Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Miniature Michigan

So if you aren't familiar with Michigan, Grand Rapids in particular, this post might bore you to death, but I thought it'd be super fun to feature on my blog since I do so many posts around the state! Frederik Meijer Gardens just had an installation of mini sculptures of iconic buildings and landmarks around the city, and some right outside too. It was so fun to see! I've taken posts at many of these locations too, which is fun, and it gave me some ideas for new posts. The room was filled with these unique sculptures, along with trains on tracks moving all around. I loved the exhibit. This membership is really coming in handy!


It featured places like Rosa Parks Circle, Meyer May House, Voigt House, Big Red Lighthouse, Calder Plaza, Civic Theater, Jersey Junction, Flannigans and even Fifth Third Ballpark. You can click through those links to see my posts at each location. It was a fun, relaxing afternoon. I went super casual with a new comfy sweater and my loose jeans. I've been refusing to buy new jeans until I get closer to my goal weight. It'll be a nice little reward once I get back down there.


Outfit details:
Forever 21 jeans
Best Boyfriend sweater c/o Tailor and Stylist
Aldo hat
Target scarf

53 comments:

  1. What a cool idea!
    Love your casual look!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  2. Your adventures always look like so much fun. How do you have time to do so many cute things?
    I'm loving elbow pads and moccasins currently. Super cute outfit!
    Leah

    www.e-plus-l.blogspot.com

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  3. The color of your hat is lovely! I'm also a fan of small landscapes and miniatures so I love the photos that you took at the gardens. An arboretum near me in Philly apparently has a toy train setup as well and now I'm more excited to check it out after seeing your post!

    best,
    Karen (birdandfox.com/blog)

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  4. adorable outfit! and love the miniatures :)

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  5. So cute!

    Carina http://carstina.blogspot.co.nz/

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  6. Love your sweater.

    I'm a traveler at heart, and I love seeing all the places you go! I'd love to visit Michigan someday.

    2ndhand Knowledge

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  7. that really is the best boyfriend sweater!
    and that little exhibit is adorable! :)

    The DayLee Journal

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  8. This is super cute! The little buildings are adorable. I always love reading your post, keep them coming.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  9. Oooh...such great pictures! That miniature little blue house stole my heart! So did your moccasins... :) Lovely.

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  10. I love your loafers! They look super comfy.

    Sar=)

    www.etsy.com/shop/owleyevintage

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  11. Love the rust colored accents of your outfit!

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  12. Love this outfit! Such a cute and casual look :)

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  13. I want to go check this out so bad! The little Calder sculpture is so cute!!

    This Lovely Little Day

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  14. Those sculptures are so beautifully detailed. I would love to go and see that in person.

    Outfits adorable :)

    xoxo
    Tiff Ima
    http://stylehonestly.com

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  15. These pictures are so lovely! I want to live in those mini buildings, especially that turquoise one.

    Your outfit is so reminiscent of fall, I love it! Knit hats are one of my favorite things and I have yet to find a pumpkin-colored one like that. You have such a fun style.

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  16. I didn't realize you were from Grand Rapids! I live outside of Defiance, OH. Not sure if you've heard of it, but its about 50 miles from Toledo. I've actually never been to Grand Rapids, MI, though. I kind of want to make a trip this summer. :)

    Anestazia @ Eccentric Delirium

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  17. How cute! I've never been to Michigan, but as somewhat of a tourist in my own state as well I love your posts on the Michigan subject. What a fun exhibit! Love your outfit, too. xo

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  18. HI! I recently came across your blog, and as a fellow Michigander, I love these kind of posts. You always look gorgeous and inspire me to explore the area. Thanks!

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  19. Freaking adorable!! I'm visiting my sister in GR next month, would love to check this out. Those moccasins are adorable!

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  20. great beret. bold color. bold texture. can't go wrong. i am having a huge hat moment. love it!

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

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  21. So adorable! The sculptures are really inspiring. You look pretty! x

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  22. Beyond in love with this outfit!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  23. The colors! Love how you match the hat & shoes. Always enjoy your posts.

    xo
    www.daintyjea.com

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  24. Love this post! Sounds like that membership was a really cool gift! Why is it that anything miniature is so adorable? Great outfit too! Perfect for a day of wandering through some mini buildings!

    Dana
    http://bridewithatwist.blogspot.com/

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  25. Gorgeous outfit, love the colours. You are so so pretty!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. That place looks so cool. Even if you don't know the area, who doesn't love tiny stuff? champagneshoeslemonadebudget.com

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  27. You look kickass dude!! So my style here!! I love miniatures. I can go to the Children's Museum here in Indy and look at the miniature of a town here called Marion from the 1800s and the miniature homes (George Washington's house was crazy)!

    Also I may need to buy a pair of Forever 21 jeans. You look amazing in those!

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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  29. I love the shoe and hat combo.. I definitely need to check out FMG when I'm home next, obvioulsy!

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  30. love that sweater!! I loved that exhibit! It was so fun to see a mini gr!

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  31. I love casual looks like this. i find them more approachable. your shoes are so cute
    ~Andrea
    www.wearitbetter.com

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  32. I have a friend who attends GVSU and I've already told her that I absolutely MUST see this magical place next time I visit her (:

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  33. My husband is originally from Michigan and is always talking about taking me up there to see some of the sights. Those gardens will have to go on the list, it looks like fun!

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  34. There was a similar display at a museum in Nashville last winter. I bet it was the same artist, because the minatures look identical!

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  35. I love miniature things! Your mocs are also pretty awesome.

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  36. I think this is absolutely adorable - as a Midwestern plant in a coast city, I love your Michigan posts, for both the great pictures, writing, and a bit of nostalgia from me :] plus I love that sweater to death!!!

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  37. This is too cool! I'm freaking out. Great post... you always find the coolest places.
    xo
    Taylor

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  38. I love your minnetonkas!! I have like 4 pair of them. And your jeans look more expensive than forever 21! good work

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  39. The miniature houses are really cute and detailed! xo

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

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  40. Such a comfy and cute outfit! Mocs are the epitome of comfort!

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  41. It is always so fun to see these sights around your state, hometown or not. And these mini-structures are rather enchanting, like a home for borrowers or something.

    I also enjoy seeing you in a more casual outfit.

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  42. I LOVED that exhibit. I wish I had been able to take my husband there before it ended. I especially loved the smell of all of the natural wood and flowers they used for the exhibits. It was really lovely and you captured it very well!

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  43. Superfun pictures! Lovely colormix in your outfit :)
    Naomi
    http://dressyourlifeblog.blogspot.be/

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  44. What a cute little place! I love seeing details like this from places that people live.
    Your outfit is so cute and comfy looking! Good luck getting down to your goal!

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  45. So I stumbled upon your blog just today through Lucky and how crazy is it that one of your first entries I read is a visit to GR?! I attended Calvin College way back but now live in NorthCarolina. We were just there visiting and even ice skated at Rosa Parks circle the day after Christmas! So glad to have found a great fashion blog from Michigan!

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