Monday, December 12, 2011

Grand Haven South Pier

This past weekend was beautiful. The sun was out and the temperatures weren't frigid (considering we're in the middle of December!) It's always funny because I travel so far to visit lighthouses, when one of the best ones in the state is right in my town and just five minutes from my apartment. I've always loved this lighthouse. It holds some amazing memories in my life. This lighthouse was built in 1839. There are two different lighthouses both on this same pier where the Grand River flows into Lake Michigan. This lighthouse/pier is also special because it's one of Michigan's five remaining catwalks. It's a beautiful walk at night!



I'm wearing a dress of Veronika's from a Delightful Dozen swap. It's her ModCloth namesake dress! I absolutely love it. I also love that Veronika has been on this pier with me too! This post just makes all kinds of sense right now. You can see how she styled it here. It's headed off to Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky next. I'm excited to see how she styles it!


Well, I'm off! It's 12:15 in the morning, I didn't feel well or sleep well at all last night (ended up sleeping sitting up in our papasan chair) and I'm just busy and tired and ready for bed. Booooo. I'm excited for a long holiday weekend and time to just lay on a sofa and watch holiday movies. That just sounds lovely!


Outfit details:
Limited red cardigan
Target black tights
Naked Flats c/o Blowfish Shoes
Tama Asymmetrical ring c/o Poshlocket

54 comments:

  1. Oh you look so cute!! I love that this place has such a special memory for you guys, you are so awesome! It gives me hope to see other couples around our (Kyle et Moi) age so happy.

    I am watching Love Actually, a must for the holidays!

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  2. What a sweet story!
    I love light houses! This particular one reminds me of one I went to in lower Michigan this summer! :)

    Jasmine
    cutencomfy.wordpress.com

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  3. i'm so jealous of you perfect little life.
    all your posts are so darling and i just want all of your clothes!

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  4. I love visiting lighthouses, but I've never seen a red one before. Amazing outfit. There's nothing a love more than a red cardigan and a gorgeous pair of red shoes. I truly love the fabric of the romper.

    http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

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  5. What a beautiful lighthouse! Ure so lucky to live so close:) Such a sweet proposal story, as well! -A

    Blurbs|Blog

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  6. That's so sweet that Brett couldn't wait to propose. Such a nice association to have with a certain place.
    PS Love this dress & how you styled it. It would be great to get the DD to style your namesake dress too!
    Kelly xo

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  7. Get some sleep girl! Lovely out fit and sweet story about your visit to the lighthouse! =)

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  8. Hi Tieka! I LOVE your lighthouse! Aren't lighthouses magical?! I posted about the one where I live fairly recently. As a child, I visited it often with my Grandfather, so it holds lots of lovely memories for me. Although, nothing so lovely as a proposal! Your story is adorable! OXO Natalie

    Oh, here's my lighthouse if you want to take a peek:
    http://iheartthisblog.com/2011/09/21/lighthouse-of-my-life/

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  9. You are so lucky to have an awesome light house near you! :) what a gorgeous story about your engagement too. I'd love to travel around New Zealand checking out lighthouses, taking photos and camping. Perhaps an item to add to the to-do list....

    Kc

    a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com

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  10. I never visitied a lighthouse - that definitely needs to get on my to-do-list! great outfit! xxx Anita

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  11. that's a wonderful story and you two live such a beautiful life. I've always wished i could live closer to the water. i love your holiday coloured outfit and i love that it's not too obviously holiday. and i especially love the shoes<3

    wardrobezoo.blogspot.com

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  12. Lovely photos, pretty outfit and delightful words !

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  13. Awh, I loved reading this story again! It's obvious you and Brett are wonderful together - and how fun that you have such a special place right in your hometown.

    This outfit is adorable too, and I really want more red items in my closet now! ;)

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  14. if i need a little more love than usual..i drop by your blog. :) nothing beats a real love story :)

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  15. what a gorgeous spot!! i agree, lighthouses are amazing. we have qutie a few locally as well.
    :)

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  16. aw how sweet that this is where brett proposed!! you guys are the most lovely couple! :) xx

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  17. That is the sweetest story...and what a gorgeous place! Love your dress...you & Veronika clearly have such awesome taste :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  18. that´s just so cute... the story and the dress ;)

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  19. that´s just so cute... the story and the dress ;)

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  20. what great memories you have!

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  21. That is a really sweet story. I always like red accessories, and it is extra cute that they match the lighthouse.

