Big Changes Coming to Mimi & Chichi + Elf Giveaway

March 20, 2017

The only constant in life is change. I think it’s some Greek dude named Heraclitus said something to that effect. While I’d like to say that I’m a person who rolls with the punches pretty well, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I enjoy it. Humans are creature of habits: we don’t like it when people move our cheese around. And I’m no different. But alas, sometimes change is where life takes you and all one can do is make the best of it (and to blog about it, of course).

I apologize in advance, you guys. This blog is going to be a long one. Longer than usual anyways. But I promise there will be a rainbow in the end of this blog (in the form of an Elf giveaway). But hey before we get to that, lemme tell you the full story first.

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Good Witch

March 16, 2017

TeesAndThankYou Good Witch Crewneck

So you guys saw me being bad the other day. And, of course, being the complex woman that I am, I gotta wear two contradictory graphic crewnecks on the same week. Hey, don’t get mad at me, even bad girls can be good every once in awhile!

But for reals tho, I am a huge fan of this brand TeesAndTankYou. The really do have the coolest stuff (and I should disclose that this is NOT a sponsored post, I totally paid for these myself, so I REALLY do love them). There’s definitely no buyers remorse here: this stuff is good quality. I’ve been wearing the hell out of them lately since they’re so comfy, and they have yet to show any sign of wearing out and fraying. Although, I should mention that I’m pretty good at taking care of my clothes. These babies will always be hung dry and will never see the inside of a dryer.

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Bad Witch

March 14, 2017

TeesAndThankYou Bad Witch Crewneck

STELLAAAAAAAAAA

STEEEELLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAA

STEEEEEEEELLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

That was the magic spell I used to conjure winter storm Stella. You know, it’s just like Bloody Mary: you say it three times and then she’ll come. Why did I do it? Mostly because I wanted a midweek break that will let me “work from home” and hang out with my cat.

LOL I’m totally joking, you guys. I only wish I had the power to conjure storms. If I did, I would definitely fill this upcoming weekend with sunshine. Did you know that it’s supposed to snow again in NYC on Saturday and Sunday — what-the-eff is up with that?!? Don’t the weather gods know that I have al fresco brunches to partake in, outdoor runs to take and photoshoots to do? 😉 Anyhow, I hope everyone is staying indoors, warm and cozy, away from winter storm Stella.

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Fur On Fur

March 9, 2017

When it comes to personal style, typically I like to keep it simple and straightforward. My closet pretty much consist of mostly solid colored items that can be easily mixed-and-matched with each other. Sure I have the occasional kooky prints or the odd funky accessory, but really the base of my outfit is usually the “plain stuff”. And then I add the fun goodies only as a bit of an accent. I have this fear of putting on too much and looking like I’m trying too hard. But, ya know, sometimes you just gotta throw out all reservations and fear out the door. That’s exactly what I did when I put together this outfit. Faux fur has been a must-have accessory this winter, and I definitely piled them on. I got so much fur on, I probably need a pimp cup. Not exactly what I would call your “everyday outfit”, but hey you gotta go buck wild every once in a while, right?

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The Most Important Rain Accessory

March 7, 2017

Scan the image above. What would you think is the most important accessory of this outfit ensemble? If you guessed an umbrella, then you’d be correct. I mean, it was a rainy day after all. But the ultimate fashion accessory for a rainy day is not just any ol’ umbrella, but a clear domed one. Get a plain one with lucite handles and don’t even f*ck around with the cutesy pattern. Trust — you’ll thank me later. Printed umbrellas seem like a good idea when you’re getting them, but they’re always pain when you’re actually trying to match them to your outfit. That is assuming that, like me, you still want to look fresh to death even when its pouring out. Clear umbrellas are by definition neutral and goes with everything, with the added benefit of looking way more stylish than the plain black counterpart.

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ThirdLove New Nakeds

March 3, 2017

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ThirdLove. The peeps at FTC also wants me to let you know that there might be affiliate links within the blog.

You know what I was just thinking the other day: why can’t the fashion industry be more like the make-up industry when it comes to defining nude colors. We have foundation in lots of different shades to match your skin. You might even buy one to match your pale winter or much tanner summer skin. So why isn’t the same option available for our “nude” bras.

