Category Archives: Misc

Fringe Bag Love

What did we both buy on our NYC weekend?  This amazing Zara Fringe Bag.

Fringe is having a well-deserved moment. From clothing to accessories to shoes, we’ve got a roundup our favorite bags of this boho trend.


Suede fringe on the front, turn it over to find a gorgeous python on the back.  This was the perfect bag for both of us, too bad we don’t live closer to share!

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Burgundy is everywhere for fall and this bag is the perfect way to add a trend to your closet without going ‘wine-crazy’.

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We found other fringe-worthy bags that we had to share …

Introducing Wear It Wednesday

Happy Wednesday All!

We are THRILLED to announce Wear It Wednesdays!

We will be featuring a piece of clothing and showing you how both Mollie and I style it differently. Different body types, different styles, different climates – we have it all. We thought this would be a fun adventure to take you on – and also show you practical ways how to wear that favorite item you find at a store…

First stop, Zara.

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We love some plaid. Dress it up, dress it down. We all need it.

How did we style it?


One top, four different ways.

Paired with a pencil skirt, a mini skirt, boyfriend jeans and trousers – this shirt could do no wrong.

It went home with both of us – Fall Is in the Air!!

Want to know how to wear denim? We may just have a little something for you next week!

Want to see exactly what we paired this top with?

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#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 …

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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Sheer Summer Maxi Skirt

I am loving this sheer maxi skirt I found last week at H&M.  It pairs perfectly with my favorite gladiator sandals, and being that it’s sheer, it’s cool and comfortable for summer days and nights.  Oh, and did I mention that it was $12.99?




 I broke out this oldie but goodie necklace that I purchased from Shopbop years ago.  So versatile and great with an all black look.




I cannot stop wearing this Kendra Scott Elisa necklace that was given to me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago by none other than Erin!  She has good taste!  Thank you E – this is my ‘go-to’ summer necklace and I haven’t taken it off!




There are so many variations on this skirt, all are cute.  Here are some other options:

Details on the rest of my look:

Top, Banana Republic

Necklace (old), similar at Shopbop

Bracelet, similar at Cusp

Necklace (Kendra Scott), Nordstrom

Sandals (Stuart Weitzman), Nordstrom

Beach Bound!

In just a few days I am heading to Rosemary Beach, FL with my family and we are beyond excited!


With a beach house waiting for our arrival, I am packing up the family and getting ready to lounge for a week (is that possible as a Mom?)

We have a LONG drive ahead of us and having two little ones, I am overly-preparing for a busy car ride.

Any home run ideas you want to share with me? So far I have movies (I made a no TV rule starting tomorrow so they can load up on movies in the car!), coloring books, Grade Level workbooks, stamps and sticker books.

Don’t forget, it’s Father’s Day this weekend – so I threw in a cool shirt for my sweet hubby for a little surprise!

As for some of my new favorite items (most on sale!)  I have picked up for the family, here is a sneak peek:

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Could you just not die over the pineapple purse for my girls??

And don’t forget to follow me here on Instagram to follow along on our trip!

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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Weddington Way Bridesmaid Dress Challenge

We love a challenge.  So when we decided to enter the Weddington Way Bridesmaid Dress Challenge, we chose a color that not all brides might choose for their bridesmaids:  white.

The thing is, an all white bridal party would be gorgeous.  Sleek, chic, and white is a color that pretty much flatters everyone.  We chose this Alfred Sung number below, in ‘snow white.’  And, at $139, it’s affordable!  The other reasons we love it?  A structured bodice, a sweetheart neckline, and POCKETS!  What else might a girl want?

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How to accessorize this dress?  We’ve got your answers:

If you are looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress, you MUST head to Weddington Way.  They make it so easy!  Here’s the link:

We’re trying Fabletics

Have you guys heard of Fabletics?  It’s Kate Hudson’s new athletic line, and an entire outfit (top and bottom) will not run you more than $60!  Unheard of in the world of Lululemon, Sweaty Betty, and Nike apparel.


I came across another article about it, ‘Why Women are Flipping for Kate Hudson’s new athletic line’ over the weekend and decided to take the plunge.

How Fabletics Works

1. Take a Short, Fun Lifestyle Quiz – This helps Fabletics’ stylists know which activities you love, the types of clothing you prefer, and what body parts you like showing off.

2. Receive Personalized Outfit Recommendations – Each month, you’ll receive hand-selected outfit recommendations. They’re the latest, most exciting styles, and really affordable.

3. Shop

Buy the recommended outfits or skip the month altogether. You are NEVER forced into buying anything, and they make returns easy and convenient.

Become a VIP with your first purchase for amazing discounts — like an instant 50 percent off. So, your first 2-piece outfit, top + bottom, is only $25!  Free shipping & easy exchanges included.

I decided to become a ‘VIP’ and here’s what I ordered (for $25!):


Eureka Top


Sydney Capri

Sydney Capri


This super cute outfit for only $25.  I mean........

This super cute outfit for only $25. I mean……..

As soon as this all arrives, I’ll be posting about the quality, fit, and whole shebang, so stay tuned if this peaks your interest!

In the meantime, check out some of Kate’s picks for this month: