Spring Challenge

23 Feb

Spring seems to have arrived early this year.

So, let’s start with an early SB Spring Challenge: try on something that is ‘not you‘. You just might be pleasantly surprised by how GOOD you look in something different from what you normally wear. It may even end up ‘becoming your style’. You’ll diversify your closet, boost your confidence, and expand upon your personal style.  

Experiment with some on-trend items: high waist jeans, cold shoulder blouses, statement tassel earrings, or OTK boots. Perhaps even try all four! You can personalize accordingly with the style, fit and color, depending on your comfort level.

Own a new look and enjoy the many sunny days to come.
 Spring is the perfect time for a refreshing reminder – Each sunrise is an opportunity for a beautiful new day. #beaconisms

Blouse: Current Air || Jeans: Citizens of Humanity || Boots: Steve Madden || Bag: Rebecca Minkoff || Earrings: Beaded by W || Watch: Daniel Wellington || Nails: Lacquer || Hair & Makeup: Austin Hair and Makeup 

beaded-by-w-red-tasselsdaniel-wellington-black-watch-rebecca-minkoff-black-leather-bag-gold-chainsteve-madden-over-the-knee-gray-suede-bootscold shoulder-black-leather-bag-gold-chainmichelle-kuta-zuzek-fashion-bloggeraustin-fashion-blogger-style-beaconcold-shoulder-blouse-fashionbig-red-tassel-earringsperfect-spring-stylePhotography by Brandon Hill 


SB Shopping Guide: President’s Day Weekend

18 Feb


We all love SALES! Did you know that President’s Day weekend is the first BIG shopping event of the year? Look no further: our Style Beacon Shopping Guides have ALL the sale info that you’ll ever need. See below for details and click on links to be directed to the sales –

Anthropologie (40% off sale)
Ann Taylor (40% off full price + 50% off sale with code: WEEKEND)
ASOS (20% off with code: PREZ20)
Athleta (20% off sale with code: EXTRA20)
Banana Republic (40% off everything)
BaubleBar (up to 70% off select styles)
Bloomingdale’s (20% select new arrivals with code: NEWARRIVALS)
BCBG (30% off everything)
Bebe (50% off sale)
Chic Wish (20% off select items with code: LUXE20)
Cole Haan (30% off select styles with code: PREZ30)
eBags (up to 85% off)
Express: (40% off everything)
Forever 21 (extra 50% off sale with code: EXTRA50)
Francesca’s (25% off dresses, handbags, and heels)
Free People (25% off select styles)
Gap (40% off everything)
Gilt (20% everything with code: MUSTHAVE)

H&M (up to 70% off + free shipping with code: 7779)
Henri Bendel (up to 40% off new styles)
Hunter (25% off sale)
J. Crew (30% off with code: WEEKEND)
J. Crew Factory (50% off everything)
JC Penny (up to 30% off with code: 4GOSAVE)

Joe Fresh ($10 off $50+ with code: FAMILY10)
Kate Spade (25% off sale with code: BUBBLY)
Levis (30% off everything with code: SPRING30)
Loft (40% off everything + 50% off sale with code: HAPPY)
Lord & Taylor (20% off everything with code: SALE)
Lou & Grey (25% off everything)
Macy’s (Extra 20% off + free shipping with code: PRES)
Madewell (30% off sale with code: MOODLIFT)
Milly (30% off sale with code: PRES17)
Nasty Gal (50% off everything)
Necessary Clothing (50% off sale with code: 50MORE)
Neiman’s Last Call (30-60% off everything + extra 10% off with code: PRES10)
Nordstrom (up to 40% off)
Nordstrom Rack (25% off clearance)
Old Navy (50% off everything)
Overstock (up to 70% off)
PacSun (20% off everything with code: NEW2020)

Rebecca Minkoff (up to 50% off)
Rebecca Taylor (25% off sale with code: FEB25)
Saks (up to $150 off women’s denim: DENIM17)
SheIn (up to 85% off)
Sole Society (up to 60% off select styles)
Steve Madden (20% off + free shipping with code: PREZ)
Tahari (40% off everything)
Target (up to 30% off + extra 10% off with code: PRESIDENT)
Trina Turk ($75 off $350+)
Ulta (30% off select items with code: 504927)

Vince Camuto (30% off sale with code: EXTRA30)
Wayfair (up to 70% off)
West Elm (20% off everything with code: SAVE20)
Williams-Sonoma (20% off one item with code: UPICK)

Traveling Light

12 Feb

Aloha and Howdy y’all! After a fabulous trip to Hawaii, I’m now officially back in Texas. It was an amazing trip and I have lots of tropical photos to share with you all (coming soon!). The journey was a blast, but I love being back home.

