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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Hat, Jacket, Cardigan, Jeans, Boots (similar), Bag

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!!

Sweater (similar), Jacket, Top, Jeans, Shoes, Watch

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!

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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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Want to find these items?

Day to Night Series with Walking in Memphis in High Heels

Today we are excited to be a part of the “Day to Night’ series with our friend, Laura!   This is such a great way for our reader to see pieces that can be worn in different ways!

Our item is the coveted Over The Knee Boots … a must have in everyone’s closet!  Over the Knee boots are more versatile than you think – they can be worn during the day and night for the perfect look …

The gorgeous Laura behind Walking in Memphis in High Heels show us the look for the Day. She paired her OTK boots with a layered look of a striped long sleeve t-shirt and a chunky sweater that is perfect for any cold weather day!

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and for the night look we chose this flirty dress with moto jacket for a fun, flirty with an edge look …

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Over the Knee boots have proven to be a staple this year both heeled and flat – need a pair to add to your closet? (and most are on SALE!!)

If you don’t already read Walking in Memphis in High Heels, do yourself a favor and START (and to get her outfit details from above!)!?!  She is absolutely adorable, a sweetheart in real life, a new mommy and a fashionista at heart…Follow her here:

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Happy Wednesday!

Our Globes Fashion Favs

Who was best dressed last night?  It’s the question of the day for all who love fashion, that’s for sure.  Here we give you our top 5, then 5 more we liked but didn’t looooooove, and then a few that missed the mark.  In our opinion.

Our top five:  

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein. Classic beauty perfection.

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Jennifer Lopez in In Zuhair Murad. She just glows. And the dress has a cape. Enough said.

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Naomi Watts in Gucci – and we cannot get over that snake necklace. Amaze!

Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad.  She's just......hot.

Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad. She’s just……hot.

Finally, probably our favorite of the night was Sienna Miller in Miu Miu.  She still echoes a bit of a boho chic vibe while at the same time looking classy and elegant.  And we want her hair, too.

Finally, probably our favorite of the night was Sienna Miller in Miu Miu. She still echoes a bit of a boho chic vibe while at the same time looking classy and elegant. And we want her hair, too.

 

Liked but didn’t looooooove:

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We love Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera, and we love her hair here too. So pretty!

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Diane Kruger looks like a Barbie, for real. Not sure who the designer is, but we love this clean sophisticated look.

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We’re slightly annoyed at Katherine Heigl for claiming that Zac Posen fits her because he knows how to fit a woman with a ‘fuller figure,’ but this dress is amazing and so flattering on her ‘full figure.’ Pullllllease!

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No one would look as good in this as Julianne does.

 

Not so much……..

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Lana Del Ray……just, not flattering.

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Laura Prepon. Pretty hair and makeup, but the dress is a little witchy for our taste.

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Sorry Kerry, but this dress looks like it was literally made out of construction paper and tape. Which, if you were on Project Runway, maybe that would be cool. But not on the red carpet.

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Jen! The 90’s are calling! Your hair, your dress, everything! We still love you…..just not this choice.

 

We’re Back!

You may have noticed, Style Spies took a little hiatus.  Erin and I both have little kids, and Christmastime is just THE BEST with little ones.  You don’t get those years of joy and excitement back.  So, we took a break from the biz and lapped up some family time.  We have much to do and accomplish in 2015, but today we just wanted to share a few cute Christmas morning photos for ya.  A teeny glimpse into our personal lives you don’t often see on this blog!

And, as you can see, clearly the both of us like putting our kids in Hanna Andersson pajamas!  Too funny!  Click here to shop the best kids PJ’s around (in our opinion).

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Erin’s Christmas Morning……

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And Mollie’s Christmas morning……

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All in the Kicks

Mix and Match.

It’s all about comfy and mixing and matching with this outfit!  With all of the running around for the holidays – a great pair of sneakers is the way to go.

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These days I am LOVING my new kicks (now on sale!)- perfect for on the go and I have to say, they go with most everything!  As I run around town to make my last minute shopping trips, I am geared up and ready …

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Add my favorite fur vest and a little edge with my camo jacket – ready to hit the stores!

And because all we can do is laugh during the stressful holiday season … here is one last one for you!

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Only 7 more days until Christmas – we hope everyone is getting their last minute shopping done!

Still need presents for the guy in your life?  Here is our latest post to help you out.

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Happy Weekend everyone …

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