What I wore; fox mittens - The Dainty Squid

What I wore; fox mittens

Thursday, November 03, 2011

the details:
jacket - Target
shirt - thrifted (then sewn by me to fit)
pants - Target
mittens - c/o Uncommon Goods
camera bag - Jo Totes

It was finally cool enough over the weekend to wear my new mittens that Uncommon Goods sent me to review! I've been dying to wear these, they've just been sitting on my desk staring at me and making me yearn for cooler weather. Before I get started let me tell you a little about Uncommon Goods - They sell a wide range of awesome things including unique jewelry, green gifts, gifts for cat lovers and more! They basically have a little bit of everything, and all of it is super quirky! Now onto the mittens - when I first tried them on they definitely felt way too big, and I was super bummed since the face of the fox reaches the bottom of the mitten there was no way to quickly hem it up a bit tighter without taking the glove all apart. But after I put the mittens on with my coat and tucked them into the sleeves they seemed to fit much better!  They're the perfect weight for Fall (not too heavy but warm enough to keep the chill away) but will be great in the winter too since they could easily fit another pair of thin gloves underneath. According to their description they're knit from yarn spun out of the leftover material from apparel and upholstery factories that would have been discarded and they're made in the USA, totally awesome!! These mittens are also available in raccoon faces (and there are matching scarves!!!!) I definitely recommend them, as long as you don't have small hands. For reference, I'd say mine are about average, 7 inches from the tip of my middle finger to the bottom of my palm.

I'm kind of cracking up at these photos of me holding my mushroom hunting basket. It would appear as though I'm going on a picnic, which is exactly what I was aiming for when I bought the basket at the thrift store earlier in the year. After having multiple run ins with our overzealous park ranger I feel super anxious about being caught picking mushrooms, despite having a permit (I'm not really a fan of confrontation or authority....) so I wanted it to look like I was doing something really normal like having a picnic in the woods!

I'm going to get back to work now. I have a bunch of really great posts to work on for next week including "Estate Sales 101" (aren't you stoked?! I am!) and some peeks into my craft room.
xoxo

And yes, that would be my mom peeking out of the leaves in that one picture. She was trying to sneak into the pictures I was taking of myself and thought she was just sooooo funny. Haha, she's the best!

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59 thoughts

  1. Those mittens are absolutely gorgeous! Wish I could get hold of them in the UK

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  2. Love that outfit so much, especially the gloves :) So cute!

    -Morgan

    littlealpaca.blogspot.com

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  3. I looooooove those mittens and that shirt is just too many kinds of spectacular!

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  4. Oh my! Those mittens are so cute! Do they have the long string on them too?
    Kelly xo

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  5. Oh my god, your outfit is AMAZING!!! I'd love to try on those gloves and your shirt - ah, an owl lovers dream!

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  6. ooooh I am going to have to get those raccoon mittens!

    Why do you need a permit for foraging for mushrooms? Is this because you are going into a certain park, or is that a law in your state?

    PS: your hair looks great with the fall colours in the background!

    xoh
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  7. ooooh what amazing mittens! I love the basket too - haha it's like a reworked fairytale. You could be little red riding hood (only with purple hair instead of a red hood) and your mum could be the wolf (a friendly one!)
    x

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  8. Your mom is too darn cute, ha ha. I love the mittens -- I can't decide if I like the fox or the racoon better! They're both adorable.
    -Mandi (www.lifeinbeta.com)

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  9. The mittens are super cute and the print on the shirt is awesome. Never would have thought to sew a shirt to make it a better size. Good idea.

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  10. What sweet mittens! Your mom is cracking me up!

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

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  11. Love, love, LOVE those mittens! They're so cute! :-)

    www.missmarielouise.com

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  12. I'm in love with your mittens :) Wish I could buy them here in Denmark...

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  13. Your mom! That's so cute! <3 I love those glovies, but I'm drooling over the boots..

    MaDonna
    www.MeMaDonna.com

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  14. Love the whole look! The vintage leather jacket, the cute fox gloves and especially that owl tee-shirt! And your nails look great too :)

    Loulou @ Loulou Downtown

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  15. Love the mittens! And is that Target jacket warm?

