mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!

mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!

this past weekend i spent a two night stay at crystal springs resort in hamburg, new jersey. after being told i couldn’t fly back in december, this made for an incredible (and super local!) mini-babymoon to get us through the home stretch as we wait for our little girl’s arrival. read on for the scoop on this incredible tri-state getaway! Continue reading “mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!”

the brunch files: SNACKMRKT, ontario, canada

the brunch files: SNACKMRKT, ontario, canada

this post is LONG overdue but i promise it’s worth the wait! a few weeks ago i went to my soon-to-be cousin’s bridal shower in ontario, canada. it was a short but sweet trip, where i caught up with family i hadn’t seen in years – and it made me even more excited for the actual wedding, which is in jamaica (!!!!!!!!!) in just a few short months. while i was there i had to get in some blogging, and that’s where snackmrkt comes in! Continue reading “the brunch files: SNACKMRKT, ontario, canada”

different ways to show some skin this spring

different ways to show some skin this spring

going on vacation is the best. i mean, there’s the obvious – bottomless cocktails, warm weather, sand… but then there’s the reason i love traveling most: the outfits!!!! i always pack my statement pieces when i go away, and when i’m flying to warmer climates, i try to capitalize on the chance to show some skin – but keeping it classy takes some strategy… which is why i’m featuring a backless, 3/4 sleeved dress #sponsored by shein on the blog today! Continue reading “different ways to show some skin this spring”

coco reef swim: there to lift you up (literally) when swimwear gets tough

coco reef swim: there to lift you up (literally) when swimwear gets tough

where are my busty girls? where are my curvy ladies? raise your hand if you ever felt personally victimized by bikini tops (LOL!) – in all seriousness, finding swimwear that supports ‘the girls’ and flatters your figure can be a serious challenge, so in this entry i’m tipping my hat to coco reef swimwear… a company that dedicates itself to bra-sized bathing suits (with underwire!!!) so that everyone can feel excited about hitting the beach this summer! read on for more info on this amazing company and their suits! Continue reading “coco reef swim: there to lift you up (literally) when swimwear gets tough”

my favorite transitional top for spring 18!

my favorite transitional top for spring 18!

it’s that time of year again – spring has not sprung, and we’re all sitting around twiddling our thumbs waiting for mother nature to end her temper tantrum. so naturally, i’m featuring a ‘transitional’ piece that can be warn soon – and straight through to fall!  Continue reading “my favorite transitional top for spring 18!”

trending: ‘floral + stripes’ = spring 2018

trending: ‘floral + stripes’ = spring 2018

there’s a trending print in town and i am SO in love! mixing patterns allows you so much freedom when it comes to choosing accessories and completing a statement look… and for that, ‘floral + stripe’ = my new go-to print for spring 2018! read on to see some of my favorites in this style from forever21Continue reading “trending: ‘floral + stripes’ = spring 2018”

tulum diaries: my offsite adventure

tulum diaries: my offsite adventure

before i dive into my entire stay at the unico 2087 resort in riviera maya, i thought it appropriate to give special attention to the one major day trip that i took while i was away in mexico. read on for details on my excursion into the ancient city of tulum! Continue reading “tulum diaries: my offsite adventure”

show some face: the perks of high-neck swimwear

show some face: the perks of high-neck swimwear

it’s march 4th, and here in the tri-state area, we’re (hopefully) about 8 weeks away from consistently warmer weather… which means you’re either getting your beach body ready to debut, or you’re impatiently jetting off to some exotic locale for a bit of relief from the cold. either way, it’s time to start thinking about 2018 swimwear so i’m featuring some suits in one of my favorite silhouettes: high neck. read on for more! Continue reading “show some face: the perks of high-neck swimwear”

tobi on top: my first few looks from mexico 2018!

tobi on top: my first few looks from mexico 2018!

woooooo february has been one heck of a month, and the madness is only just beginning!!! i apologize for my lack of actual blog posts these days, but rest assured i’ve been doing a whole lot of life-things that will only inevitably result in awesome future posts! for example: i just spent the last several days living in the lap of luxury, poolside in riviera maya, mexico. it was unreal, and i’m in the process of writing up a whole synopsis, but in the meantime i thought i’d leave you with a few of my favorite tops from throughout my trip – all sponsored by tobiContinue reading “tobi on top: my first few looks from mexico 2018!”

you windham, you lose some:

you windham, you lose some:

i’ve always wanted to ski. it looks so effortless and exhilarating. the hubby and i took a long weekend in a cabin upstate and hung out at whindham mountain resort, where i took lessons to get my feet wet (COLD and wet!!!). admittedly, my first try was rough – although i didn’t fall once, so apparently my family tells me that’s a “win”. but the real “win” for me was obviously the ski gear. read on for details on what i wore! Continue reading “you windham, you lose some:”