British Brands We Love: Hudson Jeans

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Hudson Jeans are known for their their body-conscious fit, high quality craftsmanship and signature triangle flap back pocket with the iconic Union Jack logo. With a “London edge meets L.A. glam” aesthetic, Hudson Jeans have become a celebrity favorite as well as a must-have for moms-to-be. With the addition of our patented Secret Fit Belly®, expecting moms can wear the same great styles from Hudson that  they loved pre-pregnancy.

In honor of our British Invasion, a celebration of the best in British Style, Hudson Jeans Denim Specialists will be coming to select A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity stores to help moms to be find the perfect fit! Try on a pair of Hudson Jeans and decorate your own British-themed baby bodysuit! Join us at the following locations:

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue: 28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Destination Maternity, Paramus: 35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ  07652

Friday April 4, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Five Tips for a Seamless Transition Into Spring

Cold, blustery days are almost gone and warmer temperatures will soon be on their way. Here are five fashion tips to follow for an easy transition into spring:

1. Pretty Pastels: Glamour Magazine says pastels are one of the most “wearable trends” from the Spring 2014 runways. Add some color into your wardrobe with light and airy sweaters or bright colored denim that can easily transition you into spring.

2. Flower Power: Incorporate some floral prints like this ultra-feminine, Jessica Simpson floral blouse to complement key pieces of your wardrobe.

3. Change Up Your Layers: Instead of bulky sweaters and blazers, add a bright cardigan or a short-sleeved sweater to give your outfit a fresh look.

4. The Novel Jacket: Swap your winter coat for a lighter option.  Ditch heavier outerwear for a jacket with a sleek and edgy vibe; think faux-leather and Moto jackets.

5. The Finishing Touch: Nail polish is a fun and easy way to incorporate the trendiest spring colors into your wardrobe. Try one of our new Butter London nail lacquers in a variety of on-trend shades.

Inspiration Behind the Design: A Pea in the Pod’s Spring Collection

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A Pea in the Pod’s spring collection evokes a casual, nautical style that is perfect for warmer weather.  From chambray blues and preppy stripes to comfortable linen fabrics, the A Pea in the Pod Design Team focused on sea-inspired colors for this season’s collection:

“Our ‘Port of Call’ delivery for spring is based on sea faring islands with a soft vintage feel. The collection includes a wide array of bold stripes, crochet work, mixed media, mosaic and paisley prints paired with light wash denim. An indigo and chambray blue color story is the foundation of this group with pops of fuchsia and an increasing presence of white, which we will continue into the summer season.”

Key pieces include a flowy, 3/4 Sleeve Dress in a blue and white mosaic print, perfect for your spring baby shower. Spring’s must-have chambray convertible sleeve shirt creates a casual-chic look when paired with our Secret Fit Belly® Linen Cargo Pocket Maternity Crop Pants. Our bump-flattering Cap Sleeve Boat Neck Maternity T Shirt combined with our Secret Fit Belly® Cuffed Maternity Crop Jeans will keep you both comfortable and stylish throughout the season

Shop these spring maternity looks and more at A Pea in the Pod!

Belly Talk: Find your Perfect Fit

When pregnant, the first item of clothing you’ll notice becoming a bit snug is your pants. Rather than turn to an endless supply of sweatpants and baggy bottoms, our selection of affordable denim, pants, shorts and skirts offer belly panels of all different shapes and sizes that are suited to your desire of comfort.

From full coverage panels and no bellies to fold overs, there’s a belly style you will long to live in. Though our patented Secret Fit Belly®, which offers seamless full coverage and support, is our most popular belly, our helpful Belly Panel Guide offers the information you need to choose the panel you want.

Here’s a snapshot of what we have to offer:secret fit bellyThe Secret Fit Belly® provides full coverage and supports by extending over the entire belly. It can also be folded down to be worn comfortably under the belly, while the smooth, lightweight
fabric maternity panel is soft, supportive and will grow with you. It is great for all three trimesters as well as after the baby is born.under belly The Under Belly sits below the belly. Made with a wide elastic band covered by a soft and stretchy cotton-spandex fabric, this maternity panel contours and supports your belly where you need it most while offering minimal coverage. This belly is ideal for early to mid-pregnancy.fold over bellyOur Fold Over Belly has a discreetly blended maternity panel with a non-maternity look for all day comfort when active and on the go. This belly is ideal throughout your pregnancy. Secret Fit Under BellyOur Secret Fit Under Belly is a constructed waist featuring elastic inside with small gussets that provide a comfortable stretch, and it sits below the belly for moderate coverage. This belly is ideal for all three trimesters as well as after the baby is born. 

