what i wore

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ok friends, let’s have a little chat.  yep, you.  we need to talk.  don’t just scroll down to the bottom of this post and add your link, then be on your merry way.  read this please.

i started what i wore forever ago.  my reason for doing it was not to grow my blog.  it was not to create a link party.  i did it because i needed help.  i needed to value myself a little bit more, remember i was not only a mom, but a woman.  a woman who wanted to look pretty every once in awhile.  but i lacked motivation.  and that is why i started taking pictures of myself and posting them on my blog.  i posted everything i wore, even if it was pajamas, or sean’s sweatshirt. but it got better.  i started putting on clothes i felt better in because i knew i was going to post pictures of it, and it was starting to get a little embarrassing to share pics of my pi’s.

flash forward a few years later, and i am so thankful for what wiww is now!  i so enjoy the comments and emails i get from women from around the country, how they needed just a little bit of extra motivation to try new things, push themselves a little, and feel better about themselves!

so why the big talk?  because i think (on a very small note) this is turning into something else other than what i intended it to be.  for the most part, i’m fine with being flexible.   really, my only thought is that the posts that are linked up here are fashion centric.  it is so fun to check out other posts and get new ideas.  and yes, we all enjoy a little bit of extra traffic from this.  don’t lie ;)  but here’s where i’m getting sad: i’m getting several link-ups each week that are making me feel like i’m being taken advantage of.  please don’t link up your giveaways, unless you’re giving away something to do with fashion.  please only link up new posts, not the 5 posts that you also linked up last week and the week before.  that feels yucky to me.  the great thing about the link-up is that my readers get to be inspired each week by a new group of posts, and don’t have to weed through the ones they already saw last week.  and the week before.

so thats it!  please only link new, fashion-centric posts and i won’t have to waste my time deleting them this week.  i know this doesn’t apply to most of you, but i also wanted you to hear my heart in why i do what i do here with wiww.

and now on to what i wore!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

v-neck tee – forever 21 \\ scarf – volcom \\  jeans – old navy \\ boots – off broadway shoes \\ watch – world market

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i love it when i find an outfit on someone else and i say to myself “i have all of those pieces – i can make it work!”  kendi is pretty much the coolest and looks way better, but i still love the outfit!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt – stitch fix (see my post on them here) \\  jeans – forever 21 \\  boots – piperlime \\ necklace – noonday collection \\  watch – one little momma

what i wore at the pleated poppy

camo t-shirt – target (new) \\  jeans – forever 21 \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  necklace – local boutique

what i wore at the pleated poppy

white oxford – target \\  cardigan – target \\  skinnies – forever 21 \\   leopard flats – target \\ necklace – lisa leonard designs (new)

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do you wanna join me?  yay!  just follow the rules:

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!
3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
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 before – so fun!

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spring stitch market!!!

2014 Spring Stitch Market 5x7

are you local? no?  ok, that is your only excuse for not coming to the stitch market this week!

all the rest of you – no excuses!  am i going to see you thursday, friday, or saturday?

we have a great line-up of vendors  - our favorites from the past as well as some really fun new ones!  save up your pennies ’cause you’re going to want to send them all!