From Salt Lake City to Sacramento and now sunny Los Angeles, my train travels are on hold for a moment. Really though, would you be able to deny an extended Summer? Right now, it’s 96 degrees and bright as ever.
Yesterday I actually had to take a backpack full of my own plus size clothing down to the thrift store and swap for some lighter frocks. After a 4 mile bicycle ride to the city of La Verne, in wool shorts, and a sweater… I felt more like stripping down and taking a swim in the town fountain.
The train trip from home to LA, and everything in between has been one long, raised eyebrow. I have spent the last year in Salt Lake City, where I was introduced to the “hipster” style, first hand. I boarded the train, and 15 hours later ended up in California’s Capitol City: Sacramento. I then biked through downtown up to Sacramento State University, where I spent 2 hours at a poetry show. The whole time…not a single hipster in site! Even after a night out, then a week in Chico, another awesome college town….I was shocked. I saw one. Only one “hip” individual sporting the well known “ironic” style.
It wasn’t until after spending a day at the LA County Fair, then biking through multiple LA cities, and observing the La Verne college crowd -that i went ah-ha! I have come to the conclusion that thee “Hipster” is not dead. [Sorry America]
Southern California’s style is diverse and relaxed. Maybe it has something to do with the perfect weather, combined with the laid back mentality. Whatever it may be, the plus size women I have encountered and befriended, are incredibly down to earth!
First curvy beauty, Rachel Mckibbens! Gorgeous human being, inside and out. Look her up! Her poetry will change your life.
This particular evening, I was drawn to her tights. Remember Torrid’s purple leaf tights from my last blog? Yep! Same tights! I’m thinking Torrid should be contacting Rachel. She wears their plus size fashions so well.
After I left Sacramento, I spent days in a mountain town with no chance of catching any fashionable women under the age of 70. So once I hit the LA area, I was constantly on the lookout for beautiful, stylish, plus size women.
I believe her name was Zara. She was stunning, dressed in what she called her “most casual” style, and perfectly applied eye makeup.
I especially adored her shoes. Courtesy of the thrift chain, “Buffalo Exchange.”
I sat at a local coffee shop in La Verne, with an “interesting” green tea/espresso smoothie. This was the happening spot for curvy passersby. I met this lovely woman from China. She hardly spoke any English, and probably hardly understood mine. She caught my eye with her tunic top, authentically fabricated in her home country. I also admired her boots from Forever 21. It isn’t often that I see a curvy gal pull off a tucked jean look.
Sand colored boots are what’s “in” for plus size Fall fashions of Southern California. I particularly loved hers…
I am heading North next! Cannot wait to see what the Bay Area will bring. I’m sure it will be all sorts of sexy!
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