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Stella & Dot at #NYFW PLUS a GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for sharing our NYFW trip with us!

You have noticed by now that we were decked out in many of our favorite jewelry lines, one being Stella and Dot!

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We adore this line for many reasons, it is fashionable, fun and flexible. We can wear it with jeans and t-shirt and that same piece can be worn all dolled up and ready to hit the town!  And not only that, many of their pieces can be worn multiple ways – LOVE that!

We adorned more than a few pieces from the line that were caught ‘in action’ at NYFW:

Erin is wearing the Rebel Pendant, Chevron Cuff, Pyramid Stud Cuff and Chevron Ring.

Molie is wearing the Helena Necklace.

A few of our pics made the Stella & Dot NYFW Page, YIPPEE!

Our fashionable friend and S&D stylist, Gina has opened up a STYLE SPIES show for us – this way YOU too can adorn these awesome pieces for fall!

Click here to start shopping and add some new pieces to your jewelry collection.

We are so excited about this collaboration with Gina that we can’t wait to start shopping and get these pieces juts in time for fall!

Wanna know what will we be buying?

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And one last thing … there is a $100 GIVEAWAY!

1.Like Style Spies on Facebook here and Gina’s S&D page here.

2. Follow Erin and Mollie on Instagram here and here.

3. Tell us what your favorite piece is from the S&D line and comment below.

Contest ends Friday, September 19th at Midnight CST.

We think that’s a wrap for NYFW – can’t wait til next time!

Style Spies Diaries of NYFW – PART 2

Style Spies is together at last!

Mollie and I are not able to see each other often but when we do, we pick up as if it were yesterday. Don’t you love those types of friends?

We spent time catching up, going over business plans and got ready to hit the town.

To the Empire Hotel we went for the RewardStyle Rooftop party!

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Mollie: Jumpsuit, Shoes, Necklace, Purse  Erin: Top, Skirt, Shoes, NecklaceSunnies

We were able to meet and catch up with many of our blogger friends …

Jacey from Damsel in Dior,

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Courtney from What Courtney Wore,

Devon from Devon Rachel,

our favorite girls Jordan and Mishelle from White Park Media,

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Emelia from Sparkle and Shine On.

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And Erin’s Houston blogger friend, Kate from For the Love of Fancy.

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What RewardStyle has done for bloggers is a beautiful thing!

The party was a HIT,

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Amber and the rS team, you are amazing!!!

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We had an amazing time in NYC, these women amaze us and inspire us!

To Jackie, we love you and adore you … thank you for being you and supporting our business!

With love … from you Style Spies team, Mollie & Erin

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(Check back Monday for a treat from Stella & Dot)

Style Spies Diaries of NYFW – PART 1

New York Fashion Week.

Inspiring, Incredible, Exhilarating.

We want to share with you our highlights so you can be a part of our SS NYFW 2014 trip!

Style Spies was created and continues to grow because of our love and passion for fashion – being surrounded by those that share similar views was invigorating and inspiring more than we can tell you.

We shopped (surprise!) and hit all of our favorites, Piperlime, Wink, Tibi, Barneys, Kate Spade Saturday and more …

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After shopping our hearts out (can’t wait to wear our new goodies!!), it was time to start prepping for the shows.

Before.

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And after. (Who doesn’t want a live-in makeup artist??)

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Erin: Lips, Necklace

Jackie: Lips, Necklace, Necklace, Necklace

Hair, Makeup, Clothes. Check.

All dressed up and ready for the shows.  The shows are filled with every walk of life in every fashion trend imaginable.

You see it in a magazine, it goes. No rules, just creativity.

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Jackie: Dress, Shoes, Bag (old, similar)

Monique Lhuillier was a show stopper, hands down.  The shades of pastels that walked down the runway were flawless.

The confetti that filled the air at the end was the grandest of finales.

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Seeing one of our favorite stylists,

Brad Goreski and running into an old client and friend, Jennifer Morrison brought lots of smiles.

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An avid E! fan, we got to talk to Orly Shani!

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Enough shoes for a weekend trip? We wore almost every pair!

Come back tomorrow … Mollie and Erin are reunited for Part Two!

We mingle with some of our favorite bloggers,

We have a surprise from Stella & Dot and MORE!!!

Accessorizing #NYFW

What did we wear to New York Fashion Week?  That’s tomorrow’s post.  But for today, it’s all about the accessories. Which, are just as important if not MORE important than what we’re wearing, right?

