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Pajama Party

The fall season is all about those warm and cozy nights in watching movies, sipping your favorite tea, and wearing your comfy maternity sleepwear. Every transitional mom needs a little night life, and we think a pajama party is the perfect opportunity for some easy-going fun with your family, friends, or significant other. We’ve put together all the essentials needed for a successful pajama party, including some new PinkBlush maternity sleepwear options.

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A classic plaid pajama bottom made with a drawstring waistband to accommodate your growing bump is a perfect go-to for transitional moms. Made in a variety of colors like red, charcoal-navy, and burgundy-navy, you can pair these bottoms with a maternity cami or maternity tee for a complete look.

 

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For a soft and feminine look, a lace trim pajama top and bottom is a great option for modern moms who want the ultimate style and comfort combination. This set also comes in a variety of colors including mauve, beige, pink, and light blue, while the bottoms feature a fold over waistband.

 

 

leggings

 

Not into plaid or lace?  Throw on your favorite pair of maternity leggings for a fun and casual sleepwear option! These stylish and colorful maternity leggings can double as sleepwear or everyday leggings, which ever way you choose to wear them, you can be sure you will one comfy, trend-setting mom.

Make sure to check out our Pinkblush maternity delivering/nursing robes for more fun and stylish lounge wear, and get your party started!

Inspiration, Maternity

Bump In The Night

Check out some these scary cute Halloween costumes using your favorite PinkBlush pieces. All you need are a couple props and these basics are transformed right before your eyes to classic, stylish, and comfortable costume that you can look and feel amazing in whether you’re at a party or passing out candy. Our favorite part about these looks…reuse the cute maternity clothes for any event after the holidays are over.

Go Go Girl

A classic bell sleeve chiffon maternity dress with a pair of knee high go go boots. Generally seen with large hoop earrings and a headband, make this flirty and fun look your own.

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Minnie Mouse

Your favoirte childhood Disney character comes to life with a polka dot printed maternity dress, ears, and a basic balerina flat. Draw on your nose and wiskers for a youthful look this season.

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Poison Ivy

Play the villian this holiday with your own take on Poison Ivy. Try on your maternity cami and maternity leggings with a single strand of leaves wrapped around your arms and bump for an all over fierce look. Finish it off with hot gluing extra leaves onto a solid black headband and a smoky eyeshadow.

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Robber

Steal the show with this timeless Halloween costume. A simple maternity legging and striped maternity top with a beanie and DIY face mask (long strip of fabric with two eye holes….seriously that easy, you’d think it were a crime ;)) and you have the robber look down.

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Witch

A wickedly stylish witch has arrived in a long sleeved maternity maxi dress with her broom in hand. Top it off with the classic witch hat and makeup and it’s that easy.

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Pumpkin

Simply tape your black construction paper cutout of a jack-o-lantern onto your rust maternity top to make a perfect pumpkin costume. Hot glue a few leaves onto a black headband for the top of the pumpkin and some brown maternity leggings for the base. Just in time for fall, these basics will be perfect not only for the holiday, but throughout the entire autumn season.

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Pirate

Arrrrgh you as excited about this pirate costume as we are? Okay we got that out of the way…

A simple charcoal 3/4 sleeve maternity dress has been upgraded with a pirate hat and DIY sash tie accent to make it the most stylish pirate look in all of the seven seas.

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Leopard

Wearing one of our fiercest favorites, you can be the cutest leopard of the night. Simply draw your nose and whiskers and put on your ears for a look that will come together before your eyes.

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Audrey Hepburn

A new twist on our favorite style icon of all time. With a pearl strand, elbow length gloves, and a black maternity dress, you too can channel your inner Hepburn this holiday.

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Ghost

A spooktacular Halloween costume to make the holiday simple and sweet. Simply tape your ghost cutout on this asymmetric maternity top with a pair of tights and booties for the chicest ghost of the year look.

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Indian

All you need is a basic draped maternity dress, fringed booties, and a headband to really create the perfect Indian princess ensemble. Complete with feather details and turquoise jewelry, this Pocahontas inspired costume has it all.

