Saturday, January 26, 2013

Holland Harbor Lighthouse

Whoa, what a totally unexpected break there! Eric and I have both been extremely under the weather this past week with a totally abrupt (and horrible) stomach flu. It's been the worst. I missed three days of work, a week's worth of blog posts... and an amazing giveaway. So, that means I have a ton of catching up to do this week. In other news though, we've been majorly hit with the most beautiful snow here in Michigan! Honestly, winter is my least favorite season but it has been really pretty. Eric and I have finally been feeling a little bit better this weekend, so we drove out to Holland to see "Big Red"!


This lighthouse has been on my list-to-see for forever. Isn't it hilarious that I've driven 8 hours to see a lighthouse and yet one that's 40 minutes away I hadn't seen yet? Silly. But anyway, it was lovely. We parked at the Holland State park, and you couldn't walk right up to the lighthouse because it's on the other side of the channel. The water looks almost frozen over! It was pretty darn cold, but there were so many people out walking around. The real name is Holland Harbor Lighthouse, but it's nicknamed "Big Red". It's definitely one of the more unique lighthouses I've seen. I love it, of course.


For my outfit today, I decided to match my location. Ha, what's new! For my adventures, the lovely Kaleigh of Unexpected Expectancy sent me this amazing telescope necklace. It actually expands and it really does magnify! It's so cute and it fits my style perfectly. And so does this chambray top! I cannot believe I didn't own a chambray top before this one, because I can see it being mixed with so many outfits. Especially a floral skirt in spring and some cute basketweave flats. Ugh, I'm definitely a warm weather child.


Outfit details:
The Chambray Shirt c/o Sprightly So
Woodsy Wonderland Coat c/o ModCloth
Target jeans
Telescope necklace c/o Unexpected Expectancy

51 comments:

  1. So great to see you back with an outfit post Tieka! And so sorry to hear about your stomach flu it sounds awful, it's been going around like crazy here too!

    And, this is SUCH a beauty of a post! Your outfit, the photos + the lighthouse couldn't look more stunning set against all that snow. Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend. Hugs! V

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  2. love how your pants match the house in the back!!


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  3. Aw the necklace is so perfect! Glad that you're feeling better!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  4. You are so adorable! Where did she get that necklace? It is so perfect! And this lighthouse is really beautiful and unique! :)

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  5. This is stunning! And I love the pictures too<3 You really wore the perfect outfit!

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love this outfit, and that lighthouse is beautiful!

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  8. I wish I looked this cute after being sick! Glad you're feeling better. That lighthouse is so pretty. My husband and I are planning a trip to Savannah/Hilton Head to see the lighthouses there. I can't wait!

    dearyouido.com

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  9. Love the outfit and pictures!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I am pretty sure you planned your outfit to match with the lighthouse. I am right?
    Cute outfit and lovely post, as always!

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  11. I'm glad you are feeling better!

    Beautiful outfit! I really like the necklace...

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  12. Sorry to hear you guys have been sick, I'm living in fear of catching whatever bug-of-the-week is going around. These are some of my all-time favorite photos of yours, I love the outfit, the setting, the colors. Beautiful!

    ps- Eric is looking pretty dapper these days!

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  13. Great look! I especially love the necklace. Gorgeous setting for pictures, too!

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  14. You guys look super lovely! The red is so vibrant in the pictures, it's just great!

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  15. Beautiful post! I love the photos and how you match your outfits with the places you go. I love everything about your outfit. I am so sorry about your stomach flu. That is so awful.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  16. I agree - I wear my chambray top with plenty of various-coloured and patterned skinnies, but I can't wait for it to be warm enough for skirts again!

    -Lindsey

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  17. Love your outfit, all colors are so bright!!! Ana amazing pictures, like form some movie!) Its great, that you are feeling better now!!!!

    beautyofheworld.blogspot.com

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  18. ugh, so sorry you got caught with the flu! if it makes you feel any better, I got the shot and felt nearly as bad.
    love your pants and great story about the lighthouse!

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  19. So glad that you are feeling better, the flu is the absolute worst!