Our friend and photographer Jackie came equipped with probably my favorite accessory – Flash Tattoos.  These are the latest trend in accessorizing, and of course we all had to have both a feather tat on our forearms, and then we all chose a bracelet to add to the wrist party we were all sporting.

Here are some images from the Flashtat.com site:

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And here’s what we did with them (click thru on each pic to find where to buy):

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What are those fab rings I see in the 2nd picture you might be asking?  They are by Kendra Scott, and it’s all one ring!  So much fun to wear.

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Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring in Platinum Druzy

 

Shoe-wise, so many options, so little time to wear them all!  Make sure that you’re including some leopard print, a little color, and a little metallic in to your Fall shoe buy this year.  A metallic or leopard print are basically neutrals and will go with anything, and a pop of color in your shoe will brighten up an all black or muted look.

Shoe options – do we have enough?

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We <3 Louie.

 

Finally – these are the shoes we HAD to put on after the parties and dinner.  It felt a little silly in our dressy outfits to be throwing on these comfies, but trust me it was necessary!  And of course, all of our ‘chill’ shoes had a little bling to them.

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Shoes – after the party.

 

Shop all of our accessories here:

Stay Tuned for a NYFW Update!

We are back from NYFW and can’t wait to tell you ALL about it!

Stay tuned … we are gathering our pictures and soaking our sore feet!

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Make sure to ‘like’ our page here for full details!

Weekend Sale – Labor Day

Is is Labor Day already?

This weekend is bittersweet for us – the end of the summer, pool dates and lazy mornings.  However, it is  the beginning of cooler temps and new clothing! (well, for those of us in Texas we are still waiting for those cooler temps!)

There are SALES –  and we mean SALES when it comes to Labor Day weekend … get out there, you won’t be disappointed (too hot outside?  … just shop online!).

Here is a list to get you started:

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Bauble Bar – Jewelry styles starting at 50% Off

Sephora – Summer Send Off Sale, Save up to 75% Off

Tibi – 20% Off curated Fall Picks

LOFT – 50% Off Fall Styles & an extra 50% off Sale Items

James Jeans – 30% off. // Code: JJLABOR14

Stella & Dot – Extra 25% off all sale items

Anthropologie –  Extra 20% off sale items! Over 600 styles added

J Crew – 40% off Final Sale with Free shipping on orders over $100.

Old Navy – 40% off entire store!

Target –  Save up to 25% off select Home, Outdoor and more

C. Wonder – Get Prepped For Fall with 30% Off Full Price Items

Hope this gets you started on some Fall Shopping!

Some of our favorites…

Shopbop Sale

We have had a  busy week … getting back to school and moving. Just to name a few!

That doesn’t mean we have stopped shopping … just in time for NYFW, Shopbop is having a big sale. Here is what has made it into our shopping bags!

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There is a LOT more where this comes from … and most for under $100.

Fall 2014 Do? Denim on denim.

This trend isn’t going away.  So we’re embracing it with gusto.  We love denim on denim.  BUT, it has to be done the right way, because this trend can easily go the way of the Canadian Tuxedo, no?  ;-)

Some brand favorites of ours?  Madewell, J Crew, AG, Koral, Paige, and Mother.

 

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Before we go an do a denim on denim Style Spies photo shoot, we thought we’d lay out some Do’s and Don’ts of this look.  Stylecaster.com did a great piece a couple of weeks ago on this, so here are their 8 Do’s and Don’ts of Denim on Denim.

1. DO: Play with colors if you’re a total beginner
Before delving into shades of double blue, start out by pairing different shades of denim together, like white jeans and a blue denim jacket, or black jeans and a chambray shirt. It’s almost impossible to go wrong this way.

2. DON’T: Wear denim accessories.
Keep the jeans confined to your clothing and just say no to denim shoes, a denim hat, a denim, handbag, or any other accessory.

3. DO: Use denim shades to flatter or hide body parts.
As a general rule, lighter shades of denim draw attention to the body parts they cover, while darker washes create a slimming effect. For many women this means that dark denim jeans, and a lighter denim top or jacket is the most flattering way to go.

4. DON’T: Wear a denim outfit that’s all the same weight or wash.
You don’t want to look too matchy matchy.

5. DO: Distress.
Something about distressed denim (ripped jean shorts or jeans) just lends itself well to the denim on denim look. So don’t be afraid to rip away.

