Thursday, October 21, 2010

A secret trail

This isn't exactly what I had in mind for this dress, but it all comes out in the wash - right? I wanted to go to a pumpkin patch, but Brett and I already bought pumpkins.. and I really wanted to wear this dress today! Teehee. So instead, I went to this very very secret random park on the way to the city. And I pulled into this back lot.. and started taking some pictures (no Brett today, boo!) and I was so freaked for some reason! I heard some rustling in the bushes and sprinted back to my car. Haha! Halloween must be coming.. oooooh!

So, I'm sure a lot of you have heard if you follow my twitter, but I've been interviewing with this company for a while now. I had my.. fourth interview today and I wasn't at all expecting it, but after the interview, they offered me a full time position as a graphic designer!! I think she could tell I wanted to scream.. because I was like.. insanely excited. Hahaha! I sprinted back to my car, in these heels, with my phone glued to my ear telling Brett, "I got the job, I got the job!!!!" Haha! I'm speechless. I mean, honestly. And I get to stay in Michigan - that's such a dream come true! Thanks to everyone for the congrats and everything! It means so much! I'll keep you updated on how it's all going! I know this is so corny, but I went from being this awful high school student with a bad attitude to graduating from college with the excellence award and landing an amazing career. Dreams do come true, guys!

(cardigan - bdg at urban outfitters | necklace - c/o dolly & boy jewelry | tights - gap
heels - urban outfitters | belt - shop ruche | forest play dress - c/o lulu*s)

I went and bought a few more autumn-inspired items tonight - F21 has such a great selection right now. I bought an orange silky-like top and cardigan, a yellow hat and a large chunky brown belt. So cute. Starting tomorrow, I have a week full of halloween-inspired posts - spooky stories, local urban legends and more! I'm so excited. I've been planning this for a while. I've been flipping through our Weird Michigan book trying to come up with the perfect posts! I can't wait! Enjoy your weekend, everyone! I know I will!

currently playing:
every avenue - for always, forever

92 comments:

  1. Congratulations, girl! That is fantastic! :)

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  2. woohoo, congrats hun thats awesome!!! gorgeous dress too XX

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  3. Way to go! It seems like everyone I know (online and IRL) are getting new jobs. Hopefully this will extend to me too!

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  4. congrats again tieka! i am so insanely happy for you! :D i knew you'd move on to bigger and better things teehee! i cannot wait to see next week's posts! i remember we talked about them a little in NYC :) i love these photos! they turned out great! that dress really is wonderful. can't wait to see your new items too!

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  5. congrats sweetie!
    love the autumn scene so bad.. :)

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  6. I am so insanely happy for you! It sounds like everything worked out perfectly, you deserve it 100% Tieka! This outfit is so amazing, I love the different patterns of the tights and dress together! I also love how happy you look in those middle pictures :)

    I sometimes get freaked out while taking pictures at the back of the park we go to or down at the lake - even with Morne! I'm such a baby, haha.

    X

    PS. I can't remember if I told you - but I wore the Rodarte/Target dress from our swap in my last post! :)

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS! I do love when things work out for people, you deserve it :D
    Beautiful outfit and scenery too!

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  8. this is a eerily beautiful place you have found, I would have been kind of creeped out too! You look so pretty here and so set for the fall, I need to hop on it too!

    Congratulations on your new job!!

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  9. Congrats Tieka! I always knew you'd get your dream job! I remember reading on your Twitter that you would possibly be moving to SF and it made me kinda sad...because I love your Michigan photos and seeing/hearing about a part of the country that I've never been to!


    This outfit is amazing, definitely fall-inspired! I cannot wait to read your spooky posts...Halloween is my favorite time of year!

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  10. Congratulations on the job! That's so exciting! Cute outfit! I love that dress!

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  11. You have a beautiful smile! :)

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  12. Eek! Congratulations! So glad you found your dream job...you're going to rock it! :)

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  13. When I read that I was so excited for you!! I hope everything goes well for you! Can't stop staring at your shoes to by the way!

    Shy!!

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  14. Congrats on the job! That's so exciting :)

    LOVE this outfit, so cute!

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  15. That dress is super pretty, and you did an awesome jobs for the shoots and you look lovely as always! Congrats on the job, you totally deserve it! I love spooky story! Can't wait!

    Have an awesome weekend! (:

    Sanny's Head to Heart

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  16. I don't know what the pumpkin patch looked like or what Brett's photos would've turned out like but I can't imagine this shoot any better. These are my absolute favorite pics I've seen of you and your outfits yet. Gorgeous!

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  17. Congratulations! I hope you love your job.
    These pics look great. I love how things work out.

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  18. Congratulation! That is really exciting and i'm sure you'll do great on your job. Btw, this outfit is so adorable. Love your dress.

