March 25, 2015

Inspiration: Baby Boy's Nursery



If you follow me on Instagram, I shared that we are expecting a baby brother for Hudson this August - I can't wait to see my boys grow up together! I've been prepping the nursery since we found out and I'm looking forward to sharing some photos of the completed space in a few weeks... I wanted to keep the room very light and neutral with a few splashes of color that can be swapped out later on as he gets older. A few of my other favorite pieces that will be in the room is this leather mobile [Hudson had the same one but in different colors], these white linen curtains and a custom banner from Sharp Tooth Studios. In the coming weeks I'm hoping to share my favorite pregnancy essentials and a list of our must haves for baby #2. We still need a name for the new babe if you have any suggestions! XOXO

March 6, 2015

Fabulous Friday


Pretty spring flowers from Hudson's Nana.


The coolest wall by #themostfamousartist at The Springs LA in Downtown.


 Homemade gluten free blueberry muffins [recipe via Martha Stewart found here].

Happy Friday! Hope you had a wonderful week and have some exciting weekend plans on the horizon. Don't forget to check out Shopbop's sale going on now through Saturday night ... all my picks here [I ordered this and this]. XOXO

March 3, 2015

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Discount Code


Just in time for Spring: enjoy up to 25% off your purchase at Shopbop! The breakdown is 15% off orders $250+, 20% off orders $500+ and 25% off orders of $1000 or more. Use code BIGEVENT15 at checkout and see a few of my favorite picks below if you need some ideas! For a go to casual look, I always love a comfy sweater or t-shirt paired with these shorts and some booties [like these or these] and this would be cute for Easter Sunday ... Start shopping here. XOXO

February 13, 2015

How I Spent My... Last Few Weeks

 [clockwise from top left]
1. Valentine's goodies from friends including this. 2. Lunch date with my little guy at Urth Caffe Pasadena. 3. Homemade queso for Super Bowl Sunday. 4. Gray Malin x Compartes chocolates + a new book for February. 

[clockwise from top left]
1. Starbucks soy flat white with vanilla and a manicure in Essie's geranium. 2. Brunch at Bottega Louie. 3. New flats for spring: Chanel Espadrilles [from Saks] + Valentino Rockstud Flats. 4. Roses from the hubby.

[clockwise from top left]
1. Lunch at a cute new [to me] place called Lincoln. 2. Hudson's 2nd birthday at Disneyland. 3. Our holiday card. 4. Freshly Picked Moccasins from Santa + an Eames style kids table for Hudson.

Wow sorry for the recent hiatus, hope your 2015 has been off to a great start! Here is a little recap of what I've been up to recently... I'm hoping to get back on a somewhat regular blog schedule but you can always find me on Instagram under nsguidetostyle. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day weekend - will post any sales or discounts I find! XOXO

December 24, 2014

Decor: Christmas Gift Exchange Brunch









Green Holiday Plates, Gold Salt + Pepper Shaker, Holiday Napkins: Oh Joy For Target
White Plates: Pottery Barn
White Linen Napkins: Williams-Sonoma
Crystal: Waterford
Glitter Letters: Pottery Barn
Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders + Vase: Pottery Barn
Gold Glitter Pine Cones: Target
Mongolian Fur Stockings: West Elm
Pom Pom Oscar De La Renta Stocking: Minda Home
Gold Striped Holiday Candle: Nest
Parisian Holiday Plate: Anthropolgie

Merry Christmas Eve to those that celebrate! This past Saturday we had our annual girls gift exchange and brunch at my house - everyone brought such yummy food and great company! It was also a fun excuse to deck the house up for the holidays and one of my favorite new decor pieces was this Minda Home Pom Pom Stocking. Our theme for our gift exchange was a take on "Oprah's Favorite Things" so all the girls brought a favorite item and we played a white elephant type of game. Lots of holiday fun! Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends! Be back tomorrow with our holiday card. XOXO

December 19, 2014

Fabulous Friday




Christmas books for Hudson including this [we named our elf Buddy!]. 


Made this "Santa's Cookies" recipe [subbed gluten free flour] ... dangerously delicious!


