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Charleston Vaca: Song, Verse, and Pics: Part II

IMG_4003 Hello Ladies, This is Part II of my Charleston Beach vacation trip,This mural was in an Art’s District so I had to get a pic. I wear very little makeup, pack very light, and in this heat have my hair up in each picture. So you may have to bide your time in waiting for my red curls It was all about being comfy and cool.. If you missed Part I of my Charleston Trip click HERE. and Happy Labor Day!

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I have this dress, a crochet dress from Charming Charlie in coral, which can double as a cover up.

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This was taken in the backyard of our little house we rented which was perfect for the pups and us. No responsibilities except having fun, hanging out, good food and enjoying the beach. We had ample space in the house, a little red brick ranch that kind of reminded me of my grandmas house with less stairs. Upon entering, there are signs everywhere that it is pet friendly. A ceramic beagle guards the doorway.  Beagle slippers in the bedroom I put on, to mess around with my puppy ( he actually thought it was real for a bit!)and other reminders in the house. We had plenty of space in the kitchen, and the first thing I look for is the coffemaker! Got to have it in the morning. Although, the first day we sat outside on the backporch, a hot beverage was not exactly what we needed. My pups loved the freedom of all of the yard space and the ability to roam free. I kept thinking of this song, as their ears flew back and they were galloping though the grass like little ponies . Listen to Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run HERE IMG_3946 The one thing I noticed with the pups, Truffles our girl acclamated pretty easily, making herself at home on the brown, lived in couch. Gibby, on the other hand, was his self , being the attached to me boy as he is. He would follow me from room to room, chill out in the bathroom when I took a bath, and then curled up in a ball when it was bedtime . Made me think of this SONG. “Me and My Shadow”, listen  HERE It was nice to to be on our own schedule, but we made the most of each day. One of the days we spent time exploring Charleston, the Dungeon, ( a landmark), Edgar Allen Poes Gravesite, various shops, old historic homes and hotels like the Francis Marion. I love historic homes, and also the architecture is just amazing. ( will get more to Charleston’s Architecture in Part 3) Here is the house we rented and had a great time in.( BELOW)IMG_4041 Oops! HA!  Wrong picture, just checkin! This was a photo of the inside of the Francis Marion hotel, in which we stayed a few years ago in Oct. A beautiful hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston. IMG_4161

This was our lovely little house, which was in a great location for getting to all the beaches and downtown. The floors were all hardwood floors, so my hubby and I were laughing, as there were little, thin oriental rugs, and the pups would skid around the whole house. Made me think of this, Paul Simon/Art Garfunkle tune, “Slip Slidin Away” Listen to it HERE

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Some of my favorite people 🙂

IMG_4009An amazing mural on the outskirts of Charleston after we had visited this amazing wine bar. IMG_4007 Lastly, one of the days we spent at an amazing Tapas and wine bar, where I had THE best white wine. I usually think of Grenache as a red wine, but this was a white Grenache ( without the tannins) an Cabernay blend. So cool, fruity dry and refreshing! We mixed it with many different cheeses: a smoked Gouda, Truffles blend, Mango and Pineapple goat cheese and others. IMG_3977 IMG_3987 IMG_3979

Dress: Charming Charlie, Sandals Clarks, Earrings: Charming Charlies. Pics taken in Avondale ( wine shop), Charleston, and James Island ( our house).

Lastly I will show you more of the architecture in Charleston, the wonderful thrift store called Reinvented I visited, and Kiawa Island, the beach.. not sure about me in the bikini.. but please check back with me on Wednesday for my last post on the vacation. Hope you enjoyed them so far!

Have a great day!

jess xo

Linking up with: Life’s a Party, The Fashion Canvas

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81 Comments

  • Reply
    Brita
    September 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I love your coral dress! I haven’t been to Charleston in years, but I always enjoy trips there. Glad y’all had fun!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you Brita!! Yes Charleston is one of our favorite places. Have a great weekend, jess xx

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    ADA
    September 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    What a fun and fashionable art wall. I love it. Great vacation photos. Your coral-red crochet dress is stunning, Jess. =)

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Ada, We had a wonderful time. Glad you enjoyed the photos! jess xx

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    trinagrandinetti
    September 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Oh Jess, now I really want to get back there. What fabulous photo’s and I’m just in awe at your fabulous chic styling you did for this fun trip. I say, yes on wearing you hair up, it looks stunning on you.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Trina! Glad you like my hair up. Yeah we had a blast! My hubby took a bkikini pic of me in Part III. I was going to take it down. Appreciate you stopping by! jess xx

