America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 winner, actress and model Eva Marcille is coasting into her third pregnancy and looking chic in body con while doing it.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Bravo TV franchise star is usually known for her flowy Bohemian, carefree looks and faux locs and ultra long braids, but recently, she’s pulled it all in and gone more polished while attending formal and red carpet events this pregnancy.
Earlier on, she hosted an event in a mustard colored sleeveless pencil skirt dress.
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Mrs. Sterling shed the extra hair and went dark and closely cropped while donning another bare shoulder white bump hugging dress under a white coat.
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And most recently, the Girlfriend Confidential: LA alum attended the launch of co-star Cynthia Bailey‘s new wine shop,The Bailey Wine Cellar (the same event where Bailey’s boyfriend, ESPN sports commentator Mike Hill proposed), in a brown off the shoulder dress.
The neon trend can be hard for anyone to pull off. Women who are expecting usually stick to solids and darker colors to divert attention away from their expanding bellies and girth and therefore fashionistas who are expecting are more likely to avoid this particular Spring trend.
However, I’m here to tell you it can be done by incorporating accessories in your wardrobe.
If you work at a place that permits expressive nail color, you could get away with wearing neon yellow nail polish.
Bags can be conversation starters. From totes to clutches to colorful backpacks, you can show off your chic and trendy side of your style aesthetic through colorful bags in the season’s hottest shades!
If you’re expecting this Independence Day, you may be wondering what to wear to the cookout, picnic or Fireworks celebration going on later today.
Temperatures along many coasts in the US will creep up to the 90s today so you want to make sure you stay cool.
I recommend wearing the lightest of fabrics, ideally cotton or preferbly a light linen.
If you own a kaftan or tunic made of very breathable fabrics, go with that! If not an A-line or sheath dress will do.
If you’re further along, an empire waist blouse with your comfy cropped maternity stretch jeans will be perfect.
On your feet, skip the wedges and stick with sandals.
Avoid flip flops because they can be a hazard if there are spills or if you’ll be walking in areas with a lot of dirt and grass.
If you plan to do a bit of walking, for example, to set up for your family’s spot along the fireworks route, then go with some canvas shoes.
Now, traditionally, I’ve done a post highlighting all of the celebrities who have worn Stars and Stripes American Flag apparel to celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial, Veterans or some other patriotic American Day.
However, given new awareness that is kinda against an old law to wear Old Glory in anything other than a FLAG, here are creative ways to wear stars and stripes:
I love the retro look to Asos’s Curve ASOS DESIGN Curve swim suit. The ruffle design on the arms provide ample coverage for any mom who is not comfortable with her arms being exposed and coverage. The polka dots and pin stripes are a perfect imperfect match.
The color blog mix and match trend is so hot. This bottom gives off a tropical feel and is ideal for a vacay in the Islands. Ordinarily I try to stay away from swimsuits with zippers in the back which this suit has but I love it!
This Shein Plus Striped Colorblock Cami One Piece Swimsuit is giving me Baywatch vibes. Get it for just $15
Soak up the sunshine in the Orange Stripe and Floral High-Waisted Bikini set. Adjust the lace-up back straps on the high-neck bikini top to find your perfect it. Matching high-waisted bikini bottoms provide flattering tummy coverage and give this set a summery retro-inspired look you’ll love.
At last week’s 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, brand new mom and singer/songwriter Kehlani walked the carpet and paid tribute to awards for songwriting.
She won an award for her work on the reigning hip hop queen Cardi B‘s song “Ring” which she is featured.
Speaking of Cardi, she got to add ASCAP Songwriter of the Year to her long list of history making awards because she is the first female rapper to receive that acknowledgment.
“I just want to say I’m very grateful,’ Cardi B began after accepting the award from ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing too much because when it comes to female rappers, it’s like you’re never doing too much or they’re always pitting you against another female rapper. People on my team are like ‘Cardi, you’re crazy. You won a Grammy. Cardi, all your songs are charting.’
