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January, 21, 2015


casual-maternity-style gap-pink-maternity-sweater light-pink-cozy-sweatervalentino-rockstud-flatsSweater: Gap Maternity (non maternity similar pink sweater here) | Denim: Current Elliott | Bag: Valentino | Flats: Valentino | Glasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: Bracelets: David Yurman (herehere) | Lips: Saint Germain by MAC

I bought these jeans a few days ago at Nordstrom. Probably dumb on my part since I will only be able to wear them for a short period of time before they no longer fit BUT I loved the light wash and thought they would make for the perfect boyfriend jean once  I’m no longer pregnant! Drew told me I was crazy ;)

I’ve had a lot of reader questions about whether I’m wearing a belly band or maternity jeans. While I don’t fit into a single dress I owned before I got pregnant (other than a stretchy one) somehow my jeans still fit me, although I’m weeks (maybe even days) away from needing to switch to maternity. I haven’t been able to find any washes that I love so if you know of any cute (and comfy) maternity jeans let me know! I need major help!

Happy Wednesday!

xo, Rach

  1. glamdevils says:

    Adorable look. Love the cute light pink sweater!

    xx Mira

  2. Soraya says:

    I think you look stunning in these jeans and pretty much can wear whatever you want. Definitely the most stylish mom-to-be! Great outfit, thanks for sharing — Soraya

  3. Chottie says:

    LOVE your sunnies, they look fab on you!!


  4. Red Reticule says:

    I love these light colors on you.
    Red Reticule

  5. This looks awesome on you!! You look amazing in that shade of pink!! Great look!

    xx Olivia

  6. Bebe78 says:

    I’m at 8 months and still haven’t worn maternity jeans–can’t find any I’ve liked mostly and they all seem ill fitting. Still wearing a couple of pairs of my stretchy skinny jeans, those seem to fit best, particularly the Vince ones. Good luck.

  7. Leanne says:

    Such a beautiful blush colour. You look gorgeous. I have no idea about maternity jeans though, sorry!

  8. Libby says:

    Love all of the blush in this look!

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  9. Alison says:

    Try Topshop or asos. Not a huge selection, but they seem cuter than most and the prices aren’t terrible (especially considering they’re only for the short-term). Nordstrom also has some maternity wear.|208684]&noOfRefinements=1

  10. Maria says:

    I love how you style pink and nudes together Rach. And, your baby bump is getting so cute. You are starting to get that “maternity glow.” Have a wonderful day, and many blessings! XO, Maria

  11. Federica says:

    This outfit looks so comfy but still very pretty! Sorry I don’t know much about maternity clothes :)
    PS. New style post on my blog!

  12. sammie says:

    You look so cute in this easy outfit and you really make me want to get these Valentino flats. They’re fabulous.
    Blush pink is definitely your color,it looks so good on you

  13. Such a pretty look! I also just picked up those sunglasses, can’t wait for them to arrive!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  14. I absolutely love these jeans! Shopbop has some cute white maternity jeans and ASOS has some super cute maternity dresses.
    xo Jaime

  15. Audrey says:

    Love this look! I’ve never been pregnant so I can’t help much on the maternity front. But you look great and I love the pink sweater paired with the light wash denim. xx

    Audrey |

  16. sasa says:

    Beautiful color! Love!

    Shall We Sasa

  17. Nicole says:

    Love this casual look! I’m so in love with blah outfits these days and this sweater is the perfect blush!

    xo Nicole
    Style Of Living

  18. Kristen says:

    I love this look. I have sadly not been able to find any cute maternity boyfriend jeans. I have found that I really like the Hue Denim Leggings at Nordstrom during my pregnancy.

  19. Loving the soft colors for winter! Those jeans are so cute! And you’ll probably get a lot of use out of them for the weeks after you give birth when you just want to wear something comfy and effortless. I wore Paige maternity jeans when I was pregnant and I loved the fit and color!

  20. Light colors in winter are so perfect – especially rose. I’ve seen it styled so beautifully lately, I am inspired not to save my pastels for spring!

