Saturday, February 27, 2010

Urban decay

So last night was a blast. Brett and I drove out to Chicago to see Screeching Weasel! I got him tickets for Christmas months ago! We headed out and the roads were terrible basically all the way until we hit Illinois! We stopped for Steak 'N Shake and got lost for a little bit in Indiana, but made it on time to see every band! I love how close we are to Chicago, honestly! All of the great shows come through there and it's really no big deal to make a trip out! Plus, I love Reggie's. It's right off the highway and we parked literally a block away. We took so much video of the night. I'll edit it soon and post it!

I got this wonderful amazing dress from Baby Says Boutique! I'm in love with floral print.. and lace.. and black mixed with florals right now, so this dress is just perfectly what I'm in love with! When I first got it, I was like.. I..can't...fit! But then realized there was a zipper on the side. Teehee. ;) Whoops! I'm excited to style this dress more in spring. I paired it with different skirts and what not and got a totally different feel, but I figured for the first time showing it, I'd show it all!

(dress - baby says boutique | boots - jeffrey campbell
tights - target | gold accessories - forever 21)

This morning, Brett and I went and got some breakfast with our friend, Peter, who stayed over last night. Then we headed back here to sit on the internet for a little bit and found out Brett's band practice was later on instead of the afternoon, so we decided to go see Shutter Island earlier.. which I really loved. Great movie! Then we got some shots outside an old abandoned factory and now I'm home.. about to take a nap while Brett heads off to GR for band practice!

Mkay, nap time.. leftover pizza.. and.. rent a movie time. I need a Saturday night just to veg out! It's so exciting. Plus the apartment is quiet.. and the kitties aren't all wound up and biting each other, ah, life in the slow lane is good!

currently playing:
relient k - i don't need a soul
(#23 on the selective potential mix)

91 comments:

  1. Great dress! We miss living so close to Chicago, there is nothing like Michigan

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  2. you look stunning in these pictures. and that dress is amazing!

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  3. Very pretty dress. And those boots are totally hot ! :-)

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  4. soooo cute. this is definitely one of my favorite outfits on you! and ps: you look like you've lost more weight! seriously, you look amazing! :)

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  5. this is such a cute outfit! it's a bit different then what you normally put together, i love the floral and lace combo!

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  6. i'm so in love with this dress and your gorgeous face. i miss you. can't wait to see you march 9! <33

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  7. you are so cute! I love love love that dress and how you dressed it more casually... you made something I'd never think to be versatile, versatile! Thanks for the comment.

    much love.

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  8. love your blog! you have the most kick ass hair! =)

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  9. love your shirt!

    so cool you're close to Chicago, it is a great city!

    life is nice when your pets aren't freaking out at each other haha

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  10. i love your dress, but i love even more that you listen to relient k! they've been one of my favorite bands for years :)

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  11. I love the whole look thats a great dress and I love how you paired them with those boots. i often find myself matching 80's floral dress with military inspired boots aswell...

    Great song your listening to also

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  12. Gorgeous hair! I love the boots with this look.

    xx

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  13. The dress is adorable!
    I think we've all had moments of trying to squeeze into something before realizing there is a zipper. hehe.

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  14. Nice dress!
    I wish I lived close to Chicago, sounds so fun.

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  15. that last picture of you is gorgeous, I loveee this outfit the mix of lace and florals is brilliant!

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

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  16. Your hair looks really cool in all of these pictures! What color is it naturally?
    -Melanie

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  18. Lovely dress and you gave justice to it. You are so gorgeous! xoxo

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  19. You look sooo cute! I love this outfit.. and am really jealous of those shoes :]

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  20. from your description, it sounds like you had an amazing start to the weekend! very creative mixture of lace and floral... apart they're both so dainty and feminine, but together i'm loving how the aesthetic changes to tough and edgy.

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  21. Suuuuch a cute dress! And sometimes pizza and movie nights are the best. Have a great Saturday!

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  22. Oh I love your dress!!! It fits you perfectly!! You styled it great :)

    I have been to Chicago about 3 times and I love it! :D

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  23. okay you are so beautiful!! please share all of your makeup secrets and send me your boots via the mail.

    love this outfit!

