Monday, November 22, 2010

Ferry park

Happy monday, everyone! I'm so excited for this week because it's a three-day work week and we have Thanksgiving coming up! I love the holidays - what a fun time of year. Brett and I had a great weekend - headed out to Chicago on Saturday with our friends, Jeremy and Kait, for their Magnificent Mile Lights Parade. I cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner. Michigan has held off on snow so far this year - which is perfection. We've had a gorgeous autumn. I like snow to hit after Thanksgiving.

navy tights - c/o lulu*s | t-strap heels - urban outfitters)

I'm loving this dress from Shop Ruche. If you're a long time reader of my blog, you all know I loveeee my sleeved dresses. They are just so easy to wear - no styling required! Especially when most of the time I have to wear a cardigan over dresses. This little bird print is so cute. I got so many compliments at work on it. A lot of you have asked me if I'm allowed to dress cute at work and if so, what do I wear - well this is it! I get to dress however I want at work - no dress code. So most of the time I'm in dresses, tights, boots, heels - and I go for jeans on Fridays. I love it.

I'll try to sneak out during some lunch breaks and grab some shots of more "work"outfits. These first two weeks have been very busy and a lot of times I haven't been able to sneak out because of meetings or orientation lunches, which has been so much fun. It's so different to work for a place where people want to connect and hang out during lunch. I love it! I'm putting myself on a calendar routine for the blog now that I'm so busy. It's really going to help with consistency in posts! I have a fun giveaway coming this week + a mini tour of my new office and workplace!

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65 comments:

  1. Oh Tieka I love this outfit! I've been searching for a pair of perfect t-bar sandals for aaaages and I think I just found them here!

    Look forward to seeing your workplace and outfits too.

    Sally x

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  2. Oh Tieka I love this outfit! I've been searching for a pair of perfect t-bar sandals for aaaages and I think I just found them here!

    Look forward to seeing your workplace and outfits too.

    Sally x

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  3. Love the dress and shoes, you look so pretty!

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  4. classy fabulous vintage!! http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

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  5. These pictures are absolutely stunning! You look beautiful :)

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  6. I love this outfit, and the pictures are so beautiful! Do you take your own pictures, or does someone do it for you?

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  7. I adore your shoes. They look diving with the black tights. I've been looking for a similar pair of chunky, strappy and tan shoes myself.

    P.S. I'm jealous you get snow. Sadly, the south usually stays freezing free.

    shellyisms

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  8. I love this look- your hair looks so much darker in these pics (looks great)!

    Isn't working in a creative environment so nice? I work at an ad agency and I love not having a dress code!

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  9. Those shoes are too cute! The background looks great too, very dramatic.

    Laura

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  10. These photos are so dramatic! I love this look on you!

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  11. Oh, you look so pretty with your hair like this! And the dress is stunning, too <3

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  12. This is such a cute outfit - I love how you mixed the browns in with the greys and black and that dress is just so cute! Love it. Such great pictures too!

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  13. These pictures are particularly good. I love the background, your clothes (your shoes, especially), the light. Awesome pics!

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  14. I felt a little weird looking at these pictures...
    I've always pictured you living in an enchanted forest with Brett, bunnies, deer, and mushrooms.
    Now it's like you came out of your fairytale world into the cruel one.

    ... I'm sorry, I sound freakish.
    Promise, I'm not.
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  15. Eeeeep I love those heels so much Teika. I'm so tempted to ask for them for christmas, but I don't want to copy you ;)

    You are looking gorgeous- as USUAL. I seriously love that dress. I'm such a sleeve/floral girl myself!

    You make me miss my long hair when you braid it. It's so cute!

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  16. Ok, I love this outfit. It's so perfect, and a perfect example of how bloggers are a wonderful way of promoting fashion because I definitely just bought this dress. Ha. You are definitely one of my most inspirational bloggers that I follow!

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  17. Hi Tieka!
    This outfit is so beautiful, and I love your hair, lady.
    Great choice on the basic navy tights, this dress is too adorable to pair with bold-statement tights.
    And in its own way, basic opaque tights are making their own bold statement!
    Loves,
    Sam

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  18. Lovely outfit! I love the long sleeve a lot!
    Glad to hear you had fun in Chicago and I cannot wait to see the mini tour of your workplace.

    Take care
    xo

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  19. cute outfit! simple, but very pretty. and the photo locale is stunning, i love the vertical black reflections- they mirror the white trimming on your dress.

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  20. Such lovely pictures! That dress is gorgeous & i think I have those shoes in black. (:

    Your new job sounds awesome!! I'm so happy for you.

    xx
    Michal

    PS I love your hair in a braid!

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  21. Beautiful location! It started snowing here in Seattle today. Dangit!

