what I wore; fancy fall - The Dainty Squid

what I wore; fancy fall

Saturday, November 12, 2011

the details:
faux fur detachable collar - estate sale
sweater - thrifted
belt - thrifted
ring - handmade (you can find them here!)
tights - Target
shoes - thrifted

Oh my goodness, let me just tell you about how much I LOVE this detachable collar! I found it at that estate sale a few weekends back where I got all the clothes that fit oh so perfectly. I found it in one of the basement closets, quickly shoved it in my basket and kept shopping. On the way up the stairs about a half an hour later I accidentally dropped it and didn't realize. Kevin and I were standing in line when he overheard someone asking one of the workers what the collar belonged to and where to put it. Luckily I had showed it to him right after I found it so he recognized it as something I intended to buy and called out that it was ours. It set me back fifty cents and it was worth every penny. I'm a big fan of faux fur trim on coats, something about it immediately makes me feel fancy. I'm so so so excited to try it out with a bunch more outfits.This is like the perfect accessory for all my sweaters and collar-less dresses. 

Today is a day for baking! My grandpa turned EIGHTY(!!) earlier this week and we're having a him a surprise party tomorrow so I've got some yummy treats to bake up.  
Hope you're having a great Saturday!
xoxo

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50 thoughts

  1. Love this outfit -- the collar is my favorite!! :D

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  2. love it! A fur collar is like Peter Pan meets Grizzly Adams collar... so great! Looks like a perfect accessory for your woodland outings... happy baking day! ;o)
    Mel
    www.needleandnestdesign.blogspot.com

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  3. lovely pics! the ring is gorgeous too, love the faux stitching one.
    I wana see your nails better! (i politely checked u didnt have a post this week already bout them!)

    :) hope ur grandpa has a great birthday!

    Barnicles x

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  4. lovely outfit and the collar is awesome. happy baking!

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  5. You look so pretty! I glove your nails and your butterfly belt they are super cute!
    Xo Sarai
    lovedovesnest.blogspot.com

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  6. the photos and outfit are super cute

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  7. Fur collars make me feel fancy too :)

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  8. omg i looove the skirt!

    http://filthylittlethings.blogspot.com/ xx

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  9. Once at an estate sale I found a GOLD TOOTH in a box with old cosmetic stuff. I put it in the pocket of a coat I was going to buy but it must have fallen out. I have never gotten over it. SADDEST EVER.

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  10. I love that sweet little collar. It's just the perfect touch of fancy, you're so right.

    P.S. your little picture of throwing leaves came up as a thumbnail on my blog reader right under this picture, http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6044/6332904142_a46f42f88f.jpg
    How cute! haha

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  11. Love the outfit especially your nails :)

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  12. So so so pretty!!! :) and Happy Birthday to Grandpa!

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  13. Oh man I am all about that collar! Ooo and I just love teal and brown. when I worked at a fabric store I was attempting to make a seasonal display and no one would believe me that they are November colors, but they totally are. it's like half fall half winter. Whatever, some people have no vision!

    Happy Birthday to your grandpa, try not to startle him D:

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  14. I love this! The faux-fur collar works so well with the colors of your sweater and dress. It looks sophisticated while still being absolutely adorable. :)

    http://www.nerdysam.com

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  15. I loooove it! I love the peter pan collar dealio...and especially adore your faux fur one!! I think tights and dresses are soooo comfy. It's much like the leggings and big shirt phase of the 90's...but cuter! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  16. Amazing photos! Love the pretty colours of your outfit and all the details! Your collar and nails are so cute!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  17. That collar is gorgeous! This is an amazing outfit

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  18. my grandpa turned 80 on the 9th & we're having a surprise party for him today! Have fun celebrating such an incredible milestone!

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  19. Oh my goodness I love that little collar so cute! And that dress is super adorable too! Speedy Girl always has such wonderfully cute cloths!

    Little Lady Little City

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  20. Ahh! Your dress! I might have just accidentally bought the same one!

    :) Mindi

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  21. love the last picture with you throwing the leaves around, super pretty. and all the colors of your clothes work so well together with your awesomely bright hair! thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)

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  22. I adore the peter pan fur collar!!!! Very sweet!

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  23. So pretty! Love it all! Especially the butterfly belt! Happy birthday to your grandpa!

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  24. that collar and dress are so perfect!

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  25. My friend showed me your blog and I love it! I love all the vibrant colors you use, and your dressed-up cats are precious. And I just adore the color of your hair!
    Hope your grandpa has a happy birthday :)
    ~*~Miranda

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  26. Absolutely love the collar! I've seen a bunch of faux fur ones lately and they're HUGE but yours is just perfect,
    xoxo

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  27. Loving the purple of your hair against the robin's egg blue of your cardigan!

    www.whatthehaute.com

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  28. Surprise party! How fun :) You look beautiful!

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  29. I love everything about this outfit! The collar, the colour, the belt, the prints! Lovely!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  30. I love all of these pictures! Such lovely colors.

    ♥ LW

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  31. How adorable!! Great pictures!!

    http://itsawant.wordpress.com/

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  32. You look so whimsical and gorgeous! That is some epic photography, as well!

    Happy Birthday to your grandpa, from all of us Bailey's! ^_^

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  33. That collar is so pretty!! I'd have a mini panic attack if I lost something like that before I bought it;)

    And the print on the dress is so fun and very you!

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  34. Wish your grandfather a happy birthday for me! ;]

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  35. Nice, lovely post
    kisses from your follower! ♡
    www.welovefur.com

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  36. Lovelyy outfit! That collar is so sweet :D ♥

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  37. love this color pallette! that's my favorite shade of blue!

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  38. The colour combo are so heavenly! I feel sleepy! Laave the picture where you jumped. xo

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  39. So cute! I always love seeing what you wear, you have such a unique style ;)
    -charlotte

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  40. that sweater collar combo would be in danger of being worn every single day until it fell apart if it were in my wardrobe! Beyonnnnnnnnnnnd jeals!

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  41. Morgan Inez, I understand your sadness! I probably would have died if I found a gold tooth then lost it!! :(

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  42. You look so cute! I love the dress and that collar is incredible. I can hardly believe you bought it for just fifty cents!! Happy birthday to your grandpa :)
    Life is a romantic poem

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  43. So super cute, love those colors on you! Hope you guys had a great party. :)

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  44. I featured your blog today in a post about my Top Ten New (to me) blogs, if you're interested in checking it out: http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com/2011/11/toptentuesday-best-new-to-me-blogs.html.

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  45. I just found a tutorial for a detachable faux fur collar! I'm excited to make it! Yours is so adorable! I also adore that ring!!

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