September 28, 2012

Baby: Face + Body + Hair Pregnancy Necessities

Face + Body Necessities 

Hair Necessities
Moroccanoil Hair Spray. Klorane Dry Shampoo. Kerastase Elixir Ultime Serum. Kerastase Bain De Force Shampoo. Kerastase Ciment Anit-Usure Conditioner. Oribe Royal Blowout Styling Spray. Kerastase Ciment Thermique Heat Activated Cream.

I'm 26 weeks today {hooray!} and thought it'd be fun to share some of my pregnancy safe beauty favorites. These are great for any girl pregnant or not! When it comes to my face, I've found that simple is best. I use purpose cleanser followed by the argan moisturizer with SPF 40+ in the morning and then my Clarisonic with purpose cleanser followed by the 100% argan oil at night. As a preventative measure, I started using the stretch mark cream and vitamin e oil around 6 weeks and so far so good {knock on wood it stays that way}.  Also, I often get emails asking what my favorite hair products are and these have been some of my favorites since before baby. If you have any suggestions of new products to try please leave me a comment!

As promised, it's time to announce the winner of my favorite things giveaway. The amount of participation was unbelievable! Congrats to Ashley {AshesMcG} of McGriff Moments blog. Check your inbox later today! Happy weekend. XOXO

Bloomingdales Friends + Family 20% is happening now through October 1st.
Use code Style20 at checkout and shop my looks here.
Closet Clean Out Sale still happening here.
- Selling my Notte by Marchesa bridal shower dress seen here and here
Email me at for details!

September 27, 2012

Inspiration: Favorite Fall Looks

Chic travel style.

Just a pop of neon whether on the hips or the lips.


Blonde business attire.

Style queen Blair from Atlantic-Pacific.

I'm so excited that it is slowly starting to feel like fall in Los Angeles.  I love the layers, luxurious textures, warm coffee drinks and dark manicures that the season offers! These looks are all filed under my Style Inspiration board on Pinterest. Find me under nsguidetostyle {same as my Twitter and Instagram name}! XOXO

Bloomingdales Friends + Family 20% is happening now through October 1st.
Use code Style20 at checkout and shop my looks here.
- Last day to enter my giveaway featuring a few of my favorite things! 
- Closet Clean Out Sale still happening here.
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September 26, 2012

Sales & Steals: Bloomingdales Friends & Family 20% Off

Bloomingdales is having their friends and family sale now through October 1st in stores and online. It's the perfect time to start stocking up on holiday gifts for your loved ones! I've listed my top 10 fall favorites to give you a few ideas. Simply enter STYLE20 at checkout to get 20% off your purchase. Start shopping here! XOXO

September 25, 2012

How I Spent My... Weekend

This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching my cousin get married to his beautiful bride! The wedding was held at Temecula Creek Inn which set the stage for a lovely night.  Two more weddings to attend until baby boy arrives!

Reminder to enter my favorite things giveaway by Thursday the 27th at 11:59pm for your chance to win some goodies.  Also, a few things still available in my Closet Clean Out Sale post {willing to negotiate prices}. XOXO

September 24, 2012

Best Dressed: 2012 Emmys

Emilia Clarke in a dress and jewelry by Chanel. Giuliana Rancic in Romona Keveza. Nicole Kidman in an Antonio Berardi dress and Fred Leighton jewelry. Allison Williams in an Oscar de la Renta dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.

September 21, 2012

Fabulous Friday

A sneak peek at the invites for baby boy's shower c/o of Bloom Designs aka my sister!

So far I have read all of the above as well as Baby Bargains which is a must have for any mom researching baby products. 

Links to all the books featured above: 

Mini treats from Dots Cupcakes for my mother in law's birthday this week.

Nala insists on a modeling shot if the camera is out.

Happy weekend! Remember to enter my giveaway for a chance to win some of my favorite things here by September 27th if you haven't already. XOXO

September 20, 2012

Giveaway: Favorite Things

As a little thank you to my readers, I wanted to do a giveaway featuring a few of my favorite things! I'd love to do more of these in the future if you guys like them. This giveaway is for:

Joan's On Third Chocolate Covered Gummi Bears
J.Crew Inspired Bubble Necklace {as seen in this post}
Dior Beauty Bracelet {bought with Sephora VIP points}

Mandatory Entry {please leave a comment with your email address}:
- Follow Nicole's Guide To Style on Google Friend Connect.
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

Please follow the directions above and be sure to include your email. This giveaway will end next Thursday, September 27th at 11:59am and the winner will be announced on Friday the 28th. Best of luck! XOXO

