Jumping for joy... - The Dainty Squid

Jumping for joy...

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

because I'm the modcloth's blogger of the moment!!
That's what I've been dying to tell you! I was making grilled cheese and checking my email on my phone when I got the news. I immediately called my mom since Kevin was at work. I said "Mom, I know you don't know what this means but Modcloth wants me to be blogger of the moment!!!" and she responds "Oh, Kaylah, that's so awesome! I'm so happy so you" there's a brief pause and she says "Modcloth is that girl that makes those hoodies you like, right?" Hahaha. She was mistaking Modcloth for Mungo Crafts. (She's so cute, I could tell you funny mom stories for days!)
The details:
hat - thrifted
belt - thrifted
shoes - c/o of ModCloth

I couldn't be more in love with my (errr, Squid's) namesake dress. The perfectly obnoxious buttons, red trim and peter pan collar are so charming. Plus 3/4 length sleeves are totally my favorite, I think they're so much more flattering than any other cut. The dress also comes with a sash to be used as a belt but I took it off and tied it around my hat instead.
You can find my interview with modcloth, as well as some other ways to style the dress (ps. it comes in two colorways) and my top picks from modcloth here.
xoxo!

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91 thoughts

  1. Oh my gosh Kaylah!!!!! CONGRATS!!! Oh this is so exciting! You are one of the sweetest bloggers I've "met" and I am so happy for you! You deserve this and more! :-)

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  2. YAY! That's so awesome!
    Congrats to ya!

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  3. Congratulations! Smiling at you using the sash for something else straight away!!

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  4. I literally just looked at the modcloth new arrivals and saw your dress not reading the name and just said HOLY SHIT! That dress is amaaaazing! :D Congrats!

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  5. Aww, you are too cute! Congrats on being ModCloth blogger of the moment! And the dress is darling, very "you".
    xo
    Annalee

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  6. Thats amazing news!!! Congratulations girl!!! :)

    xo
    Janelle

    www.janellehaskin.etsy.com

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  7. That's AMAZING! Well done you! It's totally deserved, though :D The dress is adorable!

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  8. That dress looks so cute on you!
    And you look like a perfect lady in the second picture :)
    Congratulations!

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  9. Congratulations! I love, love the dress! Using the sash on the hat--just adorable.

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  10. That is so perfectly wonderful! Congrats!
    I love the Squid dress - I agree with you wholeheartedly; 3/4 sleeves is the way to go! And obnoxious buttons are divine.
    You look so joyfully sublime in these photos!

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  11. Wow! You look beautiful. You must feel so proud to have such an honour!

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  12. Congratulations! I loved reading the ModCloth post!

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  13. EEp I was looking at Modcloth today and saw "The Dainty Squid Namesake Dress" and I was like ?!?! Congrats! Such beautiful dresses for a beautiful lady, you totally deserve it!!

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  14. you're adorable, Kaylah! Congrats on the great feature and pretty dress! The photos are great, too!

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  15. Congratulations! The dress is adorable, and I'm so happy for you! I just read your post on ModCloth, and I love the little stories about your cats (my cats love plastic bags and bread ties too - lol!)!

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  16. Congratulations! That is awesome! You totally deserve it!

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  17. i saw that pop on modcloths blog, CONGRATS sweetie! you have wicked cool style & you are one of my favorite blogs lady! look at you jumping on your porch...seems like someone is a bit more comfortable! yay!! eek that dress is so perfect on you! love it :D

    have a super fantastic day :D

    xo,
    cb

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  18. congrats!!! :o) very cute outfit too and piccies! xx

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  19. CONGRATS! That is such an honor! You look awesome in this outfit. Love the dress and peter pan collar. :)

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  20. congratulations! that's so great! cute dress, and cute shoes :)

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  21. Congrats! This is so exciting!!!

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  22. congratulations! very cool. and i love your dress!

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  23. Oh my gosh, SO exciting! Congratulations!!! And I love the dress! :)

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  24. Aaah! Best choice ever for blogger of the moment, and best namesake dress! I seldom comment but I love your blog to pieces, and I might even have to buy that dress!

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  25. Aw! How exciting! Congrats :)

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  26. I love those shoes and you are so gorgeous Kaylah! That dress is so adorable :) Congrats, you deserve it! :)



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  27. Congrats! That's so so exciting, and your picks couldn't be more perfect. You definitely deserve it!

    PS--I think we have the same cuckoo clock! I saw your fantastic new header and thought, hey...we're twins! Except mine doesn't have a deer. Bummer. http://amymorby.com/blog/?s=cuckoo+clock

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  28. That's so cool congrats! I'm heading over to modcloth right away :D!
    XO Nikki

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  29. Thank you guys so so so much! Seriously, you're all making me blush. <3

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  30. What a beautiful dress! Congrats on being the ModCloth blogger of the month! they always have amazing stuff :D

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  31. You totally deserve this! Your one special lady, and I mean this in a very positive way!

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  32. Congratulations! And I looooooooooooove the jumping photo (and outfit, of course)!

