Shabby Apple $75 GIVEAWAY & MATERNITY Dress Review!

She said WHAT? Oh yes she did! Today I’m giving away a $75 gift card to Shabby Apple.

Oh, and I’m pregnant! 20 weeks, 2 days to be exact :) When Shabby Apple offered to let me slip into one of the dresses and share a giveaway with you, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to review a piece from their line of maternity dresses and use it in the big reveal. But first, let’s talk about this baby!

Ben and I have been married for 5 years, and we’ve had the good fortune to do many wonderful things, like traveling to some of our must-see places (Greece and Israel), advancing in jobs (him) and making big career moves (me), and purchasing a home we adore. And of course welcoming our first baby – an adorable and sweet black lab / beagle (or basset, we aren’t really sure) mix named Eve! Now are are beyond thrilled to expand our family even more :)

So far I have been extremely lucky in this pregnancy. I even said to Ben, “I keep forgetting why people are always asking how I’m feeling!” And that’s because truthfully, I feel so good that I hardly know I’m pregnant. Except for the growing belly and weight gain, of course ;) I’m already convinced that I’ll spend my entire next pregnancy with my head in the toilet, given how lucky I got this time. No morning sickness, and no crazy aversions or cravings. I did go through a period where my regular lunch of a huge salad didn’t sound too appetizing, and all along I’ve been craving (and indulging in) more carbs than usual. But I think both of those are nothing compared to other stories I’ve heard.

We had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday, and it was so fun to see the baby moving around and check out all its parts – brain, eyes, heart, spine, kidneys, adorable little feet. What am I missing? Oh, right. We’re going let the baby surprise us with his or her goods on the big day, which is on or around March 11th :)

People always want to know how I’m doing with my workouts. Pretty good, I’d say! I’ve kept up with my regimen of lifting heavy things, under the guidance of my trainer Tony. Women are usually told not to lift anything too heavy during pregnancy, but after doing much of my own research, I feel comfortable subscribing to the theory of “it’s ok to do what you’ve already been doing” and “listen to your body.” I am listening, alright. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I found that the same activities made me more winded and I needed longer rests between sets. I wasn’t expecting that until I got bigger and more uncomfortable, but I quickly learned that my body was working in overdrive to prepare to carry this baby and that’s why everything felt harder. No problem – I listen, and take the rest I need. For the most part, I am doing all of the same exercises, some with a bit less weight. I am still making sure to challenge myself, but challenging myself takes a little less these days, and that’s ok. I will say that I feel most defeated by the quick drop in number of chin-ups I can do. It used to be 6-8, but that changed as soon as I started gaining weight. Now that I am up about 15lbs, I can only do 1 or 2. But hey, it’s something, right? That’s the first thing I will be working towards when I start to drop this baby weight!

There’s one more thing I want to mention about this baby, and I debated whether or not to share it on the blog. Ultimately, I decided that because it always helped me to learn about other people in my situation, I want to share this in hopes that I can help someone else. And if you disagree or have negative judgements about anything I am about to tell you, I hope that you keep them to yourself.

Making this baby was not as easy as we had hoped. But then again, who the heck knows that they are going to face infertility until they try? Especially at age 28. I took my last birth control pill in July of 2011. And then… I never ovulated. At first I waited patiently, knowing that it was normal if my periods took 3-6 months to return. But they never did. Around the 4-month mark, I started trying acupuncture along with diet changes in accordance with Chinese medicine, and herbal concoctions prescribed by my practitioner. I went weekly for 8 months with no success in regulating my cycle. Also during this time, my blood work repeatedly showed that my estrogen levels were very low. “Menopausal low,” is what my doctor said. We consulted a fertility specialist in March 2012, and after much testing, my diagnosis was confirmed: I had (have?) hypothalamic amenorrhea, or loss of periods due to my hypothalamus not functioning. Usually, this condition presents in women with very low body fat, either due to eating disorders or excessive endurance exercise. I didn’t fit into either of those categories, so I’m somewhat of a special case. For some people, stepping down their exercise and gaining some weight can bring back their cycle, but since I was already at a very healthy weight and not nearly underweight, my doctor did not think this would make a difference for me. My system was stalled. My doctor and I suspect that because I lost a lot of weight in my early 20’s while I was taking birth control, perhaps my body didn’t learn to adjust and keep working. Really, we will never know. And although I went through so many tough weeks wondering why my body – my body that I work so hard to keep in good health – refused to work the way a woman’s body should, it’s just a memory for now. We feel extremely blessed to have conceived on our very first cycle of fertility treatments, which began in early June. If it would help you to chat and learn more, I am happy to do that. Feel free to contact me privately.

