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Nautical Outfit for Dinner on the Docks

J. Crew yellow pleated skirt and striped silk tank top. | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m sharing one final look from my summer in Houston before jumping right into FALL on the blog. (I have so much fun content coming your way, trust me!) But for today, we’re traveling back to Kemah Boardwalk and I’m sharing a fun, nautical outfit that would be perfect for dinner on the docks, and maybe even a quick round or two at the carnival afterwards! Kemah Boardwalk is such a fun place to go! It’s right…

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Houston Local TRAVEL

Second Saturdays in Houston

Second Saturdays Art Show on Spring Street in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

It seems like there is always something going on in Houston, especially on the weekends. Whether it’s a concert on the lawn or a food truck extravaganza, you can be sure to fill your weekends up with more things to do than you have time to spend. However, there was one monthly event that I was told not to miss. So before I left Houston for the summer, I made sure to check out Second Saturdays, an art gallery that…

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Houston Local STYLE Summer Fashion

Summer Touristing

What to wear for city walking in the summer. | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Since becoming a NASA co-op nearly 7 years ago (and a NASA fellow 1 year ago), I have become accustomed to interning (living + working) in a new city over most of the summers since I began. As a consequence, I’ve learned to become quite the tourist of my own city on the weekends. Don’t get me wrong, being on my own every summer can be really tough, but I try to keep an open mind and view it as…

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Houston Local TRAVEL

McGovern Centennial Gardens + James Turrell Skyspace

Hermann Park in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi friends! Today I’ll be sharing the 2nd half of our Sunday in Houston. If you need a reminder of what we did on the first day, go ahead and read this post real quick before we dive in here! Alright, shall we get right into it then?! After walking around the rooms of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, we headed out on an adventure to see what other hidden gems we could find nearby. And that’s one thing I…

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Houston Local TRAVEL

Cockrell Butterfly Center + Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston

Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m excited to share our adventures from Conor’s last day visiting Houston. But since we packed so much into the last day, I’ll be breaking up this day’s activities into two different posts! This first post will cover morning to afternoon, where we explored the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Cullen Sculpture Garden, and the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston. The next post other will cover afternoon to evening, which I’ll give a sneak peek into at the end…

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Houston Local STYLE Summer Fashion

Lavender Pleats at Kemah Boardwalk

Lavender pleated dress at Kemah Boradwalk in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Today I’m excited to share more photos from Kemah Boardwalk in Houston, Texas with this pretty lavender pleated maxi dress that is perfect for date night or weekend brunch with the girls. It’s no secret to those close to me that I LOVE purple. It’s easily my favorite color. Light shades…dark shades…redder tones…bluer tones, they are all beautiful to me! So it comes as no surprise that I would have fallen head over heels for this pretty lavender maxi dress…

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Houston Local TRAVEL

Hobbit Cafe + Menil Collection + Houston Dynamo Game

Houston Dynamo MLS Soccer Game | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m excited to share with you the second day of Conor’s visit to Houston, including lunch at the Hobbit Cafe, a visit to the Menil Collection, and ending with a Houston Dynamo MLS game in downtown. You can read our Day 1 adventures here, if interested. Let’s get right into it, shall we?! Saturday morning began with photos at Kemah Boardwalk with Tiffany, two outfits of which I’ve shared on the blog so far (here and here…

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Houston Local STYLE Summer Fashion

Summer Sweater at the Marina

Summer Sweater for Labor Day | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Like I mentioned in this post, all this week (and next) I’ll be catching up on all my Houston posts from last summer (2016…woah!). Sorry about posting things out of order…but there are just too many good things we did not to share with you! So bare with me as I dive a little deeper into summertime here on the blog. 🙂 Today, in particular, I’m sharing one of my favorite looks from my time in Houston–a striped summer sweater!…

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Houston Local TRAVEL

Space Center Houston + Galveston Beach

Space Center Houston | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! I’m back this week with more summer posts, except this week and the next I’ll be traveling (virtually) back to Houston, TX and sharing some of my summer 2016 experiences with you! Better late than never, right? 😛 This week in particular, I will be documenting a weekend trip that my best friend Conor made down to Texas and all the fun activities we did while he was in town. Since this was Conor’s first time in Texas,…

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Personal Notes STYLE Summer Fashion Virginia

Long Walks on the Beach

Madewell Chambray Dress on the Beach | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Friday, friends! Have any big plans for the weekend? My parents are in town visiting, so we will be getting in some hiking before it gets too cold and snowy here for the winter. But today I’m excited to share my final look in a series of photos I took at VA Beach this summer with Jennifer Carr (who is an incredible photographer and an even more incredible person if you are ever in need of pictures in the…

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