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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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Houston Local TRAVEL

Day Trip to College Station

Best of Friends in College Station | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Today I’m sharing the last of my Houston adventures from two summers ago. In my last post, I shared our time visiting the Houston Zoo. Today I am excited to talk about a little day trip Allen and I took to Texas A&M, which is where I went for undergrad, where both of us went for our Masters degrees, and where we met, became best friends, and fell in love! So it holds a very sentimental and wonderful place in…

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Houston Local TRAVEL

A Day at the Houston Zoo

A day at the Houston Zoo | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Today begins a 2-part series covering my last weekend in Houston. The first will cover our Saturday at the Houston Zoo, and tomorrow I will talk about our day trip to College Station (where Texas A&M is! and where Allen and I met). And speaking of Allen…he actually came up to spend my last weekend with me and we had such a fun time crossing off a few more “must-see’s” in Houston off of my list. So let’s get right…

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Houston Local STYLE Summer Fashion

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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