That 70’s Trend – Spring Fashion Gets Groovy!

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

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Valerie Davenport Photography

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

Jeans: Paige, Piece Unique / Blouse: Ecru, Ruby Lou Boutique / TopShop Floppy Hat,  Nordstrom / Shoes: Steve Madden, DSW / Coat: Forever 21 / Earrings: Something similar, Express / Necklaces: Urban Outfitters / Rings: Coach, and H&M

Ah, can you feel it? Spring is here! And all across the fashion runways and grocery store magazines, you’re seeing it: the 70’s are back, baby! Bell-bottoms, lace-up tops, clogs, nature-inspired jewelry, paisley prints, patchwork, suede detailing, and fringe – they’re everywhere, and it feels so good! It’s all music festival vibe and Boho chic; even Coachella is getting in on the act, with their new collaboration line with H&M. I know, I gasped when I heard of it, too. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!

My favorite part about this trend, is that you don’t necessarily have to rush out and buy a ton of new fashion pieces to rock it; chances are, you already own some of these things, buried deep in your closet. Or your mom does… Or ask your grandma, ha! How ever you get ahold of them, wide-legged jeans and trousers are a must-have this season. All styles are acceptable (the more creative, the better – get crafty with them), and for summer we’ll see the trend transition into loose Bermuda shorts, culottes, and one-piece rompers.

nordstrom ad shoes bannerRemember, high-waisted jeans are more authentic and less 2001, so don’t get all Britney-Spearsy and tummy-baring… That can wait until Summer! It’s still chilly outside, at least in my neck of the woods. Which brings me to my top tip for transitioning your Winter wardrobe into Spring: a statement jacket. I scored this dusty pink faux fur coat on clearance at Forever 21, on their end-of-season sale. It pairs perfectly with my Paige bell-bottom jeans from Piece Unique, and these Hailey Bob and Ecru blouses that were also on clearance, at Ruby Lou Boutique! The necklaces are from Urban Outfitters, the long one is here , and the short collar one is now on CLEARANCE in the store!)

In my Coach article last week, I used a transparent jacket to add pop to a basic spring outfit. In next week’s article, I’ll show how a classic jumpsuit can be styled multiple ways, just by changing what you put over it, all with inexpensive items you might already have in your closet! So stay tuned, stay warm, and stay HAPPY!

With love, XOXO,
Tanyaspring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

spring fashion 70's style

Jeans: Paige, Piece Unique / Blouse: Hailey Bob, Ruby Lou Boutique / Felt Hat: (something similar) Nordstrom / Shoes: Steve Madden, DSW / Coat: Forever 21 / Earrings: Something similar, Express / Necklaces: Urban Outfitters / Rings: Coach, and H&Mspring fashion 70's style

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Easy Style on a Budget: Denim & Stripes

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you ever have those days when the weather is icky, and you find yourself pining for the long, warm evenings of summer? That was me today, watching the sun set at 5:30pm and feeling the temperatures start to drop. Brr! I miss lazy, warm 9pm sunsets!

What to wear, when you’re not in the mood for a ton of effort? Stripes + Denim + Hat = Fab Look! Most women have some type of striped piece in their closet, and of course some denim. Put them together, and you get a laid-back ensemble with a hint of Parisian chic! Now, you may have heard that horizontal stripes are a no-no, because they make you look wide. The key is to use those stripes where you want to widen, and use a jacket or sweater over the areas you want to slim down! I have narrow hips, so I chose a cropped jacket; this makes the stripes stand out – and widen me visually – right at my hips. See?

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I’ve had great luck lately at the crazy-awesome winter sales happening around town, so finding fab styles on a tight budget has been fairly easy-peasy. That always perks me up!

Earlier this week I scored a destroyed denim jacket at Urban Outfitters for only $20 – gotta love those clearance racks! Ruby Lou in Eagle is having a 50% off winter sale; I picked up a couple lovely blouses you’ll see in photos soon, and this rad wool Soho fedora that will go great with EVERYTHING from now until the weather warms up, lol! For Boise, that’s around… March, sigh.

denim & stripes main 2Pistil Fedora – 30% off right now at Ruby Lou!
Urban Outfitters Denim Jacket – % off
Evereve Striped Tunic on SALE now $29.99!
Express Scuba Legging Jeans
Fergie Boots – on CLEARANCE now at Fergie.com!
Rebecca Minkoff Handbag ($35 at Nordstrom Rack sale!)
Coach Sunglasses (from Boise Mounatin Eyecare) – similar here.

