Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jessie J Flashes Sideboob in Sexy Jumpsuit and Ankle-Strap Sandals

Jessie J flashed sideboob while wearing a jumpsuit on the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon red carpet at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday afternoon in New York City. She was joined by Taylor Swift and Beyonce.

The 26-year-old singer, who is dating R&B singer-songwriter Luke James, sported a sexy sleeveless viscose jumpsuit from the Celine Resort 2015 collection. Her hair and makeup were done by the London-based stylist Alisha Dobson. Jessie completed the ensemble with a pair of ankle-strap sandals that were barely visible underneath her jumpsuit.

Billboard Women in Music Luncheon 2014

Billboard Women in Music Luncheon 2014

Jessie J at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on December 12, 2014

Would you dare to wear this jumpsuit? While we've not been able to identify Jessie's sandals, we've found a great alternative at JustFab that you can purchase from just $31.96.


"Keely" Ankle-Strap Sandals, $31.96-$49 at JustFab

Credit: C. Smith/WENN

Taylor Swift Flaunts Flat Stomach in Reem Acra Dress and Jimmy Choo “Tomar” Sandals

Just hours after attending the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon, Taylor Swift hit the red carpet in a cutout dress at the 2014 Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday evening in New York City.

The 24-year-old pop singer showed off her amazing figure in a layered asymmetric dress from the Reem Acra spring 2015 collection paired with matching strappy "Tomar" heels from Jimmy Choo.

Z100's Jingle Ball 2014

Z100's Jingle Ball 2014

Z100's Jingle Ball 2014

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 12, 2014

Do you prefer this outfit to the one she wore earlier in the day? You can browse the latest from Jimmy Choo at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Net-A-Porter.

Jimmy Choo Purple Tomar Crystal-coated Suede Sandals

prd_id=845524446750092" target="_blank">Jimmy Choo "Tomar" Crystal-Coated Suede Sandals in Purple, $1,434

Jimmy Choo Tomar Strappy Glitter Sandal

Jimmy Choo "Tomar" Strappy Glitter Sandals in Champagne, $895

Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thursday Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from Anna Bond from Rifle Paper Co., the amazing boutique stationery shop in Florida. She's offering a set of 50 personalized illustrated notes and calling cards. Get this: Anna will paint 1-2 whimsical portraits (in your likeness, and you can also add your fiance or puppy or whomever, if you'd like) and use hand-drawn lettering. How amazing would it be to have your own adorable cards and stationery?

For a chance to win, please visit Rifle Paper Co. and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck. xo

Update: Happenstance is our lucky winner. And a bonus for all readers: Rifle Design is offering 10% off the whole store from today until April 2nd. Enter the discount code CUPOFJO at checkout.

P.S. Anna designed our wedding program, too!

Simple pleasures

This week has been really busy (as all weeks-after-vacations are), so let's talk about simple pleasures. What are a few of your favorite things? Mine are avocado toast, linen sheets, Alex Baldwin on 30 Rock, and reading magazines in bed. I would love to hear yours. xoxo

P.S. Awesome that this photo is named "hammock bum."

(Photos by Julia Stotz)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Back garden

From our cramped Manhattan apartment, Alex and I always daydream about having a back garden one day, complete with red chairs and a hammock. You could have friends over and serve cauliflower soup, salad and Gruyere. Aren't these photos lovely?

(Photos via Remodelista, landscape design by Foras, butterfly chair from Circa50)


Oooh, I'm loving these fabulous banners, which are making their way around the blog world. They'd be fun to string up for a cocktail party or to display everyday at home. ("Magic Surrounds" would be especially sweet in a nursery.) The best part? They're only 10 bones!

P.S. The opposite sentiment.

(Via For Me-For You)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wednesday Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from White Owl, a handmade jewelry shop run by two sisters. They're offering this Grey Garden Necklace, featuring black lace flowers on a vintage chain. I'm head-over-heels for this necklace, which would look amazing at a dinner party.

For a chance to win, visit White Owl and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck!

Update: Fawn Fable is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing.

Cupcakes and cookies

Ming Thompson, a Harvard grad student with a sweet tooth, created this rad website with cupcake and cookie recipes. The recipes are all super creative, with ingredients like Guinness beer, figs, and lots of sour cream. Double thumbs up!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wednesday Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from Babette, a jewelry shop run by a British designer. She's offering a pair of these beautiful zen hoops. The hammered gold hoops display rare vintage silver metal beads from the World War II era. Isn't that amazing? These earrings would look gorgeous while drinking wine in a restaurant's garden this summer...or anytime really. :)

For a chance to win, please visit Babette's shop and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck!

Update: Catherine is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing.


Just a pretty photo for you this morning. Don't these look delicious?

P.S. A guide to berry picking.

(Photo by Tracy Sue)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ship earrings

Love these.

