NORDSTROM SALE

SHOP THE POST

This is BIG!!!! Ok so if you haven't heard about the Nordstrom sale you may be under a rock (just kidding) but no really, it's everywhere this year!! Last week was "early access" for Nordy cardholders but tonight at 12PM public sale begins!!! Its true that many styles have sold out but I'm hoping they'll be restocked tomorrow. The best part of the sale is that almost everything is NEW for next Fall and after August 6th all prices will be going back up. I know its so hard to buy jackets and cashmere when its over 100 degrees outside (I struggle with it every year during sidewalk sales) but you will be kicking yourself come October when you want to buy that pretty cardigan and its full price!

I hope you like my picks and happy shopping!

XX

Stephanie

T O P S / S W E A T E R S

O U T E R W E A R

D R E S S E S

B O T T O M S

F O O T W E A R

Posted on July 20, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

LINEN STRIPES + FAVORITE TOP ROUNDUP

SHOP THE POST

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone is having a great week so far:) I'm pumping out this post while simoultaneously entertaining Luke and Harrison with a Baby Einstein video. If you have kids and don't know about these you need to order ASAP! They're educational and the images play along with the prettiest classical music so I can actually concentrate while they're on! I thought Luke would grown out of them but he still loves them! 

What do you guys think of this top? I can tell you I love wearing it...the linen is so soft and its really comfortable. I always talk about wearing pieces from day to night and tucked into white jeans and a pair of gold hoops you're good to go! I can see myself wearing it into early Fall too. There are so many great (and affordable) blouses out right now. Check up my roundup below:) 

XX

S

Posted on July 17, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

SUMMER SALE

SHOP THE POST

TGIF friends!! This week has been so crazy!! On Monday I shot a bunch of new looks with Brooke for the blog (can't wait to share them with you guys) I've been pretty much playing catch up since then. Have you guys shopped The Outnet before? They're owned by the same parent company as Net-A-Porter and basically serve as Net's outlet. I LOVE it! If I'm ever on the hunt for a client for one of last season's pieces I always start with them and usually have success. Sizes sell out so quickly though so if you like it, BUY IT! I couldn't believe the price of this top and love this one too from the same brand. On the hunt for a certain style that you can't seem to find? I'm here to help!

XX

S

NORDSTROM EARLY ACCESS PREVIEW

If you have Instagram and have checked it in the last 24hrs you know that Nordstrom is having a sale - a BIG sale. It can be a little confusing but basically right now they are doing what's called "early access" which is for Nordstrom cardholders only. If you don't have or want one now, public access begins on the 21st. I will be posting all my favorites next week but here's a sneak peek :)

Posted on July 14, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

GARDEN PARTY ANYONE?

SHOP THE POST

Posted on July 12, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

LIKE A LADY

SHOP THE POST

HEY friends! I hope everyone had a great 4th! It took me a couple of days to recover from our weekend in the Berkshires but I'm finally back on track. So much fun but also so much laundry! I brought my laptop but ended up never even touching it - silly me:) I wanted to talk to you guys about my "LUST LISTS"...do you like them? What do you want to see more of? I would love to receive some of your feedback! Comment on this post or send me a message!

XX

S

Posted on July 6, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

HAPPY 4TH + HOLIDAY SALE ROUND UP

thegirlguideONE-FINAL FILES-0085.jpg

SHOP THE POST

Happy 4th of July weekend!!! Woohoo!!! I think this is my first 4th that I'm not working at least one of the days (gotta love maternity leave - totally worth all the sleepless nights!). Thats probably one of the hardest things about working in retail - holidays. This weekend we're heading to Great Barrington, MA - my happy place - to spend some much needed time relaxing with the family. I'm looking forward to farmer's markets, barbecuing, and swimming with the kids! The outfit featured today is totally something I would wear in the Berkshires. Its comfortable and casual yet still feels feminine. The top is on SERIOUS sale at under $100. Since the service isn't awesome out there I wanted to post today and share with you guys some awesome sales going on this weekend! HAPPY 4TH & HAPPY SHOPPING:)

XX

S

CLUB MONACO SALE

Posted on June 30, 2017 .