And now can we talk about this dress?! It is the Aphrodite dress from Shabby Apple’s maternity line. I absolutely love the plum jewel tone and comfy jersey-knit fabric. The bell sleeves and long, wrap-around tie give it plenty of character. If nothing else, a pregnant girl wants to feel gorgeous and comfortable, and this dress does it all. Thank you Shabby Apple for this wonderful gift!

Would you like a Shabby Apple Dress of Your Own?

Our giveaway today is for a $75 gift card for you to spend as you wish. Shabby Apple is not just a maternity store! They have a full line of women’s dresses, including retro dresses, vintage dresses and accessories, shirtdresses, maxi dresses and casual dresses. Indulge in a unique piece for an upcoming holiday party or vacation, or treat yourself to something you’ll feel beautiful and comfortable in every day. There is truly something for everyone!

This giveaway is now closed.

You may enter up to FOUR times, leaving a separate comment for each entry:

Mandatory entry: Visit Shabby Apple and choose your favorite dress, accessory or outfit – then come back and tell me why you love it!

Additional entries:

- Tweet about this giveaway, mentioning @carascravings and using the hashtag #shabbyapplegiveaway
– Like Shabby Apple on Facebook
– Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook (please tag Cara’s Cravings in your share!)

Good luck!

PS. Can’t wait? Make your Shabby Apple purchase now and save 10% using the coupon code ‘carascravings10off’. Coupon code is good for 30 days from October 24th, 2012.

This giveaway will close on October 30th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST, at which point a winner will be chosen via random number generator. Winner must have a US shipping address. Winner will be contacted by email and have three days to respond, after which a new winner will be randomly chosen. Shabby Apple generously provided me with this dress free of charge, but all opinions are my own.

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174 Responses to “Shabby Apple $75 GIVEAWAY & MATERNITY Dress Review!”

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    Marcie — October 24, 2012 @ 7:07 am Reply

    I love the black wrap dress, perfect for a night out!

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    Marcie — October 24, 2012 @ 7:07 am Reply

    Tweeted (@marciebeth)

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    Marcie — October 24, 2012 @ 7:08 am Reply

    Liked Shabby Apple on FB

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    Geri Rush — October 24, 2012 @ 8:13 am Reply

    Like Shabby Apple already!

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    Geri Rush — October 24, 2012 @ 8:15 am Reply

    Love the Jacobethan dress.. adorable

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    Geri Rush — October 24, 2012 @ 8:17 am Reply

    Tweeted (ger_rus)

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    Kel — October 24, 2012 @ 8:18 am Reply

    Congrats on your pregnancy!! I like the dressage. they have many wonderful items!

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    Geri Rush — October 24, 2012 @ 8:18 am Reply

    Shared on FB

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    Geri Rush — October 24, 2012 @ 8:18 am Reply

    Oh ya– and CONGRATS!!! How exciting

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    Dana — October 24, 2012 @ 8:43 am Reply

    the black wrap dress would be amazing for a law student like me-dress up or down depending on the function!

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    Megan — October 24, 2012 @ 8:49 am Reply

    Congratulations Cara! I am so happy for you and Ben. It sounds like it wasn’t an easy road, but things are going very well now. And you are absolutely glowing! I wish you all the best!!

