MINI PENNY: August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

#FlashbackFriday // Roadtrippin'

I was really lucky as a kid — my parents took my brother and I on road trips frequently. I thought it was normal growing up, and it wasn't until I was older than I began to realize that I was the only one of my friends who has Griswold-style summers.

And on top of all that, my parents took a lot of photos. Whether we were camping in the to the Grand Canyon or to Nova Scotia, there was always a camera somewhere to capture shots of our family looking like total 90s tourists. See some of my favorites after the jump (and yes, a total #FBF goldmine of me being an awkward kid).

Labor Day Weekend Sale

It's already Labor Day?! Whoa. Celebrate (or mourn) the end of summer with a sale over at the Mini Penny Shop. Use the code LONGWEEKEND at checkout and you'll get 30% off everything. And as always, free shipping in the US! Shop now.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mazda Power of 3 Tour Recap

This summer has been such a whirlwind! It's been so great having you all interact with Mini Penny via the Mazda Power of 3 Tour throughout the US — I owe you all a HUGE thank you for coming out and voting!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On the Run

I've been on the hunt for some Roshe Runs for a while — I had a tough time finding black ones in my size and went back to my old habit of buying boy's shoes. Bonus part? They cost less than adult shoes. Anyway, these things are damn comfy and have been getting some milage during my extra-busy month.

Monday, August 18, 2014

August Wishlist

Last week I splurged and bought my first pair of Madewell denim. Um, hello. I bought the High Riser Skinny Skinny Cut Edge jeans in Jasper. They're amazing. I've been putting off buying blue denim for so long simply because I had a hard time finding washes and cuts I like. Now I'm contemplating jumping ship on most of my other denim and replacing it with Madewell styles. See my picks (plus, fall boot lust) after the jump.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekstagram // Aug 16

My schedule has been insanely packed over the last two months. Between working my butt off making bags, covering at the tattoo shop, and visitors in town, I'm still setting time aside for new friends. Life is busy and life is good.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Happy Thoughts

I was nearly speechless upon learning the news of the passing of very poignant actor from my childhood. Genie, Mrs. Doubtfire, John Keating, Alan Parrish, Jack Powell... gone. But in the forefront of my mind is Peter Pan — the version of Peter Pan who had forgotten who he was. The version that was reunited with the Lost Boys and had to remember how to fly.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review // Julep August Beauty Trailblazers Box + Promo Code

This month, I went a totally different direction with my Julep Maven box. I have a ton of great polish from them, but I wasn't feeling this month's colors. However, the Beauty Trailblazers box— a cleanser, a primer, and a polish — caught my eye and I decided to give it a shot.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lollapalooza Look // Black Out

It rained on and off all day on Sunday at Lollapalooza. Thankfully, I just picked up a new pair of the waterproof Dr. Martens! Those paired with a poncho kept me dry for the day.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lollapalooza Look // White Out

First of all, a big thanks to Nylon Magazine for sending me to Lollapalooza this weekend! It was super last-minute and a pleasant surprise! If any of you came to Chicago for the event, or are local and went down to Grant Park, I hope you had a great time.

Friday, August 1, 2014

What's In My Bag // Lollapalooza

Who's going to Lollapalooza this weekend? Keep a look out for me — I'll be shooting street style, trying to stay dry, and scheming for Dave 1 to fall in love with me (only half kidding). Here's what's in my backpack for this year's festival:

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