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Woodland Fairy

Bringing nature and style to one look, this woodland fairy costume gives you a feminine, fun look while still making sure you stay comfortable all night long. Fashion your hair into an intricate braid and strap on your wings for a fun night in or out. Plus, this chiffon maternity dress doubles as the perfect baby shower dress or date night dress.

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Check out all of our Halloween costumes in one place here 🙂 Happy Holidays!

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Styling Printed Open Cardigans for Fall

This fall season, we’re loving printed maternity cardigans for transitional moms. Printed cardigans have the power to jazz up any everyday outfit, while an open front provides easy mobility and comfort for growing bellies. Fall is all about layers, and we are ecstatic about layering our favorite basic items with a fun and playful printed cardigan, like Diana Ulip did with our multi-colored printed open cardigan.  Diana is all about personal style and comfort, so she sticks to flowy tees and a comfy cardigan to meet her needs as a momma-to-be.

 

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We adore the way transitioning mom and blogger Diana Ulip styles this printed cardigan with black maternity leggings, a white maternity tee, black flats, and some stunning accessories for a casual, yet stylish look. Dressing for her bump, she raves about how this printed open cardigan is the perfect staple piece for fall until she delivers.

Whether you’re the free spirited mom into boho tribals, the classic mom rocking basic stripes, or the sweet southern mom into pretty lace trim, printed open cardigans are the way to go this fall season.

 

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Want to know more about our featured fashion blogger Diana? Check out her blog Lovely Lady Bump and read her story on motherhood and blogging. Make sure to visit the new arrivals page for daily updated styles for the fall season.

 

Inspiration, Maternity

It's A Girl Photo Booth

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Nowadays, it seems like your party is somehow incomplete without a photo booth. You see pictures of friends and family on Facebook and Instagram in front of elaborate backdrops, holding playful props and think that looks amazing!  The photo booth is a great way to get your guests involved in activity66 throughout the day and bring out the silly side of things so that you can look back and smile at all of the memories. Making a DIY photo booth is actually easier than you think and in a short amount of time with a few supplies, you can construct a fun photo booth station for your baby shower as well.

We alternated taping strips of tulle and ribbon to the wall to create a striped backdrop for the photo booth. Then, we took old square boxes and taped butcher paper around them to make them look like building blocks. Next, we cut out letters from a playfully printed piece of paper and glued them on the side of the blocks. You can spell out any word you want, even your baby’s name! Finally, you print out some fun props such as mustaches, glasses, or a pacifier from the internet onto card stock and tape them onto a wooden skewer. Bring along some goofy hats or scarves to really give your guests some options. You can set up a camera on a stand with a timer or enlist a family member to help capture those memories for you. Either way, you’ll end up with pictures of a day you will never forget.

Join in on the fun while feeling comfortable in maternity leggings and a gorgeous lace detailed maternity top. Trendy and flattering, these pieces are perfect to complete your baby shower look. All you need is a flower crown and a long pendant necklace and you have a bohemian inspired ensemble.

Inspiration, Maternity

Nautical Inspired Baby Shower

It’ll be all hands on deck once your little boy is born. Until then, let’s celebrate the newest member of the family in style with a nautical inspired baby shower theme! Complete with sailboats, anchors, and red white and blue décor, this baby shower will be one for the books. 

Finding the perfect baby shower dress doesn’t have to be hard. Set sail in a deep navy maternity dress and a casual, versatile heel for an effortlessly classy look. A chiffon bell sleeve will make you feel breezy and beautiful throughout the day so that you can enjoy spending time with friends and family in comfort. We love the flattering silhouette that perfectly shows off your bump while still keeping your look up-to-date and trendy. Not to mention, it fits perfectly into the red, white, and blue theme of your party. 

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Get this look with easy printables from the internet including water bottle covers, cupcake holders, and name plates. They are an easy, reusable way to transform simple items into a fun theme. To turn your clear drink blue, use a drop or two of food coloring and finish off your fun drink with a striped paper straw. Make your own pom poms with tissue paper or visit the nearest dollar store for nets and lanterns. A fun activity to have your guests do is write a “message in a bottle.” Place small pieces of paper on a table and have guests write a piece of advice to you and slip it into a bottle.

