what I wore : fall colors - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : fall colors

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

the details
hat - thrifted
belt - thrifted
bag - Cheese c/o Jump From Paper
tights - Achilles' Zeal c/o Modcloth
shoes - c/o Oasap

I love this outfit and these photos so so so much! I want to milk fall photos with pretty leaves in the background for as long as I can. There is no prettier time to take photos. The cemetery closest to our house is proving to be the best place to capture the fall colors so far this season. It is absolutely beautiful there. I wish it was this pretty all the time, I suppose it wouldn't be as special though.

When Jump From Paper offered to send me over a bag I was SO excited. I'd been eyeing their bags for quite some time. I feel like pictures can't even help you get a good idea of how much fun this bag looks in person. This bag makes me smile every time I use it. It doesn't look like it holds much but I was able to fit my phone, chapstick, wallet, and split cam in with a little bit of room to spare. Maybe I'll have to do a "What's in my bag?" post with this one to show you what can fit.

So... my new hair cut. It's so strange to not be able to just throw it up in a ponytail. But that's exactly what I wanted. I got into a routine, since my hair is so diligent about not staying curly, where I just put it in a ponytail everyday. I went through all the old photos of myself before making the leap to cut it off looking for an excuse not to cut it (seeing as old photos are almost always the only reason I regret a big hair change.) But I found all my favorite pictures of my hair were ones that weren't even close to the truth of how it behaves. Most times when you saw my hair curly it had recently been taken out of curlers. Within in two hours (sometimes even less) it would be completely straight again. I didn't  - still don't - want long pin straight, volume-less hair! After the shock of seeing all my hair on the floor at the salon (I don't think I've ever fought so hard to hold back tears!) I'm now starting to get used to my hair and I'm lovin' it. It's *knock on wood* holding a wave almost all day since it's so much shorter. It's definitely weird to get used to though. So much less shampoo, brushing it takes no time and it air dries so quickly. All in all, I can now say I'm happy I cut it off. I've had more good hair days since I got it cut around a week ago than I did in over two months with long hair. I've even got an appointment to get the back of my neck tattooed in late October since it's now showing. I can't wait!

Hope you're having a great Tuesday. Looks like it's going to be a rainy one here.
xoxo

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92 thoughts

  1. Your hair looks great! And I love your outfit, especially the hat

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  2. I actually thought you put that bag in by using photoshop or something, I thought that maybe you had forgotten to take bag and than decided to do something funky with the photos after. After I looked at the photos I saw in the list that this was an actual bag, how neat is that!

    chamomiledealer.blogspot.com

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  3. What a cute haircut!!! Adorable outfit too and I LOVE those bags.

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  4. I love that Jump from Paper bag so much, I've just spent ages googling to see if I can get one in Australia. And I can! Trying to resist...
    Your new hair cut looks great too!

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  5. That bag is so cool, and your outfit screams fall. I'm getting excited for the leaves to really start turning in VA. Any day now.

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  6. Adore this outfit, its perfect for the start of autumn! Your tights are adorable, may have to treat myself to a pair x

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  7. I love your new haircut! And everything else!

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  8. I loooove your haircut! It looks so good!

    Oh and I was so excited when Jump from Paper offered to send me a bag too. And guess which one I chose. ;) I haven't received mine yet though, silly slow Canadian mail! Oh and if you've opened my ModCloth order you'll see I got the same tights. I actually was so close to getting that dress too! That would have been even funnier. Matchy-matchy!!

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    1. Hahah, we're too much a like!

      PS. You would totally love this dress. It fits SO nice. I'm seriously going to buy it in at least two other patterns next time! :D

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  9. JUMP FROM PAPER INDEED! Such a comical set of bags!

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  10. Your hair looks great! I love your clothes. But I have to say I cannot get over that bag! I thought I was seeing things for a minute, it's kind of trippy how it looks 2D, I love it. I can't imagine seeing it in person.

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  11. Maybe it's my super excitement about fall, but this is one of my favorite of your outfit posts yet! LOVE the colors! LOVE your hair!! And love, loVE, LOVE that bag!!! Oh my gosh, I'm off to check them out.
    Catherine Denton

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  12. You're adorable all around. And your hair is fabulous!!

