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10x10 Challenge SERIES STYLE Summer Fashion

Summer 10×10 Outfit 2

Summer 10x10 Challenge Outfit 2 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! And welcome to DAY 2 of the Summer 10×10 Challenge! Woohoo! Today’s look is all about feeling sophisticated and classic by mixing a traditional blue button-up with a more modern wide-leg pant. Excited? Me too! Let’s get right into it then. This is one of those looks that makes you feel instantly ‘grown up’ and put together. Can we talk about how sophisticated I feel (without much effort on my part, I might add)?! And we all know…

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10x10 Challenge SERIES STYLE Summer Fashion

Summer 10×10 Outfit 1

Summer 10x10 Outfit 1 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! We’ve got some catching up to do, don’t we?! This week I am so excited to be starting the Summer 10×10 Challenge with you! And while I had planned to blog about my outfits every night this week, my research/work had other plans for me in the evenings. But that’s ok! These are the last 2 weeks of my summer work tour at NASA, so you can forgive me, right?! At any rate, let’s get all caught up…

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10x10 Challenge SERIES STYLE Summer Fashion

Summer 10×10 Challenge

Summer 10x10 Challlenge | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! I’m so, so excited because it’s finally time to try out another 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge! If you’re new around here and don’t know what I’m talking about, no need to worry! I will walk you through what the challenge is, what motivated me to start, and how you can get involved too! Yes, that’s right! It’s something you can join in on right NOW! So without further ado, let’s get into it, shall we?! Essentially the 10×10 Challenge…

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STYLE Summer Fashion

Casual 4th of July Look

Casual 4th of July Look | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! And happy 4th of July weekend! Allen and I just got back from an ah-mazing, AMAZING camping trip in the Grand Teton National Park! I cannot wait to share so much more with you soon, but for now I’m just popping in with a little 4th of July outfit inspiration. And I’m sharing simple ways to use pieces you already own in your closet to create the perfect casual look. I may sound like a broken record to some of…

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International Travel LIFE TRAVEL

Vancouver, B.C. Part 1: Granville Public Market

Ferry Ride To Vancouver, B.C. | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m picking back up on our Spring Break travels to the Northwest. If you missed Day 1 in Olympic National Park (here) or Day 2 in Victoria, B.C (here and here), you can go back and read them but they’ aren’t essential for today’s post, which is all about our first day in Vancouver, B.C. at Granville Island Public Market! It was one of our favorite days of the whole trip, where we just walked and talked and…

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STYLE Summer Fashion

Blush Tee + Button Front Jeans

Blush Tee and Button Front Jeans | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi hi! And happy almost weekend, friends! Today I’m sharing a fun, summer-inspired casual Friday look that incorporates a favorite color palette of mine–blush pink and yellow. I wore this combination a lot in the spring but am happy to take it right into the summer as well. What can I say? When something feels right, don’t fight it! File this outfit under combinations that w-o-r-k! Classic tee + cardigan + jeans. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.…

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International Travel LIFE TRAVEL West Coast

Victoria, B.C. Part 2: Tea at the Empress + Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria, B.C. | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m picking up from where we left off last time…and finishing up our day of adventures in Victoria, B.C. If you remember from the last post, the story ended with us heading back to the hotel to change for afternoon tea at the Empress hotel. So today’s post is all about our very fancy tea experience, followed directly by a long walk to Fisherman’s Wharf. Setting up the reservation for afternoon tea at the Empress couldn’t have…

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International Travel LIFE TRAVEL West Coast

Victoria, B.C. Part 1: Breakfast + Walking Tour

Spring Break in Victoria, B.C. | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi! And welcome to Day 2 of our Spring Break adventures! (If you missed it, you can read about Day 1 here.) On our second day we woke up early to catch the ferry from Port Angeles into Victoria, British Columbia for the day. Neither Allen nor myself knew much about Victoria before this trip…other than Allen’s mom recommending we go to high tea at the Empress. But we thought we’d make the most of it and see what the quaint…

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STYLE Summer Fashion

Stripes on Stripes on Stripes

Stripes on Stripes on Stripes | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

In preparing for the move to Virginia for my summer internship, I thought long and hard about the what clothing would be coming with me. It wasn’t necessary to bring a lot with me since I’d only be here for 10 weeks, but I also didn’t want to be hundreds of miles away from something I really needed. First and foremost I needed work clothes–that was a given! But almost just as important, I needed casual clothes I could wear…

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LIFE National Parks TRAVEL West Coast

Olympic National Park

Spring Break Trip to Olympic National Park in Washington | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I am so, so excited to (finally) start sharing with you the adventures we went on over Spring Break back in late March! For our week-long trip, we had the opportunity to explore Olympic National Park, Seattle, and parts of British Columbia. So over the next couple weeks I’ll be doing 1-2 posts on each place we traveled and sharing all the fun things we did at each! To start things off chronologically, today is all about…

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