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

you’ll see some “summery” outfits this week because our temps were oddly in the 80’s all week!

this outfit was worn on a homeschool day.

shirt – thrifted {similar & similar} //  jeans – gap (super old) //  gold tennies – forever 21 {similar} //  earrings – nickel & suede //  cardigan – forever 21

what i wore

kids at school, worked around the house, worked with dad on the table we’re building

t-shirt – target //  jeans – forever 21 //  shoes – converse //  field jacket – stitch fix

these jeans are just so comfy, but i really need to patch that thigh hole.  it lost all the stitching covering it and now its like, hello thigh!


later friday – laundry day obvs.  visited neighbor friends and joined in an unexpected sand volleyball game.

t-shirt – target //  shorts – target{similar} // sandals – rainbow //  hat – zappos {similar}


church outfit, then later for a valentine’s date night.

sweater – gifted/thrifted // jeans – target //  sandals – target //  bracelet – noonday collection //  earrings – lisa leonard designs

i love these new sandals!  i have been looking for a pair of gladiator sandals for awhile that weren’t too aggressive looking, and these fit the bill!


quick change sunday afternoon for a family bike ride to a park for a valentine’s day picnic lunch.

shirt – forever 21 {similar} //  shorts – gap {similar}//  sandals – target //  necklace & earrings – lisa leonard designs //  hat – urban outfitters {similar}


kids had 2 days off this week, so its been a super casual one!

shirt – golden tote // shorts – target {similar} // shoes – converse

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clipboard wall art


 this past weekend i had a couple big projects i wanted to tackle,  plus several things i really needed to do.  so naturally, i started with something completely off my list!


when you enter our home, you are presented with 2 options:  go up, or go down.  the entry way is a landing with 2 stairways since this house is a split level home.  i love having a designated entry, which we lacked in our last house, but the wall heading upstairs left me in a bit of a decorating pickle.


its a nice big wall, great for a statement piece of art or a collage.  the problem is that there are more stairs next to the wall.  let’s see if i can explain this:  when hanging art, you generally want the center of the art to be at average eye level.  so when you stand on the landing at the top of the stairs, your eye level is in one spot…


but then go up the stairs and the eye level was another foot higher.  hang art for one level and it looks too low, hang it for the other level, and it looks too high.  rather than hanging one big piece of art, i knew a collage would be the answer.  i could hang some pieces higher than others and the whole eye level rule can be somewhat discarded.  by the way, i’m not big on following design rules unless they make sense to me, and this one just does.  i like balance and order, and correctly placed art!

rather than doing one of my typical super busy and eclectic wall collages, i knew i wanted to go simpler but still have a big impact.


i’ve had several clipboards on hand from various homeschool projects and organization efforts.  i grabbed a couple more at the thrift store when i was there last week.


i decided where i wanted the highest point to be of the top clipboard, along with how far in i wanted it from the corner of the wall.  i marked the hanging point with a pencil, then measured the distance from the ceiling down, and from the corner in, and marked those same measurements on the other side of the wall for the second clipboard.  once i had them hung (just by small nails), i held up another clipboard to decide how i wanted the rest spaced out.  using a measuring tape and pencil, i spaced out the rest of the the boards.


i gathered all the neutral prints i had around, and printed out a couple more to complete the look.  super easy!


i subscribe to paperworks monthly and besides the super useful lists and calendars i get, i can also access all the past printables and other goodies!  {disclosure: that is an affiliate link for paperworks – you get a $5 discount, i get $5 credit. win, win!}  so when i needed a couple more prints to fill the boards, i hoped on there and had free access!

micah 6:8 //  in this house //  how great thou art (by gracie) //  ephesians 4:2 //  quote by george macdonald // life is short

what i love most about this, besides it being nearly free and taking only minutes to complete, is that it is completely changeable!  i can put up photos, or more kids art work, or change it with holidays and seasons.  yay for versatility!