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!

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