what to wear when traveling by the skinny confidential

STYLE BY MIMI: Fashion Breakdown

March 16, 2018
by
LAURYN

what to wear when traveling by the skinny confidential Back Again! ( Remember when Michael used to start every podcast episode with that line? TBT. )  After my outfit post last summer, Lauryn convinced me that I should do another, so here we go!

Although my outfits in my Saint Tropez post were fitting for the moment, I feel like this fall was a season of change for me. I cut my hair into a lob , I also figured out what drives me: movement, aka travel.

So I took some trips!

And lastly, but most importantly, I stepped up my style game. I feel like…I’m like…. realizing stuff. By stuff I mean that I mostly like to wear white or black shirts, and that sweatpants can be worn in a formal setting. Yay for this trend, can we keep it for a while?

I would describe my style as: pretending I just rolled out of bed and threw on a comfortable low-key look, when in reality I have been thinking about it for weeks & also got a spray tan for it.

MOM JEANS:

OK so when I got these mom jeans I honestly hated them. I was a die-hard skinny jean girl and felt like I just couldn’t pull off the mom jean look because once when I was little someone told me that baggy jeans weren’t hot.

But I am the worst at returning stuff so I put these jeans in a drawer where they lived for a long time. Recently when I pulled them out I realized that someone had lied. Mom jeans make me feel tiny because they hug my waist, pull my butt up, and fit loosely on my thighs.

I have this weird thing where I almost always tuck my shirt into my pants ( I can’t be the only one, you do this too, right? ) so naturally bodysuits have a special place in my heart.

Now if we’re really getting crazy, I’ll wear a turtleneck bodysuit like this one because turtlenecks make me feel mature and sophisticated ( something I strive for because I am younger than everyone I work with: forever the youngest ). 

Also these velvet pumps are s’cute, I love a good red moment & this red pairs well with my typically neutral outfits. They have a slightly grippy heel for maximum stability when dancing & they’re sulfate free 😉

Mom Jeans | Turtleneck | Red Velvet pumps

SWEATSHIRT: 

Full disclosure:

1.) I don’t listen to Metallica. The only song I know by them is Nothing Else Matters because Lauryn & Michael had their first dance to it at their wedding.

2.) I did indeed steal this sweatshirt from Lauryn & I will not be giving it back.

Every time I wear this sweatshirt some old man crows at me asking if I love Metallica then scoffs when I say “no”, and says something along the lines of  “nice Landsend sweatshirt, my grandpa had one just like it”.  LET ME LIVE.

My beloved sweatshirt and I have been all over the world this year. We went to LondonCopenhagen over Thanksgiving. It was uncomfortably cold and wet there ( even the locals said so! ). My sweater tried its best to comfort me in the cold, but I just wanted more, so I threw a warm puffer over it and about 200 layers under too.

I noticed all the hot guys in Park City only wear graphic sweatshirts when snowboarding & this year I wanted to be cool too. SO I wore my fave Metallica sweater with my ski jumper ( who wore it better, me or Lauryn? ).

sweatshirt | boots | jacket | scarf | gloves | backpack 


BACKPACK:

I’ve been working for TSC for 5 years ( #proudmoment ) as Lauryn’s assistant/right-hand/babysitter/Michael’s second wife, and I’ve learned & experienced a lot over the years.

For example: how to open champagne, ALWAYS have a charged external battery on hand, that I’ll do anything but wake Lauryn up in the morning ( actual footage of me trying to wake her up ) , GG crackers are a must, & that no one drinks enough water.

Thus enter the greatest, life-changing purchase I ever made: a backpack. Simple enough. I see other girls with them but I never knew how much I needed this.

The days of having my hands so full I drop my lunch ( or phone ) onto the pavement are OVER.

Now I carry this backpack everywhere.

Even when I carry a handbag, this is on my back 100%. It’s basically my right hand. When my hands are free I can multi-task which is essential to my lively hood/ mental health. This backpack is the perfect size for all of my stuff AND Lauryn’s stuff ( should I do a post on my TSC assistant survival kit that I always keep in my bag? ).

Fun fact: I always put the straps the tightest they can go so that the backpack doesn’t hang over my ass, duh.


SWEATPANTS:

Michael has passed onto me this trait where when we like something, we buy 2, in every color. You know, kind of Steve Jobs-esque. It’s nice to get up and not have to think too much about what I’m going to wear. It’s almost like a uniform ( I always envied private school for their uniforms but I know they envied us because we got to wear short-shorts and go off campus to lunch everyday. Public school perks ).

Enter my sweatpants obsession and Michael’s possession of 25 of the same black t-shirt. I’m not kidding, I have these exact pants in every color. When I wear these I channel my inner Sporty Spice. Usually I’ll wear a crop top with a Calvin Klein bra under ( another item in which I own in almost every color) or just a Calvin Klein bra and a bomber if I’m feeling extra Spice-y.

Something I hear a lot: “You’re going to wear sweatpants to dinner?”, ya mom I wear sweatpants to dinner let me live & get a hobby.

VANS:

To complete my self-proclaimed uniform: sneakers of course!

The most useful thing Michael has ever done for me was to tell me a story about a guy trying to run away from a fight wearing sandals. Imagine the horror of trying run away in sandals: you’re on gravel or trying to run up some stairs & with each step making that clack-clack noise.

Long story short, I like to wear shoes that I can do activities in. Sometimes I like to dance around in the grocery store ( catch me at Trader Joe’s with my Beats on, in my own world ) or maybe I need to climb up on a ledge to get the perfect angle for Instagram, who knows.

Each day brings a new opportunity to not wear sandals.

top  | jacket  | socks  | bodysuit


I used to rep Vans when I was little but they were the slip on Vans, remember those?! I usually went for the bright pink checkered style.

Now that I am grown I wear the classic vans. Vans are my fave because I run into boys wearing the same shoes, then ya know, homeboy gonna like… get it. 

Sneakers with a dress or with cropped jeans: is there anything better? Bonus if you have a small foot you ’cause you can buy kids shoes, like Moi. Do they make Loubs in children’s size? I’m in the market for some.

Alright, alright, alright.

Thanks for reading. I hope you are as into the rolling out of bed ( AJA hours of getting ready ) fashion vibe as I am. Also- send over some suggestions of new brands/sites/stores for me to check out ( or sneakers if you want to make me really happy ) 

Follow me on Instagram & check out my stories where I capture The Skinny Confidential EXPOSED.

xx Mimi 

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  1. Shannon

    This was SUCH a fun post to read!! I love Mimi’s “voice” {idk how else to call it} – like I legit had a blast reading this, not to mention her style is so dope. Couldn’t click to follow on insta fast enough!! Would be so interesting to hear the younger trends – this may sound weird, but I look up a lot to the younger generations & so would be cool to hear things from her perspective from fashion to social media trends to apps to beauty, etc! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      100% agree Shannon, I always look to the younger generation aka 11 year olds ( lol ) thanks for reading! xx -Mimi

  2. Kait

    Yes! I have tiny feet too and always buy kids shoes. I just bought the off-white and pale pink adidas that only come in kids 😂

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  3. Vanessa

    WAIT. MIMI NEEDS TO START HER OWN BLOG OR GET A SECTION ON TSC. OBSESSED WITH THIS POST. GOOD INSIGHT & FUNNY— what a blogger should be. LOVE U BOTH. XX

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      You are too sweet Vanessa! Maybe I’ll do another post in the future, but I’ll leave the blogging to Sis. xx -Mimi