what I wore : swans + summer legs - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : swans + summer legs

Thursday, June 04, 2015

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jean jacket -thrifted
back patch - Stay Home Club
belt - thrifted
pins - Good Vibes Only by Pintrill, Cat by I like Cats, Pineapple by Valley Cruise Press

I've got my summer legs going on. Summer legs being when I'm covered in scratches, bruises, mosquito bites, and of course, an uneven tan finishes off the whole look. They don't look too rough in these photos but they feel it (the lighting was definitely doing me some favors!) After spending the day previous traipsing around in the woods in shorts it actually stung to put on lotion and sunscreen. Women's bodies, according to the media, are supposed to be flawless. We're supposed to have long, lean, absolutely smooth barbie legs. Every year for as long as I can remember this is what my legs look like as soon as the weather warms up. I've never felt uncomfortable about it, but rather worn all those things as little badges of a summer well spent. My legs, especially my knees, are covered in scars. I can't recall what they're all from but I'm willing to bet they're all from something fun. I like my summer legs, a lot.

Speaking of leg stuff, I am all about this boot and dress combo. Over the fall and winter I slowly but surely amassed a pretty awesome collection of Palladium Boots except I wasn't sure how they'd translate into my summer wardrobe. Although I've managed to pull it off with a few outfits in the past (see here + here) I was still nervous they'd have to be put away until jean weather came back around. Nope, I'm way into not only how dresses and boots look but how I feel in them. It's a fun combo. Something about a good pair of boots just makes me feel invincible.

So basically the gist of this whole post is I feel real good. I also might have been trying to talk myself into getting a new pair of boots from Palladium Boot's macaron collection. Just look at those colors!! So darn pretty.
xoxo

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  1. Definately love the combo! There are many times I have tried to wear boots with dresses because I think it is a cool combo and then didn't like the way it looked. I just need to get the perfect every wear boot hah! I've never heard of Palladium but I am going to look them up because your boots are sooo cute!! The whole outfit actually! Haven't seen a dress you don't look amazing in yet! And I always look forward to which pins you chose for your outfit :)

    Thanks for the share! Have a great day girl!! :)

    xoxo
    keely // life, love, and exploration - blog

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    1. Yeah, I was never really huge on boots with dresses or shorts until these. Absolutely the perfect everywhere boot!!

      Hehe, thanks! I sure do love my pins! :)

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  2. I swear photography and legs are creepy. There are so many bloggers that are like "my leg hair is crazy!" and when I look at the photos I can't see a thing.

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  3. Very pretty outfit, like always. And your talk about your Summer legs made me smile, so I had to comment. Yes, love your Summer legs! Mine too are full of little scars, bites and scratches, but they belong to a real woman who likes the outdoors and not to a plastic toy ;) They are maybe not magazine-perfect, but they are perfect to me, with all their imperfections!
    I have a little question about your boots. I use to have a (pretty vast) collection of Palladium boots as a teen in France and I cherished them all. Your outfit here inspires me to buy a new pair as a grown-up... Are they still made in France nowadays?

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    1. You know, I'm not exactly sure where they're made. I'd check the website.

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    2. I looked at their website, but couldn't find the info. I was thinking that the tag inside your shoes wold tell. But don't worry, it's not worth the trouble!

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  4. Those Palladiums! AH. Those colors are unbelievable. I've been wearing my black oxfords into the ground. Maybe time for a new pair!

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    1. Aren't they?! I want every single color!!! They're soooo pretty.

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  5. Those boots are the perrrrrrrrrfect shade of blue. *heart eyes emoji*

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    1. Right?! I had to have them even though I knew I'd get them insanely dirty.

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  6. I suffer from summer legs too (and arms). It's because I like outdoorsy stuff like trail running in the woods and I get scratched up, bruised, and bitten. I don't think men care that my body isn't flawless. In fact, I think guys like that I'm not afraid to get banged up, just gives off the more low maintenance vibe.

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    1. Not to turn this into something else - but who cares what men think?! If any man didn't like me because my legs had bruises and scratches then he isn't worth a damn. Just sayin'
      :)

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  7. There's always room in the closet for another good pair of boots!

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    1. Sure is! Just like there's always room for another striped dress. :D

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  8. I know what you mean about feeling invincible in boots! It's one of the best feelings, I don't have palladiums, but I do wear my boots everywhere!

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    1. Glad someone else feels the same way. I don't know what it is!

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  9. Your legs look great to me! The bugs haven't found us yet but summer has just barely begun here. I'm sure soon enough mine will be bitten and scratched from wandering too. It's the signs of someone who's seeking adventure! Great outfit! Love your little pin set!

    xoxo
    Heather
    www.thearbitraryfox.com

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  10. Summer legs! So that's what ya call em! Mine definitely start looking, well worn, about this time of year too. But hey, it shows you've been out doing stuff! Those boots are perfect!

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  11. Love the swans, but the mint Palladiums are what had me frothing! They are fab.

    http://www.sarahmarvelous.com

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