Enter: ThirdLove New Nakeds. They’ve created five nude shades so you can pick one that actually matches your skin tone. About time someone gets with the program. The nude tones are available in three bra styles: t-shirt, push-up, and full coverage. And since they have a pretty wide range of sizes (bands from sizes 30 to 40, cups from A to F, some with half sizes) you’ll be sure that it really is inclusive and there’s a perfect fit and shade for everyone.
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Parker + The Arrival

February 28, 2017

One of my favorite events of every New York Fashion Week is the ShopStyle Social House. It’s a fun event where I get to catch up with my blogger buddies, even the ones that don’t live in the same town as me. Tell me if this ever happened to you guys: you meet someone that you feel like you know, since you’ve been following and commenting on each other’s Instagram. A little creepy, but really cool at the same time. This tends to happen more during fashion week than any time of the year.

Another cool thing that happens during the Social House event, other than the hair and make up station, is that us bloggers get to raid the ShopStyle closet. This, of course, is a total kid in a candy store moment for me. I gravitated towards the coat because of the copper color and towards the dress because of the fun striped colors (um slimming effect, anyone). It’s totally by accident that when I put them together the two collided into a fabulously retro vibe. I’m not quite sure if it’s a mad men vibe, or more of a 70’s feel, but either way I’m feeling retrolicious (yup just made that up) and I’m lovin it.

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Giveaway Friday: E.l.f. Cosmetics

February 24, 2017

e.l.f. Make-Up Set

Today was one of those rare days: good weather, great hair day, and did I mention I even ran into President Obama? In the words of Ice Cube: today was a good day. I’m feeling so good, I decided to pay forward the good mood to you guys with a fabulous E.l.f. Cosmetics giveaway. Just in case you’re not in the know about E.l.f (which I don’t know why you wouldn’t, they’re fabulous) let me get you acquainted with them. They’re based out of NYC, my favorite city in the world, and make wonderful cosmetics that are cruelty free, PETA approved, and super affordable. Most of their product sell for a price point of $1, $3, and $6. Pretty awesome, huh?

Here’s the exciting line up of what’s in the giveaway set:
 ♥ Mineral Pearls
 ♥ Kabuki Face Brush
 ♥ Dramatic Lash Kit
 ♥ Runway Ready Lip Palette
 ♥ Baked Eyeshadow Trio
 ♥ Cream Eyeliner

Read on to find out how you can win.
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Tiger Purrs and Furs

February 23, 2017

I just cant resist any clothing that’s Feline related. I’m that person who, rather than being appalled, actually wanted the cat shirt that Melissa Mccarthy wore in the movie Spy. So when I saw this tiger pullover from French Connection, I knew I had to have it. What I love about the tiger, other than the fact that its super cute, is that it’s embroidered rather than printed. So I know it’s not going to get distorted and frayed after just a few wear.

This pullover is super versatile and can be worn so many different ways. For this outfit, I opted to pair it with a skirt in the same monochromatic grey. Then I topped it off with a collarless coat and a faux fur stole to “fancy it up”. Round it off with my comfy trusty Dr. Marten and I’m ready to walk miles around town.
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Cozy in All Black

February 21, 2017

The Fifth Label Black Abstraction Knit

Do you ever have days where you just can’t be bothered to get “done up”? On days like these, I really have to try hard to resist the urge to leave my apartment in sweatpants. While fortunately my advertising day job gives me a lot of leeway when it comes to casual wear, I’m not sure how tolerant they would be if I showed up in pajamas. This is when I go to my fall back combo: all black. I swear, wearing all black is like an instant chic effect, even if part of your ensemble includes a shapeless (and oh so very comfortable) knit sweater. I also fully took advantage of the fact that it’s winter, so it’s socially acceptable to wear beanie, even indoors. Yeah I totally woke up too late to wash my hair on day three. Beanie hats for the win! \_(ツ)_/

All monochromatic color combos need that “little something” accent that makes the outfit pop. For this ensemble, my chosen piece de resistance is my time-turner necklace (Pop quiz: which book-turned-into-movie featured this accessory?). I love wearing this piece because it pretty much acts as a secret nerdy handshake. Only Hogwarts alumni (like myself, duuuhhh) will recognize it. Most people will just think it’s a regular ol’ pretty necklace.

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