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Happy Halloween!

Posted on: Friday, October 31, 2014

It's here, Minis! My favorite time of year! I had so much fun putting together my Halloween costume this year and it was so hard to not share it early. Most of the pieces were already in my closet, plus a little DIY for the ears — and wha-la! Miss Piggy!

I can't wait to go out in the city and share my costume. I even made this hoodie for Brock to wear with eyes made from ping pong balls and a neckline of felt!

Fun, right? What is your costume this year?

Love the Dots Dress, c/o Betsey Johnson
Ears, DIY [similar]
Pearl Necklace, K-Mart [similar]
Feather Boa, Jo-Ann Fabrics
White Gloves and Wig [similar], Target
Platform Sandals, Urban Outfitters [similar]

And as always, have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!

The Lakefront

Posted on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We had some unseasonably warm weather this past weekend. Brock and I rode the motorcycle out to Diversey Harbor and enjoyed some sunshine on the lakefront. Click through for more photos!

You've Got Nail 44

Posted on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I've been neglecting my manicures a bit lately. I have either been wearing no nails at all or just solid black. I figured today that I'd get back into the swing of it with this design that seems to be pretty popular this season. I've seen quite a few blogs refer to it as "cat claws" for Halloween with nude as the background and black triangles. I switched it up with two tones of green for a less spooky feel.

Here's what I used:
Julep Nail Color in Hannah [similar Quantum or subscribe to Julep Maven]
Essie Nail Laquer in Stylenomics
Small gold studs
Seche Vite Top Coat

Ball and Chain clutch c/o Betsey Johnson

Flowers for Dreams Housewarming Party

Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2014

Last week I was invited to check out the opening of Flower For Dreams's new space in Chicago. As some of you may remember, I ran a little giveaway with them a few months back. They're a really great local flower delivery service. Their bouquets are beautiful and they donate to charity with each order!

I figured this was the perfect opportunity to wear this floral dress that has been sitting in my closet for the past few weeks — and to try out the socks with sandals trend. Click through for more photos and details!

Grim Reaper

Posted on: Friday, October 24, 2014

I'm in the mood to get spooky. Who's ready for Halloween? Click through for more photos of this amazing hooded maxi dress.

Silver Screen Style // Vampire's Kiss

Posted on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Enter one of the worst movies. Seriously, this movie is borderline unwatchable for most. However, it's pretty hilarious if you find humor in nonsense story lines and Nic Cage's bad acting. With that being said, I love this movie. I know it's awful, but it cracks me up. It's full of really awful 80s fashion and interior design. Oh, and fake vampire teeth.

Helix Dress, Nasty Gal // Embellished Lace Bustier, Victoria's Secret // Velveteen Matte Lipstick in Wicked, Lime Crime // Mod Cut Out Drop Earrings, Forever 21 // Leather Opera Gloves, Ralph Lauren // Prom Queen Dress, Showpo

Faux Pearl Hoop Earrings, Forever 21 // Ryder Matilda Printed Dress, Urban Outfitters // Duet Crossbody, Free People // Super Duper Strength Sunglasses, Karen Walker // Georgina Blazer, Topshop // and of course an ungodly pile of contracts and an asshole vampire boss.

Have you seen this movie? Do you love/hate it as much as I do?


Posted on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I bought this ruana years ago and, since then, have left it folded on a chair in my apartment. It wasn't until this week that I decided to actually wear it. See more photos and details after the jump.

Ways To Wear It // Halloween

Posted on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I don't care what you are for Halloween— whether it be a creepy zombie or a "slutty" something-or-other — homemade always trump those bought in a bag. The best part is, there are so many costumes you can make using vintage pieces and things from your own closet! Click through for a few of my favorite ideas after  the jump.

The Pumpkin Show

Posted on: Monday, October 20, 2014

Last week I took a trip home to Ohio for the first time in three years. Part of it was visiting friends and family, part of it was a buying trip, and part was to enjoy this kitschy carnival in my hometown called the Circleville Pumpkin Show. See more photos (and goats!) after the jump.

Fresh Etsy Listings

Posted on: Sunday, October 19, 2014

I'm so excited to share with y'all that I have added thirty new vintage items to the Mini Penny Shop — coats, sweaters, boots, and more!

As always, I offer free shipping on all apparel within the US. Be sure to stock your closet for fall and winter! Heck, there are even some good options for your Halloween costumes.

Shop now.

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