Swimsuits You’ll Want to Wear all Summer!

 

Swim suit shopping is in full swing now that summer is truly approaching! I have already begun my quest for a new suit and have helped several preggonistas at my last few style sessions!

Tankinis are universally flattering for moms-to-be and my favorite this season is an embossed version from A Pea in the Pod! The side ruching and plunging neckline keeps the suit fun and flirty not frumpy!

A bright solid color, stripe or even a print keeps a tankini or one piece suit looking fresh and modern. Fun accessories like a caftan cover-up, straw tote, floppy hat, cute sandal and poolside clutch always take a look to the next level! I know it always gives me an extra boost of confidence, so I highly suggest accessorizing before heading to the pool! -Olivia

Spotlight on Danielle Walker from Against All Grain

Guest Editor:Danielle Walker Author and Photographer of Against All Grain

As a working mom, I take any chance I can get to get away with my family and spend some quality time with my son. With one on the way, that time is becoming more valuable than ever, so we took a little vacation to visit family in the mountains for Memorial Day. Eating a healthy diet and teaching my son healthy eating habits is important to me, plus it’s such a fun way for he and I to bond and spend time together. We spent the long weekend making tons of yummy food, snuggling, and playing lots of board games. It was perfect! Read on for a few of the photos I featured on an Instagram takeover for Destination Maternity.IMG_1832

Asher is so excited to be a big brother and loves to help in the kitchen!  Photo Credit: Jennifer Skog Photography Get Danielle’s look here.
IMG_1844It was our first day of summer here since this little guy graduated preschool Friday! We decided to take our time getting the day started and snuggled on the couch for a bit. This momma was tired! He munched on a Hidden Veggie Muffin (grain-free and packed with vegetables!) from my first cookbook Against all Grain. Throw some mini dairy-free chocolate chips into them for an extra special treat!

IMG_1845 I’ve had to eat a substantial breakfast pretty much first thing during this pregnancy to avoid feeling sick and have energy through the day. I made a scramble with some beautiful farm-fresh pastured eggs, crispy bacon, potatoes, and spinach for everyone Monday morning! Next to prep some festive popsicles and sides.

IMG_1849I don’t know why, but I can’t resist fruit when it has the stem and cute leaves still on! These raspberries were in such perfect shape, we picked up some strawberries at the market so my little guy and I made some healthy Popsicles to enjoy. I’ve been craving so much fruit during this pregnancy and frozen fruit is irresistible and so satisfying!

IMG_1859We visited family in the mountains and our outdoor plans were postponed by a thunder and hail storm! Puzzles, coloring, board games, and Lego building were in order. Do any of you other pregnant mamas welcome lazy days like this? I know I do! The weather didn’t keep us from barbecuing the tri-tip that’s been marinating though! 

IMG_1862The weather cleared up and dinner was served! We had marinated tri-tip, grilled asparagus, and a salad with grilled nectarines, prosciutto, walnuts and champagne vinaigrette. What did you have for dinner? 

IMG_1864For more healthy recipes and ideas, see both of my cookbooks Against all Grain and Meals Made Simple and my recipe app Cookery! And you can always find me here on instagram daily to keep up with my pregnancy, daily eats, family life, and fashion finds! Xo Danielle

 

Chic this Week // The Perfect Summer Maternity Dress

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I am a huge fan of the tee-shirt dress. A simple knit dress is key in any Spring and Summer wardrobe but I especially loved it when I was pregnant since it was cute AND comfortable. If you are a mom-to-be and have the rest of the summer ahead of you, you definitely need a few tee shirt dresses in your arsenal! They are extremely versatile, too, especially this Splendid version! You can go for a totally casual look, pairing it with a summer slide and tote for a beach day, or opt for city chic, with strappy slides, tortoise shell shades, a panama hat and a simple clutch. Great Memorial Day BBQ option too! Hope you are enjoying the long weekend! -Olivia

Destination Maternity In The Press

In the Press BlogIt’s been an exciting Spring season for all of our great brands here at Destination Maternity! We are so thrilled to work with amazing designers and personalities, many of whom are moms and moms-to-be that inspire us each day. Check out a few of the exciting mentions from the past few months in case you missed them:

