Monday, March 4, 2013

Blue Bridge

Happy Monday! I've been in an especially great and productive mood today. I'm pretty sure it's the sunshine. We have an open office at work that has tons of windows, so the flooded sunlight just got me super cheery! Plus, I actually got dressed up today. I always feel better when I'm a bit dressed up! After work, Eric and I picked up a few things to finish hanging our gallery wall. It looks really good! I think we still want another row of frames, but for now, it's finished. I feel like gallery walls are something you constantly add to, if you have the room. I'll share photos soon!


I'm proud of myself for today and hope to make everyday as productive, if I can. I ate really well with a salad for lunch and veggie tacos for dinner. I splurged on a mini root beer float, but I deserved it. We got most of our apartment done in the past few days. The living room is totally there, except for a new couch someday down the road. I'm really liking our apartment right now and am excited we'll be done with it by summer. It's funny that now I've settled in here, I'm opening a savings account to save for a down payment on buying a house. Can't I ever just relax?! I'm also really excited about doing my skincare routine every single day. I bought Clinique's All About Eyes cream and seriously can't skip a night of applying it because it's helping my under eye circles so much. I've also been trying to paint my nails every single day so I can break this horrible habit of biting them. It's a bad habit I've had since I was a kid. So yeah, excited. Every day counts!


So I'm collaborating with iSanctuary to style up a few of their jewelry pieces. iSanctuary's mission is to advocate for exploited people of the world, educate the public about human trafficking and its prevention, and help provide survivors with the means to be reintegrated as valued members of a community. All of their pieces and packaged by survivors rescued in India and orders are processed, inventoried and shipped by survivors in the U.S. Since 2007, they have served over 200 young women and girls, rescued from commercial sexual exploitation in Mumbai, India. In Orange County, CA, iSanctuary employs survivors rescued in the U.S. Be sure to visit their website and check out their items! The profits go toward a great cause, and you can also donate.


Outfit details:
Sweet Moody Blouse c/o Lalamagic
Thrifted skirt
Target tights
Fourth Wall Heel c/o  PB&J Boutique

50 comments:

  1. you look so cute! we had some crazy nice sun today too and i was thrilled. :)
    kw ladies in navy

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  2. Gorgeous bridge, gorgeous outfit, everything is so pretty.
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  3. I love your shoes!! your hair looks great!

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  4. how adorable are those little bow buttons!?

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  5. Such a pretty outfit as always! I can't wait to see photos of your gallery wall!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  6. That blouse is amazing, I love the bows. Also what a great cause iSanctuary is runnning there.

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  7. You're so gorgeous. Love your cute outfit and love the lighting of these pictures.

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  8. Obsessed with those shoes. This is such a cute outfit!

    I've been trying to eat better portions & it is actually going well--after escaping the initial mindset that you need to eat all you order at a restaurant, or cook at dinner, etc.

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  9. great pics girlie! I love your shoes and skirt, you look adorable <3

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  10. Your hair is getting so long and it looks amazing!

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  11. I love the cute little bow buttons ... they're adorable! :)

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  12. Love these photos! Really gorgeous lighting.

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  13. I was really happy when I got out of my habit of biting my nails. It hurts when the nail gets too close. Good luck.

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  14. Haha, you're right! We were literally standing in the same spot, probably 15 minutes apart! That's crazy. :)

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  15. LOVE this shirt and it looks great paired with the skirt!

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  16. Yay for sun! The shirt looks lovely with the skirt, the bracelets completely complement them!

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  17. I love your positive energy Tieka, you're beautiful inside and out!
    - Kelsey @ Time Stand Still

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  18. I love this outfit. My favorite part are the shoes.

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  19. I love this outfit - thanks for such an inspiring positive post! From what you're doing everyday,the gorgeous photos, to the special jewerly you're wearing - I love it.

    Thank you!
    CK
    http://loveyourclothesloveyourself.com

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  20. Is this in GR? I love Michigan! I went to school at State and most of my friends are still there. I'm always thinking of moving back. Great blog, I'm following you now! :)

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  21. great outfit!!

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  22. The skirt is absoloutly beautiful!

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  23. i got engaged on that bridge :D lovely outfit, the bows on that blouse are adorable.

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  24. Such an adorable outfit! Love the photos!

    S., The Hearabouts

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  25. I am absolutely in love with those shoes! I also can't get over the beauty of the bridge.

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  26. Super pretty!
    What kind of under eye circles do you have (I can't tell from photos that you have a problem with them lol)? I don't have puffy under eyes but mine are dark circles (well, like a light purple/blue) and I was wondering if the Clinique cream works for that too?

    xo Jennifer

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  27. I'm entirely too jealous of your hair. It's gorgeous!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  29. Ow Ow! Hottie alert.
    Also, those shoes are the greatest things I have ever seen.

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  30. Those are the cutest buttons.

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  31. I love these photos! Your outfit is so nice too, and your shoes are amazing.
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I love that you are helping to support human trafficking! Something as small as a piece of jewelry can make such a difference.

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  33. You look amazing in this outfit!! The little bow buttons are just too cute. Also I feel like I should say this, whenever somebody wears the heels you're wearing the name they have totally reminds me of recital time. "Fourth Wall" is a term used in the theater and these shoes remind me of that and character shoes which are also used in theater.

    The sun had been shining in my neck of the woods too, it's pretty great! I was told just a few weeks ago that the sun always brings out better moods and I totally agree!!
    -Jess
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  34. Ah yes my office just moved and we now have wrap around windows!Great shoot. Following on Bloglovin.

    Ali of

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  35. Those shoes are ADORABLE!

    Carly
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  36. super awesome that you are teaming up with iSanctuary--what a great cause--i'm so passionate about companies that raise awareness about injustices domestically and abroad, and am always impressed when it is a company outside of the direct non-profit world.

    and love these shots; the more i see of your blog, the more i want to play in michigan :)

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  37. gorgeous!! im so jealous of the sunshine there!!! looks really nice!! :D

    love the whole ensemble as always!

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  38. You're the cutest person, ever.

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  39. Your photos are so pretty! Your blog is <3!

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  42. I love that the money you paid for the jewelry goes to a great cause - I'm a huge advocate of buying fair trade and supporting causes like this.

    Pretty pictures! Sun definitely puts me in a more productive mode, too.

    2ndhand Knowledge: A Style Blog

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  43. Pretty, pretty, pretty!! I said it once, and I'll say it again. And probably again: Those shoes are PERFECT.
    <3

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  44. Such beautiful pictures! Love this whole look. So adorable. And I LOVE your hair.

    <3
    heather
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  45. Such an adorable outfit! You always make the most simple pieces so adorable! I love that shirt a whole bunch!

    Hope you are having an amazing week, hon!

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

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  46. love the blue bridge! one of my favorite spots in gr :) i love that dress so cute!!

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