Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lovers Lane

I had no idea there was a lovers lane in Grand Haven until just a few weeks ago! You drive up past the whole touristy part of the beach and take a left onto a private drive. There is a white fence that says "lovers lane" and you head up toward the gorgeous houses on the dunes with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan! It's really quite a pretty drive! It has been thunderstorming all day long. Lightning, thunder - I got home and took a nap and woke up to a gorgeous sunset. It was even raining while the sun was out - I loved the atmosphere of tonight. Spring is such a perfect season.

Just a few things to announce! I did a little blogger interview over at MouseVox Vintage, so be sure to head over and check that out! I'm also part of the blog crush over at ThreadSence! That means I'll have a heads up on sales, coupons and deals for you guys!

(making me blush skirt - courtesy of modcloth | tank top - f21 | heels - ralph | cardigan - gap)

I love this rose-hued skirt. The material, the shape, everything about it fits my body perfectly. And the color goes with so many items in my closet. I can't wait to style it up again (soon!) This strapless tank-top was the first thing I ever purchased from Forever 21 - when I was like 17. I've had it for so long! It's probably the only item I have this old. I just love the flower detailing on it. I still have to bundle up in cardigans for right now - there is still a little bit of a chill in the air!

I received these flowers from the studio excellence dinner and they were dying, so I thought I'd have a fun little shoot with them. This idea isn't mine! I had some major inspiration from Pandora's shoot she did on her blog. Her photos are just so amazing - and she's stunning! Seriously a huge inspiration. People driving past us must have thought we were crazy scattering flowers all over the road. When we left, I put them in someone's newspaper box. Hope they enjoy! :)

107 comments:

  1. Great look! I had that skirt on my wishlist forever and now it's sold out! Boo. Hopefully they'll bring it back soon. And what a perfect combo with the old Forever 21 shirt. See you never know when something will come in handy!

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  2. Rain is so relaxing I love dosing off while reading in bed with the pitter patter of rain in the back round. And this sunset is beautiful, you captured it perfectly.

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  3. You look so beautiful Tieka. I love this lovers lane..I want to go there! These flowers are just gorgeous..and that pink skirt, ah! Looks SO good on you! You look super happy lately! So proud of you for your graduation and stuff too! <3 Have a great rest of your week Tieka! x

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  4. Great photos! I Love the color of that skirt, it looks so delicate.

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  5. wish there was a lovers lane in my town. those flowers are fun :) what a perfect spring evening!

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  6. That skirt is so pretty! High-waisted looks really good on you.

    Lover's Lane. There are unofficial ones but I've never seen one stating so! Wonderful!

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  7. gorgeous, there's a lovers lane in Princeton, NJ but its such a busy road I could never take pictures like this! I'm jealous! that skirt fits you wonderfully, so pretty!

    lovelove, m.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  8. omg...the lake looks like the OCEAN. i had noooo idea. what a fun little photo shoot :)

    best always,
    cecelia

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  9. Beautiful skirts! I love how you used the flowers in the photographs.

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  10. These are such beautiful pictures! Makes me want to go search for a Lover's lane around these parts!

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  11. Oh I love love your outfit here. Your rosebud-colored skirt is truly perfect for Spring. :)

    Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

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  12. Awww Teika you're so freaking adorable ALLLLLL the time. I love it. Your hair is seriously the cutest style I've ever seen- to be honest, I cut my bangs today with inspiration from you :). I can't quite pull off the blunt bang, so they are more fringe-y...but yeah :)

    The flower idea is cute!

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  13. I can't get over the fact of how insanely perfect this outfit is! It's so simple, but so great!!

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  14. that skirt really is a lovely color! you are adorable and gorgeous as always! i love that shot of you walking with the trail of flowers behind!

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  15. When I saw the name of this post and read the first sentence, I thought for a second you were about to talk about Lover's Lane, the naughty lingerie store. I thought it was about to get interesting, fast! Haha. But seriously, you look so cute! That skirt is amazing and looks fabulous on you. You always seem to find the most beautiful places to take photos, too. I love that you can find the beauty in Michigan.

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  16. I loveeeee this post!! The outfit, the photos, you're always adorable personality - LOVE! The photos are gorgeous, seriously. And this outfit is adorable, especially that skirt and top which were made for eachother (and you)! My ex boyfriend used to live by a lovers lane but in West Virginia (incest lovers? aha)

    http://shoesfordessert.blogspot.com/

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  17. aww love the flowers in the road shots and you're right that skirt does fit you perfectly

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  18. That skirt is amazing, and your hair looks so good!

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  19. I absolutely love the picture with the flowers in the road and your feet. It's so pretty!

    I actually looked up 'Lover's Lane's in my state. I went to the closest one and took a picture of the street sign but it was nowhere near as pretty as the one you found sounds. :\ I've always wanted to find a really pretty and romantic Lover's Lane. If I'm ever in Michigan, I shall check it out! :)

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  20. I love these pictures! Amazing skirt :)

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  21. This outfit is perfection. You're lookin' fine, lil lady! That skirt is adorable. The color is perfect on you.

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  22. girl, you are the cutest thing ever. you look uh-ma-zing! love the skirt and the flowers on your top. adorable.

