Meet Shirley of Meek~n~Mild

For British blogger Shirley of Meek~n~Mild, blogging is just a hobby, but you certainly wouldn’t think that from visiting her blog, which is full of to-die-for outfits. This ambitious gal is getting a degree in mathematics, and wants to continue on to become an aeronautical engineer. Meanwhile, we hope she continues to share her daily outfits with us, because we just can’t get enough. Read her Q&A, check out her pretty namesake dress, and then shop her ModCloth picks!

You’re getting your degree in mathematics, right? What would your dream career be?
My dream career would be an aeronautical engineer. I love the mechanics of aircrafts, and have been since I was a child. I’m hoping to pursue a Masters in Engineering when I’m finished with my degree in Mathematics.

In your bio, you said you have an unhealthy obsession with Starbucks what’s your favorite beverage?
Yes indeed I do! My favorite has to be chocolate cream Frappucinos on hot summer days, and hazelnut hot chocolate in the winter!

Any tips for bloggers like you who are balancing schoolwork and blogging? How do you manage your time?
You have to be very organized, but, most of all, prioritize. Blogging is like a hobby, it should be enjoyed in your spare time.

You seem to borrow some clothes from your mother’s wardrobe. Do you think she’s influenced your look?
My mum is a very stylish lady, and she really does influence my look. I love going through her old things and finding vintage gems I can incorporate into my wardrobe. She doesn’t mind as she often borrows my things, too.

You’re kind of a chameleon; it seems like you can pull of every silhouette, trend, and color. Do you have any tips for pulling off any look?
[Laughs] Thanks! I don’t really know. I guess it all depends on how I’m feeling when I wake up. I tend to dress up based on my mood; if i feel girlie I pick a dress or skirt, or if I feel edgy, I opt for a leather jacket or killer heels.

What blogs do you follow for inspiration?
I love Andy from Style Scrapbook, Ashley from Ring My Bell, Alix from The Cherry Blossom Girl, Betty from Le Blog de Betty, and Carrie from WishWishWish. They all have different styles, but are a huge inspiration to me! They were the first few style blogs I followed.

Before we let her go, we asked Shirley to style her namesake dress. This is what she whipped up:

See all the pieces Shirley styled to go with her namesake dress in her favorite picks!

About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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  1. jewelrygal 07/27/2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Great blogger-of-the-moment pick! ♥

  2. Linzy 07/27/2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Wow! She is definitely an awesome choice! I love her style, and I’m so impressed by her career goals. What an amazing role model!

    Little Acorns

  3. Danielle 07/27/2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Amazing choice 🙂 Love Meek N Mild
    Shirley is just to gorgeous for words:)

  4. Monique 07/27/2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Beautiful girl with fantastic style! Great pick for blogger of the moment

  5. Jo - Lost in the Haze 07/27/2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Ohh, she is wonderful! Thank you for the introduction! <3 And I love her beautiful namesake dress! Eek! x

  6. Anna 07/27/2011 at 7:32 pm #

    She is SO adorable! Love her outfit picks 🙂

  7. ligy 07/28/2011 at 4:35 am #

    Ohh, she is wonderful! Thank you for the introduction!

  8. stephanie 07/28/2011 at 6:49 am #

    Her blog is fab!
    She’s got Beauty and Brains! Your definately gonna to go far. All the best girl!

  9. Ali 07/28/2011 at 10:08 am #

    Wow, she’s smart and stunningly beautiful! I can see why you picked her, she seems like a great role model.

  10. Chantelle 07/28/2011 at 7:05 pm #

    She’s everything I aspire to be…fashionable and succesful…Very inspirational I love her! <3

  11. MAReee 07/28/2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
    Love her and also the fact that she does Maths too..i do Economics and Maths…love her aspirations.
    You go, girl!

    Much Love,
    MAReee xx

  12. Olivia Wren 07/28/2011 at 8:23 pm #

    OOOooohhhh…. What lovely style. I absolutely adore her photos in the post. Blouse, then harem pants, then vintage. So glad ModCloth could interview her!

  13. Tata 07/29/2011 at 2:14 am #

    This is probably my favorite blogger -of- the -moment ever!!! ♥

  14. nia 08/01/2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Great choice I love her!!!

  15. Emma 08/07/2011 at 8:09 am #

    Congrats on getting featured this post and heart you!

  16. Alyssa Pritchett 08/08/2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Amazing blog! I love this article!

  17. nicoled3096 08/12/2011 at 9:06 am #

    I love Shirley so much I think her blog is awesome and this collection is gorgeous !! <3

  18. Desislava 08/16/2011 at 1:18 am #

    I just found her blog and I love it already!! Such a beauty and unique style :))


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