Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shorts Anyone???

Last spring and summer, we had so many requests for shorts that it was almost unreal. What was even more unreal than the pure number of requests was the lack of goods to choose from and vendors to buy from when it came to maternity shorts.  We hate turning away customers because we simply don’t have the selection or in this case, ANY shorts to offer them. So, I wanted to make sure we filled that need this go around WELL!

I am proud to offer two great lengths in Pickles & Ice Cream maternity shorts in multiple color ways. The Pickles & Ice Cream Bermudas are made of the uber-stretchy, never-fade bengaline that just gives and gives and gives! This short was designed with a soft knit panel that can be worn up on the belly or under.  We love this short because it’s sassy and super easy to dress up. It’s slimming and so flattering. This maternity short is offered in black, stone, and dark brown.  This short should hit the knee or anywhere above the knee.  Our really petite mommies who are 5’1 or less should try the shorter pinwhale cotton ribbed shorts.

The pinwhale cotton shorts are equally as comfortable and has an under-the-belly fit. They are so stinkin’ cute, I am actively searching for a non-maternity version just like it! These have a 5 ½ inch inseam which is a perfect length for the shorter short without being Cheekers (shorts that reveal the under side of your butt cheeks). Some want that look…woo hoo…but most usually don’t when they are prego .  So with our prego mommies in mind, these were designed out a weightier fabric so that it’s not see through and a cute side vent for sassiness! These shorts are offered in black, khaki, and white!

We hope you like them as much as we do. Our mommies in the boutiques LOVE them and are buying them in multiple colors.  Oh, one more thing…they are machine wash because seriously, who wants to dry clean shorts?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Good Looks & Retail Therapy

P&N combed the runways and interviewed the country's top maternity style mavens for their favorite picks for spring 2009.  Consider this your shopping list for the season's must-have fashions.

Song Pardue, owner, Pickles & Ice Cream, opened her first Pickles store in Dallas in 2002 and became the Pickles & Ice Cream Franchise Owner in 2005.  Soon after, she launched their online store and hasn't looked back since.Song's must-haves include the Belly Bandit, Juicy Couture Cali Maternity Jeans and the Olian Ruffle Sleeveless Poplin Blouse.

by Erin Bransford, Courtesy of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, April 2009.