Along the way during my travels, there were…hiccups: flights cancellations, rescheduling, baggage transfer issues, repeated delays, etc. It’s important to remain flexible and adaptable during these ‘bumps in the road‘. Instead of getting stressed and frazzled, keep calm during obstacles. You WILL eventually make it to where you want to be. Smile and make the best of it. Or travel light, as I like to say. 

As incredibly beautiful as Maui is, I love Austin. February is the month of the initial blooms of Bluebonnets, known as a harbinger of spring and the official state flower of Texas. The weather starts to warm and we start transitioning our wardrobes for spring.

My recent favorite wardrobe addition is this pair of leather leggings. When there is still a chill in the air, I like to pair them with closed-toe boots, and a comfy blousevest. As the weather becomes warmer, I swap the winter wear for open-toed booties or strappy heels, with an airy blouse or a tee. Plus, add a Texas choker. Because…don’t mess with Texas y’all! 

Vest: Velvet || Blouse: Bella Dahl || Leggings: Velvet || Boots: Frye || Choker: Simple Strand || Earrings: Simple Strand || Watch: Daniel Wellington || Nails: Lacquer || Hair & Makep: Austin Hair & Makeup 

bella-dahl-orange-button-up-leather-leggingstexas-leather-choker-multiway-vestleather-tassel-earrings-texas-leather-chokeraustin-texas-fashion-bloggerdaniel-wellington-black-watchlacquer-austin-plaid-nailsaustin-hair-and-makeup-capri-style-beaconleather-leggings-vest-orange-plaid-button-upteddy-bear-vest-daniel-wellington-blackfrye-renee-short-seam-boots-velvet-leather-leggingsPhotography by Brandon Hill 

Galentine’s Day 

5 Feb


February is known as the month of LOVE. To me, the celebration of love is not just about Valentine’s Day but rather a reminder that we should take more time and make room for all the loved ones in our lives. We are surrounded by love daily.

We can become so inundated with the demands of our careers and daily to-do lists that it is easy to lose sight of what really matters in our lives. Step back and reprioritize what is actually important to you.

One of my favorite ways to relax and feel loved is to spend time with amazing women for a Galentine’s Celebration. Dress up. Have your makeup done. Get a blow out. Be self-indulgent and do it all for YOU. Because you deserve it.

I had a blast with these blogger babes as we spent a whimsical day at Fall Creek Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country. Each of these ladies showed up with an outfit that reflected their own unique style and personality. I opted for my signature flirty glam look with an OTS dress (on sale!), lace up heels, and filagree earrings. 

Be yourself and wear what makes you feel good! Take inspiration from your favorite looks (below) or mix and match to form your own unique style.

Love and Be Loved -XOXO

Michelle-zuzek-style-beacongalentines-winery-daylovers-and-friends-ots-dress-elaine-turner-heels-kendra-scott-earringsStyle Beacon

Dress: For Love & Lemons ||  Heels: Elaine Turner || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Clutch: Elaine Turner || Nails: Lacquer || Hair & Makeup: Anna Lani 


elizabeth-and-james-dress-steve-madden-heels-diane-von-furstenburg-bagBy Hilary Rose

Lilac Dress: Elizabeth and James || Heels: Steve Madden || Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg || Necklace: Kendra Scott

sincerely-jules-dress-bauble-bar-earrings-steve-madden-heelsDani Austin

Dress: Sincerely Jules || Earrings: Bauble Bar ||  Heels: Steve Madden || Watch: Michele || Clutch: YSL


pink-velvet-dress-clear-heels-lace-topIt’s Me Haylee

Dress: Charolette Russe || Blouse: Boohoo || Heels: Boohoo || Earrings: similar || Clutch: Lauren Merkin || Lipstick: NYX || Eyeshadow: MAC


black-bcbg-jumpsuit-red-chanel-bag-bauble-bar-earringsJanna Doan

Jumpsuit: BCBG Generation || Earrings: BaubleBar || Lipstick: Christian Louboutin || Bag: Chanel (similar)


free-people-pink-pleated-dress-vintage-scarfMy Closet Life

Dress: Free People || Scarf: Vintage (similar here


asos-red-pleate-skirt-asos-white-blouse-kelly-wynne-bag-steve-madden-heelsThe Autumn Girl

Blouse: ASOS || Skirt: ASOS || Bag: Kelly Wynne || Necklace: similar here || Ear Jackets: Gorjana || Heels: Sam Edelman


floral-lovers-and-friends-dress-steve-madden-heelsUptown Fashion By Jess

Dress: Lovers and Friends || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Shoes: Steve Madden


bloggers-beatles-inspired-photo-fall-creek-vineyard-austinPhotography by Brandon Hill

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