Guest Post: Meet Bonnie

09 August 2012

Hello Secondhand Magpie readers!  I adore everything about Britt and her blog – her style, her honest writing and her zeal for home improvement and older houses – so I was honored when she asked me to guest post for her this week.

My name is Bonnie and I blog over in my wee corner of the internet at Mini Me Style.  One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to have a greater real-clothes-to-yoga-pants ratio on a daily basis, and my blog is a way to keep me accountable to actually get dressed in the morning. Although when I don’t have to be on campus (I’m a third year Ph.D. student and teach undergrad courses), I do spend quite a bit of time browsing Pinterest in my underwear.  Balance is everything.

I love blogging and have learned so much and met so many amazing people since I started up my little site in February.  I have no aspirations of blogger fame or fortune, but even if I did, lemme tell you what keeps a girl humble: the statistics tool that lets you see what search terms people are typing into google that lead them to your blog, and the things you maybe wish you hadn’t posted. Some of my recent favorites have been:

“Worst flower arrangement in the world”, which pointed to this picture of a failed Pinterest project that I posted after Easter.

I know, I know, I know - I cringe, too. The flowers were supposed to be beautiful pink peonies, but when your florist is a Kroger at 2:00 p.m on Easter Sunday and guests are going to be over in an hour, you make do. 

“Peg Bundy Nude”. First of all: seriously? And second, I guess I kind of deserved it after wearing/posting this outfit: 

“Img src slip cameltoe”.  I’m as lost as you are on this one, and thankfully, it didn’t seem to point to any picture in particular.

But I promise my blog isn’t all failed style and craft aspirations!  Occasionally I get things right.  Here is a collection of recent outfits that are not (yet) tied to any crazy search terms. Although if you spot a "img src slip cameltoe", please let me know ASAP. 

Thank you for reading, and I’d love for you to stop by and say “hi”!  I host a couple style features on my blog and am always looking for people to participate. This first is Academically Inclined which features women working in different facets of academia and how they stay stylish within their varying dress codes, and the second is a Petite Fashion Bloggers series that focuses on how shorter women dress for their frame.  

Thank you again for reading, everyone, and thank you for having me, Britt! 



  1. I love Bonnie's blog! The search terms are hilarious, haha. Those flowers aren't that bad! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. Peg Bundy? haha. I don't use any blog analytic tools because I am lazy blogger, but now I kind of want to to see search terms for my blog.

    Penniless Socialite

  3. Her style is fantastic! (minus the peggy bundy... who I love, hehe!) Thanks for sharing her with us, I will definitely be checking her blog out.

  4. This is the best post haha i love it and her blog!

  5. i loveee bonnie's blog and this post? seriously cracked me up! love it!

  6. Great guest post! :) Love Bonnie's style!

    Rachel’s Lookbook


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