Mimi’s Journey to 40!

JOY – A state of happiness or bliss.

As I countdown the months, days, hours, minutes to the GRAND 40! I realized I have been so busy “living” that I haven’t really taken time to experience JOY; TRUE JOY! So, going forward I’ve decided to not just go through the motions, but actually take time to enjoy life fully and allow myself to live a LIFE OF JOY!

I can’t think of a better way to do that, than spend more time with people I love; and do more of the things that bring me joy.

Have you made time for the people you love, and things that make you happy?

I am open to hearing your “JOY” ideas! Drop them in the comments below.

40 Under Forty, Red Carpet Style

July 19, 40 of Southern Universities well accomplished Alumni were recognized at the Inaugural 40 Under Forty Awards ceremony; kicking off the Southern University National Alumni Conference. This signature recognition event, was held at the beautiful Manship Theater in downtown Baton Rouge.

A  sea of blue and gold cocktail attire filled the theater as family members and friends waited to celebrate each honoree as they took the stage to accept their award. I am happy to share, I was one of the 40 recognized for pushing the mission of Southern University A&M College.

The evening began with a special VIP Reception, and concluded with a “Night On The Town”. What a wonderful way to show appreciation to alumni who continue to support the mission of the university.

Find Out More About: Southern University A&M College

Fashionably Mimi Turns 39!

Thursday, March 15th kicked off the beginning of my BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS (my actual birthday is March 16th). I had a GRAND few days of spending time with family and friends; and have the pictures to prove it!

Celebration Day 1 – Drive Thru Safari

My sister (Chaun Vaughn Speaks), our boys and I traveled 2 hours to Franklin,Texas to interact with exotic animals from around the globe at The Franklin Drive Thru Safari. This was an experience unlike any other. We arrived, purchased feed and rolled the windows down so we could roll through the safari and feed some animals!

You’d never believe all of the animals that this place has adopted. What a great way to kick off my birthday.

Celebration Day 2 – Skate Party

Friday, March 16th (MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY) I had a Wiz themed “Feeling Fine at 39” Roller Skating Party. Houston Just Rolling Skating Rink , located off Sam Houston Parkway is where the magic happened! Friends and family came dressed in their GOLD, RED, and GREEN attire (like the Emerald City on The Wiz) as we took to the floor to skate like we were in our teens.


Keopix, the nation’s leading modernized photo booth company was there to help create a unique experience for my guests. I would say, the highlight of the evening was when DJ Cole played a clip from The Wiz, so we could EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD (the roller rink floor) and we started a train. I was the conductor of a full blown train-wreck, LOL! We made 1 lap, 2…. almost 2 laps and then… DOWN GOES FRASIER! Ha, ha. What a good time!

Check out some of the pics from the evening, and make sure you check out Houston Just Rolling Skating Rink and Keopix for your next party.

Celebration Day 3 – Mimi’s Derby Hat, Jeans & Tea Party

Friends, Laughs, and Tea…… which ended in a crawfish run. Check out the pics, no words can describe the great conversation that was had.

Crawfish Time

Celebration Day 4 – Brunch at Olivette

This was the best Birthday yet; and I am happy for NEW BEGINNINGS as I start 39th YEAR OF LIFE.

A little “PEACE” of Happiness

Quietly tucked away, deep in the woods of Eustace, Texas is what I call a little “PEACE” of happiness; or Cedar Cove Ranch. This 5-star resort is perfect for a getaway with friends and family, fishing, hiking or even a place to host your next big event.

I was recently there celebrating with my sister for her 42nd Birthday, and this was truly a #GirlsTrip to remember. When we drove through those wrought iron gates and made our way down that dirt road, the hustle and bustle of the outside world were all left behind. As we pulled up to The Grand Chateau , we were greeted by Steve, our on site tour guide and overall welcoming committee.


This was the perfect backdrop for Chaun Vaughn’s #DaisyDukesAndBoots photo shoot, and all other “instagram worthy” pics. Want to go camping, but don’t want to pitch that tent? This is a GLAMOROUS CAMPING (#Glamping )experience that anyone would enjoy. Don’t believe me? Check some of the pics out below, and make sure you book your stay with Cedar Cove Ranch…………Tell them Fashionably Mimi sent you. 



Living Life Like its Golden.. or Bronze! 

Christmas time brings the biggest smiles, warmest hugs and jovial spirits. Decorating, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and (of course) shopping, what makes the Christmas holidays so much fun! But…What would Christmas be without the festive attire?!

I’ll be honest – I’ve never participated in the UGLY Christmas sweater parties; but I do LOVE all the bright holiday colors. This year, I chose to go against the standard RED or GREEN I normally wear Christmas Day, and make Christmas GOLDEN! Golden… or should I say BRONZE! 

This Christmas, the weather wasn’t the only thing that was HOT! I rocked a Slinky Wrap Drape Dress and Duster set in a beautiful bronze metallic color. This piece is definitely an attention getter and will turn a head …or two. 

! This duo is a very inexpensive find. I picked this up for less than $60 from one of my favorite online shopping gems, Boohoo

What did you wear this Christmas? I’d love to see your pics. Send them to me @ fashionablymimi@gmail.com