Monday, January 30, 2012

The Metaphorest Project

Whoa, unintentional outfit break there for a little while! I've had a pretty bad cold the past few days. It was a tiny little drip in my throat to a full-on body chills cold. I spent all yesterday on the couch from the time I woke up to the time I went back to bed. That is so unlike me! Usually I have to bust !@# on the weekends to get caught up on everything, but it was actually kind of nice to waste an entire day. We all need that once in a while. I just wish being sick wasn't the reason I got a full relaxing day!


I'm really excited to see how moving to the city will change my blog. I already take a lot of outfit shots in the city, so I don't think too much will change, but it will be exciting to scout out new places to tell you guys about! I was out and about on Saturday, so I stopped at this amazing mural called "The Metaphorest Project". It was part of last year's ArtPrize. The artist's name is Tracy Van Duinen. According to ArtPrize.org, this mural is a tribute to the potential building power of the arts and GR's youth. Beautiful, right?


This scarf is part of the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf". It's being sent around to a group of DIY and fashion gurus. The rules are... you style up the scarf and take photos and send it on to a blogger who you deem crafty, fashionable and all-around fabulous. Before sending it off, you need to add a small and crafty decoration to the scarf. Neat, right? It was so fun to see the little personal touches already added to the scarf. I can't wait to see how all fifteen of us have styled it at the end. You can also check out Scarves.net (they started this project) and see all of their pretty scarves for sale!


Welp, I guess January is over. February is going to be a whirlwind month. Packing up and saying goodbye to our place here, cleaning and fixing up our new place, moving, celebrating Valentine's Day, planning for TxSC, playing two shows in my band, working hard at Selective Potential, Delightful Dozen AND staying on top of my work schedule. It's going to be a busy month, but an exciting one! Be prepped for lots of sap in February by the way. I'm going to be posting a lot on my move - it's going to be a sap fest over here.


Outfit details:
Vintage dress c/o MarMar Vintage
Scarf via Scarves.net
Mini cabaret bracelet c/o Motherland Vintage
Hue tights
ModCloth Make the Cutout heel

74 comments:

  1. i love the purple with the shoes, super cute!

    georgia
    http://swonderfulgd.blogspot.com/

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  2. February is going to be awesome, I can just feel it! As hard as it is to move (I just moved last week) I'm sure it will be great, can't wait to see what adventure it takes Brett and you on! Grand Rapids sounds amazing and artsy, just like you!

    I hope this week is positive and inspiring for you!

    Virginie ♥

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  3. I look forward to seeing some new & interesting places on your blog. Good luck with the move!

    Kelly xo

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  4. I love the dress and shoes! =)

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  5. Beautiful dress! I love the pleats & tie details. The color looks gorgeous on you too <3

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  6. Feel better soon! The purple dress looks lovely on you. I really like the idea behind the traveling scarf - how fun!! And that mural is so pretty :]

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  7. That dress is so darling! I love the idea of the traveling scarf! & the art in the background is just breath taking!

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  8. Awww, I hope you feel 100% better soon :)

    The color of that dress is soooo refreshing! I love it! Also, isn't it great to live in a city with so much art and culture surrounding you?! So great!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  9. love the purple!!!! those shoes are so darling, too, friend!

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  10. I LOVE this outfit! That dress is such a beautiful colour!! Love the pleats!

    x Aliya
    www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the dress that colour is gorgeous! xx

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  12. So exciting that you guys are moving! Living in the city will be so fun! And that scarf is sooo cute and such a fantastic project!
    xo
    Katie

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  13. Love this color on you! The details in the dress are really gorgeous. And the scarf is such an adorable idea!

    Lindsey Soup

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  14. pretty pretty! purple suits you :) and those shoes are so, so cute

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  15. Love the outfit, and the scarf idea is so cute! The area you're at is so inspiring.

    xoxo, Christina
    http://chriiiistiiiina.blogspot.com

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  16. i totally love all of the pretty colors and the scarf is the perfect touch i think!

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  17. I love the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf" idea! How amazing to be part of such a creative network :)

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  18. Gorgeous dress :) Love the colour so much. And you always have the nicest photo back-drops and I'm sure they'll just get better as you move into the city :)

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  19. You look so great in purple! And this dress is so perfect. I love the pleating on the front. The scarf is so cute and funky and I love how it matches your shoes :) So so so cute!

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  20. Tieka you look beautiful! That dress is my favorite color too <3 We moved last February, during the giant snow storm. It was crazy, but memories :) Good luck!

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  21. that dress is adorable!! the purple is so cute!
    also love the shoes!!
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  22. The mural looks amazing and really makes your outfit pop! The traveling scarf is such a cool idea too!

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  23. The scarf project is SUCH a good idea! what fun!!!

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  24. The scarf project is SUCH a good idea! what fun!!!

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  25. I feel like your style is constantly evolving (as it should!), and I'm loving watching this growth. You look so great, lady. And the story behind the scarf is so rad!

    xo, Corinne
    brilliantnature.blogspot.com

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  26. I've been sick too!! It does suck that that is what it takes for a relaxing day...I'm glad you're getting better, and I LOVE that mural! What city did you move to?

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  27. I absolutely love that dress! And not to mention the beautiful mural -- I'm excited to see more of the city on your blog too!

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  28. Love the outfit and the art, it's so beautiful!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  29. That purple is a great color on you. And I love the combo of neutral shoes.

