Fences on the beach

A couple of weekends ago, there was a little clothing swap in Grand Rapids that coincided with a craft fair and I spotted this red shawl. I was so surprised nobody picked it up yet! First off, I adore red - especially in winter months. Second off, it's like a stylish blanket! So cozy. I'd love to pair this with a cute green dress for the upcoming holidays.

If you live in a beach town, it's just so typical to take a drive down by the lake to see what's new. Anytime there is a big storm, we instantly say, "Let's drive down to the beach!" I love having Lake Michigan a couple of miles away from our apartment. When I get home at night, sometimes I can hear the waves and I love it. I don't think I could live in a town that didn't have a lighthouse either. Silly, right?

It's an unreal dream of mine to live in a lighthouse someday. I know it's not possible, but I think about it all the time. Every time we visit a new lighthouse, especially one that has a home attached, I envision where I'd have my studio, our bedroom, our living room. I imagine climbing the tower with our kids, sitting at the top watching the sunset and writing a blog called, "The Lighthouse Keepers" that documents our life in the lighthouse. Yes, yes, I'm an idealist! ;)

Outfit details:

Two to Tango dress c/o ModCloth
Thrifted knit shawl
Arabian tights c/o ModCloth
Loxley Mary Jane Wedges c/o Shop Ruche