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Back To School: Stock up On Posh Kids Faves {FREE SHIPPING}

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As school goes back in session, those of you with posh upscale retail clothiers taste may want to start stocking up on Fall faves.

My partners at Janie and Jack asked that I share with my readers the fact that its fall clothing line is now up and available.

Get reasonably priced, high quality premium clothing that will stand the test of time and look and feel lux and comfortable from Janie and Jack and receive Free Shipping Over $100.

I went through the site and picked just a few items that are on my fave list and they include:

This quilted ribbon belt dress (buy for $54)

And this Floral Jumpsuit (buy for $59)

Scallopped Potine Dress in size 3 moths to 12 years (buy for $49)

For boys

Varsity Letter jacket in 6 months to size 12 (buy for $89)

Colorblocked Oxford shirt in (buy for $26)

Pique cotton blend joggers (buy for $26)


Stunning: Eva Marcille’s Polished Pregnancy Looks

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.

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Earlier on, she hosted an event in a mustard colored sleeveless pencil skirt dress.


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.


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.


Love it all!

4 Subtle Ways to Rock this Summer’s Neon Trend

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.


Go bold and expressive by layering multi colored bangles with any outfit to brighten the room and your mood. I like Berry Jewelry Neon Bangle Bracelets which come in a set of 4 and you can pick up at a heavily discounted price of just $30 at Nordstrom while supplies last.


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!

I love the late Karl Lagerfeld’s Neon Tote which you can cop at Farfetch for about $270!

4. Tanks

A neon color tank layered under a shirt or crop top and blazer can add a pop of unexpected color to a look while revealing your trendy side.

This week, I wore a tank under a light colored shirt in a less brazen color and I think the contrast worked.

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Preginistas: What to Wear to the 4th of July Cook Out

Happy Birthday, America!!

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:

Even for the kids! By the way: our partners at Janie and Jack are having a 20%off sale!

Have fun!

Chic Mom SwimSuits Priced So Low You Can Get Them All

Summer is here! If you haven’t gotten into the type of shape you want for bathing suit season, don’t sweat it! Go as you are, mamas!

Summer gets whatever body it gets, right!?!

I’m all about body confidence and am looking forward to hitting the pool and beach this month and next!

I curated a selection of super cute and sexy bathing options for moms from my partners.

All of the bottoms are high waist and most offer an assortment of coverage while still looking quite chic and cute.

I thought maybe because they’re so inexpensive that you’d be sacrificing quality but a scan of the reviews from verified purchasers reveal that there are few complaints in that deparment.

Besides, if not for a simple pool dip, they can be great for impromptu photo shoots for the Gram:

Hit the beach in this Green and Monstera High-Waisted Bikini which features a smocked bikini top with ruffled trim in a pretty emerald green.

I love the coverage for a bit of tummy modesty.

Get it for just $33.99†

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.

Get it while it’s still in stock and half off at ASOS for $11.50

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!

Get it at Cupshe for just $27.50

I love the color block on this high waisted bikini set and especially the side panels which create a slimming effect and illusion of a narrower hip if that is the look you crave.

Nab this cute set for just $25.50!†

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.

Get it from Cupshe for just $24.50

You cannot go wrong with sizzling red to catch some attention. The cross over detailing in the front gives this Misguided brand suit its appeal.

Get this Misguided suit for $11.00

Sultry and sensuous are two words to describe Shein’s Mesh Panel Suit suit. I am digging the high neck which I would hope would offer some support.

Get it for just $14!

I can see someone getting this Romwe Random Floral Top With High Waist Bikini to have options to wear poolside or for a photo shoot.

Enjoy it for just $12.95

It’s a steal at $12.95 but I’m not sure I’d trust it in the ocean

I also like the print tropical tie back one. Get it for just $13.95

Or this Pineapple Print Criss Cross lace back is lower at just $11.95. Get this one too!

Get it for a low $11.95


Cardi B, Kehlani, Beyonce Queen Moms Win at 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

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.

Congrats to all!

MTV OGs at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet

Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag and Jennifer Farley at MTV Movie and TV Awards

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 Beach Audrina 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.

collage from MTV Movie and TV Awards Red Carpet 2019

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 Beginnings premieres on Monday, June 24 on MTV

TRENDING: How to Rock a Summer Hair Scarf

Summer hair scarf collage

Ready! Set! Summer!

Uncomplicate your Summer style by using one trendy trick to add fun and flare to your regular look: A scarf (or a twilly as it’s sometime called)

Weave a scarf in your braid, wear it as a wrap around a pixie or short cropped hair or tie it around a pony tail. The possibilities are numerous.

Go with a solid color to match an outfit with a print or pair a scarf with a bold print to liven up a plain dress or simple ensemble to make it summery.

Here’s a roundup of some fun Summer styles we peeped on PopSugar last Summer and a few of our faves.

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Bumps, Crimson and Noir at 2019 CFDA Awards

It was all about fashion and flare this year at the 2019  Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards held on Monday, June 3, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

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.

Oh and one more! Teyana Taylor in Thom Browne.

Finally, not a mom but my country mate, I am loving former CNN anchor Isha Sesay in a short fro in a look by Christopher John Rogers.

These Memorial Day Inspired Nails and Make Up Are Drool-worthy

Bellyitch Rewind  

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.

Here is a collection of unique interpretations from our group Nail and Design Pinterest Board following where you can find the images source credits.

Get this look by Jasmine Maria
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