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i cannot kick this stinkin’ cold, so its a miracle i got dressed at all this week!

i started “what i wore” to get out of my cozies and into real clothes.  if you need a little extra motivation or just want to share your fashion posts, link up below!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i just can’t part with these jeans.  they are nearly transparent, they are worn so thin, but thats what makes them so comfy!

jeans – old (clearly) \\  t-shirt – forever 21 (similar) \\ tennies – converse

what i wore at the pleated poppy

hat – local surf shop \\  flannel – target (on clearance!) \\  v-neck – forever 21 \\  jeans – local shop \\ tennies – converse \\ necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

church outfit

cardigan – old navy \\  white oxford shirt – target \\  jeans – forever 21 \\  leopard flats – target (similar) \\  necklace – forever 21

what i wore at the pleated poppy

beach day after church

hat– local surf shop \\  tank – zoe clothing co. \\  maxi skirt – target

what i wore at the pleated poppy

striped shirt – forever 21 \\  jean jacket – forever 21 \\  coral skinnies – target (similar) \\  sandals – target (similar) \\  necklace – kristin noel designs

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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

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DIY pompom garland

DIY pompom garland

well, pompom week got a bit sidetracked by my cold, but its back!  this is another quick project – this one took me an hour, start to finish.

DIY pompom garland

i started by making a handful of pompoms in 3 sizes, using my pompom maker.  i made 13 pompoms, just enough to stretch across my mantel.

DIY pompom garland

i used a plastic yarn needle and threaded some yarn through it.

DIY pompom garland

before stringing the pompoms, i put them in the random order i wanted.  to string the pompoms together, i made sure to run the needle through the middle of each pom (otherwise they’ll fall off!).

DIY pompom garland

the poms string really easily, and slide along the yarn smoothly so i can adjust the pons however i want, evenly spaced or not.

DIY pompom garland

i tied a simple loop knot on each end of the yarn and hung the garland up on my mantel (i have a nail on each end to add a garland when i’m in the mood).

DIY pompom garland

how fun is that?!  there are so many variations on this garland: different colors for different holidays, packed in tighter for a solid garland of pompoms, different patterns, layered with other garlands – so many choices!

DIY pompom garland
quick, easy, inexpensive – my kind of project for a simple update!