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SB Beauty Chronicles: Sun & Skin

10 Jul

Let’s talk skincare. THE single most important thing that you can do to keep your skin looking young is to protect it! You only get one epidermis and there is no fountain of youth. #truth 

During summer, we are flooded with a multitude of “tanned” body images. It can be very tempting to bake in the sun for a few hours, without sunblock. Don’t do it! Trust me on this one. Unprotected sun exposure can increase lines, wrinkles, and sun spots – and let’s not forget the risk of skin cancer.

Untanned (or lightly tanned) skin is classy and elegant: case in point, Taylor Swift. Check out this article about celebrities who look better without a tan. If you really want that deep summer tan, please just go for a spray tan or try an at home system.

Now for the important part, sunblock. My favorite brand is Coola. It is a mineral formula that doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. They have an amazing matte tint line, which keeps you looking cool and smooth (not oily and greasy). It is made for the face, but I use it on my entire body. You’ll love it it. You can find it at Nordstrom here or Sephora here.

Your gorgeous skin deserves flattering swimwear. I particularly like bright colors, to provide a good contrast. This pink suit pops on anyone. Even if you aren’t used to wearing super bright colors…give it a try for a swim suit. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. 

Just remember: Don’t shush the SPF. Protect you skin and you’ll look amazing for many years to come. 

{We photographed this series at one of the most amazing spots on Maui. During special times of the year at Baldwin Beach, the sun shines directly through the hills and creates one of the best spots for watching the sunset, EVER. We happened to be there for this exact moment. Incredible. These were truly some of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever experienced. So, I wanted to share them with you. Hope you enjoy!}

Swim Top: Solid & Striped || Swim Botton: Solid & Striped|| Earrings: Lisi Lerch || Sunblock: Coola

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Instagram Roundup 

20 Jan

It is time for an Insta Roundup! If you are not an Instagram user, stay up to date with an occasional roundup of the shoppable photos right here.  

If you are an Instagram user, be sure to sign up for It is the easiest way to shop the feeds of your favorite bloggers. Just ‘like’ any photo with a link and you will receive an email with the items in the photo. And don’t forget to follow @stylebeacon.  

Here are the latest Instagram happenings. Happy shopping!!

Dress | Tote | Heels | Sunnies | Hat

 Jacket (similar) | Vest | Skirt | Shoes | Headband

 Fur Vest (similar here & here)

 Dress: Sold Out (similar here, herehere, & here)

 Leggings | Socks | Mug | Mac

Blouse | Jeans | Necklace | Button Up | Lamp

  Watch | Crystal Bracelet | Arrow Bangle | Blouse | Boots

 Scarf | Jeans | Boots | Hat

Dress | Boots | Scarf | Necklace | Purse

Dress | Necklace | Jacket | Lipstick

Jumpsuit | Necklace | Heels

 Blouse | Scarf | Jeans | Boots | Necklace | Hat

  Top | Shorts (similar) | Hat | Sunnies | Boots

Parka Chic

28 Dec

Everybody has an old, go-to, heavy winter jacket.  You know the one I’m talking about. Its been sitting in your closet for years and should have been donated to a local coat drive – like 3 years ago. It’s time now!

You should own something truly unique & chic.  Look for flattering cuts, interesting zippers, fun fur, cool leather details, built in features, quality construction, versatility, and most important of all, warmth. Unique and chic also means staying away from basic coats with flashy logos (think, North Face, Columbia, Eddie Bauer, Mountain Gear, or LL Bean). By doing so, you’ll make one of your best winter wardrobe decisions, ever.

While vacationing in Vancouver, British Colombia, I stumbled upon this amazing Mackage jacket.  It is the chicest heavy jacket that I have ever laid eyes on.  The length, cut, angled multi-way zipper, leather details, fur, built in vest, and THAT hood – it was love at first sight! Warm & comfy, while still flattering & fashionable. Jackpot.

Now is the perfect time to shop for your best winter jacket, ever!  Treat yourself to a new heavy winter jacket, while all of the great styles are out.  IMO Mackage has some of the highest quality, best looking pieces.  If you’re not ready to make the splurge, check out my other budget-friendly picks below too!

Jacket: Mackage (other fav picks: here, here, & here) // Tote: Elaine Turner // Leggings: Hue // Boots: Elaine Turner // Sunglasses: Prada // Earrings: Kendra Scott  // Nail Polish: Essie (Sew Psyched)


Photography by Todd White


Channeling Paradise

14 Jul

Bring your vacation home with you.

I just got back from a much needed vacay to the fabulous Hermitage Bay, in Antigua.  It was surreal (but, I’ll get to that in another post)!!  Although I’m back home, I’m still channeling the tropical vibe.  That means it is time to throw in some island-style inspiration to the wardrobe.

On the way to Antigua, we made a quick stop in Miami, where I decided to splurge on these Prada sunnies in South Beach. They are the perfect mix of Wayfarer and glam. I’m. In Love.

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Outfit 1 (shorts): Prada Sunnies, Prabal Gurung Print Mesh Flower Top, Zara White Yacht Short (similar here), BCBG Paris Jaze d’Orsay Nude Pumps, Forever 21 Quilted Purse, T+J Designs Yellow Drop Necklace, J Crew Link Bracelet, Kendra Scott Yellow and White Rocco Ring, and Sally Hanson Kook A Mango Nail Polish

Outfit 2 (jeans): Prada Sunnies, Free People Lace Blouse (similar here), Hanky Panky Lace Bandeau, Bebe Pink Skinny Ankle Jean, Nine West Speedup Natural Suede Pump, Lone Star Vintage Straw Purse (similar here), T+J Designs Pink Drop Necklace, Michael Kors Gold Link Bracelet, Vintage Gold Bangle (similar here), and Sally Hanson Kook A Mango Nail Polish

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