what i wore

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

this week i got my new golden tote in the mail, so the outfits below each feature a golden tote item.   here’s some info on golden tote:  it is an online boutique that sends you a tote of styles, you pick 1 to 2 items, they surprise you with others! i think this new kind of shopping is great for those of us who hate shopping, or for people more like me who enjoy shopping but have a hard time stepping out of their fashion comfort zone.  when you sign up they send you a personalized tote based on your style. you can choose to receive 2-3 items a tote for $49 (a $200 value) or 5-7 items for $149 (up to $600 value).


i have been eying this dress by merrick’s art for awhile!  i love the simplicity of a swing dress, but even more how forgiving it is!  the best part of this dress for me is the length – i find it so hard to find a dress that hits my knees!

dress – golden tote \\  converse – off broadway shoes \\  hat – local surf shop


this sweatshirt is a great mix of casual and stylish.  you can’t tell well from the pictures, but the fabric is a lovely oatmeal color and the sleeves & sides have a hint of golden glimmer!

sweatshirt – golden tote \\  jeans – stitch fix \\  tennies – forever 21


can you see the pale gold?

earrings – nickel & suede \\  necklace – gwen delicious


i’ve said before that maxi skirts are like dressy yoga pants, and this skirt is like the dressy version of sweats!  so stinkin’ cozy!  i kept it casual with a t-shirt and flip flops.

skirt – golden tote \\  shirt – target \\  flip flops – rainbow sandals


yay for another long top!

top – golden tote \\  knit ponte pants – stitch fix \\  boots – piperlime


this plaid shirt is perfect for fall – lightweight cotton and perfect for layering.  the best part:  it fully covers my bum.

shirt – golden tote \\  jeans – target \\  boots – steve madden \\  cowl – always very \\  earrings – lisa leonard designs


same top, but styled a little differently.

top – golden tote \\ sweater – forever 21 \\  ponte pants – stitch fix \\  boots – piperlime



this top is a perfect example of why i love golden tote.  it fits great and is super comfy, but it pushes me just enough out of my comfort zone with colors i wouldn’t normally try, like the neon yellow.

top – golden tote \\  shorts – target \\  sandals – old navy


and it works perfectly with my 31 bits bracelet!

bracelet – 31 bits \\  earrings – lisa leonard designs

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    I love how some Autumnal looks are starting to creep into your weekly wardrobe – looks great! I like the checked shirt with the cream scarf in particular. Thanks for hosting! P x

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    I love that striped dress. It looks super comfy!

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    I love that golden threaded sweatshirt and the neon yellow top! It looks wonderful on you!

    Come link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

  4. 9

    Always love your style. Great looks!

  5. 10

    Love how you styled each of the pieces from Golden Tote. I did a post on Golden Tote today as well! Love seeing a different take on some of those items. That striped swing dress is so cute! ~Cynthia

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    love that plaid top! And no one rocks jeans and cons quite like you!

  7. 12

    You have the cutest, laid-back style! I absolutely love it! Thanks for hosting this linkup!

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    You remind me of the models I used to work with – willowy, leggy, and beautiful! And your style is just lovely – laid back, but still deliberate and chic. Thanks for hosting the link-up! LOVE!!!

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    I LOVE the relaxed fit of your black and white stripped stress! Also really adore the way your styled your plaid shirt with a scarf!


  10. 15

    Love all the stripes and plaids! They are never out of style! xx, Conni

  11. 16

    Really cute, inspired styling, Pleated Poppy! All of it! I got some ideas from you.

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    Everytime you feature Golden Tote, it makes me want to try it more and more! Definitely, marking my calender for Oct 1st when the new styles hit! Love that plaid top!
    xo Adri

  13. 19

    cute! I have been thinking about trying Golden Tote. How is the quality? and what size are your pieces?

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    Love these looks! My faves are the striped dress with the chucks. I’m always a sucker for chucks in any color :) I also love the plaid shirt combo with the knee high boots. Gorgeous!


  15. 23

    Super cute…styling those boots with leggings and long striped top is thus far my favorite way you’ve worn them:) thanks for sharing xx

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    Great collection of style shots! I was about to say the striped dress was my fave; then, I saw that number jersey with the maxi skirt–how very creative! Thank you for hosting this lovely link up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    Oh, the plaid top and those booties are my favorite of this group! I’m such a sucker for plaid, and you wear it well! Thanks for hosting!

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    Hi Lindsey–
    Thanks for hosting wiww every week; I’ve been linking up with you for well over a year. I have transitioned to life as a SAHM this past year so this wiww definitely keeps me accountable to put together cute outfits. THANK YOU for that :) Also, Your outfits seem to be getting better and better over time. You are so pretty! I love your long hair and how effortless your style looks. Thanks for the fashion inspiration. Smiles, Whitney

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    Ok. Your legs are amazing. What kind of workout do you do? Running? Pilates? Please share!

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