77 In Places

Charleston Vacation Part III

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Hello Ladies!

I promised you a bit more tour of our trip, and here were are. If you had not read our trip to Charleston SC and it beaches, here is PART I and PART II. This was one of the beautiful doors and part of architecture in Charleston.

I do have a fascination with doors and architecture and it is amazing in Charleston. It can be a law office or dentists,and still be amazingly beautiful. This was taken in front of a Charleston  Historic Landmark called The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Now, it is nothing torrid, but rather “ Is the Old Exchange Building a fancy architectural jewel designed to house 18th-century assemblies? Or is it the ghoulish prison of the Revolution, the place where the martyr Isaac Hayne spent his last night? Or is it the place where George Washington greeted his fellow citizens? And there is no question that slaves were sold for generations next to the very balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was read.

–Rosen, Robert. A Short History of Charleston. Charleston, South Carolina: Peninsula Press, 1992.

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I had to step into this window as again, a detailed and stunning view of this circular window caught my eye.

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I will be getting back to Charleston, but have to show you pictures of the beach. I feel like this post could easily go on for weeks with as many pics as my husband took, but…

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Kiawa Island is amazing with its natural beauty and free from neon signs and too many tourists. The mash lands, green and brown, and the spectacular view is just what was needed. Both my husband and I love the pristine more quiet beaches, and Kiawa is just that. Coastal Living states it is ” The Happiest Seaside town in America.” I could live there.

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Just to take you away a bit, I have to mention a fabulous store I went into in Aberdeen, a section of Charleston. It caught my eye with the sign, Upscale Womens resale. The Name: REINVENTED Great name!  The owner, Beth Cook,HERE ( second from left)                       and sales assistant Sara were so wonderfully warm and helpful. I felt as if I had known them for awhile. Doesn’t shopping for treasures and unique pieces do that to women?  I told them of the blog, and they were just so very hospitable. I did end up walking out of there with some purchases i will show you later. Here are some pictures of the shop. You can also check them out on Facebook. So, if you live near Charleston, check them out!

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Loved this antique cash register!  Some lovely antique inspired jewelry. Very romantic pieces!

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Of course I was drawn in to the accessory and jewelry counter!

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The Raven’s Author Poe rests here with his girlfriend. When we first went to Charleston, years ago, I was determined to go on a Ghost Walk. This was one of the cemeteries we visited. I love doing that sort of thing. Cemeteries can hold a fascination, as histories of families sometimes do. If you visit, I know it is a touristy thing to do, but it is very interesting in the dead of night ….

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( A Starbucks on every corner!) The wonderful Francis Marion Hotel was where we stayed another trip. ( You had the view of the inside on PART I of my trip)

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(The above pic will not be remaining on the site for long… ) Hubby had to get this one right before leaving to go to the beach. Reversible Cherry Blossom Bikinia. ( My Habit) My friend encouraged me to put it up.

Hope everyone enjoyed my Charleston Vacation pictures. There were many more, but I wanted to give you a taste of the beach, things we did, places we ate etc. We stayed 4 days but was able to do alot, as my illness cooperated, and it was a break with both needed. Now, this one below,  WILL stay up! So besides being a fashion post today, some of my readers expressed an interest to visit Charleston, and I hope I was helpful in some of the places to go 🙂 

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Pink Dress: Karina Dresses c/o Karina ( if interested, in Karina dresses I make a small commission. I have 2 banners on the sidebar if you want to go from there TY!), same sandals, pink earrings: Charming Charlies. swimsuit My Habit

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77 Comments

  • Reply
    ADA
    September 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    That floral dress is gorgeous and once more some awesome photos. I want to go to Charleston even more now, because of you lol.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Ada, Charleston is beautiful, you should go. I was encouraged by other bloggers to keep my bikini pic up jess xx

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    Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    September 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    OMG Jess thanks for sharing the pics. I have never been to the South before and love Poe. Did not know he rests there. I love the architecture. You must have had a great time! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Sabina! Glad you enjoyed it! Yes, lots of interesting history in Charleston. I actually love to visit graveyards! We had fun 🙂 Glad you are back, jess xo

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    weshopinheelss
    September 8, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    You look great in the floral dress and bikini. It looks like you had a great time!!! XO
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks so much lovely!! We did have fun 🙂 jess xo

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    Amy
    September 6, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    you look amazing

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    Johanna
    September 6, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Look at you you sexy beast – you look amazing in a bikini!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 6, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Ah haaa haa ! You are making me laugh! Thank you!! jess xo

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    Lulu
    September 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    LOVE that B&W pic of you – totally gorgeous.

    Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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    Natalia
    September 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Looks like a beautiful trip! I need to make it over to that side. I have family that just moved to North Carolina! I love the floral dress too!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Thankyou Natalia! We had a wonderful trip. neat about your family, you will have to visit then. jess xx

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    Angele
    September 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Dear Jess…Thank you for popping by to my blog.
    I enjoyed reading about your Charleston trip. Makes me want to travel over SOON!
    AND I love your floral dress is fab.
    Angele
    http://www.theeuropeanmalteser.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Angele for the feedback, glad you liked the post. My dress is a Karina Dress, glad you like it as well. jess xx

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    Jo-Anne
    September 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Love the dress – it is so fun and feminine!

    xJo
    http://www.myselfexpressed.com/2014/09/wishlist-biker-jacket-for-fall.html#gpluscomments

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Jo-Anne, it is Karina dresses. Glad you like it! jess xx

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    Tiina L
    September 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    The window is the perfect backdrop for your pretty dress, it’s great when the outfit matches the surroundings.
    I went to Charleston once, a lifetime ago, one summer as a student, but only stayed a couple of days and didn’t see much (travelling on a student budget, Greyhound… never again), I thought it was very beautiful, and very hot.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked that photo.Yes, I loved visiting there, but the summers can be very hot!! so true. jess xx

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    trulytamarablog
    September 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Such a pretty floral dress and Charleston looks lovely! I’ve always wanted to visit. Thank you for stopping by my blog :).

    Tamara
    http://www.trulytamara.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Sure, Charleston is a lovely place. Glad you like the post, jess xx

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    Beata B
    September 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Love the dress! You look absolutely beautiful 🙂 x

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 11:57 am

      Thanks so much Beata! It is my Karina dress I am fond of. I would love your feedback on my Vinevera Luxury skincare line if you can.
      jess xo

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    Oby Grace
    September 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

    This is such a beautiful look! That dress is absolutely stunning on you!

    xoxo
    Oby Grace
    http://ispyoby.blogspot.com/

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    dan
    September 5, 2014 at 7:16 am

    You are a really wonderful lady! And sooo elegantly dressed!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 5, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Thank you Dan! I need to stop over to your blog as well!! Have a great day, jess xx

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    Lauren
    September 4, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I went to Charleston when I was about 13 but I don’t remember much about it. You look so gorgeous in that dress Jess!! I love it so much!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 4, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you Lauren, it is a Karina Dress. Glad you like it! Jess xx

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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    September 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

    These pictures make me miss Charleston! Such beautiful pictures. I love the dress you wore, and you should definitely keep the swimsuit picture up! You have an amazing AMAZING body!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Thank you hon! Glad you liked the pictures, we try and go there every so many years as we arent far away. Thank you for the swimsuit complement as well, you are very sweet. jess xo

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    Ashley
    September 4, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Another pretty print! And how gorgeous is that beach in Charleston? Love it. 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 4, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Thank you Ashley! MY favorite beach is Kiawa, so much nature that is undisturbed. Glad you enjoyed it, jess xx

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    Alex
    September 4, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Beautiful pictures Jess. This looks like a place worth the visit. Especially like the pic of you on the stairs. Looking great 🙂 And just how awesome is that shop? I could get lost there for hours!.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    P.S. I saw the bikini pic. It’s cute!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Thank you Alex, I know I wanted to spend more time in the shop, they xlosed early, but we had fun. Glad you like the pictures! jess xo

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    September 4, 2014 at 1:45 am

    One of these days, I would love to visit Charleston – so beautiful. Stunning dress and you’ve got a stunning figure so keep your picture up. I can only dream to have a figure like yours.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 4, 2014 at 6:52 am

      ALice, thanks so much, My family and I want to visit Hawaii! You would love Charelston it is a beautiful city. Thank you for the lovely comment. jess xo

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    Claire
    September 4, 2014 at 1:21 am

    You look great with your hair up! You look beautiful as usual.

