Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tawas Point Lighthouse

As most of you already know, I took a trip this past weekend with Eric to the Sunrise Coast! I've been wanting to travel out to this side of the state for a long time now and I'm excited that I finally had the chance to. Thank you, Eric, for indulging me in my passion for traveling around the state and having these adventures. I had a really great weekend - a needed weekend - and it was good to get away for a while. It gives you time to reflect and think about your life. It also made me realize that I won't stop doing the things I love, and I will bring anyone in my life who wants to be part of these adventures with me. Do the things you love with the people you love. Those are the best memories you'll make.


For those of you who don't know Michigan very well, Sunrise Coast is the northeast corner of the lower peninsula. I followed the trip pretty closely to one of my favorite travel books, actually. We started in Tawas Bay and made our way north until we hit Rogers City. We saw five lighthouses altogether and I'll be blogging about all of them... and this is the first of five! This one is called Tawas Point Lighthouse. It was built in 1853. We got there right at sunset and it was so beautiful. We weren't able to climb the tower on this one, but just seeing the outside was enough for me.


I did some major research on each location to plan my outfits, of course. I've started this "trend" on my blog, I'm going to try and continue it! It's a fun challenge and I always love how my photos turn out when I actually get it right. I had all of my outfits on my bed, laid out, with sticky notes for each location. I get a kick out of this and have so much fun doing it. You know those little old grannies wearing their festive and totally spot-on to their setting outfits? That will totes be me. 


So, I figured out that I've only seen about 10% of Michigan's lighthouses. Isn't that crazy? There are over 150 and I've only seen 15. It's an odd feeling thinking only 15 because I grew up surrounded by them. Both my hometown and Grand Haven have a couple lighthouses each. I see them every summer at every beach visit. It's a goal of mine to try and see every accessible one in Michigan. Some are stationed in the middle of the Great Lakes or are located on islands and they require boat trips, so it'll be a challenge... but one I'd love to try!



Outfit details:
Strut Confetti Cake top
Outer Bank on It sandal in yellow c/o ModCloth

60 comments:

  1. Oh man these pictures are gorgeous! I love how you plan out your outfits to match your locations. This one is perfect. I really like the yellow shoes paired with your red dress. The top tied over your pretty red dress is fantastic too.
    I'm glad you're out having fun times and making memories!

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  2. I love love love how you plan your outfits according to your location. I think I should try that out sometime, because my outfits obviously clash with the background sometimes.

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  3. love these photos so much Tieka, the view is so beautiful and you look soooo pretty :*

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  4. as always such gorgeous pictures and i seriously love all the adventures you have! love the outfit too - the skirt and those sandals are so fun. and you def can't go wrong with a little chambray!

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  5. Oh these photos are really beautiful! Love the matching outfit & location -idea!

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  6. You look sooooo pretty and happy in these pics! It's lovely to see. Looks like you had a great time, can't wait to see the future posts! x

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  7. Such pretty pictures! I love your whole outfit! :)

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  8. Your blog has been always one of my favourites! I wouldn't want you to change.. I agree surround yourself with people who let you be you.

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  9. I love your sandals and that dress if beautiful!

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  10. OMGosh these pictures are stunning. plus, you look gorgeous {duh}

    thanks for sharing.

    xo. cake & valley
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  11. Wow these photos are incredible, and that outfit is too cute!

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  12. Tieka, I absolutely love your blog and your honesty and positive attitude.
    And girl, you are so cute! Love the combo of light blue and that intense red.
    Also, it's great that you are so happy - it shows!
    xoxo
    Maria

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  13. I adore following along with your fun Michigan adventures! Over the last few years you've really made me want to visit a state I once knew NOTHING about.

    Love the lighthouse pictures! Of course, your outfit matches the occasion perfectly. I'm especially fond of your yellow shoes; are they as comfortable as they look?

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  14. First off, I think that's an exciting goal to see all the lighthouses in the state!

    Second, you look darling. Love the remix of these pieces, and third, it is neat to see a bit more into your processof figuring out posts/looks.

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  15. I'm always totally blown away by the photography on your blog, but these are especially incredible. The lighting combined with the setting is absolutely breathtaking!

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  16. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Keep planning your outfits to your location, because it is working out so well! Glad that you had a great weekend! I really want to see a lighthouse now - I don't think that I have ever seen one, to be honest. So pretty.

    Also, I like your use of the word "totes." :P

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

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  17. LOVE the shoes... and the constant stream of Michigan knowledge you provide! Just added visiting all of our lighthouses to my bucket list... I've only seen two or three!

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  18. What an amazing place! And the photos are wonderful. It makes me pack my bags and travel.

    I love how you plan your outfits; it must be so fun! I should try it some time :)

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  19. that light is breathtaking. Such beautiful photos!! and i love your outfit :)

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  20. I'm going to have to try to plan my outfit for the location the next time my fiance and I go on an adventure! It's such a great idea, and it might make dressing so much easier!
    I love these pictures, and your outfit!. I'm with you on the seeing all of the lighthouses thing; there aren't as many in Washington, that I know of, but I really want to go see them all!

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  21. MMMM this post reminds me so much of Moonrise Kingdom. Lush colours.

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  22. Gorgeous photos. And that outfit is so cute too. Love the bright skirt.

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  23. This lighthouse is beautiful!
    I think you can reach your goal :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  24. Planning outfits to match the location is awesome!!! You're the cutest!

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  25. Awwwww such a beautiful outfit! love it! Plus the pictures are amazing.

