what i wore {1 skirt, 4 ways}

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happy wednesday!  these “what i wore posts” are designed to keep myself accountable to getting dressed each day and to be an encouragement to those of you who struggle like me!  i am all about comfort, but still want style.  if you want to join me, link up your outfit posts below!

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this week i’m featuring a skirt c/o deborah & co. that fulfills both requirements: comfort and style.  it feel like i’m wearing comfy yoga pants, but looks like i put effort into my outfit!  i challenged myself to style this skirt 4 different ways: everyday casual, sporty, date night, and warm & cozy.  which is your favorite?


i’m a big fan of 2 things: stylish tennies and raglan sleeve tops.  i found these gold tennies at forever 21 on clearance awhile back for just $7!  and this t-shirt is among many i have found at target over the years.  they have the best graphic tees for great prices.  the skirt has a really comfortable waistband that is the same deep coral as the stripes, so it extends the length of the shirt.


a chambray shirt is prefect for everyday!  it goes with everything.  throw on a simple ribbed white tank underneath and i’m good to go!  to add a bit to the simple outfit, i added my glittered sandals and a statement necklace from cookie & curly.


comfort can still work for date nights!  just add a bit of sparkle and you’re good to go!  the sparkly tank adds just a bit of dressiness, and black always works well for date nights.  and since i get chilly on evenings out, i added the soft black cardi.  strappy sandals and a dark coral beaded necklace finish it off.


even though maxi skirts are long, they seem like a summer staple to me.  so i challenged myself to figure out a way to make this skirt work for winter, too.  the trick?  layers.  lots of cozy layers.  i started with a heather grey thermal, my chambray shirt, and a super cozy sweater.  boots are an obvious choice for winter, and while i was at it, i added layers of necklaces as well.


besides this adorable skirt, deborah & co. also makes custom maternity skirts!

do you love this skirt?  deborah & co. has offered a 10% discount with code POPPY through oct 19th!

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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!
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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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    Such a fun idea, Lindsey! I especially love the last layered look. And those boots are amazing! Love!


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    Hi Lindsay!

    I LOVE the chambray top and skirt look, it’s beautiful together! They’re all great combinations :) Thank you so much for hosting this link up, I always really enjoy participating!

    Have a fabulous week – see you here next week!

    Lauren xx

  3. 5

    Aww love your skirt and all the ways you have styled it :)

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    I love the chambray shirt look and the layered look. I’m so ready for fall things. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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    love a good maxi skirt because you can style it in so many ways + seasons. and your layers are perfect for wearing in the fall. happy wednesday!


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    I love all of the outfits but I’m most interested on where the grey thermal shirt came from. Thanks!

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    The “date night” and “winter” looks are my favorite. I need to play around with my maxi skirt and see how I can change it up for fall/winter.

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    What a great maxi skirt, Lindsey, Love all the ways you remixed this. I love it paired with the Black Cardigan & the Graphic Baseball Tee the most.

    I’d love for you to stop by my blog and check it out. I link up with you every week. You are a great, crafty Interior Designer btw. =)

    Thanks, Ada.

  9. 12

    Thank you for hosting! I love your skirt. Have a great day!


  10. 13

    I agree, layers are wonderful, I love the warm comfy look!

  11. 14

    This is super cute! All 4 ways! I think it helps with a maxi skirt to have a print – especially the chevron!

    You are adorable!

  12. 15

    Love the skirt… you styled it so cute. I especially love the first one with a sports tee and tennies and the last one with all the layers.

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    I think you styled your skirt very well – I love all the combinations! You made it look so easy to dress it up or down. ;) Great looks – you look gorgeous in each of them!

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    I like the look with the raglan top the best! :)

  15. 18

    Where did you get the skirt? Love it!

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    patty watson says:

    love the skirt

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    Hi! This is my first time participating and I am super excited about it!
    I love the skirt with the sporty look; I’ve always been a huge fan of the baseball style shirt.
    I also love the layered necklaces, too cute!

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    Definitely the last look with the boots! It’s perfect head-to-toe! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Wow! You look amazing! I love the layered look with the chambray shirt and the cream sweater! Love your side braid as well!I Have a great day!

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    I guess it is a sign of a great skirt when I can’t decide which look I like best. They all work fabulously. Thanks so much for hosting!

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    I love the way you look in date night. Black is really multi-functional color. It works not only during the day but at night as well. But some people warn me to be careful with it, as it can add you age. But this seems to be so not true in your case as you look great in black. But the way I see it, you could combine black with your sparkling sandals. Will you? Skirt is adorable as well…

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    Love how different each of these looks are– they are all fab!

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    I do love a good outfit remix! Thanks for the link up :)

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