MATERNITY COATS YOU’LL LOVE

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‘Tis the season to bundle up! Here in the North East a cold chill has definitely descended upon us and winter coats have been calling. I even visited Georgia two weeks ago for our new Destination Maternity store opening at the Avalon Mall and it was freezing! Winter is one of my favorite seasons for fashion though because layering up is a must, giving even more reason to add stylish pieces to an outfit. Our Destination Maternity outerwear, this season in particular, is designed to do more than just keep you warm. Coats and jackets make a real style statement. During these cold months, they are the item that everyone has the chance to see!

Investing in a maternity coat will give you a great fit throughout your entire pregnancy, since our outerwear is made with your growing bump in mind. With drawstring waistlines, essential seaming, and elastic insets, you can get a great fit over your bump as well as in your shoulders and sleeves. Opting to size up in a non-maternity coat can leave you with a larger fit throughout your body, which doesn’t accommodate your bump and ends up not looking cute at all. They are not flattering and too slouchy in my opinion. A maternity coat is a good investment that is made for pregnancy. Plus, a cute maternity puffer or parka can complete a look.

Some of my favorites are our printed Jessica Simpson Maternity belted puffer, A Pea in the Pod wool plaid coat and Wendy Bellissimo Maternity parka. We have a great selection of maternity jackets in stores and online so check them all out. -Olivia

200 Reasons to Follow Our Blog

$200 Destination Maternity Giftcard

Happy Halloween! Hope you are all having a great day with your trick-or-treaters! Thought I’d share the latest sweeps we are throwing here at Destination Maternity! We are excited to offer a $200 gift card so you can enjoy a maternity ensemble on us for the upcoming holidays. All you have to do is sign up to follow the blog and comment on this post what you’re craving the $200 for.  Please be sure to check the blog, post your comment and then share with your friends too, now through December 1!  Here’s to the start of the Holiday season! – Olivia

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GAME-DAY STYLE

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Sundays in my house are reserved for family time. In the fall that means walks in the park and downtime at home cooking for guests. Of course, Sundays in the fall also almost always include football. Someone will usually have the game on, and though while I’m not a huge football fan, I absolutely love the atmosphere of an autumn afternoon cheering, socializing and enjoying that time with family and friends. In fact, I really love that I have that opportunity to get in the spirit and dress the part with Grey. If you are like me, you can get in the spirit too, since Destination Maternity is now carrying NFL maternity tees! Moms-to-be can sport their bump and their NFL team pride in our specially designed maternity tees. Style them on game-day with a destructed skinny, cute hoodie, cap and some slip-on sneakers for a perfect fan-worthy look. -Olivia

1. Chicago Bears Maternity NFL Tee/ 2. New York Giants Maternity NFL Tee/ 3. Pittsburgh Steelers Maternity NFL Tee/ 4. Green Bay Packers Maternity NFL Tee/ 5. Baseball Cap/ 6. Fiji Water/ 7. Marc Jacobs Watch/ 8. Destructed Skinny Maternity Jean/ 9. Maternity Hoodie/ 10. Slip On Sneaker/ 11. Bracelet/ 12. Petunia Picklebottom Backpack

 

CHIC THIS WEEK: CAREER WEAR

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Classic suiting pieces get an update this season. They are perfect for expecting moms who want a chic office look. Designed to flatter and enhance your new shape, a tailored cut-away blazer, suiting pant and soft top are not only polished, but comfortable maternity essentials.

Shop our maternity workwear today

 

CHIC THIS WEEK: THE WRAP DRESS

Destination Maternity Wrap Dress

The wrap dress is a classic in my wardrobe that never goes out of style. I also loved the silhouette when I was pregnant, since it’s a really figure-flattering maternity piece. Having the ability to adjust the comfort and belt it closed accentuates in all the right places, especially when you have a bump. In a chic animal print, it’s perfection.

Shop our maternity wrap dresses today

WATERMELON ICE POPS

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So, 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

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 5 hours

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Place coconut water, lime juice, and honey in blender, then mix to combine.
  2. Place the watermelon into the syrup. Blend until smooth.
  3. Carefully fill popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze until firm.

Makes 10 servings.

Find the recipe here

Fit Pregnancy Sweepstakes

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When the weather changes from summer to fall, we all want to grab our purses and go shopping! We’ve paired up with Fit Pregnancy to bring you the ultimate shopping giveaway! What better way to kick off a new season and style your bump than a new wardrobe?!

