Monday, December 26, 2011

Autumn Christmas

Okay, I'm back with one more outfit post for 2011! I said my last one was it for the year, but I ended up really liking this outfit. So, Brett and I ran out to take some pictures on Christmas Eve. We finished up some Christmas shopping downtown, watched movies at home and then headed out for dinner with my family. It's been a fun and relaxing holiday weekend! And now it's a short work week... wee!

I'm in love with this weather. I know that's so terrible... because you're supposed to want a white Christmas. But this has been such an amazing break from Michigan's horrible winters. I just hope this doesn't mean that winter is going to last until May or something crazy. That would be no fun! But for now, I'll just enjoy this rare extended autumn!

What did you guys get for Christmas? I received a new tripod, remote for my Canon, clothes, popcorn machine... and Brett and I bought ourselves a new TV! I'm excited. It's insane how light the new one is. Our old one was huge and so heavy. It took both of us struggling to get it out of the TV stand. We also watched a movie in HD on it tonight and it was so awesome!

I've been wearing my hair in buns like crazy since watching Veronika's messy bun tutorial! I love it and it's super easy. An elastic band, some bobby pins, five minutes... and you're done. Now I'm crazy distracted by Family Guy and keep looking at Brett and giggling, so I'll wrap up here. Have a great week... and I hope you enjoy my upcoming recap posts of 2011!

Outfit details:
Love Ballad top c/o ModCloth
Forever 21 shorts
Anthropologie scarf
LuLu*s oxford heels

53 comments:

  1. You look great! That outfit is super cute! I love all of these prints together!
    Oh, and your bun rules!
    hope you had a great holiday!
    xo
    Katie

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  2. I've been obsessed about throwing my hair up into a bun too since Veronika did that tutorial! You guys make them look absolutely beautiful, mine would be completely sloppy, haha! I love your outfit mrs! You look stunning as always, and it's great that you guys got to enjoy such a long seeming autumn! I know you guys are so thankful! I hope Josh and I get a new tv when we move into our new home! We have one of the huge 1990's ones that stick really far out from the back, LOL, so we're in desperate need of a new one! ;)
    xoxo
    Lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  3. I think I need to check out that tutorial. Anything that is easy & looks that good is a winner in my books.
    The weather has been mild here in Australia too (i.e. Not very hot). But when it has been hot I've nearly died as I'm not use to it yet. But hoping for some hot days soon, so I can enjoy the beach.

    Kelly @ 
    Elegantly Academic

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  4. love this.
    im enjoying our mild winter here in Charlotte too... its easy... and i like it.
    merry christmas!

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  5. You are like the queen of mixing prints, haha! Seriously. :)

    I only ever wear my hair up when it's dirty, but I feel like I should wear it in a messy bun more often. I did it like yours today! :)

    I got a Nikon L105 for Christmas, along with lots and lots of gift cards and $$, but it was a really crappy camera. :( But I'm ordering a Canon SX150 tomorrow, so hopefully I like that one. :)

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  6. I just adore this whole post... from the hazy hues to the vibrant reds... from the messy buns to the amazing pumps... it's all just wonderful! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  7. Awe! I am glad you had a good holiday! Once you watch movies in hd you cannot go back haha! Yay for new camera accessories too! I received a lovely Betsey Johnson handbag! I hope that you enjoy your short work week, and great weather! Lovely outfit!

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  8. love this outfit and hair so much! my parents just bought us our first flat screen for christmas and it's amazing how much lighter it is!

    Krystle
    http://www.dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  9. these pictures are gorgeous. the scenery paired with the outfit- perfection. well done.
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  10. Sounds like you got hooked UP for Christmas!! love these fall colored pictures and your hair knot is adorb! X
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  11. ooh, I've got to try Veronika's tutorial, I'm so loving your hair like that, and was just eying it on Andrea's blog earlier today too - loveee this messy bun look!! And yay for sneaking in one more 2011 outfit, this one is absolutely stunning Tieka what a beautiful mix of patterns & that scarf is just the cutest! And, you got a remote & a tripod?! Are you hoping to take some of your own photos? Enjoy your short work week! xo V

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  12. I love the messy bun, the black and brown together... and the unexpected red landscape in December!