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much Megan! I am so happy for you too :) Looking forward to more honeymoon recaps!

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    janet @ the taste space — October 24, 2012 @ 9:14 am Reply

    Congratulations, Cara! Thank you for sharing your struggles (and success) with infertility. That was very courageous of you and it is good to get things out in the open. Infertility can be so hidden yet dividing in relationships!

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

      Thanks Janet! The more I talked about it with other people while I was going through, the more I learned that many people struggle in some way or another. It is a gut-wrenching process, for sure, but absolutely worth it in the end.

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    Bliss — October 24, 2012 @ 9:23 am Reply

    I love Bernini, it’s a beautiful color and cut. Thanks for the give away, and for sharing your story!

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    Hillary — October 24, 2012 @ 9:23 am Reply

    The Polly Hill dress looks like I could live in it. Congrats to you and your husband!

    • 14.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

      Thank you Hillary!

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    Kaitlin — October 24, 2012 @ 10:08 am Reply

    I like the El Capitan dress!

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    Kaitlin — October 24, 2012 @ 10:09 am Reply

    And I like Shabby Apple on fb.

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    Amy — October 24, 2012 @ 10:24 am Reply

    The Sicily is so cute!

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    Kerstin — October 24, 2012 @ 11:13 am Reply

    Yay, congrats Cara!! You look fabulous! I’m so glad your pregnancy is going so smoothly and that you’re feeling well. We’re going to have to have a blogger and baby play date at some point with all these little ones arriving :)

    I love the Bon Voyage dress – classic but still fun and it looks flattering!

    • 18.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

      Agreed, it sounds like by early next spring there will be so many Boston blogger babies to show off!

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    Carolyn — October 24, 2012 @ 11:15 am Reply

    I like the Decadence dress. Such a pretty color!
    Congratulations!!! You look great!

    • 19.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

      Thank you Carolyn!

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    Erika — October 24, 2012 @ 11:30 am Reply

    Congratulations!
    I love the Ipanema dress, and about 20 others on the website, too!

    • 20.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

      Thank you Erika! Agreed, it’s hard to choose a favorite dress!

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    nancy — October 24, 2012 @ 11:39 am Reply

    I love the DaVinci – looks comfy and cute!

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    Rebecca — October 24, 2012 @ 11:41 am Reply

    Congrats on your baby! You look gorgeous!

    • 22.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

      Thank you Rebecca!

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    Nicole O — October 24, 2012 @ 11:42 am Reply

    Kudos to you for sharing your story, and congratulations on your pregnancy! We too struggled to get pregnant with our first and I find that so many seem to find themselves in similar trying situations.. though each person’s journey is very different!

    I love the Shabby Apple Ingrid Dress.. and not just because i have a little daughter named Ingrid :)

    • 23.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

      Thanks Nicole! I agree, the more you talk about it, the more you found out how common it is to need some help getting pregnant. It is a frustrating process, for sure, but worth every tear, poke, prod, needle, etc. And Ingrid is a beautiful name!

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    Katy — October 24, 2012 @ 11:55 am Reply

    I LOVE the Ms. Porter dress! I can’t resist a high boatneck collar.

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    Molly Parr — October 24, 2012 @ 11:57 am Reply

    B’shaah tovah! You look great, and I’m thrilled to hear you’re feeling great, too. I’m going to have to agree, I think Aphrodite is the way to go. With a fun necklace, or a cute scarf like you’ve donned in photo, it’d make a nice shul dress.

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

      Thank you Molly! It’s a great dress for so many occasions, shul included. I kind of want to wear it everywhere :)

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    Katy — October 24, 2012 @ 12:11 pm Reply

    Liked Shabby Apple on Facebook!

