Thursday, September 19, 2013

A September evening

Last night, I went out for pizza and a concert. It was the best weather. I actually stowed the scarf for most of the night because it wasn't that cold. We're in that weird transitional weather though where as soon as the sun goes completely down, it's freezing. It's all about layering! I'm excited that I'm able to bring out some autumn colors now though. I always feel more natural dressing for the season... when I'm in the season. Can you believe autumn officially starts this Sunday?


When I was at this concert last night, one of the promoters announced the next act - a girl musician that I'm insanely inspired by. She's seriously dominating her genre of music in this town, is constantly playing shows, she's gorgeous, and one of the kindest people I've ever met. Anyway, all that aside. When she was announced, I saw another girl in the audience give her a thumbs down. And I just laughed. It made me feel better about anyone who doesn't like me. Here is this amazing girl about to get on stage and actually do something inspiring and productive with her life, and here's this other girl... in the crowd among the masses doing nothing but watching. It inspired me to continue to strive to be the girl on stage, not the jealous girl in the audience. All that to say, just keep doing your thing, girls.


I've been loving a couple of new albums that have come out lately. My all-time favorite band, Minus The Bear, just released an acoustic album called Acoustics II. Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse is one of my favorite songs of my life, and there is an acoustic version on the album. It's so good and I've been listening to it on repeat, all the time. I'm also in love with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelstin's new album, "Fly By Wire". I'd definitely recommend to check both of those albums out!


This weekend, I'm hosting an event with Wolverine for Michigan bloggers and I'm getting so excited! It's going to be really fun. I can't wait to meet everyone I've been chatting with for the past several months. Now to remember names... ah, the hardest part! Other than that, I think I might head up north to the dunes on Saturday. It's supposed to be 60-70s all weekend (the best weather ever) and so I'm just hoping to spend as much of my weekend outside as I can. Have a good one guys! xo


Outfit details:
Ranunculus-ly Good Looking Skirt c/o ModCloth
Target flannel top
Marshalls leather bomber jacket
Forever21 scarf
Keno Boots c/o Riffraff

56 comments:

  1. I love Minus the Bear! They just came to Austin this past Monday and I had to miss it because of work :( I was so bummed! Sigh.

    Also loving your mix of prints! Plaid and floral makes me so excited for it to be officially fall! Yay! :)

    Rachel Emma
    Daydream Frenzy

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  2. I love this shoot, you look so cozy. I live in Florida and it hasn't gotten cool here AT ALL but I rebelled and wore a scarf the other day anyway, just because lol.

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  3. Gorgeous outfit - I love the plaid shirt with the floral skirt - two very different styles that look surprisingly perfect together. I'm looking forward to seeing what other lovely fall outfits you have up your sleeve :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Beautiful look! And such great music recommendations! Love it. And you are rockin those shoes!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  5. Beautiful mix of pattern and colors
    did you love flowers? are awesome for autummn

    xo

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  6. Thank you so much for that. I recently got my first bit of blogger hate about a week ago, and I'm still pretty shaken up about it, but I would much rather be the girl on stage, so to speak, than the one in the audience doing nothing. Life is too short to not make some music. :)

    Anyways, your outfit is adorable, as always. I'm suuuper excited for fall to come! Bring on the cold weather!

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  7. Love this! The outfit is awesome & I love what you wrote! :)
    www.kaylee-daily.com

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  8. Yaay for autumn TIeka! I love how you always wear clothes according to the season. I'm so inspired that I actually make a sartorial goal to try and dress more season-appropriate. In fact, today I dressed up in an outfit which made it seem like autumn just threw up on me. Keep doing that, please! I love your style!

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  9. Love the outfit, I think it's perfect for fall ! May I ask where you got your little booties from ?
    oxo
    www.dashoxo.blogspot.com

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  10. love the analogy tieka. never let anyone else get you down! as long as what you do makes you happy, that's all that matters :) hope evertyhing is great! i am sooo jealous of your chilly nights.

    xo

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  11. LOVE your outfit! Super cute!

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  12. Wonderful and inspiring words to live by. As I like to say, "You do you." Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

    XO Alison

    looksharplansing.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this outfit, it's very autumnal! Suits you to a tee :) x.

    emilysue.com.au

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  14. Very lovely outfits as always you're so adorable, love the skirt and the scarf! :) You're pretty! xx and have fun for your super outside weekend! xx

    www.leenatheunicorn.blogspot.com

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  15. I have been doing a lot of thinking about some things in my life that are very similar to your "girl on stage" vs. "jealous girl in the audience" analogy. Sometimes I get jealous of what I see others doing and I just have to remind myself that I'm doing my own thing, that I have my own "stage." Anyways, I completely adore your outfit! I think you are single handedly making me excited for fall!

    XO Hannah

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  16. I'm obsessed with how all of this flows together. I love the different prints and patterns together.

    xoxo
    nic

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  17. You look so adorable! I absolutely love that skirt - it is just so cute!

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

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  18. Minus the Bear is awesome. I need to get my hands on that acoustic album!

    As for this outfit, it's adorable as always. I'm jealous of your cool weather. I want jackets and scarves! Yours pair so well together.

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  19. love this post! true words, lady. the floral with the plaid looks amazing!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  20. You're so cute, Tieka. I love this outfit and I'm really excited to be wearing more things like this now that it's beginning to be that Fall like weather.
    I've never heard of Minus The Bear, but looking them up now. Always looking for new blogs to become obsessed with.

    www.impeccablykaili.blogspot.com

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  21. These photos are insanely beautiful, love the mood and texture of the background + you look so pretty, of course!! I'm loving the glasses on you... hoping to snag a pair next month!

    AND YES, to being that girl! In life, it's best to do what you love because as much as I've tried you just can't please everyone. So amen, to doing your thing!!