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  33. cool and original <3

    xoxo

    http://prisonerofashion.blogspot.com/

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  34. Yussssssssss!!!!!! Kaylah I'm so super proud of you! Your namesake dress is amazing - but that's no surprise. You and Modcloth are a winning combo!

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  35. *high five* Thats awesome news and the dress is so pretty!
    xx

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  36. Yay! Congrats!!! And the new header is absolutely lovely!

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  37. Congrats! That dress is fantastic, and the hat looks absolutely perfect with it. Not to mention that the tiny flowers are just adorable.

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  38. Amazing! So happy for you about this ^_^

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  39. Aaw, yay!! :) Congrats! And how sweet is your dress?! Lovely!

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  40. My first thought was, awwww look at her being brave and jumping on the deck she was so afraid of before! The ModCloth thing is awesome but, to me, moving beyond your fears is an even bigger achievement!

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  41. Congratulations! This is super exciting!!!!

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  42. that dress is super awesome!!<3 it's so cute and lithe and your shoes!!! ;A;

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  43. congrats thats so awesome!!! by the way I think thats the cutest outfit ever!!!!!!

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  44. Congrats! The dress is adorable!

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  45. Yeah super happy for you and I love this outfit! You look all ready for a sweet summertime afternoon tea!

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  46. I think they did great finding a dress that matches you! i think i love the shoes the most. They should make a tiny kitty dress for the real dainty squid :)

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  47. I was wondering when this would happen! Yay!

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  48. So happy for you! You deserve it. Congrats!

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  49. Oh my GOODNESS!! Congrats, Kaylah! The dress is so cute and perfect for you. Definitely something to jump for joy about; I'm so happy for you!

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  50. Very awesome dress and congrats! You definitely deserve it!

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  51. leeane.berger@gmail.comJune 1, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    Congrats! So deserved, your blog is well stocked with awesome.

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  52. Congratulations! That dress is totally darling and looks perfect on you.

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  53. Congratulations are in order! That dress is so you, and it is such a big deal! Hooray!

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  54. i love the blue dress! super duper cute!

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  55. So so excited for you Kaylah! Your blog is awesome and your style sense, as I've said before, is inspiring. So proud and happy for you! Congratulations!! (And the dress/outfit is absolutely adorable to boot!)

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  56. Congrats girl! It's about time they ask :)

    p.s. I FUCKING yes FUCKING love this dress on you

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  57. CONGRATS! You look amazing in that dress, and p.s., that top picture is probably the cutest freaking picture I've ever seen.

    xo,
    melissa

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  58. You look so wonderful! Congrats!

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  59. Congratulations!!
    You deserve this 100 time over, your blog is just wonderful!
    xox

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  60. Wow! Wow! Wow! Congratulations Kaylah (and Squid!) - thats awesome news, and so very well deserved!! You rock!
    Luvluv,
    Sway

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  61. OMG Congrats! That couldn't be more deserved :)

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  62. Oh how lovely!! You look really pretty in that kind of clothes, am happy for you :)

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  63. yay nice one! love the post about you & the dress is so you! well deserved! btw that 1st picture of you is the bestest yet!

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  64. What a gorgeous dress! You look lovely and congratulations on being blogger of the month!! xxx

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  65. quite simply beautiful...love the mix of grungy hair and tats with delicate hat and dress combo thing! x

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  66. That is killer and the dress is to die for! Congratulations, what an honor!

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  67. Oh my God! This is so exciting! I'm really happy for you, you totally deserve it (:

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  68. Congratulations! I freaking love your excitement in that first photo! Also I adore that dress, I think it might be my favourite of the blogger of the moment ones yet! You must be over the moon xoxo

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  69. congratulations Kaylah! The part about Squid made me laugh because Moxie is the same way, and then I was wondering...are all black cats vocal??I wonder...

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  70. You have the most adorable dimples! Found you on Modcloth, and I thought you might like to know that :)

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  71. I am a new follower that actually found your blog via Modcloth- and I'm so glad I did! I have gone through a number of pages and enjoyed every one! I especially enjoyed your animal-related posts and the monthly recaps! :D

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  72. Congrats! Plus this is the greatest outfit post yet - matching dress & hat? Fabulous!

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  73. I know I'm late but CONGRATULATIONS! And your name sake dress is just adorable. Cute as can be!

    Katie xo

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  74. 1. Congratulations, that is such super rad news.
    2. HOLY MOLY I love your outfit so much!

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  75. Congratulations! It's amazing! :)
    And this dress is really cute ♥

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  76. I'm a little late on this, but CONGRATS! Love the dress :)

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  77. Congratulations darling! I was just looking through Modcloth's website the other day, and I saw the blog features and I thought "Kaylah's blog should be on here..." and now you are! Yay!

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  78. Hey Kaylah! I am kinda addicted, maybe OBSESSED, with your blog. Found you on Modcloth and I really want your namesake dress (if only I had money). It's so great to find this post that started off my "readership". I know it's late and this comment is long but I can't help but to be OVEREXCITED about ur blog

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  79. I LOVE that dress. I LOVE your blog. It inspires me so much!

    Xo Chloe.

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  80. I would never take off those shoes! Shower, sleep, never...ever.

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