MINI PENNY: 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Desert Dress


It might sound crazy, but I'd actually kill for a trip to the desert right now. It's been too long!




Saturday, May 12, 2018

New in the Shop // Woven Wallhangings


For the past few weeks, I've been teaching myself something new — weaving and macrame! After lots of practice, trial and errors, and successes, I've decided to list some of my favorites in my Mini Penny Shop.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

The After Party


Earlier this week I was able to attend some fun afterparties for the James Beard Awards and felt amazing in this vintage 90s one piece gown. This dress was borrowed to my from Lost Girls Vintage and can be yours!




Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Nook


More fun from Wandawega! This may have been my most favorite room — a gorgeous sunroom full of windows and light. (Photo by Perry Fish)




Monday, May 7, 2018

Greetings from Camp Wandawega


Welcome to camp! Today i'm sharing a photo dump of all of the beautiful images from Camp Wandawega. I wish I had taken more! Later this week I'll be sharing a how-to for the plaid cake and some more outfit details. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cabana Club Opening


I had the privilege of having a few photos taken for the announcement of the Cabana Club opening today at The Robey Hotel in Wicker Park! See all of the colorful, fun photos after the jump — and don't forget to come hang out poolside with us today! (Photos by Perry Fish)




Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Dock


I'm excited to finally start sharing looks from Camp! I've been daydreaming of this weekend since we left and seeing these images makes me so ready to go back. First up: sunset on the docks. A cozy poncho, versatile boots, and my favorite denim. (Photos by Perry Fish and Jack Li)




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

You've Got Nail 85 // Buffalo Check


If you follow my Instagram, you noticed that I spent the weekend at the dreamy Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin! I made some plaid nails for the occasion. I can't wait to start sharing all of the photos from the fun we had up at the lake — stay tuned for LOTS of camp photos coming soon!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Birds of a Feather


Today is Sarah's birthday (!), so we dressed cute and got some mid-week brunch. This weekend we're going to stay at a cabin in Wisconsin and I cannot wait! (Photos by Sarah Azzouzi)




Friday, April 20, 2018

Flaunt It


Just another chilly but sunny day with my favorite girl. I find myself quite often in an outfit of all-Madewell (oops) and today just happened to be one of those days.




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Casual Spring Pinks with ECCO and Zappos


Sponsored by Zappos. Does it get any better than a soft pink palette for April? The next best thing is a comfy, clean, elegant pair of sneakers and matching minimal bag. This pairing from ECCO and Zappos is on my list of essentials for an updated wardrobe for the new season. (Photos by Perry Fish)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Milkshakes


People act like it's blasphemy in Chicago when you say that you've never been to [insert name of any Italian beef or hot dog stand]. When I first moved to Chicago, I was vegetarian and never sought out those places to try. They're still pretty far off of my radar. Yesterday a friend insisted that I go, and while I still couldn't bring myself to try Italian beef, I had to get myself a milkshake. Naturally.




Friday, April 13, 2018

Natural Habitat


How much pink is too much pink? (Photos by Perry Fish)




Thursday, April 5, 2018

New Spring Trends with Sephora inside JCPenney


Who else is ready for spring beauty trends? The focuses for me this season are warm eyes (mostly reds!), effortless wavy hair, and skincare. Thankfully Sephora inside JCPenney has all of the goods I need to transition into the new season and discover a few new favorite products. See them all, as well as the finished look, after the jump!

Monday, April 2, 2018

You've Got Nail 84 // March Scratch Box


I've never been more excited for my Scratch Monthly Mani box than I was for this month! As most of you know, I love plants and palms and the classic Beverly Hills wallpaper is one of my favorite designs. I was so excited to create nails using these wraps! Click through to see all three sets.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

No Foolin'


Hope everyone is having a great Easter!




New Hair by Karen Marie Salon


Last week I had the pleasure of getting my hair updated by the ladies at Karen Marie Salon in Logan Square! It was a great time hanging out, chatting, and figuring out what will work with my grow-out to find a style that would be best with my current length.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Laced Up


Let's take Opal on a warm day stroll in a comfy tunic and sneaks!




