Ten Inspiring Quotes From Mimi Weddell

Photos by Jenna Dublin
If you have been reading Advanced Style long enough you know that my grandmother Bluma was my best friend and greatest inspiration. She taught me how to be kind, compassionate, and always challenge myself. She was a wonderful teacher and it is because of her that I do what I do. Since moving to New York two and a half years ago, I have met so many amazing older ladies and gentleman who continue share their wisdom and inspire me everyday.

I was looking through some old photos and realized that I had never posted these shots of Mimi Weddell and me. She was a grand woman who taught me so much in the short time that I knew her. Here are ten of her most memorable quotes:

“There’s a lot more to be learned, and I’m going to learn all the way up to the stairway to the stars”


” You dance as you walk through life.If you don’t dance, for heaven’s sake, you cannot aspire. You do not lift up from this earth.”

“Rise Above It, it’s what one does. We’re not supposed to be happy happy happy and jumping for joy every second”

“Doesn’t time go really fast its moment by moment by moment, and you’ve got to grab it”

“I don’t know, maybe life is a fairytale”

“Grace, is what it is, you dance as you sail through life, and furthermore it heightens your living as of the moment”

“The only Romantic thing left in life is a hat”

“Hats give you a frame. However dreary you feel, if you put on a hat, by golly, you’ve changed everything. I keep telling my daughter,my granddaughter,everybody, If you don’t wear a hat, you’re missing it”

“I love Illusion”

“Like Piaf I have no regrets, Oh mercy you have to have the downers and the uppers to be a complete person”

  • excellent post. 🙂

  • Barbara L.

    Love the quotes! Our bookmaking group has just finished books of our momisms, expressions and advice (much of which came from our mothers and grandmothers). We are senior women and have a lot to say.

  • Truly a beautiful women, both inside and out.

  • My favorite: the only romantic thing left in life is a hat.

  • reading your post and i do believe you are born to be a fashion blogger.

  • Her hat is magnificent – a gracious lady.

    – David

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  • I love these quotes- what an amazing person!
    xo Nina
    http://www.amazedandconfused.com

  • what a lovely hat and what a lovely lady 🙂

    Thank you for sharing her quotes and beautiful photos 🙂

  • brilliant helpful quotes!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • My goodness! These quotes are keepers. Feel like I want to write them by hand, wrap them in tissue paper and store them in a drawer or shoe box in my wardrobe.