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  21. I love that sweater! It pairs perfectly with your gorgeous Valentino flats!
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  22. Shae says:

    I’ve been loving your pregnancy looks (as well as your looks before you were pregnant), and this look is no exception. Too cute!

    S. Roderick

    • Sadie says:

      My sister recently just had a baby and lived in her Gap maternity jeans. Not too expensive and look great on. I personally didn’t think they were maternity jeans when she first put them on! She also loved the Paige maternity options at Nordstrom. They don’t have the large stretchy fabric that stretches over your belly, instead they placed the fabric on the sides of the waist. Hope you find something that works!

  23. Brittany says:

    Love the light wash denim, I think they’ll be great boyfriend jeans after you have your baby!


  24. Rach says:

    I’m still amazed how you managed to still look great while pregnant!

  25. Summer Ann says:

    I love that color on you. And I love that Michele watch. I have had mine for about 4 years and I wear it almost every day. I always think you get so much more out of spending money on nice accessories than name brand clothing just because you can wear them more.

    Summer Ann

  26. kelsey says:

    this is so cute! love the light wash of the jeans. i am with you! hopefully they’ll make great bf jeans!

  27. Allison says:

    I love your prego belly! too cute :)

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  29. miri says:

    I love these jeans and the flats on you! It is a very sweet look!

  30. Emily says:

    You look so cute preggers! I really loved the Top Shop “Leigh” skinny jeans when I was pregnant, plus they’re a good price point for something you won’t wear very long!


  31. Chelsea says:

    Pink Blush Maternity has some cute options and so does Asos! Good luck :)

  32. Adrienne says:

    Loving this look!
    Great jeans!
    Your little belly is so cute!! :)
    -Adrienne. xo

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  33. Sofia says:

    Wearing pink already…. You are so ready to have a little girl. Can’t wait to see how you dress her. Love the jeans. Great color wash.

    Have a wonderful day.
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  34. Kate says:

    Very sweet look!

  35. Sarah says:

    I’m obsessed with your jeans! I have yet to find loose-fitting jeans that work for me (it’s harder as I’m more pear-shaped and have shorter legs). Thanks for the inspiration!

    x Sarah

  36. Stephanie says:

    Perfect outfit for spring!


  37. Victoria says:

    You’re lucky that your baby seems to be up a bit higher, when you carry lower, you have to make the switch to maternity pants sooner. Plus, they just feel a whole lot more comfortable. Nobody wants a closet full of maternity clothes because let’s face it, we wear them for such a short period of time, but then buying a size up in our regular styles really is a waste of time/money too as they can’t be worn afterwards. I can see Drew’s point but at the same time, you can wear them now as well as a bit after the baby is born. The first couple months, you just want comfy clothes but when you do put on jeans, it’s nice to know you have stylish ones that will fit you! Jeans are so much more comfortable when they’re maternity! Try then and you’ll see. Isabella Oliver and Pea in the Pod both offer great options.

  38. such an adorable look… a glowing mom-to-be… Loved it… :)

  39. Liz says:

    These jeans look amazing and look perfect with this blush sweater! Love this light and airy outfit!


  40. Jamie says:

    You look gorgeous! Love the blush pink sweater on you!


  41. Liz says:

    that blush color is one of my favorites

  42. Tessa says:

    Ok, I am obsessed with these flats!!!!


  43. Emma says:

    Love! Cute casual yet so pulled together

    Emma | With A City Dream

  44. Such pretty shades of pastel! And I love how the jeans fit you!



  45. Jessica Thomas says:

    Believe it or not but H&M has really cute and cheap maternity jeans online. My baby was due last April and I was like you where I didn’t need to really start wearing maternity jeans until around this time but I also didn’t want to spend a ton of money on something I’d wear for 12 weeks or so. I tried the belly band but wasn’t a fan of it and the rubber band through the button hole only worked for a few weeks.

