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Baby Moon Oasis

Picture this…  Flowly Maxis, floral head bands, sweet sundresses and a weekend just the two of you. We’re talking about the new trend in the world of expecting mothers, the baby moon. Besides the anticipation of meeting your new bundle of joy, mother-to-be’s are now heading to relaxing destinations in preparation for their new adventure into motherhood.

For the west coast mommas, we take you to a desert oasis like no other. A short ride down the I-10, where the name of the game is pampering, fabulous food and poolside lounging, you’ll find Palm Springs. My husband and I just love vacationing here.

Besides the numerous golf courses for him, relax your little bump by the countless pools with a delicious mock-tail in hand. After you’ve spent the day lounging about and you’ve worked up your appetite, ride into downtown for delicious bites at some of the locals favorite spots. My husband and I are total foodies so when we come to town we make sure to hit up our favorite spots. For Brunch there are two spot’s you must try! First would be Cheeky’s, a modern space for creative breakfast & lunch sandwiches, with bacon flights & specialty cinnamon rolls, your taste buds will be on another level. Our second favorite spot for brunch would be Pinocchio in the Desert, this lively stop with kitschy decor for familiar eats, including plentiful breakfast & sandwich options also provides an hourly music and dance show to entice your pallet and will leave you entertained and wanting to come back. For a late lunch or dinner also try Tinto, Lulu California Bistro, Bill’s pizza or Las Casuelas Terraza.

So what to pack? We are loving all things floral, flowy and bold for this oasis getaway. Here are some of our favorites that rate baby moon worthy! For a day of lounging and brunching our Blue Tie Dye Cold Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress is your go-to choice! One of our favorite retro prints combined with a trendy cold shoulder style has us in love with this maternity maxi dress. A breezy side slit detail keeps you cool which is a must while in the desert. Pair this maxi with sandals and a long necklace for a boho inspired look.

For a day shopping in downtown try our Yellow Sleeveless Cross Back Maternity Dress.  Perfect for the day’s warm weather, a sleeveless cut and trendy cross back detail will effortlessly show off your bump while keeping you looking chic and on point. Dress this piece up with wedges and a statement necklace or keep it casual with sandals and a floral headband.

Last but not least, probably our top dress made perfectly for Palm Springs would be our Navy Pink Floral Wrap Maternity Maxi. With its bold print and “take me on a romantic date” attitude, this floral maternity maxi dress has all the right details to make you feel gorgeous from head to toe. Style this maxi dress with wedges and a layered necklace for a show stopping evening look. So your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, time for some pre-baby R+R. Enjoy!

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Beauty, Lifestyle, Maternity

You’re expecting! Now what?

The longest 2 minutes you’ll probably ever have to wait will be for those two little lines! You’re expecting and over the moon with excitement, well let’s be real, I was excited and nervous all at the same time. If you’re a first time mother you may be thinking of all the things you will need to prepare for, maternity clothes, nursery décor, hospital bag and baby clothes. But the first step which may be the most important, is finding the perfect doctor!

So where to start? First, see if your regular gynecologist practices obstetrics as well. Say she doesn’t or she does but she practices natural births and you would like an epidural or you’d prefer giving birth at a birthing center and she only delivers at a hospital. Overwhelmed yet? Don’t be, we’ve all been there. It’s important to pick a doctor that you feel comfortable with and that fit’s with your birth plan. As a first time mother myself, I found the following tips helpful!

If your gynecologist doesn’t practice obstetrics like mine didn’t, decide whether you would like an OBGYN or a midwife. Don’t know what a midwife is? To be honest I didn’t either, I just knew I wanted to deliver in a hospital and that I wanted a doctor to deliver our son. Birthing plans differ for each mom, I know a few of my girlfriends who delivered with a midwife. A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. Midwives may deliver babies at birthing centers or at home, but most can also deliver babies at a hospital. Whichever the preference be, once you know which type of provider you’d like to have, the next step begins!

