To be honest, I am getting a little sad that my maternity clothes wearing days are coming to an end. While many women complain about the lack of style available during these nine months , I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the amount of trendy maternity clothes on the market today. One such retailer that I’d love to introduce you to is Pink Blush Maternity. They gifted me this great body-con lace dress, which I wore all through the holiday season. It’s also available in aqua and red, which makes it the perfect option for a baby shower or a Valentine’s Day date night. Oh, and it’s only $40!
Pink Blush Maternity is a great resource for cute and affordable maternity clothing. I hope you’ll check them out!
Maternity Style, In Heels (39 weeks) :: Dress: ℅ Pink Blush Maternity (here in red, perfect for Valentine’s Day!). Jacket: Like Mynded ℅ Nordstrom (also worn here). Heels: MICHAEL Michael Kors ℅ Nordstrom. Watch: ℅ Caravelle New York. Sunglasses: MARC by Marc Jacobs.
ONE // It’s no secret that I love pendant necklaces; and the lariat trend is right up my alley. I love this affordable version from the current BaubleBar Guest Bartender collection with Dallas’ own Courtney Kerr.
TWO // I spotted this extra large nylon tote at Nordstrom earlier this week and took a serious double-take. I love the graffiti / splatter-paint effect, but was really sold on how extremely light the bag is. Perfect for traveling and day-time errands. I might be needing some M Z Wallace in my life.
THREE // There are few designers that I return to season after season. Tibi is always at the top of that list. This plaid cami is so me. Make sure to click through and check out the back!
FOUR // Winter sure takes a toll on our skin, but what’s really suffering are my lips. I am dying to try to this peach Lip Scrub from Sara Happ and her bestselling color-free Lip Slip.
FIVE // I am swooning over this contemporary porcelain dishware from Crate & Barrel. It’s perfect in blush.
SIX // If I could go back in time, I’d add the Instax Mini to my Dear Santa… list.
SEVEN // Have you seen the new Matisse x Ascot Friday collection? This boheme sandal is on my wish list for Spring.
EIGHT // The Rebecca Atwood for Calypso St. Barth collection is heavenly.
NINE // I can’t stop staring at this pillow. And for $35, I might be buying some for every room in my house!
TEN // I can not wait to a) deliver and meet my daughter; b) loose my baby-weight; and c) start wearing comfy jumpsuits this Spring. I’d be thrilled to find this one in my closet, but will most likely be looking for options at a fraction of that price.
As I near the end of my pregnancy, all of my maternity clothing and baby registry gear research energy is being channeled into a developing my new mom wardrobe. A key piece of this is, obviously, the diaper bag. I know that there has been a large trend recently for moms to forgo the traditional baby bag and opt for an oversized tote instead (think Louis Vuitton Neverfull or a Goyard Tote).
But, personally, I like the idea of a well-organized and dedicated diaper bag. I just want one that doesn’t loudly advertise that it’s filled with spit-up soaked burp cloths, nasal aspirators and week-old goldfish crumbs. I knew there had to be some discrete, stylish diaper bags out there! Today, I’ve rounded up my favorite options – all in black, of course!
(No. 1) Logan Leather & Nylon Diaper Bag by Rebecca Minkoff, $325; (No. 2) Rachel Bag by Perry Mackin, $168; (No. 3) Madeline Bag by Lily Jade, $335; (No. 4) Leather Diaper Bag from Barneys New York, $778; (No. 5) City Carryall in Central Park North Stop, Special Edition from Petunia Pickle Bottom, $179; (No. 6) Poppy Convertible Diaper Bag by Storksak, $195; (No. 7) Preppy Nylon Eliz-A-Baby by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $348; (No. 8) Sedgewick Place Nylon Pauline Baby Bag from Kate Spade New York, $428; (No. 9) Knocked Up Baby Bag by Rebecca Minkoff, $345 (in all leather, $550); (No. 10) Billy Messenger Baby Bag by Tory Burch, $350; (No. 11) Allure Tote by TWELVElittle, $235 (I also love the Weekender, $340); (No. 12) Hansel Leather Diaper Bag by Not Rational, $680.
>> Check out all of these items and more of my favorite trends on Keep.com.
