Category Archives: Fashion

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

 

 

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

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:

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.

Black & Blue All Over

One of my favorite color combos is Black & Blue…

This is hard for a lot of people to try because it breaks the ‘fashion rules’! But we try and convince all of our clients that THERE ARE NO RULES anymore!

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Red & Pink

Stripes with Polka Dots

There are LOTS of fun ways to express your personality and there are no longer rules in fashion!

This color combo is one of my personal faves, a navy blue with black!

This dress is flirty and fun  … and paired with this moto jacket gives it just that bit of edge I love.

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And these boots? LOVE them. I bought them last year and they are still a favorite in my wardrobe.

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Dress, Jacket (similar), Boots, Sunnies, Necklace, Earrings

Wanna try your own Black & Blue combo?

 

Photos by Debby Ditta

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