The Dainty Squid
project 365

project 365 : days 79 - 85

Monday, March 27, 2017

79 : 365 Lots of stripes and overalls lately, not that that is anything new.
Lapel pin by Valley Cruise Press.

80 : 365 Favorite plant, favorite puppy. Both love the sunshine.

81 : 365 I recently saw on instagram that Flambeauxs teamed up with my favorite graffiti artist to make some candles. Obviously hit "add to cart" real darn quick on that.

82 : 365 My dudes + I did a little poking around underground. I didn't take too many photos down there but I did take this one that I ended up really loving it. It's not the usual style of photography that I share on instagram so I made a comment about how it probably wouldn't get very many likes... then it ended up getting a comically large number of likes. (Here) I wish I had more to share from that night but if you're interested in seeing more underground stuff, I posted a bunch of photos back in November.

83 : 365 You guys, I really really love this cat. He makes me smile every single day. He acts so excited to see me every morning, like he's been deprived of cuddles and kisses for the last eight hours. He's good people.

84 : 365 Another pin close up! I've got the full outfit post coming up later this week.

85 : 365 Taking dumb photos of my pets is honestly one of my favorite hobbies, if you hadn't guessed that already.

Happy Monday!
xoxo

friday favorites

Friday Favorites #408

Friday, March 24, 2017

ME!
I was just going to post about the sweater, but really that whole outfit is gold! 
This has to be the cutest way ever to display airplants!
 Love that print, and the whole vibe the photo gives off.
 (via: Mathilde Aubier)
Ah! Love these planters so much! They're ridiculous.
 (via: Moorea Seal)
How adorable are these bear trivets?! I love every day items that are cute!
You guys, how awesome is this wallet?!
 This has to be one of the coolest globes ever.
 (via: Vintage Cals)
 So, there is this tool that helps turn your radishes into mushrooms, and that rules!
The lip balm set of my dreams! All coffee, all the time!
Yes, please to this dress!
(via: Unique Vintage

Link love...
▴ This skull is SO DARN COOL.
▴ I bought this shirt recently, and it's theeeee cutest on. Highly recommend grabbing it if you'd like an easy to wear shirt that makes your whole outfit look a little bit more put together.
Rock Hound Soap has some seriously awesome soaps!
Cactus tank top!
▴ I tried on this dress in the store and only resisted because I feel a little bit uncomfortable showing that much of my back. It's sooo pretty on though. I guess I could wear a cardigan...
Home is where your plants are.

Happy Friday!
xoxo

For more fun finds, don't forget to check out my Everyday Favorites!

my favorite blogs + instagram accounts

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


For basically as long as The Dainty Squid has had it's own little place on the internet I've been meaning to make a list of the blogs I enjoy. So much time has passed that a great majority of those blogs are no longer active. At this time I actually don't read very many blogs so it kind of felt silly to write a post that was basically just "hey guys, I read this one blog. you should too." But then I had the idea to share a few of my favorite instagram accounts as well and I definitely have some solid recommendations. Without further ado...

My top 9 instagram accounts.
top row, left to right.
@blackspringsfolkart. Beca is one of my oldest internet buddies. I find endless inspiration in her + her partner Doug (who also has a rad instagram!) Beca + Doug make rad things, rescue animals, and basically just seem like genuinely good people. Oh, I also can't leave out the fact that Beca is a phenomenal baker. Her macarons were the first I ever tried and the ones to get me addicted. She's also the one who made that INCREDIBLE cactus cake you've probably seen floating around the web recently. BAM! Four new accounts for you to explore!
@egweeds. Erin is a Cleveland artist, and I am a complete fan girl. You may recognize her work from some of my photos since I always hunt down her work around the city!
@ohchloe. Chloe is an incredible photographer. She's also a pun master.

middle row, left to right.
@stuckwithpins. I believe I originally connected with Corinne when I saw that she was into oddities like I am. She has such an awesome aesthetic and is really inspiring. She has a blog you should probably check out too.
@not_in_new_york. If you're a fan of my found on the beach series you'd probably loooove this account.
@doug.smith. I found Doug through his fiance Sara (who is also on this list!) and fell in love with his photography. I love following the two of them because I enjoy being able to see the same thing shot through different people's eyes when they go on adventures together.


bottom row, left to right.
@goodandnice. I'm just a really big fan of Alayna's whole aesthetic.
@martha.stewardess. I'm not sure how exactly I found Denise, maybe her dreamy home which you can find a tour of here, but she quickly became one of my favorites. She also has the cutest puppy named Lola so you should obviously follow her.
@4theloveoftoys. Sara is kind, colorful + creative!

My favorite blog is.... drum roll please... The Only Living Girl in New York. I think it's pretty safe to say if you like The Dainty Squid you'll probably enjoy Alexandra's blog. We have very very similar interests. She regularly blogs about cemeteries, abandoned places, books, and her everyday adventures. She likes all the same weird stuff I do including novelty architecture so we're basically soul sisters. 


I also regularly read Greatest Escapist, MFer Photography, The cat you and us, and - my newest obsession - writes like a girl.

Tell me about your favorite blogs + instagram accounts! I am always looking for more people to follow. (Also, if you think yours is one I'd be into feel free to leave your links as well!)
xoxo


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