FASHION KICKOFF: INTRODUCING NFL MATERNITY TEES FROM TOUCH BY ALYSSA MILANO

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We’re excited to announce that we partnered with Touch by Alyssa Milano, and will be offering its officially licensed NFL tee-shirts and long-sleeve shirts featuring NFL team colors just for moms-to-be!

Actress, mom of two, and a huge New York Giants fan, Alyssa catered her line of NFL tops especially for expecting moms so they can cheer on their favorite teams in style. “Who knew that being pregnant twice could spur a fabulous business idea? Being such a huge sports fan I wanted to show my team pride during my pregnancies…and there was nothing cool and fashionable to buy,” says Alyssa. “So, I decided to create a new collection within my Touch Brand specifically for ladies like me.  And, I am super excited to now be partnering with Motherhood Maternity to sell the collection.”

With four styles to choose from, you can show your team spirit while staying comfortable, whether at a game or watching from the couch. Kick off football season in style and shop these comfortable and soft tops here. Make sure to show us how you sport your pride with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun! Who are you rooting for?

Rachel Zoe On Her Perfect Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, we are asking some of the moms we love to share how they’d like to celebrate. First up: designer, editor and mom of two Rachel Zoe. Read along for her perfect day (and outfit) and don’t forget to head online to shop her exclusive maternity collection!

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Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

Mother’s Day is definitely one of my favorite holidays— I love any excuse for family time and basking in the love of my boys. A perfect Mother’s Day for me would be waking up to morning snuggles, followed by a family brunch, a walk on the beach, or a leisurely stroll to the park or farmers’ market.

This Elbow Sleeve Paisley Print dress is the perfect dress for Mother’s Day. The flowing caftan style is the perfect silhouette to make you feel dressed up for the occasion but appropriately casual for any daytime activity. Simply throw your hair in a top knot, pair with a great pair of strappy sandals and you’re instantly ready to spend the day being showered with love. Whether you’re taking a family walk, enjoying a lunch or dinner out, or simply savoring your family time at home, achieve that effortless take on glamour while you enjoy every precious moment of the day.

The views expressed on this post represent those of the guest author and not of Destination Maternity.

Give Back to Moms In Need This Mother’s Day

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We’ve teamed up once again with Jessica Simpson and GOOD+ Foundation (formerly known as Baby Buggy) to launch an exclusive tee shirt in celebration of Mother’s Day! For every Jessica Simpson Maternity Moon & Stars Tee shirt  sold, $5 will go to the GOOD+ Foundation  in support of a total donation of $25,000 from Motherhood Maternity®. Founded by Jessica Seinfeld, GOOD+ Foundation is a nonprofit organization that donates child products and services to families in need to break the cycle of poverty.

“I am always inspired by the work of Jessica Seinfeld and GOOD + Foundation. We’re happy to be able to partner again to support the crucial work they are doing for families in this country,” says Jessica Simpson.  “My most important role in life is being a mom and I am honored to support other moms through this partnership.”

This year’s tee was inspired by Jessica’s sister Ashlee Simpson Ross’ celestial themed baby shower; Simpson said, “I was reminded of that special day when working on this tee. I hope that our customers can feel the love we put into it and it is able to help moms who are in need.”

“I love that you can celebrate a mom in your life while helping a mom in need at the same time,” says GOOD+ Foundation Founder and Board President, Jessica Seinfeld.  “The generous donation from longtime supporters Jessica Simpson and Motherhood Maternity allows us to further support parents in need across the country.”

The super soft, heather grey tee shirt is currently available online and in Motherhood Maternity and Destination Maternity stores. If you purchase the tee, help raise even more awareness for GOOD+ Foundation and its network of moms and their families nationwide by snapping a pic and tagging @GOODPlusFdn @motherhoodmaternity and @jessicasimpsonstyle on Instagram!

Win a Private Screening of Mother’s Day, the movie!

This Mother’s Day, it’s all about YOU! Enter via our Facebook page for a chance to win one of two hometown screenings of Mother’s Day, the movie, for you and 99 friends!*

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 5/9/16. See complete official rules at MOTHERHOOD.COM/MOTHERSDAY for further details, including age and geographic eligibility, plus how to earn bonus entries.  Void where prohibited.

Rachel Zoe’s Tips on Dressing the Bump for Wedding Season

Designer, editor, style icon and mom of two, Rachel Zoe, shares her bump style tips with us featuring styles from her latest collection exclusively for A Pea in the Pod. Read along and shop the newest styles, available in select stores and online.

