Thyme Maternity Designer Jeans and $100 Gift Card Giveaway

If you haven't been in to check out the new designer denim at Thyme Maternity, you are missing out. Gone are the days of wearing your husbands baggy sweat pants and oversized shorts. Who says you can't still wear your skinny jeans and heels, and feel like yourself while your belly pushes your limits?

With amazing brands like J.Brand, Paige, DL and Citizens of Humanity, now you can flaunt your favorite skinnies, boyfriends, sandblasted and leggings while loving your curvy new figure.

My personal favorite are the DL Riley Boyfriend Maternity Jean with Sandblast. They are super trendy and modern, and feature a stretchy panel at the side to accommodate your bump. What makes them even better is that they don't have a full belly panel, which means that they will be comfortable and stylish for your fourth trimester as well! 

Finding a good pair of jeans while you're pregnant can be an awful task, and thankfully Thyme Maternity has amazing options to help you feel like the stylish mama goddess that you are. Pair them with a t-shirt and bomber jacket, or a long tunic and boots. The possibilities are endless, actually! Even a cute summer dress and gladiator sandals would be fantastic with a pair of dark wash skinnies!

There is something to be said for treating yourself to a pair of designer jeans or luxury lingerie while you are pregnant. So often, we feel as though our bodies are not our own. A life growing inside, kicking away at our ribs and giving us flutters. It's truly incredible, but sometimes it can take a while to get used to all of the body changes. Treat yourself to clothes that fit and move with your changing body, but that make you feel like yourself.

Thyme Maternity is graciously sponsoring an awesome giveaway for two $100 gift cards. There will be two lucky winners, and you can even enter daily with a simple tweet. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

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Fall Fashion Forward...layer up!

The warmth of the days is short lived in mid-November...a crisp chill takes your breath away and you're suddenly yearning for a warm fuzzy blanket and a cup of cocoa.

Dressing in layers for fall is one of my favourite ways to beat the chill. While lovely jackets with ruffles, buttons and pleats are great, there's something cozy about layering a cardigan {in a great mustard yellow} over a long sleeved tee or blouse, accented by a men's watch.

Pure love!

Top it off with some classic aviators and you have the perfect outfit for brunch with friends, or a lunch date with your main squeeze!

Fall Fashion booties

One trend that I am really hoping doesn't go out of style anytime soon is the bootie...and more specifically the peep toe bootie.

I have a pair of brushed suede Sam&Libby booties that are simply the most comfortable heels that I own. I wear them alot, and they were definitely worth the splurge.

Now...these are a pair that I think are perfect for fall

The colour is perfect for fall - graphite grey. And the lacing detail!! The bow is super feminine and lovely, and the fabric that Lauren Conrad chose for these beauties is perfect.

Paired with a pair of skinny jeans and a comfy sweater, with layered night!

What are your go-to boots for fall?

BlogHer Sponsor Love: Kristine Cook Designs

Details,'s all in the details!

Kristine Cook has done it again in her design for my brunch dress for BlogHer'12!

When we first met, we talked about my love of neutrals, stripes and a pop of colour. She captured my style so absolutely perfectly in this dress.

Slate grey, paired with a white and grey stripe that is so delicately draped from one shoulder down to the opposite hip and falling ever so femininely down the skirt. The detailing on this dress is simply divine!

For the pop of color, Kristine chose to bring in the same coral of my tailored jacket by putting a sash at my {rather high} natural waist and up on the shoulder in an abstract draped manner. It reflects who I am as an artist, all in one beautiful dress!

Now I need to find the perfect shoes!

The MAD Awards...Transatlantic Blonde style!

Have you heard of the MAD Awards? No?

Well it's this really cool thing run by Parentdish that celebrates the best in Mum and Dad blogs in the UK...and I know someone who was nominated for the Best Fashion Blog award!

That's right!!! Little Miss Transatlantic Blonde, with her uber cute Blondey Boy, has been nominated as the best fashion blogger and I couldn't agree more with Parentdish's selection! Could you help a mama out??

Click on the The Mads 2012 logo above to be taken to the voting page - simply fill out your name and email, then choose Transatlantic Blonde under "Best MAD Fashion Blog" {about halfway down the categories!}

Good luck Melaina!