Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It' My Time To Shine

I am absolutely in LOVE with this dress.  I bought it last year for New Year's & am always on the lookout for a new opportunity to wear it. Since prancing around last NYE in this little sparkly number, I've only worn it one other time (aside from this photo shoot). I cannot get enough of this dress. I honestly wish I could wear it again this New Year's, maybe in a different color. I'd originally wanted it in purple, but that one sold out before I could add it to my cart, ugh. But fortunately, red turned out to be a color no one (the Blacksburg bartenders) wouldn't forget. Don't you just love this dress?!!

Dress: TFNC, Asos
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Watch: Michael Kors

Isn't the cutout to die for?!!

Isn't Bella's dress adorable?!

Merry Christmas from Cupcake & Bella
Stay tuned for pictures of this year's NYE dress... Of course, it's also covered in sequins.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Time + OOTD

Hope everyone has an amazing holiday! Although Christmas has changed since I'm now an "adult" it still was a great day. Plus, I hate surprises, so picking out my present ensures I will like what I get. This year I chose a camera. It's not the Nikon 1 I'd originally wanted, but it will suffice. I ended up with the Nikon S8200. I just hope this time I don't drop it on the sidewalk. Maybe I should get a case asap?!!

Anyway, I wore this outfit Christmas day. I was obviously going for a casual look (mainly because I wasn't aware I'd be leaving my house except to pick up wine). But I actually ended up liking the way this thrown together outfit turned out.

Top: Forever 21
Jeans: William Rast
Boots: Bamboo
Watch: Michael Kors

Well, I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming week. I am looking forward to a 4-day work week then New Year's!!!! Can't wait to show you my dress!

Friday, December 23, 2011

So I Did A Little Shopping

I was inspired to do a little shopping yesterday. I actually made two trips out: one to Ross on my lunch break & another to Target after work. The traffic and amount of people were horrible- the main reason I online shop. But I braved the crowds to endure some instant gratification. Here's what I bought:

Sweater: Ross, $7.99
A great casual piece.
Top: Target
This was purchased simply because I love sequins
Sweater: Target
Mustard is so in right now, had to get have it.
Top: Ross, $8.99
I bought this just because it was cheap. Probably will pair with leggings & boots.
Hand wash: Ross
Nail polish & lip gloss: Target
All in all, I'd say this was a rather successful shopping excursion- considering I didn't really need any of this. My only downfall is I wish I would've found a pair of shoes. It's been SOOO long since I've purchased an amazing pair of heels.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All I Want For Christmas

All I Want For Christmas

As a blogger, I obviously need a camera. So I have decided this is exactly what I want for Christmas. It takes great quality photos but is still small enough for me to carry around in my purse. CHristmas is only a few days away, I've gotta convinve my parents to buy it for me. Wish me luck!! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tis The Season To Sparkle

I'm really hoping for a camera for Christmas- these photos are horrible. Hopefully at some point, I'll be able to do an actual post on this outfit. I wore this last night to a holiday dinner with my company. I'm always up for the chance to get a little dressed up & couldn't pass on an opportunity to wear sequins. Below there's a photo of all the sequined items I purchased in a single order & I actually just ordered a silver sequined dress for New Year's. Needless to say, I LOVE SEQUINS!!

Sequined sweater & skirts: Forever 21

Sweater & Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: ??
Shoes Charlotte Russe
Watch: Michael Kors
iPhone Case: DVF (Shopbop)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Flowers in the Winter

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago. Just thought I'd throw this in. Ignore the horrible lighting & the disgusting carpet at the office...  (&& I'm not really sure what's up with this crappy formatting).

Cardi: American Eagle Outfitters
Tights: Anne Klien
Boots: Bamboo
Watch: Michael Kors
Dress: old
Scarf: Target
Belt: Forever 21

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shiny Pink

Today I woke up feeling a little blah. What better way to spice up the day than to wear something shiny?! So without hesitation, I grabbed this pink blazer & paired it with an attention grabbing statement necklace. Making sure not to overwhelm, I went with an all black background to allow these pieces to, well umm, SHINE.

And how about this lovely tree?! I really wish I had remembered to turn on the lights. Dangit. Looking at these photos, really makes me ponder why I didn't brave the Black Friday crowds to buy a new camera. One day I''ll get a new. Hopefully a DSLR.  A girl can dream, right?!!

Blazer, Tank & Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Pants: Target
Nail Polish: OPI Vodka & Caviar

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ruffles, Chiffon & Leopard, My Faves

Hi readers!! I am very tired after probably one the craziest weekends ever. SO MUCH FUN!!

I believe this may be my new favorite blouse. I've worn it a few times (like here) & I never get tired of it.  It was rather chilly the night I chose this outfit, so tights & leopard booties were the perfect accessories. Actually, these are probably the worst shoes ever- no grippers, I spent lots of time on the floor due to their slipperiness. But at least they're cute, right?!

Blouse: Old Navy
Shorts & Booties: Charlotte Russe
Tights: Anne Klein
Blazer: American Eagle Outfitters
Watch: Michael Kors

Also, be sure to check out my articles over to CocoKouture Magazine to read my latest articles.... Have a great week & enjoy Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I decided to try something new. What do you think about this bohemian look?! Change is good & I'm really pleased with the outcome of this outfit. Sorry for the quick post, but I've been traveling this weekend & have lots to do before tomorrow, ugh. Hope you all had wonderful weekends!!

Dress: Mimi Chica via Nordstrom
Vest: Francesca's Collections
Watch: Michael Kors

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Maxi In The Office

Seriously all I ever talk about or do these days is work, work, work- BLAH! I took advantage of Nordy's Half Yearly Sale and bought a maxi dress, which inspired this outfit. I do have more than this maxi dress, but it may be my fave (until my new one gets here). I've worn this dress before (here) but the temps were  little warmer. This time I paired the dress with a scarf, blazer and flats for more of a Fall look. I'm just really obsessed with layering I guess. Would you wear a maxi dress/skirt to work?!

Dress: JCP (old)
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Scarf & Flats: Target
Watch: Michael Kors
Lipgloss: Revlon Super Lustrous in Pink Pop

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Captured By My Phones

This past week has been none other than hectic. I haven't had time to do anything. I had to say goodbye to my beloved Blackberry this week & upgraded to a iPhone. These are some pictures I found on my phones. Hopefully I ca find time in the upcoming week for outfit pics. Until then, enjoy these!!

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: Anne Klein
Flats: Target
Watch: Michael Kors

Same outfit taken on my new iPhone.

Close-up of my leopard print flats from Target.

Earrings from Francesca's Collections

MK watch with fierce panther ring.

Extreme close-up of one of my new blouses.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Layers & Layers & Layers, Oh My

Fall is finally here!!!! I love that I can layer all my favorite pieces together to create an outfit. Although I have a lot on, it all just sort of works. Throughout this season, you'll be seeing me wear lots of tights, dresses, boots & scarves.

Sorry for the short post, but work has had me very busy & I cannot wait until the weekend!! What are some of your favorite Fall items?!

Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Dress & Scarf: Target
Tights: Anne Klein
Boots: Bamboo
Watch: Michael Kors