Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Desolate barns

Woot, woot! Two outfit posts in a row, go me! I knew that once I got my feet on the ground, I'd be back into a normal routine. It's all about how you spend the weekends. It's so tempting to lay on the couch, eat lots of junk food and fall into the trap of Sunday television, but you must resist! It has been so warm lately. I felt perfectly fine in some lace shorts outside.. in end of November. I know, it's insane!

I wanted these lace shorts so bad from Urban 1972 because they are so cute - but when I got them, I had no idea how to style them up. It was really challenging! I just went with a chunky knit cardigan and some t-straps (two of my crutches lately) but I liked how the casual cardigan and flats toned down what might have been a bold fashion statement in the lace shorts. I'm not typically a bold person when it comes to fashion, so it's all about taking unique items and making them me - a girl next door!

(cardigan - thrifted | best of both worlds shirt tunic - c/o shop ruche | bow - forever 21
sibling flats in big sis - c/o modcloth | boudior lace shorts - c/o urban 1972)

Tonight, I baked something from scratch! I know, most of you are cooking mavens, but I honestly am so terrible at cooking. When I was younger.. I tried to make an apple pie (crust, everything..) from scratch and it was the worst thing I've ever eaten! My mom is such an amazing cook - it must have skipped a generation. But my grandma was an amazing cook too.. where's my luck?! But tonight.. I baked pumpkin crisp. Oh gosh, it smelled so amazing. I opened the oven door.. and this wave of pumpkin butter dough hit my face and I spun around the kitchen and went "eeee!" I haven't tried any yet because it's for my work pot luck tomorrow. Wish me luck that it tastes alright!

currently playing:
we are trees - sunrise/sunset

45 comments:

  1. Ohhh! Definitely one of my favorite outfits :D:D You look like a character out of a beautiful book or something! Very lovely.

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  2. This is a lovely outfit! You did so well styling those lace shorts.

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  3. these lace shorts are so cute and i think you really pulled off a gorgeous look with the knit cardigan and t-strap sandals! the big bow on top makes the whole thing just adorable! love it! :)

    cuteandlittle.com

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  4. I am making a pumpkin pie bake for my work pot luck tomorrow too! It's definitely not WW friendly (oops!) but it will surely be so yummy!

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  5. I love these shorts and so original bow!

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  6. Love how you took a feminine look and added the chunky cardigan! It's a nice little contrast!

    Alyssa

    http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your t-strap flats and hairbow!

    Jealous of your weather! It's getting freakishly cold here, but I still have January and February to "look forward to." -_- Not cold enough to layer leggings under my jeans, but still...

    YAY BAKING. Pumpkin crisp sounds delicious! I personally am I pretty good baker, but I always make a huge mess.

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  8. the weather was perfect yesterday!
    i believe it will be the last warmish day of the year. :(
    i am not ready for winter.

    i love this outfit. the bow is the perfect touch.
    i love the setting....i have a huge love for all things old/falling apart.
    you look beautiful as always.
    such a lovely romantic look.
    xoox

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  9. i am lusting after that hair bow so bad!!! LOVE it!! :) work pot luck? you work sounds so fun and friendly!! xo

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  10. ahh your blog will always be one of the place where i could find vintage inspirations! and your hair looks so vibrant in all the photos!

    The Spoof.

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  11. Okay seriously, how do you find such awesome locations?! ...another beautiful post :-)

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  12. Those shorts are darling and I love how you made them more casual with the big cardigan!

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  13. HI! I'm so excited your from West Michigan! I am as well. From Grand Haven, and now Grand Rapids. Love your blog!

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  14. Your bow is very Kate Middleton-esqe. I've been inspired by royal family fashion lately since it's all over the news! I definitely think you'd fit in on a Londontown stroll! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. Lovely outfit - I can't believe you're wearing lace shorts in November! Fingers crossed for the pumpkin crisp, although I'm sure it will be delicious.

