Foto Friday … on a Monday!

So sorry about the glitch on our site! They couldn’t tell me what happened – just that it was down.

We know it’s Monday but here are some fotos from Friday!

A week filled with kids, friends and laughter! Mollie traveled to our hometown of Kansas City as Erin’s week was filled with birthday parties activities!

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Happy Monday … Hope everyone has a GREAT week!

Black Leather Leggings – The MUST Have For Fall

Fall Shopping is well underway!  If there is ONE item we think you must have this fall -

Black leather leggings.

These can be dressed up or down. Wear with chunky knit sweaters and flat boots or a blouse and sexy pumps. Silk shirts to plain button-downs – they can do it all.

A lot of wear for one single item.

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Need some inspiration?

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Miranda Kerr heads to the Upper East Side in all black

Need ideas where to buy them? We have ideas that will break the bank and keep your budget tight …

Pre-Fall Goodies

I’ve been in Kansas City, my hometown, for the past week.  Mostly, doing a lot of catching up with friends and family, keeping the kids busy with soccer camps, golf lessons and swimming, and of course a little bit of shopping!

For the kids, I had to stop by The Little House.  It’s a darling little boutique in Fairway, Kansas.  Though I didn’t find much for Griffin (my 6 yo) as all he wants to wear are ‘sports shirts and work-out shorts,’ I did find some cute items for Gemma (my 4 yo) by Tea Collection, but my favorite items are these KC tee shirts.

I also meandered into J.Crew (shocking I know) as well as Anthropologie and did a little damage, here are the pieces I loved:

Finally, this morning Griffin (who I should remind you is 6) did a little photo shoot with me in my Anthropologie outfit…..with my IPhone.  Here is how it turned out!   Enjoy…….links above if you like my look!

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Summer Reading List & Contest Winner

As the summer is wrapping up – I was looking back on the all of the books I have read this summer.  Like most of us – my days are filled with craziness so in order to fall asleep at night, I read (otherwise, I am known to lay in bed for hours over-thinking and over-planning my life in general!) – am I alone on this?

It is a wide variety to say the least! My husband will be the first to say, I will be an eighty year-old woman sitting in my rocking chair reading the latest teen novel. And it’s true! Maybe subconsciously I am trying to stay young by reading my teen books, but there are g.o.o.d.! I love me some Emily Giffin and Jane Green books – oh, and let’s not forget Sophie Kinsella!

Here are my summer reads:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. If you have been to any bookstore this summer, you have seen this around. I am a sucker for romance and knowing that the movie came out, it was a no brainer – easy read for me to buy! I thought it was sweet, romantic and a tear jerker. Hold on to the ones you love, you never know when illness can strike. Can’t wait to see the movie! Don’t tell me … I know, the book is always better.

Raising a Daughter After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George. I will keep this by my nightstand forever. I look at my girls and my heart swells with joy thinking of raising them to love Christ. This was a practical and useful tool to not feel helpless (as I most of the times do!) to raise girls to know and love God. It’s a keeper.

If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster. Do you ever read the back of the book and think ‘that’s me’. That’s why I grabbed this book.  A woman from Chicago leaves the city after getting married and moves to the suburbs. It tells the story of moving into a house and having the trials and triumphs of fixing up a house and adjusting to suburban life. I got a few chuckles out of it – cute, easy read.

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky. This is a tough one. Does my little one suffer from anxiety – I think so. Bless her heart is all I can say. Anything and everything I can learn or read about to help her – I will forever do. I see her growing out of it slowly the older she gets, but it’s there and it breaks my heart. This is one of many of my good reads for anxiety in children.

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. This is my daily feed of great devotions for every day of the year. Need a quick, great way to start out your day? This is the book.

The One and Only by Emily Giffin. I loved this book! Don’t forget – I love my chick books. This was sweet and funny – bring some romance together with a cool chick that loves football – it’s another easy summer read that I flew through recently.

So, there you go! Some good reads that took place over the summer.

What’s next?

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All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner.

Did you read In Her Shoes or Good In Bed? I decided to pick up her latest novel and will let you know how it is … stay tuned!

And the winner of our Prismsport Giveaway is … @dropastitch, Amy Rouse!

Congrats Amy! Please email erin@stylespies.com to claim your new workout gear.

