My Minnetonka Story: Brandilyn Haynes

Brandilyn Haynes in her Minnetonka Hi Top Back Zipper Boots!

Plaid perfection! Featuring her Minnetonka Hi Top Back Zipper Boots.

We love this fun look Brandilyn styled with a striped cardi and her Minnetonka boots.

My Minnetonka Story: Brandilyn Haynes of Cats & Cardigans

What was your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
They were a pair of Sheepskin Hardsole Slippers. I wear them all the time!

When did you receive your first pair of Minnetonka slippers?
My mom gave them to me for Christmas in 2009.  It was my first Christmas away from home–I was spending it in Georgia with my husband’s family.  My parents always wore moccasins around the house, and having my own pair helped ease my homesickness and made me feel closer to them.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka slippers?
I brought my Minnetonka slippers with me to the hospital when I had my son this last spring.  They helped me feel at home and comfortable during a huge transition in my life!  I wore them to walk laps around the MotherBaby unit and they made my feet happy even though the rest of me was pretty sore.

How far have you and your Minnetonka mocs traveled?
My Minnetonka mocs haven’t traveled far, but that’s what I love about them–they make me feel at home and comfortable! My feet have stayed warm and cozy through every frigid Idaho winter since I’ve had them.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
I’ve added the pair of Hi Top Back Zipper Boots in this picture to my wardrobe and I love how they take a casual outfit and add a little interest!  They’re perfect for every season and make me feel pretty without being over the top.  I love how versatile they are–I wear them for errands around town, but also out on dates with my husband.  And of course I still wear my Sheepskin Hardsole slippers around my house while I’m rocking my baby to sleep, too!

Tell us your Minnetonka story!

Do you remember your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins? Are you a lifelong Minnetonka fan? Tell us your Minnetonka story!

We would love to hear your Minnetonka memories.  Please answer the following questions, sharing your Minnetonka story with us.

  • What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins or boots?
  • Where were your first pair of Minnetonka mocs purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka mocs?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka mocs traveled? (i.e. Coolest city you’ve visited in the world wearing your Minnetonka’s)
  • Describe your Minnetonka style.

Email us your story along with a photo of yourself (past or present) in your Minnetonkas at  If your story is selected we will send you a free pair of Minnetonka mocs, your choice!

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Blogger Spotlight: A Beautiful Mess

Elsie of A Beautiful Mess in her classic Minnetonka Thunderbird boat sole mocs.

Emma mixes the perfect shades of blue to pair with her El Paso Ankle Booties.

Elsie styles this bright white dress perfectly with her Front Lace Knee Hi Boots.

A lovely fringe tunic for fall paired with Emma's Minnetonka Back Zipper Boots.

We love the pop of color Elsie added to this look featuring her Limited Edition Thunderbird II mocs in mustard for fall.

A cute look to transition from summer into fall featuring Emma's Double Fringe Side Zip Boots.

Elsie & Emma's childhood Thunderbird mocs from when they were little girls!


Minnetonka Blogger Spotlight:  Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess

We love following the creative ideas and lovely style of sisters Elsie and Emma on their lifestyle blog, A Beautiful Mess.  Highlighting a variety of everyday ideas for crafts, recipes, fashion and decor it’s the perfect blog to visit for a daily dose of style inspiration and creative DIY.

Take a look at a few of the fun looks Elsie and Emma styled incorporating their favorite Minnetonka mocs and boots, plus check out their Minnetonka Story!  And be sure to stop by A Beautiful Mess and enter to win a pair of Minnetonka Front Laced Knee Hi Boots!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Our mom bought us matching Thunderbird mocs when we were little girls. She had a pair and we both had a pair. We still have ours to this day and hope to pass them on to our kids. We often went on family vacations to a resort that had campgrounds, swimming and horseback riding. Our Thunderbird mocs were a part of our summer vacation wardrobes!

Where do you find your style inspiration?
Elsie loves anything classic and feminine, from Marilyn Monroe to Jackie O. She is very inspired by the 1950s and 1960s. She loves clean lines and perfect details. Emma’s style is a little more bohemian. She is inspired by the 1970s and outdoor living. She loves fringe, gold and geometric patterns.

