Monday, January 7, 2013

The new year

January sunshine in Michigan is a rare sight, but we've been seeing quite a bit of it this month! It makes me so happy. It's crazy what a little bit of sunlight will do for your mood. I honestly can't complain about this mild winter, but I'm also very much looking forward to spring. I'm glad I set so many goals for winter though because I need time to accomplish them, so it gives me a reason to enjoy winter almost. I love running at the gym and looking outside at the snow and gray skies... and thinking to myself, when all of this is melted and it's warm outside, you'll have accomplished the goals you set for yourself. It's super motivating!


I really loved this weekend. It was the perfect mixture of going out and laying low. Friday night, Eric and I went out with our good friends to dinner and dancing at a local country bar. We had a blast. On Saturday, we met up with my parents for lunch, ran a few errands and met up with our friends again for dinner and a movie. Sunday, I got caught up on so much around the apartment, ran 1.75 miles (wee!), did laundry, and relaxed. Perfect weekend. I'm really itching to take a trip though soon! I usually never take long weekends in winter, but I really should. There are so many pretty photos yet to be taken this season!


I've been pinning all sorts of looks with hot pink lips lately. So when I was at Target shopping alone (dangerous, I know!) I spotted this color from Maybelline. I love their lip colors. This color is so bright and exactly what I've been looking for! If you're wondering, it's called Fuchsia Fever. I wore this out on New Year's Eve too. I thought it especially went well with a more urban outfit. I love this chevron dress from Ruche. I have one pretty similar, but this one is actually a decent length for me to wear to work. I'm excited to style this up again in spring with no tights!



Outfit details:
Leather jacket c/o Marshalls
J. Crew tights
Target scarf
Stephenie boots c/o ShoeMint

49 comments:

  1. Tieka you look stunning! Lovee the pink lipstick, I've been daring myself to try wearing lipstick more often, might have to try pink next! xo

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  2. You look so pretty in these photos! For real. I love the hot pink lipstick on you. I think it is your shade. Love everything about this post!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  3. I love the lipstick. I can never find good lipstick shades. I won't ever wear red because it's apart of stage makeup and I feel like I should be dancing if I do. But I can't seem to find a good everyday color. I also really love your dress!

    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  4. This is a great outfit Tieka - your lipstick adds the perfect pop of colour, and your eyes look gorgeous especially in that close up shot!
    I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful weekend, and I hope your week is just a great :)

    -Carley
    www.littlebirdlee.blogspot.ca
    xx

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  5. LOVE the bright pink lips! It suits you so well! I wanna try that out. Sounds like you just had a lovely weekend :)

    xo inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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  6. love the bright pink lips and those sassy boots, friend!

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  7. I love your pink lips! Couldn't agree more on the sunshine! We've been enjoying a lot of it here in Lansing as well.

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  8. I love chevron print so much! I need to get something with this pattern. And your lips! Gah! I have always wanted to try the hot pink lips but never knew if I could pull it off. Going to give it a try - inspired by you! ;)

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  9. I love this look! I'm a sucker for bright lipstick and this one looks great on you.

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  10. Your pink lipcolor is so adorable! Also, I'm loving that dress with your funky boots. Glad that you had such a relaxing and fun weekend. :)

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

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  11. So lovely! It's just the right balance of girly and edgy.

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  12. Love the boots



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  13. That lip color really makes your eyes pop! You look gorgeous! :D

    2ndhandknowledge.wordpress.com

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  14. Love those boots! And your lip color :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  15. you look stunning as usual my dear.
    I love that jacket to bits and that pop of color on your lips.
    Cute !

    xoxo, Jules
    ♥Come Visit My Blog♥

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  16. you look so pretty! love how girly and cozy you look! that scarf is so cute!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  17. Tieka, you are just the cutest! Love how you styled this dress!

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  18. Oooh, yay! So in love with this gorgeous look Tieka. I'm loving how you've styled your dress + those boots are SO going on my wish list, they're seriously fabulous!

    Great to hear that things are going so well for you with the eating & exercising too. I loved reading your recent diet post, and can't wait to follow along with your journey. I'm on the same mission, so it's super inspiring! Big hugs! V

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  19. You pink lips are my absolute favorite thing about this look!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  20. I just adore your upbeat attitude, Tieka! Such a cute dress, too!


    Blurbs.Blog

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  21. you look so cool! wonderful look!

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  22. That jacket is awesome, I'm looking for a new one ;)

    It sounds like you're in a really awesome place with your goals, congratulations on your achievements so far, it's inspiring for a lot of girls to read about your journey, so thanks for sharing!
    xo

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  23. Adore the colour of your lipstick against the monochrome outfit. It looks so lush! :)

    Mags xxx

    www.thesmartgirlsfashionguide.com

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  24. Love the hot pink lips! Looks great on you

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  25. Love the pink lips with the graphic outfit!! So chic!!

    CK
    http://loveyourclothesloveyourself.com

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  26. I'm so happy you became inspired for the hot pink lips from pinterest because now I'm inspired by your look! Love this dress on you, and same here, I'm so excited to wear my dresses without tights eventually!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  27. I love this look. It may be all the black (it's my favorite color)! I also love your hair and that pop of color on your mouth is great!

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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  28. So cute!! love the jacket with the dress as well. I want to try that color so im going to ge it at target tomorrow! Oh and your hair is gorgeous! if you want check out my blog when you have time. its coming along i think thepeachpolkadot.blogspot.com :):)

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  29. I am loving the dress and hot pink lips here! xo

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  30. I love this dress! Lovely look! :)

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  31. Love that shade of lipstick on you!

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  32. I love this dress! And your jacket and boots are perfect with it! xo
    Best, M.
    http://fadedmstyle.com

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  33. Your dress is darling! I love the pattern. It looks amazing with those adorable boots!

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  34. Love love loveee this outfit! The lips, dress, boots, everything! I might have to re-create it :)

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

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  35. Tieka, I'm new to your blog and absolutely love it already. You look stunning in your photos!

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  36. I'm so digging the all black and white look here. Very stylish.

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  37. Hi! Love the lipstick! Amazing look! I love your hair...

    xx

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  38. What a great dress, I love black and white dresses, and I love pairing a fitted leather jacket with a cute dress. Your hair looks really pretty and this is a great lip color on you!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  39. I love running inside the gym this time of the year. I know that so many don't but to me it's sooo nice.

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  40. I remember you saying you wanted to look more grungy/punk-rock esque but that you always end up in florals and looking super feminine instead but I'd say you nailed it with this outfit!

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  41. you look lovely!
    and i'm so motivated to work on my goals. i just need to hand in my last paper en take my last exam next week, and then i'm going to get started. i can't wait to give my room a good clean and start running again!
    xo, cheyenne

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  42. OOOOooooo! Love the lip color. I really want to try a bold color like that.

    xo

    Taylor

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  43. Your outfit is gorgeous! I love that lipstick too :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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