VEGAS OR BUST!

Vegas, at 39!

Friday, June 1st, I boarded United flight 1129 and left all my worries and cares behind for a quick trip to Las Vegas. This was my first trip to Vegas; YES! I experienced Las Vegas for the first time, as a 39 year old.

I arrived at McCarran Airport, picked up my luggage, and met my friend Dee. I was hype and ready for (in my mind) a weekend of non-stop partying. We quickly grabbed a cab and were off to LINQ HOTEL to drop our bags and hit the town.

(RUNDOWN of how I spent my days in Vegas, with a few pics.)

Vegas – Day 1

Wax Figures and Walking

Friday, after we freshened up and changed clothes, we hit the Las Vegas Strip. Our first stop was Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We purchased our libations, and took the escalator up to start the tour. Will Smith, Samuel Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg and many others were on display; but the highlight for me, was the wax figure of TUPAC (my husband).

Side note:Each time I go to a wax museum it absolutely creeps me out how lifelike these wax figures are. It’s looks like they come alive at night. (like “Night at the Museum”)

The rest of our Friday evening was spent walking the strip, exploring Grand Canal Shoppes (a 500,000 square foot mall) and we ended the night with dinner at Ra Sushi (yum).

Vegas – Day 2

The turn up is real?

Saturday, our day began with brunch and bottomless mimosas at HEXX Kitchen and Bar. We thought we had a celebrity sighting (James Corden – Car Karoake), but it was a false alarm. After brunch, we did a little shopping, then back to the hotel to get ready for Frank Marino’s DIVAS.

About the Show:

DIVAS – This show was AMAZING! The cast of female impersonators performed (in true DIVA fashion) all of the best hits from Tina Turner, Cher, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston to name a few. Frank Marino is so funny, he literally had the audience laughing before and in-between each set. On a 10 point scale, I’d give it a 10! I highly recommend it, and the bonus is, if you are staying in LINQ HOTEL it’s right in the hotel on the 3rd floor.

Later that evening we put our walking shoes back on to enjoy a nice dinner. Imagine my excitement when we ran across NOBU. Now, to be honest the only time I’ve heard of NOBU is in a 2CHAINZ song, but hey! If it’s good enough for 2 CHAINZ, it will work for me. The ambience, service and food were all 5 ⭐️ stars.

NOBU is where Vegas – Day 2 ended, because when we made it back to the room… we were sleep by 9:30p.m. (I’m not old)

Vegas – Day 3

Packing and preparing for the flight back home.

Adventures with Fashionably Mimi

Madame Tussauds:

The Strip:

DIVAS:

Packing Day:

Vegas is a PARTY city, and is something I wish I would’ve done in my 20’s. Overall this was a relaxing getaway and I can now say, I’ve experienced VEGAS!

Making Magic from your Closet

I love to shop and find new outfits, but yesterday I decided to shop in my closet! Yes, my own closet! I must say,  I was able to create NEW OUTFIT MAGIC! …….Let me explain. 

I took some of my denim jeans (that have been hanging in the closet untouched for a while) and with the snip of the scissors turned them into denim shorts. My long kimono, is actually a maxi dress that has been cut down the middle. Paired these items with a brown belt and off the shoulder bodysuit, and can you say…NEW OUTFIT ALERT!


You don’t always have to go to the store to get something new, check out what’s hanging in your closet (that you probably haven’t worn in a while) and make some NEW OUTFIT MAGIC! 

 

#Mystylemyway #Fashionablymimi 

Education and Fashion Go Hand in Hand

I have attended a few fashion shows in my day, and they have all given me great ideas on what’s hot and what’s not. Today, I had the pleasure of attending the Ivy Educational & Charitable Foundation of Houston 35th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show. It was very inspiring. Not just because of the killer fashion (which we will talk about later) but because of the commitment that this organization has for the betterment of youth and education. 

The luncheon kicked off with words of motivation. Afterwards, they recognized 19 Scholarship recipients who were gifted with a scholarship between $1500-$2000. Not only did they recognize students who were excelling, they also recognized individuals who are doing great things in the community (as it pertains to education and giving back). 

The models were garbed in Dillard’s (First Colony Mall) apparel from head to toe (frankly, I thought I would be unimpressed). However, they rocked the runway!  There were 4 scenes: Casual, Business, Cocktail, and Formal. From scene 1 until the last model exited the stage, I smiled with pride because these were your everyday, ordinary people modeling these trends. I loved it! This made the fashion show much more enjoyable, because the ladies and gents who walked the runway exuded confidence, enthusiasm and sass! Kudos!

Fashion and Education go hand in hand when it comes to the Ivy Educational Foundation. These ladies aren’t just talking about it, they are actually EMPOWERING, ENCOURAGING, and EDUCATING the youth! 

Check out some of the highlighted fashion below. 



To find out more about The Ivy Educational Foundation of Houston, Incorporated click here