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welcome to another week of “what i wore“!  i was just talking with a friend about how annoying it is sometimes to be a girl.  we had both had “one of those days” where we didn’t feel good about anything we’d put on.  for me, it resulted in a pile of clean clothes on my closet floor.  guys have it so easy:  shirt, pants, shoes, done.  but for us only certain pants can go with certain shoes, and some days not all tops work to flatter our monthly fluctuating bodies… but some days, having on a cute, comfy outfit makes you feel great!  its not something you think about all day long (like a bad outfit), but you just feel better.  i’ve started using what i wore posts as a go-to for the bad days.  i just look through past outfits to find ones i felt really good in.  no need to recreate the wheel.  why do i so often feel like i need to come up with an all new outfit?

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i love these pants!  they do ride a lot lower in the back than i’d prefer, but i really love the seams up the front of the leg and the exposed pockets.  i paired them with a simple loose fitting sweater from forever 21.  i went with a medium because i wanted extra length, but really should’ve just got the small – its a bit too slouchy.  and simple but slightly girly black flats with a bow detail at the heel.  a long necklace was a must to break up the plain front of the black sweater.

camo pants – target

black sweater – forever 21

flats – payless

necklace – world market

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this was one of those days where nothing felt right – ergh!  of course, we were heading to church and i left behind me a tornado of clothes.

sweater – forever 21

jeans – local boutique

flats – target

necklace – jewel kade

i love how a necklace can make a whole outfit make more sense!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

and this outfit?  well, we woke up on an at-school day to the power being out (the kids are home with me 3 days and at school 2 days).  so no shower for me, and a hat was mandatory.  also, despite our warm weather,  a sweater is mandatory in the morning – it was 37* this morning when we got up with an expected high of 79*!  my poor kids have to wear pants and sweatshirts to school then are roasting in the afternoon!

hat – local surf shop (ccs)

sweater – forever 21

v-neck tee – forever 21

jeans – local boutique

converse – nordstrom rack

long necklace – jennifer dahl

short necklace – lisa leonard designs

have you noticed?  jeans and a white tee are my very favorite!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

you know how i love my evy’s tree tops!  i am loving the newest design, the ava racer, with a lace overlay!  its a lightweight, soft heather grey and is so comfy!

and i have a 10% off discount for you!  use code POPPY10.

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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!
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


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    I love your white necklace with the baseball shirt.
    And the new “Ava Racer” with lace detail is so pretty!
    I agree that it’s fun and helpful to be able to look back on my photos as a portfolio for future outfits :)

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    Super cute! I love the sweater in your second photo. You know…I have never actually been to Forever 21, maybe I’ll have to check them out sometime.

    Have a great week!
    Julie M.

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    Love the hat with the hat. You look great for running late that day.

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    I love how your casual looks are so put together!!! Thanks for the link up! http://www.honeypieaccessories.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-i-wore-wednesday_22.html

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    Thanks for hosting the link up. I love the pearl statement necklace in your second outfit..so pretty!

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    Love that lace overlay. You always look lovely! Thanks so much for hosting. Xxx

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    Love the camo pants. Thanks for hosting!


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    These are great comfy casual outfits, perfect for the weather. Congratulations on the Bloggers Closet, I know you ladies are going to be a hit! Happy New Year!

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    For some reason the first link I added didn’t work. I’m sorry for adding twice! I couldn’t figure out how to delete the bad one.

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    Love the camo pants and black sweater! I’ve become addicted to camo!

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    I absolutely love your blog and I am so glad that I stumbled upon it a few months ago. I wait patiently for the WIWW feature and the hook ups. I have a closet FULL of clothes, all of which fit and I like, however I am terrible at mixing and matching items. Now that I see all the fun ways to mix patterns and colors I’m steppingo outside my box a bit more! Thank you!!

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    You are rockin’ those camo pants! I would look like a ridiculous wannabe.

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    That’s a great pair of camo pants! I’ve been looking for a pair–now I know where to look, thanks!

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