what I wore: polka dots all over - The Dainty Squid

what I wore: polka dots all over

Thursday, June 14, 2012

the details
shirt - c/o Romwe
collar - c/o Romwe
ring - handmade by yours truly
skirt - Forever 21

Since dying my hair these four colors I'm finding myself drawn to black and white more and more. I try not to be so concerned if my hair matches an outfit or not because I own so many loud, colorful things it would end up with me only wearing a few things. But I haven't been able to help myself lately. I just want to exclusively wear this outfit and this dress in rotation for the next month or so. I love the way it makes my hair just pop. (Not that it doesn't already, it doesn't matter what I wear - it's still the first thing I notice when looking in the mirror)

Forever 21 is certainly hit or miss with how clothes fit on me. Possibly because I'm picky about length of dresses and skirts and a lot of their things tend to be on the short side. I like to be able to move around and not feel like my butt is going to be showing. This skirt was an impulse buy and now I own (rather I will own, when they come in the mail) it two more colors. I adore how fluffy and girly it is. It's a great spinning skirt! And best of all, it's a decent length!! If it came in solid colors I would own one in every color. It's just perfect.

I'm kind of new to this Salt Water Sandal obsession but dude, these shoes are great. I always saw everyone talking about how awesome they are and I just never really saw what was so spectacular but for some reason a few weeks back I had the urge to try them out. I like that they're super casual and I can wear them anywhere but they still look nice with dresses and of course, they're comfortable! True to my nature, I'm already looking into snagging them in some more colors.

Hope you have a fabulous day! 
xoxo

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45 thoughts

  1. I love your sandals.. They are so cute!

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  2. I almost bought that skirt, and now I'm sad that I didn't. It's so cute on you. I DID buy those sandals in yellow, but they make me feel like a duck, so they're going back!

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    1. Heeeey, what size do you wear? I was looking to buy a yellow pair but couldn't find them in my size! I'd definitely be into buying them off ya if we've got the same size feet! :)

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  3. What a nice place!It's look like a cabin in the woods!I love it! And I love your hair too! :)

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  4. I'm in desperate need of some comfy sandals. Thanks for the recommendation! I always have problems with dress/skirt lengths at Forever21, too. I swear the majority of their clothing is made for girls who are 5'0" and 95 pounds.

    I was tempted to try on this skirt in the peachy color, but thought it would be too short or completely see-through (another big problem with F21's clothing). Seeing how cute it is on you makes me think I should go back and buy it :)

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's definitely not see through, at all! It's even lined. It's literally just a perfect skirt.

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  5. I'm completely diggin' the new hair!! and cute skirt! I wasn't aware of what salt water sandals were until now.. hmmm...

    I'm pretty picky on skirts too because.. well to be honest I have a "ghetto booty" so I'm told and EVERY dress or skirt I wear I feel like my butt is showing. haha.

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  6. I have envy over your shoes - they are great!

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  7. You look adorable! The skirt is so lovely and has a perfect length. And I just love the way you matched big dots with little dots, so cute :)

    www.vier-eulen.blogspot.com

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  8. I love scalloped collars - that top is stunning! x

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  9. I love that top and that skirt, especially together! I'm picky about skirt length too, always pulling in the back to make sure my butt isn't out for the world to see!

    Woah woah woah...you MADE that ring? MADE IT? I would like to see a close up picture missy, cause that looks GORGEOUS!

    I'm gunna have to check into those sandals, I see them everywhere lately and my feet are picky about how comfortable sandals are.

    xomando

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    1. Okay, okay, perhaps I should have been more clear. I bought the base, and some ceramic teeth and cut and sanded the teeth down so they fit and then attached them.
      :)

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    2. Haha, hey, that still counts as making it. I LOVE IT!

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  10. Totally off topic, but I just noticed you have braces! I just got some put on and I was wondering if you have metal or ceramic? Yours look so much nicer and whiter than mine! I feel like the James Bond villain Jaws. Maybe I'm just not used to them yet. They make you look so adorable and youthful with your big dimples ♥

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    1. They're metal. I think it's just because the picture isn't very close up that they look so white.
      :)

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  11. This outfit is so cute and the different polka dots are so unexpected. Your hair is adorable too!

