Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring fever

Look at me.. saying I wasn't going to bring out any of my spring clothes until the first official day of spring.. but I just had to! We've been having the most gorgeous last few days! It's seriously so heart-lifting to walk out in the warmth! It has been high fifties - low sixties and sunny. It's perfect. It feels like spring is here, finally. There is talk of snow/rain mix on Saturday (the actual first day of spring) so I was like.. I just have to wear something now while it's so nice out!

Today was so lovely. I didn't have the majority of my classes today because my professor attended the digital illustration career day. So I took a much needed day off. I know we just had spring break, but I worked full-time so it didn't feel like much of a break. So I slept in.. made myself some pancakes.. and caught up on some emails! I also ran to the post office to finally mail out some delightful dozen/giveaway stuff, to pick up my photo order and to come home and work on the studio a little bit more! I'll post pictures this weekend for sure!

(theory of flowers dress - modcloth | crochet touche scarf - modcloth
ecote basketweave skimmers - urban outfitters | watch - vintage | belt - f21)

I had this dress from ModCloth on my wishlist for the longest time.. and finally decided to buy it. I love it. I'm obsessed with sleeved dresses right now. I have a few more on my list. I have a really hard time with spaghetti strap dresses. I can't quite pull them off, so this is the perfect fix. And as soon as I saw this scarf, I bought it immediately. I can't find it anywhere on their website now, so I'm wondering if they sold out. But I love this scarf. Perfect for spring because it's so light and has such pretty detail! This vintage watch is my Grandma's. She gave it to me a few years ago. It was a gift from my Grandpa for one of their anniversaries. She passed away about a year ago, so it's really special to me. I love the mix of silver and gold in it.

Gawsh, I don't want this weather to end! Brett and I took the scenic road to Grand Rapids today and looked all along Lake Michigan avenue for spots. He pulled into a cemetery.. and I was like, "Brett! I can't have my first spring outfit pictures taken in a cemetery!" Hahah, boys. They don't understand. ;) I was like.. I need a field. Haha! Afterwards, we stuffed our faces at Big Boy and split a delicious banana split afterwards. I'm still stuffed.. and it's 12:18 AM. Oh boy. I better head to bed! Have a wonderful weekend everyone! And don't forget to check out the Little Ocean Annie Vintage's Giveaway!

Ps; I used to be obsessed with River City High back in high school. I love that we're getting more into the "punk" side of my compilation! It brings back such great memories. I honestly don't know where I'd be without some of this music. I know I listen to a lot of weird indie music now, but my roots are all pop punk bands. I'm so thankful I grew up in the music community here.. I've had some of the best memories (and met Brett through it!) It's such a huge part of my life.. and definitely always will be.


currently playing:
river city high - make it up to you
(#29 on the selective potential mix)

103 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!I LOVE this dress! Look at you and your bare legs!
    I love all that music and the music scene! My husband and I met because he managed then went on to buy a music venue! Going to shows and seeing him was always such a giddy girly moment!

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  2. so gorgeous! i'm loving these pre-spring days!!! i hope they just continue through to spring. i love this scarf you're wearing... so beautiful - and also, you are tiny!!

    freshbrownies

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  3. Gorgeous!!!!! You are the cutest ever and I loveee lovee love that scarf!

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  4. what a pretty spring look. =] the shoes are really neat. i really need a brown pair of flats. i have 9 pairs of black ballet flats and no brown. what's up with that? lol
    i adore your look today. it makes me so excited for some warmer weather. although i must admit high 50s low 60s is cold for me. i live in fl! i cant wait for the usual 80s haha. love your blog.

    becauseicantgonaked.blogspot.com

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  5. I LOVE these photos! Spring is so amazing, I really do feel like I'm coming out of hibernation from winter and have awoken to such a beautiful, blossoming world! (mostly because all the peach trees down here are in bloom and it's lovely)

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  6. Tieka! You look so so gorgeous in these photos. Wow, I saw the first one and I was like "She looks so gorgeous" then the next one I was just in more awe :) So glad that its starting to get warm enough that you can show your legs and not wear tights all the time! I love that dress. Have a good weekend, and a good break!! Make more pancakes :)

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  7. I absolutely adore this outfit! I love the way you have styled it with the blue scarf :) I'm so so happy I found your blog on IFB, your style is similar to mine :)

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  8. You know what I just realised? This dress is like the brighter, springy sister of the black floral ModCloth dress we both own. :D

    I have a similar watch from my great grandma. It doesn't work anymore, though. Does yours?

