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Let's Have a Garden Party-Baby Shower, That Is

With less than a month away from Spring, it’s the perfect time to start planning your Spring-themed baby shower. A new season brings copious amounts of fresh ideas for a baby shower, and there’s one idea in particular we’ve been dreaming about. This Spring we’re loving a garden tea party baby shower, just like the one you might imagine in Alice and Wonderland, but without all those crazy characters, of course. Take a look at how we’ve styled our dream baby shower, complete with a gorgeous maternity outfit and pretty little garden tea party accessories.

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For the perfect garden party baby shower, all you need are a couple essentials. First, pick out a color scheme and decide on decorations that match. Mint and pink are our key colors here, and they are prefect for the pastel hues of Spring. You can find some great DIY projects for tassel streamers like the ones featured above on Pinterest.

Next, decide on what kind of food and drink you want to provide for your guests. Since this is a tea party, we kept it simple and stuck with desserts and tea.

Last but not least, we put together the perfect garden party ensemble to bring the whole idea together. We chose a multi-color maternity maxi dress paired with wedges and a floppy sun hat for our baby shower look. You can make your baby shower look as dressed up or as casual as you want, this is your party after all! The only rule we hope you keep in mind is to show off your beautiful bump, no matter what you wear.

We hope this garden party baby shower inspires you to create your own gorgeous, Spring-themed shower. If you’re  attending a baby shower in the near future, check out more of our baby shower looks for the perfect ensemble to celebrate your loved ones in.

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Baby Shower Gift Guide

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There are so many different choices when it comes to picking out the perfect baby shower gift. If it’s a boy, your gift giving will be geared one way, and if it’s a girl another; sometimes the parents are waiting to find out the sex until the birth. Help! So with all these factors and anxiety surrounding baby shower gift giving, we’ve come up with a list of baby shower gifts perfect for boys, girls, and gender neutral.

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For a Boy

  1. Carter’s Flannel Receiving blankets are the perfect gift for a baby shower so parents can have their own blankets to bring to and from the hospital.
  2. These hip bandana drool bibs come in a pack of four adorable prints great for bringing out a little boy’s personality and keeping them dry all day long.
  3. There is nothing more cute in this world than printed baby socks! These will be sure to always keep little feet warm.

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 For a Girl

  1. These washable muslin heart snap bibs come in an adorable pink print and make a great gift for new parents.
  2. We couldn’t find a more perfect set of floral receiving blankets to beautifully bring a new baby girl into this world.
  3.  Cherished Moments Mom & Me matching bracelets are the perfect keepsake items for a new mom and her daughter making them feel instantly connected with these precious sterling silver bracelets.

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 Gender Neutral Gifts:

  1. Tinybeans Mess-Ups & Moments Cards will make every parent smile, laugh, and help capture all their baby’s first moments and memories.
  2. A printed changing pad cover in a cute animals print is a great gift to help make diaper changing a little less messy with this soft, washable fabric.
  3. We love these baby bandanas so much, that we found a stylish striped print perfect for a baby boy or girl!

We hope this gift guide helps all of you who are attending a baby shower in the near future, or will give parents throwing a baby shower gift ideas for what they want! Check out more of these baby products on our site for more inspirations and gift ideas.

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Trendy + Functional Diaper Bags

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When you’re a mom on-the-go, you want to make sure you have all your baby’s essentials with you.  To keep you prepared for all of life’s little messes through motherhood, a great diaper bag is key. Now finding the right diaper bag that is both cute and functional is where it gets hard. But you’re in luck! We’ve got some great diaper bag brands to share with you today, not just for moms but for dads too. Check out our favorite diaper bag brands and see which ones you like best!

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Babymoov Essential Bag

This babymoov Essential Bag is so cute, no one will ever know it’s a diaper bag with its gorgeous hue and stylish design.  This bag has everything you need: a changing mat, a wide zipped opening, side reinforcements, and a stroller harness to attach to your stroller and give tired arms a rest. Amazing!

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Downtown Tote

Hello Gorgeous! This bag is perfect for the boho mom and fashionista. This Downtown Tote is spacious, includes a washable and water resistant baby changing pad, and comes in a super trendy modern print. With many other functional features, this bag is on our must-have list for new moms.

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Bellotte Village Diaper Bag

We love this diaper bag for its lightweight feel, numerous amount of storage (inside and out), and its chic polka dot print. Did we mention this diaper bag also includes a fold out changing station? You will be sure to find us strolling around with this baby at our side.

