{oc love} xpecting maternity & uppababy CRUZ

While I can’t really talk about the CRUZ Stroller, as I’ve never owned one (but I have not doubt it’s awesome!). I most certainly need to tell you about the very cool Launch Party this Saturday from 1:00-3:00om because of where it is…Xpecting Maternity.

I was pregnant for almost 3 years straight. There were only 5 months that I wasn’t an oven (but still felt it as those months were the months just after having my little punks).  In those 3 years, Xpecting Maternity was my go to store.  I don’t just mean for the occasional thing, I mean my GO TO store! My most favorite pieces (long black flowing skirt, comfy black pants, jeans, Michael Stars shirts, sweater wrap, wrap dress…..) all came from Xpecting. Stefani Clymer, the owner, started the store waayyyyy before she ever had a baby. She just knew there was a need, and knew she had her finger on the pulse.  The mere fact that Stefani KNEW what would work best for me and KNEW what I would fall madly and inlove with, and in fact LOVE wearing every day, without ever being pregnant herself, speaks volumes.

So when I heard Xpecting Maternity was co-hosting a Launch Party for UppaBaby’s newest stroller, CRUZ, I knew I needed to share it with you.  Stefani is now also a wonderful mommy to a sweet little boy, so along with knowing what your pregant self needs, she also knows what your mommy self needs! It needs this stroller…

Here’s why UppaBaby CRUZ may just become a new favorite stroller….

“Designed for today’s savvy family, the CRUZ combines the lightweight features of an umbrella stroller and the functionality of a more robust stroller.  Whether strolling down city sidewalks or suburban roads, the CRUZ handles the terrain with ease.

Launching in late October, the CRUZ delivers a versatile stroller that is lightweight, agile, stylish, and functional.  Features of the CRUZ include a reversible seat, one-hand recline with multiple positions, a generous basket for storage, and a large canopy to protect little ones from the sun.  The CRUZ can fold with the toddler seat on, ensuring ease of use and travel.  In addition, the stroller is compatible with the Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Peg Perego, and Chicco infant car seats and can be used from birth through toddler years.”

Definitely worth stopping by Xpecting Maternity this Saturday, from 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ 369 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa, California. (Bring the little punks ~ Balloon artist, sweet treats, face painting, coloring, temporay tattoos!  Lots of fun for everyone!!)