give love on christmas day {shop}

Loving all of this love jewelry.  It’d make a fantastic romantic Christmas gift for that special someone.  You already know I am obsessed with the Tiffany love necklace, but there are so many other fun options out there as well.  From funky to feminine, there’s love for everyone at every budget.

L O V E

L O V E by coutureandcupcakes featuring chain jewelry

Large Love Script Necklace in White Gold with Diamonds
$1,080 - ylang23.com
Chain jewelry »

Sydney Evan Love Ring
$750 - neimanmarcus.com
Sydney Evan rings »

Jennifer Meyer Jewelry Love Stud Earring
$275 - shopbop.com
Stud earrings »

Cc Skye Women Love Knuckle Ring – Jewelry
$125 - djpremium.com
Gold jewelry »

Nashelle Love Wrap Bracelet – Max and Chloe
$123 - maxandchloe.com
Wrap bracelets »

NEIVZ The Love 3D 3-Finger Ring in Red, Jewelry for Women
$28 - karmaloop.com
Red jewelry »

Love Lasso Ring Gold
$149 - superette.co.nz
Gold jewelries »

Erica Anenberg Love Block Twosome
$98 - couturecandy.com
Gold jewelry »

Perspex Love Crystal Cuff Bangle
9.50 GBP - talullahtu.co.uk
Crystal bangles »

Love Me Secret Hands Ring
$475 - openingceremony.us
Delfina Delettrez rings »

Diamond Script Love Studs in Yellow Gold
$595 - ylang23.com
Diamond jewelries »

Juicy Couture – Love ID Braclet (Gold) – Jewelry
$42 - zappos.com
Juicy couture bracelets »

Solange Azagury-Partridge Love 18-karat red gold and diamond ring
$1,800 - net-a-porter.com
Gold and diamond jewelry »

Diamond Love Ring in Gold available at vionnet boutique los angeles
$600 - vionnetboutique.com
Gold jewelries »

Alexandra Beth Love Necklace
$100 - maxandchloe.com
Necklaces »

Love charm
$925 - tiffany.com
Pendants »

Zoe and Morgan Love Stud Earrings
$135 - asos.com
Stud earrings »

Erica Anenberg Love Necklace
$130 - couturecandy.com
Chain jewelry »

Paloma Picasso
$500 - tiffany.com
Chain jewelry »

 

November 30, 2010. shop. Leave a comment.

{watch} christmas flicks

I love curling up by the tree and watching a holiday movies.  Here are my must-sees each December.

Muppet Christmas Carol – Love the muppets, love Michael Caine.

White Christmas – is there anything more fantastic than Bing Crosby singing White Christmas? I don’t think so.  I love this movie.

The Year Without A Santa Claus – classic kitsch.

Christmas Vacation – HILARIOUS.

A Christmas Story – probably my favorite. This movie always cracks me up and it’s definitely the most quotable.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – the score is what makes this one. Definitely a must-see.

NYCB’s Nutcracker – I’ll watch any Nutcracker on t.v., but this version is my favorite.  As far as I am concerned, you can’t have Christmas without the Nutcracker.

Holiday Inn – another Bing Crosby classic.  Although, Fred Astaire’s dancing is what makes this one special.  I love him.

It’s A Wonderful Life – everyone’s favorite feel good movie.

Miracle on 34th Street (original and remake) – The original is so special, but I think that the remake with Dylan McDermott is pretty good too.  That little girl is adorable.

Elf – Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel are adorable.

I know, that’s quite a list!  Which are your favorite holiday movies?

November 29, 2010. watch. 2 comments.

thanksgiving {eat}s

We’re spending Thanksgiving with Husband’s family, but I like to bring some of my own family dishes along.  My grandma always made this velveeta broccoli casserole topped with ritz crackers.  As a general rule, I don’t eat velveeta (yes, I know, it isn’t even really cheese), but I grew up eating it on Thanksgiving, and if nothing else, I am a firm believer in tradition.

I’ll also be doing the baking.  Pumpkin and apple pies. YUM.

Since we liked it so much, I’m making this pumpkin pie again.

And I bought this new pie dish for the apple pie.

The salesman at Williams Sonoma told me it’d change my life… I’ll let you know if it happens.

I also bought the fall version of these to decorate the apple pie.  They were already on sale for $10 last night.

Happy, happy Thanksgiving! xoxo Sarah

November 24, 2010. eat. 1 comment.

{shop} cozy christmas gifts

Perfect gifts for those who like to snuggle in on a cold night, in front of a fire, with a good book, or a classic movie.

