My friend Ariane designs HATCH, the beautiful maternity brand, so when she invited me to her showroom to try on some new spring pieces, I jumped at the chance! Last week, I rode my trusty bike to Soho and arrived ready to play dress up. Here are a few photos…

First we browsed through all the pretty clothes. (You can see the full spring collection here.)

The whole point of HATCH is that you can wear the clothes before, during and after pregnancy—so we both tried on some pieces. Ariane wore the jumper, and I wore the dinner party dress.


Next we both tried on the sweatshirt dress, which was insanely comfortable. It felt like wearing a blanket.


And I completely fell in love with these everyday pants, which would be perfect all spring and summer. I wore them with this v-neck tee, and Ariane wore the weekend short and button down.

I also threw on the cape, just to feel French.

It was such a fun girly afternoon. Aren’t her clothes beautiful? You can see the rest of the spring collection (on actual models) in HATCH’s online shop. Thank you again for having me, Ariane!

P.S. Pregnancy survival guide.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Update: My brown boots and green booties are from Loeffler Randall; my leopard flats were from GAP; they’re sold out, but here’s a very similar pair. Thanks for asking!)