Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How I'm Behind on Preparing for Baby #2 + A Giveaway

I'm still in complete denial that we're having a baby next month. When I was pregnant with Walker, everything was totally finished at this point in my pregnancy and it was just a waiting game: his room was complete; the swing and bouncer were set up in the living room; the baby announcement address list was typed and saved in an organized Excel document on my desktop; and I had a maternity wardrobe that I just loved. 

But this go-round? Not quite. (#poorsecondchild) As absolutely over-the-moon excited as we are to welcome this precious baby boy next month, I'm falling far behind on a few things. One of those, if you have been reading this blog for a bit (namely my sporadic pregnancy updates -- read 'em here, here, here and here if you're interested!), has been my "maternity wardrobe." 

Like I said, when I was pregnant with Walker, I was working full-time and had a maternity wardrobe full of cute, comfy clothes that showed off that big ol' bump. But this go-round? I'm staying at home with Walker and am lucky to get out of (maternity) yoga pants and a T-shirt most days. 

So to say I was excited when PinkBlush gave me the opportunity to review one of their beautiful clothing items is an understatement! Nothing makes a 35-weeks-pregnant girl feel more beautiful than a new dress. With Walker, I was this pregnant in the winter (he was born January 29), so none of my maternity dresses I wore with him were suitable for the warm Texas spring that we're currently having -- and will continue to have until sweet baby boy #2's May 25 due date. So, I popped over to PinkBlush Maternity to take a gander at their spring dresses, and let me tell you, it was hard choosing just one! 


After a ton of time perusing their site, I finally settled on the Pink-White-Black Colorblock Maxi Dress, which came in the mail on Saturday and I just love. Not only is it absolutely adorable, it's comfortable and versatile. And as many of you veteran moms know, having a comfortable dress that you can run around with the kiddos in is a definite plus. Another pro is that it's long (hence the "maxi" in the name) and I can feel totally confident playing on the floor with Walker, kneeling down to pick him up and do a myriad of other things that moms with toddlers do and feel confident knowing I'm all covered up and am not giving anyone a nice peek-a-boo show! 


What I also love about this dress is that it will be great for this summer when my post-baby body is still a little all over the place. (Because as y'all know, it takes a little bit for that postpartum body to go back to how it was nearly a year before!) Truly, you can barely tell that this is a maternity dress, which I just adore. Nothing is worse than maternity clothes that are clearly maternity clothes -- no pregnant gal wants to wear a muumuu dress if she doesn't have to! 


But of course, PinkBlush isn't just for maternity clothes! They have an adorable array of clothing for women that I'm already eyeing for post-baby. And if you're a first-time shopper, PinkBlush offers 15% off of your first order when you subscribe to their emails (click here to do so)!


Not only did PinkBlush sweetly send me my adorable maxi dress to review (and wear and love), they're also graciously offering one of you readers a $75 gift card to shop there! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, and I'll announce the winner on Friday! Good luck! :) 



37 comments:

  1. That dress is darling on you, and looks so so comfy! Hope you are feeling great!

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  2. You look beautiful as always!! Such a pretty dress, they have so many cute things!!

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  3. Oh my gosh you look adorable!
    Don't worry, you'll be ready. And if not, you have a husband who will make sure it all comes together for ya!

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  4. Love the dress and it looks super comfy!!

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  5. Their dresses are so beautiful! I would LOVE a new dress as I'm hoping and praying to be preggo SOON! Xo

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  6. You are so beautiful girl!! I think you were more prepared with walker, because you didn't have a little one to take care of while pregnant - you're totally going to have it all come together!! Cut yourself some slack! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Awe, I LOVE Pink Blush!! And I loooove that dress on you, pretty momma!!

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  8. Oops, I accidently entered under my hubs email just now! Anyway, I would totally get more shirts and dresses to help me survive the Arizona heat this summer! I was pregnant last summer so I didn't buy any summer clothes and now I'm scrambling to prep for the extreme heat!

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  9. You look great! I bought 2 dresses from there (one for maternity pics and one for my baby shower) and I LOVE them both! Great prices and you are right the dresses are great, and will be great after babies are born! I would def. buy more things from them!

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  10. I am due in July, and searching for cute things to get me through as the weather heats up. I like the short sleeve maxi dresses, which I could wear on the weekends and also to work.

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  11. Such a cute dress! You look great!!

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  12. Gorgeous!! I love that dress and that's perfect that it'll work for post baby too! And girl, you have a toddler to chase around all day - cut yourself some slack!

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  13. I like the peach or green tribal maxi dress. It looks really cute and light for summer, and so easy to wear with flip flops!

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  14. You look gorgeous Brittany! Love watching your family grow!

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  15. You look gorgeous Brittany! Love watching your family grow!

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  16. I would buy that maxi dress! It is adorable!

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  17. I would love to get the Mint Green Ombre Basic Dress!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  18. I love PinkBlush! And I bought that exact same dress when I was pregnant with Jackson! #greatminds :) you look beautiful!

    And can we talk about how unprepared I am too? It must be the second child thing :/ We are having her in the next WEEK and last night I tried to make plans for the first of May! 1. I need a brain, but 2? I'm totally in denial. So excited, but not believing how quick she will be here!

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  19. Such a great look on you lady! I've been on their site before and they have the cutest stuff! Definitely something floral!

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  20. I can totally relate to exactly how you feel about baby #2 and not getting dressed most days! My last pregnancy I loved Pink Blush for affordable and unique items. Especially their dresses!

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  21. PS. That dress looks great on you!! :)

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  22. Oh my goodness, you look so gorgeous! Love that dress :)

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  23. That dress is gorgeous on you! Thank you for posting about this shop because I have been looking for a cute maternity dress for my shower in a few months but I'm having trouble finding one that will be comfy, stylish and not make me look like a cow! PinkBlush has so many cute options that I will definitely be able to find something they have! Thank you!

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  24. I'd love to get the Coral Floral Print Robe

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love the navy floral v-neck tank top!

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  26. My sister just found out she's pregnant and she would look amazing in the burgundy lace dress for her showers this fall!

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  27. I would love to get one of the wrap maxi dresses!

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  28. I've always wanted to order something from them, but have always been too scared to try. This would be a great opportunity!!

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  29. I would choose the Purple Ombre Basic Dress.

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  30. I love the Black Basic Maxi Dress! traciemichelle0515@gmail.com

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  31. I would choose the Black Striped Drape Plus Top

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  32. I would def get the White Arrow Print Pocket Tank Top & the Navy Mint Colorblock Maxi Dress!

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