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Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

Wedding season is upon us and achieving picture-perfect wedding guest attire should never be a source of stress. Make sure to arm yourself with timeless silhouettes and elevate your look with glamorous accessories perfect for more than one occasion. No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, you can be comfortable and still feel glamorous at the same time – it doesn’t have to be a struggle!

This off-the-shoulder maxi is the perfect option for both daytime and evening weddings; all you need to do is accessorize accordingly. The open neckline shows off just enough for a sexy yet elevated look.  Compliment your bohemian ensemble with a braid crown or tousled beach waves along with a bold pendant necklace and cocktail ring.

Another ultra-chic option that’s feminine and sexy is this sleeveless, front slit maxi dress.  Pair your dress with a black pump or strappy sandal, a bright lip and a pair of statement earrings.  It’s a timeless look fit for any wedding reception!

The views expressed on this post represent those of the guest author and not of Destination Maternity.

Rachel Zoe’s Spring Picks For Mom-To-Be

Her latest collection exclusively for A Pea in the Pod has just arrived in stores so we asked designer, editor, style icon and mom of two, Rachel Zoe, for her tips on spring dressing. Read along for the items she can’t live without and head online to shop the newest styles.

Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

I’m so excited that spring is finally here!  It’s that time of year for flowing, feminine, comfortable silhouettes that are perfect for warmer temperatures and transitional dressing.

As someone who lives in maxi dresses, I naturally incorporate various silhouettes into my collection. One of my favorites this season is this effortlessly glamorous off the shoulder style. Styled with slides or wedges, this dress is comfortable enough to wear all day long.  Transition your look into evening by throwing on a leather jacket over your shoulders, putting on a gorgeous pair of gold earrings and you’re instantly ready for dinner.

As much as I love an everyday maxi, it’s just as important to have a pair of black leggings in your wardrobe lineup. You can literally style these with anything from a tunic top to an off-the-shoulder blouse. Throw your hair into a messy topknot and add a glamorous bracelet for a look that instantly takes you from day to night.

Maternity Photoshoot Tips from Actress Amy Davidson

Guest Editor: Amy Davidson, Actress and Blogger

A maternity photoshoot can be a special way to commemorate your pregnancy, celebrate your glow and capture your excitement on becoming a mom. For some insight from a mom-to-be, we chatted with actress Amy Davidson, who is expecting her first. She shared with us the best tips for getting photos you are sure to love. Read along for Amy’s advice on how to achieve your own gorgeous maternity portraits and what becoming a mom means to her!

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Congrats! What are you most excited about becoming a mom?

The idea of actually becoming a mom is still foreign to me, as crazy as that sounds! I understand that in about 8 weeks this little being will be out of my belly and into my arms, but sometimes I can’t wrap my brain around it! My maternal instincts have kicked in and are very strong already, so that will make the transition into motherhood easier for me. Instinctually, I already understand it. I think what I’m most excited about is seeing this little boy grow and develop and have his own personality. Helping him become his own person and a good person, that is very important to me. I want him to be a nice little boy who is caring and loving and happy!

How would you describe your pregnancy style?

Since the majority of my pregnancy has been during the winter, when my bump has been the biggest, what I’ve been gravitating to is anything that’s comfortable! I’m loving leggings and sweaters. I also love body-con dresses that really show off my bump!

Why choose to have professional maternity photos taken?

Capturing my pregnancy was very important to me. This moment flies by and I wanted to make sure that we had the most beautiful photos to cherish. I’ve taken a ton of pictures during my pregnancy, but doing a professional photo shoot insured that I would accomplish the look and feel of the shoot that I was going for. Our photographer, Dustylu Photography completely captured my vision.

How far along were you for the photoshoot?

I was exactly 31 weeks during our shoot!

Where is the location of the shoot? Why did you choose it?

Our photographer chose Maravilla Gardens as our location. I expressed to her what I envisioned, and she said she knew of the perfect place. I wanted the shoot to feel surreal and full of life. The gardens are stunning and offer just that. One of the locations reminded me of a charming farmhouse. And there’s an actual cabbage patch! How perfect is that for a maternity shoot?! When I looked at the website I was completely sold. It was exactly what I had in mind!

How did you prepare for the photoshoot?

