Monday, December 2, 2013

Final days of autumn

Well, that was a much-needed four day weekend! I loved every second. On Wednesday night, I got Eric and I tickets to go see one of his favorites, John Mayer. We found out his sister and brother were going with their spouses, so we all car-pooled together downtown! It was super fun. JM isn't my favorite personally (sorry fans!) but I really did enjoy it. Thursday, we went to my Mom's house for Thanksgiving. It was so delicious, and relaxing! We had some insane blizzards though. It was nuts. It looked like a pure winter wonderland outside. Now it's all melted and semi-warm outside. Ah, Michigan.


For Black Friday, we went out to brave some of the shopping crowds. We didn't even end up buying anything on sale - ugh. I did pick up this cardigan from Forever21 though. I'm trying to scheme up ways to get through the winter on this blog… and I've decided the only way is through huge blanket-like cardigans, scarves, leggings, knee-high socks and boots. Tons, and tons, and tons of layers. I'll just look like the Michelin man in all of my photos. It's cool.


We also went to see Catching Fire on Friday. I really enjoyed it! Friday night, we met up with some friends for drinks at the most festive dive bar in town. Saturday, we literally sat around the apartment all day long finishing the Breaking Bad series. Oh my gosh. Seriously, what a show. So damn good. Sunday, we went and cut our tree down (post coming soon), decorated for Christmas and celebrated Thanksgiving with Eric's family during the evening. It was a great, busy weekend. I love this time of year! And now our apartment smells like heaven from our tree, and feels so cozy with the lights.


My sweet boyfriend has decided to grow out his hair and beard… so he's full on mountain man right now. Anytime I lean in for a kiss, I get a mustache. And I die anytime he eats something specific. Like when I made cinnamon rolls on Saturday, and the icing was just stuck in his beard. Oh, Eric. I really do love you. ;)


Outfit details:
Forever21 dress (similar)
Forever21 belt (similar)
Antique Gold Bird Skull Necklace ℅ Accessory Fanatic
Ruche socks (similar)
Regal Boots ℅ Wanted

31 comments:

  1. I love this cardigan! It is adorable! And your photos are catching the end of autumn in West Michigan perfectly! The warm light is gorgeous, lets enjoy it while we can! :)

    this lovely little day

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  2. Such beautiful photos! Your holiday sounds like it was just what you needed <3

    xoxo
    The Occasional Indulgence

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  3. Beautiful photos. I happen to love your Michelin Man style -- that cardigan is perfect. Also, the stories from this post capture the small perfections of day to day life.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  4. I love your outfit! I had completely ruled out dresses in winter, but I suppose with leggings, knee highs and boots it is do-able?! At least our winters in Texas are nowhere near Michigans!

    Sarah
    sarrrahgirl

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  5. Breaking Bad is my addiction. Oh and The Walking Dead too. Such good shows!!! And I'm loving your layered look here Tieka... the pattern on that cardigan is divine. Haha, about Eric's beard. Martin once grew his facial hair out... I can SO relate! Can't wait to see your x-mas tree. Happiest December, lovey!!

    xo
    By The Shore, a life + style blog

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  6. Any cardigan that looks like I'm getting away with wearing a blanket is a bonus in my book. :-)

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  7. You look gorgeous in that sweater and I gotta say- the full on mountain man look seems to suit your boy.

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  8. These photos are absolutely stunning! You look so pretty :) And I totally know how you feel about the weather this time of year. I live in Northern Ontario, like right on the border of Michigan, and the weather has been brutes here too. I look forward to your Michelin man posts hehe

    xo www.inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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  9. Love that sweater, girl! Can't wait to see pics of the tree! Glad your holiday was relaxing! :)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  10. the light in these photos is so gorgeous!

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  11. Ooh, your cardi looks so lovely and cosy for winter! <3 I bet your four day weekend was just lovely! I love taking a little time away to relax :)

    xo
    Lost in the Haze

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  12. Such beautiful pictures! I really like how the sun in there :D Love your outfit aswell!

    x Valérie | scribblesofvalerie.com

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  13. What lovely photos! The light is stunning. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving weekend <3

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  14. that cardigan is perfect! love the fringe

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  15. I love your blog - I just found it! Your sweater is perfect. : )

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  16. that cardigan is so damn fabulous! I love the detail on the 3rd picture!! :)
    -
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  17. Oh the sunlight play on the pictures is so beautiful .. kind a magical! :)

    xoxo

    WWW.ZERXZASTYLE.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  18. Such a cute look! Seems like you had a great weekend. I wish I didn't work on Friday, it would have made the weekend so much better!

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  19. We didn't have much luck on Black Friday either, but we got a Christmas tree! (Ours is fake.) I'd say yours was a score with that sweater, though. You look amazing, as always.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  20. Beautiful pics! And that's a handsome fella.

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  21. ahhhhh i need that cardi in my life!
    nicole
    www.hausofharnois.blogspot.com

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  22. The light is gorgeous! Beautiful photos!

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  23. These photos are just so beautiful! :) Your outfit is great too. Sounds like you had a fab weekend
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  24. You look fantastic!
    And is it weird that I am so excited that you finished Breaking Bad? Haha I miss that show so much!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  25. Love the fringe! :)

    <3 Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

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  26. I love the cardigan! So cute. And I definitely hear you. I went out to take pictures the other day and half of them didn't even turn out good because I was shivering the entire time! I love Michigan, but the winters can be pretty bitter.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  27. Beautiful photos, Tieka! :)

    http://andreavytlacilova.com/

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  28. Love this outfit and the pictures are beautiful.

    sissyinaustin.blogspot.com

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  29. I was just looking at your blog and saw that we bought the same sweater! Thats awesome! You wear it well ;)

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