Chic Pregnancy Staples

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Pregnancy is not always considered chic. Your body rapidly changes and pains and exhaustion are not far beyond. However, there are so many products out there that can help you look and feel your best during these precious 9 months. Here are a few of our favorites:

Liz Lange Maternity: We have so many fashion favorites for maternity but one staple that we always go back to is the affortable finds from Target. Currently, I am loving Liz Lange Maternity with her collection of dresses, swimwear, shirts and pants. Since I often attend events, I liked her collection of casual, yet fashionable spring dresses with some of my favorites being the Liz Lange® for Target® Maternity Short-Sleeve Colorblock Dress and the Liz Lange® for Target® Maternity Sleeveless Maxi Dress – Black/Gray that has been fun to dress up with a blazer or jean jacket. I also love how the materials are super soft and not tight on my growing belly.

Boob: We have been a huge fan of the comfortable and casual finds from Boob. This includes a line that is made of premier, sustainable maternity & nursing wear based in Sweden, with a patented overlap design for convenient and discreet nursing. Over 83% of the entire brand uses greener materials including organic cotton & lyocell. For spring, we love the Nursing Dress Carmen and the fun striped No Limit Maternity Dress that is great for work or running around with the kids. They also have a really cute nightwear, underwear line and swimsuit line for summer with some favorites being the Fast Food Swimsuit.

“Best of the Bump” Babymoon Package: For parents that are looking for some fun travel ideas, we recommend the “Best of the Bump” Babymoon Package at the W Hotels in NYC. Curated by the W hotels and Forty Weeks’ founder and pregnancy expert Julia Beck, the fun babymoon will offer moms-to-be a fitting by Yummy Mummy, including bra and tank by Bravado Designs and a Medela Accessory Pack, a Skip Hop Chelsea Diaper Bag, tasty mocktails,  a new mom goodie bag, gift cards to Empire Biscuits, and the best of all: the chance to rejuventave and relax! Available starting March 21, 2014 – October 31, 2014, you can book this deal on at http://www.whotelsnewyork.com/

Dressed to Deliver: Not only has the during pregnancy wardrobe changed so has the during delivery and post outfits. For moms who want something beyond the hospital gown, we love the chic and fashionable birthing gowns from Dressed to Deliver. My favorite is the Ashley 3-in-1 Birthing Gown that can be worn as a maternity dress, labor and delivery gown, and after the birth of your baby as a nursing gown! We love this all in-one-feature that allows you to have a fun option for your maternity wardrobe that transitions to a discreet birthing gown with snaps that allow for access to I.Vs & epidurals, baby monitoring, c-section incision inspections, ultrasound access and more! They are also super soft and comfortable thanks to their jersey knit fabric and also functional with an empire waist that provides amazing support.  Sold in a variety of colors in sizes small-3XL. Dressed to Deliver also makes black nursing wraps that go perfectly with the gowns

TWELVElittle Stylish Baby Bags: Diaper bags have sure improved since my first pregnancy. Today’s diaper bag is really in tune with the style and the functionality that a mom needs. My new favorite is from TWELVElittle, a line that effortless combines high fashion and practicality in a stunning diaper bag. This includes on-trend styles, colors and sizes like the Allure Tote Bag and the Allure Weekender Plum – all of which provide the needs for the type of bag you like. This includes a complete line with the option to have a tote, weekender, or a convertible satchel – all of which have three trendy ways to carry (as a hobo, cross-body, or satchel). Additional features include the a water-resistant coating, smooth nylon and leather trim, hidden zipper pocket for bottles and more. They also offer a soft and lightweight Companion Backpack, a great option for moms who seek casual and fashion forward style with maximum comfort. Additionally, all of the products are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.

Anna Naturals: Pregnancy can often wreak havoc on the skin. I know that my sensitive skin needs extra love and I recently have been using the gentle and effective Anna Naturals on my skin. This includes a line of lotions and soaps that are non-GMO and organic containing nutrients such as Vitamins A, C and E along with botanicals like chamomile, aloe vera and cucumber (in the All Natural Hand & Body Lotion). We love how the soaps are handmade with aloe, shea butter and olive oil and contain absolutely no chemicals or additives. We offer both all natural soaps lightly scented with essential oils, and organic soaps with all organic ingredients. They also offer an incredible line of teas with one specifically for pregnancy that contain red raspberry leaf, fenugreek and lady’s mantle.

Vionic Shoes: Comfort is key when you are pregnant which is why we are big fans of  Vionic Footwear. Featuring Orthaheel Technology, these shoes are designed to make your feet feel great – all while being stylish! How it works is that Orthaheel technology and footwear helps re-align the foot to the natural position to help prevent planter facitis. It also helps align the legs and back aiding in correct posture and helping fight against back pain due to pregnancy related weight gain. For spring and summer, we love their line of chic sandals with some favorites being the Martinique Toe Post WedgeMarisa Toe Post Sandal and the Rio Adjustable Wedge that will have you keep your feet comfortable and pain-free throughout your pregnancy. Prices of the fall lines range from $59.95 – $139.95 and shoes are available on (www.vionicshoes.com) as well as Belk’s, Dillard’s, zappos.com and other select retailers across the US.

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