HOW TO STYLE YOUR BOYFRIEND

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Here’s part II of my collaboration with Lucky Magazine and Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam featuring one of my favorites, the boyfriend jean.  I wore this silhouette all throughout my pregnancy, because it was so easy to style in multiple ways. Watch and find out how you can create different looks with your boyfriend jean for a completely versatile wardrobe!–Olivia

Q+A WITH WENDY BELLISSIMO

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I’m so excited about our new collaboration with Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity! As a successful and stylish mom of four, Wendy is a true inspiration. What I love the most about the collection is how her relaxed, effortless style comes through in each of the pieces. It’s not surprising that the collection instantly became a favorite of style influencers, bloggers and expecting moms alike. I had a chance to chat with Wendy and wanted to share what she had to say with all of you. I think you’ll agree Wendy is pretty fabulous, just like her collection. -Olivia
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wendybellissimoO Myers: How would you explain your own personal style and how has that influenced your collection with Destination Maternity?
W Bellissimo: My signature look from home decor to apparel is uncomplicated yet chic and my style is definitely rooted in nature with a certain sense of comfort and ease. This design aesthetic translates perfectly to my collections for Destination Maternity, because looking great and feeling comfortable during pregnancy helps with all the changes a woman is experiencing. Getting dressed shouldn’t be a chore, especially when you are pregnant!

O Myers: Why did you decide to partner with Destination Maternity for your maternity collection?
W Bellissimo: I feel like I was nonstop pregnant – I had 4 babies in 5 years, so I personally know the challenges women face. Destination Maternity is the leader and they understood my vision and passion to create beautiful, comfortable clothing that women want to wear during pregnancy and even after. Their experience and understanding of my vision made this a perfect partnership.

O Myers: Tell us about your design process and how you create from concept to completion?
W Bellissimo: From concept to completion I always think about the woman. I want her to feel put-together without looking like she is trying too hard. Offering her style that she feels good about is important to me. It’s about creating a balance of sophistication, comfort and down to earth luxury. Next come color and pattern. The WB brand is known for rich colors and signature prints that grab attention, yet still speak softly. I try to develop looks that can easily move from casual to a night out just by changing a few accessories. Seasonless style is a meaningful part of the process and each collection is approached from that point of view. Most women run very hot when they are pregnant; therefore, layering pieces are a must. We also design the styles so that they can be worn after pregnancy, becoming a part of a woman’s everyday wardrobe. This is an important part of the design process as it allows women to make smart purchases that last. When we hit all of these goals I know that we have created a successful collection.

O Myers: Being so successful and working on so many projects, how do you juggle having a family and a career?
W Bellissimo: To be completely honest the juggling is a big personal struggle for me. Every day I fall short somewhere. Nothing will ever be perfect. You have to work extra hard at being the best mommy you can be and the best wife you can be while still managing a demanding career. Luckily, my husband is my business partner so we get to work together and after we had our 4th child we transitioned our business to work from home.

O Myers: What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
W Bellissimo: The simple things – the hugs, smiles and love from my little girls. Just knowing they are happy and healthy is the best! I have to pinch myself every day just looking at them and my husband. They are all my dream come true.

O Myers: What is the one piece of fashion advice you have for expecting moms?
W Bellissimo: Be prepared! Every pregnant woman eventually realizes she can’t squeeze in to regular clothes for her whole pregnancy. That is why I am so passionate about creating amazing maternity clothing that women want to wear. Being pregnant is a gift and dressing your bump should feel like a blessing, not a curse!

We are celebrating this exciting collaboration with Wendy at our NYC flagship Destination Maternity store on August 26th, so please join us!  The collection is currently in stores and online at DestinationMaternity.

STYLING THE SKINNY

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I had a great opportunity to partner with Lucky Magazine and the lovely Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam on a denim style session last month. Jordan is such a beauty and has a great sense of style, so I was really excited to work with her and the Lucky team on the shoot. Watch and find out how we styled skinny jeans to create two completely different looks, both featuring the ultra-comfy patented Secret Fit Belly® panel. Look for part II of our collaboration featuring the boyfriend jean coming soon. –Olivia

 

Find Jordan at www.ramshackleglam.com and visit www.luckymag.com for more fashion and style advice.

Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection

Transition from mom-to-be to new mommy with the Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection

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Mom of two and our own maternity fashion maven, Jessica Simpson is the ultimate momspiration!  We are so excited to announce that she will be expanding her clothing empire at Destination Maternity with her New Mom Collection!

The Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection offers postpartum and nursing essentials that are both fashionable and functional and made in comfortable fabrics.  The collection features clip down camis, cardigans and tunics with nursing accessibility.  The most exciting addition is the postpartum bottoms, a legging and lounge pant, which are made with a built-in control shaper tummy panel to give support and smoothing to New Moms.

Enjoy being a new mom and be stylish while doing it!  Check out the Jessica Simpson New Mom Shop at DestinationMaternity.com!

Get The Look: Kourtney Kardashian

By: Olivia Capone Meyers

Kourtney Kardashion is expecting baby number 3 so I thought we’d take a look back at some of her most fashionable mom-to-be looks! Here are some of my favorites:

 

  1. The White Maxi dress is a summer essential and I love how Kourtney accessorized this look! The oversized sunglasses, bun and gladiator sandals make this dress even more fabulous!*EXCLUSIVE* Kourtney Kardashian and Mason : Two Peas in a Pond(Photo Credit: http://www.celebritybabyscoop.com/)
  2. Kourtney is always seen wearing leggings during her pregnancies and always makes them look chic! The striped top, blazer and fierce bag takes this look to another level. It is edgy yet feminine and cool.KK3(Photo Credit: www.whataretheywearing.com)
  3. Kourtney gives the basic black maxi dress a complete make-over with a breezy cardi, tote and her signature oversized frames.KK2(Photo Credit: www.usmagazine.com)

Get the look with these Destination Maternity pieces:

  1. Spaghetti Strap Tiered Maternity Maxi Dress
  2. Sleeveless Scoop Neck Lightweight Maternity Tank Top
    Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Leggings
    Lace Trim Novelty Stitch Maternity Jacket
  3. Long Sleeve Open Front Maternity Cardigan
    Feel The Piece Short Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress

Recap: Nicole Miller Instagram Takeover

Last month, Nicole Miller took the reins of A Pea in the Pod’s Instagram, giving us exclusive access to a day in her New York City showroom.  Keep reading to explore the stylish surroundings of one of fashion’s most revered designers and prepare to get some serious inspiration for your office and maybe even your closet!

New York CityBright blue skies outside of the Nicole Miller office located in the heart of New York City’s Fashion District!

Nicole MillerA peak at some of the fabrics that are incorporated into her designs, which you can find in the Nicole Miller Collection at A Pea in the Pod

DressNicole is all about the stripes! Shop similar styles, like this Nicole Miller Sleeveless Striped Maternity Dress

NicoleMillerNicole Miller gets her showroom ready for a day of meetings

DressesWhich dress from her Artelier collection is your favorite? We love them all!

NicoleMiller1Thanks to the ever chic and perfectly accessorized Nicole Miller for giving us a glimpse inside her work day!

Shop our Nicole Miller Maternity Collection and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @apeainthepodmaternity!

 

How to Get Savannah Guthrie’s Maternity Look

Stylish TODAY Correspondent Savannah Guthrie effortlessly dresses her baby bump, often incorporating vibrant patterns and bright summer colors. Savannah is a prime example of how expecting mothers can also enjoy the season’s most sought after looks. We especially love how her style choices are professional for work but easily transition to evening— a must for all working moms-to-be!

 

 

Keep it simple and easy. As shown in theclip above, Savannah Guthrie opts for a no fuss, classic wrap dress. With this purple and orange Donna Morgan Maternity Wrap Dress (available in select Destination Maternity stores), Savannah is able to get down to business on-air while donning a professional yet stylish ensemble. To get Savannah’s look, we compiled a few tips and tricks along with clothing recommendations below, courtesy of Olivia Capone Myers, Destination Maternity’s Style Director.

 

  1. Embrace bold colors!  As seen on Savannah, you can shine in cheerful summer brights!  Warm summery tones that pop in a classic silhouette like this Donna Morgan 3/4 Sleeve Chevron Stripe Maternity Dress shown below work for the office and make a statement:

 

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  1. Wrap it up! A classic wrap dress is one of the greatest investments to carry you through every stage of pregnancy and even beyond. Try this BCBGMAXAZRIA 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Maternity Dress shown below:BCBG
  1. Experiment with patterns! From colorful chevrons to prominent polka dots, fun patterns can be a great way to show off your growing bump. For an all-over print similar to Savannah’s look, try Destination Maternity’s  TAYLOR 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Dress.Taylor
    For a camera-worthy look every day, check out the variety of summer dress styles Destination Maternity has to offer.

