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what i wore

what I wore : little black dress

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

valley cruise press, lapel pin, skull
green hair
herschel, bag, backpack, what I wore
green hair, kaylah doolan, the dainty squid, cleveland fashion blog
omerica organic, plugs, wood, stretched ears
what I wore, ootd, the dainty squid, green hair, sparks hair color

headband - Target
sunglasses - Moorea Seal
necklace - Modcloth (similar)
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dress - Old Navy
backpack - Little America by Herschel (c/o Moorea Seal)
pin on bag - Time to Pay c/o Moorea Seal
keychain - Kodiak Milly

I am finally at the point in my life where I'm understanding how to dress for summer. I have struggled for SO long with how to look cute, and not just roast. I've found a handful of dresses, this one from Old Navy included, that actually look great with no other accessories added. By "accessories" I mean cardigan, belt, etc not pins or necklace because those are always a necessity in my book. This is probably the weirdest thing to be frustrated with but I seriously feel like everyone makes buying clothes look so easy. I love shopping, and I go fairly often but I rarely ever buy anything because I'm so picky about how everything fits. I find so many items I love, then I try them on and realize "yeah, this isn't easy enough to wear, nevermind." For the first time I actually feel like I have a solid wardrobe of clothes I can just throw on and feel confident in. It took a reeeeally long time but it's happening! Woo! This will be the year I learn to love summertime, staying cool and lookin' cute, mark my words!


Workman Cemetery

Monday, July 25, 2016

Danville, Ohio

Last weekend Jeff and I took a little trip to visit a waterfall that was around two hours away, as I mentioned in this post from the other day. The drive was fairly uneventful. Ohio is a wonderful state, there's lots to see here but there is no denying that sometimes the drive from one area to the next is boooring. At least for someone who grew up on this side of the US.* Rolling fields surrounded us, and apart from gorgeous old farmhouses every so often there wasn't much to look at. Shortly before the waterfall we passed a beautiful cemetery. I spotted a few old stones from the road but didn't think too much of it.

After having so much fun hiking around the waterfall, we weren't quite ready for our little adventure to be over yet. Jeff asked if there was anything else I wanted to do while we were out and I suggested swinging by the cemetery we had seen earlier. I figured there would at least be a geocache there (there totally is!) and that maybe, just maybe, I could snag a few photos.

I hopped out of the car, examined my surroundings, and apologized to Jeff. "I'm going to be a while. I just need to shoot this, and this, and this! Oh and that!" The cemetery was a lot older than what it appeared to be from the road. While it was no Mount Moriah, it was even slightly overgrown in spots. I was in love!

ohio, headstone, graveyard

We wandered around the cemetery for a while, going our separate ways then joining up again to excitedly point out interesting headstone to each other. This beautiful, old cemetery seemed so randomly placed. Surrounded by fields, it was like none I had ever visited before. I did a little research when I got home but could find no extra information or anything out of the ordinary on this place. (I was hoping for ghost stories, obviously!)

ohio, graveyard
ohio, graveyard, danville
graveyard, old tombstone

There were a lot of instances in this cemetery where I was super excited about this or that but I think that finding the face above took the cake. Jeff and I were admiring two large headstones, both doing the mean lean. They were meticulously carved with beautiful detail but I didn't even notice the face until Jeff pointed it out. While it's no skull and cross bones (number one on my to find wishlist!) it's incredibly awesome!

Every time I think to myself that I've already visited all the interesting cemeteries in my surrounding area I'm proven wrong.

*Last year when we visited Phoenix the guy at the rental car place asked where we were from and upon hearing Ohio exclaimed how green and beautiful it was here. He was amazed by all the trees! We, on the other hand, were completely enthralled with Phoenix and it's desert landscape!

friday favorites

Friday Favorites #374

Friday, July 22, 2016

 This taco clutch is ridiculous in the best way!
 (via: Modcloth)
Maybe a camera shaped bag is more your style?
 (via: Modcloth)
I know I'm probably one of a very very few that this appeals to but seriously, vintage prosthetic eyes are so cool! I'd really love one for my collection of oddities. I love that it even comes in it's own cute little tin. 
Such a beautiful card.
 (via: Little Lark)
I've always thought that those scratch off maps were really interesting (even though I'd currently only be able to scratch off portions of the US) but they always came in ugly colors. I LOVE this one!
Love love love this pin!
 (via: Moorea Seal
This hand is listed as an ashtray but it'd make an awesome little planter!
A see through dress is definitely out of my comfort zone but I can't help but think how incredible this would look with a striped bodysuit under it!
I donut know how I'll survive without this phone case any longer! Glitter and donuts!!!
(via: ASOS)
Well, these are adorable!
Is it too early in the year to be excited about a new calendar? Because this one is tops!
 (via: Anthropologie)
I recently picked up a new planner (which I use to plot out my content) and I LOVE this thing so much I had to share! It's just such a nice, quality notebook! They currently have them at Target!
 (via: Day Designer)

Link love...
A cactus neon light
LOVE this spider web cardigan! 
Perfect summer dress. (It's striped, obviously!)
A double scoop of kitten ice cream!
Speaking of cats and ice cream, here's an ice cream truck for your cat!!
▴ Let me guess, you've been looking for the perfect pizza costume for your cat? Well, I've got ya covered.

Happy Friday!!

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