October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Check out my 2011 Halloween post for some last minute party inspiration. The Perricone MD giveaway winner will be announced today on Twitter and Facebook and contacted via email as well. If you'd like to host a giveaway on the blog please email me at nicole.guidetostyle@gmail.com. XOXO

October 30, 2012

Shop Now: Holiday Dresses

Maybe it's the wedding I'm attending next weekend or the fact that two of my best friends are newly engaged but recently I've had my eye on some beauties that would be perfect for both the holidays and special occasions coming up. I've also done a little inventory of my closet and have decided that I'm lacking solid colored dresses {especially in black} so my mission is to invest in some pieces that look a little more grown up. My lust pick is the Katie Ermilio piece and while the price tag is frightening, it has a detachable skirt that makes this dress a two in one to help you get more bang for your buck... I'm thinking the much more affordable Tbags Los Angeles number would be a perfect option while pregnant and would easily transition into my post baby wardrobe. XOXO
- Last chance to enter my Perricone MD giveaway here. Winner announced tomorrow!

October 26, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Midweek surprises are the best... 

Audrey necklace c/o Jenn of EllandEmm on Etsy.

I was so stoked to come home this week to a lovely treat from Jenn of EllandEmm! I can't wait to create some fall looks with this beautiful piece. Jenn creates amazing statement jewelry that sells out at lightening speed so be sure to follow her on Twitter for restock updates @Jenn5716. I just might have another piece to share with you soon and perhaps a giveaway... Have a great weekend! XOXO
- 25% off at Bauble Bar with code BBFAMILY + $10 off your first order here.
- Giveaway with Perricone MD {$125 value} here until October 30th.

October 25, 2012

Baby: My Baby Shower

I wanted to share a few detailed photos from my baby shower hosted by my sister who owes Bloom Designs... it was beyond anything I could have imagined! Be sure to check out my sister's blog for party planning and holiday tips {here} and her Etsy store, Bloom Designs Online, to order printables and supplies {here}. XOXO

October 24, 2012

Giveaway: Perricone MD Formula 15

I was recently contacted by Perricone MD to give a Nicole's Guide To Style reader a bottle of their newest product, Formula 15 {a $125 value at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Sephora}, which has been featured in InStyle, Town & Country and Marie Claire!

Here is some information about the product from their website: "Formula 15 is designed with Dr. Perricone's most notable, patented nutrient antioxidants, Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE in highest concentrations available in any Perricone MD power treatment. Powered by the NTP Complex delivery system, Alpha Lipoic Acid repairs the depth of a wrinkle while DMAE firms the appearance of, and pulls the skin taut. This synergistic action results in a smoother skin surface, softened texture and unparalleled radiance."

Mandatory Entries:
- Become a follower of Nicole's Guide To Style with Google Friend Connect and a follower on Facebook.
- Visit the Perricone MD site and read more about Formula 15.
- Leave me a comment letting me know you've done the above with your email address.
Four Extra Entries {please leave me a comment for each additional entry}:
- Follow nsguidetostyle on Pinterest.
- Follow nsguidetostyle on Instagram.
- Follow nsguidetostyle on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.

The winner will be announced on October 31st so be sure to enter by 11:59pm on Tuesday the 30th. Best of luck! XOXO

October 23, 2012

Baby: Baby Shower Outfit

Dress: Opening Ceremony {sold out but another color way here + here}. Shoes: Shoemint Jess in Bronze. Jewelry: Anita Ko Spike Earrings, David Yurman Champagne Citrine Ring, Jacquie Aiche Initial Ring.

I wore this to my first baby shower on Sunday hosted by my amazing sister! All the details were perfect and I loved spending the day with my family and friends who made me and baby feel so special. I will be 30 weeks this Friday and according to my baby app I have 73 days left until 40 weeks. Can't wait to share some of the party pictures with you this week! XOXO

October 19, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Baby Boy's shower is this Sunday! Invites coming soon to Bloom Designs Online on Etsy.

Drugstore Favorites: Alba Honey Mango Bath + Shower Gel, EOS Vanilla Bliss Shave Cream, Crest Complete Herbal Mint, Ardell False Lashes in #105 + Wispies.