    One more thing, plaid and florals. Wow, so good together! <3

    xo
    By The Shore

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  22. Ah Michigan weather durning fall is my favorite! Love the transition and your outit as well! We were just at the dunes last weekend as well, beautiful! Enjoy the meet up, can't wait to hear more about it xx

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  23. Love the colors! Alex


    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  24. You so suit Fall colours, Tieka! You're looking more gorgeous than ever :)
    Thanks for the little pep talk, too. I think everyone can use a bit of encouragement now and again.
    You're definitely an inspiration to myself and so many others - keep doing your thing and striving to be your best!
    Happy almost-Fall :)
    -Carley
    xx

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  25. Theres something about florals and leather combinations that is just very chic :) Love it

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  26. Autumn weather is a favorite specially for the layering and tights, you can get so creative.
    Love your writing about the girl in the stage, we sure have to remember it everyday as it can be harder than being the other silly one :P

    And thanks for the music recommendation, off I go to check them all :)

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  27. Ahhhh Minus the Bear. Love. My favorite is the acoustic version of Diamond lightning!!! Obsessed.

    I'm so excited for tonight! See ya there!

    Megan

    ChatClinkRepeat.blogspot.com

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  28. Minus the Bear!!! I used to be obsessed with them. I saw them live once, and it was amazing. My favorite was always "Pachuca Sunrise." I'll have to check out the acoustic album.

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  29. I love the outfit!

    Jes | www.naturallyjes.blogspot.com.au

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  30. Oh, that Michigan blogger event sounds like fun--I'm sure it's way too late now but I wish I could have gotten in on it! :)

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  31. I wish I could wear a scarf like this already haha. I love the color of yours. And I like the part about striving to be the girl on stage... very motivating :)

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  32. LOVE THAT OUTFIT!
    Wish I could go tonight! But I'm stuck working late and working tomorrow. LAME! Have fun! Maybe I'll get to see you the next time you're in the southeast corner of the state! :)

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  33. I absolutely love your outfit, you look incredible. It's definitely something I would wear too! Hope you have a fabulous weekend and good luck with the blogging event!

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  34. "It inspired me to continue to strive to be the girl on stage, not the jealous girl in the audience."

    This is what makes you the unique, 100% authentic, beautiful Tieka that I know.

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  35. So pretty! I love all the colors here and the pattern mixing is perfect!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  36. This outfit post is so good. I love that skirt and what you paired it with.

    -C.C.

    Where the Water Meets the Sky

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  37. I adore this outfit! The pattern mixing and the rich colors are so perfect for fall! And I love how positive you are, even seeing a negative reaction. It's lovely. :)
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  38. That is so true! I'd MUCH rather be the girl on stage doing something I love and inspiring others than a jealous hater bringing people down. Who cares about their opinion anyway?! I love you, your blog and your style and don't know why anyone wouldn't :)
    I love the pattern mixing here! Genius. Such a fun, pretty fall look. Oh, and I'm glad to hear someone else loves Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, they're one of my faves!!

    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  39. Such pretty colors and textures!
    Grace
    www.creativelygraceful.blogspot.ca

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  40. Great look Tieka, love it! xx

    www.hausofsarahrachel.blogspot.com

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  41. I love how autumn this outfit is! I miss you, friend! Hopefully I will be seeing you in December <3

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  42. that skirt is so perfect for fall! it has exactly the right colors. and I'm so jealous of your cooler northern weather! I just want it to be fall already, but since I'm in the south it's not going to cool down for probably another month at least...boo.

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  43. Even if it didn't stay on long, that scarf is epic and goes well with the flowers in the skirt. Sounds like this musician was quite composed and that she rocks.

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  44. I had such a blast at the Wolverine event! It was great meeting you and everyone else as well!
    I love that skirt + leather jacket combo! So cute.

    xoxo
    Taylor
    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  45. love the skirt & booties! I can't wait for fall temps.

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  46. I absolutely adore this outfit! So Michigander chic!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  47. Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse is one of my all time favorite songs too :) I remember hearing it for the first time in high school and being like WOAH, this will be in my top 10 favorite songs of all time for forever. And it has been so far!
    xo Moorea

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  48. Really love that skirt, and your ombre is looking beautiful!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  49. Cute outfit! :) I may send you an email I'm that curious... was wondering who this local girly who's gig you were at is? What's her name? I love finding new independent music.

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    1. Her name is Kari Lynch! You can read an interview I did with her here!

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  50. wow this is the perfect Autumn outfit! :) I am so much loving the print of your skirt and how it goes so well with the pop of colour of your scarf!
    also, your hair looks amazing!!
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  51. Something about this post bothered me. It has nothing to do with your outfit, but more so with the paragraph about the concert. Maybe the girl was jealous, but maybe she just wasn't a fan of her music. It's not really fair to just assume the girl in the audience is a complete loser and is just drifting through life. Remember, everyone has different opinions. You have yours, I have mine, and the girl in the audience has hers. This isn't a comment bashing you or anything...that part of the post just irked me a little.

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    1. I totally get where you're coming from. And you're right that it wasn't right of me to assume this girl in the audience was drifting through life. But even if she wasn't, and she was the most amazing musician in town, you don't thumbs down someone in public for doing what they love. I don't know. It's right of everyone to have their own personal opinion... but it just looked to rude to everyone who saw it. Especially people who were at the concert to see the girl on stage they loved. I hope that makes sense, but I do totally see your point + I'm glad you said something.

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  52. Who is this amazing musician?

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Her name is Kari Lynch, and I did an interview on her a few months ago! You can read all about her here: http://www.selectivepotential.com/2013/05/an-interview-with-kari-lynch.html

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