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  13. Cute haircut! I can't get over that bag. It doesn't even look real! How fun.

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  14. So that bag definitely looks like you drew it in, it's so cartoony! LOVE IT! I also had to do some hanging out in cemeteries to get good fall color, although it's not a vibrant yet here like in your pics.
    Also, you have such a lovely smile!

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  15. You look like a happy fall picnic. Love. :)

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  16. ahh, that bag is so cool and confusing! It seriously looks like it's drawn into your pictures, really neat design. Also, I love your hair this length, with the color it completely suits you!

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  17. Absolutely love love love this outfit, everything about it is perfect and your hair is oh so cute! I'm always tempted to cut mine but I'm trying desperately to grow it out. Fingers crossed!

    xomando

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  18. SIGH. I've been longing for one of those Jump From Paper bags for what feels like years... it probably hasn't truly been that long, but it's been long enough to skew my sense of time. :] Lucky gal!


    Kayla // www.kaylanaut.com

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  19. such beautiful leaves!! and THAT BAG!! I thought you just animated it in! how crazy! It looks like a cartoon in real life! so fun:)

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  20. Adorable outfit, and that bag looks like it was drawn and colored on air! If that makes any sense at all... haha.

    Your hair looks absolutely wonderful! I have the same trouble with my hair every year around this time, but I didn't want to cut it just as the cold Texas weather was setting in so I decided to go for a "body wave" perm instead. I'd never done that before, but I must say I'm so happy I did. It's just the right amount of curl to give me crazy cat lady hair. Haha.

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  21. I really enjoy reading your blog, even though you are very different from me in many ways :)
    It´s inspiring!
    Your new haircut looks great!

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  22. you'll continue to get used to it :) love the bag

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  23. We went on holiday in August and I bought a fashion magazine in each country we went to. This bag was in the magazine I bought in Malaysia, I can't remember which one it is now. I'm so happy that you got the bag, because I couldn't figure out how it works from the photos. The magazine photos looked like a drawing and I loved the idea, but I didn't know how it would look in real life, it's so cool.

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  24. That outfit is adorable! And that bag and shoes are crazy awesome!

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  25. that bag doesn't even look real life!! it looks like a cartoon graphic bag that you added after the fact! cool!! xoxo you're adorable!

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  26. Adding another comment about how that bag is so unreal! Looks like a drawing. Definitely a statement piece!

    Loved to hear that your new haircut is working for you! It looks great. The good thing about hair is that, although it may take some time, it always grows back (and this is coming from someone with a pixie cut)! It really does suit you, and even better that you'll be getting another tattoo!

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  27. I love this outfit, and the bag is so fun!

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  28. Loving the short hair! So cute how it shows the darker purple in the back. And that bag really threw me for a loop, it looks so much like someone drew it in over the photos! :)

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  29. This is by far my favorite outfit I've ever seen your wear. It is adorable, the colors and patterns, everything! Also that bag is so cute and looks like a cartoon prop!

    :)Sarah
    Sunnysarahmae.blogspot.com

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  30. That haircut suits you so well! Your outfit is adorable (as usual) and that bag is PERFECT!

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  31. I thought that bag was fake! Even now that I know it's real, it still looks like a cartoon. That's so neat!

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    1. that bag is so dope! and you are right! totally cartoonish!!

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  32. I'm with HaleyPants, I thought it was fake. I kept staring at the photo's looking for the tell-tale signs that it was photoshopped in or something. LOL. Love the pictures and I absolutely adore fall.

    If you are interested I have a giveaway for ad space on my blog right now. Anyone who wants to help spread the word about their blog should join in. 5 spots are being given away and there's only a week to enter!

    Sara
    http://saraivy.org

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  33. THAT BAG IS INCREDIBLE - what an optical illusion, very cool!
    And I love your hair short! It suits you very well :)

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  34. That bag indeed, looks photo shopped onto your pictures! It's adorable.

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  35. I love this whole outfit! That bag is mental! I too thought it was fake, that you had just drawn it into the photo! xxx

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  36. You look incredible! You're hair looks super cute. I really loved everything here: the hair, the walrus, but most especially, the bag!! I might have a new obsession with that bag.

