June 29, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Beach Outfit: Diane Von Furstenberg Bikini. Rag & Bone Boyfriend Shirt. Abercrombie Shorts {similar here}. Shoemint Bridget Sandals. Ray Ban Sunglasses.

Fireworks On The Beach Outfit: Zara Linen Tank. Current/Elliot Printed Jeans {on sale}. Love Quotes Scarf. Sperry For J.Crew Gold Boat Shoes

Boating Outfit: Cool Change Dress {old}. Missoni Bikini {similar here and here}. Christian Louboutin Espadrilles. Urban Outfitters Hat. Gucci Aviator Sunglasses.

Causal Lunch Outfit: J.Crew Cashmere Sweater {on sale}. Kain Tank. Zara Shorts. J.Crew Necklaces. Shoemint Bridget Sandals.

Workout Gear: Lululemon Jacket, Tank, Shirt and Leggings. Nike Free TR 2 Training Sneakers.

I'm leaving for Connecticut tonight and thought I'd share a few of the outfits I packed {yes, I packed even more than this... I'm definitely an over packer!}.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! A few fun 4th of July posts lined up for next week while I'm away. XOXO

June 28, 2012


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1. Gel manicure for my NYC/Connecticut trip this weekend. 2. Tazo Passion Iced Tea from Starbucks. 3. Nala Riggins playing with peonies. 4. Best seller section at Barnes & Noble.

Just dropping by to say hello! Today is devoted to packing for my trip this weekend for one of my best girlfriend's bachelorette parties on the east coast.  Can't wait to go boating in Westport and spend a night out in NYC!

Reminder: Today is the last day to shop 15% off sale items at Shopbop.  Check out my picks here. XOXO

June 27, 2012

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Extra 15% Off Sale Items

Now is the perfect time to stock up on any summer items that you've been lusting after. Shopbop is offering an extra 15% off of sale items with the code EXTRA15.  The offer ends tomorrow at midnight so act fast! What are you getting? Start shopping here. XOXO

June 26, 2012

Styling Solutions: 4th Of July Beach Day

As promised, here is the next Styling Solutions for the upcoming 4th.  A day at the beach usually calls for a casual look but if you are glamming it up somewhere like the Hamptons you might want to be a little more polished.  Here are two cute looks that are sure to meet your needs whether it be more relaxed or fancy. The striped tote, bikini and wedges are all on sale too so act fast!  Be sure to check out last week's post if you missed it here. XOXO

June 22, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Happy Friday! I wanted to share a few recent decor additions.  My mom gave me the pretty pink quartz candle holder pictured above and I decided to use it as a makeup brush holder instead. It holds all of my favorite makeup brushes and also matches my beloved Tilly | Maison tray containing my beauty essentials {including La Mer's The Balm, Tom Ford lip products and my Chanel nail polish collection}.

The photo above is of two framed pieces my husband got for us for our one year anniversary. One is a framed copy of the Los Angeles Times article about our wedding and another is of a photo we took from our hotel while honeymooning in Santorini along with the hotel's business card.  So happy to have these as daily reminders of that amazing day and trip! Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check in next week for a new giveaway. XOXO

June 21, 2012

Review: Tarte Foundation & Macadamia Masque

Summer is offically here and that calls for some new beauty items to review! I picked up this Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation at Sephora after hearing great things on various beauty blogs.  I got the Light-Medium shade and it has a nice mousse-like texture and provides a flawless finish that lasts all day.  I also love that it is paraben and sulfate free and has SPF 15. For reference I am #120 Light Sand in the winter and #127 Dark Sand in the summer in Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation. I also have the Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder and the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blissful and would recommend them as well.