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    Carrie @CarrieAndJonathan.com — October 24, 2012 @ 12:14 pm Reply

    Congratulations Cara! My favorite dress is the Cider dress. I love that it doesn’t have a belt. For some reason, I just can’t stand belts.

    • 27.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

      Thank you Carrie! I’m pretty sure I couldn’t deal with anything with a belt either, right now anyway ;)

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    Carrie @CarrieAndJonathan.com — October 24, 2012 @ 12:14 pm Reply

    And I like Shabby Apple on facebook.

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    Shanon — October 24, 2012 @ 12:26 pm Reply

    Hey Cara! Congrats to you! I enjoyed reading your story. I really like the aphrodite dress. :) Also, I am due March 17th, so I am right there with you!

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    Tasha — October 24, 2012 @ 12:30 pm Reply

    Congratulations, Cara! What exciting and wonderful news, especially after the struggle you had. I am smitten with the Oh Baby dress, for it’s simplicity and it’s versatility- you could wear that dress absolutely anywhere by dressing it up or down.

    • 30.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

      Thank you Tasha!

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    Darbi — October 24, 2012 @ 12:40 pm Reply

    WINDING ROAD SCARF

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    Jenny — October 24, 2012 @ 1:07 pm Reply

    You look amazing, Cara!
    I’m a fan of the Connoisseur or maybe the After Class. Too many to decide!

    • 32.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

      Thank you Jenny!

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    Jenny — October 24, 2012 @ 1:12 pm Reply

    I tweeted. And liked Shabby Apple on Facebook

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    marilyn — October 24, 2012 @ 1:23 pm Reply

    I love the block party dress! so cute!

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    marilyn — October 24, 2012 @ 1:23 pm Reply

    I like Shabby apple on FB

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    marilyn — October 24, 2012 @ 1:24 pm Reply

    I shared this giveaway on FB

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    domestic diva — October 24, 2012 @ 1:39 pm Reply

    I like the aphrodite dress.

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    Tabitha Pyle — October 24, 2012 @ 1:45 pm Reply

    i love the ingrid dress

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    Tabitha Pyle — October 24, 2012 @ 1:46 pm Reply

    i like shabby apple on fb

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    Molly Parr — October 24, 2012 @ 2:01 pm Reply

    I like Shabby Apple on FB.

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    Jackie — October 24, 2012 @ 2:01 pm Reply

    I love the Nantucket Dress. It’s truly classic and can be worn for any occasion!

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    Jackie — October 24, 2012 @ 2:02 pm Reply

    I’ve tweeted! (@jackieadelson) and already LOVE Shabby Apple on FB :) Congrats Cara~!

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    Hilary Mercer — October 24, 2012 @ 2:16 pm Reply

    I love the whistelstop dress because its STUNNING!

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    Ashley — October 24, 2012 @ 2:43 pm Reply

    I am OBSESSED with the Jacob’s Pillow polka dot dress :) How very lovely!

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    Bonnie K — October 24, 2012 @ 3:05 pm Reply

    There are so many adorable dresses. For this season and classic comfort, I like the West Coast Swing. Congrats on your pregnancy.

    • 46.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

      Thanks Bonnie!

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    Bonnie K — October 24, 2012 @ 3:11 pm Reply

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook.

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    Bonnie K — October 24, 2012 @ 3:15 pm Reply

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    Christina M — October 24, 2012 @ 3:17 pm Reply

    Congrats Cara on your babe!!! How very exciting, what a blessing! :)

    I love the pina colada dress on Shabby Apple – so cute!!!!

    • 49.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

      Thank you Christina! We do feel very blessed :)

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    Bonnie K — October 24, 2012 @ 3:18 pm Reply

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    Kate @KateMovingForward — October 24, 2012 @ 3:39 pm Reply

    I like the Ballerina dress–it looks soft and flattering!

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    Kate @KateMovingForward — October 24, 2012 @ 3:39 pm Reply

    I am also a Shabby Apple facebook fan!

