Dressing the Bump

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(Note: If you are reading this blog post on your phone, the pictures are going to be sideways. I’m working on fixing this problem, but as of now if you want to see me upright, just open up the post on a computer browser!)

As most of my readers know, I am not much of a “fashionista”.

It’s a little bit embarrassing, but I’ve kind of fessed up and learned to accept that it’s simply not who I am.

I am, however, a huge fan of dressing nicely, dressing comfortably, and dressing appropriately for my body and current stage of life.

Currently, I am a busy Mom to a toddler, and up until recently an infant as well. I am a blogger and a stay at home Mom, so my goals for my wardrobe include comfort and function. I’m outside, I’m on the floor, I’m active and I’m probably going to be getting flour and applesauce all over myself on a daily basis.

Oh, did I mention that I’m also 27 weeks pregnant?

Because I am.

So, now, on top of all the other things that I need to keep in mind when I get dressed, I also have to think about a large baby bump. Maternity clothes are not always the cheapest things, or the easiest to find! So far, this hasn’t been too much of an issue when I am at home. I can simply throw on a t-shirt and shorts and I’m ready to tackle the day.

However, I have several big events this summer where I need to show up and look a little bit nicer than my typical stay at home Mom uniform. I sifted through my closet several times trying to come up with outfits that would carry my bump and I through two weddings (including the rehearsal dinners), two bridal showers and maternity pictures. While I had a few items, I knew I was going to have to take the plunge and get some more nice dresses for these various events at various stages during my pregnancy.

Enter Pink Blush Maternity.

I first stumbled upon this company when a friend of mine posted some of her maternity pictures on her Instagram. I was in love with the dress that she wore, and I just had to check out the website.

All the heart eyes. All of them.

Pink Blush Maternity has so many different styles, colors and fits. There is something for everyone! I spent an hour or so just browsing through their selection trying to pick out a dress for my friend’s bridal shower. I narrowed it down to my three favorites and then had my husband help me pick out the best one. I ended up getting the Navy Blue Short Sleeve Fitted Dress.

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I went with this one for several reasons. First, this dress can be worn for more than one occasion. I love dresses that can be worn for more than one occasion. Not only can I wear this dress more than once, I can also dress it up or down!

Second, it is so functional! There is nothing worse than showing up to an event feeling uncomfortable in your own clothes. I don’t like dresses that are prone to fall open at the top, ride up at the bottom or that fit my body all wrong. I was so happy to find that this dress did none of those things! On top of all that, I would gladly wear this dress around my children, which is saying a lot, because all Mom’s know that children tug and spill and require a lot of bending over. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to worry about my skirt while bending down to pick up all the cheerios that Tera spilled. But not in this dress!

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Third, this dress was so comfortable. It is made out of polyester, rayon and spandex. I felt like I could wear it as a nightgown! I will say that this dress is not ideal for an outdoor event in the summer, as it was a bit heavy. However, for an indoor, air-conditioned bridal shower, it was perfect!

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It was really hard to pick one dress from Pink Blush Maternity, but I am glad that I went with this one. I need to get a date night in the books so I can wear it again out on the town with Theo.

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Don’t forget to check out Pink Blush Maternity and all the items that they have! There are so many things that I am loving about this company. Not only do they have maternity clothes, but they also have women’s clothing, plus size clothing, plus size maternity clothing, maternity gowns, robes (perfect for the hospital stay after baby is born!) postpartum/breastfeeding clothing, baby gear and accessories! Many of their pieces are designed specifically to fit through more than one life stage. For example, this maternity top will fit over a growing baby bump, but can also be worn for breastfeeding AND while working to get that post-baby body back! Everything on their website is gorgeous and I especially love the huge selection that they offer in colors and patterns and body types. It’s not easy to find a company that can “cover” such a wide range and style of women, that is also affordable and so fun to work with!

Did I mention that I got the chance to work with members behind Pink Blush? Unlike going to a department store, I loved having a Pink Blush maternity dress because I felt like I was supporting a company with real people behind it. You can learn more about them at their website.

 

And now…for a GIVEAWAY! Yes, you read that right!!

I’m giving away a $75 gift card to Pink Blush!!! This is an AMAZING giveaway! There are so many things that you can get with $75. And remember…Pink Blush is not just for maternity! There is wonderful pre and post pregnancy items available as well!

How to enter?

