Blogger Spotlight: indie.electronic.alternative

Danielle of indie.electronic.alternative in her Minnetonka Back Zipper Boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Danielle of indie.electronic.alternative

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I’ve always been a fan of fringe so when I saw my first pair of Minnetonka mocs I was immediately drawn to them.  As soon as I tried them on I knew I’d be a fan forever.

My Tramper Boots are still a favorite even 3 years later.  I’ve worn them everywhere from music festivals, running errands and even just lounging around my house.  They kept me comfortable last winter on a 17 day trip to Australia and New Zealand.  Even in varying climates (from the sandy beaches to the drizzling mountains) I wore them the entire time.

This year I added two bright pairs of Kilty Suede Moccasins to my collection.  They’re more proof that all you need are Minnetonka mocs, because I have swapped out my usual sandals for them all summer.  Minnetonka mocs really are the most comfortable, lightweight and stylish shoes!

End of summer style in a pair of storm blue Kilty Mocs

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Rock and roll hippy girly chick.  It varies by my mood.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
Mirrored Ray-Bans

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Kate Boy’s “Northern Lights”

Danielle's Minnetonka must-have for fall...a pair of Leopard Kilty Mocs!

What’s your favorite city and why?
My heart is in Philadelphia where I live but I really loved Sydney (Australia), Queenstown (New Zealand) and Venice (California).  I’ll be returning to all of them someday!

My Minnetonka must-have item is… the Kilty Moc!  In any color!  But especially the Leopard Kilty Moc for fall!

Visit indie.electronic.alternative this week and enter to win one of the three Minnetonka products Danielle styled!  Enter now! 


Minnetonka Takes Texas!

This past weekend we packed our mocs and headed south to Austin for the Texas Style Council social media conference!

We spent the weekend meeting a few of the amazing ladies who have been featured in our Blogger Spotlight series, hosted a fun dinner party with Tieka from Selective Potential and attended an amazing Prom-themed party on Saturday night!

We had so much fun spotting Minnetonka style all over Austin and can’t wait for next year!

See some of our favorite moments from the weekend below and check out more of our Austin adventures under #MinnetonkaTakesTexas on Instagram.

We met the lovely ladies of A Beautiful Mess Elsie & Emma, Katie from Skunkboy & Tieka from Selective Potential

Jenny from & Savannah from Maiedae in their Minnetonka fringe boots

One of our favorite looks from the weekend, Tieka of Selective Potential in her Classic Fringe Boots

We spotted the adorable Minnetonka style of @emilygeoca & @kassiekitchen!

Our co-hostess with the mostest, Tieka in her Bandera boots!

Fun at Prom! A few of our favorite bloggers busting a move in the Minnetonka "Best Dancer" contest

Sneaking a peek at a few new styles for Fall '13 & Spring '14! Photo courtesy of @jennyhighsmith

A fabulous weekend in Austin spotting a few classic Minnetonka styles! Photo courtesy of @teekuh


Blogger Spotlight: Jen Loves Kev

Jen Lula of Jen Loves Kev in her Double Fringe Side Zip Boots


Blogger Spotlight:  Jen Lula of Jen Loves Kev, along with her daughters Rowan & Finley

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I feel like I am a newbie in comparison to lots of people out there, but Minnetonka moccasins have been part of my daily style for the last couple years. I got my first pair when I was pregnant with my daughter Rowan and have been wearing them non stop since. So comfy and stylish. Perfect for a mom on the go!

Finley adorably inspecting her Fringe Booties

A chic summer look styled with a pair of El Paso Ankle Booties

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Classic with a vintage, edgy twist.

Whose style inspires you?
I find a lot of inspiration from the blogs I read. I love being inspired by real women!

What’s your favorite trend this season?
I will always be a fan of patterns! Especially stripes and polka dots. I am lucky because I think they will always be in style.

Picture perfect Mini-tonka style, Rowan in her Ankle Hi Tramper Boots

What song do you currently have on repeat?
My husband and I just went to see the reunion tour of The Postal Service. I can’t stop listening to that cd at the moment. So many memories attached with those songs. We have been listening to it for 10 years, it was the soundtrack of the summer we starting dating.

What’s your favorite city and why?
Boston! Oh man, I love that city! There is so much history and character. I love that it isn’t too huge, but has so many great neighborhoods to explore. Nothing beats a warm summer night, strolling the streets of Boston and holding hands with my husband. Well, going to a Bruins game is a close second!

Jen in her Minnetonka must-haves, a pair of El Paso Mocs

My Minnetonka must-have item is… the El Paso Suede Mocs in taupe are my favorite! They go with everything and are so easy to slip on and head out the door.

