October 28, 2014

What To Wear: Holiday Family Photos



Next weekend we are taking some family photos for our holiday cards [can't believe Thanksgiving + Christmas are coming up!] and I think I've settled on a look and color scheme! Last year we dressed in white and cream so this year I went with white with a pop of navy. Hudson's outfit took priority and I fell in love with these Zara Kids Trousers so I worked the rest of our looks around his... It's hard to tell in the image above but the suspenders have little white polka dots on them which will be a perfect match to the men's J.Crew Navy Pin Dot Button Up [I also grabbed this navy button up as an option for my husband]. This would be a great outfit combo for Thanksgiving or Christmas too! What is your family wearing for your holiday cards if you are sending them out this year? 

P.S. The J.Crew Half Zip Sweater and Crew Cuts Navy Bow Tie are currently 25% off along with other great goodies [30% off sale styles!] with code STYLETREAT. I might pick up this silk cami in navy and pair it with a white sweater if the Zara lace shirt doesn't work out! XOXO

October 16, 2014

Current Obsessions: Shopbop + Saks Favorites


Shopbop's Friends + Family 25% off end tonight at 11:59pm so make sure you place your order before in case you were hoping to snag something at a great price [code FAMILY25 at checkout]! Saks Friend's + Family promo sale runs a little longer so you have until October 19th to make a purchase [code FRNFAM for 25% off]. It's a great time to be ahead of the crowd and grab some holiday gifts! 

P.S. Jonathan Adler is also having 20% off with code FF2014 until October 20th... I love the reversible letter pillows and this cute elephant match strike [a great hostess gift to have on hand!]. XOXO


October 14, 2014

Sales & Steals: Shopbop + Saks Friends + Family 25% Off


It's Shopbop Friend's + Family 25% off ! Use code FAMILY25 at checkout to redeem this awesome deal!






Current/ Elliot Distressed Jeans | J Brand Super Skinny Jeans | One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts | J Brand Cropped Jeans


Saks is also hosting their Friend's + Family event now through October 19th! Check all of the deals out here and be sure to use code FRNFAM at checkout to receive 25% off. I'll try to post my favorites this week but these and these are on my wish list.

Check out more of my favorite sale picks below! XOXO


October 13, 2014

For Sale: Cocoa + Hearts Painting


Happy Monday! We are currently updating Hudson's bedroom to a "big boy" room and sadly don't have any space for our Cocoa + Hearts commissioned piece. Any serious inquires in purchasing can email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com for all the details or with any questions. I would like to get close to what I paid for since her pieces are hard to come by! If you aren't familiar with Jen's work check it out here... we have another large piece in our dining room that I'm so obsessed with [check it out here], she is such a wonderful artist! I'd love to send this to a home that can enjoy it as much as we have! XOXO

October 10, 2014

Fabulous Friday: Weekend Sales + Discount Codes



Happy Friday! Here are some discount codes and sale steals just in time for the weekend:

Banana Republic: code BRWEEKEND for 40% off
J.Crew: code WEEKENDPLANS for 30% off full price + 40% off sale items
Madewell: code OHFALL for 30% off
Piperlime: code FALL20 for 20% off
Shopbop: fall markdowns here up to 70% off
Williams-Sonoma: code NGPZ-LM7M-P84D for 15% off + free shipping

Hope you have some fun plans... we are thinking of heading out to the pumpkin patch if it's not too hot out! XOXO

September 30, 2014

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Markdowns Up To 70% Off


Shopbop is having a big selection of sale markdowns up to 70% off right now just in time for the fall weather! I love this cozy sweater and these relaxed skinny jeans for the cooler months... I am also obsessed with all things black and white at the moment so this, this, this and this are catching my eye. Check out all of the sale here or shop more of my picks below!

September 17, 2014

Closet Clean Out Sale: September 2014


Nieves Lavi Silk Tunic/Dress. Size 0. $100 shipped.
Bird By Juicy Couture Silk Romper [comes with optional matching sash]. Size Petite. $80 shipped.


For Love & Lemons Ole Skirt + Top Set. Size XS, worn once. $145 for set shipped.


Rebecca Taylor Mirrored Silk Tank. Size XS. $100 shipped [I also have the matching skirt if interested]. 
Myne Silk Tank. Size 2. $60 shipped. 