  46. Your little bump is growing so big — can’t wait to meet your little girl this Spring! This is such an exciting time for you, Rach! :) Thanks for sharing all the fun details! Xo, Alison

  47. Tipling says:

    Hi Rachel, I am pregnant too so I have been anxious to see how your style evolved to incorporate a growing belly. I have found some cute jeans and washes at asos, H&M online and j.crew even has a materinity line. Most stores, if they have it, only have maternity online.

    Let me know what you find and you look great!


  48. Anmelis says:

    Adorable look! For maternity jeans suggestions, check out Makeup by Tiffany D’s blog and YouTube channel. She’s overdue, and had the best maternity looks throughout her pregnancy. I know there were about 2-3 brands for jeans she mentioned she loved. Hope that helps!

  49. Paige says:

    Loving that sweater paired with the Valentino flats!


  50. Love this look! I hadn’t shopprd at Old Navy since middle school, but I saw a pregnant friend in these boyfriend jeans and bought them for myself and love them. Mine are more distressed than the ones online. They’re super comfortable.

  51. Adorable! What a beautiful and refreshing color!
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  52. Val C. says:

    J. Brand and Paige Denim have great maternity jeans.

  53. LOve this style Rach,
    is perfect from a mami :)
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  54. Jeanne says:

    I love your studded flats!

  55. Diana says:

    Beautiful look, I love your sweater.
    ~~ Diana~~

  56. Katie says:

    I’m 25 weeks and just found my new favorite jeans. I’ve had several brands of maternity jeans (7 for all man kind, Citizens of Humanity, etc.) and loved them but I’ve been really impressed by these inexpensive jeans..

    Wendy Bellissimo No Belly Cross Hatch Denim Zipper Detail Slim Leg – BLACK @

    I liked them so much that I bought several other pairs from her line. Super comfy!
    Hope you find something that works! The maternity denim hunt can be daunting ;)


  57. Moja says:

    Hi Rach! When I was pregnant I was always able to wear my regular jeans for a long time too before they just got to be so uncomfortable. The bad thing about a lot of maternity jeans is that I felt like I was constantly pulling them up. I found that sizing up and going with a jegging was perfect for me. I could still wear them low like I did with jeans but the stretch in the waist was so much more comfortable. Hope this helps a bit-you are stunning and the wonderful thing about being pregnant is that’s it’s only temporary!

  58. Susanna says:

    Love those hues….helps me think of spring, but still feels like winter! Beautiful!

    Also, for jeans some of my faves were Loved by Heidi Klum. The have a tiny hand, and always fit me the best.

  59. Cait Christy says:

    there is going to be so much more pink in your life pretty soon. So fun, love this look!

    Love Your Fate

    XOXO, Cait

  60. Rose says:

    You look so gorgeous in that blush pink. Love the lip color, too. I am in love with those flats!!! The studs give a nice contrast to such a feminine color! I hope you are able to wear those jeans as boyfriend jeans after you are pregnant because the wash is perfect. Another lovely look!!

  61. Erika says:

    MakeupbytiffanyD on youttube has a series of pregnancy vlogs and clothes she purchased while pregnant. She mentions different jeans throughout them (they are really cute & dont look like maternity jeans)
    Definitely check them out! ;)

  62. Clare says:

    That sweater looks incredibly soft and glam. Love the delicate color.

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  63. Jenna says:

    Love those shoes! So perfect

    Jenna ||

  64. Miss Pippi says:

    I love this shade of pink.

  65. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    You are the most beautiful pregnant woman I have ever seen! Love your blog :)

  66. Mandy says:

    Loving your Valentino flats! <3 That blush sweater is just so pretty!


  67. Claire says:

    The J.Crew maternity toothpick jean was my favorite this last pregnancy.
    And perfect for those first weeks post-partum

  68. You look so chic. Love these colors on you.


  69. Eden says:

    Love this colour, you look beautiful!

  70. Samantha says:

    The maternity rail jeans and maternity skinny jeans from J Brand are the most flattering maternity jeans ever. SO comfortable and classic – the best They have them on shopbop and you order your pre-pregnancy size.

