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What I wore Wednesday and a fun surprise


First off, I've made it another day without succumbing to the Dread Plague of 2013, and I thank you for your moral support yesterday. I even went and bought myself another Cadbury cream egg... it was just as delicious as the first.

Secondly, it turns out Russell needed a little taking care of after all, poor guy. He did not have the best day :(

I, on the other hand, ended up having the most EXCELLENT day after receiving this surprise package in the mail:
I stared at it in confusion at first. I hadn't ordered anything from Maurices. What the who?

Now remember this outfit pic I posted a couple of weeks ago? The one I wanted to buy but didn't because it wasn't on sale and would have busted our vacation budget and I was so sad because I was in loooove?

I'm not kidding you, I screamed like a banshee. I'm still squealing over it.

Turns out my amazing cousin Michelle in New Zealand read that blog post, looked up Maurice's online, and using my dressing room pic, found the matching denim shirt and sweater and ordered it to be shipped to me! Just because. I could not have been more blown away. I instantly contacted her and used as many thank yous and I love yous and exclamation points and smiley faces as humanly possible.

Michelle, I meant it ALL!

So anyway, I had to share that excitement and I can't wait to wear them.

And now here's what I HAVE been wearing:

Last Wednesday
Kohl's top, thrifted Gap jeans, Old Navy flats & necklace

Thursday night: clothing swap haul!
Talbots blouse - tag still attached, Banana Republic skirt, JC Penny's tunic top, Maurice's ruched top, Apt. 9 (Kohl's) wallet - tag still attached. Not pictured: Nike running tee
I went to my second clothes swap and loved it just as much as the first one. I came home with fewer items this time (6 total), but that was fine because I'm trying to be pickier and more purposeful with what I add to my closet these days. And anyway, 6 items for free... two with tags still on? I call that success! 

Maurice's tee (clothes swap), Target black skinnies, Payless sandals, birthday gift bracelet

 (friend's baby shower) 
Target cardy, TJ Maxx blouse, Walmart skinnies and boots, Payless necklace

Talbots blouse (clothes swap), thrifted Hot Kiss jeans, Fred Meyer boots, Claire's necklace

Target hat & booties, Walmart jacket, JC Penny's tunic (clothes swap), thrifted Maurice's jeans

And that's it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
pleated poppy


  1. Wow!! What a sweet cousin, you lucky duck!! And you looked adorable all week of course. {even though I'm really jealous of the sandals. It's 22 degrees here today, with about 18 inches of snow on the ground. Ugh} :)

    1. 18 inches of snow! Yikes!!! I feel for ya, sista!

  2. Love every single one of your outfits! Very cute.

  3. Love the ruffled cardigan from Target. Looks very chic.

    What a sweet cousin you have. Don't ya love unexpected kindness? Very much deserved (especially after a puky week).

  4. I WANT A COUSIN LIKE THAT!!!! Oh wait, she IS my cousin too! How absolutely thoughtful and wonderful and well deserving of all the exclamation points and I love you's and thank you's. I knew I liked her!!!!

    What a fun surprise... and of course, you looked adorable all week (minus perhaps the outfit you spotted when Tyson showed up to your door on Monday). I loved your Sunday and Tuesday outfits best... although you wear a hat 10x better than me on any given day and I'm a little resentful about that!!

  5. I LOVE Maurices! I recently purchased a pair of jeans through them and love love love them! I'm looking forward to more purchases! Love the Wednesday, Saturday, and Tuesday outfits.

  6. Can you tell your cousin I'll need the sweater too? size L... thanks...

  7. I LOVE the tunic over the jeans.. and now with the leather jacket?! I am so copying you!! I don't know if I can pull off the hat.. but the rest of it.. for sure!!

  8. Wow Jod, How amazing was that !! ( Michelle, that was a totally awesome thing to do )you are soooo loved !.
    Outfits..yes all cute, but Tuesday rocks, followed by Saturday and Sunday :D

  9. Oh my what a sweet gesture! That is just awesome..what wonderful family you have. :) I am LOVING your outfits this week! Your goodies from the clothing swap are great! Love Saturday and Sunday's outfits. Both are super flattering...I really like purple on you!

  10. I want your closet!!! so many great looks!