what I wore : maroon and gold

Monday, October 8, 2012

the details
hat - thrifted
cape - thrifted
brooch - gift from Friendly Gesture
dress - Curry Me Away via Modcloth
belt - from another dress
tights - Target
shoes - c/o Romwe
camera bag - c/o ONA

I have to say right now - this is probably my favorite outfit I've ever posted. Not the mention I really really love the pictures. I kind of just want to hoard this post away for a while so that it doesn't get posted then buried by others. I also want to wear this outfit and hang out in the pretty fall colors forever. I'll stop gushing now though.

Capes really are impractical, moving your arms is weird and my camera bag is always falling off my shoulder. That doesn't stop me from picking them up at the thrift store though. But in their defense, they're very cozy and they make me feel super fancy and ladylike. This is my most recent find and really only my second or third time wearing one. I can never figure out what dresses to wear with them. Most of the time I feel like they smother the rest of the outfit but I felt like, for the first time, I made it work! (I also forgot to take full body pictures of myself wearing it from the front. Ooopsy!) I have a handful more capes that I want to make a goal to force myself to find outfits they go perfect with. The weather right now is perfect for short sleeved dresses and capes.

I'm really starting to like my hair cut. (Thank you for all the kind words when I showed it off in my last outfit post!) I mean I liked it before but I'm almost 100% happy with it now. I absolutely love the way it looks curled with the headband method, which is what these curls are from. I've been doing that every day. I do dislike that the result are pretty inconsistent but hey, I'm happy with any volume! I really like that having short hair is forcing me to wear my hair down. It does fit in a tiny ponytail but it just looks so silly I've only put it up once or twice since the cut. Wahooo for finally loving my hair!

Hope you have an awesome Monday!
xoxo

fun fact : maroon & gold were my high school colors! so after remembering that fact these colors, despite looking awesome together in this outfit, now just make me think of high school. 
fun fact pt. 2 : throwing leaves in the air and trying to get them to come down looking nice is hard. We had to take so many pictures. Almost always they ended up coming down in a big lump. Haha!

71 comments:

  1. super jealous of this whole outfit and the surroundings. I live and work in the city centre so I haven't had chance to enjoy the autumn leaves yet.

    chloe
    www.bythelock.com

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  2. Love these colours together!
    I'm also a pretty big fan of capes. They are fun to wear with shorts too.

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  3. Well before I read you fun fact I was just staring at that "leaves up in the air flying" photo trying to think if that was really hard to do or Kaylah&Kevin are just plain lucky. Than of course when I read it it was the first thought. I love this outfit, I think Autumn suits you well!

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  4. Oh I do love a cape! Beautiful pictures and an awesome outfit! xx

    http://enidtwiglet.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. Congrats on getting the falling leaves photo in the end. It's absolutely perfect.

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  6. In my humble opinion the third photo from the top, the one you're facing away in, is one of the best pictures I've seen in a while. There is something just so magical about the entire thing!

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  7. I love this dress! I'm also currently obsessed with red tights - I'm wearing the wine colored ones from ModCloth right now :) My high school colors were also maroon and gold and I remember at the time thinking how ugly they were together, but now I love them.

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  8. Soooo pretty! I can see why you just adore these photos and don't want them to get "pushed away" with more posts, so totally let this one sit for a while, heh heh. :D <3 Maroon and gold are the most lovely colors--I actually just made an outfit kind of similar to this recently! Glad to know I picked a good color combo. ;)

    Also, that moth brooch is too perfect. I love all things insect-related, so I'm totally checking that shop out!

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  9. It's my favorite too! I love the way these colors look combined with your hair and the pictures are AMAZING too! You look so pretty!

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  10. These photos are gorgeous! I love the color scheme, I love your outfit, and those shoes are simply amazing. :)

    Curiously, Kimberly

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  11. Oh my! These pictures are beyond STUNNING! Wow, SO beautiful.

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  12. The photos with the leaves falling is so damn pretty.

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  13. These are really beautiful pictures! The outfit and the scenery are so nice, also your tattoo with the mushrooms looks so cool now that it's finished.

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  14. Beautiful pictures! That dress looks gorgeous on you!

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  15. These pictures are so amazing Kaylah! Well, actually your whole outfit. Those colors <3

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  16. Oh my goodness I love this outfit! It's just perfectly Autumn-ish! I actually love these colours with your hair, too! PERFECT!
    xo Heather
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  17. Such gorgeous pictures! I can't wait to find the perfect spot with pretty trees and leaves for picture taking!!!

    This outfit reminds me of when I was little and loved putting outfits together and dressing up in ways my mom didn't quite understand. I put on maroon tights, mustard denim shorts, a maroon santa-fe style printed button up top and a little bowler hat like that one. I have pictures in that outfit, I really should dig them out. I think I was about 7 years old. Ah memories!

    xomando

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  18. How can you look so pretty?! That's unacceptable. :)
    I love the colours - autumn scale is the most beautiful.

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  19. I loooooooooooove your hair! How are you so extremely adorable?! hehe

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  20. I absolutely love everything about it!!! It's one mof my favourite outfits of yours *_*

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  21. That dress goes especially well with your hair...and I love the shoes!

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  22. I love these pictures! It's fun to get to see a detailed look at your tattoos - so pretty! That style of hat looks cute with your new hairstyle too :)
    Gosh, I love fall.