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  37. Okay, there are so many reasons to be jealous of everything you are wearing! The tights are awesome.....and I NEED THAT BAG!!!! It's just way to awesome!!!! It's totally on my wish list....I think I might be drooling a little...haha

    Xo,
    Eeka

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  38. Your hair is awesome! And that bag totally didn't look real! I saw your photoset on tumblr of this outfit and I had to actually come to your blog to see if it was photoshopped in the pictures or not. Too cool! :)

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  39. So many awesome things in this post! I really adore that purse. I've been eyeing their stuff for a very long time too now!!! They just have the cutest, most eye-catching bags ever! I am also adoring your new cut! I am in the (long) process of coloring my hair, and am seriously considering getting it cut super short so it would be much quicker! Now you're really tempting me :)

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  40. their bags are perfectly cartoon-y! i love the hand illustrated feel. and i've been wanting to cut all my hair off again for awhile. it's such a hard decision to make— i'm glad you like it!

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  41. Your new hair cut with your colour really makes you look like Ramona Flowers from "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", which is awesome!

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  42. Your hair looks so cute! :) I chopped off a bunch of my hair a couple years ago, and it looked great- when I styled it. I have SUPER thick hair, so doing much of anything with it is a huge undertaking. Most days it ends up in a ponytail. I'm growing it out right now in hopes that the cute braids and other styles I keep pinning on Pinterest will entice me to do more with my hair. So far, no dice. :P

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  43. wow that is what i call a bag-ception! i thought it was a drawing! how innovative!really awesome and looks great with your style!!<3

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  44. Wow, you should always wear these colours! Goes perfectly with your amazing hair. xx

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  45. OOo please post pictures of the tattoo!! Love the outfit!

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  46. Fantastic outfit! I love the bag, it really looks like it was drawn on the pictures!

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  47. I absolutely LOVE how the bag looks like something straight out of an illustration, it took me a while to realize it was real and not just a graphic in its place haha. Getting a lot of hair cut off is such a big transition. I've donated my hair 3 times with a minimum of 13 inches each time and at first I love it, but then I just miss the length and have to be patient as it grows back only for me to want to cut it again! Your new cut looks amazing on you though!

    --Christina
    www.lipbalmwrangler.com

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  48. That bag! It's totally messing with my eyes, but it is fantastic and I'm in love!
    I adore the hair cut!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  49. Hah, I saw those bags! They look so, so cool! Funny how they're deceptive in another way... I guess I thought they would be giant because they kinda look that way. But it must be part of the illusion. =)

    Hair looks beautiful, as always! I haven't had "short" hair (shoulder length) since high school. Eeep. I'd be nervous too.

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  50. I can't begin to express how much I love your outfit head to toe! The bag is adorable and weird as hell. Perfect!!!

    xo,
    Jacquelyn

    www.floridblog.blogspot.com

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  51. I just love your style! So fun and quirky :) The bag is so cute, looks like pop art or something drawn into your pictures. Just love it :)

    Cristina Marie
    C'est Une Belle Vie

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  52. I don't know where to start! What an amazing outfit, you have nailed it. The bag is incredible. I have gone immediately to check them all out. Amazing.

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  53. When I saw your picture on tumblr I was super confused because the bag looks 2D! How awesome! I love the tree behind you in the first picture. Hurray for Fall!!! ::Dances a snazzy jig::
    ~Caleisha
    apt-203.blogspot.com

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  54. That bag is seriously blowing my mind! Such a wonderful fall outfit. <3

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  55. That bag is fantastic! So neat looking. Your new haircut looks great!

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  56. Your haircut looks really nice, and that bag is AWESOME!
    It looks like pop art on paper. I totally dig that!

    Amy @ amylouski.blogspot.com

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  57. Oh wow! I actually thought that you'd photoshopped/drawn a bag in at first. What an amazing visual effect!! Best bags ever.
    Also, you look wonderful!

