Thursday, December 9, 2010

for realz.

seriously. life could not get any crazier. well...maybe it could. but right now? its in overdrive.

I totaled my car. and no, not in a horrific accident (thank the good lord) but in the I rear ended someone way and therefore, I no longer have a car. upside? getting a new car. downside? its a pain in the ass.

tomorrow is my last day of class and I could not be happier. yes, I have finals but that means its over. OVER. I know many people are feeling the same joy and we should all rejoice together. as in a giant party.
with everyone we know. in a large venue. because thats what would hold that many people.

glad I got back to this blog.
here is a short comic.
and I just finished season one and two of the guild. amazing webseries. that is all.

happy end of finals :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

two weeks?!

i would like to apologize on behalf of myself and michelle for being silent for TWO WEEKS! wow i am seriously shocked. we took a little break because life was getting pretty crazy with school and work but i hadn't realized it had been two weeks. so so so sorry! i promise we will never be MIA like that again. 

on a happier note, today was thanksgiving! normally for thanksgiving my mom and i drive to yuma to hang out with our family and have a feast around a long table and eat all the normal t-day foods along with some unique family faves. however, this year all the little clumps that make up my family were all travelling so we did not gather. at first i was little sad about this because i was going to be in charge of decorating the table but today turned out to be pretty great anyway.
coincidentally today was my roommates birthday so we started the day off with some french toast and presents, made up of mostly green things since it is her favorite color. then we spent the rest of the day cooking (well i didn't do much cooking since i am kitchen illiterate. haha.) and of course eating. after a day filled with food, love, and laughter i can happily say that i am most thankful for the people in my life that surround me and fill me up with joy. :)

how was your thanksgiving? what are you most thankful for?
gobble, gobble,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


so sorry for the such a long break between blogs! life has been crazy over here in arizona. 
recently, i applied for a job at coach for the holiday season so i wandered over to their website to see what kind of bags are out right now and whats new and exciting. of course, i found a million things that i want. 

yum, i love this kristin leather hobo. they also have it gray (which i'm a sucker for) but this emerald is a nice color as well.
i'm in love.

i'm also in love with man, charlie hunnam. i've been finishing up season two of sons of anarchy on fx. let me tell you, i'll take one of these boys anyday. 


here he is in his sons of anarchy glory.

thats all for now. happy thanksgiving! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

currently craving.

good morning!
last night i had a dream about puppies and thought i would share some of the adorable bundles that were running and tumbling through my dreams. 
when it comes to little dogs i'm not really into the little fluffy, cutesy ones. i like the ones that are a little more quirky or unusual, so that is why i am currently craving smush faced puppies!
i love these little guys, with their mushed in noses and extreme underbites. i want them all!...or maybe just one, for now. :)
french bulldogs:

boston terriers:

ahh look at these two! soo cute!

and just for michelle, pugs:

too cute! 
also i wouldn't mind having this little baby bunny:
or this one:
and especially this one:

what's your favorite kind of cutie?
hope you have a terrific tuesday.

all images found on google.  no copyright infringement intended.

Monday, November 8, 2010

anthro. part three.

and finally...
part three: home things.
here it is, the last installment of my anthropologie wishlist. it includes some things for the kitchen, bookshelf and even the christmas tree!
1. Bright Morning Teacups, assorted. $128
- these little cups are true to their name, they would brighten up any morning. such fun patterns.
2. Sweater Weather Candle Tin in Warm Gingerbread. $18
- this candle smells good enough to eat. we had it burning in the store and so many people asked if we had something baking in the back. yum.
3. Voluspa Maison Candle in Figue de Bordeaux. $16
- i love this candle, it has such a pretty tin and the scent is perfect for this time of year. it has a little pine and berry and other fall/wintery smells that would fill up a house and make it feel cozy.
4. Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors With The Things You Love. $35
- these pages are full of beautiful, inspiring photos with ways to use the things you already have along with some antique and thrifted pieces to create a unique style.
5. Little Women. $20
- such a classic and with the most adorable cover. this is one of many of a collection peguin books has done with these cute cloth covers. i will hopefully own them all someday.
6. Lunch In Paris: A Love Story, With Recipes. $23.99
- a true story of the author's adventures of love, with food and men, in Paris. with recipes included. cute.
7. Cover Story Postcards. $25
- i love postcards and i wish more people would send them. the pictures on these are the covers of classic books. they would be great as wall art as well as a fun piece of mail.
8. Ring of Asters Sheet Set. $119.95(sale)
- the duvet on my bed is a deep teal with big white doodley flowers and i think these sheets would be a great set to pair with it. i love to mix patterns and i think the yellow, grey and black of these sheets would be a fantastic partner to the dark teal.
9. Savannah Story Ornament, Zebra. $16
- this is such a fun ornament. it was handmade in Haiti with recycled papers so it is eco-friendly as well as a great contribution to the rebuilding of Haiti. also in the herd are an elephant, a giraffe and a rhinoceros. i picked the zebra because they are my favorite animal. i would love to add this little guy to the mix of vintage, elementary school crafted and sparkly ornaments that adorn my tree every year.

well that's it for my christmas wishlist. hope it has inspired happy thoughts of the upcoming holidays. 

check back soon for pictures from the hair show michelle and i were models in. 

hope you've had a happy monday.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

long awaited halloween photos

here they are folks. the fabulous show girls!

 we had so much fun on halloween, four parties, one broken up by the cops, one we created, and all with good friends. my favorite part were of course, the headdresses but also the fun lashes! too much fun. for real.


