What’s In Her Bag?! basq NYC cofounder Kelli Kenny Edition

We are excited to launch a new feature on our blog where we give you a peek inside the bags of our favorite beauty mavens, fashionistas and designers! Read along to find out what must haves basq NYC cofounder Kelli Kenny carries with her every day. Kelli, along with Lauren Parisier, co-founded basq NYC, a luxury skin care line for repairing and revitalizing the skin.   Made with natural oils, antioxidant-rich plant extracts and advanced repair ingredients, basq NYC products are sure to keep moms-to-be feeling radiant throughout pregnancy and beyond.  You can shop the line both in stores and online at A Pea in the Pod®, Destination Maternity® and Motherhood Maternity®.  The brand also recently collaborated with Destination Maternity to do a line exclusively for Motherhood Maternity, called Body Boost.

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1). Saint Laurent Black Sac de Jour Bag I love this bag as a purse and briefcase plus it looks great with any attire. 2). COACH patent wallet My favorite wallet because it has tons of room and fits everything. 3)Blackberry Torch The key pad is a must!  4) Bronzer with big brush Summer is here and this bronzer is a must have to look healthy and glowing!  5) Chanel shadow pack and Mac lipsticks I like to blend eye shadows and mix MAC lipsticks with a top gloss. 6) Jour d’ Hermes Eau de Parfum Totally addicted to this scent and is the perfect travel size. 7) Red resistance band I’m a runner working through injuries so I fit recovery exercises in whenever I can 8) Basq NYC Cucumber Tea Eye Gel Refreshes eyes in an instant. When I am traveling I use it as face moisturizer, too. 9) World’s Greatest Mom keychain A gift from my son, and convenient for keeping my Juice Press card at the ready! I eat raw 5 days a week so Juice Press is a regular stop.  10) Prada Sunglasses I love this classic, sophisticated style. 11) MacBook Air Makes my days so efficient especially when traveling.

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:

 

Donna Morgan

  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.

4th Of July.. What to Wear! By Olivia Capone Myers, Style Director



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Long weekends mean more outfits! Here is a roundup of our must have looks to get you through all of your 4th of July celebrations.  Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, pool party or evening fireworks, we have you covered!

hatA Pea in the Pod Majestic Sleeveless Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top & AG Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Maternity Crop Jeans

Blue Dress

Motherhood Maternity Short Sleeve Fit And Flare Maternity Dress

White on WhiteA Pea In The Pod Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Side Ruched Maternity T Shirt &
A Pea In The Pod Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans

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Motherhood Maternity Halter Maternity One Piece Swimsuit

 

 

 

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.

7 Creative Pregnancy  Announcement Ideas

Are you ready to tell the world that you’re pregnant?  Who wants to call people up the old-fashioned way when there are these fun and creative ways to tell your friends, family and hubby that you’re expecting:

Big brother/sister
If you already have one child (or more!), you can let everyone know that they’re going to be a big brother or sister by posing them with a sign, showing how excited you all are!

promoted to big sister(Photo Cred: Etsy.com)

Traffic Sign
Ready to tell the world?  What’s better than using a traffic sign!?

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Mailing The Announcement
This can be funny or serious, but this particular announcement is great!  This is an excellent way to tell friends and family who may be not live close by.

pregnancymailannouncement(Photo Cred: http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tara/announcing-baby-on-board/)

Pumpkins
Are you finding out about your pregnancy in the fall? Then what can be a better way to announce that your little pumpkin is coming… than with a pumpkin!

pumpkin(Photo Cred: Pinterest)

We are.. Prego!
Say it with food!  This “We are Prego” announcement is really creative and deliciously fun!

 We are Prego(Photo Cred: Pinterest)

Math
The equation is pretty simple!  This adorable picture + you = an amazing announcement!

math announcement(Photo Cred: ALINATAYLORPHOTOGRAPHY)

Ice Ice Baby
Just like the song from the 90s… this is a hilarious and classic way to tell the world!

ice ice baby(Photo Cred: Pinterest)

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!

Five Ways To Wear the WILDFOX Maternity Tees From A Pea In The Pod

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Whether you’re a mom-to-be, or shopping for a friend who is expecting, the vintage-inspired Wildfox tees at A Pea in the Pod® are the perfect summer staples.  The exclusive collection will keep you cool from day to night with styles you can wear both during and after pregnancy.

Here are our five favorite ways to wear these ultra-soft cotton tees this summer:

  1. Throw on as a comfy cover-up over your bathing suit while you’re headed to the beach.
  2. Add a jean jacket or a blazer for a casual but polished look.
  3. Pair with a great pair of jeans while you’re shopping or running errands.  Try one of our best sellers like the AG Jeans Stella Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Maternity Jeans.
  4. Add some feminine flair with a flowy maternity skirt.
  5. Relax around the house and wear to bed! You can shop the collection’s exclusive styles, which are available for purchase in select stores and online!

