what i wore

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welcome to what i wore!  if you’re new here, yay!  wiw is a fun place for outfit inspiration, but also a great place to find motivation.  it is amazing how putting 10 minutes into yourself in the morning can change the way you feel about your day.  on the days that i stay in my jammies (which are more often than i like to admit), i have a lazier attitude and less motivation to get things done.  but when i’m feeling good about how i look, i’m ready for errands, coffee dates, or just answering my door (in something other than said jammies).  if you’re ready to take the plunge, i encourage you to join us.  start taking daily pictures of whatever you’re wearing, whether its yoga pants or work clothes.  once you are keeping yourself accountable to the act of taking pictures, you will want to improve upon what you see in those pictures.  putting on jeans instead of yoga pants, or adding a scarf to your normal oxford and blazer rut… you will see a change!

also, if you are new here, this is not just a fashion blog!  i love to share my home and diy projects, too!  stay for awhile and take a look around!

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i’ve been leaning towards the uber casual lately, so adding a bit of accessories here and there helps me not feel like too much of a slob!

striped top – forever 21 \\  jeans – super old, but oh so comfy \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  floral infinity scarf – my (now closed) shop

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since i knew with our fickle spring weather that the scarf wouldn’t last all day, i added a couple necklaces underneath.

monogram necklace – jennifer dahl designs \\ open circle necklace – lisa leonard designs

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saturday, lazy day – running errands, cleaning the garage, girl time with my girls.

hat – local surf shop \\ sweater – forever 21 \\  under top – nations outfitters \\  skinny jeans – target \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  open circle necklace – lisa leonard designs

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church outfit

top – forever 21 \\  pants – target (new) \\ black wedges – payless \\  necklace – jewel kade

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kids at school, work at fred & betty’s

top – target \\  coral skinnies – target \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  teeny monogram necklace – kristin noel designs

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and then it was 80*… so the shorts had to come out.  these ones were bought on clearance at forever 21.  the waist is about 5 sizes too big, but somehow these still fit on the thighs… not sure what that says?  and the great shorts length debate continues for me.

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this is one of my favorite outfits.  truly.  jeans and a white t-shirt are my favorite!  i decided to get crazy and add some new gold hoop earrings, and i felt way fancy in them, even with my ripped up jeans!

v-neck tee – forever 21 \\  jeans – so old \\  converse – nordstrom rack

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necklace – lisa leonard designs \\  earrings - lisa leonard designs

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working at fred & betty’s again, momming at home, dinner with the fam

love t-shirt – forever 21 \\  jeans – forever 21 \\ converse – nordstrom rack

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the haps

somedays i don’t have much exciting going on here, but i still feel like i have so much to share!  over the last seven years of blogging, i have been blessed with many friendships in the blogging world, and am still constantly inspired by them and several other bloggers that i wish i knew!


even though i’ve never met emily, i’d like to call her a friend.  isn’t it weird how blogging does that?  she is constantly inspiring me!  this week, she has created some free easter printables for us!


i need this in my home!  so excited to print this out.  i’m thinking i may even try to watercolor some of the letters…


alissa is a real life friend who i met through blogging years ago.  she has since grown her blog and brand and created a wonderful media group that i have been pleased to be a part of on several occasions.  alissa just revamped her look with a new blog and it is nothing less than stunning!  grab a cup of coffee and go sit down with her for awhile.


myquillin, aka the nester, has been an inspiration to me since i started blogging.  i’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in person several times and she is a joy to be around!  when i first opened my shop, the nester gave my business the biggest boost it could ever get by collaborating with me to make customized nesting place posy pins for her readers.  i will forever be grateful for her support!

the nester has written a book!!! her tagline “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” has always hit home with me, and i can’t wait to pour over her book!  you can pre-order yours now!

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this girl brings jesus into every room she walks, and i’m grateful to be able to call her my sister (in-law).  denise and her girls are visiting this week.  she is the kind of friend/family that you can get comfy with right away and know she isn’t judging or critiquing, just loving on me and sharing her always encouraging, sometimes challenging words.


are you following along with east coast creative‘s creating with the stars?  it is almost too much.  inspiration overload.  i can’t  even.

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and here’s a sneak peek at something that has been in the works for months and months.  apparently, i am the slowest decision maker in the world.  i’m all hurry up!  then wait……… i want to think on it for awhile.  but right now, i’m in love!  things still need a bit of tweaking, but i am excited to be making progress!  huge thanks to my ever-so-patient designer joanna (when she was little, she babysat my oldest!).

ok, there’s your daily dose of inspiration overload!