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Contributor: Naomi Phan-Quang

“With this being my fourth pregnancy, I’ve learned a thing or two about dressing the bump. Comfort should always come first, so I tend to gravitate towards jersey knits and fabrics with a lot of “give” – nothing too constricting. Also with three little guys to run after, I opt for flats. A pair of strappy sandals can pull together any outfit, and it gives me good reason to splurge on a luxurious pedicure. I also like to keep a balanced silhouette. I may pair a curve-hugging skirt with a floaty top or a drapey blazer with form fitting jumpsuit.” – Naomi

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Shirt Dress – Urban Outfitters

Skirt – H&M

Ring – vintage (similar style found here)

Jumper – Marshalls (similar one can be found here)

Jacket – Forever21

Shoes – Bamboo (similar shoes can be found here)

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She’s a designer, maker, wife and mother. She’s a total sweetheart and she’s finding inspiration in the most beautiful place; motherhood. We spent a gorgeous sunny Southern California morning with Sarah and her sweet little baby boy at her picture-perfect home where she shared some of her current favorites with us.
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Hello!
We’re currently looking for some Solly Mamas to join us as blog/instagram contributors.
Here are some “dress the bump” examples and you can see a few of our Solly Baby Style posts by Bethany Menzel here and here.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a contributor please send the following information to pr@sollybaby.com

Email subject: STYLE POSTS
+ Full name
+ If you’re expecting, how far along are you?
+ Instagram handle
+ Blog link

Thank you!
Solly Baby team

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When our friends at Sprout invited us to join them for a wrap tutorial, we jumped at the chance to meet one of our retailers in person and to spend an afternoon with some of our Solly Baby parents in San Francisco. Often times we get lost in the day-to-day and we forget the real reason why we’re here. It really doesn’t get much better than seeing a room full of parents babywearing, asking questions, sharing sleep stories and the smell of fresh brand new babies (it’s a real thing)!

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And what’s a trip to San Francisco without a party? After our Sprout event, we hosted a lovely evening at Cheese School and invited a handful of our local friends to join us for some yummy treats and casual conversations in the crisp San Francisco air (this San Diego girl is NOT used to the chilly SF nights so I was firmly planted next to the fireplace all night).

The theme of the night was connection. We overheard many conversations that started with, “It’s so great to finally meet you,” and “we need to find a way to work together on something.” It was exactly what I had hoped it would be and couldn’t be more impressed with this community of women in San Francisco.

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Lastly, the gift bags. Oh, the gift bags! They were full of so many goodies including:

+ Oh Joy! for Solly Baby
+ Oh Joy! for Solly Baby (Solly Dolly)
+ Puj Phillup cups
+ Petunia Picklebottom wallet
+ Shop Strands necklace
+ Custom print by Rowley Press
+ Ella + Mila nail polish
+ Napinol body butter
+ Cheese paper from Cheese School
+ Chocolate chip cookie from Stable Cafe (YUM)!
+ Tubby Todd Love Lake Lavender Lotion and Deep Sea Bubble Bath

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And because all good things deserve to be shared. We were able to bring one of these amazing gift bags home with us to gift to a lucky reader! Just leave a comment below and we will randomly choose a winner and announce the winner here on our blog this Friday evening. P.S. The cookie didn’t make it. SorryNotSorry.

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Photography by Black Cat Photos

CONGRATULATIONS TO JONATHAN FEGEL FOR WINNING THIS GIVEAWAY! We will email you for your shipping address.

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Mother’s Day is, undoubtedly, a special time around here. We wanted to give a handful of our moms something to remember these babywearing moments forever so we decided to hold a special Solly Baby photoshoot at our studio just for them. But just blindly choosing a dozen mothers to Solly HQ for this photo session proved to be nearly impossible so, in order to choose, we asked our instagram community to submit a story about what babywearing means to them. The stories that poured in were all so unique and beautiful, we knew we had to share them with you.

After our photoshoot we worked with Artifact Uprising to print some of the pictures from the shoot and then we featured a handful of them the days leading up to Mother’s Day with their stories.

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Here is the entire collection of our #SollyStories featured mothers. We had such a wonderful day meeting the moms, holding their babies and hearing their babywearing stories. Every single one of our mothers are so very special and it was an absolute honor to be able to celebrate a few of them in such a fun way. Thank you so much to Artifact Uprising for the prints, to all the mothers that entered the contest and a huge thank you to everyone that traveled to Carlsbad to spend the day with us.

