Earlier this month I attended New York City’s largest annual family charity event: Baby Buggy’s Bedtime Bash. It was a perfectly cool and sunny spring afternoon for the carnival-themed gathering, which raised a record $535,000 to benefit families in need across the country!
I was honored to serve on the host committee alongside Jessica Seinfeld, who founded the charity in 2001. New York Times Bestselling author, co-host of ABC’s hit lifestyle series “The Chew” and Mom-to-be Daphne Oz, as well as Rachel Blumenthal, Founder and CEO of one of my favorite sites, Cricket’s Circle, were also on the host committee and both wore denim from A Pea in the Pod!
As a brand focused on dressing moms-to- be, we brainstormed over what activities to host in our booth that would be fun for the whole family, and I am proud to say ours were a hit with parents and children alike! Attendees were able to get a hand-drawn fashion sketch of themselves done by an illustrator to take home, as well as make their own sketches, taking a turn as a designer. Guests were also treated to mini-manicures, courtesy of one of our newest safe-for-mom-to-be skincare brands, Nine Naturals. Check out a few of my favorite photos from the day below!
If you want to support Baby Buggy and its national network of families, you can purchase one of our super soft and super cute Jessica Simpson Maternity Soul Mate tees. For more information about Baby Buggy, visit www.babybuggy.org. –OliviaJessica Seinfeld and I. Photo by Jaime McCarthy/Getty Images Event hosts Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld. Photo by Brian Bedder/Getty Images for Baby BuggyDaphne Oz attends wearing Genetic Jeans from A Pea in the Pod Photo by Brian Bedder/Getty Images for Baby Buggy
Destination Maternity’s booth featuring Nine Naturals. Photo by Jaime McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby BuggyWe had an amazing artist at our booth doing fashion illustrations for the kids! Photo by Jaime McCarthy by Getty ImagesMini mani’s courtesy of Nine Naturals. Photo by Jaime McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby Buggy
Designer Stacey Bendet and Cricket Circle Founder Rachel Blumenthal wearing Paige Jeans from A Pea in the Pod. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Baby Buggy
The Host Committee of the 2015 Bedtime Bash. Photo by Getty Images
Posted by Olivia C Myers on June 12, 2015
As you know the Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection, available at Motherhood Maternity® and Destination Maternity®, is one of my favorites! I think Jessica’s holiday styles truly evoke her feminine sensibility as a woman and mother. She echoed this sentiment in a quote that I love, “I feel stronger than ever, and Eric’s unconditional love has been a reminder of the love I should give myself.” Loving yourself while you are pregnant is important and looking good is part of that, right? So here’s a few looks that can get you looking and feeling pretty and feminine for the holidays.
Floaty dresses or femme floral sheaths are great maternity options for a special occasion. Or, get a similar look from a chiffon top, maternity skinny and tweed jacket, all from the Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection. It’s important not to forget the details either. With the right “foundation” like a seamless bra and lace panty, you can start off feeling comfortable and in control. All of the Jessica Simpson bras and panties are designed to offer simple, soft support for expecting and new moms. They also still provide a pretty touch.
Complete your holiday look with some daring accessories that definitely would be Jessica Simpson approved: a dramatic bracelet, cheetah clutch and a sweet heel to give you a little glam while you are expecting. -Olivia
1 Jessica Simpson Chiffon Maternity Dress / 2 Jessica Simpson Floral Maternity Dress / 3 Jessica Simpson Zipper Pocket Maternity Jacket, Uneven Hem Maternity Blouse, Secret Fit Belly® Jean / 4 Jessica Simpson Seamless Clip Down Nursing Bra / 5 Jessica Simpson Lace Maternity Bikini / 6 Cuff / 7 Heel / 8 Bracelet
Posted by destinationmaternity on December 19, 2014
The Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection, available at Motherhood Maternity and Destination Maternity, looks fabulous for the holiday season! Dreamy dresses, soft florals and pretty pieces create an ultra-feminine look which really appeals to all women, especially [I think] those who are expecting. What I love about the line is that it also boasts a great assortment of everyday maternity essentials.
