Yesterday, I left the comforts of home in Texas and flew to unknown territory in Nevada.    

My entire trip to the second national BLOGGERS AT MIDLIFE conference is sponsored by the amazing talent at ARTFUL HOME, so each outfit has a super star selection from their designers. My gratitude for this opportunity is huge and I love representing such creative genius! Fashion for women over 50 at a high level of design.

I flew in one of my favorites, ARTIST SMOCK SHIRT BY PLANET.

It has been 35 years since I have been to Las Vegas and to say it has changed is an understatement!  As we drove past the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Sphinx, and glitz galore…I was transfixed on all the new development.  While that can be fun,  my first sigh of contentment came when I looked at the beautiful room view from
JW MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA.  Truly a breathtaking oasis!

I could live in this room so easily…the beds, closet, room service, spa tub, shower…all top level…I need to snap out of it and prepare for a working conference!

I met up with my blogging BFF, JENNIFER CONNOLLY OF A WELL STYLED LIFE and later we sat at the pub for lunch and blog talk.  

Check out her site for more great pictures from the first evening!  First day was about connecting and walking this gorgeous property…I highly recommend the facility… constant beauty and refreshment!

This SERPENT OMBRE A-LINE JACKET is amazing.  Gorgeous, lightweight, unique, and the pocket design is to flatter!  A fabulous statement piece for women over 50.

Join us both Jennifer and me on Sunday for Hit Your Style Sweet Spot and ways to dress for confidence!

What I have learned today is to look for the flowing springs in the desert…my life after 60 is so much better than I ever thought it would be.  I am open to more…experiencing more…discovering creativity…and finding one surprising oasis after another.

Have you found any surprises in your desert lately?  Please share any inspiration you have!  We will have more from the conference and if you are planning a Las Vegas trip, you simply must consider the JW MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA!


Disclaimer:  I was provided income and clothing for this trip.  The words are my own.

Jennifer’s Artful Home Selections:




  1. Pam!!! That picture of you by the waterfall is stunning!! The necklace is such an eye catching piece!
    I have to laugh because when you say Vegas—I think lights & craziness. What you're showing is pure relaxing! I'm a little sad I'm not there! Is it open for everyone—I'd love to plan to come next year if possible?

  2. Pam both you and Jennifer look great and I am so thrilled you are at this special event together! Congratulations on your sponsorship by the fabulous Artful Home!

    The Arts by Karena

  3. What beautiful pictures! Looks like you're both so relaxed and refreshed! Great seeing you last night and looking forward to connecting again. 🙂

  4. you both look beautiful and now I'm even more jealous – a) that you get to go to the conference and b) you had gorgeous outfits sponsored for you to wear!

  5. I am so enjoying reading about your trip to Vegas and I look forward to hearing all about the conference from both you and Jennifer! I agree… life after 60 is so much better than I envisioned. My biggest surprise lately is my own venture into fashion blogging; something I would never have imagined myself doing!

    Elaine@Following Augustine

  6. It was wonderful meeting you…I already follow you and Jennifer so I felt as though I knew…I am from Houston originally and my uncle lives in New Braunfel. San Antonio is one of my favorite places in the world. I always though I would raise my children in the Hill country, but life had another plan! Love to you and safe travels!!

  7. So wonderful finally meeting you and Jennifer. I appreciate your work and what you have done to make me feel as though being over 50 isn't such a fashion death sentence. Safe travels..

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