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Fashion, Inspiration, Maternity

Weekend Wardrobe

This weekend may have just ended but next weekend is already on our minds. How do you like to spend your weekend? Maybe yours is for relaxing and doing work around the house, maybe it’s filled with one activity to the next. We’ve laid out a few looks for your inspiration as the weekend approaches.

Five o’clock rolls around on Friday and you’re out of work. This weekend is all about comfort and style. Bright colors, fun patterns, and a laid back look is just the break you needed. Slip out of your office wear and into something comfortable for your casual date night. We are loving a stretchy basic maternity jean as it gives you a flattering and fitted look that you can feel confident in all night long. With its elastic waistband, this is something that can style you throughout your pregnancy and even after your baby is born. Pair this wardrobe essential with the brightest and boldest maternity top you have and a pair of wedges to turn heads.

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Saturday means business. We run the errands, go to sports games, and move from one activity to the next. With the theme of comfort and style, pair your favorite maternity leggings with a classic striped maternity top and the right accessories and you’re ready for anything. Opt for a more sporty chic inspired flair with a sneaker and scarf. You’ll feel and look amazing in a flattering, timeless ensemble. Once the sun sets, get out the maternity dress and heels for girl’s night! A bit of sparkle goes a long way with a statement necklace or trending headpiece over your printed draped dress. The perfect way to top of this regal and classy look? A clutch for the essentials. Enjoy a fun-filled night out on the town with the ladies this weekend!

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Sunday is for leisure. Enjoy the outdoors today with a trip to the farmer’s market in your favorite breezy and beautiful maternity dress and booties. Shade yourself from the sun with a wide brim hat for added flair and a fringed bag for textured detail. We love accessorizing with contrasting prints and textures to give a look some unique, eclectic flair.

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Fashion, Inspiration, Maternity

One Piece, Four Seasons

You bought your favorite chiffon maternity dress this spring. It was a bright, beautifully bold hue and hung perfectly over your bump. When the season ended, you probably though that meant the end of your favorite swing dress, too. Well, not to worry, you can bring out that gorgeous piece all year long and even after you give birth by styling it for the weather. We adapted this basic to every season so you could see just how versatile this dress is. Enjoy every season in style and make the most out of your favorites all year long.

FALL

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The leaves begin to change and the air gets crisp. It still has the warmth of summer lingering from time to time but adding a layer over your maternity dress will give you that right amount of cover. Throw your favorite soft knit piece over the dress for a quick escape from the cold while it still gives you the option to remove when the sun makes its appearance. When it comes to accessorizing, everyone knows booties are the uniform of fall and almost everything goes with them. Swap out your sandals for a warm brown or black ankle boot to turn this summer look to fall. If you want to dress it up a bit, a little sparkle never hurt anyone. Try giving it some glam in a headpiece, statement necklace, or bold earring. 

WINTER

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Okay, the temperatures are officially dropping each day and a bit more layering will turn this dress into the perfect day to day look on cool occasions. We’ve thrown on some sheer tights and black booties for a monochromatic look while at the same time, giving your legs some cover from the biting air. We all love a good oversized sweater but afraid of looking too frumpy, especially when we put it over the bump. Un-button this oversized heavy knit maternity cardigan to show off the dress while still keeping cozy. And of course, we like to top of any look with accessories whether it be a bold statement necklace or a hat or beanie come winter.

SPRING

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Thaw out your wardrobe with warm colors and even hotter styles. Soak in some vitamin D by simply styling this dress with a statement necklace and sneakers for a sporty chic look. Bring along a light maternity sweater to wrap around yourself for a cinched accent one minute and a warm cover up the next.

SUMMER

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The season dresses like this were designed for. Light layers over a breezy dress will keep you cool with effortless style from beach to brunch this season. Of course, sandals to wedges, every style fits into the laid back look you are achieving with this long maternity kimono and dress combination. 

Fashion, Inspiration, Maternity

Business Casual

You don’t have to tell us dressing for the bump is hard, we know the struggle. It’s stressful enough finding appropriate, comfortable, and not to mention stylish maternity clothes, but now we have to find work wear? It can seem a bit overwhelming, searching for clothes that will grow with your bump and still show your personal style through your day to day work wear. 

