What I wore; Mouse Belt! - The Dainty Squid

What I wore; Mouse Belt!

Monday, October 24, 2011

the details:
dress - vintage
belt - vintage / gift from my mom
tights - target
boots - thrifted

This is by far one of my favorite dresses! I found it at Goodwill for $2. It's kind of night gown-y especially since has  a zipper in the front (at least it has buttons that cover that!) but I'm clearly a firm believer that a belt can fix anything. Speaking of belts, how precious is my little mouse belt?! I found it when we went on the annual "antique til you can't walk anymore because it's Kaylah's birthday" trip. I love belts with animals on them, I wish I could find more of them.

On an unrelated to this outfit note;
I'm still on a thrift high from this weekend. Kevin and I hit up two estate sales. The first one was a bust, the house was packed with people and you could barely move. Despite being discouraged we headed to the next one where we actually had to wait in line to enter the house. (I know that's common in more populated areas but I've never seen it around here) The wait was so worth it. I got thirty (30!!!!) new pieces of GORGEOUS vintage clothing. This lady had amazing style. I was eavesdropping on some folks in front of me while we waited in line and apparently the woman could no longer take care of herself and had to be put in a nursing home. I wish it wouldn't be completely creepy to send her letter (not that I even have her address...) telling her how thankful I am that I was able to raid her closets (there was literally at least 7 of them!) I can't wait to start washing everything up today.

Hope you're having a great Monday!
xoxo

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55 thoughts

  1. That is the most adorable dress and belt I have ever seen. I love those kind of gold vintage belts but have never found one as cute as that! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh my goodness-that estate sale-it sounds like heaven! I can't wait to see what you picked up! And that dress is awesome-I love night gown-y things turned dresses-I may have 2...minus the may.

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  3. Oh wow, I really love your dress!! It looks beautiful on you :-)

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  4. I'm sure it wouldn't be creepy to write her - she'd feel like she was helping someone else out.
    That dress looks great on you!

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  5. You are seriously so cute! I love your style!

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  6. I don't think it would be creepy. Or I guess it would depend on how you worded it! I'd write about giving her clothes a new life or something like that.

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  7. I love that belt!

    --Jaclyn T
    TrickArt Jewellery: Nature Inspired
    http://www,etsy.com/shop/trickart
    http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh, and that estate sale sounds fabulous!

    --Jaclyn T
    TrickArt Jewellery: Nature Inspired
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/trickart
    http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com

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  9. you're like a fairy!!!!!
    Love your look!!!!!11
    julia-mylifeandthoughts.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the belt and dress, it goes so well together!!

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  11. I love that blue dress, there's something about it that's so familiar (but I can't figure out why!). That mouse belt is super cute too

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  12. What color is your polish? It is the most perfect red I've seen.

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  13. I can't wait to see all the pretty clothes that you scored! The mouse belt is so-so-so awesome :)

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  14. Kaylah,
    I do LOVE that mouse belt!!!!!!!!
    Lucky you to have found such a unique piece♥
    ~~Dena

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  15. Your shoes are simply gorgeous.

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  16. The mouse belt is adorable :) I've never been to an estate sale (I hear you have to have money -rich-,at least that's what my mom tells me),although they sound really fun!! :) Have a good day!

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  17. I don't know where to start, love the dress! I wore a similar one on satruday, but with flowers on it. and the belt it super cute, it almost looks like a necklace. and lovely shoes, all in all a really adorable outfit :)

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  18. ooooh this dress fits you like a dream! And i'm glad to see I'm not the only one who knows a belt can and will fix everything!

    & Lucky you! 30 pieces of vintage clothes? I'd be in heaven, that's for sure!

    xoxo mama wolf.

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  19. how do you find these estate sales??? my fiance and i always talk about going but i have no idea where to look. you always seem to find the best thrift stores and what not. i just have the same 5-7 in my rotation. haha.

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  20. This is the best "dress" ever. Really. I love it. You look gorgeous in it!!

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  21. So much fun! I have never been to an estate sale and you've just inspired me to try it. Can't wait to see what you acquired!

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  22. Cute belt! And glad you had so much luck thrifting :)

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  23. How did your cats react to the belt? ;]

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  24. Hello, I meant to comment on your post about the beach and the monarchs but I forgot. I just thought you might find this really interesting. The monarchs migrate to the state of michoacan mexico where my husband is from. There are so many interesting sites that will talk about this and show you pictures of trees so full of butterflys you cannot even see the trees. But Heres just one to get you started.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_Butterfly_Biosphere_Reserve
    have a good day!

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  25. that is such an awesome find and for only $2!!! i love the collar, really everything about it is so cute! i want to play in your closet!
    xo,
    cb

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  26. I LOVE your nails! And the mouse belt is awesome. I want one too! xoxo Marissa

    http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

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  27. THIRTY dresses? Damn girl, you scored! I love the belt and dress in this post, it looks perfect on you!

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  28. Oh my gosh, that is the best belt ever. It's so dainty(no pun intended) and unique.

    -Arielle
    humblepievintage.com

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  29. Love that you had such great luck this weekend. Also, I love the way you styled your hair. It's so cute!

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  30. This outfit is so cute! I can't help but wonder about the people who've previously owned things that I've bought from thrift stores.

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  31. that story is so bittersweet. what a darling outfit with the perfect for kaylah, mouse belt! i like your signature gold focal point manicure. it'll be fun to see how you style your, new to you, vintage threads.

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  32. What a cute belt! You're so lucky to find such great thrifty things, vintage clothes in Ireland are pretty terrible usually, or super expensive if they're nice :(

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  33. That belt is seriously adorable. You always have the sweetest, most whimsical accessories! Love it.

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  34. The little pin-tucks on this dress are adorable, but OMG that belt is the greatest!

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  35. this belt is so stinkin' cute! love the little details of the mice in the middle. :)

    how exactly do you find these estate sales? i've never been to one but they sound really exciting!

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  36. Adorable outfit ~ the dress totally wouldn't be given enough justice as a nightgown!
    Also, what brand is the gold nail polish you using on your middle finger?

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  37. Love your mouse belt! (Do you have other animal belts- that'd be a super cute thing to collect)

    Congratulations on finding so many vintage pieces! I bet the former owner would be happy you appreciated her pretty things. :)

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  38. You look too cute!! I love that belt, and the dress is such a great find! I also can't believe you scored 30 pieces of clothing at an estate sale! You're so lucky!
    Life is a romantic poem

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  39. Nice photos!
    kisses from your follower! ♡
    www. welovefur.com

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  40. very lovely outfit..And i love the belt :>

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  41. Ugh! I'm so jealous of your estate sale finds!! It must've been surreal to see all those clothes just hanging there in their vintage glory:)

    That nightgown/dress is gorgeous too!! I would never be able to tell it had a zipper in the front.

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  42. The red/orange polish is Meet Me at Sunset by Essie! It's fabulous!! :D

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  43. That mouse belt is too cute to exist.

    xo
    cortnie

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  44. I love this dress, th belt, your redish-gold nail (how did you do that?) and your hair. Are you just wearing a pony tail?

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  45. That mouse belt is so awesome!

    XX Adrian
    www.SuperstitionVintage.com

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  46. This has to be one of my favourite outfits of yours and the belt is just darling :)

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  47. I <3 your outfit posts!

    If it isn't too much hassle, could you maybe start adding which nail polish you're wearing to the details?

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  48. The belt is so perfect, such a cute little detail!

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  49. oh my gosh that belt is so fabulous! i wish it was a little thicker and not made of metal... it would be PERFECT

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  50. The shoes, the belt, the dress, your hair... wow, love it all. Great style.

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