what i wore wednesday

happy wednesday!  thanks for joining me for another wiww.  if you’re new here and wondering what all this hullabaloo is all about, here’s the deal:  i started taking pictures of my weekly outfits a couple years ago to keep myself accountable to actually getting dressed every day.  as a stay-at-home mom, it was so easy to stay in my pj’s or sweats all day long.  but if i had to take pictures, i would put a little extra effort into myself.  now we’re not talking a ton of extra time – just a few minutes.  wanna join me?  link up below!  be sure to look through all the lovely links – you can get a lot of real life inspiration!

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 cooler mornings and evenings with perfectly warm days call for cardigans!  this asymmetrical cardigan is a favorite of mine that my sister gave me when i tried to steal hers.

cardigan – all saints

v-neck t-shirt – forever 21 (like $4?)

jeans – forever 21

flats – payless

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 i’m loving the fit of these jeans – not quite skinny jeans and not quite boyfriend cut – the perfect in between.

necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 church outfit

cardigan and ruffle top – banana republic

jeans – forever 21

black suede wedges – payless

necklace and bracelets – lisa leonard designs

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

i’m trying to figure out my style all the time.  maybe because it keeps changing?  i am loving finding the mix of comfort (always) and style.  this top gives the feeling of casual (with a little shimmer of gold!) and the polka dots and ballet flats give it a girly edge.  i’d love to find a vintage inspired concert t to try with the same outfit.

other than earrings, i didn’t wear any jewelry.  what would you wear with this?  i couldn’t decide.

and i put my hair in sponge curlers the night before and felt like i had prom hair!  too bad it only looked like this while i dropped my kids off at school then i worked up a nasty sweat in the yard until it was time to pick them up again.

cardi – forever 21

t-shirt – target

skinnies – target

flats – payless

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 wristlet clutch – the pleated poppy

its not too often i make stuff for myself, but i kept eyeing this bag so i finally took it!  it is just the right combo of colors and prints – just super happy!

and for a small bag, it packs a big punch!  look at all i fit in there: sunglasses in a sunnies case, a tiny pouch holding cash, credit cards and i.d., checkbook, phone, eye drops, pens, chap stick and lipliner.  and it all hangs from a handy dandy wrist strap!  i don’t normally go for matchy matchy, but i die of cuteness a little everytime i take out my coordinating tiny pouch to pay for anything!  (yes, i’m a dork).

if i still had babies in diapers, i would use a clutch to corral diapers and wipes, rather than letting them float all over my bigger bag.  somedays i tuck a clutch into my messenger bag so i have the option to go smaller and also organize my bigger purse.

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?

Momma Go Round


  1. 1

    Cute outfits! Love the polka dot cardigan!

  2. 2

    i LOVE that cardigan! but the church outfit is my favorite. :) you are gorgeous, lindsey!

  3. 3

    I’m “just an earrings” girl myself. (With an occasional necklace) !

  4. 4

    Loving your polka dot cardi! Your hair looks cute curly like that. Haven’t used sponge curlers in many years, lol :)

  5. 5

    Hey Lindsey! Love, love, LOVE the clutch this week! Happy Wednesday!

  6. 6

    Those jeans are great! You always look so fabulous!

  7. 7

    I’m also loving your church outfit – that ruffled top is absolutely stunning!

  8. 8

    Style is a constant evolution…embrace the changes it keeps things fun!


    I’m hosting a giveaway and hope you enter http://valverdestyle.com/september-fashion-christmas/

  9. 9

    Great outfits, Lindsey! I particularly like the second one, with the not-skinny-not-boyfriend jeans.

  10. 10

    I love the fit of those Forever 21 jeans too! Do you know what they’re called? I tried finding them on the website but couldn’t quite figure out which ones they were.

  11. 11

    What a cute little clutch! And I love it when my wallet matches my purse. ;) As usual your outfits are all cute and comfy looking. ;)

  12. 12

    Adorable clutch! I love all of your outfits, as always. Those jeans sound amazing!

  13. 13

    I love your outfits, so cheery and chic. I also noticed your mantle with the starfish and beach decor. Exactly what I’m going for!

  14. 14

    What a great idea! I love that so many ladies participated. I can’t wait to go through all the links.

  15. 15

    I see the collection is closed :-((
    I’ll try to link up earlier next time.
    It is still Wednesday here in Luxembourg.
    Have a nice day!

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