Monday, August 13, 2012

Up The Spiral Staircase

A couple weekends ago my sister and I decided to go out and explore a part of our home state we'd both never seen before.  Being Michiganders, we're pretty used to be close to fresh water but neither of us had been to a lighthouse in many many years!  My sister lives over on the west side of the state not far from Lake Michigan, which is loaded with lighthouses.

dress: Target // shoes: Report // necklace: In Pink // rings: belong to my sister

This lighthouse was the nearest one that allows people to go inside.  This place was filled with such neat history!  It was fun to look out to Lake Michigan, but let me just say that those spiral staircase steps get very tiny near the top!

Happy Monday!

28 comments:

  1. These photos look so romantic! (Especially the second one!)
    --Vivienne

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  2. Lake Michigan and the area surrounding it looks so beautiful, I so want to visit there sometime! And plus, I have never been in a lighthouse before :O But it looks like it has a very nice lake view :)

    I love your outfit too, the turquoise necklace really stands out against the black dress! Turquoise and black is such a nice color combo.

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  3. what a gorgeous necklace and ring, you look very elegant!

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  4. That looks like such a gorgeous place to visit! There's a huge lighthouse near me, but I'm too chicken to go up the staircase. :) Your maxi dress is so pretty, Julia!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  5. Beautiful photos Julia-my fav. is the stairway photo! Your hair looks so lovely!
    Xo
    Elena
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  6. Oh what gorgeous photos! I love historical places and old buildings\sites. These make me miss Illinois\Chicago even more! Now, that I think of it, I've never been on the other side of Lake Michigan. And what a great black maxi summer dress! I need to add one to my closet! -Jessica

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  7. I love your hair!:)) Such lovely photos!

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  8. The spiral staircase looks amazing. Love your simple black maxi! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Oooh, I bet that'd be scary! Haha, I have a fear of heights, so the narrow staircase would've been difficult for me to reach all the way to the top. But it'd be a good experience! I want to visit a lighthouse now :D
    I love the outfit you wore too. Such a pretty, boho look. Nothing beats a maxi dress with some awesome jewelry ♥

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  10. perfect, perfect, perfect, i might be considering and copying and pasting that over and over again. this looks beautiful, i've only been to michigan once, and since it was at like 2am and was definitely weird, i don't count it. wait. twice. i went for a concert too! anyhow - not here! this looks beautiful - i love all of the images - that spiral staircase is beautiful. and your maxi dress? amazing! i'm in love with this.
    <3 katherine
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  11. what a great maxi!

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  12. I haven't been to a lighthouse in ages... now I feel like I need to ASAP!

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  13. You look gorgeous in that black maxi! And what awesome photos :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  14. What beautiful photographs of a beautiful model in a beautiful setting. This is your best posting yet. I love The Mitten State!

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  15. Looks like a great little road trip! I love how you jazzed up your cute maxi with some fun accessories! I can't say that I have ever been inside a lighthouse...
    xx
    Here&Now

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  16. I don't know if you already got the Liebster award, but I wanted to give it to you nevertheless. You don't have to participate if you don't want to, but I wanted to give you the award, nevertheless! -Jessica L

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  17. I lived in Michigan most of my life and I don't know if I ever hung out inside a lighthouse. Jealous!

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  18. How fun! I've never been inside a lighthouse but it seems really cool. Pretty necklace :)

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  19. Michigan looks so pretty! Love your necklace Julia!

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  20. What lovely photos! And looks like so much fun!!

    xo julia, everything-pretty.com

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  21. Beautiful location, it's always fun exploring new locations! Very cute outfit and love the sandals.

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  22. You look so bohemian! Love the maxi dress and that black sandals combination! The picture of the staircase is gorgeous. Following you on bloglovin dear. Lets keep in touch!
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  23. I love these pretty pictures, Julia! What a fun lighthouse to visit - also love the shot with the new rings and old chains! ;-)

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  24. what a cool outing! loving your necklace-looks great with your simple black dress ;)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  25. Your dress is gorgeous! I love a good Target find! Following you now! xx

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  26. love your dress! it looks wonderful on you!

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