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!
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
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!
chambray top – forever 21 (similar here)
shorts – banana republic outlet (similar here)
ruffle tank – old navy
pale gold sandals – target
this classic, simple outfit needed just a tiny pop of color, and these earrings did it!
earrings – ike & co.
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
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!)
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
persimmon, navy and a touch of gold – love this color combo!
cardigan, tank & jeans – forever 21
earrings – gift from my sister-in-law
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?