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Maternity
Styling The Bump – First Trimester Tips (How to Style, What To Buy)
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…what I’ve learned from my own two pregnancies, as well what I’ve learned while styling pregnant moms for the Hopscotch Hustle (Weecycle’s annual fashion show) can pretty much be summarized into the following three rules:
Trimester One – Hide the Bump
Trimester Two – Work the Bump
Trimester Three – Flaunt the Bump
In this article, let’s talk about the first trimester. It can be a toughie.

Kid's Style
Back to School: Best Toddler Backpacks
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If my mom had said this to me ten years ago, or, I’m embarrassed to admit, maybe even 5, I totally would have rolled my eyes. But life since having children has flown by at an alarmingly fast (and heart wrenching) clip. . . nd now I have purchased (gasp!) a backpack (!). For my little son who is quickly growing into a big boy and is going off to his first day (sob) of early learner school next Tuesday. . . Given the significance I have attached to said knapsack, naturally I wanted it to be the best, so I trolled the Internets for the best of the best. Here are my picks for the back-to-school season’s top-five preschooler backpacks.

Date Night & Dressin' Up
Bump Styling Tip: Necklaces as Belts
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My newest obsession, thanks to a girl’s weekend filled with gabbing, boozing (at least for most) and all kinds of other girliness, is the very brilliant idea of accessorizing the bump with a necklace.
I’ve always believed that pregnant bellies look better when accentuated, and what better way to adorn the bump than with something a little sparkly?

Style
Go Buy Now: Plush’s Fleece Lined Tights, Leggings and Thigh-Highs
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Plush2000112867_p2_v1_m56577569831852085_150x296″Go Buy Now” is our section dedicated to the stuff that sells out before you even know you critically need it. As soon as we find out one such crucial item is available, we’ll give you a heads up, regardless of the fact that the timing of the content seems absurd.
I’m very sensitive about what touches my bum. And my thighs. Well legs, really. Ok – skin in general. Itchy? It’s out. OUT. My long-suffering husband just rolls his eyes as I justify my cashmere sweater purchases as a necessity due to a disease known as sensitive skin. While I can always manage to find baby-soft tops and jeans…one area that has been the bane of my existence is tights. Especially warm tights.

Date Night & Dressin' Up
How to Transition Summer Dresses into Fall, aka Google Search: Date Night Outfit, San Francisco
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“The coldest winter I ever spent,” Mark Twain once quipped, “was a summer in San Francisco,” and indeed his words rang true for the bazillionth time in history on my recent jaunt to San Francisco (sans babes, thank you, Mimi & Papa!) from Denver’s 90 degree + heat. In SF, Locust trees outside the Powell St. BART stop were starting to turn, the temperature was in the 50s and fall sweaters and boots were in full effect, reminding me that alas, fall is on its way. Fast forward to the Summer/Fall 2010 transitional season dressing challenge!

Post-Partum / Nursing
Would You Wear The Sweatpant Trend?? (and here’s how to try it)
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I haven’t been a big fan of the sweatpant-in-public trend, and up until recently have pretty much ignored it.
However, I started to reconsider when some of the newer iterations of skinny sweatpants came out this Spring (I loved Madewell’s version here), and I recently recommended a cool sweatpant look to a reader going on a postpartum road trip.
But the clincher, for me, was when I saw of pic of one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Res Pulchae, in her take on the sweatpant trend (pictured above left).

Style
The Coolest, Most Comfortable Sneaker You’ve Never Heard Of (feel free to wear without socks)
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I had resigned myself to wearing sneakers only on cooler days. I am insanely picky about footwear comfort, and most of my sneaks feel awful on bare feet. Socks are a must. So my cute sneaks get thrown to the back of the closet once temperatures rise. Much to the chagrin of my husband, who is always begging me to wear, “little skirts and sneakers”. Sigh.
But inspiration strikes in the most unlikely of places, and my recent inspiration came while chasing my little man around Gazelle Sports in Grand Rapids, MI. We were there on a quest of my husband’s: to find a pair of Vibrams FiveFingers (you know – the barefoot running shoe that looks like a weird foot-glove?) Anyway, as little man and I were blurring past the women’s shoes, BAM!!! I saw these:

Maternity
How To Wear Denim Cut-Offs (without looking like a teenager)
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…two years ago, denim shorts were just starting to gain momentum once again. They were initially accepted as casual-chic beach wear, but are now being seen as a valid clothing option in their own right. Denim shorts can now be found in restaurants. Out shopping. At the movies. All in a cute, fashion-forward way.
Is this trend for moms? I say YES.

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