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what i wore wednesday

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welcome to what i wore wednesday!  i started this weekly post to force myself out of my sweats and jammies, and into some presentable clothes.  after a few years of doing this, i still definitely have my jammie days, but for the most part i take a few minutes every day to focus on myself and i feel so much better when i do!  if you are in need of some motivation, join us!

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the kids and i were walking downtown, so i had them snap a couple pics down bubble gum alley.  the place both intrigues and disgusts me!

shirt – forever 21

pants – target {similar}

belt – forever 21

shoes – target {similar}

necklace – lisa leonard

cuff – give jewelry

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i’m thinking i need to give my mini photographer some tips on clear pictures again ;)

top – forever 21

jeans – forever 21

necklace – lisa leonard designs

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 sandals – target {new}

i am loving these new sandals – they are super comfy!

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 bracelet – give jewelry

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 top – forever 21

pants – target {similar}

shoes – marshall’s

necklace – kristin noel designs

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 i hardly ever wear red, but i tried on this shirt at the stitch market and loved it (and its $10 price tag)!

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 top – mission thrift

jeans – forever 21

shoes – target {similar}

bracelets – world market

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 joined by my favorite accessory ;)

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we had a hot day (85*) so i had to pull out the shorts.  i hardly ever wear shorts because 1) i’m usually too cold for them, and i have a hard time finding ones with a good fit.

shirt – forever 21

shorts – target {new}

sandals – target {similar}

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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 wednesday {5 minute challenge!}

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hey friends!  welcome to another edition of “what i wore wednesday”!  this week i decided to mix things up a bit.  actually, this grew a bit out of me realizing yesterday that i hadn’t taken any pictures of my outfits all week.  well, except this one.  i was helping my sister renovate a house most of last week so i was in grubbies most of the time.  so out of necessity i came up with a fun challenge for today.

i’m calling it the 5 minute challenge.

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i woke up super tired this morning (6 hours of sleep, after many nights in a row of only 7 hours… need more sleep), so i threw on yoga pants (that have never been to yoga) and dressed them up a bit with a sparkly sequined sweatshirt.  this was fine until around noon when i remembered we had some errands to run.  i have a hard time wearing yoga pants in public, so i gave myself 5 minutes to upgrade my outfit without changing entirely, and doing a little self-care/personal hygene while i was at it.

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here’s my starting point.  i’m usually wearing my fuzzy slippers around the house, but sean took us all out to breakfast down the street, so i already had my shoes on.  i have a hard time finding yoga pants to fit me – i can see from this picture that these are already a little too short on me.  rather than throwing on a plain sweatshirt, i wore this one with sequins on the front.  it really does feel a little fancier just being sparkly!  the tank underneath is a daily basic for me.

sweatshirt, tank, and pants – target

shoes – nordstrom rack

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first thing i did was head to my closet to throw on some jeans.  i knew i would keep on my “fancy” sweatshirt.  i was trying to hurry, so in the rush i nearly fell down trying to untie my shoes while standing up, getting one tied in a knot, and breaking a sweat.  then i the giant mass of clean clothes piled on my floor i couldn’t find the jeans i wanted (looser boyfriend cuffed jeans).  they were in the washer.  wet.  so i opted for my other favorite pair and called it good, throwing my shoes back on.

done.  dressed.

and then i added a necklace because one little piece of jewelry can make you look like you actually took time for yourself.  this necklace is new to me and i adore it!  also, i almost never change my fake diamond stud earrings, so my ears were already ready to go.

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on to the personal maintenance.

thankfully (for everyone) i had already showered and blown dry the front half of my hair (i was feeling lazy after a couple minutes).

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all i did was put in my contacts, swipe on a coat of mascara, add some blush, a quick lip liner and a lap around with the burt’s bees.  i ran a quick brush through my hair.  oh, and brush my teeth.  you’re welcome family ;)

i opted to ignore the giant zit under my lip and the ones on my nose.  not because i was in a hurry, but because i’m almost 35 and have no idea how to properly use coverup, or whatever it is you actually use to cover up zits.  when i do try to camouflage, it becomes more obvious than if i had left it well alone.

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 i am not a fancy girl.  almost everything i use on a daily basis can be bought from a drugstore.  i love my crest spin brush toothbrush.  cheapest thing out there.  i was gifted covergirl lash blast volume mascara a few years ago at blissdom and was converted – love the stuff!  i use maybelline blush in deep coral and a drugstore blush brush.  my daily necessity of all of these is the lipliner and burt’s bees chapstick.  i hate the taste of lipstick, and love the taste of burt’s, so this has worked for years for me.  i use either radiant rosy by sephora or cork by mac (each mac stick lasts me years and years, even with daily use!)

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so not a huge difference, but i definitely feel better when i spend a few minutes on my face.

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this was a good challenge for me.  i think next time i’ll take whatever is thrown on my floor and see what i can make of it!

what about you?  are you up for a 5 minute challenge?

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 before – so fun!