Baby Shower: Skylar Rose

We showered my little sister over the weekend in preparation for her sweet baby girl, Skylar Rose, who is due in July. Living in a world of blue, it was really fun to decorate with all things girly and pink!  I helped my sister pick the prettiest pink maxi dress and then gifted her the beautiful necklace to off set the color.  She looked stunning and the shower was lovely.  I gave a sneak peek of the day on Instagram but wanted to share in more detail here on the blog. Pregnant or not, I hope you find some outfit inspiration and hope all the mommies reading had a relaxing Mothers Day:)
Dress Ya (sold out), Earrings c/o Silverspeck, Shoes Calvin Klein (old), Bangles combo of Cartier, Andi’s Boutique and Lia Sophia

 

Maternity Maxi Isabella and Oliver (similar available here),  Necklace and Bangles D.Monaco Boutique

Not the best placement as the wires out of my head make me look like Medusa, but I wanted to share a picture of both of my sisters.

Seraphine Giveaway

I wear this gray Seraphine breastfeeding sweater weekly…I simply love it! The comfort and fit is fantastic and the button down feature on either side for access to pump/nurse is so convenient.  I adore so much from this brand, I wish I had known about it while I was pregnant….better late than never I suppose…as they have a great selection of post maternity wear as well.  I am currently obsessing over this shawl because it can be worn so many different ways well after pregnancy and nursing.  What are you obsessing over?  With a little luck it could be yours as Seraphine is so generously gifting a $100 gift card to one lucky reader.  Easy to enter below, the giveaway will be open until next Wednesday.  Good Luck:)

Sweater c/o Seraphine available here,  Vest Love Token, Scarf Banana Republic, Red Skinnies Tractor, TOMS wedges

Sweater c/o Seraphine, Skirt Nicole Miller, Scarf unknown, Bag Lust 4 Luxe

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Bon Bon Rose Girls for Monday Mingle…you should join in the fun!

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Baby Bump to Gear…Maternity Fashion Week!

Times are changing ladies….gone are the days when pregnant women gave up on their personal style for nine months.  We are demanding to look fashionable while are bellies grow!  I am happy to be partnering with a great site Bump to Baby Gear ….written by three sisters with a whole bunch of kiddies….they know their stuff when it comes to all things baby and toddler.

This week the site kicked off a Maternity Fashion Week event that runs all of this week. Pregnant mamas, you should definitely hop over to check out fall looks and $700+ in giveaways from Prelegant, Isabella Oliver, Madderson London, Madeleine Maternity and Borrow For Your Bump. You may recognize some of these brands from my maternity posts.  All of these maternity retailers sell beautiful, flattering clothing and have great options for dressing a growing bump during the fall and winter months.

You can view the full schedule of Maternity Fashion Week features and giveaways here at BumpToBabyGear.com. Below is a little more detail about the five brands participating in Maternity Fashion Week:

Prelegant is an online maternity retailer that offers elegant maternity wear appropriate for a more formal office or an evening out. It is also the only place online in the U.S. you can buy certain chic European maternity brands like L’Avenues des Bebes and Pomkin.

Isabella Oliver is a British-based maternity brand that sells a large variety of beautiful maternity clothing in flattering fabrics. Many of the brand’s pieces have a simple, classic and tailored look.

Madderson London is a new maternity brand that just launched last week with a mom-to-be at the helm. It is UK-based (but ships to the US) and offers a small selection of stunning dresses at the moment. Isn’t the ad campaign gorgeous?

Madeleine Maternity is a stylish maternity brand with a small, but beautiful collection of dresses that are affordably priced. I discovered this brand late in my own pregnancy and shared a photo of the black and pink kimono-style dress I wore on a night out when I was 8 months along.

Borrow For Your Bump allows you to rent (or buy) maternity wear as your figure grows. This is such a great option, especially if you need maternity work wear, a special occasion dress or just a little bit of new style infusion into your maternity wardrobe.

