October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

On Saturday we hosted a Halloween party complete with homemade candy corn jello shots and glitter pumpkins!  I went as the Black Swan and made my costume with my Mom's help- what are you dressing up as this year?

October 28, 2011

Inspiration: My Niece's "Thriller" Birthday Party

One of my nieces had her birthday party last week and it was "Thriller" themed.  My sister went all out, as usual, and put a lot of thought into the details to throw her a perfect party!

Event planner to the stars, Amy Atlas, did a post on my sister's work on her blog today- check it out {here} to see more pictures and detail shots- just in time for Halloween!

October 27, 2011

Recipe: Nordstrom Tomato Basil Soup

The ingredients... carrots, who knew?!

On Sunday I decided to cook something for dinner for the hubby and was having a craving for some warm soup.  After a few searches, I came across this recipe for Tomato Basil Soup inspired by the one served in the Nordstrom Cafe.  An accompanying grilled cheese was a must (the secret trick is to hand grate the cheese instead of using slices.  I used sharp cheddar and pepper jack on sourdough bread).  Enjoy!

October 26, 2011

Inspiration: My Cousin's Engagement Party

My cousin recently got engaged and this past weekend we attended an engagement party at his fiance's beautiful home in Temecula.  The dessert table (along with everything else) was so adorable I just had to share- love all the little details!

Stay tuned for these upcoming posts:
- Recipe for Nordstrom's Tomato Basil Soup
- A "Thriller" birthday party thrown by my sister (or Martha Stewart as I like to refer to her- see my engagement party, bridal shower and my niece's 8th birthday posts to see what I mean).
- Our Halloween party decor and costumes.
- Another giveaway!

October 24, 2011

♥ Recent Outfit

Top: Zara. Vest: Joie. Jeans: Current/Elliot "Stiletto." Shoes: Zara. Jewelry: Jennifer Meyer. Hermes. Cartier. Lipstick: Maybelline "Very Cherry" and "Coral Crush."

I loved these Zara shoes the from the moment I saw them- they reminded me somewhat of the Miu Miu glitter shoes and booties out this season but at a fraction of the price.  

It's my BFF's birthday today... happy birthday to the best friend a girl could hope/want/ask for!

October 21, 2011

Shop Now: Sephora Friends & Family 20% Off

Stocking Up On Staples:
Makeup Forever HD Foundation: I'm color 127 in the summer and color 120 in the winter and like to add a drop to my tinted moisturizer during the day.

Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum: I've been wearing this since 7th grade!

Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash: I use this every morning and then follow up with Kate Somerville Nourish Moisturizer.

Clarisonic Replacement Brush Heads in Senstive: I use my Clarisonic brush at night to take off all of my makeup and really deep clean my skin before applying my night serums and creams.

New Products To Test:
Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer in 3.0: I have been loyal to my Cleu De Peau concealer for a long time now and while the tube lasts for forever I was starting to feel like it disappeared too soon after applying.  I saw this in a magazine recommended by makeup artist Joyce Bonelli and thought I'd give it a shot.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina (color not shown): The color was the perfect natural pink in the store and it seemed like it would be a good and quick alternative to lipstick/gloss.

Benefit Yes They're Real! Mascara: I'm a huge mascara junkie so I really hope that this lives up to all the hype it's gotten.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey: I think this was the first lip product I ever used and thought I'd retry it for the upcoming holiday season.

Hello Kitty Blotting Papers: I mean, who doesn't love Hello Kitty!

To get 20% off of your Sephora.com order simply click here and type in your email to receive a one time use code!

October 20, 2011

Etc: Lately

Freelanced for a lovely brand this week at LA Market.

Venti iced coffee from Starbucks was much needed to get through the day.

Gluten Free/Vegan cupcakes from Babycakes in Downtown LA (they have a NYC location as well!).

Our wedding DVD from Elysium Productions arrived last week- so happy with the final product!

Fresh flowers from the Downtown LA Flower Mart.

I loved this Vanessa Bruno dress when I saw it in the Melrose store earlier this year and found it for 70% off online from The Outnet.

Baby Nala has found a new spot to sleep... so in love with her.

October 14, 2011

Etc: Thursday, Crafts & Anthropologie Giveaway Winner

Started the day off at Joan's on Third with my Mom.

The Martha Stewart craft section at Michael's had me in awe- glitter galore!

I'm kind of obsessed with this Martha Stewart Glitter Set but didn't know what I'd do with it so I sadly left it behind {... for now}.

Looking forward to posting what I made for Halloween with the above!

I'm excited to announce the winner of my Anthropologie Giveaway {number drawn via random number generator}: congrats to Jen Ricker!

Thank you to everyone else that left a comment, I will have another giveaway sometime next week!

October 11, 2011

Obsession: Anthropologie Giveaway

Summer: peonies and American Fashion Designers At Home.

 Fall: white roses, Vogue Paris, Diptyque mimosa candle and Anthropologie Celestial Coasters.

As a "thank you" to my loyal readers I will be giving away a set of 4 Anthropologie Celestial Coasters like mine pictured below!

To enter simply become a follower of Guide To Style and then leave a comment below telling me you've done so along with your email and what color coaster set you'd want if you win (mine are called "milk & honey" but see more options here)!  Only one entry per person please.

The winner of this giveaway will be announced this Friday the 14th.  Stay tuned for another giveaway coming up next week!