Right now with the colder weather the maternity puffer coat is a staple and Jessica’s version is warm and geared toward women in a soft neutral print. I think the belt really adds the perfect maternity touch and helps create a great shape. I also recommend pieces like the Secret Fit Belly® dark skinny maternity jean, maternity blazer and side-ruched tee since these are all silhouettes that can be worn throughout your whole pregnancy. You can mix and match all of these essentials for multiple outfit options in order to really get mileage out of your maternity wardrobe.
A soft and supportive bra is a must too. The Jessica Simpson seamless nursing version is a customer favorite, since it’s so comfy and easy to use for breastfeeding. Don’t forget some classically chic accessories and a great maternity denim jacket, since these can really add some personality to your look and be worn after baby arrives as well! To see the full Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection check your local store for availability or visit us online. -Olivia
1 Jessica Simpson Puffer Maternity Coat/ 2 Jessica Simpson Maternity Blazer, Jessica Simpson Maternity Blouse, Jessica Simpson Secret Fit Belly® dark skinny maternity jean/ 3 Jessica Simpson Nursing Bra/ 4 Jessica Simpson Maternity Tee/ 5 Accessories/ 6 Jessica Simpson Maternity Jean Jacket
Posted by destinationmaternity on December 5, 2014
The tuxedo jacket is a new silhouette for fall that I know I am going to love incorporating into the holidays. A great tuxedo style maternity jacket is a quintessential piece in any woman’s wardrobe, BUT it looks especially chic on a pregnant woman. Why you ask? Well, menswear styling is the perfect balance with a baby bump. The tailored look, mixed with the sharp cut and slight flare accent, define and yet camouflage the belly. It’s also a great layering item that can be dressed up with black maternity skinnies or dressed down with your favorite Secret Fit Belly® maternity denim. The options are endless.- Olivia
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Posted by destinationmaternity on October 29, 2014
Jessica Simpson is a fashion designing entrepreneur, recording artist, actress, mother and wife. I truly respect her business savvy and her take on motherhood. She is the true meaning of a working mom. You know she has a singing career, a huge fashion company, a gorgeous husband AND beautiful children. Her posts, pictures and overall family upbringing ensure us she is an excellent mother… with excellent style. Many moms, as well as mommies-to-be, can relate to this notion that women do it all, while managing to look good.
Her Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection always reflects her feminine, hometown girl style. For this upcoming holiday season her line is full of beautiful dresses, watercolor florals, pretty knits and versatile denim styles. There’s also many great transitional pieces in soft shades that can work through to the warmer seasons. Getting mileage out of your maternity wardrobe is key, so I love her take on an every-season palette.
I especially love the cut of the dresses from her maternity collection and the fit of the jeans. Being a mother herself, she understands a woman’s changing shape. She has faced many public challenges in regards to her figure and she looks amazing, at any size. Unlike many celebrities, Jessica is on the petite side, so her clothing sizes are varied for all body types. We’ve heard from so many expecting women on how fabulous her jeans fit and how flattering all of the pieces, especially the dresses, are. I can attest, since after trying multiple options, I actually chose a lace dress from the Jessica Simpson Spring 2014 collection to wear to my baby shower when I was pregnant.
The full Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection is now available online and in stores. Enjoy! And, happy maternity shopping! -Olivia
Posted by destinationmaternity on October 14, 2014
Transition from mom-to-be to new mommy with the Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection
Mom of two and our own maternity fashion maven, Jessica Simpson is the ultimate momspiration! We are so excited to announce that she will be expanding her clothing empire at Destination Maternity with her New Mom Collection!
The Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection offers postpartum and nursing essentials that are both fashionable and functional and made in comfortable fabrics. The collection features clip down camis, cardigans and tunics with nursing accessibility. The most exciting addition is the postpartum bottoms, a legging and lounge pant, which are made with a built-in control shaper tummy panel to give support and smoothing to New Moms.
