what I wore : "just jeans" - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : "just jeans"

Thursday, February 05, 2015

details
sweater - Triangle Sweater c/o Oasap
ring - Urban Outfitters
coat - Yellow Parka c/o Oasap
boots - Palladium Boots via Zulily

Someone, anonymously of course, recently said something along the lines of 'why do you still post outfit photos? You only wear jeans anymore, you don't care about fashion!' It struck me as funny because it's such a strange way to think. Like if I'm not wearing cute frilly dresses I'm not allowed to post photos of it which is downright silly. I've never loved the word "fashion", I've never claimed to be a "fashion blog", I just love taking pictures of my outfits. No matter if I feel like wearing a dress, tights and heels or jeans, boots and a cozy sweater I like documenting it. It's fun to take outfit photos, and it's fun to watch my style evolve over time. 

For a long time I didn't wear jeans often because I didn't feel comfortable in them. I felt like I always looked like I was dressed down. It's not an accurate view of how I looked though, it was a confidence thing based solely on how I felt. Maybe my style now is a bit more 'boring' than it used to be since I've embraced jeans (although I would hardly call my look boring - I mean c'mon!) but it's mine. I feel confident. I'm proud of what I wear. I know I look awesome. I want to shout it from the mountain tops. I don't have a mountain top though, I have a blog.

I'm here to promote self confidence, pride in one's self, and encourage everyone to do their own thing. If you want to wear yoga pants and a sports bra or a cute frilly dress with a peter pan collar or anything in between, I've got your back  It doesn't matter what you wear, if you feel good then girl, you look good and you should never be ashamed to shout it out!
xoxo 
 
ps. looks like my kitty friend is still hanging around this building! Hopefully he'll make more blog appearances once it warms up.

You Might Also Like

74 thoughts

  1. Before I even got to the end of the photos I was all geared up to comment saying 'this is my favourite outfit post you've ever ever done!" And now I've read what that anon said I feel even more inclined to do so. Love watching your style evolve and checking out the awesome pieces you find (that necklace? Urgh, amazing!)
    x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Kayla I love it when you wear jeans! I'm more of a pants wearer than the dress wearer so I'm always so excited to see what you wear with your jeans. Glad you're not letting that person get you down :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love what you just wrote. I wouldn't wear most things you are showing but mainly because I dress even more boring - if you want to call it boring. Plain shirts, jeans and black shoes make me feel o so fabulous :)

    For me, looking at your outfits is an inspiration to dress more colourful and to choose some cute or silly pieces, too. Well, now I've got a tiny brontosaurus-necklace to wear with all my black and grey clothes and I'm looking forward to what's next.

    So pleeeaase don't stop showing your not-that-special outfits - they're not boring at all but rather showing someone who knows how to dress really really well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Maren! If it makes you feel good than that's all that betters. There are definitely times I put on a plain black shirt and jeans and feel like a million bucks. That's what "fashion" is to me - feeling good.

      Delete
  4. LOVE your hair! Brave and beautiful!

    Love and greetings from Italy,

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.it/2015/02/inspiration-lately.html

    Bambi

    ReplyDelete
  5. The entire time I read this I was just thinking "hell yeah!" Go you. I love the way you took a stupid anon comment and turned it into a positive rant. Good for you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You go gurrrl :D Good for you Kaylah!!! xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. BLESS THIS POST. I'm so sick of jeans automatically being "lazy" in the fashion blogger world. You can do SO MUCH with a great pair of jeans--and I'd argue even more than with a dress and tights! The possibilities are endless. Glad to see you spreading self-love and confidence in your own personal style. Love this.

    - Sam
    http://thelifeandtimesofsam.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right? It's crazy. Beside the fact that jeans are amazing, versatile and most definitely stylish, WHO CARES WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE WEARING? If it makes them happy and they feel good then that's all that matters. I may not want to read a blog filled with someone wearing clothes I don't necessarily like but that doesn't mean I should sit around and pout about it.

      Delete
  8. It's too easy for people to be negative anonymously. I'm glad to see you defend jeans!

    Also- looove the coat. That yellow color is bangin'.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's funny because I swear I chose another color at checkout. I liked the yellow, it was my first choice but figured it wouldn't be good for someone who was basically always in places they shouldn't be! Hah! But the yellow is really dang nice so I'm glad I got it.

