How To Buy A Bra That Fits

How to Buy a Bra that Fits - A practical guide - Most women are wearing the wrong size bra.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Figleaves. Most women are wearing the wrong size bra and don’t even know it.  Today, with the help of Figleaves, I’m going to give you tips on buying a bra that fits. Gentlemen, all three of you who read, this is your time to [...]

WIWW: Shaking off Lazy

WIWW: Shaking off lazy

Welcome to What I Wore Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy’s fashion event of the week. If you’re new around here, taking pictures of my daily outfits may seem insane.  I mean, who cares what I wore last Monday? I get that.  I don’t care much myself, however, I absolutely love the hundreds of women who are [...]

The High Price of Beauty

The High Price of Beauty - the average woman spends $100 a month on beauty products. I am so far behind.

The other I day I read (and I can’t remember where) the average woman spends $100 a month on beauty products. Whaaaat? How did I not get this memo?  You’ve all been shopping without me.  It’s no wonder I look so pale and forlorn, and here I thought it was the arctic weather and lack [...]

How Pinterest Helped Me Find My Style

How Pinterest Helped Me Find My Style

For the longest time, I never really knew my style. I like old, new, modern, vintage, and country.  Throw in touches of white paint and I’m a shabby hodge-podge of style.  My decor ends up looking more like a community yard sale than a well-thought collection of things that reflect my personality, but for girls [...]

Affordable Fashion – Be Inspired, Be Creative with Your Clothes

Affordable Fashion: Be inspired! Buy InStyle and People StyleWatch Magazines and recieve a $5 gift card from Target - Details in link

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and People StyleWatch and InStyle magazines, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PeopleInStyle   I am fully convinced that if women want to, they can wear clothes that are in style, trendy, and affordable. If ten women [...]

DIY Home Office Transformation

DIY Home Office Transformation

I am beside myself.  To say I love this space is like saying chocolate is just ok.  What?  Make that stuff liquid and pour it in my veins.  Chocolate is my life-blood. That’s how I feel about this space.  I am head-over-heels in love – to the moon and back – beyond a shadow of [...]

eShakti – Polka Dots & Ruffles Sheath Dress

Polka Dot Sheath Dress Belted

I’ve had the privilege to work with eShakti for the last few years. I love their company and how they willingly go the extra mile to accommodate our uniquely shaped bodies and our preferences over the details. I don’t know of another company that will allow you to customize the length, sleeve, or neckline of [...]

WIWW: Clumsy Runs In Our Jeans

WIWW Printed Scarf & Sweater

Jeans: Kohl’s, Boots: Dr. Marten, Sweater (?), Scarf: Kohl’s Right after this picture, I proceeded to fall in a hole and get grass stains all over my knees. I was on my way out and didn’t have time to go back in and change.  Of course. I told you I had a hard time finding [...]

Mix & Match Outfits for Savings

Mix & Match - How to stretch your wardrobe and save money - part of the 31 Days of Cheap Tricks series to help you Live for Less

 The other day I had a conversation with a friend.  We talked about clothing and how we skimp in that area, because money is an issue.  We tend to wear the same things over and over again.  No big deal, but sometimes it gets old.  I’m sure you can identify. Mix & Match Outfits We’ve [...]

Hand-me-Down Clothes

Hand-Me-Downs: Wacky-Tacky Kids - part of the Cheap Tricks series.

Hand-me-down clothes are hand-me-down love, and I love me some hand-me-down.  Did you follow that?  I’m not even sure it makes sense, but I’m a little tired and weary of writing about money.  It’s not my first or even second love. If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know I wear [...]

WIWW: Mother/Daughter Style

WIWW: Blue Lace Dress Collage

Please excuse the blurry cell phone pics.  I had my daughter snap these photos “just in-case”. If you’re new around here or haven’t visited in a while, October is a month of Cheap Tricks.  We’re focusing on Living for Less and saving money in creative ways, but I felt like I needed a little break [...]

Let’s Talk Shoes

Miz Mooz Shoes: Lacey in Taupe

This weekend, my husband and I got away for twenty-four glorious hours.  I’ll be honest, time really did kind of stand still.  We never checked a watch, clock, or even the cell phone, and that was oh, so relaxing. It’s the first time we’ve been away by ourselves in thirteen years.  Yes, it was way [...]

WIWW: Dresses and Jeans

WIWW: Leather Cuff Bracelet

I love this time of the year. As much as I love summer, I enjoy fall clothes – scarves and jackets and boots and dresses and jeans. Jacket: Kohl’s, Jeans: Target, Shoes: K-Mart, Scarf: GAP, Purse: Here   Dress:  Target, Leggings:  Kohl’s, Shoes: Famous Footwear This is my very favorite outfit. I bought it a [...]

A Date Night On The Town

InStyle: Fall Fashion Trend - Snakeskin

I am going away this anniversary for twenty-four slow and luxurious hours.  At least, I hope they go by slowly, because this is the first time I’ve gone away alone with my husband since we had children – thirteen years ago. Wait, I must auto-correct.  We went away overnight once, but it was 100% business.  [...]

What’s In Style?

InStyle: Fall Fashion Trend - Snakeskin

In honor of Fashion Week, let’s talk about what is In Style. The other day I did something that I never do.  Ever. I bought a magazine, InStyle magazine to be exact. Don’t even ask me why.  It was a lapse in good sense, because the thing cost six dollars, but my daughter was with [...]

WIWW: Polka Dots & Stripes

LOVE Shirt with Arrows

After I downloaded the photos for this week, I almost scrapped What I Wore Wednesday.  Let’s just say it wasn’t a stellar week for me.  But in the spirit of realness and honesty, here we go. Denim Skirt:  Kohl’s, Shirt: GAP (old) I call this my bat shirt, because when I put out my arms, [...]