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    Anna M — October 24, 2012 @ 3:44 pm Reply

    Congratulations!
    I think the Cecily skirt is so fun!

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    Eloquence — October 24, 2012 @ 3:54 pm Reply

    I love the red fox dress – class but beautiful!

    eloquent [at] live.com

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    Heather @ Multiply Delicious — October 24, 2012 @ 4:39 pm Reply

    You look beautiful! Congratulations on your pregnancy Cara! A very special time!
    I love the Desert Modern Dress!

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    April — October 24, 2012 @ 4:54 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness… I love all of them! It’s been such a long time since I’ve been able to say that about a clothing site! They are pricey, but the designs are so beautiful… oh, I really want to win now! I didn’t have time to look at all of them, but I LOVED the Decadence dress! Thanks for the giveaway! hyperactive0gal@gmail.com

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    April — October 24, 2012 @ 4:56 pm Reply

    Tweeted!

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    April — October 24, 2012 @ 4:56 pm Reply

    Liked!

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    April — October 24, 2012 @ 4:57 pm Reply

    Shared!

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    fattyfile — October 24, 2012 @ 5:42 pm Reply

    Wow, I am so happy for you. Huge congrats! I don’t want to win a dress just wanted to send my well wishes :)

    • 60.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — October 24, 2012 @ 5:48 pm Reply

    YEAH, Congrats Cara!! You look absolutely gorgeous and totally glowing in this gorgeous dress. Out of all the shabby dresses, the Neapolitan is my kind of dress!

    • 61.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much Krystal!

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    Courtney — October 24, 2012 @ 5:52 pm Reply

    i am LOVING the fruitful maternity dress. not sure that sunshine yellow will do for winter but i don’t always follow fashion rules ;) can’t wait to use the 10% off code to get myself something cute and cross my fingers that i win the gift card!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story — October 24, 2012 @ 6:10 pm Reply

    Congratulations Cara!! You look wonderful and must be thrilled to be past the halfway mark! I’m actually behind you, due in Aprll! Wish I could say that I didn’t spend the 2 months sick as a dog but, hey, it is what it is (I also haven’t blogged in weeks as a result!!). Thanks for your candidness about your road to pregnancy. It’s harder than most people realize – it took me 6 months to get my period after BC (though I stopped taking them a year before we planned to conceive). Glad it all worked out for you in the end! The Aphrodite looks like my favorite maternity dress from SA. Would love to win it for the holidays!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story — October 24, 2012 @ 6:11 pm Reply

    My longer comment doesn’t seem to have gone through – in case it didn’t, just wanted to make sure my congrats got to you!

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    Andrea Malise — October 24, 2012 @ 6:19 pm Reply

    Liked ‘em on The Facebook

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    MM — October 24, 2012 @ 6:23 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and thanks for sharing your story! I think it does really inspire people to hear about what others have gone through.

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

      Thank you! I know that the more success stories I heard, the more motivated and hopeful I was able to feel. I hope to do the same for others.

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    Andrea Malise — October 24, 2012 @ 6:30 pm Reply

    Tweeted

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    Andrea Malise — October 24, 2012 @ 6:35 pm Reply

    Tea Time would be my dress of choice. The color is stellar and you know how much I love lace.

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    Andrea Malise — October 24, 2012 @ 6:36 pm Reply

    Shared this giveaway in a post on FB

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    Liz — October 24, 2012 @ 6:43 pm Reply

    Mazaltov! Babies are fabulous little people.

    • 70.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

      Thanks Liz! I can’t wait to meet my little person :)

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    Madeline — October 24, 2012 @ 7:38 pm Reply

    I really like the retro Bon Voyage dress – so stylish!

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    Madeline — October 24, 2012 @ 7:39 pm Reply

    And I like them on FB too :)

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    Penny — October 24, 2012 @ 8:01 pm Reply

    Congrats on your big news! I’m also expecting… haven’t really told anyone yet though!! It’s a toss up for me
    Aphrodite or Oh Baby – Both would be my normal style perfected for a big bump :)

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

      Congrats to you too, Penny!

