what i wore {& a giveaway!}

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!


i got this new top from the mint julep boutique – its super girly and fun, but for some reason it was a little tricky for me to style at first.  i love the cream color with the navy dots, and the top actually has built-in bra cups so its really comfy.  i think it was the sweetheart neckline that i found tricky.  it is definitely sweet, and i think i just needed to figure out a way to contrast a tiny bit with that.  the fabric is really nice with the embroidered dots, so i thought jeans and tennies would add some nice contrast.

cardigan – banana republic \\  top – the mint julep boutique \\  jeans – forever 21 \\  converse – nordstrom rack


but then i also thought keeping it sweet with simple flats was nice, too!

flats – target


and then i finally figured it out!  i love this combo – the rough edges of the cut off shorts and the slouchy cardigan, then bringing it back to girly with metallic sandals.

cardigan – target (girls section, size 14) \\ top – the mint julep boutique \\  shorts – forever 21 \\  sandals – american eagle outfitters {similar} \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs

do you want a chance to win this top for yourself?  see the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of this post!


this was my church outfit.  usually, i change my clothes right when we get home to something cozy.  but this was already just as comfy as any cozy pants i’d put on, so it stayed on until bedtime!

top – stitch fix \\  skirt – target \\  sandals – target \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs \\  earrings – nickel & suede


 top – stitch fix \\  jeans – stitch fix \\  sandals – target \\  necklacestella & dot

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a Rafflecopter giveaway


did you ever see the movie “how to lose a guy in 10 days”?  they had a slogan for a jewelry company that referred to their jewels as icing – so clever!  and when i’m getting dressed each day, the finishing touch is always the jewelry, the icing on the cake!


i recently got the prettiest boxes of “icing” ℅ stella & dot.  i had been eying that bracelet, and the other 2 items were bonus treats!


you guys.  the bracelet.  it is even better in person!  it is this chunk of gorgeous wrapped around my wrist – so solid, yet very comfortable.


i have worn this bracelet so many times, and i love the different ways i can wear it.  you know i’m a lover of contrasts – this sparkly bracelet looks great even with jeans and a white tee!


this aqua is my color.  you know, we all have a color that always works.  this is it.  and, i love that this necklace is adjustable.  i’m wearing it at its shortest point, but i’d wear it longer with a deeper neckline.


and these studs?  just the perfect pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit.

would you like a pair for yourself?  and how about that sweet aqua ombre somervell necklace, too?!

these pieces of stella & dot jewelry are great quality, definitely some of the nicest pieces i own!  just enter the rafflecopter giveaway below…

a Rafflecopter giveaway