The other beauty item that I've been on the hunt for is a great hair masque.  The summer heat always makes my hair a little on the dry side and I wanted something to really quench my strands before I go get highlights next week. My favorite hair products are from Kerastase, Davines and L'Oreal Professionnel but after reading some great reviews I ended up purchasing this Macadamia Deep Repair Masque.  I plan on using it tonight so I'll report back and let you know what I think.  Do you have any new summer beauty favorites? XOXO

June 20, 2012

Recent Outfits

Outfit 1 Dress: Amanda Uprichard. Shoes: YSL Tribute Sandals. Earrings: Banana Republic {old but similar here}. Outfit 2 Jacket: Joie {similar here and here}. Dress: Alexander Wang. Shoes: Zara. Necklace: Max & Chloe. Lips: Tom Ford True Coral. Outfit 3 Sweater: Joie {on sale here} Dress: Alice & Olivia {same dress in pink here}. Shoes: Rag & Bone Newbury Booties.

Yay for it almost being the weekend! Sorry for the dirty mirror and not so stellar photos... I've had a lot of these pieces for awhile but I tried to link them to something very similar for those interested! XOXO

June 19, 2012

Styling Solutions: 4th Of July Cocktail Party

I thought it would be fun to do some 4th of July themed Styling Solutions posts the next three Tuesdays leading up to the 4th; here is the first!  This outfit would be perfect for a cocktail party or drinks on America's special day.  The great thing about both of these looks is that most of the items are under $100 or could be easily created from pieces you already have in your closet. Stay tuned for Beach Day and BBQ themed patriotic posts! XOXO

Update: The Dorothy Perkins Blue Stripe Dress is sold out but try these options here, here, here and here.

June 15, 2012

Current Obsessions

Yay for Friday! Sorry for taking a few days off, I've been a little sick and busy with my twin brother-in-laws' high school graduation festivities! Lots of spring and summer goodies on sale right now at Net-A-Porter, Barneys and Neiman Marcus as well as budget friendly finds at Topshop. I'm loving these coral and pearl embellished shorts

P.S. Want to host a giveaway on the blog in the near future? Email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com. XOXO

June 12, 2012

How I Spent My... Weekend

Shirt: Stylemint. Shorts: Abercrombie {old but similar here}. Scarf: Zara. Hat: Urban Outfitters {old}. Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Shoes: Tory Burch Thora in Tan. Bag: Goyard.

Beautiful weather!

Relaxation time by the pool.

Veggie platter and french fry lunch.

Reading material: The American Heiress

Poolside drinks.

Romper: Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent {old}. Jacket: Joie {old but similar here and here}. Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Jewelry: Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings and Jacquie Aiche Initial Ring. Bag: Vintage Chanel.

 Javier's for dinner {thank you for all the food suggestions!}.

On the way to the gym.

The infamous Sunday brunch at the hotel.

 Wonderful belated anniversary weekend!

Nala never wants us to leave again.

We had the best time this past weekend down in Monarch Beach celebrating our anniversary a few weeks late. Relaxing and lounging by the pool was the perfect gift! We also started watching the first season of Game of Thrones after finishing Downton Abbey and I think I have a new obsession. XOXO

June 11, 2012

Recent Outfit

Shirt: Zara {similar here} Shorts: Zara {similar here and here}. Shoes: Rag & Bone Newbury {similar colors here and here}. Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop. Nails: Essie Love & Acceptance

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  The Winks by Georgie Beauty winner will be announced tomorrow so stay tuned! XOXO

June 7, 2012


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1. Peonies at Whole Foods in Pasadena. 2. My favorite childhood cereal. 3. Hot tea during lunch at The Terrace. 4. Overdue facial at The Huntington Spa.

Just a few random pics from my week so far.... Really looking forward to the weekend! We have a summer party with friends on Friday and then we are heading down to stay at the St. Regis Monarch Beach as a belated anniversary getaway! Any dinner recommendations for the Dana Point/Laguna Beach area?