AT HOME with THE GIRL GUIDE

I've thought a lot about how I wanted to start this post. After working in fashion for almost 9 years it felt so natural to start a life and style blog. What I didn't expect is how hard the "life" part would turn out to be. Styling is a passion of mine and that part comes so naturally. As each photoshoot passes it gets easier and easier to share my outfit pics with you guys, but what about the other 98% of my life? How much do I show? I never wanted The Girl Guide to be a "mom blog". Not because there is ANYTHING wrong with that (I love and follow so many), but because it doesn't represent my passion which is styling all women (and men), not just moms. 

So here's a first real glimpse into my life. If you follow my InstaStories you know that my oldest son Luke is 2 and a half and Harrison (Beau) will be 2 months old next week. Right now things are a little chaotic but I am so thankful for the time I've been able to spend with Luke on my maternity leave. I shot these photos with the SUPER talented Brooke from Brooke Allison Photography. I was really nervous about shooting with Luke, toddlers don't love being told what to do:), but after she snapped a few photos I felt like she wasn't even in the room. The result is a handful of photographs that I will cherish forever. 

One of the reasons I love being a stylist and a blogger is that I get to meet the most amazing and creative people. Brooke is no different. Check out her new Instagram handle @storiesofsentiment and follow along as she captures real life through her gorgeous photographs. On another note I want to thank YOU for your support as I find the right "balance". I'm so happy to take you on this journey with me!

XX

S

SHOP THE POST

thegirlguideONE-FINAL FILES-0052.jpg
Posted on June 27, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

CASUAL SUMMER

SHOP THE POST

Oh how I love the weekends...This post started out as a Lust List and eventually morphed into a What to Pack which I was so excited about because its been a while:) I recently helped a client pack for her trip to Nantucket and we had SO much fun! I love playing dress up but one of my passions is working with an everyday casual wardrobe. We centered around the purchase of this tunic (which is $25 off right now with code PRIVATE) and her suitcase evolved from there! Another casual summer staple for me are army green shorts. I just love them paired with a basic white top and gold accents (sandals or hoop earrings). These are PERFECT!

Need help packing for your next trip? Click HERE!

XX

S

Posted on June 24, 2017 and filed under What to Pack.

WHITE LACE

IMG_6293.JPG

SHOP THE POST

Happy HUMP day! This shoot was one of the most fun ones I've done so far! Brooke and I found this fabulous "secret garden" while driving around looking for locations and I am so excited to share these pics with you. What is better than a little white dress for summer? Add lace and I'm sold! I was shocked when I saw the price of this one. My only tip when ordering is to SIZE DOWN. This style runs very big but I love the skirt part of this dress. Hides everything and is so fun to wear casually or dressed up. Check out some of my favorite LWDs of the season below!

XX

S

Posted on June 21, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

ELEGANT SUMMER

SHOP THE POST

HEY GUYS!!! Happy Friday:) There are the most amazing sales happening right now! The best is the dress sale that Anthro is having. They're prices are already really great and this weekend they're an extra 20% OFF! Check out some of my favorites below...

XX
S

Posted on June 15, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

TASSELS AND STRIPES

Hey friends! I hope your weekend was as lovely as mine! It finally stopped raining and we took advantage of every minute of sunshine! I shot the pics for this post with Luke, the baby, and my hubby Frank just a few feet away. Luke was yelling for me pretty much the whole time wondering why mommy was in the middle of the street. Its definitely a little crazy these days being a mom of two and working on the blog but at the end of the day all the chaos is worth it because I get so much out of both jobs. 

I love the earrings in this outfit and the price is so amazing at under $60!!!). I don't really wear a ton of jewelry but if I do, its almost always a fun pair of earrings. The trend has blown up this year and I love that there are so many fabulous options at every price point. Shop the post and check out all my top picks below:)

SHOP THE POST

Posted on June 12, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

SAG HARBOR + SALE ROUNDUP

SHOP THE POST

I hope everyone is having a great week! We had a little scare last night with baby Harrison but everything is OK now. I have a feeling that with two boys its just the beginning of middle of the night emergency room visits for us. One of my favorite online sales is going on right now. Use code MAINEVENT to save. Below are some of my favorites:)

  • These sandals are so perfect for everyday and I love metallics because they go with everything!
  • I wore this top in a recent outfit post and I LOVE IT! You can wear it as a jacket too and its a great deal at 40% OFF. This eyelet dress is so packable whether your off to Nantucket or a tropical island. 
  • It's wedding season! How gorgeous is this dress??? I am such a sucker for this ethereal look and the color is perfect. Pair it with these gold earrings! It also comes in black:)
  • Stripes are everywhere this season and this elegant top is great for day to night and is under $100!! I also love this one.

