what i wore

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

camo pants with converse

camo pants with converse

camo pants with converse

i’ve had this top/cardigan/zip up thing for awhile and i finally am figuring out how to style it.  i definitely don’t like it zipped up, but i love it loose and open, and the cotton is super thick and comfy.  i wonder how many times i used the word comfy, or cozy?  clearly, its a top priority for me!

cardigan – stitch fix //  flowy tank – nations outfitters //  camo pants – target {similar} //  converse – off broadway shoes //  necklace – lisa leonard designs

black dress chambray shirt boots

black dress chambray shirt boots

black dress chambray shirt boots

this outfit is just kind of… meh.  i needed a little extra warmth beyond the dress, but i don’t think the chambray shirt was quite it.  maybe just a thin cardigan next time.

chambray shirt – forever 21 //  black dress – target //  tights – target //  boots – steve madden {similar} //  necklace – lisa leonard designs

distressed skinny jeans

jeans and converse

monogram necklaces

just a super cozy (there’s that word again!) outfit again.  causal yet pulled together.

sweater – stitch fix //  v-neck – forever 21 //   jeans  – forever 21 //  converse – off broadway shoes //  necklaces – jennifer dahl

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updated boy’s room {with a subtle surf theme}

so before we get to today’s post, a few things:  yes, i change my kids’ rooms around a lot!  i’m considering it as doing my part to help my kids to be flexible as they get older ;)  also, when i do these major room changes and swaps, i almost never buy anything new.  i shop the house and use what i already have!  so don’t think “sheesh, this lady changes things all the time and spends 9 million dollars each time!”,  because i spent zero dolla on this one.  i’ll leave a source list, but lots of the pieces here are old or thrifted!

subtle surf themed boy's room

we moved silas back into the front bedroom and put the girls back together.  the bickering just had. to. stop.

so my reward for dealing with the bickering for so long, and for moving 2 twin beds and a queen size bed, was to redecorate the 2 spaces!  the girls room remains a horrible mishmash of randomness, but silas’ room came together quickly.

i decided to grab items around the house that were blue or green, and wood, looking for texture.

skater’s turf sign – flea market //  giant S – garage sale //  “it is well” print – nap time diaries //  north beach & san clemente signs – from a shop in san clemente (when we lived there) //  ampersand – made by my dad //  “i can do all things” print – nap time diaries //  mirror – thrifted frame, then added the mirror //  chevron hamper – home goods //  headboard – thrifted, then painted and added cork board //  bedding – chenille duvet, wedding gift //  grey & white striped pillow cases – ikea //  tie dye pillows – target //  turquoise pillow – made by me //  navy & white striped pillow – tj maxx //  bedside crate – gifted // lamp – target

subtle surf themed boy's room

this wooden fruit crate was a gift that keeps on giving.  i love it here as a table, but it also works great in my kitchen to hold cook books and stacks of vintage table cloths!

subtle surf themed boy's room

this longboard was sean’s years ago but got a nasty split, so we just used it for decor and added hooks to it!

subtle surf themed boy's room

i don’t know the name of the wall color – sorry!  but its in both of the kids’ rooms, i loved it that much!  i made the blanket at the end of the bed and love how it pulls together the blues and the grey on the bed.

subtle surf themed boy's room

even though these shelves are a little tall in front of the windows, i already had them and love how they look and function in this room.  it was pulled from a school before some remodeling.

subtle surf themed boy's room

i have a little suitcase collection and love this blue metal one!

subtle surf themed boy's room

my parents and i made these arrows (there’s another on the other side of the windows) for the stitch market last year, and i kept a few for the house.  this tool chest has been repurposed  as silas’ toy chest for years and works great for all those little toys, like yo-yos and tech decks and tinker toys.  the radio is old and only semi-functinal – from target.  and i got the huge glass float on our road trip to oregon last summer.

subtle surf themed boy's room

subtle surf themed boy's room

subtle surf themed boy's room

 so there you have it!  a little sporty, a little beachy, kind of boyish, but still works well when we have guests and we have to kick the boy out.  sorry kid.