      Delete
  9. You're still one of my style icons! Everyone's style evolves and no one should say that you don't care about fashion anymore just because you fancy wearing jeans now! Also I'm sure its hard to bike in a frilly dress. lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!!

      Hah, yeah, still haven't gotten down bikes + dresses, especially in this weather but maybe this summer!

      Delete
  10. I'll never understand why some people feel the need to be so mean for absolutely no reason. Your 'style' is unique and gorgeous, and as a long-time reader I have loved being able to watch it evolve over time. Your confidence in who you are and what you represent is beautiful. From one heavily tattooed girl to another, you've given me the confidence to continue to get the tattoos that make me feel amazing about myself, but still feel like a girl. You pull it off with style and grace and I've always looked up to you for that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who knows! I guess that one good thing is that it inspired me to promote more positivity.

      Thank you so much!! Aw, I hate the notion that tattoos aren't girly. I think it's one that's becoming less and less popular but it's still disappointing to hear. Cover yourself in them if you want, you can still be as girl as you want!! <3333

      Delete
  11. Kaylah you ROCK. I've read your blog every day for a few years now and I've always admired not only your style but your awesome attitude! Keep on being your wonderful self!

    ReplyDelete
  12. How funny. I've been kind of loving the outfit posts even more since you started wearing jeans. I think part of it is that they've been closer to my style but I also just frankly think you're totally rocking it. Also jeans are a little easier to work with on adventures and you've been going on a lot more adventures in the past year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hah! Thanks!!

      That's exactly why I started wearing jeans more and more, they're just easier to do everything in. I don't have to worry about snagging a pretty dress or someone seeing my butt if all of a sudden one of my friends decided we need to randomly climb up or into something. Jeans just fit my lifestyle a lot more right now. :)

      Delete
  13. That's so funny, because jeans are my staple. I like that you're pushing against the idea that just because you wear jeans, it can't be considered an outfit post or it has to be stamped with "casual, lazy outfit" -- it's not like that at all! Love this post, love that sweater, love those jeans. You do you, girl.

    Sara // dearskim.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. One more thing, since when are jeans boring or lazy!? You're even wearing some super cute jeans here and jeans aren't always comfortable so there's an extra effort to wearing them! Oh anon, you so crazy...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's so true, most jeans are way less comfortable than dresses. Whatever I'm wearing I'm more than likely to strip down to just a hoodie when I get home. :P

      Delete
  15. You look amazing in those jeans, for one thing. And secondly, your style is never boring -- I love to see how your outfit posts have evolved! Great thoughts on this topic, too.

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love this. The outfit, the sentiment. All on point. Seriously!! That coat! I'm in love.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love that you love what you wear, and that your style has evolved so much as you've grown!

    I don't understand people that make comments like that, it makes way more sense for them to just stop reading if it bothers them so much!

    Chloe
    Www.bythelock.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will never understand that either, Chloe! It seriously baffles me.

      Delete
  18. Love your positive attitude and message Kaylah! Hoping to see that little sweet kitty again eventually. :) Beautiful outfit as always. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I was so happy to see those little foot prints though. I worry so much about animals in this weather.

      Delete
  19. I don't understand people who complain about things when it literally would take less time to just not look at something in the first place. It's not like people can't tell when a post is going to be OOTD either by the title or the first second of looking at the post :\ Wear and post what you want, and don't worry about that nit-picky stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  20. It's a very strange thing to me that someone would say anything like that. It makes me feel like if a woman wears jeans then she doesn't care about how she looks which is a very very VERY dated concept. These jeans look great on you, I mean they fit you like a glove!
    One thing that I've always kind of told myself is, "never let anyone put you in a box". When I was in high school people told me what I was SUPPOSED to be wearing which was absurd! Wear what makes you feel great! How you feel is all that matters.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seriously! Women don't NEED to wear dresses 24/7, geez!

      Funny thing is, these jeans kind of remind me of you. Definitely look like something you'd rock.