6. DON’T: Look to Westerns for inspiration.
Think of denim on denim, and images of cowboys likely come to mind, and that’s not necessarily a good thing—you don’t want to end up looking like a caricature. That means staying away from accessories like cowboy boots, cowboy hats, bolo ties, and Western belts.

7. DO: Dress up your double denim.
Don’t be afraid to elevate your outfit with luxe-looking items including statement heels, a tuxedo blazer, or a fabulous red lip.

8. DON’T: Ever end up looking like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, for the love of God.
When in doubt, just look at this now-iconic image of Spears and Timberlake from back in the day to remind yourself just how utterly wrong denim on denim can go. That being said, it’l probably be impossible for you to ever go this wrong.

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Need some more denim in your life?  Shop our favorite button downs and jeans for Fall 2014 right here:

 

Bloggers We Love – The Double Take Girls

We love to spread the love of some of our favorite bloggers. Especially ones with two minds behind the scenes!

Here is one of our favorite duo’s  – just in case you don’t know them already,

The Double Take Girls.

They are sweet, sassy, best friends and twinsies. Best friends that happen to be twins that share a love for fashion. Makes our hearts melt!

Lindsay and Whitney are ADORABLE – We wish they lived closer (they are in Oklahoma City!) because we just know we would be friends! But in the meantime, we love reading their posts and watching them from afar on Instagram here.

We thought we would ask them a few ‘insider’ questions so we could all get to know them a little bit better…

Do you have different styles in clothing?

WhitneyWe have a very similar taste when it comes to picking out wardrobe items. I’ve always gravitated to items that are a bit more classic, whereas Lindsay was always one to add in a pop of color – even if she already had one already! Over the years, I would say that we have helped each other stay focused on timeless pieces that flatter vs. trendy items that will just

float out of our closets the next season.

One word to describe each other’s style…

Lindsay: I would say Whitney is “High-Low”.  She’s really great with mixing brands.

Whitney: Linds is great with being chic yet casual, which works well as a new mom.  I would say  “simply chic” – or “pink” if I really just have to pick one word.  She has been a pink lover since we first learned our colors.

Favorite article of clothing?

Whitney: That’s a hard one! Probably my Kate Spade windowpane skirt. Accessory wise, I really enjoy my Louis Vuitton speedy and neverfull bags. It took me a long time to save up for them so I really appreciate having them in my closet!

Lindsay: How’s a girl to pick? But I do love my perfectly tailored LBD and hot pink Michael Kors bag.

Do you have a favorite ‘twin moment’ that you can share with us:

Well there was one time we showed up at a wedding wearing the exact same outfit!! It was really embarrassing.  There wasn’t time for one of us to go back home and change. So all night we had to explain to people that it was a case of “great minds think a like”!

First memory of fashion…

Whitney: We learned how to sew at a very early age.  I think my love for fashion and styling stemmed from how much I loved picking out fabric and dress patterns. Watching old Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland films helped solidify it as well. 

Lindsay: I agree with Whitney about our love for sewing and watching movies with classic fashion icons. We also spent 20 years in classical ballet, which also made us love and appreciate beautiful tailoring, fabric and design. 

Biggest influence (person) on your style? 

Whitney: I would say my sister has been.  We’ve helped each other since we were little.  I don’t know what I would do without her! Erin and Molly – I’m sure you all can relate!

Lindsay: I totally agree – we are each other’s stylists! 

Something fun we don’t know about each of you …

Whitney:  I adore painting, crafts and really anything that allows from some creativity.  However, with my busy work schedule and caring for my two girls (ages 2 and 5) I don’t seem to do much of these things anymore.  However, my mom just gave me the sewing machine I used years ago.  So I’m eager to get started on some projects, as well as teach my oldest daughter to sew! 

Lindsay:  I love to organize! I’ve been labeling and color coding my closet since I was young. Cleaning my closet and steaming clothes is very relaxing to me. Not sure if it was all those years working retail or not? Growing up we shared a room – and I was always in charge of the closet. :) 

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How could you not LOVE them?  Make sure to follow them here and here to watch them out shopping, find the latest deals, contests or just to make you smile when you see their pretty faces!

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Thanks for brightening our days and keep up the amazing work, ladies! xoxo

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 …

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