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  9. Tieka these pictures are sooo lovely! And that dress..! Oh my, it's just perfect. Now that I've seen a sneak peek of your spring wardrobe, I seriously can't wait for more! (:

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  10. such gorgeous photos!! love the lighting... :)
    xx
    http://disarmingdarling.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful dress!

    I too am a fan of sleeves, or at least thicker straps. Something about the spaghetti straps seems too juvenile and rarely do I think it's flattering to the upper body.

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  12. you look absolutely gorgeous! everything about your outfit is lovely. i've been drooling over that dress for some time now and seeing this may have just been the push i needed to buy it. i love dresses with sleeves like this too, they're perfect for the pale-skinned like me to not get lobster shoulders in the sun, hehe

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  13. Your dress is tooo cute. I love it! ModCloth always has such amazing finds. I have a long ongoing wish list just for there. haha
    The watch is lovely. It's always nice to have something special like that. It reminds me of this little heart key chain with a clock on it that my great grandma left for me after she passed away years ago. I put it on a necklace chain and wore it every single day until it stopped ticking like I promised I would. Now I have it hanging on my wall, but it hasn't lost its importance. :]

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  14. great pics! and I love the scarf. lovely outfit! very springy

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  15. I adore ModCloth.:) That dress looks great! And YAY for spring. About time, eh?

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  16. this floral dress is just stunning and it's perfect for the spring! can't wait to see all the other ways you're going to wear it (and yay for tight-less weather!) :)
    this scarf is beyond amazing as well. ahh modcloth <3

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  17. That dress is so delightful. Puts a smile on my face by how colorful and springy it is. I love the touch of lace with your scarf! It's a stunning look.

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  18. love this! you look so cute, my favorites are the 4th and 5th picture... and I love that scarf paired with the dress! I'm a sucker for sleeved dresses too.

    yay for spring!

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  19. Your Grandma's watch is gorgeous : ) and I love that something like this vintage watch can be such a special piece and reminder of someone you love.

    All of your textures and patterns work so well with eachother, your scarf is amazing too! love it : )

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  20. I love that scarf, awesome detail

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  21. very cute outfit! i love all the different colors, textures and patterns! about the weather, i'm heading back to michigan on sunday to visit my hometown of ann arbor before i head off to a business trip in ohio. that is soo sad the weather may be cold then! =( michigan weather is soo unpredictable!

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  22. i LOVE this outfit! it's so cute and cheerful! that scarf is out of this world, oh my goodness.

    frolicking in a field is one of the happiest things in the world. :)

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  23. That dress is so cute:)

    When I read the banana split part, I told my husband how weird it was because we went to the store today so he could get stuff to make a banana split!

    Oh, and the part where you were talking about the indie bands you like, if you haven't heard of Tegan and Sara, you should REALLY check them out. They are wonderful! :)

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  24. that's the perfect spring dress!!! love love love! :D

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  25. I got my giveaway package in the mail today, and I couldn't be more excited! The necklace is great and so beautiful! Thank you so much, again =]

    That scarf rocks, by the way!

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  26. hellllo spring! we welcome you with open arms and open closets filled with beautiful pretty clothes! :D

    this is the PERFECT spring dress. as if you didn't know already, you look amazing :)

    and your scarf is genius!


    have a happy warm weekend!

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  27. lovely dress, tieka! i'm with ya, i'm loving this spring weather!:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  28. It's so funny how all of us interpret "warm" so differently. It was 65 degrees yesterday and I still needed a jacket and tights. It has to be almost 80s to break out bare legs:) I love your shoes too!

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  29. Your blog is amazing! Love your outfit:)
    I love ModCloth too <3

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  30. Hey Tieka !

    Just to let you know you're on our blog ;)
    Take a look !

    • http://www.lescoquettes.fr •

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  31. That dress is so pretty on you. Spring is finally kicking in this side of the atlantic too - I haven't attempted bare legs yet though.

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  32. Yeah, I'm totally obsessed with the weather right now. Just can't get enough!

    And I adore that dress. You look so you!

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  33. You look ADORABLE!!!

    I can see why you couldn't wait!

    I sincerely hope we do not get that icky rain/snow mix tommrow, too!

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  34. that scarf = win.

    i love sleeved dresses too! i feel like a sausage arms in skinny straps...although i'm sure you don't have that problem! you are so adorable!

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  35. i looove these pictures! you look so pretty and fun and fancy free!

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  36. Awe. Look at you. Skipping like a little girl in pretty clothes. So pretty!

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  37. this is one of my favorite looks for yours to date. You look so great in that dress!