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  19. thats absolutely great! congrats congrats Tieka! :D i dream of getting my dream job in the future :) gotta have hope.
    love the outfit too =] its perfect for autumn ^_^ my fave season <3

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  20. tieka, tieka... you are so pretty. :) can i do a photoshoot with you someday? we're kind of far away from each other, but somehow i will make it happen. ;) these photos are magical, dear. and i'm SO stoked for you, congratulations! xo.

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  21. i am SO happy for you, friend! you deserve this so much! you've worked so hard and you are so amazing. love you. and i adore this outfit!

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  22. You are so adorable Tieka.
    This dress is perfect for the fall weather.
    I can't wait to read about the halloween stories. So excited!

    xo

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  23. Congrats on the new job! PS Love the shoes!!

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  24. Loving the colours in that dress. Congrats on the job, too!

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  25. First off, may I say congratulations! on the job. :) Second of all, I really love the backdrop of this secret path (the fact that it was secret and possibly haunted makes it even better!). You continue to inspire me to take autumn-themed photos, Tieka!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  26. Congratulations on the job! Love the outfit, that dress is so cute! xxx

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  27. Thats sooo great that you got the job! Congrats!!! :)

    I love this dress, well whole outfit really, so cute. :)

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  28. I'm so happy for you!! These photos are super cute. Love that dress! I'm excited for your Halloween posts. :D

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  29. Congrats for the job!!!! You're lucky!
    Lovely outfit, I love the dress, is so cute and well matched with black! lovely!

    I've made changes in my blog, hope you like it whether you watch it!

    Congratulations again!

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  30. Congratulations, Tieka! You're so inspiring. :)

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  31. Congratulations on your new career!

    xoxo
    bianca

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  32. Those pictures are wonderful! I especially love the ones where you are smiling because they're sooo happy :)

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  33. Congratulations on the job! You deserve it. I always get spooked when taking outfit photos on my own, as if someone is going to jump out of the bushes and nick my camera.

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  34. congrats on getting the job tieka!!!!
    not everyone gets to get the jobs they want..or even the job they studied for in college.

    i'm sure you're going to blow them away! :D

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  35. Congrats girly! Thats so awesome. I'm so excited for you. :)

    And I love the dress. Of course. I so hope I get to see you this week with Jen being in town and all. Lets make a date? <3

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  36. Congatulation to you! Love the pictures and the Outfit looks so nice! xXx bisous!

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  37. Congrats on the job! How amazing! (Also love this set of pictures, and I have those shoes!)

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  38. Congrats on the job! That's so exciting : )

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  39. the 2nd and 3rd pics are AMAZING! i love this dress and how you matched up the tights. ive been looking for how to wear tights with a pattern and a patterned dress together. have a great weekend!

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  40. WOW! congratulations on the job! Im really looking forward to your spooky posts!

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  41. WOW! congratulations on the job! Im really looking forward to your spooky posts!

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  42. Congrats on the job lady, that is so exciting! You look absolutely adorable here, I love this outfit so much!

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  43. Congrats of your job! I love this outfit, it is so cute and perfect for fall. I love the shoes, the jacket, basically everything :0)

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  44. very cute and congrats on the job! 4 interviews sounds ridiculously stressful to me??? So thrilled for you, i know what it means to be able to stay near home :)

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  45. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The job sounds great and it's awesome that you get to stay in Michigan!

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  46. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR JOB! That's so amazing and yay for getting to stay in michigan. :)

    can't wait to see all your upcoming halloween-inspired posts!

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  47. Ahh! Congratulationssss!!! I am so excited for you! You probably can't get that ear to ear grin off this whole week hehe. You deserve this tieka! :) And as always you blend so perfectly with your surroundings, its surreal sometimes!

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  48. YAY!!! Congratulations! We knew you could do it ;)

    And you couldn't look more lovely, darnit!

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  49. ahhh well done!! that's amazing!!
    funnily enough today i woke up having a freak-out about the future, I'm hoping this will get me through the day!!

    Charlotte xxx

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  50. congrats!!! what wonderful news!!
    it is always wonderful to find AND get the job you wanted (esp. in your field..thats the hard part)
    i love this outfit. you look absolutely beautiful and happy! i loooove it.
    have a great weekend.
    xoox

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  51. congrats on the new job!!!!! and you look gorgeous. i think the outfit turned out perfectly even though it wasn't exactly what you had in mind. it's perfectly fall :)

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  52. I LOVE this outfit so much!

    Congrats again on the new job! I'm so excited for you!

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  53. that is awesome!! I'm so happy for you. You really deserve it! congrats Tieka!

    ♥ ♥

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  54. Congratulations! That is such a blessing!
    You're outfit is really cute!


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  55. Hey, congrats about the job!!! youre a working girl now. :)

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  56. I said it on twitter, but I'll say it again! Congrats Tieka! I hope everything is amazing with this new job. I only hope I have the guts to follow through with my school and future career. You're an inspiration!