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  16. I love that they're made from recycled yarn and made in the USA. That is too cool. That's insane about the Park Ranger, I just read the post you linked. How awkward, parks are made to be visited and appreciated.

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  17. I LOVE them and I love your outfit!

    http://filthylittlethings.blogspot.com/ xx

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  18. Those are some awesome mittens. They'd go great with this scarf (http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37527347)I got from Etsy.

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  19. The entire outfit is really cute! I love UncommonGoods! Such fun things on that site.

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  20. Kelly, sadly no, but I was thinking of adding one!! :)

    Danielle, It's apparently to stop people from over picking to sell. But the thing is that they don't even make you report what you've picked. So silly! I'm really not a 100% sure if it's the whole state or just that park.

    Caitlin, kind of. It's definitely not a winter jacket but it's great for crisp fall weather.


    Thank you guys!! <3

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  21. Your outfit is amazing. Those fox mittens are so cute :D

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  22. Your mittens are super adorable! So is your mom :)
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  23. Eeee you could NOT have styled those boots more perfectly! I was so excited to see what you would do with those, and I wasn't disappointed. And those fox mittens just went straight to the top of my Christmas list.

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  24. every element you've used creates the perfect fall outfit as a whole. i like the fox mittens. i really did think you were going on a picnic, & i thought won't she freeze? that park ranger needs to get a life! :p

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  25. I just adore those little mittens!! How stinkin' cute!!!

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  26. So cute! And super excited about the upcoming estate sales post!

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  27. I already have a fox hat and a fox scarf so I think I definitely need some fox mittens! xx

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  28. You look too adorable -- really love the jacket! And the gloves are perfect. :) Sea Marie

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  29. Haha. I'm totally cracking up over the picture of your mom in the bushes. It's totally something my mom would do if I ever took pictures when she was around. :D
    You look totally adorable and ready for the cold weather. The mittens are just too cute. I can't wait to go check out the store. Stay warm Kaylah!
    XOXO

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  30. Yup, I need those mittens.

    xoxo lizzy

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  31. Awesome shirt! Adorable gloves!! Love it :)

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  32. Haha your mom,too funny. I love the whole outfit,super cute! I'm really excited about that estate sales post! :)

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  33. I love those mittens, anything Fox is amazing.. seriously.
    I hate confrontation so much, I get nervous and freak out, even if I know I've done nothing wrong.

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  34. Awww, those mittens are too cute! And I LOVE the owl T and your amazing hair!!!

    xo
    ZK
    www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com

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  35. Seriously too cute! I want!! (adding to my christmas list!)

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  36. I am loving that sweatshirt! I want it! :) I can't wait for the estate sale post. They ae my favorite! Love those gloves too. Foxy.

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  37. Haha!...You're mom's so funny.

    I'm pretty much in love with your shirt.

    xo
    cortnie

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  38. You always look soo at home outside

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  39. oh my, those mittens are to die for, super cute! I need to get some or give them to someone for christmas. awesome!

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  40. Oh these foxy mittens are so cute! I love the photo where you are holding the basket and the fox seem to be biting the basket!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  41. So cute! And such a nice website too:)

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  42. Eek so adorable! And you're not supposed to pick mushrooms? Weird!

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  43. Those mittens are too cute! Love the boots too. Thanks for a nice dose of fall, it looks so pretty where you are! Here in SoCal it's eternal summer. ;)

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  44. The mittens are the cutest things I've seen all day.

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  45. Oh wow!! Those are the most awesome mittens ever!!! How cute:) Anything foxy is my kind of accessory.

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  46. Meep! Those mittens are the cutest ever! I need them in my life.

    <3LJ

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  47. i must say you truly rock that purple hair! oh and i love those red nails so amazing!

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  48. adorable outfit!!!
    i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really reaaally appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member. 


    and of course i will folback!!! :D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^ 


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  49. Aw, that fox mittens are fricking lush! Xx

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  50. i can't get enough of these mittens... so cute!

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  51. Thanks for responding Kaylah! I would be so sad if someone tried to take me in for foraging. I heard they are cracking down on foraging in NYC in the parks. Although I usually forage outside of the city I think that it's pretty sad.

    xoh
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  52. I am always a fan of your blog, your photos, and your outfit. Love those fox mittens. So fun! :)

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