How are ya? Happy HOLIDAYS. I want this month to slowwwww down. Truly! We need to cherish this time of cheer and love and shopping...hehe.
Make sure to pace yourself, drink lots of water and take time to chill. For shopping though, I got you COVERED. Sharing the best gifts, when you're on a budget.
First though, I need to say that so often times people ask, "Do you actually use the products you talk about on your blog".
Well, yes 100x yes.
But with this collab, it's REAL SPECIAL. Firstly, because I am wearing my Minnetonka Slippers right this second with a big sweater, hair in a bun, no makeup and with Justin's gym shorts on. It's my happy place.
My feet are so happy, warm, cozy, SAFE. I mean the second i walk in the door, it's bra off, Minnetonka's ON.
Just ask Justin. He even said he LOVES moccasins the other day :). Well good thing because that's what he'll be getting for Christmas y'all.
I was first introduced to Minnetonka in college, when I saw one of my now besties, Gemma wearing her moccasins and leggings to class. Ever since then, I've had a pair of the Kilty Hardsole, and worn them around the house, to and from class (in college) and now to workout classes. Plus anytime I want to mix up my booties during cozy fall and wintertime.
I always feel like when the holidays come around I draw a blank with creative ideas for gifts for the family. I want to give them something unexpected, that they'll use - that's also unique to me.
Does that make sense?
Meaning that I want the gift to be something they love but also that only I can think of for them, utilizing my unique perspective.
So being able to give them each a pair of moccasins is going to be AMAZING. Plus considering the fact that each of them are between $40 - $75?
I mean, DONE.
I've had my OG Minnetonka's for at least 3 years now, and they are still kicking! They don't smell (ha), the bottoms are practically perfect. They've survived 3 cities and 2 moves.
In this video I am sharing the my three NEW favorite pairs of Minnetonka, and a few ways to style them to give you some inspo. It's quick, it's fun and the music is good (royalty free, of course!)
In each outfit, I am wearing with a my favorite cozy sweaters, different pant styles or leggings, and with each they all create very different vibes which I love. All still cute none the less. There is nothing that completes the look like these shoes if you're going for seasonal style.
Which I am giving to my family this year:
Justin will be getting the Sheepskin Softsole Mocs in Tan ($67.95 - perrrrfect).
My mom will be getting the Cally Slippers in Stone ($39.95, I mean come ON).
My mom will love these to wear around the house, her feet are always cold, and she needs a pair to rock with all the athleisure that she rocks, HA.
My sister will be getting the Margot Bootie in Taupe (on sale for $59.96)
These guys are SO CUTE! I LOVE the bit of a heel, with jeans, shorts, dresses, I mean...trying to get a pair for myself RN actually...
I am also going to get two pairs for Justin's parents :). I just asked him the sizes, and his mom (who we call Mo) will get the Chesney in Cinnamon - perfect for just slipping on - $39.95 - and they seem so expensive).
His dad, who we call Po will get the Double Bottom Fleece in Brown ($49.95!)
Besides that, for Christmas I'll give my friends some gifts like journals, notes and small things...Justin is getting something else, but other than that I am done! :) I keep it easy. and simple and it feels SO GOOD to be done for everyone, to give them something they will love all for under $350 total.
EXCITING RIGHT? Holidays, I GOT YOU.
Will keep you posted on the reaction from the fam this holiday. It's so exciting!
Let me know how you'd style your Minnetonka's too, would love to get some inspo from ya!
*This post is done in partnership with Minnetonka - all opinions are my own.