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Baby bumps & books #bumplove

Baby bumps & books #bumplove

(Source: the-fashion-alba)


Spring has officially sprung! Here in the midwest, I absolutely love the changing seasons but it always seems like winter looms a little too long. In the past few weeks, we have finally had some warmer days along with the first signs of green grass (and hopefully tulips) peeking through.

We have a lot going on at BFYB, especially in the coming months. A new site, new members page, new products…very exciting stuff! In the meantime, we wanted to share our favorite looks for some major milestones coming up for you mamas.

Baby Shower
Whether you are the guest-of-honor or just a guest, put away your boots and black and bring out some color! For a short option (time to break out the self tanner on those white legs)…we love this Elastic Cotton Shift Dress by Maternal America. This very popular seersucker pattern is soft, comfy and adorable. For a dressier option, see this same version is a silky material.

Or for a longer option…this Floral Print Maxi Dress by Seraphine - another customer favorite, with a bohemian inspired patten. Want a little more color? Try the same dress in blue!

Babymoon
I am crossing my fingers for a get-a-way before baby comes and I will definitely be packing this bright and colorful Sleeveless Maxi Dress by Seraphine.

Also on my packing list: a lightweight scarf (doubles as a blanket for the plane) and this black, classy one piece swimsuit by Maternal America.

After Baby
Comfort, versatile, slimming…all words we love to hear regarding our wardrobe after baby arrives. Leggingscardiganslong basic tanks (easy for nursing). One of our favorites is this nursing friendly but still trendy Grey Popper Tee by Seraphine.


Get to know some of our favorite designers and their styles. Many maternity designers focus on the wearability of items beyond pregnancy making these items and MUST for your wardrobe.

NOM - comfortable and wearable tops, bottoms and dresses. With a hip L.A. vibe, these pieces can be worn casually but also converted as great basics for the office that can easily be dressed up with a blazer and heels. We love this Sophie Dress by NOM (available in Black or Grey).

Seraphine - a London brand that is chic and loved by many celebrities (Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson). With beautiful formal wear to basic leggings, this brand has many options for every occasion. We love these Under the Belly Bamboo Leggings (available in Charcoal & Black). For something a little dressier, we absolutely are green with envy for this Key Hole Dress.

Imanimo - started by two young, stylish mamas who created collections that are high quality, fashionable with pieces that can be worn well after pregnancy. We love this Naomie Dress by Imanimo (perfect shower dress).

Paige Denim - casual denim that is sophisticated and trendy. As one of the only female founders in the denim industry, Paige Denim became an instant obsession from consumers to celebrities.

Need help starting your maternity wardrobe? Try the Bump Start Club today for only $49!

Get more style tips on our blog….


Pregnant. Professional. Polished. Who says you can’t rock a pencil skirt with a bump? If you like a more tailored look then keep rockin it girl! Just a few tips to follow:

Comfort. Make sure the skirt has enough stretch so it’s not only comfortable but looks good. Most maternity sizes will include a stretchy waist (zippers are not as forgiving).

Length. The tighter the fit, the longer the length. Shoot for right above the knee.

Spice it up. Most maternity pencil skirts will probably come in black so spice it up with a colorful blouse (we love powder pink), fun jewelry and animal print heels.

top, Lei Blouse by Imanimo / skirt, Belly Support Pencil Skirt by Maternal America / coat, Wrap Coat by Seraphine / necklace, Charlotte Russe / shoes, Steve Madden / glasses, RayBan

photo courtesy of slice studios

Happy Friday! I have been waiting to share this look…one of my favorites by the very talented Hannah from Slice Studios. I love the elegance of the lace (perfect for a spring baby shower, wedding or Easter) combined with edgy black tights and a textured denim jacket. Find it all at BFYB (see details below)!
Honor Scoop Lace Maternity Dress by Seraphine / Stretch Denim Jacket by Lilac / Mother-404 Over-the-Bump Tights by Seraphine / Ring, Piperlime
photo by Slice Studios

Happy Friday! I have been waiting to share this look…one of my favorites by the very talented Hannah from Slice Studios. I love the elegance of the lace (perfect for a spring baby shower, wedding or Easter) combined with edgy black tights and a textured denim jacket. Find it all at BFYB (see details below)!

Honor Scoop Lace Maternity Dress by Seraphine / Stretch Denim Jacket by Lilac / Mother-404 Over-the-Bump Tights by Seraphine / Ring, Piperlime

photo by Slice Studios


The Oscars…a time for celebrities, beautiful dresses, heart wrenching speeches (note: make sure to check out the acceptance speech from Lupita Nyong’o), pizza, and selfies. There were also some stunning mamas on the red carpet who showed us you can indeed be beautiful, talented, glowing and pregnant (talk about super mom). Check out a few of our favorite hot mamas…

More on the blog: http://blog.borrowforyourbump.com/oscar-bump-report/


For those days when you don’t have time to change your entire outfit but want still want to switch it up. With an edgy base look that is casual and comfortable for day-time and sexy for a night out. Just switching up the jacket, shoes and accessories.

Day

Jacket, Stretch Denim Jacket by Lilac / Top, Sweatshirt Forever 21 / Tank, Basic Layering Cami by LAmade / Bottoms, Front Leather Look Leggings by Seraphine / Shoes, Chuck Taylor High Tops / Cuff, Piperlime / Rings, Forever 21

Night

Coat, Wrap Coat by Seraphine / Top, Sweatshirt Forever 21 / Tank, Basic Layering Cami by LAmade / Bottoms, Front Leather Look Leggings by Seraphine / Shoes, Steve Madden / Ring, Forever 21 / Sunglasses, Ray Bans

Want to switch up or refresh your wardrobe? Try the Bump Start Club!

photos: Slice Studios

top: grey popper tee by seraphine / bottoms: angelina skinny luxe jeans by seraphine (so far the most comfortable maternity jeans) / scarf: original nursing scarf by maternal america / jacket: gap circa spring 2011 / bracelet: t.j. maxx / ring: piperlime / shoes: elizabeth and james circa 2012 / sunglasses: ray bans
photo by slice studios

top: grey popper tee by seraphine / bottoms: angelina skinny luxe jeans by seraphine (so far the most comfortable maternity jeans) / scarf: original nursing scarf by maternal america / jacket: gap circa spring 2011 / bracelet: t.j. maxx / ring: piperlime / shoes: elizabeth and james circa 2012 / sunglasses: ray bans

photo by slice studios

coat, gap moto jacket circa winter 2011 / top, grey popper tee by seraphine / men’s flannel, forever 21 / bottoms, skinny cargo trousers by seraphine / gold watch, juicy couture from tj maxx / sequin clutch, gap circa summer 2013 / wedges, gap circa summer 2013
photo by slice studios

coat, gap moto jacket circa winter 2011 / top, grey popper tee by seraphine / men’s flannel, forever 21 / bottoms, skinny cargo trousers by seraphine / gold watch, juicy couture from tj maxx / sequin clutch, gap circa summer 2013 / wedges, gap circa summer 2013

photo by slice studios


I am the owner and founder of Borrow For Your Bump. Check out our latest styles at www.borrowforyourbump.com