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Showing posts with label guest post. Show all posts

June 30, 2016

Guest Post: Styling Maternity Wear for the Summer

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While we’ve all heard the popular saying about eating for two, no one ever mentions the need to dress for two while you’re pregnant. And as many times as you might vow not to let a growing belly keep you from wearing your favorite styles, there’s no denying that it’s often a struggle finding maternity wear that makes you look and feel good. Throw in unpredictable pregnancy hormones, a few (okay—maybe more than a few) extra pounds, and summer’s heat, and you’ve got the additional obstacle of choosing clothing that’ll also keep you cool. As the mercury rises, here are a few chic and easy tips for dressing your baby bump in the summer months ahead.

The Maxi Dress + Chambray Button-Up

Feminine, versatile, and always on-trend, it’s no wonder the maxi dress is a summer staple for all ladies—pregnant or not. Flattering on every body type, The Bump notes that the floor-length style is the perfect way to keep stylish and cool during the sweltering summer months. Plus, any pre-maternity maxis that you have hanging in your closet could work—even into your second trimester—as long as they aren’t nipped in at the waist (go with empire styles instead).

And to add to the list of reasons why the maxi dress is a must-have for any mom-to-be, the staple is ideal for work, too. If you're on the hunt for the perfect nine-to-five look, Lyst recommends a casual number in a solid-hued jersey knit for modern office style. Pair your maxi with a blazer for extra polish, or a lightweight cardigan or chambray button-up for a more casual finish.

Tank Top + Denim Overalls

On top of being back in a big way for the summer season, denim overalls are incredibly versatile. And as Fashion Gum writes, they'll suit any body shape or size, making them an instant staple of your warm-weather maternity wardrobe. To keep things cool (and on-trend), choose a cropped style that features a vintage wash and relaxed fit. The faded wash creates a soft, lived-in look while the extra give that a relaxed silhouette provides is perfect for growing with you during your pregnancy. From there, pair with a basic tank top or cotton tee and finish with strappy sandals or woven huarache flats. If you want to take your denim overalls to the next level, wear with a pretty silk blouse and—if you’re up to it—comfortable (we cannot stress this enough) wedges or a chunky heel.

Jersey Dress + Sneakers

The fitted jersey dress not only keeps you cool thanks to its breathable knit material, it also highlights your growing belly. After all, as Babble points out, if there’s one time you can get away with a dress hugging every single curve, it’s during pregnancy. Ideal for casual outdoor get-togethers or a lazy afternoon spent relaxing, the jersey dress pairs particularly well with sneakers—crisp white kicks and slip-on styles are incredibly popular for summer—that are more comfortable than flats or sandals when it comes to swollen feet. The one caveat to this ensemble? If you’re repurposing a non-maternity jersey dress you already have in your wardrobe, make sure the hemline doesn’t become too short with your expanding midsection. And if it is too far into the mini hemline territory, simply pair with leggings for a quick fix.

March 18, 2013

Sequins, Stilettos, Oh my!

Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: J Crew Factory  /  Jeans: American Eagle  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton

I'm guest posting on one of my favorite blogs today so I hope you come visit me over at Sequins and Stilettos!

March 7, 2013

Effortless Posting

I'm guest blogging over at Effortless Anthropologie today!  I hope you are able to head over to Roxy's blog and check it out.  Happy Thursday!

September 28, 2012

Blog Skip and a Hop

Sweater: Banana Republic  /  Skirt: Banana Republic  /  Tank: Gap  /  Belt: Forever 21  /  Clutch: Coach  /  Sunglasses: Dior  /  Shoes: Me Too 'Patty'  /  Jewelry: Kate Spade 'Mrs' Necklace, J Crew, David Yurman

On Tuesday, I guest posted on Schnelle!  If you haven't read it yet, I'd love for you to stop by and say hi :-)

I'm also linking up with Long Distance Loving for the Friday's Fancies outfit crush!  This outfit was inspired by an outfit I saw on, surprise surprise, Pinterest ;-)

August 30, 2012

Over the Moone

I'm guest posting over at Olivia Moone today!  I'd love for you to check out my post and say hi :-)

Dress: H&M  /  Sweater: Kohls  /  Shoes: Sam Edelman 'Trina'  /  Handbag: Coach 'Kristin'  /  Belt: TJ Maxx  /  Sunglasses: Dior  /  Jewelry: Target, J Crew, David Yurman, Ebay

August 20, 2012

Guest Posting and Giveaway Alert

Sweater: Ann Taylor Outlet  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Jeans: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Handbag: Coach 'Kristin'  /  Sunglasses: Chanel  /  Jewelry: J Crew, Eve's Addiction, Target, Forever 21, David Yurman

I'm guest posting today over at Schnelle!  I'd love for you to stop by and say hi!

Also, I would LOVE love for you to come visit back here tomorrow because I'm hosting my first giveaway!  Woot woot!  Or as Honey Boo Boo would say, "I holla for a dolla, honey boo boo!"

August 10, 2012

Guest Post: My Baby Sister

Welcome my baby sister, Adriana, to the blog!  While I'm the oldest of the four girls, Adri, is the youngest which can't be easy!  This fashion savvy lil sis is a college student in New York City and interns at one of the big television networks aka I'm jealous.  She periodically will text me outfits and ask "yay" or "nay" and she's always off to work or be somewhere fabulous.  Even though she has grown up to be a gorgeous woman, I will always see and remember her as the little nugget playing nintendo in a large t-shirt.

Dress: Purchased at a London Boutique {Similar}  /  Sandals: Target  /  Necklace: ULA  /  Bangles: Forever 21  /  Lipstick: MAC 'Amplified'

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