Work Chic

Working in the fashion industry, everyone is always wearing the latest trends.  It’s almost easier to figure out what to wear when you’re ‘in it’ on a daily basis.  But, when you’re not surrounded by clothes/jewelry/shoes all day long, your work outfit can get a little dull, right?  Same old black pants, sweater, blouse combo.

We thought we’d show you how we spiced up what you might wear to work if you’re business casual.  This whole outfit (minus the accessories) came from Banana Republic and the Gap.  It’s easy to pull a few trends from stores that won’t break the bank, and that you can move on from next year.

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This blouse & vest combo is from Banana, and the skinny burgundy jeans are from the Gap.  If jeans won’t work at your job, you can easily replace these with a slim fitted pant of any kind in a lightweight wool or crepe fabric.

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We paired the outfit with a sparkly glitter pump from J Crew for some color and fun.

If you look closely enough, the print on the blouse isn’t a dot – it’s tiny skulls.  LOVE!

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My Chanel carryall is my go-to work bag, it fits my laptop, papers, my wallet, and has plenty of pockets for lipstick and all the rest of things i ‘need’ during the day.  😉

 

Had to.  One more shot of the J.Crew glitter pumps.  We can’t get enough of them.

Shop the look here!

Photo credit:  Luanne Kelly Photography

SALE ALERT + $500 PayPal GIVEAWAY

Happy Wednesday?

I love this time of year for so many reasons. The ‘storm’ is over after the holidays and it’s SALE time for most stores!!

Remember when Mollie and I hit the streets of NYC for some serious shopping?

It’s time to do it again … and with better deals!

My  top 3 favorites?

BLAQUE LABEL Blazer

If you know me, you know I have this blazer in every color. Only $45 people. (Normally $150). And yes, I just bought one more (just in case!)

J. CREW Strappy Sandals

The perfect sparkle shoe to go with EVERYTHING – see Mollie’s above? GORGEOUS.

CHELSEA 28 Sequin Pants

And lastly. I want this whole outfit. I have been kicking myself I didn’t get these pants over the holidays. Now I can for under $50. Who says you can’t wear sequins anytime of the year?

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Wishing you a Merry Stylish Christmas

As this week is full of family time, anticipation and excitement, we wanted to keep it short and sweet. We wish all of you a very MERRY Christmas and Happy Holiday season from both of our families.

We both feel so blessed to do what we do, and are thankful for all of our readers & followers for your support and kindness throughout the years.   Many thanks and well wishes to all!

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Holiday Party How To

It’s the annual question.  What to wear to all of those holiday parties.  Neighborhood parties, parties with co-workers, family get togethers, and fancier galas!  So many sequins and sparkles, it can be dizzying!  We recommend having a few ‘party basics’ that you can throw together for all of these occasions, in different ways.

First up, a great white blazer.  A structured white or cream colored blazer can instantly brighten up your outfit (and the room).  White goes with everything, and helps a sequin or sparkly top stand out.

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Next up – gotta find the right sequin top.  I found this one at H&M for $34!!!  Such a steal.  It’s short sleeve and loose fitting, but not too drapey.  You can wear sequins with jeans, black pants, a great skirt – anything!

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One of my favorite things in my jewelry box right now are these AMAZING earrings.  Also from H&M (but sold out).  You gotta have some statement earrings for the holidays.  There is no better time to wear them!  And, i have to give credit where it’s due – my super stylish friend Kyle surprised me with these.  Kyle – you are the best, thanks!

 

Bracelet stacking. It’s definitely a thing, and has been for some time.  I love picking out which bracelets I’m going to stack up when i’m getting ready to go out.  One that I’ve recently gotten that seems to go with everything is this Kate Spade Idiom Bangle.  It’s a great gift, too….hint hint!

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Finally, the pants and the shoes.  These pants have already been worn A TON and i just got them about 3 weeks ago.  They’re from J. Crew, and they’re the pixie pant with the leather panel down each side.  I’ve worn them to church, out to dinner, to a luncheon, and now to a holiday party.  They are super comfortable and zip up the back, too.  They were originally $138, now are marked down to $99, and J.Crew even has an additional sale code ‘GIFTNOW’!  you can’t lose!

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Not gonna lie, i have been coveting these shoes for quite some time now.  I finally bit the bullet since they’re 40% off – and J.Crew collection NEVER goes on sale.  Wahoo!  Already wore them once and they’re a totally do-able heel height, and comfortable.  Score!!  They are the Collection Collette D’Orsay Pumps – don’t forget the code GIFTNOW.

Shop my entire look here, and have a great time at all of your upcoming holiday events!  Message Erin and i for any last minute help putting your outfits together….or comment on our FB page. We’re here to help!

