Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February sun

It's only Tuesday? Eww! Not even half way done with the week yet! I am in dire need of spring break. Not that I'm going anywhere, but I just need the break and maybe the spring of it? That'd be lovely! We've had lots of sunshine though.. and all of the snow we just recently got is melting and dripping off the buildings onto your head as you walk. I'm so excited for spring.. you guys have no idea! I need it! So many great things come with spring this year.

Last night, I was trying to come out with some outfits for the week and everything I threw together was so spring. My bare legs looked so tempting.. I didn't want to throw on any tights (I know. Me? The tights queen?) but man.. I can't wait for bare legs, but I don't think I can quite pull it off yet. Everyone in the city looks at me crazy enough for wearing these guys on my legs. And quite surprisingly, I'm not at all cold today. My Michigan legs must be tough. I'd have to say these are my favorite tights of all time.. and they are on sale at ModCloth today for $11.99 too, I see! Love them.

(dress - forever 21 | tights - courtesy of modcloth | boots - urban outfitters
cardigan - the limited | scarf - courtesy of modcloth)

Quite the simple outfit today! I felt like Pocahontas in these boots. I really love them though. They were $20 down from $149 at one of the Urban Outfitters sales I went to just a month ago or so! Very warm, very comfy for walking around downtown. Never under estimate the power of flats! I feel like I need to do a few more posts about my life life, but I haven't had much of a life lately. I'm so busy with work and school and driving. When Brett and I do actually hang out, it's to catch up with our parents, catch a movie and clean the apartment and grocery shop. I can't wait until life slows down and I can start doing more posts about our lives. That's the whole reason I started this blog anywho!


currently playing:
copeland- take care
(#22 on the selective potential mix)

85 comments:

  1. i have a thing for red cardigans, and you wear yours well. ps all i can think about anymore is spring.

    sandy

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  2. I agree, every outfit I put together or buy has some floral print or soft, pretty color. Spring just needs to be here!!

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  3. those boots are so cute and look so, so comfy! i know what you mean about spring too, it feels like all snowstorms and rain, over and over recently. ps, i think i saw you at the ifb conference this past weekend, but i was too shy to introduce myself!! :)

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  4. love this look! the tights are great, and i love the pops of color! BRING ON SPRING!!!

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  5. It's funny you bring this up since I'm wearing a nautical inspired outfit today because I too am so pumped for Spring!!! I can't WAIT for bare legs (hmm perhaps I need a tan first though!!) I love your UO boots and ModCloth scarf!! xx

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  6. I love love love the boots!

    I'm waiting patiently in Minnesota for the Spring too! I feel your pain!

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  7. I am so jealous that you are outside!! lol jk I am stuck at work. I love those tights, I might have to check out ModCloth...

    awesome awesome boots!!

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  8. oh i just love springtime! it seems like everything i've chosen to wear features floral-prints and a short hemline. your cardigan is simply lovely! love the brilliant cherry color...

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  9. Awww, I can't wait for life to slow down, too! I love when you post about you and Brett and how happy you two are. ;] Love you!

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  10. I can't wait for bare legs either... although come summer I'll want to be in tights again! Story of my life! :)

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  11. The scarf and the boots are great!

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  12. Tieka, your scarf is so beautiful!

    xoxo
    Amy

    http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  13. GREAT scarf my friend. Love the colors. What a beautiful day it looks like! xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

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  14. i love those boots, they're great! i am definitely ready for spring... it was snowing big fat flakes here in vermont today :( at least it's not toooo cold! this is such a great spring-inspired look, though! i love your scarf!

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  15. those tights are so gorgeous on you! i was so tempted to buy a pair until i added on the shipping costs, haha.
    and those boots are fantastic and really do look comfortable. i love finding things on sale :)

    spring break come sooner!!

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  16. Oh, I'm loving these boots. The color is great!

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  17. I love your cardigan and boots.. so pretty

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  18. Pretty! I love that scarf. Your cardigan is adorable too. I need to get myself a red cardigan!

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  19. I can't wait till Sprint too! Love the boots- great sale!

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  20. you look so great! i love your scarf. i am so ready for spring too and i live in a much warmer climate! i can't wait until i'm not cold anymore. spring is almost here!!

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  21. Oh, the lack of a life life. I too lament the same thing!

    I think the red cardigan and scarf here have just enough of the spring look in them to compliment the tights and boots. Soon, young lady, soon you will be able to go bare legged! (Well, I could be wrong, I'm not sure about Michigan weather patterns...)