    The weather has been so nice, I too have been trying to soak up all of it because Midwest weather is so unperdictable and can change at any minute (case in point, snow this weekend:(

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  38. I love the colors and print of that dress! I think most of the world is excited for spring and warm weather. Even my boyfriend, who claims winter is his favorite season, is ready for the warmer weather!

    http://shoesfordessert.blogspot.com/

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  39. You look absolutely adorable! I love the dress and scarf! I'm so glad it's finally getting warmer and springier! :)

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  40. Such a pretty dress:) You look so at ease in these shots. Hope your spring is fantasticx

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  41. I love this dress and scarf combo!! Very cute and spring-y! And you made me long for Big Boy, I haven't seen one in ages!!!

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  42. Such an adorable outfit! The weather is lovely and I'm bummed last weekend when I was in grand rapids it was cold and rainy. I wanted to go antiquing in the sun!
    It's michigan, so you know we're gonna have another snowstorm, hopefully it melts quickly though.

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  43. I saw this dress on ModCloth and thought it was really cute. It looks so cute on you!

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  44. You and that dress are absolutely beautiful :)

    flnw.blogspot.com

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  45. mmmm...banana splits, sun and florals. that's a pretty perfect day right there! xx

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  47. a girl can never have enough floral dresses! you look so pretty.
    it's so sweet that you have your grandmother's watch. vintage pieces with meaning are even more beautiful.

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  48. you look so happy to be outside! i love the grey scarf keeping it winter-y since its not spring quite yet :)

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  49. One of my favorite outfits that I've seen from you. So perfect!
    Lovely girl. <3

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  50. how do you do it? you're amazing! help me!

    http://www.lafashionistacams.blogspot.com/

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  51. When it gets down to the last few weeks until Spring I try on and re-try on all my Spring clothing. The excitement is almost unbearable but now it's here and tomorrow I get to dress for it!

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  52. You look beautiful! The epitome of Springtime! The scarf and watch compliment the dress so well, adding to that days-gone-by vibe. Meaningful accessories (or meaningful anything, really) always seem to work so much better than anything else... maybe it's the memories that add that extra glow or strength?

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  53. You are so beautiful Tieka. This dress is so very lovely it makes me so excited for spring!!!

    P.S. I added you to my Michigan Bloggers link list!!!

    Lulu Letty

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  54. so very cute! i love that scarf. it gives your outfit the sweetest vintage charm. i love it. i'm sporting bare legs today too! the weather is so gorgeous that i can't help it!

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  55. that scarf is so pretty, I love the detailing and the color!

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

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  56. These pics of you are sooo pretty! I love how you paired that scarf with the dress to add just the right touch of interesting! :)

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  57. I love that dress! I know exactly what you mean about the spaghetti strap dresses. We had beautiful weather and it snowed this morning and now it's back to prettyness again.

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  58. Tiekaa Tiekka Tiekkkaa!!!

    It was amazing logging into chictopia today and seeing YOUR beautiful face on the homepage :):)

    It made me so happy.
    I am also SO in love with sleeved dresses this spring! I found the most amazing navy floral one thrifting a couple weeks ago for TWO dollars. It was amazing. They are so easy to dress up or dress down and absolutley PEFECT for spring!

    Well, I don't know that you are going to read this, but I tagged you in the "Fantasy Glamorous Bag Challenge" , if you are interested. You have to find your dream bag online/anywhere and the contents inside. I know I am interested to see what bags you can find!! So, if you do read this.... you can find out more at my blog :).

    Love always,
    maggie :)

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  59. love this flower pattern on you! You look so ADORABLE!! Makes me want to hug you. Lol

    xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

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  60. Oh you look adorable! I so love that dress and the photos are magical:)

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  61. You are so adorable! And the no other girl can wear a scarf quite as well as you. Yay for Spring! I did the same thing the other day and wore a dress I swore I would save for my blog when it was a bit warmer. But the sin was just shining so bright I couldn't resist. Although now it is snowing so it was short lived.

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  62. oh tieka, these photos are soo lovely, some of my favorites of yours. you look so pretty! i lvoe the dress and that watch is really beautiful.

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  63. OMG!!! I absolutely adore the dress!

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  64. wow your spring wardrobe is stunning, I'm looking forward to seeing more of it

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  65. I adore the shots of you running -- how free you look, and the scarf is quite lovely!

    xx

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  66. You are the cutest thing! I love your crochet scarf and your dainty little watch.

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  67. Ha! Well, you almost made it to Spring. It's tomorrow, right? I don't know man, if Kansas is getting ice/snow mix tonight and tomorrow, I would imagine that Michigan will be in similarly yucky shape, so it was smart to embrace the warmth while it was there.

