Lady&Prince on Family, Marriage and Baby No.3

Guest Editor: Marissa Kraxberger, Creative Director and Blogger at Lady & Prince

When I tell people that we are pregnant with baby #3 the response is always the same–wow, you must be crazy. I work full time as a creative director in the fashion industry in NYC and my husband is a full time photographer. We may be a little crazy, but ultimately we are crazy in love with each other and with being parents. Our daughter, Alexa, is 5 and our son, Hayden, is 4 and we live in Brooklyn–DUMBO to be specific.  It helps that both of us are passionate about all that we do–including raising our kids in this crazy city!ladyandprince-x-nathankraxphoto-1

Photo: Courtesy of Marissa Kraxberger

When Nate and I were getting married–11 years ago this September–we always knew that we wanted to have 2-3 kids. When we moved to New York City and started having kids we weren’t so sure about the idea of a third. The rational side of us said, we don’t have enough money… we will be outnumbered… we can’t all fit in one taxi–for a while that was an actual deal breaker! However, over time we just kept feeling the itch and one day we –pretty unexpectedly–found out we were pregnant! I was in an initial state of shock, but Nate was grinning ear to ear. Now we couldn’t be more excited. The kids are over the moon and want to kiss and hug my belly all the time. They are always talking about what they are going to teach the baby when he or she is born. We know it will be mayhem, but our life is already mayhem and amidst the mayhem the best part is that we have these two beautiful children that we adore so we are so excited to add one more to our every crazy life.ladyandprince-x-nathankraxphoto-2

Photo: Courtesy of Marissa Kraxberger

One thing that Nate and I committed to since the day we found out we were pregnant with Alexa was to continually work on our relationship. We believe that when we are happy, connected, and in love that our children will be happier and grow up to understand what real love looks like. This takes work no matter how much you love someone. We make an effort to take a short trip together every year and always have since the kids were born. It is hard to leave the kids, but once we get away we always realize how necessary it is to have alone time together. We have once a week date nights… even when we are too busy and we feel like it’s a luxury that maybe we should cut back on, we always realize once we are out the tremendous value it adds to our relationship. The one thing we never did was imagine that it would be easy, we have always been realistic that as we grow we change and the most important thing is that we grow and change together.ladyandprince-x-nathankraxphoto-3

Photo: Courtesy of Marissa Kraxberger

I’ve been having a lot more fun dressing for maternity this time around. I am fully embracing the bump and love wearing tight dresses (like the Isabella Oliver floral elbow sleeve shirt dress or this Nicole Miller Cap Sleeve Dress). I think being pregnant is such an amazing blessing in life and truly a time to embrace all aspects of your femininity. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel like this everyday and some days I feel larger and heavier than I would like, but I always try to remember that this time is so fleeting and I want to enjoy as much of it as possible. On the weekends I tend to dress a bit more casual. I love simple maternity tank tops with maternity jeans by AG–they are so comfortable!

Chic This Week // The Must-Have Maxi + How to Wear It

6FGHSGFDHACSWith summer almost here, a wardrobe that keeps you cool and comfortable is a must, especially if you are expecting! The one item I tell every mom-to-be to invest in if they are expecting during the warmer months is a maxi! An instant outfit, a maxi is versatile enough to be worn throughout your whole pregnancy. This version from Isabella Oliver is one of my favorites. The simple knit print and side-ruching feature makes this dress extremely flattering. For an effortless and on trend weekend look, I suggest pairing a maxi with a thong sandal, panama hat and cuff. Dress things up for an evening out with a wedge, statement necklace and jacket. Happy styling -Olivia

Chic This Week // Suited For Spring

Isabella Oliver Suiting Seperates

Modern suiting gets a make-over for spring with our Isabella Oliver Maternity collection, tailored just for moms-to-be. Opt for a blazer and slim pencil skirt paired with a feminine shirt and you have an office-appropriate look that is perfect for your bump. I love a classic pump or even a more seasonal option, like a sandal, which will elongate your look. Don’t forget flip-flops for the commute! –Olivia

Wear Now, Wear Later // The Denim Dress

The Chambray Dress The Chambray DressSpring assortments are hitting stores this month full of new neutrals, soft colors with bright pops, plus DENIM! If you are anything like me, then I know you are looking forward to updating your wardrobe, so look for lots of destructed washes and silhouettes. Denim is so hot right now, ever since the chambray shirt became a staple in any woman’s closet, especially in the maternity fashion world.

The denim dress is also new on the scene and what’s great about this piece is that you can wear it now or later when the weather gets warmer. Here’s how: since indigo looks great with colors and neutrals alike, I personally pair mine with classic shades. For instance, against a black tight and chic blazer, the indigo denim really pops. Add in some cool winter accessories like a cashmere hat, infinity scarf and booties to make a look that is edgy and cool. Finish with a statement bag and dark polish.

For later, I love playing up the denim dress with a chic nude and metallic palette. Start with a nude seamless maternity camisole for smoothing support; add an oversized straw hat and metallic thong sandal. Keep your accessories minimal with a metallic ring, nude nail and bag. Of course, I always suggest a signature frame to complete the look. If you are newly expecting, this new LBD (little blue dress) is a great investment piece since you can wear it through the rest of the winter season, through the summer and even after baby. Happy styling! -Olivia

POLL: Which dress is YOUR favorite?

POLL: Isabella Oliver

Bold hues, feminine prints and luxurious fabrics make the Isabella Oliver Collection for A Pea in the Pod the perfect assortment for the style-savvy mom-to-be. Made from a high-quality stretch jersey, these pieces are designed for your figure; each piece comfortably conforms to your shape while highlighting your beautiful baby bump.

Whether it’s the bright cobalt maxi which skims your silhouette, the fuchsia tank dress with delicate side-ruching detail or the casual grey short-sleeved sheath, you’ll be set for any occasion. We’d love to know, which dress is your favorite? Please share!

Isabella Oliver at Destination Maternity Launch Event!

Destination Maternity® recently celebrated the launch of Isabella Oliver Maternity at our flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. Customers shopped the Isabella Oliver collection while enjoying sweet treats from Baked by Melissa, and learned the latest tips and trends from an Isabella Oliver style ambassador. Take a look at the  photos from the event below and shop the collection here.Isabella Oliver Trunk Show Event at Destination Maternity NYC

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