 

J.Crew Silk Button Up Shirt. Size 00. $40 shipped.
Joie Silk Tunic. Size XS. $40 shipped.


Marc By Marc Jacobs Dress. Size XS. $45 shipped.
J.Crew Ruffle Neck Silk Tank. Size 0. $40 shipped


Rebecca Taylor Silk Tunic. Size 0. $85 shipped. Small mark on the front pictured above [might possibly come out at the dry cleaners but can't promise it!].


Max Azria Silk Romper [comes with matching silk sash not the belt pictured]. Size XXS. $80 shipped.
Juicy Couture Navy Dove Print Dress. SOLD


Thayer Silk Dress [from Shopbop]. $60 Shipped.
BCBG Max Azria Runway Dress. Size XXS, never worn with tags. $75 shipped.

  
Rebecca Taylor Silk Dress. Size 0. $80 shipped.
Ann Taylor Necklace. $35 shipped.



Ray Ban Tortoise Sunglasses [Style RB4147 - view on Ray Ban's site here]. Good Condition, no scratches on the lens. $95 shipped.


Yves Saint Laurent Patent Croc Embossed Muse. $690 shipped.

All items will be mailed via USPS priority shipping or UPS ground and shipping within the USA is included in the prices listed [Canada and international shipping is extra, please be sure to let me know in your email or comment]. Email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com with any questions or to purchase something. Thanks for browsing! XOXO

September 12, 2014

Beauty: Arcona Skincare



Gal Meets Glam blogger Julia posted some of her skincare favorites on Instagram a few weeks ago and I had to look into her recommendations - she seriously has the most beautiful skin so I figured she must know what she's talking about! Arcona is a skincare brand that that uses live, active ingredients and contains no parabens, perfumes, dyes, or fillers. I recently picked up a few products at Nordstroms but if you are in the LA area they also have a studio in Santa Monica where they do facial treatments [hoping to make it over there one weekend soon for a review].

Planning on posting a new Closet Clean Out Sale next week... have a great weekend! XOXO


September 10, 2014

Recent Outfits


Outfit 1 Dress: NBD | Shoes: Zara [old; similar herehere] | Earrings: Melanie Auld [on sale!] | Bag: Gucci Soho Disco in Black [not pictured] | Outfit 2 Shirt: J.Crew | Shorts: Rag + Bone Boyfriend in Rebel | Belt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Marni  [on sale!]

Two recent outfits, one for a special occasion and one for everyday errands. I've gotten so much use out of these Marni sandals and these shorts this summer [tip on the shorts: size down! I sold my regular size through my blog and bought a size smaller for this fit. Even though they are a "boyfriend" short they run large]. Tomorrow I'll be sharing a few new favorite beauty products if you want to check back! XOXO

September 9, 2014

Fabulous Friday


Oops, just realizing my Friday post never went through... Labor Day weekend we had some friends over for a wine tasting night which was a lot of fun and a nice excuse to use our wedding crystal! My girlfriends and I have been following The New York Times Wine School Column and red zinfandel was next on our list to try. I wasn't able to find all the wines that were recommended but picked up some substitutes... we tried Predator Old Vines Zinfandel, Ridge Lytton Springs 2011, Frog's Leap 2009 and The Prisoner Saldo. I can honestly say I've never thought to order a glass of zinfandel at a restaurant before our tasting but now I have a new appreciation for it [of the bunch, the Saldo was my favorite!]. The column started in March so check out all the back posts here. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! XOXO

September 4, 2014

How I Spent My... Labor Day Weekend











We spent Saturday through Monday at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara and had a great time... it was our 5th year visiting and just as much fun as always! We pretty much just relaxed and stayed at the hotel except for one trip out to have a casual dinner at Freebirds [where they make the best nachos ever]. Friday night we hosted a wine tasting night at our house and I will share a little recap tomorrow... Hope you had a great 3 day weekend! XOXO

August 28, 2014

How I Spent My... Weekend






Last Saturday we attended a wedding for some of our friends at Sherwood Country Club [the brick + white buildings at the venue reminded me of SMU!]. It was a beautiful setting for a beautiful couple and makes me wish we had more weddings to go to this year because it was such a fun night! Hope you all are having a great week and have some fun Labor Day plans... Friday night I'm hosting a wine tasting for some of my girlfriends and then we are headed to Santa Barbara for our annual family trip! XOXO