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Oscar Fashions  

Everyone who tuned in to the Academy Awards last night weren’t all watching for the same reason.  While many were waiting to see which actor and actress was deemed “the best” or which movie won the award, we know a few people who were more enamored with what was being worn on the red carpet!

Styling Tips  

TCL Stylist, Jodi Mayers is the person behind Steve & Elizabeth’s outfits.  If you struggle putting any outfit together, she has some tips for you to make it easier.

Flirty Jammies  

Ladies, do your pajamas scream flirty? Or are they just some compilation of your husband’s oversized souvenir t-shirts? 
Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers, stopped by to help freshen up your flirty side. 
 

Gotta Have It: Valentine’s Day  

If your sweetheart told you not to get them anything for Valentine’s Day, but you know that you probably should, spending only $25 on a unique gift sounds good right? TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson found 4 great gifts all for under $25 and she started with a sweet treat that everyone will love. 

TCL in Your Town: Stillwater Eating & Shopping  

TCL in Your Town casts the spotlight on Stillwater to feature the best of that community. The Food and Dining Editor of MplsSt.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, along with the Shopping and Style Editor, Ali Kaplan, shares their picks for where to grab a bite to eat and get some shopping done.

JCPenney Activewear  

If you are one of those struggling to keep your resolution to get in shape, you aren’t alone.  Only 8% of the people who resolved to get in shape at the beginning of 2017 will achieve that goal.  Style expert Lauren Bettenga thinks she can get you motivated with some stylish active wear from JCPenney Xersion Line. 

Style Ideas from ABC's Winter Premieres  

Hot ABC shows like "Scandal" and "Once Upon a Time" are great sources of inspiration when it comes to style! Roshini Rajkumar from Roshini Performance Group shares her advice on what to take from the TV hits!

Winter Fashion For Moms   Back To Top

We're still two months away until the first day of spring so that means there's plenty of time to freshen up your winter wardrobe.  We have the solution! Owner of Flaunt Accessories, Melissa Hardin, has great winter fashion tips for moms and moms to be.

Fitness Fashion Trends   Back To Top

On Saturday, January 14, Mpls St.Paul Magazine is hosting Fit Fest, a day showcasing group fitness classes, wellness seminars, shopping and more. Emily Howald Sefton stopped by with a preview along with hot trends in fitness apparel.

Pantone Color of 2017: Greenery   Back To Top

If you typically turn to your favorite clothing store to tell you the hottest colors to wear this year, you have the global color authority Pantone to thank for that. Every year they pick a color that they say reflects the current cultural climate. This year that color is called “Greenery” and designers have already taken notice. Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers stopped by to show us how to pull it into our closet for 2017.

Shopping Post-Holidays   Back To Top

The holidays can be filled with lots of shopping, but post-holidays is a great time to head back into the stores and pick up some great deals. Our Super Saver Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars shares her advice below!

How To Expand Your Holiday Wardrobe On A Budget   Back To Top

Holiday parties are nothing if not an excuse to go out and get a fun new outfit...i'm thinking sequins and gold.

Forevermark Diamonds   Back To Top

With the holiday season upon us, engagement season in full swing and that means there is no shortage of sparkle. But even if you’re not getting engaged, Kristen Trustey from Forevermark Diamonds says diamonds under the tree never disappoint. Forevermark Diamonds recently unveiled its 2016 Ultimate Diamond Jewelry Gift Guide and it’s all about two toned diamonds, bangles, and the ultimate splurge.

Wish Boutique Last Minute Gifts   Back To Top

When it comes to Christmas shopping, sometimes ladies need to make it a little easier on the guys. But don’t tell them exactly what you want, instead give them hints. Like showing them this video! Kris Swenson, from Wish Boutique in Rosemount, stopped by with last minute gifts for all the ladies in your life.  

Saffron Style   Back To Top

Pantone – the world’s leading color experts – just announced their 2017 Color of the Year. It’s called Greenery and is described as a fresh and zesty yellow-green. Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson ran into Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Roger this week and found out Green may be in next year, but right now it’s all about a color called Saffron.

Gifts for Guys   Back To Top

TCL’s Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares unique gift ideas for guys!

Newer, Local Company Gift Ideas   Back To Top

Every week, Emily features Minnesota companies that have a long history in our state. But there are also so many new companies that are worth checking out. Emily found four that would make great gift ideas for the holidays.

Winter Trend Report   Back To Top

Turtlenecks and gauchos. Sounds like a closet circa the 1970s. TCL Stylist and owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique, Jodi Mayers says this should be your closet today! That’s because those styles are right on trend this winter. Jodi stopped by to tell us why we should be seeing red too.

