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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:

Foto Friday

Whew – this week really flew by, right?  We’ve been busy busy busy with fall fashion in full swing for our clients and Peach trainings in Houston and Chicago!  Oh yeah – and being Mommies.  Minor thing.  😉  Hope you’re enjoying the Fall weather in your part of the country, we sure are.  Happy Friday!

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What is Like To Know It?

We thought we would explain just that – what IS Like to Know It??

By now you have seen numerous pictures on Instagram telling you to ‘sign up and get details sent to your inbox’? But what does that mean?

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This is the perfect way to shop your favorite Instagram looks!

How does it work?

Here is another example…

First, Sign up HERE for LikeToKnow.It

When you see all of our cute pics with outfits and ideas, just hit “like” … and Voila! You will get an email with details of the items that we purchased.

Shopping just got a whole lot easier!

Here is a ‘preview’ of what your emails look like …

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Then, click on the items that you like and it takes you directly to that site to see the price and possibly purchase! Brilliant.

And if you aren’t signed up for Instagram? You are missing out.

Sign up and get the looks, it’s as easy as that.

Happy Wednesday!

Getting Settled + Stella & Dot Giveaway!

Some of you may know, but I (Mollie) just moved from the Chicago area to the greater NYC area – somewhere in Connecticut. It has been quite a long summer for us…..the first half of it was busy with kids in camp and househunting trips out East, and the second half of it we lived with my in-laws for 6 weeks before coming out here.  Needless to say, I am SO GLAD to be getting settled in our new house in our new community.


None of the rooms in the house are totally ‘done’ yet, but I’ve gotten pretty far with the kids’ rooms (which is fun and easy, since it’s ok to be whimsical and not have everything ‘just right’).

Here are a few pics of my daughter’s room so far:


These are some vintage Barbie prints that I purchased years ago, waaaay before kids, for ME. Now, they’re perfect for her room.


Complete with a costume jewelry wall frame, because when you’re 4, you can never have enough tacky jewelry.


I’ve also had these wire mini mannequin forms forever. So nice when things stay with you and work in new places!

I found this little 'Good Morning Little Girl' sign at the Chicago Randolph Street Antiques Market a couple of years ago.  Finally had it matted and framed, and I adore it.

I found this little ‘Good Morning Little Girl’ sign at the Chicago Randolph Street Antiques Market a couple of years ago. Finally had it matted and framed, and I adore it.



Full Court Press Rug from PB Teen

Onto my son’s room – which is not nearly as finished.  However, the transformation from a toddler/Kindergartener room to a ‘big boy room’ is almost complete.  From the NFL quilt to this new amazing basketball rug, he’s a happy camper.


NFL Sheets from PB Teen


NFL Quilt from PB Teen


As I said….not done yet, but getting there. And will the Lego mess every really get cleaned up? Let’s be honest. No.


For some extra organization, I also just ordered these easy canvas ‘over the door’ hangers from Pottery Barn Kids.   As you know if you’re a Mom, there is always something that needs a home in your kids’ rooms.  😉


I’ll share more rooms as I finish them, or at least as they clean up a little.  😉

I also wanted to remind you of this:





$100 Giveaway!  

That’s right!  $100!  Here are the contest rules:

1.  Follow Erin & Mollie on Instagram:  @erinstylespies and @molliestylespies

2.  Tag 3 stylish friends so they can enter the contest too.

3.  Comment on our original giveaway posts (here or on Instagram) which piece you like most for Fall and use the hashtag #stylespieslovesstelladot.  Here’s the link:

That’s it!  Contest ends Friday, September 19th at Midnight.

Which is my favorite piece for Fall?

It’s a toss up!  I love the Helena Necklace that I sported at Fashion week, but I am very partial to my Rebel Pendant, which now comes in Rose Gold.  Too tough to choose just one!  Click HERE to shop our very own Stella & Dot Virtual Show, hosted by the fabulous Gina!


Helena Necklace


Rebel Pendant in rose gold

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