linking up my weekly phone pics with jeannett!  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow along!


i’m still playing with the whole idea of wearing booties.  i love instagram and Facebook for all the great feedback i get!  basically, i think these boots are a little clunky for my frame, but i already own them, so they’re staying.  next option: wearing looser jeans to balance out the proportions.


we went to a spring party at a friend’s property out in the hills.  it was so incredibly beautiful!  they happened to have a vineyard on the property that we wandered around in for awhile with the kids.  i’m pretty sure i could move there.


a little before & after ;)


mixing patterns is kinda my thing. #whatiwearathome


my sister-in-law and her girls came for a visit this week.  it was so fun!  they were such a blessing to us.  they even let silas in on the action when they were doing all the girly things.  he was just happy to be included!


this is just a peek into why this week was rough at home.  somedays i am losing my mind.

plans for the weekend: finish some painting projects, swap the kids’ bedrooms (!!!), hang out with my parents, go to an arbor day festival where gracie’s art will be on display, and have a mellow easter at home (after church) with my family.




what i wore

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what i wore at the pleated poppy

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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