Old Friend Footwear   Back To Top

TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson recently walked in the office and declared she had found a present for the person who has everything. It's simply, slippers. But these slippers are unusually cozy, that’s because their insert is made of 100% genuine sheepskin. Old Friend Footwear is a Minnesota family run business – their warehouse is located in Chanhassen. Kelli brought several of her favorite pairs in studio to tell us more about why she loves them so much.

Wish Boutique Holiday Looks   Back To Top

It is officially the holiday season! Holiday parties, family get-togethers…so what are you going to wear? Kris Swenson from Wish Boutique in Rosemount stopped by to help you get ready for all of your festivities! 

Makeup Gifts   Back To Top

There are thousands, millions of gifts you can buy this Christmas. But there's probably one gift you haven't thought to buy, makeup. Women buy their own makeup right? TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says it's time to rethink that and stuff those stockings with a little bronzer. She stopped by with her favorites for any age and skin tone.

Good Company: General Store of Minnetonka Back To Top

General Store of Minnetonka has become a hot spot for shopping. The store is filled with just about everything you can imagine - cooking items, food, clothing, decorative items and fun gag gifts. The store has been around since 1984. It originally began as a way to showcase all sorts of artisans for the holidays. It quickly became popular and people wanted more.

Crayola Store Shopping Spree   Back To Top

TCL’s Kelli Hanson was Live at the Crayola Store at Mall of America where three kids paired up with a U.S. Marine to shop till they drop, or for at least 64-seconds! The Shopping Spree is an annual tradition for Crayola, which will also hold the same event in Pennsylvania and Florida. The bundles were duplicated and donated to Toys for Tots this holiday season.

 

Holiday Gifts With Corset Styling   Back To Top

Utilize the stylists at Corset Styling to help you take care of everyone on your guest list this year. With complimentary gift wrapping and a special gift for those who mention TCL upon checkout, you can rest easy come Christmas.

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique   Back To Top

“Project Runway” contestant and fashion designer Christopher Straub shares a preview of what you’ll find at the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique at U.S. Bank Stadium.

After the CMA Red Carpet: Country Fashions   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson just got back from covering the CMA Red Carpet. This was the second year we sent her to Nashville to chat with country music’s biggest stars. Last year she learned a valuable lesson; trade in the heels and wear cowboy boots. Kelli says she was able to stand for nearly four hours straight in her boots and showed us how we too can dress like the Nashville Stars.

CMA Fashions   Back To Top

A lot of folks tuned in to channel 5 last night to watch the Country Music Association Awards.  But it wasn’t only the music they were interested in.  On the red carpet, it’s all about the fashion!  Our panel of fashion experts share their hits and misses of the night.

Baby Gearapalooza   Back To Top

Over the years, baby gear keeps changing.  Back in the day, car seats were much different than the safe ones required today.  Jamie Grayson, the Baby Gear Expert, shows us the newest items for new parents.

As Seen On TV: Halloween Edition   Back To Top

In honor of Halloween we asked Emily to find some As Seen On TV products that could be used for decorating and perhaps are a bit scary to purchase or use.

Shopping for Swimwear   Back To Top

If you weren’t our big Mexico Trip winner at Grand Casino Hinckley, but a beach vacation is still calling your name, you need to dress the part right? Finding the perfect swimsuit can be traumatizing, it can make you feel like you never want to take a dip in the pool again, but the owner of Nani Nalu Beachwear Boutique says it’s time to shop for a swimsuit the right way.

Good Company: Benjos   Back To Top

For most of us, shoelaces seem more like a necessity than anything. But for a group of three guys in Minneapolis, shoelaces are a fashion statement. It’s a chance for the usually conservative guy to show a little flare on his feet.

Kid’s Outwear   Back To Top

This week it got a bit colder outside and if you discovered your child’s winter coat doesn’t fit them as well this season, it’s time to outfit them in new gear. But that can get expensive! Luckily Children’s Orchard in Minnetonka is ready to help keep your kids warm at a fraction of the cost! Becky Geyer from Children’s Orchard stopped by with some cute kids to show us how to save money on this Minnesota staple.

Where to Shop for Stationery   Back To Top

The Twin Cities business scene has taken notice of customers' needs for quality stationery. Ali Kaplan from Mpls St.Paul Magazine shares stores worth visiting for thank you cards, letterhead, and invites.

