Give me some Kooba…….it’s a Giveaway!

Another brand we love at Style Spies – Kooba.  I have had one of my Kooba bags for – get this, 10 years.  Their bags are timeless and high quality, and have tons of usable inside pockets for all of the stuff we all cart around daily.  We’ve been lucky enough to partner with Kooba this month for yet another amazing giveaway.  Kooba is giving one of our lucky readers a BRAND NEW Kooba bag from their Spring 2015 line!!!!!  People – this is HUGE!

Below, Erin is photographed with the Rhodes Satchel in camel, $578.

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And here, Mollie (clearly Erin lives in a much more weather friendly climate than Mollie) is wearing the Mickey Tote in Earth, $558.

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**To enter our AMAZING giveaway, you must do ALL of the following:

1. ‘Like’ Style Spies AND Kooba on Facebook.

2.  Follow all 3 of these accounts on Instagram:

@molliestylespies

@erinstylespies

@koobabags

3.  Comment HERE or on either of our Instagram accounts as to what your favorite bag is right now from Kooba.  It can be one of the two we’ve featured or anything on their website:  www.kooba.com

**If you do not do all of the above, we cannot enter you into our contest.  Your comment will be your ‘entry’ but we’ll be checking for follows and likes before we draw our winner.

This giveaway will end one week from today, on Wednesday April 1st at 11:59pm.  And no, that’s not an April Fools joke.  We’ll announce the winner on Thursday the 2nd!

Good luck, and please, share this giveaway! The more the merrier!

Henry & Belle Studded Jean Winner!

Thank you to all of those that entered the Henry & Belle Studded Jean Contest!

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The lucky winner is …

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Ashley Bree Perez!

We are so excited for you Ashley, make sure to take a pic for us … and tag Style Spies and Henry & Belle.

Email mollie@stylespies.com with your address and size!

Thank you again to everyone who entered, stay tuned for more giveaways.

Henry & Belle Studded Denim Giveaway!

If you know our blog, you know we LOVE Henry & Belle denim. We hope we’ve made a few of you followers of the brand as well. The stretch and fit of the jeans is amazing. They feel like second skin!

Today – you’re in luck – we’re having a Henry & Belle giveaway. You can win a pair of these darling studded skinnies we’re wearing in the photos below. They’re current season and retail at $209, so if you win – jackpot!

Scroll down for details on how to enter, and to see how we styled our Henry & Belle studded jeans.

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Shop Mollie’s look:

 

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Shop Erin’s Look (photos by Debby Ditta):

 

 

 

Contest Entry:

You must do all of these for entry into our contest.  Contest ends Sunday, March 22nd at 11:59pm.  Winner will be announced Monday, March 23rd.

1.  Follow BOTH Mollie & Erin on Instagram

@molliestylespies

@erinstylespies

2.  Follow Henry & Belle on Instagram

@henryandbelle

3.  ‘Like’ BOTH Style Spies AND Henry & Belle on Facebook.  

https://www.facebook.com/StyleSpies?ref=hl

https://www.facebook.com/henryandbelle?fref=ts

3.  Comment either here or on our Instagram photo announcing the contest that you’ve followed and liked, and then tell us how you’d wear your studded skinnies.

Wishing you GOOD LUCK on this St Patty’s Day!

What to buy at Shopbop’s BIGEVENT15.

Spring break is {finally} on the horizon, and for many that means shimmying into a swimsuit, donning a hat and shades, and throwing on a cute coverup.

The internet can be a great place to try swimwear and accessories, because you can order from the comfort of your own home, try on at home, and send back what didn’t work, all without the harsh lighting in department store fitting rooms.

Isn’t this a cute suit by Marysia?

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Today, we’ve curated our favorite suits & coverups, sandals, and hats & shades in a shop-able format so you can take advantage of Shopbop’s BIGEVENT15 (that’s the code, by the way).  Here are the deets of the sale:

The Big Event
15% off orders of $250+
20% off orders of $500+
25% off orders of $1000+
Use Code BIGEVENT15 at Checkout

Sale ends Saturday, March 7 at 11:59pm.

Swimwear & Coverups:

Sandals:

Hats & Sunnies:

 

Houston Weekend Recap: Vintage Antiquing

The words vintage and antiques.  In my world, that is similar to ‘You had me at hello’.

Clothes, furniture, books, you name it … I love most everything vintage and antiquing is pure joy to me  –  this weekend was the perfect combination of those two words, the Vintique Flea in Houston!

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After church on Sunday, we head straight down to this adorable market to find rustic home decor, the most darling vintage clothing and jewelry and incredible architectural salvage.  As I strolled the aisle of treasures my husband and girls were savoring the food trucks. (Doesn’t food always make for happy campers?)

The lobster tacos were UUHHHmazing from Cousins Maine Lobster, we also tried the BBQ Brisket Egg Rolls from Wokker Texas Ranger – so yummy!

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I can’t tell you how much I love being in a city that has these types of events – it brings us back to our many years in Chicago and we try and frequent them whenever we can.

I was so happy to capture this moment of my girls, I can only hope they stay this close forever!!! (clothing is Matilda Jane)

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We had a great day of shopping and will be back!

