I felt like doing a little dress-up grunge today. I totally forgot I had these platform sandals in my closet and ugh I love them.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I'm not sure how I went so long without seeing this. I loved it — the change of the story, the twist, the fashion (Angelina is breathtakingly beautiful IMO), the makeup. Oh man. Seriously. I'm so stoked that Disney strayed from their typical The-Prince-Is-The-End-All-Be-All storylines. But, for the sake of those of you who have yet to see it, I'll spare the spoilers. Maleficent is officially my Bad Bitch Captain for the summer.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It's not really any secret that I l-o-v-e The Smiths. Brock had this vintage smiths tee a gift it to me a while back. Problem was, it was one of those weird old baby blue with white screen print. I love my Moz, but I can't really get down with a weird baby blue tee.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
One of my favorite summer trends are coordinates. Ya know, tops and bottoms to match. There's really something effortlessly 90s about this look (um, Clueless, anyone?) that I feel is a great alternative to the core cut-out dresses we've been seeing for the past few years. Ark has done a great job making co-ords easily available and shoppable through their site. Here are my five favorite picks from their site.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Do you ever take a moment to look at the world through a new lens? There are some great finds if you change your perspective — even if it's simply to get another point of view temporarily, I find it has a positive impact on how I approach things from then forward. Always on a quest to be well-rounded and level-headed.
Also, Brock and I are now shoe twins, which is pretty cute.
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Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I've been on my bicycle so much that I'm starting to realize how much I despise my cross-body messenger bag. As a lady (and a rather small-chested one, even), the strap just isn't comfortable on my boobs. So in an effort to retire my patch- and mud-covered Timbuk2, a new roll-top backpack is the top at my June wishlist.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Part of me will probably always associate the navy and orange color palette with *NSYNC's debut album form the late 90s. Either way, I love the integration of the two colors, especially in boho style patterns and interiors. Here are a few of my favorite selects in this summery color way.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Call me biased, but I'm a sucker for black swimwear. I mean, I'm a sucker for black clothing in general — but a majority of my swimwear lacks florals and bright colors. Anyway, a general rule of thumb: put on a suit and head to the beach this summer. High waisted, hipster brief, boy shorts, high thigh, string, single-piece, whatever. Embrace your weird tan lines this year (I might the queen of kooky lines thanks to swimsuits and such) with lots of strappy goodness.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
I'm excited to announce the Mazda Power of 3 Tour Dates! A couple weeks ago, I shared with you all my journey with Mazda and how I was selected as one of their three innovators. Many of you were curious how you could vote and help me win the $20,000 to further Mini Penny and An Honest Tote.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
I'm excited to share a new feature on Mini Penny: What's In my Bag! You all can take a peek inside what I carry around to the gym, to the beach, when I'm on my bike, and every day. I always think it's interesting to see what others carry on a day-to-day basis, so feel free to share your own What's In My Bag posts or images in the comments!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
When I was a kid, I went to a lot of summer camps. They were mostly educational- and leadership-based — Miami of Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan University, and my favorite, Northwestern University. At Northwestern, they ran a really great series of camps called CTD (short for Center for Talent and Development). For three weeks un June and July, my parents would drive me to Chicago and drop me off at the campus, where I would stay in dorms and take science classes. It. Was. Awesome.