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  12. kaylah, i like the yin & yang black & white polka dots in various sizes. i like your black & white striped dress too. your red sandals are the pop of color fun. i owned sandals like that in white, when i was a little girl.

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  13. I love those shoes. I just had to share this cat video with you :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsSVlJlmpdE&feature=player_embedded

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  14. I love love love saltwater sandals but I don't actually own a pair. Thanks for the reminder that I need to fix that! I bought my best friend a navy pair a few years ago for her birthday and she always looks so effortless and lovely in them.

    I love the mixed size polka dots on you! So fun. The black and white definitely makes your hair pop but the dots keep it fun. Your hair looks fabulous.

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  15. The scalloped top is so cute! I remember when I had pink hair I was obsessive about making sure it matched whatever I was wearing. And then I slowly expanded my definition of "matched" to encompass, piece by piece, my entire wardrobe.

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  16. You look absolutely wonderful :)..I love your new hair color by the way (or should I say colors?) it's so fun and different!

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  17. I love all the fun polka dots! Did you really make that ring? It's so pretty! What is it made from? It goes so well with the outfit. :)

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  18. That top is absolutely gorgeous!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  19. I love the scalloped collar. So cute!

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  20. this is one of my favorite outfits that you've ever posted! oh man, so good. :) <3

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    1. Thank you!! :D
      (it's secretly one of my favorites too!! I'm kind of obsessed)

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  21. I'm sure you've been told this a million zillion times but you look like Rachel McAdams. Your hair is positively stunning. It's so wild and fun yet lady-like and pretty. All in all you are just absolutely lovely!

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    1. I get that from time to time! I can rarely see it though. But thank you! She's a babe so I will take that as a pretty high compliment. :)

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  22. Cute sandals! I've been wanting some just like them. You look soooo cute when you smile with your teeth, you should do it more often in your pictures!

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  23. What a cute outfit! I think it definitely suits your colourful hair. I also really, really love those red sandals... I may have to pick up a pair for myself. :)

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  24. The hair is just too cute! Also, comfy sandals are the best sandals.

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  25. Thoughts when looking at photos: "Where'd she get the sandals?! Where'd she get the ring?!... Oooh, a link!... HANDMADE?!" Ring tutorial sometime, please?

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  26. Love this outfit!!

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  27. Your hair, the shoes! OMG its sooo cute :D

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  28. The rainbow hair is really settling in nicely - it does work well with monochrome so I can see why it's been tempting you! Those sandals do look super duper comfy and funky too - I shall have to check them out! Jen x

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  29. I have been wanting a pair of Saltwater's for quite a while. Do they fit true to size, run small, etc?

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    1. I've seen lots of mixed reviews about how they fit but I definitely found mine true to size.

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  30. Seriosuly, you get cuter every time I see you. The outfit - amaze. the hair amaze to the power of amaze!

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  31. I'm the same way with Forever21. I have several pairs of their jeans in all the same size and some fit and some are way too tight. What's up with that!? Also, their dresses and skirts do tend to be too short but luckily at 5'4" I can get away with most of their stuff. Like that skirt! I'm about to go try and find it now. I love it! :) And I'm just now starting to see the appeal of those Saltwater sandals. At first they seemed unimpressive but now I'm starting to see their appeal... must try!

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  32. Just so you don't feel alone, I too, suffer from butt-showing paranoia. I make my boyfriend walk up stairs behind me and everything :)
    x

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  33. Ok, I just have to say that I love your hair and your whole style! Your blog inspired me to make my own, and I've been loving it! Also, after having red-pink hair for more than a year, I was inspired by you to try purple and now turquoise! It's so fun, even if I do get about 20 Katy Perry comments every time I go outside! I'll definitely be going back to F21 to get that skirt, because I already have the collar!
    http://cirqueduquirks.blogspot.com/

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  34. This was one of my favorite outfits too! So easy-breezy and pretty. Love the sandals!

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