Finn Jewelry designer Candice Pool is a self proclaimed “casual tomboy” plus, (very) soon-to-be mom, who has definitely embraced her girlier side while pregnant. And perhaps that’s a good thing, considering that Pool is due any minute with a baby girl who will no doubt inherit her parent’s creative genius and love of fashion (Pool’s husband is the equally stylish YouTube star and director, Casey Neistat.)

For their baby moon and to escape a bit of the oncoming cold weather, the Manhattan-based couple headed to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas to spend sunny days poolside or in the ocean.

“This trip almost didn’t happen,”  Says Pool about their packed schedules “But I really needed to go away alone with Casey.  It was that weekend or never, so options were limited.  I pretty much chose whatever had a non stop flight under 3 hours.”

And by the look of it, things worked out quite well, with Pool displaying her more feminine pregnancy style; something she says was sort of unexpected considering her usual pre-pregnancy uniform of jeans, baggy t-shirts and Margiela high tops.

“Now, my style is much more form fitting,” she says. “Stretchy minis, skin tight tank dresses, crop tops – things I would never have worn normally.”

She adds that dressing up and even dotting on makeup on a more regular basis actually made her feel better about her changing body.

“I think I felt so uncomfortable in my skin, that dressing up actually made me feel more normal,” Says Pool “I didn’t wear flip flops–I put all my gorgeous sandals I was too lazy to wear to good use over the summer.  I always wore a little blush and mascara.  I just took time to feel pretty, because god knows I felt extremely awkward.”

Now, back in the frigid New York temps, getting dressed has gotten slightly more complicated. Pool invested in a pair of Golden Goose riding boots, so pulling on socks and fiddling with laces wouldn’t be an issue.  Her city look consists of said boots, plus a favorite pair of GAP maternity jeans and all of her cozy cashmere sweaters.

From the Bahamas to a soon-to-be new baby girl, here’s how Pool pulled off some effortless island style during her romantic, last minute Baby Moon.

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Candice wears a chic and slouchy jumpsuit from Hatch Collection available HERE. Her versatile fedora is a tropical baby moon must-have. Try this one, available HERE.

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Keeping it light and easy, Candice pairs her Liz Lange for Target maternity tank top, available HERE, with a pair of black elastic waist shorts from Reformation, similar HERE. Her St. Barths sandals are the perfect neutral accessory and keep legs looking long and lean, available HERE.
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Dipping into pristine waters, Candice relied on her Basta Surf bikini to adjust to her shape and most importantly, stay put while swimming, available HERE

The Basta Surf suit has ties that can wrap around different ways so I was able to feel supported and stylish.  And the string bikini is always comfortable because I could adjust the straps as I grew.  Adjustable anything is key.

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This sporty, stretchy shirt from Liz Lange for Target, provided a perfect layer for balmy evenings, available HERE.
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Baby Moon over and onto a new adventure. Candice wears another adjustable bikini with side ties, this time from All Saints, similar available HERE.

Photo Credit: Casey Neistat

As one half of The Hive is now approaching her fifth month of pregnancy, we are intimately aware of how hard it can be to find cute options for our rapidly changing shape.   We are always shopping our own closet as well as combing our favorite websites to see which silhouettes might still work and even flatter us.  Tight dresses that show off the bump instead of hiding it have proven to be the ticket so far.  We’ve rounded up our 7 favorite fall maternity dress alternatives in materials with enough give that we’d suggest buying in a size or two up, pairing with boots, a cute jacket and your adorable bump.

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The material on this dress is heaven.  James Perse Rib Boat Neck Dress, $250

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We love the leopard detailing at the shoulders.  Rag & Bone Isadora Sweater Dress, $495

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Very Kim K, its always chic to wear a little black dress.  Susana Monaco Cat Turtleneck Dress, $167

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Allegra’s tie dye prints can do no wrong and this dress is no exception.  Raquel Allegra Raglan Dress, $389

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Perfect for the weather cooling off.  Line & Dot Ribbed Sweater Dress, $149

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Stripes are always a classic.  Three Dots Long Sleeve Crew Neck Dress, $127

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Add a vest and some boots and you’re perfectly ready for Winter.  Madewell Felicity Sweater Dress, $128