Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nautical knots

Oh my goodness, what a weekend! I've been the busiest person on the planet, but it was so much fun! I had a million things to do for the blog and what not, but I basically just took the whole weekend off and enjoyed it with amazing friends and toured with Tall Ships. I'd relive every moment - every sweaty, dirty, gross moment. It was honestly so fun.


Friday night,  I headed out to Nautical Knots. It's one of those local spots you must visit if you're in Grand Haven - for a super yummy, soft pretzel. I love my buttery salty ones. When I put this outfit together.. I was trying to think of something fun that gave me the opportunity to wear a nautical inspired outfit and I go, "mmm, I could totally go for a nautical knot!" and then I thought, oh my gosh! How perfect, haha!


(jeans - old navy | compass rose necklace - c/o modcloth | striped tank - forever 21
cardigan - c/o talbots | heels - moda via dsw | nautical ropes bag - forever 21)


Am I a dork for always matching my outfits or putting themes to them? I don't know, maybe, probably. But it's so much fun! And to be honest, it's a lot easier to style up outfits when they have a fun theme or a quirky aspect to them to match my surroundings! I received the cardigan from Talbots and knew I wanted a nautical theme and all of the pieces just fell together perfectly! Plus, I toured with Tall Ships all weekend long. Hehe! I'm silly.


We were in Grand Rapids on Friday night, Howell, Michigan on Saturday for Bled Fest (amazing, amazing fest!) and on Sunday we headed to Chicago! I splurged at Urban Outfitters - can't wait to show off my new shoes! And then on Monday we were back in Grand Rapids. We stayed in the grungiest hotel of all time in dirty Lansing. It's moments like those you remember for a lifetime. Seven of us in a one-bed hotel room. A very dirty one. Hahah, life is so good. I hope you all had a super amazing, wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I'm so sorry I've been terrible on commenting back - this weekend has been so busy, but I promise to play catch up this week! I love you all. <3


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79 comments:

  1. I love this outfit! The stripes, dots and wedges are a perfect combo!

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  2. I just love this outfit. I'm really into stripes as of late (who isn't?) and I am drooling after your tank

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  3. This outfit is so cute, Tieka!

    You are not a dork for matching your outfits to themes and such. I do it all the time! I love dressing with a theme.

    And guess what?!? I wore a red stripe tank, polka-dot headband, dark jeans, and wedges on Memorial day- we kinda matched, but in our own style. =)

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  4. HEHEHE.

    Teika you are so cute!!!!

    I love the pattern mixing- I was seriously inspired by you to try that months ago and now it's all I do. Seriously. i can't wear something unless it has more than two patterns together!!! It has just skyrocketed.

    The 7 people in one hotel room sounds crazy but something absolutely exhilerating too- it's what being young is about right???

    I told my boy about you and about your life in grand haven! And I think he has a mancrush on Brett! Hehe! Hipsters...;) He looked at him and was like, "where does brett get his flannel???? He's HIP!" It was so cute!
    He also said that his family lives in grand haven!!! The Dumroeses?? It would be amazing if you knew them. Hahahaha.

    Anyways...
    you're lovely Teika.

    You never cease to be anything but.

    Love,
    Maggie:)

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  5. This outfit would be so perfect on the ship tour! You should come join me! :) hehe. Your hair looks so so good in these photos. I was at the dinner table and said "Tieka uploaded a post!" I got so excited, people on the ship must think I am so weird. I loved this post though. Nautical Knot looks so pretty..I have a deep love for ships and anything nautical. What a lovely sweater from Talbots....you look so lovely as always, and I love the themes in your outfits, it makes them so much more fun to look at, and besides, you put them all together SO well! Have a great week, Tieka! x

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  6. When it's on the mind, it's on the mind! i say go for it whenever inspiration strikes! Kinda what I did in my latest outfit, too, going for the top-gun bad-ass look. It all kind of snowballs, you know?

    anyway, you look super chic!

    aaaaaaaaand now i want a pretzel.

    xoxo
    -K
    http://prettyshinysparkly.com

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  7. I work behind Talbots and I've been in there once and only because someone gave me a gift certificate to there and after browsing I ended up giving it to my mom and she bought something. The clothes seemed so old-lady-like to me but the cardigan that you received is so cute and fits this outfit perfectly.
    They are hiring so I may just mosey on over there and look around and apply for a job. :)

    And those shoes! I'm loving them so much!

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  8. awww, you are so darn-tooting cute! I love this pattern combo! and I love seeing you and Brett on your fun, couple adventures!

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  9. You are definitely not silly for having themes for your outfits! I love doing that kinda stuff and you do it so well too! Your weekend sounds amazing! Why are the grimiest times always the best ones? Haha :]

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  10. You look darling in this nautical outfit! And I know exactly what you mean about more fun dressing up with themes, I do that all the time too!

    xx

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  11. So cute!
    Just wanted to let you know that our county's fair is this week and I'm super excited. :D

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  12. yes!! i adore the nautical theme to this outfit!! perfect with the setting, tieka! :D

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  13. I went to college in Newport, RI, so I feel confident in saying that you've nailed the nautical look. Adorable, Tieka!

