what I wore : chilly wellies - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : chilly wellies

Monday, March 11, 2013

details 
hat - Gabriel Brothers
coat - Target (a few years back)
scarf - Modcloth
gloves - Kohls
camera bag - c/o August Wrinkle
boots - Women's Wellies c/o Joules

I know it might not look like it but oh my gosh, it was so cold! Even colder than last week when I visited despite the fact there was less snow and ice this time. It was just super windy. But I had a blast shooting some outfit pictures that were a bit different than the ones I normally share, both outfit and photo style wise. If you were to find me at the beach on a day like this that's definitely what I'd be wearing, not a cute dress!

I have a really  hard time feeling cute in things like this though. Normally when I'm all bundled up and in jeans I don't feel like I put any effort into my look. But I'm finding if I focus on my accessories, both the ones you can see (cute boots! fun hat!) and the ones you can't (necklace, cute socks, etc) I feel so much more put together than if I were just to put on any old warm things. I don't know, it sounds kind of silly to write about. But it's been something I've always struggled with and I'm working really hard to get over it and weeeeerk some winter clothes. Haha!
Hope you're having a great Monday!
xoxo

PS. Once again I'm the one that drove to the beach and back! It's still scary as heck but I'm definitely improving. Drivers license - you will be mine soon!!

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43 thoughts

  1. I think you look amazing! LOVE those boots! I think it does look cold.. It began snowing here again yesterday. I thought it was Spring already! I want some sun again! ;___;

    Anyway, I found this (http://www.etsy.com/listing/117443204/gold-bear-tooth-ornament?) I thought you might like it! :) Have a happy Monday!

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  2. Adorable! I am a big wellie fan! And these are extraordinary cute!

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  3. Your 'weeeeeeerk' just reminded me that there is a new Drag Race episode tonight (!!!!!) but you look so adorable in your jean-y outfit! I know what you mean about feeling a bit 'blah' (I wear jeans to work almost every single day I have to come in) but a good way to beat that is with some fun colored jeans! Even just a gray shade can make you feel like you're straying from the denim life :)

    →Lauren at in between idols.

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    1. Haha! How could you forget there is a new episode tonight!? That's the best thing about Mondays. (Well, I always watch on Tuesday morning when it's on logotv.com but still...!)

      Color jeans are a great idea. I actually only own a few pairs of jeans right now, all of which are actually the same ones but I bought multiples because I liked them so much. I'm pretty picky about how jeans fit but I'm thinking I need to get to the store and start trying on fun jeans.

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  4. You look adorable all bundled up like an adventurer and the temperature really does come through in your photos! I'm cold just looking at you. Those boots are amazing! The sand dunes are beautiful, especially in the barren cold. It looks so quiet. Lovely!

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  5. Omgggg you look so adorable Kaylah! Love how your new hair color peeks out from under the hat <3

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  6. Foxes on your wellies?! How cute!

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  7. Ugh, okay so I caved and ordered that bag after I saw it on your blog a few days ago, (so cute!) and now I'm really really tempted to snag these boots. I gotta stop reading your blog because 1. I'm gonna spend all my money, and 2. We are going to start to match...!!! lol!

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  8. Amazing pictures! Yours wellie's are so cute!

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

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  9. i love your boats. so cute!! great outfit. ( :

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  10. These are so cute! And you know, while you are an internet style icon, you are also a great adventurer, and to combine the two is never a bad thing! You still look hella cute for a cold romp around the beach.
    And dude, do I EVER feel you about the scary as hell driving: I'm learning to drive standard, and drove to a nearby city this weekend and was physically shaking when I got out of the car. It was my first time driving stick shift in standard, and it was a total adrenaline rush, haha! I figure it'll never feel comfortable, until you've done it a few times. You just have to take the plunge.
    --Erin

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  11. You look so adorable!! I love those boots!! xoox

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  12. I think you look really cute in this outfit! I usually hate rainboots because they are so ugly, but yours are making me reconsider that opinion. I'll need to do a rainboot hunt before it starts raining like crazy in April!

