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