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  14. Yah, you're so not a dork for having themed outfits. I do it ALL the time. Well, maybe that just makes us both dorks. Either way, least we're having fun.

    Your outfit is so cute. I love the stripes and polka dots.

    Also, I'm jealous of the pretzels. I could totally go for one right now.

    xxRobyn :)

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  15. This outfit is great and I still love those wedges.

    You and your husband are soo cute together! Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

    http://the-not-so-secret-loves-of-bri.blogspot.com/

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  16. Yeah, you're a dork for planning around your destination but an adorable dork and that's why we love you!

    I love the stripes with the polka dots, too, very subtle. And seeing you in jeans instead of a skirt or dress is refreshing, too. (Not that I complain about the skirts and dress, 'cause they're always super cute.)

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  17. Oh Tieka, you are so cute! I love your outfit. I was reading this post and told my friend, "look at this couple! they're so cute! they're as adorable as naomi and josh from rockstar diaries!" Haha. Sorry to be creepily exclaiming about how cute you are, but I just love your blog! :)

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  18. You look gorgeous Tieks!
    Are you just posing on randoms boats? Haha!
    I've said it before but I'll say it again because you asked; I love when you create outfits around a theme or place! You always look great!

    Can't wait to see your new shoes either :)

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  19. oh tieka you know how i love nautical-themed outfits! i'm in them 99% of the time hehe! i wish i could take pictures in one of those outfits on a boat! it's just so cute! :) glad you had an amazing weekend!

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  20. the photos came out great, i love that you have the wheel and the ship in your photos!!

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  21. So cute! I have that same top from F21 and made a nautical outfit out of it, as well! :) I do love your polkadotty cardigan and the place you guys took your pictures, they are so lovely!

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  22. well the rope tote bag might be a bit much! haha jk.

    Pretzels are hard to come by for some reason around here and i've pretty much been craving one for like 5 years now. ahh!!

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  23. love the nautical theme! great outfit, lovely photos

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  24. I love these shoes! I have a weakness for red shoes I am pretty sure... I can't resist them!!

    The nautical theme is perfect! And I don't think you are a dork for doing themed outfits, I think it adds to the charm of Selective Potential! :)

    love.

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  25. What a sweet outfit. And your weekend sounds like something to remember and laugh about when your old...I love memories like that.

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  26. i am totally a huge fan of all things nautical!! i love the stripes, colors, and knots in this post!! and even better that you were on a boat!! hope your day is getting better hun!

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  27. What a fantastic combination! I love the nautical stripes and the dots. The necklace is perfect touch too!

    But the best part by far is the shoes. Can I have those wedges, please?

    Visit Bella Vita and enter to win in a giveaway every day this week!

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  28. this is so cute, those shoes are adorable.

    i love dressing 'in theme' too! i'm always planning, sometimes months or weeks ahead of the actual thing, what i'm going to wear! it makes it even more fun :)

    X

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  29. great look!! I adore the red shoes!!

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  30. I love the nautical look. Its so all American and chic. You pulled it off wonderfully!

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  31. PS. I wanna visit where you live one day and do cute things with my boyfriend. And we don't have those kinds of pretzels here, they look delicious!!

    X

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  32. aw I am SO glad you had a great weekend! You deserve it Tieka! And I love your nautical outfit especially how the polka dots work so well with the stripes. genius! I wish I could eat a nautical knot!

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  33. haha seven people in one hotel room sounds crazy yet fun! :) i'm loving your nautical outfit (your themed outfits are always so much fun) and my favorite part about that cardigan is that it's reversible! :)

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  34. Oh how cute your cardigan is! I would definitely wear something like that, I've been obsessed with cardigans lately, though sadly it's mostly to hot here now to wear them. Love your blog too by the way!

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  35. i love this outfit! It's so adorable and definitely well matched for your date by the waters. :)

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  36. i can honestly say you're one of the cutest people alive, tieka. i mean it. and the thing that i love is your beauty and your cuteness is so natural and so genuine. i don't know you in person, but i don't think there is a fake bone in your body! and that's so refreshing. never change, sweet pea. <3

    i'm a huge nautical themed fan... this is so adorable and sweet! red is your colour.

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  37. I love that your outfits are themed! That's not dorky at all :) Can't wait to see your new shoes!

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  38. WHat a fun weekend away from the internet!

    I especially smiled at the photo on the boat! Did you just climb in and take photos? Very summery

    Also that cardigan is real cute-it would fit right in my wardrobe! :)

    B from A plus B

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  39. Great outfit Tieka - themes are fun!

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  40. This is the most adorable nautical look! I love how even though all the pieces are super nautical themed it still doesn't seem too over the top!