What’s your favorite city and why?
Elsie’s favorite city is Austin, TX. This is where she spent her honeymoon with her husband. She loves the laid back vibe and all the food trucks. She’s a taco enthusiast. Emma’s favorite city is Los Angeles, CA. She lived there for a few years after college and loves the cool and busy vibe the city has, not to mention all the cupcake shops. She is a sweets enthusiast.


The Fall 45 Daily Giveaway Winner’s List

The Fall 45 Daily Giveaway!  Did you enter every day? Think you’re a winner?  Check out the winner’s list below and if you are a winner check your email for further details from Minnetonka.

Congrats to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered the Fall 45 Daily Giveaway!

Day 1: Women’s Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot – Laura Demarest
Day 2: Women’s Cally Slipper – Michelle Asfaig
Day 3: Kids 3-Layer Fringe Boot – Colleen Newcomb
Day 4: Men’s Moosehide Classic Moc – Temperance Treybig
Day 5: Women’s Double Fringe Side Zip Ankle Boot – Tammy McShane
Day 6: Women’s Cally Slipper – Arianna Beverly
Day 7: El Paso Bag – Corrine Dahl
Day 8: Front Lace Knee Hi Boot – Vasilisa Boroveeva
Day 9: Men’s Classic Moc – Theresa Freiberger
Day 10: Infant Genuine Sheepskin Bootie – Nelly Allen
Day 11: Women’s Feather/Concho Boot – Amanda Bryan
Day 12: Outback Hat – Betty Burnett
Day 13: Women’s Mukluk High – Rebecca Griffin
Day 14: Women’s Thunderbird II – Julie Geer Kennedy
Day 15: Men’s Original Cowhide Driving Moc Melinda Grubb
Day 16: Women’s Sheepskin Tramper Boot – Eva Walls
Day 17: Women’s Double Fringe Tramper Boot – Shannon Sonsky
Day 18: Kid’s Thunderbird II – Tracie Clark
Day 19: Men’s Sheepskin Hardsole Moc – Ashley Krayniak
Day 20: Women’s 3-Layer Fringe Boot – Ashley Givens
Day 21: Men’s Casey Slipper – Tyler French
Day 22: Kilty Suede Moc – Katey Oxford
Day 23: Women’s Mukluk Low – Lynn Tellez
Day 24: Men’s Camp Moc – Neil Dick
Day 25: Women’s Calf Hi Two Layer Fringe Boot – Jennifer Suissa
Day 26: Women’s El Paso Ankle Boot – Chloe Straw
Day 27: Kid’s Double Fringe Side Zip Bootie – Jo Prusha
Day 28: Men’s Driving Mocs – Sean Smith
Day 29: Smooth Leather Mocs – Nicolette Loisel
Day 30: Women’s Hi Top Back Zip Boots – Joy Hamilton
Day 31: Men’s Double Bottom Fleece Slipper – Dan Du
Day 32: Kid’s Ankle Hi Tramper Boot – Kathleen Nelson
Day 33: Leopard Kilty Moc – Hilary Hannon
Day 34: Women’s Thunderbird Boat Sole – Kristen Gauthier
Day 35: Boy’s Chukka Boots – Sarah Clark
Day 36: El Paso II Suede Moc – Katie Lassi
Day 37: Kid’s Kilty Suede Moc – Cynthia Dunn
Day 38: Men’s Chukka Boot – Frank Savarese
Day 39: Fringe Bag – Bailey Layne
Day 40: Kids Pile Lined Slipper – Bonnie Wilks
Day 41: Men’s Double Bottom Cowhide Driving Moc – Kathleen Cooney
Day 42: Feather Mocs – Lyn Porter
Day 43: Cross Body Fringe Bag – Chelsea Ewing
Day 44: Men’s Moosehide Double Bottom Softsole – John Chapon
Day 45: Women’s Full Leopard Moc – Brittany Masciotti

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