Monday, January 23, 2012

What a debut!

Yay to kicking off the week right! I'm so excited to be part of a collaboration with ModCloth to style up one of their Be the Buyer picks and an Eva Franco dress at that. I love the mixture of black and creme and it even has gold woven into the fabric! Plus, can you ever go wrong with polka dots? I was a bit nervous about styling a plunging neckline, but it was still conservative and didn't reveal too much. For those of who you participate in the Be the Buyer Program - great pick! Thanks to ModCloth for giving me the chance to style the What a Debut dress!

So this weekend... my band played a show in Ann Arbor! It was so much fun. Granted everybody was drinking, so they really liked our music, but nevertheless I took it as a compliment that we had so many people watching us and enjoying it! Plus, to see kids sing along is amazing. Especially in a city on the other side of the state! On Saturday, Brett and I napped on the couch together for so long (desperately needed) and later saw a movie with our friend, Peter. Then on Sunday, we went to see the Harlem Globetrotters (silly, but fun!) and lounged around all day. So lazy!

So other than that, I'm just apartment hunting like crazy still, staying very busy at work and trying to keep my head above water! I also need to get back into my gym routine. It's so easy to fall off track there. Especially when it's cold outside, I'm just so unmotivated to head back out to the gym when I get home from work... but I always feel so much better when I'm done. I need to drill "every day counts" back into my brain again.

Be sure to head over to ModCloth and check out the What a Debut dress designed by Eva Franco! I'd also recommend checking out their Be the Buyer Program. I would love to be a fashion buyer for a clothing company. Since that's not possible (I love graphic design just a tad more!), it's fun to play out one of my dreams by participating in their program and weighing in with advice on why to buy or why to skip!

Outfit details:
Target tights
Limited cardigan
Bold and Basic heel c/o ModCloth

72 comments:

  1. Amazing dress! I love how you styled it! And that background is perfect!
    xo
    Katie

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  2. So darling! It's hard to go wrong with classic red, white, and black. Red lipstick always looks killer on you!

    Congrats on the show going awesome :) I'll have to try and catch one of your shows sometime!

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  3. Really? That is THAT dress! It looks AMAZING on and with the red lips. This photo shoot is so fantastic and vibrant. I am going to Pintrest one of these pics. Hope that's okay.

    x

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  4. yay, congratulations lady on the ModCloth opportunity. your dress is adorable, and i love the backdrop!
    xo TJ

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  5. i love your blog, definitely following now. keep in touch :)

    violetheart xxoo
    http://violetheartsmanyshadesofpurple.blogspot.com

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  6. Polka dots rules!!! :D congrats for that debut, I wish to do someting like that.. dreams come true.
    I did not know aobut your band, i should listen the music.

    take care

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  7. So good to hear the band is going well, how could it not with your beautiful smile fronting it :)

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  8. naww fashion buyer is one of my dream jobs too, you did so well at styling this dress sweetie! :)

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  9. i love the way you styled the dress, very cute!
    and i'm the same when it comes to the gym .. i really have to push myself into going, but once i'm there and done i feel so much better! i haven't bee able to go for almost a month now, and i already know that getting back on track is going to be tough!
    xo, cheyenne

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  10. you seriously look so cute in red.
    totally retro love

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  11. this is such a cute outfit! I want to have a dotted skirt too! I found the perfect one on asos, but it's a bit to expensive, so I'll have to wait and hope ;-)
    xxx Anita

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  12. Stunning dress, and no you can't wrong with polka dots.

    I'm the same as you, I'm not keen on plunging necklines. But that's the joy of long hair right?

    you look lovely.x

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  13. This is such a cute dress! And your right ... Can't go wrong with polka dots!

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  14. Oh my, this dress looks lovely on you.

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  15. How adorable! Are you sure people didn't pick it just to get the chance to see you wear it? It's stunning on you!

    I love that you keep to a simple color scheme to tie it together. It sort of has a 50's diner, Minnie Mouse sort of feel to it. In a good way of course. Just the classic and always lovely American Combo of red, black, and white.

    And oh, the pleats! I love the pleats!

    <3 Always, Danica.
    http://wildflowermemories.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love those heels and that dress! Sometimes Mod Cloth's hem lines are SUPER short, but this looks absolutely perfect. Congrats on the show, darling!

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  17. that is such a cute dress! i love it, the colours, the style, everything! Very jealous right now

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  18. I know you normally wear your dresses shorter than this, but I love this hem length on you. The whole look is very cute.

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  19. lovely skirt! Great pictures! xoxo selma

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  20. I love this dress, it's too cute! The background somehow works with the outfit, it's awesome!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  21. super cute dress and what a pretty styling! You look awesome!

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  22. Love the dress, the polka dots are so cute! And the background is amazing, perfect for a graphic designer like you!

    xoxo, Femke On the Button

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  23. I love the wall! And yeah, I suppose the oufit in front of it too... Just kidding! It's wonderful, love the shoes and polka dots.
    The Modcloth styling sounds exciting.

    http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

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  24. I love this dress from ModCloth it definitely suits you :)

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  25. Ugh. I'm so totally obsessed with this (and most other) dress(es) from ModCloth. And, really, anything polka dot with a retro silhouette just wins awards.

    Plus, you're cute, so, you know, it works.

