Monday, January 2, 2017

Color Rocks!

Seven Magic Mountains is an art installation of gigantic neon painted rocks located in the middle of the desert. Actually, to say that the rocks are in the middle of the desert is a bit misleading because they are technically located about 30 miles outside of Las Vegas near the city of Jean, which has a casino hotel. Regardless of the precise location, this enormous installation will make you feel as if you are in another very colorful world, albeit surrounded by hundreds of other people clamoring to take photos of these colossal, colorful rocks.

I am not sure when I first learned of Seven Magic Mountains, but as soon as I did, the destination skyrocketed to the top of my list of things to see. My husband and I usually take an annual trip to Las Vegas, so seeing these rocks became one of the focal points of this year's excursion. As I was packing the day before our trip, I showed my husband a picture of the rocks and asked him, "does this outfit look okay with rocks?" Given the expression on his face, this was probably the moment when my husband thought that I had officially lost my mind!

While I had planned ahead with a colorful ensemble that perfectly matched the florescent hues of the rocks, I was surprised that almost everyone else at Seven Magic Mountains was wearing black! To be fair, however, some of the people there were nuns, so I guess they really didn't have much of a choice! (The nuns, by the way, were very much into taking fun photos, just like everyone else, which was nice to see, but a bit surreal!) Anyway, although I had spent a lot of time planning the perfect outfit for these rocks, the one thing I didn't plan on was hitting a lot of traffic on our trip to Vegas, so we got to Seven Magic Mountains much latter than expected. Upon our arrival, it was nearly sunset, so many of my pictures didn't turn out quite how I had hoped, but in a way it was really pretty to see Seven Magic Mountains during "Magic Hour".

Shirt: J. Crew Striped Asymmetrical Top here and here
Pants: J. Crew here
Bag: Coach similar here and here
Shoes: ASOS here
Sunglasses: Celine similar here


  1. I completely agree - colors rock! And that is why I enjoy your blog posts so much. I share your love for color and think you wear them beautifully!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  2. love all these colors! you look so pretty, this top is just amazing

  3. Love your bright outfit, perfect with the bright rocks! :)

    There are so many incredible art installations around Las Vegas. My sister did a road trip across the US and saw some car one to.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you have a happy new year :)

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  4. The rocks look really cool. It's looks like a must do the next time I go to Vegas.

  5. This is so much fun! What a great photo shoot! I love your black and white top! Just adorably bright as always lady!

  6. Those are fun! What a great location for outfit photos or a visit! Love the bright pants and bag you wore too.

  7. Cool photos! Love the pink pants! Happy New Year!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  8. Yes, the outfit looks great with the rocks:) :) That top is so cute!!!


  9. Love this! I've never heard of this place, but I'm adding it to my list of places to go.

    Sincerely, Jennie

  10. This location could not be more you! Love this look, your ruffle top is divine!

    xx, ELise

  11. what a unique location for a photo shoot, and i think the fact that you got there later than planned made for some great shots. wow.

  12. Katie, I would have thought this sculpture was built for you! with the colorful stones... I love how you find such art. Your striped top is eyecatching with its peplum shape and I love the bright pink pants. Happy New YEar!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx


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