August 31, 2012

Featured On... The Style Pundit

I'm spending the last day of September over on The Style Pundit answering some questions and sharing my five fall obsessions! Be sure to check it out here, it's one of my daily reads. Don't forget to sign up for the Bright Mondays giveaway before Sunday. XOXO

August 30, 2012

Current Obsessions

I can't believe that it will be September this weekend, can you?! We are headed up to Santa Barbara for Labor Day weekend and our mini babymoon... any dinner recommendations for the area? We will definitely be stopping at my favorite mexican place, Freebirds, on the way to Bacara! I'll announce the Bright Mondays giveaway winner when we return. XOXO

August 29, 2012


 {clockwise from top left}
1. Lazy Sunday with Nala + some decaf from Coffee Bean. 2. Teavana pit stop for a golden mojito + lavender, sage, mint iced tea. 3. A golden zebra from Furbish. 4. Post Bar Method snack from Le Pain Quotidien.

{clockwise from top left}
1. New showroom set up at Ralph Lauren in Beverly Hills. 2. Essie's Neo Whimsical manicure. 3. Baby Boy's new moccasins from Baby Gap. 4. White tea with mint from Bird Pick.

I started an Instagram account last week {finally}! Find me under nsguidetostyle which is the same name as my Twitter + Pinterest accounts. Also, your daily reminder to enter my giveaway with Bright Mondays for a neon necklace here. XOXO

August 28, 2012

Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon's Striped Dress

ASOS Maternity Striped Dress $30.65 on sale. Soft Joie Striped Dress $96.60 on sale. J.Crew Chambray Shirt $78. Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses $200 {cheaper alternative here}. K Jacques Leather T-Strap Sandals $240. Givenchy Nightingale Bag $2020.

I saw this photo of Reese Witherspoon showcasing her adorable maternity style and was happy to notice that I already had the chambray shirt and bag in my closet. To recreate the rest of the look, I found her exact dress at ASOS as well as a non maternity option at Shopbop.  The best part is both are on sale! This would be the perfect transitional look to end summer and start fall with.

My neon necklace giveaway with Bright Mondays is happening until Sunday, September 2nd at 11:59pm. Be sure to enter here before it's too late! XOXO

August 27, 2012

Giveaway: Bright Mondays Neon Necklace

I'm excited to announce another giveaway! Lauren with the Etsy shop Bright Mondays wanted to offer a reader this gorgeous neon necklace from her collection. It's the perfect piece to add a little pizazz to an ordinary outfit. I paired it with the floral Equipment top and lace Zara shorts pictured below to bring some color to an otherwise neutral outfit.

To enter please do the following {mandatory entry, 1 point}:
- Become a follower of Nicole's Guide To Style with Google Friend Connect.
- Follow @nsguidetostyle and @brightmondays on Twitter.
- Leave me a comment with your email address letting me know you've done the above.

Four Extra Entries {please leave me a comment for each additional entry, 1 point each}:
- Follow Nicole's Guide To Style on Facebook.
- Follow nsguidetostyle on Pinterest.
- Follow nsguidetostyle on Instagram.
- Follow Nicole's Guide To Style on CurrentlyObsessed.Me

Again, this Bright Mondays necklace is just the perfect way to add some fun to your everyday wardrobe {J.Crew chambray shirt + Rag and Bone booties pictured above}.  Be sure to enter by Sunday, September 2nd at 11:59pm and check back to see if you won on Labor Day!

P.S. There was such a great response to the Stella & Dot Charm Necklace c/o Joslyn Dehner giveaway! The lucky winner is Meredith who follows on Google Reader, Pinterest and Twitter and wrote "If I win I'm going to get a necklace for my first baby due November."  Check your email later today!  If you didn't win but want to purchase a charm necklace of your own or another Stella & Dot piece start shopping here. XOXO

August 24, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Care packages for my brother-in-laws who are off to college today! 

Our little cuddle bug Nala Riggins.

 Stella & Dot giveaway c/o stylist Joslyn Dehner going on until Sunday, August 26th at 11:59pm.  Be sure to enter here for your chance to make your own charm necklace!

