Monday, January 28, 2013

City of art

It's finally that time of year where it's light enough to take outfit shots after work! Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely thrilled! It's so challenging to run a fashion blog in the winter, and this just makes my life 1000x times easier. And it's going to just continue to get better and better all the way through next autumn. Wee! Anyway, it was a pretty great Monday and productive start to the week. I had to catch up on mass amounts of email from last week when I was sick, but I got through most of it! I'm feeling good!


One of the things I love most about Grand Rapids is the art. We have walls all around the city that look like this! Our city holds a huge international art competition called ArtPrize and they usually come from that. Time Magazine just named ArtPrize one it's top five favorite festivals in the world for 2013. That's pretty amazing! I'm so excited to live in a city that's thriving, especially in art and culture. Speaking of the city, I'm really excited to represent Blog and the City for Michigan. If you haven't heard of the website yet, it narrows down bloggers by major cities/states and countries so you can find out who to follow easier! Be sure to check it out. So many of my favorite bloggers are included!


I don't know what's up with my "look at my dress" hands in these photos. Haha! Maybe I'm about to bust out in some pelvic thrust dance move. Either way, it's probably because I liked this outfit today! You can never go wrong in polka dots, and I love the look of this teal blazer. It's perfect for jazzing up a monochrome outfit. I never used to like gold at all, but I'm really liking gold accessories lately too. It's been a goal of mine to incorporate more accessories and jewelry into my outfits. Usually I don't wear them for some reason, but they really are an inexpensive way to spice up an outfit. Alright! I'm off! See you tomorrow!


Outfit details:
Polka dot dress c/o Dorothy Perkins
Forever 21 necklace
Hue tights
Koko flats c/o ShoeMint

59 comments:

  1. this is so cute! adore this outfit and the shoes especially
    kw Ladies in Navy

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  3. I need more blazers in my closet! You've convinced me. :)

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  4. Loving the hits of gold very pretty :)

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  5. love the shoes!!! I'm so jealous you get to take decent photos after work.. the sunset here is still too early, unfortunately.. teehee!

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  6. I love this outfit! I've been obsessed with polka dots lately, and that blazer is such a pretty pop of colour! You look so pretty :)

    xo inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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  7. I know exactly what you mean! I got so excited when today I could come home from school and there was still light! Yay!

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  8. pretty dress! ;)http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com/

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  9. I am loving the gold accessories! You look beautiful as always and I am loving the background art!!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  10. Oh my goodness, that dress is so adorable! Polka dots are just so perfect for winter - easy and fashionable. :)

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

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  11. cute outfit, I love the teal pop of color, and those cool shoesies!

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  12. You look absolutely adorable! LOOOOOOVE the shoes!

    Alison xx
    www.ohheyalison.com

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  13. You look absolutely adorable! LOOOOOOVE the shoes!

    Alison xx
    www.ohheyalison.com

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  14. love love your dress! I am in love with polka dot dressed :) i am sooo excited its now bright enough to take pictures, blogging in Michigan winters is so hard, especially if you have a 9-5 job! I am going to check out the blog city website!

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  15. Super cute! Polka dots for the win!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  16. I feel the same way about gold jewelry. We slowly grew to like each other lol. Great outfit~
    ~Andrea
    www.wearitbetter.com

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  17. You've got the cutest smile ever :) The dotted dress looks very pretty on you <3
    XO,
    Kathrin

    http://6footone.com/

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  18. Blog and the City is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

    -Lindsey

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  19. Tieka! It feels like you got your inspiration back. You're practically glowing out of these photos. Keep going girl! Praying that this year will completely renew your joy.

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  20. I generally avoid end of day outfit shoots as I look more on the dishevelled side by then. Your outfit is sweet, I love all your pieces of jewellery and the colour of your blazer. Also a really fun vibrant backdrop :D

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  22. love eveything about this look, especially the dress!

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  23. I just have to say that I love everything about this outfit. Teal is definitely one my favorite colors! :)

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  24. love the gold accents & polkadots. great outfit!!

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  25. cuuuute photos! remind me of Jesse Day of New Girl. :)

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  26. I love how all the details really work together to make this a standout look- like the tips of gold on the shoes and how the tights have stripes.

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  27. oooooooh loving those shoes! You look great, as usual. :)
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  28. Gold suits you! I love the depth it adds to your look!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  29. I can't tell you how much I love this! Everything is perfect, and I love that necklace! You are too cute!

    xo Emily Beth

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  30. Your teal blazer is really nice! xo

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  31. Love love love love this outfit! You dress how I aspire too, it's amazing. Love the dress, the blazer the shoes... Everything! The colours are great too, and I love the pictures!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Lovely polka dot dress and those flats are too cute!

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  33. Loving the gold tip shoes! Kewl!
    xo
    Nothing but a Pigeon
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love this look! I especially love your shoes!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  35. Love the outfit, the blazer suits you so well!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  36. This outfit is so cute! Love it :)

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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  37. That jacket looks like it has such a nice fit to it. I need to find one like that :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  38. I love this outfit. The teal blazer is the perfect spice up to an outfit! I love your shoes!

    -Jess
    http://Jessicas-Wonderland.blogspot.com

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  39. You look so cute and happy! I love your outfit, too. That blazer is such a perfect color.
    Hopefully this is not too weird and/or creepy, but I had a dream last night that I met you. We hung out. Well, you played with Winny and were charming while I sat there awkwardly because I couldn't think of anything intelligent or witty to say.

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  40. What a great outfit! Polka-dots, the color teal and the color gold are three of my favorite things! <3

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  41. You look so cute...loving that polka dots dress!Shopping Codes

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  42. I just bought a pink blazer for outfits just like this but have yet to brave it out of the house. This looks adorable though!

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  43. I really love the outfit. The polka dots are always great.

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  44. Such a cute look! Those shoes are great.

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  45. I love this outfit! love the black and teal together - polka dots are my favorite. And just this year, I've started to buy gold jewelry - it took me awhile!

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  46. oh you look adorable, love your polka dot dress!

    Drawing Dreaming

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  47. I've just selected your look in my last blogosphere's treasures :)

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  48. I love these walls. The colors are so gorgeous and vibrant and I love your green jacket with the gorgeous polka dot skirt!

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  49. This yellow wall looks amazing with your outfit!

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  50. You look so so cute! Love the outfit!!
    xx
    DeeVine Anonyme

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