High Five

27 Apr

Style Beacon is celebrating its five year anniversary this week! It has been a pretty incredible journey, filled with lots of hard work and a ton of fun.

I truly appreciate each and every one of you. You’re the reason I keep going – every like, comment, message, email, Snapchat or Insta Story response….you all are awesome. Thank you for your unending support. 

In honor of Style Beacon’s 5 Year Anniversary, here are 5 things that you probably don’t know about me:  

  1. I don’t drink caffeine 
  2. Hip-hop is my favorite genre 
  3. I can’t sit still, so I don’t watch TV 
  4. Tequila is my preferred libation 
  5. I am originally from NY 

There are A LOT of exciting things to come, and I can’t wait to share these special moments with you. I hope to be your Beacon of Style for many years!

Dress: Dress the Population || Heels: Betseyville || Earrings: Kendra Scott || MUAH: Kelsey Nicole Beauty

michelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-five-year-anniversary-of-the-people-blush-sequin-dressmichelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-five-year-anniversary-kendra-scott-earrings-of-the-people-blush-sequin-dressmichelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-five-year-anniversary-valentino-rockstud-dupes-of-the-people-blush-sequin-dressmichelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-of-the-people-blush-sequin-dress-target-betseyville-rockstud-valentino-dupescelebration-michelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-five-year-anniversary-of-the-people-blush-sequin-dress-valentino-rockstud-dupesmichelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-five-year-anniversary-celebrationmichelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-five-year-anniversary-of-the-people-blush-sequin-dress-nude-valentino-rockstud-sandal-dupesPhotography by Brandon Hill 


Coat Check

14 Apr

I have a confession to make: I have a jacket obsession. And something tells me that I’m not the only one. I mean…there are entire closets dedicated to coats. Coat check please!

It’s easily justifiable to have a great selection of jackets and coats when you factor in the low Cost-Per-Wear they hold. Not only do they make amazing layering pieces, but they are practically necessary year round – cooler evenings, movie nights, overly air-conditioned restaurants, etc. 

A stylish jacket is great way to add interest and/ or color to your look. For this outfit, the burgundy BB Dakota jacket is the perfect third piece addition. It has a cool casual vibe and can be worn open or closed for more cover up. I’m so glad that I grabbed this jacket on my way to the CBS live taping* because I ended up wearing it in the studio, while I was being interviewed. I love the versatility of this style so much that I also bought the same version in white.

Invest in a few great jackets and always be excited to grab them out of that coat closet as you walk out the door. 

*To watch my special CBS style segment, click here

Jacket: BB Dakota || Jeans: Hudson || Top: SheIn || Heels: Elaine Turner || Earrings: SimpleStrand || Bracelet: SimpleStrand || Hair: Dry Society || Nails: Lacquer

burgundy-maroon-leather-jacket-fashionleather-tassel-earrings-lace-up-topdruzy-bracelet-and-nail-artelaine-turner-black-lace-up-heelsBB-Dakota-leather-jacket-black-hudson-jeansbalayage-hair-style-beacon-back-pocket-hudson-jeansleather-tassel-earrings-black-lace-up-topleather-jacket-black-jeans-lace-up-heelsPhotography: Todd White


SB Chronicles: SXSW 2017

30 Mar

This SXSW was epic, to say the least. From chatting with Kristen Bell, seeing the SONY Lost In Music showcase with The Chainsmokers performing up close, attending FRYE Days, visiting the Mazda Studio, checking out the Twitter house, and talking with one of my favorite boss babes: Amber Venz Box (of RewardStyle & If you followed along on Snapchat or Insta Stories, you saw all 10 days of amazingness. I’m already pumped up for next year.

Check out the highlights with details + shopable links below! 

style-beacon-sxsw-2017-red-carpetSXSW Red Carpet 
Bodysuit: BCBGeneration || Pants: Velvet || Heels: Frye || Bag: Gucci || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Necklace: Kendra Scott


SXSW-2017-Kristen-Bell-Michelle-Kuta-ZuzekCreate + Cultivate with Kristen Bell
Earrings: Lisi Lerch || Lipstick: Make The Rest Up || Bell’s New Company: This Bar Saves Lives 


cupcakes-and-cashmere-romper-frye-boots-sxsw-2017FRYE Days Showcase
Romper: cupcakes and cashmere || Boots: Frye || Bag: Gucci || Bracelet: Alex and Ani || Earrings: Lisi Lerch || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban


andrew-taggart-the-chainsmokers-michelle-kuta-zuzek-style-beacon-sxsw-2017 SONY Showcase with Andrew Taggart from The Chainsmokers
Jacket: BB Dakota || Romper: cupcakes and cashmere || Earrings: Lisi Lerch


chaser-besos-tee-lips-shirt-austin-texas-sxsw-2017A view from the top of Austin SXSW 2017
Top: Chaser || Jeans: Citizens of Humanity || Earrings: Lisi Lerch


amber-venz-box-michelle-kuta-zuzek-sxsw-style-2017Style Session with Amber Venz Box of RewardStyle &
Dress: ASOS || Collar: ASOS || Heels: ASOS || Top: Gap || Jeans: Citizens of Humanity || Boots: Hunter || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Necklace: Kendra Scott


ysl-beauty-event-sxsw-2017-crop-top-frye-bootsYSL Beauty Event
Top: Roxy || Shorts: Roxy || Heels: Frye || Bag: Gucci || Choker: Nina Berenato || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban


bcbgeneration-dress-black-boots-gucci-marmont-bag-round-ray-ban-sunglassesSB SXSW Birthday Celebration
Dress: BCBGeneration || Boots: Frye || Bag: Gucci || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban || Bracelet: Alex and Ani || Watch: Daniel Wellington


lacquer-austin-sxsw-nailsSXSW Nails
Lacquer (by Elaine)


*** The winner of SB’s Birthday Saint Bernard Gift Card is Sophia Schwent (@sms1998)! Congratulations!! Please DM me on Instagram to claim your gift card so you can shop your favorite pieces from the links above***


Screenshot Time

7 Mar

It is March Madness! So much going on this month as I’m getting geared up for SXSW (I’ll be sharing the SB recommended schedule of events soon). 

But before then, have you heard the news yet? The App is officially here, and you are not only going to like but LOVE it! 

With the new App, you’ll be able to take a screenshot of ANY Style Beacon photo across social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, etc.) and shop the items instantly. No more waiting around for direct emails. 

Download the app here to try it! Launch the app. Go to my most recent Facebook photo (here) or Instagram photo (here). Take a snapshot of this current outfit photo and voila, super easy to use and shop one item to entire outfits. 

I grabbed this black grid dress (only $17!) as a modern take on the LBD. The mock neck and long sleeves are perfect for cooler spring evenings. I love adding a white vest and black heels to complete the outfit. After all, B&W is always a good idea.

Happy Screenshotting! 

Dress: SheIn || Vest: Zuri Zuri (sold out – similar here and here) || Heels: Elaine Turner || Bag: Rebecca Minkoff || Hair: Dry Society || Nails: Lacquer


white-fur-vestelaine-turner-lace-up-heelsaustin-texas-fashion-blogger-outfitblack-and-white-dresswhite-feather-vestlace-up-suede-heelslove-crossbody-rebecca-minkoff-bag-and-mock-neck-grid-dressblack-and-white-grid-dressspring-2017-stylePhotography by Todd White

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