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linking up my very few phone pics this week with jeannett!

this was a funky week for me, as evidenced by my non-blogginess ’round these parts.  it was one of those weeks that went too fast to get anything done, but then again all of the days seemed to drag on so long.  well, 3pm to 8pm dragged on, at least.

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you know you’re a mom of a boy when… you take pictures of ridiculous really cool “monster trucks” to show your boy.  seriously?!

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the boy sat next to me while i worked on my computer on the couch and asked if we could play a game together.  how could i say no to that?  well, after he spanked me at mancala, “no” will come much easier next time ;) #soreloser

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lily and silas asked if they could make themselves brefkist while i was still laying in bed, trying to squeeze in a few more minutes of sleep.  i said sure, thinking toast or cereal.  then i heard the eggs and the pans, so i pulled myself out of bed to be on safety duty in the kitchen.  they did an awesome job!  all i had to do was turn the stove on and off!

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this guy was on toast duty and tried to toast hamburger buns for breakfast.  i think his little size 2/4 boxers are getting a bit snug, seeing as he’s turning FIVE next week!

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emily and i met up with our kids for a stitch market meeting at spooners cove in montana del oro.  i love that there is almost no sand at that beach – we found 3 heart rocks in just a few minutes!

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kind of beautiful, right?

i hope you have a fabulous weekend!  after swim lessons today we have some painting projects to start and hopefully finish, then we’re going to the fair tomorrow!  whittling down on that summer list

oh, clearly i’m loving these deals from groop dealz – they just started their christmas in july promotion!  i definitely want to snap some of those chalkboard labels and leather wrap bracelets!

what i wore wednesday

welcome to “what i wore wednesday”!

i started wiww ages ago to keep myself accountable to just get dressed each day.  i found myself lounging in sweats and pj’s all day long as a stay-at-home mama and i needed some motivation to put a little effort into my appearance.  i have found that i am more productive and generally in a better mood when i feel good about how i look – nice benefit!  another nice benefit: my husband likes it, too ;)

if you’re lacking motivation for getting dressed or trying something new in the clothing department, please join us!  women of all ages, shapes, and sizes are linking up and inspiring so many of us to step out of our comfort zones!

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 ballet-wrap sweater, stripes and leopard flats – feeling kinda frenchy!

sweater – brass plum

striped tee – old navy

layering tank – local boutique

jeans and flats – target (similar flats here)

necklace – allora handmade

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 i am a firm believer in adding leopard print to your wardrobe!  it is a classic print that has been around for… well, as long as leopards have been around!  leopard flats are an easy, safe way to add a bit of classic style and sass to almost any outfit.  another easy option would be a leopard skinny belt.

leopard print is also an easy start for mixing patterns – it goes easily with stripes!

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 chambray top – forever 21 (similar here)

shorts – banana republic outlet (similar here)

ruffle tank – old navy

pale gold sandals – target

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this classic, simple outfit needed just a tiny pop of color, and these earrings did it!

earrings – ike & co.

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 this simple necklace goes with just about anything.  i chose my last initial to remind me of the importance of family.

necklace – lisa leonard deisgns

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 and then we drive 3 hours up the coast and brrrrrrrr!  the weather is overcast, misty and chilly!

old man cardigan & striped shirt – forever 21

jeans (nearly see through they are so old!) – local boutique

converse – nordstrom rack

infinity scarf – the pleated poppy (will be coming back in the fall!)

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 when i’m chilly its all about layers for me.  i wasn’t expecting the weather to be quite as cold as it was, so my outfit is a little… off?  i felt like a teenager with my skinny jeans pushed down against my converse, but my ankles were so cold i had to!

sweater – gap

shirt – gap (hand-me-down)

jeans – target

converse – nordstrom rack

infinity scarf – the pleated poppy

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persimmon, navy and a touch of gold – love this color combo!

cardigan, tank & jeans – forever 21

earrings – gift from my sister-in-law

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new gold sandals – old navy

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 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?

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