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 4, 2014 at 6:50 am

      Thsnk you! have a great week Claire, jess xx

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    Monica
    September 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    wow this looks like so much fun!

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    Jacket Society
    September 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Wow who knew Charleston is such a beautiful place…you look great in the floral dress and you are rocking the bikini girl, do not take the pic down 🙂
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Nora, thank you, I just get a bit embarrased. Glad you like the photos! My hubby is getting more artsy frtsy! 🙂 Jess xo

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    Uris
    September 3, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    OMG this is one of the places my husband and I dream of going in the near future, thank you for showing me around! I love your perfect sundress for your awesome vacation, so fitting!

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Glad I could help Uris! Charleston is a great place to visit, great Southern Charm, glad you liked the posts! jess xx

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    Dawn Lucy
    September 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Look at that hot bikini bod! Love that pretty fit and flare dress, dear! Beautiful photos!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      aww. thanks Dawn, probably the only one you may see. Glad you like the dress, it is from Karina dresses. My hubby took nice photos, I appreciate it Dawn! jess xo

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    Rachel G
    September 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I’m also pretty fascinated by gorgeous doors and windows. This looks like such a beautiful place to explore! I love the colors in your dress.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you Rachael, yes, I love interesting architecture, glad you enjoyed it and my dress ! jess xx

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    Ginny
    September 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Your trip looks wonderful! Such a fun dress too!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Ginny, it was a fun tiime glad you like the dress, it is Karina 🙂 jess xx

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    Che
    September 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I´m enjoying your vacation pics, Charleston is such a gorgeous place and that round glass window is stunning! As always, you look pretty with that floral printed dress. 🙂

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

    PS: I wish I have your slim body, unfortunately, I´m round all over, lol! 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks Che, I love Charelston too. Glad you like that photo, I had my hubby get that pic. Aww. thanks, you are lovely the way you are! jess xx

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    Chelsea
    September 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Love these pictures! looks like you had a fabulous vacation!
    -Chelsea

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    Amy Ann
    September 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    That black and white first photo is gorgeous! These posts are making me jealous. 🙂

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Aw Thanks Amy! Glad you like it, jessxx

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    fabulousso40s
    September 3, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Leave the bikini photo up, you look great!!! xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

      I suppse now with people telling me to leave it up, I may for a bit. Thank you. Jess xx

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    Jennie
    September 3, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful architectural details – love it! You lookin’ hot in that bikini, Jess! Love the beautiful floral dress, too.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Thank you, glad you like the architecture, hubby was proud of his photos! Aww thanks about the bikini. THe dress is Karina. 🙂 Have a great week, jess xx

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    linda cassidy
    September 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

    you look awesome in a bikini, leave it up and be proud. Loving the sundress and the pictorial of your trip.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Thanks so much Linda 🙂 Glad you like the Karina dress and my trip pictures 🙂 Have a great week, jess xx

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    Rebecca
    September 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Woot woot Jess…..you are totally rocking it!!!! Dont you dare take it down pls!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Aw. Girl, I am a bit on the shy side, and it took something to put it up, you are sweet 🙂 thx jess xo

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    suzannecarillo
    September 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    That is the first I’ve heard of a reversible bikini. Sounds like a great idea though. You look amazing in yours.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 10:27 am

      THanks Suzanne! Yes, It can be really 4 suits in one. jess xo

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    Posh Prime
    September 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Love the dress, it is so fun and pretty! Your pictures looked so fun too!
    poshprime.com
    ~megan~

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Thank you Megan, glad you liked the photos 🙂 have a great day, jess xx

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    Nicole
    September 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    It looks like you had a great time! I love Charleston. You look great in the dress and that bikini! Thanks for sharing.

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Yes, we had a grate time, glad you enjoyed it, thanks Nicole! jess xx

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    Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}
    September 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Love that dress. And such fun photos. I love Charleston.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Thank you! Love Charleston too 🙂 jess xx

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    KizzyDoll
    September 3, 2014 at 7:19 am

    What a great place, never been here before. Love the store as well. And you look amazing in the dress and bikini too 🙂 Marvellous xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 3, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Aww thanks!! Yes, alot of fun. It is 7 am here, and I got up too early to take a bath! You are sweet xx jess

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