Thursday, April 12, 2012

The tulip rows

Whoa, we're a month ahead of schedule in spring-land here in Michigan! Usually we visit the tulip fields in May for Tulip Time, but I heard a rumor they bloomed early... so we drove out to Holland to see the flowers! We got to Windmill Island and it was closed, so of course we snuck in to grab some photos. It was breathtakingly pretty, especially being there alone with nobody around. This is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. You can't be unhappy when you're surrounded by sunlight and tulips, right?



I found this pretty vintage dress at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago! I was so surprised to find such a high-quality dress in this little run down shop. It's in perfect condition! Brett was like, "Are you sure all of this matches?" And I'm like, "I don't care... I'm going to wear every color I'm loving right now!" Orange, mustard, mint, coral. Anything goes in a field of color right?





We came here two years ago (my first spring blogging!) and took photos here for my post, Windmill Island. Last year, I decided to mix it up a bit with my post Field of Tulips at Veldheer's Tulip Gardens. I'm going to have a whole collage of outfits in tulip fields eventually. It's a must I come here every spring!




The windmill on the island is 245 years old and is the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. Pretty awesome, right? The windmill was shipped from the Netherlands to the port of Muskegon, Michigan (my hometown!) and it was set up on this island in 1964!




Well this weekend is totally up in the air right now... we may be heading to NYC and we might not be. I'm waiting to hear back on the billboard and when it's supposed to go up... good thing we're spontaneous! All I know is that I have a ton of plans that are coming up that I'm super excited for. Playing in my band, carnivals, good bands playing in town and the thought of summer coming up. I'm planning on being on my scooter constantly and doing something crazy everyday.



Outfit details:
Vintage dress
Bow Stopper belt c/o Le Mode Accessories
ModCloth Daylight Cravings sunglasses
BC Footwear Scowl wedges

62 comments:

  1. How could the Mr question your style ... you could make anything work! Love the background tulip fields looks like a dream :)

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  2. i cant believe you found that dress at a thrift store, i cant take this any longer, im going thrifting after work tomorrow.

    those fields are beautifuuul. tulips are my mom's favorite flowers so i always smile whenever i see them. i'd love to see a whole field of them

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  3. Oh my goodness...cutest post ever! I've been following your blog for years now and have seen all of your tulip posts thus far. They are some of my favorite and most memorable posts of yours! :D

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  4. i love the vintage dress and these photos are incredible!

    Xo,
    steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  5. What a stunning place to take photos! I love how your outfit matches. Looks like you guys had a great time : )

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  6. I'll throw my two cents in here and say that yes- that outfit totally matches! Gosh I'm always so envious of your tulip photo shoots. Tulips are my all time favorite flower and they just make such a gorgeous back drop. I love that dress, too. Perfect, perfect!

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  7. So pretty! That dress was such a great find!

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  8. LOOOOVE the dress, And those tulips! I want to have a photoshoot with them!

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  9. I heart your dress! I was hoping to find in your outfit details where to buy it, but alas it's a vintage find. Damn!

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  10. so beautiful! that outfit is perfect for a field of tulips!

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  11. Tulips are my favorite flower! I am so jealous you have whole fields dedicated to tulips. All we have in Florida is orange groves. All of your tulip pictures are my fav and I loved when your dress matched the field with tulips on it.

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  12. Wow...great outfit and wonderful photos! Love the tulips! Fantastic photo shoot location.

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  13. Tieka! You look gorgeous! You always look so perfectly picturesque among the tulips :) In a way it's a shame that they bloomed so early (what will happen to Tulip Time?) but I'm glad you were able to get these lovely photos because it was so deserted.

    Maybe this isn't very fashion-y of me...but I feel like you can almost never wear too many colors in the springtime! Love that dress, by the way :)

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  14. Awww yay! So pretty! I love all the pretty colors in this look; so perfect for this setting :)

    We have a tulips farm an hour or so away from Seattle that has bloomed, so hoping I can make it up there soon!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  15. oh goodness, you are just hard core sneaking in there like that, but oh so adorable!!! love all of these pictures so very much. gorgeous!
    xo TJ

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  16. How seriously GORGEOUS!! Tulips are my favorite flowers. And you look so lovely.

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  17. love your outfits and love the tulip background! you are so cute, friend!

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  18. So gorgeous!! That belt is fantastic. I love these photos, oh so very much!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  19. This whole post is so beautiful! The setting and lighting is just perfect and so is your outfit. I definitely think the colors work together. All your accessories are like an accent to your awesome mustard dress.

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  20. spring with tulips is the prettiest! love your dress with all the tulips!!!

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  21. I have to give you the award for the most amazing photo locations. Always superb.

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  22. I love love love that dress on you with that cute mint belt! Also ridiculously jealous that you get to run around in a field of tulips. We had a blizzard with golfball sized snow flakes today! It was unreal.

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  23. Haha that is so cute to insist wearing everything that you like, all at once. That's the way to go! Kudos for being sneaky sneaky and getting your field of tulips despite opening/closing hours. :)

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  24. LOve this vintage dress the shape and cut is so elegeant! and i tihnk it looks great wiith all the colours! totally matches :) x

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  25. This is such a lovely spring look, and I particularly love the shoes!

    Let's hope spring continues on...!

    Gwyneth xo

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  26. So cute! Love those colors together!