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  16. Oh, I love this outfit!! You are so adorable and I think you styled those shorts perfectly. Definitely your style.

    And yay for baking! In the fall, we keep our pantry fully stocked with pumpkin filling and pie crusts for all sorts of different baking.

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  17. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE POST THAT RECIPE!!!!!!!! I love pumpkin :)

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  18. Umm okay I thought life could not get any better than lace skirts but AHBFIUSSLIE lace shorts + giant bow = girly heaven. Totally heart it.

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  19. Love everything about this post! The shorts, the shoes, your bow-everything! I'm sure your pumpkin crisp will be delicious but I definitely know where you're coming from. I come from a huge extended family & everyone is an excellent chef (there's even a family restaurant)... Except me! Oh well, I'm working on it...

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  20. Love these pictures!! You did a great job styling those shorts! I bet it was challenging (it would be for me at least) but it turned out so pretty!

    www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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  21. love this outfit! Your big bow is adorable on you! xXx bisous!

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  22. pumpkin crisp sounds AMAZING. you should post the recipe!

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  23. It was warm yesterday, but we had pouring rain down here! I'm jealous of your beautiful day!

    I love what you did with the lace shorts, you never cease to amaze me! I'm also really proud of your yummy pumpkin crisp (I saw on twitter it was a success)!

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  24. Love love love! I need those shorts in my life! And what is pumpkin crisp? I've never heard of it before but it sounds promising.

    Sally x

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  25. Lace shorts are very high on my wishlist right now! These ones are absolutely adorable!!

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  26. Adorable! I love your entire look, it's so sweet. I am a terrible cook too (while everyone else in my family are like phenominal cooks)....I think it does skip a generation...

    xox,
    ~Kirstin Marie

    http://www.kirstinmarie.com

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  27. oh goodness.. so jealous of the nice weather you have there!!! those shorts are so cute!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  28. Those lace shorts look beautiful on you! I always love your outfits, so simple and stylish!

    Emily//TheLesserPanda

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  29. Still find it hard to admit that you have a better weather there in Michigan than us here in northeast (short? seriously!). It's super cute and love the big bow too!

    Have a cheery day! (:

    Sanny's Head to Heart

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  30. so pretty tieka! Love the big bow :)

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  31. This post is so amazing, Tieka! I love everything - the backdrop, your little lace shorts, the bow, the whole outfit!! Ahh, you're wonderful :)

    X

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  32. Hi there,

    I recently discovered your blog, first of all: I'm in love with your banner, such a pretty picture!
    Secondly: I admire your succes :) and I love the fairy tale vibe that most of your picture have.
    Kiss,


    brunetteblogging.com

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  33. You styled the shorts so well, it's a great outfit!

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  34. cute shorts! i love the way they look slightly gothic with your black bow (:

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  35. love this post! the lighting is just gorgeous, and so are you and the outfit!

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  36. Those shorts are to die for! I like what you did with them :)

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  37. 1. Those lace shorts are gorgeous. I wouldn't have guessed that they were shorts, but that just adds to the charm.

    2. I'm also experiencing a very warm November. I rarely have to wear a cardigan.

    3. Completely understand being a terrible baker. Everyone in my husband's family bakes decadent sweets and my goods turn out like flat, tasteless tortillas.

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  38. Everything about this makes me a bit giddy. I love those shorts and that cardigan is my favorite!! Ah..you have the best clothes - I need to come to Michigan and borrow all your amazing garments!! x

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  39. I love how you styled these shorts. Really cute. I know how you feel with cooking. I am TERRIBLE. Ugh. My fiance pretty much always cooks. He doesn't trust me in the kitchen. I am trying though. I have made dinner three nights in a row! lol

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  40. The shoes are absolutely adorable! What a great outfit.

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  41. Tehehehe your bow is so big! You look like a doll. I want those shorts! I really liked the way you styled it and toned it down :)

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