These Are Not Your Mom’s Hunter Boots!

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When it comes to classic and timeless fashion items, Wellington boots by Hunter are up there. The rubber goulashes are made by the company which originally was established as North British Rubber Company in 1856. Today, the heritage label maintains its authentic brand identity and has earned worldwide recognition and a royal warrant for its outerwear and footwear collection.

The boots now fuse function with fashion and come in an eclectic range of colors and styles. You can get them in wedge boot style, ombre, in bright colors like teal and hot pink, with quilted calf, and with the sock in sole for as low as $40 on sale at some online retailers worldwide.


We love them because they are mom and mom-to-be friendly. The boots are pretty easy to slip on because they have a large calf are and the rubber soles make them slip resistant and pretty safe and secure for the expecting woman with the displaced center of gravity and precious cargo on her front.

We love Hunter! Check out some inspiration sites below! Click to buy but they sell out pretty fast so good luck!

20 Valentine’s Day DIY Nail Art Inspiration Ideas for You!

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Nail Art, DIY Nails and nail design are very much in-style.  If you don’t know, there is a ginormous sub-industry in beauty dedicated to nails.

Each season, new trends and innovation in nail art are revealed. Check out Pinterest, and you’d note that nails are a big thing. For Valentine’s Day, why not brighten up your mood and get into the spirit by hooking up your nails in a nice pink, red or some other sort of themed nail art for the season?

If you’re among the millions of women, young girls and others out there who are into nail art, here are 20 Valentine’s Day Nail Art ideas to explore and inspiration looks for you:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reese Witherspoon Dressed like Kate Middleton during UpFronts…Literally

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Reese Witherspoon  is the  executive producer and stars in a new HBO series called Big Little Lies Tells the tale of three mothers of first graders, whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder and has been described as “a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.”

This week, she and her castmates including Nicole Kidman and Zoe Kravitz attended the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. During the HBO portion of the presentation to press, on stage, Witherspoon looked super cute in an outfit that I think it inspired by Kate Middleton.


It included a dress called “Middleton” from Witherspoon’s dress shop, “Draper James” and a pair of Christian Louboutins from its “So Kate” line (named for Kate Moss actually). Witherspoon topped off the look with dainty midi rings by Jennifer Meyer.  Tres chic and sophisticated!

 

Middleton Dress • Draper James • $140
Christian Louboutin So Kate Mosaic Patent Leather Pumps • Christian Louboutin • $745
Jennifer Meyer Two Heart Ring – Yellow Gold • Jennifer Meyer • $750
Jennifer Meyer Open Center Diamond Ring • Jennifer Meyer • $1,275

For Valentine’s Day, Steal Gwen Stefani’s Look for Under $100!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if your significant other is planning to take you out for lunch, brunch or dinner, you’re going to want to start hunting down a look now.

There is no better style muse around than pop singer Gwen Stefani. The mom-to-three boys, Kingston, Apollo Bowie and Zuma Nesta, is known for her signature platinum blonde hair and ruby red crimson lip!


You can steal her look from when she was expecting her son Zuma a couple years back and you can do so for under $100!  Begin by scoping out a reasonably price red maternity coat dress like the one Motherhood Maternity sells for about $35. Head to a retailer that sells hip trends like Target for example which sells a pretty cute low heel suede boot for around $20. You can get a decen pair of chic shades at a mall shop like Forever 21 for about $6 and a really nice leather or faux leather medicine or structured bag from H&M for also $20.

To get long lasting lip, you’re going to want to splurge a bit and go for a higher end lip stain and get a candy apple red matte lipstick from a brand like Stila, for example, which sells really high quality long-lasting gloss and lipsticks.

If none of these stores around you, click the link below and order and get them delivered to you just in time for Valentine’s Day! Good luck!

 

Sheer Sleeve Maternity Dress • Motherhood • $34.99
Women’s Evie Suede Boots – Merona • $19.99
stila Stay All Day® MATTE’ificent Lipstick • Stila • $22
H&M – Handbag – Black – Ladies • H&M • $19.99
FOREVER 21+ Tortoiseshell Round Sunglasses • Forever 21 • $5.90

Which Designers Dressed the Celeb Moms of the 2017 Golden Globe Red Carpet

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We love to keep track of the celeb moms that we covered on the blog while they were expecting their respective bambinos when we spot them on the red carpet at award shows and other former industry events.

This past Sunday, we spotted a ton of Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and they all looked great! Some, like currently expecting Natalie Portman (in Prada), Kerry Washington (in Dolce & Gabbana and clutch, Sophia Webster shoes, and Niwaka jewelry); and Viola Davis  (above in sunny yellow Michael Kors Collection dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Harry Winston jewels, and Judith Leiber clutch.) were nominated, and Davis won for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the movie “Fences”.


Others like, Reese Witherspoon (in Atelier Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Tyler Ellis clutch.) presented on stage.

We, like many other fashion sites and bloggers, noticed some clear trends such as the Yellow trend. Also, there were a lot of women in metallics on the carpet as well.

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Loved Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Fred Leighton jewelry with her own engagement ring, an Omega watch, and a Judith Leiber bag; Regina King ( in a Ramona Keveza dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and jewelry by Butani, L’Dezen, and Yvel while carrying a Tadashi bag); Chrissy Teigen (in a Marchesa dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and a Jimmy Choo clutch) and Kristin Cavallari  (in an Idan Cohen dress, Hearts On Fire  and Doves jewels)

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Black and White was another common theme: Teresa Palmer (in an Armani Prive dress, Niwaka jewelry, Sophia Webster shoes, and a Jimmy Choo bag. ( Heidi Klum (in a J Mendel dress, Giuseppe Zanottti shoes and clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.); and Sienna Miller in a Michale Kors Collection gown, Bally shoes, a Christian Louboutin clutch, and Tiffany & Co jewelry).

