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Pink Blush Maternity review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Today, I am typing on five hours of sleep and not enough coffee, so forgive me if I get to rambling! I am pretty sure it’s going to be one of those days where I find myself doing lots of amusing things, like putting the juice away in the dish cupboard, or typing out whatever I’m listening to instead of the rest of my sentence. But, when you’re pregnant and you wake up having to pee right at the time your husband usually gets up, it’s really hard to go back to sleep.

Especially when you hear the coffee pot going.


I was sent this dress a few days ago by Pink Blush Maternity, a super cute online maternity clothing store, and it is SO comfortable!! It’s made to be a nursing dress as well as maternity, which will be very nice when Asa arrives, but for now it definitely serves as another one of those cozy-like-a-worn-tee-type dresses that you just want to wear all the time because it’s just that comfortable. The material is really soft, and my only quibble is that it’s just a tad bit thin, so certain undergarment lines show unless you wear a full slip.

But I usually wear slips with my dresses anyway, so it’s not a big deal! I really love the drapiness of the neckline, the length of the sleeves (I end up pushing up full-length sleeves, so the 3/4 length is PERFECT for me), and the empire waist. It also came with a belt, which I’m not wearing in this particular outfit, and that’s a plus for me! I like belts, if you hadn’t noticed. 3

If you’re looking for cute maternity clothes, definitely visit Pink Blush! They have a great array of clothing, at pretty reasonable prices! It’s more in the area of trendy maternity clothes than what I normally go for, but they really do have some adorable stuff. Plus, they sell for nursing mothers as well, which is great!

I also really loved this burgundy lace dress, but since I just bought a burgundy bodycon dress, I figured I should go for something different. My husband would not understand why I had two dresses of similar color and shape, much like he doesn’t understand why I have a pair of flat houndstooth shoes AND a pair of high-heeled houndstooth shoes. To him, they’re the same, even though the heels have a bow.  137

He also doesn’t understand why I need more dresses. Yesterday, I picked up four dresses from the thrift store, all vintage, three of which were luckily on the tag sale at $1.29, and he just looked at me and said “New rule, when one comes in, one goes out. So what are you getting rid of?”

I’m pretty sure he only says this because we have a small closet. So I reminded him that I did just clear out my dresser and my closet, and got rid of two trash-bag sized bags full of clothes, and he sighed and gave up. He’s going to have to get used to the fact that I will always have a very full closet, and I cannot resist vintage thrifted dresses ever. 8

I’ll be sharing my finds tomorrow, because one of them was a very exciting discovery, and I think I now know enough about thrifting vintage to give you all a few tips. I’ve been asked to do a thrifting post before, but at the time I didn’t feel like I knew enough to tell other people what to look for. 1216

You know, it’s funny, even with the difficulties of the third trimester– pelvic/groin soreness, increased pee times, the baby’s size increasing and occasionally cutting off circulation– I haven’t gotten tired of being pregnant yet, and still the only thing that makes me look forward to not being pregnant– other than the obvious, you know, actually getting to meet this baby– is that I really miss my other clothes. Haha! That might be weird, but… winter, to me, is all about getting to wear my wool plaid skirts and warm sweaters, and when you’re pregnant, sweaters and wool are the last thing you want.

Even in the winter.

Not to mention, they don’t fit. But that’s okay; it’ll still be winter when I have him, and hopefully they’ll fit me again. Who knows, bodies change when you have kids, and I might never have that small of a waist again. Crossing my fingers, but y’know.


Dress c/o Pink Blush Maternity | JC Penney Motorcycle boots | Target Tights | Thrifted belt and brooch

And now, for all of you pregnant or nursing readers, I’m really excited to say that Pink Blush is offering one lucky reader a $25 to spend on anything from their store! Leave me a comment below with what you would get to enter! You can also like or follow the following pages for extra entries. Don’t forget to tell me when you do!

Like Pink Blush Maternity on Facebook
Follow Pink Blush Maternity on Pinterest, and re-pin an item to your boards
Follow Pink Blush Maternity on Instagram
Follow Pink Blush Maternity on Twitter

Good luck! The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday (December 10) and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter!

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday! I’m going to go make more coffee and eat breakfast. And maybe take a nap. Is 8:35am too early to take a nap? Haha! (Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know if it is.)


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*entrants are not eligible if you have hosted or won a giveaway from Pink Blush in the last 6 months.


  • Rebecca Joy Jensen

    My old clothes is EXACTLY the thing i was looking forward to when i was pregnant! … unfortunately, six months later only some of my old clothes fit. The increased t-shirt size from breast feeding and that last little bit of baby-belly thats just hanging on, and i finally came to terms with having to give up all of my size 3 jeans and many of my old dresses and fancy undergarments. Ah well. I have a bare bones closet now, but at least that means i get to rebuild!

    • Eccentric Owl

      Isn’t it pretty?

      Yeah, I’m not expecting all of my old clothes to fit. I’m hoping, but it’s not a very high hope. Ha! Although, I still fit my old jeans, aside from the not being able to zip them part… so hey!

  • Rebecca Joy Jensen

    Also, that burgandy dress was exactly something i was looking at when pregnant! When i have the oppourtunity i have not the money, and vice versa. Such is life.

    • Eccentric Owl

      Haha! Oh dear. I’m sorry you’re annoyed, and too afraid to even use your name. This made me laugh, to be honest. I don’t mean to be rude, but you don’t have to read my blog if you don’t like the pictures. It IS a fashion blog, and the average style blogger posts six to ten shots, including collages, of an outfit in each post (this coming from my just going to a dozen very successful blogs and counting their post pictures)… and this post has ten shots, including the collages, of the outfit. I try to equalize writing with pictures, so if I write less, I try to post less. If I write more, I post more.

      I will say, though, that perhaps I need more variety in the composition, and the lack therof can make it seem like I post a ton of images. It’s hard to get a variety of shots when you’re doing it by yourself at eight months pregnant with a camera that can’t autofocus and no camera remote, though.

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I Liked Pink Blush Maternity on Facebook- my name is Ashley Bree Perez.
    I Follow Pink Blush Maternity on Pinterest, and re-pinned an item to your boards – my username is breeluv8
    I Follow Pink Blush Maternity on Instagram – name is breelovesfashion8
    I Follow Pink Blush Maternity on Twitter – breeluvu is my username 🙂

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway 🙂 You are gorgeous

  • Myranda Walno

    Yay for giveaways! I am still nursing so I would love the Purple 3/4 Sleeve Belted Maternity/Nursing Dress. It would go a long way in my wardrobe… I haven’t been able to wear dresses for quite some time as most are difficult to nurse in. I also liked on Facebook (Myranda Walno), followed on Pinterest (MyrandaWalno) and pinned an item, and followed on twitter (Madnary).
    That’s very normal to miss your clothes… I still miss some of mine lol… perhaps one day they will fit me again 🙂

  • JaymeNorum

    I love Pink Blush and love this color combo you put together!! I need to buy a few more sweaters from them before I have the baby 😉

  • Katie

    Haha, the closet thing sounds like me and my husband too. He’s tried to institute the ‘one comes in, one goes out’ rule, but I’m pretty sure I can’t follow it. I’m a clothes hoarder to some extent 🙂
    This blue color is fantastic on you! With your dark hair and light skin, it just pops. What a seriously adorable maternity dress. I actually have a couple of maternity dresses I bought accidentally (I’m not pregnant, haha). But some dresses don’t even look like they’re maternity, like this one! I can see it transitioning so well after baby is born into just another cute dress!