Celeb Maternity Style: Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps is one of my favorite actresses. She’s funny, sassy, stylish, and expecting her second child! Can you believe it?


The actress was recently pictured attending the SAG Awards, Behind the Scenes media day in LA looking sophisticated in an Isabella Oliver Everyday Blazer (starting at $133) in Pillarbox Red paired with a striped dress and black heels.


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Celeb Maternity Style: Kristen Bell


Expectant House of Lies star, Kristen Bell, was spotted at the premiere of The Lifeguard during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival this Saturday. The soon-to-be mom looked young and stylish, pairing a leather jacket from Isabella Oliver with a violet tunic and statement necklace.


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DIY Maternity Clothes: Summer Essentials

With a growing bump, your maternity clothes may fit today and be too small tomorrow. So how do you keep your seasonal wardrobe current without spending too much money? Do it yourself! From a maternity swimsuit tutorial to a no-sew maternity tunic DIY, we’ve got your bump covered—literally—for the summer season.

Look fashionable and stay cool with a cute ruffle top and jean skirt. Joy of How Joyful will walk you through making your very own maternity ruffle top and demin skirt (from men’s shorts) for a stylish summer outfit.

Finding the perfect maternity bathing suit—at the perfect price—can be exhausting (especially this late in the season). But not to worry, DIY Maternity has you covered! Check out their DIY Maternity Swimsuit Tutorial, featuring how-to instructions for three bathing suit styles.

Look stylish and keep fresh during the summer with a DIY maternity tunic. This no-sew maternity DIY from the clever girls of A Beautiful Mess only takes about ten minutes to make! Now that’s my kind of DIY.


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Design Inspirations: Pinterest Monday (1/23/12)

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some Pinterest finds — and since I’ve been spending way too much time on the site (as usual) I though it was about time we brought back our Pinterest Monday feature.

Scroll down to check out some of the things I’ve been pinning recently — and be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more inspirations! And if you don’t have a Pinterest account yet and would like an invite,just leave a comment asking for an invite and we’ll be sure to send you one.

I’m over-the-moon for this DIY chevron fan blades project featured on Design Sponge! Maybe it’s just my chevron obsession — but I think it’s fan-tastic!

I’m suffering from serious chair envy right now. I love everything about this chair — the shape, the studs and the polka dot fabric. Perfect for a girl’s room! Spotted on Daily Dream Design.

These colorful wooden knobs Chocolate Creative can be used as hardware for a dresser or nightstand and I think they are just perfect for a nursery or toddler room!

This super amazing DIY tutorial for stacked frames from Positively Splendid cannot be missed! I need to make one right now — seriously. Don’t you feel compelled to make one yourself too?

Here’s a fun pregnancy photo idea from Deana Johnson Photography! It’s so important to document those nine months of pregnancy — since they slip by so fast. This bubble-gum-popping pose is a must-try if you’re planning on taking a few shots to document your growing bump.

Just For Mommy: Jennifer Garner’s Maternity Fashion

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Isabella Oliver’s maternity line. The UK based clothing collection hugs your body in all the right places, it’s comfortable and tres chic! And you know who else thinks their clothes rock? Jennifer Garner. The pregnant celeb was spotted about town sporting the Isabella Oliver ruched cami ($49) in white and the denim skirt ($109) in indigo.

How are you dressing your baby bump?

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The Stork is Coming: 3 Cute Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

Who knew that two little blue lines could make someone so happy? Finding out you’re pregnant is one of the most exciting moments of a pregnancy – along with hearing the heart beat and feeling that little baby kick for the first time. Here are some creative ideas on how to share “the big news” with your loved ones.

1. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: A photograph of a positive pregnancy test is a common way to announce a pregnancy. But isn’t a picture of a chalkboard due date pointing at your soon-to-be growing belly so much cuter?

2. Announce it With a T-Shirt: If you’re expecting a second child, have the soon-to-be big brother or sister announce the pregnancy with a t-shirt like this one. If this is your first, you can get a t-shirt or onesie for a niece or nephew that reads “I’m going to be a cousin” or one for a sibling that reads “I’m going to be an Aunt/Uncle.”

3. Napkin Notes: Spread the word by inviting unsuspecting family members to dinner and asking them to find their place at the table. Instead of names, write their new “titles” on a napkin.

1- In the Moment
2- Zoe’s Attic

3- hither & thither

Fall Fashion for the Chic & Cheap Mommy

Many women feel that they loose their fashion sense after they become mothers. Myself included — jeans and flip flops are my signature look.

We spend so much time looking up the latest trends for our kids that we feel completely clueless when it comes to picking out an outfit for ourselves.

That’s where Heather, from Multiply Delicious, comes in!

Heather isn’t a fashion blogger. She’s a mommy of twins that LOVES to cook and has an incredible eye for fashion and all things pretty.

Evey month she posts a fashion board just like this one to give us (ok, me!) some clue as to what’s trendy and what we should be wearing/buying so that we (ok, I) don’t look like there are no mirrors in the house.

Visit Multiply Delicious to see where you can get these stylish goodies!

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