Monthly Archives: October 2012


October 31, 2012

not only do we love their jewelry, we love the mood behind our new line

ax + apple.

we’re hiring!

October 30, 2012

your vote counts!

October 30, 2012

election day is approaching,

and it is important to get out and vote!

we encourage all of our community to take the time

to head to the polls!

rock this frances vote shirt (now 50% off!!) and locally made necklace

to spread the message and remind your friends and family

your vote counts!

don’t forget about our fun political poppers and gum!

blessed bracelet

October 29, 2012

we all received a special gift at our last frances’ & smeeks family meeting.

tibetan blessed string was knotted three times to each of our wrists,

signifying three wishes and blessings with each knot.

10,000 women – haiti

October 28, 2012

we are so happy to host the 10,000 women  at frances!

this group of 27 strong, inspirational women came from haiti

to share their amazing work and to learn from

the thunderbird school of business along with local phoenix business women.

check out their handmade goods in frances this week!

happy weekend…

October 27, 2012

found this sweet gem on pinterest

what we’re doing weekender

October 26, 2012

it’s a busy and exciting weekend for the frances & smeeks family!

we’re all working hard to get our new shops ready

and cleaning out our closets for this sunday’s

fall clothing swap & clothing donation with co-ophx!

we’ll be having food trucks, diy tables, music, and giveaways along with the swap!

read more here.

other events on our radar

checking out our new neighbor restaurant, federal pizza

roosevelt row’s growhouse community dinner

watching the rocky horror picture show at film bar

smoca‘s newest exhibitions opening tonight

halloween moonlight kayak at tempe town lake

hosting a halloween bash & pumpkin carving!

what are you doing this weekend that we shouldn’t miss?

smeeks’ halloween favorites

October 25, 2012

it’s time for our favorite candy holiday!

whether you have plans to host, attend a party, or just get festive -

here are some of our smeeks‘ halloween favorites!

care card

October 24, 2012

have you started thinking about holiday shopping?

if you purchase a care card,

you’ll get 20% off all your purchases at more than 600 retailers,

including frances & smeeks.

it’s the perfect time to knock out some holiday shopping.

food day!

October 24, 2012

blog loving: the daily five

October 22, 2012

moms get excited because we’ve discovered a local gem!

 disa and katie have created the blog,  the daily 5.

they share where to shop, eat, and play locally,

along with great tips on things like weekly menu ideas and how to dress the kids.

what made you want to start blogging? 

we are two great friends with lots of the same interests and we both wanted a creative outlet.   we came up with the idea of the daily five because we are always looking for new things to do, places to go, shops to visit, unique buys, as well as homemade things to make in our area {with or without the kiddos!}  it is important to us to support our local community so it has been so much fun going to all sorts of new places and meeting all sorts of people!  we started blogging so we could share our ideas with all the other great mama’s out there!

who is your ideal follower?

urban moms who want to stay in touch with their community, who are fashion-forward, diy-ers, foodies, etc… we hope to inspire other moms to get out and enjoy the fun, unique finds there are here in phoenix and beyond.

what are your hopes for your blog?

we hope the blog gets people “out of their bubble”-to go out and explore their local community, try new things, meet new people!  we have already been to so many places we have only heard about and thinking to ourselves “why haven’t we ever been here-it’s amazing!”  we hope everyone gets that feeling!

share with us some of your favorite blogs.

jones design company

spoon fork bacon

coco + kelly

the willows

101 cookbooks

house of fifty

a beautiful name a few.

 can you describe your style for us?

disa: i’m definitely more of a jeans girl but i’ll dress it up with fab shoes and accessories

katie: i’d say i’m super girly- i love to be in a dress or skirt whenever i can-it usually means a night out!

 name one must have fashion item for this season.

a burgundy coat-short, long, leather or fur (faux, of course) -it’s sure to replace black this fall…and you can wear it with anything.

 vanilla or chocolate?

disa: chocolate


katie: vanilla


chocolate chip for the daily5

fall clothing swap with co-ophx!

October 21, 2012

we are only one week away from our fall clothing swap with co-ophx!!

we hope to see you all here at medlock plaza for live music, food trucks,

diy booths, discounts, great giveaways, and of course a fall clothing swap!

we’re excited to announce that local first arizona,

 carbon magazine, style tutors, and

are all collaborating on the event.

in addition, clothing donations can be made to

clothing cycle and fresh start women’s foundation !

Clothing Swap CO-OPhx from CO-OPhx on Vimeo.

what exactly is a swap and how can you participate?

Read more »

diana vreeland: the eye has to travel

October 20, 2012
highly recommend if you love fashion and icons!!
“take what is considered the flaw -
and make it the most beautiful thing about them.”
-diane vreeland
see movie times here.
see more about diane vreeland’s movie and book.

what we’re doing weekender

October 19, 2012

short leash saturday

October 19, 2012

instagram ♥ : francesvintage


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