Last Minute Gift Guide

20 Dec



Palette  || 2 Speaker  || 3 Leggings  || 4 Heels || 5 Earrings ||
Clutch || 7  Candle Set  || 8 Robe || 9 Watch || 10 Hat || 11 Cuff || 12 Wrap 

It is hard to believe that there are only FIVE more days until Christmas! If you’re like me, you still have some gift shopping to do. Don’t worry. You still have time (but not much).

Here are a few of my favorite gifts under $100, that will arrive before Christmas. These faux leather leggings are uber flattering on anyone. This velvet and lace robe is gorgeous and cozy. The tassel earrings are super classy and modern. And everyone needs a good bluetooth speaker! I could go on and on about these things…

Shoppable links next to each number. Stop procrastinating, add to your basket, and double check your shipping method. 

**Remember: a gift card to Burke Williams for a day of relaxation is always a good idea too! 

Merry Christmas!!


SB Shopping Guide: Cyber Week 2017

24 Nov


Get those credit cards ready. It is official: the biggest and best sales of the year are here!

We’ve got you covered for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Cyber Week. You’ll find THE most comprehensive list of sales right here in the SB Shopping Guide. This list will be updated daily with the latest discounts and codes (bookmark this page for reference).

Happy hunting! Click on the links below to be directed to each sale – 


Ann Taylor (50% off code: BESTMONDAY)
Anthropologie (20% off)
ASOS (30% off code: EPIC30)
Athleta (20% off code: REFRESH)
Banana Republic (50% off)
BCBG (50% off)
Bebe (40% off code: CYBER40)
Bloomingdale’s (up to 60% off)
Chic Wish (15% off code: CBM15)
Express (50% off)
Forever 21 (21% off code: CYBER21)
Francesca’s (30% off)
French Connection (40% off code: FCBF40)
Gap (50% off code: CYBER)
Goodnight Macaroon (30% off code: BLACKFRIDAY2017)
H&M (30% off code: 9054)
Halston Heritage (30% off code: BLACKOUT)
J Crew (40% off code: SHOPFAST)
J Crew Factory (60% off code: CYBER)
Levis (40% off code: CYBER40)
Loft (50% off code: CLICK)
Lord & Taylor (25% off code: CYBER)
Macy’s (20% off code: CYBER)
Madewell (25% off code: GOODMOOD)
Milly (20% off code: THANKFUL17)
Missguided (50% off code: FETCH50)
Nasty Gal (50% off)
Necessary Clothing (30% off code: CYBER30)
Neiman Marcus (up to $750 gift card code: GC4YOU)
Neiman’s Last Call (up to 80% off code: CYBER)
Net-A-Porter (up to 50% off sale)
Nordstrom (20% off sale + 40% off designer clearance)
Nordstrom Rack (up to 75% off)
Old Navy (50% off)
Paige (30% off code: CYBER30)
Parker NY (30% off code: CELEBRATE)
Rag & Bone (30% off code: TAKE30)
Rebecca Taylor (25% off code: CELEBRATE)
Revolve (20% off sale code: CYBER20)
River Island (25% off)
Saks (up to $750 gift card code: CYBER17)
Saks Off 5th (50% off sale: 24HOURS)
SheIn ($30 off code: LIS30)
Shopbop (35% off sale code: WOW35)
Talbots (50% off)
Ted Baker (30% off)
Topshop (up to 50% off)
Tory Burch (30% off code: THANKS)
Trina Turk (30% off)
Urban Outfitters (up to $50 off)
Vince Camuto (40% off code: CYBER40)


BaubleBar (35% off code: CYBER35)
Coach (30% off code: THANKS17)
Cole Haan (up to 50% off + 10% off code: CYBER)
DSW (25% off code: HOLIDAY2017)
Kate Spade (30% off code: MOREJOY)
Kendra Scott (20% off code: YELLOW20)
Nine West (60% off)
Ray Ban (20% off)
Rebecca Minkoff (25% off code: BLACK25)
Sam Edelman (30% off sale code: CYBERSALE)
Sole Society (30% off)
Steve Madden (35% off code: CYBER)
Stone and Strand (20% off code: BLACKFRIDAY)


