what i wore

Did you notice i completely forgot to post “what i wore” last week?  after doing it every single week for several years, i felt kind of like a rebel (once i realized i had forgotten)!  and since we were traveling a bit, i really hadn’t taken any pictures, so i didn’t have anything to share.  besides that, i pretty much stayed in my pajamas 90% of christmas week, as it should be.

if you are new here, hi!  i’m lindsey.  i have been blogging for over 9 years and have been doing these “what i wore” posts for at least 6 i think.  i am not a fashion blogger.  i’m not super fancy.  i don’t have a huge clothing budget.  but after many years of posting pictures of my daily outfits, i have begun to see what items have become staples in my closets, which styles fit my body type, what looks bad, and what works for my lifestyle.  i’m a mom to 3 biggish kids and homeschool a few days a week.  i try to link to all the items i feature, but really so much of what i wear i have owned for years, so i try to find similar items at a reasonable price that you might love, too!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

ruffled tank – forever 21 {new, but i can’t find it online} //  chambray shirt – target {similar} // cardigan – forever 21 // white jeggings – target // ankle boots – charlotte russe {similar} // earrings – lisa leonard designs // necklace – francesca’s {similar}

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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!

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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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christmas cards with minted

christmas cards with minted

i realize this may be a bigger deal for you than for me, but… my christmas cards are in the mail!  about 5 years ago or so, we had family pictures taken, i ordered cards, then i couldn’t finish!  the thought of addressing about 100 cards by hand and then also the cost of stamps made me decide sending out cards wasn’t such a great idea after all.  i handed out as many as i could, but ended up throwing the rest away!

christmas cards with minted

but not this year!  i am running a little late, but my cards are done and in the mail!  i ordered my cards through minted and could not have been happier with the process.  the hardest part was deciding which design to choose!  in the end, i ended up going really simple, with a gilded edge, which complimented our picture really well.  (thanks cameron, for the great pictures!

christmas cards with minted

christmas cards with minted

the standard paper is so nice and thick!  i also had a collage of pictures done on the back, but forgot to take a picture of that.

christmas cards with minted

we also went fancy and did the gold envelope liners, which were way easier to put in than i expected.

christmas cards with minted

we had a really simple message written along the bottom, and kept the overall design clean.

christmas cards with minted

christmas cards with minted

(please ignore the bad choice of nail polish – i have decided i am definitely NOT a red nail polish girl)

my favorite part was the FREE printed addresses!  i just typed in all the addresses and they came beautifully printed!  even better, next year they’ll still have all my addresses stored and the process will go that much quicker!

you guys, its not too late to order your christmas cards.  i mean, maybe call them new years cards if you want.  or my sister-in-law sends out groundhog’s day cards every year – do that!  i love getting cards during this season, even if they come after christmas!

have you entered my giveaway yet?  you still have a couple days so get on it!  minted is giving away (2) $125 gift cards to their site.  how awesome is that!? all you have to do is CLICK HERE and fill out a quick form – good luck!