Family Adventure: Hiking in Style (5 of 20) + a Minnetonka Giveaway!

October 23, 2013 — 55 Comments

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We took these photos over the weekend when we visited Pilot Knob, a state park in northern Iowa and the second highest point in Iowa. Eric and I grew up near the park and both visited it when we were younger, so it was fun (and nostalgic) to bring Rooney there for a family adventure. We both said it seemed a lot smaller than we remember :) I swear the tower used to be twice as tall!

It was 39 degrees outside, so we didn’t last as long as we’d hoped, but we were able to park and hike up to the tower. Rooney surprised us by wanting to do the whole thing by herself, until we were ready to leave when she was more than happy to have a ride on Eric’s shoulders.

Kelsey’s outfit details:

  • Headband: C.C. Exclusives (gift)
  • Scarf: H&M
  • Cardigan: Madewell
  • Dress: Soon Maternity
  • Leggings: Target (fleece-lined)
  • Legwarmers: Target
  • Socks: J.Crew
  • Shoes: c/o Minnetonka

Eric’s outfit details:

Rooney’s outfit details (the fifth outfit in her 20×20):

Big thanks to Minnetonka for hooking us all up with a new pair of comfy shoes! One thing I love about Minnetonka moccasins is how warm they keep our feet! Even though our noses and fingers were cold while we were hiking, our feet were still warm!

Pop over to the Minnetonka blog today to read a Q&A about my first pair of Minnetonkas, where I find my style inspiration, and more. AND, as a fun bonus, I’m partnering with Minnetonka today to give away a pair of the boots I’m wearing! Enter below for a chance to win :)


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  • Ashley

    I’m a huge fan of the kilty mocs (I have them in tan and leopard), but I’ve been eyeing their booties lately!

  • Emily Burgess

    Great giveaway! My “push present” from my husband was a new pair of Minnetonka Moccs. I have already almost worn them out.

  • Amanda B.

    Fleece lined tights??? Those shoes do look cozy too!

  • Kelley

    I own a pair of the moccs and love them. The boots are super cute!

  • Rebecca Lately

    That’s an awesome giveaway! I actually really love the style they sent you, the side zip boot.

  • Whitney Rasmussen

    Cute shoes! I’d love to have some :)

  • Sarah Beth Keyser

    I love Minnetonka!!!! Would love to win these! Beautiful photos :)

  • Catherine Casey

    These are my favorite:
    I think you do a great job of styling yours so they don’t look costume at all.

  • Kelsey Bosma

    Wear my mocs all the time-(they’ve held up better than my Ugg mocs)! Those little gem of a pair of boots are much needed tho-doc just put me on “tennies or flat shoes only” restriction!

  • Joann

    I got 3-layer fringe boots last Christmas and I’m in love with them. Would LOVE these booties or some mocs. Amazing giveaway!!!
    Love these pictures. Your family is beautiful.

  • Faith

    Great pictures! I have a pair of driving moccs that I absolutely love!

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  • lory

    i would love these!

  • nicole walsh

    I love my front Lace Knee-High Boots! Would also love these!

  • Haley

    You’re family is so adorable! Especially in those matching shoes :)

  • Rachel

    1. I love how dream-like all these photos look.
    2. Any of the baby booties. Ideally attached to a chubby baby with knee dimples.

  • Mary P.

    I am a huge fan of Minnetonka’s and have five pair already – the Kiltie Moc is my go to, but my favorite is still my pair of Thunderbird Mocs. First pair, and favorite pair for almost 7 years!

  • kristelace

    I love Minnetonka. I only have a pair of their regular flats (in the prettiest yellow!) and they are so comfy. I would love a pair of these cute boots.

  • Rebecca

    I love their Kilty moccasins.

  • Batter

    I love the western feel of the Bandera boot and I love the ones you’re wearing as well!

  • Katie

    i want some of those boots for my baby girl!

  • Laura Terkosky

    really wanting a pair on minnetonkas this winter! i love them.

  • Kate

    I think my whole family needs a pair!

  • Sarah P. Serna

    I want some this boots the minnetonka reddish brown for my little girl

  • Adin Blankenship

    I would love to have a pair of these boots too or the classic Kilty Suede Moc. :)

  • Mollie Lyon

    Love all these photos, so cute! And especially love Rooney’s outfit!

  • Dee

    I love the ones that you are wearing! (CONCHO/FEATHER SIDE ZIP BOOT)

  • briannaddawson

    Lovely photos and great feature on Minnetonka! So great Kelsey!

  • Kirsten Kimball


  • What Would a Nerd Wear

    thank you for such a great giveaway, kelsey! i love the ones you are wearing (though secretly i’d totally take the ones rooney is wearing too :)

  • Laura Wifler

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • melody

    Your family is adorable…I mean really stinkin’ adorable!!!

  • Melody
  • April C.

    Love all Minnetonka! The CALF HI 2-LAYER FRINGE BOOTS are gorgeous!

  • Michelle

    I enjoy your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kirsten

    I find it EXTREMELY fun to watch your BABY-style develop. love it!:)

  • Faith

    I love Minnetonka and had so much fun just now looking through your blog! Great style!

  • kelly

    I also like their Ankle High Pug Boot

  • Danielle Stensrud

    I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and would love a pair of moccasins to bring me through the rest of the winter in chilly Iowa! Thanks for thinking of me.

  • Benay

    Love them!

  • Rebecca Puls

    I love them all!! KILTY SUEDE MOC HARDSOLE
    might be my favorite though :)

    It’s my birthday week so winning would make it extra special!

  • Katie –

    I am SO on board with the LACE UP FRINGE ANKLE WEDGE BOOT!

  • Lauren Maiorino

    My absolute favorites are the double fringe side zip for kids. I have been wanting to order them for my little girl for a while. So precious!

  • Christa

    These look so comfy and I have always wanted a pair. My hubby had some in college.

  • britk89

    Your family it too cute!! Love the pictures!

  • nikki

    such a cute little family!


  • Lindy

    I would love a new pair of Minnetonkas to wear around campus at UNI! Unfortunately my other pair got ruined when I got caught in a nasty rainstorm! :( I always read Snappy Casual when I have the chance! Love it!

  • Cara

    Love this give away and your cute family style!

  • Bree

    Adorable. I’m noticing VSCO presets…? Love.

    • kelsey williams

      Yes, VSCO cam is my favorite!

  • Jesse Coulter

    I love the classic fringe boot hard sole and you! ; )

  • Mandi Holmes

    Goodness, I adore the photos. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I have wanted a pair of the 3 layer fringe boots for so long!

  • amydendy

    Luv these!

  • Lisa

    I love the Boat Moc!

  • Nancy Reid

    I like the LEOPARD KILTY MOC ~ the animal print top is wild!