Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gift Idea: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch

Shopping for guys can be tough. One of the questions I get the most from friends, family members and readers is 'what should I buy my dad/boyfriend/brother/father-in-law/etc. for his birthday or upcoming holiday?' When asked what they want for a gift, most guys say they don't know or honestly haven't given it any thought, so it's really tricky to come up with ideas! When Victorinox reached out to me with info on the I.N.O.X., their newest men's watch launched for their 130th anniversary, I knew I had to share it with you because it will make such a great gift for the guys in your lives!

The I.N.O.X. timepiece was built to last and modeled after the famous Swiss Army Knife: it's robust, authentic, reliable in all conditions and can withstand any and all levels of stress. The watch has been put through some pretty serious tests, including a 32 foot drop onto a concrete surface, being driven over by a 64 ton tanker truck (ouch), going through the washing machine for 2 hours (particularly good for the guy who puts things in his pockets and forgets to take them out before doing laundry) as well as weathering a sandstorm. While your guy probably won't experience many sandstorms here in the US, I.N.O.X. can also resist many corrosive products including gasoline, solvents, oils, cleaning liquids and insecticides, so no matter what type of conditions your guy works in, this watch can weather the conditions!

I.N.O.X. is also reinforced with a removable nylon and silicone bumper protector to prevent scratching and damage to the watch face. You can see why Victorinox brands the I.N.O.X. as the perfect companion for life!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What I Wore: Floral Kimono

As summer transitions into fall here in Boston, we have some of those odd in-between weather days where it's too hot for sweaters and boots but too cool for minidresses. On the semi-warm weekend days, I've been wearing this lightweight kimono over a simple tank with cutoff shorts, which is both comfy and practical for the weather. This may be one of my favorite shoots I've done to date because I loved being by the water and the weeping willow trees - it was kind of like being in a secret garden! {I'm such a nerd, ha!}

Also, how fun is this chevron ring I received c/o Felt Noir? I love the sparkly white sapphires and black enamel - I've been wearing it with everything lately. Felt Noir is offering a 20% discount on their jewelry for all Cupcakes & Couture readers using the code BBFall20!

Linking up with rhea, et cetera and WIMIHH/The Fashion Canvas

Monday, September 15, 2014

Style Inspiration: Medium Length Hair

Although I chopped my hair off over a month ago now, I'm still struggling with finding new ways to style it so it doesn't look the same every day. I've been searching Pinterest for medium length hairstyle inspiration and have come up with a few attainable ideas that I'm hoping to try out as I continue to get used to my shorter 'do. Which style do you like best? If you have any ideas on new styles I should try, please leave them for me in the comments below!

straight blow-out

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Inspiration: Quotes I Love

Happy Friday everyone! This will be my first weekend in Boston in a little while since I was away in NYC for fashion week and Plum Island for Labor Day, so I'm looking forward to relaxing and catching up on some things that just need to get done! What are you all up to this weekend?

I really love today's quotes - some of my favorites are in here! Hope you enjoy :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What I Wore: rewardStyle NYFW Party

The second event I attended for fashion week was a huge party thrown by rewardStyle. To contrast my classic, feminine brunch outfit, I decided to wear something a bit more city chic and edgy to the rooftop party. I found this Robert Rodriguez silk & mesh snakeskin top at Nordstrom Rack and wore the faux leather skirt I got from LeTote a few months back. I accessorized with my coral clutch for a pop of color and my snakeskin sandals. What do you think of my rooftop party look - do you prefer it to my brunch outfit or did you like that one better?

Linking up with Stylin in St. Louis/Living in Color Style & Style Elixir