Saturday, September 29, 2012

$100 Visa Gift card Winner!!

Thank you so much for all the support you guys have shown me I wish I could give you all $100 but I am not Oprah...LOL but I have a few more giveaways coming up so stay tuned.


Divamom46 please email me so I can get your gift to you asap! 

mimi g.

Friday, September 28, 2012

OOTD: Cut-Out Sweater + Those Wedges

Hi Darlings!! I have been keeping it pretty casual this week because I have been doing some running around and its easier sometimes to be a bit dressed down when you have a hectic day. I also wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the comments yesterday on my casual leopard skirt look, it makes me happy when you guys take time to comment.

Today I am loving my Forever 21 sweater and couldn't wait to rock it with these wedges I have had in my closet for at least 2 years and I think I had only worn them once.

Can you tell my purple coach is in heavy rotation? it seems that I have been wearing items that my purple bag enhances so I am carrying it again.

This chain link necklace is a Forever 21 find and a favorite for me when I just need a simple little something extra on my neck.

 These wedges are so cute but below are the "newer" version and I love them so much, I linked everything below for you guys.

Forever 21 Cut-Out Sweater HERE / Forever 21 Jeans HERE / Necklace HERE / Steve Madden Wedges (similar) HERE / Coach Bag (old) / Sunglasses (old) Forever 21

The Look

mimi g.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pencil Me In + Damn That Is Good Chicken!

Hi Darlings! I hope you have all entered the giveaway!! yay!! which blows me away how many of you don't comment on a regular basis, hmmmmm.

So I had purchased a skirt like this from F21 some time ago and it went missing from my closet *side eye* having teenage girls is no joke. But anyway, when I realized I no longer had it I pulled out a leopard print knit that I had found which is exactly the same leopard print as the old skirt and made my 15 min pencil skirt (video tutorial here)

If you have never sewn in your life but have wanted to try your hand at it  my video tutorial on youtube for this easy pencil skirt is the best and easiest way to get a first time project made that you can actually wear. It is easy, fast and I walk you through all of it and best of all its free, lol 

I was running late this morning and so I grabbed a pencil skirt and tank top and off I went but not before grabbing my purple coach bag which I have had for a while and love so much.

 The shoes are Steve Madden that I bought a while back on clearance for $19.99 yep I love a bargain!

Gap Tank (similar) HERE / DIY Leopard Skirt (similar) HERE and HERE / Purple Coach Bag (This Vince Camuto one is hot HERE) / Steve Madden Heels (similar) HERE

This Chicken!!

 Omg, I am a pinterest junkie for sure and I came across this recipe so on my way home that night I picked up what I needed to make it and can I tell you this damn chicken is GOOD! here is the link to the recipe my peeps, you won't regret it.

My pic looks just like hers, Lol 
It was so good.

mimi g.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

$100 Giveaway!!! WOOT WOOT

Happy Hump Day! 
read below for details and links


The winner will be announced on SATURDAY Sept. 29th

Link to my Facebook page and subscribe links are in the sidebar.
There are 2 mandatory entries listed above but liking my Facebook page + sharing can help increase YOUR chances! You can share on Facebook or Twitter everyday until Friday at midnight. Don't forget to leave your name and check back here on Saturday to see if you won!!!

*if you live outside of the US you can enter but the Visa gift card will be sent digitally via email, 
it will not be mailed*

mimi g.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY Floral Skirt + Introducing A Guest!

Happy Tuesday Darlings! I am very excited to share a fellow blogger who emailed me some time ago about doing a collaboration where she would take one of my looks and create a "Look for Less" with a post and interview questions.  Please stop by her blog, view her post and read my responses to her questions but mostly just show her some love, women must support other women and I am all about that!

Yolanda of ET CETERA BLOG MAGAZINE  has a cool approach to her blog and as a somewhat new blogger (2 years) she has a clear vision and is working hard to get there.  Below is my look, a little bit about Yolanda and her take on my look.

DIY Skirt Using Simplicity Pattern #2512 I made this skirt years ago but it is still a favorite and it highlights the color of my new Coach bag perfectly ;-)

About ETC Blog Magazine

View her post HERE

I'm Yolanda Renee and I'm from Maryland. I started www.etcblogmag.com in 2010 just as a creative outlet. At first my myspace became somewhat a blog to me but when that went out of style facebook became the new 'it' thing! So my facebook wall became flooded with fashion, make-up, beauty, etc. Which really isn't fun for those who ARE NOT interested. Like my male friends. Lol. So a friend suggested I start my own website. It was the best advice ever! I immediately started my blog, www.etcblogmag.com. I'm proud to say I do everything by myself- my research, html coding, graphic design, web design, styling, etc.

The main purpose of the site is to be a personal shopper, stylist, and blogger all rolled into one for my viewers! Lol. Celebs and those with $$$ can afford a stylist or personal shopper. The average person cannot. So this site is for the average woman who wants to be styled like the celebs. I shop online for my viewers, create outfits with the direct links for purchase, and I even give FREE styling advice. I look to the celebs styled to perfection by the most elite stylists and designers, and create looks for less for the average girl. In addition, you can find outfits of the day, celebrity looks for less, trend reports, make-up tutorials, natural hair tutorials, and more. I do this because I definitely need a creative outlet- I love fashion & design, and I know when you love something great things will follow.  It's so rewarding! So definitely come visit, www.etcblogmag.com. You will love it!

MIMI G. STYLE | Look for Less

Long sleeve shirt

J Crew long skirt

Blu Bijoux bib necklace

Miss Selfridge pearl jewelry

Nordstrom jewelry


Amrita singh

R J Graziano gold ring

Nars cosmetic

Nars cosmetic

Nars cosmetic

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday At The Fair

Hi Darlings! I am recouperating from my weekend so instead of todays OOTD I am sharing Saturdays "Day at the Fair Outfit". My son ate so much junk at the LA fair it was crazy! and I had my first fried Snickers...yum! We walked so much we barely made it back to the car at the end of the night.

Here are a few pics of what I wore to the fair, my sons first ride on a ferris wheel and a video of him rock climbing....at 5 years old he made it to the top, I would have fallen half way up.

Gap Broken In Cords HERE / Coach Legacy Bag HERE / Gap Striped Tank (old) 

I could not believe my baby boy wanted to rock climb and was not afraid, I was really blown away when he made it to the top.

 Getting all hooked up for the climb...
 What have I gotten myself into, lol...

 wave to mommy... (lol his lips are red from his cherry slurpee)

 Lets call it a night...

mimi g.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mimi G.'s Emmys Best Dressed Picks

I have been a fan of Ginnifer Goodwin for a long time and I was a loyal viewer of "Big Love" and we happen to share the same last name. Amazing dress!!

Jessica Pare of Mad Men looked amazing and elegant in this one shoulder gown.

Claire Danes looks fantastic in this Lanvin gown. It shows off her adorable baby bump.

Morena Baccarin's gown is stunning, I love it.

Nicole Kidman is always a class act! amazing Antonio Berardi dress

mimi g.