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  23. love the skirt, and love the flowers too haha very cute xx

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  24. Every time I see you, I just want to hug you! You're too cute, Tieka :3
    Wow, a lovers lane! ...sounds so romantic! You look beautiful as always and the skirt looks fantastic!

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  25. You look absolutely radiant! I love the skirt & the top, they're great together.

    xx,
    Ale.

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  26. these photos are so amazing! you match the sky! i love pretty much everything, the skirt, the top, the flowers. Happiness is so apparent in the pictures.

    Betty Noir

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  27. oh! you're so cute putting those flowers in someone's newspaper box :) loving this skirt on you!

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  28. Totally cute! All of it.

    I'm loving the pink color of that skirt. It's perfect for you.

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  29. Love the buttons and lines at the top of the skirt. So beautiful and classy. Isn't it fun discovering a new part of town?
    Cheers!
    --AnnMarie

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  30. Aww, I love the color of your skirt. You look like you had a lot of fun playing in the road for this shoot :)

    http://the-not-so-secret-loves-of-bri.blogspot.com/

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  31. Such a lovely look! The pinks are fantastic. And what a wonderful location for photos----yay for a Lovers Lane!

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  32. aw you look so cute and happy!

    and that skirt does look amazing on you :]

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  33. lovely outfit, especially the skirt is to die for! the shoes are really pretty as well, makes your legs look even more gorgeous.

    I´m having this little giveaway, and I would love for you to enter :)
    http://pinkwater-lily.blogspot.com/2010/05/teeny-tiny-giveaway.html

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  34. What pretty flowers! Oh your skirt is stunning, I agree the color is fabulous!

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  35. Great outfit! Love the tank top and the incorporation of flowers. You pull it off effortlessly and look gorgeous as always. :D

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  36. oh wow! this is such a cute outfit!!!
    the skirt is gorgeous!

    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

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  37. very romantic!!! :D love this whole soft pretty look! :D the flowers, the color pink hues.. so enchanting!

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  38. cuuuuute tieka! you're just too adorable.

    PS i love those pieces you buy as a teenager and keep for years... our teenaged selves may have made some horrible fashion mistakes, but we made some good decisions too!

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  39. this is one of my favorite looks, Tieka! You are looking foxy.

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  40. Such a pretty skirt!

    I think the flowers scattered on the road is more evocative than Pandora's photos, but both are really great. :)

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  41. oh god how gorgeous!
    you look fantastic and the sky in the background matches you perfectly and everything!
    congrats on the graduation, by the way.
    i wonder what you've got planned for the future?

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  42. You look gorgeous. I was eyeing that skirt up. I want it so much. It's not like its out of my price range but cos I live in the UK its like $25 just to get something over here and I just can't justify it =(

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  43. we've had rain too!
    i love this outfit and your skirt and shirt is just darling!
    the flowers are a great touch!

    L

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  44. This is so darling! Love the flowers!

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  45. thats an incredibly cute skirt, and i love the flowers on your top. You are so adorable Tieka!

    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  46. Ooo...thunderstorms are great aren't they? I open up my kitchen and sit on the stoop and watch them, until it starts to get a little too violent.

    And I love this skirt!! It such a pretty shade of pink!

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  47. these pictures are so beautiful!
    I'm in love with your outfit and the flowers.

    so lovely!

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  48. I love these photos. The flowers are great. Your outfit is lovely, pink looks really good on you.

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  49. Tieka,

    First of all, let me say I adore/love/heart your blog! You are an inspiration to me in terms of fashion, positive attitude to life and setting yourself goals (I joined WW and lost almost a stone so far because I stumbled upon your blog and read your WW story - I'll be forever grateful :D
    Second of all - you look gorgeous! I love the skirt!
    Also, have you lost more weight? You look skinny girlfriend!
    Love and kisses from London!

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  50. You look amazing! I also love that tank top--I might have to make a similiar one for myself :)

    Great shots with the flowers scattered on the pavement...so lovely!

    And lover's lane? Seriously? I will have to drive down there! I love living vicariously through people's beautiful Lake Michigan houses!

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  51. You look so sweet and romantic. That pink is such a nice shade. Just cute enough but not sickening.

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  52. Lovely pictures! and your outfit is soooo pretty!

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  53. Lovely Tieka. Pretty like a strawberry gum drop. :)

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  54. i'm sure someone has already said this, but the skirt and your hair complement the sunset sooo beautifully!

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  55. i LOVE the oversized flowers on u. so very sweetheart sweet! Love thissssss.

    xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

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  56. This is such a great look!! You look so fabulous! Love the detail on the tank that ties perfectly with the skirt! :)

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  57. Spring is my favourtie season. We have had a few really warm and sunny days, but today there was a bit rain and i loved it ! :)
    i also like your skirt very much, it is such a nice colour and it matches perfectly with the shirt.
    Awesome !
    -P.
    bowtiediary.blogspot.com

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  58. i looove this outfit - i'm a huge fan of pairing pale colors with black. so cute!!

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  59. I love this whole outfit, so pretty! Loving the skirt especially.

