what I wore : girlscout - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : girlscout

Thursday, September 27, 2012

 the details 
tie - c/o Flapper Girl
camera bag - Jo Totes
belt - from another dress
socks - Target
boots - c/o Romwe

This is my favorite time of the year. Obviously getting to wear all my favorite clothes, knee high socks and boots is awesome but I enjoy that all my favorite places are deserted! The beach was covered in drift wood and the trash was starting to accumulate. While that probably sounds unpleasant to most, it's my favorite. (Okay, obviously I'd prefer if people didn't litter and it didn't wash up on shore, but that's not going to happen and I do enjoy collecting it for photos so ya just gotta make the best of it!) Visiting the beach and the park this time of the year feels like home. That's probably a weird way to describe something that definitely isn't home but it's just like being at the beach and park remind me of when we first moved into our house and I just get this really great feeling when we're there like nowhere else in the world could be better.

On to less sentimental and strange subjects - this dress! I've been squirreling it away all summer. Kevin bought it for me from Antiques on The Square towards the beginning of summer but it's been too warm to wear it. It's surprisingly super thick. I'm looking forward to wearing it all fall with tights and a sweater. If you're anywhere in the area you should take a trip to Antiques on The Square in Chardon, OH! They really don't have much clothing, just one vendor upstairs has a rack full but they're packed with other goodies. I could spend hours and hours there. We try to make a trip every few months to browse. Best thing is the prices are pretty decent. This dress was $10 which I'd say, for a dress with no holes, stains or boo-booos, is great for antique store especially considering the fact I've been having a hard time finding prices lower than that for dresses in poor condition at the thrift store.
Hope you're having an excellent Thursday!
xoxo

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27 thoughts

  1. Adorable!!! That beach looks heavenly.

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  2. Absolutely love that last photo!

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  3. Wonderful post, pictures are awesome. It's funny because I dont live next to the sea, but it's like inside me. Everytime I can travel, I prefer spring or automn because there is not much people, I go to the sea. And, even if it's far, even if it's once upon a time, it feels home. I really enjoy collecting things on the beach too, a small kid inside me always wich to find a pirate's map, hihihi.

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  4. I love fall too, it's like everything comes to life, there's so many lovely colors, scents and sounds...so much inspiration everywhere!
    I love your outfit ^^

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  5. Cute cute cute! I love the ladytie and those socks and boots look super cozy!

    xomando

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  6. EEeep! That little collar piece is just perfect on you! And I know what you mean about thrift store clothes prices, they do seem to have gone a LOT higher lately. Boo!

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  7. COuldn't agree moore about the weather! Autumn is the best time of the year!

    By the way! I found this mushroom tea set on etsy and thought of you. Now when you're trying to find a tea you'd like. :-) http://www.etsy.com/listing/103978815/hand-painted-ceramic-tea-set-shrooms-and

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  8. I love your cute cozy socks, and that last photo is absolutely gorgeous with all the natural colour gradients going on and then your hair echoing it<3

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  9. The beach looks so lovely! And I LOVE your nails.

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  10. I'm forever jealous that you live near a beach.

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  11. The mushroom lady tie is amazing.

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  12. This is so adorable! You look like a Brownie. ...Erm, that's like a girlscout in England, not a chocolate brownie!

    Becky
    xx

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  13. Whoops, just Googled Brownies and found out they're an American thing too. Sorry!

    Becky
    xx

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  14. oooooh those shoes! Adorable as always.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  15. That last photo of you is simply gorgeous. Everything about it is just perfect! And I think I know what you mean about when the beach is "deserted" kind of. A couple years ago I ditched school and went to our beach during the off-season and surprised to see almost no one there. But I felt so much more comfortable going around and taking pictures of things. It's not that I'm embarrassed or anything. I just feel more free to move around and do things without the watchful eyes of other people. Plus, the pictures always turn out better when there are no accidental people photo bombers in there : ]

    I had a question though too: do your nails ever inspire the outfits you wear? Like do you try to coordinate them or draw ideas of what to wear with them? (Just thought of this because your nails in these pictures go great with what you're wearing!)

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    1. Um, I never really try too hard to coordinate my nails with what I wear but that doesn't mean I'm not tickled pink when they accidentally do go together really well.
      :D

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  16. wow, what an adorable dress! I just wanted to tell you I've been reading your blog all day. It really has helped cheer me up. Your attitude towords life is so positive and you seem to find beauty and calm in everyday things. You also inspire me to keep working on my vintage etsy shop!
    Congrats on finding a hetero life mate in Elycia, you guys look like you have so much fun! :D Sending good vibes your way. Please never stop blogging.
    ~ Nikki.

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    1. Hi Nikki!
      Aw, thank you so much! I'm so glad it's helped you cheer up!
      <3

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  17. I have that ring, too! love your dress and boots!

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  18. That last shot is stunning. It's the best when the sky is purple periwinkle

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  19. You are so adorable. That dress is *amazing*. Thank you, as always, for your <3 and support!

    xoxo
    C

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