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  24. What a great dress! These photos turned out great.

    Outfit photos are much more fun when you recruit your husband to take them. :o)

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  25. SO cute. Seriously.
    And those are basically my same plans for tonight. haha.
    Have fun!

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  26. That dress is sooo cool! And this stairwell looks EXACTLY like Michael Weston's in Burn Notice - love that show! Watching it right now, actually...

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  27. i was a fan of screeching weasel in my high school days! what a nice gift. and i couldn't imagine a better dress to wear to one of their shows.

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  28. florals and black together are one of my favorite combinations. such a great look on you! :)

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  29. this dress is SO FABULOUS!!! love this look on you!

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  30. Like I said on Chictopia, your dress is really cute and your hair is sooo pretty!

    I love reading your blog! You and your husband remind me so much of me and my bf.

    Hope you had fun watching Screeching Weasel. Btw, did they play "Hey Suburbia"?

    Have a nice weekend!

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  31. You look so cute! That dress is the most form fitting thing I've seen you in on this blog and it's just adorable. Sorry if that sounds way creepy, haha.

    I saw shutter island and loved it to! It definitely made me questions my sanity for a moment!

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  32. aww i love these photos and the location! that dress fits you like a glove! i love it! it is going to be so lovely in spring with bare legs hehe :) shutter island was amazing! ahh! i loved it!

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  33. I love this series of photos! Especially the shots where(I'm assuming, though I think correctly) Brett is above you and you're on the stairs.

    And I love floral with black for winter, too, something I never thought I would. This dress is a perfect incarnation of the trend.

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  34. That dress is delightful. Thank you for the sweet words, and you'll have to tell me how you liked The September Issue. I really enjoyed it. I loved learning about Grace Coddington and her background. I think she's fantastic. You look lovely as usual dear!

    -Sarah ♥

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  35. Haha, life is good when the cats are relaxed and not participating in wars (maybe I speak only for my cats who still have jealousy wars, though they've been together for 2 years now).
    You make the florals look so good and as always, your snow photgraphy is tops!!
    xo

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  36. You look absolutely stunning. I love having a nice relaxing Saturday. I'm doing similar things but with dogs biting each other!

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  37. I love the pictures!!! You look so great. I love the lace sleeves and the floral print. Amazing!

    Chicago is a great City!

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  38. ugh! your bangs are making me second guess growing mine out! also, as someone mentioned above, your makeup looks great. i'm so afraid of eyeliner, but you make it look so good and not at all over done. how do you do it?

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  39. Really great pics! Love that sort of backdrop, love your boots, and the dress is very cool! Great eyeliner too :) You look awesome!

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  40. you're so beautiful tieka. i keep loving your pictures more and more!
    that dress is super cute on you, what a treat.
    glad you two had fun at the show..and steak and shake sounds amazing. i wish we had cool places like that in australia! <3

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  41. Aw, you look darling. I love Screeching Weasel; I'm jealous! Shoulda gone...

    Anyway, next time you're in the city we should get together. :)

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  42. I love your dress! Is that all one piece? The mix of lace and florals is stunning on you, and I especially like the cool background!

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  43. All of these pictures were really cute, as you may hear all the time, i'm sure.
    Picture two in specific is Gorgeous.

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  44. Super gorgeous dress! Can't wait to see how you style it in the spring!

    Also, you make me want to go see Shutter Island now. Too bad I have so many, many papers.

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  45. Very pretty, your dress is wonderful! I love the old warehouse or whatever it is in the background, makes the photos look quite edgy! I can't wait to see what your pair this dress with :)

    www.fashionjjunkie.blogspot.com

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  46. You look all glowy and AMAZING!

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  47. Gasp! Those boots! That hair! The dress! It all reminds me so much of nineties movies like Empire Records or Reality Bites. Love it.

    |A|
    strangeasnajles.blogspot.com

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  48. that dress is to die for!!
    fantastic shots <3

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  49. Perfect outfit to go see Screaching Weasel. The flat boots really pull this to the punk side.

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  50. hope you had fun in chicago, reggie's is right by my house!!

