Friday Finds

This week has been a whirlwind for Erin and I with Halloween today, school events, client shopping and Peach!  Peach Peach Peach!  Find out more about that HERE.

Thus, Wishlist Wednesday fell through the cracks.  So, we are bringing you Friday Finds!  Here’s what we’ve been loving for clients and for ourselves…….specifically from Piperlime.  Right now, if you get on their email list, you will receive a code for 30% off one item!  That’s a pretty good deal!

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Sabine Faux Fux Animal Coat, $198

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Clare Vivier foldover clutch, $220

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Wells Grace Feather Skirt, $98

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Milly Midi Pencil Sequin Skirt, $270

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Joa Blush Long Line Coat, $139

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Piperlime Collection Faux Fur Anorak, $189

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Giles and Brother Chain and Spike Necklace, $135

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Greylin Wool Plaid Jacket, $!28

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Sam Edelman Ear Cuff, $50

Want to click and shop through our list? Here you go:

Kendra Scott + Style Spies Give Back

 Style Spies (like most) are huge fans of Kendra Scott.

And we were thrilled when we were asked to host a party at her Market Street store in the Woodlands, Texas.  Not only did we invite our friends and clients to her beautiful store, we were able to give back to Breast Cancer Month.  Shopping, sipping and giving back makes for a perfect night!

Thank you to all of those that came out to support us and we are excited to give back to Susan G Komen during PINKtober.  We raised a LOT of money and can’t thank you enough! xoxo

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Weddington Way Bridesmaid Dress Challenge

We love a challenge.  So when we decided to enter the Weddington Way Bridesmaid Dress Challenge, we chose a color that not all brides might choose for their bridesmaids:  white.

The thing is, an all white bridal party would be gorgeous.  Sleek, chic, and white is a color that pretty much flatters everyone.  We chose this Alfred Sung number below, in ‘snow white.’  And, at $139, it’s affordable!  The other reasons we love it?  A structured bodice, a sweetheart neckline, and POCKETS!  What else might a girl want?

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How to accessorize this dress?  We’ve got your answers:

If you are looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress, you MUST head to Weddington Way.  They make it so easy!  Here’s the link:

http://www.weddingtonway.com/all/bridesmaid-dresses

WishList Wednesday: Black & White

WishList Wednesday if full of Black & White favorites.

From every store this fall we are finding our eyes going to all of the black & white trends that are hitting the stores. From shoes to ponchos, they are the perfect addition to our closets.

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Schutz Cady Lee, $90

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JOA Check Coat, $98

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Two-In-One Top, $30

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Fairisle Sweater, $198

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Nike Internationalist Sneaker, $85

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Topshop Grid Print Dress, $80

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Oak Oversized Pullover, $165

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Asos Dockland Sneakers, $20

What’s on your wish list?

Saturday Night Casual

 Sometimes when you’re going out for just a casual night, it makes the outfit that much more complicated.  Questions roll around in my head……How casual should I be?  But how dressy can I get away with?  If I get ‘too fashion-y’ will I offend?  Look silly?  Should I just throw on a plaid shirt, skinnies and booties and call it a day?

 Yes, these are first world problems, BUT let me be the person to help you with them.  This past Saturday my husband and I went out with some new friends.  We had a great dinner, and this outfit worked well for the weather and the occasion.

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 What I wore:

Leather Jacket:  Vince

Booties:  Ash

Leather front leggings:  David Lerner

Blouse:  Alice + Olivia (similar HERE)

Earrings: Gorjana (sold out, shop Gorjana HERE)

Bracelets:  David Yurman (similar HERE)  & Lisa Stewart Monogram Cuff

Watch:  Michael Kors, similar HERE

Necklace: Dana Reed Designs

Ring: Kendra Scott

 

 

Royal Blue

Erin and I are really feeling the color royal blue right now.  Why you might ask?  If you follow us on Facebook you definitely know –  we’re stoked about our Kansas City Royals!  Though neither of us live in Kansas City anymore, we were both born and raised there, and are SO proud of our hometown baseball team.

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We’re jealous we’re not there to share in the all of the fan fun!!  However, we are of course cheering on our team from afar.  And what better way to do that than in some royal blue gear.

Whether it’s actual Royals merchandise or just a great piece in the team color, we have found some great options out there for all of you Royals fans as we head into the World Series.

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First up, these super cool KC hats by Baldwin Denim (locally owned, too).  I LOVE mine as you can see below!  Get yours HERE.

If you need any more convincing that you need one of these hats, they were written up in the NY Post because they’re flying off the shelves – and KC born and bred celebs (Paul Rudd & Jason Sudeikis) are sporting them too!

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Next, these KC shirts by Charlie Hustle Shop are my favs.  My kids have them, and I do too.  They’re $32 and come in a variety of colors – and the celebs love those too!  Get yours HERE.

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Finally, if just want to support the Royals in something royal blue……we have found some great options out there.

What bag should you wear to the World Series you might ask?  This one!  It’s a messenger so it will stay on you, and fit just what you need.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Electro Q Flap Percy Shoulder Bag, $248. However, find this at saksfifthavenue.com and enter the code FRNFAM to get 25% off! Yippee!

Wear this stunning jumpsuit to a viewing party and steal the show!  Well maybe you won’t steal the Royal’s show but you know what i mean!   ;-)

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Look fab at a Royals viewing party in this Rebecca Minkoff jumpsuit, $298. Again – shop at SaksFifthAvenue.com and enter FRNFAM to get 25% off!