  1. Head on over to the PinkBlush website
  2. Come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is (don’t panic if your comment doesn’t show up right away)
  3. Head on over to my Instagram to earn some more points

This giveaway will run from Monday, July 25th at 8:00 am EST until Friday, July 29th at 6:00 pm EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 1st by 12:00 pm EST.

If the winner has already won a PinkBlush giveaway with 3 months, she will not be eligible to win, winners must wait 3 months before they are eligible to enter to win again.           

 

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38 comments

  1. Hannah says:

    I wish I’d known about this store when I was pregnant! I like the draped front coral nursing dress though! It’s hard to find dresses that work for nursing!
    Also, I LOVE the dress on you! It makes me want to get pregnant again, haha:)

  2. Sarah Molitor says:

    I love their jeans but love their rust (or any color) embroidered long sleeve tops for fall/winter 🙌🏻

  3. Melissa Moore says:

    Oh man there are TONS that I like!! Nursing friendly dresses are so hard to find though, so I’m going with the Navy Blue Wrap V-Neckline 3/4 Sleeve Maternity/Nursing Dress as my favorite!

  4. Stephanie Carson says:

    Suzanne, you look incredible!! I love all of the nursing dresses and robes… I think my favorite for right now is the blue damask robe. I need a comfy lightweight robe for these first few weeks at home! Love this site!

  5. Ashley Harris says:

    Their sash tie floral maxi is beautiful! I also really like the short sleeved burgundy striped dress…all their stuff is cute! And you look lovely! I’m about 8 months pregnant with our first child…it’s hard to stay cool in the summer!

  6. Margaret Barnes says:

    The blue dress does look really cute on you! I really like the Royal Blue Damask Maxi dress (if I was pregnant, haha). But it’s my favorite maternity dress for a future pregnancy. 🙂

  7. Emily Miller says:

    You look adorable in that dress, congrats on your pregnancy! I Loved the Ivory Watercolor Delivery/Nursing Maternity Robe. I think it would be super cute for wearing in the hospital after delivery and at home when I just want to be comfy and snuggle with my new baby boy!!

  8. Scarlett says:

    Picking just one is SO hard haha I’ve always loved looking at pink blush but I’ve yet to order anything! I love the blue rose robe! So adorable & looks like it would be wonderful for BF at home too! Congratulations on your precious new baby you’re growing :)) 💕

  9. Emily says:

    So many options! I love the Navy Lace Back Flannel Cardigan and Grey Floral Hooded Top. The pink dress in the top photo is super cute, but I couldn’t figure out which dress it was!

  10. Mandie Wolff says:

    I love the grey draped front shirt, in the nursing category. (Honestly I loved most of it lol, but if I had to pic a favorite that would be it probably.)

  11. Kara says:

    Honestly I love the dress you chose! It’s super versatile! Pink blush is fabulous and I still wear some of their stuff even not pregnant 🙂

  12. Connie Knowlton says:

    I like the basic short sleeve tees that are long enough to cover your bottom. For a dress the damask sash tie dress looks so comfortable. It is a nice site.

  13. Jenna says:

    Um I want it all! I don’t ever feel cute anymore nothing fits, and the maternity I do have is old and out of date. I love the grey cold shoulder cut out top and the light green lace tank top.

  14. Justina says:

    Cute dress. I’m pregnant as well and I just brought a few maxi dresses and some nice maternity pants. It’s getting me through the summer pretty well. I will check out the maternity shop.

  15. Maggie says:

    Oh my goodness! I love so many of their things! I think today my favorite is the black off the shoulder top from the Women’s section. They have so many great clothing pieces for post partum moms, too! I love that. I feel like sometimes it’s hard to find pieces that aren’t clingy in all the wrong places!

  16. ivy schlicher says:

    the dress you chose is SO cute. and i’m with you– it’s a big plus that you’ll get to wear it for all kinds of occasions. just checked out the website. nice find! everything is very cute. it was hard to choose, but i think my favorite is the black basic hi-low maternity dress. it looks cute and perfect for this time of year– flowy and comfy. i enjoy reading your blog. thanks to jim knowlton for sharing it with me!

  17. Nicole Banuelos says:

    Suzanne you look so radiant, you are glowing! I love the way this dress looks on you.

    My favorite dress is the Ivory Floral Draped 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress, because it works for nursing mama’s like myself!

  18. Chelsea McKinney says:

    I love the tribal kimono, both variations of the lace off the shoulder top, and the black color block top. I loveeee all the dresses too, but I think my mind has shifted towards fall clothing at this point in the summer.

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