Good luck entering all the FABULOUS giveaways!  Happy Shopping!
C

Natural

As promised, I am documenting myself til the bitter end….37 weeks and counting folks. This Von Vonni has proven to be a great non maternity, maternity dress. I find myself turning to the same three maxi dresses and relying solely on accessories to make my look fresh and unique. We had a final (before baby) get together with my husbands family yesterday and this was what I wore. The Coin 1804 vest has been a staple on the scene as you may remember from this post and I recently purchased the Stella and Dot necklace below.  I have had my eye on it for a while and then a friend of mine had a party, necklace was on sale, the rest is history.  Smitten with all the neutral tones here…kind of speaks to the transition from summer to fall. Are you as excited as I am for earth tones, jeans, boots and layers? Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week:)

Dress Von Vonni similar available here,  Vest c/o Coin 1804 available here,  Stella and Dot Necklace no longer available but similar here,  Bracelets mix of Lia Sophia and Leigh Ann Barnes, Clutch Louis Vuitton, Shoes Stuart Weitzman

Madeleine Maternity

Starting the countdown…20 days folks!  Thank goodness, as there really isn’t much room left in the old midsection, that’s for sure.  I recently connected with a new maternity brand and wanted to share.  Honestly, I wish I had known about the line sooner….a small collection…but beautifully designed and curated items that are perfect for special events throughout your pregnancy.  It can be quite challenging to find “occasion” maternity wear in a mid range price point and Madeleine Maternity definitely delivers.  I am kind of “over” summer so I warmed up to this fall feeling black/hot pink kimono styled dress.  The owner was so kind to send it my way and I wore it out for dinner with friends this past weekend. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great rest of the week!
 Dress c/o Madeleine Maternity and available here, Earrings Sunshine Daydreams, Necklace c/o Chloe and Isabel, Clutch Louis Vuitton, Black Peep Toe’s Christian Louboutin                                                                                     

 

Summertime Sweater

I purchased this sweater from one of my favorite boutiques in Old City, Third Street Habit and although I was originally thinking I would save it for post pregnancy, I was dying to wear it and caved. We had this incredibly humid free gorgeous day and the lightweight sweater was the perfect attire.  Loving it with white….can’t wait to wear it with denim…… and even dreaming about pairing it with my leather skinnies….here is to hoping I can get in them this fall!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great weekend:)

White Skinnies Maternal America, Sweater Third Street Habit Boutique similar style available here, Tank Dynamic, Earrings c/o Stella and Dot available here , Clutch c/o Andi’s Bayhead, Wedges Stuart Weitzman

Clutch also available in orange and black, $30 plus shipping.  Email with interest carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com

Turquoise

At almost 34 weeks pregnant, I am ALL about comfort and the least restrictive fabrications. This Old Navy cotton maxi has been one of my best purchases throughout my entire pregnancy. It is the perfect backdrop for all my bright fun accessories because, let’s face it…accessories are all I am buying these days. I have been rotating the Coin 1804 vests in and out of my wardrobe on the daily….they are just the perfect stylish addition to any old dress. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great rest of the week!

Old Navy Maternity Maxi available here, Turquoise Cotton Vest c/o Coin 1804 available here  , Turquoise necklace available here, Bracelet Podium Boutique, Scarf unknown boutique brand, Bag Louis Vuitton, Shoes TOMS available here, Sunglasses Dolce and Gabbana

Sprinkle Sprinkle

Thank you to all my family and friends who celebrated my sweet lil man this past weekend….it was a special day and it meant so much to have all of you there.  With less than 6 weeks to go, the anticipation and excitement are definitely building….hope you enjoy some snapshots from the day…and the BIG reveal at the end!  Happy week to you all.

What I wore….. 

Tie Dye Amara Dress SAVA available here, Pearls via Katherine’s Boutique, Bracelets mix of David Yurman and Lia Sophia, Anklet Lia Sophia and Shoes Christian Louboutin.

Family and Friends…..

The Gifts……

AND…….The name…….

Coin 1804 Giveaway!

