Second Trimester: My Maternity Wardrobe

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hi, friends!

Now that my body has officially taken a new shape, I’ve started to purchase key pieces to update my wardrobe. Since I know my body will continue to change over the next 4 months and beyond, I’m trying to resist buying too much stuff. Of course, I can’t make it all 9 months wearing my pre-pregnancy clothes (holy uncomfortable), so here’s what I have purchased (and love) so far in my second trimester. Let’s hope most of it still fits in trimester three!

Old Navy Maternity Low-Panel Skinny Jeans 

You guys were right! Maternity jeans are life-changing. For real. After squeezing myself into my regular jeans for weeks and weeks, these are the most comfortable pair I have ever owned. They’re basically like wearing sweatpants. I’m a huge fan. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?!?!


Black leggings

I bought a pair of nice black leggings at Marshalls, which have zippers at the ankles, so they’re my go-to “dressy” pants right now. I couldn’t find the exact pair online, so I linked to a similar pair. They’re not specifically maternity pants, but they’re really stretchy!


Old Navy Maternity Scoop-Neck Tees

I bought a couple of these last week (they were on sale for just $7) and love how they fit. They’re flattering with the scoop-neck and ruching on the side, so my body actually has some shape instead of looking like a big pregnant blob of woman.


Old Navy Maternity Tanks

I also love these tanks! I bought four (in gray, white, black, and navy) and have been wearing them non-stop under long-sleeve tops and sweaters. They’re so comfy and you don’t have to worry about them riding up.


Long cardigans

I’ve also been rocking the long cardigans lately. They’re super easy to pair with a long tank top or t-shirt, jeans, maybe a funky necklace… and you’re good to go! I currently have three long cardigans in my wardrobe: thin cotton in navy (pictured below), chunky orange sweater, and a lighter sweater in deep red. The first two are from StitchFix and the deep red sweater is from Anthropologie, but I bought it a million years ago, so I linked to a similar style.



My bra situation is a tad ridiculous right now (NONE of my old bras fit), so I finally caved in and bought a few new ones. Most stores don’t carry my new size, so I went online to Bare Necessities to get them. I really love the Fantasie bra line because they fit well and aren’t horrendously ugly. Some of those maternity bras”¦ yikes! Ug-ly.

Moving Comfort Sports Bras

My beloved TaTa Tamers no longer fit, so I’m all about the Moving Comfort sports bras now. I tried doubling up on my old sports bras, but I still had extra boob-age hanging out all over. Not attractive. As soon as I tried on my first Moving Comfort bra, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for! I bought the Juno and Rebound Racer sports bras so far. Love them both!


Question of the Day

Moms and moms-to-be: What are your favorite, go-to maternity pieces? Where do you like to shop?

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