what I wore : fall flowers - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : fall flowers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

hat - thrifted
sunglasses - c/o Oasap
shirt - TJ Maxx
rings -  triangle c/o Spotted Moth, gem c/o The Northern Sea
overall dress - Forever 21
tights - Target
bag - c/o Oasap

Can I tell you a secret? I hate that overalls are in style right now. Don't get me wrong, I love overalls. I own at least five pairs. They're cozy as heck, and cute to wear around the house. But something about seeing them everywhere kind of drives me nuts. The only good thing about it though is they're becoming way easier to find. I've spent hours scouring thrift stores for ones my size and rejoiced in finally finding a few pairs that fit. But now so many stores carry them! Of course, I'm not down for spending too much money on them but I do still love to browse and stalk them until they go on clearance! Anyway, point of that story was that I was lured into Forever 21 with the idea they might have some overalls at a decent price. I didn't find any but I did find this adorable overall dress. I have a feeling I'll be spending the majority of this fall season in it.

For this post I teamed up with Fab to style items from their two top categories, jewelry and women's (clothes/shoes/accessories). I chose this adorable necklace and this set of bags. The bags are so great because a. that print is the cutest and b. the different sizes make the set really versatile. The biggest makes a perfect beach tote. The smaller two fit in my purse to hold all my miscellaneous odds and ends.

I'm also sharing a few more of my favorite items from Fab below. How incredible is that yellow backpack?! That color is killing me, it's perfect for fall! Fab also has a new "Smile Guarantee" which means free returns on any order that you're not happy with, no questions asked. If you're not already a member I highly recommend signing up and taking a peek around.
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Happy Wednesday! Hope it's sunny where ever you are in the world.

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27 thoughts

  1. I love that dress, it is absolutely gorgeous.... especially with the coloured tights! x

  2. I totally understand about the overalls. Things like that make me bonkers too. And you know half of the people out there wouldn't be wearing them if they weren't "in style" and available at those name brand stores. *rolls eyes*

  3. I adore the olive and mustard together!

  4. I love this outfit so much! That necklace is gorgeous.

    Ladyface Blog

  5. Loooove the overall dress. I really wish I could wear overalls, myself, but my bust makes it look strange? I'll just admire them on everyone else, I guess!

    Also-- dat backpack! :O

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  6. You have the most adorable style!


  7. the rings are amazing! Your hair looks truley awesome that colour!


  8. The most perfect thing for fall in this post are those lovely tights you are wearing. Super cute. Take care!

  9. I love your style. And your photos. Do you have any advice or posts about taking good full-body outfit shots? I always have trouble with that when I'm in front of the camera instead of shooting, and yours are fantastic.

    - Lix | A Classic Notion

  10. I like that garnet necklace, and the yellow backpack!!!
    Not personally an overalls person; but your overall dress is AWESOME!!!

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  12. I kind of feel the same way about denim right now. I had to replace my jean jacket that got so threadbare that every time I went to grab it my fingers would go right through the denim and leave more and more holes. When I went into some stores I started noticing all the mannequins were wearing jean jackets. Then I started noticing that everywhere I went everyone is wearing denim jackets as well. It's not that everyone wearing them is bad, it's just that I've been wearing a denim jacket (as a staple in my wardrobe for the last 10+ years) and 1. I don't want people thinking I'm just trying to be trendy, and 2. When the fad passes I don't want to be seen as still holding onto some old trend. You'd think a simple item like a denim jacket should be timeless and not subject to hot trends, so I really shouldn't worry about it, but still I have to admit it did make my heart sink a little.

  13. You are the cutest!
    Sometimes it bugs me when things that I like become "trends". Because then we'll all look back on the 2010s and be like "OMG those overalls." And I'll still be like... But I love them!


  14. I love your new overall dress! It's absolutely adorable and looks so perfect with the striped top and mustard tights. This outfit is super fall-ish and cute. I love it!

  15. I love this outfit and especially the mustard tights with it. I know what you mean about overalls and I agree with the comments that most of the people wouldn't be wearing them if it wasn't "in style" but I LOVE this overal dress. I just might have to go look for one. I have some overall shorts that I love, they let me show off my tights, but I don't think I would ever wear just plain overalls. Glad to see the weather has turned cooler so that we see more tights. I am just such a tights lover. Keep up the GREAT posts!

  16. Hands down this is my favorite outfit you've posted ever.

  17. this is the perfect fall outfit! seriously

  18. Fab is the best! I love that they sell pretty much everything and tons of it is super quirky. I hate that they don't ship to military addresses though, so I need to have everything shipped to my parents in the states and then hope they send it to me in a timely manner (my parents still have the wall clings that I bought in March)!
    I'm still trying to find the perfect overall dress. :3

  19. Love the dress paired with yellow tights. I always hate when things I love become popular as well -- whatever. :)
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  20. I love every detail of this outfit! Your rings have especially caught my eye and oh my they look wonderful. By the way, you hair is awesome it seems to have gotten a bit neon! :)

    Chamomile Dealer

  21. Woah, when did your hair turn green?? Haha, it looks incredible of course. I wish, oh god I wish I was allowed to do ANYTHING fun at all with my hair but working retail means that's out of the question. I think mustard tights are pretty much the definition of fall and your little overall dress is so sweet. Also loving that pyramid ring...I just might need something like that.

  22. I hate when something becomes so trendy that it's everywhere. That bugs me! That's why I like vintage. Unless someone else really knows their vintage clothing, you probably won't see that piece elsewhere. I try to steer clear of buying into trendy things. Why would I want to wear what everyone else is wearing? I wear what I like. I just don't want to wear what 500 girls are wearing on their fashion blogs.

    I still love those shoes, and the tights!

  23. This outfit is seriously PERFECT!

  24. I love this outfit on you! and I'm with you on the overalls--I LOVE them, but I wish everyone else didn't love them because they are like sold out every place that carries plus size anything. ugh. they're also usually completely overpriced. xx

  25. ASOS stock those pouches in the UK, I have one which keeps all my camera wires and external hardrive in :)
    loving the autumnal vibes in this outfit!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  26. aww you just look so pretty, Kaylah! I must confess that overalls dress is the cutest thing ever, I am so much loving it and the way you styled it! :)
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming


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