Monday, November 1, 2010

happy halloween.
hope you had a safe and fun halloween, pics from our showgirl outfits are on the way! i don't know about you, but i never wanted it to end! 


Friday, October 29, 2010

anthro. part two.

part two: accessories.
1. Do The Strand Necklace. $458
-this necklace is waaay too expensive so i'll probably never own it but it is the coolest necklace i have ever seen. strands of mini leather bound books! being the book worm that i am (remember i want to be an editor?) this is seriously the perfect necklace for me. maybe my friends and family will realize this and all pitch in to get it for me. (hint, hint)
2. July on Mackinac Necklace. $98
-this is such a fun necklace. it would add a whimsical touch to any outfit.
3. Petal Pouf Bag. $88
-this bag reminds me of an old lady's knitting bag which i love. i have an unusual love for old things or things that remind me of old things. (or things that old people would have) :)
4. Lovingly Prescribed Bag. $198
-i really like the structure of this bag. it reminds me of an oversized coin purse and i love the military vibe it has and the giant wooden buttons.
5. Pony Prix Tights. $28
-aren't these so cute? horses on tights. love it. clearly i have a thing for horses as seen in my freak out over the dress with horses on it in part one. these also come in a fox print. yes please.
6. Lost Glasses Sweater Tights. $38
-i love all these knit tights with unusual items on them. i feel like tights can be such a huge impact on an outfit and i love that these would add such an unexpected bit of playfulness.
7. Wingspan Heels. $98
-these remind me so much of vintage shoes from the 30's. and of peacocks. love.
8.Show Jumping Boots. $348
-i have been searching for some caramel colored flat riding boots and these are lovely. if only my wallet didn't faint every time it saw the price.

up next, home things in part three. see you then.

anthro. part one.

i have wanted to work at anthropologie since the moment i first stepped into one when i was fifteen. about two months ago this dream came true and it is honestly the best job i have ever had. i love being surrounded by all of the beautiful and unique things. from the adorable outfits to the creative displays, i get a dose of inspiration every time i go to work. plus i love all my co-workers too. :)
since we have already started putting out ornaments and christmas cards in the store i thought i would post a very early christmas wishlist of the the things i would love to have.
i'm going to break it up into three parts: clothes, accessories, and home things.
so here is part one. 
1. Endless Plains Blouse. $78.
-i love the sweet, femininity of this top. it makes me think of a cutesy farm girl.
2. Fauvism Top. $68.
-this top is so soft and in a great fall floral pattern.
3. Soldierly Sparkle Top. $68.
-a great upgrade on the traditional henley with metallic military like detailing and roll-up sleeves with buttons.
4. Andalusian Horse Dress. $298.
-i love this dress so much! navy, flowy chiffon dress with little white horses all over it, i couldn't ask for anything more.
5. Watercolor Folds Dress. $348.
-great colors on this dress. i also really like the interesting pleating and architecture.
6. Matriarch Skirt. $88.
-love the mustard yellow of this skirt and the geometric girls along the bottom. 
7. Sequin Flame Blazer. $158.
-sequins are so christmas to me so this would be perfect to wear over a dress for holiday parties.
8. Paperbag Crops. $98.
-love the fact that these are high waisted and that the top is bunched. way cute.
9. Shimmering Street Shorts. $98.
-i would totally pair these with dark tights and booties.

well that's it for part one. stay tuned for part two, accessories.

on the hunt.

i am on the hunt to find the perfect leather/faux leather jacket. leather makes me think of bikers, rockstars and badasses, which would be great if i could be all three at once, haha. give me that anyday.

forever 21 does not disappoint with this motor leatherette jacket, cute and affordable which is my favorite combo.

(photo courtsey of

 then, we have this beauty from diesel. they had in other colors but since it is one of their best sellers, they have since sold out. however, i kind of love it in the violet. and with the studs on it...yum. im dreaming of rubbing elbows with the rockers right now.

