …. swoon!

  6. MM

    Girrrrrl, we’re going SHOPPING when I get home! :)

  7. Caitlin

    LOVE it all!

  8. Julie Randall

    Loving these WPPI posts! I’m gearing up for my first year and just *dying* to get a new sparkly wardrobe…

  9. Holli True

    Ooh! I am so nervous about what to wear at WPPI! This is my first time going so I am kinda stressing over the clothing aspect. Haha! Thanks for the inspiration! Now I just need to go shopping… ;)

  10. Dee

    Comfy clothes for the 8am sessions- cute outfits for everything else! I just spent about 100$ at wet seal getting my party clothes on, now I’m just waiting for someone other than pictage to announce a party!

  11. Feuza

    Love all of these, so here is the 411, don’t pay for party nope, get free tickets on twitter, I won 3 last year plus WPPI VIP tickets, just go under search for wppi and you will find many contests, I am so bummed I am not going, Pictage party was the bomb, I should have stayed, Beckers party had no dancing but only party with food yay, air horns and lasers, would not go again besides cool people there, Kiss booth has some crazy prizes this year, I would check them out

  12. Karen Stott

    So funny Mary! I was JUST thinking of WPPI wear yesterday. I’ve been on 4 business trips since November and this last trip to Cali made me extremely aware of the need for versatility in my suitcase. It made me feel the need to do a post and then I found yours! YAY! That made me realize there is a need for night clothing…. aaahhhh! Back to the drawing board!

  13. JOEL

    You might enjoy to readd this… http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/The-Essential-WPPI-2011-Plan

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