June 2012 - The Dainty Squid
what i wore

what I wore: stripes

Thursday, June 28, 2012

details
dress - Ruche
belt - thrifted
camera bag - Jo Totes
shoes - Salt Water Sandals

I apologize for the small number of photos of this outfit, I at least normally try to have more a variety of photos, especially of the details. But it was SO hot, and I was not feeling so fly. I'm sure I'm not the only one but it doesn't matter how cute I really look, it's all about how I feel. On the day we took these it was the kind of heat the instantly makes you feel like you wasted time trying to feel pretty, feel like your hair is plastered to your head, and in turn you just want to go home take a cold shower and pretend you never even tried. I love summer, but humidity and I aren't friends, at all! 

So Kevin and I took quickly took some photos, abandoned plans to wander around the cemetery and hurried home to sit in the air conditioning. I figured we wouldn't have gotten any photos that I would like since I was so miserably hot but to my surprise there were a few that I really liked! I'm super stoked we took the pictures we did and kind of wish I would have stuck it out a little longer to get some more. I absolutely love this simple outfit. Dressing for summertime can be tricky because I'm used to layering but being able to just throw on a dress and shoes is the best! By the end of summer I will learn to embrace the hot weather!

I've been wearing my Salt Water Sandals basically non-stop since I got them. I just can't over how awesome they are. Any pair of comfortable/cute shoes I can get wet and it's not a big deal at all is pretty awesome by me. I also really like how they can dress down an outfit. I kind of avoid this dress in my closet because I feel like it's just the tiniest bit too fancy to wear on any old occasion but the sandals bring it down a notch making it comfortable enough to wear anywhere. 

Hope you're having a fabulous day!
xoxo

daily life

photo an hour: june 21st, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm happy to say I'm halfway through another one of this year's goals. This is my sixth photo an hour post this year, you can find all the others here. I love looking back through the older ones, even last month's seems like it was forever ago. It's so neat to me how one photo can trigger my memory of the rest of the day. They're like random puzzle pieces of a day that help me put together a whole puzzle in my mind. I should really do more photo an hour posts!

6 am // A very healthy breakfast of chocolate milk and a sprinkled donut.
7 am // Went out to water my flowers and this guy came running up to me wanting pet. I happily obliged.
8 am // My mom picked me up and we headed to the thrift store!
9 am // We both found a few things. I got some pillow cases, and an old photo album at the first store.
10 am // Another thrift store, browsing through the books.
11 am // Another thrift store, yet again!
12 pm // You know you're an adult when you mom actually suggests ice cream for lunch, like I can resist a hot fudge sundae!
1 pm // Browsing the flowers at WalMart.
2 pm // My mom dropped me off at my house after our little shopping excursion. I relaxed with a slushie and flipped through my newly thrifted book.
3 pm // The kitties are always interested in what I bring home. I found a perfect little basket perfect for mushrooms and other treasures I find on walks and an adorable picnic blanket while thrifting.
4 pm // Dinner. Chick'n nuggets and four choices of sauce is what I like to call a nugget buffet.
(I think spicy mustard is my favorite of the four!)
5pm // Went to the park with this guy and took some outfit pictures.
6 pm // Time to plant some flowers I picked up earlier in the day. My deck is becoming quite the little forest of flowers and I couldn't be happier about it!
7 pm // Our evenings almost always include me doing my nails while we watch a movie.
8 pm // We ditched the movie (despite it being one of our favorites) and Kevin set off to find something to watch online.
We ended up starting Breaking Bad Season 4. (Oh my gosh, so good and sooo very stressful!) Afterwards we read in bed for a while and finally drifted asleep.
And that was my day broken down hour by hour!
xoxo

what i wore

what i wore: pink polka dots

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

the details
headband - Forever 21
sunglasses - Target
shirt - c/o Modcloth
skirt - Forever 21
shoes - thrifted

Told ya guys I got this skirt in another color! I am still obsessed with it. It's literally just a perfect skirt. (okay, minus the fact the wrinkles near the top are hard to iron out!) If you saw every outfit I wore you'd be so sick of seeing this darn skirt in each of the three colors I own it in. I love that it's short enough to be cutesy but still covers everything up and that it doesn't need a slip worn under it for it to be fluffy.