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  20. I live in Holland! We're newbies to MI, we moved up a month ago. I've wanted to go see the ice on the lake but the wind is so brutal. Your pictures are great!

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  21. I love love love those boots! They look so cute with your outfit.
    Leah
    e-plus-l.blogspot.com

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  22. I'm glad you're feeling better :)
    You look so beautiful :)
    I love your boots :)
    Would you Like to check out my blog and Tell me what you think? I would really appritiate it. Maybe you can FOLLOW if you Like it :)
    <3

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  23. This is my FAVORITE Michigan lighthouse. It's SO beautiful. Your pictures are great & I'm glad you're feeling better!
    xoxo

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  24. i adore your boots, dear!!!
    get well soon!! :D

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  25. The stomach flu has been going around lately! Hope you're feeling better though! :)

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  26. I love that you wore red pants to go see a red lighthouse...so perfect! I also really love that retractable telescope necklace!

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Glad you're feeling better!

    2ndhandknowledge.wordpress.com

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  27. I always love how you match your surroundings and outfits, and you have done it so marvelously here. Glad you are feeling better.

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  28. You look so cute! I always love your outfits :) And you're matching your surroundings perfectly hahah well done :)

    xo inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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  29. ahh hubs and I have been sick too. first i got it, then he got it, then i kinda got it again. its not nearly as bad as the first time though.
    glad you're feeling better and you look gorgeous! :)

    -Marsa
    The DayLee Journal"

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  30. Love love love these pictures! And your outfit is perfect for this location!

    Jordyn
    theprettylovelyblog.blogspot.com

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  31. Your colourful pants are so cute! I'm glad you feel better!

    -Kati

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  32. I'm glad you're feeling better! Your outfit is absolutely beautiful by the way.

    Becky
    xx

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  33. That lighthouse is awesome! I've never seen one like it and it looks stunning against the snow. It's cute how matching your outfit is with the red trousers and such.

    Hope you get better soon!

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  34. So glad to hear you're feeling better. I love your pants, they look so lovely against the snow. Also, your necklace is adorable!

    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  35. I wish there was a lighthouse nearby I can visit on a beautiful snowy day))
    I love your outfit, especially those red pants)))

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

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  36. What an adorable lighthouse! Out of all the ones you've featured on this blog, this one has to be one of my favorites. For some reason I am really drawn to it, maybe its the bold red color! And that necklace is awesome, I can't believe it really zooms.

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  37. Your outfits are always so amazing, as are the photos. :)

    Flounces and Hubbub

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  38. That lighthouse is beautiful! You always have the best backgrounds.

    Also, your pants are so adorable - the color is great!

    I'm glad that you and Eric are feeling better! Hope that you get caught up on everything super soon. :)

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

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  39. Super cute outfit. Although I wish you would check out your sponsers a little bit better. That jewelry website "unexpectant expectancy" (I believe that's the name) is just buying 50 cent jewelry from alibaba.com (or similar websites) and selling it for about 16-18 dollars each. Of course this isn't illegal (unfortunately) but it's very deceptive that her "about" says she makes this jewelry. Not to mention the fact it's morally messed up that human beings in sweat shops are literally getting paid pennies to make this. Anyone who wants that necklace should save their hard earned money and buy it off of eBay..at least :/

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  40. holy fuckin goose the outfit-location parallel is making me go into copy cat mode. p.s. those shoes. just, those shoes. Thumbs up, applause, splendidly done, I love them.
    cheyennecc.com

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  41. What a handsome boy you got yourself! ;)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  42. You are so cute Tieka. I love this outfit, and especially those adorable boots!!

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  43. Great photos. Love your boots!

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  44. How fun! Definitely love the unique lighthouse, and how you always match them. And how is it that Eric transforms in every picture, too funny ;)
    xo TJ

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  45. I can't believe you've never seen that lighthouse lol! so cute, love your look and you will wear that chambray shirt at least once a week now, i love mine it goes with everything!

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  46. I so need to start going out to the lighthouses around here. I miss those adventures (of course, it's always nicer in the summer when it's warm). I love your red pants and that telescope necklace! So cute!

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