5 Minute Style Switch-up

Last week Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy posed a little challenge of sorts for her weekly “What I Wore Wednesday” post. Some mornings just don’t give me too much time for primping given that I need to get the kiddos all ready for school and usher us all out the door to get there on time. Apparently, she has the same dilemma. To make herself feel a bit better, she took the gist of what she was wearing and did a quick 5-minute style update to set her on a slightly more “fine tuned” route for the day.

Well…today was field day at my kiddos school and I wanted to join them, so I threw on a decent t-shirt and a pair of shorts. I {kinda} did my hair and makeup and off I went for a jam-packed day. Only when I got home and looked in the mirror, my style was in sad SAD shape. I’ve lost some weight since last summer {which I am NOT complaining about}, but I think I can now firmly attest to the fact that clothing that doesn’t fit just doesn’t look fantastic. Wanna see?

052213 WIWW 5 Minute Challenge Before

Blah. Blahbbity Blah. {earrings and lipstick would’ve made it better– I should ALWAYS listen to my mother}

So I kept the shirt {which is still a li’l big} but in a 5-minute switch, it’ll do…


052213 WIWW 5 Minute After Full 2

Better. Although I quite doubt that I’d pair active wear with a pencil skirt. But stranger things have happened, right? It’s about making it look cute. Even if it’s a CRA-ZAY kinda cute. {P.S. I wonder if a cinched that shirt with a belt if it would create a faux peplum? I feel like I run to my closet and try. I could pretend that the “activewear” logo was just there for some flair. Ok, ok…I digress…}

052213 WIWW 5 Min after Shirt: Old Navy//Skirt: Old Navy//Necklace: Pick Your Plum//Earrings: Francesca’s//Lipgloss: BabyLips//Hair: Kayla LaGrange at the Hairspa {She’s fabulous!! And a miracle worker as we’re working on growing out this crazy choppy mop!! I may not have the grow-long-hair endurance anymore so we’ll see if it sticks around.}

052213 WIWW 5 Min BW

These? Well, they were just too fun not to include.

052213 WIWW 5 Min Collage

Have a fabulously joyful Wednesday! I’ll be holed up in my studio working on these Zippy Envelope Wallets ALL-DAY-LONG! Someone bring me an Igloo {diet vanilla with extra ice} — pretty please?!

pleated poppy

About Kirsten

I'm a writer-turned-creative-dabbler. I ogle "happy" designer fabrics and aspire to one day owning my own online fabric shop especially suited for my fellow modern creative pioneers embarking upon the sewing frontier. A journey is always more exciting with a friend!

My faith carries me through the rough patches and gives flight to my dreams.

I'm a recovering home schooling mommy to my 7-year-old super boy and 5-year-old ragamuffin princess! I've been married to my very best friend and sanity-saving-hero for 8 years. I call our simple life "blessed."

...and I'm always hooked up to an IV of flavored diet coke with pebble ice. Chocolate? Vanilla? Marshmallow? Anyone...anyone?


  1. Rochelle says:

    I love your short hair – you look fabulous with it! And with summer around the corner, you’ll want that mop off your neck. Years of experience :) <3

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