(photo courtesy of

I've never considered myself a juicy couture girl but I really enjoy this cropped jacket from juicy. super cute.

show me your favorite jackets! :)


Thursday, October 28, 2010

she likes hip hop and rock & roll

tonight me and cristen have hip hop so i thought i'd share video of a choreographer i found on youtube. she has such sassy choreography and i just love it. her name is emily sasson and this is body bounce.

don't you love it? check out her youtube page if you have time :)

now that my hip hop moment is over, i have been lusting after this alexander wang striped baggy sweatshirt.
isn't it delicious? i feel like i could live in it. cristen will attest to the fact that i have a serious stripe addiction. and its not an addiction i am going to lose anytime soon, especially when pieces like this continue to be created. well done alexander wang.

have a lovely thursday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

blonde ambition.

in february i turned twenty and decided i needed a new hairstyle. so i cut all my hair off into a pixie cut. since then it has been various shades of brown, brown-red, and most recently red-red.  that is until last night when i went blonde. on the seventh of november michelle and i are going to be hair models for her mom's salon. there's going to be a fashion show and a street fair where we're going to be rocking our new do's and talking up the salon. (don't worry we will post pictures.) so in preparation for the fair we got out the bleach and went to work. 
this is what i looked like when i walked into the salon:
and this is what i look like now:
(clearly the bleach has seeped into my brain haha)
i freak out a little every time i walk by a mirror because i don't recognize myself but i am totally in love with it. 

on another note, i think i am a coke fiend. now before you get your panties in a twist i'm talking about coca-cola. i think i have reached a point where it is necessary for me to have a coke at least once a day. i was pretty much dragging all day today until this evening when i stopped by subway for dinner. after just the first sip i felt ten times more awake. this could become a problem with my wallet, dentist and waistline but it is so good. i guess it's a good thing i have souvie cups from a few places where it only costs a dollar to fill up!

hope you had a wonderful wednesday. :)

betsey, oh betsey.

cristen and i visited betsey johnson the other day and i forgot how much i love betsey's evening dresses! i love the bright colors, frills, lace and hot pink tulle. taking a look at her website i found some winners that i would love to wear to a christmas/new years eve event perhaps? love the sparkle of the sugar and spice and the pattern of hartley is to die for. awesome models as well.

photos courtesy of

and while we were at the mall, we enjoyed sprinkles chocolate marshmallow cupcakes! thanks sprinkles for free cupcakes. they were delicious. 

(cristen and her cupcake, so cute!)

see ya. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

michelle is currently craving...

jeffrey campbell lita brown leather platform bootie

I am currently obsessed with this shoe. I have seen it everywhere. and on so many fashion blogs that I follow. and I love it. love it, love it, love it. I'm looking for a brown boot and this super platformed heeled one does it for me.

and on a different note, 
here is my momma at coffee with me this morning. she is a fabulous lady and an amazing hairdresser. 

ta ta for now and happy tuesday! 

Monday, October 25, 2010


hi. welcome to cupcake castle! we are michelle and cristen; best friends getting together to blog about the stuff we love. such as: fashion, design, DIY, color, writing, dancing, life.

we've each picked out a font to be our blog personality so that it's easy to tell who is writing. 
this will be michelle's font
and this will be cristen's font

here is a survey to get a little taste of who we are.

1. what is your name?

2. middle name?
nicole. twinsies!

3. how old are you?
21, forever twenty one

4. when is your birthday?
december twenty seventh, two days after Christmas.
february eleventh. i can’t tell you how many valentine’s day themed bday parties i’ve had. over it.

5. last movie you watched?
easy A (love emma stone, she’s the best)
easy a. big time girl crushin on emma stone, she’s ma gurl.

6. song stuck in your head?
Booty Bounce by Dev. she’s awesome, great style.
king of anything by sara bareillis

7. favorite color?
da purps. (purple)but I should probably put black because that’s all I wear. cristen scolds me.
teaaaaaal. any way you can imagine it, i love it all.

8. something you wish you could do/want to learn to do?
I’m trying piano…key word is trying.
sew. i think i’m going to take a class. or just mess around with my sewing machine until i produce a masterpiece.

9. a fun fact about you?
I take a hip hop class, I’m so hood. people are surprised.
i am slightly obsessed with my cat mango, so get ready to see her in some future posts.

10. what do you want to be when you grow up?
well, I’m going to school to be a graphic designer, but my dream is to work for a fashion magazine, live in New York, the whole thing.
an editor of books. or magazines. i am currently getting my degree in creative writing and i love it.

11. favorite holiday?
christmas…its like a two for one because then my birthday is close too!
halloween! and it’s almost here. can’t wait.

12. favorite place you’ve been?
san francisco. It’s gorgeous and so diverse. BIG Forever 21 there!
paris, france. i hope to live there some day.

13. favorite recent purchase?
vintage striped polyester shirt, thrifted from sunset clothing exchange 
military-esque cape from shopeileen

14. favorite childhood memory?
when I biked all day to a different city and my mom was about to call the police because she didn’t know where I was. it wasn’t fun for her, I’m sure, but it was my first real taste of freedom. SEE YA, never looked back. 
nickelodeon circa the 90’s. when tv was great. ie. doug, rugrats, hey arnold, are you afraid of the dark…etc.  also great although not from nickelodeon, recess and pepper ann.

well i guess that's it for now. we'll see you soon. thanks for stopping by.
m. & c.