Giveaway Friday: Zoya Nail Polish Set

Zoya Nail Polish Set for Timo Weiland S/S 2015 Collection

TGIF! And of course we got Giveaway Friday lined up to make your day even better. One lucky winner will get a Zoya nail polish gift set, with three gorgeous shades: Blu, Adel, and Bela.

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So Red

GAP 1969 always skinny cords

No doubt about it, I’m a fan of the color red. But usually when I wear red, it’s as an accent to my ensemble. Maybe a pop of rouge lipstick here or a bright crimson scarf there. This 1960 always skinny cords from gap though, is a little more “in your face” than my usual. Because every once in a while it’s a good thing to have a whole lotta red.

Outfit Combo: embellished french terry top from Piperlime Collection, 1969 always skinny cords from Gap, aixa lace-up bootie from Ann Taylor, duxbury clutch from Brahmin, glitterdust hinged bracelet from Charming Charlie.

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Metallic Sheen

Nanette Lepore Love Potion Blazer

Outfit Combo: love potion blazer from Nanette Lepore, skirt from Forever 21, top from Frenchi, lexey heel from Coach, scarf from Madewell, necklace from Kenneth Cole.

Nanette Lepore Love Potion Blazer

Nanette Lepore Love Potion Blazer

Nanette Lepore Love Potion Blazer

Nanette Lepore Love Potion Blazer

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Giveaway Friday: Buxom Make-Up Set

Buxom Make-Up Set Giveaway

Awww hell yeah Friday is here, which means it’s time for another Giveaway Friday! We’ve kept the Giveaway Friday streak going for three weeks now, and I’m planning on not breaking it.
For today’s Giveaway Friday, we’re giving one lucky reader a make-up set from Buxom cosmetics. I’m a huge fan of this cosmetics company, especially their high-pigment lipsticks, which gives me the vibrant long lasting colors I’m looking for without drying out my lips. Any make-up fans out there would know that color and moisturizing combo is not as easy to find as you might think.

So what exactly will you get your Buxom set? Here’s the full list of the goodies:
 ♥ Color Choreography Eyeshadow
 ♥ Stay-There Eye Shadow
 ♥ True Hue Blush
 ♥ Full Bodied Lipstick
 ♥ Amplified Lash Mascara

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Yellow and Pink

French Connection Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

Not the first time I’ve worn this jellow jumper, and probably won’t be the last. It’s one of my favorites that’s in heavy rotation in my outfit combos. For today’s look I couldn’t resist mixing the bright yellow with another strong color: pink.

Outfit Combo: summer mozart ribbed jumper from French Connection, textured skirt from H&M, necklace from Marc By Marc Jacobs, earrings from Urban Outfitters, sandals from H&M.

French Connection Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

French Connection Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

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Overcast

It’s been super rainy, gloomy, and overcasty (yea I made that one up) the past couple days, which pretty much = staying inside and binging on Netflix (OH YEA!). Luckily the rain finally cleared up, so I decided to use that as a chance to take Bear out for some fresh air AND sneak in a blog photo (FINALLY).

Outfit Combo: top: Uniqlo shirt (similar here) and J.Crew utility vest (on sale!), bottom: H&M leggings, and boots: Vince Camuto (similar style here)

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Giveaway Friday: Simple Sensitive Skin Expert Gift Set

Simple Sensitive Skin Expert Set Giveaway

One of my new years resolution this year was to always wash my face everyday. I have one of acne-prone skin that only takes one night of not washing my face for a zit to pop up. But even with the threat of looming acne, washing your face every single night is sometimes easier said than done. Inevitably there’s always those times where you come home totally beat after a long day/night, park yourself on the couch with the intention of staying there only for a moment, only to pass out and wake up in the morning feeling gross because you still had yesterday’s make-up on.

One of my secret weapon to combat that is to keep “emergency” cleansing facial wipes under the coffee table and by my bed. So on those nights when you just absolutely can’t muster the energy to properly clean your face, at least you still have facial wipes to the rescue.

For today’s Giveaway Friday, we’re giving one lucky reader a Simple Sensitive Skin Expert gift set, which includes the facial wipes and a few other goodies:
 ♥ Moisturizing Facial Wash
 ♥ Replenishing Rich Moisturize
 ♥ Eye Make-Up Remover Pads
 ♥ Cleansing Facial Wipes

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The Sweater Dress

H&M sweater dress

The chill is here, which means it’s time to bust out the sweater dresses.

Outfit Combo: sweater dress from H&M, necklace from Langford Market, sandals from Stuart Weitzman.

