MINI PENNY: October 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

What I Wore // Imperator Furiosa

DIY Mad Max Imperator Furiosa Halloween Costume — Mini Penny Blog
Happy Halloween! Well, a day early, anyway. We had our Halloween event at work on Thursday, so I got a chance to break out my costume a few days early. I spent a good amount of time (and thrift store hunting! yay!) to make my costume. I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October Lists

Everyone loves October! I love October, you probably love October, your bestie loves October. I look forward to all things pumpkin-y and all that shit. October's 52 Lists Project and 12 Lists project were both great ways to get myself inspired and thinking about all sorts of things!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What I Wore // Open House Chicago

Last weekend, the boy and I decided to check out a few new-to-us places thanks to Open House Chicago. Each year, the city opens up hundreds of buildings for free tours that are normally closed to the public. We went into three buildings (and tried to see three others, but the lines were really long!) and enjoyed a beautiful day exploring in our own back yard.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Review // Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains

After reviewing another cleansing grains product two weeks ago, I was a little hesitant to give another one a try. I ended up throwing out the Saison grains, so upon opening the Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains, I let myself use it with open arms.

Friday, October 23, 2015

What I Wore // Ice Queen

This sweater is the most perfect icy blue! When incorporating color into my closet, I like to keep it pale and simple. Otherwise, I've got loads of black, grey and white — so these soft tones are great for mixing it up!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review // More Colourpop Ultra Mattes

ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip Color - Mini Penny Blog
I've been in love with Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte lipsticks ever since I made my first order. A couple weeks ago, they came out with a few limited edition colors. I ordered three that I thought I would love for the season. Similar to my last Colourpop review, I've swatched and review each of them! Click through for all the beautiful details.

Monday, October 19, 2015

What I Wore // Uniqlo

Uniqlo Chicago Opening - Mini Penny Blog
I'm so excited that there's finally a Uniqlo Store opening this weekend in Chicago! I remember seeing them board off the workspace for the new shop on Michigan Avenue over a year and thought it would feel like forever before it was time to shop. And now that time is here!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Inspiration // Very Magazine

One of my favorite things to do when the boy and I go out to the suburbs is stop by [market] and pick up calligraphy pens and Japanese fashion magazines. A few months back, I chose a big issue of Very. The styling in this magazine is clean, minimal, and very inspiring. I put together a few outfits based on my favorite looks from these pages. Do I know what most of it says? No way. But the photos speak for themselves.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Trend // Fringe

I love fringe. Seriously, I might have a problem. It's hard for me to stay away from a good fringe bag or leather jacket. I'm always on the prowl for that perfect black fringed coat for winter. With this being said, it comes as no surprise that I'm pumped for this to be one of the bigger trends this season. I can finally get fringe on something that isn't a terrible pair of ankle-high Minnetonka (I just.... can't with those things). Read on for my favorite fringe picks and inspiration from around the web.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review // Saison Autumn Cleansing Grains

Saison Autumn Dry Skin Cleansing Grains - Mini Penny Blog
I'm always down to trying new skincare products. Saison was kind enough to send over their Autumn Cleansing Grains and I couldn't wait to give it a try. I tend to get really dry skin as we go into colder months and everywhere has their heat kicked on. This cleanser seemed as though it would be a fine fit for me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

You've Got Nail 55

I normally struggle with the desire to make a Halloween manicure, but also wanting to stay away from the traditional black and orange (or purple and green) combo. I happened to pick up some small nail stickers at Walgreens and made this set in a subtle black, white, and glitter combination.

Monday, October 12, 2015

What I Wore // Harley-Davidson Boots

There's something about summer that makes me forget how much I love a good boots and socks combo. We're in that fantastic transition which means light layers and textures are taking us through the end of the season.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Small Moving Hiatus

I think I had mentioned a few weeks back that my building sold to a new owner. Everything in that neighborhood is selling and flipping and jacking up rent so quickly, and I knew it was a matter of time before it happened to my wonderful building.

The other day I came home to a notice that my rent is now raised a crazy amount (queue the emoji with the shocked face!) — so needless to say, it was time to go. I had been considering moving out of Logan Square for a few months and this was a kick in the pants for me.

This past week I've been working tirelessly to get moved to a new place, hence the lack of posts. I should have everything organized and back to my regularly posting next week. So for now, enjoy the weekend and stay tuned!

Friday, October 2, 2015

What I Wore // Olive and Orange

I spent my last day in Philly wandering around by myself a bit. I went for a comfy tank-and-jeans outfit to get through the day.

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