Iridescence and holographic sheens were huge this past fall, and I’m still loving them in a softer pastel version. A white pearly finish looks great on a simple clutch or a pair of statement earrings. And three-dimensional rainbow hues are a great way to spice up a neutral outfit. While the bold, loud color combinations we saw this winter might be a little too much, these lighter metallics are a great way to transition into spring.
(No. 1) Tildon Teardrop Necklace at Nordstrom, $38; (No.2) Mareko Earring from Elizabeth Cole, $147; (No.3) Kyma Necklace from BIKO, $112; (No.4) Rebecca Minkoff Rose Gold-Plate Woven-Textured Cuff at Neiman Marcus, $148; (No.5) Dannijo Iridescent Green Crystal Minka Earrings at SSENSE, $172 on sale; (No.6) Iridescent Block Shape Earrings from TopShop, $15; (No.7) Clare Vivier Holographic Fold-Over Clutch at Saks Fifth Avenue, $185; (No.8) Geo Dream iPhone 5 Case at Nasty Gal, $32; (No.9) Abila Rainbow Faceted Stone Studs from Gemma Redux, $172; (No.10) Vanessa Mooney Purple Haze Ring at SHOPBOP, $325; (No.11) Tatum Metallic Minaudière by Milly NY, $255.50 on sale; (No.12) Baguette Hourglass Earrings from Kendra Scott, $505.
>> Check out all of these items and more of my favorite trends on Keep.com.
There are a lot of baby clothing brands out there, but we’ve rounded up our top thirty favorites to share with you. From budget-friendly, big-box retailers to luxury, European brands, there’s something here for every little girl’s closet. Bookmark this post and make sure to check back on these links!
01. Baby Gap :: Baby Gap has some great basics, as well as, some fun trendy pieces for babies and kids. They fall in the mid-price range, but often have really good sales (30-50% off). The discounts increase if you sign up for and use a Gap credit card for your purchase. Pictured: French Terry One-Piece // Dot Cardigan.
02. Burt’s Bees Baby :: This is a great line of soft, organic basics for baby. I originally discovered the line at Buy Buy Baby and Target. Pictured: Dottie Bee Reversible Jacket.
03. Circo from Target :: A lot of moms shop at Target and they have a wide selection of baby clothing at a great price point. I am not a fan of most of what they carry, but have seen some really cute things from their Circo line. Since it’s a smaller collection, I typically check first online. Pictured: Long-Sleeve Sleep N Play.
04. Egg Baby by Susan Lazar :: This line is available at many local boutiques and also Nordstrom. It’s extremely modern and cute. One of my favorites, for sure. Pictured: Girls Jumper // Yoke Jersey Dress.
05. ever/after :: If you’re looking for an amazingly cute v-neck onesies for your baby, here you go! Too cute. Pictured: Pima V-Neck One-Piece.
06. H&M :: This has been one of my go-to sources to shop for our daughter. They have some of the best prices (especially when things go on sale) and really turn out some cute designs. You’ll have to dig in the store, but it’s worth it. I absolutely love their basics line of onesies and leggings and have found some really cute dresses, rompers and sweaters, too. Pictured: Long-Sleeved Bodysuit // Jersey Dress.
07. Hanna Andersson (exclusive collection also at Serena & Lily) :: Hanna Andersson is a cult-favorite for sleepers. I love that they have zippers! This is also where a lot of moms find matching pajamas for the whole family, since they offer a wide variety of sizes. Pictured: Night Night Baby Sleeper // Baby Sleeper from Serena & Lily.
08. Hatley :: I recently discovered Hatley at a local Dallas baby boutique, Baby Bliss. Talk about super soft fabrics! Pictured: Zip Up Romper.
09. J.Crew :: J.Crew launched their new baby collection earlier in 2013 and we’re definitely in love. It’s quite pricey, so we tend to just admire from afar, instead of purchase. But if you’re wanting to splurge, they have a great cashmere collection and feature designs from a lot of my other favorite baby brands. Pictured: Cashmere Baby Cardigan // Chambray Baby Bloomers.
10. Joe Fresh at JCPenney :: This is another one of my go-to lines for baby. JCPenney has amazing sales and coupons, making this collection extremely affordable. They have great, but not boring basics! Pictured: Long-sleeve Heart Shirt // Sweater Legging Pull on Pants.
