The Mall of America made my day! A friend and I prowled every teeny bopper store we’d never been in before in search of the shiniest, most standout birthday outfit we could find.

Wow, was I impressed. Glitter and sequins are IN. I’m loving the intense patterns and colors. The parade of fanciful outfits left me covered in sparkles even when I was back in my normal clothes.

The theme of the experience was clearly this mermaid texture, which I saw reflected in most of the stores in multiple silhouettes.