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  26. That's it! I want to like in a lighthouse hehe There's something about them... I just don't know. Maybe I like them so much because I love the sea and what a better way to get closer to it than to live in a lighthouse no? haha xx

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  27. Love the lighting. Arriving at sunset worked out perfectly for your pictures!

    I'm curious if you could share how you tied your chambray.

    Thanks!

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  28. You look lovely and so do these photos! I wish there were more light houses near me :(
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  29. iwanttogotothere. haha these are so amazing. gorgeous! love matching, you've done it perfectly! the yellow and red detail with the matching light from the sunset..the shot with the red light on your hair?! awesome.

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  30. I just LOVE the challange of matching your surroundings! & the quote you put at the top, "do the things you love, with people you love." That's all we need!

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  31. What an amazingly beautiful post... that first photo is just magical - love it so much!! And I adore what you said about doing the things you love with the people you love. So true!! I can't wait to see the rest of your trip! :)

    And you look gorgeous girly, love how you've remixed the red dress here - it's perfect with the blue shirt & sandals!! xo

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  32. Lovely place and the people in it. Nice outfit you have there. =)


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  33. Tieka, you're so CUTE! :) Beautiful photos. And the new bf is quite the hottie.

    You look so happy! It radiates in your photos.

    Polina.

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  34. what a fun challenge! i love that you match your clothing to the lighthouses! and i can't believe that there are 150 in Michigan! how incredible!!!
    so glad you are having fun on these adventures with those who you care so deeply about ;)
    xo TJ

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  35. I just adore Lighthouses! I had no idea that Michigan had so many. You look fabulous, I adore your red skirt/dress and red lipstick.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  36. These are stunning! You totally nailed the outfit matching the scenery plan, I cannot wait to see the rest! Even eric looks to be a little navy blue and red nautical themed, you guys are adorable! Thanks for sharing your fun adventures with us!
    xo Hannah

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  37. awww I adore this look! lighthouses are the most wonderful backdrops, evah!





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    Meghan, The Flight of Fancy

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  38. I love how your outfits match your locations. It makes for a beautiful post. I also like what you said about 'doing the things you love with the people you love.' That helped put things into perceptive in my life right now. These photos are also very beautiful.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  39. today I got a comment on my blog from someone saying they saw my button on a blog's sidebar and they thought I was you. Best compliment ever! haha! Love this outfit!

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  40. Wow. For a start -kudos on the matching outfits. The photos are excellent, they look very professional and perfectly planned.
    Also I love the ambition of seeing all the lighthouses! When I was little I read books called Katie Morag about a little girl living on an island off Scotland. These pictures reminds me of that for some reason. Mostly the lighthouse association.

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  41. Wow. For a start -kudos on the matching outfits. The photos are excellent, they look very professional and perfectly planned.
    Also I love the ambition of seeing all the lighthouses! When I was little I read books called Katie Morag about a little girl living on an island off Scotland. These pictures reminds me of that for some reason. Mostly the lighthouse association.

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  42. i love the light leaks on this set! it gives the pics a sort of rosy glow which suits you well! and ps congrats on your new man, he's a lucky dude to have snagged you!

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  43. My boyfriend and I frequently go on adventures around Michigan. I live in Zeeland, so I feel like I'm perfectly placed. Thanks for the post! Loved it!

    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  44. My boyfriend and I frequently go on adventures around Michigan. I live in Zeeland, so I feel like I'm perfectly placed. Thanks for the post! Loved it!

    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  45. My boyfriend and I frequently go on adventures around Michigan. I live in Zeeland, so I feel like I'm perfectly placed. Thanks for the post! Loved it!

    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  46. My boyfriend and I frequently go on adventures around Michigan. I live in Zeeland, so I feel like I'm perfectly placed. Thanks for the post! Loved it!

    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  47. My boyfriend and I frequently go on adventures around Michigan. I live in Zeeland, so I feel like I'm perfectly placed. Thanks for the post! Loved it!

    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  48. This is just about the cutest dress EVER! And Saltwater's are killer. I bought a pair in white AND bright orange this summer. Been living in those beauties.
    Gorgeous!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  49. These photos are beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of your trip. I think the idea of matching your outfit to your location is too cute. I love the whole outfit, but my favorite part hast to be the shoes. I'm kicking myself for not getting a pair!

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  50. These photos are so beautiful! Loving the light.
    I think you're my new favourite blogger hehe.
    xo Laura

    thecupthief.wordpress.com

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  51. that red lipstick fits you perfectly


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  52. Such a cute ensemble, and lovely trips you go on! :)

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  53. I love these posts! it makes me feel like i am there too :) such lovely pictures.

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  54. I LOVE LIGHTHOUSES!!! Have you ever read the Lighthouse Digest magazine? Its all about lighthouses - and they have a catalog of lighthouse items (and a fantastic store in Maine )! WOW! TY for taking us along! And matching your outfits and planning them out - oh, I just love this!!!

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  55. Oh wow, that first photo is so magical! All of them are. And of course your adorable outfit matches the lighthouse perfectly... you are Tieka after all ;) I LOVE this.

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  56. I just came across your blog via the Lisa Leonard blog. I used to live near the Tawas Point Lighthouse and it's my favorite! The view from the top is amazing! If you ever want to venture back to that area stay at the Huron House B&B located in Oscoda. It's perfect for a romantic getaway, located right on the lake, and is continually one of the top 50 B&B's in the USA.

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