A sweet + perfectly wrapped Christmas care package from our friends ... Hudson was especially obsessed with this!

The last weekend before Christmas, can you believe it?! I always love the week leading up to Christmas Day ... it feels extra festive baking, wrapping presents and spending time with friends and family. Tomorrow we are having our annual girl's holiday gift exchange brunch so I will share a few photos from that next week along with our holiday cards and Hudson's room update! I totally dropped the ball on making some more Gift Guides but view all my previous ones here or on my Pinterest page if you still need shopping ideas! XOXO

December 12, 2014

Fabulous Friday





Garden roses from our yard


Christmas Kisses


Pretty new Perrier street art cans

Find a few sales happening now below if you still have some holiday shopping left to do:

Anthropologie: 25% off sweaters
Macys: 20% off wth code EXTRA
Luisaviaroma: 20% off with code SHOP20
Forever21: buy one, get one free with code F21BOGO
Old Navy: 30% off with code ONSAVENOW
Banana Republic: 35% off with code BRMOMENT
J.Crew: 30% off with code GIVETHIS
Gap: 30% off with code SHOP
Madewell: 30% off with code GOFORIT
Kate Spade: 25% off sale items with code COZYUP

Hope you had a great week! We have had our new Nespresso Vertuoline machine for a few weeks now and it's a big improvement from the previous model - it makes delicious coffee! They are also running a promo that if you buy one you get $100 in Nespresso credit which is a great deal. Enjoy your weekend! XOXO

December 9, 2014

Recent Outfits

Outfit 1 Sweatshirt: Madewell Et Sezane | Jeans: Current/Elliot Stiletto | Shoes: Shoemint [similar here + here] | Bag: Gucci Soho DiscoOutfit 2 Top: Rebecca Taylor | Pants: Current/Elliot Leather | Shoes: Zara [similar here + here] | Earrings: Melanie Auld [on sale!] | Outfit 3 Sweatshirt: Rodarte | Jeans: AG Ankle Legging | Shoes: Joie [similar here and here]

Can you believe Christmas is in less that 2.5 weeks? I spent the weekend decorating our Christmas tree and wrapping gifts which always puts me in a festive mood! Hoping to get one or two more Gift Guides [view previous posts here or on Pinterest] up this week in case you are in need of any last minute presents! Also, below are a few links to current sales and promotions happening right now including Net-A-Porter's annual sale of up to 50% off! XOXO

Anthropologie: extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRAMERRY
Gap: 40% off with code FESTIVE
J.Crew: up to 30% off with code MERRYMERRY
Madewell: Up to 30% off with code GOFORIT
Neiman Marcus: up to 50% off here
Net-A-Porter: up to 50% off here
Nordstrom: markdowns up to 40% off
Piperlime: 30% off select holiday styles with code CELEBRATE


December 3, 2014

How I Spent My... Thanksgiving








Hope you all had a fun filled Thanksgiving week! We had a great time on Thursday at my sister's house [Hudson loved playing with his cousins!] and on Saturday we continued the celebration at our annual 'Friendsgiving' at my girlfriend's house. Always so nice to get together during the holiday season! I also started decorating for Christmas ... Buddy, the Elf on the Shelf, made his first appearance at our house Sunday night and Hudson is obsessed! XOXO

November 28, 2014

Sales & Steals: Black Friday Codes + Discounts


Alice + Olivia: 25% off and free shipping through December 1st.
ASOS: 30% off with code TGIBF through November 30th.
Banana Republic: 50% off 1 full-priced item with code BRCFIFTY and 40% off site wide with code BRCFORTY.
Bauble Bar: 15% off 2 items with code FRIDAY15, 25% off 3 items with code FRIDAY25 and 35% off 4+ items with code FRIDAY35.
Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off site wide + $25 every $200 through November 29th.
Current/Elliot: 25% off with code THANKS through December 1st.
DVF: 15% off with code FRIDAY15 until 11:59pm EST.
Equipment: 25% off with code THANKS until December 1st.
Gap: 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY today only.
J.Crew: 30% off select styles and extra 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY until November 30th.
Joie: 25% off site wide with code THANKS through December 1st.
Madewell: 25% off with code GIFTON through November 30th.
Piperlime: 25% off with code THANKFUL25 November 27th only.
Rebecca Taylor: 30% off sale items with code BF30.
Shopbop: 15% off $250+, 20% off $500+ and 25% off $1000+ with code GOBIG14.
Singer22: 20% off everything with code TURKEY today only.
Tory Burch: 20% off $300, 25% off $500 and 30% off $750+ with code LUCKY through December 1st,