When I bought the other two colorways of the skirt I also picked up this floral headband. I bought it just to experiment with since I'm not much of a headband wearer. They normally feel really awkward on my head and I can never forget that I have one on so I always touching at them and moving them. But I am in love with baby! Sadly it feels like it's pretty cheap and I expect it really won't last long. But it's got me on the hunt for similar ones (like this one from Claire's!) and you best believe I'm going to be wearing this one until it breaks beyond repair.

Well I'm off to have what should hopefully be a more productive day than yesterday. I was struck down midday with a nasty headache and spent most of my Monday on the couch napping. I'm probably the only person in the world that hates to nap too, feels like such a waste. But now I'm feeling 100% better and ready to kick today's butt!  Hope you're having a fabulous, productive day!
xoxo

daily life

10 things making me smile...

Monday, June 25, 2012

1 // Colorful stationery.  
(and I'm still pretty stoked Target is carrying fancy, colorful tape)
2 // This jar full of rocks, sea glass and shells from a day spent at the beach with the whole family.
3 // Silly planters and pretty flowers.
4 // Crazy kitties in tiny t-shirts relaxing in the window.
5 // Making pretty messes in the kitchen.
6 // Finding amazing bugs!
7 // Sleepy kitties who make pillows from bumps in the rug.
8 // Finding neat little structures on the beach.
9 // Beautiful bouquets of wild flowers.
10 // This GIF my dad requested I make of him doing a backward somersault.

What's making you smile today?
xoxo

hair and beauty

weekly nail

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Supplies used....
Funky Fingers - Mint Montauk
Milani - Fresh Teal
Sally Hansen - Barely Blue Bell
Essie - Mojito Madness
Wet n Wild - On A Trip
Essie - Lilacism
Essie - Watermelon
Fresh Paint - Papaya
OPI - A Taupe The Space Needle
Revlon - Bare Bones
Seche Vite as a top coat
Nail stickers (blogged about here // bought from here)

Admittedly these aren't my neatest nails, they're a little rough around the edges. But I am obsessed with how they look! I always try too hard to make sure my nail colors match and even found it a little challenging to try and make them look random. Pretty sure I succeeded! I also think this might be my newest obsession, doing tons of colors. These were from earlier in the week and I've already done it over in different colors twice. It's just fun to pick out all the polishes I'm going to use!

I used the slightly rounded nail stickers for this manicure (you can find them here), they're the same ones you'd be using if you were doing a standard french manicure.  They've become my most used from all the different designs I have. Having a just slightly rounded line instead of straight line is so much nicer looking in my opinion.
xoxo

daily life

what I wore: summer daze

Thursday, June 21, 2012

the details 
hat - vintage
sunglasses - target
shirt - c/o Romwe
necklace - gift from Kyla and LA
skirt - c/o Modcloth

I've kind of been wearing this same outfit for a week or so now. Just to clarify, by same outfit I mean same basic thing, not exact thing. It would probably really smell by now if that were the case. Sleeveless shirts, skirts and sandals are about the only thing I can stand to wear. It has been so incredibly hot. The kind of hot where you just give up trying to wear cute clothes and want to just spend all day sitting in the air conditioning in a baggy shirt and your underwear.

One good thing about this weather is that we've been spending lots of time at the beach. Our normal beach (the one I usually collect trash on) has been crazy busy. So we found a new one that is fairly quiet. The only other people there are doing the same thing as us - looking for things, just walking along the beach and trying to avoid the crowds.  I search for sea glass and lost treasures (and of course, occasionally splish-splash around) while Kevin looks for fossils.

On the day these pictures were taken a woman was walking directly in front of where I was sitting on a log and beside where Kevin was searching. She reached down, picked up something and her eyes lit up. She ran over to me saying she was sorry but had to show someone what she had just found. She found the most beautiful fossil! Fossils normally aren't that impressive to me, at least not ones of small shells, but this sucker was gorgeous. (Hindsight is 20/20 but man, I should have taken a picture!) I felt so bad because it was literally right beside where Kevin was looking. He was pretty heartbroken. Only a few moments later I found a nice piece of sea glass. I guess some of her luck rubbed off on me.
Today's plans include making some ice cream, eating said ice cream, tidying the house, doing some blog planning for July and other computer work. All in all, just taking it easy because it's too hot to do much else! Hope you're having a fabulous day!
xoxo

PS. Did you spot Kevin jumping in my sunglasses reflection?


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