Victoria's Secret Pajamas: these are my favorite!

Sunday is our first baby shower and I'm so excited! My sister has been working so hard on all the details and I can't wait to see everything come together. I'll try to post a few sneak peeks of the party on my Instagram account, nsguidetostyle, on Sunday! Hope you all have a fun filled weekend. XOXO
Sale Alerts + Reminders
Saks 20% off ends October 21st. Use code FRNFAM7.
Serena & Lily 20% off ends October 23rd. Use code SHARE20.
- My Sephora picks here.
- Follow me under nsguidetostyle on Instagram, Twitter + Pinterest for the latest updates.
-  Closet Clean Out Sale album on my Facebook page.

October 18, 2012

Sales & Steals: My Sephora Friends & Family Picks

It's been a crazy sale month so far! Sephora is my go to for all my makeup and beauty products {plus it doesn't hurt that there is one walking distance from me!}. They are currently offering their Friends & Family discount now through October 31st, the only catch is you need a code from a sales associate... So head on in to your nearest store and try to score a discount! If you need ideas, scroll through my lookbook to see my top twelve products and shop with a simple click of the item.

P.S. Do you like this new lookbook feature or so you prefer collages of my favorite items? XOXO

October 17, 2012

Recent Outfit

Top: Vince {also available in pink, citrine, navy + white}. Jeans: Citizen Of Humanity Avedon. Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Scarf: Zara {sold out online but navy version here}. Jewelry: J.Crew Crystal Necklace. Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie. Nails: Chanel Blue Rebel {sold out}.

I wore this out on a double date Saturday night to The Grove in LA. We ate at Umami Burger and saw Taken 2... I loved the first movie but the sequel was SO disappointing! Btw, I'm obsessed with this top and hope to get a few other colors for fall. It's super soft, on the longer side and has just the right amount of slouch. Use the Shopbop 20% off code WEAREFAMILY to get it in white or pink! XOXO

- Shopbop 20% off ends at midnight. Use code WEAREFAMILY.
- Saks 20% off ends October 21st. Use code FRNFAM7.
- Serena & Lily 20% off ends October 23rd. Use code SHARE20.
- Follow me under nsguidetostyle on Instagram, Twitter + Pinterest for the latest updates.
- New Closet Clean Out Sale album on my Facebook page.

October 16, 2012

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Friends & Family 20% Off

Another sale? This one is the best yet! My favorite online shopping site, Shopbop, is having their 20% off Friends & Family sale with code WEAREFAMILY. They only give out codes a few times a year so act fast... This is the perfect time to start stocking up on holiday gifts! I've listed my favorite, neutral wardrobe builders for fall and winter along with a few fun accessories.  Start shopping here.  XOXO

Sales & Steals: My Saks Friends & Family Picks

As promised, here are my picks from the Saks Friends & Family 20% off {15% off of jewelry} sale happening now through Sunday, October 21st. Enter FRNFAM7 at checkout to receive your discount here. Unfortunately, a lot of brands are excluded from the sale but I made sure that all of the above are eligible for the discount.  I'll be back later today with some more sale alerts and picks! XOXO
- Check out my guest post on Charm & Chain  here.
- Follow me under nsguidetostyle on Instagram, Twitter + Pinterest for the latest updates.
- New Closet Clean Out Sale album on my Facebook page here.
- Intrigued by my review of The Honest Company products? Sign up here.

October 15, 2012

Sales & Steals: Saks Friends & Family

Just a quick update to let you know that Saks Friends & Family sale started today. Simply enter code FRNFAM7 at checkout to receive 20% off now through Sunday the 21st. I'll be back tomorrow with my favorite picks from Saks if you need some help deciding... in the meantime start shopping here! XOXO

Featured On... Charm & Chain

I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Charm & Chain today and was asked to put together my fall must haves from their well edited jewelry site. Head on over to their blog to check out my full post here! XOXO

October 12, 2012

Baby: 28 Weeks + Organic Products

The Honest Company Free Diaper Trial, Wipes, Multi-Surface Cleaner, Hand Sanitizer {one for the changing station and one for our kitchen/living room}, Dapple Pacifier Wipes + Toy & Surface Wipes.

