what I wore; black, white & mint! - The Dainty Squid

what I wore; black, white & mint!

Monday, June 04, 2012

the details
sweater - Target
collar - c/o Romwe
dress - c/o Modcloth
belt - Modcloth
socks - Happy Socks
shoes - c/o B.A.I.T Footwear

Kevin and I found a new set of trails at one of our favorite parks. I kind of knew they were there but I'm such a worrywart that if a trail in a public park isn't clearly marked that we're allowed to walk on it I feel too weird to enjoy it. It's not that I don't love exploring new territory because I most definitely do but I really hate being confronted by park rangers (I'm also still ultra creeped out by the one from last year who was, what I feel, spying on us but that's another story!) Aaaaanyways, these trails were SO beautiful! I'm excited to do some more exploring there. It's so nice to get away from the city (and our neighbor who just looooves to rev his car!) even if it's just for an evening. The woods are my favorite place to escape to.

These are the last pictures taken before I dyed my hair. I know I'm happy with the new colors because looking at these pictures doesn't make me feel sad and that almost always happens when I try out a new color. I could ramble on about my new hair but I'm going to save it for another post when I share pictures of it. I'm so excited to share. It's awfully pretty.
Well, I'm off to work on some posts for the rest of this week and enjoy the beautiful day it's supposed to be today. I have so many pictures to sort through and some really amazing ones to scan! Today will also include diving into a new book since I finished the one I was reading last night. It's honestly the first thing I thought of this morning and something pretty small - but it's the little things that make life great!
xoxo

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82 thoughts

  1. I'm very excited to see your new hair; I don't know what could be prettier than this color combination!

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  2. oh you beaut - you blend right in with the 'flocks' and lilacs!! Is it just me, or are you radiating some serious joy vibes here (must be the new hair delight)... great to see you shine those pearly whites, you've got a beautiful smile Kaylah.
    the end.
    Mel ;o)
    needle and nest

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  3. It looks so summery and pretty! Especially in the last photo!
    And I really look forward to seeing you new hair colour!

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  4. What a beautiful day! I love the belt, so cute.

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  5. Hello! I just want to say that I love your style, your hair, your clothes, your website, and just about everything about you. You are so pretty! I just adore vintage, and you have captured it perfectly. Thank you for sharing with me.
    ~Margaret

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  6. This is such a cute outfit! I love the mint.

    I'm exactly the same as you when it comes to straying from designated trails, but my boy is all for trespassing just to get a good photo or for some off-the-beaten-track foraging. I dunno, it just makes me feel like a naughty kid, haha.

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    1. Haha! The worst part is I want to be bad! I want to explore off the trails but I just feel too guilty to do it.

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  7. This is my favorite of your outfit posts ever!
    The colours are beautiful and the socks and shoes so cute! :)

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  8. This is such a beautiful outfit, you look really pretty in these photos. I love finding new little places near where I live. I found a great little spot earlier in the week but haven't had a chance to go back for photos yet.
    Looking forward to seeing your new hair colour xo

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  9. I love your stripey dress, minty sweater and scalloped collar! Adorable!

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  10. So pretty! I LOVE how the flowers and grass match your outfit and hair exactly! <3

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  11. Hi! I'm a new blogger/reader. Found you through instagram. Loooove this outfit. So darling. Looking very forward to reading future posts and seeing your new hair!!!! XO
    http://theadventuresofagirlinwonderland.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  12. you are so cute! i love your style and your pure happiness and enjoyment! i see it in every post - such a fun blog to visit every day! and your hair color is beautiful - can't wait to see how you've changed it - i'll miss the blue and purple, though :)

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  13. Love these pics, that mint sweater is such a great color on ya. Can't wait to see the new hair color!
    xomando

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  14. Gorgeous! I officially must have a mint green cardigan now...
    The third picture of you is so, SO beautiful, I just might have to include it in my next post... with credit of course! :)

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  15. Those parks look lovely - we love to escape out to some of the metroparks around us. Just watching the sun setting over the lakes makes me feel a million miles away from suburban life in Detroit that's for sure!

    Can't wait to see your new hair colour!

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  16. life is beautiful, right? :)
    very nice photo
    I'm your new follower, and u have an amazing blog!

