Mom Style From Play Dates to Date Night

Before having Aiden I spent a lot of money on clothes. I had outfits for work, outfits for going out, and casual outfits. Now, I spend all my money on clothes for Aiden πŸ˜† (but really, I’m obsessed!) These days, when it comes to style, I want something I can transition to be appropriate for whatever I am doing that day whether it’s play dates with my mom friends, date night with my husband, or a work event. That’s why I am excited to partner with the trendy online boutique PinkBlush which is a one-stop-shop to finding great pieces for the busy mom that are easily styled for any occasion. Here are some tips for styling a PinkBlush maxi dress from day to date night!

Disclosure: I received a maxi dress from PinkBlush in exchange for my honest review. Affiliate links are included, which means if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only write about products I love. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.


During the day I am running around with a toddler. I am walking, carrying, bending, and squatting so I need something that I can easily move around in. Jewelry is out because it is basically a target for being pulled or ripped off (unless I am wearing my teething bangles). I might be at a local play space or museum with other moms so I usually like to have something warm that I can take on and off. I find that layers are important for moms!


Here is my play date look:

It was SO easy to take this look from day to night. I wanted to look a little more sophisticated and less mom-ish. Date nights for us usually include dinner and a movie, or sometimes a local brewery. I still like to be comfortable so that’s a priority but I can add some cute shoes and jewelry to complete my date night look.


Date-night look:

I wasn’t much of a maxi dress wearer before Aiden arrived, but since becoming a mom I love how easy they are to dress up and down. You will definitely find me living in this dress this spring and summer!

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If you haven’t checked out PinkBlush you should! They have dresses, tops, shoes, sleep, swim, accessories — basically anything you need for your wardrobe. In addition to women’s clothes they also have great maternity options and things like the maxi dress I am wearing that could work for both pregnant and non-pregnant women.

I am excited that PinkBlush has offered a Baby Castan on Board reader a $50 shop credit to try them out. To enter, fill out the RaffleCopter widget below.

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How did your style change once you became a mom?

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I want clothes that are appropriate for anything I am doing in a day. That's why I love PinkBlush a one-stop-shop with great pieces for a busy mom.



About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic toddler, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • Chanel van Reenen

    I love Pink Blush! They make the best dresses ever! would love to win!

  • I love how you can turn this into a casual play date outfit into a date night outfit! Such a great beneficial outfit! πŸ™‚

    Sincerely Miss J

  • You picked such a fun pattern!

  • Such a cute dress; love the pattern!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Jessica Peresta

    I love me a good maxi dress. So cute!

  • Victoria McGill

    Love maxi dresses for this exact reason! They are also great during pregnancy! I am hoping I will fit in mine again by the time the weather warms up.

  • Janet Earling

    A great look. Maxis are wonderful. I’m impressed you can manage to be able to wear it all day then out and about for a date. My grand littles, that I take care of daily, make sure I would not consider leaving the house after they are done with me, lol!

  • I love that outfit! Maxi dresses are so forgiving, and they really are perfect for transitioning from casual to work. I’m also digging the tassel!

  • Babies to Bookworms

    Love that dress! I am totally with you on the need for comfort while chasing a toddler! And I am just now venturing back into wearing jewelry around my daughter, but I have such a fear of her pulling my earrings, I’m afraid they will close up before I’m willing to risk it!

  • TheKeeleDeal

    I love the colors of that dress and it looks so comfortable. After having kids my style changed from I want to look cute so I deal with the uncomfortable to comfortable and practical.

  • odouglass

    What a beautiful dress! This dress looks so comfortable too. I will have to check out their website.

  • Corey Wheeland

    I love the colors and patterns on that dress! So fun and looks so comfy πŸ™‚

  • Such a cute dress! I love the print and the tassels!
    Alexandra Christine Blog

  • hayley schermerhorn

    That dress is adorable! And it looks great with that chambray top! I don’t think my style changed much once I became a mom- I also just bought much less clothes πŸ˜› and wore more yoga pants πŸ˜€

  • Jessica Miller

    I love those colors on your dress…pretty!

  • I love maxi dresses, they are so versatile as you mentioned. Although I am 5-2 and sometimes they are waaaay long. I will check out this site! You look beautiful!

  • shannon fowler

    I love this dress on you! I really love maxi dresses for the summer.

  • Rachel @ It’s A Hero

    This dress is so cute! and I totally LOVE Pink Blush!

  • This is such a cute dress, and I love the pattern!!

  • Brigitte Bauman

    I love this dress because its looks very comfortable.

  • Amber Hites

    Love the dress!

  • mami2jcn

    I’ve shopped Pink Blush before and I love how comfortable their clothes are!

  • Sarah Hayes

    i love pink blush. their floral robes look wonderful

  • Eg Kaufman

    I could use a new dress.

  • Laura

    What a pretty dress! I love that pattern!

  • bellagirl07

    I would so love to try their clothes they are pretty.

  • Cathleen King

    Those are beautiful dresses.

  • Anel Winney

    Love that dress! I think if I won , I would buy a wrap dress that’s easy to nurse in! Thanks!!

  • That dress looks gorgeous on you! πŸ™‚

  • Love their clothing. Thank you for the chance to win a g/c!

  • Christy DuBois

    I love this shop. They always have such cute things. I love the dress you are wearing.

  • HiLaurenFox

    cute dress! Nervous about how my clothes will fit again after our baby arrives! :/

  • Love your dress mama!

  • Traci Arnett

    I’ve never been big on wearing dresses, but after seeing the ones on PinkBlush i might be willing to try something different.

  • Crystal Sheckles-Gibson

    I would love to pick out a few summer things from the shop.

  • Kayla Klontz

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Marilyn Nawara

    The maxi dress looks super comfy — would be great for hot summer weather.

  • Crissie Woolard

    I have never heard of the shop before however I’m so glad that you have been a douche that to me. They have some amazing things one of my many favorite is the Light Blue Ombre Denim Dress. But there is no way that I could pick One favorite Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway

  • Donna

    I’ve heard great things about Pink Blush! I really love the selection of maternity dresses

  • Crystal Rose

    I like the Navy Basic Plus Maxi Dress.

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  • Jenny Ham

    Love their clothes. Mint Floral Chiffon Dress is so cute

  • Julie (julimi)

    I’m in love with their selection of shoes!

  • Laura Cruz

    Love the clothes

  • Amanda Whitley

    they have the cutest clothes!!!

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