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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

Spring Break Style

We recently went on Spring Break – and after this loooooong winter here in Connecticut, we NEEDED it!  I was super excited to break out some of my old and new favorites for our dinners out after long days at Disney and the pool.  If you follow me on Instagram (molliestylespies) then you’ve probably seen these pictures, but I wanted to include some shop-able spring break style links for those of you who might be interested. Oh- and some cute pics of my kiddos too.

Night out at the California Grill in the Contemporary Hotel (soooo good!)  Also, my husband is horrified that I posted this pic of him, oops!

Night out at the California Grill in the Contemporary Hotel (soooo good!)

 

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Look at these cuties. My daughter is wearing her favorite dress of the moment by Joah Love (found at Peek a Boutique in Northbrook, IL) , and my son has a KC shirt on from Charlie Hustle (find it at Little House in Kansas City).

Had to show a blurry (yet cute) pic of my whole family. My Mom, Dad, and sister joined us at Disney for this great trip!

 

After our trip to Disney, we headed to Miami’s Bal Harbour for a couple of days to chill out. This picture is taken in the gorgeous St Regis hotel lobby. We’re DEFINITELY going back!

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Laugh with me about my kids’ faces – they were DONE with pictures by this point in the trip. But, let’s talk about my favorite new pair of shoes. My Stuart Weitzman gladiators.

Of course, my new favorite Kooba bag (the Mini Jonnie in Earth Python to be specific) came with me again.

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Just had to share this amazing view of the St Regis grounds and then the ocean from our hotel room. Picturesque!

Online Resale with Poshmark & The Wrld

These past couple of months, i’ve taken a hard look at my closet.  What I need, what I don’t need, and what I can sell.  I have been using consignment shops ever since I was a girl – my Mom used to take my things for extra cash when I was little, and as an adult I have adopted the same habit.  If you take really good care of your things, you can make some great money by selling them when you’re kind of over them.

I used to go old school – taking my things to an actual shop.  But now, I mostly sell my things online.  For lower end items, I am a big Poshmark fan.  It’s an app and it is super easy to use.  You just take a picture of your item, describe it, price, and list.  SO easy!  To find and follow me on Poshmark, my user name is mcmilano77.

For higher end items, I just had a great (and super easy) experience with The Wrld. Formerly called Material Wrld, you can send your items to them with a prepaid label, they will decide what they’ll take and then email you an offer.  You can accept the offer, or decline, and if you decline, they will send your items back to you or donate.  If you choose to accept their offer, you will get to choose a gift certificate to one of the following retailers:  Shopbop,  Saks, Bloomingdales, Steven Alan, Barneys, Neimans, or Nordstroms.  Amazing!

From my items I sold to The Wrld, I netted $275.  I chose a gift certificate to Shopbop, and now the question is…..what do I ‘need?’  Well…..I can’t stop thinking about getting a fabulous pair of gladiator sandals.  The ones that go all the way up your calf.  Some of my favorite looks with these sandals via Pinterest:

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What are your favorites?  Here are the ones I’m thinking about:

 

Kooba Bag Winner!!!!

 

 

We have a winner!!!!!  Thank you SO MUCH to all who entered our contest, we are so glad we got to introduce you to Kooba!  Winner, when you get your bag, show it off in style and tag us all on Instagram!  #stylespiesloveskooba

Drumroll please………..

the winner of a brand new Spring 2015 Kooba handbag is:

Holly Kunze!

Holly – we’ll be in touch, congratulations!

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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 …

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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 mollie@stylespies.com with your address and size!

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

Henry & Belle Studded Denim Giveaway!

If you know our blog, you know we LOVE Henry & Belle denim. We hope we’ve made a few of you followers of the brand as well. The stretch and fit of the jeans is amazing. They feel like second skin!

Today – you’re in luck – we’re having a Henry & Belle giveaway. You can win a pair of these darling studded skinnies we’re wearing in the photos below. They’re current season and retail at $209, so if you win – jackpot!

Scroll down for details on how to enter, and to see how we styled our Henry & Belle studded jeans.

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Shop Mollie’s look:

 

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Shop Erin’s Look (photos by Debby Ditta):

 

 

 

Contest Entry:

You must do all of these for entry into our contest.  Contest ends Sunday, March 22nd at 11:59pm.  Winner will be announced Monday, March 23rd.

1.  Follow BOTH Mollie & Erin on Instagram

@molliestylespies

@erinstylespies

2.  Follow Henry & Belle on Instagram

@henryandbelle

3.  ‘Like’ BOTH Style Spies AND Henry & Belle on Facebook.  

https://www.facebook.com/StyleSpies?ref=hl

https://www.facebook.com/henryandbelle?fref=ts

3.  Comment either here or on our Instagram photo announcing the contest that you’ve followed and liked, and then tell us how you’d wear your studded skinnies.

Wishing you GOOD LUCK on this St Patty’s Day!

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.

 

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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