Top 5 Maternity Style Basics

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Thought we’d try something new here on Celebrity Baby Clothes.  Everyone always asks us “what’s you’re top five…?”.  So we thought each week we’d compile a “Top Five” list of baby gear, mommy stuff and everything fabulous in between.  This week we’ll give you our Top Five Maternity Must Haves:

#1. Maternity Bra:  Every new mom to be focuses on nursing bras, which are important, however, so is comfort while you grow that little bundle.  Our favorite selection happens to be from Motherhood Maternity.  They’re affordable and comfy and make your chest look fabulous.  Look for wide straps and at least three adjustment hooks, four is even better.  Get fitted too…no need to buy the wrong size.  Also, if you find one you really like, get it in black, white and nude.  You will thank yourself later.

#2. LBD: yes momma, even when you are with child, you do need a perfect “go to” dress for unexpected fashion emergencies, last minute dates and the all important night out with the girls.  May we suggest Isabella Oliver’s Satin Bow Dress or their Ruched Kiss dress.  Both are stunning and really do flatter your growing belly.  Add some drama with some heels and jewels and your all set for a night on the town.

#3. Jeans:  Don’t try and where your pre preg jeans till they just about burst…and don’t try and wear them after your belly pops.  Why be uncomfortable?  Invest in some good quality maternity jeans that you can dress up or down.  Get two pairs if they feel really comfy and look flattering.  We have two faves at both ends of the spectrum: Paige Denim Maternity Jeans and Old Navy Maternity Jeans.  Both are very comfy and quite flattering to your growing bottom.  The belly band in the Old Navy jeans never bunches up or looses shape, but they do run big.  Paige Denim will set you back a a few hundred, but you’ll look so good you won’t care.

#4. Pajamas/Lounge Wear:  We’re guilty of wearing our hubby’s college tees too when we are expecting…but really, isn’t it nice to slip into a soft pair of new jammies fresh from the dryer that fit just perfectly?  While your body is growing, treat yourself to some nice extra big jammies that help you sleep.  No need to wake up pulling at your too small flannels or poking a finger through the holes in your old sweatpants.  We love the lounge wear and jammies from the Gap the most.  Besides being super affordable and washable, they come in stylish patterns and fit generously.  Our close second would be the PJ’s at A Pea In The Pod.  vVry classy and perfect for when visitors drop by to see the new baby.

#5. Perfect Tee:  Jeans and tees are part of your daily uniform now, so why should that change when you are expecting?  Make sure it’s extra long, fitted and flatters your changing shape.  Our experience is that V neck looks better then scoop when you are growing.  Layer them with a tank or add a cute cardigan.  Just make sure it fits well…not stretched, or so short you’re pulling at it all day.  Go for neutrals, and that all important black.  Add color with scarves and accessories.  Our go to place for tees while expecting is Isabella Oliver and tanks from Old Navy’s Maternity line.

So there you have it.  Our mommy-to-be must haves.  Just add some sleep, a great haircut and yummy snacks and you’ll be feeling and looking fabulous.  Promise.

 


Decorate The Nursery With Ease

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Why do we all fuss and stress over the simple things in life?  Decorating a baby’s room is a snap compared to all the other stuff you’ll soon be doing  (like breastfeeding, soothing and raising that new little bundle).  So we propose you leave all the stress out of decorating and let us introduce you to our new “go to” place for kid’s room decor, Wall Candy Arts.  They make the most addictive wall decals that add instant pizazz to any room in your house.  The decals stick on really easy and remove without ruining your walls.  No more painting different shades and themes each year as your child grows…all you have to do is switch up your decals according to Jr’s taste.  Our favorite?  Hands down has to be the Season’s Tree Wall Art.  It was featured on the Today Show and comes with birds, flowers and butterflies so you can switch it up as the seasons change if you like…or leave it summer all year round.  Another must have in our stylish opinion is the Rococo Chalkboard Wall Sticker.  Super swish and posh looking, it adds instant drama to any little girls room.  You can leave little notes for your tot like we do, or practice the ABC’s.  Either way, this chalkboard is impressive.  Think we’re the only ones who love a little Wall Candy?  Nope.  We’re in the hip company of Katie Holmes, Courteney Cox and Jessica Alba.  Stylish minds think alike.

