Monday, November 29, 2010

Style on the street

I return after a very much enjoyed, long weekend away! It was so great to sleep in, lounge around, spend a lot of time with family and friends and to get our Christmas decorations up. It doesn't at all feel like Christmas-time! We don't have snow yet (I'm not complaining!) and the temperature today was 41 - which is pretty warm for us at the end of November!

I have been hoarding clothes in my closet! Kate from Postcards From sent me this dress a while back to style up and I'm finally getting to it! I absolutely love this floral print! It's so pretty and I thought it paired well with my new boots from Threadsence! I would wear this outfit constantly if I could! I'm so predictable with my style - I have to force myself to not wear floral print, lace up boots and a chunky circle scarf lately!

(dress - gift from kate, postcards from | tights - target | scarf - t.j. maxx
jacket - forever 21 | in the army lace-up heels - c/o threadsence)

In big news, but completely unofficial, we have plans and put down money to build a house! We're reserving the lot right now for 6-months. Next April, if everything goes according to plan, we'll meet with an architect and a designer to pick out all of our colors and cabinets and what not. Then, next May, our builder will "dig" our hole and we'll be golden from there! We have a lot to do in the meantime and we have to work on saving a lot of money, but I'm so excited about the future. The house is amazing and the neighborhood is just wonderful. Let's cross our fingers!

I have another outfit post, a weekend post, a fun giveaway and a vlog coming up this week! For Christmas, I really want an HD video camera! I'd love to start playing around more with videos and video editing. This video here really inspired me to start teaching myself more about how I can create videos like this for my blog! It's such a great way to showcase your favorite music, outfit and surroundings all into one post. Well, have a great week everyone!

currently playing:
the bravery - ours

59 comments:

  1. Congrats about the house! That's so exciting. And I love the way you styled the dress. That cowl looks so comfy!

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  2. Wow, you guys are officially grown ups (aside from the fact that you are already married)! You have an amazing new job and soon a beautiful house! I really hope you can post some decor posts once you start decorating your place:)

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  3. Um...I NEED a pair of boots like that! Love the outfit-you're so beautiful! And good luck house planning-how fun!

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  4. Seems like Michigan and the UK have swapped weather lately, we never have snow in November and its been snowing pretty much all weekend! It's crazy!

    Ahh thats such great news about the house! Im so excited for you!

    Love those boots :)

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  5. Congrats on your house! That's so exciting. Up here in Connecticut, we have had no snow either! I went into New York yesterday and was sooo hot, but I was only wearing a vest. I can't believe Xmas is just around the corner. Anyway, I love love love the floral print. Is that scarf a "snood?" I've been dying for one for ages!

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  6. WoW! what exciting news, congrats on the future house. you are looking very cute in that floral dress!

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  7. That's wonderful news about the new house! We are waiting with bated breath about an offer we just put in for a home last night. I love the idea of creating a home of one's own. Cute skirt, too!
    xo, Anna of green gable

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  8. My first thought when I saw these pictures was "Look at this sassy little thing!" Haha. I love those boots!

    I sent you a tweet already, but again - so excited for you about the house!! I've always wanted to have my house built. Someday I will, hopefully! Sending good vibes to you & Brett for your freshly built home!

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  9. congrats on the future house plans! this is so exciting!! i hope yo post about the color schemes you're deciding on. i'm curious!

    i love the way you styled the floral dress with the circle scarf too. very cute!

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  10. Loving this outfit! Those boots are fabulous!

    Also, a huge congratulations on your house! So exciting!

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  11. congrats on the house, i cant wait til that day :)
    love those boots and your dress is so cute.
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  12. What exciting news about the house, I'm so happy for you guys! Good luck!

    This outfit is so perfect for fall, I love the boots!

    I'm definitely not complaining about our weather either. Michigan weather is so bittersweet, sometimes it surprises your for the good! I'm looking forward to this week for your blog, lots of cool stuff! :)

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  13. I never get tired of reading your blog and I think this is y favorite outfit yet :) Plus, building your own house? my, my, how exciting!!


    best wishes!
    x


    thisismyotherface.blogspot.com

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  14. Lookin good! I love those boots. That is super exciting about the house! I can't wait to see how you decorate :) hee hee

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  15. I'm glad you had a lovely weekend! I love those boots. So amazing looking with that dress.

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  16. I love this look! I love the boots, the dress, and everything about it. Love it!

    Adin B

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  17. That's great Tieka! It sounds like things are really starting to go your way again. Glad to hear it. It'll be nice to put your mind to rest especially with Christmas coming up, you'll be able to enjoy the holidays so much more!

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  18. I love your style! I'm a handmade designer and I think you and your readers would like my collection. I'm having a 20% OFF sale in my etsy shop for Cyber Monday. Check it out, the discount code is CYBER10.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/littleocean

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  19. oooh i love your boots so much!!
    and I am also obsessed with circle scarves!! i am going to buy a load of safety pins to make all my scarves circular!!

    Charlotte xxx

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  20. love your hair and also your outfit :D

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  21. What a beautiful dress! You styled it up perfectly. The boots are just amazing. Congratulations on building a house :)

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  22. this is so cute, and yay for no snow yet and new house plans! that is so exciting and wonderful.

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  23. I love both the dress and the boots, so pretty!
    And I'm so excited you have house plans! 'I'm studying to become an architect so how could I not be? :) )

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  24. I think it's just fine that you have this set style sometimes. It's what you feel good in and that shows! I know I am guilty with pairing the same combinations often but it works for me so...keep rocking that look, Tieka!

