what i wore wednesday

hey friends, welcome to what i wore wednesday!  after years of staying at home with my kids i began to “let myself go”.  i started this to motivate myself to just get dressed – put a few minutes into myself to feel better for the whole day!  if you are finding yourself in this same situation, i want to encourage you to join us –  this really works!  take a look at all the other ladies joining me – real women wearing real clothes!

have you seen the huge giveaway yet?  go look!

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 we had a week of “fall” weather, so i got to layer again.

floral infinity scarf – the pleated poppy

cardigan – old navy

chambray shirt – forever 21

leggings – walmart

boot socks – target

boots – steve madden

have you noticed i shop at pretty affordable places?  the only place i splurged was on these boots, and i wear them all the time in the fall and winter, as you’ll start seeing more!)

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 i went super cozy this day since it was chilly outside and we were inside schooling all day.

sweater – gap

shirt – nations outfitters

leggings – walmart

boots – steve madden

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 hat – target

posy pin – the pleated poppy

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 i need to get better at taking pictures during daylight hours, but i usually don’t think to do it until i’m ready to get into my jammies.  so for now… bad pictures.

i wore this on friday night when we walked downtown for art after dark.

sweater – gap

shirt & headband – forever 21

jeans – target

boots – steve madden

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 top necklace – lisa leonard designs

bottom necklace – world market

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

saturday morning i took the girls to a brunch at church

jacket – forever 21

dress – old navy

tights – target

boots – steve madden (i told you i wore them a lot!)

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

necklace – ??? i think groopdealz?

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 later on saturday, soccer games, hanging out at home…

i love how wearing just the basics can be elevated with a simple accessory like a statement necklace.

black v-neck – forever 21

cuffed jeans – forever 21

flip flops – payless

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 i’m loving my new foldover clutch!

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

hi.  my name is lindsey and i’m addicted to turquoise statement necklaces.

seriously.  make me stop.

white top – old navy

black skinnies – old navy

necklace – groopdealz

bracelets – world market

flats – target

ok, enough of me.  how about you?!  do you wanna join 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!




  1. 1

    LOVING that first outfit! I could literally live in it. You are too cute!!

    Happy Wednesday! :)


  2. 3

    So many PERFECT outfits! The first one is my fav, our styles are very very similar! I also love affordable pieces. :D

    AND I also agree that basics with statement jewelry equals *gorgeousness.*

  3. 4

    Love those boots! I have a pair of SM boots that are a few years old and they still look nearly brand new! Nice boots are a great investment, and I’m sure you’ll use them a lot during the fall/winter. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. 5

    Great outfits this week, Lindsey! I love the way you layer!!

  5. 6

    I love that mo¡inty green necklace that yo´re wearing! ;)

  6. 7

    I love your style, you’re so gorgetastic! You do stripes so well :) x

  7. 8

    My Goodness you ALWAYS look cute! Well done lady! :)

  8. 9

    You are adorable- I love each of these looks!!


  9. 10

    Hi Lindsey, I just wanted to say you’re so beautiful!!

  10. 12

    LOVE those BOOTS!!! Looking fabulous this week!

  11. 13

    I love that you show your dressed down and dressed up looks. You looked beautiful in your Saturday outfit.

    Thanks for hosting the link up. You make Wednesday my favorite day of the week! :)

    julee @ diylouisville.blogspot.com

  12. 14

    Love your outfits! That dress is just the cutest. You do casual extremely well and very put together. I feel like I need lessons from you. :-)


  13. 15

    Loving your new foldover clutch too and the turquoise accents really compliment your colouring, they look so cute on you! I get why you’re always wearing those boots too. I laid eyes on a similar pair the other day and am making plans to own them ;-)

  14. 16

    I love love love your outfits all the time! I too, shop at affordable places, and love it! There are a few reasons to spend a little more money, boots being one of them, but other than that, why spend more? you are always adorable, so it’s working!

