what I wore: the pussycat and the owl - The Dainty Squid

what I wore: the pussycat and the owl

Thursday, August 16, 2012

the details
shirt - c/o Oasap
belt - c/o Modcloth
skirt - thrifted
camera bag - c/o ONA
shoes - UrbanOg

If you haven't noticed we've been taking lots of outfit pictures at the cemetery. I kind of presume not many people notice since I try to keep headstones out of my shots so it doesn't seem too weird or repetitive, although a lot of times they can be seen peeking in! Our local cemetery has become one of my favorite places to shoot outfits because it's quiet, there are lots of little areas for nice pictures and there is normally no one there. (Although the last few times there has been a man in short shorts power walking like he's got something to prove. He won't make eye contact and probably wonders what the heck we're doing.)

Anyhow, the last time we were there, taking these, we found oodles of cicada exoskeletons. I don't think I've ever seen so many in one place in my life. Normally I just find one here and one there but this was an instant collection of them. Kevin and I scoured around the trees and gathered all that we could find. They're now in a mason jar on a shelf next to my little collection of oddities (which includes skulls, teeth and all sorts of other little things I've found).
Hope you're having a fabulous Thursday!
xoxo

ps. did you spot the tent worm nest in the first photo? When I was going through the photos I told Kevin "Oh my gosh, look at the space ship in the background!!" 


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  1. Fantastic look, I love the cat shoes and top. You look great :)

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  2. The Owl and the Pussycat is, was, will continue to be my favorite story. So this outfit was perfect! I fell in love instantly. Such a sweet combination!

    We live in the country, on a farm and there are cicada skeletons aplenty around here. The kids love them, and I like the way they look too!

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  3. What a gorgeous outfit! I love the colours and I collect things like that too. I did have a collection of my dog's baby teeth until I left my ex and he threw them somewhere :(

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  4. Man, I miss cicadas.
    That's the sound of summer right there, but they don't seem to live around here.

    Your cat top & owl belt are absolutely ace! :)

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  5. When I was little I would collect BUCKETS of exoskeletons off of my grandma's brick house. Every summer, just covered. I didn't really know what they were, but I was just obsessed with them.

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  6. That belt is just perfect! I'm glad I have an awesome owl belt too, otherwise I'd be totally jealous;)

    Those skeletons are really cool! I've never seen them here, though I am the proud owner of a mouse skeleton.

    And the cemetary seems like the perfect spot for your outfit shoots. It looks like a very pretty place.

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  7. Your hair is just so beautiful!! And I LOVE those shoes!! :D

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  8. Oh my God! My cat recently emerged from some shrubs with one of those exoskeletons clinging to his fur and I had no idea what it was. Thank you!

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  9. Growing up in rural GA, I definitely had lots of experience with the cool cicadas...and I loved to wear them as brooches too! My Mom, uh, was not happy with my fashion choice. But the love still lingers. I have exoskeleton and a dried adult specimen displayed on my bathroom window sill!

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  10. This outfit is amazing, I'm always inspired that you don't let your hair colour dictate the colours of your clothes, I'm always terrified of clashing! Love your cat top, in the first shot I almost thought they were little peppers, which would have been equally cool, but cats are waaay more you xo

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  11. I just bought that belt from Modcloth. I have a thing for owls.

    - tianna :)

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  12. Hey Kaylah! Have you tried out that OASAP pinteresty-type thingy yet?
    Loving the cemetery setting! And the cicadas - we used to get a tonne of them everywhere when I was little, but I haven't seen any in years... I wonder where they all went.
    Luvluv,
    Sway x

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  13. That shirt is too precious and I LOVE that belt!
    There are always cicada exoskeletons on our front doors and around our porch, I love when they are gripping to the door frame and I usually greet them with a "hey buddy" or "scuze me" :)

    xomando

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  14. Oh man, you should have come here last summer - our 13 year cicadas came out & they were EVERYWHERE. I mean they were literally dropping from trees & flying in your hair & there were layers of them on everything - it was basically a plague. There were so many of them, they chirping was deafening. And the little exoskeletons were everywhere, just piles all over the place. I'm getting the willies just thinking about it haha! But yeah... they'll be back in Tennessee in another 13 years :)

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    1. Even though that sounds really creepy, it also sounds like a really awesome memory!

