We’ve Got Romance on the Brain!

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Red, pink and love all over, Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, and with it are beautiful hues, fabrics and silhouettes that scream romance. From flirty dresses to flowing tops, head out for date night in one of these picks!

Throw a sharp black blazer over this silky bright sleeveless maternity dress by Jessica Simpson or this sleeveless empire waist maternity dress in a gorgeous azalea hue. If you’re feeling a little more edgy, pair this beautiful Jessica Simpson maternity blouse with our skinny leg maternity pants. Add black pumps or booties, statement jewels and a sleek black clutch to any of these ensembles for a Valentine’s Day look that is sheer perfection.

Shop all our Valentine’s Day picks at Motherhood Maternity!

HAPPY 2014!

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Happy New Year To All of the Mamas & Mamas-To-Be!

Our Holiday Wish For You…

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM DESTINATION MATERNITY!

Recipe Box: Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Looking for a last minute recipe you can bring to your holiday gathering? Not to worry! Recipe Girl has created this festive, delicious and easy recipe for Chocolate Snowball Cookies that taste just as good as they look.

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Here’s the how-to from Recipe Girl:

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of salted butter softened – (*TIP: use non-store brand butter and make sure it’s softened, not melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with red/green sparkling sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.

2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the final ingredient (the powdered sugar + the colored sugar). Use an electric mixer to combine until well mixed. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets.

3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool COMPLETELY before you remove them from the baking sheets. If you don’t let them cool completely, they will crumble easily. Be patient.  :)

4. Roll cooled cookies in the sparkling powdered sugar mixture. Store cookies at room temperature in a covered container for up to three days. Or store in the freezer in a covered container for up to 30 days.

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Photo source: recipegirl.com

Inspiration Behind the Design: Our Fabulous Holiday Collection!

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This 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.

Shop all of these must-have holiday maternity clothes at A Pea in the Pod!

‘Twas the Night before Christmas…What Would You Wear?

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An night for family gatherings around the tree and (hopefully) a cozy fire, these fabulous four dresses are perfect to wear on Christmas Eve (or to a casual New Year’s Eve party) All comfortable, flattering and primed for booties and tights, tell us, which one will you be sporting prior to Santa’s arrival: A, B, C or D?

Shop these casually chic maternity dresses at Motherhood Maternity!

Fashion Cravings

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Sitting pretty for all of your spring soirees from showers to weddings, this beautiful maternity dress by TAYLOR hits all of the right notes. We adore the pretty boat neck and sweet cap sleeves, which are balanced out by the flattering side tie. In a chic mixed-print palette of black and tan that’s perfect for the season, the stretch fabric, which provides a formfitting silhouette, ensures its lasting power.

Shop this maternity dress at A Pea in the Pod!

Dressed for the Occasion: Office Holiday Party

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Dress to impress at your office holiday party with an outfit that mixes sophistication with an edge. Experiment with this season’s hottest fabric, lace, by donning our ABS Collection Lace maternity dress. The sweet scalloped hem and cap sleeves are professional enough for the occasion, but playful enough for the party atmosphere.

Next, add your edge with an expertly cut leather trim maternity jacket. The cascading front is flattering to your bump while the leather sleeves provide an element of cool. A great pair of thick ankle strap heels with a pointy toe adds an additional element of tough, and is perfectly contrasted by a delicate geometric clutch and simple gold studs to pull it all together.

Shop this fashion forward holiday look the look at A Pea in the Pod, and get the extras at Macy’s.

Four Things

It’s almost that time to sip on some eggnog and dive into a fabulous feast. But until that day comes, we are enjoying all of the festive gatherings as well as the much-needed down time at home. Whether we’re donning the color of the season paired with a sexy makeup look or curled up with a decadent hot drink and a great book, it’s prime time to celebrate the weekend!

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A sentimental book about the joys of friendship under less than ideal circumstances is beautifully explored in Helen Garner’s The Spare Room.

 Be the star of the holiday party in this gorgeous Ivy & Blu Lace Maternity Dress that epitomizes feminine-cool.

 Oh, hello decadently rich, lusciously sweet and heartwarmingly necessary Peppermint Hot Chocolate!

 Bring the POP out in your eyes with these can’t-miss mascara tips and tricks.

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: Donna Morgan Short Sleeve Embellished Maternity Dress

Why it’s a winner: A classic t-shirt style silhouette with fabulous stretch that every bump will love, it’s the gorgeous cluster of crystal beaded embellishment that makes this holiday-ready LBD sparkle.

Pair it with this: A luxe Shawl Collar Boucle Maternity Jacket, and that: a sexy pair of Support Hosiery will the right amount of sheer beauty.

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  • I'm OLIVE CAPONE MYERS, Style Director for Destination Maternity and lover of all things simple yet stylish!
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