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    Talia — October 24, 2012 @ 9:16 pm Reply

    I love the classic look, bright color, flattering cut, and modesty the Cider dress.
    (I also liked Shabby Apple, posted on Facebook about the giveaway, and Tweeted about it!)

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    Kelsey — October 24, 2012 @ 10:00 pm Reply

    Cara, you look so glowing and gorgeous!

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

      Thank you Kelsey!

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    Kate — October 24, 2012 @ 11:23 pm Reply

    Oh Cara! I am so unbelievably happy for you! Like tears of joy happy. I had no idea! I probably know a bit more about your struggles and desires than some of your other readers and I just can’t even begin to express how excited I am for you. You are going to make such a fabulous mother (and obviously Ben is going to be a great father). I look forward to seeing your happy family expand and grow and all the joy that you have to look forward to in the next few years.

    • 76.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much Kate! It really means a lot :)

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    Deb — October 24, 2012 @ 11:45 pm Reply

    I love the ballerina dress, would be perfect as a new mama!!

    And congrats to you. All the best, it’s amazing. My daughter was due 3/10 of this year.. she came 11 days late according to the doc!

    • 77.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

      Thank you Deb! I think March is going to be a fabulous time to have a baby :)

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    Emma — October 25, 2012 @ 12:08 am Reply

    Hello Cara,
    Congratulations on your pregnancy. I have been following your blog for a few months and I have enjoyed many of your recipes. I am a group fitness instructor – indoor cycling, Body Pump, Pilates and Body Balance (Body Flow in your part of the world) and continued to work throughout my two pregnancies (4yrld daughter and a 15mth boy) and back to work after 6 weeks. Keep doing what feels right for you. All the best.

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

      Thank you Emma! Glad to have another strong, active woman’s support :)

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    Sarah L — October 25, 2012 @ 3:49 am Reply

    Congratulations!

    I think the Toe the Line dress is really cute.

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

      Thank you Sarah!

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    Carol — October 25, 2012 @ 5:13 am Reply

    Congrats on your news! The ballerina dress is perfect for me

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

      Thank you Carol!

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    Alta — October 25, 2012 @ 10:25 am Reply

    Love the Washington Square Park dress. Of course all of their dresses are cute. And I LOVE what you are wearing, scarf included!

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    Dawn — October 25, 2012 @ 10:34 am Reply

    You look great! I also had a fairly easy pregnancy and really treasured that time. I only gained about 20lbs and lost 35lbs (thank you breast feeding), so I am grateful for that as well! Enjoy, relax, and take advantage of any naps while you can! ;-)

    • 82.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

      Thanks Dawn! I wish I could say I will only gain 20lbs… but I’d be almost there at the halfway point :) Oh well, I will take extra weight over some of the other symptoms and complications! You are looking great and I love seeing pictures of your little lady on FB!

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    Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin — October 25, 2012 @ 10:52 am Reply

    Congrats on your pregnancy after a difficult struggle – you really look great. P.S. I am loving your “Pumpkin Party!” feature as you might have guessed from my blog name :)

    • 83.1

      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

      Thank you Jen!

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    pam — October 25, 2012 @ 11:07 am Reply

    I love the Bookworm dress!

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    Tanya — October 25, 2012 @ 11:09 am Reply

    I am in love with the Red Fir dress. It’s that perfect dress for many occasions this holiday season!

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    Bridget — October 25, 2012 @ 11:19 am Reply

    I think the Better than Sweets dress is adorable!!
    Congratulations Cara!! :) You look awesome!

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

      Thanks Bridget!

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    Colleen — October 25, 2012 @ 11:36 am Reply

    I love the night train dress, perfect for work.

