Coming Soon: Boise’s 1st Tour de Fashion!

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Spy Girl, the Downtown Boise Association, and Boise GreenBike
team up for Tour de Fashion!

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Boise’s downtown core is constantly changing and expanding! Did you know we have over 20 locally-owned boutiques, gift shops, and clothing stores within walking distance of each other? If you love fashion, fitness, and exploration, come join us this Spring and Summer for four very special Tour de Fashion events!

Local fashion blogger Tanya Carnahan (, the Downtown Boise Association, and Boise GreenBike are joining forces to present a BIKE TOUR that’s totally new to Idaho. Make new friends, discover new shops and trends, and expand your knowledge of our amazing downtown core!

Each Tour de Fashion bike event in Downtown Boise will target 5-6 rad local businesses that are new to town, or might be new to you! A schedule will be posted of each stop; we will bike, shop, explore, and end with an optional Sips & Bites experience you won’t soon forget. Bring your girlfriends, and add your bike basket to fill with fun & unique fashion purchases along the way. Must be 21 and over to attend these tours.

Time: 1:45pm Saturday, April 8th / May 6th / June 3rd / July 8th, 2017
Location: Meet at Boise’s iconic Post Office, downtown on Bannock & 8th.
Cost: $25 if you have your own bike, $35 if you plan to utilize a BoiseGreen Bike.

Click here to reserve your spot:

What’s included: Guided shopping & exploring with local fashion blogger Tanya Carnahan / Exclusive deals and discounts in our selected boutiques / Photo stops at iconic downtown landmarks along the way / Themed Sips & Bites available for purchase / A unique experience with other fashion-loving and adventurous women!

All tours will have a unique theme, beginning with shopping and ending with optional cocktails and treats:

April 8th: Tour de Fashion, Boho Chic ~ Trendy & bohemian hotspots for free spirits!

May 6th: Tour de Fashion, Local Chic ~ Fashion love for Boise’s iconic local fashion legends!

June 3rd: Tour de Fashion, Jetsetter Chic ~ For the girl-on-the-go who always travels in style!

July 8th: Tour de Fashion, Tres Chic ~ For the refined ingenue who loves classic fashion!

Events will be posted for each date, on Style Spy Girl’s Facebook page.
Please like and follow us here to be first on the list:

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Last-Minute Local Christmas Gift Guide!

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psst… It’s almost here! Have you bought all your Christmas gifts yet?
Unless you are lucky enough to live in one of the 16 cities where Amazon can deliver presents in a day, you’re almost out of time to get your shopping done!

If you’ve waited until the last moment, or are struggling to find the perfect unique gift for someone in your life, here’s my TOP 10 LIST for items you can run out quickly and snag around the Treasure Valley area.


beef whip candles

Beef Whip Candle Co. was recently started by a Boise husband & wife team, and these cleverly-titled candles have the most divine scents! If Fall Farted is our current family fave, and it makes a GREAT gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life. My little brother is getting one of these for his new apartment – shhhh it’s a secret! 😉 Beef Whip candles can be found at Mixed Greens on 9th, or Press & Pony on Idaho St..

9. SILK TOUCH MED SPAsilk touch2

I love Silk Touch Med Spa on Eagle Rd.! Right now they’re running a special for Christmas: Buy $200 in Gift Cards, and get a $50 Gift Card free! Also check out their 12 Days of Christmas specials on their Facebook page: This is a great gift for the person in your life who’s been hinting they’d like a little pampering, or is wanting to nip & tuck a thing or two. 😉

8. COACHcoach winter sale

COACH at Boise Towne Sqaure mall is having an unprecedented winter sale! A huge selection of their items are 40% off right now, from luxury handbags to jewelry, gloves, scarves, and travel accessories. They can also place orders for you from their amazing clothing & shoe selection online, and get it shipped to your house asap!


Robert Comstock is the newest menswear store in the Treasure Valley. Loaded with luxury clothes, coats, leather goods, accessories, and even facial hair products, this posh shop in the Village at Meridian carries exclusive items found nowhere else in Idaho! Treat your guy to a soft-like-buttah leather jacket, or sign him up for a FREE styling session from some of the most skilled menswear personal stylists in the Treasure Valley. ~ This just in: The Robert Comstock store is having a STOREWIDE HALF-PRICE SALE until Dec. 24th! Mention code COMSTOCKHOLIDAY for 50% off your entire purchase in the store!!! 


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Downtown Boise is bursting at the seams with amazing locally-owned clothing & jewelry boutiques! Here’s my shortlist of where to get the lady in your life something beautiful, or a gift card so she can go fashion hunting herself…

If her style is classic, and she prefers higher-end brands: Try Fancy Pants, Piece Unique, American Clothing Gallery, Walla Walla Clothing Co., or the new Marla June for upscale & designer stuff.

If her style is trendy, eclectic, or bohemian: Check out SWANK, Ava Rae BoutiqueDragonfly, and Re-POP on State St.