September 19, 2012

Baby: Nursery Inspiration

We are slowly starting to get baby boy's nursery together and it has been so much fun! We are doing a safari theme {based on this bedding set} with a white, tan and light blue color scheme. I also started a baby board on my Pinterest account, nsguidetostyle, if you want to follow along. Can't believe I'll be 25 weeks on Friday... almost in the third trimester! XOXO

September 17, 2012

Featured On... Shopbop's Blog

The Fall Trend Piece: J Brand Coated Skinny Pants

Today I am so excited to be guest posting on Shopbop's blog starting at 12pm est. I'd love for you all to head on over and check it out {see my first guest post for Shopbop here}!

I'm also so thrilled to have hit over 1,000 followers on google friend connect and am compiling a giveaway of a few of my favorite things, stay tuned for that post sometime this week! Closet Clean Out Sale still happening here with reduced prices or you can email me with an offer. Hope your weekend was wonderful! XOXO

September 14, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Every time I saw these YSL lipsticks at the makeup counter I would always drool over the gorgeous packaging. I had a Nordstrom gift card from my birthday and decided to finally pick some up. They are a creamy consistency and come in a beautiful range of colors.  I decided on a bright peach and a bold pink that are perfect for both day and night!

This foundation is awesome and has a super light weight, thin consistency. I love Make Up For Ever HD Foundation {#120 and #127} but find it to be a little much during the daytime so this is the perfect alternative. I've used this Lancome mascara before and really like the fluffy bristles on the brush for volume. I mix it with Benefit Yes They're Real! Mascara to get long and lush lashes.

Thank you for the pretty skirts and vest Patrons of Peace, hoping to take some outfit pics soon! They have some great and affordable pieces at M.Fredric on sale right now or you can view all of the looks on their site here.

24 weeks pregnant today and so excited to almost be in the third trimester! I will be guest posting again on Shopbop's blog on Monday, I'll be sure to link you to it when the post is up! Also, there are a few items left on my Closet Clean Out Sale post, check it out here. XOXO

September 13, 2012

Closet Clean Out Sale

Sunshine and Shadow Silk Scarf From Scoop NYC. Approximately 13.5 inches wide and 69.25 inches long. Worn 2-3 times. $45 shipped.

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ring in Bronze. Size 7. Worn 2-3 times. Selling so I can get a different size. 
$210 shipped {price reduced, currently retailing for $290 here}.

Zara Floral + Stud Detail Shirt. Size XS. Never worn with tag {paid $89.90}. $45 shipped {price reduced}.

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dress {seen in this post}. Size Petite. Worn 2 times. $95 shipped. 

Topshop Dress. Size EU 34/ US 2. Never worn with tag {retailed $90}. $45 shipped {price reduced}.

Pencey Floral Appliqué Dress {view on model here}. Size 0. Worn once. $80 shipped {price reduced}.

ABS Lace Dress. Size 0. Worn once. $55 shipped {price reduced}.

Marc Jacobs Floral and Wicker Wedges. Size 39. Worn 2-3 times and in excellent condition. $100 shipped.

Emilio Pucci Flats w/ Pucci Shoe Bags. Size 39. Gently worn. $125 shipped {price reduced}.

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

Please email me at if you are interested in anything. USPS shipping within the USA included in price, international shipping responsibility of the buyer. Looking for a laptop? Check out this listing {ends today}. XOXO

September 12, 2012

Recent Outfit

Dress: Joie {old}. Shoes: Miu Miu. Bag: Celine. Jewelry: Anita Ko Spike Earrings, Max & Chloe Monogram Necklace, David Yurman Champagne Citrine Ring, Jacquie Aiche Ring, Cartier Tank Watch, Banana Republic Bracelet + Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet. Nails: Essie Wicked with glitter accent.

I wore this out to dinner with friends to Malo in Silverlake this past weekend. Hope you all are having a great week! New giveaway featuring some of my favorite things when I hit 1,000 followers! XOXO

September 11, 2012

Inspiration: New York Fashion Week Street Style

It's that time of year again: New York Fashion Week. Have you been following the shows? My favorite site to scoop out the new collections is and I love's candid shots... These are some of my favorite street style looks as seen on New York's most fashionable including the amazing Miroslava Duma. I'm totally lusting over the classic monogrammed Reed Krakoff bag spotted in the last photo!

On a serious note, I hope you all take a minute to think of where you were on September 11, 2001. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost someone. XOXO
images photographed by Phil Oh for