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A Day at the Beach (+ What To Pack!)

J. Crew Beach Day Outfit + What To Pack for a Day at the Beach | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Excited to be back today and sharing pictures from a fun-filled day at VA Beach from this summer. Since I gained quite a bit of experience making day trips to the beach (it was an hour drive from where I lived), in addition to my beach day outfit, I thought I’d also share my tried and true list of what to pack in case you have any beachy destinations in your future! First things first, let’s talk about…

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STYLE Summer Fashion Virginia

Beach Stripes on the Boardwalk

JCrew Stripes and Colors on Virginia Beach Boardwalk | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! It’s been a while since we last talked, but I’m so excited to be back at it on the blog after a little break for studying–qualifying exams and my first technical conference presentation. (P.S. – Both went extremely well! Thanks for all your support!) This week I’ll be focusing on all things Virginia Beach, which if you remember, is where I spent a lot of my time this summer while I was working at NASA Langley.  At any…

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Taking A Little Break…Let Me Know What You Want To See When I Get Back!

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Hi, friends! Just checking in to let you know that I’ll be taking a little, mini break from the blog over the next month or so. As some of you know, I’m taking another round of qualifying exams for my PhD in Aerospace Engineering in early September. So I’ll be taking the next month or so to really focus on studying and preparing for those. In addition, I’m presenting at my first technical conference in Australia at the end of…

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Everything You Need To Know About the Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse August 1999 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! As I’m sure many of you have heard, there is something incredibly spectacular happening this Monday, August 21st–a total solar eclipse! If you haven’t heard of it, or you aren’t sure exactly why this is significant, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with today’s post on Everything You Need To Know About the Solar Eclipse! So let’s jump right into it, shall we! // What Is A Solar Eclipse? A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between…

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Summer 10×10 Outfit 10

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

Happy Friday, friends! Guess what day it is?! It’s DAY 10 DAY 10!! of the Summer 10×10 Challenge, which means today is the last outfit of this summer’s wardrobe remix. Today’s look was a classic with a traditional blue button-up paired with a pencil skirt for the perfect last day of work outfit. Today’s look came together pretty organically on its own. Since most of my wardrobe was packed up for the move back to Colorado (save but a few…

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Summer 10×10 Outfit 9

Summer 10x10 Challenge Outfit 9 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! And welcome to Day 9 of the Summer 10×10 Challenge! I’m so incredibly excited to share today’s look with you because it is my absolute favorite of the bunch so far! I am totally smitten with it and already can’t wait to wear it again. Can we talk about how chic this look feels, while still remaining absolutely comfortable and completely approachable?! I’m a huge fan of casual chic looks, as I’ve lovingly dubbed them over the years, but…

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Summer 10×10 Outfit 8

Summer 10x10 Challenge Outfit 8 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Sorry for the little break from my Summer 10×10 posts. Things got quite busy during my last week at NASA Langley, and then with the move back to Colorado, I just couldn’t keep up with the posts. But today I’m back and will hopefully get all caught up on outfits 8-10 this week and a full recap at the very end! Today’s look marks Day 8 of the Summer 10×10 Challenge, and I’m experimenting big time with how…

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Summer 10×10 Outfit 7

Summer 10x10 Challenge Outfit 7 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi friends and welcome to Day 7 of the Summer 10×10 Challenge! Can you believe how fast this challenge has been flying by! Only 3 more days to go! Today I challenged myself to style my favorite floral top with pants and I loved how the combination turned out! So let’s get right into, shall we? So you guys are probably getting sick of me saying how much I love this top (previously styled here and here), but it’s just…

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Summer 10×10 Outfit 6

Summer 10x10 Challenge Outfit 6 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! And welcome to week 2 of the Summer 10×10 Challenge. Are you ready to flex your creative muscles a little more this week? The second week is generally my favorite of the challenge, because at this point in the challenge, I’ve likely used up most of my go-to looks (aka outfits I’m comfortable putting together) and have moved into a phase where I’m forced to try new ways of wearing my pieces–whether that means pairing them together in…

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Summer 10×10 Outfit 5

Summer 10x10 Challenge Outfit 5 | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! And welcome to Day 5 of the Summer 10×10 Challenge! I can’t believe we are already half-way through the challenge. Woah! But today’s look is such a GOOD one! It incorporates a floral-on-floral atheistic that was professional enough for an end-of-summer presentation yet still felt super fun and bubbly like me. Bringin’ back a bit of my beloved color today and I love it! I mentioned in yesterday’s post that my outfits up to this point have felt…

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