May 22, 2015

Sales & Steals: Memorial Day Weekend Discounts


Anthropologie: Take 20% off sale items with code GONEFISHING.
Banana Republic: 40% off with code BRSUMMER.
Bauble Bar: Free shipping + 20% off with code MEMORIAL20, 25% off 3 items with code MEMORIAL25 and 30% off 4 items+ with code MEMORIAL30.
Bloomingdales: 20% off sale items with code SPRING20.
Club Monaco: 30% off sale items with code MEMORIALDAY.
DVF: 30% off all sale items with code SUMMER30.
Gap: 40% off regular price items with code SUMMER.
J.Crew: 30% off your order with code WEEKEND.
Joie: 20% off with code MD2015.
Nordstrom: Half Yearly Sale up to 40% off, no code needed.
Revolve Clothing: up to 75% off sale, no code needed.
Serena & Lily: 20% off site wide with code ALLOUT.

Happy Friday! A few sales and discounts going on now for the three day weekend ... hard to believe that four years ago we were getting ready for our wedding weekend, time flies! Have a great Memorial Day and happy shopping! XOXO

May 20, 2015

Sales & Steals: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale


Nordstrom's big Half Yearly Sale started today just in time for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend! Save up to 40% off now through May 31st - start shopping here, no code needed.  There will be lots of other sales going on for the three day weekend so check back for more steals on Friday but some notable deals going on now are J.Crew's 25% off online with code SUMMERLOVE and Shopbop's new markdowns up to 70% off! I've linked a few of my favorite pieces below if you need any inspiration ... I'm especially loving these sandals and this coverup for summer! XOXO

Baby: Black + White 'Bow Or Bow Tie' Shower



















Invitations, Printables, Tassel Garland + Balloons: Bloom Designs
Wooden 'Baby G Brunch' + 'Baby Gordon' Signs: Ten 23 Designs
Striped Table Runners + Chair Sash: Larues Line on Etsy
Cupcakes: Goodie Girls
Cupcake Bow Toppers: Bloom Designs
Bow Plates + Tags:  My Little Day
Popcorn Holders + Striped Balloons: Oriental Trading
Black Vases + Flowers: LA Flower Mart

This past Saturday my mom and I hosted a baby shower for one of my close friends who is due in just a few weeks! They are waiting to find out if baby is a boy or girl on the big day so the theme was black + white "Bow or Bow Tie"... I had all the ladies wear blue or pink to the shower to cast their vote for what the little one will be! View the invitation on Instagram here. XOXO

May 6, 2015

Beauty: Spring 2015 Favorites


Armani Luminous Silk FoundationNars Radiant Creamy ConcealerTata Harper Tata's Daily EssentailsArcona Reozone SPF 40 Sunscreen Anastasia Brow Wiz in TaupeMac Kohl Eyeliner in TeddyMac Lip Pencil in Subculture + Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme CupTata Harper Be True Lip Treatment

After some majoring spring cleaning of both clothing and beauty items, it was time to pick out some new items for spring as well as repurchase a few favorites. Mini reviews of my spring 2015 picks below! XOXO

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: I started using this foundation in college and have purchased it on and off ever since. It's a really nice, light weight foundation with coverage that goes from sheer to medium depending on how much you apply. 

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer: My favorite is Cle De Peau and I've yet to find something better but this is pretty great and the price point is way more accessible. It's perfect for under eye circles! I use the color Custard for reference. 

Tata Harper Tata's Daily Essentails: I've been wanting to try Tata Harper's 100% natural,  anti aging line for a while but the price point is a little hard to swallow ... Sephora recently had a 15% off promo and I decided to try this kit which contains 7 products from her line. It is AMAZING! I have such a hard time with skincare since my skin is really sensitive but this is probably the best line I've ever tried. I do think that to really get the results from her products you need to use the line exclusively but I really think it's worth it [also make sure you read the directions for each product since some need to go on dry or wet skin to get the full benefits]. I've already repurchased a few of the items in full size [including this cleanser and this serum]. Love how great this brand is for your skin and what the company stands for!

Arcona Reozone SPF 40 Sunscreen: This is one of the only face sunscreens that doesn't irritate my skin or leave a greasy film. Definitely a great staple with the summer months ahead!

