Blogger Spotlight: Molly from A Piece of Toast
This week we’re excited to feature Sally and Molly, the stylish sisters behind A Piece of Toast, one of our favorite lifestyle blogs to visit for a daily dose of style inspiration. Today find out Molly’s Minnetonka story and check out a few lovely looks she styled for spring. And check back later this week for more Minnetonka style ideas from Sally!
Plus stop by A Piece of Toast today and enter to win your own pair of Minnetonka mocs to style this spring!
What’s your Minnetonka story?
When I was in high school (a sophomore I think) my friend Annie started wearing a pair of Deerskin Soft-T moccasins to school. Annie had – and still has – really amazing, effortless style and I instantly wanted to copy her. Because we went to an all-girls Catholic school and we had to wear uniforms every day, one of the few ways to really distinguish yourself was with your shoes. I asked Annie’s permission to get the same moccasins as her and she pointed me towards the Minnetonka website. I don’t think I can ever forget how cool I felt wearing the moccasins for the first time. They were comfortable but so classically cool, too.
I wore my Deerskin Soft-T mocs for years until the soles came detached and I tripped over them and fell on my face (true story) my senior year of college. After the falling incident my dad decided it was time for me to get a new pair and I sent him the link to the shoes on Minnetonka. There aren’t a lot of shoes that you can buy and wear for years that still look good and hold up to wear and tear… I have so many memories attached to those deerskin guys and still wear them today!
If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Comfortable and classic with wanna-be edge.
Whose style inspires you?
Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow are definitely two style icons in my book. I like that their day-to-day look is all about jeans, comfortable tees, classic sunnies, cool shoes and bags and that they can glam it up when they need to. You see a street style photo of one of them and you don’t know if it’s recent or from years ago – that their style has evolved but not changed is what inspires me most.
I find inspiration for dressing myself from street style photography and fashion bloggers. There are a few bloggers whose style really aligns with my own and I try to copy-cat. Pinterest was such a game-changer for finding wardrobe inspiration and discovering new bloggers for me. After months of pinning you start to get an idea of what your aesthetic is, just by looking at the overall picture of what you pin. I love that.
What’s your favorite trend this season?
Black and white. It’s a trend that’s not trendy! One I can totally get behind investing in. I also like the use of tech materials like neoprene (for clothes) and plastics (for accessories) – I don’t know if I could pull off the look but it sure is fun to look at!
What song do you currently have on repeat?
“Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker. The original by Old Crow Medicine Show was the theme song to my college years and it brings back the most incredible memories. Darius’ single feels so right for this time of year – a song you want to play on the weekends with the windows rolled down, you know?
What’s your favorite city and why?
This question makes me realized how much traveling I need to do! I love Austin, Texas. It’s just three-hour car drive from Dallas and it feels like you’ve gone outside the state when you visit… It’s so eclectic – in terms of the people, shopping, restaurants, and lifestyle – and there’s a rich music and nightlife scene that’s unreal. Unlike a lot of other cities in Texas, Austin has so much to do outside of shopping, drinking, and eating. Lots of outdoor activities… And that includes music festivals SXSW and ACL!
My Minnetonka must-have item is… I love my Deerskin Soft-T mocs but I think my new must-have item is the Tramper Ankle Hi boot. It’s such a year-round shoe and I’ve worn mine with everything from jeans and leggings to skirts and dresses. I like to leave my laces undone for an un-fussy look.