Monday, August 29, 2016

The Fab 40's - Bomber Jacket 90's Inspired

Here we are again with another installment of The Fab 40's, this months theme was chosen by Sheela of Sheela Writes. Bomber Jackets, are totally on trend right now and I know they will be hot for fall and winter. This isn't my 1st go around with bomber jackets, the trend was very popular in my high school days. Yup, the look was so cool in the 90's. Wearing a bomber jacket took me back to 1992 listening to The Smiths on my brothers boom box, while watching 90210 wondering if Brenda & Dylan would break up! Ah the 90's were so awesome, so many great things happened and so many great fashion trends were worn. Honestly didn't really intended to have my outfit be a 90's inspired look, but once I put on the bomber jacket my 17 year old self appeared. OK, actually the 17 year cool version of who I wish I had been appeared. I would have probably not worn this outfit when I was a teen, mostly because cool and trendy clothing in plus size didn't exist in the early 90's. It was nearly impossible to find fashionable and trendy clothing for any one over a size 12. The struggle was real to be a chubby teen girl in the 90's!

When I look back at pictures of myself in high school, I realize how much smaller I was in size, yet couldn't find clothes to wear.  Well lets say I couldn't find the clothes I wanted to wear in my size. Plus size fashion was very limited and trust me the clothes that was available I did not want to wear. I resorted to either wearing my brothers jeans and tees, or usually wearing sweats. Thankfully my mom was a seamstress and she would make me clothes or alter certain things to fit me. Seriously don't know how I made it during my teen years, I yearned to be cool and hip, but the fashion industry wouldn't let me!

Although plus fashion still has ways to go, the options are much better.  I wish half the stores and styles were available in the 90s.  The plus fashion industry has evolved and I am more than happy to evolve with it.  I now can walk into stores and buy the latest trends in my size, or better yet order cool clothes online. Don't you just love the internet!  

When my boyfriend saw my outfit he said "you look like a fly girl", for those of you younger readers Google "fly girl" and find out who they were. One of the more famous fly girls was Jennifer Lopez, before she became JLo.  She was a dancer on a popular show In Living Color. This show was one of my favorites and I watched it weekly just to see what the fly girls would wear.  They were the coolest girls and had the best outfits, all the girls wanted to look like a fly girl.  This outfit reminds me of something a fly girl would wear, except they would have worn a cat suit instead of a jumpsuit. Now if I could also dance like the fly girls my life would be complete!

So here's my version wearing a bomber jacket, a little 90's and fly girl inspired. When I first bought the bomber jacket my first thought was to wear it with my distressed jeans and rock tee. That's how I will probably wear it most, but for this challenge I wanted to push my self and get creative. I paired it with this jumpsuit and my Vans for a more edgy look. 

Outfit Details
Jumpsuit: Bongo Plus $3.99
Bomber Jacket: Forever21 $22
Croc Slip On Vans: Vans Outlet $15
Mini Slik Scarf Backpack: Stussy Japan $15
Sunnies: Gift from sister
Earrings/Necklace: H&M (old)

As I mentioned in the beginning of post, this is my 2nd installment of the Fab 40's blogger group. I am loving these style challenges and collaboration with other bloggers. We have an awesome diverse group of ladies from all the world. Last months post was done some what last minute and I didn't really give these ladies a proper introduction. So now for you reading consideration I want to introduce you to the other Fab 40's ladies and their bomber jacket looks. 

Here are the Fab 40's Bloggers in this months theme...Bomber Jacket

Sheela from Sheela Writes is from Borneo, now living in Texas, she's a great writer and super stylish lady. I love her bomber jacket look, with the two-tone jacket, casual and chic. If you are a shoe lover, then you must check out Sheela's blog. She has an amazing shoe collection. 
Mary from Curlybyrrdie Chirps is a mid-west girl with classic style. She pairs classic looks with feminine style and always does it on a budget. Her printed bomber jacket is on trend and paired with a skirt keeps her signature classy style. 

Samantha from Fake Fabulous is a scientist from Scotland, she is the most stylish scientist I know. She likes to Fake her Fabulousness with her style, she looks pretty fab to me with her cute floral bomber jacket. 
Diane from Fashion On The 4th Floor is from the US and just gorgeous. I look at her pictures and want all her clothing, in plus size of course. She always has a smile to go with her stylish outfits. This bomber jacket look is so girly, but I love how she paired the outfit with pink sneakers. 

