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What I wore is a weekly picture archive of what I wore for a week. It’s usually tied in with other bloggers and what they wore.

what i wore these past two weeks(ish)

Ready for another round of what I wore?

I’m trying to be a bit more intentional about sharing my outfit choices because I know how stuck in a rut we can get when it comes to getting dressed (especially if you don’t go to a traditional job each day where you have a dress code).  I work from home half the week and hang with my kids the other half so it’s important that my clothes are functional, not precious, and make me feel cute without being overly ‘done up’ (see day 6). I share these photos to offer some inspiration both to get yourself out of your yoga pants(!) and also to try out different combinations that you might even have in your closet right now.

While putting these photos together, I can’t help but notice that every single day I’m either wearing jeans or navy blue – oftentimes both. I guess I know what I like.

So here you go …

//  D A Y   O N E  //

stripe-sweater-jacket

jacket: target (no longer available) / coral stripe sweater: j.crew factory / cropped jeans: express / flats: target

//  D A Y   T W O  //

cardigan-walk-dog

Taking my pups for a walk.

cardigan: target (similar) / t shirt: target (similar) / cropped jeans: express / flip flops: reef

//  D A Y   T H R E E  //

floral-shirt-cropped-jeans

blouse: j.crew factory / cropped jeans: express / flats: target

//  D A Y   F O U R  //

maxi-dress

drawstring maxi dress: gap (sold out, but here’s a striped version)

//  D A Y   F I V E  //

seahawks-hat-hunter-boots

Headed to the rainiest baseball game ever. PNW weather is so sporatic! #goseahawks

hat: seahawks / jacket: target (no longer available) / sweatshirt: landsend / jeans: hudson / boots: hunter

//  D A Y   S I X  //

skinnies-white-top

This was a rare moment when I put on heels and dressed much dressier than normal. All I did was go to a doctor appointment (to get my Rwanda shots!) and to the mall to get my ipad fixed, but it was out of the ordinary enough to get out of my cropped jeans + flats box.

top: banana republic / skinny jeans: hudson / heels: target

//  D A Y   S E V E N  //

gap-top-cropped-jeans

Confession: I wore this outfit two days in a row.

top: gap / cropped jeans: express / flats: old navy (old)

// D A Y   E I G H T  //

stripe-dress

dress: gap (I just bought it on sale in the store, but not finding it online) / wedges: DSW (no longer available)

//  D A Y   N I N E  //

white-jeans-gray-top

top: old navy (super old) / white jeans: express / wedges: dsw (no longer available) / bracelet: noonday

There you go. Two weeks(ish) of what I wore.

Wondering: do you have any fashion-related questions? Are these wiw posts helpful? Anything you’d like to see?

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what I wore

Since it’s been over a year since my last what I wore post, it felt like the right time to bring it back.

But first, a few disclaimers before we get to the looks:

1. I am not a fashion expert and spend very little time on clothes shopping, reading fashion magazines, keeping up with trends. There are so many great fashion blogs {this one’s my fave} but sometimes I feel like the clothes are not functional/practical/affordable for my lifestyle. Which leads us to number two.

2. I am a mom of four who works from home. Yoga pants could be my regular uniform {and you’ll see there are days when they are!} but I do make an attempt to get dressed. It just seems to help with productivity and feeling good about myself.

3. I really like jeans. If there is anything I splurge on, it is a good pair of jeans. Seven For All Mankind is my go-to brand, but each body is so different, you really have to try on a bunch of different brands/styles to see what works best for you.

4. I’m not going to list sources below the photos because honestly, most of these clothes are not currently in stores. Like I said, I don’t shop a lot and it’s mildly frustrating to see something you like and then realize it’s out of stock {or three years old}. I will say that the majority of my clothes are from Target, Old Navy and Banana Republic {regular and factory stores}.

5. I love pinning outfits on my pinterest board to get ideas of what to wear. My hope with these types of posts is that maybe you’ll see an outfit you like and pull things from your own closet and put them together in new ways. A little inspiration to be creative in your wardrobe.

So here we go:

red-pants-striped-sweater-striped-sweatshirt-dress

Love this light weight sweater and the necklace {from Noonday} in outfit one. My husband thinks this striped sweatshirt dress is a little too much on the zebra side. I do agree, and yet I still wear it because it is super comfortable.

orange-sweatshirt--puffy-vest-hunter-boots

Never did get dressed on day three. Day four is my version of soccer mom. I have learned that rain boots are the only choice while standing on a squishy grass field.

denim-mixed--gray-shirt

So denim on denim has been in style for quite some time and I have finally decided to give it a try. The shirt is new {from j.crew} that I hope will be a versatile piece. It still feels a little 1996 to me, but I’m trying. Day six is the day I made the hair video. For a clearer image of the shirt {old old old} see this post.

pink-jacket-yoga-pants--white-shirt-jeans

More workout gear but I can’t promise I actually worked out on this day. Day eight is probably my favorite look – a classic white button up {also from jcrew}, jeans, glitter belt and flats. Totally me. seahawks-shirt--gray-collar-sweater

Actually, day nine is my favorite outfit. Go Seahawks!!! I look so mad in day 10′s photo. Not sure what was going on, but I hope I didn’t scowl all day.

striped-shirt-puffy-vest--bunny-sweater-floral-buttom-up

New jeans that still need to be hemmed. And day 12. Just look at that cutie in the background. She looks like a little girl instead of the baby I imagine her to be. That went so fast.