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe: I previously never used any sort of product in my brows besides the occasional clear gel for special occasions but this makes such a difference. There is a pencil on one side to fill in any sparse areas and the other side has a little brush to blend everything together.

Mac Kohl Eyeliner in Teddy: I used this eyeliner in high school and still love the color. It's a really pretty dark brown that's a little softer for daytime than black but still does a great job defining eyes and making them pop.

Mac Lip Pencil in Subculture + Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup: This duo makes the prettiest nude lip - great to wear during the day or paired with a darker eye at night!

Tata Harper Be True Lip Treatment: The perfect ultra moisturizing treatment to put on before bed or when you wake up in the morning. It's also all natural and full of antioxidants like rhubarb, acai and green tea oils - smells great too!

April 27, 2015

Closet Clean Out Sale: April 2015


A.L.C. Silk Dress. Size XS, never worn. $115 shipped.
Parker Dress. Size XS. $85 shipped. View on model here.


Zara Navy Dress. Size XS. $35 shipped.
Vena Cava Silk and Cotton Dress. SOLD


Thayer Silk Dress [from Shopbop]. $50 shipped.
BCBG Max Azria Runway Dress. Size XXS, never worn with tags. $50 shipped.


J.Crew Ruffle Coat. Fits like a 0 from J.Crew [size tag missing]. $120 shipped.
Bird By Juicy Couture Silk Romper [comes with optional matching sash]. Size Petite. $50 shipped.


AKA Embellished Sweater from Intermix. Size XS. $90 shipped.


Rebecca Taylor Shirt. SOLD
Madewell Silk Top. Size XS. $40 shipped. There is a very small mark on the upper right side, possibly a watermark - email me if you'd like a picture!


Marc By Marc Jacobs Tank. Size XS. $45 shipped.
Ain't Laurent Without Yves T-Shirt [from RevolveClothing.Com]. Size XS. $30 shipped.


Joie Silk Tunic. Size XS. $35 shipped.
Madewell Coated Denim Ankle Zip Jeans. Size 24. $45 shipped.

All prices include free USPS Priority shipping within the U.S. Please email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com if you are interested in something or have any questions about an item! XOXO

April 24, 2015

How I Spent My... Trip To NYC


Flowers for our friends' new baby boy.


Guacamole + White Queso at Javelina [best Tex-Mex I've had in a long time!].


Visiting the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site.


Hudson doing some truck watching outside of Daddy's old work.


Shake Shack visit for a custard milkshake.

Two weekend ago we got to go to NYC for a long weekend to visit some friends and take Hudson to some of our old favorite spots from when we lived there - it was lots of fun to take him around the city. We explored the Children's Museum, Central Park, The High Line + visited the 9/11 Memorial, ate at Dos Caminos, Javelina, Shake ShackBubby's and got some treats at Levain Bakery. The two highlights were meeting our friends' new baby [he was a week old!] and getting to visit one of my girlfriends that moved there last summer!

Hope you have a great weekend - if you're in the mood to do some shopping Saks is having a 30% off Friend's & Family Event with code FRNFAM, Tory Burch is having a tiered discount with code SPRING [also up to 30% off] and Nordstrom is price matching - great time to pick up a Mother's Day gift! XOXO

April 7, 2015

Sales & Steals: Shopbop 25% Off Discount Code



Shopbop is currently having 25% off site wide, no minimum required, now through 11:59PM on Thursday, April 9th! Just use code SPRING25 at checkout to receive this amazing discount. It'd be the perfect opportunity to stock up on summer time staples like some new sandals [I love thesethese and these] shorts [this pair is my favorite from last year - size down - and I love this brand as well] or some new swimwear [this cover up and this suit are my picks]. Start shopping here. XOXO

April 1, 2015

Gift Guide: Easter Baskets For Girls & Boys





I can't believe Easter is just a few days away! I put together a few of my favorite ideas for Easter basket goodies for boys and girls. A theme basket is always a fun way to go ... with summer just a few months away it'd be great for the bunny to leave some beach treats like a new bathing suit [this metallic number is perfection for a little girl], towel, sunscreen [we love the spray, stick and cream version from The Honest Company], sandals, outdoor toys and sunglasses! I'll share some pictures from our Easter on Monday! XOXO

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