    Bea from A plus B

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  25. CONGRATS on the house Tieka!!! Good things happen to good people :) I love you in florals! I feel the same way when I'm in stripes and flats, but I'm comfortable in them so I just wear them anyway! I miss you tons! Happy Holidays<3

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  26. that's so exciting about the house! and how fun that you get to pick out the colors and everything!

    and, I really love these boots :)

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  27. Looking great :)
    *Crossing those fingers*

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  28. Such a pretty dress and I love those boots!

    www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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  29. Those boots are so cute! I love this whole outfit, my favorite look is tights and boots! :)

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  30. Aw T that is SUCH exciting news about the house, how dreamy to be able to do whatever you like and have a say in every single decision!

    Absolutely adore this outfit, the boots are dreamy and the dress is super cute, love florals in winter.

    Still SO gutted I didn't get to see you guys at the Central Park bloggers meet up back in September by the way. Sure you had a swell time, I got absolutely lost and ended up just roaming around the lake until sunset. Woops! x

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  31. Tieka the dress looks perfect on you, Im so glad that you like it - and wear it so well! I knew you would. This outfit so so so good. I cant believe how amazing those boots are - sassy! I love them heaps. Congratsssss about the new house. How exciting - seriously!! I feel like I am moving into a new house, except im just moving back home into my parents house - but still, I am so excited to decorate my old room again! hehe. Have a great week! x

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  32. The thing is, I cannot get sick of you wearing concoctions like this. The dirty, grungy, booted-up florals look suits you SO well, I don't think it could ever get tiresome. I love your outfit adventures but I think comfort bursts through everything & I enjoy these outfits the most because you love them the most. Bravo.

    Excellent news about the house! What a dream come true, to build a house exactly how you want it. You'll definitely have to keep all your readers filled in!

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  33. I can't believe you don't have snow in Michigan yet, but weve already had snow here in Vancouver!! I'm heading to Michigan for the first time next weekend to visit my bf's brother in Ann Arbor. Hopefully I don't bring the snow with me!
    Can't believe you guys will be building a house, that is amazing news! You are on top of the world girlie :)

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  34. Those boots are fabulous! I want a pair! Love the floral too:) You are definitely working it for the winter!

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  35. First, such a cute outfit...you make it look easy!!

    Second, hire me to design you a house! I'll even learn all Michigan's building codes! Haha.

    Now you've got me imagining what a Tieka house would look like...

    Shy

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  36. omg i'm so excited for you guys and the "unofficial new house!!!" i really hope all works out for you and i love love love this outfit girl!

    xx
    lyndsey of hellolyndseyyy

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  37. amazing boots!!!! and im so glad to hear about your news on getting a house!! :D yay!!! im excited for you!

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  38. That is SOOOO exciting about the house!! Congrats!! Hopefully everything will work out smoothly. (:

    I love this dress. It's perfect for you!

    xx
    Michal

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  39. Congrats on the house, such an exciting time for you both. After seeing your office set up I bet you cant wait to get stuck into decorating an entire house! Thats the reason I started a blog to share my excitment of buying a first house with my partner. Happy times :) Congrats again

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  40. Hi, I've just post on my blog an article with my favorite outfits for Novembre, you're in, if you don't want I can deleted the picture and off course I've linked to your blog. I hope I've not a really bad english :) Thanks Leah.

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  41. Love it, those boots are so cute!

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  42. The dress is so perfect with those boots! I love how your scarf matches the cardigan - at first I just thought it was a cowl neck cardigan! Yay for the house! There is nothing like having a place you can paint and decorate and set up just how you like with, knowing you're not going to have to move and it's all yours!

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  43. Congrats with the house and good luck! Great pictures!
    Love your blog, btw.
    xo
    Lourdes
    Please stop by my blog if you have a moment:)
    http://lajolielavie.wordpress.com/

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  44. You simply are so amazing :)
    Your life is like a perfect story from a film. After the good news of your new job now the next good news about the plan to build a house, I can't believe how awesome you and Brett are :)

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  45. i love the way your hair is styled here - and the length of your bangs is perfect.

    congrats on the new house!

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  46. Those boots are so, so pretty. I love what is happening with your hair in these photos...so dreamy, with the touseled waves and the golden higlights.

    Congrats on the house! I'm crossing my fingers for you...

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  47. Aw, Teika! Major congrats on the house! That's totally super exciting, and will be such a fun process if it comes through. Fingers crossed, for sure!

    I adore that video you posted! And your outfit, of course. Those shoes are awesome! I haven't the slightest clue how you walk in them, but I'm impressed!

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  48. TIEKA! your boots! aahhh! i adore them. i might need to get myself a pair, they're gorgeous! :)

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  49. OH, and YAY for building a house! that's so so exciting, lovey! :)

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  50. AH! Congratulations! Wait, I won't get ahead of myself. But still... you must be elated. I am sending every good vibe I have your way. xo

    Also, those boots. You stop it. ADORE.

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  51. Ah, I totally don't care if your style is predictable. I LOVE it either way :]

    And congrats on the house! When we first moved to Austin, we got to customize our own home too...it was a really neat experience. I'm sure you'll enjoy all of the planning and designing!

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  52. Congrats! New job, new house! You are wrapping up the end of the year with a bang girl!

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  53. Congrats! New job, new house! You are wrapping up the end of the year with a bang girl!

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  54. Ahh, I'm always amazed by how similar our styles are!! This is my kind of outfit! Well all your outfits are to me - but this one in particular :) Floral, lace ups and scarves is the best combination! You look SO amazing in this and I adore those boots.

    How exciting about the house plans, eeee! That's wonderful, Tieka!

    X

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  55. Super boots! I love that you laced them partially. You always have the best details. I've crocheted some circle scarves! Wish I could send you one to see how you style it.

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  56. Adorable look. I love the dress and your scarf!

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  57. that dress is a gem! and i love those boots, too. :)

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  58. whoa. love this look SOOOO much and I'm really pumped for the house!! eee!

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