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Punta Cana Travel Guide

Do you ever have one of those moments when you return to a place that you’ve been to before? As a teenager, I went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with my parents several times. A few weeks ago, Julian and I took our own little family on a fun trip to the same area I used to travel to as a kid. 

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Tips for Flying with a Toddler and a Baby

One of the most common questions I get on social media is if I have any tips for traveling with a toddler and a baby, especially when it comes to international travel. Here are some tips for flying with a toddler and a baby that worked for us.

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Lokal Hotel in Old City, Philadelphia

I had the chance to stay locally at a hotel that was different than past travel experiences. Staying at the Lokal Hotel in Old City gave me the opportunity to experience Philadelphia in a new way, almost as though I was visiting for the first time.

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One-Piece Swimsuits at Every Price Point

We just came back from Clearwater Beach in Florida and for weeks before the trip, I was on the hunt for mom-friendly one-piece swimsuits or flattering two-pieces. After doing some online research, I found the most flattering one-piece swimsuits at every price point. 

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Great Coffee Shops in Philadelphia

One of my favorite weekend morning activities is going to a local coffee shop and having a good cup of coffee. Sunday mornings are for taking your time. Here are some of my favorite coffee shops in Philly:

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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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Smart Tips for Business Trips

The pieces are coming together. You’ve earned your degree, landed the job you always wanted, and now you’re killing it. In fact, you’re doing so well that your boss has asked you to represent your company on a business trip. The only problem is that the closest you’ve ever gone to going on a business […]

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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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Bright Yellow and Stripes

My Outfit Details: Striped Top: Ann Taylor, sold out (similar here) | Yellow skirt: ASOS, sold out (similar here) | Shoes: Steve Madden, sold out (similar here) | Handbag: Stella & Dot | Sunglasses: J’s from Banana Republic (women’s version)  I’m craving spring weather so I broke out some photos from last year’s trip to Charleston. Because the skirt is a bright yellow, I […]

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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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