Rachel Pally Designer Profile Q & A

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Describe your brand in three words.
EASY. SEXY. RELAXED.

When designing, what inspires you?
WOMEN!  I am inspired by women I know, women I meet, women I see in magazines and films.  I try to design a line that can appeal to all women, regardless of size, shape or age.

What are the three “key pieces” every mom-to-be should own?
Long black dress, Long black skirt, Maternity jeans

How would you style your favorite piece from the collection?
The striped cape top with a pair of black skinny jeans, black booties, a leather jacket and a statement necklace is casual and cute!

What celebrity mom or mom-to-be do you admire for their fashion choices?
I love how Nicole Richie dresses. She always looks so casual and yet so put together; she looks just as natural in a pair of flat sandals chasing after her little ones, as she does out on the town in sexy stilettos!

Shop the collection here!

Mom Style File- Jessica Simpson

jessica simpson maternity

Mom of two and our own maternity fashion maven, Jessica Simpson, looks chic and polished in an all-black ensemble. Played up by a textured black patent leather bag and oversized sunnies, Jessica is the epitome of simplified style. Recreate her look with our structured Cascade Bi-stretch Suiting Maternity Jacket layered over our staple Sleeveless Scoop Neck Rib Knit Maternity Tank Top and Secret Fit Belly® Ponte Super Soft Skinny Leg Maternity Pants for a streamlined and flattering finish.

Get the entire maternity outfit from Motherhood Maternity!

Destination Maternity Opens in Virginia Beach!

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Welcome to Destination Maternity® Virginia Beach! The brand new superstore, located within Town Center in Virginia Beach at 4537 Main Street, is a 5,000 square foot one-stop shop for the mom-to-be. The store carries A Pea in the Pod® branded maternity apparel— Destination Maternity’s luxury maternity collection which features maternity denim from designer brands including AG, J Brand and 7 For All Mankind—as well as with Motherhood® Maternity branded maternity apparel.  Along with a compelling selection of maternity apparel from both brands and an expert assortment of accessories and nursing apparel— everything the mom-to-be needs for pregnancy and beyond—the superstore will house a relaxation area for family members and friends complete with plush chairs and a flat screen TV; a juice bar; and play area for children.

Stop by our new location today and click here to locate a store near you!

Inspiration Behind the Design: Brooke Anderson’s Emmy Awards Dress

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Brooke Anderson, co-host of Entertainment Tonight, was simply gorgeous in her custom-made silk crepe gown by A Pea in the Pod at the 2013 Emmy Awards! Rocking the red carpet, Brooke worked her look to the nines as she interviewed the nominees and mingled with Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Fashion-forward purple accessories, including gorgeous suede d’Orsay pumps by Manolo Blahnik, Bellarri jewels and deeply-hued nails, added the perfect amount of depth to compliment her red-hot look. A Pea in the Pod Associate Designer, Susie Hawkins, explains her vision:

For Brooke’s Emmy red carpet dress we wanted to design something that really expressed Brooke’s love of fashion and showed her personality, without hiding her baby bump. Fiery bright cherry red was all over the runways at New York Fashion Week and is very on-trend for the current season, and it suits Brooke’s coloring very well. High slits were also prominent on the runways, and provided a perfect way to interpret the peplum trend. We wanted to keep the cut and lines of the dress very sleek and modern, and the silk crepe lends the structure needed for this sophisticated shape.”

Sexy and sophisticated all in one, Brooke’s entire look is one to covet from head-to-toe. Shop our red carpet-ready maternity dresses from A Pea in the Pod!

Destination Maternity Re-Opens in Paramus!

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On Saturday, September 7th, customers attended the grand re-opening of Destination Maternity in Paramus, NJ. Making special appearances were first-time parents-to-be, Danielle and Kevin Jonas and pregnancy expert and soon-to-be mom of four, Rosie Pope! The Jonas’ stopped by for the festivities and shopped around the new store, while Pope met with fans and answered their burning questions about all things pregnancy and baby while signing copies of her book, “Mommy I.Q”.