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PPB Sons-of-Trade Journey Pack + Changing Kit

This has got the be the most hip, trendy, and awesome diaper bag we have ever seen for all the great dads out there. A messenger style bag disguises this diaper bag into a travel pack that easily carries all your baby’s needs day in and out of fatherhood. Ladies, this PPB Son-of-Trade Journey Pack would make a perfect father’s day gift for your man!

Check out more stylish diaper bags here for great products every parent needs!

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Every Look You Need for Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away! Whether you are staying in with your S.O or having a romantic evening out, we’ve got the perfect looks from morning until night for transitional moms. Combing comfort and style, these looks will meet all your needs so you’re prepared to look and feel amazing all day long.

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Last Minute Shopping/Day Date

Whether you’re making your date night a day date or doing some last minute shopping, we still think every mom should look and feel beautiful.  A fitted and printed maternity dress is a gorgeous way to show off your silhouette and give yourself some love this Valentine’s Day. Pair your dress with a solid pair of flats and a cute handbag for a complete look that is perfect for running errands or spending the day exploring the town.

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Getting Ready

Pamper yourself in comfort and style! A feminine maternity robe is perfect to lounge around the house in before date night and great for getting ready.

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Date Night

Finally the time has arrived for you and your S.O to celebrate a time of love together. For romantic Valentine’s Day attire, we think a black lace maternity dress is the perfect choice. Black will flatter every woman’s figure, and lace creates a gorgeous, soft look we love with a classic heel and earrings.

We hope these Valentine’s Day inspired looks help you make the most of a weekend filled with love.

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Postpartum Styles for Spring

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This spring we’re looking at how to dress for postpartum life after your baby has been born. We know trying to get back to your normal weight can be frustrating for some moms, and dressing during a transitional time can make things difficult. On top of adjusting to your new postpartum bod, you have the changing of the seasons as well. But don’t be discouraged, because we’ve got a few gorgeous postpartum looks perfect for the spring months ahead. These looks are simple, easy, and most items were taken from styles we loved in winter! So check out these postpartum looks we have in store for you, and we hope they encourage you to embrace your new step into motherhood.

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Floral Wrap Dress

A wrap dress in a floral print is the perfect postpartum spring style. 3/4 sleeves make this a great dress to wear in the transitioning weather, and a v-neckline makes nursing after pregnancy easy. Best of all, a trendy wrap style hugs your body in all the right places to give you a flattering silhouette. All you need are a pair of your favorite neutral booties and you have a gorgeous, chic ensemble for every occasion.

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Light Colored Sweater + Jeans

There’s nothing like slipping into a comfy and cozy sweater. For spring, you can wear any light colored maternity sweaters from winter and style it to transition into spring. This sequin sleeve sweater is lightweight and has a touch of glam for a stylish accent. Pair this top with jeans and boots for a casual postpartum look perfect for all your playdates with your little one.

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Flowy Bohemian Dress + Sun Hat

When the weather starts to get warm, a flowy bohemian style dress is great for all you postpartum beauties. This flowy style will drape away from any additional baby weight you might have from pregnancy, and will keep you cool with a lightweight material. Neutral tones are a good go-to when it comes to dresses as you can style them up or down with your favorite accessories. Add your favorite sun hat, and you have a gorgeous everyday wear look!

Check out PinkBlush Maternity for more transitional styles from season to season, and through every stage of motherhood.

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Casual & Comfortable Maternity Essentials

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When you’re a transitional mom, the most important thing about finding the right maternity clothes for you is comfort. Accommodating a growing bump needs a lot of TLC, from your head to your toes. The problem is you don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort, and get out of touch with the latest trends. PinkBlush Maternity is here to help you solve that problem with an easy solution: comfortable, and fashionable maternity lounge wear. We know that sounds crazy, but with a few simple essentials, you can have versatile and stylish looks for every occasion.

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Essential #1: Casual Sweater

What is more comfortable than a casual and maternity sweater? We love this maternity sweater with a layered detail for a stylish look that any transitional mom can wear at home or out on a casual occasion. This sweater pairs beautifully with maternity leggings or jeans as shown above. Luckily this new arrival comes in three different colors to choose from, all gorgeous in their own way!