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  68. these photos are seriously lovely. xx

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  69. TIEKA!
    spring is definitely your best friend! i love you in colors and florals and with so much sunlight shining in your lovely hair! love love love! that dress is amazing! this makes super excited for the rest of the things you have stashed away in your closet :)

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  70. awesome photos!
    i'm so happy to finally see you guys have some sunshine! yey to spring dress..and bare legs!!!hehehe. :D

    the dress with the scarf is adorable...
    and i love your shoes. :D

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  71. I always end up way at the bottom of your gazillion posts but... I did the same thing this week! Everyday I had bare legs and a sweater. haha. I want spring to stay but yes, sadly this evening we will have sleet/snow. EW!

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  72. Haha spring has arrived here too! I love your scarf and floral dress!

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  73. oh what a enchanting dress! it’s cap sleeves make it so lady-like… fantastic post! i’m enjoying the warm weather as well!!… :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  74. Wow... gorgeous outfit and beautiful photos!!

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  75. You look lovely, & have spring written all over you! I LOVE your watch, & it makes it even more special when it belonged to a loved one. Love the dress pattern & the scarf is fabulous! I love it all!! :) <3

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  76. Soo soo pretty. The dress, the scarf and the weather!

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  77. Soo luv ur outfit hun!!! Hope u are having a good wknd! xxx

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  78. Wow! The dress is beautiful. It suits you really quite wonderful.
    You've chosen you to shoot a really great location. The fine sunshine and the field put me into total spring mood.
    I am excited about your music taste. My roots are also in the punk or rock music for.

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  79. So pretty! That dress is lovely and these frolicing field shots are adorable!

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  80. Spring clothes! Yay!
    I know you weren't planning to bring any of that out yet, but I'm glad you did. So fun. The scarf is incredible, and I love your whole look. Always wearing an outfit I want to copy :)

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  81. I love this outfit so much! Haha, you are only two days early.

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  82. It's a good thing you didn't wait until today to wear your spring outfits - you would have been freezing! Oh, Michigan...

    I didn't even give that dress a second look when I saw it on ModCloth - I'm not sure why, silly me. It is so lovely on you! Love the floral print. You look radiant. :)

    - Laura, owleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  83. i love the intricate detail of the scarf
    please visit
    -www.cupidsblunder.blogspot.com
    Dona

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  84. i love this outfit sooo much! i've been in my spring clothes for awhile now, so don't feel guilty!

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  85. your dress is so wonderfully pretty! i love it too! I also cant pull off spaghetti strap dresses too much :/ so yours is perfect and you look great as always :)
    i'm still your #1 fan! haha
    im so happy spring is here too! San Francisco had been so cold lately and now it is high 60s low 70s. lovely season ^_^
    <3, evelyn

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  86. I love your outfit - and these photos are beautiful! Fun and interesting with a little vintage touch that isn't outdated :-) It's beautiful here on the east coast - I totally loved getting to wear my new spring clothes and flip flops!

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  87. so sweet! Happy spring!!

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

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  88. I'm surprised you didn't snap before now! The outfit is adorable...can't wait to see what else you have hanging in your closet for spring!

    www.tightsandbites.om

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  89. I LOVE that dress. I have been looking for a simple floral dress for a while, and I may have to copy you and buy this one. Love the idea of pairing it with a belted scarf.
    -Lloyd

    http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

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  90. I LOVE what you've done with that scarf. And your hair, i wish i could pull it off. looks marvelous! xxKatie

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  91. I LOVE what you've done with that scarf. And your hair, i wish i could pull it off. looks marvelous! xxKatie

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  92. I'm making myself wear all the winter outfits I had planned in my head...but it's hard! Especially when everyone has tight-less legs. :(

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  93. Amazing outfit ! This dress looks so cute, it really feels like spring.

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  94. I adore the dress and what a lovely little vintage watch :) I just love passed down pieces like that.

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  95. such a pretty dress, and you look just gorgeous frolicking around in the field!

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  96. Hey Tieka,
    your watch caught my eye. I too have my Grandma's similar watch and it has silver-like accents where the gold band connects to the face. So vintage and I love it; true vintage - it needs a new battery. Oh well.

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  97. I'm absolutely loooving this dress! You look adorable and so ready for spring!

    Marisa

    www.lerainyday.blogspot.com

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  98. Very nice dress! Gorgeous!

    xx Alex
    www.hypeed.com

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  99. I don't think I ever commented on this outfit! I'm absolutely in love with your scarf! You look like you should be in a Shop Ruche lookbook! So, so gorgeous!

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  100. That is such a lovely floral pattern!! And the woven flats are darling.

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