April 17, 2014

Gift Guide: Easter Baskets

 For Girls: Viktor & Rolf: Fairy Tales | Easy Peasy Rose Leather Sandals | Ryan & Wren Headband | LaLaLola Floral Headband | Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle | Baby Oeuf Cat Shirt, Bib + Ruffle Bloomers | Made By Layla Wooden Starbucks Girl | Gap Little Chick Pajamas | Zara Fringe Sandals | Zara Swimsuit | J.Crew Canvas Duffel Bag

If you're still in need of any Easter treats for your kids or little ones I've selected some of my favorite festive pieces pictured above. I'm so excited to see how Hudson's reacts to the Easter Bunny this year now that he is a little older!

P.S. Last day to save 25% off at Shopbop during their Friends + Family event, just use code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout until 11:59pm PST tonight. If you need shopping ideas on what to get check out my post listing all my favorite pieces here. Closet Clean Out Sale: April 2014 also happening here. XOXO

April 15, 2014

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Friends + Family 25% Off

The best sale of spring is here! Shopbop's Friends + Family sale is happening now through April 17th [11:59pm PST]. Receive 25% off site wide by using code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout!
More of my favorite picks from the site are featured below or start shopping the amazing deals here. What are you picking up? BTW, most of my suggestions from yesterday's What To Wear: Easter Sunday post are from Shopbop so take advantage of the amazing discount! 

P.S. Amazon Prime members, don't forget to take advantage of free 2 day shipping by logging into your Amazon account before checking out! And in case missed, check out my Closet Clean Out Sale: April 2014 post from yesterday here. XOXO

April 14, 2014

Closet Clean Out Sale: April 2014

Yves Saint Laurent Croc Embossed Patent Muse $795 shipped.

Givenchy Nightingale $995 shipped.

Juicy Couture Navy Printed Dress. Size 0. $65 shipped.
Juicy Couture Silk Floral Dress. Size 2. $60 shipped. Small mark on the neckline, please email for additional pics.

Rebecca Taylor Silk Dress. Size 0. $90 shipped.
Rachel Pally Navy Cotton Dress. Size XS. $65 shipped.

J.Crew Leopard Silk + Cotton Shirt. Size 0. $40 shipped.
Rebecca Taylor Silk Tunic. Size 0. $110 shipped. Small mark on the front of the top, please email for additional pics.

Geren Ford Silk Top. Size XS. $95 shipped.
Suno Silk Skirt. Size XS with tags. $120 shipped.

Gypsy 05 Ombre Maxi Dress. SOLD
Carlos Falchi Rose Gold Tote. $40 shipped.

BCBG Max Azria Limited Edition Runway Silk Dress. XXS with tags. $75 shipped.
Thayer Dress [from Shopbop]. Size XS. $75 shipped.

Zara Polka Dot Dress. Size XS. $35 shipped.
Marc By Marc Jacobs Dress. Size XS [hemmed one ruffle from original version]. $55 shipped.

J.Crew Plaid Button Up Shirt. Size XS. $35 shipped.
Joie Silk Tunic. Size XS. $45 shipped.

 Seven For All Mankind Leather Jacekt. Size XS. $100 shipped. There is a very slight mark on the edge of one of the sleeves, please email for more photos.
Luluemon Daily Yoga Jacket. Size 2. $45 shipped.

April updates! All items will be mailed with tracking if you are within the USA for free [please inquiry for shipping and handling fees outside of the USA]. Please email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com with any additional questions or if you would like to purchase something. Thanks for looking! XOXO

What To Wear: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is this weekend and I've styled some looks to cover you for any activity you might be doing to celebrate the holiday! I love how all of these outfits could be worn well into summer and for other occasions too... The To Church and To Dinner looks would be great for a wedding [the lace Mason by Michelle Mason comes in red and black as well]. All of these looks are styled with jewelry from one of my favorite designers, Melanie Auld [recent review here]. An Easter basket Gift Guide coming up later this week! XOXO

April 10, 2014

How I Spent My... Weekend

1. A bourbon vanilla almond milk latte from Broome Street General Store in Silverlake. 2. Orly gel manicure in White Tips + Melanie Auld Pave Natural RingPave Double Knuckle Ring. 3. Sunday dinner at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood. 4. Diane Von Furstenberg Journey Of A Dress exhibit

This past weekend was jam packed with lots of fun activities! We went to California Adventure + Disneyland [I wore this + this with these sunglasses + shoes], lots of yummy meals out [including Mas Malo, Hyperion Public, + Gracias Madre], took a pilates class, walked around the local Farmer's Market and visited the Diane Von Furstenberg exhibit in LA [which I highly recommend if you're in the area]. Trying to play catch up this week on errands and relaxation. Hope you had a great weekend! 

P.S. Last day to place your Sephora order for 15% off! Try ROUGETICKET or TICKET at checkout and view my picks here. XOXO

April 4, 2014

Sales & Steals: Sephora Beauty Insider 15% Off

Sephora's Beauty Insider 15% off sale is happening now through April 11th [online and in stores] with code ROUGETICKET. Be sure to check your inboxes for a printable coupon code or ask your a salesperson at your local Sephora store. It's always a great time to stock up on favorite products [like items from this skincare line] or try something new [this concealer in #3 came home with me]! More of my tried and true favorites along with a few wish list items below. XOXO

Fabulous Friday

A sneak peek at the invitations for the co-ed baby shower I'm hosting in May.

