Blogger Spotlight: Pieceology

Blogger Spotlight:  April of pieceology

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I think I bought my first pair over 7 years ago when I started college. I had no idea when I bought them that they were Minnetonka. Then a few years later I found out about the brand and really wanted a pair of the fringe boots, only to realize I already had some! I still wear them all the time and have since bought a couple more pairs because they are super cute and so comfy.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Bohemian with an urban, edgy twist.

Whose style inspires you?
The hippies of the late 60s and early 70s and my two favorite fashion blogger sisters Dylana and Natalie Suarez. It’s insane the way they mix prints and textures so effortlessly. I find inspiration of course from style blogs and I love browsing the site WhoWhatWear.com for outfit ideas. I’m also inspired by the music scene in Austin. I go to a lot of festivals and shows in town. I pretty much dress in festival attire year round.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
Over the knee boots. They work for short people too, I promise!

What song do you currently have on repeat?
“The John Wayne” by Little Green Cars

What’s your favorite city and why?
Paris because of the fashion, the culture and the people. Everyone just seems to be totally in love with life there. It’s contagious.

My Minnetonka must-have item is…The Double Fringe Side Zip Boot. Really if you give me anything with fringe and suede I’m happy!

Visit pieceology today and enter to win one of the three Minnetonka products April styled!

Blogger Spotlight: Snappy Casual

Eric, Kelsey & daughter Rooney Jane on a family adventure in their Minnetonka mocs!

Blogger Spotlight: Kelsey of Snappy Casual, her husband, Eric, of Words of Williams, and their daughter, Rooney Jane

On a blustery and cold (39 degree!) fall day, Kelsey, Eric and Rooney set out on a family adventure to Pilot Knob, a state park in northern Iowa. Eric and Kelsey grew up near the park and visited it when they were younger, so it was fun and nostalgic to bring their daughter Rooney there for a family adventure.  Kelsey told us “One thing I love about Minnetonka moccasins is how warm they keep our feet at Pilot Knob.  Even though our noses and fingers were cold, our feet were still warm!”

Find out more about Kelsey and her family’s Minnetonka story and style in our Q&A!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I bought my first pair of Minnetonka moccasins (the Kilty in dusty brown) a couple years ago when I was 24 weeks pregnant with my daughter. We were about to get on a plane and fly to Washington, D.C., and I knew I needed comfy shoes for sightseeing! I was starting to outgrow some of my regular shoes and the moccasins were forgiving for my swollen feet.

Then, my daughter got her first pair of Minnetonka booties when she was 6 weeks old. They are extra cute on little kids’ feet!  My husband joined the club earlier this year, and now everyone in our family has two pairs. We’re big fans!

Whose style inspires you?
I get a lot of my style inspiration from other bloggers. Sydney from The Daybook, Jen from Jen Loves Kev and Kendi from Kendi Everyday are a few of my favorites.

What are a few of your family’s favorite autumn activities to do together?
We love to ride bikes! My daughter has a seat on the back of my bike, so we all strap on our helmets and ride to the park or a nearby restaurant. It’s a great way for us to get exercise and enjoy the gorgeous weather at the same time.

What are each of your Minnetonka must-have items for Fall?
Kelsey’s pick: The El Paso Ankle Booties are calling my name! I’m also excited to see what comes out for Spring 2014 – the sneak peek at Texas Style Council was awesome.

Eric’s pick: Eric has the Chukka Boot in two colors and still wants another – he’s got his eye on the black ones to round out his collection.

Rooney’s pick: Kid’s Thunderbird II mocs are just too cute! I hope she wears them in and then passes them on to her own daughter some day.

Stop by Snappy Casual this week and enter to win a pair of Minnetonka mocs to wear this fall!

Blogger Spotlight: Fine & Feathered

Blogger Spotlight:  Josie of Fine & Feathered

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I fell in love with Minnetonka mocs when I was about 16, and later found out that my mom wore Minnetonka moccasins in high school too! I guess Minnetonka love is just in our blood. I can’t live without a pair of Kilty mocs in my closet now!

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
I suppose it would be something like, classic vintage prep with some masculine pieces thrown in there. I’ve learned to just wear what speaks to me, and not worry about what style it falls under.

