Ah-Nab-Awen Park

What a dreary January day! It's finally starting to look like a Michigan winter around here. Gray, wet, cold. I took a little stroll through Ah-Nab-Awen park today. I couldn't believe there were fisherman out in the river and so many runners. I'm like, you crazy! But then here I am... taking outfit shots in the rain. Oh boy.

Ah-Nab-Awen Park is located right downtown Grand Rapids. It was once the site of a Native American village. The name, "Ah-Nab-Awen" means, "Resting Place." This park contains many pieces of art and also hosts many festivals throughout the year. This is the same park that has Lorrie's Button! Sometimes it's crazy to me that most of you never even saw that post because it was so long ago! It's still one of my favorites to date!

This outfit is almost an exact replicate of the outfit I wore to Ferry Park. Isn't it crazy how I remember this stuff? I added a bird necklace I got from Fishtown, a cardigan and swapped the shoes and belt for ones very similar! I always find it funny how I really do reflect my surroundings and seasons. That day was gray too - gray dress, gray day. How predictable am I?

Also, if you haven't caught wind via my Twitter or Facebook pages... I started writing a book! It's going to be mostly a travel book about Michigan. I won't be writing about fashion or what to wear where, but will incorporate the outfits I've worn to the places we've visited. I'm going to highlight every place we've traveled to in the state. I'm also going to take another year to travel to more places. I'm looking to hit the Detroit area a bit more, the thumb, the sunrise coast and southern Michigan a bit more. If you have any tips, let me know! I'm so excited about this. It'll be mostly photos I've taken, tips on each place and recommendations for day-trips and weekend excursions, plus off-the-beaten-path places to visit and dorky tourist attractions! Plus, it gives me an excuse to travel as much as I can!

Outfit details:

Chic Chick gray dress c/o Ruche
Urban Outfitters cardigan
Target tights
Thrifted belt
The Crib Birdcage necklace
Loxley Mary Jane wedges c/o Ruche