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!

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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

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

flats – target

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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!

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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

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 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: 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!
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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a Rafflecopter giveaway

what i wore

{sorry about the late posting!  i got a little distracted watching jimmy fallon!}

welcome to what i wore!  join me each week as i share my weekly outfits – just real clothes for real women.  i don’t have a huge shopping budget and i don’t dress super fancy, but when i get out of my yoga pants and into real clothes, i just feel better. another note: you will see me wear the same things over and over again.  i only have so many items in my closet so i either stick with what i know works, or i try a new combination with old items.  looking through the hundreds of other women who link to the bottom of this post helps me come up with outfit ideas. another huge help: pinterest!  i compile lots of outfits on there that i think i could pull off or have most of the components of it.  super helpful.

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i know lots of you only visit my blog on wednesdays to link up, but hop on over to this post where i shared some fall-inspired outfits i put together from forever21.com and target.com while window shopping, just for fun!  i think you’ll like it ;)

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i kind of want to wear this outfit every day, it was just so comfortable and i felt pulled together in it.

shirt – forever 21 (similar) \\  belt – target \\  skirt – h&m \\  sandals – target \\  glasses – david kind (reviewed here)

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church outfit

top – thrifted \\  pants – target \\  flats – target \\  bracelet – stella & dot

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morning meeting at the thrift store

shirt – forever 21 \\  pants – target \\  flats – target

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later in the day for a pool party

shirt – forever 21 \\  shorts – target \\  sandals – target \\  hat – urban outfitters (similar)

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shirt – forever 21 \\  belt – target (similar) \\  jeans – forever 21 \\ sandals – target \\ earrings – stella & 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: 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!
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

{this post may contain affiliate links}