MINI PENNY: November 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Sale!

I love shopping from home. Celebrate CYBER MONDAY with Mini Penny with 30% off all orders over $15. There are a few ways for you to shop!

❖ The easiest is through the Mini Penny Shop! There's no code required and the discount will show at checkout. Everything I have for sale is listed here, so it's the best one-stop spot for you to get everything you want.

❖ You can find me on Depop, which is a killer app for selling clothes, books, etc. To receive the discount, just PM me with the item(s) you'd like and I'll adjust the price to reflect the sale!

❖ And finally, there's always the trusty Etsy Shop. Here you'll only find vintage items. All prices are changed to reflect the sale.

No matter which you order through, there's always free shipping! The sale ends Tuesday night at midnight CST. What are you waiting for? :)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

What I Wore // Pinstripes

Frank Sr.: You know why the Yankees always win, Frank? 
Frank Jr.: 'Cause they have Mickey Mantle? 
Frank Sr.: No, it's 'cause the other teams can't stop staring at those damn pinstripes.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

What I Wore // Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays. It's for gratitude and ... food. And family, of course. And for what it's worth, I think family dinners are a great excuse to dress up a bit!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review // New Products from ELF

ELF Cosmetics Swatches and Reviews - Mini Penny Blog
I've been using E.L.F. cosmetics for a long time — my first review of their line was over four years ago! I remember when my good friend Tish turned me onto them. Since, I've worked a few of their products into my daily routine permanently. With that being said, there are products they make that I think are a great value, and others that I think are a total waste of time. Over the past couple of months, ELF has been sending me some some of their new palettes, lipsticks and beyond.  Click through for an objective review of each of these beauty buys.

Monday, November 23, 2015

What I Wore // Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving in a MINKPINK sweater and leather leggings — Mini Penny Blog
Today was inevitably spent running around like crazy in preparation for the holiday — grocery stores, cleaning, other miscellaneous chores. My parents are coming in from Ohio for a joint-family Thanksgiving! How exciting!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lazy Sundays

I love lazy Sunday mornings. Our Thanksgiving excitement starts today with friendsgiving dinner, then my parents come into town this week, and we have more friendsgivings the following weekend — plus my 29th birthday! So, this morning I'm enjoy a few extra hours in bed — quiet, soft, and relaxed — before the holidays are officially upon us.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November Shop My Closet Sale

It's that time again! The Shop My Closet sale! If you see something you want, send me an email with your PayPal address plus the item(s) you want and I'll shoot you the invoice. US Shipping is included with all of the prices — let me know if you're international and we'll figure out the shipping fee. As items sell, this post will be updated to reflect which items are no longer available. If it's here, it's for sale! Click through for the full listing and hurry — things go fast!

These listings have expired. Please see the newest post!

Monday, November 16, 2015

What I Wore // Checks

I feel like I spend a decent amount of time hunting for checks, plaids, and faux furs. This particular combo kept me cozy this weekend.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tattoo Shop 101: FAQs, Etiquette, and What to Expect

First Session of my Back Piece, Nov 2015, by Matt Pardo at Chicago Tattoo Company – Mini Penny Blog I have had this article on my To-Write list for quite a while. I went back and forth between the whole blog-and-work life and really don't have a lot of interest in mixing the two. However, over the past year plus, I've gotten many requests wondering what it's like to work in a tattoo shop.

It wasn't until a recent (terrible) video by PopSugar came out and was being passed all around the internet that I seriously considered posting something like this. It's borderline embarrassing when I see any fashion "publication" write articles about trend tattoos and what you should get. 99.9% of the time they're so ill-informed and really are preparing you for the worst type of experience. With this, I figured it was time to make a long post about what you should expect when you get a tattoo, tattoo etiquette, and other FAQs regarding what I do.

(top image: My most recent piece is the start of a Pharaoh's Horses back piece. This was a four-hour linework session with Matt Pardo at Chicago Tattoo Company)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


I had a pretty strong feeling that after Halloween passed and my Furiosa costume was complete, I'd be dying my hair a new, fun color. I was trying to decide between a light mint green and bright cyan blue. The result: a happy in-between.

The minty-blue hair is a nice bright pick-me-up. The best past is that my hair is so short that it will be easy to change on a whim!

Friday, November 6, 2015

What I Wore // Gold Boots

Metallic Gold Boots — Mini Penny Blog
Black and gold are a staple for me, but I added this olive woven dress as a layer of color on a warm November day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Gift from Clinique and Nordstrom

Truth be told, I love when I buy something and the store throws in a few extras. I think it's such a great way to discover new products that I otherwise may not known about. With that being said, the Clinique and Nordstrom Gift-with-Purchase event is great— instead of overstock sample-sized bits from last season, Nordstrom and Clinique curates a gift that lets you try some of Clinique's best-selling products.

Monday, November 2, 2015

You've Got Nail 56 // Black Cat Nails

Two weeks ago I posted a set of low-key Halloween nails.  Well, I made another set (plus two more) thanks to the Scratch October Monthly Mini Box!

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