BEST SALES going on right now, besides the above:

H&M, extra 30% off Clearance, Winter sale up to 70% off!
Forever 21, Sweaters starting at $11.99!
Swank Boutique – Redline markdowns on winter fashions from Free People,  Wildfox, etc. – 20-50% off!
Fancy Pants in Boise – Winter sale through Friday, 30-60% off clothing, 50% off ALL shoes!
Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale (ends tonight at midnight!)

Piece Unique & Shoez – Weekend winter MEGA-clearance sale on new AND consignment racks throughout the store, 75% off and more on TONS of items!!! Open 10am-6pm Satruday,  12-5pm on Sunday

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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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Apricot Lane Fashion Party!

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Nordstrom (similar) // Tanks: H&M // Shorts: Express (similar) // Necklace: Express // Shoes: Target

Last night, I was invited by Kelly (above, right) to attend a shopping party at Apricot Lane, with fellow fashion bloggers Annelise from AunieSauce, and Yuli from Yuli Conversations. (Sorry you weren’t able to join us, Yuli – we missed you!) The entire store was 20% off, so we had a blast shopping, styling customers (and each other!), and eating cupcakes. Yum!!! A girly night was had by all! Here are some fun photos from our Fashion Party. Continue reading “Apricot Lane Fashion Party!”

Vacation Inspiration

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Black & White Mania, Part 2

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Jeanne Giltzow // Styling, Hair & MUA: StyleSpyGirl

It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod world! I love black & white; it’s a color combo of simplicity, yet full of drama! This shoot was styled with a nod to the 60’s, using fun & simple pieces from modern stores like Forever 21 and Nasty Gal. Special thanks to Jeanne Giltzow, photographer extraordinaire! ❤

Enjoy!

XOXO,

StyleSpyGirl

IMG_1391Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

“Here Comes The Sun” ~ The Beatles

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

black and white mod style Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

IMG_1382Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

IMG_1372Shirt: Forever 21 // Pants: Nasty Gal // Purse: H&M // Shoes: Colin Stuart

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear

IMG_1414Shirt:Forever 21 // Pants:Nasty Gal // Purse:H&M // Shoes:Colin Stuart

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
It’s all right, it’s all right

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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!

 

 

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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The Coolest New Addition to Boise’s Fashion Scene: H&M!

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Alysha Kautz

Have you noticed lately how quickly this fabulous little town is growing? Kohl’s, DSW, Nordstrom Rack, Gordman’s, Rosauers, and Whole Foods have all arrived in the past year or two, and rumor has it more fun stuff is on the way. (I’m looking at you, Trader Joe’s – get here soon!) 😉  

The latest addition to Boise’s shopping landscape comes straight from Europe, with love, style, and cozy-wonderful winter wear! It’s called H&M, which is Swedish for “Hot things I Must have!” Just kidding, it stands for Hennes & Mauritz, the store’s Swedish founders. 😉

With fun, fashion-forward styles and crazy-low prices, some people have compared H&M to another trend/budget store, that we’ll just call Eternally 19 (ha ha!). But when I visited with Nicole Christie (one of the company’s execs) the day before their Boise Grand Opening, I found that comparison to be way off the mark!

Nicole took Alysha and I (my fab photog!), and fellow fashion friend Kellie Levesque, on a personal tour around the store, explaining how the clothes are created. Every single item, she told us, is designed in-house by H&M’s fashion team in Sweden (apart from their collaborations with guest designers like Jimmy Choo,  Comme des Garçons, Kylie Minogue, and Versace, just to name a few!)

Other stores tend to select and purchase their clothes from a variety of wholesalers. Not H&M! Every thing you see in the store was created and designed in Sweden. That Scandinavian influence is light in some areas, and more bold in others. Many of the sweater designs are fabulously Euro, while more subtle touches show up in things like truly fashion-forward maternity wear, and thick, fleece-lined tights for little girls.

Another cool thing about H&M is that they are constantly bringing in new stuff – and seriously discounting the old. In fact, Nicole told us a new shipment of merchandise arrives every day! That means that while some classic items will stay consistent throughout the season, shopping at H&M will be a new adventure every time you go in. Do you love happy shopping adventures? Go check it out! And…

Lycklig shopping, och har en stor dag! (Google it, ha ha ha!)

StyleSpyGirl

Thank you Alysha Kautz for the awesome photos!!!