H&M sweater dress

H&M sweater dress

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Halloween Costume: Minnie Mouse

minne mouse halloween costume

When it comes to Halloween costume, I’m all about the DIY. Store bought costume usually come in weird sizes and they never quite fit like how they advertised online. But when I say DIY, I’m not talking about some complicated sewing. Matter of fact, the best kind of DIY Halloween costume are the kind that can be mostly put together with the items already in your closet, like this Minnie Mouse costume. Heck, if you’re Disney-phile and you got yourself some mouse ears on your last trip to Disney World, you probably already have all the components of this costume.

Putting together the Minnie costume is mega easy and only requires four items:
1. Red polka dot dress – buy at Modcloth
2. Yellow pumps – buy at Veda Soul
3. Mouse hat – buy at FarFetch
4. Black opaque tights – buy at Bare Necessities

Okay, it doesn’t get any easier than that! Be on the lookout for more costume ideas from Mimi and Chichi in the coming weeks leading up to Halloween. Have any costume ideas you’d like to try out? Let us know and we’ll help you “DIY” it.

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Black & Tan

H&M blazer

Just like the black and white post from last week, sometimes when I’m stumped on what to wear, I concentrate on the colors first. Another one of that go-to color combo is black and tan. This outfit also inspired me to pull an accessory I haven’t worn in forever: my Isabella Fiore satchel. I don’t think I’ve pulled this baby out ever since I moved to NYC. I love moments when you “discover” a long lost item in your closet — it almost feels like you brought something new back from the store!

Outfit Combo: ultra skinny pants from Gap, satin trim seamless tank from The Limited, heirloom bloom simone satchel from Isabella Fiore, blazer from H&M, necklace from Kenneth Cole, lorraina sandals from JustFab.

H&M blazer

H&M blazer

H&M blazer

H&M blazer

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Giveaway Friday: Stella & Dot Monogrammed Necklace

Win Stella & Dot Monogrammed Necklace

I know we started off this week with a giveaway, but I thought why not make this week even more bangin by having two giveaways? That’s right you guys, Giveaway Friday is back!

For today’s giveaway, one lucky winner will get their pick of a customizable Stella & Dot custom ID tag or monogrammed necklace. Who doesn’t love monograms? And before you say: “uh, not me, monogrammed initials are soooooo boring,” consider this: Stella & Dot lets you put pretty much whatever you like. Put your initials if you feel so inclined, or put #meow in there if that better describes you. The monogram world is your oyster.

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Back to Black and White

Topshop pork pie hat

Sometimes you just gotta forego the colors and get back to the basics: black and white. Ok maybe I lied a little about the complete lack of color. Nothing goes better with a black/white combo than red lips, and I just had to have that little touch of crimson.

Outfit Combo: pork pie hat from Topshop, skirt from H&M, necklace from Capwell+Co, top from Madewell, booties from BCBG.

Topshop pork pie hat

Topshop pork pie hat

Topshop pork pie hat

This past Sunday, I also had the pleasure of participating in the Share More Love project, a brainchild of photographer Jason Setiawan. In this project, Jason holds open photo session and ask people for a quote on what they think love is (to go along with the photo). Gosh I hope mine doesn’t sound too much like a cheesy Hallmark card. Here it is…

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They Call Me Mellow Yellow

French Connection Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

Fall is officially here, and in the past two weeks New York has gotten a few cold nippy days. It was enough to scare a girl into thinking there are no more good weather left in the year. Yikes, Winter is coming already?!? Thankfully my concern was unfounded and this past weekend saw some warm and sunny weather. Of course I was not going pass up the chance to bust out my shorts to celebrate the great weather. Who knows how many more times I’ll get to do this before it gets too chilly.

Outfit Combo: summer mozart ribbed jumper from French Connection, pleated crepe shorts J.Crew, gizeh birko-flor sandal from Birkenstocks, watch from Kate Spade.

French Connection Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

French Connection Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

French Connection Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

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Bootie Partie & $50 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Update: Congratulations to Sarah A. on winning this giveaway!
Win $50 gift card to Nordstrom

I feel like it’s been a long time since we had a giveaway here at Mimi & Chichi — way too long. So I thought: why not start this week off with a bang and have a Giveaway Monday? Fall is officially here, and that means that it’s time to refresh the boots section of your closet. And what better to help you with that than a $50 gift card to Nordstrom.