So there are my outfits for these past two weeks. Do you have a favorite? Any thoughts on trends like denim on denim or staying in yoga pants all day? Let’s chat …

{ps. if you want to see more what i wore posts, here you go}.

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what i wore {maui edition}

I had great intentions of having Ryan snap a photo of me each day for this post – somewhere scenic and beautiful and not just me standing awkwardly in front of a flimsy mirror like normal.

The first morning he did take this photo

but that was as far as we got.

It didn’t take me long to get in 100% vacation mode.

But I still thought a what i wore post would be fun to share my vacation outfits, so i’ve put together some photos for you. Sources are listed under each photo with links where available.

for the flight

flight

jeans: emersonfry lowrise vintage | blouse: old navy {old} | shoes: DSW life stride romp wedge

to the club

dress: borrowed | shoes: payless {old}

to mama’s fish house

dress: nordstrom rack max studio | shoes: payless metallic wedges

to the luau

dress: old navy printed ruffle sundress | shoes: payless {old}

to casual dinner

shorts: jcrew 5″ chino | shirt: marshalls {old} | necklace: target {purchased recently, but can’t find it online} | shoes: payless {old}

to the zipline

zip-up: lululemon in stride jacket | capris: marshalls | flip flops: rainbow {old and very worn in}

to the snorkle trip

tunic: marshalls jordan taylor | sandals: gap outlet

to the bbq

shorts: banana republic factory store | shirt: target {old} | necklace: target | sandals: gap outlet

to the beach

dress: old navy {recent purchase, but can’t find online} | flip flops: rainbow

dress: target kimono dress | sandals: gap outlet

coverup: target ruffled tube dress | flip flops: rainbow

coverup: nordstrom riviera stripe tunic | flip flops: rainbow

beach accessories

sunglasses: banana republic | hat: san diego hat company large brim hat

beach bag: lands’ end canvas washed tote

to swim

old navy | rey swimwear | lands’ end canvas | old navy

And that is what i wore {maui edition}.

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what i wish i wore

It’s What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy today. Have you seen how many ladies are linking up with Lindsey these days? My goodness, this WIWW thing is big.

I was on a roll for the past few months with photographing my outfits, but I’ve decided to take a short break.

To tell you the truth, I’m not crazy about taking awkward photos of myself and then sharing them with the world. It’s sort of embarrassing. Second, pretty much everything I wear is from Target {except my jeans. I like expensive jeans.} so I feel super dorky sourcing my outfits and writing Target five million times. And third, we are finishing up an exciting new project {details to come in the next few days!} and I haven’t had much time think about clothes, let alone take a shower.

Oh, and the flimsy $10 mirror that I had propped up on a cardboard box {classy, right?} cracked so I need to get a new full length mirror. I’m thinking I’ll spring for something a little bit nicer next time.

Fashion is most definitely not my forte, but I do like clothes and I like a cute, coordinated, casual outfit.  The web is filled with all sorts of fashion inspiration.

So in honor of WIWW, I’ll share with you:

Love this outfit.

{source unknown – from my pinterest board}

So pretty.

{source unknown}

jeans + blouse + cardigan. I think I need a white watch.

{via}

Adorable. See? White watch again. Maybe that’s the same girl. She’s cute.

{via}

And then I found my best friend’s pinterest board called ‘my closet’. Good thing she lives right down the street and she lets me borrow her clothes because I’d wear every one of the outfits in her closet.

yes.

yes.

double yes.

If you ever need inspiration with what outfit to put together, jump on to pinterest and browse the thousands of fashion boards.  You are sure to be inspired.

For more real-life WIWW, click over to The Pleated Poppy.

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what i wore for these past two weeks

Two weeks worth of what i wore … I think I like this system better than posting my outfits weekly. I get a little weirded out by seeing myself on the computer screen each week.

So, here is what I wore for the past two weeks:

1. ruffle sweater: target   jeans: hudson   necklace: allora handmade

2. shirt: target   scarf: nordstrom   jeans: seven flare

3. sweater, belt, shirt, jeans: target   boots: dsw  necklace: a cool little shop in Seaside, FL

4. sweater: target   jeans: seven a pocket   headband: audrey’s. I was hoping the big fluff on my head would distract from the breakout on my chin.

5. coat: nordstrom {old}   shirt: gap {borrowed}   jeans: seven a pocket

6. shirt: marshalls   jeans: seven dojo   necklace: old navy

7. shirt: marshalls – a real stretch for me!   jeans: target   boots: dsw

8. shirt: marshalls   jeans: target   boots: dsw  {and a cute little matching boy who loves to grab my legs and never let go}

9. shirt & sweater: target   jeans: seven boot cut

10. sweatshirt: roxy   jeans: seven dojo

11. sweater: target   ruffle shirt: walmart {wish I bought a bunch because I like this shirt}   jeans: banana republic wide leg   ring: Poppy & Pearl Co.

cute new shoes on clearance at Target.

WHAT I WORE BY THE NUMBERS:

11 out of 11 days I wore jeans

5 out of 11 days I wore yellow

5 out of 11 days I wore gray

4 out of 11 days I wore blue {not counting jeans}

5 out of 11 days I wore stripes

8 out of 11 days something I have on is from Target

Those numbers say everything about my style {comfort + neutral + touch of color + a little bit of pattern + nothing so special it could get ruined by my munchkins}.

How about you … do you see trends in how you dress?

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