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  22. Super cute! :) I love that red cardi and those tights and boots are just awesome!

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  23. spring is just around the corner dear! I loved so much your red cardi, tights and lovely boots!! Hope your life calms down!

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  24. oh man oh man your boots are amazing! what a find!!

    and I love copeland!! dont slow down is one of my favorite songs by them.

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  25. Totally agreed on flat boots. It shocks me sometimes how easy they are to get around in.

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  26. I totally love those boots. You are so cute Tieka! xoxo

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  27. Have you seen any good movies out with Brett lately? I really wanna see Shutter Island!! You go see it and gimmie a review :) Let's pray the midwest don't get no mo' snow!

    P.S. As above, the red cardi is great. I have a white American Apparel cardigan and I never wear it, it's too red. I bought some iDye off UO.com, and the process is weird, but I really want a red cardi and you've convinced me to go for it! If I ruin my AA sweater - I blame you! ;) jaykay

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  28. those boots are incredible. the red and floral look great with them! i know what you mean about wanting life to slow down. i can't wait for a break from school.

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  29. totally feeling you, like everyone else, on the spring thing! i went thrift shopping today and everything i bought was pastel. peach blazer, lilac blouse, cream top.... oh, and i wore almost the same outfit today, but with pants and boots : )

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  30. ah! those boots are gorgeous, I'm in love.

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  31. wow ! i love the colors of your outfit and like the graphic touch of your pics ! Your blog is always inspiring !

    xx

    •• http://www.lescoquettes.fr ••

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  32. i might be one of 3 people in this country who actually like wearing tights....i think there are so many pretty patterns + colors to choose from (like these from modcloth!).

    ~pemora

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  33. I love your blog! You're too cute and your style is incredible :o)

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  34. I was just looking at one of my class syllabi today to find out when our Spring Break is. It's in two and a half weeks--which I still think is too far away. Damn! I love tights, but I hate getting them on. Anthropologie sells the best tights and they're thicker and warmer than what I'm used to. I just got a bunch on sale.

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  35. aaww i hope you do get a break!!!! i on the other hand just need some warmer weather!!!! i wish the snow would start melting here too. but we just had -25 degrees awhile ago. no melting snow for that!!!! aackk!

    anyway, im digging your boots!!!! love the color and anything lace up really.. :D

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  36. your boots are amazing, nice score

    I just need break and a good nights sleep haha, oh school

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  37. i think we've all had those days where 'real' life happens..and everything just goes by so fast. i mean, 'taking time to smell the roses' is sometimes impossible..haha!

    love these tights on you!
    it's starting to boil here in phils..
    so i can't wear tights and boots anymore...time for flip-flops and shorts!

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  38. In case you had no idea - your boots are awesome. I'm on the same boat - I definitely feel a huge need for spring.

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  39. those boots are absolutely fantastic!

    i live in tights. which doesn't always work when you live in sunny southern california where the normal temp is 75... ;) although, yesterday i put on a sundress and sat in the sun for a while and it felt REALLY good. except, now i'm realizing i need to do some leg exercises, they're not looking so great right now. ;)

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  40. tieka! you are so cute. thats funny you want bare legs..when more than anything i just want it to be cold enough where i can wear tights. :)

    i love your boots! you look so colorful and nice!

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  41. I love that scarf! I have the biggest collection of scarves and can never wear them here. Damn desert! I always pack them to go down to the city (which is a lot cooler than here).

    Totally know what you mean about not having a life right now to write about. I'm afraid I won't have one of them until next year.

    Wow - $20! You guys have the best sales. And they looks great on you :)

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  42. I'm dying for those boots! And that cardigan is a great nod to spring - LOVE the color. I can't wait either!

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  43. Love the boots and the beautiful scarf :)

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  44. Oooh, I love your boots! I'm also longing for spring, but we just got six inches of snow today! :(

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  45. Hiiii lovely Tieka!!!

    So, i JUST noticed you commented my blog last month :(. It makes me a little bit sad that I didn't notice till now hahaha.

    Well I just wanted to say THANK YOU because you reallly were the sole inspiration for me to start my chictopia and now, a blog. I kind of put a hold on my blog allll this month, but now that my chictopia's going well, I'm gonna get into blogging :)

    You are wonderful and always such an inspiration. Thank you for welcoming me with such welcoming arms into the chictopia community! I've met so many wonderful people!

