A Pea in the Pod Goes to London!

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Photo courtesy of Tim Griffiths for A Pea in the Pod

Are you ready for some exciting news? You can now shop A Pea in the Pod at Harrods! Along with our A Pea in the Pod collection, our shop in the iconic department store will also house exclusive pieces from British maternity labels Séraphine, Isabella Oliver and Madderson London along with the Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod. We are so excited that now even more moms-to-be can spend their nine months is style! –Olivia

Read more from WWD here.

 

Rachel Zoe’s Vacation Essentials

Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

Whether it’s a parents-only weekend trip to Positano or a family excursion to The Hamptons, Rachel Zoe travels in style and clearly knows how to pack. She shared her list of vacation essentials for the mom-to-be with us exclusively so keep reading!
From Rachel:

For me, summer is synonymous with the beach – Malibu, The Hamptons, St. Barths.  Some of my favorite memories are from the Hamptons with my family; we go to local farm stands for organic produce. My husband and I like to dine at Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor and The Palm in East Hampton. Plus, we have evening bonfires with friends on the most beautiful beaches.  It’s a home away from home for us and I love watching my boys grow up there. I pack all my must-haves when traveling, but easy styles were my go-to when pregnant. So, here are some of my vacation essentials for a mom-to-be:RachelZoe_SummerHigh to Low Maternity Dress: When it comes to personal style, everything has to have an effortless glamour about it.  I always want to be comfortable…never wearing anything too fitted, so I can move around with my kids.  I think that’s why every woman, pregnant or not, should have a dress like the printed high-low maternity dress from my A Pea in the Pod summer collection.  It needs nothing more than a pair of ankle-wrap flat sandals, sunnies for daytime and a little denim jacket for a warm summer night.

Ruched Maternity Maxi Dress: It’s no secret that every woman needs a little black dress in her wardrobe.  Whether you prefer mini, midi or maxi, embrace your bump and show off your figure in a dress that is ruched at the waist.  With its open neck and tassel detail, this dress is effortlessly elegant all on its own.  Complete your ensemble for the perfect date night by adding a pair of block-heeled sandals and leather biker jacket.

Secret Fit Belly Zip Maternity Jeans: Stretch indigo denim is timeless and transitions seamlessly from season to season.  Being a mom means juggling a million and one things at once, so versatility is key.  For everyday casual cool, pair them with flat loafers, a white tee and a tailored blazer; they are the perfect accessories for daytime around town.  For a bit of bohemian glamour, opt for an airy tunic, long pendant necklace and metallic sandals to give your otherwise casual denim a punch of free-spirited edge.

Jaime King For A Pea in the Pod!

I am excited to announce that actress, designer and soon-to-be mother of two Jaime King is appearing in A Pea in the Pod’s Fall campaign! If you follow Jaime on Instagram, you’ve gotten a glimpse at her life which includes her adorable son James Knight, many exciting projects including a baby line, and some seriously stylish fashion—definitely a mom we can’t get enough of!

Jaime may have been the model, but it was the very animated James Knight who stole the show when he, along with Jaime’s husband Kyle, made a surprise visit to the set. The shoot, which took place at a studio in Los Angeles, features Jaime wearing styles from a new collection of jeans, Luxe Essentials Denim (LED) by A Pea in the Pod.PP_JK_Fall15_07_135_RT-fltDesigned for maximum comfort for the mom-to-be, LED jeans utilize upgraded premium denim with industry recognized stretch technology to better accommodate her changing body- comfort and style! The collection offers go-to leg silhouettes like a skinny, legging and boyfriend in a range of washes, with several styles available in petite, so she can find the perfect fit.You can try on a pair of LED in stores in August or shop the pre-sale now. -Olivia

Get The Look // The Astronaut Wives Club’s Odette Annable

With a new show and a baby on the way, Odette Annable is having quite the summer! The Astronaut Wives Club actress is expecting her first child, a girl, with husband and fellow actor, Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters, 666 Park Avenue, Red Band Society). Odette is a client of A Pea in the Pod and was most recently spotted at our Beverly Hills store picking out some summer maternity essentials. Check out some photos from her Instagram below to see how she styled our pieces including a DL1961 short, A Pea in the Pod tank, and SUNDRY shirt. -Olivia

The Many [Maternity] Layers of Kim Kardashian

All eyes have been on Kim Kardashian since she announced last week that she is expecting baby #2. Kim layers her looks to perfection, especially during her pregnancies! It’s clear as a mom-to-be, she understands that adding a crisp blazer, jacket or sweater can create the right proportion over a dress or pant, which really does flatter your shape.

