Monthly Archives: September 2012

katharine hepburn

September 30, 2012

katharine hepburn, the no-nonsense stunning beauty,

gives us so much inspiration.

hepburn embodies such a strong woman, yet with timeless grace.

we appreciate her fearless style and simple sophistication.

what woman inspires you?

“if you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”

-katharine hepburn

diy wedding

September 29, 2012

we are so happy to introduce heidi, the newest member to our smeeks team!

check out her diy wedding, we hope it inspires you!

what makes this wedding so wonderful is that she

and her sweet husband made it all themselves.

see more of bycherry photography and her wedding details on these blogs:

my inspired wedding

aphrodite’s wedding

frosted petticoat

what we’re doing weekender

September 28, 2012

we love this time of year in phoenix!

it’s when all the fun begins and people start going outside again.

our top ten outside fun for the weekend includes:

1. roosevelt row chile festival

2. ballet under the stars

3. pedal craft

4. farmers’ market

5. arizona honey festival

6. flashlight tour at the botanical gardens

7. cornhole fundraiser at songbird coffee and tea house

8. cibo brunch

9. critical mass bike ride

10. gardening at the growhouse


our biggest sale!

September 27, 2012

style guide: fall in phoenix (part 2)

September 27, 2012

we all know dressing for fall in phoenix can be a challenge,

so we’re showing you how the frances’ staff works phoenix fall style.

join us at frances on october 11 for

style tutors fall fashion workshop!

this friday

September 27, 2012

here’s where we’ll be this friay night.

come join the fun!

register here

what’s in your purse: the writer

September 26, 2012

whether you’re a journalist, blogger, or a passionate writer -

here are some must haves in your bags.

1. a beloved journal 2. “get crap done” pen to keep you on task

3. an array of colored pencils

4. some quick wit 5. an awesome cell phone case

6. a little bag for freshening up

7. a business card holder 8. all the office supplies you’ll need in a pinch


September 25, 2012

new men’s tees in frances 

stop in to see all the new styles we have!

monday music

September 24, 2012

the lumineers are playing this week at marquee theater!

phoenix design week

September 23, 2012

the fourth annual phoenix design week starts tomorrow!

there are events all week long, make sure you don’t miss them.

 happenings we won’t be missing include:

film night at film bar – unfinished spaces

and pedal craft volume 2!

happy autumn

September 22, 2012

whatever the weather, today is officially the first day of fall.

happy autumn from frances & smeeks

mustache mania

September 21, 2012

don’t forget smeeks’ variety of goody boxes aren’t just candy.

stop by smeeks to have a custom goody box made for any occasion, like this mustache mania goody box!

what we’re doing weekender

September 21, 2012

Illustrated by Herbert Kane, “The Animal Fair” Rand McNally 1964.

we’re really loving the variety of events

happening around town this weekend.

this is your last chance to catch arizona restaurant week!

6th street celebrates fashion event, downtown for third fridays

also catch a movie in the garden at the roosevelt growhouse

saturday, head to the phoenix zoo (it’s world rhino day),

and then at night a potluck and moon gazing for international observe the moon night!

sunday, oktoberfest has begun!

what else is happening this weekend?

style guide: fall in phoenix (part 1)

September 20, 2012

both the free people knit dress and top can be found at frances.

join us at frances on october 11 for

style tutors fall fashion workshop!

blog loving: tea talk

September 19, 2012
meet local blogger and style guru chelsea.
on her blog, tea talk, she shares her thoughts about her everyday life like you’re sitting over a cup of… well, tea.
read chelsea’s blog to learn about her love for
local phoenix, fashion, and her boyfriend.
what made you want to start blogging?
i originally started my blog as a way to show my boyfriend, scott, what i was doing while away for the summer in colorado. since then my blog has grown to be a space where I share my daily outfits, adventures, and everyday life.
who is your ideal follower?
oh, tough question! i’m really just thankful that someone is interested in reading about my life, but I do love followers who share similar interests and have a passion for personal style, good eats and iced coffee!
what are your hopes for your blog?
ideally, i would love to continue my blog for years to come and have it see scott and i through whatever the future holds for us. i truly love doing my daily outfit photos, but would also love to add a few new features when the time is right.
share with us some of your favorite blogs.
selective potential,
a beautiful mess,
smile and wave,
jen loves kev
3,191 miles apart
can you describe your style for us?
i see my style as being classic, but with an edgy twist every now and again!
name one must have fashion item for this season.
right now i’m coveting over a pair of leather booties!
vanilla or chocolate?
vanilla, most definitely!

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