what I wore : sweater weather - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : sweater weather

Thursday, October 06, 2016

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sweater - marbled cardigan c/o Macy's 
pins - hand by Titina Store, Life is Rad by Black Springs
boots - Palladium Boots

It's sweater weather and I now own the coziest sweater... EVER. I actually put together this outfit for an instagram collab with Style&Co, a brand exclusively carried at Macys, but wanted to share it here too! The objective was to put together an outfit for under $100 so I picked up the three main pieces for this outfit; sweater, top + jeans. I'm really happy with how it turned out.  

And seeeriously, this cardigan! It's so good! I was actually watching American Horror Story last week and one of the main characters wears a lot of slightly oversized cardigans. I was thinking to myself "you need to get yourself some of those!" because she always just looks so comfortable yet still put together and cute. I already owned a handful of long-ish cardigans but nothing that hung on me the way I liked on her. This one does though! I was wearing it yesterday around the house with some light grey polka dot leggings and a loose fitting tank - nailed that cozy look, y'all! I feel like I always find that perfect seasonal piece right before the weather turns so I'm pumped to actually be able to wear this for a few months before having to put it away.


On a completely unrelated subject, looking at these photos I'm reminded of a comment a troll left a while ago. It was on my 7 tips for maintaining bright hair color (but not on my post hosted here, on a link to it on a magazine's website) and it basically said "If you're going to photoshop your hair color, at least make it believable." It made me laugh really, really hard because one time my best friend and I made a video where we claimed that my hair was actually brown and that I just photoshopped my pictures to be cool. Also because I don't edit my hair color... at all. I'm just diligent about maintaining it, most of the time. So if it looks super bright in photos, it's because it's super bright in real life and probably very freshly dyed. Yeah, white tipped nails + fresh green hair isn't a good choice! Most of the time I don't really even pay too much attention to it when I'm sorting through photos, as long as my bangs are all connected - that's my one "thing". When I scrolled back up through these photos it definitely caught my eye how fake it looked. Looks like I dragged the saturation waaaay up, especially in the photo above. Hah! Just starting the season of "Is that a wig?" and "Is that for Halloween?" strong, I guess.
xoxo


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16 thoughts

  1. LOL at "is that a wig?" People that take it upon themselves to call out comments on someone's appearance are the worst. If one more dude on the street tells me to SMILE I'm going to lose it.

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    1. I actually had a lady lightly scratch at my arm yesterday because she wanted to see if my tattoos were real. She said they looked like those fake sleeves. So what if they were fake? So weird!

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  2. That is SO funny you mentioned your hair because I was just thinking how amazing it looked and I admired your diligence in keeping it fresh! As I sit here with 3 months of roots...
    It never even occurred to me you would photoshop it! How RUDE.
    And yeah...hooray for the Halloween jokes :\

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    1. I wish you lived closer. I would LOVE to do your hair. You wouldn't have to ever worry about it and I could do all the fancy things I want to do to my own hair but can't because it's on my head.

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  3. Hahahaha! I had been noticing you going way overboard on your hair photoshopping lately. ;)
    I forgot we revealed that secret long ago!

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  4. I told the last few people who made strange comments on my hair that I got struck by lightning and it just changed that color. So far it's shut them up long enough that I can make a quick escape! I love how cozy that sweater looks! I have been in the market for a super cozy sweater like that.

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    1. Hah! I can never think of funny stuff to say in the moment. All these years, and all the dumb comments and some how I'm still always taken aback by it.

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  5. Hahah, I was just admiring the colour of your hair! I am such a sucker for a good green hair colour, it just doesn't suit me. Its amazing the comments you can get from coloured hair though, you just have to laugh them off.

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    1. Really? I think you'd look great with green! But I totally feel ya. I definitely have colors that just don't seem to suit me (basically pastel versions of any color!)

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  6. Your hair is getting so long!! Also, not related to this post at all, but a friend and I were talking about finger tattoos the other day and I mentioned your "Cat Lady" knuckles and he said "...woah... that's actually REALLY badass." ... thought you'd appreciate that ;)

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  7. That sweater looks *so* cozy, and your hair looks amazing as always!

    Kaili | weirdwonderfulwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  8. i don't understand why white tipped nails and your gorgeous green hair is a bad combo. or was that sarcasm font that i totally missed? (apparently, wednesday is messing with me.)

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    1. Because they're no longer white. They had a gross green tint.

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    2. This happens to me every time I get my hair done. Manicure RUINED! :P

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