MINI PENNY: November 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Big Sale

It's here! The biggest sale of the year. Take 40% off of everything in the Mini Penny Shop all weekend to celebrate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! All prices are adjusted, so there's no code required. Always free shipping in the US. Shop till you drop!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cloud City

Can I just make my winter goal to be as cozy as possible? I think I'm well on my way there. I added this sweater to my closet and know I'm going to wear it out fast. Faux shearling is my new love. See more photos and outfit details.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Inspiration // Grey Walls

I've been in my apartment for over a year at the this point, and am starting to get the urge to switch things up. When I looked at the apartment prior to renting, I was in love with the purple walls. I mean, I still am. It's fun and unique and cheery. But over the past few days, I've been swooning over cozy grey interiors.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Long Lines

I tried breaking out of my normal all-black for just a change. I found these pants at the thrift store and despite my "hatred" of cargo pants, I gave them a try — because they sort of reminded me of these. Okay, so it took me a bit to get used to the low-rise and the ankle length. But all-in-all, I think they were a good find and nice change to my closet.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Silver Screen Style // Cannibal the Musical

Sometimes when I start writing my Silver Screen Style posts, I begin to realize that I like really weird movies. Have you all seen Cannibal! The Musical? It's a pre-South Park Trey Parker movie that is totally bonkers. It's about a group of guys who are traveling through the mountains in search for gold and get lost.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

You've Got Nail 45 // Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Review

A few months ago I noticed my local drugstore carrying the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish. I've been wanting to give it a try and finally decided to pick up one shade and the top coat last week and give it a spin.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Roses are Red

Yesterday was basically our last autumn day in Chicago. I decided to take advantage of it by layering this floral dress with an oversized blazer. I'm loving how my new hair color pairs with reds. I sort of feel like Gozer from Ghostbusters. All I need is that skin-tight catsuit.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Out With the Old, In With the Bold

Goodbye purple! I felt like I needed a change — after nearly two years of purple, I wanted something new. And since I'm borderline thinking about seeing if I can grow my hair out a little longer on the sides (helloooo fade), it seemed like a healthier option for me to ditch the bleach and hit something a little closer to my natural color. And here you have it — a deep red-brown.

I can't get over how much I love my new hair!

Oh and I realize there was an issue with the discount code over the weekend in the shop! It has been fixed — now you can use the MINIMAJOR code for 15% off + free US shipping

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mazda Results + Mini Penny Major Appreciation Sale

This year has been beyond exciting. Earlier this spring, I was honored to be nominated and selected as a Mazda Power of 3 Innovator. During the course of the summer, the Power of 3 Tour visited many cities in the US, where so many of you went out and voted for Mini Penny to win money to help further the business. It was an awesome experience working with the Mazda team, Jason and Kawehi, and seeing how you all interacted with the booths as they came to your towns.

Today Mazda has announced the Power of 3 Tour winner over on their blog. A big congrats is in store for Jason! And while I would have loved to take home that $20k, I'm still very honored and excited to be a runner-up in the voting — meaning Mini Penny still received some funding that I'll  be using for tech upgrades, more product, and more content for you! This whole ride has been amazing and I can't thank the folks at Mazda and their marketing team enough for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Still, every day, I'm stoked that I have lots of amazing people reading Mini Penny. If it weren't for you guys commenting and reading and following on social media, I wouldn't get nearly as much pleasure out of this project as I do. I love all your emails and encouragement — the blogging (both writing and reading) community is one of the most uplifting and supporting groups of people I have known. To show my ongoing appreciation, I'm offering 15% off everything + free shipping in the Mini Penny Shop when you use the code MINIMAJOR at checkout.

Mini Penny was an unexpected project for me to start over three years ago. I've had a lot of fun with it so far and I look forward to continuing it with you!

Sale is ends 11/14 at midnight CST. Includes free shipping for all US orders.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

And It's Too Near the Bone

This year has gone by "too fast." We're quickly approaching a slew of best-of lists and articles about how to keep your upcoming resolutions. The Xmas decorations have been in stores for weeks already and you party people had better start making plans for your New Year's Eve activities.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ways To Wear It // Cold Weather

Here we go. November means it's time for beanies, scarves and gloves. These items could simply just be functional pieces to keep you warm — but at the end of the day, why not snag some cold weather pieces that you love to wear, too? Here are my picks (plus what to outfit them with) for the upcoming chill.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Blue Suede Shoes

Windy and warm days at the zoo: I'm into them. Click through for more photos of how I spent the weekend in my favorite oversized tee.

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