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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

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*

#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 …

Style Spies + Laura Mercier in Kansas City! {Nordstrom Anniversary Sale}

Style Spies is (Mollie) coming to Kansas City!

And — We’ve partnered with the Laura Mercier counter at Nordstrom in Overland Park to talk shop for a day.  I can’t wait.  My gorgeous friend Maria (see pic below) is the manager of the LM counter there, and she has turned me on to numerous favorites from LM.  In fact, i pretty much wear all LM, all the time.  Whoops!

Who: Style Spies (Mollie) + Laura Mercier + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

When:  THIS Friday, July 24

Where:  Nordstrom in Overland Park, KS

When:  1-5 PM

What:  see me, discuss my Laura Mercier favs, shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals, and get a free gift just for showing up!


This is Maria & I at our friend’s wedding in February. We had our make up done at the LM counter in Chicago…..I must admit, it looks amazing! Look at her eyes!


Not only will you get to see ME, (haha) there will be some fabulous treats for you as well.  LM will have one of their premier makeup artists there if you need a little make-over (who doesn’t want a makeover, i ask?), AND there is a little giftie for those of you who come and mention you follow my blog!  Oh – and if you spend over $125, there’s another gift.   You can’t NOT come.

Here are some of my favorite Anniversary sale deals from Laura Mercier:

The ultimate smoky eye kit.  Seriously.  Come see me on Friday and learn the 'how-to' with these essentials.  Your eyes will look just as good as Maria's!

The ultimate smoky eye kit. Seriously. Come see me on Friday and learn the ‘how-to’ with these essentials. Your eyes will look just as good as Maria’s! It’s the Easy on the Eyes kit, for $53 (normally $77).

You literally can't go wrong with this palette.  It's the Art of Colour eye and cheek collection.  Normally $118, on sale for $79.  You can do a brown or grey smoky eye with this, or just a clean everyday look.

You literally can’t go wrong with this palette. It’s the Art of Colour eye and cheek collection. Normally $118, on sale for $79. You can do a brown or grey smoky eye with this, or just a clean everyday look.

Here's the Flawless in a Flash trio.  There's a face polish, make up primer, and tinted moisturizer (i live by this stuff), all for $39.50.  Normally $55.

Here’s the Flawless in a Flash trio. There’s a face polish, make up primer, and tinted moisturizer (i live by this stuff), all for $39.50. Normally $55.


Shop all of Laura Mercier’s Anniversary Sale Deals here:


We can’t wait to see you!

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Summer Brights

There are so many things to love about summer … and one of them is all of the bright colors!

And even better is wearing them all together for a ‘bright’ statement.


If you haven’t heard – Kohl’s did an ah-mazing collaboration with Milly for DesignNation – making some of our favorite collections available accessible and affordable for all!  We picked up a few favorites from Milly and they have definitely been summer staples (all on SALE right now for under $20)!

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Pairing this cute T-shirt with a dressier skirt, some fun heels, top it off with a FUN bag … this makes for the perfect summer ensemble. Day or Night.



Top, Skirt (sold out, similar), Sandals, Bag (sold out, similar), Nails, Sunglasses

We can’t wait to hear who the next designer will be … any guesses?


Photos by Lauren Beatty

Peach Discover Your Perfect Tour Houston

Houston, we DID it!

As many of you know, we just had the Houston Perfect Tour this past week and it was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of you for coming out – it could not have been sweeter.

Taking place at the Westing Galleria, we pampered ourselves all day long and introduce the Peach line to our new and existing customers. They fell in love.  Champagne, manicures, massages, jewelry shopping, skin consultations – could you ask for anything more? Oh wait – you entered an adorable cabana to get perfect measured into the perfect fit for a bra!

A few snapshots from the day…

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This brand, the people behind the brand and those supporting the brand is mind blowing.  Seeing this all come together and celebrating Peach was an absolute delight!

Next stop … CHICAGO!!!  Visit here for details – you won’t want to miss this event! Mollie and Erin will be there … come see us!

Thank you Kendra Scott, Dr. Ernest Layton, Brush & Blush Blow Dry Bar, Kristin Schindler from Cherry Blossom Yoga for making this event unforgettable!

Erin’s Outfit Details: Top, Culottes, Shoes, Necklace

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 …


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 with your address and size!

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

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?

Holiday Dress Shopping

We have been busy lately helping our clients prepare for the holiday season …

We thought we would share a few of our favorite finds!

From jumpsuits to dresses to pants – anything goes this holiday season.

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We LOVE getting everyone dressed for all of the big events – stay tuned for our annual ‘holiday treat’!