What I Wore

Happy Wednesday!  You did it!  You’ve made it halfway through the week – yay you!

Don’t you feel like you need just a little encouragement sometimes, to do the normal, everyday things (like make it through the whole week!)?

I started these posts originally to get myself out of a rut – when I was younger I loved trying all sorts of styles out, but after having kids I lost my motivation and relied all too heavily on pajamas and sweats – ugh.  I finally started getting dressed (almost) every day and then eventually started figuring out what worked and didn’t work on my post-babies body, and what I felt best in.

I post these pictures here not because I think I have it all figured out, but because I love having ideas from other normal people on what I could wear, too.  Look, I do love to shop, but most of what I share on here are clothes that I have had for a long time.  I do my best to share links to the same items if they are still available, but I will also do a bunch of searching to find really similar items if you happen to want to buy them.  Full disclosure, I do get a tiny kickback on some of the links I post here.  Any time you purchase something from those links, it goes to continue the support of this blog – thanks!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

jeans {similar} // top {similar} // t-strap heeled clogs {similar & similar} // cuff // earrings

Here’s a perfect example of older clothing – I got this top and jeans from Golden Tote over 3 years ago, and I still love them!  Golden Tote is service that sends you a tote filled with items – you chose some, they choose some.  They also have a boutique section that you can shop directly from if you don’t love the element of surprise.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

A few weekends ago, Sean & I got away for a quick overnight trip to San Diego to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  On our way, he treated me to a stop at Anthropologie.  I really hardly ever buy anything there, but am so incredibly inspired inside any of their stores, so I stop in whenever I am near one.  If I have time, I make a quick stop in the sale room, and this time I found this cute romper!  It was on additional sale AND I had a gift card – woohoo!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

romper // shirt // clogs {similar & similar}

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt // leggings // sweatshirt // shoes

When I was shopping recently at Target with my girls, I spotted these leggings in the girls’ section and grabbed a pair for Lily.  But then I remembered that I used to find great pieces in the girls section for me, if they had a big enough size.  I snagged these cute leggings for $6 in a girls xl!  I’ll admit the elastic waist is a little snug but I’m thinking of replacing it – totally worth it for the price.

Also these shoes… all the heart eyes for these!  I needed to replace my black Nikes because they are getting a bit worn out, and I found these cute New Balance shoes on a huge sale (limited sizes available)!

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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!  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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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

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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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