I was gifted a maternity clothing item from PinkBlush in exchange for this review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.
My darling girl has started to get into playing dress up. It’s so cute to watch: she brings me a scarf, hat, or sunglasses to help her put them on. Then she immediately runs to the mirror and does that little girl sway, admiring herself with a sweet and shy smile on her face. She’ll then look to me expectantly, waiting for a kind word and praise.
I’ve seen posts circulating around the internet about how you shouldn’t comment on a little girls appearance- instead focus on her intellect, her bravery, her kindness, and other character traits. While I think this is SO important to teach girls that their value and worth is so much deeper than their outward appearance, simply never acknowledging their unique God-given beauty can leave a gaping hole in her heart. It’s all about balance.
Watching my girl play dress up made me think about what type of example I set for my daughter. Am I teaching her those all important character traits, and also showing her that I love my body? This can be a HARD thing to do, especially in a season where a mothers body changes so drastically— from pregnancy to postpartum and nursing.
As mothers, we can tend to put off dressing our bodies with care because it is such a transitory time.
But when I find a perfect fitting nursing dress or a maternity top that is functional for my lifestyle and still trendy?
I feel put together and great. I truly believe our daughters pick up on that! This is why I’m so excited to partner with Shop Pink Blush.
They offer clothing for every season of life- women’s, women’s plus, maternity clothes, maternity plus.
I have a couple maternity clothing pieces from the Pink Blush maternity clothes line and I wear them ALL the time. They are great quality, and they fit my body and growing bump in a way that is flattering and fashionable.
This top is so versatile- I love pairing it with leggings and my rainboots, but I also plan on rocking it for our next date night with jeans, over the knee boots and a blazer!
mama, give yourself permission to play “dress up” and rediscover the delight of wearing something you feel beautiful in.
P.S. Not that I’m against yoga pants and day 4 unwashed hair- most days I’m rocking some variation of that, especially at home. All I’m saying is that it’s a gift to dress the body in a way that shows appreciation for how hard it has worked to grow and nurture and care for these little ones.