what i wore

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! what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i think i get more compliments on this shirt from golden tote more than any other item i own!  its super flowy and forgiving, and oh so comfortable.  i like the contrast of the feminine top with the distressed jeans.  the jewelry is simple – gold hammered hoops, a gorgeous gold agate wrapped necklace, and a leather cuff.

shirt – golden tote //  jeans – forever 21 //  shawl collar cardigan – forever 21 //  boots – zappos //  earrings & necklace – lisa leonard designs //  cuff – stacy lynn

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this outfit is eerily familiar, no?  yes, sometimes my own outfits inspire my own outfits.  and sometimes, when my clothes are still lying on the floor from the day before, its easier to only choose a couple new items and re-wear the rest.  #honesty  i’ve had this shirt for years and love both the ruffly flowers embellishing the from and the cute bow on the back.  because the shirt is already so busy, i opted out of a necklace, but dressed up my wrists a bit and chose bolder earrings.

shirt – forever 21 //  shawl collar cardigan – forever 21 //  jeans – forever 21 //  boots – zappos // bracelets – world market //  leather teardrop earrings – nickel & suede

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

a casual sunday outfit – it worked for church, lounging after, hanging out with friends, and dinner out.   i chose a more fitted pair of jeans to balance out the loose top and sweater.

sweater – forever 21 {similar} //  shirt – sosie //  jeans – forever 21 //  boots – zappos // necklace & earrings – lisa leonard designs //  bracelets – world market {similar}

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

a couple days a week i work at our school’s thrift store doing a variety of jobs.  i’m their business consultant and supervisor, but i also get to do fun things like their window and product displays!  so on thrift store days, i have to dress a little more casual in clothes that can take a bit of a beating.  denim does the trick!  denim on denim works best when they contrast – otherwise i’d look like i’m wearing coveralls (think grease lightning).

shirt – forever 21 {similar} //  jeans – forever 21 // belt – target //  boots – zappos //  necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

 a casual day home for a long day of homeschooling means casual clothes for me.  to get out of the too cozy rut, i added this sparkly sweatshirt – and was still cozy!  jeans and white converse are my standard uniform, and they are definitely a regular for our home days.

sweatshirt – forever 21 //  jeans – forever 21 // converse – off broadway shoes

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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

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  1. 1

    Great pictures! I love the different angles this week. You are so adorable! And beautiful! I cannot decide if I like the first outfit or the denim on denim the best. They are both so good! I think the denim on denim has my heart because you did it so good!

    Thank you so much for hosting!


  2. 2

    All adorable and well styled looks, really love the first one and the denim on denim outfits!! Thanks for hosting:)

  3. 3

    Lovely photos, and a super selection of outfits as always. I’m loving the double denim at the moment! Thanks for hosting x

  4. 4

    Seriously loving your double denim look!


  5. 5

    Loving all the looks, amazing. Thanks for the link up.

  6. 6

    I really like your denim on denim look and the sequined sweater! Both great looks! Your hair looks adorable in a bun as well! I’ve got a cash giveaway on the blog, please stop by when you get a chance!


  7. 7

    I love all of these outfits. So easy to recreate yet each one has such a point of interest. I adore that sparkly sweatshirt + converse!

  8. 8

    Great looks this week! I really like the chambray and denim one. Such a classic casual outfit.

  9. 9

    Such cute, casual outfits. I love your style. And I’m so glad you said that one outfit inspires another. Some weeks I feel like my outfits all look alike. I think I get into a certain color or style and it works and I just reinvent it the next day! LOL.

  10. 10

    Always love to see your chic and casual outfits! You’re invited to my new link up party starting this Friday! Share your fab looks with us!
    Dawn Lucy

  11. 11

    Love that denim on denim look and the glam sequin top with the casual kicks. ~Cynthia

  12. 12

    I just love the gold wrapped agate necklace, I have been looking for one… so sad it is sold out!!

  13. 13

    You’ve got some lovely outfits here! I really, really like all of the boots you’ve got. They’re all beautiful!


  14. 14

    Oh my gosh, I love your sweaters! I can’t wait to join in :)

  15. 15

    Enjoyed your great collection of style; especially the denim on denim! Thanks for hosting this link up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  16. 16

    You are getting a great run with all your booties. Love every single outfit here. Thanks so much for hosting!

  17. 17

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