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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.

Tuxedo Stripes

Posted on: Friday, October 17, 2014

These chilly fall days have been great for motorcycle rides. The faux leather jacket that I've been wearing for years (I got it at a thrift store) has started falling apart — so I got this replacement just in time. See more photos after the jump.

Silver Screen Style // The Fly

Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

The 1986 version of The Fly is one of my favorite remakes ever. It has everything — weird 80s fashion, gratuitous gore, and even Jeff Goldblum in his underwear (before, of course, he turns into the hideous Brundlefly). If you haven't seen it, seek it out.

Vital Leather Blazer, Nasty Gal // Black Plain Suspender Tights, Topshop // English Silk Tweed Tie, J Crew // Red lipstick, NARS // Premium Check Suit Blazer, Topshop

Sheer Hem Shirt, Topshop // Nightglen Plaid Scarf, Madewell // Wool-Blend Boucle Coat, Forever 21

Premium Trench Coat, Topshop // BDG Denim Dolman Shift Dress, Urban Outfitters // Checkered Fishnet Tights, Forever21 // Skip the cigarette and just have your morning coffee and paper

Recipe // Apple Pancakes

Posted on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Autumn and apple picking go hand-in-hand. A few weeks ago we visited the orchard and picked ourselves a couple pecks of honey crisps. We immediately made baked apples with vanilla ice cream (yum!), and a few days later were pining for some apple pancakes for breakfast.

1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup diced apple
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar

1. First, combine the butter, egg, milk and apple in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.
3. Slowly mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir until combined.
4. Heat an oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
5. Scoop the batter onto the griddle, about 1/4 cup at a time. Brown both sides.
6. Serve with honey or syrup and cinnamon to top. Enjoy!

What are your favorite fall recipes?

Ways to Wear It // Duster Cardigan

Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When I was a freshman in high school, I had a black knit duster cardigan. I wore it to death. I was so sad when I had to retire the darn thing — yet I can nearly guarantee that I probably didn't wear it well in my teenage years. I am so excited to see dusters and "coatigans" come back for this season. Check out some outfit inspiration for length sweaters after the jump.

Playing Cat and Mouse

Posted on: Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall weekends at the Logan Square Farmer's Market are perfect for cozy sweaters and hot coffee. I really miss living on this street — it really has some lovely homes!

One of my favorite books as a kid was The Mouse and the Motorcycle. This necklace by Betsey Johnson is the perfect blingy version of Ralph. Cute, right?

Striped top, American Eagle [similar]
Easy Jean, American Apparel [similar]
Celine Boyfriend Cardigan in Cream, c/o Missguided
Fashion Show Mouse Pendant Necklace, c/o Betsey Johnson
Fullu Studded Ankle Boots, MTNG [similar]

Photos by Brock Myres.

October Wishlist

Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014

With it being my favorite time of year, it's tough to not go out and buy a load of fall garments for layering. I love dressing for autumn!

Mirror Metallics Nail Laquer in Penny Talk, Essie // Ecote Cut Pile Overcoat, Urban Outfitters // Velveteens in Salem, Lime Crime // Ria Leather Boot, Jeffrey Campbell // Wink Back Lace Top Tee, NastyGal

Header image from the NeedSupply Highland Punk look book. It's lovely, check it out!

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