what I wore - bugs all over - The Dainty Squid

what I wore - bugs all over

Monday, May 28, 2012

the details 
shirt - Zara (bought from ebay)
skirt - thrifted
belt - thrifted
bug ring - c/o Romwe
tooth ring - handmade
tights - Modcloth
shoes - Emma c/o B.A.I.T

So so so so in love with this shirt!! I stumbled upon this shirt tumblr and had to hunt it down. After a long search I found that it came from Zara, but it was no where to be found on their website. So I turned to my good, old, friend eBay! I was bidding on one but paying more than I really wanted (and was currently outbid) when eBay showed me some suggestions based on other things I had recently viewed. Just my luck - one of the things they recommended was the same shirt from another seller, buy it now and at a way cheaper price. YES! It was destiny, clearly. 

The print on the shirt is amazing but this thing is seriously poorly designed. Who in the world goes "you know what we need to make? a shirt that buttons up the back!" NO, not a great idea. It's so awkward to button. Also, the arm holes are a little tight. They did seem to stretch out through out the day though. All in all, I'm still really stoked about the shirt - that's how much I love the print. I'd even buy a second one if there was a similar print or another colorway (I actually think there is too!)

Another thing! These tights are so amazing. I saw them in Modcloth's new arrivals and immediately bought them. Tights with the seam up the back are the cutest and having them striped is basically breaking the cuteness barrier. Best spur of the moment purchase ever! I hope they never ever rip.

Hope you're having a fabulous day!
xoxo

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51 thoughts

  1. This is such a gorgeous shirt!! I love the tights too.

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  2. What an adorable shirt, love it! And the ring too!

    Sharleena xx
    markedbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  3. I love having buttons on back of shirts!

    Bisous

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  4. What a pretty little shirt, the cut is as equally nice as the print and I just love your stockings, so precious with their details.

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  5. I love the print on the shirt! They look like jewels at first <3

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  6. Urban Outfitters has a bug dress, thought i'd tell you!

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  7. I love everything about this outfit, especially the shirt and your hair! :)

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  8. I can't believe that blouse really exists! So pretty!!

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  9. ok, you do know I'm going to have to do a bug shirt outfit twins post now right? haha! I found doing some pilates and yoga can give you the contortionist skills to do that thing up. Seriously?! What were they thinking?

    I don't even know if I should tell you, but I had those tights in my modcloth basket last night... and removed them because I think I'm too tall for one size fits all tights... You have such good taste it's scary ;) ha!
    xo

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    1. Haha! We both clearly have awesome taste! :)

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  10. I love the shirt, recently I bought one with ice-creams on them! Can't wait to wear it. Oh, I also love the ring!

    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  11. this shirt completely rules. nerdiness is next to godliness, you know.

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  12. This outfit is quite possible my favorite. It's very polished but is still very you :)

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  13. It's an adorable shirt, and it suits you perfectly. What good luck to have found it!

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  14. It's an adorable shirt and it suits you. Congrats on finding it!

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  15. That is the cutest print ever! :) I really don't understand shirts that have buttons down the back, I saw a woman wearing a shirt with poppers down the back the other day, I think I'd just be scared someone would come up and undo it while I was out in public, haha!
    Faye x

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  16. I AGREE! Who came up with such a nonsensical idea? Such a shame it is that such beautifully designed shirts button at the back. But I think you'll get good at it as the time goes.

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  17. Adorable. This outfit is VERY YOU. :) Makes your tattoos looking amazing also. It just all works so well together.

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  18. Ok,I just really love the whole outfit...and your style! PS. Those la sardina pictures were wonderful! :)

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  19. Oh my! I want the same shirt! Awesome!

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  20. This whole outfit is so gorgeous. You have such an awesome fashion sense, miss.

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  21. omg I FLIPPIN LOVE THIS SHIRT. I went on a search for it on Ebay and I also found this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NL-Women-Puff-Sleeve-O-Collar-Insect-Print-Chiffon-Short-T-Shirt-Tops-Blouse-/180893895603?pt=US_Womens_Tshirts&hash=item2a1e1dcbb3 which is so cute I can't even stand it! HURRY UP PAY DAY. xo

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  22. That ring is amazing! And bug prints are summer adorable.
    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  23. That shirt is really gorgeous, love the pretty tights as well

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  24. Your shirt is a dream!!! ♥ And so is the bug ring!

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  25. LOVE the bugs!!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  26. That shirt! I die. The print is so cute.

    And I totally feel you on the stressing about ruining great tights by wearing them. I have this adorable grey pair with scallops printed on them, and every time I wear them, it rubs the print off a bit and it makes me terribly sad. I so wish I had bought two pairs.

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  27. awww man that shirt is great! we just finished a jigsaw like that.

    what did you use to search on ebay? i would love one.

    Barnicles

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  28. oh look i found it http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Kinds-of-Insects-Print-Doll-Collar-Sheer-Chiffon-Blouse-Shirt-S-M-L-ZARA-top-/330737690861?pt=US_CSA_WC_Shirts_Tops&hash=item4d0180a8ed

    that wouldnt fit me anyway but thanks.

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    1. OH MAN, there's a black version?!

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    2. so funny in some of the ebay pics they are wearing the top back to front with the buttons in the front. hehe

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  29. That shirt is great! I've never seen anything like it before. Love the ring too :)

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  30. sorry me again - found this http://www.ebay.com/itm/97K-PETER-PAN-COLLAR-INSECT-PRINT-SHORT-SLEEVE-SHIRT-2482-/221033141272?pt=US_Womens_Tshirts&var=&hash=item33769a1418
    and one listing says apricot/blue colour, not sure which they mean!

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  31. What a great bug shirt! Love it, love it, love it!

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  32. love this shirt and ring - the shirt reminds me of this really hard puzzle i tried to solve many summers ago

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  33. you have amazing style and i love your fox smiles, i think i have a good idea :) for us modified peeps you should include where you got your plugs (im so sorry i know its gonna be a lot of work), but you have some pretty amazing style and that includes jewelry lol

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  34. Everything about this outfit is fantastic!

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  35. I NEED THAT SHIRT. God I wish I wasn't so terribly terribly broke.
    Hm. I may try to paint some bugs on a dress and make something similar myself. I guess that could work. Thank you!

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  36. Just discovered your blog and have really enjoyed reading it. Love the tooth ring! My aunt wore a similar ring made with the first baby tooth of each of her 3 children. She said the ring was more precious to her than any diamond ring could ever be, I always thought that was rather magical.

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  37. that is the most incredible shirt. I need it, perfect gear for a science teacher!

    www.behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com

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  38. I may have found the real-life inspiration for your attire in my own backyard!

    http://whimsicalwoodland.blogspot.com/2012/06/natures-whimsys.html

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  39. Sorry for being unoriginal, but I had to order it myself...
    http://www.vackerunderbar.se/?p=24873

    Sooo cute!

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  40. I'm really really tempted to buy this blouse! Despite the akward buttoning would you still recommend me to buy it?And about the sleeves, are they too tight? I'm wondering what size should I order... I just saw a blouse for something like 14$ on Ebay so I'm hoping it's a good prize (and it's worth it).
    I'd be super thankful if you could help me, Kaylah! :)

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    1. I would absolutely still recommend it! The sleeves are a little tight but they do loosen up through out the day (after a few hours they were perfect).
      :)

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  41. I LOVE this shirt!!! Great find! I'm so happy to have just found your blog, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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