In a whirlwind trip, I just returned from L.A. to attend the 2014 American Music awards, at the Nokia Theatre, with Kohl’s, in collaboration with their Disney Frozen Sing Your Heart Out contest. A surreal experience for Marino Bambinos!
A few days prior, the excitement arose while getting outfitted at Kohl’s. I had a dress in mind but found what I was looking for in pants, a sparkly top and booties from the Simply Vera – Vera Wang collection. And I completely lucked out with petite sizing! A great moto jacket by Candies, and fun accessories from Simply Vera and Juicy helped to pull it all together.
— Kohl's (@Kohls) November 23, 2014
Before I knew it, I was immersed in the AMAs red carpet. And as music’s biggest talents and actors rolled in, I found myself perched front and center in Kohl’s designated spot. As the red carpet swarmed with stars, I was beyond exited for the performances – and fully swept up with the fashion and glamor.
Hottest pantsuit ever on Gi Gi Hadid. Unreal evening on the red carpet with @Kohls! #AMAs pic.twitter.com/2rCjwkpyg8 — Monica Marino (@MarinoBambinos) November 24, 2014
The excitement inside and encasing the Nokia Theatre was palpable.
The spectacular performances were unlike anything I’ve ever experienced – as tunes from our family-car jam sessions performed live before my eyes. From Taylor Swift’s levitating kick-off in a suspended dining set – and the stunning Lorde in a box and smeared-lipstick ending. To the gaggles of One Direction fans in Olympic-level hysterics. I was simply blown away by Sam Smith’s serenades, Imagine Dragons’ vocals, Fergie’s stage presence, Jennifer Lopez in person and so much more. It was pure brilliance to experience and attend with Kohl’s. Especially when the collective energy rose for 5 Seconds of Summer, new artist of the year – presented by Kohl’s.
Kohl’s partnership with Disney Frozen – the movie of my kiddos childhood was truly exciting for me. Beginning with an early Frozen screening with Idina Menzel, to my Elsa Costume tutorial’s unexpected shares, and the kids’ meeting Elsa and Anna at Epcot Center nearly a year ago today. Kohl’s Frozen tie-in felt serendipitous – and I think I was rooting for every single Sing Your Heart Out finalists vying for the coveted on-air commercial spot during last night’s award show. The well deserved sister-duo, Katherine and Kelly, ultimately took the lead with their beautifully harmonized rendition of Let it Go! Congrats girls!
Special thanks to Kohl’s for an unforgettable experience. Opinions, as always, are my own.