J.Crew Cat-Print Silk Blouse

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J.Crew shirt, Nordstrom skirt (similar), Sam Edelman sandals (similar)

I bought this top on major sale at J.Crew and couldn’t love it more. I don’t own a ton of printed tops and this one was so fun, but still neutral enough to pair with a ton of items in my wardrobe. I ordered up to a size 12 as I find J.Crew silk tops to be quite constricting in the arms. The fit of the larger size is great across the bust and arms and I love the subtle drape.

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The blues and whites pair so well with my favorite flared skirt from J.Crew. I need to get more of these skirts in my wardrobe asap!

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I hope you’re having a wonderful week! And Happy St. Patricks Day!

Big Brother’s Wedding

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If you remember some bridesmaid posts from last year, you’ll know that my big brother got married in June of 2013. The wedding was one of the best days and couldn’t have been more stunning. The photos were just released and I couldn’t help myself from sharing a few. But please be warned, this is a picture heavy post!

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The rehearsal dinner was so stunning. Florals galore on a stunning vineyard in the Hamptons.

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Morning-of with my sister-in-law’s puppy!

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One of my favorite photos. My older brother (right) and my younger brother (the best man!) laughing it up before the ceremony. This one is certainly getting printed and framed.

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The wedding took place in the Hamptons. This is the gorgeous dinner after the ceremony. I couldn’t imagine a wedding more beautiful.

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The original 5.

 

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Our family is hot.

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Congratulations to the happy couple!

Note: the gorgeous earrings i’m wearing and the cufflinks for the men were crafted for the wedding party by jeweler Joan Hornig, my sister-in-law’s mom! Bow ties were crafted by my brother’s groomsman, Baruch Shemtov!

Beijing, China

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These are the last of our China pictures, from our final destination: Beijing. We spent 3 full days in the city, and i’m not gonna lie when I say it was a difficult few days. We were already exhausted from almost 8 days of constant moving, and mainland China is not the easiest to navigate for noobie tourists. Nevertheless, seeing Tiananmen square, the Forbidden city, the Great Wall and tons of night markets and restaurants was amazing, and a true cultural experience for us.

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Beautiful waving canal in the Forbidden City.

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And this guy, waving around, a little loopy from the heat.

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Sweaty with no makeup during our very steep hike up the Great Wall! Such an amazing view and highlight of the whole trip.

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Last but not least, our final adventure. We rode push carts all the way down the Great Wall to the base! So so amazing and definitely something I would recommend if you visit.

Swimsuits for Pearshapes: Featuring Freya

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Freya bathing suit c/o *see below for purchasing options, Prada sunglasses, Sam Edelman sandals (old color, here in nude)

This post marks a big accomplishment for me both personally and professionally. For starters, I am collaborating with a brand that I have used and loved for many years: Freya lingerie, highlighting their swimwear for curvy girls. However, and perhaps more importantly, I have come to a place where I am comfortable putting pictures like this on the internet. I love my figure and am proud of the curves I have, in a bathing suit or not. So, please, be kind, and help me in celebrating a swimwear line that finally caters to busty, curvy, beautifully hip-endowed women like us!

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When Freya asked me to choose one suit from their catalogue I immediately gravitated towards a two piece, if we are being honest. It’s what i’ve always worn if simply for the extra bust support. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and trust that Freya’s curve-enhancing technology would give me the proper support, and look I desired.

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While the bust look is definitely not quite as supportive as a bikini top, it did quite a good job! I ordered a 32F just for reference, and love that I could order by specific cup size.

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The polka dot pattern camouflaged any imperfections and the material sucked me in at all the right places.

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Thank you SO much to Freya for having me today and for all of you for supporting the brands that I truly love. Read my post about the best bra that hides back fat from quite a while back, featuring Freya, here.

* This particular style and color pattern isn’t available on Freya for purchase, but here are two piece options in the same pattern, and the same one piece style in a different color available online.

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