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Transitioning Your Favorite Maxi Into Fall

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Photo credits: Betsy V @thatsbetsyv from thatsbetsyv

I’m Betsy V. New Yorker. Family Lifestyle Blogger. Vlogging YouTuber. Mom to my three-year old Buddha Belly and newborn Gunner Patrick with a boytoy on my arm and a unique perspective to share. Take a peek into my corner of the world where I weigh in on everything from Parenthood and Relationships to Beauty and Fashion.

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Guest Blogger: Sandy a la Mode

 

Photo credit: Sandy Chang @sandyalamode from sandyalamode.com

Hi friends! This is Sandy over at the family fashion and lifestyle blog, Sandy a la Mode! Ever since I was pregnant with my first baby, Pink Blush was one of my go to places for pretty clothes that would flatter my bump! I honestly didn’t know a thing about maternity fashion, but they definitely helped me along the way. After I had my first baby, Pink Blush released their Women’s line and I fell in love all over again! And I was pretty excited to be able to wear their non-maternity clothing post-baby. Seriously though, if I could just have all of their maxi dresses in my closet, I would be SO happy! Every time I look at their site, I find something new that I love and HAVE to have. 

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FALL HAIR TRENDS with Guest Blogger Lainey Pemberton

Photo credit: Lainey Pemberton  from @laineymariebeauty

Messy Bun:

1.) To do a chic yet simple messy bun, you want to start by gathering your hair into a high pony tail and securing it with a hair tie.

2.) Next, grab your hair and wrap it loosely around the base of the pony tail, bobby pinning it as you go. Once your hair is wrapped all the way around, ensure it’s secure with a few more bobby pins (if needed), and then begin tugging on the outside of the bun to make it look even more messy.

3.) Pull on your hair at the top of your hair to loosen it up a bit and now you’ve got the, “I tried but didn’t try” messy bun look!

 

 

Dutch Braid Pigtails:

1.) To begin your dutch braid pigtails you want to part your hair down the middle or to the side.

2.) Take a chunk of hair near the top of your head and divide it into three equal sections.

3.) Take one of the outside strands and cross it under the middle strand. Take the other outstand strand and cross it under the middle strand.

4.) Now, start incorporating hair into each of the outside strands by adding in a small section of hair to those strands, continuing to cross them under the middle strand. Make sure to include all of your hair by the time you get to the base of your head.

5.) Once you’re at the base of your hair then do a normal 3 strand braid and tie if off with a clear elastic.

Repeat these exact steps on the other side and then pull apart the braid and you’re done!

 

 

French Braid Side Braid:

1.) For a side French braid you want to begin by parting your hair to the side.

2.) Next, take about a two-inch chunk of hair from the top of your head and begin a french braid.

3.) To start a french braid, section this portion of hair into three even strands.  Now, start a normal braid; take the right strand and cross it over the middle strand. Next, take the left strand and cross it over the middle strand.

4.) Now begin adding hair with each crossover. To do this, gather a small section of hair from the hairline, add it to the rightmost strand, and then cross it over the middle strand. Repeat on the other side by gathering a small section of hair and adding it to the leftmost strand, and then crossing it over the middle strand

5.)Repeat these steps until you’re to the base of your head. Be sure to incorporate all of your hair before you reach the base of your head. Once you’ve added in all of your hair, finish the braid off into a regular 3 strand braid and tie it off with a clear elastic.

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Stay In Step This Fall

This season be head-to-toe fabulous when you add the final touch to your outfit with shoes that are right on trend for fall. Here are top 6 trends we are loving straight from the runway to your closet!

 

 

1. Pointy Toe: Perfect for the holiday season ahead, this chic and classic look will keep you comfortable but dress up any outfit perfectly. Try this trend in a heel or flat version.

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Hauntingly Fabulous Looks For You And Your Bump!

Boo! Halloween is here! Get costume ready with your favorite PinkBlush pieces. Everything you need to create a comfy, convenient and creative looks are all in one place, plus these styles can be worn after too! This is no trick, treat yourself to cute maternity clothes that can double as bump-worthy costumes but also be mixed in with your everyday wardrobe.

