Category Archives: Fashion

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!



*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


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.





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.




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!



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.






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!


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

Jacket (old, similar on SALE!), Dress, Boots, Earrings

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:


Happy Wednesday!

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.


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 …


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!

Jacket (similar), Vest (similar here and here ), Shirt, Jeans, Shoes, Hat

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 …

My Coveted Cape

Every season there seems to be something that I am coveting and this year it was the cape.

The cape seems to be a big trend this season and it is everywhere … from the blanket cape to the evening cape, there are endless options to wear this trend.

There are so many amazing capes out there and it was hard to choose!

Add a little ‘windowpane’, some oxfords, a little leopard and a floppy hat … and voila!


These shoes have become a staple this season and I have paired them with everything from my black cigarette pants to boyfriend jeans and a slouchy sweater.

They are SO comfy!  Who knew menswear could be so sweet.

Cape, Blouse, Belt, Oxfords, Hat, Necklace, Earrings

Want more options for the perfect cape?  Me too!

Happy Friday Everyone!

12 must-shop sites on Cyber Monday

Our favorite sites to shop this Cyber Monday.  With so many websites competing, it’s hard to choose where to spend your dollars, so we’ve narrowed it down.  Happy cyber spending!

ASOS.COM 30% off sitewide. Code ILOVEMONDAYS   30% off Sitewide.  No code necessary. 30% off Sitewide. No code necessary.  20% off Sitewide.  Code CYBER20 20% off Sitewide. Code CYBER20  30% off sitewide.  Code CYBERSALE. 30% off sitewide. Code CYBERSALE.  30% off sitewide with exclusions.  Code MONDAY 30% off sitewide with exclusions. Code MONDAY

Kate Spade Angelique Heels in rose gold glitter

Kate Spade. 30% off Sitewide. Code: CYBER30  30% Select Merchandise.  No code necessary. 30% Select Merchandise. No code necessary.  40% off select items.  No code necessary. 40% off select items. No code necessary.  Designer Sale - up to 40% off.  No code necessary. Designer Sale – up to 40% off. No code necessary.  20% off sitewide. Code CYBER20 20% off sitewide. Code CYBER20  25% off sitewide (some exclusions).  No code necessary. 25% off sitewide (some exclusions). No code necessary.  25% off sitewide.  Code is GIFTON 25% off sitewide. Code is GIFTON

We Heart Shopbop: Black Friday Picks




Oh there are so many deals to be had on Black Friday, so many!  How to choose where to spend your dough?  We like Shopbop, of course.  Mainly because the discount gets deeper the more you spend, and they offer a thousand and one different brands.

Here’s the deal:

The Big Event
15% off orders of $250+
20% off orders of $500+
25% off orders of $1000+
Includes All Full-Price & SALE Items
Use Code GOBIG14 at Checkout

Offer ends Monday, December 1 at midnight.

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Swing Skirt Style

Skirts are so fun to wear, especially one that has a little swing to it.  And here’s a news flash: swingy skirts aren’t just reserved for the warmer months.  I love wearing them with tights and wearing them with something unexpected on top.

This skirt, from J Crew (similar here) has an easy but not too loud black and white print that makes it super versatile.  In this first look, I threw on some black opaque tights, booties, my fur vest and an IRO shirt I scored on Shopbop (its on sale!).  I layered on some bracelets and a couple of necklaces to glam it up a bit.

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In the second look below, I made things a little more casual.  The sweater I wore I normally would put on with jeans for a super casual day with the kids, but it paired perfectly with the skirt!  I put on yet another necklace for some depth, but that’s about all I changed.  Both looks work for so many occasions, and it’s so much more fun to be wearing a skirt than the old standby jeans or black pants, right?








I want to throw out a special THANK YOU to my new photographer here in Fairfield, Adriane Sherman.  She totally ‘gets’ me and understands how awkward it can be pose for your own blog photos, argh!  Thanks A, you are the best!

Oh and PS – if anyone needs a local Fairfield photog – let me know, i’ll get you in touch with her!

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