“[With] everybody saying I’m not this or that,” she continued, “sometimes I gotta see it and feel it for myself because it’s hard. Everybody always wants to say I made it because of this or made it because of that. I made it because I worked my ass off… Thank you very much, ASCAP. This is an honor for me.”
During a brief red carpet interview with Variety magazine, the songwriter-turned-singer talked about how she found out Cardi B was expecting before the “Bodak Yellow” singer had announced the news to the world and how it motivated the then-future mom.
She said: “I started as a writer, then ventured into being an artist,” she said. “It’s really important what [ASCAP] does for people, honoring them in a way they don’t normally get honored. A lot of the behind-the-scenes people get their money and they’re cool with it, but then they’re like, ‘Dang, it’d be nice sometimes to get some love really for the art of what I do.’”She also recalled a fun memory of the “Ring” video shoot. “I kind of had the idea that she [Cardi] was pregnant — but not knowing,” she remembered with a laugh. “Then seeing this cute little tiny baby bump peeking through, and taking a little woman note in my head like, ‘Congratulations, girl!’”
Another Bumpwatch alum, Beyonce, also won for co-writing “Apeshit” with her husband and Cardi’s on/off hubby Offset and his fellow Migos group member, Quavo.
Because the MTV Movie and TV Awards are so youth centered, there weren’t that many moms rocking the red carpet.
Of course though, the MTV OGs from The Hills and Laguna BeachAudrina Patridge and newest mom Heidi Montag were there, as was the cast from the network’s Jersey Shore: The Reunion which was up for the “Reality Royalty” award like Jennifer “JWoww” Farley and others.
My fave looks came from Jada Pinkett Smith‘s silver pant suit, Brie Larson‘s Buterfly top and pant ensemble by David Koma and Vanderpump Rules co stars Lala Kent and Stassi Schroeder in a white turtleneck and miniskirt by Magda Butrym who both looked stunning!
Shchroeder’s barely there make up looked great and the feathered boa accented her look perfectly!
Serena Williams was nominated for “Best Real Life Hero” for her work on her short HBO docu-series, Being Serena
JWoww wore a black minidress from Fashion Nova and black and white pumps. Patridge accented her black long split gown with jewels: a Liven Co snake ring, a Zoe Lev “X” ring, and silver clutch. Montag went with a vintage Gucci jumpsuit.
The Hills: New Beginningspremieres on Monday, June 24 on MTV
Third-time mom-to-be’s Jenna Bush Hager wore a crimson cape dress to the CFDA Fashion Awards that concealed her bump. She said the outfit got mixed reviews but her two daughters loved it.
Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Jennifer Lopez showed off her rock hard six pack in an orange custom Ralph Lauren crop top layered with 43,200 crystals and matching floor length skirt on the red carpet and on stage when she received her fashion icon award.
CFDA Chairwoman, Diane von Furstenberg said JLo was a no brainer when it came to picking her for the award.
“Jennifer Lopez uses clothes as a way to express confidence and power,” the designer said. “Both designers and fans look forward to her fashion statements.”
Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA, added, “Jennifer Lopez’s style is bold, uninhibited, and always memorable. Designers, including many of our CFDA Members, love to dress her for both stage and private moments.”
Lopez joins past recipient that include: Rihanna, Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Pharrell Williams, and Johnny Depp.
Also, Lily Aldridge, another bumpwatch alum looked sizzling hot in a classic and elegant crimson red gown by Brandon Maxwell.
Congress has in place recommendations and rules that limits the way the American flag is displayed and used, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
For example, it should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise; it should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free; should never have anything placed on it; and never advertising purpose, nor embroidered on cushions or handkerchiefs, printed on paper napkins or boxes, nor used as any portion of a costume.
That doesn’t stop make up and nail polish design aficionados from using the colors and Old Glory to inspire their designs and looks.