September 27, 2013

Fabulous Friday

Black + White Favorites
Madewell Skinny Skinny Ankle Coated Motorcycle Jeans | Nike Free Run 5.0 in Black Leopard [from Nordstrom at The Grove... sold out online but a grey + coral leopard version can be found here] | Ain't Laurent Without Yves Shirt [sweatshirt version here] | Zara Floral + Lace Trim Shorts

Happy happy Friday! Today we are taking Hudson on his first plane flight to St. Louis for a wedding this weekend... Hoping all goes well! It's my first time visiting the area so if you have any favorite restaurants or shops I'd love for you to leave me a comment. Enjoy your weekend! XOXO

September 25, 2013

Decor: Living Room

Sofa + Chairs: Restoration Hardware
Coffee Table, Side Table + Entry Table: Pottery Barn [repainted in Benjamin Moore Simply White]
Cowhide: Roccoco Interior Upholstery
Pillows: Williams-Sonoma Home
Fire Place Screen: Brasa
Lamp: Overstock
Candlesticks: Pottery Barn 
Geode pieces: Dovecote [candle holder], D.L. Rhein [bookends] + the Rose Bowl Flea Market [blue geode on fireplace]
Odds + Ends: Diptyque Baies and Ambre candles + Anthropologie coasters
Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White

It's still a work in progress [need to get a few odds and ends and add some things to the walls] but here are a few photos of our living room from when we first moved in! Can't believe it is almost time to start decorating for the holidays! XOXO

September 24, 2013

Etc.: Recent Outfit + Giveaway Winner

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Outfit Top: Vince | Jeans: Gap [updated Gap version here] | Shoes: Chanel [look for less] 2. Ready for fall: Zara Jacket, J.Crew Leopard iPhone CaseVogue's October issue. 3. Halloween treats wrapped in Paper Source packaging. 

Sorry for the blurry outfit pic, my phone had been taking such horrible photos especially after cracking the front screen [oops!]! I searched high and low for the new iPhone this weekend but haven't had any luck so far... I'm hoping maybe later this week or early next the lines will die down and I'll be able to pick one up. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Congrats to the Melanie Auld Giveaway winner Leslie [of Leslie Ann blog]! Please check your email. Thank you to everyone that entered... I hope to bring you another giveaway soon [email me at if you'd like to sponsor a giveaway for one of your products!]! XOXO

September 20, 2013

Fabulous Friday

Lovers + Friends dress to be paired with Melanie Auld's Modern Tribal Earrings for an upcoming wedding.

My finds from the Lululemon Warehouse Sale this past weekend... $9 each!

A pretty new bauble and notebook from Bauble Bar.

This past weekend I attended the Lululemon Warehouse Sale at the Convention Center in Downtown LA... It was pretty out of control! I went at an off time on Saturday but still had to wait in line for an hour before even getting inside the sale and to be honest I was pretty disappointed once I did. It was mostly things that had been on the sale racks this past spring and summer... I almost left with nothing but it was hard to pass up a sports bra and pair of crops for $9 each in a fun pink color! 

Don't forget about my giveaway with Melanie Auld. View all the details here for your chance to win one of her gorgeous bracelets! The winner will be announced Tuesday the 25th. Have a great weekend and happy first day of fall on Sunday!

P.S. 25% off discount code at J.Crew is still going on, enter SHOPFALL at checkout. XOXO

September 17, 2013

Giveaway: Melanie Auld Jewelry

I'm so excited to be working again with jewelry designer Melanie Auld for another great giveaway! She is graciously offering a reader one of her amazing pieces... read more for all of the details on how to enter.

View all of Melanie Auld's jewelry collection on her site here.

This giveaway is for one Melanie Auld Pave Modern Arrow Cuff in Rose Gold [$112 retail value]. 

Another Melanie Auld favorite: the Modern Tribal Earrings in Chalcedony.

