FALL FAMILY FUN: PUMPKIN PICKING

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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! It’s the perfect jacket weather, best for being outdoors with my boys and taking weekend day trips. It seems like everyone heads over to their local farmer’s market or pumpkin patch for a hayride and some family fun as soon as the first leaf changes. It always makes for a perfect family photo-op too, right? So, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share our family photos with you! (Share yours with us on our Instagram pages!)

My husband and I have a great routine of switching and taking turns snapping photos of each other with our son to capture our memories. A great tip he actually taught me was to takes lots of shots, and to keep them candid. We always take photos when the other is in motion and try not to set up every shot with us mugging in the camera. Capturing more candid photos make for more natural pictures, many times really capturing the true expression of the moment as opposed to a forced smile. Now don’t get me wrong, we always get some nice portraits, but more natural photos usually make for better images, especially if you want to hang them in your home.

Knowing that we would get some great photos during our trip to the pumpkin patch, I had to wear something befitting. In my usual style, I opted for a cool jacket, destructed jean, (yes, these are still maternity jeans! Just fold over the Secret Fit Belly® panel) pullover sweater, and dark shades – simple pieces that offer mucho style- perfect for our fall family day! -Olivia

Secret Fit Belly® Maternity Jeans/ 2 Cute Sunglasses/ 3 Maternity Sweater/ 4 Leather Maternity Jacket

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CHIC THIS WEEK: THE TUXEDO JACKET

Maternity Style Tuxedo Jacket

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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CHIC THIS WEEK: WINTER FLORALS

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Florals are fresh for fall and add warmth to winter style. Look for abstract flower patterns with a color palette that works for your personality, and the maternity basics you already own. Since florals are a fashion staple, they’ll live on into a new season, which I love. Deep blooms work well at camouflaging and flattering the bump. Another trick to keep in mind when styling a floral is pairing this feminine print with something edgier, like a dark legging or destructed jean. It balances out the sweetness of the print and makes for a cooler maternity look. Happy styling -Olivia

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TREND ALERT: STATEMENT SWEATERS

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Maternity SweaterStatement maternity sweaters are hot for the cool months ahead. Luxe embellishments, chunky cables and fun graphic prints (like lips, stars and hearts) take maternity sweaters to the next level. I love that you can dress up a fun sweater with heels and leather leggings or go completely downtown chic with destructed denim and booties. I always invest in statement pieces every season, since they’re fun to build outfits with, and they become a reflection of my own personality.

I think maternity basics are a necessary foundation in any woman’s pregnancy wardrobe. With that said, I also believe that investing in stand-out pieces make your style more personalized. Like their name suggests, they make a statement! You’ll get mileage out of a great maternity sweater too, since they’re designed with the bump in mind, look great layered AND will look just as cute later, sans baby bump. You know I’m all about reinventing my favorite pieces each season! And, you can too. -Olivia

 

 

 

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.

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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

What to Wear: How to Dress for a Maternity Portrait Session

Maternity portraits are the perfect way to document your pregnancy.   When it comes to your maternity photos, your wardrobe has to be just right!  Choose styles that make you feel beautiful and comfortable while showing your baby bump proudly.  Here are some stylish options that will show off your glow and your bump!

Form Fitting Maxi Dress: 

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1. Maternity Maxi Dress 2. Jessica Simpson Strapless Empire Waist Maternity Maxi Dress 3. Seraphine Sleeveless Knot Front Maternity Maxi Dress 4. Weston Wear Sleeveless Bust Ruching Maternity Maxi Dress

 

Short Dress With High Waist:

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1. Sleeveless Shift Dress Maternity Dress 2. Spaghetti Strap Maternity Swing Dress

 

Skinny Jeans or Leggings with a Loose Top or Tunic:

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1. A Pea In The Pod Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans 2. Indigo Blue Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans 3. Sleeveless Ruffle Front Maternity Blouse 4. MISOKA Convertible Sleeve Button Front Maternity Blouse 5. Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Leggings 6. Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Crop Leggings 7. Short Sleeve V-neck Hanky Hem Maternity Tunic

 

 

Style File: Get Stacy Keibler’s Mom-to-Be Style

Guest blogger: Style Director Olivia Capone Myers

Stacy Keibler’s style is pretty fabulous and her maternity looks have been no exception. A fan of A Pea in the Pod, Stacy has been spotted wearing our collection everywhere in LA, from running errands to nights out on the town, and I love how she pulls together each of her outfits. Here’s the scoop on the pieces she’s worn so you can recreate some of her best looks.

1. This is a great outfit for a weekend shopping outing. The Ella Moss Maternity Striped Tank really accentuates Stacy’s bump and looks great paired with our 7 for All Mankind Secret Fit Belly Slim Leg Maternity Jeans. The rolled cuff and studded sandals totally complete this casual, but chic, look.

2. Stacy keeps cool in a white ensemble that is perfect for summer. Styled with a great hat, shades and booties, she turns this outfit into a fashion must. Get a similar look with A Pea in the Pod’s Short Sleeve Patterned Stitch Maternity Dress.

3. Denim on denim is one of the hottest trends of the season and here Stacy nails it in a really feminine way in an A Pea in the Pod Maternity Chambray Shirt and 7 for All Mankind Maternity Jean Shorts. The long necklace, oversized bag and studded sandals give this super-fem look a hint of edge.

Get Grilling!

Having a Father’s Day barbeque this weekend? Here’s an appetizer you can throw on the grill & feel good about eating. Delish.com gives you another way to prepare seasonal vegetables like red peppers & eggplant, plus some delicious feta cheese for a flavorful kick.

All you need is the following:

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 8 slice(s) eggplant, 1/2-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil, plus more, for grilling
  • 1 tablespoon(s) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) crumbled feta
  • Salt and pepper

 

If your grill is already hot from burgers & hot dogs, you are good to go. If not, then preheat the grill, coat your cut vegetables with olive oil, cook them until tender or you see some grill marks, & finally arrange on a platter. Then simply sprinkle them with 3 tablespoons olive oil, and red wine vinegar; add oregano and feta. Lastly, season to taste with salt and pepper.


It is no secret that vegetables are filled with valuable nutrition benefits for everyone, but especially for pregnant women! The grilling takes these vegetables to richer level. Grill, serve & enjoy!

A Wardrobe of White

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White has many different connotations- pure, clean, bright. Then there is that statement, “white hot.” What does it all mean when trying to add white into your wardrobe? You have probably heard the rule about not wearing white after Labor Day. It is crazy to think that so much time is dedicated to this color, that some argue is only a shade.

Well, call us crazy, because we are about to dedicate a little more time to the color that crisps up any outfit, lightens any look & potentially just may be the chicest shade.

White acts a canvas for you to style with jewelry, belts, scarves and other colored accessories. Take a basic white dress, which alone looks summery & sleek, now add a nude bag, gladiator sandals & brown sun glasses- you are the epitome of a Grecian Goddess. Or, pop on some yellow high heels, a pink purse & green bangles for a look that is sure to draw attention & compliments. White makes color pop.

White is known as the summer staple because unlike it’s opposite, black, it actually reflects the sun & thus the heat. Throw on white shorts to keep your legs looking cool or a white cover-up over your bathing suit to keep the baby bump protected.

The white-on-white trend is the classiest fashion statement since, well, black-on-black. The difference? It is uniform, but also unexpected. It is the most mod, mommy-in-the-making monochromatic look!

The plain white-tee has become a cult classic at this point, & white sweaters, summer sweatshirts, blouses & tanks are following suit. White is the look of the season- there is no doubt about that & no question that white will always look pure, clean & bright.

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