what I wore: knee high - The Dainty Squid

what I wore: knee high

Thursday, August 23, 2012

the details
dress - thrifted
lapel pins -  handmade
socks - target
shoes - Floral Panel Oxfords c/o Oasap

I've had no luck thrifting dresses lately. I've been finding lots of really neat stuff but at prices I don't feel comfortable paying at a thrift store. ($12 for a dress with a massive stain?! Really? NO.) I recently snagged this one for $3 which is pretty awesome. I love the fit and that it's a warm enough material I'll be able to easily wear it all fall and winter with minimal layering. Fingers crossed I find more snazzy vintage dresses at great prices soon!

I'll end with a silly little collage of me jumping and falling...
Hope you're having an excellent Thursday.
xoxo

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38 thoughts

  1. Love your dress. I totally agree with you about being overpriced. It's like "who are they kidding?" Hope you find more goodies at decent prices!

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  2. hi kaylah. I found you through Lisa From Scratch and I love your blog. I will keep following you around.

    Mel
    http://littlecakesandme.blogspot.com

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  3. I always feel insanely jealous when I read your thrift finds. I would be grateful and thrilled to find a stained torn dress here in Sydney for $12! Bargain! Thrifted dresses here are, I don't know, $20-60 usually. It's depressing. That why I take an empty suitcase to the states!

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    1. That's so crazy! I can't believe the difference in prices!

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  4. I love that dress! Wishing you tons more thrifting luck!

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  5. I love that dress, arent cemeteries so humbling?

    Meg

    guppyandwhaleshark.blogspot.com

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  6. What an adorable dress! It's so cute! I found such a great dress last weekend for 7 dollars, and they were having tax free weekend and right when I was checking it out they made an announcement that ALL clothing was 50% off, I couldn't resist. One problem, the dress is huge on me, so I'm hoping to do some first time alterations and re-styling to make it look and fit better!

    Those shoes are just too perfect for words. Yip!

    xomando

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  7. I love those shoes, dont you think cemeteries are so humbling?

    meg

    guppyandwhaleshark.blogspot.com

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  8. LOVE the jumping/falling down pictures; you're hilariously cute. Are you in a cemetery? Whatever it is, it's cool background.
    Catherine Denton

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  9. I love those little stars. So adorable! Your shoes are lovely too!

    Becky
    xx

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  10. You look lovely! That dress is absolutely fantastic. I totally know what you mean about thrifting prices going WAAAY up. Hoping you find some great finds soon!

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

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  11. Gorgeous outfit! I am in love with your hair! My two fave colours ;) & your shoes are super cute! xx

    www.satinandsouffles.com
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  12. Love your shoes! So pretty. Glad your okay after falling.

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  13. Sorry to laugh at you falling, but that picture is too cute! I love your lapel pins too, so unique. :)
    Faye x

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  14. I love the socks! I know what you mean about second hand clothing prices. I've been the same recently. Sometimes it's really not worth it. xx

    Endometriosis my life with you

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  15. love the look and love the fun photos

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  16. THOSE SHOES! Oh my goodness I love those!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love the dress, especially the little pins on the collar :)
    I hate thrift stores like that, every time I go into platos closet I actually get mad that their normally priced(like for a mall store normally priced) shirts are ratty, ugly and worn out. Why do thrift stores think that's okay? Hope you have better thrifting luck :)

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  18. Oh. My. Goodness! Those shoes are uber cute. And how the heck did you find a dress for $3???!!! Everything at the thriftstores around Seattle are at least above $10.
    Nice work lady!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  19. that dress is perfect! well done on the find.

    chloex

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  20. I love your shoes! The dress is a bargain at $3!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Adorable dress! I love the color and the stars! :D

    Always,

    Mostly Lisa

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  22. Love your shoes. A thrifted dress for $3, I have about as much chance as winning lotto. Lucky to get a cute dress for under $20, more like in the $50 plus market here in Brisbane.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  23. Oh dear hope that did not hurt hehe...cute pictures love the dress. I have been trying to find some vintage dresses as well but am finding not much and too expensive ~Lets hope someone cleans out their closets soon!! ~Love Heather

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  24. Dammit, I've wanted those shoes for so long, but my feet are too big! You lucky, tiny-footed lady! (you look awesome of course as well)

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  25. those shoes are so cute!! i love them so much but i don't know if i could pull them off

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  26. Such a beautiful whimsical outfit. <3 I'm in love with those shoes!!

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  27. Three bucks!? I love it! And the socks! Eee!

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  28. The lapel pins are so fantastic, this outfit is gorgeous!

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  29. That dress is lovely! I'm pretty sure I'd die if I found a dress for the equivelent of $3 over here in the UK. Charity shops seemed to catch on early that 'vintage' became a bit of a trend and that people who were happy to pay full price in a 'regular' shop were going into the charity shops and the prices sky rocketed which is a real shame. It's possible to still find a good bargain though, just means finding more places to rummage in which is never a bad thing!

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  30. Really cute dress and the shoes are to die for!

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  31. Love your lapel pins especially!

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  32. What a beautiful dress! I love thrifting too, but agree that prices are getting way too ridiculous, even here in Melbourne! It's become such a cool shopping option, that you're lucky to find any great bits and pieces!

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