Molly Sims, Brand Ambassador for A Pea in the Pod, featured on mollysims.com / Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod featured on StrollerTraffic / Jessica Simpson Maternity Soul Mate Tee featured on People.com / Jaime King featured in US Weekly wearing Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod / Olivia Capone Myers featured in The Wall Street Journal for her summer maternity style tips  / Personal Style Blogger Leanne Barlow in Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod

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Memorial Day Getaway Essentials for Mom-To-Be

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Memorial Day means a long weekend filled with family, fun, and food! This year, my husband and I decided on taking a few day trips; we will be checking out the Frida Khalo: Art, Garden, Life Exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden and then heading to Margate, NJ for a relaxing beach day. There will definitely be a requisite BBQ (or two!) in between. Whether you are getting out of town, heading off to the beach or planning to lounge pool side, it’s important to look great AND feel comfortable. With just a few maternity pieces like a caftan maxi, boyfriend jean and tankini, you can have a holiday weekend wardrobe that is versatile and totally on trend. Don’t forget the suncreen! -Olivia

Robert Clergerie Tote / Rachel Zoe Blue Top / A Pea in the Pod Tankini / Nine Naturals Sunscreen / Rachel Zoe Maxi / Moreau Pochette / Karen Walker Sunglasses /  Eugenia Kim Donda Hat / Harper Wedge / DH1961 Boyfriend Jeans

Trend Alert // Bohemian Bumpstyle

TrendAlert-BohemianThe free-spirited style of the ‘70s has made a comeback and is even better with a bump! Tie-dye prints, maxi dresses, the peasant blouse, floppy hats and fringe are just some of the latest trends to love this summer. This sunset-hued maxi from A Pea in the Pod, paired with antique gold accessories, a fringe bag, wide brim hat and round sunnies, nails the bohemian look. Opt for a destructed vintage jean with a peasant blouse for another fabulous circa-‘70s summer look. -Olivia

Tie Dye Maxi / Wirestack Cuff Bracelet / Melissa Obadash Jemima Hat / Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Fringe Bag / Schutz Eugenia WedgeChloe Leather Frame Trim Sunglasses / Gildstitch Statement Necklace

Chic This Week // The Must-Have Maxi + How to Wear It

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With summer almost here, a wardrobe that keeps you cool and comfortable is a must, especially if you are expecting! The one item I tell every mom-to-be to invest in if they are expecting during the warmer months is a maxi! An instant outfit, a maxi is versatile enough to be worn throughout your whole pregnancy. This version from Isabella Oliver is one of my favorites. The simple knit print and side-ruching feature makes this dress extremely flattering. For an effortless and on trend weekend look, I suggest pairing a maxi with a thong sandal, panama hat and cuff. Dress things up for an evening out with a wedge, statement necklace and jacket. Happy styling -Olivia



Get The Look // Hilaria Baldwin’s Chic Stroller Style!

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Hilaria Baldwin is spotted again wearing A Pea in the Pod in New York City on what is a fashionable and fun day of errands! On the go with adorable daughter Carmen and baby number two due later this year, I love that she keeps her mom-to-be look casual yet chic. She’s sporting one of my favorite staples of the season, the soft pant! This version from Splendid, is trendy and in a soft chambray fabric, extremely comfortable! She’s paired it with a simple side ruched tee and cardigan, which I love for cooler weather. You can also opt for a breezy tank and wedges for a summer look that is more comfortable when the temperature gets warmer. Style and mom points both go to Hilaria for adding an edgy take on this trend with fabulous oversized frames and earrings, all while toting her tot, shopping bags and sippy cup! -Olivia

Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin for GC Image

Did You Know? Your Heart Will Really Grow

SHAPEThe love you feel for your unborn baby grows each day, but did you know that your heart actually grows too? The organ works harder and at a more rapid pace during pregnancy. Your blood flow also increases by a whopping 50%, and due to all of the extra workload your body goes through, organs like your heart and liver actually enlarge! Growing a baby is hard work, but so worth it, right ladies?  -Olivia

 

Meet Grace Lee Founder of Nine Naturals!

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Grace Lee, founder of beauty brand Nine Naturals, knows a thing or two about skincare! Currently expecting her second child, she believes mom-to-be’s beauty routine should be no fuss, smart and safe. Her line of products is now available in select Destination Maternity stores and online and I will be joined by Grace to celebrate later this week. I hope you can join us for sweet treats, sips from Bundle Organics and shopping. PLUS, you can enter to win a $500 maternity wardrobe and your own set of Nine Naturals! –Olivia
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