Proud To Be American

July 6th, 2013

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First of all, I hope you all had a fantastic Fourth of July! I spent it at a cottage of Nicki’s family in Southern Michigan then I went downtown for the fireworks back in GR. The fireworks were amazing from Lyon street! You could see the fireworks perfectly! That was not the only thing that caught my attention though that evening. If you notice on the photo above, the man on the right with his hands up. Our friends kind of giggled at how enthusiastic he was to the fireworks, but I realized that this was such a cool sight!

The man was on his bike the whole show with his head held high in amazement. He noticed me taking pictures half-way through and said “I hope you are getting this on camera, it is AMAZING!” His positivity just kind of radiated off of him. Whether this was due to his pride in his country, or the guy just liking fireworks, it was just such a cool, and positive thing to see that evening and I thought I’d share! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoy this hot week of Summer!

Flower Power: Adventures At Horrocks!

June 17th, 2013


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This past weekend I went out with Tiffany and Julia to do some pictures at Horrocks, a local organic market and floralstore. We went out and took some pictures in the multiple aisles of flowers, even with a little sprinkling of rain here and there, it made for a pleasant day!

Tiffany’s Outfit:

  • Dress: Brandy Melville
  • Kimono: Buckle
  • Shoes: Doc Martens

We may have been looking like we were stocking up on flowers in the photos, but in reality we just looked like freaks posing for pictures with flowers. Julia should be in a Martha Stewart Mag!

Tiffany and I go to different schools so when we get the opportunity to hang out we definitely take advantage, and converse about fashion and the internet. 😉

After much time spent in the store, and the skies cleared, we walked around a bit and to 7/11 where we got a few pics.

My Outfit:

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It was nice to spend some time in a simple place and get so much enjoyment out of it. It inspires me to get out to more local stores to tour and play around in this Summer. It was also nice to do something relaxing with all the hustle and bustle of Annmarie’s wedding coming up, 5 MORE DAYS! It is crazy how different our lives will be after this weekend! I hope you are enjoying your Summers readers! xxoo

Hello From PA: The Pennsylvania Turnpike

June 13th, 2013

Hello all, this is the second post regarding this past weekend and my endeavor to Pennsylvania. Between the 4 days I was gone, 2 of them(technically 3) was mostly spent travelling. With ten hours there, and back was a lot of time, and you can only Instagram so much Starbucks! When driving along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I got some pretty sweet pics of the rain!

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What is so different about roads out of state is that the have the toll-booths, but along with that comes better kept roads, which I would definitely trade to have rather then… Michigan roads.

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I resorted to SLR photography after I realized I had an abundance of stereotypical Starbucks Instagrams, but it was the only thing that kept me up during the trip!

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As we reached hillier regions of Pennsylvania, the dense fog kept my eyes very intrigued. I questioned if the people who ever lived in this region or type of elevation ever feel confined so close to the clouds.

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I am glad that I pay so much attention to my surroundings, and the fact that I could stare out of a car window for hours. I was watching a Vogue documentary a few months back and Creative Director, Grace Coddington who said this

“I worked with Norman Parkinson who was a really big photographer, and he taught me to always keep your eyes open, you know. Never go to sleep in the car or anything like that, keep watching because whatever you see out the window or wherever, it can inspire you.” 

I leave you with that readers, and enjoy the rest of your week. I hope your Summers are beginning out pleasantly!

Feeling Fancy!

Let me start off by saying Merry Christmas Eve Eve, I am sure most of you are finishing the last of your dishes to serve at family gatherings, or cleaning left and right for the next 2 days, I know my family is! I am finally off on break for two weeks which has totally let my mind take a couple days and do some “Spring Cleaning” as well. Last night, I went to my friend’s for a Christmas dinner party, and we all thought it would be fun to get dressed up all fancy and pretend we were on Mad Men. Of course I wanted to document my attire considering how long it took me to get ready, and I have been wanting to use this blank purple wall in my sister’s old room to get some pictures and I finally did just that!

Now I’m sure you have seen most of these photos already, considering they dress my Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest etc. My favorite part about this outfit is my bow tie that I picked up for homecoming in October.

Anyways, I have been trying to more OOTD photo sets because… well they’re just fun to do, and kind of motivate me to put better outfits together. Enjoy the holidays readers and Merry Christmas!

DownTown Dress

This week we decided to head downtown in fancy wear and take pictures. We always have a lot of fun, finding new adventures, and venues in downtown Grand Rapids, that we can loiter in. We also take time to take pictures on top of the downtown parking garages that overlook the city. Fun, right?

We spent a lot of time by the river that afternoon.

Jen is my favorite Diva. She loves dressing up for these things! 🙂

I think spending time with your friends in one of your favorite places is a great way to bring the Summer to a close. There are many events that keep bringing me and my friends together, and fall is coming up so most Grand Rapids natives know that ART PRIZE is right around the corner! I can’t wait to bring you pictures from this years festival! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weeks readers!(:

The Baby Blue Dress

Yesterday, Julia and I visited on of my favorite spots in my neighborhood. Away from homes, this field that borders the woods, just makes it a great place for pictures and peaceful as well.

Julia picked out this vintage baby blue dress, she had from her mom. I really like this outfit. Another name I have for it, is the “Jackie Kennedy Dress” Just looks like something she would wear.

Have a wonderful day readers! ❤

Into The Forest



Since the Summer air has decided to kick in, I took a stroll with Julia and Tiffany. Tiffany and I went for dinner at Subway and Julia met up with us before we continued on into a clearing into the woods where we got a couple of shots. It was peaceful for the most part, ignoring the population of insects that soared around us.

We found an amphibious friend of ours. Luckily I caught this shot before he escaped with a “leap of faith”

We found boredom once it got later and the bugs came out so we decided to some shots in the road just out of the woods.

Good spontaneous day in the end. Nice time with friends to welcome summer.