Saturday, December 3, 2016

LA Auto Show Day - #UntamedStyle Linkup

My father and oldest brother loved going to the Auto Show every year. I have so many memories of going with them to the LA Auto Show from a very young age. We would spend all day looking at the latest models and sitting in as many cars possible, dreaming of one day owning a brand new shiny car.  My brother and dad are no longer with us, and its been almost 20 years since I last attended an auto show. My BF's sister gave us tickets to attend the final weekend of the Auto Show. We decided to make a day out of it, spending time in Downtown LA and enjoying the Auto Show.  We took the bus from OC to LA, I really wanted to avoid driving to DTLA, I do so much driving all week long for work. Also parking is quite expensive in LA, so for just a few dollars we enjoyed a stress free ride to LA. The day turned out to be rainy and cold, so I was glad not to drive. By the time we arrived in LA the skies had cleared, all that was left was a crisp chill in the air. Perfect weather for a day in downtown LA.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

OC Plus Bloggers Meet Up

Over the past 7 years since I started blogging, I've met many other bloggers. Mostly at events and conferences. Some have been local, living in the same state of just a few cities over. A few I became friendly with and would interact with online via social media.  Recently I met a group of bloggers who live in the same county and are also plus fashion bloggers. We formed a group on Facebook and decide to meet up just for fun. First meet up was in September to get to know each other and talk about our blogs and goals. We all hit it off and decided to have more meet ups. Its so refreshing to meet blogger you can relate to and connect with. This is what I was needing in my life, I came seriously close to quitting my blog at the beginning of the year. You can read about it here.  I decided to it stick out one more year and see how I can grow the blog and evolve.  Meeting bloggers who are local in the same niche and have similar goals has helped and given me new ideas and inspiration for the blog. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

90's Grunge - The Fab 40's

The end of the month is turing out to be my favorite to blog.  This is the time I collaborate with 7 other fashion bloggers for The Fab 40's post.  Each month 8 bloggers from around the world create a look based on monthly themes.  We are all fashion bloggers who are 40+, and rocking it with our style.  This months theme has been my favorite since I started participating earlier this year.  If you haven't guessed it yet from my picture...this month we are doing 90's Grunge. Oh how I love this theme, this was my style in the 90's.  I was in my late teens, early 20's when grunge was in its prime.  Grunge music was my scene, and I love it all from the style to the music and attitude. I was the moody teen, who listen to alternative rock and wore all black.  I was the girl who didn't fit into any particular group in school.  I was the girl who wanted to be different and not go with the crowd. Grunge music and style just seemed like a perfect fit for me.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Living In Gratitude - #UntamedStyle Linkup

Earlier this year I decided to make some changes in my life, nothing that would be noticeable right away. I didn't lose weight, I didn't change my hair or appearance.  I haven't moved or changed jobs, nothing anyone would be able to tell a difference.  The changes have been internal, mental and emotional.  These changes have been a long time coming and were very much needed for my soul. The one major change was I started to live in gratitude, being mindful of everything in my life. Doesn't seem like a big change, but for me it has been huge. I always thought of my self as optimistic and a cheerful person, but I wasn't really being authentic. Changes needed to be made and I realized it was up to me to set the path for change.  I noticed my self feeling unmotivated, not truly being happy with my self or life. Not because my life was awful or bad in any way, but because I was dissatisfied in my self.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Budget Travel To San Francisco - #UntamedStyle Linkup

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Traveling is one of life's greats adventures and every one needs to do as much as possible in this lifetime. First thing that comes to mind when talking about traveling is money. Most people will say you need a lot of money to travel. It's too expensive and traveling is only for rich people.  Wrong!!! Anyone can travel, it's for everyone! With some planning and budgeting we can all enjoy traveling. You don't have to travel far from home either to enjoy a vacation or getaway.  I think most people think you need to travel far across the world, you can if you have the means.  However so many of us do not really explore our own cities and states.  You can have a marvelous vacation and getaway with in your own state. I recently took a very affordable and budget friendly trip to San Francisco, California. Just a few hours away by bus up to Northern California.  I want to share you with you some tips on how to enjoy traveling on a budget with out sacrificing anything. 
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