what i wore wednesday

hey friends!  welcome to wiww, where i do my best to get dressed every week, and try to have a little fun while i’m at it!  thanks so much to many of you who have linked up to me, welcome to the first timers (!!!), and please join us (those of you who have been to afraid to!).

and before i forget… HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!  i love you so much!

                                                                                                                                                                  Source: designlovefest.com via lindsey on Pinterest


saying “i’ve been busy” is one of my least favorite things to hear coming out of my mouth.  but some days, okay most days, its just my reality.  being a stay-at-home and work-at-home mom is very busy.  throw in homeschooling and my constant need to create and that makes for a busy life.

so busy, in fact, that i sometimes forget to blog – oops!  and i sometimes forget to sew – oops!  and i sometimes forget to work at all for a few days on end – oops!  but this week, i have a really good excuse for my lack of involvement in most of my normal routines: yard work.


 in the almost 6 years we’ve lived in our home, we’ve never landscaped the front yard.  just recently, we slowly started chipping away at it, and for the last 5 days, we have been working full force on it (yay!).  but we chose one of our hottest weeks of the summer to do it (boo.).  so we only work from about 7 a.m. until noonish then its just too hot.

so this picture is to give you a taste of what i’ve gotten myself into (believe me, this dirt looks good compared to the weeds that were there before!), what i’ve really been wearing most of this week, and my excuse as to why i only have 2 outfits to share.


i think white pants are a summer staple, don’t you?  this outfit would be rather boring if it weren’t for the shot of color in the punch accessories.  its still a basic striped tee with cropped jeans, but adding 2 simple accessories pulls the whole outfit together.

top – old navy

jeans – lucky brand (hand-me-downs)

gold flip flops – old navy

necklace – forever 21

bracelet – street fair


white pants again, this time for church.

shirt – forever 21

linen pants – gap

wedges – old navy

necklace – allora handmade

bracelet – stacy lynn

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  1. 1

    Gosh I can’t imagine doing yard work in this summer heat. Good on you! And I really like the white pants and allora handmade necklace! It’s a big effort to dress up cute when you have to do yard work everyday. Thanks for being an inspiration!


  2. 2

    Love the Old Navy top! I can’t do white jeans. I would spill anything and everything on them! But you look great.

  3. 3

    LOVE your church outfit, lindsey! and man it looks like you are a master landscaper. i can’t do anything green thumbish. i kill plants in an instant!

  4. 4

    I am such a big fan of white pants for summer. Who doesn’t love to wear something that goes with everything!

  5. 5

    Love the white pants! I can’t rock them yet, because my boys are still in that sticky smeary stage. In due time.

    My front yard is torn up as well. Hard work, right???

    Thanks for hosting,

  6. 6

    I agree – white pants are perfect for summer! Great looks, I really love the stripes with orange accessories!

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    i love, love, love that necklace in the first photo! note-to-self… must go to F21 and buy that adorable necklace. and i love the ON striped top… i’ve been looking for a great black/white striped tee. thanks for hosting!!

  8. 8

    What lovely outfits, love the necklace in the first one. Go you, getting stuck in with the hard work! x

  9. 9

    I love the white pants, I’m always too afraid to wear white pants for some reason I just think someone is going to spill something on them lol.

    Thanks for hosting, this is my second time linking up (and doing a what I wore post lol)


  10. 10

    Lovin’ those white pants! You look great! Thanks for hosting, Lindsey!

  11. 11

    Looks like super-tough work in that yard. I’m sure it will be amazing when it is finished.

  12. 12

    Love both outfits! So cute! Happy birthday to your mom!

  13. 13

    Happy Birthday to your mom! And I wish you success & happiness with your yard. I live in an apartment, so I haven’t yet had to deal with landscaping. Love your outfits this week, even though there are only two of them.

  14. 14

    The last outfit is so chic! I´m a long time reader but my first time linking here. ;)

  15. 15

    That is some serious yard work!

    Love the stripes!

  16. 16

    I’m pretty sure you were a top model in another lifetime!?!?!?!?!

  17. 17

    Yay for front yard improvement! I bet it’s going to look amazing. I LOVE that red white and black outfit – so classic and cool.

  18. 18

    I love your white pants! I have a pair, but am afraid to wear it because I feel like it is too see-through in the butt to wear. Do you have that issue? Did you do something to fix it?

  19. 19

    i love the church outfit! white pants are my favorite… im going to be so sad when labor day hits and i cant wear them anymore!

  20. 20

    Love that black and white with the pop of coral! White pants/shorts/skirts are indeed one of the best parts of summer. ;)

  21. 21

    I would link up, but im not 100% sure how? Help?

    p.s. love the white pants outfit!

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