Remember, only four more days to enter the Winks by Georgie Beauty giveaway! XOXO

June 6, 2012

Current Obsessions

1. Made Her Think Necklace $218. 2. Mara Hoffman Bikini $215. 3. Mara Hoffman Beach Dress $285. 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad Bag $280. 5. Topshop Midi Dress $70. 6. Topshop Collar Dress $76. 7. Sandro Tweed Shorts $164.50. 8. Winks By Georgie Beauty Faux Lashes $15. 9. Topshop Lace Embellished Skirt $120. 10. Alexander McQueen Wrap Bracelet $315. 11. Chanel June Nail Polish $26. 12. Camilla Skovgaard Studded Heels $605.

Hope everyone is having a great week! I'm loving all the new summer pieces at Topshop especially this canary yellow midi dress.  Pair it with these beaded earrings and you're ready to go from the beach straight out to a causal dinner!

Reminder: Winks by Georgie Beauty giveaway still happening here! Enter now through Sunday, June 10th.  XOXO

June 5, 2012

Best Dressed: 2012 CFDA Awards

Hilary Rhoda in Rebecca Minkoff. Kate Bosworth in Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra. Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung. Solange Knowles in Marni. Jessica Stam in Jason Wu.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway with Winks by Georgie Beauty by Sunday, June 10th here! XOXO
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June 4, 2012

Giveaway: Winks By Georgie Beauty

As an avid fan of false lashes for special occasions, I was stoked to be contacted by Georgie Beauty to offer their fabulous eco-luxury faux lash line, Winks by Georgie Beauty, to a Guide To Style reader!  Lashes are the perfect way to turn your everyday makeup into something worthy of a night out on the town. I was generously gifted the L'Avant Gardiste Faux Lash Compact {for fullness and flair} and an extra set of the La Cherie Faux Lashes {for length and definition} and was really impressed with their packaging and the quality of the lashes.  How genius is the lash compact containing everything you need for lashes on the go?

The line was created by two sisters, Abbey and Megan Allen, and can be currently found in Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Cos Bar, Bloom, and other high-end specialty boutiques around the nation. The natural false eyelashes come in a stylish, eco-chic compact with a specially formulated lash adhesive that doesn’t contain formaldehyde, parabens and synthetic fragrances. Winks by Georgie Beauty is dermatologist tested, PETA approved, vegan certified and made in the US.

 To enter please do the following:
- Become a Facebook fan of Georgie Beauty and of Nicole's Guide to Style.
- Become a follower of Georgie Beauty on Twitter here.
- Leave a comment letting us know your favorite Winks by Georgie Beauty style along with your email {check out the full collection here}.

Extra Bonus Entries: 
1) Tweet about the giveaway "@nsguidetostyle has partnered up with @georgiebeauty to #giveaway a gorgeous lash look! Enter now for a #WinksByGeorgie compact – www.guidetostyle.blogspot.com"
2) Check out the new styles on Nordstrom and leave a review to get 5 extra entries to increase your chance to win!

This giveaway will end Sunday, June 10th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced Monday, June 11th.  In the meantime, check out all of the great products Georgie Beauty has to offer at Nordstrom.com here.  Good luck! XOXO

June 3, 2012

Best Dressed: 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Emma Stone in a Martin Grant ensemble and Brian Atwood shoes. Emma Watson in a Brood dress and Tabitha Simmons shoes. Jessica Biel in a Chanel dress and Barbara Bui Sandals. Elizabeth Banks in an Elie Saab jumpsuit. Jenna Dewan Tatum in a Lublow dress and Sergio Rossi shoes.

Check back at midnight to enter my giveaway with Winks by Georgie Beauty! XOXO
images via justjared.com

June 1, 2012

Fabulous Friday

My all time favorite flowers are finally blooming!

So obsessed with these monogram compacts! I got mine as a gift at the bridal luncheon last weekend.

Proof that Nala Riggins has been practicing cat yoga every morning.

Can't wait for my next girls trip to Connecticut and NYC at the end of the month!

Our wedding cake sans sugar flowers one year later... I have to admit I was too scared to try it!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Can you believe that it is June already? 2012 is really flying by!  Check back Monday for a new giveaway and in the mean time don't forget to shop the Net-A-Porter sale here {check out my picks in yesterday's post for ideas}. XOXO