Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Changing of the leaves

Autumn is in full swing here in Michigan! I cannot believe my eyes when driving down the highway - all of the leaves are crazy colorful. It's so beautiful. I honestly don't take a second of it for granted. I just love the colors, the scent, the chillness in the air. It's just wonderful. Seeing pumpkins at the market, apple-everything and being able to wear all of my favorite pieces of clothing. Ah, so lovely! I'm still checking things off my bucket list. So far I've drank hot cider, ate an apple harvest donut, drank a pumpkin spice latte (man, I love food!) and watched a scary movie. So much more to accomplish! But thank goodness it's only the second day of October. It's the best month of the year and I plan to live everyday to the fullest.


On this particular night, last Friday, Eric and I had a great night in downtown Grand Rapids. We grabbed dinner at The Winchester, saw an amazing glimpse of the floating lanterns, saw a fashion show on the blue pedestrian bridge, drank pumpkin spice lattes, walked around ArtPrize and caught a country show at Back Forty Saloon. I even had a reader say hi! I love meeting girls in Grand Rapids. Hi, Chelsea!


Can I just say how easy it has been to dress this autumn? I swear I live in the seasons. That's why I have such a hard time dressing for summer and winter sometimes. When I was planning some autumn outfits, I just wanted to be able to see all of them together so I could grab colors and patterns and mix and match. So I grabbed my portable clothing rack and put everything autumn on it from dresses to tops, skirts, scarves, hats, shoes, you name it. And I love it. I was so easily able to plan seven outfits today. Being organized seriously helps me so much and I'm really excited for the outfits I have planned!


I hope you're all enjoying your start to the new season, wherever you are! (Can't wait to see Eleanor rock my spring items I just sent her!) I'll be back again tomorrow with another fall-filled post. Trust me, there are tons more coming this month. I'm so excited and am trying to get myself to take pictures almost every single day. Eeee! This is my favorite time of year to blog, so I absolutely need to take advantage of it! xo


Outfit details:
Anthropologie scarf
Target tights
Pilgrim Floral ring c/o Lilac Bijoux
Cool as a Cucumber heels c/o BC Footwear

41 comments:

  1. Ah, love these colors SO much! You just are fall.

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  2. SO beautiful! You're getting me so excited for Fall fashion.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  3. That's a great idea about the clothing rack!

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  4. I can't wait until the pretty leaves start falling in my town. I never thought to wear orange tights...good idea!

    Best,
    Colour Me Classic

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  5. Glad to see you so happy for autumn. I hope to spot you in GR someday. I grew up there and my parents are still there. Cut outfit. You make those tights look good.

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  6. I love the colors of your outfit along with the colors of the changing leaves! I love autumn too, it is such a great season! I cant wait to see more from you. Also those orange tights are awesome!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  7. And I enjoy watching all your fall outfits and photos. It is just wonderful and so fun to watch. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. This is fall summed up in one picture. Absolutely breathtaking.

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  9. I love those orange tights!

    I wish the leaves here would hurry up and start to change!

    2ndhand Knowledge

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  10. You always look so stunning- I can't hardly wait for the fall colors to start popping up around here :). It's been monsoon-ing for the past three days so I hope they haven't fallen off of the trees yet :(! I think that planning outfits ahead like that is such a great idea! I must do this right away!
    xoxo
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  11. I love how you dressing for Autumn doesnt mean dark colours. I've never thought about wearing orange tights but they look so great with that outfit. It's almost like you match the trees; the photos are beautiful. Lizz xx
    look-to-find.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Lovely outfit hun, love the dress, the cut out detail is fab! xx

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  13. The changing of seasons is so inspiring. You look absolutely wonderful and I adore those orange tights!
    Lydia x
    http://lydiarose-blogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Ok, that's it... one year I'm spending October in the US! Apple harvest donuts?! You guys do autumn so well. Plus Michigan looks totally beautiful.

    The neckline on this dress is so pretty, and I love that scarf with it. Aw, I'm so excited to see what you sent me! And I cannot wait to see you rocking the autumn items I sent you ;)

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  15. wow, this is the perfect autumn outfit! i especially love the dress, it's beautiful!

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  16. What a lovely colour palette! I adore autumn :)

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  17. Ou.I really like your photos and autumm on this photos :)

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  18. I love the colors in you outfit - you look amazing in brown tones!
    - Monica
    Caravan of Style

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  19. Such a lovely outfit. www.altmoda.com

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  20. I love the detail on this dress, it's absolutely beautiful. I love dressing for Autumn too, I love pulling out all my warm yellow and orangey coloured stuff, it's almost like my clothes are making up for the coldness of the season by being as bright and fun as possible, haha xo

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  21. lovely color combo <3

    www.thebluecurtain.blogspot.com

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  22. This is such a cute outfit! And Eric is becoming quite the photographer. You definitely look in your element!

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  23. Aw, I've always wanted to see floating lanterns. It all sounds like so much fun! Beautiful photos, and amazing autumn wardrobe of course ;)
    xo TJ

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  24. Fall is probably my favorite season to dress for. I love the colors in this outfit. The tights are definitely my favorite part of it though. They are so fun.

    flouncesandhubbub.blogspot.com

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  25. Your have the most awesome foliage colors there!

    Also all the details of this outfit just come together so well- the rings, the neckline! But my favorite part is the embroidered shawl. Breathtaking.

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  26. omg this pics are lovely, the colors! autumn, love autumn, wish i could see more brownish leaves instead of the greens that i keep looking around me :)

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  27. These colors are so gorgeous! I'm so excited for fall, too, but I have so few fall items! This is the first year that I'm actually organizing my closet into a seasonal wardrobe-- before this, I didn't have enough clothes to put some away for different seasons! But I definitely want to buy fall pieces to add in now!

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  28. You're making me hate California right now! It is still in the 90s and green. Blah!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  29. That scarf is killer! Love it.
    And a pair those shoes are about to be mine.... possibly in ever color. :)
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  30. My cousin owns Back Forty Saloon (and Mojo's)! Hopefully you enjoyed your time there! :)

    Julie

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  31. You seasons are so much more extreme in the states! Obviously our weather changes too (but no snow where I live) but we don't do the whole pumpkin craze/ apple picking etc etc in New Zealand. Autumn is more about soups and crunchy leaves but that's about it. It's Spring here now though and I'm LOVING all the pretty pink blossoms all around.

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  32. The autumnal color palette you have going here is wonderful. It is what I always build up fall to be in my mind, but never experience. Enjoy!

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  33. This post has actually made me so so excited for Autumn! Absolutely beautiful photographs - I can't wait to wack my wonderful array of colourful rights out!

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  34. I love everything about this outfit! The scarf is the perfect finishing touch :)

    Cassidy from http://thingslikeskeletonkeys.blogspot.com

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  35. SUCH a beautiful outfit. I'm definitely inspired.

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  36. i swear tieka, you've got THE BEST autumn posts of all time! like no doubt ;) lol loving the color combination of this outfit. very inspired this season!

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  37. You do the best autumn outfits. Without a doubt! I loooove your scarf and ring, so cute! It makes me wish that autumn was half as beautiful here in the UK! xx

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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