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

August 26, 2014

Best Dressed: 2104 Emmys


Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad Resort 2015. Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli Couture. Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli. Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace.


Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli. Natalie Dormer in J.Mendel Resort 2015. Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Couture. Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano. 

A few of my favorites from last night's 2014 Emmy Awards... I also loved Robin Wright's Ralph Lauren backless jumpsuit but couldn't find a good photo to share [check out a pic here]. Who was your favorite look of the night? photo credit: usmagazine.com

Also, [sorry for the delay] a big congrats to the Bloom Designs $50 Etsy Credit giveaway winner Kelley Douglas! XOXO

August 22, 2014

How I Spent My... Trip To Hayward, WI






From Maui we headed over to Hayward, WI in honor of Hudson's great grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary! Everyone surprised them with two pontoon boats for a day out on the lake - they were decorated Hawaiian style and everyone dressed in festive gear to make it an event... gotta love a fun theme! It was so nice for Hudson to finally meet his great aunts, uncles and cousins! More pics from both trips on my Instagram under nsguidetostyle. Have a great weekend! XOXO

How I Spent My... Vacation In Maui
















We spent the beginning of August in Maui for our first big family vacation just the three of us and it was awesome! The best part was getting to spend so much time together and Hudson had an absolute blast playing in the pool and at the beach. We stayed at the Four Seasons in Wailea and I can't say enough good things about the hotel and the staff - they were so accommodating and the resort was beautiful!  Some favorite activities were early morning breakfast as a family, walking along the Wailea beach path, drinks and lunch at the pool, lunch at Mama's Fish House [approximately a 45 minute drive], sunset dinner at Spago [their drinks + food were my favorite of the trip!] and a relaxing birthday massage in one of spa's outdoor huts. We also really enjoyed a casual dinner at this great gluten free pizza place, Maui Brick Oven Pizza [thanks for the rec Natasha!] and gelato twice at Ono Gelato. The rest of our trip to Hayward, WI will be up soon but in the meantime check out more photos on my Instagram under nsguidetostyle. XOXO