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Maternity Springs Fashion Forward!

Have another baby on the way? Become a Super Mom with style! There’s no need to compromise when you convert a fabulous PoshTots diaper bag into a fashion-forward, yet practical purse. Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013 inspired us to create a few maternity looks based around diaper bags.

Maternity Monaco

We styled a maternity outfit around PoshTots beautiful Petunia Pickle Bottom Waterloo Stop City Carryall. You can look oh-so chic while carrying a diaper bag filled with all your essentials. A simple white dress and accessories are paired with the diaper bag to make its blue hue really pop.

One of the color trends for Spring 2013 is Monaco Blue (Pantone 19-3964), a PoshTots’ favorite!  Another color is Linen (Pantone 12-1008), so we styled both colors together in this savvy fashion color story. Adding a dusk blue scarf (also on trend, Pantone 16-4120) that matches the necklace’s top row of beads will have you sporting three out of the ten trending colors for this spring.

As a mother or mother-to-be, you need time to pamper yourself! Dressing in a pretty outfit can help you do this and makes you feel beautiful. PoshTots offers many mommy necessities that work wonderfully with trendy outfits.

Designer Hervé Léger who worked with Monaco Blue for the spring/summer season says that the color palette looks good on all, but especially compliments any cool skin tone with a pale tint.

Bag: Petunia Pickle Bottom Waterloo Stop City Carryall from PoshTots

Dress: Pippa Dress from Rosie Pope Maternity

Sunglasses: Fendi Technicolor Sunglasses

Necklace: Panacea Blue Drops Three Tier Necklace

Shoes: Tod’s Three Strap Sandal

Maternity Nectarine

Nectarine (Pantone 1-1360) is another one of the colors in the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013. We have styled this outfit around our Elizabeth Shoulder Sak diaper bag in Camel to incorporate this great color that looks good on all skin tones. Other fashion trend colors for the spring include brights! According to designer David Meister, brights are the new neutrals so pairing this outfit with a red or other bright lipstick will really make everything pop.

Another great thing about this diaper bag from PoshTots is that it’s so versatile. Even when you no longer have a baby in diapers, you can use it for so many things. The camel color will always be in style and is considered a “classic” in the fashion world. Later it can be used as an overnight bag or a tote for anything!

Bag: Elizabeth Shoulder Sak from PoshTots

Dress: Kimberly Cinched Dress from Rosie Pope Maternity

Scarf: Brunello Cucinelli Fringed Scarf

Necklace: Anne Klein Sorbet Convertible Pendant Necklace

Shoes: Marni Ankle Strap Sandal

Necessary Nesting

We all know women don’t lay eggs, but building their nest is an essential process in becoming a mother. First time mother-to-be and Posh Pal, Priya Marie, was compelled to share her story when nesting into a cozy, owl nursery helped her create a special bond with her baby on the way.

Priya Blog

“My nesting pretty much started the day I found out I was pregnant. I’m already a little OCD/control freak-ish, but being pregnant took it to a whole new level. Being pregnant has given me something to obsess about 24/7 without feeling the least bit guilty because I want every little detail PERFECT and ready for when my daughter arrives! I found myself constantly doing something in preparation for the baby. I made list after list of things to be returned, things we still needed, ideas for decorations, you name it.. I had a list for it. Sometimes it would almost feel as if I blacked out and when I came to, I had washed two loads of baby clothes, reorganized her dresser and put together her swing. I couldn’t stop if I tried!

Day after day I have been in the nursery organizing and decorating. Sometimes I just sit in the rocking chair (that my mother saved from when I was a baby) and just look around and think. I imagine what it would be like to have her here in my arms and think of all the fun memories that will be made in that room. I find it therapeutic. The space calms me and excites me all at the same time!

Nursery collage

Now that her room couldn’t possibly be more organized, I’ve moved on to scrapbooking. I started her baby book, as well as a scrapbook of her ultrasound pictures, baby shower pictures, etc. I want every little piece of her saved. I want her to look back on all these things and see how excited we all were and how loved she was even before she arrived!

Nesting.. It can’t be controlled, it can’t be stopped. Actually, I think it’s healthy! It allows the mother to mentally prepare herself for what is to come. Although we go through the physical changes, there is still the reality of it all that doesn’t really start to sink in until the crib is put together and all the little clothes are hung up. There have been several instances where I’ve been in the nursery and stopped for a second to say ‘I’m having a baby.’ Nesting makes me feel like I’m bonding with the baby even though she isn’t here.. And I love it!”

**Posh Baby Update**

An amazing coincidence occured on March first, the day we posted this guest blog. Our Posh Pal, Priya, gave birth to her beautiful baby girl on the same day! We were so happy that our nesting blogger shared Arianna’s newborn pictures with us.

The photoshoot took place in the very place where she had first bonded with her daughter – the nursery! Since the pictures put a huge smile on our faces, we wanted to share a few with you. Congratulations to Priya on having a happy and healthy baby girl!

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Priya’s nesting story and owl nursery have inspired us! Here are some of our favorite feathered friends.

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owl sack

hootie

owl cushion

Do you have an inspiring pregnancy, adoption or design story to share? Want to tell the tale of your amazing kids and how they inspire you?  We would love to hear it. Contact the Posh Team to be a guest blogger: [email protected]