Not only can you teach your kids to dress themselves, you can actually step it up and let them design their own clothes! Amber Gunn Thomas launched The Patchery.com early this year. With just a few simple clicks, your kids can design their own look. Kelli Hanson found out how it all works.
It’s not only perfect for winter wear, Columbia has you covered for spring gear too. Brittanie Moore from Columbia Sportswear
shows of some of their latest fashions.
Women will tell you, there are some sizes that just are tough to fit. Whether you are tall, petite, or plus size, Trend Expert from Mall of America, Sara Rogers, shows us how to get the fit you are looking for.
It’s no secret that you can save a lot of money by shopping thrift stores. Digging through all those clothes and spending the time to find that “just right” piece of clothing can be a bit daunting though. Lead Personal Stylist at Arc’s Value Village
, Michelle Raven, has some tips and tricks to help you through.
Faribault Woolen Mill
has a long history in Minnesota. This year, this good company is celebrating it’s 150th
year. Emily headed down to Faribault to take a tour and find out a little bit more about the popular products it produces.
Beauty Expert, Sara Bartlett
, doesn’t just do her shopping at a mall. She has discovered a few spots that she feels are worth checking out!
On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone pulls out their green and wears it proudly. Laura Schara from Mall of America shows us how your skin tone can dictate the shade of green you should wear (– on the other days of the year!)
There really is no need to go shopping for a whole new wardrobe when it’s time for a new look. TCL stylist and owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique, Jodi Mayers, says the easiest way to get a new look is to add statement pieces to your wardrobe.
Jodi shows us how adding just one piece can make your whole outfit stand out.
Green Petit Pois Cold Shoulder Top $139
Wewood 100% Wood Watch $159
Zoey B Leather Cuff and Vintage Broach Bracelet $49
From Casual Outfit Necklace – Tess + Tricia Naturally Shed Antler Necklace with Fossil and Jasper $159
To Date Night Necklace – Turquoise and Brown Gold Spike Necklace $63
Snake Print “Work” Genuine Leather Handbag $249 (currently 50% off)
Bishop and Young White Lace Peplum Top $69
Renuar Navy Fitted Pant $89
Navy Cropped Ronan Chen Sweater/Jacket $129
From Work Outfit Necklace – Gold and White Chunky Necklace $89
To Happy Hour Additional Necklace - Gold and White Chunky Long Necklace $97
Plus Happy Hour Heels – Nicole Cream and Snake Heel $129 (currently 50% off)
M Rena Yellow Tank $29
Kerisma Hi-Lo Grey Top $49
White Jeans $97
From Casual Running Around Necklace – Already Layered 3-in-1 Necklace $69
To Quick Lunch with Girlfriends – Zenzii Necklace $179
Teal Leather Cuff Bracelet $49
Black OTBT Wedge Sandal $138
Visit Corset in Edina by the end of the day on Saturday, March 21st and receive 20% off one necklace when you mention Twin Cities Live!
People use to wear watches for the sole purpose of telling the time. With phones now providing easy access to a clock now people wear them primarily for fashion. R.F. Moeller
shows us the latest trends in watches and shares some ways to make sure your watch is lasting like it should.
It’s almost time to put away the boots and pull out the sling back shoes! Maggie Winter, TCL Producer and creator of the blog, Happy Shoe Day
shares big shoe trends for spring, including picks from Nordstrom
Models have hit the runway in New York’s Fashion Week showing off the looks that you’ll be seeing for spring. TCL stylist and owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
, Jodi Mayers, shows us how you can pull those looks off in your everyday wardrobe.
The fashion and the hair that you see on the red carpet at the Academy Awards always get a lot of buzz. It may have taken a team of professionals to create the looks for the stars who are wearing them, but you can create the look yourself.
It’s important to buy local and support small local businesses. That doesn’t mean you have to walk into the store to buy the products. You can buy local without leaving your home by shopping online. Minnesota Monthly’s
Style Editor, Jahna Peloquin, shares her favorite fashion websites for buying local.
It’s a fun and exciting night when the Annual Academy Awards are handed out for best picture, best actor, best actress, and more. The night recognizes the talent of the people in Hollywood. It’s also the night for high fashion on the red carpet.
It might not be your thing to show a lot of skin but that doesn’t mean you can’t still feel sexy! Melissa Hardin, owner of Flaunt Accessories
, shows us how you can be sexy but still stay subtle with your fashion selections.
Fifty Shades of Grey hit the big screen, setting a new record for the highest grossing Presidents Day holiday opener of all time. Laura Schara, from Mall of America is here to show you how to work 50 shades of grey – as in the color grey – into your wardrobe!
Like purchasing a swimsuit, shopping for jeans typically isn't a fun task. Emily stopped by Sisu
in Woodbury to get advice on selecting the perfect pair of denim.
When you give a gift this Valentine’s Day, think about giving something that will remind them how you feel all year long. Kelli Hanson found some subscription boxes that you’ll “just gotta have!”
Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day in our going out on the town, you want to look nice for the occasion. Patty Miranda from MODE
has some ideas perfect for whatever you are doing!
One way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and make it memorable is by focusing on what the day is at its core - a reminder to cherish those we love in our life. Since Valentine’s Day is situated between Christmas and Easter, instead of focusing on more “stuff”, make the holiday focused around togetherness. Grace Ray, creator of The Big Reveal.com
, joins us with ideas for the whole family.
If you haven’t picked up the perfect gift for the love of your life for Valentine’s Day, there is still time. With Valentine’s Day being just a week away, head over to R.F. Moeller
. Bryan Moeller shows us jewelry for Valentine’s Day and everyday!