    Loving this outfit choice, and I'm still pining for those shoes!

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  57. Congrats! Jobs are so scarce right now! I'm so happy for you!
    Haha~ I think I would be creeped out by those woods alone too.

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  58. congrats on the job!
    I'm a newly-hired, recent-graduate graphic designer too, it's tough out there!

    I love all of your photos!
    does your camera naturally add the vignetting, or do you add it post-camera?

    <3 carol anne

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  59. What a fun fall dress! Congrats on the job!

    ~Kate
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  60. Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!! ^,^
    and of course you look so cute, I love the print on the dress!

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  61. YAY! So exciting, congratulations!!!

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  62. Tieka you look absolutely adorable! You look as perfect as your life seems to be at the moment :) I think you're a great inspiration and idol for many girls with your story. And reading your blog makes my sadness about not having become a graphic designer go away :) (I wanted this so badly when I was younger but life had other plans for me). Now I can at least follow your blog and see how it would have been to be a graphic designer. can't wait! oh btw CONGRATS for getting the job, that's amazing! Another happening that proves you can get anythign you want if you just try and believe in yourself :)

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  63. congrats tieka!! :) lovely outfit too!

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  64. that dress is sooo cute! I love the pattern.
    and congratulations on the job! woo hoo!

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  65. I'm so happy for you -- it's so good to hear that you CAN still get a job in Michigan if you have a degree. I wish nothing but the absolute best for you.

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  66. Looks great. I like your blog, hope you will become a follower of my blog too?
    xoxo

    http://theonlyfashionprincess.blogspot.com"

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  67. Love your outfit! Especially the dress!

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  68. Congratulations Tieka! Autumn clothes are always a good investment, I bought a autumnal floral dress the other day and was reminded of you in the pumpkin photos!

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  69. SO so so happy for you!! Is this an agency you'll be working for?

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  70. I love this, you are unbelievably gorgeous.

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  71. Congrats!$!$! That is really awesome :)

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  72. I'm so happy for you! Congrats Tieka :) you deserve it. I can't wait for the upcoming posts!!

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  73. Congratulations!! They are lucky to have you!

    You look beautiful and extra happy in your pics :)

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  74. congradulations on the job, I can't wait till I graduate and start living my dreams.

    The dress is beautiful and very autumny. Love this 'secret' park too.

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  75. you're such an inspiration! i feel like i am in the position you once were but you give me hope! congratulations!

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  76. Oh Tieka this just made my day!! I am SO excited that you got the job and you get to stay in Michigan! Eeep. I was hoping that it would turn out this way, because I know how much you love it there, and I would be so sad if you moved and I wouldnt be able to see anymore pictures of the gorgeous landscapes. And this outfit? One of my favorite photoshoots. The last two photoshoots have been so clear and gorgeous. I love the autumn colors and how you put together outfits so well. Those shoes are amaaaazing. So happy for you girl!! xx

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  77. You look beautiful ♥ xx


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  78. Great! Love how that old rule "never wear black with brown" has completely disappear, in my opinion it looks much better, it it where all black it would be so boring and monotonous. But this is perfect and the dress is adorable! xx

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  79. Congrats on the new job!! Do you start soon? I love this dress and it fits in so lovely with your surroundings. You look like the picture of autumn. The background looks sort of misty in a few of the shots, I can see how you could get a little freaked at random noises. I'm a very jumpy person, so I totally get it.

    xoxo, Ashley

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  80. This is such a beautiful setting, and you coordinate with it perfectly. Congratulations on your new job, that's wonderful news!

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  81. congratulations, tieka! i have heard so many discouraging things about finding a job in Michigan and finding work as a graphic designer, and you got both! AND i know how that is because i am about to graduate and i get all kinds of snide comments about finding a job ... so YES! this is big news! congrats x 018390!

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  82. Ah Congrats on the job soo exciting!! And this dress is the perfect fall color combo. Soo wonderful!

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  83. Congratulations, Tieka, on the new job! you totally deserve it! Also, I'm in love with this dress, it's so pretty. And I've totally had those experiences where I get SUPER freaked out for some reason.

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  84. Tieka, congratulations! I'm happy for you :)

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  85. that's amazing!!! so so happy for you!!! :D

    this outfit is so pretty!! love that dress on you! the pattern is perfect for the holidays!

    Animated Confessions

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  86. A huge congratulations on the new job! So exciting!

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  87. Just found your blog and its really nice. Congrats with your new job and I absolutely adore your outfit..Urban Outfitters..Love it, I just need to drive to Antwerp for that...we do not have them here.

    Happy Halloween

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  88. Congratulations! I'm on a job hunt right now, so it's encouraging to hear about your success. You're so cute - I love your grin, you remind me of my boyfriend's sister :)

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