Fabulous Find: Fit2BMom Activewear

Since opening The Swanky Stork, we have been on a mission to find the perfect active wear for mommies-to-be and we have finally found it!!!!!

Fit2BMom is an active wear line that is taking the maternity world by storm!! Celebrities like Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz stay fit and active with Fit2BMom. The press they have received is way too much to mention - so you can just check it out here if you are interested.
Here's why we LOVE this line!
1. It's super cute! It actually looks really good and not just like over-sized, boring, ugly work out clothes that don't fit right!
2. Besides making your baby bump look really fabulous - it actually serves a purpose.
Fit2BMom is founded by fitness instructor and mother of 2, Christine Lavin. She's a fitness instructor - she knows her active wear!! But here's why it's GREAT! The tops provide 360 degree supportive shelf bra with adjustable straps and drawstring shirring along the sides that adjust to your growing baby bump or shrinking post baby bump. In a nutshell - they actually fit well AND support well!! And it does even more! It is designed with Supplex fabric that is moisture wicking, promising to keep your body cool and dry - while exercising or just on those hot summer days.
3. Did we mention that it is absolutely adorable!! This line is perfect for leisure wear - even if you never step foot in a gym. It's super comfortable. The pants, capris and skorts feature roll down waistbands, allowing them to be an over belly or under belly fit - whichever you prefer.
Enough talking - see for yourself...
Criss-Cross top featuring 360 degree built-in shelf bra. Available in different colors.

Cami Top - also featuring 360 degree built in bra with adjustable straps and also available in a variety of great colors.

Skort - featuring roll over waistband. Available in several colors. Love this!!

Capri pants featuring roll over waistband and available in several colors.

Don't you just love it!?! It's all available at The Swanky Stork. (And watch for new styles and colors arriving this fall.)

Your baby bump will be looking HOT in these clothes (while staying very cool and dry)!


Top Maternity Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 09

I copied this article from a Fashion Trends Blog - it's a great summary of what's hot for spring/summer 09. Beneath each fashion trend are pictures from clothing available at The Swanky Stork. Our mission is to keep your baby bump looking fabulous and perfectly on trend...you'll see below that we mean it!

Trend 1: Flowy Dresses
Flowy Dresses accent a pregnant body so well. With or without leggings, bold prints or solids, bright hues or simple ebony and ivory. It seems you can't go wrong this spring with a flowy dress. Besides, every pregnant girl needs a gorgeous dress. Go belted to define your new pregnant tummy and add a cardigan or even a vest if it cools off.

Trend 2: Different Necklines
Necklines will give a new look to pregnancy. Be sure to include V-neck cuts and off-the-shoulder styles because they're already starting to be HOT this spring.

Trend 3: Bohemian Style
Bohemain Style is a big hit this spring. The best way to pull this off is to pair a bohemian styled piece with something a bit more conservative. Perhaps a bohemian skirt with a solid colored top.

Trend 4: Color
Color is a huge consideration for pieces this spring. An abundance of nudes offer a neutral palette which is perfect for adding a splash of color. Metallic liquid silver and gold is everywhere. Bright colors should be included such as lemon yellows, neon oranges, chartreuse, fuchsia and bright blues. Muted bright colors such as mint green and coral are also big.

Trend 5: Ruffles and Bows
Ruffles and bows dressed up simple silhouettes in the Spring 2009 Collections. Look for bows at the shoulders or hips and ruffles at hemlines.

Trend 6: Floral Prints
Floral prints are back again. Whether it is large blossoms or tiny flowers, floral prints always look great for spring. It works best to pair this look with a soft tank top or flowy tunic.

Trend 7: Oversized Jewelry
Oversized jewelry is a statement piece that can update any outfit. Huge chunky necklaces and chandelier earrings are a must. However, be careful not to wear anything too heavy.
(We always have a fabulous assortment of jewelry and accessories at The Swanky Stork - watch for a fantastic new jewelry line - under $20 - arriving very soon!)

Now that you've got an idea on what this spring is all about, pick and choose your items with confidence. Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you have to compromise your desire to be up-to-date on all the latest fashions. Be bold, you can have fun with Maternity Clothes too!


Fierce Mamas has arrived!!

OK mommies-to-be -- if you don't know about Fierce Mamas -- you need to!!
Fierce Mamas is a new maternity line on the market from Christian Siriano. For those of you who are thinking, I know that name - why do I know that name - Christian is the winner of last season's Project Runway and has skyrocketed to designer fame as a result. He is worn by almost all celebrities and one of his biggest fans is Victoria Beckham, the queen of style herself.

Christian is now designing for the maternity world and his line is called Fierce Mamas! This line has the "straight off the runway look" without the runway price! It's FABULOUS! Fierce Mamas has been featured in almost every pregnancy magazine and many others as well. E! News Live also just did a live fashion show featuring Fierce Mamas.

We are pleased to be one of the only stores in the state of Alabama offering Fierce Mamas. This line truly is guaranteed to keep your baby bump looking fabulous - or fierce!! Check out some Fierce Mama styles below available at The Swanky Stork.

The Luscious Long dress - one of our favorites!!!

Jersey Cowl Neck Dress - great for any time during pregnancy and beyond!

Beautiful Bolero - straight off the runway. Check The Swanky Stork for matching pencil skirt!!

Pleated Box Shirt - looks great with jeans or dressed up!

On another note - The Swanky Stork is all over the place these days! We hope you saw us in the Homewood Helping Hands and High Fashion show last Saturday. Thanks to all our beautiful models for showing some of the latest styles out for spring!

If you missed that, you can catch us on April 14th on NBC 13's Daytime Alabama at 11:30. We will be showing the latest styles and trends for spring. We were also thrilled to have the host of the show Brooke Smith as one of our models. Brooke is almost 5 months pregnant and looks great in one of our T-Bags dresses!

And finally, be sure to check out our new selection of wood frames available at The Swanky Stork. These frames are hand crafted and designed right here in Alabama. They are made with real wood and are perfect for new nurseries! Available in many color options and sizes - custom colors and sizes are available upon request. See you soon!