I started my blog several months ago as a creative outlet. What started off as a hobby and something I wanted to do for myself has really become something I am passionate about and so excited to share with all of you. The moment I felt like a true blogger was when I was personally invited to attend A Pea in the Pod Maternity’s “Get the Royal Treatment” Event at their Beverly Hills location.
I was given the opportunity to meet Olivia Capone Myers Style Director of Destination Maternity and the Seraphine Maternity founder Cecile Reinaud. I have been such a fan of both A Pea in the Pod and Seraphine Maternity ever since I got pregnant and was introduced to the world of maternity fashion. In previous posts you will see many of my outfits consist of items from both these stores. The event was held Friday February 20th from 3-6pm and featured the new Seraphine Spring Collection. Many expectant Moms-to-be came to the store and benefited from great styling tips and advice from the experts themselves. I was so excited to pick their brains and get guidance on what to expect from the last few weeks of pregnancy and especially the next stage of motherhood.
The event was very luxurious with pampering hand massages from the beauty brand Basq NYC, Macaroons from Bottega Louie, and Belvoir sparkling elderflower water. What else could a pregnant woman ask for!?!? Oh thats right, there was an opportunity to win a $300 shopping spree at Seraphine.
Hopefully there will be many more events such as this in stores located near you. I would recommend this experience to all.
Some items from Seraphine Maternity’s New Spring Collection
Since it was a presentation of their spring line I wanted to wear something colorful and fitting for the event. I loved this gorgeous Seraphine Caftan and can’t wait to wear it to the beach. Its a perfect maternity piece that will still be something I can wear postpartum. I decided to style it with these jeans and espadrilles for a boho summery look that was appropriate for the event. Sometimes its good to think outside the box and you can transform an item to give it an entirely different look/vibe.
I will be the first to say that dressing your bump is NOT easy. Things that normally fit your body suddenly start to look awkward. Somedays wearing something oversized works well and then other days you feel like a beached whale. I now take at least 30 minutes trying on different outfits to see what will work that day. Thankfully my husband has been patient with me during my morning routine.
When looking at style and gossip magazines you see pregnant celebrities looking fabulous. Prior to my pregnancy I didn’t even realize how challenging it would be because all the maternity fashion I saw were the pristinely dressed models and actresses. Many of the celebrities we see photographed have personal stylists that find and choose their clothing for them. They help them determine what looks good and what just doesn’t make the cut. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have someone do that for us? With BUMPstyle box you can.
BUMPstyle box is a chic maternity boutique delivered to your door. You work with a personal stylist (Hannah) that hand picks 3-4 outfits just for you. You take about 10-15 minutes filling out a Style Profile. This helps your stylist better understand your size, style, budget, and lifestyle. Once you receive your box, you have 5 days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’ll only be charged for the items you decide to keep. How amazing is this!! I had my bridal shower coming up right around the time I tried BUMPstyle, so I mentioned this was something I wanted them to focus on. I received multiple dresses and fell in love with one that was perfect for the event. I will post all about my bridal shower in another post and you will see what I had selected.
Here are a few of the items that were sent to me with my box.
Everyone has that one pair of jeans that are their favorite. They fit you perfectly and flatter all aspects of your figure. During my pregnancy I had quickly outgrown my perfect pair of jeans. I then started to wear some of the others in my closet and used elastic belly bands to help hold them up. This worked well early in my pregnancy but it quickly started becoming uncomfortable. I know many expectant mothers wear their regular jeans for as long as possible, but this was not the case for me. Possibly because I was gaining more weight than the average, or my belly was lower than others… but I rushed to purchase maternity jeans as soon as I hit my second trimester. I am so thankful I did because I was able to wear comfortable stylish pants all throughout my pregnancy.
When I found these Seraphine maternity grey jeans I was thrilled. There is something about grey jeans that I love so much. They are different than the usual blue and black, and go with everything. I had tried on other brands of grey jeans and was disappointed because they didn’t make me feel confident wearing them. When I tried on these, I knew they were going to be my “perfect pair” maternity jeans!!
I am now officially in the 3rd trimester of my pregnancy. Where has the time gone? Only 10 weeks left and so much to do!! I will write all about how pregnancy has been for me so far in an upcoming blog post. Today is all about Seraphine Maternity. Now that my belly is growing by the second, even my oversized shirts are starting to be fitted or even too small. Maternity clothing is becoming more of a necessity as the days pass.
I had recently come across Seraphine Maternity online and was so excited. To all the moms or pregnant readers, you know that finding good maternity clothing is not that easy. Prior to my pregnancy I could walk into a store and always find something I love….not a talent my husband appreciates. When it comes to dressing my bump it has definitely been more of a challenge. I think I try on 10 outfits a day before I find a look that makes me feel confident. Finding those staple maternity pieces have been my lifesaver. Some of the most fashionable celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani and Kate Middleton have been seen wearing Seraphine Maternity.
This season I have been all about the poncho or cape…so I couldn’t help but gravitate towards this beauty. I love the cut and grey trim detail. The front zipper and buckle make it versatile. Its that perfect piece to throw over any outfit, or wear it as the main attraction as I did here.
I paired the poncho with dainty jewelry, distressed denim and Valentino rockstuds. I’m always a firm believer that less is more.