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 by coutureandcupcakes featuring chain jewelry

Large Love Script Necklace in White Gold with Diamonds
$1,080 –
Chain jewelry »

Sydney Evan Love Ring
$750 –
Sydney Evan rings »

Jennifer Meyer Jewelry Love Stud Earring
$275 –
Stud earrings »

Cc Skye Women Love Knuckle Ring – Jewelry
$125 –
Gold jewelry »

Nashelle Love Wrap Bracelet – Max and Chloe
$123 –
Wrap bracelets »

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

Love Lasso Ring Gold
$149 –
Gold jewelries »

Erica Anenberg Love Block Twosome
$98 –
Gold jewelry »

Perspex Love Crystal Cuff Bangle
9.50 GBP –
Crystal bangles »

Love Me Secret Hands Ring
$475 –
Delfina Delettrez rings »

Diamond Script Love Studs in Yellow Gold
$595 –
Diamond jewelries »

Juicy Couture – Love ID Braclet (Gold) – Jewelry
$42 –
Juicy couture bracelets »

Solange Azagury-Partridge Love 18-karat red gold and diamond ring
$1,800 –
Gold and diamond jewelry »

Diamond Love Ring in Gold available at vionnet boutique los angeles
$600 –
Gold jewelries »

Alexandra Beth Love Necklace
$100 –
Necklaces »

Love charm
$925 –
Pendants »

Zoe and Morgan Love Stud Earrings
$135 –
Stud earrings »

Erica Anenberg Love Necklace
$130 –
Chain jewelry »

Paloma Picasso
$500 –
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 robes »

J.Crew vintage silk cami
$70 –
J Crew »

fluff at kate spade
$80 –
Kate Spade »

Monogrammed Mug, Missus
$6 –

Purple Fleece Sleep Kit
$30 –

Holly GoNightly sleep mask
$14 –

$17 –

Kelham Hot Water Bottle
$49 –

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 –
Sequin tanks »

Vince Sequined crepe T-shirt
$295 –
Short sleeve t shirts »

Sequin flats
$149 –
Sequins shoes »

$325 –
Kate Spade pumps »

Glint Sequin Frame Clutch
$68 –
Glint clutches »

frosted felt market tote
$375 –
Kate spade handbag »

Marc Jacobs Large Single sequined bag
$995 –
Marc jacobs shoulder bag »

BCBGMaxAzria Two-Way Sequin Oversized Clutch at
$128 –
Sequin handbag »

Le Charlot Necklace, Gray
$396 –
Chain pendants »

Pearl Stretch Bracelet
$19 –
Pearls jewelry »

Sparkling Sage Crushed Stone Bib Necklace
$158 –
Stone necklace »

Nouveau Swarovski Stretch Bracelet
$118 –
Stretch bracelets »

Allison Daniel Sparkle Stone Ring in Silver – Max and Chloe
$76 –
Silver ring »

Michael Kors ‘Madison’ Clear Resin & Crystal Watch
$225 –
Michael kors watches »

Tiffany & Co. | Browse Gifts For Her | United States
$500 –
Earrings »

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

FULL TILT Rhinestone Heart Earring Set
$6.99 –
Earrings »

$55 –
Juicy Couture hats »

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

New York & Company – Accessories – Belts
$20 –
Belts »

Embellished Fingerless Gloves
$45 –
Fingerless gloves »

Bobbi Brown ‘Sparkle Glamour’ Eye Quad
$40 –

DuWop Angel Washes
$27 –

SEPHORA by OPI Only Gold For Me Top Coat Only Gold For Me
$9 –

Sequin Animals | west elm
$5 –

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

Jimmy Choo Mandah studded suede boots
$795 –
Suede boots »

Studded Leather Gloves
$125 –
Leather gloves »

Burberry Studded cashmere scarf
$495 –
Burberry scarves »

3.1 Phillip Lim studded leather gloves
185 GBP –
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 by coutureandcupcakes featuring chain pendants

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

Silk cashmere cozy
180 GBP –
Silk tops »

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

Penny Loves Kenny Tetra – Blue Grey
$90 –
Blue pumps »

DKNY Eyelet large quilted leather tote
$295 –
Dkny tote »

Accessories & Beyond Grey Pearl Leather Bangles
$293 –
Pearl jewelry »

Paloma Picasso®Love pendant
$150 –
Chain pendants »

Ti Sento Dropper Earrings Grey Pearl – Johnsons Jewellers Nuneaton
Pearls jewelry »

Thanksgiving 3

Thanksgiving 3 by coutureandcupcakes featuring a cz ring

Plaid Eliza tee – J.Crew
$118 –
J Crew tops »

Tory Burch Studded merino wool cardigan
$325 –
Sleeve long cardigan »

Gap The Skinny Jeans (Faded Medium Wash)
$30 –
Denim jeans »

MAPLE Metal Toe Caps Pumps
$55 –
Metal pump »

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

Noir Jewelry – Butterfly CZ Ring (Black) – Jewelry
$125 –
Cz ring »

Maxine’s Jet Black Crystal Square Stud Earrings
$29 –
Stud earrings »

Tasha Studded Suede Headband
$28 –
Hair accessories »

Thanksgiving 2

Thanksgiving 2 by coutureandcupcakes featuring a kenneth jay lane ring

Old Navy Womens Long Perfect Tanks
$7.50 –
Camis tops »

Rochas Velvet and satin jacket
$1,325 –
Blazers jackets »

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

Matiko HALLE
$175 –
Flat boots »

JJ Winters Studded Leather Circle Bag
$138 –
Leather handbag »

Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski crystal-embellished cocktail ring
$190 –
Kenneth jay lane ring »

Kenneth Jay Lane – Award Winning Earrings (Red) – Jewelry
$154 –
Red earrings »

Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat gold-plated coin necklace
$40 –
Gold plated necklace »

Thanksgiving 1

Thanksgiving 1 by coutureandcupcakes featuring purple flat shoes

Apiece Apart / Tank Top
$220 –
Apiece Apart tops »

Half Pass Jacket
$128 –
Tweed jacket »

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

Tory Burch Patent Eddie Ballet Flat – Purple
$178 –
Purple flat shoes »

Tory Burch Metallic Dafina Hobo – Pewter
$465 –
Metallic handbag »

Alexis Bittar Studded Hinge Cuff
$185 –
Gold jewelries »

Majorica 10mm Faux Pearl Drop Earrings
$75 –
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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