Global Lookbook: Fashion Footprint

Wafaa from Fashion Footprint
Location: Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Wafaa of Fashion Footprint styled the 3 Layer Fringe Boot for our Global Lookbook using the iconic back drop of Burj Khalifa. We asked her to share with us a few of her favorite spots to visit and things to do when in Dubai.

Do. I love to shop, style outfits, Roller-Blade and go to the gym
See. Burj Al Arab is a must see when visiting Dubai!
Eat. Wafi Gourmet is a delicious Lebanese restaurant
Go. Fujairah is a must see city to explore in UAE
Shop. Dubai Mall is the best place to shop!

Featured Product: Calf Hi 3 Layer Fringe Boot

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in the United Arab Emirates here.

One Style, Two Ways: El Paso Ankle Boot

One Style, Two Ways:  El Paso Ankle Boot
Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky and Julie from Orchid Grey 

With a crisp chill in the air, sweater weather is officially here. We asked two bloggers with stunning personal style and a penchant for pairing sweaters with suede Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky and Julie from Orchid Grey to take a cozy fall favorite, the El Paso Ankle Boot, and style it two different ways for their next weekend adventure.

This big sweater is my favorite cozy piece this autumn.  I love how it’s casual, but a great statement piece, and it pairs perfectly with my El Paso booties!  Elizabeth, Delightfully Tacky

Moccasins have graced my feet since I was just a baby, that soft leather protecting me from the earth and elements as I explored trails, beaches, and hillsides with my family. Now, years later, they’re still the first thing I reach for when it comes time to choose what to wear for a low-key adventure.

On this sunny, brisk November day, I drove north, bound for the boulder field of Hickory Run State Park in Northeast Pennsylvania. There’s nothing that calms my heart rate quite like the wilderness, and as I jumped from rock to rock, my feet solidly beneath me, the tension and stress of the city evaporated with every breath of snow-tinged air. Julie, Orchid Grey 

Each Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways.  Share your #MyMinnetonka style with us on Instagram.

Global Lookbook: Girls Off Fifth

Janelle & Jessica of Girls Off Fifth
Location: Washington Square Park & Macelleria, New York City

We are excited to unveil our latest lookbook celebrating the #MyMinnetonka style of 10 bloggers from around the world. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring each blogger’s individual style along with a few of their favorite places to go, eat and shop world-wide.

Janelle’s Favorite Spots in NYC to:
See. Brooklyn Flea in the summer months
Eat. Cafe Mogador in East Village
Go. Central Park is the perfect retreat in the center of the city. I love to go biking in spring, sunbath in summer, watch the leaves change in fall, and ice skating in winter.
Shop. Amarcord Vintage for something old or Bloomingdale’s for something new

Jessica’s Favorite Spots in NYC to:
See. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They have an incredible collection, plus there’s a stellar rooftop that overlooks Central Park
Do. Vintage treasure hunting. NYC has some of the best vintage and thrift stores
Eat.  Macelleria, the location of my shoot!  Delish food & beautiful atmosphere
Go. Heading to Bear Mountain for a fall hike to see the foliage change is my favorite weekend getaway!
Shop.  Nolita is great. It’s the perfect mix of unique boutiques, vintage stores, and quaint cafes to recharge after a day of shopping

Featured Product: Baja Boot, Tramper Ankle Hi Boot

Mamas & Babes: Kelli Murray and Rylee

Happy Mother’s Day!  To celebrate we asked each of the lovely boho beauties featured in our new ‘Mamas & Babes’ lookbook to share with us a few of their favorite moments of motherhood.

Kelli Murray and daughter Rylee

What’s one lesson you’ve learned from being a mom?
To be flexible.   Things don’t always go exactly as planned, you have to learn to go with the flow.

What’s your favorite activity to do together?
Draw.  Rylee has grown up watching me paint / draw (I work as an illustrator and graphic designer).  She could draw with me for hours.

What’s the best part of being a mom?
The immense joy she brings to my life.

What’s one lesson you learned from your mother?
In regards to parenting, my mom has taught me to always confirm individual worth and beauty.   Each of us was created with a unique purpose.  She taught me to believe that in myself, and I want to do the same with my daughter.  Encouraging her in her strengths and affirming her worth.

What’s the best piece of advice you could give?
Early on, when I was struggling with the balance between work and motherhood, I remember reading that it was less about balance and more about “the juggle”.  Finding balance somehow implies that everything will be perfect one day and that we will come to a place where we have “everything figured out”.  The juggle however, is learning how to make it work within our own situations.  It’s a constant challenge and it’s not always pretty, but somehow, you make it work.

I’ve slowly learned to let go of  the unrealistic expectations I put on myself to “do it all”.  I do the best I can with each day and try to remember that that my best is enough.

What’s been the most memorable moment so far?
Holding her in my arms for the first time.  I’m not sure if anything will beat that.

Share your favorite part of motherhood.
The overwhelming and unconditional love that they bring.  It’s hard to remember my life prior to having my daughter.  But I know for sure that she has filled my life with so much more joy and fulfillment than I ever thought possible.

Enter the Minnetonka “Mamas & Babes” giveaway for the chance to win a new pair of mocs for you and your babe this Mother’s Day!

Photography by Taryn Kent

Mamas & Babes: Cassidy June and Rylie

This weekend we’re celebrating the style and wisdom of each of the lovely moms featured in our new “Mamas & Babes” lookbook,  inspired by motherhood and a bohemian lifestyle.

Cassidy June of O My Darlings and daughter Rylie

A perfect day together is spent…
Outside! I love watching her explore the world outside. I feel the best at the end of the day when I’ve put the electronics away for awhile, and just followed her lead, enjoying her sense of curiosity and humor. One of my favorite quotes is: “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.”

What’s one lesson you’ve learned from being a mom?
There is no such thing as balance, or being a perfect mom. I make tons of mistakes, and feel out of balance all the time. I’ve also learned that to get even close to balance means that I need to seek support and be ok with having support in parenting. Letting others help me, like family, provides me the time and space to do other things that contribute to my sense of identity. Then, when I am with my daughter, I feel more present and have that much more energy for her.

What’s the best part of being a mom?
Getting to experience parenting with my husband. We’ve known each other since we were kids ourselves, so it’s incredible to experience having children with him. I love our days and nights together, and having that shared experience with him has been one of the best parts of being a mom.

A lesson I learned from my mother is?
My mom taught me what I hope to teach my daughter. She was a working mom, and I grew up feeling empowered to take on whatever goal I had for myself. My mom also taught me though that it’s ok to not “do it all.” Meaning, we did not always have the cleanest house, and there were a lot of take-out dinners…but we almost always ate together and she was at every ice skating competition and soccer practice. She even ice skated with me, we did a mother-daughter duo at a competition once! Those are the things I remember, and the things I hope my daughter remembers.

Best piece of advice you’ve received or the best piece of advice you could give.
Ask for help. That doesn’t make you a bad mother, because really…it takes a village.

Enter the Minnetonka “Mamas & Babes” giveaway for the chance to win a new pair of mocs for you and your babe this Mother’s Day!

Photography by Taryn Kent