XX

S

Posted on June 8, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

EYELET TOP + Nordstrom SALE

SHOP THE POST

trotta3JPG.JPG
Posted on June 3, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

UNDER 100 + HM

Ask and you shall receive! I've had so many requests for an under $100 post with easy to shop pieces that can be returned...so without further ado...I hope you like my first one! I usually always incorporate this price point into my style guides but moving forward I'm going to devote some of my Lust Lists to it as well. I love these looks because they're all styled back to shorts. If I'm not in a dress during the summer you can usually find me in shorts and I'm looking to revamp that part of my closet. Many of my clients are scared of high-wasted shorts but fall in love once I force (gently!) them to try them on. Apres baby they will be your best friend! Trust me:)

XX

S

SHOP THE POST

Posted on May 31, 2017 and filed under What to Wear.

THE PERFECT OTS TOP

SHOP THE POST

SHOP off the shoulder PICKS

MEMORIAL DAY + NET-A-PORTER SALE ROUNDUP

SHOP THE POST

I can't believe its Memorial Day already! Summer is officially upon us and I am sooo happy. After a long (pregnant!) winter, the sunny days could not come soon enough. We don't have any big plans this weekend but I'm looking forward to getting some things done around the garden and staying local with friends and family. 

SALE ALERT!!! Ok so my favorite sale only happens twice a year and its going on NOW! Actually a ton of retailers are on sale right now but for today I've rounded up my top picks from Net-A-Porter. Check them out in my boutique blow:)

XX

S

Posted on May 25, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

STRAW BAGS

Happy Monday everyone!!! It's a miracle that I'm writing this post today in between toddler tantrums and nursing but I'm taking full advantage of Luke's nap to get some work done! I had so much fun shooting the pics for this post and I LOVE my pom pom bag. Straw bags have never been as popular as they are this season and there are so many amazing options out there!!! For under $200 you can get a tote monogrammed with embroidery or paint....how chic is that? Check out all these options here. I've been getting a lot of questions about the perfect summer bag so I've rounded up some of my favorites below at every price point. These styles are great for everything from running errands to summer vacation travels. Need help finding the perfect one for you? Send me a message:)

XX

S

SHOP THE POST

Posted on May 22, 2017 and filed under What to Wear.

KIMONO DRESS

SHOP THE POST

dress // bag // shoes (old Ralph Lauren, similar here) // earrings

Posted on May 20, 2017 and filed under Outfits.

NEUTRAL SPRING

Is it Friday yet? Monday was my first solo day with Luke (2yrs and 4 months) and baby Beau (14 days) and I'm not going to lie, it was tough! But as the week has progressed its definitely gotten easier and relief from my sister yesterday was key. I have so much respect and admiration for my friends who stay at home...especially with multiple children! Even if you have help it is a non-stop 24/7 job that can often be thankless. BUT, one thing is for sure - motherhood is the most rewarding job I will ever have! 

I loved creating this week's Lust List. I've had my eye on this bike for a while now and it seems as though the company may be going out of business. They're now selling exclusively through Amazon and the bikes are half the price! This top is super pretty and perfect for Spring/Summer. If you're like me and love to wear "sets", you can also get these matching shorts and wear together for a chic day to night look. 

I've been looking for the perfect outdoor placemats for a while. I really wanted the circular rattan ones but hoped to find something with a little more pattern. I linked these below which I just ordered and will let you know how they are! Love these too:) Use code: SUMMERHOME for FREE shipping!

XX

S

SHOP THE POST

Posted on May 17, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

STEAL VS. SPLURGE

Ok so I normally wouldn't do two steal vs. splurge posts so close together but I had to share this with you guys! How similar are these tops??? The SPLURGE version is from one of my favorite brands and I was shocked to find another so similar for under $50! This is such an easy look for day or night and perfect for a weekend gathering with friends. The clutch I linked is also under $50 and as you know straw bags and clutches are the hottest trend right now. 

XX

S

SHOP THE POST

Posted on May 12, 2017 and filed under What to Wear.