To enter this giveaway:
- Follow Melanie Auld on at least one form of social media: Facebook [under Melanie Auld Jewelry here], Instagram [under MelanieAuld here], Twitter [under @MelanieAuld here] or Pinterest [under MelanieAuld here].
- Check out her website here to view all of the gorgeous gems she has to offer.
- Leave me a comment with how you are following Melanie Auld and your email in case you are the lucky winner!

Extra Entries:
- Follow Melanie Auld on an additional form of social media [one entry for each additional follow].
- Follow Nicole's Guide to Style on Instagram [here], Twitter [here], Pinterest [here] or Facebook [here].
- Please leave a comment for each additional entry specifying how you entered [up to 8 entries total].

This giveaway will end Monday, September 24th and the winner will be announced Tuesday the 25th. Best of luck! XOXO

September 16, 2013

Sales & Steals: J.Crew 25% Off Discount

A special discount happening now at J.Crew: receive 25% off any purchase with code SHOPFALL now through September 25th. Start shopping here and view all my picks in the lookbook below! My personal favorite is this adorable graphic t-shirt.

Sorry for the delay, the giveaway with Melanie Auld is ready to go and will post at midnight! XOXO

September 13, 2013

How I Spent My... Weekend

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1. Starting the weekend off with a beer flight [pic of my friend Linds' choices who got one with me!]. 2. Starbucks run before our yoga class. 3. The sunset at the Hotel Del in Coronado. 4. Cocktails at 1500 Ocean at the hotel [I got a mojito with a champagne float... try it, you won't regret it!].

Before we head into this weekend, a little recap of what I did last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.... I went to a Bachelorette Bash in Coronado for one of my best friends with all the other bridesmaids to celebrate her upcoming October wedding. We had so much fun together relaxing, taking a private yoga class, going to the beach, dining at the Hotel Del and staying up late playing games and eating ice cream [true story, I had a taxi take us to the market to buy it]! Unfortunately my phone is on its last leg [wait until you see a pic of the cracked screen] and I didn't have my camera out much so these are the only pics I have.... All the girls wore black Saturday night [the bride wore white] and I wore this Helmut Lang dress [which is on sale here but Shopbop will price match and they have all sizes still here!]. 

My giveaway with Melanie Auld will be posted Monday at 12am, come back for your chance to win a gorgeous bracelet from her collection! XOXO

September 11, 2013

Current Obsessions: Fall Coats + Jackets

After a crazy heat wave across the country it seems like the weather is slowly starting to cool down... This time of year always makes me wish I lived on the east coast so I could take advantage of wearing all the amazing coats and outwear that are in stores right now! If I had to narrow it down to four pieces for fall I'd go with a leather number, a look with texture, something in a fun color and an oversized cocoon coat so that all your bases are covered [like the Vince Crop Leather Moto JacketIro Analea Jacket, Elizabeth and James Colton Coat in Lipstick and the J.Crew Stadium Cocoon Coat]. There are also always great deals at Zara and J.Crew that don't break the bank... Shop all my picks below. XOXO

September 6, 2013

How I Spent My... Labor Day Weekend + Outfits

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1. Bacara Resort + Spa. 2. Poolside essentials [OPI Malaga Wine gel mani + Victoria's Secret bikini]. 3. 80 degree weather with no clouds in sight. 4. Hollister Lemonade + Karen Walker sunnies.
Outfit 1 Sweater: Joie [old] | Bikini: Victoria's Secret in Majorelle Blue | Shorts: J Brand  [on sale] | Shoes: Tory Burch | Hat: Urban Outfitters [old] | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Outfit 2 Sweater: J.Crew | Tank: Zara | Shorts J.Crew [on sale] | Shoes: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

[clockwise from top left]
1. My favorite parfait for breakfast. 2. Finished reading Reconstructing Amelia [very good!]. 3. Lunch poolside. 4. Morning cappuccino. 

For Labor Day weekend we headed up to Santa Barbara to stay at Bacara for a few days. It was so nice to relax and it was also Hudson's first vacation [and his 8 month birthday!]... he absolutely loved the pool! This weekend I'm headed to a Bachelorette party for one of my best girlfriends... photos of that next week! Have a great weekend! XOXO