what i wore wednesday

hey friends!  this is my first official wiww of summer and, well, i was kind of a slacker.  as always, i have plenty of excuses on the ready:  while our husbands have been fishing for a few days, my mom and i have been tackling project after project, so most of what i wore was painting clothes, gardening grubbies, or a bathing suit (a girl’s gotta relax a little, right?).

if you’re new here, my main purpose of wiww is to encourage other women to simply get dressed.  and by get dressed i mean out of jammies, out of sweats, out of yoga pants.  put on an actual outfit and maybe even some accessories.  its amazing how much better you’ll feel about yourself and as much as your husband may like you in your snug yoga pants, he’s gonna like it even more when you pretty yourself up a bit.  i’m not talking hours in front of the mirror, primping.  just maybe 15 minutes of getting dressed, running a brush through your bed head, and throwing on a sweep of blush and a dab of lipgloss.

 this was my church outfit and what i wore running errands.

top – forever 21

jeans – local shop

wedges – old navy

 projects around the house and running more errands (how many times can i go to home depot in one week?!)

t-shirt – forever 21

jeans – target

chucks – nordstrom rack

necklace – lisa leonard designs

(ps – just for full disclosure, i took about 15 pictures of this outfit.  trying to suck in your stomach and take a steady picture at the same time is tricky.  and that sideways lighting does not help!)

 so sloppy, i know!  but i was so comfy.  i wore this working around the house, watching 6 kids, and running a few more errands.  why are there so many more errands associated with doing projects?!

sweater – old navy

tank and lounge pants – target

flops – payless


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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 please 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

    So cute! Love that top from Forever 21! It looks great on you!

  2. 2

    you are so adorable! i love a good pair of chuck taylors.

  3. 3

    I love that even your ‘sloppy outfit’ is still so stylish. lAID BACK STYLISH, BUT STILL STYLISH. ;)

  4. 4

    personally I love your sloppy look! Just how i like to dress!

    xo em

  5. 5

    You’re totally cute, even when you’re “sloppy” – and I’m so glad you admitted to taking 15 pictures while trying to hold your stomach in and balance the camera. Sometime we should post WIWW Outakes! LOL.

    And you can make a gray tee and jeans look better than anyone I know. :-)

  6. 6

    I love those lounge pants!!!!!! Looks cute to me!

  7. 7

    “trying to suck in your stomach and take a steady picture at the same time is tricky.” CRACK UP! (and I know what you mean) :-) Your cuteness is so fun to see every week! xo!

  8. 8

    i love a casual look and a pair of chuck taylors! you look so comfy and cute!


  9. 9

    Love the sloppy look because it looks trendy! :)

  10. 10

    Love that forever21 top and even your comfy outfit is cute! Laughing at how many times you had to go to Home Depot in a week, that is normally my issue in a day. How is that I can forget multiple things necessary for completing the project multiple times? I think it’s a conspiracy. Definitely. Between the oil companies and the home improvement stores :)

  11. 11

    Love the first top – so cute! Thanks for hosting! :)

  12. 12

    Love that first outfit! That top is so pretty!

  13. 13

    I love that you shared your comfy working around the house outfit, too. =) Keepin’ it real and still looking cute!

  14. 14

    I agree that getting dressed can make a woman feel so much better…even if lounge clothes are soooo comfy! I need to learn how to accessorize, though. That’s the one thing I always neglect but I always like it when I make an effort. Thanks for keeping this blog going to encourage more of us to do it!


  15. 15

    I have got to get to forever 21!! You always have the cutest things from there. I love how you look cute even in your comfy clothes. : ) Thanks for hosting. I started my Frivolous Fashion Friday posts for the same reason you started WIWW. However, at the time I didn’t even know about your blog. I feel soo much better getting myself dressed and prettied up everyday. It’s soo easy to fall into the mom rut and just worry about what the kids look like. Have a great rest of the week!

    ~ Catie

  16. 16

    LOVED all your pics today, but especially the first one!! That red looks good on you.

  17. 17
    Rose D., Frenchtown, NJ says:

    You always look good every day!!!!

  18. 18

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who takes 15 tries for a good photo, while holding in my stomach! Haha! I love your sloppy Old Navy sweater, it does look super comfy, but still stylish :)

  19. 19

    You look so cute in jeans!

  20. 20

    I had my own off week for WIWW, so I can relate! Summertime means lots of swimsuits and gardening grubs for me. But you look great, especially the first outfit. I love that red top! Thanks for hosting!

  21. 21

    I LOVE your “Sloppy outfit” I think you should have added a bunch of jewelry to it…… those leopard Target sandlas you have, chunky gold necklace and a little arm party and your look would be relaxed chic!

  22. 22

    Just found your blog from Rachel The Hat. Cute casual outfits and great link-up idea! Just linked mine and I’m sure I’ll be back weekly!


  23. 23

    I like the look with the skinny jeans and the converse. I have all of the pieces and I am so copying that look this weekend.

  24. 24

    You outfits are so cute, even when you’re comfy you still look put together

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    I just had to congratulate you on having 283 ladies link up with your WIWW today!! What an achievement!!

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