My Name is Mimi Irvin “aka” Corporate Chic and creator of MeYE Label Blog. I am a wife, mother of two handsome boys, daughter, friend, and a fashionista that loves to inspire women to be Confident and “Dress the Part, Shop Smart”
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my overall style as Modern Vintage with Edge. I love toincorporate that into my Corporate Daily attire which makes it Unique, Edgy, Sophisticated for the Corporate World.
How do you decide what to wear in the morning?
After I apply my make-up and complete my hair I automatically know the look I am going for that morning. So it starts with my make-up and hair.
What are your favorite wardrobe pieces?
I love printed palazzo pants and long maxi dresses. More vintage looks though. It’s something about bringing life back into vintage clothes. I love it.
Where do you typically shop for clothes and accessories?
I love.. love resale/thrift shops. I found a couple on IG such as @marlowesimonevintage and @anglesvintageboutique. My local resale shop that I mainly go to in Houston TX is Buffalo Exchange on 2439 Bissonnet ST. Of course I love the discount franchise retail stores such as Target as well!
Let’s talk hair. How long have you been natural? What is your normal regimen.
I contemplated the idea of going natural in early 2011 and although I loved the relaxed looked and didn’t suffer much from breakage, I wanted something different. I was set forth to go on assignment in the Netherlands with my company in January 2012, so I decided December 2011 would be my last relaxer. I wouldn’t have to worry about the Texas humidity and I felt the transition would be easier to deal with in cooler temperatures. As I tried many styles as I could during my transition, 8 months would be the end of that road. I decided to do my BC August 2012. As I sat in the mirror cutting each section it was very hard to get through. I had about 3 inches of new growth but after completing that hard effort, I looked in the mirror and said yes this is ME and I will ROCK it.
If my hair is not twisted, I typically will pin it up at night and sleep in satin bonnet. In the mornings I will spritz with water, add some Shea Moisture Reconstructive Conditioner (maybe Coconut oil) and style in an up-do.
Do you have a signature hairstyle? I love my “pin to the side” wash and go.
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