Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What I Wore: Plum Island

I hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! I've spent the last three days renting an adorable cottage on Plum Island - today is my last vacation day at the beach before I head back to Boston {and reality!} I've been living in this cozy outfit the past few days - comfy shorts with a cute embroidered hem and a lightweight sweater over my scalloped bikini when the temperatures start to drop near sunset. I'm also loving these girly summer espadrilles from Sperry...for some reason I cannot stand wearing flip flops because I find them so uncomfortable, so the Sperrys are the perfect beach alternative for me! I definitely forgo the blow dryer and black eyeliner when I'm at the beach...a messy bun and a bit of lip balm and mascara is all I need. What is your go-to beach look when you want to feel comfy while looking chic?

linking up with rhea, et cetera, The Glossy Blonde and WIMIHH/The Fashion Canvas

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Inspiration: Quotes I Love

Happy Friday everyone! I'm heading up to Newburyport/Plum Island for Labor Day weekend and I'm looking forward to relaxing on the beach and having some time off.

I'm really excited to announce that my blog has reached a big milestone - I've hit over 500,000 page views! Thank you all SO much for all of your support of Cupcakes & Couture... I really appreciate each and every person who reads my little blog. I'm hoping to have a fun giveaway to celebrate sometime next month, so please stay tuned!

Enjoy your Labor Day weekends!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What I Wore: Blush Lace

It's probably no surprise to you all that when I saw this blush pink lace dress on sale at Hautelook, I just had to have it! Not only is it my favorite color and fabric, but I love the girly bow detail and small opening on the back of the dress. Paired with my favorite classic nude pumps and a double strand pearl necklace, it's the perfect feminine look for a dinner date or summer wedding. Let me know what you think of my blush lace look in the comments below. :)

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Design Inspiration: Unique Closets

Because I have such a tiny closet that's basically busting at the seams trying to contain everything I own, I'm always envious when I see beautiful and unique closets that are organized and neatly hold everything in its place. Here are some of the closets I've been swooning over lately...which is your favorite?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What I Wore: Summer Layers

Just because it's summer doesn't mean I can't layer! :) On the cooler days and nights, I often throw this cotton military-inspired trench over whatever I'm wearing, and it goes especially well with dresses. I love the shorter sleeves and lightweight fabric - they make it perfect for summer! This dress came in a recent LeTote package and I love how it has different patterns on the front and sides. Paired with my new clutch from Crush Boutique and my crisscross wedges, it makes for a fun casual summer layered look. How do you layer in the summer?

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