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Did you see Penny?

Did you see Penny on Channel #2, WKRN Monday 5/14/12  at 4:00pm?  She was interviewed concerning her personal experience with skin cancer!
May is National Skin Cancer month, and this is something that has been extremely up close and personal for Penny.  She has had over 150+ skin cancers removed since 2000. Penny is asking that you help spread the word about the importance of daily sunscreen and the re-application of sunscreen every 2 hours – which is the best preventative measure to help avoid skin cancer.
Did you know that some clothing now comes with a UV Protection Factor (or “UPF”).?  The UPF  rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric. It is very similar to the SPF rating system used for sunscreens.

A garment with a UPF of 50 only allows 1/50th of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment to pass through it. In other words, it blocks 49/50ths or 98% of the UV radiation. Look for this rating on bathing suits.

While not all clothing is rated yet, there are some things to keep in mind while selecting your summer wardrobe. Here are the factors that affect the level of ultraviolet protection provided by a fabris and the UPF rating. We are listing these in order of importance:

  • The weave of the fabric – tighter weave is best
  • The color of the fabric – darker is better
  • The weight of the fabric – heavier is better
  • The stretchiness of the fabric – less  stretch is better

   The other major factor that affects protection is the addition of chemicals such as UV absorbers or UV diffusers during the manufacturing process. Many factors that make a garment comfortable also make it less protective – the major design challenge for sun protective clothing is how to combine comfort, style and protection in the one garment.

 While not all clothing adds UPF protection, Penny & her fabulousstaff would be more than glad to help you select the perfect pieces that do the best they can. For example: the amazing Joseph Ribkoff dress to the right is a better choice – add a great hat for more coverage – and for exposed areas, apply sunscreen before you dress – and don’t forget to apply just before you head out the door for lunch. Many sunscreens now come in a powder tube that can be applied just like powder make-up! They come in translucent and tinted – not messy and can be carried in your purse.

Be safe – and help us spread the word!


6 more shopping days

The Christmas shopping 2011 countdown has begun. Only 6 more shopping days to the finish line. Want to see a lot of smiles this holiday season?  Stop by Penny’s Closet for a fabulous shopping experience, and give gifts that will not disappoint.  We are serving hot apple cider while you shop this week –  and our ever friendly staff will be happy to assist you in choosing that perfect gift. Easy parking,  quick in and out – beautiful girly wrapping that has been known to send shrieks through the house.  p.s. If you are not sure what to get – we probably know. We take the time to really know our customers – this is what hometown shopping is all about.

 Spend $150 and receive a FREE Denim jacket – while supplies last!

We have items that are sure to thrill at every price range. (I have my eye on a great bangle that is $18!)

60% off Spanx Bra’s and Tanks. Today only and especially for blog readers

Shop Penny’s Closet today – and save 60% (no that is not a type-o) off any Spanx bra or tank – just in time for that holiday outfit. You must mention that you read about this savings on the blog of Penny’s Closet.

(In store only and may not be combined with any other offers)

Happy Holidays

Hallee Cartwright Scholarship

For Providence Christian Academy Scholarship Fund   Sunday, December 11th, 1-5 p.m.

Greetings! Penny's Closet will host a special shopping event for the Hallee Cartwright Scholarship Fund at PCA. Hallee, a seventh grader at PCA, passed away from complications of the H1N1 virus in October 2009. The bright and promising Hallee loved her school, and no doubt would be thrilled to have her name on a scholarship that ensures other students might also have an opportunity to experience it and love PCA as she did. Ten percent of the Sunday sales will be donated to help fund the scholarship in Hallee's name.

Hallee Cartwright Christmas Shopping Spree for Providence Christian

Academy Scholarship Fund

Sunday, December 11th, 1-5 p.m
1602 W. Northfield Blvd.
Murfreesboro, Tn 37129

phone: 615.890.0415


Help the guys out!

If you haven’t made out your WISH LIST at Penny’s Closet, please do so before Thursday night as that is our Men’s Night Out from 5-8 pm and we would LOVE to invite your man to come buy your heart’s desire! You will receive a FREE bracelet for filling out a WISH LIST! Serving up yummy refreshments for him to enjoy plus if he buys you something, then he will receive a $10 gift certificate from BLUE Restaurant & Bar!

Gift Ideas For Women In Your Life

Penny Bolton gave us a tour of her boutique, Penny’s Closet in Murfreesboro, and showed us some beautiful gifts you can purchase for the lovely ladies in your life.

via Gift Ideas For Women In Your Life.

Free Denim Jacket? Yes, Please.

Time to shake up your holiday?

This exclusive snow globe can be your for FREE with your $125 purchase of anything Brighton!
Brighton wanted to bring it’s customers the perfect town so they hand carved the town for the mold – and it took them two years to bring this fantastic piece to you. Stop in to shop our Brighton collection and take home this beautiful piece that is sure to delight. Take a look at the video – it’s absolutely adorable.

Snow Globe Long version from Brighton on Vimeo.