Category Archives: Fashion

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!)

 

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!  😉

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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Wear it Wednesday – Vest Season

Vests.  I have loved them since college.  At that time, I had a denim vest that I wore to every single college frat party I can remember Freshman year.  Since then, the love affair has continued.

When we got together in September in NY, Erin and I realized we’d both brought a vest as part of our outfits.  Great minds, right?  So, it was inevitable that we do a Wear it Wednesday post about vest season – ahem, I mean Fall.

Erin’s Vest Look:

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Mollie’s Vest Look:

 

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You can see the weather has started to change here in Connecticut, while Erin’s still sporting her sandals and sleeveless top – can I say jealous?!  But, the difference provides us with two very different looks which is the goal to help inspire creativity when getting dressed.

Here are the pieces from our looks (my vest is from a couple of years ago, but the updated version is here):

And finally I have to highlight these amazing Sole Society d’orsay pumps I got from Nordstrom while I was in Kansas City a few weeks ago.  Totally obsessed, and they are only $79!  Get yours HERE.

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NYC Weekend

Once a year, Fall fashion week rolls around.  And once a year, we (Erin & Mollie) get together for a busy couple of days seeing vendors, shopping (of course), and taking some fun photos.

This year we crammed so much into two days, and of course left each other wishing for more time together!  We had an amazing photo session working with a super talented photographer out of Fairfield, CT – Luanne Kelly Photography.  Though she specializes in baby and family photos, she works with Mollie regularly for many of the blog posts that you see right here!

Check out our 2015 photo session in the city that never sleeps, and scroll down to the bottom for outfit details and where to buy.

Happy Friday!

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Shop pieces from all of our looks right here!