What I wore; Early spring - The Dainty Squid

What I wore; Early spring

Thursday, March 08, 2012

the details:
dress - c/o Collectif
necklace - thrifted
tights - We Love Colors
shoes - Sequin Brogues c/o Romwe

Yesterday we had our first REALLY nice day so far this year. It was gorgeous so I put on a pretty floral dress and took lots of pictures, the best thing to do in fabulous weather, right? Hah! But seriously, I did not want the day to come to an end. It got me so excited about the weather to come. I miss wearing short sleeve, skirts, shorts, sandals and just not freezing my butt off in general. 

I'm kind of obsessed with my nails right now (that's nothing new though!) They remind me of a robin's egg. I used Jade Jump by Sally Hansen and Black Polka Dots by Nubar - which is probably my new favorite "glitter" polish. I say "glitter" because it doesn't really sparkle or anything it's just like tiny little black specks with bigger ones that make polka dots. It also comes in white, which might just be hanging out in my amazon shopping cart until I convince myself I definitely do need it.
Hope you're having an awesome day! It's raining here, but it's still bright out so I don't really mind one bit!
xoxo

ps. Did you spot Squid hanging out under the credenza again? That's her new favorite spot! 

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  1. Adore the artwork on the walls. Wow. Xx

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  2. *laughs* I'm glad you added that last bit, I was going to ask if Squid had come out from under the new furniture piece at all XD

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    1. Haha! She loves it under there for some reason!

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  3. So thought pretty little robin's eggs when I saw your fingers... Spring perfect. Between warm weather, rain today, full moon last night... the kids and puppy (and us) all have Spring fever really bad as well. Common Springtime!!!

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  4. Kaylah, I'm loving this outfit post so much! Your hair is looking darker too - very rad.
    The Robin's Egg nails look great - I haven't seen a black 'glitter' polish around here yet.
    And congrats on your new sleeve being well on the way to done, the colors are fantastic :)
    What type of flower is the purple one in the second pic?
    Luvluv,
    Sway

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    1. It's so far from done, it's driving me crazy! But thanks!! I can't wait to finish it up :D
      The flowers is a crocus, my yard fills up with them about this time of the year. It's gorgeous!

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  5. Oh wow, that dress is so darling! Love the neckline and the print. AND LOVE the fact that it's actually over the knee lenght....I have such a hard time finding dresses that are a little longer. Most dresses barely cover my butt *ahem*.

    bright days are the best!!! Can't wait for spring!

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  6. Squid is too cute..Kovu makes that same face..like they are pretending that nothing is going on, but disrupted at the same time. I'm in love with that dress too :) Totally something I would wear.

    xo,
    Erica

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  7. I just checked out the website where the dress came from..I'm in LOVE!

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  8. So cute! I love the color of your tights. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  9. super cute dress! looks so good with those tights. i love the way you've decorated your home, too.

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  10. dress is absolutely gorgeous, nice cut!**

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  11. I am not sure I saw the same dress at modcloth but it was definitely made from the same fabric - I was so darn tempted with that one. Such stunning colours and print! Absolutely gorgeous :)

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  12. Love everything about this outfit!

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  13. Such a gorgeous dress Kaylah! I love the robins egg nails too.

    P.S. I didn't notice Squid until you mentioned it! She is so sneaky! ;)

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  14. what an outfit! you look so pretty almost regal :) love the dress and hair. coloured curls make me weak at the knees :)

    barnicles

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  15. Lovee your outfit ♥ Your shoes and nails are perfect.
    I noticed Squid in the photo! Haha, that's so cute :D

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  16. Adorable! I was going to say those look like the sweetest robins egg nails! I spotted a rabbit on your wall and am wondering, is it a jackalope?? Amazing score with it even if not! Too cute! (simple adore your wall) And your outfit is just about to die for adorable!
    Hope you have a rad day!

    xox
    astrid

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  17. hehe! Squid hanging out is SO cute!! I love this dress and your nails are SO pretty!!! I just painted my Tart Deco by Essie and I was thinking of adding some polka dots over it!! Yours turned out amazing!! PS I love your art wall behind you in that first photo!! Very beautiful!!

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  18. Your outfit is beautiful! And I adore your robins egg nails. That black 'glitter' polish might be hanging out in my amazon basket now...

