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what i wore at the pleated poppy

 it is officially sweater weather now!  all i want to do is dress comfy and cozy!

sweater – forever 21

shirt – forever 21

jeans – local boutique

converse – nordstrom rack

necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

 i wore this for church.

sweater – forever 21

top – hand-me-down (gap)

corduroy skirt – old navy

tights – target

boots – steve madden


and now a little “what they wore” or what they will wear ;)

my mom made all of our costumes when i was a kid.  they were way better than any store bought ones.  and i have made almost all of my kids’ costumes as well.  you know what?  they do love it when i make them myself, but they don’t care as much as i do.  so this year, it worked out perfectly that i was out of time to make their costumes when halloweencostumes.com offered to send costumes for my kids!  we quickly ditched their original costume ideas and went historical.  not only will they wear these for halloween, but also for our school’s history day next month – win-win!

PicMonkey Collage

lily’s costumesilas’ costumegracie’s costume


we got ours fast – overnight!  so its not too late for you if you haven’t made or bought your costumes yet!

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  1. 1

    Hooray for sweater weather! And I totally need to stock up on ancient/biblical-looking kid costumes because my son needs them for school.

  2. 2

    Your kids costumes are really cute! We didn’t do so well in the costume department this year; we’re kind of making-do and being creative. Ha! We’ll see how that turns out.

    Love your outfit with the skirt and boots, but you always look adorable.

  3. 3

    Love your church look!
    Can’t believe tomorrow is Halloween!

  4. 4

    Kids are adorable. They get so excited to dress up – no?


  5. 5

    The kids’ costumes are fabulous – and so good that you can get use out of them again – although when I was a kid it was any excuse to wear costumes as often as possible – are yours the same? Thanks so much for hosting once again!!

  6. 6

    Your outfits look so cozy this week. Still too warm in Texas to wear nice comfy sweaters.

  7. 7

    Great fall looks and I agree they have a definite cozy feel. love the double duty of the kids costumes, so smart!

  8. 8

    Thank you! I love your church look and your children are adorable!


  9. 9

    I love your church outfit, especially the boots! They’re fabulous!

    xo Always, Abby

  10. 10

    Those costumes are so cute! We have come up with ours just today, so I think everyone is happy. We still need a couple of props for our “old man” but it should come together before trick-or-treating time! Thanks for hosting!

  11. 11

    I grew up always making my own costumes, too, and I plan on doing the same with my kids!! It teaches creativity and uniqueness, and plus it’s just way more fun! :) That being said, though, your kids look adorable in their new costumes :)


  12. 12

    love the costumes!! so fun! thanks for hosting!

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