Tuesday, July 24, 2012

U-Pick blueberries

Today was the perfect day for some blueberry picking. I headed out west with Eric on my favorite back country road and we came across the Ven Roy Blueberries. It was such a cute little place for u-pick blueberries. I walked up to the stand and this adorable old man explained how you tied the bucket around your waist and sent us off into the fields. We were allowed to eat as many as we could while we were out there and bring as many as we wanted back. We ended up with two pounds of blueberries for only three dollars! Plus, it was perfect weather to enjoy being outside.




I received this amazing skirt from Corilynn. I initially thought I would style this skirt to our annual Coast Guard festival or a nautical event along Lake Michigan , but when I thought about going to pick blueberries... this skirt seemed perfect. Cori is an amazing designer who creates seriously adorable skirts with flawless construction. This skirt maintained its silhouette all the while I romped around the fields. Her chevron skirt is next on my list!





This arrow necklace is from Creature Comfort. Breyell, the girl behind Creature Comfort, is so sweet and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to style up one of her pieces. One of my favorite parts about blogging is the amazing people I get to work with and meet, even if it is just through the internet. I've made some seriously strong connections from people who have reached out over the past few years. It honestly blows me away every day.






If you're ever in the Coopersville area and want to pick your own blueberries, Ven Roy's is the place to come! It opened in 1936 and has been family-owned ever since. Story goes that the crops were struggling until a neighbor of theirs told them that blueberries thrived in the soil. So, they've been planting blueberries ever since and they are delicious. Supposedly Eric makes the best cheesecakes, so I'm expecting a blueberry one soon!



Outfit details:
Forever 21 top
Thrifted belt
Arrow necklace c/o Creature Comfort
Urban Outfitters flats

63 comments:

  1. Aw, looks like y'all had a blast! I can't believe the berries were that cheap; the pick-your-own by my house is super expensive, which sucks.

    I absolutely adore that skirt! I've been into longer lengths these days, and the stripes are just perfect.

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  2. this looks so fun - and now i'm craving blueberries! i also adore your outfit! these are some fantastic photos. :)

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  3. very cute berry picking outfit! if I wore a white skirt... it would have been tie dyed haha
    <3

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  4. Gorgeous gorgeous photos! I love berry picking! Favourite thing ever.

    x Olivia
    www.theblackpeony.com

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  5. perfect little adventure! i adore blueberries. we're going blackberry picking this weekend, so excited. love this adorable outfit and the sun peeking through..lovely!

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  6. You always go to the cutest places! Love that skirt too!

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  7. looks fun.. :) http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com/

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  8. Makes me wish it was summer here too so I could go blueberry picking!

    Such pretty photos!

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  9. So much fun I love blueberries, I wish I had a farm near me.

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  10. Fruit picking is so fun! Your outfit matched the fruit too, hehe. Cute! xx

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Oh wow what a great day! And such gorgeous weather.
    xx

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  12. what a lovely day! your photos are so dreamy! i wanna fly over and go there from looking at this lovely scene. and the outfit! so so pretty. i cant resist nautical stripes, they get me every time! Gorgeous as always Tieka xx

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  13. Such cute photos, lovely landscape ! :)

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  14. what a beautiful post, reminds me that I have to go berry picking before the summer slips away! xxx

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  15. that looks like so much fun! and you look lovely!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  16. This looks like so much fun! And these photos are so adorable. I love all your adventure/outfit post. I look forward to them everyday!
    Carlee

    http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love your blog and these photos are adorable!

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  18. oh gosh, that last shot is just breathtaking! i absolutely adore all of these photographs and your outfit! perfect for blueberry picking ;)
    xo TJ

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  19. Hey, great pictures !
    You are really cute : )
    I'm a german blogger, if you want checkout my blog, too.
    xx Sarah ♥

    http://bonbon-momente.blogspot.de/

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  20. This looks so fun! I want to go blueberry picking :). You look very cute!

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  21. Just found your blog, and I love your style! The striped skirt is fabulous, and you look gorgeous, too!

    Wanna follow each other through GFC / Bloglovin'?

    Hope to see you around! :)

    Love, S
    http://shamelesslyoverdressed.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful beautiful outfit and amaaaaazing photographs!
    http://cofcorals.blogspot.ca/

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  23. yumm, blueberries!
    you look gorgeous, and i love that skirt!
    it's the perfect length.
    xo, cheyenne

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  24. Your photos are super!! The place is amazing and looks that you had a blast!! The blueberries looks delicious!

    http://www.photodannyfoto.com/

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  25. sounds so fun! I am going to have to remember that place, and only 3$ awesome!! love the skirt!!

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  26. I love your photos. I never knew you could go blueberry picking, i'm definatley going to see if i can find somewhere in England which is similar

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  27. That is the definition of a perfect summer skirt. It looks so comfortable. The setting is beautiful, and now I want blueberries...

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  28. Gorgeous outfit & photos! x

    Rose Eva
    SilhouettedBlog

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  29. this place looks heavenly tieka!!! i want to come :)

    xo,
    steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  30. Beautiful pictures and delicious looking blueberries! Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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  31. Oh man! Berry picking is on my summer list, and after seeing this post it just might have to be blueberries! That is the perfect outfit! Beautiful photos.

