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Fun DIY Projects for Transitional Moms

We know that being a transitional mom isn’t easy, and sometimes, it’s fun to have a project or hobby to take your mind off things when you’re pregnant. While recently talking with a friend entering her second trimester, she told me she finds herself at home with a lot of time on her hands. This got us thinking about fun DIY projects we would want try during our transitions through motherhood.

Where did we go to search for these projects? None other than the infamous Pinterest, know for their beautiful, enticing photos and DIY project galore. We found a couple of fun and easy DIY projects that can be useful during and after pregnancy. Check them out and let us know which ones you like best!

DIY Maternity Sash

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DIY Maternity Sash

We think these DIY maternity sashes are absolutely adorable, and just in time for the spring months ahead! These are cute ideas for maternity announcement photo shoots or accent pieces for a baby shower outfit. Here is the link for the step-by-step tutorial on how to make these darling accessories.

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DIY Nursery Mobile

How cute is this colorful nursery mobile?! It’s a perfect gender neutral project for those who don’t know the sex of their baby yet. This project costs as little as $12 and takes about 2-3 hours + drying time, according to the online tutorial at Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. Check out this easy project here and get crafty!

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No Sew Door Latch Cover

Since we’ve given you a couple fun DIY projects, we thought we had to throw in at least one functional one. This door latch cover will help muffle the sound of the door clicking shut, or slamming shut so that your newborn can sleep more soundly, and so can mom. With just a couple of basic materials, you can have a simple, brilliant mechanism that solves an annoying household problem. Read the tutorial and materials needed here.

We hope you find some joy in trying out these fun DIY projects!

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Gorgeous Maternity Occasion Dresses

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Dressing for your bump can be stressful just for everyday casual wear, so we can imagine dressing for a special occasion can be even more difficult for transitional moms. Depending on the event you’re attending, what is and isn’t appropriate will vary.  But when you’re pregnant, all you want is to feel comfortable in what you wear. Finding something appropriate, comfortable, and cute with a bump in the mix? Now that is hard. But not to worry, because we’re here to show you some gorgeous maternity dresses that have all the components of mom-approved evening wear for every occasion this year.

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The Work Party

A fitted maternity dress is a beautiful choice for a work party. This lace fitted maternity dress is soft and stretchy so it is comfortable to wear, and can easily accommodate a bump. We styled this maternity dress with a classic heel, jeweled statement necklace, and a black clutch for a complete look appropriate for a work party or event. You can always throw on a black maternity blazer to make this look a little more professional.

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Maternity Shoot/Baby Shower

A long chiffon dress is the perfect choice for a maternity announcement photo or a baby shower event. We love this lace accent evening gown that beautifully accentuates a baby bump. Chiffon is a soft, lightweight material that is comfortable to wear during a shoot all day or show off in at your baby shower. Chiffon’s dramatic, flowy effect instantly adds a formal look, and with a touch of lace on the shoulders, we couldn’t find a more perfect maternity evening gown for any formal event.

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Casual Day Out

When you have to attend a semi-formal occasion, a printed wrap dress is any easy go-to, especially for transitional moms who are nursing. A v-neckline like the one on this paisley printed maternity wrap dress makes nursing easy with a stretchy material. This gorgeous print and a long maxi style can be dressed up with a stylish hat for casual day events like a tea party, or you can add a statement necklace and heels for a dinner date with your SO.

No matter what occasion or event lies ahead, we are confident every transitional mom can find the right dress to make her feel beautiful, comfortable, and stylish. Check out more of our PinkBlush Maternity occasion dresses here.

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Real Women, Real Style: Baby Shower Looks

More maternity fashion collabs are here! For those of you who are throwing a baby shower or attending one in the near future, we’ve got a couple of gorgeous maternity baby shower dresses you have to see. These maternity dresses are also perfect for gender reveal photos, or formal occasions as a transitional mom. These beautiful styles and inspirations we’re featuring today come from real women, with real style; fashion bloggers and moms that shared with us their individual PinkBlush outfit inspirations.

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This gorgeous lady, Julia, is showing off one of our best sellers this week, our Mint Green Floral Maternity Dress. A perfect dress for any baby shower this year, featuring a floral printed chiffon material just in time for the spring months ahead! Julia paired this floral maternity dress with a neutral heel and a classy pearl necklace for simple, elegant style. We love it, you go girl!

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One of our all time favorite maternity dresses for a baby shower or gender reveal is a maternity wrap dress.  Caitilin looks absolutely gorgeous in this printed maternity wrap dress, and how cute are her photos?! This maternity dress beautifully shows off her bump and flatters her figure for a stunning result.  Not only is this dress great for special occasions, but a v-neckline makes nursing after pregnancy both easy, and stylish!

We love doing collaborations with fashion bloggers and soon-to-be moms, and we are lucky to get a sneak peak into the lives of real women wearing our products! We hope you enjoyed these lovely ladies and their beautiful baby shower outfit inspirations.