Loving this lavender heat wrap... it's the perfect way to relax sore muscles! 

What's on the agenda for this weekend? I need to catch up on reading the stack of unread, new books that have been piling up. New giveaway with Bright Mondays and the Stella & Dot winner to be announced on Monday!  In the meantime, check out my new Instagram page {nsguidetostyle}. XOXO

August 22, 2012

Shop Now: 1 Look 2 Ways

I saw this J.Crew skirt on Net-A-Porter recently {love how they styled it with a neon yellow sweater and brown accessories} and thought I'd add my own twist to it for fall and winter.  My favorite combo is the nude and orange look; each piece is a lust item on my dream wish list!  This skirt would also be great with just a white tank and nude sandals if it's still warm and sunny where you are.

August 21, 2012

Happy 4 Years!

Today is the blog's 4 year anniversary! Thank you so much for reading, I truly appreciate all the support and encouragement over the years. You've followed along for many big milestones in my life: my move from New York back to LA... when I got engaged to my high school sweetheart... our wedding last May... and now I'm expecting a baby boy! In honor of this occasion, I'll have another giveaway the end of this week but be sure to enter the charm necklace giveaway c/o Stella & Dot too. XOXO

August 20, 2012

Giveaway: Stella & Dot Charm Necklace c/o Stylist Joslyn Dehner

In honor of my blog's four year anniversary this week, Stella & Dot stylist Joslyn Dehner has graciously offered to let a reader create their own charm necklace with two charms of their choice! This giveaway will end on Sunday, August 26th at 11:59pm.

To enter please do the following {mandatory entry, 1 point}:
- Become a follower of Nicole's Guide To Style with Google Friend Connect.
- Visit Joslyn's Stella & Dot charm collection page and pick your two favorite charms.
- Leave a comment with your email and choice of two charms.

Four Extra Entries {please leave me a comment for each additional entry, 1 point each}:
- Follow Nicole's Guide To Style and Stella & Dot by Joslyn Dehner on Facebook.
- Follow @nsguidetostyle and @joslyndehner on Twitter.
- Follow nsguidetostyle and joslynnyc on Pinterest.
- Follow nsguidetostyle and JoslynSF on Instagram.

In the meantime, check out my Stella & Dot trunk show page and browse the new fall collection! I'm obsessed with the Emerson Bangle, Renegade Cluster Bracelet and Pyramid Studs that I posted about on Friday and can't wait to put together some outfits to highlight them. Good luck! XOXO

August 17, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Pretty new jewelry pieces c/o Stella & Dot {Renegade Cluster Bracelet, Emerson Bangle + Pyramid Studs}. Check back for an awesome giveaway on Monday but you can shop my showroom in the meantime!

A gift from Baby Boy's Aunt, Uncle + cousins. 

September fashion issues! Patiently waiting for my Vogue and Elle.

Loving the print on my floral silk Equipment top from The Outnet.

It's been a productive week of cleaning, organizing and nesting for baby's future arrival.  Looking forward to our annual Labor Day trip to Santa Barbara in 2 weeks! Also, I started an Instagram profile, find me under nsguidetostyle {same name as my Twitter and Pinterest accounts}. P.S. Happy birthday to my Mom! XOXO

August 16, 2012

Sales & Steals: Shopbop 70% Off Summer Markdowns

Shopbop sale items have been marked down even further with some pieces up to 70% off! My favorite pieces are: Alice + Olivia Adele Maxi Dress {could be dressed up for a wedding or down for brunch}, Tucker Mini Short Sleeve Dress, A.L.C. Finley Dress {love the color}, Elizabeth and James Ozzy Shorts, Current/Elliot Stiletto Jeans {available in 3 colors}, Mara Hoffman Cover Up {you could also wear it as a tunic or dress} and the closet staple Equipment Slim Signature Blouse

Are you getting anything fun from the sale? Start shopping here

P.S. Thank you so much for all the sweet comments and well wishes regarding yesterday's baby announcement.  We couldn't be more excited! To answer a reader question, all the baby clothes in the post can be found at Janie and Jack {my favorite baby clothing store!}. XOXO

August 15, 2012

Baby: 20 Weeks

Excited to share that I am 20 weeks pregnant with our baby BOY! I'm due the first week of January and can't wait to meet our little sweetie pie, we love him so much already!