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  41. love the nautical look.
    its neat how your mixed stripes and polka dots.
    this is one of my favorites!

    i tagged you in an interview post.
    i hope you can answers the questions too!
    you can view it here: http://afewsillylittlethings.blogspot.com/2010/06/8-bloggers-8-questions.html

    thanks;L

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  42. Love it! Then again I am kind of partial to anything striped!

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  43. Ohmygoodness you are just so cute Tieka! And no, you're not a dork for wanting to go with themes. Haha. (:

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  44. you look really cute and, yes, nautical! great look <3

    The Spoof.

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  45. Your outfit is really cute. I love having themes or starting points for my outfits, its allways so inspiring and makes getting dressed fun. You should make it a little game on your blog.

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  46. I luv the colours, I luv ur outfit! Everything goes so well together! Hope u have been well hun. I have been sooooo busy, but I will email u soon xx

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  47. Tieka you rock!!! I love this outfit, you look really sweet and I love the theme! You are very creative and cute and I am glad that you had fun with the band :)

    I was thinking, you mentioned a possible meet-up by you over the summer, maybe we can all go to a tall-ships show? :)

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  48. you are adorable! I like that you do themes sometimes. :o) this one is particularly cute. I love the anchor necklace!

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  49. cute cute,you look so pretty :)

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  50. This look is so cute! I love how you always match your surroundings! It's so unique.

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  51. Super cute outfit! You totally made me want a soft pretzel, and a pair of red wedges. Very delicious and cute.

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  52. This outfit is super cute! I'm also a fan of themed outfits, so I don't think it's dorky at all!

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  53. You are so unbelievably beautiful, Tiek! These are definitely some of my favorite photos of you! I need to come visit you in Grand Haven soon, I miss going there in the summertime! <3 love you

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  54. What an adorable bag! I love your themed outfits, they are so much fun! My husband's parents live in Howell. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, but I always love going out there because it's so pretty.

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  55. I love the cardigan - the lining is so cool showing! My boyfriend has a sailboat and we go out often... he HATES it when I dress nautical and we wind up going out on the boat... it's just too much for him to handle or something. But I like it when it happens!

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  56. im a fan of the themed outfits!
    especially when they're nautical inspired. that bag is cooool, too

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  57. Such a cute bag- I love when canvas bags are a little funky!

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  58. Ohhh, my sister would kill for this outfit. She loves sailor-esque ensembles. Adorable!

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  59. I love the idea of dressing to match an occasion! Also, which venue did your husband's band play in Chicago?

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  60. Oh, I love this whole outfit! I'm obsessed with your necklace!

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  61. Love love love the themed outfits and mix of stripes and dots.

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  62. Wow you're so patriotic and adorable, I love it!

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  63. Glad you had such a great weekend! And I love the head-to-toe nautical vibe!!

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  64. Tieka dear, i love the combination of stripes and polka dots!!! perfect seaside outfit!

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  65. This outfit is super cute! I wish I had exciting places to go, so that my outfits could have themes, but alas :]

    If you've got time, you should check out my blog, http://petitameliejane.blogspot.com/, I would appreciate your input.

    I love your blog.

    ^.^ Amelie

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  66. Your nautical-esque outfit and adventures sound fun and lovely

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  67. I love that you put themes on your clothes makes it more fun :) love the nautical theme!! also love the stripes and spots <3

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  68. Glad you had a fun weekend. This outfit is so cute, I'm liking the nautical. The polka dots and stripes are so fun!

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  69. No you're definitely not a dork to dress after themes or special events! You're simply creative and stylish and that's it :) I really love how put clothes together, it always looks so effortlessly chic.
    Oh and I'llbe accompanying my boyfriend on a minitour with his band next weekend, too, so looking forward to it. Even more after reading about your weekend!
    Btw Tall Ships is a really nice name for a band.

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  70. oh very cute outfit! and totally not a dork for styling your outfits for the occasion, i love to do that too!! i totally want a delicious soft pretzel now! :(

    p.s. did you get your heart cutout dress from Ruche?? i ordered one...and I'm super disappointed. It's not like a heart at all, maybe like an upside down teardrop? it's straight across on the top, instead of going down into the heart point. Sigh. That's the whole reason I got it! i might return it...did yours do the same??

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  71. Great outfit! I love dressing to suit a theme.

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  72. I love that you went with the nautical theme and then ran away with it. Go big or go home! You look friggen adorable...

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  73. I have those shoes!!! soooooooo comfortable!!! love that outfit :)

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  74. great pics! i love the nautical theme .. it is so cute! :)

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  75. Is that cardigan reversible? And I love dressing up themed, it's a shame though, because I don't get to do it often...

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  76. these photos are great!! so nautical.. so lovely!

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  77. i love that your outfits always match!!
    i'd love to be one of those people who can just throw something together and look amazing, but i'm definitely one for careful planning and co-ordination.
    i guess that's why I love your style so much :]]]

    Charlotte xxx

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