I’ve always been partial to the booties (may have something to do with my shortness). Knee-high boots or, heaven forbid, anything higher just swallows my legs and make me look even shorter. Thank god booties are so popular now that they have their own section in Nordstrom, my own personal online shoe heaven.

Here are just a few booties I’ve got my eyes on:
 ♥ Burberry ‘Virginia’ Open Toe Demi Wedge Suede Bootie – $995
 ♥ Jeffrey Campbell ‘Barnes’ Bootie – $99.96
 ♥ 10 Crosby Derek Lam ‘Madaline’ Bootie – $395
 ♥ Matt Bernson ‘Marlow’ Chelsea Bootie – $258.95
 ♥ Circus by Sam Edelman ‘Kensley’ Bootie – $119.95

As far as the giveaway goes, we also have good news for our non-US readers: Nordstrom ships internationally, so you can join this giveaway too!

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A Happy Accident

French Connection stevie knits PU jumper &amd; Topshop skirt

You ever walk around in heels all day – I’m talking a good eight hours – only to realize the next morning that you had planned to wear heels again?!?? It’s like ‘what was I thinking’

The bright side to this story is I had my sneakers with me and by happy coincidence they just happen to match my skirt! I just LOVE when things come together.

Outfit Combo: stevie knits PU jumper from French Connection, skirt from Topshop, Pashli Medium Satchel from 3.1 Phillip Lim, sneakers from Nike.

French Connection stevie knits PU jumper &amd; Topshop skirt

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That Big Floppy Hat

H&M wool hat

I found this hat one of my recent shopping trips to H&M. Even though this hat was placed on the high rack, and well above the line of sight of my shorty pants, I was immediately draw to it. The shape and the bold color of the hat was exactly what I’m looking for: the perfect fall statement piece. Plus isn’t it a rule of fashion that every girl needs a big floppy hat (or something like that).

Outfit Combo: hat from H&M, accordion-pleat pants from American Apparel, pumps from Valentino, necklace from H&M, clemence minaudere clutch from Pour La Victoire.

H&M wool hat

H&M wool hat

H&M wool hat

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NYFW Recap: Luis Antonio SS15 Collection

Luis Antonio Summer Spring 2015 Collection

Maritime themes were abound in Luis Antonio’s Spring Summer 2015 collection — you can see it in the coral inspired necklace, textures, and vibrant colorful prints. A native of San Juan, the designer was clearly drawing inspiration from his tropical homeland.

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A Turban In The Crowd

H&M loose fit pants and sleeveless top

So in the last outfit post I was talking about how unseasonably hot it was during NYFW, which caused me to rethink a lot of the outfit I had already planned. Well the universe must have heard me complaining, because on Day 3 of NYFW, the humid heat was exacerbated with a nice sprinkling of rain. Rather than trying to fight nature with a plethora of anti-humidity cream to tame my frizz, I kinda just gave up and decided to cover it all up with a turban instead. But hey, that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna make it look good. It was fashion week, after all — having street photographers abound was a great motivation not too look bummy.

Outfit Combo: sleeveless top from H&M, loose fit pants from H&M, sandals from Kelsi Dagger, rock lock leopard-print calf hair crossbody bag from Valentino, necklace from Capwell + Co., naomi double ring from Kendra Scott.

H&M loose fit pants and sleeveless top

H&M loose fit pants and sleeveless top

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NYFW: Stella Nolasco SS15 Collection

Stella Nolasco Summer Spring 2015 Collection

Two words come to mind when describing Stella Nolasco’s SS15 collection: sexy laces — there were sure plenty of it walking down her runway. Although she treads the line a bit with some pieces, it’s mostly a sophisticated kind of sexy that has a good amount of playful notes on it. Most people probably won’t go for the high-waist hot pants, but I can see her floor length lace gowns having a mass appeal. With the right kind of skin-toned undies, I daresay that the gowns will look flattering and sexy on most figures.

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Leather and Leopards

H&M imitation leather skirt and sleeveless top

I totally did not expect the weather to be as hot as it was during NYFW. Consequently a lot of the outfits I had planned out for the week did not quite worked out as planned, and some improvisations had to be made. As the saying goes: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And this lemonade was sweet indeed since it gave me an excuse to make extra shopping trips to H&M.

Outfit Combo: sleeveless top from H&M, imitation leather skirt from H&M, joanna pump from Kelsi Dagger, rock lock leopard-print calf hair crossbody bag from Valentino, necklace from Kenneth Cole.

H&M imitation leather skirt and sleeveless top

H&M imitation leather skirt and sleeveless top

H&M imitation leather skirt and sleeveless top

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