Sephora (trial size sample code: CYBER)
Ulta ($10 off code: CYBERMON)


CB2 (15% off code: SAVE15)
Crate & Barrel (15% off code: SAVE15)
Joss & Main (30% off code: SAVE30)
Minted (25% off code: CM2017)
Overstock (up to 70% off)
Serena & Lily (25% off code: BESTDAY)
Wayfair (up to 80% off)
West Elm (up to 70% off code: FREERIDE)
Williams-Sonoma (up to 25% off code: SAVEMORE)


Amazon (Cyber Monday deals)
Target (15% off)

Tips for a Happy Marriage

1 Nov

Today Aleks and I are celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed. And at the same time, it feels like we’ve been together for a lifetime.

In honor of our special occasion, I’m sharing 9 tips for a happy marriage: 



Do Something Special Everyday

This one comes with specific requirements: it must be something important to the other person (not you). It can be something small or big. But, most days it is the little things – breakfast in bed, washing the car, emptying the dishwasher, bringing home flowers, picking up dinner, taking out the dog, etc. 

Be Independent

Be your own person. Be confident with or without your significant other. When you go to a party, don’t always be the couple that can’t leave each other’s side. Spend time with your friends. Individuality is important not only for a successful marriage, but a happy you. They are symbiotic. A happy independent you = a happy relationship. 


Go on walks together. Aleks and I go on nightly walks with our dog Duke. Even if it’s just for 30 minutes. You’ve probably seen this nearly every evening on Insta stories @stylebeacon 🙂   It is a great time to catch up, debrief on the day, talk about what’s going on in your life, and spend some quality time together.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

This one is always much easier said than done. Life is going to throw all kinds of challenges your way. Save your energy for the times when you really need it.

Fight Naked

Just kidding! The Deacon that married us, recommended this. LOL. We’ve always thought this one was pretty funny. Maybe he’s onto something… 


Find things that make you laugh together. Whether it’s watching a funny show, an activity that excites you, sending playful text messages, or just joking around. Whatever it is – laugh together. It’s good for the soul.

Vacation Together

We all need R&R sometimes – an escape from our daily stressors and careers. Make sure you carve out some time to take a trip together, every year. Your mind, body, and relationship will thank you!


For everything. The world, our leaders, strangers, friends, family, and your relationship. Amen. 


Wishing you lots of love and happiness. – XOXO

Seize the Day

13 Oct
Have you ever decided to do something on a whim? Make a big move? Book a last minute trip? I know that life is not always conducive to this kind of madness, but when it is…just do it!

I was originally planning to attend New York Fashion Week with a group of bloggers from Austin. Then, life got in the way. I was super bummed, but also hopeful for next time. 

Fast foward a few months to the day before NYFW. I was experiencing major FOMO. Why would I miss out on an opportunity to attend?! So, I literally seized the day. I woke up, kissed my husband, threw a few things into a suitcase, and booked a flight to NYC (leaving in 2 hours). The rest that followed was pretty epic. I’ll be recapping my experience over the next few blog posts. 

Let me add one important detail: I am a mega “planner.” My typical trip planing process involves months of research and lots of spreadsheets. This last minute behavior was very uncharacteristic of me. However, the personal development that occurs from pushing your boundaries is immense. When you step outside of your comfort zone and try something new, you grow in ways that you never knew were possible. 

Carpe diem.

Jeans: Mott & Bow || Bodysuit: Somedays Lovin’ || Jacket: BB Dakota || Boots: Everlane || Belt: Gucci || Sunnies: Ray-Ban || Bracelets: Charming Charlie || Earrings: BaubleBar

Photography by Vanessa Christina


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