apparel & accessories

My Chic Maternity Clothes for Stylish Moms blogpost was so popular that I decided to write another post dedicated to Isabella Oliver, my favorite maternity clothing line.  Their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection just debuted this week and it’s full of beautiful, chic, ready-to-wear fashion that is as flattering as it is functional.  There is something for everyone- casual chic daytime wear, sexy evening dresses, jackets and accessories, and work clothes that you’ll want to keep wearing long after you’ve left the office.  As I’ve mentioned before, one of the best things about the Isabella Oliver brand is that their clothing is conveniently marked with a lettering system to let you know if the clothing can be worn post-pregnancy. Such a simple detail that sets this site apart from others. Here’s what to look for:

P- PREGNANT perfect during pregnancy
A- AFTER nursing or just after birth
F- FOREVER wear even when not pregnant

I put together a collection of my favorite pieces from the Autumn/Winter line. Click links above the pictures to view the items on the Isabella Oliver site. There are so many gorgeous dresses, tops, and pants available that it was hard narrowing down a selection so make sure to keep looking once you’ve clicked through to the site!
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Fill these functional and fashionable diaper bags with all your baby essentials from backup bibs to bottles and you’ll be the envy of the playground.

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I put together a guide of kids beach essentials filled with everything you need need to spend a summer day by the shore. Sunscreen, sandals, towels, and trucks- keep reading for 24 must-have items!

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Isabella Oliver is my favorite maternity clothing company.  Their clothes are chic, flattering and, most importantly, comfortable and functional! Every time I do a maternity clothing post, I find myself on their site, obsessing over which items to pick from the multitude of gorgeous options.  So… I figured it was time for a post that featured Isabella Oliver maternity wear alone!  Something I really like about this line is that many of the looks can be worn post-pregnancy! On the site, there is a lettering system to help you easily identify these items.

P- PREGNANT perfect during pregnancy
A- AFTER nursing or just after birth
F- FOREVER wear even when not pregnant

Scroll below for some of my favorites from the collection.  There’s a big sale going on right now so shop now!

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(My nephew using his Mommy’s lens cap as a teether!)

Teething babies and toddlers will put anything in their mouth to soothe and stimulate their sore gums! These are my 5 favorite teething toys:

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Babiators makes our favorite sunglasses for babies and toddlers. Here’s why:

  • They offer 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays.
  • Babiators are made of rubber so they don’t slip, slide and won’t break when they are bent or even sat upon- they always bounce back!
  • They contain no BPA, phthalates, lead, and other metals, meeting all regulations.
  • Their lenses are impact and shatter-resistant.
  • They come in a variety of cute shades and are adorable.
  • If your glasses are ever lost or broken, Babiator will replace them!

From their site: “Designed by an F-18 fighter pilot for your little aviator, Babiators are sure to make your child the Maverick of the playground!” Love this!

Below are some of our favorites.  For the best prices, click on the provided links to purchase your Babiators on and  Junior Babiators fit most children ages 6 months – 3 years. Classic Babiators fit most children ages 3 – 7+ years.
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We put together a collection of chic, comfortable maternity clothes for Spring/Summer 2013, organized by color. These items are so stylish and easy to wear, they’ll make pregnancy prettier than ever. Click on images to enlarge.

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We put together a collection of cute and comfortable baby clothing for Winter/Spring 2013.  These are our favorites from Gap, Neiman Marcus, and Target.  Prices range from affordably chic to save-for-it splurges.   You can have the best-dressed baby on the block at any price point!


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1. Empire Eyelet Top by babyGap ($26.95) view this item
2. Striped Chambray Dress by babyGap ($26.95) view this item
3. Long-Sleeve Chambray Shirt by babyGap ($24.95) view this item
4. Knit-Waist Skinny Dot Jeans by babyGap ($29.95) view this item
5. Ribbed Shawl-Collar Sweater by babyGap ($34.95) view this item
6. Double-Cuff Pants by babyGap ($14.95) view this item

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1. Cupcake Beanie by Neff $28.00 View this item on
2. Knit Owl Hat by Gap $16.95 View this item on
3. Headphone Hat by Trumpette $27.00 View on
4. Striped Sweater Hat by OshKosh $5.99 View this item on
5. Striped Mohawk Hat by Gap $22.95 View this item on
6. Sequin and Stars Trapper Hat by Cejon $32.00 View this item on

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One of our most popular blogposts is “Diaper Bags for Moms and Dads: Our Top 20 List” so we decided to create a new list of 20 more functional and stylish diaper bags for Moms and Dads.  Prices range from $44.99 to $695.
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Click through for our favorite Halloween 2012 costumes for babies and toddlers! Afterwards, make sure to view our Halloween 2011 picks- all of our selections are still available online.

Looking for an NYC Halloween event to attend with your children? Time Out New York Kids put together a fantastic guide of Halloween events throughout the month of October.
CLICK HERE to check it out!

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Click through for a collection of gorgeous, easy-to-wear maternity clothing! Continue reading

1. Striped Sweater Dress by Gap (1-5 years) $34.95 view this dress on
2. Short Sleeve Ruffle Dress by Cherokee (size 4-16) $14.95 view this dress on
3. Printed Corduroy Dress by Gap (1-5 years) $29.95 view this dress on
4. Military Sweater Dress by Gap (1-5 years) $34.95 view this dress on
5. Fleece Drop-Waist Dress by Old Navy (xs-xxl) $19.94 view this dress on

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This summer, make sure to protect your children’s eyes and skin from the sun with stylish hats. Here are ten great choices for toddlers. Looking for sunglasses? Check out our recommendations- Sunglasses for Toddlers: 10 Favorites.
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It was easy to choose a selection of our adorable toddler swimwear for Spring/Summer 2012! Scroll below to view our swimsuit picks and click the listed links to visit our featured online vendors.

*If you’re looking for the perfect pair of children’s sunglasses to pair with your child’s suit, check out our list of our favorite sunglasses for toddlers!

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