Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Fashion Loves...

Though I wish I lived on some beautiful Island where breezy summer dresses and sandals could be  my year round wardrobe, sadly, I do not. In Philly we have the pleasure of experiencing the best of what each season has to offer. So to cope with the dropping temperatures I turn to fashion to help get me through til the spring. These are a few of my fovorite things right now. 

1. These gray wool flannel wedges… OMG where’s my pencil skirt and my opaque tights LOVE!!! American Eagle $70
2. Ok, a peacock feather, really… How stinkin’ cute are these? I love unexpected little details. From the front they’re just plain old opaques in a beautiful color, but from the back… AWESOMENESS! $29.99
3.  I die for this Rachel Zoe knit cape. It is absolute perfection for fall, and depending on how you layer, it could take you into winter, it just aught to, it’s a tad bit expensive. Saks $425

 4. Mrs. Humphries, I think she's still married, is pictured here in one of my favorite looks of the season. Recently scarves have become a year round accessory, and I have to admit that I am a huge fan of that. You can wear a plain tee and jeans and change the whole look by adding a scarf. These chunky infinity scarves like Kim is wearing are awesome they are so warm you don't even need a jacket. Everywhere i.e. Urban Outfitter,, J. Crew... Kim's is Gucci! 

What are you lovin' on this season?

Cupcake Sundays...

Today I did a sophisticated 50/40 birthday party for two ladies who are dear to my heart. As much as I love doing things for kids and baby showers it's nice to do something simple and elegant for grown ups.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Princess and the Frog Baby Shower

I had lots of fun with this lavender and green color scheme for this Princess and the Frog baby shower. And I made my first tulle pom pom cupcake topper and cupcake tree tutu. I am so in love with these things. The tutu was incredibly easy to make and it looks soo cute.  The pom pom took me back to the days of roller skating with my mom. She would make then for me out of yarn. I think I'll make them a part of the Babycakes Couture repertoire.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Many Faces of Babycakes Couture...

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but I haven’t been blogging much lately. I have been busy, but that’s not why. When I first started this blog it was kind of a tool for me to get out all of the cupcake fantasies I was having while I figured out what I wanted to do with them. Now that I’ve gotten some ground under my feet in that sense, I use it as a platform to share my work and to be inspired by other’s in the blogosphere. When I do something new or fancy or that I’ve never posted before I’m excited to blog and I have lots to say. When I’m just crankin’ out the fabulous everyday cupcakes that you’ve seen before, I’m not as inclined to share. But then how do I feed my writing spirit?
So, today I decided that my blog will no longer just exhibit my cupcakey talents. I am a complexly creative person. I have multiple creative personalities if you will. So with that said you will begin to see posts from my crafty side, more from my fashiony side and maybe even my foodie side. And dun dun dun… if I’m feeling especially confident I may even share some of my creative writing. I love all of these things, but I am most protective of my writing. Sharing it makes me nervous, but maybe one day I’ll feel moved to do so. So now that I realized that the topic of cupcakes was restricting my writing you should hear much more from me. I’m so excited; it makes me want a blog makeover! Hmmm…