what I wore : stripes and polka dots - again! - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : stripes and polka dots - again!

Monday, April 08, 2013

details
hat - thrifted
sunglasses - Target
shirt - TJ Maxx
bag - c/o Ji Ji Kiki
bracelet - c/o Pill Jewelry
tights - c/o asian iCandy

I was super stoked to find these sunglasses at Target last weekend. They instantly reminded me of that pair from Madwell I was drooling over. Except these were way cheaper and I got to try them on before purchasing which is obviously a huge selling point for me when it comes to sunglasses. I'm always surprised at what a fun selection of sunglasses Target has. I'm lucky they aren't a few dollars cheaper or I'd own way way way too many of them...not that I don't already own too many pairs of sunglasses.

 I'm not sure how obvious it is in these photos but I got a hair cut last week. I also dyed my hair a bit darker of a shade of purple. It was probably the first time in my entire life that I got a hair cut and didn't go home and pout about what a big mistake I'd made. (I'm not the only one who does this right? The hair cut is great when you first get then a few hours later you go "oh crap, I should not have done that!" But then you give it a bit more time and you love it even more than when you first saw it in the mirror.) I liked it immediately and I haven't stopped loving it since. It feels so good to have less hair and bonus points for it staying wavy a least a few more hours than normal. Hah!

Hope you have a lovely Monday!
xoxo

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55 thoughts

  1. Yup, I am usually cursing myself by the time I reach my car after going to the hair dresser. That cut, though, I can see why you insta-loved it!

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    1. Haha! Yep. Last year when I got my hair cut short (after I had been growing it for nearly two years) I loved it until I saw all my hair on the floor. It took every ounce of strength in my whole body to not cry right there.

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  2. Your hair looks gorgeous and those are pretty much my dream shoes! ♥

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  3. I love how you've matched the polka dots! You look so pretty!
    Sophie
    x

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  4. I love this outfit, the mix of stripes and polkadots is lovely and that hat is fantastic. Your hair looks amazing, I wish I had the guts to have an asymetric fringe. You look lovely xo

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  5. I LOVE the colour scheme going on here - even your tats match (esp with the orange glasses bringing it all together!)! Those tights are maybe my favourite ever.

    Also, just had to say (hopefully in a totally non-creepy way), I was thinking of you while reading The Great Gatsby last week. One of the incidental characters had cuff links made with real human molars! Def looking forward to the movie version!

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    1. I didn't even notice, but yeah, I'm pretty matchy matchy! Guess I can make those sunnies any outfit as long as my tattoos are showing. Haha!

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  6. oh you look super cute. i love the matching shoes and bag and the sunglasses are super cute too. I really love your style! :)

    xx
    Anita

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  7. Gorgeous! Your hair is perfect this colour .. and I absolutely adore those shoes!

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  8. Looking great, as always! Especially loving the shoes, I need to source some similar in the UK :)

    www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Those shoes are awesome, and as usual I love your whole outfit ;)

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  10. Lovely outfit - the spots and stripes go together really well!


    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  11. I love your style so much! The bracelet and skirt are particularly lovely and your nails are so cute! <3

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  12. I like the dark purple with the pink peeking out. Say that three times fast! Hah, it's the perfect color with that lovely mint bag. I usually pick dresses over skirts, but this is the third ModCloth skirt that I think I need. You styled it well!

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  13. Your hair looks great! I thought it looked a little different in your photos. It is also really hard for me to get hair cuts I like, and to get my hair cut by someone new. Most people don't know how to properly cut curly hair and I can end up with a giant frizzy bell head. :/ I finally found a place by my parents house but it is 12 hours away from me. *cries*


    http://kawarrasaurus.blogspot.com/

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  14. Your hair looks great! And I do love those sunglasses, so much fun :)

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  15. i am all about all that fabulous mint! dots on stripes is my favorite look :)

    xo,
    aimée
    aimstar-thrives.blogspot.com

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  16. That hair color is absolutely fabulous! And I'm loving everything about this outfit, especially the sunnies - so fab!
    -Annie

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  17. That bracelet and those sunglasses are TO DIE FOR!

    http://www.whyyesdeer.blogspot.com

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  18. You look great! I totally like haircut and new color. I've wanted to dye my hair a dark purple but I'm afraid of bleaching my whole head of hair.

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    1. So start small! Dye a few pieces purple and go from there.
      :)

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  19. So cute! You are so good at combining different patterns and making them look so cool!
    Carrie
    xxx
    http://carriebrighton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. You look great! Love the big happy smile! :D

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  21. This outfit is so perfect! The colors, prints, nails, your hair, I just love it. Probably my favorite this year so far! Very inspiring. :)

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  22. I LOVE the colors in these photos!

    www.hellomeggy.wordpress.com

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  23. I can't not get over that bag or your hair <3

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  24. Your shoes *.* Love them!

    It's so funny to see the background behind you not covered in snow :D

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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    1. I know, right?! So glad that that will be done for a while!

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  25. Love the new haircut and color, super cute :)
    http://teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love that skirt so much! something about circle skirts just makes me think of spring. plus I love the darker color of your hair! looks great :]

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  27. Oh I wore almost the same skirt in my last look :)

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  28. I'm loving your hair color right now! Your outfit is adorable, too :)

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  29. I wear almost this exact same outfit ALL the time! Super cute.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  30. Huzzah for matching your nails to your outfit. That's my favorite thing ever.

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  31. I literally JUST bought a skirt identical to that! Gorgeous lady! :)
    Sarah xxx
    www.whimsicalmumblings.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I really love your slanty bangs!

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  33. The brightness of your bag, shoes and nails = gorgeous! <3 xx

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  34. You can never go wrong with stripes and dots! Rock it!

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  35. I definitely noticed your new hair. I love it and this outfit!

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  36. What a cute outfit! I really love those tights - the color of them is so gorgeous!

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

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  37. This is so cool! I just found your blog :) I love all the crazy pattern mixing in your outfit! and...the name of your blog is just awesome

    http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  38. I absolutely love your outfit. I crave for this ring soooo much !!

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  39. I LOVE stripes and polka dots together. Or separate :) but together they are extra lovely and make the outfit super adorable. These colors are gorgeous and loving your bag! ;) Thanks for sharing!! -Mika
    www.sparrowshaven.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh my you look WONDERFUL!!!!! This is one my all-time favourite outfit posts from anybody! Thanks so much for sharing - I love that photo of your tights and shoes. You look so awesome, seriously. XXX

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  41. such a gorgeous outfit, you are a very pretty lady :D xx

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  42. Crazy and pretty :D your hairs looks awesome

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  43. I love your hair right now! It looks awesome, also, those tights... I wann'em!

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  44. yep looking so good! i am so wanting my hair colourful again but i am running every day now and need to wash it every time, so its just gonna wash away too quickly...any ideas? xxx

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    1. I always wash my hair everyday. Just use strictly cold water when it comes to washing and rinsing your hair and you should be fine.
      :)

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  45. It's hard not to wear stripes and polka dots together! They're so perfect! I just love the colors in this outfit and your new sunglasses are fantastic too.

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