SPOTTED: Thyme Maternity crosses the border!

20130119-075807.jpgThings have certainly changed since my son, now a shocking 3 year old, was born. I was never a fan a maternity wear as the styling in previous pregnancies were neither flattering or special. In my prior pregnancies, I bought nothing more than a few t-shirts to get my through the months. I ventured once to buy maternity jeans and that was a disaster, I felt neither stylish or comfortable in them.

With this pregnancy, I started off with the same attitude and then I went from still fitting my regular clothing, and all too quickly to too tight and becoming the mom lying at home in her PJs or sweats all day.  I was sure my leggings, those fabulous stretchy fabrics would last, but the waistband told me otherwise and I was in a slump.  The frump set in quickly.

Then I found Thyme Maternity, the leading Canadian maternity fashion brand, now available exclusively at Babies R’ Us nationwide. From the moment I slipped on their basic leggings, I was wondering why I resisted maternity wear for so long! It allowed me to wear my favorite looks and still look chic! The material was stretchy, but not to the point of sheer and I could breath! That was something I was struggling with as I tried to squeeze myself into my favorite pairs of Ann Taylor leggings. Even the baby was kicking in protest every time I tried.

One of my favorite pieces from their lounge wear collection is the mock-neck popover. At first glance it looks like a pull-over hoodie, but I love details and this one has an adorable cowl neck line and enough fabric to cover the torso, elongating my look and making this mama not feel like a cow.  Even my husband turned to me, giving me a rare compliment and said, “cute.”

checklistFor those as resistant as I, to embrace maternity wear, Thyme Maternity created this handy Mom to Be Checklist.  Being stylish and comfortable during your pregnancy doesn’t have to break the bank and that wonderful style guides to get you through your pregnancy with suggestions for everyday essentials to sleepwear, nursing tops and loungewear.

Right now at Babies R’ Us, Thyme Maternity is Buy 1 Get 1 Free!  Already very reasonably priced, this sale is a steal!  What I found (while on bed rest) is you can order online with free shipping and if you use Ebates, you’ll earn 3% cash back.  DEAL DEAL DEAL!

{ disclosure:  Thyme Maternity wanted to get me out of my funk and into some comfortable clothing and sent me the above adorable outfit to check them out and I’m forever thankful. }