Mushroom crepe cake

Wow, this mushroom crepe cake would be impressive to bust out at a brunch. It looks so airy and delicious -- can't you almost taste it? If I were more ambitious in the kitchen (i.e., made anything other than omelettes and burrito bowls), I would give it a shot.

(By Smitten Kitchen)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Guest Post: A Few of My Favorite Things

+ Sun-kissed freckles. Not only are they adorable, they give me an excuse to go easy on the makeup all summer long.

+ Architectural salvage yards. I have this dream of living in a modern home, sprinkled with rustic details, like this sliding barn door.

+ Being feminine.

+ Big, thick, oversized glasses. I crush on a new pair every week.

+ Hats. My mom had me in all sorts of different styles from an early age. Right now I'm enamored of a classic fedora I picked during a trip to Sonoma, California.

+ Boy things, like flannel, hiking boots, oversized watches, broken-in jeans, and super soft T-shirts. I'm always stealing my fianc 's clothes!

+ Cats that do human things. Like this one.

+ Cheeky accessories. I'm a true nerd at heart, with a soft spot for dry humor. I love these playful mittens from Kate Spade. Gotta find a pair on eBay!

+ The best days start with two slices of avocado toast.

+ Designer Paul Rand. Get to know his work here.

-- By Kate from Wit + Delight

Wee onesies

My darlings, I had to come back to post about these: How adorable are these custom letterpress-printed onesies? Mav is selling them for the month of June only in her WEE pop-up shop. You get to choose your favorite colors and the wording. I love them; they'd make such great gifts! xo

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Guest Post: Sky treats

For pops

and ma

and little buddy.

-- By Melanie from You Are My Fave

Guest Post: I can see clearly now...

...through multi-colored glasses...

{left to right, top to bottom: milly gum drops ring, kate
spade gumdrop studs, acquamiki pendant lamp, wine and olive wood jar from moma, and ballet flats from fred flare.}

-- By Joy from Oh Joy and Oh Joy Eats

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Have a playful weekend.

My darlings, what are you doing this weekend? Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July, and here are a few great posts from around the web...

What would you give to jump in this pool?

This bride's vintage dress is gorgeous.

Love these red shorts.

Cute title.

What a sweet post about first steps.

Vintage mamas (including the Queen of England).

Photoshopping a swimsuit model.

Wouldn't it be sweet to hang this welcome sign outside a front door?

Anna Bond's new recipe boxes.

One family, thirty years.

Notebook paper tee.

Lego kitchen!

Just Woody Allen making movies. Just Hemingway kicking a can.

There are wonderful people out there.

Scouting models in Brazil.

(Photos by Philippe Halsman, via Hi + Low. Halsman said: "When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears.")

Father + son

Not to overdo it on family photos, but I adore these shots of my two men. Toby just stares at Alex. He is totally fascinated by him! It is the cutest thing ever. (In the last shot, Toby had just made some ominous noises, if you know what I mean:)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dream room

What a beautiful room, don't you think? I'd love to spend an afternoon in that chair.

(Photo credit unknown, via Lost)

The Bachelorette

Confession: I'm embarrassingly addicted to The Bachelorette. (I know.) Have you guys been watching it? The reality show, where one woman tries to find love among 25 guys, is sooo compelling. On my Glamour blog, I used to do "live commenting" during the finale episode, so everyone could chat about it as it aired. Would you guys ever want to do that here on Cup of Jo? The finale is in two weeks (Monday, August 2nd)!

P.S. Which guy would you pick?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

blogger station mbfw taken with instagram

blogger station mbfw taken with instagram

Blogger Station #mbfw (Taken with instagram)

here is the always stylish kimberly from

here is the always stylish kimberly from

Here is the always stylish Kimberly from Eat.Sleep.Wear in the chicest outfit with our Botkier Eden Colorblock Satchel!

[top: c/o StyleMint / pants: c/o goldsign / jewels: c/o sorrelli / boots: c/o 80%20 / socks: target / bag: botkier c/o / watch: c/o rebecca minkoff]

Friday, April 17, 2015

pictures from friday night at 303 magazines

pictures from friday night at 303 magazines

Pictures from Friday night at 303 Magazine's Denver Fashion Weekend! It was so much fun and we would like to thank our wonderful Merch Team for making it all happen and 303 Magazine for having us be part of the show! 

Pictures by Captura Photography 

holy cyber love sarah burton pretty much kills it

holy cyber love sarah burton pretty much kills it

Holy Cyber Love! Sarah Burton pretty much kills it again for Alexander McQueen  AW12!

To watch the show clickity click here! 

Pics Via I-D Online

Thursday, April 16, 2015

little mogwai chiyuu chiyuu is now a

little mogwai chiyuu chiyuu is now a



Chiyuu is now a spokesmodel for Gothic and Lolita wigs. You can purchase the wig shown here