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  58. I just can't believe that the bag is real! You look pretty as always. :)

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  59. That bag is insane! It's messing with my eyes haha! Also, your new hair is lovely. I kept getting into a rut putting mine in a ponytail too, until I cut mine a little shorter :) xxx

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  60. so rad. had to stare at that bag for ages to figure out if it was a drawing or actual bag!

    love the hair! is it shorter at middle back or just look like that in photo? request a haircut post.

    love the hat though

    Barnicles

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    1. It's short in the back at the middle. :)

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  61. Love the hat, and I've been leaning towards cutting my hair too, you've convinced me it's time for the chop! I have problems keeping a curl in too. Love the photos!

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  62. Your hair looks cute! I had that haircut for some time and it was one of my favorites because it was so easy. I love that bag, too!

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  63. That bag is amazing, it looks 2d or drawn on to the photos. Your hair looks great, I love how it's shorter at the back.

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  64. after seeing so many other bloggers, friends, and even family cutting their hair, i think i might have to cut mine! i've been holding off for so long trying to grow it out & maybe all these people around me cutting their hair is a sign! haha! i love the hair, it looks so great on you!

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  65. Hi! I saw this and thought about you. :)
    http://www.decobazaar.com/produkt-bialy-zabek-3513633.html
    P.S. I love your bag. :D

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    1. Ah! So cute! I wish it were in english so I could grab it! :D

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  66. Ooh my gosh, that bag! I couldn't decided whether it was real or fake, haha! I was like no way that's real, it looks like a cartoon cut out, no way. It's amazing.

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  67. Love this outfit! So bright and happy. It took me a minute to realise your bag was real! Awesome :) x

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  68. I LOVE that your bag looks like a cartoon! It really stands out! And your haircut is adorable-I LOVE it.

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  69. I LOVE that your bag looks like a cartoon! It really stands out! And your haircut is adorable-I LOVE it.

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  70. I absolutely love your haircut! It's perfect! I often chop my hair off, and I find it quite liberating. :)

    Also, not sure if I've commented on this before but I obviously love the coloring of your hair. I am considering going a pastel-y purple (more of an "Easter" shade of purple than a dark purple), so any thoughts, tips, or suggestions would be great!

    yourstrulyhillaryann.blogspot.com

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  71. Ok, so I love this outfit, but that bag. I have a complete love-hate relationship with those bags. First things first, they don't ship to England (BOOOOO), but I thought they were super cute, and now the more I'm looking at them, the more I find them mildly terrifying. I can't make up my mind! Good job they don't ship over here, else I'd have one by now and I'd be staring at it in my wardrobe like it was a wardrobe monster. Decisions decisions!

    Alli xx

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  72. That bag and those tights are awesome. When I first saw the bag, I thought you had drawn it on!!

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  73. Ok, I love everything about this! The bag is adorable and I love the dress too. It's like an awesome wearable tablecloth!

    Becky
    xx

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  74. That bag is too cool! I'm going to have to go check them out for myself now. I also really like the new hair, it looks really cute on you :)


    Curiously, Kimberly

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  75. Your haircut is awesome! Kudos to you for braving the salon :D I love the cut/color combination - reminds me of Ramona Flowers :o) (I'm in a Scott Pilgrim phase *again).

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  76. that bag cracks me up! it totally looks like you photo-shopped it onto yourself in some of those pictures! I love it!!

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  77. Wow, what a unique handbag. First glance makes it seem as if they are animated but I bet they're really eye-catching in real life. I'm gonna check it out...

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  78. 1. that bag is crazy cool. I did a double take when I first saw it because it looks so cartoon-like.
    2. Your hair looks incredible! I absolutely LOVE this style on you!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  79. That bag is totally unreal! So cool. I love your hair. Mine is quite short too, and as much as I love the ease of putting it up, it's much easier to care for when it's short.

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  80. This bag is amazing! I really thought it was a picture! ^^
    Love this fall outfit! (fall is my favorite season)

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  81. That bag is awesome! And that walrus necklace is adorable!!

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  82. I find it so funny that you complain about your pin-straight locks when, a couple of years ago, I would have given anything for my hair to be that way!! I had a similar haircut to the one you have now but I flat-ironed it every day, till I got sick of it. Where I'm from if your hair isn't pin straight, its seen as unkempt and unprofessional, even though most women here don't have straight hair at all!! After that I just made peace with my thick and curly/wavy and I've never touched a flat-iron or blow-drier again.

    stateborn-islandraised.blogspot.com

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