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  51. You always have great photos but I find these to be particularly lovely. I heart Chicago... particularly because of the music scene. Wish it was closer!

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  52. Oh your eye make-up looks so pretty! Just lovely. Hope ya'll had fun in Chicago, it's one of my favorite cities in the world.

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  53. This dress is so amazing! I love the florals mixed with the lace! :) Your photos are fabulous!

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  54. Tieka! You look sooo amazing in this dress....it fits like a dream! I saw a combo of floral and lace (much like this dress!) in a free people catalogue a few months ago, and fell in love with the combo too!

    Your weekend sounds amazing...I always look forward to either a lazy Friday or Saturday night in a quiet home environment!

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  55. Love the mix of florals and lace against your fab hair and immaculate makeup! Very nice indeed.

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  56. I love that dress..the floral with the lace detail is so cool.

    I'm so excited to see Shutter Island..although I'm sure I'll get so scared! Hope you had a lovely Saturday night vegging out! I honestly wish I had one more weekend day right now! (How did it go by so fast??)

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  57. Oh Reggies. How much of my time have you stolen? Way too much! Hehe. When it gets warmer, I am hoping we can meet up in the city and shop/eat. I love Chicago and I miss it so much. Luckily, I too am close. Only 25 mins from the loop!

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  58. that dress is gorgeous on you, i had no idea it was a one piece until i saw it on baby says boutique (they have the most gorgeous pieces). :)
    i'm loving these pictures and you're looking beautiful as usual. can't wait to see the video of your trip to see screeching weasel!! :)

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  59. I really love the lace and floral together. So pretty!

    I saw Shutter Island last night too and really liked it. I can't wait to watch it a second time when it comes out on video...movies like that are always fun a second time around when you can pick up on things you never would've noticed without knowing the ending.

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  60. love the dress! i am sure you'll be able to wear it a million different ways...

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  61. wow you and your blog are so great!

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  62. I love your pictures! They're always so clear and vibrant. What's your secret?? :)


    http://sass-pot.blogspot.com/

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  63. That dress is divine! Looks perfect on you.(:

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  64. great blog! found you through transientwithdrawal's chictopia10 post.. following now.. :)

    katthroatworld.blogspot.com

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  65. gorgeous pics..love the mix of florals and lace :)

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  66. I love your hair!!
    L x
    http://fashionlooksnorth.blogspot.com/

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  67. I love the floral dress & how you paired it with the lace! Your hair also looks really amazing in these pictures!

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  68. Guh, that dress is gorgeous! Your whole outfit is pretty much the exact style I've been longing for lately, but I don't really have much in my wardrobe like it. Anyway, it looks fantastic on you :)

    I really want to see Shutter Island! It's not my typical type of movie, but it just looks so good.

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  69. love this lace outfit! You always look great in floral!

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  70. Yay Tieka it looks so pretty on you!

    Amy
    BSB
    xo

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  71. the dress is absolutely lovely, and i love your hair!

    xo.

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  72. love the dress! the lace and the floral go together so well!

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  73. Screeching Weasel??? Wow, I didn't know they were still around! We saw them waaay back in the day when they were touring for their boogada-boogada-boogada album. Yes, album, not CD, not iTunes.
    I'm-a so old.....

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  74. Omg, Tieka! Could you look any HOTTER in that dress! What a find! You look absolutely amazing. I can't wait to see what else you do with it come springtime.

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  75. Cool shots! That is such a cute dress. My goodness you're a skinny-mini!

    I can't wait to see Shutter Island. Everyone who's seen it is saying it's great xD

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  76. I love it! You look amazing!! You always have such chic outfits :) XOXO

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  77. i truly adore that floral + lace dress, love!

    deathbyplatforms.blogspot.com

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  78. Relient K? That is such a good cd...I squeaked when I saw that little note at the end-
    "Tieka listens to Relient K's cd, which I love, so that makes us like twins, right? So I'm just as stylish and awesome, right?"
    Ha ha

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  79. This is my first visit to you're site and I LOVE it! You look fabulous!

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  80. you look stunning in these pictures. and that dress is amazing!
    video models

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  81. oh dear.
    i literally just read your blog and now i am ordering your dress!!

    xxx

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