Olivia’s Picks: Babymoon Styles

Meet Olivia Capone Myers, Style Director for Destination Maternity Corporation. Don’t know what to pack for your babymoon?  This week she shares her checklist of vacation musts. So  read on and then go back to daydreaming about those mocktails!

 

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1. The Maxi Dress: There’s nothing I find more comfortable than a maternity maxi dress!  It’s a great functional piece for expecting moms!  Maxi Dresses are a standout trend for the season and an essential on vacation getaways for pregnant women who crave comfort and style!

2. Butter Top Coat: I love having my nails painted and Butter London’s Top Coat is a great product to help make your manicure last throughout your babymoon.  The Hardwear Top Coat By Butter London™ gives your nails a high-gloss finish and locks in your color.

3. Crop Jeans: It’s hard to find comfortable and cute jeans while you’re pregnant!  That’s why I love these Maternity crop jeans; they’re a versatile staple that can be paired with a tank top and wedges, or dressed up with a great heel and blouse for evenings.

4. Bold Printed Scarves: Printed scarves are a great way to chic up any look and can really take your outfit to the next level, while keeping you comfortable during a chilly evening.

5. Do-It-All Moisturizer: A lot of times space is hard to come by in your suitcase, so I always opt for a moisturizer that nourishes both face and body, like Face + Body Lotion By The Honest Company. It contains calming chamomile, calendula and aloe.

6. Maternity Swimsuit: A fabulous fitting swimsuit is a maternity must for expecting moms.  Choose a maternity tankini, which is an excellent choice, or standout in a fun ruffled maternity one piece!

7. Maxi Skirts: Maternity Maxi Skirts are a great way to create a long and lean look for expecting moms.  I love the combo of a maxi, tank and denim jacket for a cool and casual look.  Add some color with our Secret Fit Belly® Relaxed Maternity Skirt in Coral Print.

8. Denim Jacket: I love denim jackets!  They’re the ultimate layering piece that adds instant edge to any outfit.  This Jessica Simpson® Maternity Jacket is not only fashionable, but also a functional addition to your babymoon wardrobe.

9. Sandals: I always opt for thong sandals, because they are an easy option that will go with any summer outfit and are easy on your feet.

10. Cover-up: The Caftan is a chic cover-up choice that’s perfect for the pool or beach.  Throw it on when you’re headed out for a day in the sun, then continue to wear it while you grab late afternoon mocktails and snacks!

Get Grilling!

Having a Father’s Day barbeque this weekend? Here’s an appetizer you can throw on the grill & feel good about eating. Delish.com gives you another way to prepare seasonal vegetables like red peppers & eggplant, plus some delicious feta cheese for a flavorful kick.

All you need is the following:

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 8 slice(s) eggplant, 1/2-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil, plus more, for grilling
  • 1 tablespoon(s) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) crumbled feta
  • Salt and pepper

 

If your grill is already hot from burgers & hot dogs, you are good to go. If not, then preheat the grill, coat your cut vegetables with olive oil, cook them until tender or you see some grill marks, & finally arrange on a platter. Then simply sprinkle them with 3 tablespoons olive oil, and red wine vinegar; add oregano and feta. Lastly, season to taste with salt and pepper.


It is no secret that vegetables are filled with valuable nutrition benefits for everyone, but especially for pregnant women! The grilling takes these vegetables to richer level. Grill, serve & enjoy!

Casual Cravings

Sleeveless A-line Maternity Dress

The summer grants many opportunities for outside parties & dining al fresco. People are also more apt to walk places, get some sun & explore nature. Dresses are easy outfits, because they are ready to throw on, go out & look completely put together. However, many dresses are too frilly, too restricting & actually just a little too dressy. Enter our sleeveless a-line dress, the one that will take you to that backyard party, to dinner under the stars, to a spontaneous walk to the farmer’s market on a Sunday afternoon.

This dress has a geometric print that makes people take notice without screaming, “Look at me!” The white with grey combo combines for effortless style. The spaghetti straps keep you cool & provide you with the ability to throw on a cardigan, scarf or little jacket when the sun goes down.

The length, which falls just above the knee, is the most versatile since you have the option to dress it up with heels, wedges & even platforms. But because it isn’t too short or too long, flats, sandals & flip flops give this a summery edge.

Let your hair down to frame the v-neck or throw your hair in a messy bun to showcase the back-interest keyhole design. This dress makes sure you look good coming or going.

You are constantly craving the look that works for every day & in every way. This dress is our MOST CRAVED & now your clothing crush!

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