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!

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Modern Bohemian Teen Bedroom

modern bohemian teen bedroom

Since it seems like we will never ever ever until the end of time get to build our house (WHY IS THE PERMIT PROCESS SO DANG LONG?!), I am turning my focus to the home we live in now.  Its a rental house that we’ve been in for over 2 years and it looks like we need to renew our lease yet again.  boo.  We’ve switched the girls rooms around a bit and always just used whatever furniture we already had on hand – I’m a big fan of using what you have and only buying what you need, when it comes to redesign.  We keep saying we’ll get some new stuff for the new house, or redecorate their rooms in the new house, but its been so long that I’ve decided to slowly start that process now!

modern bohemian teen bedroom

My oldest, Grace, is almost 15 (HOW?!).  She is super creative and artistic and wonderful in all the wonderful ways.  She has been pinning images of what she wants her room to look like, so we’ve been pulling ideas from there.  Basically, she’d like to live in a jungle, with lots of textures and wood.  But in real life, we’re trying our best.

modern bohemian teen bedroom

Eventually, I’d love to get her a platform bed with a wood headboard, or a black iron bed.  And add a lot more plants.  She needs a big ol’ bookshelf for her massive book collection (that is in her closet now), and I’d love for her to have a place to display her art.  A desk would be awesome, too, as she’s pretty much completely independent in her school work now (woop woop!).

modern bohemian teen bedroom

Other than getting her a new duvet cover and a few plants, everything in this room has been pulled together from around the house.  Its like hunting for treasures in my own home!

modern bohemian teen bedroom

Let’s start with the bed – I got her the same duvet cover as our grey one – its linen and has the best lived-in wrinkled look without looking totally sloppy.  Plus, I am hoping to trade with her occasionally and use the white one in our room!

modern bohemian teen bedroom

The sheets are from Target.  I love a good white sheet set, but I am so tired of whites getting dingy and love a good black and white print (similar).

Also, my dad made that bedside table for my girls when they were little!  I think we’re going to paint it white… or maybe black.  I think every room can use a little black in it.

modern bohemian teen bedroom

I have a problem with throw pillows.  I love them all.  I pulled a few together from all over the house and kind of like this random collection.  Faux mongolian fur, a rich velvet (similar here),  and a beachy stripe with tassels (similar here).

modern bohemian teen bedroom

I found this heavy knit throw blanket at our thrift store and its a family favorite (similar blanket here).  Like so much a favorite that I don’t know if I will let it stay in here!  It’s like wearing a giant sweater!

modern bohemian teen bedroom

I bought the rug originally for Silas’ room, and it has moved a few times around the house.  I love the color and print, but its really lightweight and not super great quality.  But definitely worth it for the price.  It works great in here because the giant oil stain (from Silas working on his RC cars in his bedroom) is hidden under the bed!  It has a little bit of a print to break up all the solids in here, and is huge so it covers most of the red/orange floor. (similar style here & here)

modern bohemian teen bedroom

I got this chair years ago for $5 at a garage sale.  Yes, $5! It needs a new coat of paint – I’m thinking another coat of white with gold legs…

modern bohemian teen bedroom

The faux sheepskin adds a little lux and coziness to this spot, as does the striped throw. modern bohemian teen bedroom

Grace is a bit of a collector – like if something goes into her room, its hard to get it out – trinkets, gum wrappers, mismatched jewelry… so I need to give her spaces to put her things, but not so much space that all the things can fit! On top of this hand-me-down dresser is a small collection of containers.

modern bohemian teen bedroom

I bought this little pot for my desk but love it in here, so I’m sharing ;)

modern bohemian teen bedroom

This little tray fits just the jewelry that she wears the most (same tray in different colorway). And she has a small enamel bowl that holds deodorant and mascara and hair ties.

modern bohemian teen bedroom

modern bohemian teen bedroom

Next to her bed she has a small fruit crate turned  bookshelf.  Almost all of our furniture in this house is vintage, but I’d love to mix in some more modern pieces, like a metal tray table here like this.

modern bohemian teen bedroom

That floating shelf is my favorite feature of her whole room.  I’m hoping we will continue to add more plants here to give it more of a greenhouse look.

modern bohemian teen bedroom

The shelf is from Ikea, and was originally paired with another in our dining room at our last house.

modern bohemian teen bedroom

modern bohemian teen bedroom

Thankfully, Grace is really content with how her room is now.  Maybe its because I keep cleaning it to take my outfit pictures in!  Over time, I’d like to find a new lamp, replace the rug, and continue adding plants.  But for now, I have a happy teenager, and you can’t ask for much more than that!

modern bohemian teen bedroom