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  27. such beautiful photos! i love tulips...but i hate pollen :(

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  28. The photos are absolutely beautiful! And so is your outfit! I love the mix of colors.
    And the tulips are just as pretty as in the Netherlands. Please send over some spring to Berlin!?

    Laura

    http://laurakraemer.blogspot.com

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  29. That dress is great and I love the color bomb look you have going on. Looks great with that lovely backdrop! :) I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it many more times, but your blog really makes me miss Michigan. So pretty!

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  30. this has to be one of my favorite posts of yours, ever! SOO pretty!

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  31. This is fantastic! I absolutely love those tulips.
    Thank you, this made me smile this morning.

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  32. I was so excited to see a preview of this dress on facebook because it's SO beautiful!! And I LOVE how you've styled it: the belt, the shoes, the glasses - just perfect & absolutely the prettiest! And the tulips are a dream!

    And oh my... isn't all of this warm weather amazing. I'm not sure how I make it through each winter. I can not wait to enjoy spring & summer - Martin and I have a slew of fun plans!! Yay, yay!! Happy weekend, Tieka! :))

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  33. So beautiful! That dress is lovely! I love how your guy questioned your color combination. My guy would do that sometimes too haha. They have to trust us girls!
    But those tulips are gorgeous and so perfect for picture taking!

    Ana
    AnaCloud Vintage
    ANACLOUD

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  34. I am so glad that it's not just my husband who sometimes questions my outfits! Every once in awhile he will "double-check" that I match.
    Love those tulips - that is certainly not the MI I know!

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  35. Oh I *love* this outfit! That dress is just gorgeous. <3

    Sounds like you have lots of fun planned! I just love this time of year - it's so exciting. <3

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  36. Oddly enough, those colors do all work together brilliantly. You kind of match the tulip field (although I see no mint colored tulips. hehe)... That dress is SUCH a find!

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  37. loving the dress, it really is a beauty and what a find. Great to see all those different posts from those last years with the tulips. They are my favorite spring flowers and I would love a field like this outside my door!!

    Anja
    A Heart and Soul Story Blog

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  38. Bah... I need a pretty backdrop like this gorgeous tulip field. I love that you go on adventures for your photos!

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  39. I am so jealous.. Tulips are my favourite so that field looks like a dream come true. Perfect place for pictures. And that outfit totally works... don't listen to him!

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  40. Oh, my goodness! These photos are amazing—I want to frolic through the tulips, too! You look just as lovely as the flowers, my dear! I especially love that big bow belt!

    Laurren

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  41. I cannot believe you thrifted that dress!It's so nice! I don't always find things that pretty.You lucked out!

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  42. That dress is so beautiful and I think that everything goes together well! I actually thought the bow was part of the dress until I saw the outfit details below! Though as you say, I am pretty sure any color combination goes in a field of pretty flowers! I live in Boulder, CO and there are tulips ALL over Pearl street downtown here, so pretty! Have fun with your (maybe) NYC trip this weekend!
    Cheers,
    hannah

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  43. BEAU-TI-FUL!! These photos are timeless and just amazing! I think you will cherish them for decades to come.

    ~monica :)

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  44. what a gorgeous photoshoot! I love your dress!

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  45. What a beautiful place!

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  46. Ah, my home town! I miss it this time of year because I think there's not much prettier than a whole bunch of tulips in bloom...

    Love the big bow you paired with the dress - the colors are all so lovely with the backdrop!

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  47. I love all the colours of the outfit, personally! & goodness, what a view! I've never seen so many tulips! That's such a beautiful photo spot!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  48. I think the color's look very nice together!
    Cute outfit, cute pictures! c:
    Gives me some inspiration to go thrifting. c:



    Sarah,
    http://michiganthroughmylens.blogspot.com/

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  49. omg... these photos are *insanely* gorgeous, tieka!!

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  50. Tieka, you look a-ma-zinggg! This dress is so pretty, love how its colour kind of matches the tulips! the cute bow belt is the icing on top! Fab outfit!

    Talking of spring, I have listened to some Circle Maybe songs the other day when we had a sunshiny spring afternoon, it was the perfect music for such a day :)

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  51. beautiful pictures!! love your outfit too :)

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  52. So gorgeous; that dress is so classy, indeed!! Your color choices were spot-on.

    I live in Holland, and I'm off the the tulip fields for the first time on Friday to do an outfit post. Maybe next year you could go big and do your tulip post in a field of the real deal?? We've got a spare room for you. ;)

    http://aestheticfauna.blogspot.com

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  53. gosh, so pretty!
    i love tulips, and your dress!
    xo, cheyenne

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  54. These tulips are AMAZING! I have a new found love for tulips, and to be able to see fields of them like this would be so neat! What a pretty outfit for an afternoon in the sun as well! XO

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  55. You have been killing it with the amazing spring outfit pictures Tieka! Seriously. You're so lucky with where you live - this is another beautiful spot!

    And your outfit is wonderful - the more colour the better I say, especially when you match tulips. ;)

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  56. Even though you're wearing a ton of colors in that outfit, I think it really works because 1) They're all spring colors, and 2) You match the fields of flowers!

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  57. oh gosh..this is too perfect! tulips always remind me of my grandpa's house, this place looks like heaven! awesome vintage find!

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  58. jolie couleur dommage que la robe soit trop longue!

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