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Ring In The New Year With Guest Blogger Michelle Hammons!

 

2017 is just around the corner and joining us today is Michelle Hammons from the blog www.beautylifecoach.com . She’s sharing her NYE style secrets on how she featured our Red Lace Accent Chiffon Maternity Evening Gown for the perfect countdown look!
 

I absolutely love everything about this Red Lace Accent Chiffon Evening Gown. Wearing it made me feel gorgeous, and glamorous. After putting it on, all I wanted to do was dance and watch the material flow from side to side. Not only is this dress extremely comfortable, and could be worn all night, but the color is absolutely stunning and the off the shoulder lace details add glamor and class. Even though I felt like this gown did not need enhancements, I decided to add a statement necklace for a little sparkle, while also pairing it with simple earrings and black pumps. Since New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, remember that you too can find a fabulous dress for your body type, that is the perfect mixture of comfort and glam.”- Michelle Hammons (@beautylifecoach) 
 

For more fabulous maternity NYE looks, shop ShopPinkBlush.com!

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New Year’s Eve: Maternity Style Edition!

 
Guest blogger Kristi Stevens from www.shoptini.com is sharing with us what NYE means to her and how she plans to ring in the New Year wearing her favorite PinkBlush dress today on the blog!
 
New Year’s Eve means a little something different to everyone….new opportunities, starting over, setting new goals or reflecting on months past.  This year for me it’s saying goodbye to newlywed life and giving a warm welcome to parenthood. It is also a reminder that my husband and I only have a few precious weeks of just “us” time until our little boy arrives. So I’m glamming it up in this gorgeous sequin dress and taking full advantage of one of the largest celebration nights of the year! When I think of New Year’s Eve I imagine lots of glitz, glitter and champagne. Although I will be drinking sparkling cider I still plan on sparkling my way into the early hours of the morning and dancing all night long. (Especially since it might be a few years till we get another chance to ring in the New Year this way).” – Kristi Stevens (@shoptini)
 
To get her stunning NYE ready look, head to ShopPinkBlush.com now and countdown to 2017 in style!

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The Cool Moms Guide To The Best Baby Shower Gift!

Looking to wow your mommy-to-be with the perfect gift for baby? Say so long to the basic, average and boring registry essentials! Thanks to incredible small shops finding fun, hip and trendy gifts to make those first months stylish and more organized, it’s easier than ever. Checkout our top 5 must-have baby shower gifts sure to impress and find more now at ShopPinkBlush.com!

1. Multi-Color Floral/Scallop Set 4-Pack Copper Pearl Bandana Drool Bibs
2. Sweet N Swag Light Pink Faux Leather Baby Moccasin
3. Aden + Anais Black Midnight 3-Pack Bamboo Swaddles
4. Black There’s A Nap For That Baby Bodysuit
5. Beba Bean Large Knit Lion

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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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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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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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Guest Blogger: Jessie Hale 

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Our First Post-Baby Date Night

Jessie Hale (@hellomyloveblog) from the hello-my-love blog

Like a true Leo, I usually don’t mind a big celebration for my birthday, but this year I really didn’t expect much considering I had a 5 week old newborn – not even a good nights’ sleep! But Chris insisted we do something, so we hired a babysitter, crossed our fingers, and enjoyed our first post-baby date night in celebration of the big 3-4.

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Achieving A More Comfortable Night’s Sleep

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We already know that once you reach a certain point in pregnancy sleep becomes a challenge. So the last thing you want is sleepwear that adds to the discomfort. The following styles will provide you with comfort to provide a better night’s sleep, style to keep you feeling your best but will also give you the convenience of being able to nurse your baby. So say so long to the nights of hot flashes, itchy pajamas and unflattering styles.

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The Big Reveal!

We are quickly approaching our 20 week mark and could not be more excited to finally learn the sex of baby #2! So naturally it’s time to search for the perfect dress to make the big announcement in. With so many beautiful options of maternity dresses it was hard to narrow down my top picks. Here’s my favorite four and why they would be perfect for your upcoming gender reveal!

#1: White Garden 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress

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Ok, I am loving this maxi for so many reasons. I love the even amount of both blue and pink within the floral accent which is perfect whether it ends up being a boy or girl. The wrap detailing will give any body shape a flattering fit and it’s perfect for transitioning once baby is here making it the perfect nursing dress!

