TGIF – Happy Friday from Style Spies

It’s Friday! #TGIF

Grab your shoes and hit the town!

Mollie’s Shoes, Erin’s Shoes

Happy Weekend from Style Spies! xoxo

Photography by Luanne Kelly Photography

Introducing Wear It Wednesday

Happy Wednesday All!

We are THRILLED to announce Wear It Wednesdays!

We will be featuring a piece of clothing and showing you how both Mollie and I style it differently. Different body types, different styles, different climates – we have it all. We thought this would be a fun adventure to take you on – and also show you practical ways how to wear that favorite item you find at a store…

First stop, Zara.

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We love some plaid. Dress it up, dress it down. We all need it.

How did we style it?


One top, four different ways.

Paired with a pencil skirt, a mini skirt, boyfriend jeans and trousers – this shirt could do no wrong.

It went home with both of us – Fall Is in the Air!!

Want to know how to wear denim? We may just have a little something for you next week!

Want to see exactly what we paired this top with?

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Gap Fall Basics we LOVE

The Gap.  We’ve been shopping there since we were 10.  I specifically remember an entire saucy get-up I got there for New Year’s Eve circa 1997.  You WISH i had a picture, don’t you?

 It has endured through the decades, and every season I love to see what’s new in the iconic shop.  I took a little trip there the other day to fill up some holes in my closet.  Some good everyday basics.  They get dressed up or down, and the best part?  I can throw it all in the washing machine.

Here are my favorite finds:


A buffalo plaid flannel and black skinnies with zippers. EASY.


Girlfriend skinnies and this AMAZING Brooklyn animal print sweatshirt. Must have.


These burgundy pull on legging-jeans are HEAVEN on your body. I can’t even begin.


You can’t see the detail, but this cutesy sweatshirt has a jacquard print to it, and zips in the back. I will wear this……TOO MUCH. i can already tell.


Let’s talk about the necklace. It’s my favorite. I wear it too much….but that’s the sign of a good purchase! It’s the Rebel Pendant from Stella & Dot in gold.



Finally. The python print vans-like slip ons. So comfy. So cheap. Must haves.


This buffalo check wool mini skirt was calling my name. I love a mini in the winter with black tights and booties, so chic and so easy!

Shop all of these pieces right here – AND, last but not least I should mention that if you use the code MORE when you’re shopping at, you will get 40% off full priced items!  Hurrah!

Sneak Peek

We had the BEST little photoshoot last weekend in NYC with the one and only Luanne {Luanne Kelly Photography}.  We laughed A LOT, worked the camera, and came out with some super fun shots.

Giving you a little sneak peek today – we’ll have the rest up next week on the blog along with outfit details and where to buy!

Happy weekend!




A Fresh (And Quick) New Make Up Routine

Our friends at Sephora reached out to me and offered for me to come in and do a ‘make up tutorial’ – I wasn’t sure if I should cry or smile… I chose smile.


I will admit any day that I am great with hair and clothing but when it comes to make-up, I am horrible! Mollie has always been amazingly talented with make-up and I loved watching, so I am trying to catch up!

We started from the very beginning – but I had some requirements:

*I am a ’10-minute gal’ – I need a routine from start to finish that is no more than 10 minutes.

*I don’t want to look like a ’10-minute gal’. Ha!

*I want a natural look (but come on, the older i get, who am I kidding?) I need products that do the trick without looking thick.

Here is my ‘before’ and ‘after’


How did I get this look – and what products did I fall in love with??

Kyle, my amazing artist, educated me on products and gave me an amazing routine that I will start using immediately! He introduced me to Korres, an environmentally friendly product utilizing active natural extracts with antioxidant and skin-transforming benefits for clinically proven results. My ‘a-ha’ moment was the Greek Yoghurt 3 In 1 Cleansing, Toning and Make Up Remover.

I am sorry, did you say it does all 3 things at once? And get this, I don’t even have to wash after … it’s a moisturizer too. SOLD to the wardrobe stylist, mom, PTO chair. Oh, and it smells amazing! Oh, and it’s under $30. BAM! And that moisturizer next to it, it came home with me too (and the primer but now I am sounding a little Korres Crazy)! Welcome Korres into my life!


As for the other show stopper products that I am loving. The Dior BB Cream is heaven in a tube. I went in having a strong opinion of what BB Cream I wanted and he convinced me otherwise – I was wrong! It is subtly tinted cream conceals imperfections and reduces surface irregularities.


After a great moisturizer, primer, BB cream – he set my make up with the delicious Claudalie Beauty Elixir, so when I leave my house at 8am I still look put together at 4pm. A little of my favorite Marc Jacobs blush – and I was on my way!


We did not do eyes (yet!) because that will be a day within itself.

A girl has to learn day vs night, smoky vs clean, brown vs nude. Eeeek! Stay tuned for that post!

Want to see all of the products I left with under $150, here you go:

Thank you Sephora for this beautifying and education time together!