Have you heard of Coin 1804?  As of two weeks ago, I hadn’t.  I am so glad the representative reached out to made an introduction because it is everything I love about a clothing brand….quality, style, affordability, comfort and made in the USA!  For this brand highlight, I chose to feature one of their top selling owl t-shirts and cotton voile vest. I wore this look running around town last week and was super comfortable! The vest will be a reoccurring theme because they were SO kind to send it in a couple fun colors and most importantly it fits “around” the baby bump. Hope you are as smitten with this brand introduction….don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!!! Happy Shopping:)

Owl T-shirt c/o Coin 1804 and available here , Cotton Vest c/o Coin 1804 and available here , Leggings Ingrid&Isabel available here, Sandals Nine West (old), Bag Louis Vuitton, Necklaces Catherine Popesco , Gold hoops Lola’s Boutique, Sunglasses D&G

Loving the easy vibe of this fabulous cotton voile vest? You want one? Enter the giveaway below!

TWO lucky readers will win this beautiful vest available in an assortment of colors you can view here. You are welcome to enter both ways or just one way depending which outlet you are most familiar with.

 

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Facebook Winner Must:
1.  Like Coin 1804 on Facebook here.
2.  Leave a comment on their “wall” sharing that you are stopping by from ThirtySomethingFashion.
3.  Leave a comment below that you did so and include your contact email.
* Winner chosen July 16th at random via random.org.

Twitter Winner Must:
1. Follow Coin 1804 on Twitter here
2. Tweet hashtag #coin1804 and continue to tweet/retweet for the next week
3.  Leave a comment below that you did so and include your contact email.
*Winner chosen July 16th by number of retweets with using specified hashtag.

Contest runs from Monday July 9th through Monday July 16th.  Open to US Residents only.  Winners will choose color and size and be shipped vest directly from vendor.

Good Luck and Make it a GREAT week:)
Carly

Thank you Nicole!

Thought I would share some maternity/family photos we took last month.  I adore Nicole, the photographer, because she is creative, talented and most importantly (when it comes to newborn and children’s photography) she is patient.  I am always surprised by her amazing shots and this shoot was no exception.  Honestly, the shoot was a bit of a disaster….Sun in our eyes, sand blowing in our faces, Connor took off into the water and was soaking wet from the waist down within ten minutes.  Photoshoot ended shortly thereafter, but somehow, Nicole pulled out a plethora of beautiful shots for me to choose from. If you live in the New Jersey area, I highly recommend visiting her Facebook Page here and scheduling with her.  She has been Connor’s photographer since birth and will remain with our family as long as she is willing:) Thank you Nicole!

Nicole Rosemarie Photography
*Remember my inspiration board here?  The dress ended up being perfect and I decided to ditch the jewelry for a more natural feel.  Dress Calypso St Bart, Stud Earrings gift from my husband, Sunhat (below photo) Helen Kaminski, Quilt photographers prop.

Nicole Rosemarie Photography

Nicole Rosemarie Photography

Nicole Rosemarie Photography

Nicole Rosemarie Photography

I am linked up with Fashion Friday over at All Things Chic!   Also with Monday Mingle over at Glamamom
You should join in the fun:) Happy Weekend.

Happy Memorial Day!

Heading out to hit the beach with the little guy but thought I would quickly share my festive blue and white from yesterday’s BBQ.  This Target dress has been a maternity favorite and was featured recently on the blog here.  Kind of fun to see how much the bump has grown in the past couple weeks….crazy to think I still have three more months of stretching to go!  All sorts of layers here….a must for Jersey Shore BBQ’s….as the sun goes down, the temperature quickly drops and I like to be prepared.  Two and half year old tugging at my leg to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine so not much else to say….Enjoy your Memorial Day…filled with family and friends…and take a moment to remember the brave heroes that are honored today:)

Liz Lange Maternity Dress Target available in black here, White Button Up The Limited, Navy Vest Banana Republic, Necklaces combo of Stella and Dot and Katherine’s Boutique, Bag Marc Jacobs no longer available, Shoes Stuart Weitzman available here