Prize:

One winner will receive a $500 gift card & a styling session with Destination Maternity’s Style Director, Olivia Capone Myers.  You’re styling session will be taped and you’ll have a chance to be featured on the Cravings blog!

How to Enter:

Go to FitPregnancy.com to enter and for official giveaway rules.  The sweepstakes will run from August 1st -September 30th,. The lucky winner will be selected in October and can begin their maternity shopping spree!

Date Night Fashion Tips from Destination Maternity Corporation Style Director Olivia Capone Myers

Getting ready for a night out on the town? Style Director Olivia Capone Myers lists her Top 5 tips for a special night out with your partner:

 

1. Choosing a brightly colored dress in a simple silhouette is a fabulous choice for a night out. Keep the focus on this CHARLIE JADE Sleeveless Keyhole Maternity Dress by pairing it with a simple clutch or scarf.

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2. Skinny Jeans can look fancy, fresh and fun when paired with a jacket or blazer and heels. Don’t be afraid to try a bold print like these Hudson Jeans® Secret Fit Belly® Plain Weave Denim 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Ankle Pants in Polka Dot.

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3. A jersey dress is a date  night choice that is sexy and comfortable.  Show off your bump in this perfect-for-summer Isabella Oliver Short Sleeve Side Ruched Maternity Dress.

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4. The maxi dress is a must have for mom-to-be this summer!  Dress it down with a jean jacket, like this Mavi Button Front Plain Weave Denim Maternity Jacket for day or play it up for evening with a great strappy heel and the right accessories.  I love this Sleeveless Colorblock Maternity Maxi Dress.

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5. An embellished top like this Willow &  Clay Cap Sleeve Embellished Maternity Blouse is a simple way to dress up denim and is perfect for a night of dinner and mocktails.

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You can shop all these looks and more date night outfits at A Pea in the Pod and for a limited time, when you spend $175 or more, you will receive a $100 certificate from Restaurant.com— the perfect date night treat!*

 

*Some restrictions apply. Click here for details.

Get The Look: Ciara

From chilling out to an evening out, Ciara’s pregnancy attire is a great example of how women do not need to lose their individuality or fashion-sense with a baby on board. Ciara proves that her maternity style-choices are edgy, elegant & luckily attainable by you! We have all the pieces you need to get her look!

A white shirt dress is a fundamental fashion piece. Ciara achieves the easygoing look by pairing it with adorable colored sneakers. Her dress features buttons, ¾ sleeves & a v-neck… so does our Isabella Oliver look-a-like.

Isabella Oliver Elbow Sleeve Belted Maternity Shirt Dress

Ciara stuns in this feminine and elegant maxi. Our Isabella Oliver dress also comes in a simple shade, as to not take away from its sophisticated charm. Ciara wears her hair in lose waves & adds strappy heels. Show up & show off in our version of an evening-wear maxi.

Isabella Oliver Long Sleeve Embellished Maternity Dress

Ciara turns even the simplest tank top into a fashion moment. She accessorizes hers with a beanie hat & long necklace. Try our sleeveless tank top. Pair with your own favorite accessories and you are ready to go!

Sleeveless Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top

Ciara tops her Isabella Oliver sleeveless, cross front maxi dress off with a little white jacket & sneakers. Master her look of casual meets chic with our version of this dress!

Isabella Oliver Sleeveless Cross Front Maternity Dress

Make sure you stay true to yourself as Ciara has done throughout her pregnancy. And remember… it is easy to GET THE LOOK.

Most Craved Monday

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Have you ever wanted that one piece that you can literally wear anytime and with anything? Jessica Simpson, style-maven and equally stylish mommy, has the answer to your desires with her empire waist maternity maxi dress.

If spring and summer could combine to create the perfect color palette, this dress would be the result. In soft hues of blue, the water-color design flows perfectly from the ribbed top to the tiered bottom.

Wear it with its matching spaghetti straps or remove them for a tube-top look. Tie the drawstring around your baby-bump or let it go loose for a casual accent to your growing belly. Add a cardigan, a denim coat, a scarf… even a leather jacket to toughen up the feminine fashion will work! Or… wear it alone and let the print speak for itself.

Add gladiator sandals, wedges, flip-flops or flats. Whatever shoes you choose, you will be in awe by its maximum length made for maximum fashion. These are just some reasons why this dress is our MOST CRAVED.

Get the look here and shop the entire Jessica Simpson Maternity collection today!

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