The boyfriend and I stayed in City Center while in Vegas. In my opinion, it is THE place to stay. The Aria, Cosmopolitan, and our hotel, Vdara are impeccably decorated with a strong lean towards modern. I loved walking around and taking it all in. I've never been able to afford such nice amenities, but my boyfriend surprised me and went all out!

City Center

View from our room

This was taken looking straight up from the pool. It makes you dizzy!

Our hotel was actually more of a residential area. A lot of people live there. There was no casino and no smoking - two perks for vegas I suppose.

Our room/condo/hunny can we live here?

It was nice having our own kitchen.

Now for some random shots!

making, er, laying out by the pool.

Sparkly flats are good for dancing your booty off all night! Which, we did!

On top of Vegas @ Ghostbar.
The view was surreal. It was actually thundering and there was some rain and lightening too so the staff eventually scooted us all in to the inside of the bar where it was deemed safe. Once it stopped storming, we went back out :)

Mr. silk pajamas himself @ the Playboy club.

Cosmopolitan giant shoe statue!

I mean...

Aria buffet, BEST creme brulee!

We rubbed his belly for good luck

Little story to conclude this post:
We went to Stack (beautiful atmosphere) at the Mirage right after these pictures were taken and I was feeling really anxious and nervous. My heart was racing and I felt like I was going to faint. I could barely even eat my food. So my boyfriend took me over to the Waterfall just outside the restaurant because the sound and feeling of water just calms my nerves. He was rubbing my back and telling me everything was okay and that he loved me.

And then...

He pulled out a ring from his pocket and got down on one knee and proposed to me :)


There was a crowd that oohed and ahhed and clapped. I was so stunned! I had no idea he was going to do that! He thought maybe I had an idea but I genuinely didn't, I just have anxiety. Of course I said yes.

I will never forget that my long time love and now fiance asked me to marry him while I was wearing that red rose H&M dress with my beautiful Chanel bag. I know that sounds silly, but those little things do mean a lot.

Pretty eventful birthday vacation, huh?

♥ Noelle



    Very happy for you!

    I was wearing jeans and a tshirt and had just came home from getting my hair colored when my husband proposed to me in the middle of our kitchen! It's good too remember the details!

  2. Awww, congratulations! I'm SO happy for you Noelle! :)

  3. Gorgeous pictures. Congratulations!!

  4. How cool! Love that huge stilettos so much! :)


  5. Congratulations!!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I had a sneaking feeling that there might be a proposal!! That is SO cute! I am SO SO SO SOOOO happy for you and can't wait to see all the details unfold!! :)

  7. OMG!!!! What exciting news - super-duper congratulations - and what an adorable proposal story :-)

    Love your OOTD post - that yellow clutch and white top look SO gorgeous together.

  8. Congrats Noelle! What an exciting trip! My husband and I are headed to Vegas next wkend for our 1 year anniversary!

    Also - where did you get your cute sparkly flats???

  9. Thank you everyone! I'm beyond elated!

    Annie: The flats are from Nordstrom Rack! It was such a great find. They are from Vera Wang's Lavender label. She makes the best flats! These are super padded and comfy :)

  10. First of all a big congrats on your engagement! So exciting!!!
    Great pics from Vegas, we were there in January and stayed at Aria...great rooms but I honestly didn't care for the hotel/casino overall. It felt cold, impersonal and totally un-vegas, even Haze Nightclub didn't do it for us! Though we did like Cosmopolitan and hung out there a lot more than at Aria. I suppose it's all a matter of personal opinion. I think I'm a Wynn girl myself!
    LOVE your new Chanel bag too...you are one lucky girl!! :)))

  11. OH MY GOODNESS, CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you!! It sounds like your trip was just so, so perfect. I think it's hilarious that you were feeling anxious right before he popped the question -- no wonder he suspected that you may have known, haha! ;)

  12. wow! congratulations! and i really looove your bag :)

  13. Aw, Noelle! Congratulations! I sort of had a feeling where your post was headed!

    You look especially pretty in the close-up of you and your FIANCEE! :)

  14. CONGRATULATIONS NOELLE!!!!!!!! So excited and happy for you :) I had a feeling this was going to happen on this trip but didn't want to jinx anything, lol.
    So glad you had an amazing time. Vdara definitely has a close to perfect location, the room looked gorgeous!