  71. One of my favorite trends is winter pastels and this blush is perfection on you!

    Heidi D.

  72. Clare says:

    Have you tried the J.Crew Maternity jeans? They came out with them after I had my second child (of course), but I love the brand and would try them in the future if necessary. Love your blog!!

  73. Kathleen says:

    You look so chic and stylish. I adore this combo and you did a fantastic job styling. I especially love your jeans!

  74. Love those jeans and the pretty pink sweater! XOXO

  75. Rachel says:

    I love your sweater!!!! The color and the fit :)

    Blonde with a Chanse

  76. Rachel says:

    Oh and I wanted to add that I actually never wore maternity jeans at all! I just wore my jeans with stretchy waists. I also used a hair tie for my jeans buttons so that I could keep it together, but it would still stretch. I was fairly small my whole pregnancy, so I am sure this wouldn’t work for anyone, but it did for me :)

  77. Brooke says:

    You’re the cutest mama to be!

    Brooke du jour

  78. Lauren says:

    This is one of my all-time favorite lip colors; it’s so flattering with the dark hair and eyes. Beautiful in the blushing pink! You’re really making pregnancy look pretty!

  79. Carmel says:

    I love this outfit! The simplicity & warmth of color are absolutely lovely. <3

  80. Julie says:

    Paige maternity, also purchaesd citziens all black jeans maternity and j crew maternity black pants too….the jcrew maternity black pants were great for post baby! Good luck!

  81. Carly says:

    This casual look is so cute!
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  82. Laura Yazdi says:

    I am loving anything blush colored lately! That sweater will transition perfectly into spring too.

    Laura Lily
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  83. Irina Bond says:

    I just gave birth to my little girl, and I loved AG jeans, Sevens, and Hudson maternity denim. You can search my #BumpStyle posts if you need inspiration. <3


  84. Andrea says:

    Rach! I had the same problem with Maternity Jeans go try H&M Mama Jeans!!! I am in love!! I have the skinny Gray ones and the Skinny Dark Blue ones!! Go buy them now!!!!!!!


    I am 14 weeks pregnant and added Maternity Fashion on my blog! Check it out!

  85. Adele says:

    Loving winter pastels now, so I naturally gravitate to this gorgeous look.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  86. Furore says:

    Love your sweater! inspiring outfit
    xx Furore Editor

  87. Heather says:

    I am 32 weeks along into my first pregnancy so I know what you’re going through. My favorite jeans that I have found so far is a brand called Blooming Marvellous. The only problem is that my sister in law bought them for me when we were in Scotland. You might be able to do a search for them and find them somewhere state side or order them from the UK I’m not sure. I got them in a grey skinny jean. They are so comfortable and they actually stay up when you are moving around so I love them. Another thing that has really worked for me is maternity tank tops. They allow me to still wear some of my other tops (sweaters, button downs, and knit tops) while adding the length I need to keep covered. Hope this helps! Good luck!

  88. Cute post!! Love the blush accessories!

  89. Jessica says:
    I am 6 months pregnant and not in maternity jeans yet either but am thinking of ordering these because I will prob need them soon.

  90. I have that sweater (non-maternity) in blue and it’s seriously one of my favorites!!

  91. You look amazing!! Those jeans are perfect on you.
    I needed to get maternity jeans early since my bump was pretty low early on and wearing my jeans became too uncomfortable.

    I was so worried about finding great jeans and was thankful when I found AG maternity denim, J Brand and Genetic denim. They look just like non-maternity jeans and are super comfortable. I have been living in them for the past few months and were a great investment.

    Good luck with your search.
    You look so amazing pregnant!!


  92. carol simpson says:

    What color red are your hunter rain boots?

  93. Love this outfit. Those jeans are awesome, I wouldn’t have been able to pass them up either ;) The matching valentino accessories are amazing

    xx Fortune

  94. Liz says:

    Hi Rach! Paige denim has some great options! We highlight maternity finds (at good deals) often on When I come across a good pair of maternity jeans, I’ll let you know! XO, Liz

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!