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!”

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”

there’s power in layers

there’s power in layers

just before ringing in 2018, i spent the weekend at a cozy cabin in upstate, new york. i attempted skiing… (more on that at a later date), made s’mores, and messed around in the snow. it was the coldest weekend of the year – topping off at a whopping 10 degrees on the warmest day of our three-day excursion… and i made sure i packed the wardrobe to battle the freeze. Continue reading “there’s power in layers”

the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago

the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago

on the last day of our weekend getaway to chicago, the hubby and i scheduled a sit down brunch. the hampton social came highly recommended, and the menu looked delicious, so i made a reservation and casually strolled over the day-of. i had no idea i was entering girl heaven. Continue reading “the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago”

pleats, please!

pleats, please!

the last outfit i wore on my trip to italy (yes, literally the last outfit before i flew home) was fun and casual. denim skirts have been all the rage for spring/summer 17, and by august, i was needing to put a twist on it so i went full schoolgirl style in a forever21 pleated number for a dinner in the boardwalk town of soverato. Continue reading “pleats, please!”

styling solid swimwear

styling solid swimwear

onepieces were in full swing this summer, and while fall is slowly creeping up on us, it won’t be long before we all (at least the east coast crew) will be looking to jet off to somewhere warm for a long weekend — so put down the pumpkin spice and take notes, because today i’m showing off one simple, solid swimsuit worn in two very different looks/styles!  Continue reading “styling solid swimwear”