Beauty, Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Fashion Bloggers + PinkBlush Maternity Inspired Looks

PinkBlush Maternity has had the privilege of collaborating with some beautiful fashion bloggers and moms-to-be this year! We’re so excited about how great these collabs turned out, and how gorgeous these moms look in our products! We love the way these creative women have incorporated our products into their individual, unique styles. Today on the blog, we’re highlighting a couple of the stylish outfits these moms and bloggers have put together.

While there are so many moms and bloggers we would like to highlight, these are just a few of the recent collabs we have featured. We hope these delightful young women inspire all you transitional moms out there, so check out their maternity fashion inspirations below:

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The Blog XO

Talk about gorgeous style! Wife, soon-to-be mom, and blogger of The Blog XO killed it in our Braided Accent Maternity Sweater Dress. We love how she paired this knit maternity dress with a cute pair of boots for a simple, flawless look. In her blog post, she says, “It’s already enough to feel a bit of discomfort throughout the day just being pregnant, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to look in a maternity dress, but I didn’t feel anything less but beautiful in it.” And we agree, she looks absolutely stunning! We’re thrilled to hear such positive feedback about our products.

Like her modern and trendy style, The Blog XO is of a similar fashion with a chic design, and content featuring fashion, beauty, and some lifestyle posts. Read more of her blog post on PinkBlush Maternity here.

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Hannah Renee

We’d like to introduce you to the beautiful Hannah Renee! Hannah is a Southern California native, social media/digital marketer, and expecting mom who loves to blog about fashion, things that inspire her, and tidbits of her life. We love everything about her polished, feminine style! She has featured several PinkBlush Maternity products on her blog including (listed in order as shown above): a Knit Maternity SweaterDiamond Tribal Knit Poncho, and Button Accent Thermal Top.

Hannah says, “Pink Blush has such cute, affordable styles that totally mesh with my pre-preggo look.” And we love the way she puts together our products with her gorgeous style. Check out more of her PinkBlush-inspired looks on her darling blog here!

If you’re a blogger and lover of PinkBlush Maternity, reach out to us so we can collaborate with you too! We’re always looking to meet new moms and create beautiful new content 🙂

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Babymoon Ready!

Are you and your SO planning a babymoon before your bundle of joy arrives? If so, we’ve got a couple transitional mom essentials you should have in your suitcase for a comfortable, and fashionable vacation. Depending on the time of year and location, your wardrobe choices will vary. Staying at a beach resort in California is much different than a mountain retreat in Colorado, and will require different wardrobe essentials. We want to help prepare you for for your babymoon the best we can, so we’ve put together some outfit inspirations that might match the destination you will be heading to. Check out some of the simple looks we have here that are easy to replicate with any wardrobe:

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Babymoon at the Beach

If you and your SO are staying at an ocean-side location or warm area, simple, lightweight clothes are a perfect go-to. A striped maternity maxi skirt, basic maternity cami, and a statement necklace are perfect for a beach attire ensemble. A flowy and fitted maxi skirt hugs your bump while flattering your figure, and you can easily cover up your cami with a maternity cardigan if the weather gets chilly. A gorgeous statement necklace brings this look from everyday casual to vacation ready.

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In the City

Staying in a fun, new city for your babymoon? Your wardrobe will be all about staying on trend and in style. A flowy long sleeve maternity top, a dark wash maternity jean, and boots or heels are perfect staples for the city. To complete your stylish city chic look, add a floppy felt hat and some rocking shades to keep you out of the sun.

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Mountain Retreat

Escaping to a mountain retreat is a great way to spend time with your SO and enjoy the nature around you, especially during this time of year. If you’re heading into the beautiful mountains for your babymoon, warm and comfortable clothes are a must.  Stock up on stylish long sleeve sweaters, and pair with maternity leggings and boots to keep warm in the cold weather. Make sure to bring warm accessories like a scarf and beanie to bring in that extra warmth and style! Another one of our favorite winter accessories include high ankle socks with long boots for a cute, feminine touch.

We hope these looks can help you pick out the right clothes for your babymoon destination! For more inspired travel looks, check out our Travel Looks post to get more ideas on fashionable looks for the transitional mom.

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity, Uncategorized

Manic About Maxis

This year we’re manic about maxis! From maternity maxi skirts to maxi dresses, we love everything maxi when it comes to transitional mom fashion. These gorgeous maxi styles not only show off your growing bump, but also give you a flattering silhouette. They come in all different patterns, fabrics, and styles to choose from, which make these the ultimate versatile pieces for casual and formal occasions. Check out some of our Just In maternity maxi skirts and dresses, and discover which styles you like best!

