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Working Stripes

Striped Skirt + Top for Work | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Checking in with you today (in the midst of PhD qualifiers) to share with you a fun look that is all about working those stripes at the office. As you probably know by now, I am a sucker for bright colors and bold prints. So when I saw this pencil skirt a year or so ago, I knew it was an obvious choice for my closet (and a fun way to add color into my working wear attire). I also love…

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Louisville Local STYLE TRAVEL

Uncovering Hidden Treasures at Little Horse + A Breezy Maxi Dress for Girls Night

Uncovering Hidden Treasures at Little Horse + A Date NIght Maxi Dress | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

One of my favorite things about visiting Louisville is that you never quite know what hidden gems you’ll find just around the corner. Such was the case on my last visit to this favorite town of mine. I was headed on my way to meet friends for drinks when I stumbled upon Little Horse, a vintage shop with an abundance of character and charm, tucked neatly away between shops on Main Street. It was love at first sight as I quickly found shelves upon…

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Louisville Local STYLE TRAVEL

Sweet Cow Ice Cream + Three Summer Trends You Can Wear Into Fall

Sweet Cow in Louisville, Colorado + An Off-The-Shoulder Dress You Need | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Walking around downtown Louisville sure does work up an appetite! (See my first stop in Louisville, CO here.) Luckily, nothing alleviates an afternoon hankering for something sweet like a trip into Sweet Cow for ice cream. Here, the soft scent of vanilla from freshly baked waffle cones is almost as enticing as the bright and smiling faces of the “Moo Crew” serving up the most vibrant flavors of ice cream in Louisville. It’s something that no afternoon in downtown should go without. I’m a go big or…

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Louisville Local STYLE TRAVEL

Moxie Bread Co. + The Perfect Swingy Dress

Moxie Bread Co. in Louisville, Colorado | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

When beginning any day adventure in Louisville, Colorado, a stop at Moxie Bread Co. goes without saying. Moxie Bread Co. is known for their hearty, rustic-baked breads and flakey, French pastries. I usually start my day here with a fresh blueberry kouign amann and a “Moxie On The Rocks ” latte. For those a bit more adventurous, I’d recommend the lox tartine which offers the perfect blend of colors and flavors for an early morning start. For me (and most likely you), the biggest problem you’ll…

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LIFE Louisville Local TRAVEL

Feature Article in Boulder Lifestyle Magazine

Discovering Louisville, Colorado | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I am so, so excited to share with you a special collaboration I’ve been working on this summer with Boulder Lifestyle Magazine. In this month’s issue, I’ve written an article about the must-visit restaurants and shops in one of my all-time favorite small towns–Louisville, Colorado. I discovered the charming town of Louisville somewhat by chance during my first few months of being in Boulder, but have since fallen deeply, madly in love with this community-centered, insanely charismatic small town…

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101 in 1001 Days LIFE SERIES

101 Things in 1001 Days: Update 4

101 Things in 1001 Days Goals | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’d like to share with you an update of my 101 in 1001 goals. I accomplished a lot over the summer and can’t wait to share with you all the great progress I made while working in Houston. I’d also like to share with you some of the things I’ll be working on this upcoming semester. With the changing of seasons, you know it’s the prefect time to reevaluate priorities and to set sight on the goals that you…

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STYLE

Summer Days

Yellow Pleated Skirt and Pink Floral Top for Summer | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Ahhh…summertime. With only a few more days of summer left before the school year begins, you can bet I’m soaking up as many rays as I can this week. And there’s nothing like a bright floral print and twirl-worthy skirt to put me in the mood for those sweet summer days. I had such a blast putting this outfit together and wearing it for an afternoon out with the girls. I love how bright and cheerful this floral top is…it…

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HEALTH LIFE

Five Things To Do Before School Starts

Five Things To Do Before School Starts | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

image With school starting up next week (and prelim exams happening in September, yikes!), I’m spending this week preparing for all the craziness that will inevitably ensue once the semester begins and classes pick up. In my experience, spending just a little extra time getting everything in order ends up making the whole process of starting a new semester (or big project) that much more manageable. And with so many other students out there, I thought I would go ahead…

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Holiday STYLE

Stars and Stripes

4th of July Red White and Blue Outfit | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Tuesday, friends! After hiking and relaxing in southern Utah all week long, I’m rested, rejuvenated, and ready to get back to life-as-normal again! One of the first things I did when I got back into service was catch up on all the Olympic events I missed out on while off-the-grid. Soccer, gymnastics, and swimming are some of my favorites! Have any favorites of your own that I should watch? Leave ’em in the comments below if you do! I’m…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Downhouse Breakfast in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

After this past whirlwind of a week (the last week of my summer work tour at NASA), I am finally ready for a long backpacking trip in Utah with family. And while I am truly, truly living my dream every single day I work at NASA, I’m also still a (stressed out) graduate student at the end of the day, who is ready for a week off-the-grid and unplugged from the digital world. So if you don’t hear from me this…

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