what I wore : it's a jungle (gym) out there - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : it's a jungle (gym) out there

Monday, June 10, 2013

details
hat - thrifted
sunglasses - Tumbleweeds Handcraft (more pictures here)
necklace - Glow Worm Shop
 tooth ring - Extollo Jewelry
chevron ring - c/o Eclectic Eccentricity
shirt - TJ Maxx
suspenders - eBay
camera bag - c/o ONA
shoes - c/o ShoeMint

The other day while looking around for a place to take outfit pictures I stopped at a baseball field that I thought had a nice bridge to take pictures on. Normally there are lots of people there in the evenings so even though I've passed it many times I've never actually stopped. It turned out to be a pretty great place to take pictures. There was a bunch of old playground equipment strewn about, even a jungle gym in the woods. I waded through more major prickers (seriously, prickers like I've never even seen before. My poor legs... Also, I'm pretty sure "prickers" is a colloquialism, you might be more familiar with a briar patch.) to get to it. It was surprisingly sturdy. I'm not sure why it was moved away from it's original location but it sure is charming in the woods. I definitely plan on going back again for more pictures. Something about urban decay is really neat to me.

Do you remember a little while back when I posted an outfit with a striped shirt that I got from TJ Maxx with elbow pads but the elbow pads were sewn on wrong, one was actually on the inside of my arm instead of on my elbow? Well the other day when I was browsing the racks at TJ Maxx I found another one except this one is even better! It's black and white striped, far superior to the grey and off white stripes on the other shirt, and the elbow pads are exactly where they should be. I'm so excited about it. This is the perfect shirt. Seriously, all my favorite shirt qualities! It might sound silly to be so pumped about a shirt but finding ones I am 100% happy with is hard!
Happy Monday!
xoxo

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40 thoughts

  1. Looks like a huge patch of stingers (stinging nettles)to me! Ouch bet that hurt! (Is that term used in America - or is it just us Brits as usual?) xxx

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  2. I love discovering slightly creepy places in our neighbourhood - most recently we stumbled across some old bear cages that used to be part of a zoo exhibit http://fernandfrost.blogspot.com/2013/05/im-happy-to-admit-when-ive-made-mistake.html#comment-form Awesome shoes, by the way! :)

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  3. I love how you've matched your shoes to your shirt!
    Sophie
    x

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  4. Super cute outfit and lovely setting! I really like that skirt.

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  5. I love finding things like this hidden away. They always make me feel super spooked out and it is awesome.


    chloex
    www.bythelock.com

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  6. What a wonderful secret garden <3
    And you look sooo cute :))

    x

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  7. this outfit is so amazing! i absolutely love the suspenders and the matching shirt and shoes are so cute!

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  8. Oooh, I love your rings & your camera bag! Looks like a cool little place you found! xx

    Allie @ callmesassafras.wordpress.com

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  9. LOVE this outfit, and you look so lovely. The shirt is awesome (I'm very picky about shirts too, which is why my closet ratio is like, 6:1, dresses vs. tops)! Such a great location, too!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey,
    great pictures and an amazing look.
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  11. LOVE this outfit! I've worn something similar before..now I am thinking I should sew some elbow patches on my striped shirt. I love this location too.

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  12. You're adorable! Watch out for poison ivy! :P

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    1. I don't get poison ivy, I can roll around in the stuff and it doesn't affect me.
      :)

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    2. I am so jealous right now... It loves me.

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  13. I love that top and those suspenders! I have some similar floral ones that I can decide whether or not to keep or put them in my vintage shop. =)

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  14. the first picture is so cute! and this is the strangest thing ever, but i'll say it anyway.. your hair reminds me of a my little pony i used to have (and still have somewhere) with the exact same colour as its mane&tail. and seeing your hair just makes me happy, haha:-) x

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  15. Fun color hair looks so beautiful and natural on you sometimes I don't even notice when you change shades/colors/etc.

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    1. Yesss!! That is the best compliment. Thank you!
      <333

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  16. Oh, those suspenders are seriously the best!

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  17. Your suspenders.
    Your shoes.
    YOUR HAIR.

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  18. Those braces are so cute!

    Becky
    xx

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  19. I love those shoes!

    http://christina.berrange.com

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  20. I say prickers too!
    But I do live in Ohio as well, so..

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  21. oh wow! these photos look amazing! love the one of you in the tree, that's awesome XD xx

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  22. Oh goodness, your suspenders are just so adorable!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  23. I have a minor obsession with old-fashioned playgrounds. Something about wood and metal versus bright colored plastic just gets me. Gorgeous photos!

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  24. I love discoveries like this!! I recently discovered a stream near by house and it's one of my new favorite places. Also, those suspenders are adorable. xx
    www.ageektragedy.net

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  25. i love that shirt too! and those suspenders are cute too!

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  26. Love the suspenders! Such a cute outfit and nice location. And it's TJ Maxx in the US? In the UK it's TK Maxx... weird! Rosie x

    www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. skirts with suspenders, such a cute idea!

    http://recklessflamingo.blogspot.be/

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  28. We call them "jaggers" in PA. :)
    Love the stripes! How do you like those shoes? Are they difficult to walk in?

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  29. That overgrown jungle gym is so cool! And your hair looks AMAZING against all of the green nature.

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  30. Such a great post! Love the outfit and the scenery! Kind of crazy that some governmental office in the neighborhood doesn't take care of the lawn on that park, though! (Or is it privately owned?)

    mariathemagpie.blogspot.com

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  31. I love when nature takes over man-made things!
    Also-- I'm from PA and call them stickers or sticker bushes (rather than prickers). :)

    -Jenna

    thingswethrifted.blogspot.com

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