Category Archives: Decor

Glam Closet Inspiration

I’m in the process of ‘glamming’ up my closet.  I cannot WAIT to show you the finished product.  In the meantime, i thought I’d show you how it looks now:

Before Closet Pic

This is my side of the closet – I share it with my husband.  I’m telling you that because it can’t be too girly.  I found these light grey benches at Home Goods last year – they were a steal!  I LOVE them!  Perfect for putting your shoes on, yanking tight jeans up, hahahhaa.  The rug under there is just there so the benches don’t slide…….for the meantime.

Now, for the makeover.  I found some AMAZING leopard print carpet that a friend wasn’t going to use (!!!!!), and am having it made into a rug.  I literally cannot WAIT until it’s ready.  One more week!  Here’s it is:

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I also want to do some fabulous lighting, but that’s going to have to wait until my next paycheck.  So, I’ll DEFINITELY post some pics of the finished product, but for now, here is some amazing closet inspiration that i’ve been perusing, via Pinterest.

Follow Style Spies {Mollie Milano}’s board Glam Closet on Pinterest.

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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Now, the good news … how are you going to shop for all of these amazing steals? We have a surprise!!!!

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
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a $500 shopping spree on US!

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Creating a New Closet Space

Are you looking for ideas on how to re-do your closet?  Well here’s one!  One of our clients shared these pictures with us.  She had her local handyman come over and tear out her current closet (which was literally two separate closets with a hanging bar and shelf over it), open up a wall, and combine the space to make this.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

What helps make this fabulous is her eye for detail and impeccable organization.  Wouldn’t you be excited to get dressed in the morning if you opened your closet doors to this?  We would.

The drawers in the center are lined with black felt (velvet is another good choice) so you can easily see each piece of jewelry as you pull your accessories together while getting dressed.

Lining the sides of the center shelving are tiny gold hooks for necklaces – a genius use of space and an easy way to see all of your choices.

Something else to note?  This client has all the same hangers. Keeps it easy on the eye, and a space saver.  No ratty dry cleaning hangers in here!

We hope you’ve been inspired to clean, organize and purge!  Fall is on it’s way…….make your closet a happy place for the new season.

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Houston Fashion Bloggers Love Green Street

You know when you have those moments of pure gratitude … this was one of them!

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Jumpsuit (old, similar), Shoes, Purse, Sunglasses, Watch, Bracelet

An amazing group of Houston Fashion Bloggers were invited to Green Street Houston to check out this new venue (formerly Houston Pavilions) to shop, sip and spread the word! What an amazing group of talented women to be in the same company …

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Not only did we have a great time shopping at BCBG and Forever XXI, we discovered a new place to shop for our clients. And recently, pictures from the night ended up all over the shopping center … VERY cool. I love what I do and what Mollie and I have established with Style Spies.

This was a great moment to sit back and realize hard work does pay off!

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My sweet girls got a huge kick out of seeing their Mom … as many fashion shows we emcee or speak to large groups, this one they thought was funny! (Here they are to mimic my ‘silly face’ as they called it!)

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And I thought I would try and recreate this serious shopping moment they snapped …

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Thank you Green Street for a great event #GreenWithEnvy … I have been back many times to shop for my clients.

And also for making a sweet moment with my family!

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To check out a few more pics of the night, visit here.

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

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

The Never Ending List

Does anyone else feel like, when it rains it pours?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Back to School is coming, Birthdays, Summer Vacations  … the list goes on!

There are so many things that I need want – so I keep them on my ‘watch list’ – Some are not so fun … some are YUMMY!

For my little baby girl who is about to turn FIVE (I tear up as I am writing this) – she is needing a room makeover and a few other essentials.

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For my amazing husband who never gets ANYTHING! (that’s what happens in a house full of girls!).

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For the never-ending house projects that keep moving down the list (new shoes seem to trim a light fixture over here!).

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And last but not least … S.C.H.O.O.L. (I hate to even use that word as we LOVE summer).

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And so it goes!!

I am sure there are many things I am leaving off (my list may take too long) – but this is the current ‘must haves’ for the time being!

One day and one purchase at a time – the list goes on.

White Out

Summer Whites.

Simple, Classic, Timeless.

I am obsessed with anything white these days. Makes our sun-kissed skin glow, our bleached hair shine and spells out s.u.m.m.e.r.!

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Dress, Earrings, Candle, Swim Suit, Hat, Nail Polish, Glasses

We hope everyone is having a great summer!

Mark & Graham Monogram Maker

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I got my most recent Mark & Graham catalog over the weekend in the mail, and I must admit I have been having way too much fun with their new {free} tool online, the Monogram Maker.

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You can make free monograms for your blog, your email signature, anything!

Here’s how:

1.   go to www.markandgraham.com/makeyourmark

2.  Play with fonts and color

3.  Enter your email, and they’ll send you your ‘mark!’  

4.  Share to Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

 

Here are some of the monograms I played around with for Erin and I to sign off on our blog posts here at Style Spies:

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Do you have a favorite for us?  For you?  We’d love to know.

Speaking of favorites, there are a lot of other favorites of ours in the Mark and Graham catalog that would make amazing, personal gifts this holiday season.

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Italian Leather Touchscreen Gloves, $115
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Italian Leather Classic Gloves – Free personalization, $115
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Acrylic Serving Tray, $59 (personalization in color as well)
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Everyday Travel Pouch, $79 & $110
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City and State necklaces, $150

 Signing off in Style,

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FEED + Target = COOL

When you come across someone or some thing that brilliantly combines fashion and feeding others – it is awesome to witness.

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Lauren Bush Lauren (niece of George W Bush and married to Ralph Lauren’s son, David) designed a cotton-burlap tote in 2005 that provided  a child with food for one year to fulfill a dream.   Fast forward today and her group has raised over $6 million for agencies worldwide.

She has teamed up with Target to launch a line of more than 50 FEED products … dish ware, outdoor gear, paper goods, totes, jewelry, paper goods and more. All sales will help feed hungry Americans.

How cool is that?

Each item has a  number indicating how many meals the product donates … brilliant.

We will definitely be running to Target to support this awesome collaboration!

Check out some of the items …

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All of this and more to see …

We LOVE this … and hope you do to.  Please support those in need.

Available June 30th at your local Target.

Signing off in Style,

Erin & Mollie