11. Mamas & Papas :: Mamas & Papas is not really known for their clothing (at least in the US), but I am so glad that I discovered their line. It’s precious! A little on the high side, but great for girly, unique designs. Pictured: Borderie Anglaise Dress // Patterned Long-Sleeve Blouse.
12. Mini Boden :: I love British baby style and Mini Boden does it right. Pictured: Pretty Jersey Dress.
13. Monsoon :: One of my new favorites from the UK, Monsoon has some of the best-quality whimsical special occasion dresses and fancy play clothes that I have ever seen. I am in love with their line and so grateful that we have a store here at the Dallas Galleria. Pictured: Baby Martha Top and Legging Set // Baby Harriet Dress.
14. Nature Baby (also at J.Crew) :: Nature Baby does basics right. If you’re tired of pastel pink and blue, check out their line of organic bodysuits, leggings, shorts, booties and hats. Polka dot and stripes lovers, don’t'miss it! Pictured: Short-Sleeve Bodysuit.
15. Noé & Zoë (also at J.Crew) :: This line, out of Berlin, is become a blogger favorite. I love their modern designs. Pictured: Long-Sleeve Tee // Pant.
16. Old Navy :: Don’t forget about Old Navy for great prices! They’ve really stepped up their game in last year when it comes to trends and design. Pictured: Floral Print Skinny Jeans // Textured Cardigan.
17. OshKosh B’gosh (also at Kohl’s and JCPenney) :: For a mass-produced line, OshKosh B’gosh is doing it right. I am still not a fan of the “I’m so cute” bodysuits, but if you rifle through the junk, you can find some really great pieces from their collections. It’s readily available at several retailers, which is a huge bonus. Pictured: Woven Checkered Bodysuit // Denim Sleeveless Top.
18. PaigeLauren :: I love this USA-made line of super soft and simply-designed baby clothes, blankets and caps. Seriously, you’ll be jealous of how soft these fabrics are! Pictured: Classic Twofer Dress.
19. Peek Kids Clothing :: I will definitely be shopping here for my little one, especially once she gets older. They have a store here in Dallas at Northpark, but Nordstrom also carries their line. Their styles feel very California-cool / boho chic to me, which of course, I love. Pictured: Baby Nina Skirt // Baby Becca Sweater.
20. Petit Bateau (also at J.Crew) :: On the pricey side, but if you love French baby style (which I do), you can’t beat it. Pictured: Tutu Dress.
21. Petunia Pickle Bottom :: Known for their diaper bags, Petunia Pickle Bottom has branched out into layette. I love their fun, modern prints! Pictured: Long Sleeve Bodysuit // Short Sleeve Bodysuit.
22. Rikshaw Design (also at J.Crew) :: Rikshaw Design reminds me of an American Liberty London. I love their girly prints, especially when they’re on their ruffled bloomers! Pictured: Ditsy Cap Sleeve Dress // Bloomers.
23. Seed Heritage :: Based in Australia, Seed Heritage carries some beautiful designs with a great aesthetic. I wish their products were more readily available here in the States. Pictured: Party Dress // Chambray Spot Pant.
24. Splendid :: Another great resource for soft and simple basics. Pictured: Stars Bodysuit // Striped Playsuit.
25. Stem Baby from Nordstrom :: One of Nordstrom’s in-house lines, Stem Baby featured eco-stylish essentials in fun colors and classic prints. Pictured: Colorblock Organic Cotton Hooded Cardigan.
26. Tane Organics :: This luxury, designer line of organic infant and baby clothing is super chic. If you’re looking for high-quality, pure natural fibers, this is the best of the best. Pictured: Balloon Onesie.
27. Tea Collection :: I love the Tea Collection’s globally-inspired designs. Not only do I love their products, but I also am totally on-board with their design philosophy. Pictured: Field of Flowers Ruffle Dress
28. Under the Nile :: All of their products are made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton, but not crazy expensive. Pictured: Short Sleeve Side Snap Undershirt // Long Sleeve Babybody.
29. Zara :: When it comes to price and design, Zara’s baby collection is my go-to resource. They’re designs are modern and simple, but also unique, incorporating fun prints and mixed textures. I’d buy everything if I could. Pictured: Printed Jeans with Lining // Jacket with Front Detail.
30. Zutano :: Known for their bright and wild prints, Zutano makes some great baby essentials. Pictured: Newborn Receiving Gown // Owls Baby Dress.