Category Archives: Fashion

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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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

We’re trying Fabletics

Have you guys heard of Fabletics?  It’s Kate Hudson’s new athletic line, and an entire outfit (top and bottom) will not run you more than $60!  Unheard of in the world of Lululemon, Sweaty Betty, and Nike apparel.

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I came across another article about it, ‘Why Women are Flipping for Kate Hudson’s new athletic line’ over the weekend and decided to take the plunge.

How Fabletics Works

1. Take a Short, Fun Lifestyle Quiz – This helps Fabletics’ stylists know which activities you love, the types of clothing you prefer, and what body parts you like showing off.

2. Receive Personalized Outfit Recommendations – Each month, you’ll receive hand-selected outfit recommendations. They’re the latest, most exciting styles, and really affordable.

3. Shop

Buy the recommended outfits or skip the month altogether. You are NEVER forced into buying anything, and they make returns easy and convenient.

Become a VIP with your first purchase for amazing discounts — like an instant 50 percent off. So, your first 2-piece outfit, top + bottom, is only $25!  Free shipping & easy exchanges included.

I decided to become a ‘VIP’ and here’s what I ordered (for $25!):

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Eureka Top

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Sydney Capri

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This super cute outfit for only $25.  I mean........

This super cute outfit for only $25. I mean……..

As soon as this all arrives, I’ll be posting about the quality, fit, and whole shebang, so stay tuned if this peaks your interest!

In the meantime, check out some of Kate’s picks for this month:

What is Like To Know It?

We thought we would explain just that – what IS Like to Know It??

By now you have seen numerous pictures on Instagram telling you to ‘sign up and get details sent to your inbox’? But what does that mean?

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This is the perfect way to shop your favorite Instagram looks!

How does it work?

Here is another example…

First, Sign up HERE for LikeToKnow.It

When you see all of our cute pics with outfits and ideas, just hit “like” … and Voila! You will get an email with details of the items that we purchased.

Shopping just got a whole lot easier!

Here is a ‘preview’ of what your emails look like …

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Then, click on the items that you like and it takes you directly to that site to see the price and possibly purchase! Brilliant.

And if you aren’t signed up for Instagram? You are missing out.

Sign up and get the looks, it’s as easy as that.

Happy Wednesday!

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)

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