*This post was not sponsored by Sephora*

CAbi Fall ’15 Fashion Favs

During our whirlwind weekend in NYC, we stopped by a CAbi trunk show being held by a dear friend of both of ours, Sue Pelletier. Sue’s a Chicago gal, but with lots of east coast connections.  She showed us the Fall line for CAbi, and we did what we do best – we shopped, and picked out a few favorites.

If you love anything from the CAbi Fall collection – please order from Sue!  Part of the proceeds of Sue’s show will go to Library For All. You can shop with Sue via this link or click through on any of the items shown:

Mollie & Erin’s Favorite CAbi Fall 2015 Pieces:


The Manor Coat, $249


Sweater Wrap, $159


Charlie Jacket, $159

Twist Scarf, $79



Gigi Cape, $129

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2016 Runway…..#wewantitall

I am SUPER excited about Spring 2016 for Rebecca Minkoff.  And that’s hard to say right now, when the excitement of Fall fashion is just beginning.  Last Saturday I had the privilege of sitting front row (!) at the Rebecca Minkoff show in NYC.  It was a cool scene, held at the Skylight at Clarkson Square.  Photographers aplenty, famous bloggers everywhere, and a few famous faces you may be able to spot in these pictures.

Here were some of my favorite looks from the runway; it will be fun to see what actually hits stores come Spring ’16!  And I would be remiss if i didn’t mention my love for the gladiator sandal/boots in the show.  I wanted every.single.pair!  #obsessed #getinmycloset





This is one of my favorites! Love the dropwaist and high neck, and of course the print is perfection.

And for the finale……..





Oh!  one more thing.  What did I wear?



My wrinkly pink dress is because I didn’t think to take pictures of MOI until after the show.  So this was my greeting party when I got home – and I had my wonderful husband take a few snaps of us.

My dress is a few seasons old from 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, my shoes are Pour La Victoire (also not new), and my favorite new jacket is Topshop for Nordstrom.  Shop it right here!

#fbf to Mexico – Part Two

If only we were back in Mexico at El Dorado Royale … what an amazing resort. I cannot say enough good things about it!

Packing for a weekend trip is never easy – especially when you are with friends and want to make the most of every minute (especially not being in ‘mom’ mode!). I brought everything from dressy to casual and I have to say – I packed just right (Am I the only one who comes home with a suitcase full of items you never touched?)!

Thanks to Rocksbox – I had plenty of amazing accessories for every outfit. Have your tried it yet? Unlimited designer jewelry for only $19 a month!

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From casual to dressy … here are some of my favorite outfits of the trip!




My favorite swimsuit bottoms went on sale for under $20!

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My absolute favorite beach bag – I fell in LOVE with it and had to have it…(you can’t see the adorable tassel).

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And who doesn’t need custom hats and sunglasses for a birthday weekend?


And last but not least … we decided to ‘ring in’ our friends 40th we would have our very own ‘White Night’!

Any excuse to dress up with a theme, right?!

And let me tell you – we visited the sushi restaurant Kampai for this special evening and it was out of this WORLD!!!!

We clean up well, right?

An amazing weekend spent with amazing friends.

Happy Birthday you lovebirds! Thanks for turning 40 … in Mexico!


Want to shop these looks and more from our #40inMexico trip? Here you go …

#tbt to Mexico – Part One


If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that a group of us went to Playa del Carmen recently … and I am finally getting my act together to show you our amazing experience! Between getting the girls back to school and unpacking in our new house – I have fallen behind but I am back!


Thanks to El Dorado Royale, we had an unforgettable weekend between the food, accommodations, services and perfection from start to finish. If you have never stayed at a Karisma Hotel resort, you need to add it to your list! This is our 3rd visit to this particular resort and will be back for more … From the moment you enter the gorgeous property, you are in heaven!


Celebrating some of our two besties both turning 40 – it was a fashionable weekend to say the least! Here are some pictures to prove it …

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Our days were spent lounging by the beach, mingling at the pool, watching the hot husbands play volleyball and relaxing massages.

All dressed up for the evenings, we ate at the most amazing restaurants, danced the night away at seaside bars and we never even left the resort!

Friends and family mean everything  – we weren’t able to share this weekend with everyone near and far …but it was a sweet reminder just how lucky we all are!

Stay tuned for Part Two of this amazing trip … you don’t want to miss ‘white night’!

Want to know where all of these beautiful girls clothing came from? Visit below …

Mint Julep Maxi

We recently introduced you to a new favorite online boutique of ours, Mint Julep.  It’s affordable, trendy but classic, and so easy to shop.  I got the cutest maxi dress from them (called the Manic Love Maxi, $42), it’s perfect for summer – it could even be a swimsuit cover-up!



Photos courtesy of  Luanne Kelly Photography.

I wore it with my favorite Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals and a favorite J Crew pendant (not available anymore, sorry!).  Super easy way to get dressed for a summer night.  Dress + sandals + accessories.  easy recipe.

Here are a few more of our favorite mint julep maxi dresses at the Mint Julep boutique:


Make you Vine Maxi, $48


Beach Stroll Maxi, $44


Savannah Stroll Maxi, $46


Barbados Beauty Maxi, $48


Back to your roots maxi, $44