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  15. I love this outfit, there are so many cats, and your belt and shoes are so adorable. Your outfit posts always make me wish I life near a forest or woodland, brings out the nature-lover in me.

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  16. Very neat! I love your shirt, it's super cute.
    Also, cemeteries are awesome. I love taking photos in cemeteries, it's always so peaceful :)

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  17. I just love that belt, so cool!

    I also really like taking pictures in the cemetery, it is just so peaceful! Hahaha, I love that "spaceship." Made me laugh, so hard.

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

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  18. Oh! <3 Kittens & Owls <3 interesting mix. I love this tshirt <3
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  19. I only have one little oddity: In my bio class we were dissecting sharks and one was pregnant. Our professor gave us jars and formaldehyde and we all got to keep a baby. :O)

    And I really like your belt!

    -Avé

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  20. lovely cicada shells! I love watching these cute little buggers come out of their exoskeletons. Surprisingly there weren't to many of them around this summer in Illinois. The hubby and I saw only one lone freshly hatched cicada sitting on the deck. Perhaps they don't tolerate the drought well?

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  21. Lovely Cicada shells! I love watching these gentle little buggers squeeze their way out of these every year. This is the first summer in Illinois that I have not seen a zillion of them. I wonder if they don't tolerate the drought well? There were far fewer mosquitoes and june bugs too. Hopefully next year will be a better year here for the cicadas!

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  22. I think I'd worry more about somebody who power walks in a cemetery than somebody taking pictures lol :)

    I am SO excited that these shoes are from urbanog.. I've had pretty similar ones in my ebay wishlist for months but they shipped from England for like $40, which seemed way too outrageous for me to ever buy them.

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  23. I was eying this top on oasap, it's great to see how it looks worn! and that's an unusually nice cemetery, with so much space that you can use.

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  24. I'm usually more drawn to bright outfits, but I think this is one of my faves! How can you go wrong with cats and owls??? Basically, you can't.

    ~Erica

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  25. My sister and I used to collect cicadas too, some summers were more abundant than others. We used to burn them with a magnifying glass...

    I love this outfit!

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  26. I love your owl belt! so cute!

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

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  27. I love the kitty shirt and the owl belt. I wish I had something like that :( I'm also loving the hair. I can't wait to dye my hair and see how it will turn out to be. The fact that you are in a cemetery is nice. I've never set foot in one yet but, one day I will and not for a sad reason. It'll be just because I felt like going in.

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  28. Love your cicada shell "brooch." I used to wear those when I was a kid. I'd find them on my grandmother's farm, and I knew it meant my birthday would soon arrive. It's at the end of August. Good memories! :) - Laura

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  29. Belt is AMAZING.

    This is all.
    xxx

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  30. I love this outfit! I really need a skirt like that, so cute and neat for hot days! And those shoes are so cute, I've seen quite a few of these in different colours but I never really liked them until now. They look much better in a photo were somebody wears them, if that makes any sense, lol. xoxo

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  31. I LOVE THIS OUTFIT...especially the belt.

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  32. Such an amazing outfit. I love the shoes!!

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  33. Your outfits are always so lovely, but this one in particular is extra delightful! Also, I'm SO jealous of your jar of cicada exoskeletons! I've been looking for one for ages!

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  34. Hang on... no one has commented on the satchel... the bag... that awesome camera bag. OMG I want one... but hate to take out a second mortgage to get it. It's glorious and looks great with the rest of your ensemble.

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  35. My boyfriend and I like hanging out in the cemetery as well since even in Los Angeles, they're usually quiet without too many people around! The same can't be said about most of the places to hike nearby : /

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  36. Cicadas only come out every 7 years... I remember back in 1995 I went hiking with my dad and they were everywhere! They are so loud too!

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    1. That's not true for every species of cicada though. Most of have a life cycle of 2-5 years and others are much longer.

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  37. So cute! I love the outfit as well as the scenery. The pictures are just lovely!

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  38. love it all, especially your shoes! I'm dying for the (similar) cat flats over at Modcloth!

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