If she loves locally-created & artisan things: Shop at Banana Ink, Wear Boise, Bricolage, Mixed Greens, and BeeWise Goods.

If she’s a fashion treasure hunter: She’ll love Serendipity Boutique, Lux Fashion Lounge, In Retrospect, and Atomic Treasures!

cuddle blankets mixed greens

How darling are these little cuddle blankets? Though they are probably meant for wee ones, my 11-year old who likes soft & cute things said “Ooh, mommy, those are SO sweet! I want one!” They come as a set of two; big and small together like your precious baby and his/her favorite big person to hug! Spotted at Mixed Greens, a sweet little shop packed to the brim with unique & precious gifting treasures!


Personally, I’m super obsessed with huge, statement crystals & pendants right now! Local jewelry designer Denise Vasecka of Unigon Specialties has many of her beautiful handmade pieces for sale at Wholistic Beauty Boutique on State St., & 16th.  While you’re there shopping, why not add a luxurious facial or massage to the gift? This beauty boutique is the only one of its kind in Boise; all products & services there are organic, or naturopathic, and completely natural! I love the naturopathic makeup & primer so much, I wrote a review about it not long ago – click here to check it out.

3. ROONEY MAE COUTURE GOWNSrooney mae couture

The newest addition to Boise’s designer scene is Rooney Mae Couture, created and handmade by Meagan Jones. Her new shop in BODO is a one-stop gown-shopping paradise, as well as her design studio! Stop in and select your favorite color, design, and concept, and Meagan will create it for you in her signature luxurious fabrics & materials… But don’t let the posh appearance fool you; her gowns are so comfy, you almost feel like you’re in your favorite jammies! Check out the Rooney Mae Couture Facebook page for updates on her current schedule and awesome holiday GIFT CARD deals!!! 


This one is my favorite spot to bring out-of-town guests and family visiting for the holidays! The Camille Beckman gift shop in Eagle is HUGE and beautiful, stocked floor to rafters with gifts, jewelry, accessories, and of course the company’s world-famous luxury body products. After shopping, step next door to the incredible new Chateau des Fleurs, the Treasure Valley’s newest event center, only French chateau/castle, and home to the exquisite Le Coq d’Or gourmet French restaurant! It’s a one-of-a-kind dining experience you won’t soon forget. ❤

And now, drum roll… NUMBER 1. IT’S VEGAS, BABY!!!

las vegas getawayIf you’re looking for the biggest, baddest, BEST present this Christmas, give her the gift of ADVENTURE! The StyleSpyGirl team is taking a select group of women from the Boise area to LAS VEGAS FASHION WEEK February 17-21. This all-expenses-paid fashion getaway includes airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation, guided shopping tours, Vegas shows, exclusive runway fashion shows, and a dedicated photographer to catch every exciting moment for her to remember forever!

This trip has limited seating, and is booking NOW. Put down a deposit to secure a seat for the lucky lady in your life – all the details and pricing information are on our Vegas Getaway page: 

Don’t delay – seats are filling up, for this fashion & shopping all-girls getaway of a lifetime!

Merry Christmas my friends! May your holidays be filled with peace, love & laughter.


Boise’s Newest Men’s Store: Robert Comstock

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Robert Comstock Boise Store

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Friday, April 10th, I had the honor of attending a fun Spring Celebration party at the Robert Comstock Boise Mens’ Store in the Village at Meridian.
The event was catered by Kona Grill, so the food was of course a-MA-zing!!! Sushi, chicken, desserts, and more – they really went all-out, and every bite was exquisite! Local TV & music star Amos Watene aka., Mossi, entertained us with his neo-soulful blend of blues- rock, reggae, and folk music. If you haven’t heard of Mossi, you should check him out; he has been showcased in several of the nation’s premiere music venues, and has made national television appearances both musically and as an actor. In fact, Mossi is featured as one of Nick Jr’s most well known characters, “Brobee,” from the kids show Yo Gabba Gabba! Check out his website for video & audio clips here.robert comstock village mossi

If you haven’t had the opportunity to shop in this cool new clothing store yet, you really need to go! Robert Comstock designs luxurious, high-quality fashions for men, that sell at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and other high-end department stores across the nation. Once a season passes for each line, Mr. Comstock sends the overstock from those stores here to Boise, to his Menswear store in the Village at Meridian, where he slashes the prices down 70-90% off! This store is a great resource for men looking to buy high-quality clothing – both professional and casual – at a major discount!!! There are some fantastic deals to be had in this store, and being in the Village makes it the perfect place to shop on the weekends, while you’re there seeing a movie or out on a dinner date.

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THANK YOU to Kona Grill, Mossi, Robert Comstock Boise Men’s Store, and all the wonderful friends who came out to make this such a fun night!!! The Comstock store is located in the Village at Meridian, behind the children’s play structure, and next to Lululemon Athletica. Follow their Facebook page for great deals and fun future events: Robert Comstock Boise Men’s Apparel!