For me, my next step was to ask my mom friends about their OBGYN and what their birthing experience was like. It’s always a good idea to get references, I even looked on yelp for local doctors in my area to see which had the best reviews. Once you have a list of possible doctors, if you’d like you can set up consultations which each. During this time, you can ask him or her questions to get more of a feel of their bedside manner and to see who you liked most. I found my OBGYN through my cousin who was due one month before me. I met with him and instantly felt comfortable. He was always available when we had questions or concerns, his c-section rate was really low and he ran a small practice so we knew he would definitely deliver our son. These are all questions you can ask during your consolation! Other ways to find an OBGYN is to call the local hospital in your area, their Labor and Delivery unit can recommend a good obstetrician. It’s recommended to call back a few times until you get the same name from different nurses! All options aside, you’ll want to make sure which ever provider you do decide to go with, they are covered by your insurance, who can also help you find a great OBGYN!

Finding a doctor who will deliver your most precious gift is never easy, but go with your gut. For me the birth of my son was the most incredible experience of my life. My doctor was a major part because I trusted him and felt confident when it came time to deliver my son. Looking back I was so happy with everything and with my choice!

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Not Your Mom’s Maternity Clothes!

For most, the word maternity could be less than appealing. We’re stuck in a world where maternity clothes were made with ruched sides and A-Line (mumu) silhouettes. Well, it’s safe to say the maternity clothes your mother wore are nothing like maternity wear for the modern & chic mother these days! I have friends that swear they would never wear maternity clothes, but then third trimester comes knocking on their closet door! Knock, Knock!! What’s an expecting mother to do? Why spend money on clothes you’ll only wear once? I don’t want to lose my style with frumpy and boring styles!  Not to worry, we’re here to de-myth misconceptions about maternity clothes!

Not only does PinkBlush design specifically with the expecting mother in mind but the functionality and convenience of our styles allow you to transition from pregnancy to motherhood without skipping a beat or breaking the bank! Recently I asked my girlfriend who is expecting her second child why she didn’t wear maternity clothes, her answer, “Maternity clothes can be expensive and they only last during pregnancy.” So here’s your Ah-Ha moment, one word, MAXIS! I’ve found that maxis can be your all-in-one, go-to for pregnancy. Not only can you wear them for maternity photos and baby showers, but once baby arrives they will keep you feeling gorgeous and provide convenience to nurse in! Bam!

Maternity clothing that you won’t just wear once but even after baby!

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Welcome to the Millennium where MOM is the new Black! Maternity clothing has taken the fashion scene by storm. From modern & chic designs to fabulous prints & bold colors, staying on trend is easier than ever now for moms. No longer are the days of a boring closet, take pride and strut that bump in midi dresses, boho maxis & even ditch those uncomfortable hospital gowns for a chic hospital robe. Oh the potential of a fashionable maternity style for any budget, say so long to your mother’s stereotypical maternity style and hello to your new Ah-mazing wardrobe!

 

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Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

One Dress Three Ways

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There’s no doubt that mint is our favorite hues for the spring season. While we love the traditional pastel colors of yellow, pink, and blue, mint is just a little extra ordinary with its soft, yet electric tone. If you’re looking to make your wardrobe stand out this year, then mint is the hue that can make that happen. We love mint so much, we thought we would take one of our most popular maternity dresses for spring and style it three ways, just to show you how amazing this hue (and this dress) is. Check out our one look three ways inspired post:

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Feminine Chic

This floral maternity dress is perfect from day to night occasions. For a gorgeously feminine look, this piece looks stunning when paired with a pink handbag and neutral heels. A beautiful ensemble for date night or Easter celebrations coming in just a couple of weeks. You can dress this look up even further with a jeweled statement necklace or our favorite jewelry.

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Suburban Style

For a day spent in the city, we styled this mint floral maternity dress with slip on tennis shoes and a stylish pair of sunglasses. Perfect for the suburban mom that is going out for a casual brunch or running errands.  While chiffon is usually reserved for more formal occasions, we like to style it down for casual wear because we think every mom should feel nothing less than beautiful every day.