  15. 17

    So many perfect outfits! Seriously. Also noticed this week just how long your hair has gotten! How is it that you have gorgeous hair at any length?

  16. 18

    Hi Lindsey! Thanks for hosting! You look gorgeous and I love the floral scarf with the first outfit. So cute!

  17. 19

    Every time I see you wear the chambray top I am motivated to get myself one. I just never like them when I see one on a rack. I just need to try one on! When you wear it, it is so cute! I love the whole outfit!

  18. 20

    LIndsey, it’s ok to be addicted to turquoise statement necklaces. We all have our thing. Mine is coats. I have a lot of them. It’s not necessary and rather expensive! :) This is my first link up and I am so happy I did it.


    p.s. I love the long black and gold necklace on the striped shirt!

  19. 21

    love love that foldover clutch!

    Sandy a la Mode

  20. 22


    I’m dying to know more about those boots! They’re exactly what I’ve been looking for. I just looked on the Steve Madden website, but I couldn’t tell if any were the same as what you have. Are yours from last year? and do you happen to remember the name of that style boot? I would be ever so appreciative :) You are completely adorable by the way…I definitely need fashion lessons!

  21. 24

    so many great looks, lindsey!! love those boots!

  22. 25

    i am in love with your first outfit!!! so cute and comfy looking!

  23. 26

    You are correct – you statement necklace does elevate a basic outfit!

  24. 27

    Those boots are fabulous!

  25. 28

    I love your first outfit! I’m have similar pieces so I’m totally going to use your pic as an inspiration!

  26. 29

    Omg I looove! I was the SAME way when I had my son. I wore my pajamas out of the house almost every day….horrid, I know…I’m so shameful :(
    I tried making outfits too, it really does help, just to dress up.
    I think I might try joining one of these weeks! So cute!

  27. 31

    I love the first outfit! Its probably my favorite. I’m the same way with boots. I just got a pair of black boots from Steve Madden. I have worn them everyday since.

  28. 33

    Lindsey, wondering how long ago you got the chambray shirt in the first pic? I looked on the forever 21 site but couldn’t find it. Cute outfit!!!

    • 34

      hi andrea!

      i got mine maybe 6 months ago? but i was there recently and saw it again, so they may still have it in store. as for online, i have a really hard finding things i’ve bought in the store online. hope you have one close by?


  29. 35

    I don’t know if I can live without that floral scarf- will there be more in the shop soon?

    • 36

      hey joanna –

      unfortunately, not in this fabric. but i do have another couple versions of floral fabric coming!


  30. 37

    I’m in the market for a chambray shirt myself. I love yours. Is it this studded one? I can’t see that part of your shirt. http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=Promo_Jean-Shirt&ProductID=2027705008&VariantID=011

    Getting dressed every day is something I’ve always done. My mom taught me that. Get up and get dressed: hair, makeup, everything. And it makes me feel so much better! Even when our triplets were babies I did. People thought I was crazy bc I needed sleep, but it made me feel better. Even just mascara and lipgloss go a long way in making you feel good.

  31. 38

    Hi Lindsey!! Are your boots called the Sonnya by Steve Madden? Those are the only ones I see that resemble them closely! Also, any chance you will be getting that scarf back in stock? Love it!!! Thanks so much!!

  32. 40

    which steve madden boots are you wearing? are they the sonny? did you purchase them online or did you find in a store? I love them!
    Thanks :)

  33. 41

    I want that infinity scarf and it’s sold out. Do you plan on getting more? Where did you purchase the material? Maybe I’ll try my luck sewing one. Got the entire outfit put together except for that ellusive scarf!

  34. 43

    Found the boots on sale for $118 at the online store! Yay!!!

  35. 44

    nice style.

  36. 45

    So mad that I found this site too late! Does anyone know where I can still find those boots? I’m dying for my first pair, and I really love those!

    • 46

      you may still be able to find them with a bit of searching. they are by steve madden and the style name is sonnya.

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