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Ammophotog and I appreciated the gluten-free options from Kona Grill! Thanks, Chef!!! 🙂

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My friends Brian & Vicki Wiley found a ton of great deals – he scored $814 worth of clothing for $122!

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My friend Wiley Smith fell in love with his new Robert Comstock jacket.
The leather is so soft, we kept saying, “It’s like buttah!” 😀

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2015

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love is in the air!!!
Birds are tweeting, the sun is shining… And romantic folks everywhere are making a dash to Hallmark to find that perfect expression of their feelings for someone very special in this world.

Whether you’re level-headed, romantic, mushy, or full-blown twitterpated (yes, that’s a thing; Google the movie Bambi!), here are some gift suggestions for the unique love of your life.

hal davis stylespygirl 1Photography by Gretchen LeMay, Studio 208 / Jewelry Courtesy of Hal Davis Jewelers /
Skirt Custom-Made by Retro Hunny Clothing / Lace Top from Express / Shoes Sam Edelman, Nordstrom


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 1. Millesia Guepiere Corset, $287, Sugarbums Intimates
2. Black Halo 3/4 Sleeve Jackie O Dress, $345 online or locally at Piece Unique & Shoez, (208) 387-0250
3. Burberry Animal Print Ponyskin Iphone 5/5S Case, $325
4. Valentino Va Va Voom Rockstud Shoulder Bag Red, $3,245 at Neiman Marcus
5. Charles Krypell “I Love You Today, Tomorrow, Forever” Collectible Bracelets & Rings, Price Upon Request at Hal Davis Jewelers, (208) 343-6151
6. Christian Louboutin Mea Culpa Flared Suede Red Sole Pump, $895 at Neiman Marcus

Valentines Day Gift Guide stylespygirl

1. Express Heart and Arrow Strappy Babydoll Dress, On SALE now: $55.93 at Express
2. Sam Edelman “Eden” Snakeskin Sandal, $159.95, Nordstrom
3. Rebecca Minkoff Heart Crossbody Bag, $195, Rebecca
4. Engraveable Bar Cuff, $98 / Signature Engraveable Bar Necklace, $59, Stella & Dot
5. Classic Chanel Camellia Scarf, $245
6. Valentino “Valentina” eau de parfum, $84-112 at Nordstrom
7. Elizabeth & James necklace, $175, Sugarbums Intimates


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 1. WOLF Designs Leather Travel Jewelry Case $60, handmade in Spain. More styles & colors available at Hal Davis Jewelers.
2. Kate Spade Designer Housewares & Decor, $30-50 at Hal Davis Jewelers
3. Camille Beckman Urban Bloom Luxury Body Lotions, $18-20 each
4. Unigon Specialties Handmade “Pulse” bracelet, Sterling Silver, $20
5. Pleaser Glittery Pumps, $82, ShoeHound
6. Kate Spade adorable animals housewear & dishes, $30-50 at Hal Davis Jewelers
7. Coach Studs Heart Coin Case, $95
8. Lace Cut-out Back Cropped Tee, Now 1/2 off at Express, $29.95 / Custom-Made Red Tulle Skirt, Regular price $70, Retro Hunny (SPECIAL: place your order by Valentine’s Day for holiday pricing: $60 including materials! Custom lengths, sizes, and colors available!)

Special THANKS to Gretchen LeMay at 208 Studios for the fun Valentine’s Day photos!!! XOXO

hal davis stylespygirl 2Rings, Top to bottom: Greg Ruth, Price upon request / The black ring, Tacori, $350.00 / Midi ring, Suna Bros, Price upon request / “Love” band, Charles Krypell, $120 / Large sparkler, Greg Ruth, Price upon request at Hal Davis Jewelers
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Treasure Valley Small Business BLACK FRIDAY Directory

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holiday season, shop local!
Support your homegrown boutiques, jewelry stores, clothing designers, artists, musicians, bakers, and everyone in-between.
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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:
  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:

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



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!



When Matching Gets Too Matchy, On a Fine Spring Day


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Electra Cruiser // Sunglasses: Coach // Jeans: Black Orchid // Striped top: Gap // Animal Print Flats: Me Too

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ~ Coco Chanel


Sunglasses: Coach // Jeans: Black Orchid // Striped top: Gap // Animal Print Flats: Me Too

My goal for today’s outfit was to challenge myself not to match TOO much, by mixing stripes and animal print. I know, so crazy right? So extreme? Lol! This always-coordinated fashionista was starting to fall back into “easy” patterns of dressing myself. Mixed prints: trying it, my way!

Alas, having favorite colors sabotaged my efforts; I went for a bike ride and realized how much I match my Electra Cruiser! Ha ha ha, Guess I need to challenge myself a little more

Don’t be afraid to break the Fashion Rules a little, even if it takes baby steps. Or in my case, a brisk bike ride!

(No puppies were harmed in the making of this fashion post!) 😉





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