instagram is my happy place

do you follow me over on instagram? (i’m @thepleatedpoppy). i just love instagram, it’s my happy place and a great source of inspiration along with the place i find great new bloggers and friends. you can click my profile to see who i’m following too. it’s the best way to find new feeds! find someone you like, and click their profile to see who THEY like.

who is your favorite blogger to follow on instagram? i’d love to know!

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one feed i LOVE to follow is @redletterwords. dee made that Micah print that i have hanging in my home and now she does custom prints!

AND today on instagram i get to giveaway a $75 gift certificate to my friend dee’s shop from red letter words. head on over there for more details on how you can enter. and just in case you don’t win, i’ve got a 25% off code for you over on instagram. that’s HUGE!

fingers crossed for you! good luck!

what i wore {& a giveaway!}

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!


i got this new top from the mint julep boutique – its super girly and fun, but for some reason it was a little tricky for me to style at first.  i love the cream color with the navy dots, and the top actually has built-in bra cups so its really comfy.  i think it was the sweetheart neckline that i found tricky.  it is definitely sweet, and i think i just needed to figure out a way to contrast a tiny bit with that.  the fabric is really nice with the embroidered dots, so i thought jeans and tennies would add some nice contrast.

cardigan – banana republic \\  top – the mint julep boutique \\  jeans – forever 21 \\  converse - nordstrom rack


but then i also thought keeping it sweet with simple flats was nice, too!

flats – target


and then i finally figured it out!  i love this combo – the rough edges of the cut off shorts and the slouchy cardigan, then bringing it back to girly with metallic sandals.

cardigan – target (girls section, size 14) \\ top – the mint julep boutique \\  shorts – forever 21 \\  sandals – american eagle outfitters {similar} \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs

do you want a chance to win this top for yourself?  see the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of this post!


this was my church outfit.  usually, i change my clothes right when we get home to something cozy.  but this was already just as comfy as any cozy pants i’d put on, so it stayed on until bedtime!

top – stitch fix \\  skirt – target \\  sandals – target \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs \\  earrings – nickel & suede


 top – stitch fix \\  jeans – stitch fix \\  sandals – target \\  necklacestella & dot

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do you wanna join me?  yay!  just follow the rules:

1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: not
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!
3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
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

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