Selma Drye Holiday 2016 Collection

December 8, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Selma Drye for Out of Office NY Network. All opinions are 100% mine.

Kellie Pickler’s Selma Drye Holiday 2016

Man what I would give for an NYC apartment that is entertaining worthy. But sometimes our dreams can be bigger than our pocket book — and that’s definitely the situation that I’m currently in. So what’s a girl to do when she wants to throw a holiday soirée? You gotta get your fave blogger babes together, and pool your resources. Someone’s bound to be a friend who has friend who’s willing to lend out their kick ass apartment (one that’s way more spacious than my small one bedroom, for sure). Throw in some good frozen apps from Trader Joe’s, and tons of wine and cocktails for good measure, and you got yourself a swinging party. Of course all of the festivity decor needs to be on point. I mean, we are style bloggers after all.

Continue Reading…

Squaring Away The Check

December 5, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me for Square Cash. All opinions are 100% mine.

Square Cash App

One thing that you guys might have deduced from our Instagram feed is that bloggers love to get together for brunch, dinner, happy hour, or pretty much any reason we can make up. The eating, drinking and chatting is always good fun. But splitting the check? Not so much. Especially when we’re in a bigger group. I just hate being that person asking the poor waiter to split the check eight ways. Back just a few years ago, if you wanted to avoid asking that awkward question, you choice was pretty limited. And if you’re the one who volunteers to pay the check, you’re might even be left with another uncomfortable prospect: reminding your friend who “forgot” to pay you back.

Thanks to the prevalence of money transfer apps, we now have options to help avoid all of that awkwardness — yay technology! One of such app I recently discovered is Square Cash. I know what you’re thinking: I already use that other app that rhymes with schmenmo and they’re all pretty much the same. Welp, that’s not quite right. Read on to find out my take on how it differs and how Square Cash might be the right one for you.
Continue Reading…

The Bling List

November 22, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JTV.com. I was paid for this post and received jewelry pieces as compensation.

December 25th is quickly approaching. How’s that gift list of yours going? Still racking your brain on what to get your loved ones still left unchecked on the Christmas list? Well look no further than JTV.com to get your shopping done. Because “I hate jewelry and shiny bling” said no one ever. There is a ton of awesome jewelry on JTV.com, and I especially love their huge selection of earrings and necklaces. Who knows, you might even find a few pieces you’ll want to get for yourself. Because dang it, you deserve to get that gift (that you always wanted to give yourself).
Continue Reading…

Giveaway Friday: LS Revolution

November 18, 2016

LS Revolution Absolutely Not D'Orsay Pump
It really has been awhile since we had a Giveaway Friday on Mimi and Chichi. The holidays, otherwise known as the seasons of gift (my favorite time of the year) is coming up, I thought it would be appropriate to start it back up. And what better way to kick it off by having one featuring one of my recent fave find: Absolutely Not D’Orsay pump from LS Revolution.

Why am I so gaga over LS Revolution? I just love that how comfortable their shoes are. Their motto is “fashion AND comfort” (it’s actually written on the box) and they really mean it. This is super important especially for someone like me who lives in NYC (read: we take public transportation everywhere). Because, lets face it, the prettiest pair of shoes is pretty much useless when it means that I have to Uber everywhere every time I wear it. Footwear that is both stylish and functional is worth its weight in gold.

One lucky reader will get to try on the style on comfort of the Absolutely Not D’Orsay pump for their very own. Read on to see more shots of this lovely pair of pumps find out how you can win.
Continue Reading…

Put On a (Big) Smile

November 15, 2016

I have crooked bottom teeth. It’s not terrible, but sure looks far from good. So when I smile, I usually make a point not to show my bottom teeth. Since I’m able to hide it, fixing my smile wasn’t something that’s on the priority list. I sure as hell am not going through the suffer through metal braces, and paying upwards of $7,000 for Invisalign just seems much too excessive. Enter: Smile Direct Club, the invisible braces kit that cost less-than-half of Invisalign. What’s the secret to their economical price tag? They cut out the expensive visits to the middle man (i.e.: dentists).
Continue Reading…

Rusted Suede

November 1, 2016

Mink Pink Now or Never Rust Orange Suede Jacket

This rusted suede jacket is a recent favorite of mine. I’m just a sucker for soft touchable clothing. And this suede is so soft and velvety, it makes you want to just rub all day long (even at the risk of looking like a total weirdo). Plus the color is brilliant. Nothing brightens up a gloomy gray fall day like a touch of bright color.

Continue Reading…

Back to Basics: The Fall Edition

October 28, 2016

Uniqlo wool cashmere chester coat

Fall is in full swing and it looks like the cold weather is here to stay. No more highs of 70° — well at least not here in New York City. For me, the change to cold weather is always a bit bittersweet. I miss my sleeveless crop tops and the ablity to rock sexy off shoulder tops sans jackets, that’s for sure. But the drop in temperature also means layering is in play. And, no exceptions, everyone always looks more polished in layers. I love seeing all of the different ways people layer up when I walk outside. The city just looks more stylish in October than June somehow, LOL.

When it comes to Fall basics, a good utilitarian coat comes to mind. Nothing too crazy thick, mind you. We’re in the low to mid 50’s weather territory, so it’s yet not time to bust out that parka that makes you look like one giant blob (thank god for that). My favorite fall go-to coat is the wool and cashmere blend chester coat from Uniqlo. The wool makes the coat warm enough to meet the temperature drop requirement and the cashmere means the coat is super soft to the touch. Who doesn’t want to be enveloped in soft touchable warmth? And as far as color goes, nothing is more utilitarian than Camel because it goes with literally everything. I haven’t even gotten to the best part about this coat: it comes at a sensible price of $149. Talk about the total package.

Continue Reading…

Wrapped In Tartan

October 20, 2016

Sanctuary Cassadei Plaid Maxi Dress

There’s nothing better than a wrap dress. It’s versatility means that it can be dressed up or down, not to mention that it gives you an instant slimming effect. So when I saw one in one of my favorite tartan pattern, of course I had to snag it.

Continue Reading…

Black with a Side of Denim

October 18, 2016

Sometimes I feel like this blog is sort of my shopping confessional to you guys. Well let me tell you about my latest purchase sin… It really is dangerous to have an office only mere blocks away from the second largest Topshop flagship store in the world (and on the way to some of your lunchtime spots). This is definitely not the first time I’ve come here on the way to get lunch, “just to look around”. But this time I do have a good reason to go in: I had a gift card I got from one of my past fashion week events. Of course being the totally responsible person that I am (read: sarcasm), instead of making a purchase that’s the amount of the gift card, I used it as an excuse to go hog wild at the store.
One of the items that I couldn’t leave the store with was the moto studded super rip mom jeans. I’m a total sucker for good ripped jeans and the studs was just a delicious cherry on top. Plus, I love how Topshop drops all pretenses and straight up calls it “mom jeans”. I get a real kick out of that for some silly reason.
Continue Reading…