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  13. Do you ever, out of nowhere, envision a piece of clothing that you really want, and so you look for it at stores and online, and you just never find it anywhere? That coat was my vision last December. And while I'm happy that it exists, I'm bummed out that I probably won't be able to own it.

    Ah well. It's just a coat, yeah? ('It's just a coat,' she repeats to herself, as she tries not to cry.)

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  14. I've found that Target often has the same coats out year after year. Sooo maybe you'll luck out and find it next coat season!

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  15. I am such a wellies obsessive, I want these fox ones more than anythign right at the moment!

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  16. Eek I have those wellies. I love them. So cute. :)

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  17. Love this post! Your outerwear is adorable and the fox wellies are probably the best things I've ever seen, haha. You look great! I love the pic of you with the pentax camera! (second down)

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  18. Those boots are amazing! You look so cute and colourful in this outfit x
    Kittenish Behaviour&Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  19. Oh girl....you're so Foxy;) Lovin them boots!
    Very awesome "what I wore"
    xo
    Sarah AtticLace

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  20. So cute! Beautiful photos, so well-lit and playful!

    Mary

    http://marymarysgarden.wordpress.com

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  21. Love the boots! Those are super cute!

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  22. You look adorable in this explorer look. It's diferent then the usual and more suitable to the weather, because we can see how cold it must been :)

    I wear jeans also all the time, it's more practical to go on the subway and walk to the university. What I do is wear diferent type of jeans ( diferent colors, diferent shapes) and combine them with diferent tops. Normally I bet a lot more on the tops and acessories.

    Love your boots, so cute.

    Kisses,

    Sofia g

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  23. oh boy i love that hat, coat and those wellies. my 5 year old has just sat on my lap wanting to see all down you blog, she thinks you are very very beautiful, she wants me to tell you she likes your clothes and we like your hair colour xxxxxxx

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    1. Aw! Hehe! That's so cute. Tell her thank you very much! :)

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  24. Love this outfit, especially those fox wellingtons!!! Beautiful pictures!
    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  25. I adore those fox boots, been watching them for a while :)

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  26. Fantastic pictures! :D Love those wellies too, so cute! xx

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  27. Love seeing you all bundled up! (Is that too creeper? You know what I mean, right?) The details are adorable and I love the coat. :)

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  28. Just want to say how awesome it is that you're getting your driver's license! It's an inspiring reminder that it is never too late to face your fears, try something new and grow. Way to go, brave lady!

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  29. I love that first photo! So cool. And the boots are the best!

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  30. I'm sure you've answered this before sometime but where the heck in Ohio is this? I grew up in the city ( Columbus) and never knew we had beaches like this.

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    1. I'm about an hour outside of Cleveland.

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  31. I always feel super blah/lazy in jeans too. But it is definitely all about the accessorizing, and wear a good top too.

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  32. I´M IN LOVE WITH YOUR BAG...
    XOXO

    www.marshylicious.blogspot.com.ar

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  33. So cute! I love these photos - I like seeing clothing captured in motion and actually getting worn, not posed. And on 'wearing jeans' - I love seeing bloggers in jeans!!! I feel like 'outfit pictures' denotes being all dolled up but I sort of like seeing people on their 'whatever' days :]

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    1. I'm not sure how to respond to this comment. On one hand, I guess I see what you mean but on the other hand it implies that outfit pictures are fake or something out of the ordinary which bothers me. What you see in my outfit pictures is exactly what you'd see if you spotted me out and about. That's how I dress every day.

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  34. I was thinking about getting that bag! Do you think it's sturdy enough to carry a laptop all day every day?


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    1. I'm not sure! The vinyl (or whatever the material is...?) isn't super thick or sturdy so the bag might wear out quickly depending on how heavy your laptop is. I keep two cameras in it (my canon 60d & pentax k1000) and it seems to be holding up pretty well.

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  35. One of my favourite outfits!! I want that green coat...

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  36. I want those fox boots! I am kind of obsessed with foxes lately.

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