Whose style inspires you?
Audrey Hepburn has always been a huge style inspiration for me, she’s so classic and timeless. I also love Jenna Lyons and how she mixes a lot of those classic pieces with more fun, modern ones.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
I don’t keep up with trends all that much, but I love how a lot of stores seem to have more woodland and folk inspired things this fall, they’re so fun!

What song do you currently have on repeat?
I’ve been in a very reminiscent music mode lately, so I’ve been listening to old Goo Goo Dolls songs a lot. “Sympathy” is one of my favorites.

What’s your favorite city and why?
I adore Boston. Me and my husband love touring historic buildings and gushing over old homes. We spent a week just wandering around the city and taking naps in the beautiful parks. I really would love to live closer one day!

My Minnetonka must-have item is…the 5-layer fringe boot! It’s so comfy and it keeps my legs nice and warm on the crisper fall days, especially with dresses and skirts.

Enter to win one of the pairs Josie styled this week on Fine & Feathered!  

Blogger Spotlight: Jenny Highsmith

Blogger Spotlight:  Jenny Highsmith

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I ordered my first pair of Minnetonka moccasins – the 5-layer fringe boots – about a year ago after seeing multiple other bloggers wearing them and raving about how comfortable and fun they were. I literally wore them every day for almost a month. After that, I was hooked. I currently own 8 pairs of Minnetonka shoes and would say that I’m definitely a raving fan. They are by far my most comfortable and most versatile shoes in my closet.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
I would say my style is classic and comfortable with warm tones and a touch of bohemian.

Whose style inspires you?
I am constantly inspired by other blogger’s and friend’s style as well as styles I see on Pinterest. I love going back to my Pinterest board to see what I pinned last month and getting re-inspired all over again.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
My favorite trend for this season is the flowy, kimono-inspired cardigans that I’m seeing this fall. I love the variations of prints and the loose, dreamy look they have.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Mumford & Sons “Babel”

What’s your favorite city and why?
My favorite city is Charleston, South Carolina, because my family took beach trips to Wild Dunes every summer growing up and we would always travel into Charleston for 1 or 2 days and walk around the Market, eat homemade fudge, and go on a historical tour on the Battery. It not only has those sweet childhood memories, but it also is a beautifully historic city with a lot to see and do.

My Minnetonka must-have item is…a pair of 2-layer or 5-layer fringe boots. Either one of those will get you through all year round. I love wearing my boots in the winter as well as with shorts in the summer. They are so comfortable and extremely breathable. And let’s be real, they look good with almost any outfit.

Visit Jenny’s blog this week and enter to win a pair of Minnetonka mocs to style this fall!

 

Blogger Spotlight: Roots and Feathers

Blogger Spotlight:  Laura of Roots and Feathers

Whose style inspires you?
I’m very inspired by the fashion of the 60′s and 70′s.  The earthy flowerchild pattern, the textures like velvet and fringe, the free flowing styles, etc.  I also love more urban bohemian styles usually seen on Kate Moss and Mary Kate Olsen.

My favorite clothing designer and style icon would have to be Novella Royale.  I’m completely in love with everything they make. Pinterest has been a great source of inspiration.  Especially from the everyday outfits you see through people’s outfit posts.  Everyday street style is just as inspiring to me as fully thought out lookbook images.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I have been a forever fan of Minnetonka, but have only actually owned a pair for a few years now. I got a pair of the Back Zipper boots from a friend and fell in love.  Fringe and suede are two of my favorite things, so it was only natural.  Since I first laid eyes on the El Paso mocs I feel like I found my personality in a shoe.  In a way, since newly owning these mocs, I feel like my Minnetonka journey is just beginning.  Like I have just found a new best friend that I can’t wait to go on coffee dates, concerts, and long car rides through the countryside in!

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Bohemian, free spirited with a love for layers.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
I have played the new self titled Civil Wars album to death since it came out.

My Minnetonka must-have item is…the El Paso Moc.

What’s your favorite city and why?
I have not done a huge amount of traveling in my life… but my favorite place I’ve ever visited has to be either Olympia Washington or Austin Texas.  I visited Olympia when I was about 20 years old and fell in love with the beautiful community that was there, the farmers markets and the thrift shops.  Austin is only two hours away from home, but it will forever have a place in my heart for its wonderful thrift shops, Jo’s coffee, Bouldin cafe and great music.

Visit Roots and Feathers this week and enter to win one of the three Minnetonka products Laura styled!