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Moving on up

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Dear Loves,

My first year of blogging has been amazing, exceeding all expectations I had originally set out for myself when I started Style with Benefits in March 2009.  It has truly been one incredible ride thanks to everyone who visits here, and I hope you will continue with me on the next leg of the journey.

Wishing to create a more customized layout and improved reader experience, Style with Benefits will be moving to a new home, but luckily all my old posts have migrated over to the new blog.  Beginning tomorrow, please update your blogroll, RSS Readers and bookmarks to (do not include ‘www’ after the ‘http’):

I realize I’ve been a delinquent visitor to your blogs lately, and I hope to get back on the right track once the new blog is up and running.  Thanks so much for your continued support; it means the world to me.

This is not a good-bye, but a see you soon…

xoxo, becs

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** Please do not leave comments on this blog anymore as they will not migrate over to the new blog.  Thanks! **


‘Tis the season to be merry

Thanks to everyone who played along and sent me their pics! You all look fabulous!

The fabulous Cath & Laur from AsianCajuns

Love Cath’s faux fur hat and Laur’s sweatshirt has a sweet built-in collar.

My twinny, Mel, from Wrecked Stellar wearing her vintage cape over an Alexander Wang romper.

Super cute Lauren & Dana (love the hair accessories!)

JoLee & Jeff looking adorable in their sweaters (and turtlenecks)

Sylvia from Chaotic Cookie rocking a dude’s sweater.  Ha, love it.

Neekoh from LiveLoveLA looking cute (despite the chocolate fondue stain :)) and her friend in the pretty green, GotGame

Gorg Ilanka from Fashionnerdic in her H&M gray dress on Christmas Day

My brahs, Jake Ryan & Farmer Ted (Image via The Daily Green)

Thanks for the gifts, MKO (my fav).

Pixie Geldof rocking her sweater (Image via Life)

Heidi and Adriana brought Santa with them. (Image via Life)

Happy holidays!

xoxo, Becs


Giveaway Winner Announced

Congrats Dana!

You are the future owner of the SAUCE studded pocket tee!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered!  Unfortunately, I did not win the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, but thank you to for teaming up with me for the giveaway.

Thanks to the lovely Allie from Materialist who gave me the Beautiful Blogger Award.

1. Thank/Link the person who nominated you for this award;
2. Copy the award and place it on your blog;
3. Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself;
4. Nominate 7 bloggers and post theirs links.

I’m passing this award on to these fabulous ladies:
Clare at Clarabelle
Jillian at Nova Style
Sylvia at Chaotic Cookie
Ilanka at Fashion-nerdic
Antonia at Live Glam Or Die
My 7 “interesting” facts:

1.  I check out these shopping sites on a daily basis:  Topshop, Oak NYC, 80’s Purple, Pixie Market and MyCatwalk.

2.  I used to have really heavy blonde highlights.

Back in ’05

3.  I own more men’s plaid button down shirts than women’s.  Case in point, I’m wearing one in this post and the one below.

4.  My parents almost named me Sarah.

5.  For all the newcomers to my blog lately (thanks so much!) who may not know this, I’m a fraternal twin.  Mel’s blog is HERE.

6.  Long-term goal in life is to write a movie screenplay and have it sold.  I have the idea; I just need to find time to begin writing it.

7.  If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be linguine with white clam sauce.  I heart carbs.

I’m behind on getting back to comments, but will be getting back to everyone by the end of this week.  As always, thanks so much for your sweet notes!

xoxo, Becs


Sweet Home New Jersey

Rasberry PickingRaspberry picking

Apple PickingSome of the apples we picked

Sopranos BoothSopranos booth

Rehearsal DinnerMe and Jenny at her Rehearsal Dinner

UggsLove that J wore Uggs under her wedding dress

Disney WorldScanned pic from home of Mel and me at Disney World circa mid-80’s

So yes, I’m back in LA and apparently I brought the cooler east coast weather back with me to Cali.  My trip home to the Garden State included a stop at Topshop in NYC (bought the floral dress above which has three cut-outs and bows across the back), apple/tomato/raspberry picking at an orchard, catching up with friends who I’m sad I don’t get to see more often, and going to my lovely friend’s wedding.  Overall, it was a fabulous trip.

Thanks so much for continuing to stop by here even though my updates have been lagging.  I plan to update more frequently and will get back to all your comments this week!

xo, Becs


Happy Friday!


Hope you enjoy your two days of freedom!  I plan to head over to Unique Los Angeles this weekend, and hopefully will pick up some amazing items from the local independent designers.  BTW, this picture of MKO makes me smile.


Zappos Map = Awesomeness

The Zappos Map = Awesomeness.  You can watch in real-time what people are buying off of, and where they’re from.  I’m going to log on at 2am PST and see if anyone’s buying shoes in the middle of the night, or if that’s just something I always do.  Good times seeing an ugly shoe pop up in oh, maybe Kittler, Arkansas, and saying WTF, holy fugliness.  Technology just keeps getting better.


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