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  22. Oooh, I just love you shoes, they are so cute! And we have a bunch of snow up here in Canada, so don't worry!:)

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  23. I just discover your blog, you're just so cute in all your dress, your skirts.. Very beautiful !
    That's why i'm your new follower :)
    Xoxo from france, Leah.

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  24. Sometimes I think it's inhuman how absolutely beautiful you are! You're style is just the cutest!

    Alyssa

    http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

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  25. What an adorable dress. This outfit is so cute on you. Love the shoes!

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  26. Hi Tieka! This outfit is great! I also love how you've let your hair go dark. It looks gorgeous these days.

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  27. Cute outfit as always! It's snowing over here so I'm jealous of the skirt wearing gals on the blogosphere, I'm going to have to look through some of your archives to figure out how to stay cute for winter!
    p.s. I also think your hair looks gorgeous dark!

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  28. you are so beautiful, Tieka! J'adore your hair like this, my dear.

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  29. Lovely pictures! I love the backround :] ANd your shoes are cute!


    http://www.style1509.blogspot.com
    Stay happy & Live.Laugh.Love.

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  30. That dress is so perfect. :) You are sooooo lucky that it hasn't snowed there yet.

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  31. These photos are sooooo pretty!!

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  32. this outfit just says win all over it.

    :)

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  33. What made me really want to comment was the last picture. Love, love your pose, the outfit, the colors, and the mood of the picture!

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  34. Lovely outfit & great location :)

    Great stuff to hear you're enjoying work and your new colleagues are a sociable bunch :) Nice colleagues are so important. Great stuff!

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  35. Your hair looks beautiful! And yay for no snow!

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  36. You always look so pretty!
    Glad you are enjoying your new job, can't wait to start mine in the new year.
    xx

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  37. I love the print on the dress and the cute little stripes in front!

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  38. That braid of yours is adorable.

    -Danielle
    http://daniellemsolomon.blogspot.com

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  39. That print is seriously adorable and I love how you paired that pretty dress with the t-bars :)
    Always gorgeous Tieka!
    <3, Jo

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  40. This is so funny - I saw this dress while I was perusing Shop Ruche and thought of you! (Actually, my first thought was - I WANT IT! but my very next thought was how much you would love it. Haha)

    These photos are too pretty. You are looking so gorgeous, Tieka! I love that you can dress cute for work - it must be so fun picking out your outfits every day! I can't wait to have a grown up job where I can dress cute :)

    X

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  41. composition in second photo=perfection! and your hair looks amazing and I like that dress a lot! rarrr! ps we should trade some items of clothing when I'm in town this weekend. I remember a while back ago you wanted to borrow my black romper. Let me know if you still want to borrow it!

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  42. You look beyond beautiful, Tieka! I'm so inspired by you and all of your fun trips. I NEED to go to Chicago soon, I've never been! Horrible I know!

    I am in love with this dress, you styled it perfectly. Can't wait to see your work clothes :)

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  43. This outfit is gorgeous & love the side braid on you! So pretty. And I hear you, I looove long sleeved dresses! So easy!

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  44. lovely outfit.
    the fourth&last photos are stunning.

    xoxo

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  45. LOVE this look! especially those t-strap shoes! just lovely. and that location is pretty awesome!

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  46. Great outfit! I'm hoping for snow this Thanksgiving, but so far all we're getting is rain.

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  47. LOVE this dress! I almost bought it myself! And I have those shoes. Very cute!!

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  48. omg, your dress is the cutest! i'm a big fan of sleeved dresses too cause they're so easy to wear! and these pictures are simply gorgeous!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  49. I love this outfit SO much! You've inspired me because I have a similar dress and similar shoes :) Can't wait to see what your new office looks like!

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  50. That second photo of you is so stunning Tieka! Don't you just love working in a place with no dress code?! I'm seriously enjoying it at my teaching job :)

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  51. You look great Tieka! The photos are amazing!

    Love the cute dress and the side hair braid looks adorable :D

    It's awesome that you are enjoying your job and get to wear outfits like this! xo

    http://littleadventuresofstephy.blogspot.com

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  52. I would love to hear about your calender schedule for your blog and how to put one together, i struggle to keep my blog constant with working full time esp now its dark every evening i come home. Would love it if you did a post on tips for blogging while working full time...pretty please? lol :) xo

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  53. Yesss I love long sleeved dresses as well! If I haven't written this before, I just adore your belt. I know it's pretty hard to believe, but I am STILL on the lookout for a great waist-belt! (P.s.- I love the settings for the photos. Very pretty).

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  54. beautiful dress and beautiful pictures!!!!

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  55. love these photos, the water looks so peaceful and you look elegant in that outfit! good to hear your new job is fun times! :)

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  56. Your hair looks so much darker, I love it! And it looks so good in a side braid too :) This dress is so cute. Shop Ruche always has such great stuff!

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