what i wore wednesday

ok, its now fall here.  i think our last bought of 85*+ weather is gone.  and i’m a little sad.  you see, i hate being cold.  yes, layers are good, but i really have to layer.  you can laugh at me, but if the temp drops below 50*, i am usually wearing leggings under everything i wear.  and knee high sock are my best friend.  i hate having cold ankles, so gone will be the days of wearing cuffed skinny jeans with cute flats – boo.  i am a big fan of the scarf, so at least fall has that going for it.

if you are new here to wiww, welcome!  i post pictures of what i wore throughout the week.  i began doing this to motivate myself to put a few minutes of effort into myself and just get dressed – get out of the stay-at-home mom uniform of yoga pants and into real clothes.  nothing expensive or elaborate, but put together, with maybe an accessory or 2 to elevate the basics.  if you need a kick in the yoga pants, join me and link up your pics – its super motivating and really does work!

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 a little drizzle of rain was enough to wear rainboots for!

vest – target

striped top – forever 21

jeans – target

boots – old navy

ruffled scarf, wrapped twice – the pleated poppy

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 it warmed up just a touch for church.

top – tulle (hand-me-down)

long cardigan – target

jeans – forever 21

flats with a cute bow on the back – payless

necklace – allora handmade

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

i often look to my pinterest style board when i’m in a rut.  i find something that resembles items i already have in my closet, and see if i can make it work.  so far, i’m not really successful with it (being honest).  i kind of feel like this has a bit of a maternity look to it.

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 but wearing great accessories helps to detract from a so-so outfit.  i have found that this gold nugget-ish necklace form lisa works with just about everything, even with other necklaces.

and i just received this watch from one little mama, and i was shocked at all the compliments i have been getting on it.  even more surprising is how comfortable it actually is.  it is pretty heavy, with all those chains, but i wore it all day, for several days, and never felt like i needed to take it off.  and if you know me, comfort is a priority, so thats saying something!

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy

 here’s the picture i took inspiration from.  i wanted a really long chained necklace to add to this, but i didn’t have one.  and my jeans weren’t quite slim enough on the thighs, or flared enough at the leg opening to give it the same look.  after wearing this for a few hours, i went back to my old stand-by of skinny jeans and flats – it felt so much more like me!

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!


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    you are seriously too cute!! i love your long hair!

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    Love your inspiration picture, you rocked it! So cute!

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    The Rachel. Zoe inspiration is fab… I die!

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    You are SO Rachel Zoe. LOVE it!


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    LOVE your wellie boots!! x

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    I think you did great on your outfit…you rocked it my opinion! Thanks for keeping up the WIWW posts…they seem to be my only posts lately. I love to blog but can’t find the time…somehow I always find the time to WIWW!!!

    hope you have a great day!


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    I think you pulled it off, looking even more put together. Reason? The girl in your inspiration pic has no feet! :) Love that watch too.

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    I love Wednesdays around here. I have been linking up for the last 7 times or so. Love your blog Rachel. Your kids are adorable. =)

    Stop by mine when you have a chance and please follow. Thanks from a future mom. =)

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    I am linking up What I wore today for my first outfit post. I’m so nervous and excited all in one! I love seeing all the outfit ideas today. I do the same thing with pinterest. Love trying to recreate things!
    Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

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    I love your Pinterest inspired outfit – you made it your own and it looks so cute! I’m sure it looked great with skinny jeans and flats too though. :) Linking up!

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    I really like your inspiration outfit and I think you did a good job with it. I did a similar thing this past week. Grabbed an inspiration outfit from Pinterest and tried to wear it. It was a little odd, but I tried. ;-)


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    I am such an interiors girl……….
    I was looking back over your picks and I think we have the same concrete hardiplank on our houses! haha. cracking myself up over here.

    I think this makes my very first wiww. MWAH, sweet friend!

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    I think your pinspiration copy was almost EXACT! Maybe a long necklace like Rachel had on would’ve filled in the maternity non-maternity area!!

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    I follow the same kind of Pinterest strategy too and sometimes its a bust and sometimes its a success. I do think you look cute, but you’re right…comfort plays a big role!!
    Love that watch!

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    I have the same Old Navy wellies only Navy Blue with yellow tieups. :) They look great with your skinny jeans. Love the Rachael Zoe fashion inspiration photo. She rocks the flared pant…perhaps they are coming back in style.

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    Love the Rachael Zoe inspiration photo!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

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    I love your rachel zoe inspired outfit! my first thought when I saw it was “I love the new look!” funny its very similar without the major dollar items she is probably wearing. love the sunnies too. do it again! it wasn’t too much out of your comfort zone at all.

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    Whoa – you’ve built up quite a following and as usual, your outfits are great! Here’s to another fantabulous Wednesday!

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    I liked your version of your inspiration! I too have fun trying to emulate an outfit from pinterest with things I already own! :)

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    The Shoestring Contessa says:

    I COULD NOT AGREE MORE about the cold weather!!!

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    Those Old Navy rain boots could not be any cuter! Hope you are having a great week. :)

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    Such great outfits this week!! I loved the yellow necklace with the black, and the inspiration outfit. They were all fun!

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