I just quickly had to share that I'm obsessed with a maternity skirt I recently got at Old Navy. It is sooo comfortable for your 3rd trimester. I just can't squeeze myself into jeans in mid summer heat anymore, so it was nice to get a bottom that goes with all my tops and feels like you're in your pj's. It's also extremely slimming on the hips. Pic to come. Read reviews at OldNavy.com.
I've always had an interest in all-natural and organic skin and beauty care, but during my pregnancy, it's been stepped up a notch or 100. After years of department store brands, it was time to make an effort to try to use products without parabens, pthalates, and sulfates. So I've been gradually switching most of the products I use on my body and hair to organic, "healthier" brands. (Well, except for my beloved Lancome concealer. Hey, nobody's perfect!)
I really love Nature's Baby Organics products because they are filled with organic ingredients, and contain nothing fake or chemical. They can be used by me now, and on the baby later. I'm particularly crazy about the Face and Body moisturizer (70% organic), because it means you have to use one fewer separate product on yourself. It's packed with good stuff like aloe vera and olive oil, and sinks in right away, leaving me smooth and soft head to toe. It also has no scent, which is better for my sensitive nose and baby's sensitive skin.
The organic baby oil is another favorite. I'm very allergic to fragranced products, but this causes no issues. The subtle scent of mandarin and coconut has turned my "staycation summer" into a tropical getaway. (All I need is this, the dress below, and a flower tucked behind my ear and I might as well be reliving my Hawaiian honeymoon...)
You can order Nature's Baby Organics online at Ecobabiesonline.com, a great site that offers organic skincare, toys, clothes, and more. The site even offers a cloth diaper service! It's truly a mecca for all things organic and natural.
It's in the 90s here on the East Coast, and looking cool and together while nearly 8 months pregnant is not the easiest thing. That's why I was thrilled to come across this Old Navy maternity sundress. It's made of very lightweight cotton, and is easy and breezy, even on 97 degree days. I wear it to work with a cropped jacket, and on its own everywhere else. I could wear this dress everyday this summer; wish it came in more color combos!
For once I wish I wasn't already in my 7th month- I just came across the cutest high-style maternity line, online. ASOS makes a super adorable maternity line that's trendy and exactly the types of things I'd wear even if not pregnant. I'm particularly in love with this gorgeous white cotton dress, and I may have to get it anyway despite getting less than 2 months summer out of it! The even better thing about this online maternity line? There's a fabulous clearance section with great deals, So you can indulge in high fashion maternity without paying high prices. Here are a couple more of my favorites: