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!

Color Crush: Night Sky

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Soothing yet mysterious; dark yet vibrant, we’re crushing on the night sky’s gorgeous luster. Much like the starry atmosphere, the black wish print of this 3/4 sleeve tie front maternity tunic exemplifies a similar moody feel in a flattering style ideal for day or night.

Most Craved Monday

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Breathing a fresh breathe of air into the season’s cold temps, these maternity sweaters are hitting all of the high notes. From a fabulous chevron stripe in classic color combinations, to the beloved high-low hem and thick, flattering stripes with a bump-shaping tie, they are both waiting for your favorite skinny jeans and leggings.

Four Things We Love // New Year 2014 Edit

With the holiday season coming to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we look forward to a weekend of celebrating all that’s to come! Whether picking out a dress for a festive party or creating something special for your New Year’s arrival, these four things have us inspired and excited about the year ahead.

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Decadent and oh-so-pretty, mini black and white cookies are the perfect treat to bring to a New Year’s party.

cap sleeve tie detail maternity dress is a versatile and stylish option that can be worn both now AND later.

For an updated take on a classic style, skip the bun and try a messy side braid for a casual-chic look.

 A black and white mobile adds instant modern appeal to your little one’s space.

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.

Designer Spotlight: Rebecca Taylor & Nanette Lepore

For the expectant mother with serious style savvy, two fabulously contemporary brands – Rebecca Taylor and Nanette Lepore – are now available at select A Pea in the Pod® and Destination Maternity® stores and online at APeaInThePod.com and DestinationMaternity.com.

Synonymous with gorgeous fabrics and eye-catching embellishments in a sophisticated palette of neutrals, Rebecca Taylor offers a variety of bump-flattering tunics and blouses that can be worn both during and after pregnancy. On the other side, Nanette Lepore’s magnificent designs go bold by incorporating daring colors, vibrant prints and interesting fabrics all in ultra-feminine silhouettes.

Both versatile and modern for the fashion-forward mom-to-be, we are thrilled to welcome these two designers into the mix!

Shop Rebecca Taylor and Nanette Lepore at A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity!

Looks We Love

maternity dress

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.

Nurseries We Love: A Lesson in Geometry

Bold and modern, geometric shapes add a fab element of cool to any nursery. Be it huge circles stamped on the wall to intricate hexagon patterns that accent one side of the room, this lesson in geometry has nursery decor going way outside of the box – and we love it!

CIRCLES

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Photo source: projectnursery.com

TRIANGLES

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Photo source: ohidesignblog.com

DIAMONDS

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Photo source: wallsbymur.com

SQUARES

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Photo source: DIYnetwork.com

HEXAGONS

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Photo source: babylifestyles.com

Our Holiday Wish For You…

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM DESTINATION MATERNITY!

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. Photo Credit: RecipeGirlsnowball2
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
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies

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. Here’s the how-to from Recipe Girl:

 

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