What I wore; birthday weekend! - The Dainty Squid

What I wore; birthday weekend!

Monday, August 08, 2011

The details:
sweater -  Target
belt - came with the dress
rings - forever 21
boots - forever 21
socks -  Target

I'm absolutely in love with this dress, I'm thinking about grabbing it in it's other color way too! It's super light weight and cool (unless, of course, you're wearing a slip underneath - you'll sweat your butt off in this heat.) Plus I felt super snazzy in it. It's one of those dresses that I just automatically feel cute in no matter what.

I wore this last Sunday (I'm just a liiiiittle behind on posts, blame it on my new iMac). Kevin took me to Cleveland to celebrate my birthday. We grabbed food at Tommy's, which is literally the only restaurant I like, and took it to a park to enjoy. Sadly, for the first time ever, the food wasn't good. I said "no onions"! Buuut that was totally redeemed by the fact I found the biggest mushroom I've ever seen in person in the woods next to our picnic bench and it was from my favorite genus of mushrooms, amanita. The woods were covered in mushrooms, everywhere we turned we about to step on them. It was amazing, truly a great experience. Just thought I should mention - the mushroom photo above is totally unrelated. I found that in the yard before we left for the day. Sadly I didn't take my DSLR with me to Cleveland but I did take some film photos of it which I'll share as soon as I hook my scanner up.

Then we hit up a few thrift stores, and my two favorite vintage stores - Suite Lorain and Flower Child. (If you live in the area and you've never been to both of those - GO NOW.) I didn't find anything but looking really is over half of the fun. I love running my fingers over all the clothes and digging for that perfect object.

Overall my birthday weekend was a success, as was my birthday week! Now to conquer my birthday month! You guys celebrate your whole birthday month right? I sure do!
Well, I hope you all have a perfect Monday!
xoxo


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69 thoughts

  1. Happy birthday and birthmonth :) Such a pretty dress and I love how you've styled it!

    www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

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  2. Happy Birthday! The dress looks so sweet on you! :D

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  3. Happy birthday, Kaylah!
    I love the dress! Your hair makes the violet accents on the dress look really great. It's like the dress was made for you! :3

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  4. Thats a big YES on the birthday month, Birthday Gal! I adore that dress - and ummmm - peterpan collar - AWESOME! ANd double yay for fields of mushrooms!
    Luvluv x

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  5. You look so pretty! Sounds like you had an amazing birthday! :)

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  6. Happy birthday! I celebrate for two to three weeks most years - my birthday's in December and it's so hard to get everybody together at once what with Christmas and all that the celebrations often get stretched out!

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  7. I'm in love with your hair at the moment! The different purples look brilliant.

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  8. Happy Birthday!! And you are GORGEOUS!!! I looove the dress!

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  9. That dress looks super cute on you! Your hair matches it perfectly!

    Happy Birthday Month!

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  10. That dress is absolutely precious.... :) You make me miss Ohio (where I grew up). Just the mention of Cleveland pulls at my heart a bit. Glad you had a good birthday week. :) Sea Marie

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  11. Birthday months are definitely the way to go, it sounds like an amazing day (apart from those onions!) and I adore that dress. I definitely think you should get the other colour too xo

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  12. oh what an absolutely adorable outfit! i love it! happy belated birthday! :) -Lo

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  13. Those colors are amazing on you. You look beautiful! Happy birthday month!!

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  14. Happiest of Birfdays! I get sooooo overwhelmed in Sweet Lorain...like can't even move cause I have no idea where to start. SENSORY OVERLOAD.

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  15. Such a beautiful outfit!!
    Happy happy happy {belated} birthday!!
    xo

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  16. Glad you had an awesome birthday! I've never heard of celebrating my whole birthday month, but i agree its a really good idea and I need to start doing it!

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  17. Definitely celebrate my birthday month. Happy August!

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  18. Hope you had an awesome birthday! Your outfit is adorable, I love it! x

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  19. Totally saw this dress the other day and was all swoony! You look great! I really like the hair up on the side, it's cute!

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  20. Happy late birthday! I love your hair and that dress is beautiful.

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  21. Happy Birthday, lovely! Haha, I definitely celebrate my birthday the whole month (October) but I think I'm the only one personally celebrating mine as long as I can. :)

    I love that ModCloth dress...I've been thinking about buying it but I'm not sure if the colors would work on me. It looks wonderful on you though! :)

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  22. Happy Birthday!!! You look so happy! Perfect dress to celebrate in :) August birthdays rock! Mine was also celebrated this last weekend.

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  23. I love that dress!! The other colorway is SO pretty, too. Love the whole outfit. :) Happy Birthday!

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  24. I don't think I've ever celebrated the whole month for my birthday...I might this year. I really like how you styled the dress,it's really lovely. Those mushrooms (amanita) are interesting. :) Oh,and on a sidenote,I do the exact same thing when going into vintage stores! :D I love em! Have a spectacular Monday!

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  25. happy birthday!! I've been eyeing this dress for a while now and it looks great on you!!

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  26. Happy Birthday! Those mushrooms sound amazing, sorry the food sucked. Just out of cuiosity, do you influnce Kevin's style at all? Because my boyfriend is the same "type" as Kevin (average skinyn white guy with brown hair) and I'm always making him wear brown pants and a vintage brown hat just like the one Kevin is wearing! Also, he has black shoes like that. But he only puts effort into getting dressed when I tell him too...

