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what i wore wednesday

February 9th | what i wore wednesday

hello friends! it’s wednesday again. seems like happens every week! i’m linking up with lindsey for what i wore wednesday {see her cute blog here}. above– gray dress, sundance. cream sweater, gift from scotland. boots, anthropologie, rosette necklace {love} from allora handmade *here*

bib top, anthropologie. skinny jeans, banana republic. gray sweater and red flats, both target.

black sheet top, gray sweater vest, both anthropologie. jeans {cuffed} gap. gray flats, target. brave love necklace, my shop.

ok, here’s our question for today. i’ll wear a pair of jeans at least 3 times before washing them. how many times do you wear your jeans between washes?

76 Responses

  1. becca says:

    I can get about 3 wears out of mine IF my kids don’t smear something on them before we reach wear #3. 😉

  2. Paige says:

    Your outfits are great as always! I love those gray flats!
    I can get about 3 wears, depending on the jeans.

    Thanks for stopping by The Wandering Cottage!

  3. Kristy says:

    I go about 3 too. Unless a Little uses me as a napkin. My bestfriend goes to 5 wears! Can you tell she doesn’t have any kids?!

  4. DeeAnna says:

    I go until they are too baggy!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    It depends on how long I’m wearing them for… if it’s just for a couple of hours (after work) and i don’t spill anything, i’ll wear them 4-5 times. It just depends.

  6. Stephanie says:

    I have an addiction to the smell of laundry detergent – they’re washed after every wear :-)

  7. Nikki says:

    3?! I’m impressed. I can only get 2 before they start looking all saggy and frumpy.
    Been here awhile, posting for the first time. Love you and your blog!

  8. Usually about 3 time also and then to get one more day out of them, I toss them in the dryer for 10 minutes to get their shape back!!

    You look darling in all your outfits, but I especially love that blue and red mix in the middle. ♥

  9. Michelle in N. Cal says:

    I wash after every wear and now I am thinking it’s much too often after reading your posts/comments! Maybe I’ll try going a few wears or until they get too baggy … :-)

  10. Ainsley says:

    2 times for me. They just don’t fit well after that :) Absolutely loving these outfits!!! I wish I had somewhere to shop!!! But I did just order a necklace from Allora handmade :)

  11. Jennifer says:

    super cute outfits!! :)
    I go about two or three too as long as I didn’t spill on them :)

  12. Gussy says:

    2-3 times, baby! ;]

  13. Carol says:

    I don’t wear *anything* more than once before I wash it. Neurotic? Probably! I’ve long suspected I’m an entire season of Dr. Phil, but I digress…hats off to your cuteness!

  14. amy says:

    oh yeah, at least 3 times depending. 3 is usually pretty average though!

  15. Sarah says:

    until they threaten to walk to the laundry themselves. (I’m a geologist and get muddy/dirty daily. clean jeans all the time would be a waste of laundry soap and time.) =)

  16. i need those grey flates like yesterday.

    i wear my jeans 2-3 times.
    depends on my clumsyness &/or my kiddos messes.

  17. Krista says:

    Oh god. That might be embarassing-like 4-5 times i think. depends on how ‘worn’ they are (dirty goes into the hamper right away) and how stretched out they are. depends what ‘weight’ i’m feeling too. I only love fresh washed jeans on my skinny days ;)!

    I have a ? for you on your pics for WIWW. Do you set up a camera on a tripod or does somebody take your pics for you?

  18. denise says:

    more than 3 times!

    cute outfits again.

    love the gray dress.

    i need me some s.l.o. weather so i can cuff my pants!

  19. Cassi says:

    I love the style you have. The cream sweater is soo cute

  20. amy says:

    I’m the same, at least twice but normally 3-4 times depending on if they got dirty during the day. I’m contemplating never washing my skinny jeans again because every time I do I feel like I need to lose 10lbs :)

  21. Carrie says:

    o girl.. at least 3… basically until I think they need a wash and shape fix… I could totally shop with you!

    I can’t wait for it to warm up here in MN! I am in a winter, I just want to be warm funk.. I need a good WIWW fix!

  22. elz says:

    At least 3, unless I spilled something or got the super dirty.

  23. Allison says:

    I would say at least three as well.

  24. Laurissa says:

    about 3-5 times, less if they stretch out. My favourite pair, that I spent a lot of money on, I only wear on special occasions and very rarely wash. Probably every 5 times or so.

  25. Dania says:

    Great question! I try to get 3 or 4 wears unless my kids dirty them up with their hands. That’s the wonderful thing about jeans!

  26. Susan says:

    Same as most everyone else. Glad to hear I’m more normal than I thought! Lisa, you are just so pretty! :)

  27. Andrea T. :) says:

    I’m a 2x gal too ;). Any more than that and I get this whole ‘saggy bottom’ pants look … so not attractive.

