Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Maternity

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.

diy ball mobile

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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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Photo: Projectnursery.com

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:

Britnie blog

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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.