We decided to do the photo shoot pretty last minute, as this month is getting pretty busy with my two baby showers and traveling home to Arizona for one of them. We decided it would be on Saturday. I went into Motherhood Maternity and found a great outfit, and started to plan the look and feel of the shoot. I mapped out how I wanted my makeup and hair to look, as well as putting about five other outfits together to complete the feel of what I wanted.

Any tips or questions you should ask your photographer before the shoot?

I think it’s really important to communicate to your photographer exactly what you want and what you’re looking for. That way you will get your desired outcome. I was very vocal with my photographer, expressing my wants and desires for the shoot. That way the photo shoot is a collaboration and everyone is on the same page. You feel comfortable going into it, and the photographer feels confident that they know exactly what you want. It’s a win-win. I would definitely ask the photographer, “Have you ever done a maternity shoot before? Are you comfortable with a maternity shoot? What is your vision?” Maybe they will enhance what you are already thinking for the shoot. I would also ask if there’s a location that he or she loves and have already shot at before. That’s what was great about our location; Lu shoots there all the time, so she knew all the areas she wanted to take us too. We got everything done in about an hour and a half; she was so efficient!

Photo: Dustylu Photography

Photo: Dustylu Photography

How did you choose what you would wear?

I was a little nervous about what I would wear. I had an idea in my mind, but I didn’t have any of the clothes yet. When I went into Motherhood Maternity, I saw this long black skirt and lacey bra that made sense for what I wanted. Then I was able to gather more clothes to complement that outfit. I wanted that ethereal feel, so that was my starting point. I knew I also wanted some shots with a bare belly, so that’s where a skirt and top came into place.

What are some things to consider about choosing the right outfit?

I think when choosing an outfit you have to figure out what you’re comfortable wearing. I love showing my bump, so I was comfortable in a skirt and a bra top. I also wore two different body-con dresses, for a different feel. In order for the photos to turn out the way you want them to, being comfortable is very important. I would also try and gather as many outfits as possible so you have a variety to choose from. That way you’re more likely to get exactly what you want!

For more from Amy on maternity portraits, check out her blog!

Rachel Zoe’s Resolutions for a Stylish 2016

Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

With Award season under way and Fashion Week not too far off, the first few months of the New Year for style icon and mom of two, Rachel Zoe, can get quite busy. She shares with us her favorite down-time activities and the resolutions she plans to keep no matter how packed her schedule. Read along to see why you should do the same to have one stylish 2016.

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I can’t help but live by my own rule of always taking an extra 5 minutes to do something that makes you feel better about yourself before taking on your day (or night!).  Whether it’s adding a lip or putting on a coat of mascara, I think 2016 should be the year when you do the same.  A few of my suggestions to take control that effortlessly elevate your style:

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A little black dress is something every woman should have in her style arsenal and the simplest silhouette to transition from day to night.  Trade in your flats for a heeled bootie and yours with a bold lip for an effortlessly glamorous look in the New Year.

Adding a coat of mascara is one of the simplest steps for a fresh-faced look. In less than minutes, you can look and feel better.

I always want to spend more time with my 2 sons…I can’t get enough of them! All the time, particularly in the New Year when work can get a little overwhelming, I like to carve time out to cook and bake with my boys.

 

ICYMI: Our Top Posts of 2015

We’ve covered a lot this year from pregnancy-perfect recipes to the latest maternity fashion, so we’re rounding up our top posts in case you missed them! If you aren’t already subscribed, enter your email address in the box at the right to be among the first to get all the latest posts and style secrets just for you!

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Jessica Simpson on What Matters Most During The Holidays

With an Instagram filled with precious snaps of husband Eric and two children, Maxwell Drew and Ace Knute, it is no surprise that Jessica Simpson has one priority this holiday season: family.
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“Family is what Christmas is all about,” says Jessica. “I love to enjoy the old traditions as well as creating new traditions for my kids. We will be celebrating the holidays with family and friends at our home. Can’t wait to see what Santa puts under the tree!”

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Regardless of where Jessica and her brood will be spending the holidays, the fashion mogul has a signature look that works for any setting: “I love casual pieces with a feminine, bohemian edge.”

Looking for a Jessica-inspired look for your family gathering? Check out this chic maternity tunic paired with edgy leggings or this little lacy red dress from Jessica Simpson Maternity. A chic totebracelet and tassel necklace are simple ways to finish off your festive look and will get you ready for some Instagram worthy snaps of your own!

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