What We Love About this Christian Fashion Blogger’s IVF Pregnancy Announcement

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In recent past, pregnancy announcements were simple joyful releases of information to friends and family about an impending arrival.

As they should be, all rejoiced in the happy news none the wiser of any potential struggle to arrive at that blissful point in a woman and her partner’s life.


These days, couples are being more transparent about their journey as was the case in one pregnancy announcement we happened upon in social media.

Washington, DC area blogger Jenny Metellus of the Au Bob Prix fashion blog shared a couple of endearing photos on her Instagram announcing her pregnancy with her hubby of five years.

Awwwww congratulations! God is awesome! Repost @aubonprixstyle THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU! We're so overwhelmed by the texts, calls, DMs, & prayers. You rejoiced with us & you shared in our story! Strangers & friends alike, Thank you for sharing your stories with me because they encouraged me. Our amazing @tamaraandco, you darling, are incredible & patient, your sweet & willing spirit will bring you far in life. To a husband willing to freeze his butt off (as shown in the pic馃槱馃槀) for his wife's grand idea 馃し馃徑鈥嶁檧锔廰nd support me in sharing our story, you are the real MVP! @pwpierre 馃槝 #IVF #ivfjourney #ivfsuccess #ttc #ttcjourney #infertility #pregnant #babypierre #ivficsi #ivfsisters #ivfcommunity #infertilitysucks #Godisgood #wonthedoit #ivfpregnancy #haitian #blogger #fashionblogger #dvf #style #mystyle #love #thebump

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Whilst the Haitian-born mom-to-be is outfitted in a cute green lace Diane Von Furstenberg mini wrap dress and leopard print pumps, she leans in for an Eskimo kiss with her husband above a chalkboard sign that shares the details:

Thanks “After 715+ days of prayer
53+ needles
3+ surgeries
2 Failed IUIs
1 Round of IVF
1 Fresh Transfer
1 Incomparable God
Baby Pierre Coming Summer 2017

Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a gift from him.” Psalm 127.3″

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The obviously Christian couple seemed to have relied on prayer and science to help them arrive at parenthood.

It’s interesting and we are happy to take note of this detail 聽given that to be religious is often thought to be anti-science.

Congrats to them both!

Here’s to a safe and healthy remaining pregnancy, labor and delivery too.

DOWNLOAD: How to Execute a DIY Fashion Shoot in 10 Steps (eBook)

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A few years ago, I had to come up with all the steps for organizing a fashion shoot for this blog. It was daunting because after conducting online research, I discovered that there were no blog posts or other guides around providing step-bey-step instructions.

So I did it myself and shared the steps in a blog post that has since been accessed thousands of times.

Since I realized there was an interest and market for this information, I encapulsated it all and put it in an ebook that is available for download at Kindle and soon the iTunes store and Google Books.


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6 Fashion Blogger Must-Haves: My Blogger’s Holiday Wish List (Pt2)

Here is part two to my Blogger’s wishlist dedicated to the fashion blogger. 
Because Bellyitch is part celebrity, part fashion, part parenting blog, as the founder and editor-in-chief of this blog, I get to put on different hats on various posts.  
So from the perspectives of a fashion blogger, I know that it is hard for family and friends to figure out what I may like as they may be unsure of my taste and preference. For me and any other fashion blogger in your life, it’s probably a good idea to go with accessories! 
Here are my top 6 suggestions of what would or could be on a fashion blogger’s wish list or a good gift idea for them or any woman who enjoys visiting fashion blogs.
1. COSTUME JEWELRY
Personally, I enjoy wearing chunky bracelets, big bold statement necklaces and unique bright and eye-catching rings or mini-rings, and other eclectic pieces of jewelry. They are conversation items and can individualize any look. Having a gift of a new piece would be appreciated because additional pieces can be mixed and matched with jewelry already in the wardrobe. Also, costume jewelry is usually cheaper and also more likely to get lost, broken or dull quicker and thus need replacement more frequently than fine jewelry. This reason is also why it’s always a welcome gift.

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2. SCARVES
A girl can never have too many scarves! They come in all sorts of materials, patterns and styles and can accent any look. Worn like a pashmina, a scarf can dress up a casual dress. Wrapped around the neck in an infinity loop and it adds a splash of color to a mono-chromatic dress. Lighter-weight ones work in Spring and Summer and heavier ones can keep you warm in cooler weather or worn on the head or double as a blanket on an overnight flight. 

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3. JOURNALS
I am a compulsive list-maker and have dozens of hard cover journals filled with notes, budget calculations, and lists. I don’t throw mine away either as I love to be able to look back and see where I was before and what items I’ve been able to check off my lists. I love getting them with fun colors or sayings on the cover and in a portable size so I can carry them everywhere I go, refer to them when needed or use them to jot down ideas for blog posts while waiting for the kids to rehearse or while at the dentist waiting room, for example. I carry my journals everywhere with me! 
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4. SCENTED CANDLES
I really enjoy fragrant aromas like eucalyptus, mint, lavender not just because they make your home, purse or body spell nice but because they have therapeutic effect as well. Depending on the scent, aromatherapy candles can lift the mood, energize or calm. I love burning scented candles burn during my blogging work day. 

