Sunday, January 6, 2013

White's Covered Bridge

This past weekend, Eric and I made the journey out to the middle of nowhere to see White's Covered Bridge. We headed north of the city, got on some back country roads and turned onto a dirt road which lead to this little bridge! It's the oldest covered bridge still in use in Michigan. It crosses the Flat River, which flowed among the prettiest snowy hills. It was really neat to drive on something that was built in 1869. It's one of the area's best-known 19th century structures. So neat. I love history... especially history in Michigan!


I wanted to thank all of you for your comments on my last "diet" post. Don't worry, I will not be focusing my blog to talk about diet and exercise. I'll just be doing a monthly recap on my journey... and as soon as I'm done with it, I won't talk about it anymore. But that way, readers have a little "story" to look back on. I know it inspires a lot of you, and honestly, it keeps me inspired too. I've been doing great this week. It feels great to get back to eating healthy and exercising regularly. I'm even a month ahead of schedule with my 10k training!


I decided that I love blue for winter. It's my official color for winter. Like pinks/corals are for spring, burnt orange is for autumn, red is for summer, and blue is for winter. That's not a hard rule, but I definitely seem to gravitate to those colors in those seasons! Pairing blue with red is definitely another favorite of mine, and black and brown. So I was especially excited about this outfit. I'm just trying to stay warm too. It's brr cold! But I'm glad we finally got some snow that stuck in Michigan. It can be so pretty sometimes.


I also just wanted to say thank you for being patient as I took a month off outfit posting. I just needed a refresh. I sat down, wrote down a ton of ideas for posts, read and reread your survey responses and really thought hard about the future of this blog. And I agree with many of you that I want to just continue doing what I love and get back to my "roots". Taking adventures in Michigan, wearing outfits I love and being myself. It's going to be a good year. Also, a lot of you had concerns about too many giveaways and sponsored content. While I'll still be working with sponsors I personally feel fit with my style, I'm going to try and make it as personal as possible. And I'm also being a bit more strict with giveaways and will try to cut those down a bit. Also! If you're having trouble pinning my outfit photos, you can click the "Pinterest" button at the bottom of my post and select the photo you want to pin. I'm really excited for this year... and I'm so thankful you're here. I appreciate my readers so much. Without you guys, I wouldn't have had the opportunities I've had. So, thank you.



Outfit details:
Urban Outfitters skirt
Hamilton Classic Shirt c/o Tailor and Stylist
Forever 21 belt
J. Crew tights
Target scarf
Silver pearl bracelet c/o Pixie Pie Jewelry
Suki boots c/o ShoeMint

58 comments:

  1. I really love this outfit. I think my favorite part is your boots. Boots are my new obsession. So pretty. I also love blue for winter. Oh and the scenery is just gorgeous.

    -Jess
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  2. I really love this outfit! And the photos are great by the way. The red lipstick goes great with the blue, black and brown. Great outfit. I am also excited to see how your diet/exercise goes!! You really are an inspiration.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  3. Love your outfit! And I really love Eric's outfit! Love that your man is as stylish as you!

    I also really enjoyed your diet and exercise post. Gives your blog some extra dimension. And I personally think that diet and exercise has everything to do with style because it's hard to rock awesome looks if you're not feeling great about yourself and your body!

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  4. The bridge is STUNNING, as are you! You look totally GORGEOUS!
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  5. I love this outfit! The black and brown accents are so perfect. Also, Eric's outfit is so awesome too, especially the bow tie. It is really great to see your styles complementing each other! Can't wait to see what you are going to share and wear this year!

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

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  6. this is gorgeous! you look so happy healthy and lovely! Whites covered bridge is so cool definitely a must visit!

    good luck on your diet journey!!!

    xoRachel

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  7. i've missed your outfit posts! but im glad you had a good break. blogging can be tricky sometimes :)

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  8. I'm so glad you're back to outfit posting! You took a well deserved break...but i still missed it haha! What a great outfit to return wiith. Loooove black and brown together too! I gravitate towards black in the winter, i think. Blue is good too! Love the booties. Have been looking for a pair just like them! :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
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  9. Lovely outfit hun! Look forward to seeing your progress xx

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  10. Cute outfit!
    Cheers to the new year!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  11. Lovely look, very pretty!!!! Loving the red lips. Come check out my new gown :)

    xo Emma
    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  12. love this look. short skirts & big scarves are my favorite winter combination. looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  13. It is so lovely to hear about all of your lovely future blog plans! I can't wait to see them all! <3 And this is such a stunning piece of architecture. I love seeing more of Michigan!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  14. Loving the brown and black combo here especially with the boot and belt matching!
    Kw ladiesinnavy

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  15. gorgeous photos as always.. i love how you've always stayed true to yourself and your readers!! :D so genuine! take care always, tieka!!

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  16. I love this outfit! Love the scarf :)

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

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  17. I love pairing pale blue with red, too! as my new blog layout suggests haha...

    you look darling, I'm really drooling over those boots!

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  18. GORGEOUS, Tieka!! I love your outfit. And your blog has always and probably will always be one of my VERY favorites. :) Your outfit/ adventure posts are my fav. And I think that bracelet was made for you!

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  19. Love this outfit, and your hair looks great!

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  20. Such a perfect outfit. I love visiting historical places too! It kind of transports you back in time.

