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what I wore : denim sack

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

cleveland blogger, fashion, green hair, denim dress
the dainty squid, green hair, fashion blog

sunglasses - Jillian c/o Moorea Seal
dress - Marshalls
shoes - Black Sandals via Modcloth

You guys, I fell in love with denim sack. In regard to fitting rooms I have two moods; the one where I would literally pass up my dream dress because I just haaate trying things on and the other one where I want to try on evvvvverything I pass even if I don't think it will look good on me. I was in the second mood on a recent visit to Marshalls and thought it might be funny to see how awful I looked in a denim dress. Maybe I'm a little bit sour about never being able to find a denim button up that looked cute on me, whatever. Anyway, I put it on expecting to look silly and it didn' all. I walked out of my stall, and showed my mom who was in the stall next door. She had the same reaction. "That is SO cute!" It definitely had to be mine.

So this dress, that I originally tried on to laugh at, has become something I wear all the stinken time. Other coffee shop regulars are probably like "Oh, that girl with the green hair and denim dress?" It's just so comfortable. The denim is really thin too so I feel like it hangs on my curves nicely. That sexy but not trying to be sexy at all look, ya know? I dig it. I wish everything in my closet was this easy to wear.

While I was browsing a different Marshalls location I actually saw the same dress except it had polka dots. I searched and searched but sadly, they didn't have my size. Probably a good thing though because a person does not need more than one denim sack, no matter how comfortable.


Maple Grove Cemetery

Monday, August 29, 2016


If you thought I was going to go to New England and not come home with a thousand cemetery photos, you clearly don't know me very well. These aren't quite as interesting as the ones with the creepy faces from Old Bennington Cemetery and not even a quarter as awesome as some I found at another cemetery I visited the next day but this was still an excellent stop.

I had passed this cemetery on my way to Pemaquid Point but was driving too fast to stop since there were cars behind me. I chalked it up as a loss, and had completely forgotten about it until on my way back to the hotel I ended up at the red light across the street and figured I haaad to stop! Right after pulling in the sky opened up and it started to pour. My plans for the evening included swimming in the hotel pool anyway, so why not get wet a little bit early?

Maple Grove Cemetery, maine

Back in March I visited and blogged about Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio. One of my favorite headstones there was one that just said "Carrie". Since that one finding headstones that only have the first name on them has become one of my favorite things. It's so mysterious. Of course, one could presume it's because family is nearby but some of them are so far from other headstones it's hard to tell if they're related to anyone else there. In this cemetery I actually found a few of them. My favorite of which is "Annie", seen below.


friday favorites

Friday Favorites #379

Friday, August 26, 2016

Absolutely love the print on this backpack!
(via: Modcloth)
I'm such a sucker for cute little glass display boxes, but the shape of this one is just killing me!
 (via: Ruggy Revival)
(via: Tech Tools)
A cactus mural for your wall!
 (via: a new wall)
I already have a small collection of vintage signs but I sure do love this one.
This little pile of pillows, and that blanket are what my home decor dreams are made of. Seriously, that eye pillow!!!
  (via: Zana Products)
This dress!
(via: Modcloth)
A donut shaped coffee warmer. OBSESSED with this! I am definitely going to want one of these when the weather cools down and I'm constantly chugging hot drinks.
(via: Perpetual Kid)
A suspended loft with a trap door. Y'all I am SO into this idea.
 (via: Post)
 It doesn't quite match my current style of furniture but I can't deny the fact this chair and ottoman are way rad!
(via:  LexMod)
Fossil collection starter kit! I love this idea, and I love the execution. The rest of the shop is full of other fun things I really dig too. I feel like the shop owner and I could totally be buds.
 (via: treasurehider)

Link love....
▴ I posted about the Vans/Nintendo collaboration a little while ago but I didn't realize there were socks too!!
▴ Because everything in my life should be b+w striped, including my pens
These bowls are almost too pretty to use for food. I totally thought they were just for rings and things but they say microwave/dishwasher safe on the bottom!
▴ At first I was like "oh cute, an inflatable cactus" but then I saw it was a "men's" cactus. ...uh, what?
▴  THIS BRA!!! (NSFW, obviously)
▴ A floating swan light for your bathtub. So cuuuute!

Happy Friday!!

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