 

 

MOMPIRE:

Our Burgundy Basic Ruched Sleeve Hi-Low Maternity Dress is the perfect base to any vampire costume, paired with our Black Faux Suede Laser Cut Booties, just add a cape and fangs and you’re ready to take on the night one candy at a time!

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How To Dress For Your Body Type: Maternity Edition

Finding the perfect style to highlight your changing body during pregnancy can be overwhelming to say the least. No fear, our PinkBlush stylists are here to help! We’ve picked our favorite styles for every body type and are talking style tips to keep in mind when dressing your beautiful bump during pregnancy.

For The Curvy Mama:

Elongating your body and emphasizing length over width with a neutral color palette will not only help slim your silhouette but is totally on trend for fall. Focus on showcasing your waist line with cinched bust styles and fun necklaces or embellished necklines. Another trend to try for fall is pairing your favorite bootcut dark denim maternity jeans with flowy or draped maternity tops for a flattering and boho inspired look.

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Date Night Maternity Style

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Guest Blogger: Nikki Cagle @CreationsalaNikki from her blog creatingthesilverlining.

When I first got pregnant, I was determined not to become….matronly. I refused to succumb to maternity style, wouldn’t step foot in a Motherhood store, and absolutely would not be caught dead in a jean shirt with a tie above the belly, or ::shudders:: a belly band.

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Am I Having A Boy Or Girl? Fun Ways To Tell!

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pc : Alice Kerley of Lone Star Looking Glass

Wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or girl? Here are some fun and wacky old wives’ tales said to be able to predict the sex of your baby!

  1. According to an old wives’ tale your baby’s heart rate can be used to predict the gender. Apparently, girls have faster heartbeats than boys. Above 140 ppm means you’re having a girl, and lower than 140 bpm means it’s a boy.
  2. Rumor has it that if you are carrying your baby high, it’s a girl. Carrying low? Stock up on blue.
  3. Legends say that if you are having a little girl, she’ll steal your beauty. So, if you’ve got acne and other not-so-pretty skin blemishes, you’ve got a little princess coming your way.
  4. Some say craving sweets indicates a baby girl is on the way, if salty and sour is on your crave list start breaking out the blue!
  5. Here is one of the most if not the most well-known wives ‘tales for gender predicting! Take your wedding ring and tie it to a string. Hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circle, a little guy’s in your future. If it goes back and forth, you’ve got a girl. (Caught in the act, I totally tried this! According to this, we’re expecting a baby girl! Stay tuned to find out!)
  6. They say if you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having. (Not sure how accurate this could be, with my son, I was constantly dreaming of giving birth to a boy and sure enough it was a boy. This pregnancy I have been waiting for a dream about what we’ll have and the other night I finally had a dream of a baby girl. I think when you dream of gender it’s your intuition telling you. We’ll see!)
  7. Show me your hands! When a pregnant woman is asked to show her hands, it’s a boy if she keeps her palms down and a girl if she shows her palms up.
  8. It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby.
  9. Ok, this one has got to be my favorite, if the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy. (My husband recently began to work out again, which mean someone feels they have been putting on the pounds besides myself lol!)

We hope these wives’ tales provided a little insight but most of all fun! Share your prediction stories with us at media@pinkblushmaternity.com! And don’t forget, no matter the occasion, our maternity clothes deliver style for the mommy-to-be. Dress up your bump with PinkBlushMaternity.com!

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DIY: Floral Crowns

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Earth Day is this Wednesday (4.22) and in celebration we’re sharing one of our favorite ways to get into the spirit with your very own DIY Flower Crowns!

These whimsical pieces have become the go-to accessory this springtime, taking over both the fashion world and our Pinterest pages! Perfect for baby showers, maternity photo shoots or simply spending the afternoon with some girlfriends, these floral headpieces are ideal for adding a bit of mother nature into your daily style!