**Photo credit to Luanne Kelly Photography

Cabled, Boxy & Cute

So many iterations of the boxy sweater.  How to choose?  Some have a cowl, some have a v-neck, some a crew, some are vests, some are ponchos…….ahhh!  Any way you like them, we love a good boxy fit here at Style Spies.  They always look great with skinny jeans or leggings, which are a cold-weather fashion staple.

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For my look here, I threw on my skinny Paige Verdugo jeans, a semi-sheer DVF blouse I scored on sale at Nordstrom, and trusty Loeffler Randall over the knee suede slouch boots (similar here).

One of the BEST places to shop this look right now is Shopbop.com.  ESPECIALLY because they have an extra 25% off of all sale styles (of which there are a lot!!!!).  Just use the code BONUS25.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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And of course you can shop my look right here (some items i’ve had for a long time, so i’ve added pieces that are similar).

Jeans:  Paige Verdugo Skinnies

Blouse: DVF

Boots:  Loeffler Randall (similar here)

Bracelet & Necklace:  Michelle Rhodes jewelry

Watch:  G Shock (I get compliments all day long on this thing!)

 

Pinterest Favorites Party

It is that time of year for holiday parties!

We went to a neighborhood party over the weekend and they asked everyone to bring you favorite Pinterest recipe.

(They must have been talking to the wives, I am not sure my husband even knows what Pinterest is!).

It was ADORABLE! We all know there are all of those yummy, delicious recipes that we have ‘pinned’ but have never made  (or maybe it’s just me!). This was the time to see and fast them all!

Here is what I brought that you saw on my Instagram:

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So easy to make and everyone loved them (even my kiddos).

Here are a few of the favorites (click picture for recipe) that I will be making this holiday season:

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Any recipes that you love that we should be making this holiday season?

New at the Crew – and a lot on SALE!

I love checking out what’s new around holiday time at J Crew. I feel like they have all the right essentials one needs for going to holiday parties from casual to dressy. There is  A LOT to love there right now, but check out what I tried on (and might have kept, ha!)……

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This is J Crew’s Regent blazer. What I didn’t like about it before, was that the inside of the collar was in itchy wool. Problem solved -this one has a gorgeous black satin lining! Love it dressed up or down as you see here, with my Sorel boots, Gap jeans, and a neon tee.

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Ok, we’ll talk about this amazing hat in a minute. But for now….i loved this Tunic Sweater. Comes in a ton of colors, and the perfect balance of roomy yet refined.

 

Classic. A felt grey hat with a black leather band. Perfect for a day around town. It was calling my name........!

Classic. A felt grey hat with a black leather band. Perfect for a day around town. It was calling my name……..!

 

Some things that I loved, hanging pretty in a row (shop them at the bottom of this post).

 

Who doesn’t like a buffalo check vest?

 

This plaid pom pom scarf reminds me of my high school uniform plaid – love!

 

Shop all of my favorites and a few more right here, and don’t forget to use the code CELEBRATE to save 30% on A LOT of great gifts and things for YOU!  😉

Wear it Wednesday: Denim with a {Flare}

You may have seen that this season, flare denim is back in a big way.  There are so many options out there, but we are loving this pair from Blank NYC.  They have a unfinished/fringed hem, and are so comfy.  Day to night, these jeans are in heavy rotation in BOTH of our closets.

Blank Denim distressed flare jeans in D.A.R.E. $88

Blank Denim distressed flare jeans in D.A.R.E. $88

 

Given our Fall 2015 obsession with them, we both styled our Blank NYC Flares with vests.  Erin chose a faux fur longer version, Mollie is wearing a faux shearling zippered style, also by Blank NYC.

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TGIF In Tulle

Sometimes you find a piece of clothing that just makes you swoon … and this skirt did just that!

We thought we would send a quick TGIF in Tulle today!

This adorable ombre, tulle skirt is romantic and perfect for the holiday season.

A skirt like this makes us feel like a little girl, right? It made me want to twirl like my 7 year old in ballet class!

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A tulle skirt is the perfect skirt for the holidays, paired with turtleneck, a fitted button down or even dressed down … it is PERFECTION!

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Happy Friday Friends!

Want more options for the perfect tulle skirt for the holidays?

 

Photographs by Debby Ditta Photography 

Wear it Wednesday – Leather Jackets

It’s November. And whether you’re in the Northeast or deep in Texas, everyone is wearing their leather jackets.  It’s just that time of year.  This week, we’re showing you our favorite leather jackets.

Erin wears hers super chic and NYC style  –  all in black, calf-hair slides, with an amazing weekender bag.  I wore mine with my new favorite Sole Society cheetah d’orsay pumps and an oldie but goodie long denim skirt (which are coming back in, if you’re attuned to trends right now!).

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