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5. SMART PHONE COVER
As a blogger, I am constantly with my smart phone in my hand, social media networking past posts, capturing images for future blog posts, sharing finds to my social media network, communicating with other writers or staff members and occasionally, fielding real telephone calls. It is an extension of me and therefore also a fashion accessory and conversation piece. Like this cassette tape iphone cover (above) always get people talking because many cannot remember the last time they saw a cassette tape and will ask me what I’m doing with one, not knowing it is just a cover. 

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6. PERFUME
Like I said, aromas are my thing, and like journals, a girl can never have too many bottles of perfume either. When you find a scent that works and sticks, get it and use that as your staple, but I love to also mix it up. Jessica McClintock works very well with my body chemistry and I always get compliments on it when I wear it. People cannot help but stop and tell me how good I smell and ask about the scent. I prefer sweeter scents like Versace‘s Red Jeans and Jean Paul Gaultier‘s Classique are also part of my go-to scents. 
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HAPPY SHOPPING!

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Inside "It Girl Allure" Fashion Blogger Sheila's Closet (PHOTOS)

After giving birth to her last child, Fashion Blogger, Image and Style Consultant and Personal Shopper Sheila A., decided to pour some of her creative energy  toward the creation of a style blog.  Since launching It Girl Allure in 2011, followers and fans have relied on the blog for great style inspiration.

Her impeccable styling not only extends to this mom of two’s exquisite fashion sense, but also to the funktastic way she styles her gorgeous natural lochs.

Check out some of our favorite looks from the DC area native’s closet….


SIMPLY GORG!

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10 Chic Pregnant Fashion Instagrammers to Follow

We’ve been scoping the Mothersinprotest Instagram account and the  #maternitystyle, #pregnancyfashion #chicbump #pregnantfashion, #pregnantstyle #maternityfashion #maternity #maternitystyle #babybump #chicbump and hashtags and discovered some pretty chic and stylish moms-to-be who know how to rock the bump. 
Here are 10 that caught our eye:
FOLLOW THEM ON INSTAGRAM!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Maternity Looks for this Weekend

Looking for some fun cute maternity wear idea for this weekend?

We spotted some super cute looks on our fave preggers fashion bloggers and celebs and assembled a couple looks for less – under $150.  If  you are looking to splurge, check out the Gwen Stefani look.


Anchyi Wei – Fashion Blogger and Designer


 
Halle Berry

 


Gwen Stefani

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10 maternity style questions answered

We asked our favorite pregnant IG fashionista Bonnie, mom to 2-year old Soren and who is expecting a second son within the next few weeks 10 style questions. We spotted her fashionable and fab way of dressing her bump for work when we launched our Instagram account a couple months ago.

And after two features, she’s agreed to give us her style secrets:

1. How do you define your style?
Classic, comfortable and fun.


2. How long have you been a fashion IGer? 
About a year now. According to Instagram,  my first photo was posted 48 weeks from today. 

3. Do you own a fashion blog or website? If not, why not? You should start a basic Tumblr one and you’d get lots of followers.
Not yet, mainly because I haven’t found the time. I will look into tumblr, thanks for the suggestion.

4.A lot of your clothes are fashionable designer brands. Which are your favorite? 
J. Crew and Theory

5. Why brand names? What about them makes you prefer them, if at all?
I’m 4’9″ and it is very difficult finding clothes that fit. When I find a brand that is made of good material, consistently provides styles that I like, and fits, then I keep coming back for more. 


6. What would you suggest for a woman who cannot afford the brands you wear pulling  off he same look?
I rarely pay full price for anything. I love finding great deals! I shop at craigslist, consignment stores and outlet malls.

7. Do you have any advice for mixing and matching styles?
When in doubt – try it on, take photos and get feedback from social media sites like Instagram. 

8. What are your maternity must haves?

A black pencil skirt, a favorite everyday jeans, belly-hugging tops in basic colors, dark leggings, pantyhose and  a favorite little black dress.  Then, use non-maternity clothes (like tunics and draping sweaters) and fun accessories (like statement necklaces and scarves) to liven things up! 

9. What do you consider maternity no-nos?
Peplum outfits – I haven’t seen anyone  being able to pull this style off during pregnancy.

10. Who is your fashion muse or your favorite fashion icon, if any?
I love Nicole Richie and MKA. They take risks but still appear to have fun and look comfortable in their outfits.

Although Bonnie, who works as an onsite consultant engineer for a software company doesn’t have the time to publish a fashion blog, we’re glad that she has been blessing her followers with her daily style choices while she’s pregnant. After delivering her son, she plans to continue showcasing her fab style and says’ she’d definitely consider launching a Tumblr fashion blog!

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