Friday, July 10, 2009


I am in love with this editorial from Paris Vogue. It is lovely. Sorry for such a short post, but I have to run to work.

Photos thanks to Natasha's Soiree.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It may not take too much brains to realize that I have a slight obsession with Birkenstock. Growing up in a hippy state it is a person's birthright to own them. When I went to visit the college I am attending in the fall I got a lot of looks from the more "polished" of the students. A lot of people like to rag on Birkies just because of the look of their original Arizona style. That's why I was so excited to find this picture from Jak and Jill of a more stylish pair of Birkenstocks.
The Birkenstocks are the ones that the lady is wearing on the left. They are so beautiful and absolutely the most comfortable shoes in the universe. These shoes are a great alternative to the flip flops. I also have a crazy arch so the Birkies help with that. There are some really cute versions of these shoes and I urge everybody to check them out.

Mimi <3

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Shopping on the Cheap

I am the first one to admit that there aren't many shopping options in the city I live in. The vintage stores are filled with dirty, smelly clothes that are vintage, but not the vintage you would want to buy. The thrift stores aren't all that great either. And the main assortment of clothes stores is Aberzombie, Hollister, Old Navy, and Aeropostale. I usually spend my money at Urban Outfitters or one of the newer, chicer boutiques that are now appearing. Normally though I get my clothes online or out of state.

Mimi's Shopping on the Cheap Tips
1) Shop in states that don't have a sales tax on clothing. You can find out which states don't have a sales tax on clothing here.
2) Buy online. My favorite way to find things cheaper is using Beat My Price. Beat My Price is an awesome. All you do is type in an item, its price, where you found it and it serches its database for a cheaper buy! So cool!
3) Coupons. Coupons are important. I always look around at Retail Me Not, which is created by the same people as Beat My Price. It is always worth a shot to look around.
4) Rue La La. Rue La La is one of a few online boutiques. Rue La La has designer boutiques that are only on for two days and then after two days new boutiques come in. You have to get invited to it, my aunt invited me just for fun. Then the other day I saw that they had a boutique for Birkenstock sandals which are generally $120 and they were on sale for $59.99. I ended up paying about $63.00! I was so psyched.
5) Buy the essentials from stores like Old Navy, H&M, Target, and Zara. H&M, Zara, and TJ Maxx are all stores that are great to find fun pieces for a lot less. I buy a lot of my clothes at these stores and then splurge on shoes.
6) Always buy shoes that are worth it. If they are more expensive they will be more comfortable, last longer, and are better quality. Never skimp on shoes.

In this kind of economy it is growing increasingly important to shop smart.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Alternate Persona

When I was younger I always enjoyed making up characters that always ended up being a little like me, except they were bold, outgoing, and kick-ass. A recent post by Gala Darling inspired me to share one of these personas and show how she lived.

One of my favorite characters was Mimi, named after myself, because I always felt that I never lived up to the vivaciousness of my name. Mimi works in public relations for up and coming fashion houses. She promotes them and makes them famous and popular.

Monday by Maygs featuring Luella

On Monday Mimi had to run around the city a lot and any New Yorker knows that those sky high heels are a killer when catching taxis and walking up stairs, so she threw on her favorite pink flats. She opted for an all black ensemble that was simple so she could show off her favorite polka dot shorts. As she headed out the door she spied her favorite pink scarf that just happened to match her shoes and threw it on as she left the house.

On Tuesday Mimi went to work and afterward went shopping, and oops! She bought that new Moschino belt she had been coveting for weeks. Even though she swore she wouldn't buy anything if it wasn't on sale she had made a huge deal today and she decided to treat herself. Her flowery outfit needed the juxtaposition of her knuckle duster earrings to add just enough tough to an otherwise feminine ensemble.

Wednesday was date night with her guy. Instead of going out to a fancy restaurant, which is what she expected, he surprised her with a dinner set on the rooftop of his apartment. The dinner was complete with her favorite honey wine, a nice meal, music, and little white lights that twinkled the sky. Afterward they laid a blanket across the floor and watched the stars as they began to appear over the New York skyline.

Thursday Mimi had a meeting where she was presenting about a new design company she was representing. She wore one of their skirts to show that it was actually a wearable brand. But she threw on her new Moschino belt and her favorite sky high heels for confidence and to add a little something to her outfit. The meeting was a success and now all she had to do was get them noticed tomorrow at the gala being held for up and coming designers.