Cozy Christmas

Cozy Christmas by coutureandcupcakes featuring a knit sock

Tranquil Current Robe
$88 - anthropologie.com
Anthropologie robes »

J.Crew vintage silk cami
$70 - jcrew.com
J Crew »

fluff at kate spade
$80 - katespade.com
Kate Spade »

Monogrammed Mug, Missus
$6 - anthropologie.com


Purple Fleece Sleep Kit
$30 - crateandbarrel.com


Holly GoNightly sleep mask
$14 - fredflare.com


essie
$17 - essieshop.com


Kelham Hot Water Bottle
$49 - jackwills.com


November 23, 2010. shop. Leave a comment.

{shop} christmas sparkle

Here are some fantastically sparkly, glittery, and shimmery Christmas gifts for the ultimate girly-girl.  From stocking stuffer to splurge, there’s something for every budget.

Christmas Sparkle

Christmas Sparkle by coutureandcupcakes featuring stretch bracelets

J. Crew – Drapey sequin tank (warm taupe)
$70 - jcrew.com
Sequin tanks »

Vince Sequined crepe T-shirt
$295 - net-a-porter.com
Short sleeve t shirts »

Sequin flats
$149 - talbots.com
Sequins shoes »

charm
$325 - katespade.com
Kate Spade pumps »

Glint Sequin Frame Clutch
$68 - nordstrom.com
Glint clutches »

frosted felt market tote
$375 - katespade.com
Kate spade handbag »

Marc Jacobs Large Single sequined bag
$995 - net-a-porter.com
Marc jacobs shoulder bag »

BCBGMaxAzria Two-Way Sequin Oversized Clutch at Zappos.com
$128 - zappos.com
Sequin handbag »

Le Charlot Necklace, Gray
$396 - charmandchain.com
Chain pendants »

Pearl Stretch Bracelet
$19 - anntaylorloft.com
Pearls jewelry »

Sparkling Sage Crushed Stone Bib Necklace
$158 - nordstrom.com
Stone necklace »

Nouveau Swarovski Stretch Bracelet
$118 - anntaylor.com
Stretch bracelets »

Allison Daniel Sparkle Stone Ring in Silver – Max and Chloe
$76 - maxandchloe.com
Silver ring »

Michael Kors ‘Madison’ Clear Resin & Crystal Watch
$225 - nordstrom.com
Michael kors watches »

Tiffany & Co. | Browse Gifts For Her | United States
$500 - uk.tiffany.com
Earrings »

Carolee – Winter Blooms Teardrop Pierced Earrings (Silver/Pink Multi)…
$56 - zappos.com
3/4 earrings »

FULL TILT Rhinestone Heart Earring Set
$6.99 - tillys.com
Earrings »

SEQUIN BERET
$55 - juicycouture.com
Juicy Couture hats »

Women’s accessories – scarves, gloves & hats – Gem-laden snood -…
$68 - jcrew.com
J Crew »

New York & Company – Accessories – Belts
$20 - nyandcompany.com
Belts »

Embellished Fingerless Gloves
$45 - saksfifthavenue.com
Fingerless gloves »

Bobbi Brown ‘Sparkle Glamour’ Eye Quad
$40 - nordstrom.com


DuWop Angel Washes
$27 - sephora.com


SEPHORA by OPI Only Gold For Me Top Coat Only Gold For Me
$9 - sephora.com


Sequin Animals | west elm
$5 - westelm.com


November 22, 2010. shop. 2 comments.

{shop} studded gifts

The first of several themed gift posts – here are some studded clothes and accessories that would make fabulous Christmas gifts for the fashionista in your life.

Christmas Studs

Christmas Studs by coutureandcupcakes featuring a crossbody handbag

Studded Leather Gloves
$125 - saksfifthavenue.com
Leather gloves »

3.1 Phillip Lim studded leather gloves
185 GBP - flannelsfashion.com
Leather gloves »

November 19, 2010. shop. Leave a comment.

{decorate} tree skirts

Husband and I are looking for a new tree skirt this year.

We have older versions of these stockings from Ballard Designs (in stripes and ikat, not polka dots):

And Deniro has his own, of course:

I am kicking myself because Ballard used to make a coordinating ikat tree skirt, but now all they offer is this cheetah version, and I don’t like it..

So, I’ve been scouting other options.

I like the simplicity of this Angelique Tree Skirt at Crate & Barrel.

I also like the velvet tree skirts at Pottery Barn.

and the Bird Decoupage tree skirt, although Husband would probably nix it.

This Poinsettia Tree Skirt at Garnet Hill is gorgeous.

I just feel like there aren’t enough good options!  Any suggestions for where to find a simple, chic tree skirt?  I would think about making one, but I’ve taken on enough holiday projects this year…

November 18, 2010. decorate. 1 comment.

CFDA fashion fund awards {style}

The CFDA Fashion Fund Awards were last night and, appropriately, there were some fabulous dresses.

These three were the standouts, in my opinion.

Carey Mulligan can do no wrong as far as I am concerned (as I posted here), and she looked flawless last night in Chanel (and can we discuss the brillance of her casting as Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Great Gatsby!?).

