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welcome to what i wore!  join me each week as i share my weekly outfits – just real clothes for real women.  i don’t have a huge shopping budget (i don’t know if i have a shopping budget at all!) and i don’t dress super fancy, but when i get out of my yoga pants and into real clothes, i just feel better. another note: you will see me wear the same things over and over again.  i only have so many items in my closet so i either stick with what i know works, or i try a new combination with old items.  looking through the hundreds of other women who link to the bottom of this post helps me come up with outfit ideas. another huge help: pinterest!  i compile lots of outfits on there that i think i could pull off or have most of the components of it.  super helpful.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

 persimmon sweater – target \\ skinny jeans – forever 21 \\  leopard flats – target \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

 cardigan – old navy \\  tunic – forever 21 \\ skinny jeans – forever 21 \\ wedges – american eagle {new} \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

 sweater – forever 21 \\  blush ruffled top – ruby rose {new – just $3!} \\  jeans – target \\  boots – steve madden \\ necklace – forever 21

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sweater – gap \\  infinity scarf – my (now closed) shop \\  jeans – local boutique \\  converse – nordstrom rack

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  1. 1

    Thank you for hosting!

    I love how you changed the look of the black tunic with the skinny jeans. And that beige cardigan is beautiful with it!


  2. 3

    I love your style! I need to get some skinnies from Forever 21.

  3. 5

    I love the cardigan with the blush colored top. Such a pretty color combination!

  4. 7

    I love the outfit with the gray sweater and converse! It’s very similar to what I’ve been wearing!

  5. 9

    The black tunic is really pretty! thx for hosting as usual!!

  6. 10

    I love the blush ruffled top!!
    Only $3?! What a steal!!

  7. 11

    I have those leopard flats from Target as well! I love them!!!


  8. 12

    LOVE those black wedges from AE. They are super cute for this time of year!

    • 13
      lindsey says:

      thanks! and they are surprisingly comfortable! i just need to get my calves in shape to wear them longer!

  9. 14

    I love that black tunic with the jeans, look so comfy! I have those same flats too, best deal ever! Thanks for hosting again :)

  10. 15

    I love the first outfit! Looks so simple and pulled together!

  11. 16

    Hi Lindsey,

    I just found your blog and I just love your outfits and your sense of style! I’m also more of a casual dresser and it’s great to get ideas that I can really use! Going to join your link up party too! What fun!

    Dawn Lucy

  12. 18

    love the black wedges…are they comfy?

    • 19
      lindsey says:

      well… i should say yes. i don’t wear much other than flats usually, so by the end of the day my calves were sore. but the shoes themselves were very comfortable, i just need to work out my calves more often with higher shoes!

  13. 20

    new here – love your outfits!

  14. 22

    Where did you get your headband in the first few pics? Love the outfits! :)

    • 23
      lindsey says:

      i got it a couple years ago from forever 21. i have the hardest time finding headbands that aren;t too tight and give me a headache!

  15. 24

    seriously? 3 bucks for that shirt? so gorgeous and such a deal!! –
    i don’t have a clothes budget either but i think i could afford that. ;)

    as ever – love your style.
    and love too how you just stand in your bathroom and snap the pics –
    nothing over complicated or fussy.

    • 25
      lindsey says:

      thanks for the feedback! i honestly go back and forth on the photography thing. i’d love to have great “pin-worthy” pics, but thats just not my reality, and i am all about being real!

  16. 26
    kristin M says:

    Lindsey I love the black F21 tunic. Was that a recent purchase?

    • 27
      lindsey says:

      i got it about a month ago online, then it promptly sold out and is nowhere to be found! so sorry!

  17. 28

    You always have the best laid back looks. So effortless! And I agree – Pinterest is so huge, I do all my outfit planning with Pinterest and Polyvore! Don’t know how I’d function without them!

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