Linking up with the lovely hosts of Monday Mingle!! Join in:)
Enjoy your week.
C

Maternity Mondays: Pop Pop Pop

What a great weekend:)  My husband didn’t have to work (he usually does) so we enjoyed the beautiful weather with trips to the park and boardwalk. This is the time of year that I ADORE living at the Jersey Shore.  Simple weekend wear featured….what made it modern and up to date were the little “pops” of color. The Sam Edelman’s are a new purchase…big fan of the neutral tone and then the “pop” of orange on the strap. I also love this Vintage Havana tank with the “pop” of neon yellow. All generally subtle, but add a little bit of interest. No maternity wear in this post, just a skirt with a lot of stretch and tank with major tummy forgiveness.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great week:)

Black Tank Dynamic, Striped Tank Vintage Havana, Skirt Velvet c/o Third Street Habit , Fedora Lola’s Boutique, Necklace (short) gift (long) Katherine’s Boutique, Gold Hoops Lola’s Boutique, Sandals Sam Edelman

Longer necklace was a recent purchase from one of my “Box Service” boutiques. I love how it mixes and matches with pieces I already own.  More available for purchase $38. Email with interest.

Couldn’t resist featuring my lil man…wearing the most hilarious T-shirt.. it says “The Dark Side of the Spoon”.  When you laugh out loud in a children’s clothing boutique you have to make the purchase. Any other Pink Floyd fans out there?  (Tshirt from Sarah Kiddles in Point Pleasant)

As usual, I am linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle!  Fashion post? You should join in too!
C

Maternity Monday- Completely Candid

I hope that all the expecting and mama’s had a beautiful and relaxing day with family and friends. We hit the boardwalk and spent most of the day outside as the weather was 78 degrees and sunny! My hubs and I went out to dinner Friday night with dear friends and this is what I wore:) I will be completely candid that I do not recommend or care for these Maternal America White skinny jeans. After wearing them a few times, they really are not comfortable on the waistline (not enough stretch)and then allow for too much stretch in the the leg. I can’t decide if it is just an overall bad fit/make OR if they just aren’t for my body type in particular. They weren’t pricey but they weren’t cheap either (paid $78). I hate to give poor reviews on the blog and if I don’t care for something, I usually won’t feature it…but since I own them, you will see them from time to time and I would hate for any expecting mama’s to take that as an endorsement. The rest of the outfit I ADORE and have been dying to wear the Von Vonni Silk Shirt. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and have a great week!

Jeans Maternal Amercia, Silk Shirt Von Vonni, Clutch Louis Vuitton, Feather Earrings Lola’s Boutique, Sandals Lucky Brand via Katherine’s Boutique

This blouse is one size fits most by Von Vonni.  There is one other available if you are interested, so please email carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com  Price $105.00  SOLD OUT!

Boyfriend’s

Set to retire any day (due to my ever expanding waistline), I wore my favorite boyfriend jeans for a day of meetings and shopping.  If you don’t own a pair of boyfriend’s…I firmly suggest you invest.  Pregnant or not, they are the perfect balance of comfort and style for a mom on the go.  I love wearing them casually with t-shirt and TOMS but also adore pairing them with sky high heels and the silkiest blouse.  Not sure where to find a great pair?  How about clicking here to check out my polyvore set filled with lots of great boyfriend options.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Shopping!

Blazer c/o Loft (no longer available), Shirt Gap (no longer available), Jeans Riley, Bag Tano, Shoes Christian Louboutin, Necklace Stella and Dot, Bracelet Podium Boutique, Sunglasses D&G

Maternity Mondays- Casual Chic

Featuring a look I wore last week for a day filled with shopping (for clients), a few activities with my lil guy and eventually the boardwalk (it was beautiful out).  I wanted to be chic (you never know who you will run into) but comfortable. Love this tank from Target…I purchased it in 5 colors/prints and plan to wear it throughout the rest of my pregnancy. This is easily an outfit I would wear pregnant or not, I love the combo of black and mustard…such a great pair. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Shopping!

Cardigan Banana Republic (old), Striped Button Up Old Navy (old), Mustard Tank Target available here , Cargo Capri’s Motherhood Maternity via Macy’s (only available in store), Sandals Frye (old) , Necklace Vintage, Bracelets mix of David Yurman and Lia Sophia, Sunglasses D&G, Bag Louis Vuitton

Linking up with Monday Mingle…join in the fun…here!
C