The weather outside is changing and your baby bump is growing fast, so what on earth are you going to wear today? Changing seasons, changing body, trying to get dressed, oh my! Transitional style may sound tricky..
Jeans matter, therefore, maternity jeans matter, dare we say, twice as much?
We are obsessed with fashion and making women feel fabulous, and one cannot possibly do that today without being obsessed with denim. Emily, our buyer, is obsessed with making sure that we have a tons of comfortable bottoms to choose from.
Finding a few good, solid pairs of jeans makes a huge difference to the way you walk into a room. Just our opinion, but since countless women have walked out of the shop in their new jeans, 3" taller than when they walked in, that opinion is based on experience. Okay. Maybe not 3" taller, but definitely taller. And happier.
Where to begin? Start with a good basic. This is our single most popular primary pair, which doesn't mean that it's everyone's first, it's just insanely soft, skinny and comfy, and a good, basic everyday wash.
Okay, we lied, there are two popular pairs. Most moms do the black shadow as well, because, well, when they put one pair on, and make some comment along the lines of "OMG! These are amazing." they realize that one pair is not enough, and grabbing the same amazement in black is just their next move.
So, if you are one of those people who will only rock a basic skinny, then grab a couple of them. You will not regret it. You will wear them as many times in the course of just one pregnancy as you wear one pair for years not pregnant.
And then there's the trip back down, which these are all perfect for. Grab a belt and you're good to go for the year after delivery- which is what a mom of 3 advised a friend to plan on. The friend was much relieved. She actually came in to buy a new pair of our jeans with her 3 month old, and she is hardy the first one to do that.
An IMPORTANT note on FIT: Get jeans that fit the way you like your jeans to fit before you were pregnant. REMEMBER-denim relaxes out, you want jeans that make your butt look good, not saggy! This does not mean that you should buy jeans that feel painted on, or that don't feel comfortable. It just means that you should not buy the next size up because you're pregnant-that's what those stretchy side panels are for!
Talk to the person fitting you, ask them for their advise, different jeans do relax out differently, and the person helping you should have that information. Then, listen to your mom gut, and get the ones that feel best to you. This is a good lesson that will serve you well in parenting-collect all the info, know what the experts say and then listen to your gut. There is not a right or wrong, just doing the best that you can with a changing situation-in this case, your body. If your jeans get too tight, save them for the trip back down. Don't beat yourself up or stress out.
Feeling too tall? Tuck them into a pair of boots or booties, or, really, ankle length is never bad, and particularly when pregnant, if you still have your ankles? Celebrate them! Show them off! Got cankles? Hello booties.
Feeling short? Please do not buy clothes, denim or otherwise, based on length. But clothes that fit, and then meet your local dry cleaner-they can hem with ease if you want a hem.
Or, no matter what your height, emulate Gwen Stefani- cuff 'em!
Jeans matter. Take care of mama and spend the time and money that you can manage getting jeans that rock the bum and the bump. You're worth it.
Some days, we all need a little comforting. The world is wide and wonderful in so many ways, and, as discussed with a mama 2b the the other day, it is important not to lose sight of that.
And to laugh and smile.
This mama was trying to get her head around the tragedy going on in the world around her, and was feeling like all she wanted was "comfort food and comfort dressing". So, she was bringing on the mac and cheese big time apparently, and was in for a duplication of the outfit that she was wearing, in different colors, "I just can't seem to really change my clothes every morning, and my husband, bless him, said that I look beautiful, but suggested that maybe the shop had these pieces in other colors? Ha!"
This is what she wore in:
This is what she wore out -apparently she really had been wearing the same thing for 3 days and knew that her sanity and a degree of happiness could be achieved just by changing clothes. "Plus, my husband will know that what I keep saying is true, I really am okay-hormonal, weepy, tired, but, caring about what i look like, and changing clothes might make him believe me!"
And, at the risk of pushing it, we suggested a pair of the softest jeans ever, and she admitted that they were the softest ever, and maybe "real pants" in her closet would not be a bad thing, so, she added those and went home, saying that she felt like they should go out to dinner now that she had changed her clothes!
Fashion means different things to different people. What makes you feel good is personal, and can change from day to day, but clothes do matter, they do make most people feel better. We get to witness this every day. And we are thankful.
There are many styles that we carry in multiple colors. Why? Because people get one and come back wanting more, that's why:) Tees by Tina's Microstripe Maxi is such a hit, no matter what color it's offered in moms snatch it up in multiple colors. Zoe Saldana snatched up 3 and paired them with a red bag and her twins. She rocked it!
We loved to see supermodel, Doutzen Kroes, strutting her stuff, on a warm day in NYC, in the oatmeal/olive stripe dress.
Well, last night's Academy Awards definitely nailed the drama.
And the bumps ruled the red carpet!
Molly McNearey bumped up one of the trends of the evening in her stunning neutral beaded gown.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dazzled in her silver beaded gown.
Ciara, in another noticeable trend of the evening, velvet, wowed in a velvet gown.(Which reminded us of a red sequined gown worn by Beyonce back with Blue Ivy)
And then, we do not know with what energy, but we guess that the adreniline of the evening could keep you going, even pregnant, switched it up at the after party into one of our favorite combos-a fitted dress with duster-and done in all whites? Gorgeous!
Natalie Portman stayed home last night, taking care of mama because she is due any day, but rocked her style at the SAG Awards last week.
Many moms were acknowledged and thanked, and, naturally we loved that. A few moms were brought as dates and, especially since one of us knew one of them that was particularly exciting this year.
A much needed escape into the wonderful world of style.
What a show it was!