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My Philadelphia Summer Uniform

As much as I love to experiment with trendy pieces, whenever i’m in doubt or just not feeling creative, I rely on my Philadelphia summer uniform-jeans and a plain white t-shirt. If I had to wear the same thing every day, this would be it.

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy fourth of July everyone! I hope your day is filled with plenty of friends, sunshine and delicious food. If you happen to be in Philadelphia, head over to Independence Beer Garden.

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Sightseeing Attire

There are a lot of reasons as to why I love Philadelphia. The people. The history. The culture. The community feel in an urban landscape. All together, it can be a wonderful place to live and raise a family. One of my top reasons though for loving this city?

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The Cold Shoulder

I was immediately drawn to this cold shoulder sweater (yes, that’s what it is called!) because it’s blush, has a relaxed fit and the cut outs allow some skin exposure without being scandalous.

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Vacation Essentials: St. Thomas

The Kertsman Family recently embarked on a much needed and much anticipated vacation. As this year has been full of changes (new dog followed shortly after by a new baby!) J and I decided we needed to get away as a family, somewhere easy and beachy, where we could celebrate our new status as a trio […]

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Packing List: Thanksgiving Weekend

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11  Here is one less thing you need to worry about for the holiday weekend-your packing list! I like to bring soft pajamas, a comfortable outfit to wear in the house and jeans with a cozy sweater for when you venture outside. Depending on the weather, […]

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Lady in Red

My Outfit Details: Dress: Isabella Oliver (on sale!) | Sandals: Sam Edelman via Shopbop | Tote: Tory Burch, sold out [similar here (on sale!)] | Sunglasses: Banana Republic, sold out (similar here) It’s getting more difficult to find clothes that fit my growing baby bump. Jeans don’t quite fit right anymore (if they even button that day), shirts that […]

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We'll Get to Bermuda Fast and Then We'll Take it Slow

My Outfit Details: Cover up: NastyGal (consider waiting for a coupon!) | Hat: J.Crew (use code SHOPSALE for 40-60% off original prices!) | Sunglasses: Banana Republic (use code BRNEED for 20% off regular-priced items) You know you’re on vacation when a Tuesday feels like a Saturday. There’s no need to look at your watch, make-up is optional, and the only decision you […]

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Black Maxi in Belize

My Outfit Details: Dress: Vince Camuto, sold out (very similar here) | Shoes: Michael Kors (on sale!) | Sunglasses: Banana Republic (use code BRBUY for 30% off full-priced items) | Lipstick: Angel by MAC via Nordstrom Vince Camuto has beautiful maxi dresses. I was drawn to this one because of how the dress fades into  black and white stripes and eventually just white. […]

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Something Navy

My Outfit Details: Dress: Amanda Uprichard via Revolve Clothing (use code TULIP for 10% off) | Shoes: Steve Madden via Lord & Taylor | Lipstick: Angel by MAC via Nordstrom If you’re looking for a lightweight silky dress for the summer, look no further than Amanda Uprichard. She’s my go to designer for flirty little dresses, like this hot pink number I wore […]

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Postcard from Belize

My Outfit Details: Top: Ann Taylor, sold out (similar here) | Skirt: Bebe, sold out (similar here) | Shoes: Steve Madden via Lord & Taylor | Lipstick: Angel by MAC via Nordstrom One of my favorite things about vacation in the winter is being able to wear summer pieces and stepping outside with just one layer of clothes on. While I adore boots, hats […]

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Textured Skirt & Nude Heels in Belize

We’re back from Belize! This was the outfit I planned to wear on Valentine’s day, however we arrived in Hopkins that night after getting lost and driving on dark roads with no street signs and pouring rain so the very last thing I wanted to do that night was get dressed up. We ended up having […]

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Sequins & Tulle

Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to share with you the outfit I wore for my birthday dinner with J. I love playing with tulle! I’m into combining different textures, especially a soft fabric like tulle with a louder sequin top. A tulle skirt is such a statement piece and so incredibly whimsical and romantic. You […]

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Forever Young

J and I just got back from an impromptu trip to Mexico and it was incredible. I’m more of a planner so this has to be the most spontaneous thing we’ve ever done. Here’s what happened. We toyed with the idea of going away somewhere for my birthday but J was working on Monday and […]

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Petal Pink Lace

Another Charleston outfit! J was being especially generous with his photography skills. 🙂 This sweater material mixed with a delicate lace fabric caught my eye. You can create a similar effect by wearing a delicate dress (on sale!) with a sweater on top, like I did here. I love when dresses have a subtle addition of lace. The combination of […]

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Denim on Denim

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe Thanksgiving! With the holidays and cold weather amongst us, it’s fun to think back to warmer times. This is another post from our trip to Charleston. I love mixing neutral colors together, in particular grey and nude, with a subtle pop of color. In this […]

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The Charm of Charleston

J and I just came back from Charleston, SC and it was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken.  At times, we felt as though we were suspended in time with the beautiful pre-civil war architecture surrounding us. There’s something to be said about southern charm and hospitality. Everywhere we went, we were greeted […]

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Argentina

  My Outfit Details: Dress: ASOS, sold out (similar here, here, here and here) | Shoes: Steve Madden, sold out [similar here and here (on sale!)] In December, J and I went to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Punta del Este, Uruguay. I was looking through my photos and realized I never posted these pictures from Casapueblo, one of my favorite parts of the trip. […]

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Flower Power

I will use any excuse to dress up and this was no exception. It makes life so much more fun 🙂 We spent one day in Monterey during our California trip and the next morning we were on our way to San Francisco. Even though we were about to embark on the second part of our […]

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