At the newly re-designed location, customers will find an organized and expertly merchandised assortment of clothing, accessories, skincare and more. Further, the new store features enhanced fitting rooms that create a more intimate space for the client along with an elevated presentation of merchandise categories including a dedicated space for nursing essentials/bras, new mannequins, fixtures and tables. This modern environment includes a learning studio, relaxation area for family members and friends complete with plush chairs and a flat screen TV, a juice bar, beauty bar and a play area for children.  In addition to Motherhood® Maternity, A Pea in the Pod® and Jessica Simpson Maternity, the store also carries A Pea in the Pod Collection® featuring maternity fashion from contemporary designer brands including Theory, Vince, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Nicole Miller, Ella Moss®, Trina Turk and Splendid®, as well as an expansive collection of premium denim including AG, J Brand and 7 For All Mankind.

Miniature cookies and milk and cupcakes were served along with a bevy of delicious mocktails. Basq Skin Care was also on hand to provide luxurious and relaxing hand massages and skin care tips.

Stop by our new location today and click here to locate a store near you!

Kate Winslet Glows in Pea!

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At a special screening of her new film, Labor Day, an expectant Kate Winslet donned our tried-and-true favorite A Pea in the Pod scoop neck tank top under a chic, figure-flatter blazer. Accessorized with layered necklaces and a stylish messy do, she radiated a mama-to-be-glow in her all-black look.

A simple staple, yet one that can be worn virtually anywhere, tanks and tees are a pregnant woman’s best friend. Easily adaptable to a multitude of outfits, you will adore our vast selection of basics – tanks, tees and other fabulous layers – that will take you through the entire nine months, and well beyond.

Shop maternity basics at A Pea in the Pod!

In the Press

In the Press

We are honored to have been featured in these fantastic stories this month:

Thanks to all who featured Destination Maternity!

The Bump’s “Best of Baby” Awards!

The Bump's Best of Baby!

Hooray for “Best of Baby 2012”!

We are thrilled to announce four of our fantastic maternity pieces have been awarded “Best of Baby 2012” by The Bump! Chosen by both editors and viewers, these more-than-just-basics will effortlessly dress you from your first trimester to your first feeding, and beyond. And the winners are…

The essential cardigan will keep you covered and looking chic in all seasons. Perfect for date night or walk through the park, trendy tops add style to any outfit.  And whether you splurge on designer maternity jeans or go for the bargain pair of Secret Fit Belly® Jeans, maternity denim is a must-have.

Thanks again to all who voted for us on The Bump!

In the Press- Jessica Simpson’s Glam Maternity Style

Jessica Simpson Maternity

Have we mentioned how much we love Jessica Simpson?

 The beautiful mom-to-be has been everywhere lately, and dressing her baby bump in some seriously stylish fashion from her own Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection while doing so!

Jessica wore this gorgeous black lace dress during her appearance last month on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and then rocked this pretty peach side-ruched tee while out and about in L.A. We also adore this glamorous maroon maxi and chic black blazer combo she wore to a recent appearance, which will both be available in her upcoming fall collection! Love these looks? Get them all here.

Looking fabulous, Jessica!

Inspiration Behind the Design

Inspiration Behind the Design- Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott was simply gorgeous in our custom A Pea in the Pod gown at the Academy of Country Music Awards. We received such an overwhelming amount of love from fans and followers that we wanted to share the inspiration behind the design.

A note from A Pea in the Pod’s Design Team:

“We definitely looked at Hillary’s past fashion choices and preferences while designing. We knew she liked edgier, more rock & roll inspired styling, while still wanting to look glamorous and feminine. For the beading, we chose heavier crystals mixed with the delicate beading to incorporate that balance between the two sides of her style.  We wanted to use fabrics that would show off the bump really nicely, not hide it.  The silk jersey drapes really well, but has enough weight to look polished and has a great sleek finish. The navy color was a perfect choice for Hillary and looked great on the red carpet.  We kept the draping subtle and simple to show off her figure and the great bead detail.”

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