    I love your outfit. Can't wait to see how you put together some spring outfits :).
    the red is gorgeous!

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  46. I have those boots too and LOVE them...although I did get them sale I was not as fortunate as you were to get them for only $20! Love them and I love the way you tied them. I'll have to try doing it that way.

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  47. bout time you posted those boots! love love love! and i miss you so much.

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  48. Your pocahontas boots are kicking my Native American ass. So cute.

    www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.com

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  49. pretty, pretty teika! love the tights and your Pocahontas boots!

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  50. What a great deal! Love those boots and the scarf...and the whole look!

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  51. I would gladly take Michigan's snow for the rest of this winter! I love it, even though Gavin is already sick of it!

    And I do feel semi-silly posting about it being so awesome and a big deal....but I guess it would be like other people making a big deal about it being over a 100 degrees is summer...that's nothing here!

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  52. Gorgeous Tieka!! Adore your bright cardigan and scarf.

    Lulu Letty

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  53. Wonderful boots, and wonderful injections of color throughout the outfit!

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  54. ahh i LOVE copeland! completely forgot about their music.. thanks for reminding me again! =D
    great boots too, what a deal

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  55. Ahhh--the power of a splash of red. Lookin' fierce as always, Tieka!

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  56. Your boots and scarf are amazing, you have such a wonderful style and the colors pop so much, you have a great look!

    Much love always,
    Glendy <3

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  57. Your boots and scarf are amazing, you have such a wonderful style and the colors pop so much, you have a great look!

    Much love always,
    Glendy <3

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  58. So perfectly put together!!!! I adore how you wore the red cardigan and those boots are so freakin' CUTE!


    I hope you get a break soon.

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  59. Dang ladies! I just saw these boots on the Fashion Therapist and loved them...

    And now you have them on too!

    They are so casual cool...

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  60. I love how spring-y you look! And those Pocahontas boots are amazing! Maybe that's why you stay so warm! I'm not ready for bare legs yet either but I sure like the idea of it.

    Hope life slows down a little bit soon for you! I like being busy but when I am I want a break from it all :)

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  61. those boots are really cute! Love the whole outfit and those photos

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  62. Looking super cute!! Love love love the red cardi, it sits perfectly on you.

    Stel xx

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  63. you are so pretty, love the whole look! can't wait for spring!

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  64. I am in love with that scarf. I really like neck things anyhow, but the colors on that are fantastic!

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  65. I am in love with that scarf. I really like neck things anyhow, but the colors on that are fantastic!

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  66. i love the boots. so cute.

    http://closetobsessions.blogspot.com

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  67. The artwork behind you is giving you "bunny ears". That's so cute!

    I love those boots, too!

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  68. Great little pocahontas boots! what a steal, i love when that happens :)

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  69. I can't wait for spring and bare legs either! You look super cute. I love those boots!

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  70. cute cute cute! I love those boots and I couldn't agree with you more about the tight thing, I'm so tired of mine, I threw away pair last cause I was sick of them!

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  71. I love your blog! Great ensemble And such a cute scarf.
    I saw Copeland on your currenly listening to. I love love love Copeland. I'm so bummed they are splittig up:(

    www.ambulanceeuphoria.tumblr.com

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  72. Love the tights! Such a great outfit. I've been pulling some very springtime looks in anticipation for warmer weather. I get crazy looks for wearing tights too!

    Sarah

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  73. I love the springy pops of color with your cardi and scarf. I totally agree with you--I can't wait for spring!!

    streetcake.wordpress.com

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  74. what a greal deal on these boots! lucky girl. I am so ready for spring, I, like you, had plaaned out my weekly outfit ideas, all involing spring attire, and BOOM a huge rainstorm.

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  75. People think I'm crazy too! Just today this random girl asked me "how do you wear dresses/skirts everyday? Don't you get cold?" Yes I get cold, but it's worth it! I hate pants, skirts and dresses = sweats but cuter, at least in my opinion. I'm as comfortable in them as I am in sweats, if not more!


    www.withhighhopes.blogspot.com, but you already knew that, haha :]

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  76. pochahontas is exactly what came to my mind too! hehe :) i love the red cardigan on you and those tights!! you are gorgeous tieka<3

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  77. Tieka, I love your scarf! The colours in it are so well-complemented against your boots. Don't you just love hack-and-slash clear-out sales at urban outfitters? I have found some great pieces this way!

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