MINI PENNY: 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Think Pink


Some say pink is my color! A few months ago I decided to start redecorating my kitchen — I blame the Target Opalhouse collection! I saw this removable wallpaper and imagined how beautiful it would look in my kitchen. It worked out great, and what started as a small project turned into a larger one. Would y'all be interested in seeing my home redecoration?




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Just Add Upbra


I'm normally a bralette woman. In the past I have found that my traditional bras have been uncomfortable or just didn't fit right. I though it was me and my body, but then I tried Upbra. Through their website and measuring tools, I discovered that I've been wearing the wrong size bra all along. Not only do I now have the right size, but these miracle bras give me a little extra lift and cleavage on days that my outfit just needs it. See my before and afters and more info about their measuring tools after the jump!

You've Got Nail 88 // May Scratch Box


Finally! Another nail post. I totally skipped over the June Scratch Nails (the wraps weren't my cup of tea, but you can scoop them up here if you want!), but the May wraps were amazing! Of course, I love all things plant and palm, so these were perfect for summer manis.

Monday, July 16, 2018

In The Palm


You can find me weaving between the palms and daydreaming of Cali days. I am excited to be partnering with GANT to style some of their beautiful shirts this season — and even more excited to tell you how to you can get 20% off your next GANT order! Beyond that, last week I visited the new Alexandra Marks Jewelry store in Wicker Park and got myself some new beautiful earrings. If you're in Chicago, I have some summer savings for you there, too! Click through to see all the details and to get your promo codes. Start shopping!




Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ice Cream Day


Happy National Ice Cream Day! Opal and I had to go get a strawberry cone to manage this heat (psst, "it's melting, Ma!"). How are y'all getting through the summer?




Saturday, July 14, 2018

July Shop My Closet


Ya'll ready? I just added 50+ new listing to the Mini Penny Shop. Head over to get first dibs on gently these goodies, including these beautiful mauve vintage silk pants. Always free US shipping!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Plant Party


Last weekend one of my best friends got married! It was outdoors in Wisconsin on a beautiful piece of farmland and I was so excited to wear this plant-printed maxi dress from Metisu. It took me a surprisingly long time to find yellow block heeled sandals (I have stilettos but I was worried about sinking into the earth!) but ended up with these DSW beauties. It ended up being the perfect comfortable look for a hot summer wedding.




Monday, July 9, 2018

Giveaway // Endless Escapes with Sephora inside JCPenney and Urban Decay Born To Run


I'm excited to partner today with Sephora inside JCPenney to bring you the new Urban Decay Born To Run collection! The palette is satisfying and diverse with a lot of achievable looks for when you're on the go. Click through to see the details about how I created this look and how you can win your very own Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette!




Friday, July 6, 2018

Looking at the Stars


Summer nights and summer skies! I'm loving this constellation dress — it's giving me all sorts of science and Ms. Frizzle vibes!




Thursday, July 5, 2018

Summer Holiday


I hope you all had a great day yesterday! I normally don't dress up in theme for the Fourth of July, but I found these shorts at a thrift store this week and couldn't say no!




Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Dresses


Warm weather and simple summer dress. I am here for it. (Photos: Perry Fish)





Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Mini Penny at Til Tomorrow Market


Have you ever wanted to shop my closet in person? This Thursday, join me at The Robey Chicago for the Til Tomorrow Market. I"ll be selling my favorite vintage and Mini Penny Closet pieces, as well as my handmade wall weavings, accessories, and shoes. Come join me and the other wonderful vendors from 7p-midnight in Wicker Park. See the event details here. Hope to see you then!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Bright and White


I had the pleasure of attending an event this week in which the dress code was Bright and White! Wearing all white is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I put together this look and had a lot of fun doing it! (Photos: Perry Fish)




Monday, June 11, 2018

How-To // Buffalo Check Cake


I'm so excited to finally share this tutorial for the buffalo check plaid cake I made for Sarah's birthday at Camp Wandawega. I was looking for something creative and themed to do for her special day and loved the look of these, but all of the "tutorials" I found through Pinterest were either wrong (i.e.: they didn't even make the correct plaid pattern! Ew!) or they were behind a paywall. I knew that if I just drew it out and through about it, I'd be able to figure it out on my own. I did and now I'm sharing it with you! Click through for the how-to.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Totally Clueless


It's the weekend! I hope y'all are enjoying some good views and comfy couches. (Photo: Lost Girls Vintage)



Friday, June 8, 2018

The Pink Squirrel


Of course I'd end up in a place called The Pink Squirrel, right? This bar opened in Logan Square a couple months ago complete with ten pin bowling and lots of boozy milkshakes! They invited me in yesterday to dry some of their drinks and play a few rounds — turns out I'm pretty good at it! Also, low-key getting Riverdale vibes from these photos and I love it. (Header and booth photos: Sarah Azzouzi)




You've Got Nail 87 // April Scratch Box


I am a little behind on sharing my April Scratch Box, but here goes!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Current Beauty Faves


I feel like I hit the jackpot over the past couple of months — there are so many products that I love and am ready to share with you! Bright colors? Check. Stellar skincare? Check. Hair products? Check. Click through to see products I discovered this spring and add them to your own beauty lineup!




Monday, June 4, 2018

The A-Frame


This is the very last post I have about outfits at Camp Wandawega! I'm feeling like it's time for another visit. (Photos by Perry Fish)



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Where'd My Mango


Bring on the summer! (Photo: Perry Fish)




Thursday, May 31, 2018

Have a Happy Day!


I had so much fun today having brunch with friends and Mockberg x Whisk! This vintage dress was perfect for the afternoon and I can't get enough of this bando bag. Read more to see my beautiful new watch! (Photo: Lost Girls Vintage)




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

You've Got Nail 86 // May Julep Box


These might be my favorite nails so far this year! I made these using selections from my May Julep Maven Box. I've been obsessed with Yellows and Pinks and these are perfect.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Morning Coffee

What's better than some morning coffee and a beautiful view? Reminiscing over these Camp Wandawega photos today and this comfy morning outfit. Click through to see more! (Photos: Perry Fish)




Friday, May 25, 2018

Power Clashing


My new favorite thing is the acceptance that I fit into kids clothes. I picked up this jumpsuit at the thrift store and I'm totally obsessed. In the past few months I've scored super fun pieces from Zara kids and the Target kids section — an upside to being only five feet tall! (Photo: Lost Girls Vintage)




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!

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