Four fun New Year’s Eve looks

Regardless of your plans, it's fun to add some sparkle to your look on New Year's Eve. Whether you're staying in for a quiet night of champagne, heading to a friends house to enjoy close company, hitting a bar or celebrating at a fancy venue, Life's a Cup of Tea brings you four look ideas [...]

‘Dress’-ing up

Sometimes you just don't want to wear pants. Sure, pants are a necessity to any wardrobe. But when you want to look extra cute or stay comfortable throughout the day-- a skirt or dress might be the answer. Mid-length is great for transitioning from casual to fashionable when going from day to night. This kind [...]

Boho-chic: how to wear hippie-inspired apparel

At the first Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, people gathered to celebrate and enjoy life, dressed in patterned and fringy clothing made from comfortable materials. They seemed carefree, and made a statement both in politics and fashion. Today's answer to that is Coachella, and looking on social media, the street styles have changed a little, [...]

Suit up

With the series finale of How I Met Your Mother airing in just a few days, I thought I would talk about an important fashion trend the show brings to life-- the suit. As Barney Stinson once put it, "Nothing suits me like a suit."  While a full suit isn't always practical for everyday wear, suit jackets [...]

The lacy look

The lacy look

As the spring gets closer, the weather gets warmer, and the time comes to dress lighter. When worn right, lace and crocheted looks can be feminine and chic-- especially in pastel hues. Try out one of these styles to add interest to an ordinary look. Stores like Banana Republic, Forever 21, Sears and Target are [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Looks, gift ideas and treats for February 14

Valentine's Day is only a week away, but that doesn't mean it is too late to get ready for the big day. Stores are still celebrating with cute displays and fun sales, and there are a lot of great gifts (for that special someone, or even yourself!), many festive fashions and romantic makeup out there [...]

Flower power

Just because it's snowing and chilly out, doesn't mean your outfit has to reflect the weather. Channel spring by bringing blooms to your apparel. Floral print clothing is everywhere, and the gorgeous trend adds a feminine touch to any moment. Stores like Forever 21, Love Culture and H&M are stocking up on this earthy fashion [...]

Dreaming of denim

One of fall's biggest trends is denim. Carried over from last summer, the look still remains a hit in many stores, where shelves are stocked with denim button-downs and jackets. Options for denim are endless. Layer your favorite summer-style denim items for a stylish look, wear a comfy denim button-down for effortless style or add [...]