what i wore

Hi all!  Thanks for coming to my weekly outfit post.  I always feel like I need to clarify that I am not a big fashion blogger.   I clearly don’t have a professional  photographer (although that sure would be fun!), and I don’t have a huge clothing budget.  I do love shopping and finding new styles, but I also find so much satisfaction in pulling together outfits out of my own closet, with items I already own.  I am a pretty basic girl – I love jeans and a white t-shirt more than anything, but I also enjoying trying new things and getting creative.  My hope is that you can relate to me here, and maybe get some inspiration if that’s what you’re looking for!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

dress {similar} // cardigan {similar} // boots {similar} // earrings

I wore this to church on Sunday.  I am not super comfortable wearing ankle boots with dresses or skirts, but it looks better than I thought.  I picked up this dress from Old Navy when it was 40% off the whole store/site and I am so happy with the length!  The cardigan was helpful early in the morning, but we’ve had over 80* weather for the last week!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

dress {different but similar feel} // shirt // cardigan {similar & similar} // clogs {similar}

Monday was such a warm day!  This weather is wacky and it is warmer than even our summer weather typically is.  I love love love this dress – it is the epitome of comfort.  The sweater was another one of those Stitch Fix finds that was a definite keeper.

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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! ) 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 wiww 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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what i wore

Welcome to “what i wore”!  I have been doing this post weekly for what feels like a hundred years.  I originally started these posts to motivate myself to get out of my sweats and into some regular clothes.  As a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom, I have always found it to be a struggle to put fashion before comfort – I’d rather stay cozy and lounge in grubby clothes all day – are you with me?!  But really, I don’t actually feel better.  I feel unmotivated and lazy, and my clothing encouraged that.  Over the years, I have found things that I feel good in and that feel good to be in – I have not sacrificed comfort for style, but found a way to marry them.  I have also had a lot of fails over the years, and have really started to hone what my style really is, while still giving myself freedom to have fun and try new things.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt //blush cardigan // jeans {similar} //boots {slightly different color than mine} // belt // earrings

Yes, this cardigan again.  It gets a lot of wear around here.  And I have been wearing these jeans a lot lately, too!  Last week the weather was really cool (for this part of  California), so I was wearing fleece lined leggings under my jeans when I had to go out at night.  And this week, its in the *80’s all week – what in the world?

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sweater {similar} // jeans // shoes

I bought these shoes several months ago, but they were too narrow (I had the sk8-hi slim first).  So Gracie got a new pair of shoes!  Then last week I finally bought the normal version of these.  I love them, but I think I got a half size too big – oops!  oh well, I’m keeping them this time.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt // jeans {similar} // clogs {similar}

I wore this for church on Sunday – chilly when we walked in to church, then blazing hot when we got out!  I got this shirt awhile back from gray monroe – they always have a few fun goodies!  And these clogs are just the best.  I got them from Old Navy last spring, after I missed out on them the previous spring.  I’m hoping Old Navy is listening and brings them back again!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt {similar} // jeans {similar} // shoes // earrings

When I picked up my new Vans, I snagged this shirt for about $10.  I’m not in love with the big Vans lettering, but I love the cut and the vintage look.

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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 wiww 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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