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Blush Floral Pants + Lace Top

Work Wear : Blush Floral Pants and White Lace Top | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Back to that work week grind today, friends, and sharing one of my favorite working wear outfits to date. When it comes to my most worn prints and patterns, it’s no secret that I tend towards a  solid contrasting stripe or a bold polka dot. But when it comes to my favorite print, hands down it’s got to be a floral pattern. A floral print is one of those extra fun patterns that doesn’t have to feel as rigid and unchanging as the more popular stripes…

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HEALTH LIFE Personal Notes SERIES

Going Plant-Based

Italy Farmer's Market | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m excited (and oh so nervous) to share with you something that’s been on my mind heart for the last few months–my decision to change to a primarily plant-based diet. And while I was initially hesitant to share too much about it on the blog, I’m so glad that I decided to finally put all of my thoughts and feelings onto paper and to share them with you here. It’s actually been quite liberating to use this space as…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Tiny's No. 5 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Thanks for all your support and kind words about Tuesday’s post. Blogging is something that truly brings me joy–I love sharing my life and experiences with others! And this creative outlet is something I desperately needed in my stress-heavy (engineering) day-to-day life. But what I’ve learned is that sometimes, it’s ok to take some time for yourself and to truly live and be present in the life around you. So thank you for your continued encouragement! As for this past weekend, I…

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STYLE

Yellow Summer Work Dress

Yellow Summer Work Dress | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Thursday, friends! How’s your week been?! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be back up and blogging again on a more semi-regular schedule (fingers crossed!). As such, I’ve been living in bright colors to match my mood all week long, and today I’m sharing with you this fun, bright working wear outfit for summer. As you may know, I’ve gotten pretty comfortable at layering the classic work dress over a button up (here and here), so I decided to take it…

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FOOD Holiday

Triple Berry Cupcakes + Berry-Infused Buttercream Frosting

Triple Berry Cupcakes with Berry-Infused Buttercream Frosting | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I’m sharing with you a summer favorite of mine–triple berry cupcakes with berry-infused buttercream frosting. For me, berries are the quintessential summertime fruit. When I was younger, my parents would pack an entire container full of strawberries (and some cool whip for dipping) for my lunch between summer camp activities. So these berry cupcakes strike a particularly sweet note in my heart. They are the perfect summertime treat, and in fact I made this batch for an early 4th…

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LIFE Personal Notes SERIES STYLE

That Summertime Balance

Casual Weekend Gingham | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi friends! With the past few weeks month being so crazy, I wanted to touch base with you on a more personal level about finding balance this summer. But we’ll get to that in a second. First off though, let’s talk about this casual gingham outfit, perfect for summertime exploring on the weekends. When it comes to weekend wear, I’m all about the comfort. But there’s nothing that says comfort can’t be cute too, right? This gingham boyfriend button up is a weekend game-changer in…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things TRAVEL

The Little Things

Frozen Banana Treat at Bananarchy in Austin, TX | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

This past weekend was epic. Allen and I traveled to Austin, TX and had such a blast!! It was one of those perfect vacations where you see everything you want to see but at a pace that isn’t exhausting. I usually try to pack in as much sight-seeing and eating (#foodie) as possible when I travel, but this weekend we did a good job of taking it easy and remembering to smell the roses along the way. Let’s just say our…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Wildflowers at Rocky Mountain National Park | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

This past weekend, I traveled home to Colorado to spend time with Allen. It was such a fun trip–full of hiking, shopping, and as always, lots of good eating! Friday we spent exploring the hidden gems of Golden, CO. My favorite find was trying papusas for the first time at a little hole in the wall place we stumbled upon while walking downtown. On Saturday we met up with Colleen to explore the Boulder Farmers Market for the first time. I was…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Jumping for Joy at Galveston Beach | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

This past weekend, Conor (my best friend from CU) came to visit me here in Houston. It was his first time in Texas…ever! Can you believe it?! So naturally, we had to explore all the fun spots here at NASA (#nerdlife), as well as in the greater Houston area. Needless to say, we had a LOT of ground to cover. A. Lot. It’s Texas after all, and even still…only a teeny tiny part of Texas at that! We didn’t end up stopping…

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STYLE

Going Green

Green on Green for Spring | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today is all about going green–in style that is! Most times when people put together monochromatic looks, it’s in a neutral color palette–like all gray or all white. It is definitely a safe option, but who says you can’t go all bright?! When I first saw this neon green skirt, I was hesitant to make the plunge–I wanted to make sure I would get enough use out of it for the price (even on sale). But just like my mustard yellow clutch, it’s…

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