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The Abstract Maxi

For the boho mom, an abstract maternity maxi dress is a suitable style for the artistic, carefree spirit. This tribal printed bottom maternity maxi dress is a gorgeous print we absolutely love. While an abstract print can be intimidating at first, when paired with simple accessories it can be the perfect star to every outfit.

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Floral & Colorblock

Just in time for spring, this light hued floral colorblock maternity maxi dress is the perfect transitional piece from season to season. A pretty floral print mixed with a solid hue is a perfect balance of print and color. You can easily dress this piece up for a baby shower by adding a long necklace and bangles, or keep it casual with some strappy sandals.

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Basic Colorblock Maxi

This colorblock maternity maxi dress is the perfect essential for every transitional mom. Solid colorblock hues make this an easy piece to wear on a day to day basis. If you’re a first timer with maxi dresses, this solid colorblock style is a great piece to start with.

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A Striped Maxi Skirt

Not a fan of maxi dresses? We have the solution for you with a gorgeous maternity maxi skirt. This is the perfect everyday essential you can throw on easily with a basic maternity top. Another great piece for casual or formal occasions, and any kind of weather. These skirts will show off your bump in style, and with a flattering striped print like this, it shows off your curves in the perfect way.

Check out more of our maternity maxi dresses and styles here for more beautiful inspirations!

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity, Uncategorized

Cute and Quirky Gender Reveals

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Are you looking for a fun and easy way to reveal your baby’s gender this year? If so, we’ve got the perfect pin-worthy ideas for how to let all your loved ones know the news about your baby’s gender. The long wait to learn your baby’s gender should be celebrated, so why not make a fun photo op out of this special time in your life? These simple ideas are easy to replicate for a boy or a girl, and not to mention adorable! Check out some of the ideas we’ve come up with and see which one you like best:

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Gumball Fun

Gumballs are an easy and creative way to represent your baby’s gender. Once you’ve picked out pink and blue gumballs, you can place them in a jar and decorate them any way you like. We tied a bow on to each jar for a simple detail. You can set up your shoot with a blanket and pillows like we did for a casual atmosphere, or set the jars on top of a table with you standing in front of them. No matter how you want to set up your shoot, have fun with it! There is no right or wrong when it comes to shooting your gender reveal.

Take a couple of fun photos of you in different poses, from blowing bubbles to holding the gumballs in excitement. Once you’re ready to take the final photo for the reveal, simply hold up the gumball that will reveal your baby boy or girl.

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Silly String Madness

Lover of silly string? Then this gender reveal idea is perfect for you. This gender reveal requires the help of your friends or family, and is a great way to share the moment and fun with loved ones. Buy two cans of silly string: one that is pink, and one that is blue (for this shoot we used 4 cans). Have your friends stand on either side of you and when you’re ready, have them spray you with the blue or pink silly string to reveal your baby’s gender. While this shoot might look messy, it’s really very easy to cleanup as the silly string dries.

We hope these cute and quirky gender reveal ideas will inspire you to have fun and get creative with your baby’s gender reveal.

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity, Uncategorized

Work It with Our Maternity Active Wear

 

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We’re excited to announce that we are working it with an active wear collection perfect for the workout mom or the mom on-the-go. It’s important for moms to stay active during their pregnancy, and we’ve got the perfect outfits and styles to make all your active maternity wear dreams come true. From printed maternity leggings to comfy long sleeve sweaters, these maternity active wear items are perfect for any casual or upbeat occasion. No matter if you love long walks on the beach or yoga, there’s an outfit for every mom and her personal active wear style. Check out a couple of the items we’re featuring in our active wear collection:

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Linen Pants + Long Sleeve Sweater

We love these linen maternity pants. Perfect for a chic boho look that is casual, comfortable, and functional. The loose fit makes these linen maternity pants easy to move around in, from the yoga studio to running errands in the city. You can’t go wrong with a pair or two of these in your closet.

 

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Stylish Printed Leggings

These stylish tribal printed maternity leggings are the ultimate trend this year. Transform your boring, plain workout clothes into something fun and upbeat with these printed maternity leggings. These are the perfect item to wear during yoga or any dance-like activity. Not to mention you will be sure to stay warm in these during the cold winter air.

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Yoga Shorts + Short Sleeve Basic Top

Get comfy in a pair of our maternity yoga shorts and a heathered short sleeve maternity top.  These are perfect for when the weather gets warm or you’re outside in the sun. These stretchy maternity yoga pants are easy to do a workout in, just pair with your favorite short sleeve maternity top for a casual, workout ready look.

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Heathered Tank + Yoga Pants

You can’t go wrong with a stylish heathered maternity tank top and short maternity yoga pants. This killer combination is perfect to do your workout in and then meet up with friends for a lunch date. We love a heathered print that gives this top casual style, while a comfy long maternity yoga pant will keep your legs warm. Throw a cute shoulder bag on and start your day off looking fabulous.

Check out more of our Active wear collection and discover your perfect workout look today.