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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


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Photography by Vanessa Christina

 

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SB Beauty Chronicles: At-Home Microdermabrasion  

17 Sep
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A few months ago, at the Nordstrom Beauty event, I had a chance to check out the wide variety of at-home products and devices that are available to consumers. I’ve always been particularly curious about personal Microdermabrasion and laser treatments.

I finally had a chance to see one in action – the PMD (Personal Microdermabrasion) device. The guinea pig? My Mom. She’s already a natural beauty, so I was curious to see how her skin looked after the session. She sat in the chair while they performed the treatment on her, smiling and chatting with everyone (as she always does – she’s the sweetest). Just minutes later, they were “done.” The results were amazing. She instantly had smoother looking, glowing skin. I was so impressed, that I bought one to surprise her for her birthday!

Fast foward a few months, I decided that I needed one too. When the opportunity arose to work with PMD, I was super excited. The benefits of Microdermabrasion are: smoothing and evening skin tone, diminishing dark spots and fine lines, increasing product absorption, and exfoliating the dermis. I’ve only been using the device for a few months and I’ve already noticed all of these benefits. I can’t believe that I didn’t try this sooner.

If you’d like one for yourself (I highly recommend), you can find the PMD here
 – use code STYLE15 for 15% off. 

*This post is sponsored by PMD, but all opinions are my own. 

Looking Forward

23 Aug

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards  –Steve Jobs

First off, I’d like to thank you for sticking with me over the past few months. I would be lying if I told you that life has been perfect…contrary to the highlight reel of Instagram. I haven’t been able to spend as much time with you all and I’m sorry for that.

One thing holds true: everything happens for a reason. We’ve had some crazy living circumstances lately and I have some great life (and fashion) lessons to share with you. Being without our belongings for six months really put things into perspective. More details coming soon. 

The good news is that the worst is behind us (finally!). I’m ready to enter into this next phase with a fresh start and a new perspective. All outfit details below! 


Dress: Dorthy Perkins || Hat: Dorothy Perkins || Choker: Dorothy Perkins || Ring: Kendra Scott || Bag: LYDC || Heels: Sam Edelman || Nails: Hiatus || MUAH: Kelsey Nicole


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dorothy-perkins-floral-maxi-cold-shoulder-dress-seaholm-austin-texas-blogger-style-beaconPhotography: Brandon Hill

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

5 Aug

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There are only two days left to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Prices go back up August 7, so it’s time to make your final selections! 

This sale is unique for one fabulous reason: ALL of the items are new arrivals. The deals are incredible. Check out my favorites (still in stock) with shoppable links below. To browse the entire sale, click here

Style Beacon Tip: after you purchase from the #nsale, share the love! Clean your closet and donate a few gently used items to a local women’s shelter. 

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  1. Poncho ($58.90 || after sale $89)
  2. Jeans ($131.90 || after sale $198)
  3. Booties ($99.90 || after sale $150)
  4. Earrings ($31.90 || after sale $48)
  5. Sunglasses ($66.90 || after sale $100)
  6. Bag ($164.90 || after sale $248)
  7. Dress ($91.90 || after sale $138)
  8. Necklace ($23.90 || after sale $36)
  9. Watch ($129.90 || after sale $195)
  10. Loafer ($55.90 || after sale $90)
  11. Blouse ($22.90 || after sale $35)

 

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