what I wore; exploring! - The Dainty Squid

what I wore; exploring!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

the details:
dress - vintage (thrifted for 99 cents!)
necklace - won in a giveaway / made by Anirtak
camera bag - Jo Totes
shoes - TJ Maxx

These may have been taken on the last day of great summer weather. On this particular day it was perfect outside, it wasn't hot, but it wasn't cold. A short sleeved dress with no tights couldn't have been more comfortable. We didn't get nearly enough days like it this summer.

I'm crazy about this dress. I saw it peeking out of the racks at Goodwill and knew I had to have it no matter the cut of the dress. I tried it on when I got home and wasn't really in love with the neckline and sleeves. They felt out of my comfort zone. But after about twenty minutes of wearing it and checking in front of the mirror another ten times I really came to love it. I'm kind of bummed to find such a cute, lightweight dress right at the end of summer, but I'm sure she'll be getting lots of use this fall and winter too!

Hope you all have an awesome day. I know I will, I ate pizza for breakfast! ;)
xoxo

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29 thoughts

  1. I knew that dress had to be thrifted and I must say its so pretty!
    You said you'll wear it on fall n winter lol reminds me of myself when I was living in Barcelona, I used the same clothes that I use here (PR tropical island) but under a big coat, I felt nude for such weather but that coat was super warm so I wasn't freezing. How cold are your winters??

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  2. Is your hair green? It makes your skin look amazing!!!!
    Cheers,
    Messy

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  3. Pizza for breakfast. I can only dream about that :p

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  4. That dress is phenomenal. I loves an AMAZING 99 cent thrift store find! I must say, the collar on that dress is spectacular. LOVE!

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  5. I love the colors on the dress. I love the neckline, although I'm not crazy about the sleeves. You definitely pull them all off, though!

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  6. You are so adorbale! I love love love this dress. I think the sleeves and neckline are perfect! Especially with the feather necklace, it looks beautiful.

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  7. What an amazing find! And only $.99? Eeep! I love it! I am glad you were able to soak up one last perfect summer day before autumn really hits. It seems like you enjoyed it. I am glad you changed your mind about the dress, its really very lovely on you.

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  8. Yum, pizza for breakfast! That does sound like an excellent start to the day.
    I think the neckline on that dress is really flattering - glad you decided to tough it out :)

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  9. Hurray for pizza for breakfast! And I love this dress on you too, as well as your green hair, short lived though it was!

    $200 jewelry giveaway at my blog!

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  10. That dress is so awesome! & I have to say I do love that shade of green hair. It will be missed ;)

    xo

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  11. Really loving the necklace and shoes. They look amazing with the dress. :) Sea Marie

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  12. I love the dress, its so natural, flowy, and definitely gives off a peppered vibe of both old-fashioned and modern. Getting it for 99 cents is just downright thrifty and bonus!

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  13. Snap dragons! I love those flowers.

    This looks like my life in the woods pre-college. I grew up doing this every day, and miss it more than anything now that I'm in the city.

    Thank you for offering me a peek into your woodsy life!

    xx.

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  14. Ma'am, I LOVE that vintage dress. It is perfection and it looks SO good on you. I've been avoiding the clothes racks on my thrift hunt, but you've inspired me to look for colorful dresses while I'm out!

    AND the new site design- BEAUTIFUL. I love all of the white space. Excellent work.

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  15. That dress is really cute on you, I'm glad you came to love it :) I have a necklace similar to that, except mine is silver-toned... it's one of my favorites.

    -Kat
    http://certainsomethingvtg.etsy.com

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  16. Wow !!

    9 cents dress . .

    here the clothes in thriftstores are mostly poliester oversized clothes !

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  17. the dress is adorable! i know i was a little bummed to find my last dress as it is a perfect summer dress but with tights and a sweater and i am totally going to rock it into fall & winter! we didn't get to many hot days here either which makes me really sad but what can you do, just enjoy every minute!
    xo,
    cb

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  18. That's what tights are for! I love that dress.

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  19. 99 cents! That's awesome! I love the color and it looks so nice on you :) Pizza for breakfast: YUMMO!

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  20. Pizza for breakfast IS awesome! ;) Those shoes are to die for! Oh and 99 cents for a dress isn't bad either! :P

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  21. Super cute. Love the dress color :) I need to get one of those bags!

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  22. I rather love that dress. And the little spider.

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  23. Gorgeous lady. I have to say that I enjoy your blog so very much and wish I could meet you in real life!

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  24. You are such a cutie patootie! I do love your thrifted dress- it's so you. What I love most about this post those are your amazing nails! You always have the cutest polish. You must have insanely steady hands!

    <3LJ
    http://littlemisslj.blogspot.com/

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  25. I really love your hair that colour (I've said it before in a previous post, but I'm not sure it published so I'm saying it again).

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  26. Pizza breakfast always makes for a great start to the day :) Your dress is one amazing find! Love it and your necklace is just beautiful too

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  27. You're nails are always amazing! Love it.

    xo,
    Em

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