Blogger Spotlight: Tea Talk

Chelsea of Tea Talk in her Minnetonka Leopard Kilty mocs

Chelsea's Minnetonka must-have for summer, a pair of Deerskin Soft T mocs in champagne

A cute summer look styled with a pair of Minnetonka Double Fringe Tramper boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Chelsea of Tea Talk

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Growing up I could always be found in a pair of Minnetonka moccasins. From a small child, through my teenage years, and into my twenties, my Minnetonka mocs have always been a part of who I am. Today I own my fair share of mocs, either purchased locally or from tiny ski shops in the Western slope of Colorado, and truly adore each and every pair.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Classy and eclectic!

Whose style inspires you?
I find myself always being really inspired by the wears of my fellow Phoenix residents – so many of them have such amazing style! I also find Phoenix as a city to be very inspiring, with its unique culture and historic buildings, as well as a few of my favorite personal style bloggers and friends alike who share a similar passion for life, iced coffee, and fashion.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
This season I’m all about the black and white trend. Black and white have always been staple colors in my wardrobe, but I love all of the great blouses, dresses, and pants I have been seeing in this perfect color combo lately.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Currently, I can’t stop listening to Breakers by Local Natives. Their whole second album, Hummingbird, has been on repeat in my car for months now.

What’s your favorite city and why?
I may be a bit biased, but honestly Phoenix is my favorite city. This ever-growing city has one of the most unique cultures, diverse groups of people, and the most kind hearted folks I’ve ever come across. I’m so lucky to call this place home.

My Minnetonka must-have item is…the Deerskin Soft-T moc in champagne! I love the color, the softness of the leather, and how versatile they are. I could wear them with a sundress and a floppy hat on a hot summers day, or with some skinny jeans and a delicate blouse for a night out on the town. They really go with everything!

Visit Tea Talk today and enter to win a pair of mocs to style this summer!

Blogger Spotlight: Much Love, Illy

Ilene of Much Love, Illy in her Minnetonka must-haves - a pair of Back Zipper Boots!

Pefect spring style! A pair of Thunderbird Soft Sole Mocs styled with a cute, colorful maxi dress

A cute look for any time of year! Colorful tights, a cute dress and a pair of Kilty mocs

Blogger Spotlight:  Ilene of Much Love, Illy

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I have been smitten with Minnetonka mocs ever since I discovered them on some of my favorite fashion blogs. Last year for my birthday, my trendy little sister got me my first pair of Minnetonka mocs and since then they have been my go-to pair of shoes. They are so comfortable and seriously go well with just about anything.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
I would have to go with eclectic!  I love the bohemian look to trendy city styling. People have always commented that I have so many different looks. I guess since I like to dress myself according to my mood, I certainly like to express myself in a variety of different ways.

Whose style inspires you?
I personally have been inspired by my mom. She has incredible fashion sense and always taught me to dress well and to not be afraid to be different and stylish. I find lots of inspiration from Pinterest, fashion blogs and magazines – but I especially like to sometimes mix up those different looks and create my own.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
Oooh that is a tough one! Like I said I’m drawn to just about any style out there, but if I have to pick one for this spring, I am certainly drawn to neons. I am already easily drawn to pops of color but the electric bursts of yellow and pink get me all excited for the warmer weather. If I don’t wear neon clothing, I love pops of neon in make-up from eyeliner to lipstick.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Another tough one! I am constantly listening to songs over and over again (it has driven my past roommate mad and my husband is learning to live with it – haha!). Currently, I have been wearing out Next to Me by Emeli Sande. It always puts me in a good mood!

What’s your favorite city and why?
Now this is an easy question! Hands down, I have to say Chicago! I lived in the heart of downtown for nearly 8 years, so in a way it’s my second home. Though I admit the weather was brutal in the winter, the spring and summer months made it worth living through the harsh cold. The whole city became alive as soon as the weather warmed up. There was always something fun to do – whether it was riding my bike along Lake Michigan or meeting up with a girlfriend for coffee at a cute breakfast place or attending an outdoor concert. And since I love food, Chicago has some of the best places to eat in my opinion! Makes me hungry thinking about it!

My Minnetonka must-have item is…the Back Zipper Boot with the softsole. Like all of the Minnetonka products, they are the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn. I especially love them in brown and the fringe adds the perfect touch of bohemian fun to the boot. I loved wearing them with a pair of leggings and lace dress this spring and I can easily see myself rocking them with a pair of denim shorts this summer. You cannot go wrong them! 

Visit Much Love, Illy this week and enter to win a pair of Minnetonka Mocs to style this spring!