TREND ALERT: THE LUXE SWEATSHIRT

Chic sweatshirts are hot for fall, but they aren’t the bulky, college logoed, gym kind.  These are embellished, printed, leather detailed & crafted from luxe fabrics. These are the new fashion-forward sweatshirts that add a polished appeal to any look. Designed with the bump in mind, these sweats are great before and after baby.  Dress them up; dress them down- they’re the versatile piece for mamas that I love. -Olivia

 

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1/ Textured Sweatshirt, Motherhood Maternity 2/Jewel Neck Sweatshirt, Motherhood Maternity, 3/ Jacquard Sweatshirt BCBG, A Pea in the Pod, 4/ Jewel Sweatshirt Madison Marcus, A Pea in the Pod 5/Cheetah Print Sweatshirt, Motherhood Maternity

A Gift for Baby from Your Wedding Dress

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Meet Jen Bowers, the Divisional Merchandise Manager for A Pea in the Pod!  A stylish mama herself, she is in charge of the team of buyers that keeps our stores filled with trendy maternity pieces for mothers-to-be!

Instead of shopping for a special occasion dress for her daughter Kendall, Jen had the sweet idea of designing something special using fabric from her wedding dress. “My wedding dress was an all-over lace Monique Lhuillier gown.  I wanted to incorporate the lace from my dress so she had a piece of me on her special day.”

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With creative and design expertise from Brittany West, A Pea in the Pod’s assistant designer, they created a beautiful dress for a beautiful girl!

 

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We love the idea of repurposing your wedding dress for baby.  You could also make a beautiful bassinet skirt, a necklace with the fabric embedded in it, or turn your wedding dress into something smaller, like a pillow.  What great hand-me-down pieces for your baby!

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Oscars Report: Moms-to-Be Walk the Red Carpet!

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Celebrity moms-to-be, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Elsa Pataky looked flawless at Sunday’s Academy Awards!

Olivia was the epitome of chic in a sleek and sophisticated black Valentino gown. The high neckline was perfectly complimented by her soft, romantic up-do and white drop earrings.

Kerry was gorgeous in a strapless, lavender Jason Wu dress. The draping and silhouette of the gown perfectly showed off her shape. With delicate jewelry, a wavy half up-do and an on-trend crimson lip, she certainly made a fashion statement.

Elsa Pataky was stunning in a beaded teal gown by Elie Saab. The sparkling frock enhanced her pregnancy glow and the drop waistline showed off her bump beautifully.

A Pea in the Pod® can help other moms-to-be look just as red-carpet ready!

Start with Glowing Skin:

The best accessory for a gorgeous gown is glowing skin. Start by using an exfoliator like Juice Beauty’s Exfoliating Cleanser to help renew the surface of your skin. After exfoliating, soothe and brighten tired eyes with Clark’s Botanicals Anti Puff Eye Cream. Maintain vibrancy and keep skin hydrated with Naturopathica’s Vitamin C Revitalizing Lotion. Finally, complete your routine with a manicure using one of our on-trend shades from Butter London! With these easy steps, your skin will look flawless for your special event.

Get a Seamless Look:

Shapewear will help you achieve the same sleek and beautiful silhouette for your own special and every day occasions. A Pea in the Pod® carries shapewear from brands including Spanx® and Belly Bandit®, Tummy Tube® by A Pea in the Pod, as well as a selection of seamless, adjustable strap and shelf-bra camis that are perfect to pair with any outfit. No matter the occasion, A Pea in the Pod has the shapewear that will give you the support you need along with a sleek silhouette.

Find the Perfect Dress:

Whether sleek or flowing, structured or textured, you can find a variety of red-carpet-ready looks at A Pea in the Pod that will fit, flatter and make you look and feel great. Shop our evening maternity dresses.

Style Spotlight: LEATHER

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One of the hottest trends of the season, leather details are everywhere!  From delicate jacket trims to the collars of cool, breezy bloues, leather is making a grand appearance this fall. Sleek, sophisticated and sexy, leather can amp up the style factor of even the most basic of outfits.

Pair a simple, white tunic with ultra-cool leather leggings. Dress up your skinnies with a printed blouse lined in luxurious leather. Any way you wear it or pair it, leather is a a definite do.

Shop our sleek and stylish selection of leather maternity clothes at A Pea in the Pod.

What to Wear On Your Babymoon

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Jet set in style in our Sleeveless Belted Maternity Maxi Dress. The soft fabric and bump-skimming silhouette will keep you both comfortable and happy as you travel to your destination. Pair it with a summery Nine West Beach Tote and a comfortable, but chic pair of Jessica Simpson Rangle Flat Thong Sandals for a look that’s effortlessly on-trend.

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Hit the beach in mama-to-be style in our blue and pink polka dot Ruched Maternity Tankini Swimsuit. Sun-worthy additions off Jessica Simpson sunnies and BCBGeneration’s Desina Flat Jelly Flip Flops in a bright, pop of pink are the quintessential accents. Going to lunch right from the beach? Take cover in our Empire Seam Maternity Swim Cover-up; and in addition to your regular SPF, slather on some of our Lavender UV Protection Cream by Naturopathica, which doubles as an ultra-soothing daily moisturizer.

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For a romantic dinner for two, slip into our lace Sleeveless Belted Maternity Dress which perfectly shows off your shape. The beautiful coral hue will enhance your pregnancy glow while Stella & Dot’s Valentina Earrings and Jessica Simpson’s Elise Sandals are the perfect additions to complete the oh, so pretty ensemble.

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