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  17. Love the picture in the flowers!!!!

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  18. that nice! I loved everything, the socks are great!
    kisses from: http://julldiaz.blogspot.mx/

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  19. You are adorable! and I love mint green <3

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  20. wow,love the outfit combination. I'm excited to see your new hair, new hair is always fun. I think it's awesome that you're excited about starting a new book. As the daughter of a librarian, it is my duty to promote and revel in the joy of reading. I would love to hear book recommendations, I'm always looking for new authors.

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  21. That collar! With that sweater! And that belt! You're killin' me, smalls. I love it!


    Kayla ☆ http://www.kaylanaut.com

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  22. loved this outfit, looks like you came straight from the 60's!

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  23. You are so lucky to have such pretty woods near your house. That's one thing I miss by living in the desert now. I'm on such a mint kick, I love this, and your scalloped collar is so cute! Can't wait to see your new hair!

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  24. This outfit falls under the 'off the hook' category. I love it!

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  25. I love the last photo - the flowers and the color of your hair - it seems to be a very beautiful place. In Paris, it's raining today...

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  26. That place looks fun and pretty, and your outfit is very nice, a happy color for a colorful person XD

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  27. this is one of my fav outfits of yours! You look adorable and your dimples are the cutest! Love your hair color. so so much!

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  28. Those peachy cheeks look great on you! =)



    So cute.

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  29. Cute outfit. The picture of you with the flowers is beautiful. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland in a good way.

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  30. That outfit is perfection!! Gorgeous as always.

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  31. Oh new hair! I can't wait to see it! I have been dying to redye my hair hot pink, but life keeps getting in the way. I also have to say, this might be my absolute favorite outfit post!

    <3 k

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  32. this outfit is so adorable! i really love the combination of black & white and mint

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  33. I love the stripes with the sweater it's such a cute combo. I totally want that sweater.It makes me crave mint chocolate chip ice cream :D

    Lauren

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  34. This is such a perfect outfit, I love the colour combination and the pretty collar! I am so excited about reading at the moment too, now I've finished all the reading I had to do for university it's great to read whatever I want again!
    Faye x

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  35. Wow that outit is fab! I love the contrast of the spots and stripes, brought together by the same lovely mint colour. I can't get enough of that colour at the moment! Jen x

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  36. did you put a little blush on?? because you look adorable!!

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    1. Sure did, it's kind of my new favorite thing!
      Thank you!!! :)

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  37. That last photo is magical!
    And I loooove that sweater! So cute. Great colors :)

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  38. Super cute outfit! I love the color combo. I have a list of Modcloth dresses I'd love to purchase but I can't becuase I'm a plus size girl :/ boohoo

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    1. Modcloth does have a good few pages of plus sized clothing though. If you search "plus sized" they all show up.
      :)

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  39. What a cheerful pretty outfit! Love the colour combination and the heart belt is great. Your new walking path looks intriguing.

    loulou

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  40. I kind of love everything about this outfit, and those socks are just so cute! I can't wait for my pair of those shoes to arrive in the mail, but I'm pretty sure I'll have to break the bank on cute new socks to wear with them. Oh and I'm echoing the other commenters--I love your current hair, so I'm super excited to what color is next!
    C Marcia (Sequins)

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  41. I adore that outfit! The collar and socks are too cute! That park looks like a beautiful place, and you look so pretty surrounded by the trees and flowers :) I really love your hair color in these photos, but I'm also looking forward to seeing your new hair color!

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  42. Crazy amount of outfit envy going on here right now!

    http://louise-amabilis.blogspot.com/

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  43. This outfit is really great! Usually there's one or two pieces in your What I Wores that really stand out to me separately but I can say for sure that this entire ensemble appeals to me, head to toe! Love it. ('ω')

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  44. You are so gorgeous! I love this outfit. That sweater is giving me serious pangs of envy.

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  45. I've been waiting for your new hair! Can't wait to see it!

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  46. I LOVE this. The mint green, the stripes, the scallop lace collar... so beautiful! I feel the same way about my hair color - I am always loathe to give up colors. So instead I just add more... hehe.

    You look great! Can't wait to see the new hair color. =P

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  47. I always love your outfit posts, but this outfit is just perfect. I love the big collar, and the cute polka dot socks; perfectly adorable. I'm excited to see your new hair colour too! :)

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  48. I love that mint color on the sweater! It compliments your purple hair so well!