Kim Kardashian can sometimes err on the side of too sexy, but last night she was a gorgeous modern day Cleopatra in Zac Posen.

And Leighton Meester was lovely and fresh in black and white Prabal Gurung.

You can see more pictures and read about the winners here.

November 16, 2010. style. 1 comment.

thanksgiving what to {wear}

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while you can’t bake your pumpkin pie this far in advance, you can plan your outfit.  I always think chic, but comfy for Thanksgiving.  After overindulging in the feast, you’ll be glad you skipped the tight dress and reached for something more forgiving.

Here are some looks to inspire your Thanksgiving attire.  These festive looks incorporate the best of the season: velvet, shimmer, and tweed.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving by coutureandcupcakes featuring chain pendants

Drapey sequin tee – J.Crew
$80 - jcrew.com
Sequined tops »

Silk cashmere cozy
180 GBP - harveynichols.com
Silk tops »

J.Crew Super 120s cropped trouser (black)
$118 - jcrew.com
Cropped pants »

Penny Loves Kenny Tetra – Blue Grey
$90 - heels.com
Blue pumps »

DKNY Eyelet large quilted leather tote
$295 - net-a-porter.com
Dkny tote »

Accessories & Beyond Grey Pearl Leather Bangles
$293 - couturecandy.com
Pearl jewelry »

Paloma Picasso®Love pendant
$150 - tiffany.com
Chain pendants »

Ti Sento Dropper Earrings Grey Pearl – Johnsons Jewellers Nuneaton
johnsonsjewellers.co.uk
Pearls jewelry »

Thanksgiving 3

Thanksgiving 3 by coutureandcupcakes featuring a cz ring

Plaid Eliza tee – J.Crew
$118 - jcrew.com
J Crew tops »

Tory Burch Studded merino wool cardigan
$325 - net-a-porter.com
Sleeve long cardigan »

Gap The Skinny Jeans (Faded Medium Wash)
$30 - gap.com
Denim jeans »

MAPLE Metal Toe Caps Pumps
$55 - topshop.com
Metal pump »

Women’s new arrivals – bags – Coquette hobo in suede – J.Crew
$248 - jcrew.com
Suede handbags »

Noir Jewelry – Butterfly CZ Ring (Black) – Jewelry
$125 - zappos.com
Cz ring »

Maxine’s Jet Black Crystal Square Stud Earrings
$29 - fantasyjewelrybox.com
Stud earrings »

Tasha Studded Suede Headband
$28 - nordstrom.com
Hair accessories »

Thanksgiving 2

Thanksgiving 2 by coutureandcupcakes featuring a kenneth jay lane ring

Old Navy Womens Long Perfect Tanks
$7.50 - oldnavy.gap.com
Camis tops »

Rochas Velvet and satin jacket
$1,325 - net-a-porter.com
Blazers jackets »

J.Crew Super 120s cropped trouser (black)
$118 - jcrew.com
Black pants »

Matiko HALLE
$175 - solestruck.com
Flat boots »

JJ Winters Studded Leather Circle Bag
$138 - nordstrom.com
Leather handbag »

Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski crystal-embellished cocktail ring
$190 - net-a-porter.com
Kenneth jay lane ring »

Kenneth Jay Lane – Award Winning Earrings (Red) – Jewelry
$154 - zappos.com
Red earrings »

Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat gold-plated coin necklace
$40 - net-a-porter.com
Gold plated necklace »

Thanksgiving 1

Thanksgiving 1 by coutureandcupcakes featuring purple flat shoes

Apiece Apart / Tank Top
$220 - lagarconne.com
Apiece Apart tops »

Half Pass Jacket
$128 - anthropologie.com
Tweed jacket »

Women’s denim – bootcut – Stretch vintage bootcut cord – J.Crew
$80 - jcrew.com
J Crew »

Tory Burch Patent Eddie Ballet Flat – Purple
$178 - toryburch.com
Purple flat shoes »

Tory Burch Metallic Dafina Hobo – Pewter
$465 - toryburch.com
Metallic handbag »

Alexis Bittar Studded Hinge Cuff
$185 - nordstrom.com
Gold jewelries »

Majorica 10mm Faux Pearl Drop Earrings
$75 - nordstrom.com
Drop earring »

What are you planning on wearing this year?

November 15, 2010. wear. Leave a comment.

{shop} triwa watches

Martha Stewart has been wearing one of these Triwa watches on her show.  It’s a Swedish company whose founders wanted to make stylish, affordable wrist watches.  I love them. Fantastic colors and most are under $200.

My favorite is this Turquoise Flamingo. I like the gold and swarovski crystal accents.

I also like the Coral Flamingo, Greystone Chrono, and Rose Gold Chrono.

You can buy your own here.

Happy Weekend! xoxo

November 12, 2010. shop. 1 comment.

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