Transitional Outfits

Wether you’ve gained weight because of a pregnancy or you’ve just fallen off the wagon on your diet I often feel like it’s not worth buying clothes.
When you’re only planning to be that size for a short amount of time it seems like kind of a waste of money.
My last pregnancy – aside from one pair of jeans I bought to wear to my shower- I pretty much just wore stretchy pants the ENTIRE TIME.
This time I’m really wanting to get some things that I can wear before and after.
Corrine from Mintarrow (she has an awesome blog where she gives the inside track on fantastic sales!)  came up with a few “transitional pieces” and since she’s not pregnant we thought we could both wear them to prove their versatility.
Mostly we just looked super cool walking around taking photos of ourselves in matching outfits:)

The High-low top: (hint wear it backwards to cover a belly!)



Top: Nordstrom | Maternity Jeans: Asos (I LOVE these!)

Drawstring Dress:

corrine-19  whitedress

Dress: Nordstrom  Shies: Both Target Both old:)

There are a couple more looks over at mintarrow today as well so be sure to hop over and see what other ideas we came up with in the meantime we also put together a fun giveaway for a discount to some Lacedhair Extensions (Corrine actually doesn’t have ombre hair in this photo it’s just the beauty of ombre clip-ins!) and a Maskcara Blush Bouquet (a pack of two blushes and an illuminator!) Enter Below:


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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    June 5, 2014 at 5:12 am

    You’re so cute!

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      June 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Oh! Thank you! 🙂

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    June 5, 2014 at 5:30 am

    I am not sure how to enter. .love your blog

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      June 5, 2014 at 7:17 am

      I’m not sure either. How do we enter?

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        June 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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    June 5, 2014 at 5:44 am

    This is perfect for me! I’m still definitely in the transition phase despite the fact that my son is 9 months old… I finally bought a few pairs of pants that don’t stretch and felt like I was wasting money… Thanks for the ideas!!! Hope I can nab the giveaway!!! 😀

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    Kirsten Reiners
    June 5, 2014 at 5:45 am

    you look absolutely stunning with your baby bump! love the idea of the T-shirt

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    June 5, 2014 at 5:53 am

    You look so pretty. I’d love to be entered in the giveaway.

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    Amy Crosland
    June 5, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I love both outfits! So cute! Will you please enter me in the giveaway?!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I’d love to be entered in the giveaway!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:04 am

    I’d love to be entered for the giveaway!!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I love this post!

    I’d also love to be entered into the giveaway!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I would love to be entered for the giveaway! I am trying to grow out my hair and extensions would be a perfect transition and I can always use more blush!!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

    You both look great in these outfits….preggo or not 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Just love your emails and blog!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:17 am

    You look great! Not sure how to enter the giveaway

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:39 am

    You have to go to Corrine’s blog (mintarrow.com) to enter. Scroll down to the bottom…but when I looked it said I had to wait an hour. Too bad I have to go to work. Good luck, everyone!!

    …and have a wonderful, blessed day!! 🙂

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:41 am

    You are practically glowing! You look wonderful in both the dresses! Its so inspiring to see you so fit and healthy! *touch wood*

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    Allison M
    June 5, 2014 at 6:42 am

    I’m at the point in my pregnancy where even maternity shirts creep up & expose my “underbelly”; so attractive 😉 I wish I would’ve seen these ideas earlier. I would’ve had a much more stylish pregnancy. Also, that giveaway!

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Great stuff!
    Please enter me in the giveaways?

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    June 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I love that these outfits look both attractive AND comfortable.

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    Beth and Beauty
    June 5, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Oh! you look so beautiful Cara! You still look so tiny!! I am so jealous, I wish I looked like this during my pregnancies. Great tips for new pregnant women! I will for sure check out mintarrow.com, I would love if you or anyone else would check out mine by just clicking on my name.

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    Kelly Gardner
    June 5, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Love the dress for anyone and the mommies to be!

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    June 5, 2014 at 7:05 am

    How do you enter? Does this count? <3

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    Erin jewell
    June 5, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Wow those clip ins are amazing!!!!! And the blush I could really use a perk up. Love the baby bump, I miss being pregnant.

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    Tiffany B.
    June 5, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I am hoping this counts as an entry for the giveaway!