Foto Friday

This week has flown by with summer camp coming to an end,  Mollie visiting her friends and family in Kansas City, lots of pool time for all of the kids, a little date night for Erin, and Mollie’s husband off to NYC for their next chapter.  Happy Friday!

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White Out – Jumpsuit under $100

The White Jumpsuit.

Practical? Maybe not, but cute!

Chasing two kids around doesn’t alway allow us to be cute 100% of the time but when you find something that is cute AND comfy … SCORE!  I recently found this one and can’t say enough good things about it. Oh, did I mention it was under $100. DOUBLE SCORE!

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Jumpsuit, Shoes (sold out),  Watch, Pink Bracelet, Gold Ball Bracelet, Necklace (Similar),  Lipstick, Blanket

On E: Overalls (similar), Tank

On V: Tank, Skirt

I am already planning how to wear this beauty through the fall … throw on a skinny belt and a jean jacket and I am ready for cooler temps.  We tell our clients that all of the rules are out the window … so trust me, I will be wearing this jumpsuit way past labor day!

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Now, let’s see how long it takes before one of my girls to get popsicle on it! It’s gonna happen but it’s worth every second!

Outfit details:

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway here – only a few days left.

Want to find other white jumpsuits, shop below.  Trust us, you will get a LOT of wear out of it!

 

Photos by Ashley Beatrice

Office Chic

It’s not just back to school time, it’s back to work!  Well, not really – most of us have been working all summer long one way or another – but it feels like the time of year when it’s time to invest in a few new pieces.  It’s especially important to refresh your work basics with some great new staples for the Fall.

For Fall 2014, the important things for ‘Office Chic’ are these:  pointy toe pumps, a touch of texture (think leather accents), cropped/ankle length pants, and a cropped blazer.  Those are just the ‘trends’ though, so if they don’t work for you, don’t sweat it.  Wear what looks best on YOU, and what YOU feel most comfortable in.

Here are some of our favorites from Nordstrom (we thought we may as well continue earning points and shopping the Nordstrom sale while we can!!)……..

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Shop our Nordstrom Favorites right here!

Prismsport Workout/Yoga Gear Giveaway!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Just to make sure no one suffers from the Monday Blues, we are doing a Giveaway!

As most of you know, we are big fans of Prismsport (here and here) and want to share the love …

Prismsport is our new favorite! Why? They are seamless (genius!). They are FUN and come in various colors and prints. The wide waistbands cover and don’t roll down. They are eco-freindly. And lastly, the are everywhere!

We are giving away our favorite Twilight Sports Bra and matching Capri Legging (size M (6-8) as seen below.

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Giveway begins Monday, August 4th at 9:00am CST and ends Sunday August 10th at Midnight CST.

To Enter:

Head over to Erin and Mollie on Instagram – Follow and Repost on your feed.

Not on Instagram?? Follow us on Facebook and comment below with your favorite collection of Prismsport found here.

We will announce the winner both here and on Instagram Monday, August 11th!

Hope everyone had a great weekend …

Happy Monday – Get your workout on!

Foto Friday!

It’s Foto Friday!

Our week was filled with friends, baseball games, trips to New Orleans and more…

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We hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

Introducing PEACH – Lingerie & Loungewear

Many of you have seen and heard Mollie and I talk of Peach …

Well, here it is!

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We have always battled one issue when dealing with clients – undergarments. The right bra, the right panty lines (or lack their of) – the perfect tank to go underneath, the list goes on.

Then came Peach.

Peach is not only a company for women, about women and run by women – they offer amazing products and amazing opportunities.

Women HATE to shop for bras and undergarments, period.  And most of the times (8 out 10 according to Peach) we are buying the wrong size. All of those amazing clothes we are all purchasing? They don’t look the best when our bras don’t fit properly!

Peach has patented a 10-point measuring system unlike the 2-point measuring system we are familiar with to correctly measure a woman’s bra size. Having partnered with the gorgeous French-lingerie bras of Chantelle along with their own complimentary line – this offers a solution to  a lot of our styling problems.

Mollie and I have been through and extensive training program to not only have the tools but the knowledge behind this amazing company.

Smoothing tanks, slimming pieces, loungewear to make us feel and look BEAUTIFUL.  We were sold. And our clients are THRILLED.

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Need to be properly fitted? Contact Mollie or I and we want your clothes to look and feel good with the proper undergarments…

Want to be involved with us on this Peach opportunity? Let us know … They need your help in being a part of this great company!

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