May 2012 - The Dainty Squid
what i wore

what I wore; not so plain jane

Thursday, May 31, 2012

the details 
dress - thrifted / vintage
jacket - thrifted
belt - thrifted
camera bag - c/o ONA
shoes - c/o BC Footwear (last year)

I'm pretty sure this is my favorite dress. I found it buried in between a bunch of other clothes at Goodwill a while back. I was a little unsure of it since it seemed so plain but for a dollar I figured it was worth the risk. BEST DOLLAR EVER SPENT. I really love everything about this dress. It's the best color and the cut is just perfect. It feels so feminine and sweet. Once again, one of the downfalls of thrifting a piece of clothing you love is that you can't go back and buy it in a zillion more colors - because if that was an option I'd own this baby in every color of the rainbow!

Hope you're having an excellent day!

daily life

photo an hour // May 21st, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

While the 21st is a little late in the month it's sooner than the last few month's photo an hour posts so I am one happy lady to not have forgotten until the very last moment. So, without further ado, here is my May 21st, 2012 broken down to one photo an hour...

8 am // Finishing the day's post and putting on some nail polish.
9 am // Finally made the bed and did my daily sweep of the bedroom
(the litter box is in our bedroom so I have to sweep ALL THE TIME!)
 10 am // Putting on make up and getting dressed for the day.
(I think it's kind of funny how much make up someone who wears so little make up owns! I just can't bring myself to throw make up away because what if someday I want to play dress up, or discover that I'd really like to wear neon green eyeshadow again? Hahah!)
11 am // Watering all my pretty plants on the deck!
12 pm // A quick work out that, as always, was interrupted by a flopped kitty.
1 pm // My favorite lunch, a baked potato smothered in butter, cheese, oregano and pepper and a big glass of chocolate milk.
2 pm // Taking some photos for a post to come early in June about the books I've read so far this year.
3 pm // The mail man brought me some pretty dresses! So exciting!!
also 3 pm // Taping down some of my pressed flowers and plants with some pretty tape I bought from CuteTape.
4 pm // Snacking on the most delicious vanilla/coconut cupcake ever that I made for my brother's going away party. So glad there were way too many desserts and I got to bring nearly all my cupcakes home. Kevin and I are destroying these things.
(Did you know that refrigerated cupcakes are like the best thing ever? BECAUSE THEY ARE!)
4 pm // Kevin got home and brought me some goodies from my PO Box. 
(THANK YOUUU!!!!!! Also, if you're new around here and don't already know - I collect teeth and dental items ;))
5 pm // Kevin, Doc and I watched some horror movie trailers on youtube while waiting to hear what the plans for the evening were.
6 pm // We headed over to my brothers to say goodbye to my oldest brother one more time before he moves. My dad found this nest with two different kind of eggs in their garden.
7 pm // It all started with one niece painting her fingernails and before anyone knew it we were having a "nail polish party". Everyone got in on the fun, including all the boys! 
(Holy cow, kids are messy finger nail painters!)
This picture of my nephew sneak attacking my brother's toenails with nail polish is basically the cutest thing ever!

The evening ended with more refrigerated cupcakes at home and reading in bed! Perfect!!


la sardina // at the beach

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's time for more La Sardina photos! These ones are from the beach. If you haven't gathered it already - my favorite place to shoot film is the beach. It's a great place to play around with double exposures aaaaand I really just love the beach!
These were shot with lomography's color negative 100 ISO film and developed at Discount Drug Mart.

what i wore

what I wore - bugs all over

Monday, May 28, 2012

the details 
shirt - Zara (bought from ebay)
skirt - thrifted
belt - thrifted
bug ring - c/o Romwe
tooth ring - handmade
tights - Modcloth
shoes - Emma c/o B.A.I.T

So so so so in love with this shirt!! I stumbled upon this shirt tumblr and had to hunt it down. After a long search I found that it came from Zara, but it was no where to be found on their website. So I turned to my good, old, friend eBay! I was bidding on one but paying more than I really wanted (and was currently outbid) when eBay showed me some suggestions based on other things I had recently viewed. Just my luck - one of the things they recommended was the same shirt from another seller, buy it now and at a way cheaper price. YES! It was destiny, clearly. 

The print on the shirt is amazing but this thing is seriously poorly designed. Who in the world goes "you know what we need to make? a shirt that buttons up the back!" NO, not a great idea. It's so awkward to button. Also, the arm holes are a little tight. They did seem to stretch out through out the day though. All in all, I'm still really stoked about the shirt - that's how much I love the print. I'd even buy a second one if there was a similar print or another colorway (I actually think there is too!)

Another thing! These tights are so amazing. I saw them in Modcloth's new arrivals and immediately bought them. Tights with the seam up the back are the cutest and having them striped is basically breaking the cuteness barrier. Best spur of the moment purchase ever! I hope they never ever rip.

Hope you're having a fabulous day!

hair and beauty

weekly nail

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Supplies used;
L'Oreal Safari Chic
Zoya Dree
Seche Vite as a top coat.
Nail stickers (blogged about here // bought from here)

Still lovin' those nail stickers, clearly seeing as I haven't done any nail designs without since discovering them. I think this one might be my favorite, the little zig zags. It was definitely something I could do with tape but it's so much faster and easier with these.

The L'Oreal color was used as a base and then I applied the sticker and painted the Zoya color. As you might be able to tell it changed colors! It happens sometimes when painting colors on top of other colors but I really have the most problems with it happening when I'm using a shade of green. Sometimes it's really annoying but in this case I really ended up liking it.

Hope you're having an awesome weekend!

animals and nature

spiders, snakes and bees - oh my!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Each year I try to take oodles of pictures of nature and all the little things that spring and summer bring. One reason being - I really like to (clearly!) and the second - looking through these pictures in the dead of winter is THE best anti-depressant.
Have a fabulous Saturday!
ps. Did you spot the spider in two of these photos?

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