 


Sandbox Threads Keeps Impressing

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We just love it when our favorite companies want to give our readers one of their designs.  Sandbox Threads has been a favorite of ours since they began back in 07.  This dad run company produces super comfy tees with smart, fresh graphics and designs that will make you giggle and smile.  They make onesies, tees and long sleeved shirts that are affordable and memorable…perfect for a baby shower gift. Once you pick the design you want, you also get to pick the color tee or onesie you want too, and then they make your shirt to order by hand.  That makes your shirt even more of an original. Our favorite…or should we say our 2 year olds favorite is the High Top Chucks.  We can’t leave the house without it…good thing it washes well.

Want a little Sandbox of your very own?  Email us at celebritybabyclothescontest@gmail.com and tell us your three favorite styles.  One random winner will get to take home a tee or onesie.  How brilliant is that?  Contest closes September 20th/2010.  Hurry.

 


Special Deal For 2chix Fans

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2 chix maternity and baby (and now children up to age 6) was recently featured in PEOPLE magazine as a celebrity hot spot!

In celebration, they are offering a discount code for you

Please use code

CELEBRATE

to receive 20% off your next order on-line at www.2chix.com

Or mention

People Magazine in their boutique

and receive 15% off your purchase.

Offer good now through October 1, 2010

Their AS SEEN IN PEOPLE page features products from

Angel Dear, Bibi and Mimi and Jannuzzi and 2chix’s line chicklet

http://www.2chix.com/products/as_seen_in_people/index.asp

2 chix maternity & baby

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310-458-0959

 


Mommy Nessesity : The Affinity Breast Pump

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You’ll never know how valuable a good, reliable breast pump is till you use one.  Finding the perfect pump with the best suction will made your transition to mommyhood all the more enjoyable…and manageable.  With so many on the market, it’s good to know what works (and doesn’t) and what other mommies think of the breast pump you want to buy.   Our pick for best breast pump?  We chose the Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump from Lansinoh. It beat out the rest when we considered price, ease of use and suction.  Love the “let down” button and the fact that it fits most baby bottles.  Lansinoh also gets high marks for making it easy to pack and bring with you due to it’s compact size.  For you mommies on the fence about pumping (we were too when we had our first baby) and wondering if you’ll really even need a pump, it really helps knowing you can still feed you baby breast milk when you can’t be there.  Whether you have to return to work early, or just need a few hours out of the house, having an easy to use pump will make those moments less stressful. Our best advice is to get one before the baby arrives and get used to how it works…no need to try and figure it out at 3am while the baby is fussy.  Trust us.

PS…we also need to gush a little about their brilliant disposable breast pads.  Of all the pads we’ve tried while nursing our little ones, the Lansinoh pads were the most comfy and most absorbent.  Being a new mommy is hard enough…who needs milk stains on their new shirt to add to all the chaos?

 


Everly Grey Has Us Well Dressed

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We knew we had a favorite new maternity shirt on our hands when we washed it three times in one week to keep wearing it,  just because we loved the way it looked and felt.  We are absolutely in love with the Stella Top from Everly Grey.  Made of soft jersey with a flattering empire cut, this maternity shirt will make your most bloated and uncomfortable day way more bearable and certainly more beautiful.  Love the midnight blue shade and the flowing Grecian look.  It pairs well with jeans and flats, but dresses up nicely with a pencil skirt and heels too, for a well deserved night on the town.  You can also pair it with a sweet cardigan as the weather gets a wee bit cooler…so versatile.  Our other favorite from Everly is the Harlow dress.  So classy with it’s stunning keyhole neckline. Who knew looking fabulous while expecting could be so easy?  With well chosen stylish clothes, it’s nearly effortless to look and feel gorgeous.

Contest Time!  Visit Everly Grey and tell us your two favorite designs. Email your favorites to: celebritybabyclothescontest@gmail.com.  We will pick one random winner and send them a Harlow and Stella Top (color choice may vary).  It’s that simple and fabulous.  Contest is open till September 12th/2010 at midnight.  Good luck mommies!