what i wore {& a giveaway!}

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!


i got this new top from the mint julep boutique – its super girly and fun, but for some reason it was a little tricky for me to style at first.  i love the cream color with the navy dots, and the top actually has built-in bra cups so its really comfy.  i think it was the sweetheart neckline that i found tricky.  it is definitely sweet, and i think i just needed to figure out a way to contrast a tiny bit with that.  the fabric is really nice with the embroidered dots, so i thought jeans and tennies would add some nice contrast.

cardigan – banana republic \\  top – the mint julep boutique \\  jeans – forever 21 \\  converse – nordstrom rack


but then i also thought keeping it sweet with simple flats was nice, too!

flats – target


and then i finally figured it out!  i love this combo – the rough edges of the cut off shorts and the slouchy cardigan, then bringing it back to girly with metallic sandals.

cardigan – target (girls section, size 14) \\ top – the mint julep boutique \\  shorts – forever 21 \\  sandals – american eagle outfitters {similar} \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs

do you want a chance to win this top for yourself?  see the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of this post!


this was my church outfit.  usually, i change my clothes right when we get home to something cozy.  but this was already just as comfy as any cozy pants i’d put on, so it stayed on until bedtime!

top – stitch fix \\  skirt – target \\  sandals – target \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs \\  earrings – nickel & suede


 top – stitch fix \\  jeans – stitch fix \\  sandals – target \\  necklacestella & dot

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  1. 3

    I love your new top, especially with the cream cardigan. You look so chic. I love your hair down. It is always so pretty.


  2. 4

    Cute polka dot tops! Have a wonderful day!

  3. 5

    Love the polka dot top and each way you’ve styled it. So pretty! My favourite is with the denim cut offs. So cute! Lynne x

  4. 6

    Loving your polka dot top! It’s so helpful to see it styled several ways! My favorite is with the boyfriend cardi and shorts! Thanks for hosting the linkup and this amazing giveaway!


  5. 7

    I love all of your outfits this week! So many great polka dots.

  6. 8

    Oh my goodness – I Love all these polka dot looks! Your grey tee and maxi look so comfy and stylish, as well. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful link party every week. :)

  7. 9

    Beautiful top on you! And your hair is looking so luscious at the moment, what’s your secret?! P x

  8. 10

    My fav is the maxi ensemble.

    Thanks for hosting!


  9. 11

    I love your polka dot top! So sweet:)

  10. 12

    Both tops are so cute but seriously, you look adorable in everything you put on!

  11. 13

    Love polka dots!

  12. 14
    stephanie lee says:

    I love the maxi outfit! What is the brand of that top? I keep wanting to ask….I am in love with it!

  13. 16

    You did a great job of styling the top! I think you could even layer a tshirt under when the weather cools down.
    xo Adri

  14. 17

    I absolutely love that polka dot blouse! So cute :).


  15. 18

    I’m putting my post-it on the polka-dot aqua top… so that when you kick-it (which please don’t because that would make me very very sad), or when you’re done with it (which please do that soon because that would make me very very happy) IT”S MINE!

  16. 19

    Perfect polka dots! They make me smile:)

  17. 20

    What a cute polka dot top!


  18. 21

    I love your grey Stitch Fix top! Looks so pretty with the black skirt :) Have you tried Vain Pursuits before ? I heard it’s a personalization service like Stitch Fix where you get your skincare products in the mail. Looking for some opinions on whether to try Stitch Fix or Vain Pursuits!

  19. 22

    Stunning polka top thanks for sharing

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