what I wore : back again - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : back again

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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dress - Brand New Bookstore Dress c/o Modcloth
camera bag - Siena c/o Jo Totes
lapel pin - garage sale
bracelet - c/o Rings & Tings

Oops! I took another accidental outfit post hiatus. You guys, I'll get the hang of this again. I swear! It's so easy to forget to do, or not make time to do once you fall out of the habit. But I really do miss outfit posts, and I hope you miss seeing them.

It's also easy to forget to take outfit pictures when your wardrobe has changed significantly. I think I talked about it once before, how I grew up having "nice" clothes and "play" clothes and even though I'm an adult now I still can't seem to merge the two. Since my two main hobbies are urban exploration and biking, I spend most of my time in tank tops and shorts not pretty dresses. I'm normally covered in dirt and somehow always have bike grease on my leg. I miss wearing my "nice" clothes though. Jeff's sister's boyfriend hosted a white linen party last week and since I literally don't own any white (I mean, I have tons of black and white stripes... but that doesn't count) this is what I wore. It felt really nice to put on something pretty. But hey, maybe sometime soon I'll shoot an outfit true to what you'd find if you encountered me out on a bike ride, bike grease and all!

Anyway, THIS DRESS! Holy smokes. I've been stalking it forever. It finally went on sale and I went for it despite being nervous about the mixed reviews. It fits like a dream! I feel so great in it. Any item of clothing that makes me feel cute and dainty, as well as powerful and sexy at the same time is a win in my book!
xoxo


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  1. I really missed seeing them, so yay for their return! Also, in love with your belt :)

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  2. Yay, I have missed your outfit posts! I can't wait to see more, though I am glad you're having such a good time on your bike.

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  3. I love that turtle belt! I'm glad you've gotten back to outfit posts, though I love your adventure/travel posts as well :)

    Miranda
    Little Gold Pocket Watch

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    1. Thanks, Miranda! I'm glad you're enjoying my posts.

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  4. this dress is adorable! nice outfit... i really like the little phone :)

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  5. Yay so glad these are back. I miss getting seriously jealous over your wardrobe. x

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  6. Yay, I've missed your outfit posts! I've been the same way about dressing up lately...this summer I've been doing a lot of hiking and exploring, and I definitely don't wanna be wearing cute dresses and get them all dirty (and get eaten by mosquitos all over my legs!) Anyway, that dress looks awesome on you!

    ♥Brooke

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  7. Oh man, you should totally do a bike ride outfit photo. We all know it's impossible to be nice and made-up all the time- that's part of being human!

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  8. You look great! And ready to explore the world. :) That turtle belt is lovely, too.

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  9. I love your bag! And I don't own anything white either, don't feel bad. White clothing gives me anxiety because I KNOW I'll stain it in an instant!

    <3
    kimberrleigh

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    1. Haha, exactly why I don't own any. It's not like I spill on myself constantly or anything but put me in a white shirt and all of a sudden I'm the clumsiest person ever!

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  10. whhhhhhat!!?!?!!! YES! I am so incredibly stoked to see your outfit post this morning! A few months back I went back into your fashion archives and spent the evening pinning fabulous outfits of yours (I could've made a whole 'kaylah wears' pinterest board). love the dress. love the belt. love the purse. AND totally understand the being dirty-bike riding-how to dress conflict. I now have a 'nice dress' section of my closet and a 'cycling dress' section. <3

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Andrea!!

      I'm still trying to figure out which of my dresses would work for cycling.

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    1. Isn't it great!? JoTotes makes the best camera bags.

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  12. Oh the turtles!! I have missed your outfits, good to see one again :)

    Rachel

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  13. That dress is crazy cute! I feel like it's the type of dress that could look cute on anybody (which is tempting me to give buying it a whirl)... Anyways you look awesome in it! :)
    Deanna | Curly Top

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  14. I love all of the subtle animal details (in your tattoos and your belt etc!) You look fantastic, and I always think you curate the most wearable-yet-quirky outfits. I know what you mean about getting out of the habit of outfit posts though - sometimes it is just so much easier to photograph OTHER things!

    Oh and I am super jelly jelly that modcloth sends you so many gorgeous clothes to wear! What an awesome partnership to have!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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    1. Thanks, Candy! I certainly do love animals! :P

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  15. Beautiful!! All the details are perfect!! :) x

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  16. Ive missed your outfit posts so much! Your style has always been such an inspiration to me. I love how amazing your life is, and how your blog has become (and has always been!) Such a representation of what you love and what makes you happy. Its forever my favorite!

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much Brittany!! :)

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  17. I love outfit posts- they usually always are some of my favorites! That dress is so cute- the different directions of stripes is a fantastic detail! Your telephone brooch is wonderful as well! Aren't garage sales the greatest?
    -Melissa

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  18. How the heck do you look so amazing in everything you wear? I feel like every stitch of clothing you own was made just for you haha. This girl definitely misses your outfit posts, can't wait to see more!

    All jokes aside, seeing an outfit from a hard day of riding would be pretty sweet, if for no other reason than to take a peek behind the lens, bike grease and all ;)

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  19. I came across your blog last week and I'm visibly crying at this post. So much love. This isn't a real comment but instead me word vomiting because amaaaaazed.

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  20. I always enjoy your adventure posts so much, but I also was missing to see you in your nice dresses & awesome complements - I really love the camera bag - but hey, a bike outfit would also be great! I'd loved to see a daily you :)

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  21. I think you looks absolutely adorable despite the totally rockin' tattoos.

    http://kintsugioflife.blogspot.com

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  22. Yay outfit photos! I definitely relate to the "nice"vs. "play" clothes thing - one of the things I like about having an office job is having an excuse to trot out my "nice" clothes on a regular basis!

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  23. I love the hair! I wish I was bold enough to do something like that!

    http://finefantasies.blogspot.com/

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  24. I have missed your outfit photos! This dress is adorable and it looks great on you!
    It would be cool to see your "everyday" outfit. I always wondered if you were wearing those awesome dresses while exploring. I know I would trip on something and totally ruin my outfit but I thought you were just super careful haha.

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  25. Im so glad these are back! I missed seeing them! Gorgeous as always!
    Jordyn
    Pretty Lovely

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  26. I missed your outfit posts! You have an awesome sense of style!!

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