last chance sale {& new products!}

last chance sale

my shop is packed full, but i have new products that i need to make room for, so its time to clear out!

i’m having a clear out sale on all of my last chance items – all the items i have only 1 left of and will not be coming back to the shop.

listen to this:  for 3 days only, all last chance items are an additional 25% off!!!  just be sure to use code LASTCHANCE at checkout!

sale ends september 1st at midnight.

new products

and here’s what we’re making room for:  new wet bags, pencil pouch, 3 new messenger bags, the prettiest clutch in all the world (biased opinion), and another pencil pouch.  while you’re shopping the last chance department, go ahead and add some new goodies to your cart as well!

 

what i wore wednesday {& a shabby apple giveaway!} CLOSED

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

happy wednesday, friends!

i have something really special for you today – a shabby apple giveaway!  just be warned:  you’re about to see a whole lotta me in a whole lotta red.

if you’re new here to wiww, its a place i started to keep myself accountable to getting dressed each day.  putting a little effort into myself has made a huge difference on how i feel and is actually pretty fun!  thanks to all of you who have joined me!  another benefit to posting weekly outfit pictures is that i push myself to try new things more often, hence the pictures below.

i am not a red girl.  in fact, i own very few items with red in them.  but when i saw this dress, i had to have it!  actually, i spent probably close to a month choosing which dress i wanted shabby apple to send me (thank you thank you thank you!) because there are so many amazing choices.  but i saw this dress and remembered my friend tracy wearing it at SNAP and she looked amazing in it.  i figured i’d go bold and try something new!

shabby apple giveaway at the pleated poppy

so here it is:  one dress, three ways.

shabby apple giveaway at the pleated poppy

i thought for the most part i don’t get too dressy, so how could i dress this down for daytime?  red is pretty bold, so i didn’t want to go with black accents because that would only step up the contrast.  adding boots and a jean jacket make anything right for daytime, am i right?  i even could have added a simple leather belt, but i kept it simple and showed off the cute bow detail of the dress.

shabby apple giveaway at the pleated poppy

i added a simple deer necklace from lisa leonard to break up all the red.  i love the feminine details of the dress:  the boat neck, the fitted waistline, the lacy hem.

boots – steve madden

jean jacket – forever 21

shabby apple giveaway at the pleated poppy

 but if i were to wear this dress out for a date or a special event (hello christmas party!), black was the perfect accent color for the accessories.

shabby apple giveaway at the pleated poppy

 a necklace with a longer length adds some sparkle and the simple suede wedges keep it dressy, yet comfy.

necklace – forever 21

wedges – payless

shabby apple giveaway at the pleated poppy

this is where i really had to push myself, and i think this is my favorite outfit of all!  i wanted something unexpected and eclectic – mixing patterns and colors.

you can’t go wrong with polka dots and leopard print, and a little turquoise never hurt anyone.

remember when you’re mixing patterns to have at least one color in common between the prints to have it make a little bit of sense.  and turquoise almost works as a neutral – it goes with just about every other color!

cardigan – forever 21

flats – target

necklace – ruby rose

so, yay for you guys because you can go pick out your own dress, too!  not only is shabby apple offering a $100 gift certificate to one lucky winner, but they also have a discount code for you all!  just use code “pleatedpoppy10off” for a 10% discount.

to enter, please go take a look at their site and… wait a minute.  first, schedule an hour or 2 of free time, then go look at their site.  you will love everything you see and choosing just one dress will be so hard!  let me know your favey fave.

and since this is still “what i wore wednesday“, do you want to link up?  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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