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#TBT: Mall of America Style Edition

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This #tbt we’re flashing back to 1992 – the hair was big, bright colors were in and rollerblading was the perfect cardio. Though we always want to be the place for fun in YOUR life, we’ve also come a long way from the days of power suits and perms. Take a peek at the commercial below from the year Mall of America® was born and see what a difference 22 years can make.

While the excitement and fun in the original commercial remains, the fashion has (luckily) changed. In honor of #tbt let’s take a look at how far we have come since the commercial has aired!

The Straw Hat

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Light and versatile, the straw hat is still as much of summer staple as it was in the 90’s. While the one if the commercial is a true throwback, this Free People (Level 1, South) option is a great update on the summer classic. The Panama hat is perfect for hanging out at the lake or the casual summer music festival.

Children’s Fashions

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From oversized and baggy to fitted and funky, children’s fashions have pulled a complete 180°. We are diggin’ the trendy denim washes, rockin’ graphics and fun fashion hats spotted at kid’s favorite RUUM (Level 2, South).

Prom Trends

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While the fit and flare dress will forever remain a prom classic, we have ditched the belted waist and added a lot more sparkle. MOA retailers like Glitz! (Level 3, North), Caché (Level 1, West) and Nordstrom are great stops for gorgous prom gear, like this pink fit and flare stunner from Glitz! which features a beautiful rhinestone bodice and on-trend cap sleeves. For more Mall of America approved prom trends, check out our 2014 Prom Lookbook.

Now it’s time to flash forward and check out our BRAND NEW commercials here!

Hit a Style Home Run

What to Wear to a Baseball Game

When I was preparing a Minnesota Twins baseball inspired style post one year ago to kick off the 2013 home opener, the focus was all about layers because here in Minnesota, the weather is almost as unpredictable as the final score of the game. It was 35 degrees! I’m happy to say it’s a new year, a fresh season and the weather is for once, on our side. With temps anticipated to hit 70 (no, that’s not a typo), I’m ready to revamp my game day wardrobe. Grab your Twins gear, a cold beer and let’s play ball!

Minnesota Twins Guys Style

1. Briskeby Low Leather Shoe – Moods of Norway (Level 1, South) | 2. Infantry GMT Timepiece – Victorinox Swiss Army (Level 1, South) | 3. Original Straight Denim - Lucky Brand (Level 1, South) | 4. Minnesota Twins Replica Cream Jersey – Pro Image Sports (Level 2, North)

 

Minnesota Twins Girls Style

1. Camila Cat-Eye Sunglasses - Michael Kors (Level 1, South) | 2. Canvas Authentic – Vans (Level 2, North) | 3. Linen Baseball Tee – J. Crew (Level 2, South) | 4. The Boyjean – Madewell (Level 1, South) | 5. Marc Jacobs Washed Up Billy Hobo – Nordstrom (NW Court)

 

Spring Fashion Line-Up

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Springtime is a time of renewal—a time to re-energize your life, organize your closet, clean up your wardrobe and prepare for the excitement of the summer ahead. It’s here. Yes, I said it. Why? I can’t go anywhere without my rain boots, I’ve ditched the down coat for a lighter jacket and the hordes of people who had disappeared into a long hibernation have re-emerged carrying children, walking dogs or tossing footballs to eager friends. I’ve even spotted some bare legs and shoulders.

What does this mean for you? It’s time to put away the sweaters and boots and replace them with floral patterns and open-toed shoes. We found some darling little staples that scream warm weather and are perfect replacements for your classic winter baubles.

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Wedges: Stuart Weitzman (Level 1, South) | Skirt: Moods of Norway (Level 1, South) | Top: Lacoste (Level 1, South) | Jacket: G-Star Raw (Level 1, South) | Necklace: Henri Bendel (Level 1, South)

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Necklace: Henri Bendel (Level 1, South)

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Handbag: Henri Bendel (Level 1, South)

Nordstrom Torre Birch Lipstick

Lipstick: Tory Burch @ Nordstrom (NW Court)

Solstice Fendi Turtle shades

Sunglasses: Fendi @ Solstice Sunglasses (Level 1, West)

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Wedges: Stuart Weitzman (Level 1, South)

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Pandora MOA™ Charm Giveaway!

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This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our potential winner, Dave!

Thank you to all who participated and stay tuned for future giveaways on the MOA blog!  

Mall of America® and PANDORA (Level 1, North) have partnered to bring local fans an exclusive giveaway to introduce PANDORA’s spring “Spring Takes Flight” collection. The new collection captures the beautiful and feminine sides of nature drawing inspiration in soft pastel colors and delicate flowers. Each intricate charm features enamel, Murano glass, filigree or cubic zirconia embellishment with beautiful butterfly silhouettes. As a sign of spring and symbol of transformation and renewal, charming designs of white daises and butterflies bring us a pleasant peek into what we can look forward to as the snow begins to melt here in the Midwest.

PANDORA’s spring collection incorporates vibrant hues of deep purple to shades of light lavender reflecting Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Draw from your own orchid inspiration or explore our guide to Radiant Orchid at MOA™.

One lucky blog reader will have the opportunity to win a Butterfly Kiss Gift Set trio of charms (Multi Pave Lights, Pink Butterfly Kiss and Morning Butterfly Lavender) valued at $165 (pictured below).

Enter to win: To enter, fill out the boxes below. Entries will be accepted until March 21, 2014 at noon CST. We’ll update this post when the giveaway has ended to announce the potential winner. Good luck! Official Rules

Pandora MOA Charm Giveaway

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Tom & Lorenzo MOA™ Blog Celebrity Guest Post

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The fabulous celebrity fashion firing squad duo, Tom and Lorenzo, have added Mall of America® to their list of book tour stops and we’re snapping our fingers in excitement. Before they get here, we asked the guys to give us a little extra sneak peek into what fans will find in their book, “EVERYONE WANTS TO BE ME OR DO ME: Tom & Lorenzo’s fabulous & opinionated guide to celebrity life and style.” So we asked T & L what celebrity they think is owning the spotlight right now; and here’s what they had to say:

“Everyone wants to be me or do me” may be the celebrity affirmation we imagine all stars say in the mirror every morning, but truly A-list superstars manage the trick of making everyone want to be AND do them. And by that we mean they manage the trick of finding themselves at the top of the lists of hottest or most beautiful stars while at the same time getting the public to want to be their best friend. No current star manages this trick better than Jennifer Lawrence. So drop-dead beautiful that Dior practically fell all over themselves to make her the face of the brand, awarding her a contract that took care of her retirement fund (as well as her grandchildren’s) in one fell swoop, she’s also funny, smart, spontaneous and gives the impression that she’s down to earth. The Number 1 job of all stars is to get you to either love them or become fascinated by them. J Law’s a superstar, and will probably remain one for the rest of her life, because she can get you to do both. And it never even looks like she’s trying. Who wouldn’t want a little bit of that kind of talent in their every day life?

-Tom and Lorenzo

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Photo Credit: E! Online

Jennifer Lawrence FashionPhoto credit: Style Bistro

Grab your copy of “EVERYONE WANTS TO BE ME OR DO ME: Tom & Lorenzo’s fabulous & opinionated guide to celebrity life and style,” meet the fabulous pair and have your book autographed this Sunday, February 23 at 1 p.m. in Macy’s Court (details here)!