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  60. I love the shape of the skirt and the little buttons! Brings out your rosy cheeks! Hmm, I wonder if there is a lover's lane here??

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  61. okay this is seriously the most adorable photoshoot ever! And yeah I love that skirt too, it's way way cute!

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  62. You look so lovely. And that Lovers Lane sounds like an amazing place (:
    x

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  63. Tieka you look stunning in these photos! I love the laughing shot especially. (: plus that skirt is just the perfect rose hue. You paired it perfectly with your adorable top. <3

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  64. Again, extremely adorable. I love the flowers on your shirt perfectly match the skirt. The real flowers you're holding are also a nice touch to a great outfit!

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  65. wow! love this look. it looks really great on you.. :D

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  66. I love this outfit! The flowers on your top remind me a little bit of Carrie Bradshaw!

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  67. This photo shoot is so perfect with the flowers and blush pink skirt...you look fabulous!!! I seriously cannot believe how beautiful Michigan is!!! Time to add it to my list of places to visit asap.

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  68. You look SO CUTE! Love this look!

    Just found your blog today as I was updating my Bloglovin' account. Loving it. Keep up the great blogging!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  69. That skirt is amazing on you!! Really gorgeous! I love this whole outfit/photoshoot! And lovers lane sounds amazing, so sweet, old fashioned & romantic!

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  70. i love the flowers on the shirt - did you make them?

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  71. This is just precious! I want to see you in pink more often, it's such a nice color on you!

    xoxo
    Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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  72. Tieka you look so cute and sweet! I love that pink skirt and I love all the flowers in these pics :) I love that you smile too, so many people don't, it's nice to see happy bloggers.

    *PS-I stole one of your pics because your in my post today! I linked it back here so I hope that is okay.

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  73. These are absolutely inspired photos, Tieka. Gorgeous!

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  74. i love the flowers :) you are adorable!

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  75. Ha, that's adorable! Love the photos.

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  76. this just may be my favorite yet! i lovelovelove all these photos. you are too adorable! LOVE YOU!

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  77. Love this! The flowers are lovely, and I love the shot with them trailing on the ground behind you. I love your high-waisted skirt!

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  78. Such a cute idea for a photoshoot. love the outfit too!!

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  79. What a cute outfit! I love the flowers on the shirt, and the skirt. and an amazing view! Lovers Lane, how cute. Should have gotten a picture of you two together with the sign!!

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  80. so pretty ! love the skirt and flowers ;)

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  81. U look gorgeous!!! Luv this colour on u! xxx

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  82. How adorabel is that skirt! You look beautiful
    Kisses

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  83. this photoset is so beautiful - the dusky lighting, the pink in your cheeks, the color in the flowers. im impressed!

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  84. Girlllll.... you're so brave to do a photo shoot right at that spot!! But I guess traffic is still light there this early in the season. This post made me so homesick suddenly. I grew up in Grand Rapids but now live in Texas (do you know there's only ONE natural lake in this entire state!? I can't tell you how that boggles my mind). Loving your fashions...keep up the good work!

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  85. I have been eyeballing this skirt for quite some time. Wonderfully done.

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  86. Your top is so awesome! you said you bought it a while ago but it really looks like it could be a really easy diy.. I may have to bust out the sewing kit! :-)

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  87. What awesome pictures!! That skirt IS perfect on you--just lovely! Loving the scattering flowers on the road with the water behind you...but the curve behind me makes me worry about unexpected traffic--be careful love! :P
    and CoNgRaTs!! on your graduation--what an accomplishment!! :D

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  88. Beautiful photo session! The setting itself is lovely and even more so with the sky looking the way it does. And your skirt is to die for, I love the detailing at the waist.

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  89. Awesome blog :))
    I'd like to invite you to my makeup & accessories giveaway - you can win great prices :) All you need to do is enter :)) Check it out here:

    http://fraupixiedust.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-first-giveaway-make-up.html

    Can't wait to hear from you <3

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  90. Wonderful skirt!

    And you show real talent in putting together attractive outfits. No wonder you have a gazillion commentors!

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  91. Gosh this is pretty!

    Thanks for the shout-out. Loved interviewing you. xo.

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  92. What a beautiful, sweet look! I love the soft pink paired with black, and the flowered tank is the perfect touch.

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  93. you are soo adorable. i've been looking at your blog since like november, and i finally decided to create a blog of my own, so now i can comment on yours! but you really inspire me. i love your outfits! (:

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  94. WOW gorgeous view from lover's lane there and this is just THE PERFECT LITTLE OUTFIT for lover's lane with your sweet pink skirt and all! Thanks for making me smile as always with your posts :-D

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

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  95. This outfit is absolutely adorable...I WANT that skirt!! I would have loved to be the lucky person to find these in my mailbox! I'm sure you made somebody's day!

    www.antiquatedtreasures.blogspot.com

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  96. Such a fun idea with the flowers! I love your photos... does your boyfriend take all these of you?
    xo

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  97. i loveee that outfit! the perfect pink hue of the shirt and lovely flowers on your shirt are just beautiful. and your smile and enthusiasm blooms even brighter than those flowers (so cheesy, but true!). :)

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