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  19. Very cute dress! You definitely look like spring. :) Hahaha, Squid made me giggle. I'm glad your auction find is making him happy too! :)

    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love everything about this post! Dress, tattoos, hair, everything! And those wallhangings are amaaazing! So cute.

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  21. Collectif is a totally drool worthy site! I die!! I love that dress on you. Also, thank you for linking to the nail polish. I've been wondering how you did the speckles on your nails since you first showed them.

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  22. I love it, so colorful! And your nails are great :D

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  23. I thought "Robin's Eggs" when i saw your nails as well and it got me very excited for Spring! One of my single-most-favourite images is robin eggs in a nest. SO thank-you :)
    p.s... dress looks great, and don't get me started on those shoes!!

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  24. You look stunning :D Now I'm even more excited for spring!! And floral dresses!

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  25. I love your nails, definitely just bookmarked that Polka Dot polish so I can buy it someday soon!!

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  26. You take so many pictures in your back garden, does this mean you're a little braver now?! I'm loving the new additions to your sleeve, it looks awesome!! X

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  27. I LOVE those nails, definitely a must have! haha :) such a pretty colour too! xx

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  28. That dress is perfect for the spring like weather!! How pretty :] And your nails are perfect. I want to try that out badly. Thanks for sharing the idea!

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  29. I love how bright and colorful the dress is. Great pattern

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  30. Holy cow that dress is cute!

    I LOVVVVVEEE this time of year... bring on the warmer weather!

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  31. Best nails ever! So delicate & perfect.
    Here's to more awesome weather!

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  32. Uh yeah I am definitely obsessing over your nails right now. I am definitely saving this for next Things I love Thursday ;)

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  33. Your tattoos are so pretty!! I love the wildlife/nature themes.

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  34. Love the nails & whole outfit! :D

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  35. I NEVER comment on any blogger's "what i wore" posts, but I HAD to today- your outfit is TOO FREAKING CUTE!! I love that dress on you. :)

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  36. Wow, I am obsessed with your nails, too! Right when I saw them I thought of Robin's eggs. This is gorgeous and sooooo inspiring! You are so creative! I must try this.

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  37. LOVE that dress!

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  38. you look wonderful, love the nails too

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  39. I especially love your nails and tights.

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  40. Such a lovely outfit and your nails look great!

    I'm looking forward to warmer weather as well. I don't mind winter but sometimes it is just so cold it's unbelievable!! I hope you had a great time taking photos too c: xx

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  41. as soon as I saw your nails I was yelled out (at my salon mind you) "OHMYGAWD they look like robin's eggs!!!" haha so cute!

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  42. I think Squid has found herself a new favorite napping place...

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  43. Very cute outfit! Yellow tights are one of my favourite things right now.

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  44. omg, your naiillss. so awesome!! x

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  45. squid is such a cutie! so are your nails, & outfit. i hadn't heard of that polish before.

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  46. I love the nails Kaylah - I haven't seen that robin's egg effect on nails before! xx

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  47. Great hair, great dress, great colour combo, fantastic wall behind you. :D

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  48. I was about to say your nails look like little birds eggs, but you beat me to it! At first they reminded me of tiny candy easter eggs, my fave! And your hair is just GORGEOUS!

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  49. I really like your nails and tights...very colorful!

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  50. Umm.. your nails are amazing in this.

    www.brooklyn-wolf.blogspot.com

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  51. Your nails are my favorite part of the outfit! That's definitely something I need to try as nail painting has become something of a bonding activity with the girls in my residence hall at college. Perfect!

    Ashlyn
    Triple Thread

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  52. I immediately bought this polish after reading this post. Your WIW post are always great.

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  53. I lOVE Love LOVE that dress on you! Sweet design.

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  54. I LOVE love LOVE that dress on you! Sweet design.

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  55. Robin's egg nails!! Love them.

    xo
    cortnie

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  56. i'm pretty sure that modcloth had that dress. and i freakin' love it!! Looks soooo good on you!

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  57. Love the floral dress. It fits you so perfectly, and your nails. You seriously make me wanna paint my nails everyday! I wish I could... the nail polish chips off a lot because of the collaging I do in class!

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