what i wore

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welcome to what i wore!  if you’re new here, yay!  wiw is a fun place for outfit inspiration, but also a great place to find motivation.  it is amazing how putting 10 minutes into yourself in the morning can change the way you feel about your day.  on the days that i stay in my jammies (which are more often than i like to admit), i have a lazier attitude and less motivation to get things done.  but when i’m feeling good about how i look, i’m ready for errands, coffee dates, or just answering my door (in something other than said jammies).  if you’re ready to take the plunge, i encourage you to join us.  start taking daily pictures of whatever you’re wearing, whether its yoga pants or work clothes.  once you are keeping yourself accountable to the act of taking pictures, you will want to improve upon what you see in those pictures.  putting on jeans instead of yoga pants, or adding a scarf to your normal oxford and blazer rut… you will see a change!

also, if you are new here, this is not just a fashion blog!  i love to share my home and diy projects, too!  stay for awhile and take a look around!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i’ve been leaning towards the uber casual lately, so adding a bit of accessories here and there helps me not feel like too much of a slob!

striped top – forever 21 \\  jeans – super old, but oh so comfy \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  floral infinity scarf – my (now closed) shop

what i wore at the pleated poppy

since i knew with our fickle spring weather that the scarf wouldn’t last all day, i added a couple necklaces underneath.

monogram necklace – jennifer dahl designs \\ open circle necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

saturday, lazy day – running errands, cleaning the garage, girl time with my girls.

hat – local surf shop \\ sweater – forever 21 \\  under top – nations outfitters \\  skinny jeans – target \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  open circle necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

church outfit

top – forever 21 \\  pants – target (new) \\ black wedges – payless \\  necklace – jewel kade

what i wore at the pleated poppy

kids at school, work at fred & betty’s

top – target \\  coral skinnies – target \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  teeny monogram necklace – kristin noel designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

and then it was 80*… so the shorts had to come out.  these ones were bought on clearance at forever 21.  the waist is about 5 sizes too big, but somehow these still fit on the thighs… not sure what that says?  and the great shorts length debate continues for me.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this is one of my favorite outfits.  truly.  jeans and a white t-shirt are my favorite!  i decided to get crazy and add some new gold hoop earrings, and i felt way fancy in them, even with my ripped up jeans!

v-neck tee – forever 21 \\  jeans – so old \\  converse – nordstrom rack

what i wore at the pleated poppy

necklace – lisa leonard designs \\  earrings - lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

working at fred & betty’s again, momming at home, dinner with the fam

love t-shirt – forever 21 \\  jeans – forever 21 \\ converse – nordstrom rack

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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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what i wore {stitch fix}

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welcome to what i wore!  this is my weekly post where i share my outfits for the week, and lots of you join along and link up with me!  i started this so that i would get out of my lounge pants and into real clothes, and posting my outfits here helped to keep me accountable.  now its just fun for me (and i still need to be held accountable – those yoga pants are just so cozy!), and i love to come up with new outfits, or just share my everyday style to show that moms can be fashionable on a small budget.  i also have found that i’ve begun to push my self a little bit when it comes to my personal style, and thats kind of fun!

a couple years ago, a friend recommended stitch fix, an online service that sends you 5 articles of clothing, on a monthly basis or just as often as you ask for a “fix”.  when you sign up, you fill out a long series of questions to help them get a good idea of your style, the fit you prefer, and what types of clothing you want.  you can also link up a pinterest fashion page to give them a better idea as well!

so far i’ve had 2 fixes and it has been so fun!  i feel like our first fix was just working out the kinks a bit – getting the size right and the style narrowed down.  i really liked most of the items they sent me, but they were all a tiny bit too big.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i kept this dress from my first fix – isn’t it so pretty?  it is really hard for me to find short dresses that aren’t too short – above the knees, but not mid-thigh.  i paired it with new shoes from american eagle and an old belt.  i am looking for a skinny belt to wear instead to add more girliness to the outfit.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this denim jacket was sent to me in my latest fix and the fit is perfect!  i think its really hard to find a denim jacket that isn’t super boxy.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

this was my favorite item, this dolman top.  it is so comfy and fits perfectly!  it has a barely blue color and can be easily dressed up or down, depending on accessories alone.  i love versatile pieces like this!  i paired the top with new ankle length pants i just got from target, and my new american eagle wedges, and a necklace from forever 21.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i also got this top and the jeans.  i love love love the fit of the top and the bold colors, but the sideways chevron was just a bit too much for me.  the great thing about stitch fix, is if i’m not in love with an item, i can send it back and leave a note for my stylist to let them know what i liked and what i didm;t, and my fixes will just keep getting better!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i really like the jeans as well!  its amazing how different a really nice pair of jeans can feel from the inexpensive ones i normally wear – they stayed nice and fit at the waist! i paired this outfit with wedges from payless.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

one thing i like, and am looking forward to more of, is getting “pushed” a bit by stitch fix.  i really like this top, but would never have picked it out for myself.  the bright yellow is not normally a color i gravitate towards, but i love this top!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

it has really great details with the embroidery and a unique cut in the back.  these jeans are the same as the previous outfit, but i cuffed them this time.  i am still learning how to style these boots – i’m not super comfortable with them like this with skinny jeans, but its fun to try something new!

have you tried stitch fix yet?  it really has been fun and i’m excited for my next fix in may!

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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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