    However, I’m finding on my skinny jeans & jean leggings that I can get 3-4x out of them. Maybe because they’re a tighter fit and have more stretch?

    Either way, I have enough pairs that I only have to do laundry 1x week to get caught up. There is nothing more frustrating than not having the jeans I want clean. They are the staple in my wardrobe.

    Happy Wednesday Lisa!!

  28. Mrs. B. says:

    I wear them until they start to feel baggy. When I wash them, I always turn them inside out. I also never dry my jeans…it keeps them from wearing out. My jeans always look brand new that way.

  29. Sonya says:

    Once, I have issues and I am messy!

  30. eeeks!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE your lacey cardigan in the first outfit!! and your boots are soo rad!!!

  31. Allie says:

    I love your outfits! What style of GAP jeans are wearing in the last outfit, i love them!

  32. Danielle says:

    2x maybe 3 if they aren’t to saggy. I LOVE your style, our tastes are really so similar. I could see myself in every outfit you post. I have a couple questions: is that the plum color allora necklace? I’ve been debating what color to buy (kicking myself for not getting one when she had the bright yellow) they are all so very pretty! Second question do you sew your cuffs in your jeans? Not sure I could pull cuffs off anyway–I’m pretty short but you always look so cute in them!

  33. Celeste says:

    I am wearing those same gray flats (kitten heels) from Target right now … LOVE them!! and – only $4!

  34. you are a whole cuppa cute….love your outfits and look forward to wiww each week….i can wear my jeans 2-3 times too if i don’t spill and they don’t look loose (ha) and baggy!

  35. Trish says:

    Depends on the pair, but 3-5 times. Also depends on if anything spills on them, but that is a given :)

  36. Tiffany Day says:

    hi lovely lisa!

    love your style!

    i have the black shoes like your gray ones!!

    i usually wear my jeans 2x before I wash them – unless I have been at disneyland in them or working outside!! :)


  37. Kim says:

    You are adorable! I love your outfits and think that you have tons of style (dare I say, amazing Mommy Style?!)

    I usually wear may jeans a few times (maybe, 4-5) depending on what my one year old spills/smears on them. I’ll throw them in the laundry at the end of each week if I manage to make it through un-smudged.

  38. connie says:

    After reading your post and comments, I think I’ve finally found the answer to the question that’s haunted me for years. How can a family of 5 have soooo much laundry….but it’s clear now, because we wash all of our clothes after each wear, even if there’s a mid day change for one reason or another.

  39. liz r. says:

    Love that first outfit!

    I didn’t realize I’m one among many–I wear jeans about 3 times also, except when I/my kids spill food on them.

  40. *Just Fran* says:

    I am a wash every time kind of girl. If for some reason I have to wear the jeans again, I always feel slimy all day. Call me neurotic. :-)

  41. Nicole says:

    my general policy is that i do laundry when i run out of underwear, so however many wears happen between washes is how many times i wear them!

  42. Tina says:

    It depends on how long I wear them and if they get anything on them. I just love the way my jeans feels when I have already wore them a few times. And you can always stick them in the dryer for a few minutes with a dryer sheet to freshen them up :) Your outfits are always so cute!

  43. Kim T. says:

    Oh dear! a week….um, or more *~~ 😀

  44. Sallie says:

    I was feeling bad that I go 2 or 3 wears before washing! I’m SO GLAD to read these comments!

  45. Dolly says:

    I’m the same…..unless there is spit up on them. That I can’t tolerate.

  46. Dallas says:

    I wear my jeans as long as I can with out washing them…my theory is the longer you wait the more comfy they get! Like when you wear a fresh new clean pair of jeans it’s like, “okay man these are a little snug, did they shrink?”. Then on the third day feels like your wearing a nice pair of sweats….{I hope this doesn’t gross anyone out}

    p.s. love the red flats!

  47. Patti says:

    I am so glad to know I’m not the only one who wears her jeans more than once—-I was beginning to think I was….odd? My mom always said if it isn’t dirty, don’t wash it. Frequent and unnecessary washing wastes our recources, isn’t so wonderful for the environment AND shortens the life of the garment.

    I’m a mostly stay-at-home, homeschooling mama so my clothes generally stay clean, which allows me to wear jeans 3 times before washing. I have specific clothes for gardening, beach-days, etc. and I wear an apron when I’m in the kitchen. These simple practices allow my everyday clothes (jeans) to stay clean.

    I love your blog, Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us—–you absolutely inspire me. One day—-I’m saving up—-I WILL order one of your lovely pieces of jewelry.

