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Falling for Maroon

Madewell Maroon Jeans and Striped Tee for Fall | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Fall brings with it some of my favorite things. Cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters, and all the warm fall colors. Even before becoming an Aggie, maroon has been one of my favorite fall colors to wear. And in today’s outfit, I’m mixing and matching some of my favorite maroon and taupe pieces to make the perfect fall ensemble that’s both stylish and cozy. Let’s start with these maroon jeans. Firstly, they are maroon. So we all love them already, right?! 😛 Secondly, they are the…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Colorful Shops in Silverton Colorado | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

This past weekend was absolutely magical! Allen and I took advantage of the long weekend to go on a leisurely road trip into the mountains. We went to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, made a pit stop in the sleepy town of Ouray, walked through the adorable town of Silverton, all before spending Allen’s birthday in downtown Telluride. I can’t wait to fill you in on all of the details (over Christmas break in a few weeks),…

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STYLE

Layered Sweater Vest + Loafers

How To Layer A Sweater Vest | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m excited to share with you my new favorite layering piece for fall–a sweater vest! If you remember this time last year, I was all about the sleeveless sweater trend. And while I love wearing sweater vests by themselves, I’ve also come to love layering them over a classic button up for a more professional, polished look. When picking out a sweater vest, I try to stay with neutral colors because they are easiest to pair with…

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FOOD

Galaxy Black Hole Cupcakes

Galaxy Black Hole Cupcake Recipe | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy last day of Space Week, friends! Today I thought we would end this week’s activities on a fun (and quite delicious) note with these Galaxy Black Hole Cupcakes. I’ve always dreamed of combining my two passions of space exploration and cupcake baking into the perfect little dessert, and this past weekend I did just that. (And I’m so happy with how they turned out!) This galaxy cupcake recipe has a chocolate-chocolate chip cupcake base with a chocolate ganache center…

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NASA Pathways Intern Program

NASA JSC Pathways Intern | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Ever since I went to Space Camp in the 8th grade (and again in the 9th), I’ve wanted to work for NASA. What I’ve wanted to do at NASA has constantly been changing—from wanting to explore Mars as an astronaut, to leading the first team down to the surface from mission control, to now wanting to work a little more behind the scenes as an astrodynamics engineer planning the mission’s trajectories through space. But one things has remained the same—my desire…

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What is a Planet?

Solar System Planets | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

While it’s quite easy to name a few of the planets in our Solar System, it’s a much harder task to define what a planet actually is. In fact, until quite recently when the planetary status of Pluto was called into question, the definition of what makes a celestial body a planet was quite arbitrary. In today’s post I will cover what defines a planet (using the current definition) and the discoveries that led to development of this definition over…

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STYLE

Seeing Stars

Navy and Gold Embellished Star Sweater + Space Necklace | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Wednesday, friends! How are you liking Space Week so far? I’m sharing another fun space fashion look today with this star embellished sweater that is sure to shine. I’ve talked about it before, but J.Crew’s Tippi Sweater is seriously the best. It’s a classic piece that can be dressed up or down, worn for work or play. See how I last styled it here and here. So when this star embellished Tippi Sweater was released this fall, I knew…

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How To Use A Star Chart

How To Use A Star Chart | www.cupakesandthecosmos.com

If you’ve ever wanted to navigate the night sky, this post is for you! Today I’m sharing how to use a star chart. After reading this article (and with a little practice on your own), you should feel comfortable going out at night and finding your favorite constellations. So let’s get started! P.S. – I have a pocket star chart that I take with me camping that is good for the whole year round. But you can also download a free…

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STYLE

NASA Style

NASA Nerd Style for Fun | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Today I’m kicking Space Week off with a fun NASA style outfit that is sure to get you excited about bringing out your inner nerd and flaunting it! I love how a good statement tee can entirely make and outfit, and this NASA tee is no exception. If you’ve been reading my blog for very long at all, you most likely know I’m an avid supporter of space exploration. (I’m actually getting my PhD in astronautical engineering.) So it was only…

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SPACE WEEK: What To Expect

NASA Nerd Style for Fun | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

When I first started my blog, I wanted it to be a place of inspiration and discovery, both for others and for myself. I wanted to use this space as a creative outlet and as a forum where we could talk about the things we are passionate about. And this sentiment is true still today! Every day I strive to share my style, my life, my passions with others and to in turn to learn from what drives them as well! As the name…

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