Wedding dress designers are more chances this year with their designs making the dress decision even tougher. Editor in Chief of Minnesota Bride
, Sarah Baumann Rogers, shows us some trends you’ll be seeing in 2015.
Marsala may have been named 2015’s Color of the Year by Pantone, but there are other colors that are standing out this year as well. Christopher Straub from Mall of America is here to show us the other “in” colors and how to wear them.
Plaid has been around for centuries. Paul Bunyan made the plaid shirt synonymous with the lumberjack, while Daisy Duke made plaid sexy by pairing it with her daisy dukes. Fashion stylist, Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
shows us how women of any age can incorporate plaid into their wardrobes.
Even though we are in the dead of winter, you wouldn’t know it from the clothes in the stores. Stores are already filling the racks with their spring fashion trends. Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers, says you don’t have to wait to wear them. She shows us how to pull the looks off now.
Pearls are a piece of jewelry that gets handed down from generation to generation. The “Queen of Gems” as they are called, never go out of style. Bryan Moeller from R.F. Moeller
shows us how to take care of them plus some of the beautiful pearl jewelry you’ll find there.
TCL Report Kelli Hanson did her research and found some products that she thinks you “just gotta have” in 2015.
The big trend in Palm Beach prints is expected to go big in 2015. Shopping editor for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
, Ali Kaplan, shows us a few things you can expect to see a lot of this year.
The red carpet season kicks off Sunday, January 11th when the celebs take to the red carpet at the 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards. It’s the fashion that usually takes center stage and usually there is a lot of sparkles! Laura Schara from Mall of America shows us some looks you might see this weekend.
If you want to save a little money in 2015, you’re in luck. There’s a store that you can sell your clothes, buy new clothes and save a lot of money! Kelli Hanson checked out Style Encore
and brought back some looks to share.
The global color authority, Pantone, has named marsala the color of 2015. The red-brown hue is said to be the go to color you should have in your closet. Christopher Straub from Mall of America shows us different ways to wear it.
The temps have dropped below zero which means it’s time to bundle up with lots of layers! It’s hard enough for adults to keep warm and even harder to imagine how a tiny baby feels in the cold. Baby product manufacturers have thought of everything to keep your baby warm this winter. Bump Club and Beyond Twin Cities
founder, Katie Blozis, shows us some of her favorites.
Gail Be’s shop in Edina, Gail Be Designs
, stands out from the others. All of her designs are made completely out of beads. Her latest project gave her worldwide attention when Lady Gaga came calling!
An average, a woman owns between 12 and 20 pairs of shoes. TCL Producer Maggie Winter has over 120. She even recently started a website, Happy Shoe Day
, that's dedicated to shoes. Maggie stopped by the studio to share fashionable winter boots.
Gemstone slices are all the rage this winter. If you don’t know what that is, certified gemologist appraiser, Bryan Moeller is here to explain. Plus, he shows us what else is on trend in jewelry this winter.
If you have a holiday party to go to, it doesn’t matter if it’s at a friend’s house or a fancy hotel, you still have to decide what to wear. Owner of Sisu
Boutique in Woodbury, Heidi Martin, says she has an outfit for any party.
With the holiday shopping all done, there is just a few loose ends to tie up. Like, the stocking stuffers for example. That doesn’t mean you need to head back to the mall. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, has some perfect stocking stuffer ideas.
Around the holidays, you’ll see stores pop up in the extra retail space available in the malls. Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s shopping editor, Allison Kaplan, picks a few of her favorite pop up shops.
It’s time for the holiday get togethers to begin! Macy’s
personal shopper, Megan Ebert, is here to help us figure out what we should wear, what to bring the host, and, if you are the host, what you should use serve that will impress your guests!
Picking out gifts for the people on your list can be fun – but it can be tough at times too. If you have someone in their twenty’s that you are buying for, you might be stuck. Emily has four options that just might be perfect for those
You can hardly go wrong picking out something for your guy or girl to wear when choosing their gift. And we aren’t just talking about clothes either! Emily Engberg has her suggestions for some wearable gifts that all have a Minnesota connection.
The Mall of America has tons of options for your holiday shopping. Now they have even more options with new stores opening up. Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers, gives us a taste of what you’ll find.
If you are stumped on what to get the kids on your shopping list, we are here to help! TCL reporter Kelli Hanson has her mom approved toy picks!
Under the old “rules” of tradition, on the tenth year of marriage the gift to give is tin or aluminum. Bryan Moeller, certified gemologist appraiser from R. F. Moeller
, says there are new rules and diamonds are the proper gift for your 10 year wedding anniversary.
If you’ve got someone on your list to buy for who loves to travel, here are some awesome ideas. Louise Kurzeka from the AAA Travel Store
makes choosing a gift for that traveler really easy.
An iconic scene from the movie “A Christmas Story” when Ralphie can’t move in his snow suit, had us thinking…let’s find coats, hats and gloves that are actually functional for kids! Mall Of America Trend Expert Christopher Straub stopped by with just that.
If you have some names on your holiday list to shop for that you might have some trouble with, have no worry! Jodi Mayers with Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique
is here with must-haves for both women and men.
Kelli Hanson has her picks to welcome baby home – and she has some deals to share with you too!
Elizabeth is at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest with Katie Blozis from Bump Club Twin Cities. They’ve got some awesome products for mommy’s-to-be that they are excited to show the expectant parents who have joined them for TCL’s Baby Bash!