what I wore : back in action - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : back in action

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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dress - H&M
belt - thrifted
sunglasses - Target
shoes - Keds
brooch - c/o Tigerlilly Quinn

Well hey, there! Long time no see. It's undeniable I've been off my outfit post game since moving. As hard as I try I'm just not a fan of indoor pictures and I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to shoot on the sidewalk. I just like fun backgrounds in secluded areas. And wouldn't ya know it, I think I found my favorite one ever. Hope you guys are into this background because I sure am and I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of it.

This has been one of my go-to outfits this last month or so. I picked up this dress, as well as a plain black one in the same cut, from H&M a little while ago and basically just take them off to wash them. If they came in more colors, or the best option ever - striped, you can bet I'd buy them too. It's just a really comfortable material, it sits nice and I don't have to iron it! I love finding clothing staples like this.

Same thing with these Keds though. I wear them all the time and with everything. I hated paying forty bucks for them but this might be the first time ever I am truly, truly getting my moneys worth from a pair of shoes. Before this I had a cheap pair of similar shoes I picked up from Urban Outfitters which I literally wore through the bottom in less than a month. These, surprisingly, really really seem to be holding up. Way to go Keds!

I will leave you with a silly little GIF of me hopping around some big cement chunks. I really like jumping from piece to piece and pretending I'm awesome at parkour. Spoiler alert: I'm not, but I sure do love watching videos on youtube. I'm aware this GIF doesn't make it look all that fancy but it really is fun in real life.
xoxo

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37 thoughts

  1. I love the colourful background!
    And your bright hair with the neutral outfit; def. my favourite go-to as well. I pretty much prefer black or anything with black and then bright hair, haha.

    Can't wait to see more pics at this beautiful place!

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  2. Love everything about this outfit and that hair!
    The background is awesome and seems to be perfect for you especially with all those colors. I've always loved your outfit posts so I'm glad you found a spot you like!

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  3. Is that a cicada on your leg? It's so neat!

    Also, I grew up buying cheap shoes from Walmart that would only last a few months. Now that I'm older, I don't mind spending more money on shoes that'll last a long time. My first pair of Vans lasted three years. I just bought a pair of Birkenstock sandals that I'm hoping will last many years, as they cost $65 - yikes!

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  4. YAAAY, an outfit post!! Love the dress, the shoes, the background, and the new tattoo! Is it a cicada? Sadly I cannot wear keds; I've tried two different pairs and for some reason they give me a rash.
    Good to see you back in the swing of things :-)

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    1. Thanks, it is!

      Hmm, that's so weird! I wonder why.

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  5. This is one of my favorite dress shapes, It's so wearable! Cute Gif!

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    1. Mine too! I wish I could fill my whole closet with dresses like this.

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  6. very nice! happy you found a spot you're comfortable at (although i do not take many outfit pics i am still searching for some place quiet)

    and i'll definetely check this dress...

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  7. I definitely like the background and I'm obsessed with polka dots and knowing that the material is nice..wow! I got a polka dot dress from VintageSwank which is in good quality and got it for a very reasonable price.
    Btw, love watching parkour videos as well. I tried it but stopped coz I got injury just minor though.

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  8. Am I dreaming or do you have new tattoos?
    :)

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  9. You have such a great figure and you always look awesome in your photos! This is a great location I love all the colors super rad!

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  10. Ummm have you had that shin piece, long? I don't remember seeing it! It's bad ass, anyway. I've missed your outfits, so I'm glad you're back :D

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  11. such a lovely, colourful background! :)
    I truly love your dress and totally understand your fascination with it! I mean, it has polka dots all over and looks super comfy! Stripes would be great too!
    -
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  12. Keds are great, I had a white pair that I wore to pieces but the best kind of pieces. I really need to invest in a new pair again.

    If with H&M did more colours. I love the range of basic pieces they have but I wish they would come out in not so basic and standard colours and patterns.

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  13. Please still check your PO box as I just sent something :) lovely outfit xx

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  14. What a wicked spot! I wish I had somewhere cool like that within a reasonable distance. Well... I do, but none if it's secluded (so awkward I don't even take my pictures when my roommates are home/awake) or easy to get to without a car. >_O

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  15. I'm drooling over that dress! It's perfect in every way. Also, your new tattoos are AMAZING.

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  16. I love the gif. I hope you do more.

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  17. That dress is super cute! And I love the Cicada tattoo.

    Tabby
    - www.glitterinthequarter.com

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  18. Nice ootd, your hair looks divine

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  19. you are awesome. That is all I have to say xxx

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  20. Your hair is rockin! I love the outfit post and the background! It's almost like an extension of you and your tattoos! Can't wait for future outfit posts (not that that is anything new!). I've been looking into getting Keds of my own. Might have to try them out because I'm in need of some sturdy tennis shoes!

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  21. You hair looks amazing Kaylah and the outfit is superb! I wouldn't mind seeing this backround.. it's cool <3

    Chamomile Dealer

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  22. Love that little Hello Brooch!!! Also awesome little gif! I need to learn how to make those!!

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  23. Those surprise colors underneath the green are so pretty!

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  24. Hi, I was just wondering who did the gorgeous cicada on your leg. Was it the same guy who's done most of your tattoos?

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    1. Nope, It was done by Shawn Patton.
      http://shawnpattontattooer.com/home.html
      :)

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  25. aww thanks so much Kaylah! you're gif is amazing too! xx

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  26. That backdrop is so much fun and gorgeous. Envy! Oh, and you look great! Cool pics you took...

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