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    Heather @ Better With Veggies — October 25, 2012 @ 11:55 am Reply

    Can I have one of everything? If not, I really like the Glacier dress – so many cute things to choose from!

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    Heather @ Better With Veggies — October 25, 2012 @ 11:57 am Reply

    I tweeted!

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    Heather @ Better With Veggies — October 25, 2012 @ 11:58 am Reply

    And I liked Shabby Apple on FB!

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    Ali — October 25, 2012 @ 12:14 pm Reply

    Congratulations! I hope you continue to feel as good during your whole pregnancy! I really like the Summer Wind dress since summer is the perfect time for dresses and it’s so easy to look cute by just slipping on a dress!

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

      Thank you Ali! I hope so too – maybe I will get that lucky :)

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    Shannon — October 25, 2012 @ 1:19 pm Reply

    cara you look absolutely stunning!! so excited for you guys :) i’m kinda digging the sacred falls dress!

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

      aww, thank you Shannon!

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    Samantha — October 25, 2012 @ 2:41 pm Reply

    I am LOVING the Marco Polo wrap dress!

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    Samantha — October 25, 2012 @ 2:41 pm Reply

    I liked ShabbyApple on FB

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    Samantha — October 25, 2012 @ 2:42 pm Reply

    And I tweeted!

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    kia — October 25, 2012 @ 3:06 pm Reply

    I would go with Carnival or Nantucket since they are new mama friendly and I am due with #2 shortly after your due date.

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    kia — October 25, 2012 @ 3:06 pm Reply

    I like Shabby Apple of Facebook as Kia Ru.

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    Emily — October 25, 2012 @ 6:39 pm Reply

    I love the APHRODITE dress that you have on. I am due in December and very big already – this dress would be perfect for Thanksgiving! I love the color and pairing with brown boots. Congrats on your pregnancy… so exciting!

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      Cara — October 25, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

      Funny you should say that, I’m already thinking about wearing it for Thanksgiving too!

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    Beth — October 25, 2012 @ 6:41 pm Reply

    Definitely love the Decadence dress!

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    Beth — October 25, 2012 @ 6:41 pm Reply

    I’m a Facebook fan

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    Megan — October 25, 2012 @ 10:43 pm Reply

    Love their maternity line! For right now, I’d stick with the El Capitan dress – so cute!

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    Elle — October 26, 2012 @ 2:26 pm Reply

    As an academic, Academia would be a perfect fit for me!

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    Elle — October 26, 2012 @ 2:27 pm Reply

    I also like Shabby Apple on FB.

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    Diana C — October 26, 2012 @ 2:36 pm Reply

    My favorite Shabby Apple dress is I’m Late, I’m Late! It is such a classy dress.
    Diana C
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Diana C — October 26, 2012 @ 2:37 pm Reply

    I follow Shabby Apple on FB.
    Diana Luna Camden

    Thanks and fingers crossed! :)

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    Lucy — October 27, 2012 @ 5:22 am Reply

    The tea time dress is very lady like, love it!

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    Alaine — October 27, 2012 @ 4:10 pm Reply

    i love the overboard dress :)
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    Alaine — October 27, 2012 @ 4:11 pm Reply

    I like shabby apple via fb as alaine elise
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    Shanna M — October 28, 2012 @ 11:23 am Reply

    Oh, I love Shabby Apple! It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I really like the retro chic look of the Overboard dress.

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    Shanna M — October 28, 2012 @ 11:27 am Reply

    Already like Shabby Apple on Facebook. Oh, and you look lovely in your pictures btw!

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    Bree — October 28, 2012 @ 3:27 pm Reply

    You are glowing! Congrats. So excited for you.

    I adore the dress you have on. The color is perfect.

