what i wore

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oh, this week was so much better than the last!  somehow, amidst the end-of-the-school-year craziness, i found time to get dressed each day.  and as comfy as it is to stay in cozy clothes each day, i just feel better about myself when i’m dressed.

do you struggle with getting dressed?  or wearing the same “uniform” day after day?  check out the links below to get some inspiration on new ideas.  its amazing how much better you can feel by adding a scarf or a necklace to your usual routine.  and when you’re feeling brave, take some pictures and link up!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i wore this on a “work day” – the kids were at school, and i had a half day to work.

sweater – forever 21

jeans – target

flats – target

necklace – groopdealz

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this was a cozy at-home outfit, then good enough for running errands in the afternoon.

chambray shirt – forever 21

skirt – target

sandals – target

necklace – forever 21

bracelet – street fair

what i wore at the pleated poppy

now this is my favorite kind of outfit!  its so comfy, but i still felt great in it.  a couple details helped to elevate it a bit for me: the touches of gold and wearing my hair up.

sweater – forever 21

v-neck t-shirt – forever 21

jeans – forever 21

shoes – forever 21

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i call this “day after” hair.  the day before my hair had a ton of product in it and was curled for our history day event with school.  my hair usually is pretty limp and lifeless, so having texture to my hair makes it more fun.  doing my hair in a high bun is usually pretty easy, but with the added texture, it was extra “fluffy” and easy to put up.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this is my go-to necklace lately.  every time i wear it silas asks if its a real chunk of gold, or just a rock painted gold.

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yes, these shoes are crazy.  but they were only like $7 and are comfy and add just a little kick to an otherwise simple outfit.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

totally boring sunday outfit, but it was one of those days where just getting dressed and out the door was an accomplishment.

top – target

jeans – forever 21

sandals – target

what i wore at the pleated poppy

polka dot cardi – forever 21

tiger t-shirt – forever 21

jeans – forever 21

shoes – nordstrom rack

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!

book shelf update

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inspiration seems to strike at the oddest time for me.  i was busy with another project, when my book shelves caught my eye.  i started looking at the colors on each shelf, then looked around the room.  then i was hit with an idea!  i love when that happens!

book shelves at the pleated poppy

i’ve organized my bookshelves before be ROYGBIV order (rainbow order), but never included accessories in it.  i decided to try making each shelf focus on a different color, or group of colors.

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the first shelf started with reds and oranges.  i added a couple accessories on each shelf that don’t match exactly, like the old print blocks on top of these books.

look closely at my collection of books in the following pictures – they totally make me laugh because of their randomness: greek philosophers, an organizing book, prayers for husbands, sewing books and a vintage dictionary.  love it ;)

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it was fun shopping my house for colorful accessories

book shelves at the pleated poppy

along with the green books, i added in the black and white on either end.  i love the look of the shelf packed with books, but didn’t have enough of just green.

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this side of shelves is not quite as bold as the left, but still fun.

book shelves at the pleated poppy

again, a funny mix of book titles

book shelves at the pleated poppy

along with the blue books on this shelf, i mixed in silver accessories: a tackle box, and silver footed bowls and cups.

book shelves at the pleated poppy

the bottom shelf is organized in its own way, not by color, but by history.  at our school, we study history in a 4-year cycle, so the books to the left are on the ancients, the middle ages, the renaissance, and early american history.

how often do you rearrange your shelves?  i probably do it a few times a year, whenever the inspiration strikes!