I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a complimentary subscription and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I love clothes and fashion. Like a lot. But I kind of have a problem purchasing an item I know I will only wear for a short amount of time and that I will probably be sick of after a few months. Nursing clothes- ugh. I can’t look at another button down shirt for months after weaning my kids. When I do buy something it is usually cheap because I can’t just go out and buy a new top every week although a girl can dream- haha! I also don’t just go back to my regular size quickly, especially if I am nursing. I don’t lose weight nursing like some of those super model moms…I keep it on and it stays on for a loooong time…it took me over a year to get back to my normal size with my last baby. I’d look longingly at some of my favorite yet neglected clothes in the back of my closet….one day my friends, I’ll come back to you.
I was fortunate enough to try out Bella Gravida, meaning Beautifully Pregnant in Italian, for a couple of months. This is a monthly subscription clothing company of maternity/nursing clothing that you can wear and send it back with unlimited exchanges. I will say that when I started I was still a bit out of it so I didn’t get much that first month. But the second month I wore something once or twice and shipped it back and anxiously awaited my next box of goodies. Doing everything online is seriously awesome. I really can’t go out with all my kids and with a newborn’s schedule (or lack of) it makes it hard to go out and get back in time to pick up my other kids from school. I loved being able to just put everything I liked in “My Closet” because I already do that anyway….you know, put everything in the shopping cart and wait to hit purchase when you need some major retail therapy? No? You don’t do that, too?
Once you have a membership, these items in your closet do come without you having to wait for that retail therapy overhaul. They just come, you return, more come, you return…or keep (you can purchase an item if you loooove it at a discounted price!) and it just keeps going. Shipping is super quick (they’ll send you something within 48 hrs) and I loved all those hand written notes they put in my box giving me tips and wishing me well. Seriously, nice touch guys. You speak to my stationery loving heart.
With the holidays quickly approaching you know you will need something for your growing bump or fluctuating weight because of nursing with all the family get-togethers, office parties, family pictures, etc. I have been busy planning what everyone else will be wearing in our upcoming family photo session that I purposefully neglected my own outfit- why? Because I don’t want to buy something that I won’t fit into in a few months. And it’s like Bella Gravida read my mind and sent me this dress that coordinates beautifully with the rest of the family. And when I am done with it I can just send it back (don’t even have to wash it as laundry service is included!) It’s amazing that for as low as $39 this all includes free shipping and unlimited (!!!) exchanges of affordable luxury clothing in Classic, Modern Trendy, Romantic, Bohemian, Dramatic, and Southern Chic styles.
Bella Gravida is currently offering any user their first month FREE! And if you aren’t expecting or nursing, Bella Gravida will be launching their ‘Give The Gift of Style’ feature by Thanksgiving, which will allow for Bella Gravida subscriptions to be given as gifts to expecting mothers over the holidays! You know you’ll be winning the “best present ever” award with this one.