Easter Style

Dear Readers,

Maybe it’s because Mom would let me pick out a new dress for Easter every year, but I always look forward to this particular Sunday best. Soft pastels, spring brights, coordinating shoes – is there anything better than devouring a giant chocolate bunny in a super cute outfit?

The answer is no, there is not.

the style letters: Easter StyleThis past weekend, I partnered with Kickin’ Maternity in Chicago to find a dress for the holiday. Let’s talk about this adorable bow dress by Leota. The easy drape of this jersey fabric and the three-quarter length sleeves are incredibly flattering, while still comfortable for the bump. Whimsical bows call for equally sweet jewelry, and Kate Spade’s striped necklace and white gumdrop studs do the trick. Block heels and a white bag add a fun retro feel, while my favorite jean jacket keeps away the spring breeze. I can’t wait to wear this on our babymoon this weekend!

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(Leota Dress via Kickin’ Maternity, J.Crew Jacket, Kate Spade New York Necklace, Earrings, and Bag, Tommy Hilfiger Sandals via T.J. Maxx)

And because I can’t stop at just one (read: shopping problem), I fell in love with yet another Leota dress. The sweetheart neckline is so incredibly feminine and folds beautifully; this is one dress that magically flatters every curve on a pregnant body. The cap sleeves add a 40’s feel to the dress, so I paired it with nude colorblock peep-toes, rose gold accents, and a mint foldover clutch. Bonus?  This dress is perfect for nursing moms and will be a pretty option for Baby Mac’s baptism this summer.

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Expecting in Chicago? Do yourself a favor and head to Kickin’ Maternity in Roscoe Village immediately! The ladies at Kickin’  have dressed me throughout my pregnancy, from everyday leggings to beautiful dresses that flatter at every stage. Knowledgeable, kind, and incredibly patient, they’ll be my go-to for nursing bras and post-partum wear after Baby Mac arrives. Stop in and say hi!

Kickin’ Maternity | 2118 W. Roscoe Street | Chicago, IL 60618 | 773.281.6577 | www.kickinmaternity.com

A very special thanks to owner Trudy Robinson for having us at Kickin’ Maternity this past weekend!

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Would love to hear what you’re wearing this Easter!

  • Rock that bump, lady! I love both options, but the first is my favorite! So darn cute with the denim jacket and sandals.

    • Maria MacNamara

      Hi Hollie! Thank you so much – I went with the first option, too. (And already wore it to work this week, hahaha!) I can’t wait to wear it this weekend for Easter. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Trudy Robinson

    What a gorgeous model Maria! For Easter. I have a Leota 3/4th sleeve Ilana dress I am wearing from last years collection at Kickin’ Love that its still in style.. Blue with fun Red Polka dots! (Ilana is a great style we carry for regular contemporary and maternity at Kickin’ as well.) Love that I get 2 seasons wear out of it!

    • Maria MacNamara

      Aw, thanks, Trudy – I give full credit to these dresses, haha! Love this designer and can’t wait to see what you guys get in next!

  • Maya McDonald

    That baby bump is too precious! You look amazing, and glowing and beautiful as usual! xx

    • Maria MacNamara

      Hahahaha, thanks, buddy! It’s growing bigger by the day. 🙂 I can’t believe I only have eight weeks left! Miss you and hope things are great at your end!

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  • Babymoon Advice

    Had to read this post when I saw the photo of the yellow bow dress. It’s adorable. You look fabulous!

    • Maria MacNamara

      Thank you so much – you’re so sweet! Thanks for stopping by!