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  32. just went blueberry picking this weekend and have been eating them in yogurt all week..simply fantastic!

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  33. this is so adorable- my parents do this every summer too and i looove having 30 pounds of blueberries at my disposal. Also, love how you matched to your activity haha so cute

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  34. Oh yum, blueberries! Love how your outfit perfectly co-ordinates :)

    Life Etc

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  35. Tieka, I don't know how you do it! Every time I think, oh my goodness her pictures just can't any more amazing and then they always do! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous. And blueberry picking looks like so much fun. :)

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

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  36. i seriously NEED that skirt!! it's the perfect pattern and great length!

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  37. How fun! I love these photos! They are all so stunning and that skirt is adorable on you, too. I've seen lots of Corilynn around lately and you are one of the lucky ones to get a skirt from her. Adore!

    I also have to say that I'm so inspired by your weight loss and am embarking on my own weight loss journey. I would love to hear any tips you have for staying motivated. Love your old posting on that, BTW. Thanks!

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  38. So cute! Love that necklace!
    BTW There was a blueberry cheesecake recipe posted on Cupcakes & Cashmere today... maybe you should forward it to Eric ;)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  39. This sounds so fun! My friend has a berry farm. Maybe I should ask her if I can check it out sometime. :)

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  40. Looks like so much fun! This skirt is seriously amazing! And that necklace is adorable too. Definitely one of my favorite looks of yours :)

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  41. Ahh, that skirt is gorgeous! Love that outfit - especially for blueberry picking. I haven't gone yet this year, but I hope to soon! The best part is eating them right off the bush :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  42. Yum!! I soo want to go fruit pickin' soon!
    You chose the most perfect outfit, adorable!!

    Glad you had a great weekend pretty gal :)


    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  43. You look gorgeous and this looks like such a fun adventure!

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  44. Really nice pictures. :) The sunlight is so perfect. :) Lovelyy dress. Yummy blueberries! Reminded me of the blueberry cheesecake!

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  45. Cute outfit & great photos!! I need to go on a blueberry pickin' adventure of my own soon :)
    ~Mel
    Oh, My

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  46. I love going fruit picking! Although I end up eating more than I put into the bucket.
    Many thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, I am glad you liked my honest post! <3 xxxx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  47. Oooh, I love blueberries, and just fruit picking in general. I don't know why I reserve fruit picking for the autumn, but that needs to change this summer! Also, your skirt is lovely!

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  48. Great post !

    Like your style girl ;)

    You look amazing
    If you have the time you are always welcome on my blog :)

    I just wanted to let you know I’ll be following you around from now
    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  49. Oh what a fantastic little adventure. And I always love how your outfits are sore feet for your activities.

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  50. Eeee, blueberry picking + you + these photos = all kinds of adorable!!! I love, love how you've styled your Corilynn skirt, and that necklace is such a pretty & modern piece. I love it on you!!

    And what's that?! Blueberry cheesecake?? Sounds like heaven - you gotta love a boy that can bake!! And sorry to hear you've had a tough week (via twitter) Tieka, hope the weekend is a sweet one for you! Smooches! V

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  51. my next big purchase might have to be corilynn's yellow chevron skirt. i absolutely adore it. these photos are so pretty and dreamy and i love this entire outfit.

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  52. I love how perfectly nautical your striped skirt is! It's so super cute on you too. Looks like a really fun time picking blueberries too!

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  53. amazing photos, it makes me want to frolick in the fields in summer time!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    www.casperandpearl.blogspot.com
    xx

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  54. I love the u-pick berry places! I'm thinking my boyfriend and I will have to go find a few and pick some berries.
    I love your outfit! You look beautiful. Those Corilynn skirts are so gorgeous. I've been wanting one for a while, but they're way out of my budget range, so I was really excited to find a skirt that reminded me of this one at the thrift store the other day.
    All of your pictures are beautiful, as usual!

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  55. I love pick your own places. We have one a couple miles down the road from our place and it does the best strawberries and raspberries. Have a lovely week, Tieka!

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  56. I've never gone blueberry picking before. I don't think there is anywhere to do there here but it sounds like fun!! Also that skirt is definitely a blueberry pickin' skirt! :), looking adorable as always!

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  57. I've never gone blueberry picking before. I don't think there is anywhere to do there here but it sounds like fun!! Also that skirt is definitely a blueberry pickin' skirt! :), looking adorable as always!

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  58. Cute outfit and great pictures!!!

    Diana
    www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com
    (Check out the giveaway this week!)

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  59. These summer shots are so adorable, love going through your style on your blog.

    xo/Allison

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  60. These pictures are breathtaking! The lighting is gorgeous :)

    Love the outfit too. I love all things nautical-ish.

    kenzi
    http://simplykay.com

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  61. WE have our own little blueberry patch in our yard like 20 to 25 of them and they are absolutely delicious. Can't wait for the next year and hopefully they will produce more. The birds love to eat them so we have to kind of race to get it first before they do. hehehe.. :) You look lovely and that skirt I so love. :)

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  62. super cute!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  63. Could this post be any more perfect?! These photos are so dreamy and beautiful, and your outfit is too wonderful - especially that skirt! Posts of yours like this always motivate me to go on my own little adventures :)

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