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    Erin K
    June 5, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Loooove the top. Would also looooove to enter! 🙂

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    June 5, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Would love to win – you both look adorable

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    June 5, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Love your blog – and your make-up line! Hoping this is how I enter – would love to try the extensions.

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    Nicole Mighton
    June 5, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I’d love to enter!!

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    June 5, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Looking great! I like to enter the giveaway as well.

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    Stephanie Loaiza
    June 5, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Entered. I seriously just creeper-stalked all of your accounts and spent way to much time perusing them (I didn’t realize I wasn’t following you on Twitter!). I probably should get back to work now – but you both look amazing!

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    June 5, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I would like to enter the giveaway. Love me some extensions. Thank you.

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    Sharee Poyfair
    June 5, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I have spent the last few months using your blog to become “un-frumped” after having my fourth baby. Thank you so much for all of your tips. Seriously.

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    June 5, 2014 at 8:16 am

    You look awesome, never would have though to wear hi/low shirt backwards to help with baby bump!

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    June 5, 2014 at 8:20 am

    How clever! You look so great, Cara! Please enter me in the giveaway 🙂

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    June 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I hope I’m entering just by leaving this comment!! Would love to win the blush! Love your tips, Cara!!

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    Laurence King
    June 5, 2014 at 8:29 am

    How beautiful you look, Cara! pregnancy suits you well 🙂 I’d love to be entered in the giveaway.

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    June 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Awwww! your all pregnancy glowy! 😀 Congrats woman, you both look lovely!

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    Jorie Welch
    June 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Love the transitional pieces for the ‘growing’ body. I’d love some hints for a “shrinking” body??? I’ve lost 25 lbs & almost 30″ so far. I’m nowhere NEAR where I need to be, but I’m so far from where I was! Still, don’t want to buy a lot for this “in-between” phase, and I’m not having much luck at thrift/ resales…. HELP?!

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    Christina Nemelka
    June 5, 2014 at 9:55 am

    love this giveaway!!!

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    June 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Yay for giveaways! I’m trying to get pregnant and want new clothes but I don’t want to buy new clothes only to, hopefully, not be able to wear them. I like the idea of buying stuff that would work for both bodies 🙂

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    June 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I’m also pregant and want to buy those jeans! Did they fit small like other asos products or run true to size? Thanks!

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      June 5, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      They run pretty true to size you just have to be sure to do the US sizing and not the UK! I accidentally got mine in a US 2 (UK 6) instead of a 4 so they’re pretty dark snug!

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    Amylee Reid
    June 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

    What a gorgeous maxi! Super stoked for this giveaway too. Looking good and doing all the things relating to being a mumma and business owner is hard!

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    Bobbi C.
    June 5, 2014 at 10:54 am

    You look adorable, and it’s great that you’ve got a wonderful blogger friend to team up with!

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    June 5, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Hope everything will go well. Love the drawstring dress, such a versatile piece!

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    June 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I really really love your hair shorter the way it is in the dress picture!

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    June 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I would love to enter! I love the twinners looks. Very cute!

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    Phyrra Nyx
    June 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I love your tips for this! I would have never considered wearing a shirt backwards.

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    June 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    You look like a goddess Cara!!

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    June 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    1. You’re a babe! I hope I look great like you when I’m preg!
    2. I have a grammar/spelling obsession, and I noticed your first word “whether” is missing the h. I hope you aren’t offended I pointed it out! 🙂

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    Kristy McClellan
    June 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Cute clothes, love it! And what an awesome prize! I have been drooling over laced hair for a while now! So pretty!

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    June 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Ahhh, would LOVE to win this giveaway! I’ve been wanting LacedHair extensions for so long!

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    June 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve been dying to try clip ins and your makeup but I don’t have Instagram (no device that works with it) 🙁

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    June 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    You look supergreat, really 🙂 And your belly is already so big 🙂 You’re glowing! And thanks to you I risked to use self-tanner for the first time today and I really enjoy it! Thanks 🙂

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    June 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    You look so adorable! Pregnancy agrees with you!

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    June 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Whoop whoop! So excited for this giveaway! LOVE you girls and your fabulous products!

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    August 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Loving the versatile, casual pieces! & I’m sure it’s a pain to invest in a wardrobe you’ll only wear maybe a couple years out of your entire lifetime! (: Well done on the comparison.

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