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    rivaladiva
    September 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    How fun is THIS?? I love this dress and the wall is AMAZING! Great photos!! 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! jess xx

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    Jennie
    September 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I just love Charleston – one of favorite little southern towns. Your hair looks wonderful up in that bun – you should wear it like that more often. 🙂 Beautiful coral dress!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Thanks ! Maybe I will wear my hair up like that especially when the weather is this hot! jess xx Yes, Charleston is so much fun, jess xx

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    Abby
    September 3, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I love your dress and that bun is perfect to go with the look 🙂

    xo,
    Abby
    http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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    Clothes and Creativity
    September 3, 2014 at 1:58 am

    That coral dress is so pretty, Jess! And that’s a lovely little house indeed. 🙂

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    Janise
    September 3, 2014 at 1:57 am

    You look so stunning, Jess! I love your dress and your earrings!!! That bun…I want my long hair back now!!!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 7:14 am

      thank you Janise for the lovely comments , jess xx

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    Jillian
    September 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Charleston is on my bucket list! These pics make me want to go so badly!

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    Shannon
    September 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Charleston is one of my favorite cities! Looks like you had an amazing time and I love your dress!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    Claire
    September 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    You look so pretty & what a great trip.

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      thank you Claire! Glad you like my hair up, as you look so fabulous with it! jess xo

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    Laura
    September 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Love this whole look on you! what a pretty dress and your hair looks so nice in a bun!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! Glad y’all like my hair up! I have to wear it this way when it gets in the 90s! jess xx

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    Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    September 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    That dress reminds me of the J Crew crochet dress and the color is just lovely! No one can fault you for a chic top knot in such humid weather!

    Sequins&Stilettos

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks sweetie! Oh yes and it was HOT! jess xx

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    Jacket Society
    September 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Beautiful dress and a beautiful color on you Jess…as I told you before I love your hair up so you look amazing! I have never been to Charleston, but it looks like a great place to visit. One more place to add to the long list of places I want to go 🙂 And by the way your pups are soooo cute. Looking forward to part 3.
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Aww Thanks Nora. I am a bit self conscious about my hair up, but have had positive feedback, and because it was so hot, that was all that was happening.You would love it there. I say to my husband about eventually relocating to California, but it would depend on his work. I love NC, the warm air is good for my muscles, hope to visit San Fran and many other places like you. My pups are my buddies, my comfort. Glad you enjoyed this! Jess xo

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    Madaline
    September 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I love that lace dress and you look AMAZING with your hair up – it’s so chic. Also, I’m dying for those tappas. They look delish.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you Madaline! I wasn’t so sure of the hair up, but have gotten positive feeback, so good to know. It gets hot in the South, so I have to wear it up 🙂 Yes, the tapas was amazing! jess xx

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    Nina
    September 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful pictures.

    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

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    Ashley
    September 2, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Charleston is such a gorgeous town! Love this bright lace on you. 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Ashley, yes we do go there every few years, Glad you like the outfit! jess xx

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    ilblogdelmarchese
    September 2, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Definitely one of my favorite looks of you!!!

    My last post on
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    Happiness at Mid Life
    September 2, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Coral is such a stunning color on you. When I am on vacation, I rarely bring any jewelry with me and make up is almost optional. When I saw the trick photo – I was thinking wow – you travel in style! Love all these pics – thanks for sharing!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 8:37 am

      So funny Alice, it seems I “got” a couple to people. If only that was our house… I wouldnt know what to do! Glad you like the photos! jess xx

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    carmen
    September 1, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I’m obsessed with lace! Your dress is gorgeous: colour, style, lace – perfect and you look so classy and cool. Great choice of backdrops. And to top it off, I love your updo!

    Happy September!

    <3 carmen

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Happy September to you too Carmen! Although it will be summer here for awhile longer. Glad you liked my outfit and the backgrounds, there were alot of great ones. Jess xo

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    suzannecarillo
    September 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Love the dress and the photos.

    The one of the “house” you rented got me : ) I thought…woah Momma! This lady throws around some serious cash when she is on vacay! I was starting to wonder if you travelled with an entourage and butler ; )

    We want to visit Charleston so I’m very interested in these posts.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Suzanne! I am crackin up right now! If only I had a house like that! My entourage is my 2 shih tzus and husband too! haha 🙂 Glad you liked the posts, Charleston is a great historic town. jess xo

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    Johanna
    September 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Wow great back drops and I love your dress! Stunning!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Thanks Johanna! Yes when I saw this mural I knew I would have to be in front of it. Have a gret day ,jess xx

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    Savvy Southern Chic
    September 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Beautiful dress! Looks like you had a great time.

