Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A date downtown

These photos were taken last week when Eric and I went on a little "date" downtown. Our date consisted of running to the post office (romantic!) and heading to one of our local, favorite diners. We shared some macaroni and cheese bites, and splurged on some classic diner food. Downtown has been so busy these past few weeks with ArtPrize, so we've avoided downtown for the most part, but ArtPrize is worth tackling the crowds!

I can't believe we didn't get down there to take any photos this year. These past three weeks just flew by! We're headed to Saint Louis directly after work tomorrow, so we won't have any time before it ends on Saturday. Boo! Maybe when we get back, we can head out Monday night and snap pictures of what's still up to show you guys who aren't from the area!

Eric and I have been so busy. I've been nonstop today. I worked all day, had to take pictures for another post, had to edit them/draft content to send to a client for review, then I had to edit photos from a maternity session Eric and I did last Sunday. We worked on his website (almost ready to launch!), I had to edit these photos and now here I am... 10:45pm and I haven't relaxed once today. I even missed New Girl! Gah. I can't wait to crawl into bed with the iPad and an episode of Lost. Hey, yes. I'm still catching up on television shows from 2004. That's how behind I am. ;)

I've been having so much fun with layering lately! Mixing different prints, colors, combinations. Wearing socks over my jeans, wearing dresses with jeans, mixing up hats, scarves and piling on the sweaters, cardigans and jackets. It's so much fun to dress this time of year. I still have to pack my bags for Saint Louis (um, procrastinate much?) and I'm kind of sad to be leaving our perfect weather in Michigan. Our leaves are crazily changing colors! As soon as we get back next week though, it's go-time with taking photos and getting that autumn bucket list tackled!

Outfit details:
Forever21 jeans
Urban Outfitters socks
T.J. Maxx scarf
ModCloth Champion Bowler Hat
Sienna Boots c/o ShoeMint


veronika girlandcloset said...

Tieka, honestly and truly, you have unbelievable style. I love seeing this slightly more edgy & boho vibe on you... the booties are incredible and the way that you've brought everything together is just SO inspiring.

And haha you're not the only one behind on shows... I just started watching Lost. Enjoy your night!!

by the shore (a life + style blog)

Tagg said...

Wow, I have not been to a post office in ages! I think that's so cool. Lovely outfit! :)

Rachel Emma @ Daydream Frenzy said...

Love your ring! And all these layers going on is perfect! Such an awesome fall color palette :)

Rachel Emma
Daydream Frenzy

Naomi Tallin said...

I love layering to make summer pieces into transition pieces, its so nice to reimagine the wardrobe you have.


Carina said...

Love the socks, so cute!


Leah Clark said...

layering in fall is the best!! You always do such a good job at selecting pieces that work together.
Leah Faye
a clover and a bee

Meghan Elizabeth said...

love your booties with the socks! I have some buckled boots that aren't too fitted at the top, and the scrunched sock is such a perfect stop-gap! Thanks!

luzmaría Alam said...

Love the boots and the extra color

Josephine Choo said...

love your layering so much!! you're pretty.. xo josephine


Jessica Steele said...

Love these layers on you! Glad I'm not the only one who feels like they can't quite keep up this week - but thanks for taking the time to share these. You wear Fall so perfectly :)

Seeking Style said...

I cannot wait until the weather permits me to layer! Looking super cute Tieka!

xo Jennifer


Ladies in Navy said...

this is great! different than usual, but fall-chic
kw ladies in navy

Kim said...

I love these pictures!

Rosie W said...

Really LOVE this layering Miss. Hope you get time to chill today.
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

Damaris // The cat, you and us said...

You look lovely with the bowler hat! :) Being busy is also a good sign that you are achieving great things!. About the shows I can totally relate, we are still watching The Sopranos :P we love it, but we do not have enough time for long episodes shows, only sitcoms fit in our schedule ;)

Laura - Relatively Offbeat said...

Love this look on you! Those burnt orange socks are amazing.

Grace Beekman said...

Such a cute look! I'm loving the boots! No matter how busy life gets, date nights are definitely important to make time for! Even if your idea of a date night is watching old Star Trek movies like my husband... ;)


Sally Ann said...

I hope our winters get cold enough for me to dress like this. I'm dying for layers and warm clothes!

Nikki Williams said...

love these layers!! everything just goes great together and you are rocking that hat so well!!



Amia said...

I love your outfit here! The sock/boot combo are my absolute favorite!

Kristian said...

I love this very boho vibe. Enjoy New Girl!

Tiffany Ima said...

LOVE this outfit! Those shoes are simply gorgeous and the hat and socks...great!

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

Ashley Taylor said...

Girl, I know what you mean about busy. Website launches take a lot of time, so I feel ya there. It seems like it just gets crazy when Fall hits! I want to do everything and nothing, all at the same time. You look great, though! Loving hats lately and your boho look is very cool. :)

xo Ashley

Bekka said...

I absolutely love your outfit, you look amazing. I definitely know how crazy things get when fall comes, good luck with everything you've taken on. I know you can do it!

Eccentric Owl said...

I LOVE the way you have your socks over your pants! That little dash of color is wonderful. This whole outfit is adorable, though! You're so cute in glasses, and I love your scarf and hat!
Haha, don't worry, I'm still catching up on Lost, too. I didn't even start watching it until I met my husband. For shame.
I hope you find some time to relax!

Samantha said...

What a perfect look for fall! I love everything about this.

Emma Walker said...

I am so glad to have found your blog! your pictures are amazing and your clothes are to die for


With A City Dream

RoselyC said...

Loving the sienna boots.

countrygirlcityfashion said...

I love how relaxed and bohemian this outfit is! It has such a distinct, fall feel to it - love the layering!!! Great boots, too.

Jessica Ann said...

I absolutely adore this outfit! Love the hat and the relaxed button down. I need to go sock shopping! :)

<3 Jess

Jess the Mess

Gustė said...

I love your hat! :)

Ester Durães said...

this is such an amazing outfit, I love how you look so pretty and cozy at the same time, Tieka! love your scarf and your hat and the way you're styling those socks with the boots!
Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

cheyenne said...

hmm, diner food..
and what a perfect autumn outfit, love all the layering :)
xo, cheyenne