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

 

Browse Wishlist Wednesday right here:

Hello October!

October is Here!

A little outfit inspiration for you as we enter the cooler temps …

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Blouse, Pants, Bag, Earrings, Shoes

Happy October Y’all!

Introducing Zabree Couture – Custom Little Girl Designs

Mollie and I are both lucky to have little girls to dress … and sometimes a new clothing line comes along that makes us SO EXCITED!

You have seen our cute little ones on Instagram (@erinstylespies and @molliestylespies) – and we can’t wait to get our girls in Zabree Couture.

Check out these amazing pieces …

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The detail that goes into these pieces is incredible. And this Audrey Hepburn piece is one of my favorites!

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Zabree Couture has been nice enough to offer our readers a discount!  Until October 31st, Style Spies is able to offer you 15% off all orders.

Use STYLESPIES15 at checkout!

We saw a sneak peek at Frozen Dresses and this is just in time for the holiday season!

You can shop here and contact the owner for any custom orders.

Follow Zabree Couture on Facebook for specials and to watch this new line come to life and be there first one to wear these gorgeous pieces!

Happy Shopping …

Wishlist Wednesday

Inspired by making a Pinterest board for my client in the past week, we decided that Wednesday would be our Wishlist day!  We are always shopping for other people, and half the time we’re recommending items we want for ourselves!  You might not be surprised to hear me say, a girl can never have enough options in her closet.

Here’s what we’re coveting this week:

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1. Loeffler Randall Quinnie Calf Hair flat. Super versatile, timeless, chic!

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2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel. So many color options!

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3. Joie Lilibeth Animal Print Knit Sweater. This would be a go-to sweater on a rainy/snowy/winter day.

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4. DVF Bruna Printed Wrap Dress. We’ve seen a lot of wraps by DVF, but this print is so 70’s classic.

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5. Joie Lina Haircalf Booties. One word: saucy.

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6. Anthropologie Moonflower Henley. The fall colors in this easy blouse work well on anyone.

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7. Anthropologie Shawled Wool Sweater Coat. Deliciously cozy.

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8. Rails ‘Kendra’ Long Sleeve Button Down. If you haven’t tried on a Rails plaid shirt, you don’t know that they are buttery soft and amazing to wear.

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9. Ash Chain Crossbody Bag. Just enough edge to this clutch.

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10. Chloe Marcie medium crossbody bag. You’ll always be chic in Chloe.

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11. Ash ‘Jam’ Leopard Haircalf sneakers. I mean – is there need for explanation?

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12. Jennifer Zeuner Vega Extended Ear Crawlers. A cutesy take on ear cuffs, makes it easier to wear the trend.

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13. BB Dakota Rosanna Jacket. Buffalo check is always in, especially in this moto-style.

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