spring rtw 2012: part 4

Isaac Mizrahi showed some really pretty, girly dresses for Spring.  And since you know I basically love anything with a bow on it, I am dying over that pink dress.

Christian Siriano‘s Spring collection was gorgeous. I love the acid green/nude color combination.

L’Wren Scott‘s show was sort of uneven, but I dug the lady-like looks as well as the fantastic black ensembles.

Happy Weekend! xoxo S


September 16, 2011. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

spring rtw 2012: part 3

So, so many gorgeous looks at Oscar de la Renta‘s show.  Loving the bold, bright colors, gorgeous ball gown skirts, and chic sheath dresses.  There were also some incredible gold looks, as well as some classic black and white, and a super fun dash of fringe.

Marchesa is always super dramatic and gorgeous and this collection followed suit. Fantastic silky fringe and gorgeous gunmetal, white and smokey lilac. Swoon.

xoxo S

September 15, 2011. couture. 2 comments.

spring rtw 2012: part 2

Tory Burch gave her first runway show this year and it was fantastic. I loved the 20s vibe and the flat shoes are so FAB.

Love me some J.Crew, obviously, and the Spring 2012 collection looks great, especially the sunny yellow pants and shorts.

Rodarte is always weird and wonderful.  This show had heavy references to Van Gogh – there were starry night swirls and bold yellow sunflowers on dresses.  I guess I have an aversion to those patterns, because none of my favorite looks include them!  I prefer these sleek pants and flowing chiffon dresses.

Stay tuned for Part 3! xo S

September 14, 2011. couture. 2 comments.

spring 2012 rtw: part 1

And they’re off!  The Spring shows are underway in New York, and I am loving the beautiful colors and fun florals.  If I were to place an order for my favorites so far (provided I had somewhere to wear these fab clothes), they are as follows:

From Marc by Marc Jacobs: great swimwear and lovely print dresses.

From Rachel Zoe: totally chic pants and seperates.

From Reem Acra: gorgeous print satin.

From Jenny Packman: possibly my favorite show – love love love these pretty, feminine styles.

From Carolina Herrera: sleek elegance. Love that slate blue pant.

From Rachel Roy: easy, chic seperates.

From DKNY: bold poppies and floppy hats!

From Tracey Reese: rompers and jumpsuits.

From Lela Rose: great color blocking and easy shapes.

From Victoria Beckham: bold shapes and leather leggings.

And from Zac Posen: drama and glamour!

Which looks are you loving for Spring?

September 13, 2011. couture. 1 comment.

{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.

{wear} capes

I am really into a cape for the fall. They are so chic, but easy to throw on with jeans and boots.

Here are some great options:

capes by coutureandcupcakes featuring juicy couture coats

Tinley Road plaid cape
$89 – piperlime.gap.com

Tinley Road cape coat
$89 – piperlime.gap.com

Bb dakota coat
$130 – piperlime.gap.com

Tahari short cape
$170 – lordandtaylor.com

Checkered coat
$188 – anthropologie.com

Milly tweed cape
$575 – bergdorfgoodman.com

TopShop hooded coat
$170 – topshop.com

Ellen tracy coat
$200 – lordandtaylor.com

ASOS cape trench coat
$52 – asos.com

Juicy couture coat
$298 – juicycouture.com

Kate Spade plaid cape
$595 – katespade.com

$70 – modcloth.com


My favorite is the plaid Kate Spade cape, I saw in in the store over the weekend and it is gorgeous! Here’s to hoping for a discount code soon!

Happy shopping! xo S

August 16, 2011. wear. 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.

{decorate} aqua and coral

Really loving aqua and coral in home decor lately. These images are inspiring me as I work on our living room –

All these images are from pinterest – I am OBSESSED – Have you joined yet?

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August 3, 2011. decorate. Leave a comment.

{wear} brights + leopard

Inspired by J.Crew yesterday, I decided to create some of my own bright + leopard = fabulous outfits!

Happy Friday! xoxo S

bright + leopard
bright + leopard by coutureandcupcakes featuring polka dot shoes
bright + leopard 2
bright + leopard 2 by coutureandcupcakes featuring buckle jewelry
bright + leopard 3
bright + leopard 3 by coutureandcupcakes featuring chain earrings
bright + leopard 4
bright + leopard 4 by coutureandcupcakes featuring j crew cardigan

July 22, 2011. wear. Leave a comment.

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