    Blessings, Patti

  48. FunkySteph says:

    Oh my God!!! I am so embarassed here! I wear them as long as I can without them being too baggy or being dirty… Could be 10 times or less or more….
    Great outfits.

  49. Megan Lane says:

    serrrriously girl, you have a perfect wardrobe! i love everything you wear!! wish we could swap clothes! i reallly love that cream cardigan, so lovely! that anthro top is also perfection! (and those red flats… can’t wait until it’s warm enough here to wear flats again!

  50. Jennifer L. says:

    LOVE the first oufit – the dress & cardigan are just adorable.

  51. kristyn says:

    Here I am back admiring your wardrobe! We’re planning a trip over seas…thinking I’ll “steal” some of your combinations for easy packing and comfortable traveling!!

  52. Julie says:

    great style as always Lisa! I wear my jeans at least three times, sometimes even *gasp* four!

  53. Lea Culp says:

    Oh, definitely wear those jeans time and time and time again. I usually end up washing them to get them back in shape rather than because they are dirty. :o)

    Your entries always bring a smile to my face!

  54. Dawn says:

    I wear mine at least 3-5 unless they are dirty. After each wear I spritz them with a little water and toss in dryer to reshape

  55. kristen says:

    Love your WIW posts! I so adore that blue bib top – I wish I could find one like it. :)

  56. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa, ermmm I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’m not sure how many times I wear my jeans before they go in the wash!!! Crikey!!! I can say that if I spill something on them or I notice a stain they go in the wash straight away.. oh I’m embarrassed..giggle.. but figure it must be around 4-5 times.. Smiles..

  57. Brittany says:

    I use to wash them every time, that stopped once it was brought to my attention that it wasn’t necessary! Now I’ll go 3 or 4 times, depending on what I’ve done in them. Or until they get a stain.

  58. Nicole says:

    Two-three times a week. Depends on how many game days are at school. {That’s when the teachers can and only can wear jeans}. Wa-hoo! 😉

  59. Amy Lynne says:

    I am a 3 wear person too, unless someone gets me dirty!

  60. Michele says:

    The gray flats from Target in the last photo are fantastic. Are they new?

  61. Ruth Yoder says:

    Love, love, love the gray dress outfit. Beautiful!
    I get maybe two wears out of my jeans…my little girl tends to wipe her hands on me.

  62. Amy says:

    Even 1 time is pushing it most days! I get a lot of boogery hugs at work. I love it but it reeks havoc on my wardrobe.
    You look super cute, as always!!

  63. I’m sure you hear this all the time but I just wanted to say that I love your hair. Mine used to be awesome curly before I had my second son and now it is just nappy wave. :( Anyway, you are gorgeous and your style is such an inspiration to me. Now if I could just lose some of this baby weight…

  64. Usually one wear and then a washing. I have four good pairs so having a few in the wash is okay. I have four boys, two dogs and lots of yucky stuff I rub into each day. I prefer having them clean.

  65. ctlogcabin says:

    Love every outfit …. Adorable !! Leaving now to hunt for shoes at Target !! lol Love my jeans fresh and ironed so I only get one wear … then into the wash. ~~ Connie

  66. Whitney says:

    I’d say it depends on the jeans :)

    P.S. I have the same darling red flats as you. Thought they were so cute last spring that I bought them in yellow too! xo.

  67. Angie says:

    Ohhh that first outfit wins the prize! Totally adorable. It’s one of those outfits that you probably just felt pretty in, right? I love those.

    As far as the jeans, I try to get away with 2, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. My four kids like to, shall we say, “embellish” them? :o)

  68. Kristin S says:

    Depends upon the jeans. Some brands stretch out faster than others (LOFT stretch out fast). I can do Target jeans for three days. LOFT one and maybe two.

  69. I love the question! I have a friend that used to say I washed my clothes to death. Then I had children, and I have totally relaxed…jeans get at least 3 x of me wearing them ~ unless of course I spill something or someone else spills something on me! Love the black shirt!

  70. I wear regular jeans about 3 times and “skinny” jeans about 2 times before washing. It’s nice to see my habits justified here. That was a good question.

  71. April says:

    I just love your outfits, adorable!

  72. Camille says:

    It must be said (again), you are a-dor-a-ble.

  73. stacey says:

    3 x’s at least. For sure.

  74. Michelle B says:

    you are too cute! Love your outfits! I wear my jeans at least 3 time before washing them. In college I probably went longer! LOL!

  75. Aimee says:

    OMG! Every time I check out your WIWW I get smacked with envy while I sit in my Mommy sweatpants. While of course wearing my Lisa Leonard necklace because that is how I rock it! I just wish I had an eye like you do–your photos, your decor–HECK the Knick Knacks rebirth–holy wow. In my next life I am totally going to be you :-)

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