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  23. That dress is so lovely on you and you look absolutely beautiful! I love your hair like this. Also, is that a high nostril piercing? It looks lovely!

    Becky
    xx

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  24. I love your tattos! And the outfit!

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  25. Wow, I don't blame you. These photos are so bright and vibrant and just STUNNING. Sigh, autumn is the best. :)

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  26. Love the colours in this look! You look gorgeous and your hair is so cute.

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  27. I have tights the same color and that might just be one of the PRETTIEST dresses I have ever seen! I love the detail on the collar and the color is so pretty.

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  28. I love this outfit! You look lovely! Gold is definitely your color. :) I always love looking through your outfit photos, you get the coolest shots.
    xo Mandy
    missindieblog.com

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  29. Hey Kaylah!

    I really like these photos too and the outfit, I really like the colors and all your tattoos ;)

    a+

    -Izzy

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  30. one of your best outfits!!!! this mustard beeeeaaauuutiful dress fits perfectly with these tights.. oh im in love! :)

    http://marysza.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love these pictures too! That dress with those tights together and those shoes is pretty much perfection! And that butterfly looks so real, how cool. xo

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  32. What a perfect fall outfit! Lovely photos :)

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  33. I have been looking for a dress like this forever. Logging onto Modcloth now!

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  34. I never was into capes, but they grow on you once you start wearing them! Like Crocs...
    ...except capes actually looks good haha xP

    The Lovelorn

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    1. Hahaha! Don't you even compare Crocs and capes!!

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  35. Your hair really is amazing, the curls suit you very well! I wish I was more like you, you look like an inspiring, lovely person! x

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  36. OMG i LOVE your tattoos!!so pretty!

    Christine

    www.fashionfloozy.co.uk

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  37. I love this outfit too... and of course the background! I also just wanted to say that you have such a gorgeous complexion!

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  38. Such a pretty dress, love the detailing on the back. Love how you've paired it with burnt orange, too x

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  39. Loving this entire outfit, saving it to my desktop for future reference! The colours are gorgeous and match so well with the leaves. Also, I have pretty much the same haircut as yours, and while my hair is naturally curly, I've found the most amazing mousse to use - the new line by Dove, I find it doesn't leave my hair crunchy and it makes it super duper curly!

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    1. I'll have to try that! I've been reading a lot lately about using products for curly hair even if you don't have curly hair and I think I'm ready to give it a spin. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  40. That dress is simply amazing! Paired with those tights and shoes, it is THEE perfect fall outfit. I can't get over how realistic that brooch looks. Super cool.

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

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  41. I have never seen a more perfect dress!

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  42. This is the pretty fall photo shoot I've seen to date! The whole outfit, the hair, and the gorgeous backdrop just has me all kinds of smitten :) xo Marisa

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  43. These photos and this outfit are both great.
    Beautiful!

    Rachel
    floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com

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  44. Ah this outfit is just amazing. I need a pin like that in my life. I will be heading to that shop promptly! Your thoughts on capes made me chuckle...since I have the exact same problem. I love them and feel so ladylike...but they are incredibly difficult to wear. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely outfit!

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  45. This is SO lovely! I adore the pic with the leaves in the air.
    Very cute.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  46. You are a gigantic autumn leaf. I love it so much!

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  47. I adore that belt looks fab, lovely blog :)

    I’m also running a giveaway so would love if you could enter! http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/models-own-giveaway-in-fuzzy-peach.html

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  48. Beautiful colour combination! Your outfit even matches your tattoo!

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  49. Love, love, love this outfit! <3
    You like perfect like this!

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  50. Lovelovelove the fall colors - especially with the cooler colors of your hair! Great post as always.

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  51. This might be my favorite outfit post yet. The colors are just perfect. I love every component. The pictures are amazing- especially that one with your back to the camera and the leaves raining down!! And I love love loooooooove your hair. Adorbs! Amd what a perfect spooky yet tranquil setting. Are you tired of my gushing yet?

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  52. Such a wonderful color combination. I also adore that butterfly brooch. You look amazing, dear!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  53. I think this is my favorite outfit of yours too! That dress is gorgeous on you!

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  54. I totally love this picture of you:
    http://daintysquid.blogspot.de/2012/10/what-i-wore-maroon-and-gold.html

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  55. Thank you all SO much for the sweet comments!! :D

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  56. Fairly certain this is one of your best outfit posts ever. You are gorgeous lady!

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  57. Love your dress and the color combo! <3

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  58. Wow, I get why these are favorite photos. The one of the leaves falling on you from behind is absolutely beautiful. And I just LOVE that cute little lace collar. The whole outfit is adorable but that's what makes it for me!

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  59. Your tattoos are beautiful -- the sleeve on your right arm looks like it was painted on!! Love the wildlife themes.

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  60. So, so lovely! I'd hoard away and re-use these photos a ton if I were you too! :) Wish we had fall leaves like you guys get, ours have just barely started since it's been crazy hot up until this week in SoCal.

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  61. the best fall colors! i love this outfit!

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  62. Love this outfit! You look totally darling!

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  63. Kaylah, I'm thinking of getting that dress. What size is yours? Thanks, love your blog!

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  64. Pretty sure this my favorite outfit you've posted, too! So lovely.

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  65. Your hair looks SO pretty like that! That's the perfect cut for you.

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  66. I love this! And I love your hair.

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