At PinkBlush, don’t even think twice. We have all the essentials for the trendy working mom-to-be. From maternity dress pants to maternity pencil skirts, you can be sure to have comfortable bottoms that expand to your growing bump so you can keep wearing them throughout your pregnancy. Once you have a few solid pieces of dress bottoms in your arsenal, mixing and matching with different blouses will turn them into a new look each day. Printed and solid, chiffon maternity blouses make for the perfect maternity work wear. They are lightweight, comfortable, and sophisticated.

Accessories also play a large part in dressing up normal maternity clothes for work. A bold heel, a playful statement necklace, and the right bag will instantly change your look from casual to business casual. Check out Danielle’s post on her blog Goodwillista to see some inspiration on dressing the bump. She dressed up her black maternity pants and white nursing maternity top will a bold heel.

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Fashion, Maternity

Fall Florals

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Like maternity knits in the winter, maxi dresses in the summer, we have that one print or style that we reserve for a special time of the year. But sometimes, there is that one print that you just can’t let go of when the weather changes. That’s why we sometimes see scarves with tank tops, long sleeves with shorts, and knit cardigans in the dead of summer. One style that we just get off our mind is florals. Typically seen in our bright spring wardrobe, this classic, feminine print has been adapted to fit into this fall to winter closet thanks to darker hues and longer sleeves.

We sat down to create a wardrobe that can be versatile, beautiful, and full of color so that stylish expecting mothers have options when it comes to cold weather attire that isn’t the basic knit maternity sweater. Don’t get us wrong, we are definitely in love with the basics, but sometimes a pop of color here and a bold print there give life to the dark days. With that said, we wanted something that could give us the darks of winter with the bright shades of spring while making sure we stayed warm. With long sleeves, a soft material, and tunic length, these maternity tops were created to be the missing piece to your legging and boot days. With prints ranging from small flowers to large watercolor rose gardens, you can see aspects of your favorite design in varying styles.

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Don’t stop there. Incorporated into maternity maxi dresses and accessories from scarves to statement necklaces, floral patterns are here to stay. You won’t be seeing the last of these bold styles. Check in daily for new arrivals and updated winter essentials featuring this timeless favorite.

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Lifestyle, Maternity

Planning Your Babymoon

Planning a getaway before your baby comes? Celebrate the calm before the storm by traveling to your favorite vacation spot with your partner between week 14 and 30 in your pregnancy. The second trimester is suggested because it is the point in your pregnancy when chances of complications are lower and you feel your best. Around this time, you feel less sick, become more hungry, and your energy levels rise. Your placenta creates the specific hormones to regulate and maintain the baby’s health, making this perfect time to travel for mom and baby. Of course, before you plan your trip, talk to your doctor about what you should do to have the safest trip possible. We have a few tips to remember when you have decided where to go.

1. Stretch every chance you get! Lower back soreness typically happens more during this stage in your pregnancy as your uterus stretches and moves closer to your belly. Varicose veins also may develop if your legs if they do not get proper circulation. Pack compression stockings and remember to elevate your legs when you can.

2. Stay hydrated! Sodas and carbonated drinks can lead to feeling bloated and may make you feel sick. Make sure to have water with you at all times.

3. Keep it short. If you’ve chosen to take a car ride, make it 6 hours or less. Too much sitting can cause soreness in your legs and lower back.

4. Look up the nearest hospital to your destination just in case of any emergency.

Packing for the trip

This should be the easiest part of the planning. Depending on where you are going, PinkBlush has the styles you need all year long.

Since traveling can take a toll on your body, pregnant or not, it is even more important that you choose maternity clothes that will keep you comfortable for a long period of time. Maternity jeans can grow uncomfortable after a couple hours and if you’re planning a long car or plane ride, you don’t want to have that feeling the entire way. Save yourself some agony by choosing a laid back look while you’re en route. Our first pick for these cases is maternity yoga pants and a simple maternity top which is guaranteed to feel your best the entire time. After you’ve arrived at your destination, PinkBlush has styles for every type of vacation. Did you go on a tropical getaway? If so, first we want to say…lucky! Then, we want to suggest the latest trends in maternity maxi dresses and maternity tank tops that will keep you cool in the warm weather. Did you go on a road trip to the countryside? Layers are best as the nights can get cooler. Pack your suitcase with maternity cardigan and maternity jeans.

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