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What You’ll Need:

Flowers (real or faux your choice!)

Floral wire

Floral Tape

Greenery

Floral Wire Scissors

Hot Glue Gun + Glue

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Depending on the size and color scheme you’d like your flower crown to be, select different varieties of flowers that create a unique blend. For ours, we’re selected daisies, spearworts and pink flowers of varying sizes to create both depth and an appealing look but anything works! Nothing smells better than fresh flowers, but if you’d like to wear your floral headband for more than a couple days, we strongly suggest making yours with artificial flowers like ours.

Instructions:

Take a piece of floral wire, and form it into a circular shape. Rest it atop your head and adjust to see how long you’ll need it to fit loosely. Cut off excessive wire and form the rest into the final shape that you want your crown to be. Use floral tape to keep the wire in a circular shape, wrap the tape around multiple times to both keep the wire in place, and to create a barrier between the wire and your head.

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You’ll want to start by adding beautiful greenery that will act as a base of your crown and hide the floral tape. You’ll want to continue adding greenery until all of the tape is covered. Once the base of your crown is looking beautiful, it’s time to add the flowers! Remove stems from flowers and apply a generous amount of hot glue to their base. Once tacky, apply the flowers to the headband and hold until they stay attached on their own. Feel free to add as many or little as you’d like. For ours we chose more in front and less in the back for a fun, layered look.

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The best part about making flower crowns is that there isn’t a “wrong” way of making them! Depending on where you’ll be wanting to wear them, these whimsical accessories can be as minimal or massive as you’d like! Have fun with your DIY self making these fun pieces, and if you have any pictures or advice in making your own, make sure to let us know in the comments!

 

For outfits that go wonderfully with these floral crowns, make sure to visit PinkBlushMaternity.com

 

XO – PinkBlush

 

 

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DIY: How To Make Your Own Flower Crown

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Earth Day is this Wednesday (4.22) and in celebration we’re sharing one of our favorite ways to get into the spirit with your very own DIY Flower Crowns!

These whimsical pieces have become the go-to accessory this springtime, taking over both the fashion world and our Pinterest pages! Perfect for weddings, festivals or simply spending the afternoon with some girlfriends, these floral headpieces are ideal for adding a bit of mother nature into your daily style!

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What You’ll Need:

Flowers (real or faux your choice!)

Floral wire

Floral Tape

Greenery

Floral Wire Scissors

Hot Glue Gun + Glue

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Depending on the size and color scheme you’d like your flower crown to be, select different varieties of flowers that create a unique blend. For ours, we’re selected daisies, spearworts and pink flowers of varying sizes to create both depth and an appealing look but anything works! Nothing smells better than fresh flowers, but if you’d like to wear your floral headband for more than a couple days, we strongly suggest making yours with artificial flowers like ours.

Instructions:

Take a piece of floral wire, and form it into a circular shape. Rest it atop your head and adjust to see how long you’ll need it to fit loosely. Cut off excessive wire and form the rest into the final shape that you want your crown to be. Use floral tape to keep the wire in a circular shape, wrap the tape around multiple times to both keep the wire in place, and to create a barrier between the wire and your head.

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You’ll want to start by adding beautiful greenery that will act as a base of your crown and hide the floral tape. You’ll want to continue adding greenery until all of the tape is covered. Once the base of your crown is looking beautiful, it’s time to add the flowers! Remove stems from flowers and apply a generous amount of hot glue to their base. Once tacky, apply the flowers to the headband and hold until they stay attached on their own. Feel free to add as many or little as you’d like. For ours we chose more in front and less in the back for a fun, layered look.

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The best part about making flower crowns is that there isn’t a “wrong” way of making them! Depending on where you’ll be wanting to wear them, these whimsical accessories can be as minimal or massive as you’d like! Have fun with your DIY self making these fun pieces, and if you have any pictures or advice in making your own, make sure to let us know in the comments!

 

For outfits that go wonderfully with these floral crowns, make sure to visit ShopPinkBlush.com

 

XO – PinkBlush