#2: Basic White Chiffon Maternity Dress

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What I like about this dress is how simple it is. Perfect for warmer climates you will stay cool and comfy and look fabulous. With a tie detail it allows you to adjust the fit to make it more form fitting or flowy. Add a colored sash around the waste to make this a stunning option for your reveal. It can also be worn after baby too!

#3: Mint Green Floral Chiffon Maternity Dress

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Probably our most favorite maternity dress of all time here at PinkBlush, this dress is just timeless. From the flattering baby doll waste to the elegant floral design and feminine colors, you just can’t go wrong with this option for your announcement.

#4: Aqua Damask Bottom Maternity Maxi Dress

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This maternity dress just screams FUN! For the more outgoing mom-to-be the bright colors and damask design will surely make a statement! I am in love with the flattering cinched waist line and let me tell you, this dress is so comfortable. Fabulous option!

These are just a few dress options for a gender reveal to find more stunning choices head over to PinkBlushMaternity.com! Check back to see what dress I ended up going with and if baby #2 is a boy or girl! Share you gender reveal photos with us now at media@pinkblushmaternity.com!

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Baby Showers: Who, When, What to Wear & Your Registry

Baby’s on its way so it’s time to celebrate! In most countries, family and friends get together to shower the soon-to-be mother with presents to celebrate mother and child and welcome the women’s journey into motherhood. From showers for a first time mother, to a sprinkles party for a second time mother, a co-ed shower, or even a sip and see. These days anything goes.

First, determine who will plan the shower. It can be anyone from family, friends to a co-worker. Though you can host your own shower, it’s still considered unusual.  Generally either a sister, mother-in-law, or the guest of honor’s mother will host or co-host the event.

There has been much debate as to when the baby shower should be held. Rule of thumb says between when the mother to be is 6-8 months. Some say definitely later so that the pregnancy can be well along but others say the earlier the better to insure baby will not make an early appearance. Personally I had my baby shower when I was 6 months. I felt well enough to attend and I felt beautiful because I wasn’t super huge yet but everyone is different and you should make sure the date works best for the mother to be. Also, take in consideration if people need to travel, providing plenty of notice in advance for travel arrangements.

Once a date is set, the real planning will begin. The theme should delight the guest of honor and represent the style and taste of the expectant mother. There is no rule stating that the colors must be strictly pastel so go wild and have fun, all within reason of course. You want to make sure the mother to be will love her shower and enjoy herself at the same time. Pregnancy can be emotional and you want her to feel pampered and special during this important day.

Guest in attendance will range from family and friends of the expecting mother’s family to the family and friends of the soon to be father! Sometimes if decided, even the father and his friends will also attend the baby shower. You will want to make sure all of the expecting mother’s closest friends are also invited. Having her write a list and provide addresses for everyone she would like to see attend is always a great idea in order to insure no one is left out.

Now the fun part, when preparing for your shower you will accumulate a list of needs and wants for when baby has made their arrival. This is called your registry. From personal experience, I would recommend reaching out to friends and family who have had children and ask them what you will really need. I pinned and googled and found a number of items which I included in my list or was dead set on thinking I needed and in the end I didn’t use half of it. To insure you get what you really need for baby, asking other mothers will provide you with a list of the necessities. People will also send gigts you may have not necessarily registered for but you will come to realize you ended up needing! Registering with your partner can become a bonding experience making it more real that soon your party of two will be a party of three!

Last but not least, your dress! Its super important you feel beautiful and comfortable at the same time. You may choose to go with a solid dress or a bold print to compliment your theme. Whichever the case, if you’re looking for the perfect dress, PinkBlush Maternity has you covered. Shop our exclusive collection of Maternity Dresses specifically designed for Baby Showers!! This moment will be documented by tons of photos so make sure the dress you say yes to, is one you absolutely love and will love forever.

When you shower date finally arrives, relax and enjoy.  Have fun participating in baby themed games and fill up on delicious food and sweet treats. Remember to get tons of photos of all your guests and appoint a close friend or family member to write down gifts along with the name of the person who brought it so you may send out thank you cards. It’s always also a nice gesture to send your hosts a thank you card, small gift or flowers to thank them for planning what you will always remember as the perfect shower.

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To share your baby shower and the PinkBlush dress you choose, please email media@pinkblushmaternity.com!