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    ROSA DIANA
    September 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    What a fun post this is! Looks like you had a blast. Great shots and I love the dress! BTW, the hair is fabulous too!
    Will visit again! -R
    http://ladydianaspearls.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      tHANKS so much! Glad you like the post. We had a great time, glad you like the hair and dress. 🙂 jess xx

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    Rebecca
    September 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    That dress is beyond lovely….the color works well on your lithe figure & skin tone! Thanks for sharing snaps from your lovely vacay! I’m looking for those bikini pics btw!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Haha~ Will I get enough nerve on Wed for those? Glad you like the pics and we had such fun! Have a wonderful week, jess xo

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    elb743
    September 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    jess, you are looking hot in the ultra cool city! Love the vivid pink lace dress. Your hair looks great up, and I am sure feels better. Enjoy! Love that mural!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks so much Elle, didnt know if anyone would like my hair up, but it wasnt a choice so hottt! Thanks hon, jess xo

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    Alex
    September 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Love your dress and your sandals! I really find the lace dresses so nice, I just never got around to buy myself one. Now I’ll have to hope that they are still trendy come next summer. Or that there are winter versions.

    Beautiful trip pics. Great murals. I would have photographed them too.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks Alex! Yes, I was excited to see this as I love art and thought perfect backdrop! Glad you like the outfit as well, jess xo

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    rhea
    September 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    great dress — love it with your hair done up like that! also, loving the trip pics… i’m a total sucker for murals! <3

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks Rhea! Glad you like my hait up 🙂 Me too in relation to art and murals, part III on Wed, jess xx

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    aasolheid
    September 1, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Your dress is beautiful and I ADORE your pups:) Such great pictures and looks like a lovely time!

    Audrey
    http://www.audreysalutes.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks Audrey ! I love my puppes too!! We did have a good time, Part III on Wed. jess xx

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    kathrineeldridge1
    September 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I absolutely adore Charleston! Your dress is gorgeous on you and I love that you took pics right in from of that amazing mural. Great post!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks so much Katherine ! Glad you like the mural, thought it was cool, jess xx

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    Becky @ bybmg
    September 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Looks like such a fun trip! And the perfect dress to sight see in!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Becky! Yes, it was fun, stay tuned for part III! jess xx

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    Marta
    September 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    What a beautiful dress on you!! Great colour & Wow Charleston looks so lovely!! Enjoy the rest of your long weekend:)
    Marta, xo
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    Sabina B
    September 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Pretty dress, love the color!

    http://jeansandroses.blogspot.com

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    aaarnold
    September 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I think this is my favorite thing I have seen you in! The color is so great one you and I just love the lace. It’s such a great detail at the bottom where it is see-through.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Amy! Glad you like the dress, it was a good find. jess xx

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    Marianne
    September 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Charleston looks beautiful! I love that dress, color, fit and style!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Marianne! Yes, it is and we had a good time. jess xx

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    Red Reticule
    September 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Gorgeous dress! Very feminine and ladylike.
    Red Reticule

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      THank you! Glad you like it have a nice day today! jess xx

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    Mimi
    September 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    The dress is gorgeous – it goes perfectly with Charleston~
    such a great place! Glad you had a good time.
    The pups are precious!
    Drive safely coming home.
    All the best, Mimi

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Aww thanks! We are home, but yes we had a great time. Glad you like the dress too! My pups are my buddies!
      Have a great day, jess xx

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    weshopinheelss
    September 1, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful dress, and you styled your hair to perfection. I am glad you had a nice vacation time. The pictures say it all!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks hon! I did a 3 part series on my vacation, as my hubby took so many pictures 🙂 Stop by Wed if you can as well. Glad you like my hair up ( I wasnt sure;-))
      xo jess

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    Carylee
    September 1, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The dress is very pretty on you! Great trip photos – the art and the TAPAS caught my eye for sure! Mmmm!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Thanks Caryless. Glad you liked it all , yes me too, the wine and Tapas were amazing, jess xx

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    KizzyDoll
    September 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

    You look wonderful. Love this place too 🙂 xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Thanks hon This was still Charleston, just different places and areas. Glad you like it! jess xx

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    wockyjabber
    September 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Your hair looks beautiful pulled up like that. Looks like you had a nice time!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 1, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Thanks so much! I am never quite sure if I like my hair up or not 🙂 jess xx

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