{shop} new @ j.crew

It is a yucky, rainy day in MD today, but we are heading to Miami tonight for a long weekend AND there are fantastic new arrivals at J.Crew!  I am filling up my virtual shopping cart as we speak…

I NEED this new Viv flat. LOVE LOVE LOVE. The pointy toe feels fresh and I adore the big bow. I love it in topiary and mushroom.

LOVING the new royal paisley print.

shirt. shirt. skirt.

Lace front tee.

And these crystal brulee bracelets. FUN.

Happy weekend! xoxo S


October 13, 2011. shop. 2 comments.

{shop} fall bags

Every Fall, I am always yearning for a new purse. I think it is back to school new backpack mentality.

Here are the bags I am currently coveting for Fall. Great colors, shapes, and hardware.

BAGS by coutureandcupcakes featuring shoulder handbags

Zac Posen see through top
$525 – bloomingdales.com

Tory Burch leather handbag
$650 – toryburch.com

Coach shoulder handbag
$358 – lordandtaylor.com

Coach shoulder handbag
$358 – lordandtaylor.com

Kate Spade clutch handbag
$325 – katespade.com

Furla handbag
$378 – nordstrom.com

Kate Spade clutch handbag
$545 – katespade.com

Milly mini handbag
$265 – net-a-porter.com

Deux lux handbag
$115 – nordstrom.com


Which bag do you love?

August 17, 2011. shop. 1 comment.

{shop} z spoke zac posen

While I was in Bloomingdales over the weekend, I noticed this purse from Zac Posen’s Z Spoke line:

I am sort of obsessed with the rose gold accents, the big bows on the side, and the aqua blue lining!

It also comes in a plain black, and a quilted version.

Super girly, but fun, right?

August 15, 2011. shop. Leave a comment.

{shop} missoni for target

I’m sure you’ve all heard by now about the collaboration between Missoni and Target.  I am PSYCHED.  The collection debuts on September 13.

Photos are finally hitting the internet – here are some the fab wares from all the way up here.

DYING over the scarves!

SO much fun!

xo S

August 10, 2011. shop. 1 comment.

{shop} j.crew fall

Ok, so it is literally 100 degrees in Maryland today, but I am ignoring that fact and focusing on the new Fall collection on the j.crew site.  I am loving the gorgeous colors and the leopard accents.

Here are my picks {click on images for links}:

silk elodie blouse in graffiti green or jazzy purple (btw – jazzy purple!? did someone’s grandpa name the colors this year?)

Leopard Tippi Sweater:

I am OBSESSING about these wool café capris.  The colors are AWESOME.

Number 2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool:


I love, love, love the way J.Crew styled their fall collection during the rtw presentation:

these images from style.com.

July 21, 2011. shop. 1 comment.

{shop} meeblemail

I just came across these super cute personalized email templates from MeebleMail and I am in love!!  Great designers, only $4.99. LOVE.

I have the Gadabout app for text messages, and now I just ordered one of their designs for my email!

There are also fab designs from Trina Turk:

Gorgeous options from Celerie Kemble:

Dabney Lee:


There are so many great designs – check them all out at the website.

Cheers! xo S

July 20, 2011. shop. Leave a comment.

{shop} nordstrom anniversary sale 2011

Anyone shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet?! It’s my favorite!  I haven’t visited the sale in person yet, but I have ordered some things online.

{click on images for links}

I ordered this Suzi Chin Maggy Dress  and it arrived last week – LOVE.

I also ordered these Sperry Brandpoint Loafers.  We’re taking a trip to Italy this Fall and I’ve been looking for a good pair of walking shoes that a bit more attractive than sneakers.  These are super comfy! They have a memory foam footbed.

I also ordered these Hunter rainboots, but in dark blue.  They haven’t arrived yet, but I love the wedge heel.

Some of my other favorite items:

Alexis Bittar Leopard Hinged Bangle –

Tarnish Tasseled Wool Scarves:

(there was a fab leopard one which I can no longer find online – I hope they have it in the store!!)

Lovely Tory Burch Ambrose flats:

Vince Camuto Jerrell Booties:

Happy shopping! xoxo S

July 18, 2011. shop. Leave a comment.

the new kate spade website {shop}

The new kate spade website launched today and it is lovely!  Here’s hoping they issue a special discount code to celebrate the launch because I am obsessed with these tipsy flats.  SO FAB.  Now I just need to decide if I want hot pink or neon yellow…

March 9, 2011. shop. 1 comment.

{shop} boden limited edition

Boden just did their first limited edition collection, and I have to say, I am in love. The pieces are so pretty. Great colors and lovely embellishments. Perfect for Spring!  Shop now because once the pieces are gone, they are GONE. (Side note: big bummer that you can’t use their buy 3 items get the 4th for $1 deal on this).

{click on images for links}

I am absolutely buying this silk feather top.  The color is gorgeous and I am dying over the silhouette and the beaded neckline.

There are also some LOVELY dresses.


See the rest here. Happy Weekend! xoxo

February 11, 2011. shop. 2 comments.

{shop} preppy basics for spring

L.L. Bean Signature and Land’s End Canvas both have adorable basics for Spring.  Great prices and easy silhouettes.  These are the perfect pieces to use to build a Spring wardrobe.  Happy Shopping!

L.L. Bean Signature has some really pretty pastel prints.

LL Bean Signature for Spring

LL Bean Signature for Spring by coutureandcupcakes on Polyvore.com

L.L.Bean Signature: Your Search Results
$129 – llbean.com

L.L.Bean Signature: Your Search Results
$79 – llbean.com

L.L.Bean Signature: Your Search Results
$69 – llbean.com

L.L.Bean Signature: Your Search Results
$225 – llbean.com

L.L.Bean Signature: Your Search Results
$69 – llbean.com

L.L.Bean Signature: Your Search Results
$139 – llbean.com

Land’s End Canvas has some great nautical-inspired preppy looks.

Lands End Canvas Spring

Lands End Canvas Spring by coutureandcupcakes on Polyvore.com

Lands’ End Canvas New Arrivals
$98 – canvas.landsend.com

Lands’ End Canvas New Arrivals
$98 – canvas.landsend.com

Lands’ End Canvas New Arrivals
$40 – canvas.landsend.com

Lands’ End Canvas New Arrivals
$98 – canvas.landsend.com

Lands’ End Canvas New Arrivals
$40 – canvas.landsend.com

Lands’ End Canvas New Arrivals
$30 – canvas.landsend.com

February 9, 2011. shop. Leave a comment.

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