This weekend one of my best girlfriend's from college is visiting and I'm so excited to see her and for her to meet Hudson for the very first time! On the agenda is Disneyland, the DVF exhibit and a bunch of yummy meals out [including this place which I've been dying to try]. Follow me on Instagram [username nsguidetostyle] to view pics from our weekend in real time or check back next week for a recap! Another post at noon detailing the Sephora Beauty Insider sale. TGIF! XOXO

April 3, 2014

Review: Melanie Auld Spring 2014

Packages from the sweet Melanie Auld always make my day but I think this one might be the most amazing one I've received thus far! Her spring 2014 collection is to die for in person... I've been lusting over all the preview pics she's posted on her Instagram over the last few months but I must say they are even better in real life [which I didn't think was possible]. Check out the full spring collection here and be sure to take a peek at the sale she is hosting here [up to 50% plus use EXTRA15 to receive an additional 15% off your sale purchase]. What piece from her new collection is your favorite? XOXO

April 2, 2014

What To Wear: Spring Break Vacation

While most of us no longer get an official spring break vacation that hasn't stopped me from dreaming about one! I'm loving the beautiful cover ups that Miguelina has to offer and wouldn't mind these amazing sandals [serious lust list item]. So far I have a girl's trip to Vegas in June and family plans to go to Maui in August and Santa Barbara for Labor Day so I'm shopping ahead and trying to get a few things during the great spring sales... my first steal was the Mara Hoffman bikini pictured above which was an additional 30% off the sale price at Madewell, fingers crossed it works [swimwear is such a hit or miss]! Any fun vacations planned this spring or summer?

P.S. Love Givenchy, Balenciaga and YSL? Check out the reduced prices in my handbag sale here and email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com if interested. XOXO 

April 1, 2014

Sales & Steals: Shopbop New Markdowns

Happy April Fools' Day! What better way to start off the new month than with new markdowns  at Shopbop [no code needed]? I love this Marchesa Voyage little white dress and floral number [hurry, only one left of each!]. FYI, they usually have their Friends + Family sale mid April so start browsing and make a list of some of your favorites [I have this and this waiting in my cart]. More details on that to come soon. The Bloomingdales 20% off discount is still happening with code FANDF here. XOXO

March 31, 2014

Sales & Steals: Bloomingdales Friends + Family 20% Off

Bloomingdales Friends + Family sale is online now [and in stores starting April 2nd]. Use code FANDF at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase! I love this embellished Tibi dress for a summer party and this black jumpsuit and striped shirt are great year round pieces to have on hand. My favorite item is this gorgeous, neutral leather jacket which would definitely be an investment pieces but I know would be worn for many years! More dress picks below or start shopping here. XOXO

March 28, 2014

Fabulous Friday

Surprise roses from the Mr.

Moroccan Blanket + Maison De Vacances pillows from Calypso St Barth [West Elm pillow also pictured].

Trader Joe's tulips from last week.

Hope you all had a good week and enjoy your last weekend of March! So crazy that it's almost April... Heads up that the Bloomingdales' Friends + Family sale [20% off most items!] starts Tuesday, April 2nd if you want to do a little browsing before then. I'll post some of my favorite picks next week! XOXO

March 27, 2014

Beauty: Self Tanning Essentials

This week I made an excuse to pop into Sephora to cash in my VIB Rouge points for their amazing St. Tropez gift set. I love their Self Tan Bronzing Spray [although I haven't had the time to use it in awhile!] because it is one of the only self tanners I've used that actually gives a realistic glow. Super excited to try the products in the set: Everyday Gradual Tan, Bronzing Mousse, Self Tan Face Lotion, One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion and Tan Applicator Mitt. I also purchased a Nars lipstick in Roman Holiday [love their blushes but this is my first lipstick purchase from the brand] and was pleasantly surprised. The color is described as a sheer, delicate pastel pink and looks a little bright in the tube but goes on beautifully and has buildable coverage which I always like. The orangey red Heat Wave is next on my wish list! Any current beauty favorites? XOXO

March 20, 2014

Closet Clean Out Sale: Designer Handbags

Givenchy Nightingale Bag $1150 shipped.

Balenciaga Brief With Giant Gold Hardware $950 shipped.

Yves Saint Laurent Croc Embossed Black Patent Muse $900 shipped.

Email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing and I am happy to send additional descriptions and photos of each bag [prices reflect shipping within the U.S.--international shipping is extra]. I still love these bags but they just aren't practical for me to carry with a toddler for different reasons and I hate watching them go unused! Also, some items are left in my February sale if interested here. XOXO 

March 19, 2014

Current Obsessions

A few of of my lust list picks for March! I'm loving the new baby size in the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour bag-- a great way to show off a pop of color without being too loud [swooning for the new neon pink]. Also, you have to check out the Melanie Auld spring collection if you haven't yet, it is stunning! I'll have a few purses for sale later today or first thing tomorrow so be sure to check back if you're on the look out for a new bag. XOXO

March 17, 2014

Sales & Steals: Gray Malin On One Kings Lane

If you need any art for your home be sure to head on over to One Kings Lane today and check out the awesome sale with Gray Malin! He is my favorite photographer [we have this, this and this hanging in our house right now] and I highly recommend his beautiful work... Some pieces are marked at over 50% off so now would be a great time to buy if you've been debating getting something [I'm loving this and this for other areas in our house]. Check out all of the pieces for sale here! XOXO