Sunday Swoon: Naartjiie Kids

Greeting from Nevis! We are on a family moon for the next week, but I couldn’t miss out on a Sunday Swoon! Whenever we travel I am always sure to bring along as many swimsuits as possible. My kids seem to go in about two day because one usually becomes so sandy that it’s just easier to change into another suit before the pool. This week I am featuring the super fun swimsuits from Naartjie Kids.


The Naartjiie Kids line is a distinctive children’s apparel and accessories line, founded in South Africa, that offers playful, bohemian garments in a mix of West Coast and Cape Town casual styles with European flair. Always designed with children in mind, the Naartjie Kids line is comfortable, wholesome, whimsical, and practical, ensuring that kids always look like kids and are able to live actively and naturally. Perfect for any summer vacation.

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It was an absolute no brainer choosing the adorable tutu ballerina suits for the girls. I was happy to see a snap closure which made it super easy for changing Gemma’s diapers, something you don’t always find in a one piece bathing suit.

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Ryder is wearing the South Coast Board Shorts. The swim trunks come with an elastic waistband & drawstring fitting my slim string bean perfectly. And I love how subtle the colors are, blending in with the deep blue waters of the ocean.

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The Naartjie Kids collections begin with size newborn all the way up to tween size 16, and new collections are launched 11 times per year!


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Summers Start

I have to say our summer is off to a pretty good start so far. I definitely think we had a late beginning with Ryder just ending school on the 26th, but we have hit the ground running. The weather has been absolutely beautiful in New York City with every weekend filled with sunshine and high temps. We’ve managed to escape the city a bit with day trips to the beach, Sesame Place, visits to friends, and even a week in the Hamptons for the July 4th holiday. And now we are off to Nevis in the West Indies, not bad for day 20 of summer break.

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Ryder started camp and absolutely loves it, more so than when he went the previous two years. He gets picked up by a bus three mornings a week and I think he sometimes enjoys the ride to Long Island more so. I have definitely seen such a change in him since I last wrote about what was happening with him. I think the stress of school is gone, and we are all enjoying this much needed time off. Siella and Gemma are home with me and our days are filled with trips to the park and beach, and even a music class. Siella is also going to be starting ballet camp next week and hasn’t stopped talking about it. She’s been missing it since her semester ended. It’s incredible that we are all just enjoying one another’s company. And although we have all these activities planned, it’s somehow all done on our own time, our own schedule with no stress or rushing.

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I thought I had everything planned out for the remainder of the summer, but we wound up getting the results back from when we took Ryder to the behavioral therapist. We got hit with a few curve balls and basically need to start on some therapies when we return from our trip next week. I will talk more about it in another post, but for now I am just digesting what we were told and enjoying the summer fun activities.

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Jason has been gone for the past week and a half in California and will be meeting us on vacation this Saturday. My sister manned up to help me fly with the kids, so the two of us will make our voyage tonight. I’m a little nervous traveling without Jason since I’ve never done so by myself with the kids, but think my sis will be able to give me the extra hands. I think I will finally breath once we make it down there.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as we have! xx

Sunday Swoon: AMIKI Children {& Giveaway}

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I’m at it again friends and found yet another adorable brand for children’s sleepwear. Amiki Designs are classic and simple, yet has the sweetest look from night until the morning. The high quality jammies are made to fit perfectly giving their unique silhouettes I promise you will not find anywhere else. The beautiful nightwear are for children ages… Read more »

Saturday Style: Beach Vacay

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Vanessa from Dress Me Up & Down is at the beach this week and still rocking her boho chic styles. Check out some of the favs this week… Hat & Crop Top Urban Outfitters // Mesh Pants beach shop in Jersey Shore // Necklaces  Rock Luxe Jewels  // Sunnies Free People Beach Bag Old Navy a while ago  Maxi Dress Piperlime // Hat  Urban… Read more »

Kardashians host Operation Shower

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A Memorable 4th Captured

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Fourth of July weekend was spent at one of my most favorite places ever, the eastern end of Long Island, also known as the Hamptons. For me the Hamptons has always held a special place in my heart. I’ve been vacationing there since I was 17 and have such incredible memories from every aspect of my… Read more »

Family Travel: Sesame Place {& Giveaway}


Ryder is officially on summer vacation and it’s time to go on as many adventures as possible before September, when its back to the grind. This summer we have so much planned with a mix of day trips, weekend trips, and a 10 day vacation to Nevis, that I am certain this will be an… Read more »

Bathing Beauty in Wunway

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Can we discuss these adorable swimsuits from Wunway! I’ve been a fan of the brand for such a long time. Each collection they do just gets that much cuter. The collection starts at 2 years, so I was stoked that Gemma can now fit into the brand this season. We are headed to quit a… Read more »