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For most of summer we head East to Montauk, East Hampton and other Long Island beaches. Sometimes we go North for a more granola vibe in the Catskills. Yet last weekend we tried something completely new - THE JERSEY SHORE - more specifically: ATLANTIC CITY !!!

It's a place I've been curious about for a while now. I mean, how could I not be curious about a place with the persona of flashy lights, flashy casinos and flashy women. While packing I went with my gut (or bump) instinct and packed for the Glam Beach look mixed with a little Brooklyn.

My bump did not lead me wrong. My sequins, animal print, flourescent bikini and gold heat transfer designs were a perfect fit.

WHAT TO PACK FOR ATLANTIC CITY:

For the Casino - 
Sequins & accessorize with a poker visor
My Brooklyn touch is the full denim skirt. Could be worn with heels but I kept my MK sandal wedges on from the day.
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Atlantic City_ Showboat Casino_ Poker Visor_ Atlantic City Fashion
Tank - J.Crew, Skirt - Gap, Wedges - MK Michael Kors, Visor - Vintage

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For the Beach - 
Animal print is alive and well in AC. Thank god I had this zebra print coverup which I pretty much just keep around these days in my costume drawer. I felt perfectly in place with it here. It even had the prerequisite AC glitz with a gold braided belt! In the case of flip flops, plain old Havaianas will not do. Studded sandals are way more appropriate. 

Underneath, I had a multi color flourescent bikini. Those pictures I'll leave out. I feel like I'll be exposing the baby all nakies !!!

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Top - Old H&M, Skirt - Belly Band, Wooden Jewelry from Bali, Sunglasses - Reed Krakoff, Bag - Jamin Puech, Sandals - Matt Bernson
Since I forgot a little black skirt I used my black belly band as a skirt instead. Voila Atlantic City Fashion_ Animal Prints_ Beach fashion_Maternity fashion_Summer Style_Jamin Puech
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For Saturday Night - 
I found, in the back of my closet (near the zebra cover-up), a dress that I usually find too flamboyant for even me. Its gold heat transfer flamingos don't typically fit the venues I visit these days. But Saturday night in AC, it had the chance for a revival. It's just revealing enough, but no to much for a mom-to-be ;)  On the feet and shoulders, I went Brooklyn with Rachel Comey shoeties and a Gap Chambray shirt. Every other girl had on glittery platform stilettos!! Not afraid of the boardwalk at all - Very Impressive. But I had to stick to my style, somewhat.  
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Atlantic City Style_Black dress_Rachel Comey comrad shoes_ Maternity fashion_Summer style

Atlantic City Style_Black dress_Rachel Comey comrad shoes_ Maternity fashion_Summer style

Atlantic City Style_Black dress_Rachel Comey comrad shoes_ Maternity fashion_Summer style

Atlantic City Style_Black dress_Rachel Comey comrad shoes_ Maternity fashion_Summer style


The only thing missing to make all of these the absolute perfect AC ensembles is..... Can you guess ???

... Nail Art !  I didn't have the time and that is a bad excuse for a fashion blogger (but I do things other than blog). So just note: to complete your Atlantic City look - get yourself some NAIL ART.  

Luck be a lady tonight.