      Delete
  21. on top of being able to do whatever you want, its frickin cold in ohio! sometimes dresses (even with thick tights) just aren't warm enough. icy cold breezes up your skirt are not pleasant.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it's FREEZING here. We've had some really bitterly cold days lately. Even in my days of dresses everyday I would have opted for jeans in this weather.

      Delete
  22. in addition to all that was said, I find your "what I wore" posts very inspiring because they show what outfits look best with what hair colour :)

    As a coloured head myself (only one huge fringe actually) I often feel I have to be careful what colours I am wearing so I love your posts, keep rocking :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe! I try really hard not to worry about having to match my clothes and my hair but I must say I'm definitely tickled pink when they end up looking really great together.

      Delete
  23. What a silly thing for someone to say! Jeans are a major (if not THE) staple of the average wardrobe. Seeing the ways people dress them up or down is fun and can help inspire new outfits for anyone looking for ideas. I read a bunch of "fashion blogs" and the people who run them are wearing jeans most days. There are so many washes, rises, cuts, etc. that they can never be boring. Keep doing your thing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly. All jeans are not created equal, they're hardly boring!

      Delete
  24. You are such a BABE! I'm absolutely thrilled that I have witnessed the evolvement of your outfits. I think I saw it coming in after your post "It's A Jungle Gym Out There" (yeah I went back). I remember seeing those stripes and being like oh this is the start of something new. I never thought that new thing would be jeans but I love me a good suprise haha! J'adore your style Kaylah <3 And shame to those people that have to be judgy about every single thing. Like come on man, get a life.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha, that's still one of my favorites! Such a great outfit.

      Thank you, Elif! You're such a sweetheart!
      <3

      Delete
  25. Thank you so much for posting where you got each piece! i love that outfit and might have to get me one too :p

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your style is awesome, and definitely NOT boring at all! You always look amazing, whether you're wearing jeans or dresses. :) PS. I LOVE your hair!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I personally appreciate that you post an honest depiction of what you've been wearing lately. I do love dresses and skirts and would say that I wear them more than anything else, but then winter comes along. Or I don't feel like dressing up. Or whatever happens. And it's nice to see amazing fashion bloggers wearing things that I actually wear and could wear every day!

    I also love the way you've paired comfy trainers (they match your hair - beyond stellar!!) with the cute outfit.

    Have a wonderful day, Kaylah!

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kathryn! Must say I was pretty stoked when I realized my hair and boots matched. :D

      Delete
  28. I just have to say, I haven't even noticed you have been wearing jeans in recent outfit posts. Your style is always on point, jeans or not!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Is that coat warm and comfy? ps. you look awesome in it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is, it is! It's very cozy. It did have a bit of a chemical smell to it that need to be aired out but otherwise it's great.

      Delete
  30. You have the prettiest of smiles. I love your nail polish..

    http://heidepadilla.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love your outfits and your positive outlook! When I am not feeling very confident I only want to wear jeans because they make me feel tough. Haha I am so glad you could put such a positive spin on a negative comment.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They make you feel tough? Haha. I guess I can see that. I remember telling my mom once when I was in high school that "sometimes i wear all black to let people know not to talk to me" Hahah. So dramatic. But that's kind of along the same lines, right? :P

      Delete
  32. Hell yeah girl, you do you!!! And jeans make way more sense for you now since you seem to be biking and urban exploring much more recently. I think you have a genuinely unique style and I totally love it - dresses or jeans ;)

    ReplyDelete
  33. You are so lucky you can have colorful hair. I just had to get rid of my pink hair for a professional job and it makes me so sad :(

    ReplyDelete
  34. I frequently check your blog because of your amazing hair, but you have amazing style too! You made me fall in love with Palladium boots and when I saw these green ones today I immediately went on a hunt to find them! Basically I love everything about you lol! :D

    ReplyDelete
  35. Funny that people complain about the jeans when in some ways I find them more interesting. I think I can honestly say you are one of the few fashion bloggers that posts photos of clothing and when I click the link to the clothing, and see how they style it on the official website, I sit there thinking "How did Kaylah ever think to wear that sweater the way that she did!"

    ReplyDelete
  36. Just jeans? JUST JEANS?? That made me laugh!

    I love your outfits!

    ReplyDelete


follow along @thedaintysquid.