Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brick walls are the new railroad tracks

I've been wanting to do a strictly black and white photo post for a while now. I've always been a huge fan of black and white photography. It inspired me to try and add another level of detail in my outfit that I normally would just use color for. Plus, Brett and I just went to see The Artist... so that may have something to do with this as well. (I loved that movie SO much!) But it was fun to see how this came out!


I have to fully credit Brett for the title of this post. I haven't really figured out my "default" spot yet like I used to have in our other town on the railroad tracks. Brett said to me the other day, "Brick walls are the new railroad tracks." I was like... so true! There are plenty of neat walls in the city and you never clash with a brick wall, right? Looks like I found my new go-to!


Outfit details:
Forever 21 floral dress
Forever 21 lace top
Forever 21 socks
Steve Madden Westii wedges c/o Shop It To Me

41 comments:

  1. Great shoot! I love the black and white; those shoes are SO amazing.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love black and white photography, too! I have yet to do a complete outfit post using all black and white shots, though. These photos make all of the textures of the fabric stick out much more! Love the floral and lace :)

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  3. I agree! Clothes look better against brick! I really like the b&w. super cute.

    Elise
    ourdearestfamily.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the black and white. And I like how you were really careful when choosing an outfit when you knew it would be in black and white. Great post. Love it.

    Carlee J

    http://allthingsaveragegirl.blogspot.com/

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  5. love the b&w! i hope this is true because all of my photos are against brick walls these days haha. all the buildings are campus are brick

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  6. gorgeous lace top! and hehe at brick walls being the new tracks. theyre both nice backdrops!

    Xo,
    steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  7. This is so so so pretty - I love the brick the brick wall! Though I do love the train tracks too! : )

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  8. I think brick walls are the perfect backdrop for your lovely outfits.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  9. Black and white photos are my favorite and The Artist was incredible! I always love to throw in a few B&Ws, but it's nice to see an entire post of them. Very nice!

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  10. I love the B&W photos! Instantly makes an outfit (and the vibe) classier! :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Vanessa Mooney Giveaway on Wear Abouts!

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  11. Those shoes are killer, but they actually look comfortable. I wish I saw more people wearing socks and shoes as stylishly as you around Grand Rapids! It's generally tube socks and athletic flip-flops...

    Jen
    motu viget

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  12. love this post! i've still got to see the artist! there's just somethign about modern day b&w... :)

    geprgoa
    http://swonderfulgd.blogspot.ca/

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  13. love this post! i've still got to see the artist! there's just somethign about modern day b&w... :)

    geprgoa
    http://swonderfulgd.blogspot.ca/

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  14. I love these photos! The Artist is an amazing film. I made a post about it yesterday, including film stills. If you'd like to check it out, this is the link. :)
    xoxo

    http://blooomingdaisies.blogspot.com/2012/04/film.html

    blooomingdaisies.blogspot.com

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  15. yep - i live in a brick building, and it's def. my go-to! ;)cute post!

    -Gillian
    www.oystervintage.com

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  16. You look gorgeous - I love lace + florals! Wasn't the Artist amazing?! I can't wait to see it again...I don't buy a lot of DVDs, but that's one I'm going to add to my collection for sure :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  17. black and white touch is classic!! looking fantab as always!

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  18. I love those shoes, and am a bit jealous that you pull off the socks-with-sandals concept so well!

    And completely true about the brick walls. I think it's because they're so much more accessible than railroad tracks. And it's true that you can never really clash with a brick wall!

    Also, this post just reminded me of a perfect location for one of my own future blog posts!

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  19. Great photos!! My husband always wants me to take black and whites but I tell him then you can't see the colors :D I think you have inspired me to take some though :)

    www.mythriftychic.com

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  20. i think the textures helped these photos pop! you are adorable girl! and i must know, is the artist any good?? i know it won a ton of awards, but i like to hear other people's opinions!
    xo TJ

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  21. Oooohh... that is a lovely blouse. I have just discovered Forever 21 (it isn't in Aus) and I put in a huge international order. :D

    Ugh. I get so sick of my defult spots (although I seem to enjoy the uniformity of other people's - it's almost like a photo frame). I don't have a lot of choice as due to working quite long hours, the only time I can get decent light is on my lunch break, and consdiering I live in an busy, hip, inner city suburb...well, it is hard to find a private and attractive spot.

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  22. PS Could you tell me about your name, sometime. I am rather obsessed with names and I have never heard yours before. It's very pretty. Is it pronounced Tee-Kah?

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  23. These photos are seriously fantastic - I too have been wanting to do a black and white post for a while now and yours is SO lovely. I just might have to after seeing this post! :) Loving all of the texture in your outfit & those sweet little socks couldn't be more perfect!

    And yes, bring on the brick walls!! We have quite a few in our town as well and they are so photogenic, love em'! xo veronika

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  24. I love the layering and the socks!
    I've been taking my photos against brick walls for ages now! I have a brick wall across the road so it's perfect!

    Charlotte x

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  25. I love all of your photos. You are lucky to have such a lovely husband to capture everything. =)


    http://sassychunny.blogspot.com/

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  26. The photos are beautiful! And I really like (love actually) your shoes! They look SO wearable yet they have something special! :D

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  27. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  28. In all the blogs I've looked at, I don't think I have ever come across a black and white outfit post before. Thumbs up for originality! And that lace top is the cutest.

    P.s. It's Chloe from 'Butterfly Cupcakes and Daffofils', I am back with a brand new blog! Please come and visit :) Wardrobe Quarry

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  29. THOSE SHOES! They are very very pretty and I'm loving the socks under them. Always a fun look! And yes, brick walls are good. I've started realizing that I should take better advantage of our town having water on 3 sides of it when doing my outfit pictures.

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  30. I love this outfit. Lacy shirt + floral dress. I've seen it somewhere else online, & thought it was super cute. This post reminds me I must try this look out! :))


    http://flouncesandhubbub.blogspot.com/

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  31. Cute as always :) And Brick walls are the best!

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  32. Cute outfit! I like your style a lot!

    Nicole
    http://settleinn.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Coleandco

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  33. I don't mean this in a bad way but why are your hands always so weird looking in these poses....they're always awkward..why don't you just pose normally?

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  34. Oo, I love this post, Tieka! These photos are amazing and you're right, the black and white really plays up the textures of an outfit! I love your inspiration, too - I want to see that movie so bad :)

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  35. I love black and white photos too and have been wanting to do a black and white photoshoot! I'm thinking mine would just be head shots though so definitely simple. I like how your outfit still looks great in b&w :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  36. i remember the first time i found your blog almost 3 years ago and the first photo i saw was you on the rail road tracks. <3 gosh, it's been years and i'm still always at awe with your style and your overall outlook in life.

    ps. love the mix of textures in your outfit..and the b/w photos are beautiful.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  37. these pictures are great :)
    i've been wanting to watch the arist for a while now, i should get to it!
    xo, cheyenne

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  38. gorgeous! black and white pictures is the best

    xo
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  39. I love following your blog. :) Seriously. Come stop by and come follow!
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  40. such amazing photos. i love B&w but struggle to ever use it as i dress mostly in bright colours lol! i love how this emphasised the textures and layers more rather than colour. and those socks with shoes are like the cherry on the oh so perfect cake :)xx

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