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  21. Loving this outfit a lot. Adore the mixing of black and brown, and love the red lipstick with the blue top. I feel like I have that blouse, but it might just be very similar :) Good luck with your 10km training. I started running again today and hope I can get back into a routine.

    xo Ashley

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  22. Yes, please share your journey - I can't wait to read more and get inspired by your story! :)

    Also, I love that outfit, too. I just pinned it to my new board of outfit inspirations, so I can re-style this look after I met my personal goal of weight loss around Easter (fingers crossed it works out!).

    Have a great week. xo.

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  23. I always enjoy reading about ur adventures! You guys are too cute:) Glad to hear that you're doing well with your goals and feeling refreshed after a short break from blogging. Happy new year!

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  24. Such a nice place! I love the visit old places like that. In the Netherlands visit castles very often, can't get enough of them!
    You look so gorgeous! Your outfit is so cute! Totally love those booties. Nice the the bf is participating hehe.

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

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  25. I love the outfit and the location! I think blue is a good winter color because it can be both cheerful and peaceful at the same time! Also, I am traveling right now in Hawaii and I thought of you (even though I do not know you IRL) when we visited a really pretty lighthouse the other day! There are some pictures of it up on my blog, and if you are ever on Kauai, I highly recommend checking it out (its a wildlife reserve too!) :)
    Happy New Year to you!
    xo Hannah
    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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  26. These are such beautiful pictures! I love your outfit and the whole setting is stunning!
    Jodie xx | Future Freaks Me

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  27. Beautiful outfit! I like the color blue for winter too

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  28. I didn't get round to doing the survey(sorry) but i can tell you that i throughly enjoy every part of your blog. The thing is, this is YOUR blog. If you want to talk about your new fitness regime then you talk about it, if you want to feature sponsored posts, you do it. We will all come back time and time again because we really like you Tieka. Your outfits are always inspiring and you are a pleasure to see. Keep doing what you're doing, 'cos its just grand!
    As for the outfit, oh so good! those boots are gorgeous and i love the red lipstick! the pop of colour looks amazing on you! xxx

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  29. I can't even explain how much I LOVE this outfit. You look gorgeous and you're such an inspiration :)

    xo inventedromance.blogspot.com

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  30. This outfit is just perfection! The boots, the belt, the shirt - and your hair is just adorable!

    Thanks for the feedback about your survey. I can't wait to see what other adventures you have (and what you wear on them:) )

    CK
    http://loveyourclothesloveyourself.com

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  31. Your post on weight lost was super inspiring - I've started my weight loss journey with the beginning of 2013 too)

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  32. I love blue. And I totally have a shirt exactly like that. So cool!

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  33. You are beautiful! And such an awesome location for photos

    xo Emily Beth

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  34. What a gorgeous bridge - totally worth the drive, I'm sure. And how adorable are you and Eric!? Love your boots AND his bow tie. :)

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  35. Tiek! Ah, love coming back to your blog and catching up on all the posts. You look so lovely in this outfit and I looooove those shoes. You & Eric are SO cute. Can I come meet you and hang out already?! Like seriously. Your blog is still and always will be my all time favorite. Hope you're well girl. You look happy and like your enjoying life. Cant wait to see where Selective Potential goes this year. Hugs from Canada! x

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  36. Love you, pretty lady! You look amazing in these photos (and you looked amazing that night for our dinner/movie date too. ;])

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  37. Your hair is looking amazing at the moment Tieka! I love that style of fringe on you :)

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  38. you are adorable!!! precious outfit. I was totally looking at those boots just a couple days ago and wishing I had them! They are fantastic. love your blog.

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  39. I love the rustic feel of the photos with your pretty blue/brown outfit and the bridge as a backdrop!
    I haven't visited your blog for a while but you look as adorable as usual Tieka! Will be visiting mor eoften again in the future because I love your style! ;)

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  40. hey there. love your boots. its so so hard to find boots that are cute but wearable for the winter. i have similar boots and i mix em up with ribbons on the laces. just a thought. love your blog.

    amanda

    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

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  41. You are pretty :) Great outfit!

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  42. you look so cute!! I love your hair and makeup :) And Eric looks so cute too!! Such a stylish couple :)

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  43. This might be one of my favorites of your outfit. So simple and understated yet still interesting and I like the slight library vibe it gives me.

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  44. Blue for winter is definitely a great pick! Loving your look girl, and local history is always so fascinating. Love this! Congrats on being a head of schedule for your 10k! Good luck!! :)
    xo TJ

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  45. I LOVE your boots. And also, I love that Eric wears bow ties...you guys are so adorable together! :D

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  46. love the boots <3

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  47. Girl you look great so whatever you're doing its working! I love your feminine style and I love me some covered bridges! Indiana has a lot of them...not in Indy where I live but we have a lot and I think they are beautiful!

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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  48. Ugh your hair is the best!

    Congrats on the 10k training!! I want to do a 5k this year because I've tried Couch to 5k three times and failed miserably each time, haha. (I am NOT a runner. Obviously!) But I really, really want to accomplish it this year. So good luck to you! <3

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  49. Love this great outfit.
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  50. photos are gorgeous and so is this outfit post...

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  51. This outfit is so fab, I love your boots and shirt! xo

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  52. you two are adorable together. love both of your outfits!! i have a weakness for bow ties.

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  53. Okay, so you are always adorable, but your hair is looking uber-awesome in these photos!

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  54. Just loving your blog Tiekai. :) This is one of my favorite outfits. And the red lips 'totally' make it.

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