what i wore wednesday

well this week is going faster than i have time for ;)

i am once again short on pictures.  a friend of mine coined this week as “boutique week” as i will be hosting another stitch market tomorrow and friday, but really, this has been “boutique month” with all the prep and recovery for/from the queen bee and now the stitch market.  its all good, fun craziness, but craziness nonetheless!

while i’m on the topic, if you’re local, i’d love it if you joined me and 16 other local artists (yes, our biggest market yet!) as we sell our handmade wares for your holiday shopping delight!  to aid add to that delight, there will be wine and munchies served, including cupcakes from on a larke cupcake shop – so super yummy (and i would know – i sampled every flavor last time!).

now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

even though i am cozied up in my sweats as i type this late at night, and i may have been in my husband’s jammies and sweatshirt until late in the morning earlier today, i did get dressed today.  and that is what wiww is all about – just making the effort to actually get dressed!  while i ran errands today, i could have easily gone in my comfy yoga pants and sweatshirt, but instead i threw on some cuffed jeans, sandals, and a cute flowy top.  doing this wiww for so long has made getting dressed easier for the most part.  on the days i don’t feel like getting dressed, i can now go to my staple comfy-but-still cute outfits.  after taking a ridiculous amount of pictures of my outfits, i am able to see what actually looks good and what i should do differently next time.  i know this isn’t for everyone, but it really has been so helpful for me, so i hope it can be for you as well!

top – anthro

tank – nations outiftters

jeans & scarf – forever 21

boots – steve madden

after seeing this picture, i think it may be time that i brave adding another accessory: bigger earrings.  i wear the same fake diamond studs every single day and i think my outfits could handle a little more oomph in the earring department, yes?

yes, i got the boots.  i’m kinda crazy about the stitching up the side of the zippers.  i braved the black friday crazies at the mall and got my boots for a great deal.  today i sent back the 9 pairs of ill fitting boots to piperlime.  yay for free shipping both ways!  boo for trying on a bazillion pairs of boots before finding a pair that fit.

wanna link up with me?  yay!  just follow the rules:

1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2011/09/what-i-wore-wednesday-fall-inspiration/ not http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/.
2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!
3. please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon before – so fun!
i’m also linking up with nina of momma go round for “real momma, real style” – join me there, mkay?

Momma Go Round


  1. 1

    I love those boots!! They look so cute on you!!

  2. 2

    Cute boots! WIWW has truly helped me get dressed and put a little more thought into my outfits. I find myself trying new things, even if I come to realize it was a good look lol. Thanks for the motivation!

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    Lindsey, so wished I lived closer…your stitch market sounds so fun…and such amazing vendors!

    Good luck my dear…you are such an inspiration!!!

  4. 4

    Love your boots. Great choice. :)

  5. 5

    LOVE those boots!!

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    you are lucky you braved Black Friday and got those boots. they are to.die.for cute and completely sold out now. my girlfriend and I were at Nordstrom just last night at a private sale and she was wanting them. Only one size 6 left and nothing left online or in most stores. They really look darling on you. ♥

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    WIWW has been helpful for in in exactly the same way, I’m so glad you still keep it up! Your outfits are always so, so adorable and I LOVE your new boots!!!

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    gorgeous boots!!! Yup they were a need.

  9. 9

    Those boots are amazing! I need some too!

  10. 10

    Those boots are smokin! I love them. Where did you end up getting them from???

    Good luck with all your craft fairs and such. I bet this time of year is CRAZY for you!

  11. 11

    The boots are KILLER!!!

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    I have found that big earrings are the tired mom’s secret weapon. I found a set of 3 at Kohls and wear them every day. Love them!

    Your boots are super cute!

  13. 13

    I absolutely adore accessories!!! Big earrings are my fave :)
    Those boots are TOTALLY awesome!

  14. 14

    Love those boots! First time linking up, such great new blogs to visit.

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    i love big earrings – go for it!!!!!

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    OMG, I can relate to trying on a million pairs of boots! I braved Black Friday also and didn’t find ANYTHING in a gazillion stores, but then came home, ordered on Zappos and them here the next day! Go figure.

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    I got new boots last week….but I won’t be showing them off until next week. Love these boots. YOu are right, that stitching is great!

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    Those boots are beautiful! Totally worth all the searching I think. I used to shy away from bigger earrings because I wear my hair short, but now I almost always wear bigger earrings. They quickly make an outfit more interesting.

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    I got some cute boots on Black Friday, too! But mine are a Christmas present, so I’m not supposed to wear them before then . . . =/ I love yours!!

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    You know what would be nice? Is if everyone actually goes though the list and checks out other blogs! anyway this is really fun to link up. I have a fairly new blog so i love to get new people stopping by. Thanks. Also I have a headband giveaway over at my blog if anyone wants to check it out.


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    Thanks for the linky. It’s my very first time! Love, love, love the boots!!!

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    A photo of the jammies before getting dressed could have been a good before and after shot, just to get the motivation working for the rest of us:-)

  23. 23

    I’m with everyone those boots are adorable! Good job on snagging them :)

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    Nicole Matteri says:

    I love the new boots girl!!!! I am a brand new Stella and Dot Sylist and I think you will find some great earrings here at my site: http://www.stelladot.com/sites/NicoleMatteri

    Stella and Dot has very high quality and detailed jewelry that I just LOVE! Plus there are 50 items under $50 too! Thank you I hope you have time to take a look.

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    Those are AWESOME boots!! Well worth the trouble you went to in order to get them. Cute outfit, too! I love the simplicity and naturalness of it.

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    Love LOVE the boots! Totally know how you feel- I searched for 3 years to find the perfect pair and finally found them this year! woohoo! And hooray for great deals!

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    those boots are ugly. i think you should free ship them to my house!

    come by and visit my blog. tell me which photo should be our christmas card photo. okay. bye.

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    Greetings from Pasadena. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile. I love it! Your style is efforless and elegant! Thank you for hosting this great party! So many fun outfit ideas!

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    LOVE the boots (and all shoes Steve Madden), agree on the earrings… since you sound like a minimalist when it comes to jewelry, I would invest in a really great pair of something like Kendra Scott earrings in a great neutral color. New here, love your blog!

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