Monthly Archive for December, 2011

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Beyonce’s Due Date Is Approaching!

With Beyoncé’s due date approaching (now just a month and a half away!) we could not be happier for the singer and handsome hubby Jay-Z! Throughout her pregnancy, Beyoncé’s maternity style has always been right on trend and very true to her own design aesthetic. As a designer herself, she knows what clothes look best on her body and what trends are the hottest, showing everyone that fashion does not stop with pregnancy.

For a day in New York City this past week, Beyoncé paired a white tank with a fitted red blazer, skinny jeans, rugged boots, and a trendy animal print scarf. This outfit works great for maternity, as the fitted blazer creates a flattering silhouette and balances the skinny jeans perfectly. We love her addition of an animal print scarf, which is one of this season’s hottest trends. The Elly B Long Straight Leg Jean from Olian are very similar to Beyoncé’s, and look great paired with Bella Band Essential’s Everyday Cami in white.

Sporting another fierce look this week, Beyoncé rocked the streets of the Big Apple in a motorcycle jacket and bright blue tribal print leggings. Tribal print is a huge trend this season, and pairing it with a black top showed it just the right amount. The tightness of the leggings is balanced beautifully by the motorcycle jacket, and shows off Beyoncé’s growing bump perfectly. If one loves tribal print, the Dakota Kimono Tunic from Maternal America is a great option.

At a recent screening, Beyoncé showed off her bump in a plunging black gown. The long sleeves are elegant and classy, and the strategically placed gold beading creates a very slimming silhouette. For such a special occasion it was a fabulous choice, and Beyoncé radiated happiness and confidence!

Jessica Simpson and Hillary Duff Pictures of the Week

With the holidays just around the corner, stars have been stepping out for many events and we are loving the clothing we see! This past week, some of our favorite mommies to be rocked the red carpets in gorgeous maternity clothing, showing off their burgeoning baby bumps.

At the Footwear News Achievement Awards, the beautiful Jessica Simpson received recognition for her own fabulous footwear designs. Although her footwear collection is gorgeous, it was her stunning outfit that everyone was commenting on. She looked beautiful deep crimson wrap dress. The wrap style accented her curves perfectly, accentuating her hourglass figure and showing off her baby bump. We loved it! For a dress that creates a similar shape, try Maternal America’s Front Tie Keyhole Dress. The V-neck elongates one’s body, creating a longer and leaner look while the V-neck crossover design flatters by accenting the smallest part of one’s body. Pair it with gold heels for a night on the town, or nude pumps for a day at the office.

Another one of our favorite expectant mothers, Hilary Duff, looked beautiful at a holiday soiree with her sister this past week. Hilary always keeps her maternity looks young and fresh while ensuring she is comfortable. Here she paired skinny jeans and heels with a V-neck faux wrap top that was very flattering. This look works well for both during and after pregnancy, as it camouflages one’s bump. The Criss Cross Maternity/Nursing Top from Maternal America has the same great versatility as Hilary’s top. To dress it up, follow Hilary’s lead with skinny jeans and heels, but for casual daytime usage wear it with dark bootcut jeans and cute white sneakers.

We cannot wait to see what else these soon to be first time mothers will wear!

Top 100 Baby Names Of 2011

Baby Center has compiled a list of the top 100 boy and girl names for 2011 based upon submissions of 300,000 names.

And the most popular names are:

Top 100 Girl Names In 2011
 
Top 100 Boy Names In 2011
1. Sophia   1. Aiden
2. Emma   2. Jackson
3. Isabella   3. Mason
4. Olivia   4. Liam
5. Ava   5. Jacob
6. Lily   6. Jayden
7. Chloe   7. Ethan
8. Madison   8. Noah
9. Emily   9. Lucas
10. Abigail   10. Logan
11. Addison   11. Caleb
12. Mia   12. Caden
13. Madelyn   13. Jack
14. Ella   14. Ryan
15. Hailey   15. Connor
16. Kaylee   16. Michael
17. Avery   17. Elijah
18. Kaitlyn   18. Brayden
19. Riley   19. Benjamin
20. Aubrey   20. Nicholas
21. Brooklyn   21. Alexander
22. Peyton   22. William
23. Layla   23. Matthew
24. Hannah   24. James
25. Charlotte   25. Landon
26. Bella   26. Nathan
27. Natalie   27. Dylan
28. Sarah   28. Evan
29. Grace   29. Luke
30. Amelia   30. Andrew
31. Kylie   31. Gabriel
32. Arianna   32. Gavin
33. Anna   33. Joshua
34. Elizabeth   34. Owen
35. Sophie   35. Daniel
36. Claire   36. Carter
37. Lila   37. Tyler
38. Aaliyah   38. Cameron
39. Gabriella   39. Christian
40. Elise   40. Wyatt
41. Lillian   41. Henry
42. Samantha   42. Eli
43. Makayla   43. Joseph
44. Audrey   44. Max
45. Alyssa   45. Isaac
46. Ellie   46. Samuel
47. Alexis   47. Anthony
48. Isabelle   48. Grayson
49. Savannah   49. Zachary
50. Evelyn   50. David
51. Leah   51. Christopher
52. Keira   52. John
53. Allison   53. Isaiah
54. Maya   54. Levi
55. Lucy   55. Jonathan
56. Sydney   56. Oliver
57. Taylor   57. Chase
58. Molly   58. Cooper
59. Lauren   59. Tristan
60. Harper   60. Colton
61. Scarlett   61. Austin
62. Brianna   62. Colin
63. Victoria   63. Charlie
64. Liliana   64. Dominic
65. Aria   65. Parker
66. Kayla   66. Hunter
67. Annabelle   67. Thomas
68. Gianna   68. Alex
69. Kennedy   69. Ian
70. Stella   70. Jordan
71. Reagan   71. Cole
72. Julia   72. Julian
73. Bailey   73. Aaron
74. Alexandra   74. Carson
75. Jordyn   75. Miles
76. Nora   76. Blake
77. Caroline   77. Brody
78. Mackenzie   78. Adam
79. Jasmine   79. Sebastian
80. Jocelyn   80. Adrian
81. Kendall   81. Nolan
82. Morgan   82. Sean
83. Nevaeh   83. Riley
84. Maria   84. Bentley
85. Eva   85. Xavier
86. Juliana   86. Hayden
87. Abby   87. Jeremiah
88. Alexa   88. Jason
89. Summer   89. Jake
90. Brooke   90. Asher
91. Penelope   91. Micah
92. Violet   92. Jace
93. Kate   93. Brandon
94. Hadley   94. Josiah
95. Ashlyn   95. Hudson
96. Sadie   96. Nathaniel
97. Paige   97. Bryson
98. Katherine   98. Ryder
99. Sienna   99. Justin
100. Piper   100. Bryce