    Good job on being a faithful gym goer. I think I'm signing up for a Warrior Dash or something so I can motivate myself to actually go and not succumb to the black hole that is my couch.

    xoxo
    Tier

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  26. The dress looks gorgeous on you! The polka dot skirt is pretty much perfect. And I love the red belt & cardigan.

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  27. You look absolutely gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of polka dots and you pulled this outfit so well. x

    http://sparksandwhispers.blogspot.com

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  28. This is such a cheery outfit. And i love the background.

    http://houseofwren.blogspot.com/

    Wren

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  29. so pretty! love this outfit and the awesome wall! sounds like an amazing weekend, i wanna see you guys play!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  30. love the dress - esp with all of those polka dots! and that background is waaaay fun!

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  31. so gorgeous, i love the polka dots and you look radiantly happy!!

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  32. oh I love your look!! You look just so so lovely!!

    I have a very similar cardigan :)

    And the backdrop is fantastic too :)

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  33. I loooooooove polka dots! Fabulous background choice as well!

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  34. I'm LOVING this outfit, Tieka! The pop of color is wonderful, and you look so great in red! Hope you find a new apartment soon! XO

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  35. I love the way you've styled this dress! You always pull off red so well. Congrats on your show in Ann Arbor!

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  36. Oh Tieka you look absolutely radiant, what a fabulous way to style that dress for winter! <3 I am feeling the same way about the gym at the moment (trying to get back on track, but have good weeks and bad weeks) and I find setting little motivators helps a lot... so say I have my eye on a new dress that I love but don't really NEED, if I complete 6 gym sessions in a row (no chickening out) I get to have it :)

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  37. I love how you styled the dress and you chose the perfect background too!

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  38. Goodness, Tieka these photos are so adorable and have such a joyful energy to them + you have such a pretty laugh/smile. Love!! And this dress is beautiful, you did a wonderful job styling it, the pops of red are fantastic!! Yay, ModCloth!

    Oooh, how fun that you guys played a show recently, it must be such an amazing experience!! I used to do a bit of theater, and loved being in front of an audience - it's such a rush, isn't it?! Hope your day is lovely, sweets. xo veronika

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  39. Wonderful style for that dress, I love you take on black, white, and red. Plus, that mural is fabulous backdrop for outfit photos!

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  40. that dress is so cute :) and congrats on the apt.. i saw in your tweets!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  41. Those mary jane heels are adorable. Especially with your new dress. I love the polka dot skirt on it and the red cardigan is a perfect addition to the dress.

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  42. Very cute outfit. And I love the way to styled it! I also dig the mural in the background! I know what you mean about feeling completely unmotivated this time of year!

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  43. This style looks so good on you! Lovely pick :) also the saddlebag giveaway arrived the other day, eeeep thank you so much again! It's so so lovely, even more so in the flesh (as it were) xXx

    blackberryhorse.blogspot.com

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  44. wonderful look on you. you always manage to look wonderfully cute and fresh looking. =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  45. Super cute! I love the 50's flare!
    Have you ever tried working out in the morning before work? It really sucks getting out of bed so early (My first thought it "I cannot wait to go to bed tonight" haha) but that's the hardest part and then you're done for the day! It's awesome getting home after work and not having to think about it.

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  46. You did such a beautiful job styling the dress. The dress is beautiful, classic and elegant, and perfectly modest. Love everything about it!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  47. Adorable little outfit, and thats so exciting about your band :D

    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  48. Awww, this dress is so cute and wonderful! It looks adorable on you sweet lady :)

    Woo for having a good show with you band, thats awesome!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  49. couldn't have picked a more perfect backdrop! such gorgeous colours, you look stunning!

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  50. You look fantastic! I love this dress and the background too!

    Xo
    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

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  51. oh I loove this dress on you Tieka! Eva Franco dresses are sooo nice! I just wish I could afford them! I'm so glad you had a great weekend! I seriously wish I lived closer so I could come hear you play! It sounds like it was a great night!

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  53. Love those polka dots! Super cute, as always.

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  54. Hey, just found this blog, it's great. Love what you're wearing here.

    Shona
    www.shona-says.blogspot.com

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  55. I love the skirt and the chunky black heel. YAY for the return of the 60's vibe!! You wear it wonderfully!

    http://andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

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  56. Love this! Also, thank you for the InPink give away! I missed my e-mail from them and then received the g.c. in the mail! Was SO excited! :))<3

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  57. So exciting about how well your band did!
    Absolutely love this outfit <3 The polka dot skirt looks chic with the red cardi :)

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  58. cute outfit!!
    your so cute totally following your blog!
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    http://6oclockinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  59. tieka, you are looking marvelous as always! love how you styled the dress, it's just so you! i'm with you, you can never go wrong with polka dots! I'll have to check out the "Be the Buyer Program" sounds fun! :) xoxo!!

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  60. How cute! I especially love the background.. so colorful!

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  61. I love that dress!! The way you styled it is fantastic. You look so pretty, Tieka!

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  62. That mural is amaaaazing! And so is your outfit, of course, as always :)

    xo, Corinne
    brilliantnature.blogspot.com

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  63. This whole outfit just makes me feel happy. The polka dots are to-die for. Your lipstick heavenly. Love it all.

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  64. Lovely outfit! That dress is gorgeous! Congrats on your bands show!! Thats totally awesome!

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