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Essential #2: Maternity Yoga & Lounge Pants

The best three words you will probably hear during your entire pregnancy: maternity yoga pants. Yes, there are comfortable maternity yoga pants out there that will gently accommodate your growing bump. You can go with a basic maternity yoga pant with a colored and foldable waistband for a simple style with a pop of color. For a more sophisticated look, try a linen maternity pant for literally any casual or semi-formal occasion. Last but not least, a printed maternity lounge/pajama pant is something fun and whimsical you can have for those days spent indoors.

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Essential #3: Comfortable Accessories

Now that you have your basic top and bottoms covered, we can’t let you go without a couple of comfortable accessories. A soft felt hat is perfect for those warm, sunny days when you need to stay cool and keep your face out of the sun.  Trendy compression socks with an argyle print are perfect to keep your toes warm and help keep your legs comfortable all day long. To complete your maternity accessories, a nursing cover that doubles as an infinity scarf will be your new favorite versatile piece. With just a simple adjustment of the fabric, this soft nursing cover transforms into an infinity scarf, making this accessory one you can use during and after pregnancy.

We hope you enjoy these casual and comfortable maternity styles to make your pregnancy the best it can be!

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Versatile Looks For Every February Event

Now that January is over and February is here, there’s a lot of different activities going on this month. With the Superbowl coming up this weekend, and Valentines and President’s Day the following weekend, we need to raid our closets in search of maternity outfits for every event. We’ve picked out a couple of versatile outfits that every mom can wear to any event or occasion this year. These maternity looks are perfect for casual or semi-formal occasions, so mix and match them up according to your style! Check out what we’ve picked out on the blog today:

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Sports Attire

It’s always fun to get dressed up and partake in Superbowl festivities, so we’ve come up with a casual and comfortable look for transitional moms this football season. We love layers for modern moms, so we chose a long maternity cardigan layered over a basic cami and maternity leggings for a simple, everyday wear ensemble. Complete your look with a neutral loafer or your favorite flat and you are game day ready!

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Feminine Flair

We love the neutral tones of this maternity outfit with just a splash of mint green and pink in the accessories. Starting with a basic maternity maxi dress and then styling it with chic accessories, this outfit is perfect for a day and night look for Valentine’s day or city exploring over the extended President’s Day weekend.

Both of these looks can be worn over and over again, for any game-day festivity or casual occasion. These simple styles are basic enough for every transitional mom to easily replicate with her own wardrobe. We hope you enjoy these next couple of exciting weeks in style!

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Transitional Styles for the Modern Mom

Jump from one season to the next with a few transitional maternity styles every mom can rock once spring comes into full bloom. The air is still chilly with some lingering winter storms, so warm layering pieces are essentials that we are continuing to use every day. We are also digging boots of all kinds from booties to long boots in neutral hues, which will still be easy to wear with a lighter wardrobe once bright hues are trending in the spring season. If you are a lover of florals 365 days of the year, then transitioning into spring with your favorite floral items will be a cinch.

Take a look at some of the transitional maternity pieces we’ve put together for all you modern moms out there that want to stay on top of the trends all year long. With the start of a new month, we’re also bringing out some of our favorite pink pieces in honor of Valentine’s day.

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Stripes + Bright Hues

The great think about stripes is that they are always in, no matter the season or the weather. For warmer spring days, a striped maternity top is a perfect go-to piece for everyday casual wear. If you have striped long sleeve tops in bright hues, like light pink or light blue, then those are perfect for the spring season when bright pastel colors are trending.

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Floral Prints, Cardigans, + Kimonos

Of course, anything floral that you purchased in winter or the year before is perfect for the spring season. Floral maternity tunics with bell sleeves are one of our favorites as the long sleeves will keep you warm and the floral print keeps you in style. As the weather transitions from cold winter days into warmer spring sunshine, maternity cardigans and kimonos are great layering pieces that can be easily taken on and off. Whether you have a printed kimono or a solid cardigan, these can be dressed up for spring attire with an added felt hat and simple jewelry.

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3/4 Sleeve Maternity Dresses

A perfect seasonal transition piece is anything with 3/4 sleeves. Particularly, we like 3/4 sleeve maternity dresses because they are versatile in any kind of weather, and are great for for casual or formal occasions. There’s nothing like wearing a comfortable, flowy maternity dress all day. If you’re at a loss of what to wear as you transition into spring, we can assure you that any 3/4 sleeve maternity dress you have will be your new go-to.

We hope you enjoyed this post and are excited about jumping into spring with us!