Enjoy being a new mom and be stylish while doing it! Check out the Jessica Simpson New Mom Shop at DestinationMaternity.com!
Posted by destinationmaternity on August 4, 2014
Jessica has stated, “You want to wear clothes that are flattering to your baby bump; you want to show your bump off!” The newest arrivals from her namesake maternity collection will let you show off your best accessory proudly while looking flawless and on trend all season long!
The perfect summer bottom should be adaptable enough to pair with any top. These maternity shorts with Secret Fit Belly® are lightly-fringed on the ends, have 5-pockets & come in two colors: white & bleach-washed. They are distinct enough to make the outfit pop, yet basic enough to go with everything from a summer sweatshirt to a basic tank.
Do you want the perfect top to share the spotlight with those white shorts? Then, you need to check out this Jessica Simpson multi-striped shirt. The thin stripes in cool hued shades of blue provide a slimming effect.
White is the shade of the season; a canvas for adding color & personal panache. So break those silly rules & try white before Memorial Day! The high to low hem on this v-neck goes with shorts, leggings & even over bathing suits. You will love this summer staple so much that you may even consider wearing it after Labor Day!
From pants to swimsuits, this is just a sneak peek into the eye-catching collection. Check out the rest here & get to shopping!
Posted by destinationmaternity on May 14, 2014
Though we’re still in the thick of winter, spring’s light colors and airy fabrics have us excited for the season ahead. From lightening up with healthier food to partaking in a more natural route when it comes to makeup, we hope these four things inspire you to look beyond the snow, slush and breezy temps in favor of the warmth ahead.
A cinch to make and delicious to down, this healthy and naturally sweet strawberry smoothie is just the kick start we need morning, noon or night.
Floral is everywhere this spring, and this Jessica Simpson maternity blouse in pretty pastels is the perfect way to showcase the trend.
Exude your innate glow by utilizing these easy and effective natural beauty tips – the perfect way to refresh and renew your look.
Adorable, useful and perfectly DIY, these fabric coasters are a fabulous (and easy) way to add a touch of new to your spring décor.
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 12, 2014
Did you know today, November 15, 2013, is National Philanthropy Day? Just in time for this special moment that calls upon us to think about others, we have fabulous news for you!
Join style icon and mother of two, Jessica Simpson, Destination Maternity Corporation and March of Dimes® in support of stronger, healthier babies! This holiday season, purchase an exclusive gold charm bracelet at Destination Maternity®, Motherhood® Maternity, and A Pea in the Pod® stores nationwide, and $1 from every $2 bracelet sold will benefit the March of Dimes. Originally released in spring 2013, the bracelet is now available in three new colors for the holidays: vibrant berry, bold teal and wintery neutral beige. Each bracelet contains a charm—a bootie, heart or star—in festive gold. Wear one or layered together, they are a perfect gift for yourself and someone else!
Destination Maternity Corporation has supported the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, now in its 75th year, since 2004, donating $2.8 million to fund cutting-edge research and lifesaving programs to help moms everywhere.
This National Philanthropy Day, make a difference in the lives of fellow moms and precious babies by purchasing a Jessica Simpson March of Dimes Bracelet. Customers can also make a donation to March of Dimes at the registers in Destination Maternity, Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod stores nationwide from November 29 through December 28 to fund March of Dimes’ cutting-edge research and lifesaving programs to help moms everywhere.
Posted by destinationmaternity on November 15, 2013
A classic fit-and-flare shape made even prettier thanks to delicate cap sleeves and feminine lace trim, this Jessica Simpson maternity dress is a closet must. Ideal for holiday gatherings, a special date night, or just about any event this season, the ultra-flattering fit, smooth and soft fabric and face-framing scoop neck only add to its appeal.
Shop this sweet and sexy maternity dress at Motherhood Maternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on November 14, 2013