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Holiday STYLE Winter Fashion

Plaid and Sparkle for a Fancy Christmas Party

JCrew Stewart Plaid ButtonUp Layered Under Metallic Dot Jacquard Dress for a Fancy Holiday Party | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Creating a little holiday magic with today’s outfit post. This look was a bit spontaneous in its creation, but I love love love how it turned out! In fact it’s probably my favorite look of any holiday outfit I’ve ever put together, which is saying a lot! Between the unexpected layering and the re-styled pieces in my closet, this look is a definite winner and would be perfect for any fancy holiday party you’ve got this season. If there is…

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Holiday STYLE Winter Fashion

Holiday Style at Work

J. Crew Tippi Sweater in Cat Print and Tweed Party Skirt for a Holiday Work Look | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

I just love dressing up for the holidays! Don’t you?! I’m the type of person that will find just about any excuse to add a little plaid or pop of red to an outfit to make it feel more Christmas-y. So today I thought it would be fun to share a holiday style at work look that is professional enough for the office but could also easily be worn to a fancy Christmas party. You might remember seeing this skirt…

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Holiday STYLE Winter Fashion

Red Plaid Swing Top

Madewell Red Plaid Tiered Button-Back Top | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here on the blog! And I couldn’t be more excited! This time of year is my absolute favorite. I know, I know. I just got done talking about how much I love Fall. But Christmas is hands-down, without-a-doubt the best time of year. Today I’m sharing a casual holiday look that would be perfect for an evening spent inside playing board games with friends or on Christmas Day itself. While I’m open to…

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Holiday STYLE Winter Fashion

A Fun Pastel Holiday Look

J. Crew pastel fair isle sweater with a silver sequin skirt for the holidays | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! And welcome to the first of many fun, holiday-inspired outfits here on the blog! The pre-holidays can get a little hectic for me with the end of semester projects and final exams, but I hope you’ll indulge me in posting these outfits a little later than I would’ve liked. It’s just what I have to do as a graduate student who’s a part-time blogger. 🙂 At any rate, I hope you found plenty of inspiration this holiday season…

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Fall Fashion STYLE

Orange and Black

Orange Plaid Scarf for Fall | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Alright, friends! Are you ready for one last Fall-inspired look before I dive head-first into the holidays here on the blog?! (Get ready…because I’ve got tons of amazing holiday looks coming your way very soon! Yayy!) But before we get into those, today I’m sharing a fun orange and black outfit that is sure to put you in the mood for a long stroll through the changing leaves of your city. And I promise, it’s one that isn’t too “Halloween-y”, if…

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Fall Fashion STYLE

Layering a Dress in the Fall

Layered Maroon Dress Over a Striped Turtleneck | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Today I want to talk about a styling technique I’ve come to really take advantage of come fall–layering tops underneath dresses. In the past, I’ve felt somewhat limited with what I can wear come November/December. If I’m not in some variation of pants or jeans, I’m in skirts with OTK boots. Don’t get me wrong, my go-to options are great! But sometimes I crave something a little different. And layering a dress seems to be the perfect solution. I practically live…

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Fall Fashion STYLE

Silk Floral Tee

Madewell Silk Button Back Tee in Seattle Floral | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Since learning about and partaking in multiple 10×10 Challenges, I’ve become much more aware about the pieces I add into my wardrobe. I look for pieces which can be effortlessly mixed into my current wardrobe and ones which are highly versatile in how they can be worn. I’ve also noticed a shift in searching for pieces with great patterns that can be added to the more neutral pieces I already own. So when Madewell came out with this silk tee…

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Fall Fashion STYLE

Day To Date Houndstooth Skirt

Day To Date Style: J. Crew Houndstooth Skirt | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Fall is my favorite! I love that with the changing of the leaves and the coming of crisper temperatures, I too get to change my wardrobe up a bit! I talked about my love of incorporating warm chestnut browns and spicy pumpkin oranges into my wardrobe in this post, but today I’m talking about another favorite fall color–deep hunter green! And how to take a favorite fall outfit from day to date with one simple addition. It’s no secret that…

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Fall Fashion STYLE

My Fall Uniform + How To Style Leopard in Fall

J. Crew Maroon Tippi Sweater with Faux Fur Leopard Vest | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m sharing my go-to Fall uniform and how to spice it up with a fun faux fur leopard vest that is just as cozy as it is chic. You may remember me raving about this sweater a couple springs ago here. Well I’m here to tell you, perhaps unsurprisingly, that I’m still a huge fan of the J. Crew Tippi sweater, which is a lightweight merino wool sweater that is the perfect transitional piece for fall or…

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Fall Fashion STYLE

The Colors of Fall

Orange Duster with J. Crew Corduroy Skirt and Ribbed Turtleneck for Fall Style | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Fall, friends! I’m so excited to finally get into some fun fall content here on the blog! And today I’m starting out with an outfit that takes its inspiration straight from the colors of the season. After living in yoga pants and tshirts throughout the months of August and September (while studying for my qualifying exams), I was more than ready to change things up in the wardrobe department and to fully embrace my love of the fall season. Fall…

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