On Friday Mimi had to attend the gala for up and coming designers that she had been planning for months and she fully planned to get her new label noticed by the fabulous people who would be attending. Her plan was to wear all designer labels, like her Christian Louboutin shoes, except for her dress which was the new labels design. This way everybody would be assuming it was a famous designer, but when they asked she could slyly give them the sales pitch on the designer.

Saturday Mimi decided to stay in bed and work on a proposal she was working on. Although she has always been good at getting stuff in by her deadline, her guilty little secret was procrastinating while visiting chictopia or retail-me-not. She spent all day in bed working, reading her new books, and trying to catch up on some much needed Mimi-time.

On Sunday Mimi headed to the park with her girlies for a picnic in the park and some vintage shopping. On Sundays she loves to dress down in some shorts and casual shoes, to give her poor feet a break from a week in heels. On Sunday her boyfriend came over and they made sushi for dinner and watched the new romantic comedy that was just released.

Peace, Mimi.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fashion Manifesto

Fashion is about having a good time. My clothes are meant to express who I am that day and that may change from day to day. Although I attempt to look chic but more importantly fashion is about self-expression, comfort, enjoyment, and art. Getting dressed should always be fun. If it isn’t fun, then there is no point in getting dressed and you might as well stay in wearing your sweats.

Fashion is about comfort. If I don’t feel comfortable in my clothes than I feel awkward all of the time. A day in uncomfortable clothes is hell. My favorite, hottest outfit is comfortable and chic at the same time. A day in this outfit makes me feel tall, confident, proud, strong, and sexy. My New Year’s Resolution is to always dress in the latter, so that I can always feel amazing.

Fashion is about being who you want to be. My style changes from day to day and that is just how I like it. It would be too boring to stay the same and not experiment. It is my teenage years and I just want to have fun. Having fun with fashion is not just about experimenting with different trends; it is also about being playful with what you have.

Although there are many people out there with amazing fashion sense. I am inspired by them but I will never copy another person. There are many people out there that have great fashion sense and many who do not. At times I may slip up and have an awful outfit day. This is forgivable, but I need to be able to laugh at my mistakes…just as I laugh at myself when I fall or trip.

Every outfit that I put on this year will have a touch of creativity and a touch of me in it. By trying new things in fashion I will become more daring in real life. Maybe I will be able to live the life I have dreamed of if I am able to dress and act like the person I sometimes think I am. I am me and dressing as I wish is only one way that I can express my individuality. 2009 will be my year.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Summer is here!

Living in Vermont it is not uncommon for warm weather to evade us until the end of May and beginning of July. I am a May baby and I can personally attest to the fact that I usually could be skiing on my birthday. This year however we have a surprising week of warm weather. Yesterday it was 74 and today it was 77. That is a definite record for APRIL!!! Now let me remind you that Vermonters are the ones who done shorts and t-shirts the minute the thermometer hits 50 degrees, and sometimes even earlier. Can you imagine what people are doing now? Let me tell you. All the college kids who have been hibernating for winter and only coming out for classes, if they even do, and start coming down to the public beach. The public beach doesn't open until Memorial Day and it just so happens that my school is the closest building to the beach. So as I was leaving on the bus today, I am one of the few Juniors who don't have a car or friends who have a car, and I see countless college kids traipsing across the school lawns with their dogs (?) and Bud Lights. It is great to see everybody out and about...but they were parking in the student lot, faculty lot, and even the bus stop. I have it from my sources that there were even cars being towed. So, there is your update on my life...with absolutely no fashion involved. I am going to start working on another post right now. By the way, if there is anything that you would like to see on here I am working on a new theme to this blog, so please, please help me out with advice. I will give you some of my ideas in a later post.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Thread Heads at SXSW day 2, How-to make a Slack Dress

I strongly urge that everybody reading this should check out the SXSW videos by Threadbanger on Youtube. I especially enjoyed the one about how to make a dress out of a pair of men’s old slacks. I hope to make that this weekend, except I will give it my own touch with some tie straps, because I have a hard time with strapless dresses…if you’re a girl you probably know the reason why.