From Giggle
Apple & Bee Organic Cotton Elephant Changing Pad and Case {planning to keep wipes, pacifiers, etc inside of it in our diaper bag}.

From Gilt Group Sale
The Honest Company Laundry Detergent, Oxy Boost, Dryer Cloths + Stain Remover.

From Gilt Group Sale
The Bar Method Pregnancy Set

I'm 28 weeks today and starting my 7th month in the third trimester. It's crazy how quickly the weeks are flying by! We are starting to get all of our baby essentials for the home and nursery and I've been drawn towards organic and natural products when possible. 

I was excited to be able to see The Honest Company's products up close at The Pump Station & Nurtury {an adorable store with three locations that also offers breastfeeding and baby classes} in West Hollywood and was really impressed with the collection. The packaging is adorable and clean looking and the owners of the shop said that they have been getting great feedback on the products. I got some cleaning necessities along with a few Dapple products and will report back once I'm able to use them! 

The Apple + Bee organic cotton items are from Giggle and I thought they'd be perfect for our diaper bag. They also have an adorable pink and yellow giraffe print if you're expecting or have a baby girl. I'm planning on doing a post about all the products in my diaper bag closer to my due date!

And while this last item isn't "organic," I was happy to pick up The Bar Method Pregnancy Set during one of the Gilt Group sales a few weeks ago. I've taken classes 2-4 times a week for a few years now and have continued to do so throughout my pregnancy {with my Dr.'s ok} and like having the option of doing it at home if I can't make it to my normal class. I'm sure this will come in handy the last few weeks before baby arrives!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Leave me a comment if you have any favorite baby products you'd like to share, I'd love to read up on them! Also, on Monday I will be guest posting my fall jewelry picks for Charm & Chain... I'll be sure to give the link once the post is up. XOXO

October 11, 2012

Current Obsessions

Although we might be back up to 80 degrees next week in LA, I'm excited that the weather is slowly starting to cool down and it's finally beginning to feel a little more like fall. I'm loving a neutral color palette of cream, nude, black, and olive paired with a splash of leopard or pop of color like this jeweled Dannijo necklace. Btw, did you know that Nordstrom now carries a small capsule collection of Topshop online and in stores? I picked up this dress last week which is something that will be easy to wear during and post pregnancy. XOXO

October 9, 2012

Recent Outfit

Dress: Joie {alternative color here}. Shoes: Christian Louboutin {Barneys New York Warehouse Sale find}. Jewelry: Max & Chloe Monogram Necklace, Friedasophie Necklace, ASOS Spike Bracelet, Cartier Charity Bracelet, Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet, Hermes Bracelet + Jacquie Aiche Initial Ring.

I wore this outfit to my girlfriend's bridal tea in Malibu on Friday {check out yesterday's post for more weekend details}. It was such a beautiful day down at the beach and the elastic waistband of this dress was super comfy for my baby belly! 

P.S. My dress is on major sale right now in two color ways here and here. XOXO

October 8, 2012

How I Spent My... Weekend

Bridal tea for one of my besties!

The beautiful setting in Malibu. 

Twinkling decor.

Gorgeous tea centerpieces.

 Rehearsal dinner at Malibu and Vine!
Outfit Dress: Mara Hoffman. Belt: J.Crew. Shoes: Christian Louboutin Rolando
{the bride is in her mom's shortened wedding dress}

Wedding day bridal touches. 

0 days left! The bride + her co-maids of honor in Victoria Secret pajamas

Bridal Barbie + pretty calligraphy. 

All the girls waiting for the bride to reveal her dress!


Her "something blue." 

The bride's bouquet.

Speciality cocktails {shirley temple for baby + me!}.

Loved this! Instagram hashtag for wedding guests to use + wedding photos of their parents.

This past weekend we got to celebrate and watch two of our best friends get married! It was an amazing weekend and we were so excited to be a part of all the events. We also took our hospital tour in anticipation of baby boy's arrival... 27 weeks down and officially in the third trimester! Check out my Instagram {nsguidetostyle} for a few more shots from the weekend. XOXO
- Check out this post to get discount codes for all the Columbus day sales ending tonight!