Finally, wear this to the game over your Royals tee.

Gap Slub Hoodie, $44.95

Gap Slub Hoodie, $44.95

 

In closing Style Spies fans…..if your team isn’t going to be playing in the World Series this year, root for the Royals.  Last time they won the World Series was 1985!

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Love, Shopbop

It’s that time of year.  Friends and Family time of year.  25% off sitewide.*  At Shopbop.  Ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!  We are not kidding.

What would we buy?  What might we be buying?  What did we already get?
Page through to see our favorites.

Oh yeah – the code is FAMILY25.

 

*Brand exclusions: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne Studios, Alexander Wang, Aurelie Bidermann, Canada Goose, Cedric Charlier, Gareth Pugh, Giambattista Valli, Herve Leger, Hunter, J. Mendel, Jamie Wolf, Jason Wu, Jay Ahr, Katie May, Maison Martin Margiela, Michele Watches, Monique Lhuillier, Nina Ricci, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney Apparel, Stuart Weitzman, Suno, Thakoon, Tory Burch York Totes, Versace, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Vika Gazinskaya, Wes Gordon and What Goes Around Comes Around Vintage.

My Fall Uniform

Moving to Texas, the hardest part has been the adjustment to the weather. Coming from up North, we are used to colder temps.  There is something not right about hanging Christmas decoration in a tank top!

I have found my ‘uniform’ for these fall temps.  It can be cool in the morning but warms up by the afternoon. Layers, layers, layers.

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You have heard us tell you how we LOVE Henry & Belle jeans, and these are one of my many favorites. Dressy and comfy all at the same time! And if you know me, I can wear leopard print any day of the week!

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Throw on some statement jewels, a few bracelets for some arm candy and I am off…my day can look like:

Drop off oldest daughter – check

Come back home, grab lunch boxes – check

Drop off youngest daughter – check

Hit 5 stores as quick as possible to make returns – check

Run back by Elementary School for meeting – check

Drop off new outfit purchased for Client – check

Hit Hobby Lobby for the 3rd time this week – check

Run into store to look for client ‘just in case’ they got new items – check

Run Back to Preschool to pick up youngest daughter – check

Wait? Didn’t each lunch, grab something on the go – check

Pick up oldest daughter – check

Homebound for conference calls, homework, dinner, swim practice …

I have peeled out layers by now, put them back on, taken them off again and throw them back on to look ‘complete’. It’s the never ending cycle.

Those statement jewels? From another one of our favorites Bauble Bar.

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So, there you have it. My fall uniform. Easy, functional, stylish and ‘me’.

Jacket (old, similar), Top, Jeans, Booties (sold out, similar), Watch, Bracelets, Necklace

Want to see similar outfit options?

Photos by Debby Ditta Photography

Our Favorite Columbus Day deals

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Jen & Mollie getting their shop on

We know you love to shop – so do we!  But our favorite time to shop is when things are on sale!  Below are our favorite Columbus Day shopping deals.

1.  Get 20% off at Piperlime.com with code FALL20.  We love these booties – grey goes with everything!

Joe's Jeans Becca Bootie, $189

Joe’s Jeans Becca Bootie, $189

 

2.  Get 30% off at Madewell.com with code OHFALL.  The messenger strap is what sold us on this bag.

Madewell Berliner oversized satchel, $268

Madewell Berliner oversized satchel, $268

 

3.  How could we not include one of our first loves, J Crew?  Save 40% with code SOSWEET.

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Zippered Mini Pant in Wool, $138

Wishlist Wednesday: Lou & Grey

Wishlist Wednesday this week is all about Lou & Grey.  Lou & Grey is Ann Taylor LOFT’s  new laid back and casual yet very chic line.  WE.LOVE.IT.  Neutrals with an occasional pop of color, on trend but not too trendy, and affordable.

Here’s how Lou & Grey describes their Fall 2014 line:

‘We continue our laid-back journey, with the neutral tones and varied landscapes of Marfa, Texas as our backdrop. Everything gets cozier with touchable new textures. We mix, we match, we practice the art of layering up. Colors and prints come into play, but never rise above a whisper. As always, softness and comfort abounds. It’s the Lou & Grey way.’

Want to learn more?

Follow them on Instagram: @louandgrey

or their site:  http://www.louandgrey.com/

 

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Lou & Grey Brushstroke Tunic, $49.50

 

Lou & Grey Chambray Jogger, $69.50

Lou & Grey Chambray Jogger, $69.50

 

Lou & Grey Utilitarian Jumpsuit, $89.50

Lou & Grey Utilitarian Jumpsuit, $89.50

 

Lou & Grey Spacedye Pique Leggings, $49.50

Lou & Grey Spacedye Pique Leggings, $49.50

 

Lou & Grey Stratus Sweater, $49.50

Lou & Grey Stratus Sweater, $49.50

 

Lou & Grey Peppered Open Jacket, $79.50

Lou & Grey Peppered Open Jacket, $79.50

 

Lou & Grey Trackstripe Pants, $59.50

Lou & Grey Trackstripe Pants, $59.50

 

Lou & Grey Colorblock Tee Dress, $59.50

Lou & Grey Colorblock Tee Dress, $59.50

 

Lou & Grey Pebbled Popover, $59.50

Lou & Grey Pebbled Popover, $59.50

 

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