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  27. Also, we do know that the mushroom in the picture is unrelated. Most people (especially forest friends, like you and I and others who read this blog) know the difference between a colorful amanita and a common lawn mushroom

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  28. Glad you had a lovely birthday. That's such a pretty dress.

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  29. HAPPY-HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! С ДНЁМ РОЖДЕНИЯ!!!

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  30. That is the sweetest dress! Glad you had a good birthday week. And yes, I stretch mine all month and the mister claims that sometimes it I try and stretch it even further :)

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  31. Happy Belated Birthday!!, That dress is gorgeous!!! And yes I always celebrate birthdays for a month! :]

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  32. sounds like a nice birthday weekend. my fave pic is the one where you're holding the mushroom showing off your beautiful nails. i'm dying to know what polish. keep on celebrating!

    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com

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  33. First of all, happy Belated Birthday.
    Second, I love the dress!!! The blue roses are to die for and I love the peek of the lace slip...I do that too. My hubby never fails to say, "your slip is showing." Haha,I do not think he gets that look.
    Anyway, super cute Kaylah......You rock that dress!

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  34. That dress is gorgeous!
    I love your jumping photo, it's pretty epic ♥

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  35. Glad you had a great time! I love the peter pan collar on the dress, it gives so much personality.
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  36. Glad you had a rad birthday, that dress look awesome on you. Also, I love that you love mushroom foraging so much- my husband does too, I think it's badass that you have a favorite genus.

    http://seeparrot.blogspot.com

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  37. SUCH a cute dress on you! Glad you had a great birthday despite the food malfunction. :)

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  38. Perfect birthday dress! Yes, get the other color too!!! It's amazing:)

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  39. sounds like such a great birthday sweetie and you look so great in that dress! i love the collar and i love the fit.
    xo,
    cb

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  40. That dress is fabulous and really suits you. And yes, one MUST celebrate their whole birthday month.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  41. I've never really liked my birthday but I think I'll make more of a celebration effort this year.

    Are those nails all the same colour?!

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  42. small world! i work at big fun, the vintage toy store that is right next to tommys (on the east side) and flower child (on the west side)

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  43. A big happy belated birthday to you :)

    That dress is so darling, I eye it off every time I visit Modcloth as it is currently one of the banner photos. Seeing it on you has made me want to get it even more, as it looks even nice in real life (well, in 'blogosphere' real life :P) Looking lovely x

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  44. Glad you had a good birthday week, mine starts today! Your hair matches the flowers on the dress and it looks so vibrant! Also love the boots!

    -Chey
    the oBITCHuaries

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  45. You have the best jumping pictures. I love seeing you and Kevin-where is his blog?! I think he should have one as well.

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  46. Happy Birthday! Love your dainty outfit too!

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  47. Happy birthday! You look lovely as always!

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  48. Ack I love Sweet Lorain!!! My uncle took me there back in April and I spent a couple of hours just meandering around the store and trying things on. I'd definitley spend my birthday there.

    And Happy Birthday!! It sounds like you and your guy celebrated right.

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  49. Just found your blog from sheepish knit crochet - love this! I love the sweet feminine look in contrast with your bright hair and tattoos, it looks great!

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  50. ohhh this is my favorite outfit!!
    I can't believe you don't like restaurants hahaha I love them!! Just the whole concept seems great to me I don't know why, have a very merry unbirthday!
    (:
    -Sandra Ponycat
    from http://pony-cat.blogspot.com

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  51. aww happy birthday! i live 3 miles from flower child! soooo close and i barely go there. i like big fun which is also by tommys in coventry. you've been there too right?!?!??!??!

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  52. Happy Birthday!!
    You're so gorgeous and inspiring, please never change who you are!!

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  53. happy happy birthday to you!

    I am loving your hair/dress/tattoos! You rock!

    x

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  54. Kaylah!
    Ironically enough, Tommys makes the best cheeseburgers!

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  55. You look super cute like always! I love that dress too.

    P.S. How do you jump so high? ;)

    xo
    Cortnie

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  56. Happy belated birthday!

    That dress is too cute and those shoes are a definitely must-have.

    I came across your blogg for the first time today and must say that is is so neat!

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  57. So glad to hear I'm not the only one who celebrates their birthday month! ;)

    Mallory, me too!!

    Chloe, no way! My ring finger nail is half blue and half gray with a tiny white stripe between them.

    Erin, that is crazy!! I love big fun!!! :D

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  58. Happy Birthday Kaylah! You look so pretty. That dress is just perfect on you! It's my birthday in September - I think a month long celebration is in order!

    Katie x

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  59. Happy Birthday! Your outfit rules! Love the socks and shoes!!

    http://selectivepotential.blogspot.com/

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  60. Beautiful dress!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  61. yay, coventry! :) i live really close by. me and my boyfriend go mushroom hunting in the north chagrin reservation and find some amazing stuff. the only downside is the massive amount of mosquitoes -- my poor legs never enjoy the experience.

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  62. I love this dress Kaylah! It's so adorable! :)

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  63. Has anyone ever told your boyfriend he looks a bit like a young Ben Folds?

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  64. That dress is so pretty! I love how it looks on you, especially with your hair color :) Perfection!

    <3 Linda

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  65. Love this look! How can you jump so high?<3

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