51052057 Reality stars Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian stop by their mom's office in Los Angeles, California on March 29, 2013. FameFlynet, Inc - Beverly Hills, CA, USA - +1 (818) 307-4813This look from Kim’s first pregnancy, where she pairs an easy tee, flats and our Secret Fit Belly® leggings with a structured blazer, is the perfect example of a polished, yet comfortable, outfit for a mom-to-be. The blazer balances out the soft knit pieces since it hits just below her bump; when worn open, it really elongates her figure. All of these pieces are mom-to-be essentials and when worn together, create a chic desk-to-dinner look! Photo Credit: FameFlyNet

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Kim Kardashian is seen at LAX. on June 02, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)Last week in Los Angeles, she opted for a casual cargo jacket worn over a maxi dress, another maternity layering-DO!  She keeps the look monochromatic, pairing a mid-length jacket in the same shade over the longer dress– a sophisticated, yet easy to recreate outfit! Photo Credit: GVK/Bauer-GC Images

Kim knows what works best for her bump and I am excited to see even more classic looks, as well as some fashion risks, this time around! –Olivia

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

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

Celebrating the Launch of Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod

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Last weekend, we celebrated our exclusive collection with style maven Rachel Zoe by throwing shopping celebrations in select A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity stores throughout the country. While shopping, guests enjoyed macarons from Dana’s Bakery personalized with our hashtag #RachelZoexAPIP in flavors like chocolate molten and jelly doughnut- YUM! Décor included all white floral arrangements with peeled back roses and hydrangeas (Rachel’s favorites).

I had the pleasure of hosting two of the events in sunny Aventura and Coral Gables, Florida.   It was so much fun to meet with clients and introduce them to the collection!  I was able to advise on the best ways to style the bump while helping the expecting moms-to-be shop for their maternity essentials and wardrobe.

 

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Los Angeles-based blogger Leanne Barlow hosted the event in Beverly Hills and looked GORGEOUS in the Rachel Zoe Printed Caftan Maternity Dress.

Bloggers Nicole Gonzalez of Lillies and Leon, who also donned the caftan, and Staci Acquasanta of Leather and Leops, who rocked the Rachel Zoe Exposed Zipper Maternity Mini Dress, hosted the event in New York.  Plus, DreamDry,the premier blowdry and styling salon co-founded by Rachel, held a braid bar to add even more boho-chic flair.

Don’t fret if you missed our events!  The collection is available online and in stores.

Hope to see you at our future shopping events!  Xoxo- Olivia

Date Night Dress Dilemma?

Fall is my favorite time to try new restaurants with my husband or catch up with the girls, because the weather is perfect for a stroll in the city. Plus,  it’s a great opportunity to layer up a look.

Choosing a restaurant should be the hardest part, not figuring out what you’re going to wear! When I was pregnant I lived in draped dresses, so I can speak from experience that they are comfortable, versatile, flattering and still an important silhouette this fall. This style of maternity dress is my fashionista pick for a night out.

This new version from A Pea in the Pod is super chic since it’s in silk and has a sweet leather collar.  It’s also in a great deep green color, which isn’t that typical, which is what I really like about it. I also suggest layering a seamless maternity cami underneath to keep you smooth and supported- I lived in cami’s! Pair it with a biker jacket, leopard clutch, a nude nail and a not too high heel… bam, you have date night dressing solved!

Shop our maternity dresses for date nights and all nights (and days!) today

Date Night Dilemma

Date Night Dilemma

1. Michael Kors Chain Cuff / 2. Lock Halfcalf Clutch / 3. YSL Lipstick / 4. Motherhood Maternity Seamless Camisole / 5. A Pea in the Pod Leather Jacket / 6. Butter London Nail Lacquer / 7. Strappy Heel / 8. Lancome Mascara / 9. A Pea in the Pod Faux Leather Trim Maternity Dress / 10. Vida Fede Mini Titan Bracelet

Easy Watermelon Ice Pops

watermelon pic for blogSo, we have an ongoing “sweets battle” in my house. While we try to eat mainly healthy on average, my husband and I are a bit at odds on letting my 15 month old eat sweets after meals. I’m a big ol’ softie who loves indulging Greyson with ice cream cones and cookies. However, Grey’s dad is always the voice of reason, suggesting we limit his sugar intake primarily to special occasions. When I came across this recipe I thought it would make us all happy! It’s a simple recipe that’s 100% natural AND was a hit with Grey. Just take a look at that adorable messy face! It’s also a perfect end-of-summer treat. Hope you all enjoy this Labor Day weekend! -Olivia

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon

Directions:

  • Place coconut water, lime juice, and honey in blender, then mix to combine.
  • Place the watermelon into the syrup. Blend until smooth.
  • Carefully fill popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze until firm. Makes 10 servings. Freeze Time is 5 hours. Find the recipe here
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