How Far Along: 20 weeks...halfway there!
How big is baby: about 11 oz, the length of a banana.
Symptoms: I was lucky to never have morning sickness. I've had some headaches and a little trouble sleeping {which is normal for me, I'm a night owl} but otherwise l've been feeling good.
Food Cravings: none really but fruit, soup, cereal and mexican food always sound good.
Aversions: most sweets and I'm hyper sensitive to smells.
Movement: felt baby boy kick Sunday and have felt him everyday since!

Thanks for letting me sharing this happy news with you all! XOXO

August 14, 2012

Current Obsessions

My current favorites all seems to be cream and green! The great thing about this list is you could mix and match any of the pieces with one another to create a flawless, put together look. The Free People Vest, Equipment Top {recent purchase on sale} and Elizabeth and James Booties would be perfect to add to a pair of jeans or leather pants

Hope your weekend was great! Closet Clean Out Sale still happening here. XOXO

August 10, 2012

Fabulous Friday

I'm sure you've seen the J.Crew Bubble necklace by now {if not, check it out here, here and here} but I bet you wouldn't guess that the above necklaces are knockoffs at a fraction of the price? The J.Crew version runs $150 but I scored the yellow and cream lookalikes from this ebay seller for $14.99 each plus free shipping! Shop the J.Crew version here and the lookalike here

P.S. There are still some items left in my Closet Clean Out Sale... click here if interested. XOXO

August 8, 2012

Closet Clean Out Sale

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ring in Bronze. Size 7. Worn 2-3 times. Selling so I can get a different size.
$215 shipped {currently retailing for $290 plus tax, view here and here}.

Parker Batwing Sequined Dress {view on model here}. Size XS. Worn once. $100 shipped.
{fyi the skirt part is lined but the top part is sheer so nude bra or cami needed}

Topshop Dress. Size EU 34/ US 2. Never worn with tag {retailed $90}. $55 shipped.

Pencey Floral Appliqué Dress {view on model here}. Size 0. Worn once. $100 shipped.

ABS Lace Dress. Size 0. Worn once. $80 shipped {price reduced}.

Alice + Olivia Sequin V Neck Dress. Size Small. Worn Once. $80 shipped {price reduced}.

Nanette Lepore Dress. Size 0. Worn Once. $80 shipped {price reduced}.

Patterson J. Kincaid Sheer Shirt. Size XS. Worn approx. 2-3 times. $50 shipped.

Zara Floral + Stud Detail Shirt. Size XS. Never worn with tag {paid $89.90}. $50 shipped.

Zara Gold Sandals. Size 38. Worn once. $45 shipped.

Emilio Pucci Flats w/ Pucci Shoe Bags. Size 39. Gently worn. $130 shipped {price reduced}.

All prices include USPS shipping within the USA. International shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer.  If you would like to purchase anything {payment will be via paypal} or if you have questions regarding an item please email me at and I will get back to you in the order I receive emails. Thanks so much for looking! XOXO

August 7, 2012

Recent Outfit

Shirt: Zara {similar here and here}. Pants: Current/Elliot The Stiletto in Leopard. Shoes: Christian Louboutin {cheaper alternative here}. Nails: Gelish Pink Smoothie with glitter accent. Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop

I wore this out to dinner with my girlfriends on Saturday when we ventured downtown to Artisan House for dinner {interesting experience but great company!}.  Sorry for the Clost Clean Out delay, I'm still working on it and hope to have it up tomorrow! XOXO

August 3, 2012

How I Spent My... Week

I just got back home late last night after a relaxing vacation in Wisconsin! The weather was beautiful and the company was even better. One of our outings involved going to the Lumberjack World Championship which was something unlike anything I've ever seen before. Definitely an experience for the memory books! 

Hope your weekend is wonderful! I'll be back next week with my regular posting schedule and a Closet Clean Out Sale on Monday. Also, if you've sent me an email recently I will try to get back to you this weekend, thank you so much for your patience! XOXO