what i wore; a life of mystery - The Dainty Squid

what i wore; a life of mystery

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the details:
hat - thrifted
shirt - thrifted / vintage
jumper - thrifted / vintage
belt - Modcloth
tights - c/o Romwe
boots - c/o Modcloth
coat - thrifted / vintage
nails - you can find the tutorial here.

This might be my current favorite outfit, at least for a few days. I LOVE this jumper. I found it at Goodwill and thought it would fit perfectly. I brought it home, washed it, tried it on and found myself massively disappointed. Then I remembered - duh! - that I could sew it up to fit. At the time of these pictures I had only brought in the waist and I was so stoked that it fit that I didn't realize just how big the skirt area of it looked. While it looks adorable in these pictures, it looks 10x cuter now that I've sewn it to be a little bit more form fitting. I kind of want to just wear it everyday.

Hope you're having an awesome day!! I've baked some cookies for Kevin (can't wait to surprise him with them, not that the second he walks in won't give it away - the house smells DELICIOUS!) and photographed a bunch of goodies for CBV today. I'm taking the rest of the day off to look through pictures on my computer (I have so many I haven't even looked through yet!), eat on some pizza and cuddle with the cats before Kevin gets off work. We don't have any valentines day plans for tonight but I'm thinking going to get hot chocolate together and coming home to watch a cheesy horror movie sounds pretty great!
xoxo

ps. make sure to stop by the blog tomorrow, Elycia and I have a surprise for you! ;)

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44 thoughts

  1. I think this is one of my favourite outfits of yours! That blouse is killer!

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  2. i love the cemetery in the background :)

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  3. I love this! I want to know how you painted your nails that way! So cool :)

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    1. I posted a tutorial on how to do it just the other day:
      http://daintysquid.blogspot.com/2012/02/nail-tutorial-zig-zags.html
      :)

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  4. That belt buckle is amazing!
    I'll always love the nails!

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  5. I love your nails. You look darling. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  6. This outfit is so cute! I'm in love with your hat, and your hair looks awesome with it. The dress is definitely a great find!

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  7. Oh my goodness, could you be more adorable?! You look lovely! I always find things that don't make it home with me because of size issues, and I'm too scared to try to alter the piece. Maybe one day you could share a few tips? That would be amazing.

    Again, just darling! ;)
    xo, Meghan
    ahoynative.blogspot.com

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  8. The jumper is adorable, especially paired with that top. What a great find. Your possible plans for valentines day sounds like so much fun :] I wish my boyfriend weren't afraid of horror movies - he can't even handle the cheesy ones.

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  9. You look wonderful! I love your hat and coat! Nail colors are amazing, I can not take my eyes! ;)

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  10. every single piece here is gorgeous

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  11. That shirt is just perfect under the jumper! Love this look.

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  12. Adorbs! And I'm loving the tights- shall have to check them out!

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  13. I think this outfit is one of my favourites of yours. Such fun! We had a movie night with healthy pizza, chocolate & watched half of American Graffitti (because I feel asleep) ... :)
    Kel xo

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  14. I ♥ your hat and your buckle! Soooo cute (^_^)

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  15. AH That tooth pin with the tiny hat is adorable!

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  16. Your nails look amazing - I am going to have to try them myself!!
    I really love your dress! I'd love to see how you've tweaked it c:
    I hope you have a lovely Valentine's day! xx

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  17. Oh, I'm digging everything here, but I really love the print on those tights!
    xoxo
    Michelle
    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  18. Such an adorable outfit! I just love it...that jumper does look so nice on you...it really suits your body frame. I tend to look a bit silly, prob because I'm overly busty (sweet way of saying chubby..hee hee), in overalls and jumpers but I have always wished I could wear them! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  19. Kaylah, I just want to thank you for all the inspiration you bring me! Ive ordered my first colorful hair-dye today. Ive wanted colorful hair for years now, and I finally manned up to order some home. I admire your style and love of color, thanks for helping me making the decision easy;)

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  20. I took blog pictures in a cemetery today, too!

    I love that green on you - you look fabulous! It looks especially nice with your pretty hair.

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  21. I gave you an award over on my blog, come and see! :)

    http://valleyofbowser.blogspot.com/2012/02/ive-been-awarded.html

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  22. Your outfits are always so happy and beautiful!
    Love your nails as well!

    www.vivikstyle.blogspot.com

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  23. wow im in love with that jumper and the whole green combo <3 <3 <3

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  24. I love your rain coat! Paired with your hat it's such a fun twist on a classic look. (PS- I just cut about 8 inches of my hair off! It's roughly about your length now and I LOVE the way you style your do!!!)

    http://agreatmanythingsblog.wordpress.com/

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  25. This is definitely one of my favorites! Love the pins :)

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  26. I love those pins and your nails, so awesome! And that is a lovely spot for picture-taking, quite lovely indeed!

    xo, Megan
    Gingerly

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  27. Oh my goodness! Your blouse and belt are stunning! You are just to gorgeous ;)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  28. the print on the blouse with the tights, & elephant belt. great green color of the jumper with nails, & that hat. your purple hair is pretty. kaylah, i hope you show us how else you wear the jumper, & what it looks like since you've sewn it more.

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  29. you look so cute! i have those same pins too! actually, when i was getting them, i saw the tooth and immediately thought of you! but you already have it! haha!

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  30. Oh my! This whole outfit is splendid. I love all the attention to details, and that hat. I can't wait how it looks altered (again, ha!).

    xoxo Mama Wolf.

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  31. I was just about to tell you that the way you arranged the buttons is the coolest thing I've ever seen, but then I saw your nail polish and now I am torn;)

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  32. Love this outfit down to the very last details! & your nails look great :)

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  33. I really like your elephant belt. And happy valentines day!!

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  34. I do the same thing in thrift stores! I'll get really disappointed that something looks frumpy or doesn't fit, and I'll momentarily forget that I can enlist the help of my sewing machine! Love the elephant!

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  35. Superduper cool outfit. The green goes so well with your purple hair.

    Hello from a Swedish reader :-)

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  36. That trench... that belt... I die...

    I like your blog. I also think its cool that you like mushrooms. I read your post about the earthstars (I think that's what they were called) & I learned something completely new. :)

    ~Caleisha @ golden-24.blogspot.com

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  37. You would make the cutest spy ever!

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