As I move through this pregnancy I’ve relied on asking my friends who have already been through it for so many recommendations. In fact this weekend we went to look at strollers and while Andrew thought is was aweeeeeeesome to fondle all the gear, I was SO overwhelmed. So I thought why not share some of that brilliant information? I asked four of my stylish, fabulous friends to share some specific favorites and tips!
Founder & Creative Director of Two Penny Blue (and one of my besties), mom to sons Jack and Drew.
Jeans: AG JeansTees/ Tanks: Liz Lang for Target or Monrow
Dresses: Definitely a Black Ruched Maternity Tank Dress by Ingrid & Isabel – a tank dress is so comfortable and easy to dress up with heels and some jewelry or down with some flats and a denim jacket.
Swimwear: Liz Lange for Target has some cute pieces that won’t break the bank, I like to keep is classic and black. Add a great coverup and big sunglasses.
Belly Product: Elasticity Belly Oil by Belli or Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil – both work great and are 100% safe for baby.
Anything specific beauty-wise that you loved during this time: Clarisonic and Belli Anti-Blemish Face, Zoya or SCOTCH (chemical free) nail polish, Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil
Workout: Pure Barre
Pre-Natal Vitamin: New Chapter Perfect Prenatal
Stroller: Stokke Xplory
Car Seat: Maxi Cosi
Baby Carrier: Baby Bjorn Carrier One
Belly Product: Honest Belly Balm
Anything specific beauty-wise that you loved during this time: I started using all organic products by True Botanicals – they are a dream!
Workout: Pre-natal Pilates – it kept everything toned and although I didn’t feel like going afterwards I felt more energized.
Favorite Drink: Cranberry juice
Car Seat: Maxi-Cosi Meco – it’s nice and basic.
Baby Carrier: Beco Gemini Carrier – tons of girlfriends recommended this carrier, I love it. Doesn’t hurt my back and it’s all black.
Founder of the Chic Child blog (great source for amazing kids clothes) , mom to daughters Sloane, Emelia and Presley (twins!)
Jeans: Any kind of skinny jean, these change year to year (and pregnancy to pregnancy)
Leggings: Faux-leather from Hatch
Bras/ Underwear: Elle McPherson Intimates – loved her nursing bras even while pregnant. I wore my Cosabella thongs all through my pregnancies (and then had to throw them out after due to them being stretched out!). Bela Bum Bum is also amazing for underwear/ bras/ PJ’s.
Dresses: Loved maxis for summer, for special events I’d just buy up a size or two of whatever I wanted to wear. Hatch Collection makes my favorite top to bottom maternity line (works just as well for after baby when you aren’t back to pre-baby size yet).
Swimwear: Bikinis! I love a pregnant belly on display on the beach!
Beauty: Tata Harper! #1 best ever!
Belly Product: Tata Body Oil and coconut oil.
Anything specific beaauty-wise that you loved during this time: Blow outs- with my twins I could barely stand up through blow drying my own hair. Mani-pedis are a nice luxury too.
Workout: Yoga with my twins Presley and Emelia and pilates with Sloane.
Pre-Natal Vitamin: I could barely swallow vitamins, so a chewable/gummi multi.
Tees/ Tanks: Storq, Hatch and over-sized versions of my usual faves like Everlane and Heidi Merrick
Belly Product: African Botanics for belly oil and moisturizers.
Workout: prenatal Pilates and yoga – went all the way up to 42 weeks! And tons of walking, especially walking hills. It is San Francisco after all.