Broke Fashion: Meet Mimi, a Blogger Who’s Aiming to Make a Dent in the Fashion World

Posted January 16, 2013 by in Fashion
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Mimi is a 20 year old student and blogger from Orlando Florida. Her main goal in life is to work in the fashion PR industry in either New York or Los Angelas! According to Mimi:

I believe that anyone and everyone can be stylish! It doesn’t matter what the budget is, if a person can look at an item at a store and can come up with at least two outfits with the clothes they already have, then it’s a good buy. It’s all about being a smart shopper.

Since we admired Mimi’s style, we had to learn more about her!

B&C: What was your least favorite trend of 2012? 

Mimi: The wedge sneaker. I don’t like sneakers in general, so adding a wedge to them doesn’t make them cuter to me.

B&C: What was your favorite trend of 2012? 

Mimi: High-Waisted anything. I have several pairs of high-waisted shorts and pants that I just can’t stop wearing. I have endless amount of outfits for each bottom.

B&C: What do you think 2013 has in store for fashion? 

Mimi: I believe that 2013 is going to continue this edgy punk style but incorporate brights such as the mint and coral colors that we just can’t get enough of. I’m excited to see how this year in fashion will play out but I know for a fact I’ll be right along with the trends putting my own twist on it with my own budget.

B&C: What’s one item you can’t leave the house without?

Mimi:  The item I can’t live without would have to be my satchel. I love satchels! They are comfortable and portable for me to carry out my everyday life. Most purses come with a long strap  so I just find a super cute purse that I like and add the strap to make it a satchel for myself.

  • Sweater & Pants: $10 bucks each! Cotton On
  • Necklace: $5 Wet Seal
  • Purse: $25 Styles for Less
  • Shoes: $15 Express
  • Bracelet & Earrings: $8 and $3 Forever 21

B&C: Why did you start your blog?

Mimi:  I started my blog because after college, I want to work in fashion PR. I figured the best way to learn is to try and make a name for myself on my own. I believe in style and fashion,  I just don’t make enough money to have a celebrity wardrobe, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from expressing themselves the way they want to.

Also, many of my friends would always ask me where I got my clothes, so I decided to make a blog with the price and location of each of my pieces as a tool for fellow fashionistas on a budget!

B&C: You seem to really like statement pieces! What’s your favorite way to make a statement?

Mimi: I usually like to have just one statement accessory at a time. I like mixing prints or bold colors and really making an outfit pop with that one piece. I believe that each piece of clothing is a note and you always need a solid harmony to let the melody shine.

B&C: What are your favorite places to shop on a budget?

Mimi: I love Styles For Less, they always have great deals! I also really enjoy thrifting, you can find some amazing deals and one of a kind pieces from Goodwill. Then I shop at Forever21 and Charlotte Russe because they both are always on the trends and usually have good deals going on. I go where the deals go.

Do you love Mimi’s style as much as we do? Then follow her blog, The Stylish Mimi. She’ll inspire you to be more adventurous with your own personal style!