Ann from Kremb De La Kremb is an American living and working abroad. She has lived all over the world for over 20 yrs and her travels have influenced her style. Although I can see her all American look come through in her outfits. Especially this one with the red bomber jacket and her stars and stripes. 

Jennie from A Pocketful Of Polka Dots, is a southern gal from South Carolina. She loves prints and incorporates them in most of her outfits. Just like she did with the floral bomber jacket, for a office look with a twist. 

Grace from Grace and Color is the guest blogger for this month. She is from China, but now lives in Michigan. She blogs about petite fashion and loves colorful outfits. She sure shows off her love of fashion and color in this outfit. The red skirt looks great with the subtle colors in the bomber jacket. 

Are you planning to wear a bomber jacket this fall?

I really do hope you enjoy these Fab 40's post and seeing how each blogger interprets the style challenge. Please make sure to visit all the Fab 40 bloggers to see the full details of their outfits and get to know more about them as well. I promise you will not be disappointed to read these blogs if you aren't already familiar with these ladies!.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Casual Doesn't Have To Be Boring - #UntamedStyle Linkup

When it comes to fashion, why does it seem like "casual" and "comfortable" are dirty words? Growing up reading fashion magazine you rarely saw any casual looks in those glossy pages. No one ever looked comfortable wearing those high end designer clothing. Even watching fashion makeover shows like "What Not To Wear" dressing casual was often frowned upon.  I mean casual and comfortable doesn't mean sloppy or boring, well at least not to me! I live in casual comfortable clothing, its what best suits my lifestyle. I don't claim to be the most stylish or fashionable, but I do try to find ways of making my casual looks fun and interesting. Let me share some ways to take your casual comfy looks from boring to banging! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

OC Fair Day - #UntamedStyle Linkup

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Since I am back to work now, there is no outfits to share this week. I know, I know what a bad blogger. This week has been super busy, and with the heat by the time I get home theres no time or energy left in me to take outfit pictures. Hey life happens and I am sure many of you can relate. I have been driving all over LA County this week for work, and traffic has been killer. Most schools are starting again and I bet that's causing the major traffic. Did I mention the heat, yeah its been quite hot in LA. We also have a big huge fire causing havoc, so yeah with all that going on no cute outfit this week.  I didn't want to miss yet another #UntamedStyle Linkup, so instead I am sharing some pictures from my day at the Orange County Fair. We had a great time and even enjoyed a concert. Keep reading for all the fun details. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Laguna Beach Summer Breeze - #UntamedStyle Linkup

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My summer is officially over!  Ugh, I know summer isn't technically over for a few more weeks, but I am back to work. I work in education and its time to get back to school, that's why my summer is over. I won't complain or cry, because it was a good summer and I have many great memories. This summer I was able to visit a few new (to me) places and luckily most were at the beach. Sometimes I can't believe some places I have never visited in my own state. Like Laguna Beach, yeah like the MTV  I moved to Orange County a few years ago and slowly I have been discovering lots of spots I have never been too. One of them is Laguna Beach, not sure why I never made it there. Laguna Beach is actually not too far from me, but its one of those places that is a bit difficult to get to.  Lucky for me, the man discovered a free bus that takes you into Laguna Beach every weekend during the summer. Who doesn't love free stuff! The service is offered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) you park in a lot and they come pick you up and take you into Laguna Beach! 

Monday, August 8, 2016

How I Save Money On Beauty Treatments


Being a bargain shopper I am always look for the best deal on everything. Including beauty services, such has manicures, hair cuts and spa treatments. Who doesn't like to get pampered and get beautified. These are the type of services most women will go with out when their budget is tight and funds are low. However sometimes you just need to treat yourself and have some "me" time. This is when I look to websites like Groupon, you can find tons of deals on Health, Beauty and Wellness. You can get the same services for half the price on almost any beauty or wellness treatment. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Lucky Date Night - #UntamedStyle Linkup

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July was a busy and active month, so much that I missed last weeks #UntamedStyle linkup. I truly apologize for skipping a week. I had no intentions of missing a weekly linkup, but sometimes life just gets in the way. July was a month filled with vacations, birthday celebrations, family beach days and so much more. I love having many events and activities to do, however it can wear you out. Last week I was just exhausted, stressed, unmotivated and no outfit pictures to share. So once again forgive me for the lack of post and missing the linkup. August looks to be just as busy, however I plan to be more prepared and organized to continue the weekly linkup. I am truly enjoying reading all the blogs linking up and choosing 5 bloggers to feature each week. Lets get this week started and share my latest outfit from my date night at Medieval Times in Buena Park.

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