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Photography by Ben Christensen
Hair + Makeup by Brittany Gharring
Creative Design by Dulcet Creative

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Guest Contributor: Bethany Menzel

“I am so happy that spring has sprung and I can finally pull out dresses & hats. They are what I live in during the warmer months, such an easy outfit to throw together but always looks stylish. When i’m wearing my wrap I usually go for a tighter fitting dress because then everything fits nicely underneath. I love mixing patterns (just like I did in my winter baby wearing post) so I paired the adorable swiss dots wrap with my striped Asos Maternity dress, the mix of these patterns & colours just feels fun and springy to me! ” – Bethany

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+ Photos by Elissa Crowe Photography

On Bethany:
Dress – Asos Maternity ( similar style here & here )
Shoes – Vintage ( similar style here )
Hat – Brixton
Wrap – Solly Baby

On Poppy:
Onesie – H&M
Tights – H&M
Moccasins – Freshly Picked

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It has arrived! The Oh Joy! for Solly Wrap is here and ready to ship. Words can not describe the delight and excitement in the Solly Baby offices right now. Joy Cho is a brand dream and to be able to collaborate with her for our first installment of the Solly Baby signature series has been nothing short of magical. For a special behind the scenes video about the line, watch here.

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Guest Contributor: Jane Maynard // This Week for Dinner

Yes, pregnancy is a time to avoid alcoholic beverages. But just because you have that adorable baby bump doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun drink in hand! There are all kinds of delicious mocktails out there that can help you ride out the next nine months. And, let’s be honest, some (all?) of them actually taste better sans alcohol!

These 15 fabulous mocktail recipes are just what you need to quench your pregnant thirst. And, with warm weather finally settling in, the fizzy, fruity fun that is a mocktail is perfect for spring and summer. Don’t forget! Just because you’re not a virgin (yes, the preggo belly gives you away!) doesn’t mean your drink can’t be! Bottoms up!

01_Strawberry Mint Fizz

Strawberry Mint Fizz –
This tasty strawberry mint fizz also has a slight cucumber flavor. The freshness of this drink is perfect for spring and you’ll definitely want more than one glass! Get the recipe from Babble.

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Blood Orange Basil Mocktail –
This mocktail has a richer flavor thanks to the blood orange and basil, which end up complementing one another beautiful. And, of course, fizz! Get the recipe from Babble.

03_Persian Pomegranate Mocktail

Persian Pomegranate Mocktail –
Orange blossom water gives this mocktail its special Persian twist. Get the recipe from Tori Avey.

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Frozen Virgin Strawberry Coconut Daiquiri –
Frozen drinks are always the best, especially when there coconut and strawberries are involved. Get the recipe from The Lemon Bowl.

Sparkling Honey Rosemary Lemonade –
This is lemonade, cocktail style. Except, of course, no booze! Get the recipe from Nutmeg Nanny.

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Watermelon Hibiscus Lime Cooler –
One of the fun things about cocktails is the interesting mix of flavors, which this drink most certainly has thanks to hibiscus. Get the recipe from Tasty Yummies.

06_Banana Pina Colada

Banana Piña Colada –
Piña coladas are always a great candidate for going virgin! Get the recipe from Tasty Yummies.

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Frozen Virgin Strawberry Margarita –
This frozen strawberry margarita is perfect for when you’re in a party mood! Get the recipe from Barbara Bakes.

Pink Grapefruit Sparkler –
This pink grapefruit sparkler also features the flavors of pineapple and ginger. Bonus: ginger helps with morning sickness! Get the recipe from Cookin’ Canuck.

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Mango Margaritas –
A mango margarita will definitely help a tired, pregnant mama relax and transport herself, at least mentally, to a desert island! Get the recipe from Simply Sated.

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Mojito Smoothie –
This slushy mojito is downright irresistible. Get the recipe from Wonky Wonderful.

Ginger Mojito –
What better way to get in some anti-morning sickness ginger than with a mojito! Get the recipe from Taste As You Go.

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Citrus Mint Spritzer –
A hint of mint gives this citrus spritzer a refreshing flavor you’ll love! Get the recipe from Diethood.

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Summer Fruit Spritzer –
When summer comes be sure to get out this recipe and take advantage of all those summer fruits! Get the recipe from Miss in the Kitchen.

Cranberry Sorbet Bellini –
If you can’t have a classic bellini, go for this variation on a theme, with raspberry and cranberry. Get the recipe from Country Cleaver.

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