Sunday, December 10, 2017

Blogmas Day 10 - How To Style: Velvets

Hey cupcakes! Velvets are a huge trend during the winter, so I wanted to share a lookbook with you all today! :)


Outfit #1 - This outfit is so stunning! Pair a velvet skirt with a black turtle neck and some boots for a gorgeous (and still festive) look.

Outfit #2 - Rock a velvet dress! Velvet dresses are so perfect for a festive holiday party but can totally be worn on any day. To make the velvet aspects pop, pair your dress with some neutrals. :)

Outfit #3 - This is personally my favorite; a velvet jacket! Rock a graphic tee with jeans, converse, and your velvet jacket for an awesome pop of holiday flare!

How do you style velvet? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post during Blogmas! :D

Love,
Jingle Jenna <3

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Blogmas Day 9 - Reciple: Classic Gingerbread

Hey cupcakes! Who can survive the holiday season without some gingerbread cookies? I know I can't, so I wanted to share my favorite gingerbread cookie recipe with you all today! :)

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What You Need
-2 sticks of butter
-1 cup sugar
-1 egg
-1 cup molasses (the darker the molasses the more rich the flavor will be!)
-2 tbsp white vinegar
-5 cups flour
-1 1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-2 tsp ground ginger
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp ground cloves

What To Do
1. Cream butter, then add sugar in small portions. Beat until combined and fluffly (around 3 minutes).
2. Beat in eggs, molasses, and vinegar.
3. Mix all dry ingredients together (can sift them if you'd like). Blend dry ingredients into wet ones.
4. Divide dough in half, wrap each piece in plastic wrap, and put in refridge for at least 30 minutes (but no more than 1.5 hours).
5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is about .5" thick.
6. Cut into desired shapes! :)
7. Place cookies onto a parchment paper covered tray. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
8. Let cookies cool on the pan for about 3 minutes, and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
9. After they are cool, decorate with your favorite icing (or eat them as they are!).

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Do you like gingerbread cookies? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post during Blogmas! :D

Love,
Jingle Jenna <3

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Blogmas Day 8 - My Fav "Ugly" Holiday Sweaters!

Hey cupcakes! One of my favorite parts of the wintertime is getting to wear/buy "ugly" holiday sweaters! I feel like they become more and more trendy each year, and I always love to see what new designs stores will create. I compiled some of my favorite sweaters from this season in this post, so make sure you snag one before the holiday season is over!

Reptar Sweater ($32.90 at Forever 21)

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I know this is a men's sweater, but I might buy it anyway. :P It is super cute and really brings me back to the 90s, so I think it would be the perfect sweater for the holidays!

Birthday Boy Sweater ($29.99 at Rue21)




This is hilarious... And very affordable! Rue21 also has some pretty simple ones (like penguins, reindeer, etc.) if you are looking for a more "tame" one. :P

Holiday Sweater ($29.99 from H&M)


I think this is a gorgeous (and subtle) "ugly" Christmas sweater! I love the polka dots, and the design definitely puts me in the holiday spirit for sure! 

Snowman Sweater Dress ($32.99 from Target)


THESE ARE SO CUTE! I saw them in Target one day and flipped out! There are also three other cute designs too (think cookie chefs and a fireplace with stocking!). This would be perfect for an "ugly" Christmas sweater party :D

Reindeer Sweater ($30-40 from Amazon)


Amazon has SO many "ugly" sweaters! If you aren't sure where to look, I would definitely recommend to check out there. This one is so adorable, and there were a bunch of other reindeer designs as well. 

What is the best "ugly" holiday sweater you have seen this season? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post during Blogmas! :D

Love,
Jingle Jenna <3

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blogmas Day 7 - Gift Giving Guide: For Mom

Hey cupcakes! Today is the second post for my mini Gift Giving Guide series! :) If you want to check out the first post of this series for some awesome DIY presents, read it here! Today I wanted to focus on presents "for your mom". Sometimes I find it hard to think of a special gift for my mother, so I wanted to share my ideas with you all in case you are also stuck! :)

1. Sentimental photos - If your mom loves sentimental gifts, get her some sort of photo themed gift. This could be an album of your favorite family pics, or a framed family portrait for her house. If you have the budget, an electronic photo frame is always a winner!

2. Spa Day Kit - Moms do a lot for all of us, so treat her to a spa day! This can be a voucher for an actual spa or you can get a basket together of her favorite beauty products (I'm talking bubble bath, cozy socks, nail polish, etc.).

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3. Slippers - My mom loves slippers, so I can never go wrong with buying her another pair for around the house! :P

4. Custom Mug and Coasters - If you mom is a coffee/tea/warm beverage drinker, making your own custom mug is such a cute gift! In addition, try buying some cute coasters for around the house and/or some hot cocoa mix, tea bags, coffee, etc.!

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5. Take her on a shopping spree! - I know my mom never has time to shop for herself, so take her for a trip to the mall and purchase her anything from one article of clothing to an entire outfit! :) Perfect mother-child bonding as well!

6. Personalized jewelry - I love buying things off Etsy for my mom; you can always find such cute things! There are so many customizable necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc., so pick something out you know she will like!

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What are you planning on getting your mom for Christmas? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post during Blogmas! :D

Love,
Jingle Jenna <3

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