TCL in Your Town: The Pottery Museum of Red Wing   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town is exploring the beautiful city of Red Wing this week. And you get to know Red Wing without looking back at the town’s rich history in pottery. Elizabeth visits the Pottery Museum of Red Wing where she takes a trip back in time to learn about the early days of preserving food in Red Wing Pottery crocks and see the one of a kind sculptures that potters would make on their lunch breaks to sell or give as gifts.

Gotta Have it: Tailgating Products   Back To Top

The Minnesota Vikings are doing pretty well this season, despite major team injuries. And the better the team, the bigger the fans and that means a full tailgating lot! TCL’s Kelli Hanson found products she says you’ve just gotta have to look good and eat right before you head into the stadium!

TCL in Your Town: Uffda Shop   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is showcasing everything great about Red Wing. The small river town has all sorts of cute spots that make it unique, including Uffda Shop. It’s located on the corner of Main Street. Uffda Shop has become a destination for big tours and small groups of friends who are enjoying a day trip to Red Wing.

Mantras and Accessories   Back To Top

The definition of mantra is "instrument of thought". Coming up with a good mantra can make you feel more confident and sure of yourself. And adding a fashionable accessory or distinctive look that matches your mantra can help drive it home. 
 
 

Medifast: How to Shop After Weight Loss   Back To Top

Fashion is often used to express how we feel about our bodies, what we like we show off, what we don’t we cover up. But when it comes to weight loss and shopping for our new bodies, it’s important to know how to accentuate your new figure! Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers is our go-to when it comes to highlighting the right areas and it’s why we asked her to help people who’ve had success on the Medifast Weight Loss Program. 

What to Wear on the Sidelines   Back To Top

If you find yourself on the sidelines of any sport this fall like football, soccer or hockey, you've gotta dress the part, right? And we’re not not just talking about your team logo or colors. You have to dress for the weather and you'll want to look good doing it. Owner of Wish Boutique in Rosemount, Katie Terrian, stopped by with sideline styles for the ladies. 

Fall Trends and Savings on Kids Clothes   Back To Top

Kids seem to outgrow their new clothes before you even get home from the store! Our friends from Children's Orchard brought in some trends you can save big on this fall.

Fall Trend Report   Back To Top

Pumpkin Spice Orange, Army Green, Statement Furs…they’re all trends hot on the runway right now and looks TCL Stylist Jodi Mayers says we all should try out this Fall. Jodi stopped by with her Fall Trend Report and to tell us how you can see these trends on an Edina runway in just a few weeks.

Clothes Mentor   Back To Top

With the change of the seasons, some people switch out their whole closet.  Going from summer clothes to winter clothes doesn’t mean you have to get a whole new wardrobe.  Kimberlee Curtis from Clothes Mentor shows us how to transition to fall just by adding a few pieces to your closet. 

Fashionopolis   Back To Top

The 4th annual FASHIONOPOLIS is Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s premier fall fashion event, highlighting the best in local fall fashion.  And, we’ll feature a special kiss to Prince – an icon of style, creativity, fashion and music. 

Wish Boutique at the Fair   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is familiar with Wish Boutique. They are located in Rosemount but right now they have popped up a shop in the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair!

Military Fashion   Back To Top

It’s Military Appreciation Day and Mall of America has fashion for the day.  Sara Rogers from Mall of America shows us the inspired looks.

Fashions at the Fair   Back To Top

There is more to check out at the fair than new foods!  Now there are a lot of fashion options to pick from too.  We brought three fashion experts to pull together a winning look you can find at the fair.

Jeans Makeover   Back To Top

Emily is at the Silver Jeans Booth.  It’s the perfect spot to help you pick out the perfect fit for you!  A couple of fairgoers are getting a jeans makeover and walk away with a brand new pair of Silver Jeans.

Back to School Fashion for Less   Back To Top

In no time at all, the kids will be back in school.  If you still have to get their back to school wardrobe together, Michelle Raven (the lead stylist from Arc’s Value Village) says to consider shopping second hand.  

Back to School Gear   Back To Top

Whether you are sad about sending your baby off to the first day of school or you think it’s actually the most wonderful time of the year when the kiddos head back to school, the fact is it is that time.  You can’t avoid it and it’s time to get them ready!  Katie Blozis from Bump Club and Beyond has the gear for kids – and mom’s – that they’ll need.
 

Back to School on a Budget   Back To Top

In just a few short weeks, the kids will be dawning their first day of school outfit. And that means you’ve only got a few more days to get your back to school shopping trip finished! Twin Cities Live’s Kelli Hanson headed to Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan to find out how to get a big bang for your buck on clothes and even school supplies.