Monday, March 26, 2018

You've Got Nail 83 // February Scratch Box


It's time for some fun nails! These geometric Layers Wraps from Scratch were the perfect transition to spring. Click through to see them all!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunshine


Sunny days are finally here! I feel like Daylight Savings makes everything pop to life — I'm so happy to have a few more hours of light to go exploring. The city was quiet (I'm guessing because St. Patrick's Day celebrators were nursing hangovers), so my friends and I went thrifting. Lately, I've been getting back to my thrifting roots a bit and altering pieces — like these camo pants I'm wearing today.  (Photos by Sarah Azzouzi)




Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March Shop My Closet Sale


Spring cleaning starts now! I listed a bunch of new items in the Shop My Closet store for you choose. Sweaters, coats, skirts, and lots of jewelry. As always, there's free shipping on everything. I've even marked down items from the last Shop My Closet listings! Don't miss 'em (and you can click through to see more of whats available).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Universal Stripes


Most everyone knows my obsession with Madewell, so when Target introduced their (obviously Madewell-inspired) line called Universal Thread, I have to get my hands on some of it. I was really impressed with most pieces in the line, even the denim, but ended up lusting over this striped jumpsuit.



Monday, March 12, 2018

You've Got Nail 82 // January Scratch Box


I ended up getting four sets out of these Scratch Fresh wraps (obviously just three are photo'ed here, but I have all four after the jump!). These white florals felt pretty good to break out for spring and I absolutely loved them! Click through to see them all.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Pink Puffer Coat


It seems like a good day for some casual sneakers and a big pink puffer coat. I've pretty much been living in this Starter hoodie for the past month or so – there are few things that beat a perfect, soft sweatshirt. (Photos by Sarah Azzouzi)




Monday, March 5, 2018

Mondays are for Mermaids


Back in January I had the unique experience visiting AquaMermaid Chicago! It was fun to get out of the cold with a small group of my girlfriends and try something new. If you've ever had the desire to test your mermaid swimming skills, I definitely recommend checking them out! How are you spending your Monday afternoon? (Photo by Perry Fish)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Most Amazing Hoodie in the World


No matter the season, one of my most favorite staples is a black hoodie. When you find the perfect one, it can be hard to beat. I've been wearing this Ginsburg Hoodie by Wulfka and it is hands down my favorite that I've owned! (Photos by Matt Hunter)




Monday, February 26, 2018

You've Got Nail 81 // Agate


I wanted to make some fun, colorful nails and remembered that I had these Scratch agate wraps in my collection! I decided to split them up and make two sets — one purple and one pink. Click through to see them both! I absolutely love the geode-like manis.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You've Got Nail 80 // Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day! I had a lot of fun creating some themed nails to go with my cute date dress. Click through to see what I used to make these. I hope you all have a lovely day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Be Mine


I've said it before and I'll say it again — I love Valentine's Day! (Photos by Perry Fish)




Thursday, February 8, 2018

All Work and (Some) Play


Making the most of a snow day with cozy clothes and working on Valentine's Day commissions! Opal is wearing her new heart bandana (my mom made it!) and we keep taking little breaks to cuddle and play tug with her favorite toys.



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day with Sephora inside JCPenney + Win a $100 Gift Card


I'm such a sucker for Valentine's Day! I love all things pink and hearts and floral (and chocolate!), so it's a holiday that just seems to fit. This year I'm so excited to share some of my favorite fragrances from Sephora inside JCPenney and to also give you a chance to win a $100 gift card so that you can pick out a new favorite fragrance of your own!

Monday, February 5, 2018

You've Got Nail 79 // December Scratch Box


It's time for the first nail post of 2018! I made these sets back in December (and probably should have posted them then since snowflakes are definitely more of a holiday vibe) but just got around to getting the photos together. Truthfully, it'll probably be snowing here until well into "spring," so I guess they're still applicable! Click through to see them all.

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