What I Wore Wednesday 12.19.12

Today’s the day I share my outfits from the week with The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore Wednesday.  I pair my outfits with inspirational photos.  Read more about that here.

I started off the week attempting last week’s challenge picture.  Here’s a reminder of our little inspirational finch:

Source: allaboutbirds.org via Amy on Pinterest


My goal was to try to pull in the gray, black and white print, red and peachy accents together.  Not an easy feat.



I’m not sure it mirrors the picture exactly but I like the outfit and like that I would never have naturally put them together and yet, it works.

This second attempt was closer to the picture.


I feel like the mustard was truer to the picture than the peachy color and I like it paired with red. 

Also, I feel like I should note that the scarf is a T-shirt scarf I made in less than 15 minutes after I shopped several stores and could not find the right color red.

Source: allaboutbirds.org via Amy on Pinterest


Here are a few more pictures from the week. Scroll to the bottom for the link-up to post and see YOUR pictures from the challenge and the new photo for next week at the very, very bottom!



Source: steveaxford.smugmug.com via Amy on Pinterest


Source: photos.hemsfamily.com via Teresa on Pinterest


Source: brocadenashville.com via Amy on Pinterest


OK so it’s time to share YOUR photos. I started the list with links directly to my two pictures and then my friend Jenny’s she emailed to me. If you want me to upload and link to yours too, please email me at amyjbennett AT gmail DOT com.

For those of you with your photo already uploaded, all you have to do is click “Click here to enter”, paste in the link to your picture or blog post along with your name and email. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to ask!

I’ll be posting next week’s challenge directly on our Facebook page so make sure to hop over and like it. Alrighty, I’m so excited to see your pictures!


  1. I love every one of your outfits. I’ve never actually thought to take inspiration from a bird though. I might just have to try that!

    Nice job on putting together some really pretty looks.

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    • Thank you very much! Color definitely inspires me and always has. I’ve been amazed to find the color, pattern and creativity I have found in birds. It’s pretty amazing!

      We’ll have an inspiration challenge photo posted on the Facebook page, likely another bird. Would love to have you join in!

  2. I really enjoy this series. I have red pants and a mustard sweater but never thought to put them together. To be honest, I get more ideas from your photos instead of the nature ones. I guess I’m not there yet…

    • Hey, whatever works. In the end, it is still inspired by nature. I’m still learning new color combinations and am glad to pass them on!

  3. Ooo please tell me how to make that tshirt scarf!

    • Niki, on Pinterest do a t-shirt scarf search and many different ones will come up. Basically you just cut strips of a tshirt from the bottom all the way to the arm holes. You stretch them out so the fabric rolls in and then just gather them together. I doubled the scarf to make it shorter once it was done. I’ll try to find the exact link I used later tonight! Hope that helps!

  4. Love outfit #2 and that purple top is darling!
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  5. what a great way to get inspiration! love the second look the most :)

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  6. I really love the mustard cardigan + red scarf combo – I’m definitely going to have to copy you!
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