Style File: Get Stacy Keibler’s Mom-to-Be Style

Guest blogger: Style Director Olivia Capone Myers

Stacy Keibler’s style is pretty fabulous and her maternity looks have been no exception. A fan of A Pea in the Pod, Stacy has been spotted wearing our collection everywhere in LA, from running errands to nights out on the town, and I love how she pulls together each of her outfits. Here’s the scoop on the pieces she’s worn so you can recreate some of her best looks.

1. This is a great outfit for a weekend shopping outing. The Ella Moss Maternity Striped Tank really accentuates Stacy’s bump and looks great paired with our 7 for All Mankind Secret Fit Belly Slim Leg Maternity Jeans. The rolled cuff and studded sandals totally complete this casual, but chic, look.

2. Stacy keeps cool in a white ensemble that is perfect for summer. Styled with a great hat, shades and booties, she turns this outfit into a fashion must. Get a similar look with A Pea in the Pod’s Short Sleeve Patterned Stitch Maternity Dress.

3. Denim on denim is one of the hottest trends of the season and here Stacy nails it in a really feminine way in an A Pea in the Pod Maternity Chambray Shirt and 7 for All Mankind Maternity Jean Shorts. The long necklace, oversized bag and studded sandals give this super-fem look a hint of edge.

Get The Look: Alyssa Milano

One of our favorite TV actresses has us coveting her  simple, chic and flattering maternity style! Alyssa’s looks can be easily mimicked with some key pieces from A Pea in the Pod.

A Pea In The Pod Sleeveless Black Maternity Dress

Alyssa keeps it classic in a little black number that accentuates her bump. Our version, this sleeveless maternity dress with a scoop neck, is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a more formal party or an evening out with the girls. You can recreate the look also with two of our must-have pieces, like our adjustable maternity cami (which comes in 6 different colors!) & our Secret Fit Belly® high-to-low hem maternity skirt. Throw on a blazer and this look is perfect for taking you from the office to a dinner date after.

Seraphine Color Block Maternity Dress

Alyssa proves the colorblock trend is a pregnancy style must.  Try our colorblock maternity dresses! The black bottom part gives a slimming effect while a lighter-hued top draws the attention to your face and helps to play up your pregnancy glow. Try these similar Seraphine maternity dresses.

Spaghetti Strap Keyhole Detail Maternity Dress

Embrace summer by opting for bright colors. Alyssa radiates in this feminine frock that makes a statement. Our poppy spaghetti strap maternity dress with keyhole details features a drawstring belt for personal comfort to adjust as the baby grows and is perfect for a more casual waiting or a summer picnic!
Alyssa Milano provides style inspiration & we provide all the ways to GET THE LOOK at A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity!

Get The Look: Ciara

From chilling out to an evening out, Ciara’s pregnancy attire is a great example of how women do not need to lose their individuality or fashion-sense with a baby on board. Ciara proves that her maternity style-choices are edgy, elegant & luckily attainable by you! We have all the pieces you need to get her look!

A white shirt dress is a fundamental fashion piece. Ciara achieves the easygoing look by pairing it with adorable colored sneakers. Her dress features buttons, ¾ sleeves & a v-neck… so does our Isabella Oliver look-a-like.

Isabella Oliver Elbow Sleeve Belted Maternity Shirt Dress

Ciara stuns in this feminine and elegant maxi. Our Isabella Oliver dress also comes in a simple shade, as to not take away from its sophisticated charm. Ciara wears her hair in lose waves & adds strappy heels. Show up & show off in our version of an evening-wear maxi.

Isabella Oliver Long Sleeve Embellished Maternity Dress

Ciara turns even the simplest tank top into a fashion moment. She accessorizes hers with a beanie hat & long necklace. Try our sleeveless tank top. Pair with your own favorite accessories and you are ready to go!

Sleeveless Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top

Ciara tops her Isabella Oliver sleeveless, cross front maxi dress off with a little white jacket & sneakers. Master her look of casual meets chic with our version of this dress!

Isabella Oliver Sleeveless Cross Front Maternity Dress

Make sure you stay true to yourself as Ciara has done throughout her pregnancy. And remember… it is easy to GET THE LOOK.

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