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.

xoxo 
mimi g.


75 comments:


  1. I just wanted you to know that I'm an avid reader of your blog. Recently I was given a Leibster Blog Award...It was my first time winning a blog award and I wanted to pay it forward to some fab blogs I follow daily. I thought of you and hope you'll accept. Congrats :) http://www.fabulousfinds.ca/2012/09/ive-been-nominated-for-liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much doll, ill make sure and post it and accept it with gratitude ;-)

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  2. I tried my hand at sewing back in junior high in home economics and I was so terrible, I couldn't even sew a straight line. That was so discouraging to me, I never tried sewing again but always wanted to deep down because I think having the ability to make your own clothes would be a wonderful skill to possess. I must say that since reading your blog, I am building up courage to maybe give it another shot. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. You never know who you may inspire.

    ~Corey

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    1. That is so wonderful to hear!!! you can never fail if you tried ;-)

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  3. I love love love that skirt. I Have never sewn a day in my life but if it can be done in 15 mins then i am definitely going to start. Thanks Love.

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  4. I love it! I really like how you take simple items and mix them together.

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  5. Amazing style lady! I'm addicted to ur fb page and the blog! Keep it coming!

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  6. Amazing style lady! I'm addicted to ur fb page and the blog! Keep it coming!

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  7. I love this skirt Mimi! I will make it. I've been looking for the perfect pencil skirt in the stores and I've not been successful. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  8. Love how you can make something so simple look so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I LOVE leopard print! You are also rocking one of my favorite colors with your purse (purple). I will so be looking into your 15 min. pencil skirt pattern tutorial very soon.

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  10. Great skirt, so simple but fabulous!!!...and thanks for sharing the chicken recipe it looks delicious!

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  11. Thanks for the recipe. You look awesome. I'm taking sewing classes, so I will be making all of your tutorials!

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  12. Hello Mimi

    Where did you get the material for the skirt?

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  13. That chicken does look really good! I've been looking for new things to do with chicken so I think I will try this next week. If I do, I will tag you so you can see. Btw, can you post the veggie details too?

    Now, the skirt----you are killin' it! I plan on making this soon-I'm so excited!

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    1. The chicken was so good and I am always looking for ways to do chicken differently. The veggies are actually just sauteed in a garlic butter, that all.

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  14. Look at you...looking all pretty.;-) As always, thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Oh I could just eat that. Gorgeous pencil skirt, already made the maxi, the pencil is next, just wsiting to trim down the girth.

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  16. I will be looking for a leopard print to make one too!! I absolutely love the idea of a tank with it!

    That damn chicken looks good lol!!!!

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  17. Looks like yum. I am going to try the recipe this Sunday. I will let you know how it turns out.

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  18. Everything looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  19. Cute! I absolutely love pencil skirts, so I am definately going to use the tutorial. I have been using patterns and picking some of the more complicated garments to make. I definately enjoy using your tutorials to make quick, fashionable garments since I have an infant. Thank you Ma'am.

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  20. Dear Mimi,

    I just wanted to let you know that your style is simply stunning and timeless. As a 23 year old young professional who is trying to be trendy but conservative... your style is something that I definitely want to emulate.Tiff

    Ps. Would love that gift card :)

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  21. That chicken does look delicious. I've been trying to find more chicken recipes since my better half only eats chicken and fish.

    Those vegetables look amazing too. What recipe did you use for those?

    BTW... I love the simple yet hot look going on with the skirt and tank.

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    1. They are just sauteed in garlic butter

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  22. i see the booty touche or whatever its called lol....love the simplicity of the outfit and that looks yumm!!!

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  23. I thought you turned the skirt on the side. I love it...where did you get the fabric from?

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    1. LOL!! The original skirt that you wore awhile back...I thought you spun it on its side to switch it up until I read the post LOL.

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    2. P.S. This is amazing that this is what you look like when you're rushing...I'd be lucky to get my head scarf on as I'm entering the building.

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  24. Been wanting leopard print fabric for the longest time to make the same pencil skirt.So hard finding some in this country of mine :-(
    You look HOT!

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    1. :-( sorry, it is all over the place here.

      xo

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  25. Thanks always for the reminder that simple and well-fitted can be very sexy. I'm in need of some better tank tops. I never make them because they are easy to buy, but since I'm not buying any time to break out my wretched serger. It hates me.

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  26. I have the exact same skirt from forever21. like the lighter part of it is the same! I got it for 10 bucks at forever21 plus. it's funny because everybody thinks i had my skirt turned to the side too lol.

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  27. Lol at the *side-eyeing* of the teenage daughter. I can totally relate to that.

    As I read this post, my eyes keep looking at my late cousin's sewing maching sitting on the floor. Hmmm, girl you are about to make me jump on in. That skirt is gorge. Love the fabric. I guess the hardest part is starting. Think I'll make a trip to the fabric store this weekend.

    And yes, that chicken looks so good.

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  28. Adding that to my list! Looks good lol

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  29. Hi Mimi,

    I have that skirt and you matched the fabric to the T. You look Fab as always. I must try that chix recipe...it looks delish. Thanks for sharing the link to the recipe.

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    1. It was awesome too because I was pissed when I couldnt find my skirt, LOL

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  30. Forget about the skirt, I need to copy the behind. LOL. Love it as always!

    JOY

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  31. Simple, yet subtely sexy. Love the pop of purple with the leopard, and the shoes are hot. Now, I'm off to pinterest to get this recipe.

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  32. I made my first baby bottom ruffle diaper cover for when my baby comes next month! I refashioned it from a dress I had but rarely wore anyway. I plan to make her a head band today with my left over material. I cannot wait to start making clothes for myself. You are so inspiring and I love the fact that your children are involved and want to start learning. My 7 year old told me as soon as I got my sewing machine, at the beginning of this month,that she wanted to learn how to sew too. It will be a learning process for both of us.

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  33. Love your booty in that skirt, girl! (Sorry, don't mean to sound creepy!) Would this skirt work in ponte or double knit - my figure isn't as fab as yours, and if I want to make it work-appropriate, it can't be too clingy.

    That chicken looks awesome... Thanks for the recipe!

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  34. You look great, love the heels!!


    Now this recipe looks really good, I will have to remember this so I can try it!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  35. mimi - any idea where we can find that fabric?

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  36. never mind...i see your answer above.

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  37. Go head Ms. Mimi... loving the combo :)

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  38. You look great, love the casualness of the outfit. That chicken does look good!

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  39. Mimi...I tried the chicken recipe you posted tonight and OMG, it was delicious! Thanks for sharing this.

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  40. Love, love the look! Really like the pencil skirt, not a big fan of animal prints, but they really do look good as a pencil skirt! I have a family member that sews and I have to get her to make me one....will post pics soon! I am definitely going to try this recipe, it looks like its right up my alley, for my new eating habits....

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  41. I love the pencil skirt. I'm going to buy some leopard fabric to make a skirt and a dress. I think leopard clothes are sexy. Also thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try it this weekend.

    LaToria

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  42. Mimi can you let us know what ingredients are in your veggies? Thanks love!

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  43. I was on a mad hunt for a leopard print pencil skirt...searched everywhere, but they're all either sold out or $$...came across your blog with the tutorial via pinterest! I am totally going to get some fabric this weekend and make myself one! Thanks for posting, and wish me luck!! :)

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.