Spring Shopping – What’s In My Bag?

Just when I think spring is here, we get cooler, wetter weather coming in!  But I will be prepared with cute outfits on hand when warmer weather comes back! #priorities
spring shopping guide

I am a big fan of online window shopping – most often I fill my cart then never buy anything!  I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite recent finds, some I have bought, and some still waiting in my cart.

white t-shirt

I love a white t-shirt!  In fact, I love them so much that I have several.  But, being as they are white, they get stained or dingy pretty quickly.  I just bought both of these shirts and really like them.  Being smaller chested, I like a shirt with a v-neck or scoop – it adds a little more interest than a crewneck shirt for me.  I also always buy my shirts with a looser fit because #softmombelly.  The scoop neck shirt is slightly more fitted, and will be perfect under overalls, jumpers and strappy dresses for added modesty.

spring dress

I saw this dress recently in Target and ordered it online to get my size.  I have an extra small – I suggest sizing down for the best fit.  This dress is super cute without the shirt, but I also love it with.

spring dress

Who says spring attire needs to be all pastels?  Not me!  I love a little black in my wardrobe and think this dress is adorable!  I love the apron front and the asymmetrical buttons down the side.  Here is another one that is super similar (but limited in sizes).

spring pants

I think these joggers can go from cozy on the couch to casual dressy – pair them with flats and that v-neck shirt up there.  I love the olive color!  I normally head for neutrals, but this olive really works as a neutral.  Top with a long line cardigan for cooler spring days.

long line cardigan

Speaking of a longline cardigan, this one looks perfect to me!  Kind of an oatmeal color, not too thick, not too thin… just right!

I love the cut of this tank, with a slight a-line shape – super flattering!

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I have this shirt and the neckline is so pretty (this picture doesn’t do it justice) – not quite a boatneck, but wider than a normal scoop neck.  The fabric is really thin, so a camisole is a must for me.  I chose a strappy racerback one because I like the way the straps looks peeking out at the neckline.

I love the color and the shape of this shirt!  The bare back is so pretty – reminds me of a ballerina!

These flats are super fun with the metallic silver and low cut sides.  These would be great with a dress and even with the olive joggers.

I have been searching for a good pair of black flats for awhile, and I love ankle straps!  These laces are so fun!  I have these shoes now and am deciding on which size to keep (I’m in between sizes).

I think you already know my love for these shoes!  I was looking at a much more expensive version of these, but am really happy with these ones from Target!  I will say they are not as high of quality as New Balance, but the price makes them totally worth it!

spring booties

I am so unsure of what I like when it comes to booties!  I really want something fun, but I am kind of scared to go with anything that isn’t super plain or safe.  Which of these styles do you like best? I think the perforations and ankle strap makes these look more appropriate for spring, and I’m hoping one of these would also look great with a dress. Options 1 / 2 or here in a different color / 3

What items are on your spring wish list?  I already have a few of these and am contemplating a few more…

spring shopping guide

Did you come here hoping to link up with “What I Wore”?  No problem – here you go!

Do you wanna join me for “what i wore“?  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!  ps – I WILL delete the super random posts that have nothing to do with outfits

3. Please please please link back here to me so all this wiw stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;)

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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What I Wore

I know I am ridiculously spoiled with beautiful, mild year-round weather here on the central coast of California, but… it’s been stinking cooooold here!  We finally got a little bit of rain here and that also came with chill and gloom.  I have determined this week that I cannot move anywhere other than California, because if I got much colder or had any less sunshine, I might just go crazy.  This girl needs sunshine.

I do these posts to keep myself accountable to actually getting dressed, but also to give you some ideas if you need them.  I always try to link to the same or similar items (because most of what I wear is older and no longer available).

what i wore at the pleated poppy

top {similar} // cardigan {similar} // jeans {similar} // boots // glasses

Even after all these years of these “What I Wore” posts, I still have a hard time getting dressed on our days we stay at home!  I always go for comfort first.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

cardigan // sweater {similar} // jeans // boots {similar} // earrings

I’m going with a sweater on top of a sweater look here – I told you its cold!  Again, I cannot recommend these jeans enough – they are so comfortable!  I am finding the waistline to be too loose, so I will need to take it in at the waist.  I find myself hiking them up throughout the day, and its not a good look ;)

what i wore at the pleated poppy

dress {similar} // tights {similar} // jacket {similar} // ankle boots (different color) // earrings

I wore this on Sunday for church.  When I get tired of dressing up jeans for church, its time to pull out the cable knit tights to pair with a dress!  I got this dress around Thanksgiving from Old Navy, the boots are a few years old (but still in stock in other colors), and this field jacket is one of my favorites from Stitch Fix.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sweatshirt {similar} // jeans {similar} // shoes {similar}

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt // jeans // shoes

As you can guess from what I’m wearing here, it actually started to warm up the last couple days!  It was 80* yesterday!

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Do you wanna join me for “what i wore“?  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!  ps – I WILL delete the super random posts that have nothing to do with outfits

3. Please please please link back here to me so all this wiw stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;)

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!

{This post may contain affiliate links}