Also, take 20% off anything from my closet clean out sale [view here] now through this Sunday. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! XOXO

November 25, 2014

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Buy More, Save More Discount


Shopbop just started their big sale a few days before the chaos of Black Friday ... Enjoy 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+ and $25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14 now through 11:59pm December 1st! Start your shopping here or check out some of my Gift Guides from the past few weeks for ideas here or here. XOXO

November 24, 2014

Inspiration: Thanksgiving Dishes + Decor











With Thanksgiving coming up in just a few days, I thought it'd be fun to post a few recipes and decor inspiration pics I've found on Pinterest over the last few weeks. I'm looking forward to a yummy feast at my sister's on Turkey Day and then our annual 'Friendsgiving' on Saturday. I'm in charge of dessert and bread and would love any recipe suggestions of things you've made that have been a hit!  A Gift Guide or two and some Black Friday deals and steals coming up later this week ... also hoping to post a giveaway so stay tuned for details! XOXO

November 21, 2014

Gift Guide: My Wish List

Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 Sneakers | Melanie Auld Labradorite Earrings | The Dry Bar Gift Card | Kate Moss Book | Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats | T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers | Diptyque Candle | Tom Ford Book | Charlotte Tilbury Lipgloss in Blondie | Prada Candy Rollerball Perfume | Tory Burch Fitbit | Coordinates Collection Legend Bracelet Givenchy Medium Antigua Bag | Chanel Nail Polish in Eastern Lights | Nars Audacious Lipstick in Lana | Dior: The Legendary Images Book

TGIF! This is my lust wish list this Christmas [emphasis on lust!]. I always love coffee table books and beauty products that I normally wouldn't buy for myself and this is something I'm giving as gifts [in Blondie] that I'd be happy to receive as well. I also think that these Coordinate Collections bracelets are a really neat idea to remember a special place ... they are customized so you pick the size, metal, coordinate location, and optional date + gemstone [I'd go for the gold legend bracelet with our wedding location, date and diamond accent]. Some Thanksgiving ideas I've found on Pinterest coming up Monday, have a great weekend! XOXO


November 20, 2014

Recent Outfits

Outfit 1 Vest: One by Elliat | Top: J.Crew Silk Cami in Navy | Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN | Shoes: Rag & Bone Newbury | Belt: Madewell | Necklace: Jennifer MeyerOutfit 2 Vest: Joie | Top: Joie | Pants: Current/Elliot Leather Leggings | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Fendi Mini 2Jours in Black | Earrings: Melanie Auld

A couple of recent outfits from the past two weekends ... I've been living in jeans and t-shirts during the week and would love some new recommendations! What are your go to brands for denim and basics? This and this are on my list to try. Leave me a comment with your tried and true favorites! XOXO

November 19, 2014

Gift Guide: This + That

Elle Decor: The Height Of Style Book | Hermes Blanket | Kate Spade Roll The Die Decision Maker | Matisse Cut-outs Book | Today Notepad | Gold iPhone 6 Case | Fuji Instant Camera | Furbish Studio Brass Urchins | Tri-Tone Colored Pencils Bracelet | Bingo GameTory Burch Candle | Crystalline Paperweight | Kate Spade Rain Check? Umbrella | Furbish Studio Dope Lucite Box | Saint Laurent Metallic Clutch

Happy hump day! Who else is counting down the days until the weekend is here? This Gift Guide is an eclectic one with a mix of home, office and lust items. This Bingo game from J.Crew would be perfect to keep out on your coffee table during the holiday season and it's a steal at $20. I'm also loving this pretty umbrella upgrade which would make a rainy day a little more fun. Friday's Gift Guide will be my personal wish list! XOXO