For a complete list of bellies, visit our Belly Panel Guide.

Do-No-Wrong Denim

maternity denimThere’s not much that can’t be done with denim; and when it comes to maternity, we absolutely adore it. From dresses and tops to distressed shorts and skinny jeans, denim is a go-to style for any mom-to-be. Try pairing two pieces together – a light chambray top with a pair of dark wash bottoms – or go for one look in a button down denim shirt dress. Accessorized with any and all colors galore, it’s a year-round trend that is never going to go out of style.

Shop maternity denim at A Pea in the Pod!

Babymoon Essentials

Jet-setting to your babymoon? Our list of essentials will keep you both comfortable and stylish as you celebrate your impending new arrival!maternity maxi dressComfort is key! Opt for a super comfortable maxi in a flattering jersey fabric like our BCBGMAXAZRIA Long Sleeve Variegated Stripe Maternity Maxi Dress. Paired with an open front cardigan that you can take off once you arrive, you’ll feel relaxed and happy as you travel to your destination.maternity swimwearHit the sand in our L*Space Shirring Detail Maternity Bikini Swimsuit! In a beautiful pistachio hue with intricate shirring, you will be the most stylish mama on the beach.

Looking for more coverage with the same amount of style? Try our Halter Maternity Tankini Swimsuit with ultra-flattering ruching and a supportive halter top.

Heading to lunch straight from your spot in the sun? Take cover in our boho-chic L*Space Embroidery Maternity Swim Cover-up complete with on-trend geometric detailing.

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.maternity shortsA comfortable pair of shorts is a necessity while traveling! Our Secret Fit Belly® Cuffed Maternity Shorts will keep you cool and comfortable as you play, shop, explore and have fun! Our Sleeveless Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top is the perfect accompaniment; in six colors, you’ll have one to wear every day.maternity dressFor a romantic dinner for two, slip into our Sleeveless Fit and Flare Maternity Dress which perfectly shows off your shape. The beautiful fiery hue will enhance your pregnancy glow and a gold statement necklace is the perfect addition to complete your oh, so pretty ensemble.

More than Just Jeans

maternity denimYes, we adore our maternity jeans; ultra-comfortable and stylish, they take us through the whole nine months and beyond. However, for a different spin, dare to do denim in an unexpected way! From shirts and jackets to vests and dresses, denim has found an on-trend home on much more than your basic bottoms. Mixed together – in varying washes such as indigo and chambray – or worn separately with pops of bright hues, denim is a quintessential style maker 12 months-a-year.

Shop our favorite maternity denim pieces at Motherhood Maternity!

The Weekly Find

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Welcome to The Weekly Find, featuring a favorite new arrival paired with this, and that.

This week’s find: Indigo Blue Secret Fit Belly® Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans at Motherhood Maternity.

Why it’s a winner: We love these jeans’ skinny fit combined with ultra-light wash that will seamlessly transition from the cold of winter into the warmth of spring. Perfect for daytime wear while also a chic pick for night, they are a versatile go-to.

Pair it with this: colorfully striped maternity sweater, layered over that: Jessica Simpson long sleeve lace maternity blouse.

Looks We Love

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From our favorite pair of jeans to that beloved chambray shirt, denim is a fabric to be adored. Soft and comforting yet with flattering structure, whether it’s a top, bottom or jacket, you can’t go wrong. This sentiment rings just as true in this must-have Convertible Sleeve Belted Maternity Dress designed in a versatile shirt dress style that easily translates from work to play. From its cut and chambray color to the bump-flattering belt and breathable cotton fabric, it will layer perfectly through the chill of winter, and is sure to be a wardrobe staple during spring’s warmer temps.

Inspiration Behind the Design: Our Fabulous Holiday Collection!

sketchesThis season, our Holiday Collection is a mix of luxe styles that are high on drama. From jewels to beading to lustrous fabrics rendered in sexy silhouettes primed to show off your shape, the A Pea in the Pod Design Team drew on all things glam for this season’s collection:

“For the holiday season, we focused on the Baroque period, a time known for exquisite detail and ornamentation. Through the use of lace, shine and luxurious fabrics in black, gold and a beautiful Bordeaux red, each style creates a perfect ensemble for holiday parties and events.”

Key pieces include a cozy cable knit maternity sweater in shimmering black lurex; fashion’s current “it” look, faux leather trim maternity leggings; and a party-perfect jersey knit embellished maternity dress.

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