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Some dresses were ornate and had lots of unique draping and structure: Busy Phillips (in a Stella McCartney dress and Irene Neuwirth jewelry); Jessica Biel (in an Elie Saab Haute Couture sleeveless deep-v neckline gown with black velvet bodice and mini checkerboard print skirt set with sequins, embellished with flowers in silk mousseline, sequins, crystal stones, silk threads and beads and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, an Elie Saab dress, and Neil Lane jewelry); Anna Chlumsky ( in a Roland Mouret dress, Loeffler Randall shoes, H Stern earrings, Hearts on Fire rings, and Tyler Ellis bag) and Carrie Underwood (in an Iris Serban gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Yoko London jewelry, and a Tadashi Shoji clutch.)

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We also saw a lot of very deep cut neckline and a few like Thandie Newton ( in a gorgeous white Monse dress with metallic train, Harry Winston jewelry, and Jimmy Choo shoes., Drew Barrymore ( in a Monique Lhuillier dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry.); Felicity Huffman (in Georges Chakra jumpsuit, Martin Katz jewelry, and Christian Louboutin shoes) and Blake Lively ( in and Atelier Versace dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.)

Beauties!

Natalie Portman Radiated in Yellow on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman looked gorge in a bright and sunny Prada gown with white embellishments at the cuff and hemline while on the Red Carpet at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. She paired the regal dress with Jimmy Choo shoes, a a Tomansino bag, and jewels by Tiffany & Co.

The Israeli-American actress was favorited to walk away with the Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the biopic Jackie. She didn’t win but she still has the Oscars to look forward to.


The Black Swan actress was joined by her husband, and the choreographer of that movie, Benjamin Millepied. The couple are parents to 5-year old son Aleph Portman-Millepied.

It’s Golden Globes Weekend and the Party’s Already Started (GET THE LOOK!)

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It’s Golden Globes weekend which means tons of opportunities for Hollywood’s A-Listers and elites to hobnob with one another at various events, pre- and after-parties.

We spotted at least four of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums working the “red carpet” at the The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder‘s HEAVEN – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios yesterday, on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


Kristen Bell opted for a gorgeous copper-colored sleeveless sequined gown by Maria Lucia Hohan and gold Charlotte Olympia heels and clutch.

Chrissy Tegien was radiant in a white Tiered Ruffle Long Sleeve Lace Dress by Jonathan Simkhai. Ashlee Simpson Ross too wore a black lace dress by the same designer, which she accented with smokey eye and a black choker for a Gothic look.

Jaime King went with a lace Altuzarra slip dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Sophia Webster clutch, Vhernier earrings, and a Tacori ring.

They all looked fab and all the dresses were off the rack! Get them here:

 

8 DIY Winter Nail Inspiration Designs

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It’s winter nail seasons. What better way to celebrate snow days, early nights, and the winter holiday season than through creative nails. These days, there are so many tutorials online, and tools that are plentiful that anyone can create fantastical designs without having to rely on a professional nail tech.
If you’re a mom-to-be and limited in your wardrobe options, pretty and decorative nails are a great way to express your style and individuality. And they don’t have to be over the top either. Check out these:
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How the Denim Maternity Dress has Been Reinvented

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This is not your mom’s maternity dress.

Since more designers and labels finally started making chic, stylish and fashion-forward clothing for pregnant women in over the last decade or s, the maternity wear scene has never been the same. Women who are expecting now have a wide array of options from every price point that can be purchased at specialty boutiques like A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and Japanese Weekend or in big box stores like Target.


The mini maternity dress has seen its reinvention into something spectacular as well. With denim always in trend, a cute denim maternity dress is a must have for any mom-to-bes wardrobe.

I like the shirt wrap dress that our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Jaime King designed for A Pea in the Pod’s luxe essentials line. The long sleeve dress (seen in the above graphic at the  left) comes with a removable neck tie and is made of a soft cotton. It retails for $148 but is down to $39.97! Wow! That’s a huge discount!

In the lower price range, ASOS has some pretty cute pieces including a fab denim A-line shirt dress for $76 but is down to $38, though supplies are limited as of this posting. I love a shirt dress (in the middle) because it is a classic and effortlessly chic piece.  The dark denim is perfect as it can be dressed up if worn with kitten heels or wedges or dressed down with ballet flats, canvas shoes or boots.

Finally, I had my eye on ASOS’ denim western shirt dress which is made of 100% cotton (right) and designed to fit through all stages of pregnancy. At $76 (down to $37), that is a worthy investment considering it can be rocked all 40 weeks and after!

It’s very nice to know that women are not limited any longer to the tent style dresses of yesteryear. Moms-to-be can have it their way and can get tailored dresses to fit their style and personality.

10 Beautiful Journals to Chronicle Your 2017 Like Other Successful Goal-Diggers!

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I am a compulsive list-maker. I collect journals and hard bound notebooks. In them, I jot down blog posts ideas, track my household and business expenses, organize my daily and weekly to-do lists and more.

I also love journals and collecting them. I think I got the love of journals from my dad. He also loves to collect office supplies. Call it an addiction. Whatever.


One of the great things that journals are excellent for is chronicling your wishes, desires and plans. I spotted 10 gorgeous journals and books that I am thinking about getting this year and share them here with you for inspiration. If you’re interested in catching the journal fever and starting out your 2017 right, click thru to purchase one.

Hope your New Year’s eve and New Year will be prosperous, healthy, happy and wonderful!