Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My beautiful friend, and former college roommate informed me that she will be adding a new member to her family in March. I couldn't be more excited for her. She is the kind of woman who I always knew would be an amazing mom.  With another girlfriend of mine expecting her second child in just a couple of weeks, I think about just how much must be on their minds. Clothing should be the least of their concerns, so here's a little help from a stylist. ;)

First things first. You are a sexy woman. Dress like it. Here are two amazing dresses that are incredibly versatile. This maxi dress is a fabulous fall color and perfect for layering. It would look great with a sweater, some flat boots, and camp socks when it gets a little cooler outside, but right now you can wear it with your favorite sandals. 

{Gap, Long Racerback Dress, $49.95.}

This little black dress is sexy and understated. It would work for daytime with tights and a pair of chunky heeled loafers or knee high boots. It is also perfect for date night with a nice pair of heels and could easily be worn to work.

{Maternity Jersey Dress, $74.50.}

Two great bottoms are the next important building blocks to your new maternity wardrobe. (If you have the budget for a third pair, purchase some comfortable black leggings for off-duty days and weekends.) For jeans, choose a classic dark blue denim that you can dress up or down. Since you will be wearing these all the time, invest in a pair you love. Then pick up a nice tailored pair of black pants. You can wear these to work and fancy them up for a dinner out.

{J Brand Perfect Bootcut Jean, $198.}
{Theory Maternity, Rosel Pant, $255.}

A gorgeous top is the next element of your maternity wardrobe. Skip the boring t-shirts and opt for pieces that offer some visual interest. Try a top in a trendy color like the berry one below, or one with an interesting neckline like this pretty one in navy. The richness of both colors works for fall and they are also easy pieces to layer.

{Old Navy, Pintucked Henley, $15.}
{Old Navy, Pleated Empire Top, $25.}

For added interest, and a nice feminine touch, choose a top with a print. My personal favorite is the sheer tie neck blouse. I love the subtle neutral feather pattern on it! 

{Gap, Ruffle Tie Top, $44.95.}

{Liquid by Nell Couture, Maternity Blouse, $175.}

This beautiful silk shirt could be part of your uniform. (See post here.) Wear it tucked in with the black pants to work, or untucked with jeans for an easygoing chic look.

{Vince, Relaxed Fit Silk Blouse, $235.}

For the crisp autumn air, pick up a sweater. I love that this charcoal sweater is form fitting and will show off a beautiful baby bump. Pair it with jeans, earrings, and a structured top handle bag and you are ready to go anywhere.

{Drape Front Maternity Sweater, $165.}

If you are not looking for something so streamlined, this gorgeous blush colored wrap sweater will accent your waist and look great with the jeans, black pants, maxi dress, and black dress shown above.

{Gap, Wrap Sweater, $49.95.}

As you head into winter, think about more layers. Choose an oversized cardigan with a dramatic drape like this comfy grey sweater that will fit over everything. Or you can try a jacket like this one.

{Velvet, Cascade Maternity Cardigan, $299.99.}

{Asos, Double Zip Parka, $103.43.}

Lastly, those of you expecting are in luck! Capes and ponchos were still all over the runways for the fall and winter season. And remember, for extremely cold weather, there's always the black puffer classic.

{Asos, Longline Jacket, $120.67.}

So mom's-to-be, what was an integral part of your maternity wardrobe?

Happy Pregnancy lovely ladies. And congratulations L. Love you. xo

Treat everyday like you are on the runway.

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