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Until next weekend … xoxo

A perfect engagement {ring}

Nope, no one here is engaged. Well, recently.  We’re both married gals here at Style Spies, but a girl can never have too many diamonds, right?  Right.

Today’s post is all about this gorgeous engagment ring from Anjolee jewelry. I love the antique style of it, and it plays well with a lot of my more fun gold plated costume pieces.  Anjolee has so many options; you can completely customize your own ring from them, all online!  They’ve also got all kinds of stone options, and you can do earrings, necklaces, bracelets there too.  It’s a one stop sparkly shop.  Be sure to check them out when you’re in the market for a little sparkle in your life!

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*while this post was sponsored by Anjolee, the opinions are all our own.

**photo credit to Adriane Sherman.

 

Be YOUR Valentine with Peach

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By now, if you follow our Facebook page, you may have noticed that Erin and I have partnered with a fabulous new company, Peach.  Peach is all about filling up a woman’s top two drawers — with much of the things we end up buying for our clients after a solid closet clean out.  Think fresh undergarments, tank tops, shapewear, and loungewear.

Peach is your foundation layer.  If what you have on underneath that fabulous outfit doesn’t fit right, the fabulous outfit won’t look so fabulous.  So, this Valentines day, don’t wait for someone to gift you something (that you may not need or want).  Be your own Valentine.  Gift something to YOU.  Love yourself.

Here are some of our favorite things from Peach – approved by us, and our wonderful clients!

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The Flyaway Cardigan. At $90, it’s the best investment piece. Trust us – it’s buttery soft and you won’t want to take it off. Available in 6 colors, sizes XXS-XL.

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Limited Edition Tanga Thong Set by Chantelle. So pretty, such a great gift for YOU. $81. Available in sizes XS-XL.

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This is our FAVORITE layering tank, EVER. It’s a must have, and it’s only $28. Comes in black, white, nude, and navy. One size fits all.

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Infinity Scarf. In a super soft buttery rib knit. $30, available in 8 colors. ‘Nuff said.

 

These girls are wearing (on left) the Chantelle Rive Gauche 3 part cup underwire bra & Rive Gauche bikini, and (on right) the Chantelle Demi T Shirt Bra & Tanga thong underwear. For sizing and pricing, see Peach website.

 

**Right now, any first time clients will receive 15% off any order that is over $150.  No code required. **

How do you get your hands on Peach?  You can click through on any of these images and order directly through their website (just make sure to note that Style Spies sent you!), or you can contact either Mollie or Erin directly.  Our email addresses are:  mollie@stylespies.com & erin@stylespies.com.

Interested in being part of our incredible Peach family?  We would LOVE to have you!  Click HERE to find out more on the Peach site, and then email one of us to move forward.  Peach is a unique business opportunity that not only allows you to work at your own pace and from your own home, but it’s also a chance to build with and connect with other like minded women.  Sounds cheesy, we know.  But it’s 100% true!  Sometimes cheesy is…..well…..awesome.

The Layering Effect

Winter is still here and the layers are in full effect!

As the spring items are coming out it is hard not to be excited to pack up the sweaters and pull out the open toe shoes -

But in the meantime, let’s layer it up!

Stripes and houndstooth? Yes! Blue denim on black denim? Yes!

Jacket under jacket? Yes!

This sweater has become a favorite for me this winter – dressed up and down, I have worn it PLENTY! Good finds feel sooooo good!

Layer it up, have some fun … because before we know it, the sunshine is coming and less is more!!

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How to style patterned leggings

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The patterned legging trend is not going away.  They’re everywhere – street style to athletic and athleisure-wear.  I see them on the streets on NYC, saw them on a recent trip to Madison, WI, and even here in (dare i say it) preppy Connecticut.  I love mine.

Interestingly, I do find a lot of people unsure of what to wear with them.  And, although they have already bought themselves a pair, they fall back on solid black because it’s just easier.  So – I thought I’d base this recent shoot around my leggings.

I styled them with a long cashmere sweater, and then threw on a navy blazer.  The outfit looks cute without the blazer too, it was just a chilly day at the beach here in CT in January!  My boots are probably one of my favorite items in my closet.  They’re not new in fact – they’re a few years old and by Loeffler Randall.  They were a GREAT investment.  The sweater is from Athleta, blazer from Shopbop, monogram necklace from Mark & Graham, and the other necklace is a no-name from a local boutique.

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I’m having a love affair with these cashmere gloves this winter.  I love that you can button back the top so you can use your cell phone if necessary.  They’re by J Crew, and I can’t seem to find them online, but they sell a similar pair HERE.

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This cute guy was on a walk while we were shooting, we had to get a pic of him. He was a happy guy at the beach in January!

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I threw on one of my favorite hats while we were on the beach – it was windy and it was a good way to tame my hair.  Plus, i love to represent my hometown of Kansas City out here on the East Coast.  You can find yours HERE, or at Baldwin Denim in Kansas City, MO.

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Photo credit goes to the amazing Adriane Sherman.  xxoo!

Shop the look here:

Winter Sale Alert!

It is still cold most places but stores are getting ready for spring … and this mean SALES!

This is what we call a ‘Deal Alert’ to snag some great pieces for now and then to tuck away in your closet for next year!  You will LOVE these half prices sales…

Check out our latest lusts that we are eyeing.

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