  15. AHHHHH NOELLE!!! Congrats lovely! What and exciting time! And isnt the Aria amazing! You have a good man! im so happy for you love xoox

  16. Congrats!!! How wonderful it is to get a ring AND a chanel

  17. Nikosmommy: I still have yet to set foot in the Wynn! I took pictures of it from the outside and I have heard it's gorgeous! I think Vdara is a little different than Aria. We read bad reviews on the service at Aria so although a few months back we initially planned on staying there, we decided against it.

    Amy: I know! Poor guy! I know he actually didn't plan on doing it the way it happened. But it was perfect because it was so us! We are kinda clumsy and dorky about things ;)

    Andi: Gosh, everyone knew but me ;) I was so surprised. We have been together for so long that I think our family and friends have the attitude of "just do it already!"

    Thank you for the well wishes girls, I really appreciate your sweet comments!

  18. you shut the hell up!!! hahaha omgosh hon congrats congrats congrats!! we need ring pictures stat!!! diamonds and chanel.. now THAT is a birthday!! WOOHOO!! hahahahha

  19. Congratulations!! That's so exciting!

  20. OH MY GOSH!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! I love that you tucked it in at the end, like 'no big deal, I just got engaged' haha. Wahoo!!! PS. . your new purse - to die for. xx

  21. Congratulations! How sweet and awesome!
    Best of luck to you both. You make such a sweet looking couple:)

  22. Congratulations Noelle. I was reading the deatails of your trip and was thinking "Wow, this would be such perfect trip for him to pop the question." I was right!! I don't think it gets much better! Chanel, engagement & Vegas!

  23. OMG! congrats!!! that is so amazing i am so happy for you girlfriend :) i wish you many happy years xo loving these pictures too


  24. Congratulations!!! How exciting!! I am so happy for you! Sounds like a wonderful proposal!

  25. Wonderful pictures! I've wanted to go to Vegas for a long time and even more now! And Congratulations!!! So exciting. And I love how you remember what you were wearing during big moments in your life. I was wearing a glitter tank top, blow headband and Vera Wang flats when my fiance proposed. I still get giddy when I wear those shoes :)

  26. Congratulations Noelle! I'm so excited for you!!! What an amazing trip! <3

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  28. OMG! Congratulations Noelle! I can't tell you how happy I am to read this post. I've been a reader of your blog for some time now, and in a weird but honest way...I feel like I know you a little ;). You have to share photos of the ring with us. What a lucky girl...he's definitely a keeper. I'm glad your birthday weekend turned into something even more special...your ENGAGEMENT weekend :) eeehhhkkkk!!

    xoxo, tasha

  29. Congratulations!! What a great birthday!!!!!!!!!!

  30. OMG Noelle, CONGRATS! That's so exciting and sounds like the perfect way to be proposed to. You both look so cute together and it's nice he calmed you down a little first, how sweet. You're so lucky you stayed at the Aria. I've stayed there once and eveyrthing is so nice, modern and smells so fresh. hehe. Great post....good luck with wedding planning

  31. Thank you again girls for your sweet thoughts. It's nice having a blog to document this time period in my life. It's like a diary of sorts, and you girls have become such great friends and companions. I feel extremely lucky.

  32. OMG!!! I am SO happy for you!!! I totally was reading the post and when i saw the part at the end I was like...wait a second, what?! I had to read it twice! How amazing :)

    wedding planning time! congratulations again!


    ps- can't wait to see the ring!

  33. OMG. CONGRATS. So sweet. these pictures are amazing. the room and kitchen are incredible. adore this post. I hope you had a great weekend. I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xoxo


    If you get a second I'd love if you could "like" fash Boulevard's page on facebook. Thanks love.


  34. OMG, How exciting!!! That is so sweet. Congrats Noelle!!!

    Now you gotta plan your wedding!! How fun!!

    So happy for you! :)

  35. YAY!!! Congratulations!!!! How exciting and romantic!!!! Sounds like the most amazing Vegas trip ever!!!!! :)


  36. CONGRATS LADY! what an amazing day - vegas, chanel, and diamonds - oh, and the man of your dreams! perfection.

  37. Congratulations!!! Can we see the ring???

  38. Anon: It's actually getting sized because it was WAY too BIG! I hope to get it back soon. It's a very simple and small ring :) I'll try to feature it in an OOTD

  39. it's always the thought that counts...no the size of the diamond! but congratulations again! :)

  40. Congratulations on your engagement x

  41. Congratulations!! How exciting :)

    Where is your ivory top from? Love it!

  42. MJ: Thank you! The ivory top is from the BP section of Nordstrom. The brand is hip. I'm not sure if it is still available, but I have seen many similar tops!


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