Outfit Details

Jacket: Joules / Top: New Look / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Hunter

 Beyond Basic Blog New Adventures Mendocino
Beyond Basic Blog New Adventures Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

Beyond Basic Blog New Adventures Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Beyond Basic Blog New Adventures Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
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My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time in the beautiful coastal town of Mendocino (as seen in this post and this post). Since Mendocino is pretty far up north, my boyfriend suggested we should head to the redwoods for the day before we make our way back home. So we made a day out of it! We said our goodbyes at the beach in Mendocino and then we stopped by Point Cabrillo to check out the lighthouse before we set off for Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

I was very young the last time I was up here, so I recall. Coming back was like seeing the redwood trees for the first time. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is home to some of the world’s largest trees. It is definitely a sight to see if you are ever in California. The best part of the redwoods was my experience here. Little did I know our adventure to these majestic trees would change my life forever.

You see, my boyfriend (also the primary photographer for Beyond Basic) and I have been dating for almost 5 years now. We have been talking about taking our relationship to the next step for quite some time. We already are building a home together. He is the person who helps me get out of my shell and introduces me to new things. I’m an extremely shy person and without him, I would probably be a homebody for the rest of my days.

And he’s actually the primary reason I have Beyond Basic! He volunteered to help with the photography with absolutely no photography skills whatsoever (and I got to say for someone who’s never even picked up a DSLR, he’s pretty damn good). While I knew moving towards the next steps in our relationship were in the works, I wasn’t exactly sure when it was going to happen.

So when we were in the redwoods, my boyfriend got down on his knee and asked me to marry him.

And I’m extremely thrilled to announce I will be marrying my best friend and love of my life! Here’s to new adventures!

Beyond Basic Blog New Adventures Humboldt Redwoods State Park Meghan Karaan Engaged

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Wow, what a fun trip. The redwoods are absolutely stunning!

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First, I absolutely love that jacket. It’s such a vibrant color. Second, these photos are amazing. Cudos to your boyfriend. He’s a very talented photographer. And finally, the scenery is so beautiful. Look at the size of that stump your next too..WOW!

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i’m loving the outfit! those boots are awesome. good luck on everything!

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Holy cow your photos are stunning! Love this post! Travel is my favorite!

xx,

Lacey
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Congrats on your engagement. What an amazing place to get engaged and you have such a romantic fiance. He played that very well indeed. Congrats again and thanks for sharing your amazing new with us all along with these gorgeous photos.

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Congratulations to the two of you. You’re both such lovely people. Loving the pictures and the outfits!

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Congratulations such an amazing time for you ! Mendocino is such a beautiful place and I am loving the rain boots and jacket.

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Congrats I’m happy for you. Great photos!

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your photos are stunning – and how exciting. what a beautiful spot for a beautiful occasion!

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Congratulations!!! What a memorable trip this will be!! =o) Wishing you the every bit of happiness xx

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You look so gorgeous! Congratulations to the both of you!!! This is so excited and I love the jacket and boots!
xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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Congrats on your engagement!!! You’re going to make a beautiful bride!

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Congrats! I love Joules! They have the best rain gear!!

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Love these photos! That jacket and boots are adorable. Most importantly, congratulations on the engagement. 🙂

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Oh my goodness congrats!!

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Congratulations! Such a beautiful setting and beautiful pictures!

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Congratulations!! Such amazing photos and such a gorgeous location too.

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OMG congratulations!!!! So exciting!!! xo

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COngrats to you both! Wish you the best 🙂

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OMG congratulations!! SO exciting! I love these pictures, they’re beautiful!

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Congratulations on your engagement! And I love the outfit!

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Awe, this is such a sweet story and beautiful photos! Congratulations to the happy couple!!

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This is the cutest look! A yellow raincoat is such a classic piece to me! SO cute girly!

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Awwwww, congrats to you two! Y’all are adorable and he picked an amazingly beautiful location. Mendocino is such a fun and quirky little town. 🙂
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OMG, I love your blog and especially this post, you’re outfit is amazing:D

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Your**

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Congrats! I adore these photos and this cute-as-can-be yellow jacket! XO

Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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Congratulations girl! Such pretty pictures and so great you can have them documented.

xoxo,
Kim

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What a beautiful place for a proposal! Congratulations!

xx,
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Congrats! Love your jacket and boots too!

Belle | One Awesome Momma

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Adorable look! Perfect for exploring. And YAY!!! Congratulations to you two!

xo Laura Leigh
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Congratulations girl!
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Yay!! This is so exciting! Congratulations! I got engaged in October and have been loving wedding planning!
Xo,
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love that yellow jacket!!!

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Love that jacket – and congrats!
Xo, Elizabeth
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so happy for you, and i love the outfit!!

xo Emily
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These photos are absolutely gorgeous! and CONGRATS!!!!!! So exciting!

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CONGRATS!!! This is exciting news!! Enjoy every minute of your engagement!

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What a beautiful photos and what a great place to visit. That tree is huge though. Love the scenery 🙂

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congratulations! You look so cute! What a fun time!

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Congrats!! That’s so exciting. And the redwoods are such a beautiful place to get engaged!

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I love that jacket! I need a classic rain jacket like that. I also love the location you chose to shoot; the pictures came out beautifully!

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Wow, he has a natural talent for taking pictures! Congrats! I love everything about this post and I also love your outfit! Fits my style perfectly!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a great story!! These pictures are amazing and your outfit is perfect for exploring these gorgeous trees.

xoxo
Tiffani
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Congratulations!!! So excited for you!!

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Oh my gosh!!!! How exciting. Congrats on your engagement. xoxo!!

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Yay congratulations to the both of you. Love your jacket too. :]

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Congrats!! What an excicting occassion in a beautiful setting.

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well that sounds like it was an incredible trip, congrats!

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your pictures are gorgeous! It looks like you had an amazing time! Makes me want to go!

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Congratulations!!! Love your look and the pictures!
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Congrats on your engagement! I’m obsessed with your yellow jacket and stripe combination
-Kate
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these photos are adorable! and CONGRATULATIONS!

xo!
Shelby
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Thats so exciting congrats! I love all these pictures too!

Lauren
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Congratulations!!! That is so exciting and loving your outfit!

Michelle | She’s Not So Basic

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I love this jacket such a great staple piece

Monic
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Congratulations and best wishes on your engagement.

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Congratulations to you!! Best wishes!

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I love your outfit! So cute, the jacket is a gorgeous color!

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I love the photography! Your boyfriend does a great job. I live abroad in South American and every year I come home to the US for a month and I am always looking for new places to explore. This place looks beautiful!

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Love those stripes and how they pair so well with your raincoat! And I am all about those hunter boots!
xo Jessica
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Congrats! And love the outfit!

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Congrats!! What an exciting time for you both!!

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CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you!

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