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  49. you look so pretty (and happy!). by the way, I love your socks!!

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  50. Lovely outfit! I really adore that dress!

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  51. I'm excited to see your new hair and that dress along with the mint combo is cute! I like how everything matches. And yes,the woods are the best! :D

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  52. I love this outfit! I have the same belt, but in blue. Isn't it a great belt? It is so simple, but yet it can just really make an outfit.

    Can't wait to see the new hair!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com

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    1. It sure is! I wish I had one in every color!

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  53. Love all the pics, but my favorite is you standing in the flowers!!

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  54. Love how the cardigan matches your socks! The collar is fantastic!

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  55. what a stunning cardigan. you look beautiful in these photos, especially that third picture :) also- i've been lusting after that belt for a long time, but it's always out of stock! xx

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  56. I just love how well this outfit works. Everything is so mismatched and perfectly coordinated at the same time. Great colors too. Love your hear.

    You have such an amazing blog and I love how creative you are, especially with your nail designs. I am now following your blog and would love if you would check out my blog, You Like It? I Made It!, and follow also. ;)

    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/

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  57. this outfit = love!
    new trails are always the best. my boyfriend and I ride bikes a lot and we recently found new trail through the middle of our city. it isn't that long of a trail (on bikes) but we were so excited to find it either way!

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  58. So so cute! Love your hair in a simple pony tail like that!

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  59. Gawd, I love that hair color. <3 HOWEVER, I can't wait to see your new color(s), eeeeeeeee!

    This outfit is MAGICKAL on you. The colors are just so RIGHT. LOVE IT.

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  60. This outfit is just mint! And the last picture is just dreamy! I can't wait to see your new hair color. <3

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  61. oh my god.. i love your dress.. i like the outfit.. very pretty.. :) http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com/

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  62. I'm going through a bit of a mint obsession as well, so this post really made my day. I'm so jealous of those cute socks!!

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  63. How I adore this colour combo & outfit!! And you look extra gorgeous in all of these photos, too! :) And how fun to discover some new trails especially one as pretty as this! New hair?! Can't wait! xo

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  64. Oh, you look so pretty in these pics. And the entire outfit makes me squeal with delight. You have such an awesome sense of style.

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  65. pretty dress and gorgeous minty pieces

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  66. Ohhh my gosh, I think this is my favourite outfit of yours ever!xx

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  67. I LOVE every single detail of this outfit! So completely adorable! -Jessica

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  68. I love the way the flowers in the last pic match your hair. Too perfect! You look just like Rachel McAdams in the third one... although you have way better hair, of course :)

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    1. You know, I get that compliment from time to time and for once I actually see it in that photo!

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  69. I love when you smile. And your hair is oh so dreamy

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  70. Wow, the mint looks so good with the purple hair. But I'm excited to see your new colour! Your hair looks so pretty, but sometimes I see people with bright hair that looks so tacky and I'm scared that I'll end up looking like them instead of you if I try it.

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  71. Ok...seeeeriously...one of my faaavorite outfits ever! You are always totally adorbs and smile inducing..but geez..this is SO SO SO CUTE!!! From head to toe! :)

    xo

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  72. The color of that cardigan is incredible! SO beautiful on you!

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  73. Sweet Jesus, I love this outfit! It is perfect in every way. Hey, do you have any suggestions for buying collars to line up with cardigans you have or vice versa? I hope that makes sense. I haven't had luck with detachable collars looking "right" with my cardis.

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    1. Nope, I haven't figured out a trick. Detachable collars are weird. I have a hand full of them and they all look good with different things. There isn't one that looks good with each sweater cut, and not every sweater cut looks good with a collar. I dunno, sorry to just be ramble-y and not of any help but I certainly do have the same problem. Collar are hit or miss for me. Luckily this one looks awesome with a ton of my sweaters and dresses.
      :)

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  74. I love those shoes! Just wondering if you found that they run true to size or if they fit small/big? Thanks!

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    1. They're true to size, in my opinion!
      :)

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  75. Wow I love this outfit! The fresh green looks so pretty against the black and white of the dress. LOVE!

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