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California Girl

There’s nothing like spending a day in the sun with the right dress. Simply transform this floral maternity dress into a California girl look with a floppy sun hat and a belt for a complete ensemble. Strap on a pair of your favorite wedges and you are ready for a beach day! The possibilities are endless in this maternity dress, all you need is a gorgeous mint hue and a pretty floral print, and you can style this dress for any event or occasion this year.

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Date Night At Home

Sometimes a date night in can be just as fun and exciting as date night out. For young couples expecting a newborn in the near future, a night in with your loved one is much needed! With busy schedules, pregnancy fatigue, and saving up for a baby, date night in is actually pretty perfect. If you’re a new parent or soon-to be parent, we still want you to make date night as special as possible, so here are a couple of gorgeous maternity looks for an evening spent at home. These are simple, easy, and mom-approved date night looks that are perfect for a night in.

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One of our favorite things to do with our S.O. is to cook dinner together! It’s a great way to bond and catch up for a night while making something delicious. For a dinner date in, we think a floral short sleeve maternity top with maternity jeans and slip on shoes is the perfect ensemble. You can stay comfortable while cooking in something casual, but choosing a top with a gorgeous floral print makes all the difference. Just make sure to be careful while cooking in your date night outfit, as oil or other ingredients might splatter on your clothes!

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Outdoor Picnic or Movie Night

We just love a romantic evening spent outside as the sun goes down and cuddled up next to that special someone. For an evening picnic or a movie outdoors, a maternity maxi dress is our go-to as long sleeves and a long bottom will keep you warm. Not to mention, a printed and draped style dress looks absolutely stunning for a date night. Your dress will do most of the work for you, so all you need to do is complete the look with your favorite accessories! Here we chose a feminine hat and a stylish tote bag to complete our date night look. 

We hope you enjoyed this date night at home inspired post, have a happy weekend!

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

How to Dress For The Mom-on-the-Go

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If you’re a mom that does it all, from working during the day to running errands at night, then you know that dressing functional and fashionable just isn’t ideal sometimes. With a growing belly and a jam-packed schedule, there will be days when all you want to do is throw on a comfy pair of sweatpants and a big t-shirt, and just go.  But, with just a few simple maternity essentials, we think we can help you be a mom-on-the-go in style.

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One of our favorite go-tos for a mom that’s always on the run is a solid maternity maxi dress. Don’t just buy one; buy a couple that you are both comfortable in and love seeing on yourself. Even if it’s the same dress in different colors, (we’ve all done that before) as long as you are happy and feel beautiful in what you wear, the more the merrier!

Another one of our must-have essentials for a mom-on-the-go, is a a big tote bag or diaper bag.  Luckily for all the moms in modern times, Petunia Pickle Bottom designs some adorable diaper bags that look just like a normal tote! This Dowtown Tote by PPB features a roomy interior, zipper closure, and a washable baby changing pad. Never again will you need to sacrifice style for functionality with these diaper bags!

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Not only are these maternity essentials perfect for everyday casual wear, but they look great for date night too! Dress up a maternity maxi dress with a statement necklace and your favorite heels for dinner in the city. Just having a movie night with the hubby? Throw on your favorite pair of strappy sandals with your maxi dress and you have a stylish ensemble you can wear for anything. Now that we’ve set you up for success, get out there and get styling!

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

Here Comes Baby! Introducing Baby by PinkBlush

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Welcome to Our New Baby Line!

PinkBlush is proud to announce that we have officially launched our new product line for everything Baby. In the same way we want to provide expectant mothers with maternity clothes that make them feel confident and beautiful, we also want to provide parents with the best baby brands and products out there. Our Baby line features everything from organic swaddle blankets, to trendy diaper bags, to adorable baby toys.

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Whatever your parenting needs are, PinkBlush is here to help you transition into this exciting new stage of life with all the right products. Some of our popular brands include aden + anais, Petunia Pickle Bottom, C.R. Gibson Carter’s, Mother’s Lounge, and many more.  From the moment your baby is born up until their very first steps, PinkBlush has all your baby needs covered.

Take a closer look at Baby by PinkBlush:

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

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.

Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

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!