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  13. Awww... you look so cute! I love everything about this, especially those darling little oxfords. And the bun is awesome!!! Hope you had a lovely holiday.

    xo,
    Shannon
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  14. here in the philippines..the surroundings look like that also even during the holidays..it doesn't snow here so we never had a white christmas.

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  15. here in the philippines..the surroundings look like that also even during the holidays..it doesn't snow here so we never had a white christmas.

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  17. oooh I love the blouse!!! you look SOOOO cute girl! what a darling Christmas look. ah you're making me wanna stop trying to grow out my bangs :)

    <3Meghan

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  18. I looove how eccentric this outfit is :) ahh! So many mixed patterns is how I like to dress. & What great presents! I've been meaning to buy a remote for my camera, but I don't really know how that works....anyways, happy holidays!

    Cheers
    Kat

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  19. I like your outfit Tieka, it has interesting mix of patterns. Having my hair in a crazy bun is also something that I got after seen Veronika's tutorial ^-^ it's awesome.
    Unfortunately I didnt have the best x-mas of my life, in fact I might say the worst! I'm glad you got lots of gifts includng a TV :)))
    Happy New Year to you and your family is my wish
    xxxxx

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  20. Love this amazing look, the two prints together, the cardigan is so sweet!

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  21. I always love when you wear this shirt! It looks adorable here with the polka dots (and that beautiful scarf!) An extended-autumn Christmas sounds so wonderful.

    Oh and I thought of you today when I was writing up my latest outfit post - it reminded me of you & your Michigan travel posts, hehe!

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  22. Wow! You look gorgeous in that outfit. And you are very fortunate to have so much gifts for Christmas. =)

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  23. aw autumn in christmas. that's the dream.
    anyway, cute as always and merry christmas! :-)

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  24. Very pretty outfit, enjoy your new tv !

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  25. I love your bun - I also watched the tutorial but my hair is slightly shorter so it doesnt look so great :( must practise!

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  26. Darling as always little Miss! ❤ So glad you had a lovely Christmas, and don't feel too bad... I'm quite enjoying the extended fall, too! xx

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  27. Great look! And the weather looks so dreamy (I prefer that over a white Christmas too : )

    And I love the messy bun / top knot!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://jenniferanneking.blogspot.com/

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  28. You are a pattern mixing extraordinaire! I love the pattern on the scarf especially. Cute messy bun, too :)

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  29. Your pattern mixing skills are awesome...this looks great :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  30. beautiful pictures & beauuutiful outfit :)

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  31. I simply adore your looks :) this one is no exception :) That heart print top is super cute :) x

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  32. You are such a pro with your pattern mixing. Love it so much! Hope you are having a great holiday!

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  33. i got a new tv too! my old was so huge and heavy too! cant wait to watch dvds on my new shiny flat screen :) love this outfit and your hair is amazing!! :) x

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  34. you look fantastic in these photos, tieka! i'm in love with the messy bun these days! that style alone almost makes me want to grow my hair out. almost. in the meantime i'll admire yours ;) xo.

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  35. Super pretty! Sounds like you had a great Christmas!

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  36. Super cute! Love the polka dots with the hearts. ~ Rhoda

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  37. I literally love every single aspect of this outfit! so cute!

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  38. The mixed prints in this outfit are fantastic. I'm loving your hair done up like that too. You make me want to try a high bun! And I usually love to wear my hair down!

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  39. 1. adore your shoes, and basically your entire outfit.
    2. i love watching family guy with the hubs. too hilarious.
    3. the location of these photos is simply incredible!
    4. you are gorgeous!
    glad you had a great christmas girl!
    xo TJ

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  40. I love this outfit, I cant believe that looks like you still are in autumn, it's crazy! but like you said, I hope the cold dont last until may. Merry Christmas!

    Xo
    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

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  41. Kind of urban this style you put together, it really suits you!

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  42. Oh my God it is beautiful pictures. I love it ! :)
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  43. ah the clashes! i like what you did with your hair- something different

    xo katrina
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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