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  22. You look super sweet :) The story behind the lighthouse is so romantic and heart warming! just what I needed now that my heating isn't working! x

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  23. That's such a sweet story! I love the place where Ramiro proposed to me too and I'm sad that we won't live here forever so we can always hang there!

    Veronika's namesake dress is super pretty and I love to see how you girls all styled it! I think it might be all red and fair isle from here untile the Holiday for me, so I'm way inspired byt this look!

    Hope you feel better, vacation time is SOON!

    Virginie

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  24. So cute! Love the dress and the red sweater is awesome! ~ Rhoda

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  25. This is such a pretty outfit! I love red and this has the right amount of it.

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  26. Very cute!! Love your festive red sweater and shoes!!!

    xoxo,
    Larissa

    http://www.livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

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  27. These pictures are absolutely beautiful. I live in Colorado right now and am flying home to NJ tomorrow. I grew up around some amazingly beautiful lighthouses, and your post inspired me to hopefully revisit them on my mini vacation home. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos (and if you're ever in New Jersey, check out the
    Twin lights in Highlands: http://www.rickslighthouses.com/navesink.htm
    and Sandy Hook Lighthouse:
    http://www.ronsaari.com/stockImages/newJersey/SandyHookLighthouse.php

    Take Care!
    xo Hannah

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  28. I love lighthouses. Your pictures are spectacular!!!

    And I love the pops of red in your outfit. So festive.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  29. This outfit is so sweet! I love those flats with this dress. I hope you start feeling better soon so that you can enjoy your time off :)

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  30. The pattern on that dress is precious! Gorgeous photos, as always!

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  31. What a sweet proposal story, I love it! It's so great to have a special place like that to share with each other. Also you look great in that dress and red sweater - you always pull off red so well!

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  32. Really gorgeous location, I love that the lighthouse is red too!

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  33. Yay, love finishing my day, and sitting down to your blog -always a treat!! And these photos, outfit, & location are absolutely stunning! I love that you wore bits of red, so perfect for the location & this time of year.

    Aw, and how amazing that Brett proposed to you there, that is the sweetest thing ever!! Hope you're enjoying a little more rest this evening Tieka, & yay for the upcoming holidays, your plans for relaxing sound perfect! xo veronika

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  34. love the pop of red in your outfit girl!! you are soo cute!!

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  35. It's amazing how a place can help create the happiest of memories. Brett is so cute for proposing then and there. Love the outfit, red looks so good on you!

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  36. Super cute as always! And what a sweet engagement story... no wonder lighthouses hold a special place in your heart!

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  37. I love this look! Your sweater and shoes are absolutely gorgeous.
    xx
    http://bluesandshoes.blogspot.com

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  38. This lighthouse is soo pretty! I love all your stories Tieka, specially this one. This outfit is soo beautiful, I hope you had a great time remembering all the great memories that you have from this lighthouse.

    Xo,
    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

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  39. What a sweet story! I just love people in love.

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  40. You always have the most stunning backdrops for your pictures!

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  41. You look so pretty! I love the black & red combination in this outfit, and the absolutely beautiful pier you shot your photos on! Light houses are so neat.

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  42. your engagement story melted my heart. what a beautiful and meaningful location. i cant wait to one day have a happy engagement story of my own!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  43. I absolutely love your story about your marriage proposal! How romantic and genuine. I love the red cardigan.

    Ashley
    www.validatemenow.blogspot.com

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  44. Absolutely stunning photos! Love the print on that adorable dress, and it paires beautifully wit that red cardigan!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  45. You look gorgeous and happy! What an adorable story :)

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  46. This location is gorgeous!! How special it is so close to you, both in distance and in your heart :) The Tick Tock dress is so cute on you!! Now I waaaant it.... hehe

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  47. Aw! Your proposal story is so cute. I love how much history this place has for you. It's a gorgeous lighthouse. You look fantastic in these pictures too! Those red shoes are adorable with the cute little dress.

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  48. Hello there fellow Michigander! Love your blog! Your pictures really show the beauty that this great state has to offer!

    -Living Mannequin

    http://livingmannequin.blogspot.com/

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  49. I'm scrolling down your outfit posts and I just love every single one of them. I absolutely am totally jealous of your closet. I LOVE your style. x Saar

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  50. oh boy oh boy do i love that place. its about a half hour drive from my house and me and my friends always go there over the summer. my fave beach ever. were actually camping there next week!

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