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    Wild Orchid — October 28, 2012 @ 7:18 pm Reply

    I love the beauty mark dress! It can be dressed up or down so easily.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Wild Orchid — October 28, 2012 @ 7:19 pm Reply

    Like Shabby Apple on Facebook — Wild Orchid
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    Wild Orchid — October 28, 2012 @ 7:21 pm Reply

    shared on fb–https://www.facebook.com/crave.tosave/posts/500812826609063

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    Wild Orchid — October 28, 2012 @ 7:21 pm Reply

    tweet–https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/262695633159352320

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    Christen — October 28, 2012 @ 8:51 pm Reply

    I love the Nantucket – black wrap nursing dress.
    Congrats on the pregnancy. I hope you have a healthy 9 months!

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    Christen — October 28, 2012 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    Shared on Facebook – Christen Casey Jeckell

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    Christen — October 28, 2012 @ 8:56 pm Reply

    Tweeted Giveaway – Flamingemu

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    Christen — October 28, 2012 @ 8:56 pm Reply

    Liked Shabby Apple on Facebook – Christen Casey Jeckell

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    Sandra — October 28, 2012 @ 9:50 pm Reply

    Congratulations, Cara! You look wonderful! Good for you for continuing your workout regimen – I worked out through both of my pregnancies including lifting heavier weights and I am so glad I did! Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy! Oh, and I love the Jacob’s pillow dress.

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    Sandra — October 28, 2012 @ 9:50 pm Reply

    Already like Shabby Apple on FB!

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    Rachel H — October 28, 2012 @ 11:48 pm Reply

    Congrats on your pregnancy Cara! I’m actually right behind you at 14 weeks! I must say, my first trimester (and even early 2nd tri) have not been as pleasant as yours! Needless to say I’m in the market for maternity clothes. Loving the “Oh Baby” dress.

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    Patricia Wojnar Crowley — October 29, 2012 @ 12:26 am Reply

    I love the Bernini dress!

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    Patricia Wojnar Crowley — October 29, 2012 @ 12:26 am Reply

    I like Shabby Apple on facebook!

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    Carolyn — October 29, 2012 @ 5:54 am Reply

    Definitely am in love with them all, the Nantucket is probably my fave at this point!

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    Keisha — October 29, 2012 @ 11:00 am Reply

    LOVE Panthera! Classy looking dress!

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    Keisha — October 29, 2012 @ 11:02 am Reply

    Liked Shabby Apple on FB :-)

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    Keisha — October 29, 2012 @ 11:02 am Reply

    And shared your link on FB too :-)

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    Tracie Brown — October 29, 2012 @ 1:04 pm Reply

    I like the azure coast dress because wrap dresses flatter my figures :)

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    Tracie Brown — October 29, 2012 @ 1:05 pm Reply

    I like shabby apple on FB

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    jara Christensen — October 29, 2012 @ 4:23 pm Reply

    I love the Azure dress because pretty much any wrap dress looks good on my curvy figure!

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    jara Christensen — October 29, 2012 @ 4:25 pm Reply

    Liked Shabby Apple on Facebook as Jara Gabrielle

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    jara Christensen — October 29, 2012 @ 4:27 pm Reply

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — October 29, 2012 @ 6:35 pm Reply

    Congratulations!! You look so cute! I’m so happy for you!

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    Nancy — October 30, 2012 @ 12:53 pm Reply

    Congrats to you! What an exciting time!
    I really love the Arripidae dress. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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    Nancy — October 30, 2012 @ 12:53 pm Reply

    I also like Shabby Apple on FB. Thanks again.

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    Michelle Pickett — October 31, 2012 @ 2:50 am Reply

    my favorite dress is whistlestop i love the stripes :)

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    Michelle Pickett — October 31, 2012 @ 2:50 am Reply

    I also liked Shabby Apple on fb!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — October 31, 2012 @ 5:32 pm Reply

    I just wanted to comment to say congratulations!! :)

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      Cara — October 31, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

      Thanks Heidi!

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    Grace — November 1, 2012 @ 8:31 pm Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! Such exciting news, for you and your husband. You look amazing – you totally have that pregnancy glow.

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