Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Inspiration: Quotes I Love

Happy Friday! I have today off from work (yay!) so I plan on relaxing and taking some me time. What do you have planned for the weekend? Today is the last day to enter my double initial necklace giveaway, so don't miss out! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! <3



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gift Guide: The Guys

Every year around the holidays I hear the same thing: guys are the hardest ones to shop for! Today I've put together two men's gift guides for you - one with gifts under $100 and one with gifts over $100. I tried to choose items that would appeal to a variety of guys so you can find something for every man on your shopping list. Let me know what you think of my picks in the comments below, and happy shopping!

mens gifts under $100

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What I Wore: Office Holiday Party

When the date was set for my company holiday party and I found out it was on a Monday immediately after work, my first and only thought was "how can I make sequins appropriate for the office so I won't have to change before the party?" I've had this burgundy sequined skirt for a while now - I found it on Hautelook for a steal a few years ago and couldn't pass it up! - but I've yet to style it with anything other than a simple sweater and tights. For my office holiday party look, I decided to pair it with a black & white printed silk blouse, a black blazer and my cap-toe Chanel pumps for a look that was both festive and professional. The blue envelope clutch was a last minute addition on my way out the door to work and felt like a bit of a risk, but I actually really liked how it looked with the maroon sequins! Let me know what you wore to your office holiday party and what you think of my look in the comments below. :)

Linking up with rhea, et cetera; WIMIHH/The Fashion Canvas; Stylelixir; Stylin in St. Louis/Living in Color Style




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift Guide: A Bit of Whimsy

For the girl who loves all things whimsical, magical, charming, quirky and unique, I've put together a guide filled with gifts that are sure to make her smile. :) Let me know which gift is your favorite in the comments below!

whimsical gift guide


Monday, December 15, 2014

{CLOSED} What I Wore & a Giveaway: Initial Necklace

I hope you all had a great weekend! Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who entered my Kissing Frogs book & tote giveaway and announce the winner: Christine Renee! Congratulations! I'll be in touch today to get your prize out to you. :)

I have another great giveaway for you all today combined with an outfit post. 9th & Elm, an online shop featuring handmade & independent designers, sent me this gold plated double initial necklace and they want to give one away to a lucky Cupcakes & Couture reader as well! I styled mine with a simple and classic go-to outfit for me: a blazer, v neck blouse, skinny jeans, my favorite kitty flats and blush quilted bag. How would you style your initial necklace if you won? Let me know in the comments below, and make sure to fill out the Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win!