Each and every Wednesday, I link up with the “What I Wore Wednesday” meme hosted by The Pleated Poppy along with hundreds of other women bloggers. Throughout the week, I take picture of my outfits {usually every day} and then I post them here for all to see.


It has everything to do with ACCOUNTABILITY.

“What I Wore Wednesday” is the reason I get out of my jammies every morning. It is the reason I attempt to fo my hair and makeup each day. It is the reason I try to look “put together.”

But the reason for doing “What I Wore” is for my family and myself. Being a mom and wife is my job, and while there is no dress code like there was when I was teaching, I feel much more engaged in everything I do when I have readied myself for the day!

If you look around the What I Wore link-up, you will see women of every shape and size with every kind of style, so it’s NOT about competition or looking like someone else. But I really enjoy getting inspiration every week from real women just like me!

And I find myself trying new things with what I already have in my closet which is almost like buying new clothes!

Don’t these all sound like great reasons to join the fun?

Really, you could find accountability like this with a friend if you don’t blog or aren’t quite comfortable sharing your pictures online for all to see – maybe just text each other in the morning to make sure you’re all “ready” for your day. And send a pic/email of what you’re wearing to them if you need extra motivation!

Make sure you take some time to look around over at the link-up today and think about what you might want to do differently for getting ready each day – do something for yourself that makes you feel beautiful and confident!

It’s not about vanity – it’s about being the best you and looking the part too!


And now that I’ve rambled, here are my pics for the week!

One family baby shower for two first-time mamas-to-be…

But all five cousins there are expecting! Talk about a baby boom! That’s my little sis on the far left in the second pic – don’t you LOVE her polka dot top?!

My outfit: Brown/white maternity dress, orange ring – Kohl’s; denim jacket – GAP {thrifted}; Philippians 4:8 necklace – KraftyKash

Black hoodie, black/white striped maternity top – thrifted; cuffed jeans – hand-me-down; silver ballet flats – Crocs

With the most handsome models around…

Magenta bling tank – GAP Outlet; maternity shorts – borrowed from a friend; necklace – made by me; gray flip flops – Old Navy

Trying a new style – the strapless dress with a tee underneath, inspired by Jess at Allora Handmade in this post! I really liked how it looked but I had to keep pulling the dress up all day! At least there was a tee there to prevent any “wardrobe malfunctions!”

Green dress {that I usually wear with the straps!} – Kohl’s; white tee – Lands’ End; necklace – made by me; gray flip flops – Old Navy


My fall clothes are so sad sitting in my closet as the temps have been in the 80s and 90s this week.

But I’m definitely thinking fall and you can read more about my take on the “in” colors of fall and how to wear them over at Denise in Bloom’s31 Days of Autumn Goodness” today!