Samples were provided to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
Five months ago, my life forever changed. After four long and challenging years of trying to start a family I found out I was pregnant. It was Father’s day weekend when I started to suspect something was different. Two days later I finally realized that I might be pregnant and decided to test the ‘waters’ to see if I was right. An incredible surprise to both me and my husband, that little stick showed two pink lines. Yup, my life forever changed that day.
I was hesitant the first few months to say anything to anyone. I had previously had an ectopic pregnancy and was fearful that something could happen to this pregnancy so I opted to hide what was going on for as long as I could. After previously having weight loss surgery I went from a size 18-20 to a size 10 and I loved my new wardrobe. Now this new wardrobe was fitting tighter and tighter and as my baby grew my tolerance for my clothing did not. I soon began to feel frumpy, fat and bleh which is hard enough on a normal day but add the hormones of pregnancy and man-o-man it’s a recipe for hoodies and sweatpants, both which are incredibly comfortable yet not appropriate to wear everywhere.
I noticed I might have a problem when I got caught wearing flip flops and yoga pants to work one day. It was one of my low points in my pregnancy, but one that forever changed my perspective; I needed to get my ‘groove’ back and fast. Like any first time pregnant woman, I took to the internet and began looking at options for cute and reasonably priced maternity clothes. I had never explored this part of any store before and I had no idea where I could find clothes that would be comfortable and cute without breaking my bank.
PinkBlush Maternity: Stylish Mother-to-Be Clothes
Having found BabyCenter, an online forum for pregnant women, I signed up and found a thread on maternity clothes. I read a few reviews from mom’s-to-be and heard about this website PinkBlush. I poured through the website and instantly found a site full of cute and modern maternity clothes that were so different from my hooded sweatshirts and sweatpants; I was beyond interested in what I was finding. A few days later I received an offer from PinkBlush Maternity through our blog to try out their maternity clothes. I looked at this as a sign from above that it was officially time to break out of my size 10’s and bust into the world of maternity wear.
I went back to my list of dream items from PinkBlush and picked out two adorable outfits. The first one I chose was a dress, I don’t wear a ton of dresses in my everyday life but I wanted something that could grow with me over the next few months. The PinkBlush Navy Blue Button Sash Maternity Dress has a tie waist to accommodate the ever growing bump ,as well as a button top for breast feeding after the baby is born.
The second outfit I chose was a fun top that could be worn with everything from jeans to shorts to leggings. I chose the summer version of the PinkBlush Navy Blue Rust Chevron Maternity Tunic. Both outfits are amazingly comfortable and pieces that I will continue to wear the next four months.
Having resolved to dress better, I have started to build on my new wardrobe and added a few more pieces. I can honestly say that the outfits I got from PinkBlush are my favorites and ones that I wear often. As my bump grows I get more and more excited about showing it off with style and comfort… and without the sweatpants!
What’s your go-to maternity style?
PinkBlush also carries women’s clothing. Check out my sister Katie’s experience. Read: Dress Shopping for Our Anniversary Date Night