Yay, you made it to the second trimester! Now is the time to ensure that you’re keeping your skin hydrated with safe and effective products, plus preventing stretch marks. I have a few favorites:
Basq Intensive Treatment Stretch Mark Butter: packed with moisturizers and oils, this luxurious treatment prevents stretch marks and repairs skin. I still use this daily because I really love the scent!
Mustela Ultimate Hydration: I am a fan of avocado anything and this cream calls on avocado peptides to moisturize and soothe very dry skin. I actually used it on my whole body!
Honest Organic Belly Balm: It’s all about balms these days and this one really is “The Balm.” Completely odor free- a little goes a long way!
Whichever you choose, your skin is in for a treat! –Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on March 4, 2015
Isla Fisher, who is currently expecting her third child with Sacha Baron Cohen, has been seen out and about in both LA and Hawaii wearing pieces from A Pea in the Pod’s Spring Collection.
While in Beverly Hills, she paired a cashmere 360SWEATER, available exclusively at A Pea in the Pod, with classic jeans, a fabulous bag and her signature oversized frames. During her babymoon to Kauai, she was spotted on the beach in our Secret Fit Belly® cuffed shorts. Whether you are lucky enough to get a retreat from the cold or are looking for a cozy piece to get you through the final stretch of winter, Isla’s style tips and A Pea in the Pod’s fashion have you covered!–Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on March 3, 2015
A Pea in the Pod is excited to announce Molly Sims as our first ever brand ambassador! Molly, who is expecting her second child, a girl due this Spring, will appear in our Summer 2015 campaign, modeling the latest trends and most-wanted brands arriving in stores and online at A Pea in the Pod beginning this March. A mother, model, actress, and now author, Molly exemplifies the A Pea in the Pod mom-to-be who does it all with exceptional style
The campaign shoot was photographed by famed and talented photographer Justin Coit back in January. A private home in Tarzana on a quintessential LA warm and sunny day was the perfect backdrop to capture the feel of the cool summer collection. Mariel Haenn of styling dream team Rob and Mariel, whose clients also include other stylish mommas Jennifer Lopez and Charlize Theron, infused Mediterranean glamour with LA chic with her chosen accessories (the wide-brimmed hat is perfection!).
After spending only a short time with Molly, it is easy to see why her first book, The Everyday Supermodel, is a best-seller: she is full of amazing tips you can actually put to work on your own. She instantly made me feel like we’d known each other for years—I wish!
To inject a bit of glamour in to your every day, check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes video filled with a few of Molly’s style and beauty secrets and check back to grab these new must-have pieces coming soon to our website! -Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on March 2, 2015
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 27, 2015
We had a great styling event last week at our Beverly Hills A Pea in the Pod store! Clients came and spent time with Seraphine Maternity designer Cecile. We sipped on mocktails and enjoyed macarons from Bottega Louie– YUM! The Spring Line from our Seraphine Collection, which is now available in stores and online, features pretty dresses, tops and even cute swimwear. I look forward to our next event! Hope to see you there. Xoxo- Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 26, 2015
We have reached 10k followers on our Motherhood Maternity Instagram account! Thanks for showing your support. To show our love, we are giving away a $200 Destination Maternity gift card to one lucky winner. All you have to do to get in the running is follow the blog and comment on this post telling us how you’ll spend your gift! Xoxo- Olivia
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Posted by destinationmaternity on February 26, 2015
Now that we’ve officially announced our new line with Rachel Zoe, I am so excited to fill you in on what happened behind-the-scenes at our shoot at Smashbox Studios in LA back in January! I met the always glamorous Rachel (who did not disappoint in a classic black fur vest and 70’s flares!) and chatted with her about her first-ever maternity collection.
Rachel’s outfit seemed especially fitting when she let us know that the ’70s were her inspiration in designing the maternity collection for A Pea in the Pod. The effortless chic and glamour that categorized the era is sure to resonate with moms-to-be like Rachel who have to do it all with not a lot of time.
My son Greyson is close in age to Rachel’s two children so we had a few stories about our lovable and energetic boys to share. As another working mom in the fashion industry, I am especially inspired by Rachel’s ability to balance her work and love of fashion with motherhood….plus did I mention she’s a blast to hang out with?
Take a look for yourself and watch the video and then head over to our site to sign up to be among the first to shop her collection, available this March. –Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 25, 2015
Did you tune in to the Oscars last night? While I am sorry to see award season come to a close, the fashion choices ended it on a “haute” note. Mom-to-be Keira Knightley opted for a baby-doll Valentino gown, her go-to silhouette this season, while Sophie Hunter, who is also expecting, chose Lanvin. It only took one shade, red, for Dakota Johnson to stop the show in Saint Laurent and THAT ponytail! Lupita Nyong’o, who I am convinced can do no wrong, chose a white beaded Calvin Klein dress. Zoe Saldana, new mom to twins, looked amazing in blush, while Jennifer Lopez glowed in a flesh-toned Elie Saab gown. My personal favorite of the night was Margot Robbie who stunned in a black Saint Laurent gown, a perfectly coiffed blonde lob and pouty red lip, a refreshing take on old Hollywood glam. -Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 23, 2015
The maternity boyfriend jean is a fashion favorite of mine! I love it because it’s slightly slouchy, but also fitted, can be styled up, styled down and looks amazing with just about any accessory. Our additional patented Secret Fit Belly® panel makes it super comfy and supportive, so you will want to live in these jeans. It’s very versatile, so I figured I would show you 3 ways to wear this look.
Finding an outfit for date night can be daunting, but the boyfriend jean is so cool on its own, that adding the right additions is all you need for the perfect evening. Try working it with a Henley, button up, or a pretty blouse. Add some bling, heels or booties, a great bag and finish with a classic red lip.
The boyfriend jean IS your weekend wardrobe, so making your Saturday and Sunday stylish is easy. Try your boyfriends with a graphic ruched tee, some easy sneaks and bright accessories. The fun colors make for a downtown vibe; the most put together, yet relaxed street style.
The third way to rock your boyfriend jeans is for a casual Friday ensemble. Adding some control with the right bras and camis makes the workday a comfortable one. Top off your look with a moto jacket or a maternity blazer, a structured bag and a sophisticated flat.
The boyfriend jean takes you from work, to dinner, to the weekend and beyond. There are countless ways to wear this style. I lived in mine during my pregnancy and I still wear them now. I love the belly panel. I just fold mine down now that I am no longer pregnant. On days I want a little control under my tops, I wear it as normal! They are that amazing. Happy styling. – Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 22, 2015
In years past the ultimate red carpet, The Oscars Red Carpet, has been graced with some fabulous expecting stars. I can’t wait to watch The Oscars this Sunday for the nominations, the dresses and of course to bump watch. Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife, Sophie Hunter, is expecting, as well as Jessica Biel and Kiera Knightley! In honor of The Oscars, here’s a look back at some of my favorite red carpet styles of the past – Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 20, 2015