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Chic and Elevated Places to Buy Maternity Clothes

One morning as I was getting dressed to take my kids to preschool, it occurred to me how my style has ebbed and flowed over the past few years, changing slightly with each life transition. With all these style adaptations, a few things have remained constant, my quest for chic and elevated quality clothing that lasts. Regardless of the role I was inhabiting, I gravitated towards chic and elevated neutral pieces (black, beige, grey) that fit really well.

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What to Wear in the Third Trimester

What to Wear in the Third Trimester

I’m still in denial that I’m in the third trimester. Feeling and seeing how my body has changed from week to week has been so special. We all have our insecurities but I never feel as confident and beautiful as I do when I’m pregnant. It’s truly amazing what a woman’s body can do. Feeling my baby glide across my stomach and watching the look on Perry and Dylan’s eyes as they feel their little sibling kick is of one of the greatest moments I have ever experienced. I think it makes

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10 rules of bring a freelancer writer

10 Rules of Being a Freelance Writer

With freelance writing, comes a freedom uncommon to most other professions. Of course, there is a price to pay with that flexibility – uncertainty, constant doubt of oneself, little money, unreturned emails. When you think you’ve hit your ultimate low and there’s no way you can go on, you receive a reply on your second follow-up email. Your pitch gets picked up. Someone genuinely connects to your work. There is light. In the meantime, there are rules to being a freelance writer that I have slowly learned over the past year.

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in adoration of the little black dress

In Adoration of the Little Black Dress

Part of me feels like it’s boring to adore the little black dress. There are so many other types of clothing to find adoration for in life. Why did I choose the little black dress? It feels too basic and cliché. It even has its own acronym. It’s quite possibly the most universal item of clothing in existence today. It’s somehow simultaneously always on trend and passé at any given moment. It’s everywhere. Yet, I love it despite what I’m afraid it says about me.

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The Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

February has arrived, which means I’m two months away from my due date and my fashion choices have gotten significantly more limited. These photos were taken a few months ago and my baby belly is much more large and in charge at the moment. Other than wearing Julian’s t-shirts and sweaters, which are a staple whether or not I’m pregnant, I have resorted to wearing a handful of items repeatedly. One of which, is the ribbed midi sweater dress. Most people are surprised when I tell them that I don’t wear many maternity clothes. Most of the clothes I’ve been wearing are my non-maternity pieces that have some stretch to them.

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One Slip Dress, Two Pairs of Boots

If there is one item in my closet I have fully embraced in my thirties, it’s the slip dress. I recently styled it with combat boots and although it was slightly out of my comfort zone, I loved the look. It’s the most minimal item of clothing that can be styled in endless ways. I bought this slip dress/sweater combination from AllSaints and was immediately drawn to the neutral tones and the fact that it came with a sweater. Finally, a slip dress and sweater combination that you know will be perfect together without needing to worry about coordinating length, shape, or color. I loved this dress so much I ordered it in the dark green color too. It’s called the Tierney 2-in-1 dress and the roll neck sweater version is currently on sale (see below). I included a few store links because it is often sold out so keep an eye out.

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Pregnancy maternity style tips using your own wardrobe from Philadelphia NYC fashion blogger Tanya Kertsman
Winter Work Style Diary, what to wear when it’s cold outside, work wear

Winter Work Style Diary

I have another little surprise I have been excited to roll out over the past few months. Welcome to the first style diary – Winter + Work. The style

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Wedding Flowers

My Outfit Details: Dress: Isabella Oliver via Pea in the Pod (use code PERKS for 20% off!) | Shoes: Aldo, sold out (similar here, on sale!) | Lipstick: Turkish Delight by NARS At eight months pregnant, it takes A LOT of time to find something to wear to a wedding that doesn’t make you look like a tent. These are […]

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Dressing the Bump

My Outfit Details: Dress: Riller & Fount via Shopbop | Sunglasses: Banana Republic, sold out (similar here) | Sandals: Diana Von Furstenberg via Zappos | Lipstick: Turkish Delight by NARS These pictures were taken from my little brother’s 16th birthday party. It’s hard to believe he’s 16! Notice that he’s a couple feet taller than me, even when i’m wearing 4 […]

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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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