What I Wore

I know I am ridiculously spoiled with beautiful, mild year-round weather here on the central coast of California, but… it’s been stinking cooooold here!  We finally got a little bit of rain here and that also came with chill and gloom.  I have determined this week that I cannot move anywhere other than California, because if I got much colder or had any less sunshine, I might just go crazy.  This girl needs sunshine.

I do these posts to keep myself accountable to actually getting dressed, but also to give you some ideas if you need them.  I always try to link to the same or similar items (because most of what I wear is older and no longer available).

what i wore at the pleated poppy

top {similar} // cardigan {similar} // jeans {similar} // boots // glasses

Even after all these years of these “What I Wore” posts, I still have a hard time getting dressed on our days we stay at home!  I always go for comfort first.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

cardigan // sweater {similar} // jeans // boots {similar} // earrings

I’m going with a sweater on top of a sweater look here – I told you its cold!  Again, I cannot recommend these jeans enough – they are so comfortable!  I am finding the waistline to be too loose, so I will need to take it in at the waist.  I find myself hiking them up throughout the day, and its not a good look ;)

what i wore at the pleated poppy

dress {similar} // tights {similar} // jacket {similar} // ankle boots (different color) // earrings

I wore this on Sunday for church.  When I get tired of dressing up jeans for church, its time to pull out the cable knit tights to pair with a dress!  I got this dress around Thanksgiving from Old Navy, the boots are a few years old (but still in stock in other colors), and this field jacket is one of my favorites from Stitch Fix.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sweatshirt {similar} // jeans {similar} // shoes {similar}

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt // jeans // shoes

As you can guess from what I’m wearing here, it actually started to warm up the last couple days!  It was 80* yesterday!

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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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What I Wore

Happy Wednesday!  Today feels like a Monday here because we had a long weekend – Monday and Tuesday off of school! Long weekend + short week = happy family!

If you’re new here and wondering why in the world am I showing what I wore this week, well here goes: years ago, when my 3 kids were really little, I basically lived in either pj’s or sweats.  I put very little effort into myself and just felt blah.  When I did get dressed in real clothes, I realized I felt much better about myself.  So I began posting pictures of myself, good or bad (lots of bad), in an effort to keep myself accountable to getting dressed each day most days.  Over the years, I have started to figure out my style, while allowing a lot of variety, and am figuring out what looks best on my body.  I’ve hosted this weekly post as a linky party so if YOU want to join me, you can link up!  All the details on how to do that will be at the end of this post.

Also, almost everything I am wearing in this post is older and no longer available.  I do my best to find similar items for you if you want to find them (I do use affiliate links where I can), but my hope is that you can pull pieces from your own closet to make them work for you in a new way.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

field coat {similar} // shirt {similar & similar} // white jeans {similar} // ankle boots {similar} // earrings

I’ve got 2 Sunday’s worth of outfits to share!  Last Sunday I wore this outfit – super casual, but still nice enough for church.  The field coat is from Stitch Fix and its one of those staple items that I wear all the time.  This shirt is super soft and I love the wider boat neck.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

cardigan {similar} // t-shirt {similar} // jeans // boots {similar} // necklace // cuff {similar}

On Mondays, the kids are at school and I head into the thrift store for a couple hours to work (I’m the store supervisor and display lead).  It’s a nice excuse to get dressed (where on home school days I have a harder time).  I love a good cardigan and this inexpensive one I picked up a couple years ago from Forever 21 does not disappoint.  And again with these super soft jeans from Old Navy – they are like pajamas, you guys!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sweater {similar & similar} // jeans {similar} // heels // earrings (size small) // cuff

Date night!!! We’re at a really funny stage of our life right now.  Our kids are old enough that for the most part we don’t have to get a sitter in order to go out on a date.  But we’re old enough that many nights we don’t want to stay out very late!  So we went on a date last weekend and were home by 8:00 – we walked in, told the kids our date wasn’t over (as in “put yourselves to bed at a reasonable time”), and we went and watched a movie in bed!

This outfit was easy and comfortable.  Good fitting jeans, a loose sweater, and block heeled sandals, and a little jewelry.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

jacket // sweater // jeans {similar} // wedge ankle boots //earrings (size small) // cuff

And this Sunday, I wore this outfit for church.  This jacket is from Stitch Fix (I shared it last week in my Stitch Fix review), and it is already proving to be a great item in my closet (I think I’ve worn it 3 times already!).  I usually wear this lightweight sweater with leggings of skinny jeans as its pretty long, but I also like it tucked in like this!  I mostly love the color of this sweater – kind of a caramel-y brown.  These jeans are some of my favorites (I wear them a lot).

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

longline cardigan {similar} // shirt {similar} // ponte pants // converse // glasses

This outfit was from a lounge-y stay at home day.  We had playdates and sleepovers and crafts and baking and on these days I go for comfort!  Who am I kidding? I always go for comfort!  Both these pants and sweater were from long ago Stitch Fixes.

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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!

{This post may contain affiliate links}