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  30. Love the shoes and that cute bracelet :)
    You look lovely:)

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  31. Oooh, I LOVE this dress and the hue is absolutely stunning on you! Aw, Tieks your posts are always so beautiful & inspiring. Yay! And how fun that you’ll be discovering new locations when you move. I love exploring new places and I can’t wait to see the lovely spots you find.

    And, wow - sounds like your month will be super busy... but SO exciting, and (eee!) TXSC - it feels like it’s coming up really soon, doesn’t it?! January has been flying by! Hope your week is absolutely splendid and flu-less! xo veronika

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  32. I have to agree with everyone, the mural, your dress, AND your dark hair are all amazing! I bet you're going to have a blast in the city :)

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  33. this artists project sounds great! and of course i love your outfit (as I always do, you have such a wonderful style!).
    I hope everything is going to be well in february, and that your new home will be ready soon!
    xxx Anita

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  34. A travelling scarf!!?? How AWESOME. Hope the move goes smoothly. Excited to read about the next chapter in your life!

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  35. You're right, the mural is beautiful and so is your dress! :) good luck with the move, we're moving soon too.

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  36. WOW what an amazing mural! I love the tile work texture- what an absolutely gorgeous backdrop! and congratulations on the move:) you make michigan sound so magical- maybe we're gonna road trip out there sometime!

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  37. I love living close to downtown in GR!! You will too! I am excited to hear about your move and the new places you discover downtown! Love the purple dress and those shoes!

    -carisa
    www.bunniesandpearls.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh I love the color of this dress, Tieka! So pretty! And the mural is an artwork indeed. Anyway, since you're moving, I'm excited to see how you'll decorate your new home office or blog studio. Hope you'll write a post about it too :)
    another day to wander

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  39. This entire outfit is beyond perfect. And what a fantastic backdrop to your photos. So neat!

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  40. That mural is beautiful. Love your purple dress too, it's so elegant on you. And that scarf project is such a neat idea! Have fun in the city. These photos make me feel like I need to take more advantage of my surroundings and mix up my outfit locations more often.

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  41. Love your scarf Tieka! Such an artsy outfit!
    ~Drew
    http://openendedfashion.blogspot.com/

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  42. Love seeing the bracelet on you, so cute! <3 Also I love those shoes - they are so hot!

    Hope you feel better. Everyone and their brother is sick - literally every person I know in every state is coughing up a lung right now. UGH, winter blues.

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  43. Great pictures and lovely outfit.

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  44. beautiful dress and shoes, adore the photos as well

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  45. aw, being sick is definitely not always that fun, but i'm sure that full day of rest was so very necessary for you. i love these images, you look fabulous, and that wall is absolutely breathtaking!!
    xo TJ

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  46. I am absolutely in love with that dress!

    XO, Aline
    browneyedgirlaline.blogspot.com

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  47. I can't wait to see all the posts about your move and fixing up your new place :) Such a cute dress!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  48. That dress is a fantastic color and looks so pretty on you. I'm kind of in love with your shoes and how perfect they look with your cute dress too.

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  49. What a cute project, ha ha! And that is a beautiful mural!

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  50. I love that dress! The color is fantastic!
    Super cute!

    Kirsten
    travandkirk.blogspot.com

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  51. Love the color of your dress. The project is amazing and I'd love to see more of the details on the scarf... Could you please do another post on that?

    xoxo, Femke <a href="http://labutton.blogspot.com/>On the Button</a>

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  52. What a great mural! I hope you are feeling better! I love your outfit! Super dress and shoes especially! I read your blog religiously but very seldom comment, it doesn't mean I'm not here!! If you have a minute, come and visit my blog no-et-mie.blogspot.com! I know, shameless advertisement haha hope you don't mind!

    lots of love
    Noémie

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  53. That first photo of you looks amazing. Did you dye your hair darker? It looks really good!!

    Kristina
    Nook & Sea

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  54. what a lovely dress! and that shoes are amazing!
    xoxo.

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  55. SO. GORGEOUS. TIEKA! Love the wall! Love you! Love the outfit! I'm so excited for you and Brett getting an apartment in the city! I can't wait to see pictures and stuff too :) Miss you tons!

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  56. I've gotten so behind with blogging I didn't even know you were moving! Congrats/good luck with that! It sounds exciting. My family hasn't moved since I was five, so I kinda can't wait to get my own place and live somewhere new. *le sigh* Someday...

    (Also, your hair is gorgeous! <3)

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  57. So stunning! Glad you're feeling better! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  58. i love your dress :) this is so cute :)
    veronika
    www.livinginwinterpeg.blogspot.com

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  59. Hi lovely lady,
    that is a wonderful colour on you. The belt and shoes go really well together. The scarf is perfect too.
    Love Jem

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  60. that is a seriously incredible scarf!! wish I could find it on their website :)

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  61. woow that wall art is so intriguing! would love to witness it...well jealous here

    nice outfit too, it goes well with the wall art ;)

    xo katrina
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  62. Oh my gosh, what an incredible background! From what you've shown on the blog your city looks amazing. :)

    This is such a gorgeous outfit on you, too! How beautiful do you look in this colour?!

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  63. im in LOVE with your dress. and blog! you are such an inspiration! seriously!

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  64. Oh, wow! I had no idea you had a band! You should promote it here more! ;)

    All the best of luck moving! I moved from Argetina to California, so I totally understand how hard it can be to say goodbye. But be happy for what's ahead, great times are coming! ;D

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Miki.

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