Sunday, April 29, 2012

Voigt House

This weekend, I made a quick trip over to the Voigt House, which is really close to my new apartment. This elegant and perfectly preserved Victorian mansion was built in 1895. The house is still furnished with the original belongings of the Voigt family. I wish I could have gotten a peek inside. I'd love to hop over and tour this house soon. History, especially local, fascinates me so much.


I saw an e-blast from Madewell recently where the model was wearing double polka-dots and I loved it. So cute! So I thought I'd try my own spin on it. I just got this navy skirt from DamesMercury. It's too pretty and I'm excited to wear it in summer. It's been chilly here the past few days! We even saw a few snowflakes yesterday. Brrr. I'm ready to put away tights. I thought this necklace went perfect with this spot too. Kelly from Honey & Marrow and her husband find old vintage goods and make them into new creations. Lovely, right?


I'm really excited May is upon us this week! It's one of my favorite months, especially because it ends with Memorial Day and Memorial Day means summer is here! I keep telling myself that I'm going to have a "summer". Windows down, dirty feet, constantly in a bathing suit, windblown hair. I'm excited for all of it. I have too much planned... as always! I wouldn't have it any other way.


A quick note, I'll be at the LOFT Grand Opening Event in Grand Rapids this Wednesday! They are located in Breton Village and it's from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. I'll be there with Kayley from Sidewalk Ready too. You can receive 25% off your purchase and there will be music, refreshments and treats. RSVP by April 30 to LOFTevents@skoogproductions.com. See you there!


Outfit details:
Let's Polka skirt c/o DAMESMERCURY
Forever 21 polka dot top
Llave necklace c/o Honey & Marrow

53 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous building! I love victorian style houses- and this porch is too cute for a backdrop:) love the dots on dots, and the red shoes with blue!

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  2. Beautiful Tieka!!! That house is gorgeous, and your outfit fits in perfectly as always!! :)

    xxx,
    Alexandra

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  3. Haha, Tieka, I love the red shoe and blue tights combo. And the way your legs are twisted in one of the photos :)

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  4. You have so much local history that you've discovered! I love this Victorian building, its gorgeous. Such a lovely place to take outfit photos too.
    Great polka dot mixing! You look adorable as always :)

    Trendy Teal

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  5. I say OUI to double dots!! Double the cuteness :)

    I can't wait for Summer and bare feet neither, I'm sure May will be an awesome month for you and Brett!

    Have a great week you two,

    Virginie xo

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  6. I love when you incorportate local history into your posts. I'm a sucker for anything like that too. I really love the double polka dot look - I'd never have thought of doing it before. Hope you have a lovely week!

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  7. this house is gorgeous and i love the double polka dots!!!! local history is so much fun. i love living in ann arbor because history is all over the place!!!

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  8. so cute. polka dots are the best!

    -kim

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  9. Gotta love big old houses! Something magical about living history! And you've inspired me to give polka dots another try! <3

    http://lovelyelizasblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. There is something so classy and so cute about polka dots. I am such a fan.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    Love it so much.
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  11. My little heart goes pitter-patter for this outfit. You know I'll do anything for polka-dots! And you're looking picture perfect as always. I'll plan on coming to the LOFT opening on Wednesday! Pretty sure they have a pair or linen coral pants there that my friend bought... I'm dying to snatch them. :) And at 25% off... yippies! <3

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  12. I love this house, too! It's so beautiful! I love seeing all the different home styles we have in Grand Rapids. All of the heritage hill homes are that gorgeous victorian style and then other homes are more of the country style. My house was a stage coach stop so it's a more farmhouse feel. I love all of the inspiration we have in the area!

    Can't wait for Wednesday - See you there!!

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  13. I love all the polka dots!!

    Elise
    ourdearestfamily.blogspot.com

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  14. love the polka dots on polka dots! and i'm dying to see the inside of this house too.

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  15. the double dots is amazing!! love these photos!
    jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  16. What a darling dress. The glasses look great on you!

    Kristina
    Nook & Sea

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  18. Tieka you look adorable in the polka dots! I just watched "Because I said so" and the guy in the movie said not everyone can pull them off. I think you did a great job!

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  19. Love the double polka dots! I thought this was a dress at first! What a great pairing.

    Also, I'm obsessed with your glasses. Are they prescription, and where did you get them?

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  20. I adore this polka dot on polka dot look! So fun! Also, those flats are theeee cutest!

    May is a fav. month of mine as well!! It means I get my husband back for the summer! He is so crazy busy at university during the year, that summer is such a needed relief! And of course, we have wayyy too many things planned as well...every other sentence in our convos are, "this summer we should....." hehe ;)

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  21. I am so in love with this outfit. Polka dot lovely! What an interesting place it is as well. :)

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  22. I love the double polka-dot look! So pretty!
    And what a beautiful place to visit. It looks so magical!

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  23. Adore the double polka look.... OMG.. No joke.. I'm wearing the same color tights.. :)


    xoxo Maria from MarMarvintage

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  24. What a cool location to shoot in - spots on spots you look cute as a button :)

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  25. I adore this polka dots on polka dots looks! And you look so cute in your glasses.

    xo Ashley

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  26. I know you hate your glasses but you wear them so well! The double polka dots are really fun :)

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  27. I love the double spots! and the house! (just not the cold :D) thebluekazoo

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  28. That is polka dots done right. Such a pulled together look.

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  29. beautiful photos - the building is amazing! and i love the outfit - mixind polka dots looks so great1

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  30. beautiful photos - the building is amazing! and i love the outfit - mixind polka dots looks so great1

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  31. The double polka dots in this outfit are fantastic! So so cute! I really love your red shoes with this too.

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  32. wow! i love your style!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  33. You make double polka dots look amazing!
    Sophie
    x

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  34. The scenery looks amazing ! Love the outfit :)

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  35. Love these photos! And your outfit is so cute! Really love the mix of polka dots and the splash of red from your shoes.
    xL

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  36. all of these polka dots make my heart flutter with joy! polka dots are this trend that i absolutely adore and you pulled them off flawlessly! the backdrop of the victorian house really adds a unique element!

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  37. What a great place to take pictures! I must make time to go there myself! c:

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  38. This outfit is fabulous. I'm obsessed. Makes me want to go home and put on some polka dots!

    Cheers,
    Bree
    Dream in Fashion

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  39. I love your big glasses, they suit your look:)

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  40. Such a cool idea with the dots!) I need to try this too))

    http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  41. This is polka dot perfection - what a fabulous way to mix two patterns... and I couldn't be more smitten with your navy & red combo too, beautiful!! And I seriously pour over my Madewell catalog all the time - my wishlist, from them, is very long.

    And this house sounds like an absolute dream... we have several historic homes in our area that have been converted into museums - love touring them. Hope your Monday is fab!! xo

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  42. love this outfit..such a cute look

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  43. Wow that house is so beautiful! I love old houses :)
    You look darling!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  44. wow, so beautiful! i definitely love local history too. it's so fun to learn new things. can't wait to see the inside. fingers crossed you are allowed to take pictures! ;)
    xo TJ

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  45. I love when you do posts with historical buildings! I also love that you are a little bit of a history nerd because I totally am too. ;) And this outfits is adorable! You wear double polka-dots so well.

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  46. what a gorgeous house!
    it kinda reminds me of pushing daisies :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  47. You dear, are beautiful. Have impeccable style. And are one of my favorite bloggers. Also, polka dots on polka dots? I am so glad someone else has done this! :) I love polka dots..

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  48. cute! This house reminds me of the Galveston mansions that survived the 1900 storm. Great outfit + location
    xo
    K

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