Sunday, June 5, 2011

Charleston, South Carolina & Congaree National Park

what I wore in Charleston, South Carolina
I wish we could have stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, longer. It's a charming little town, steeped in American history and filled with historic architecture and cobblestone streets. I really felt like I had gone back in time. Pete and I booked a room through Hotwire just a few hours before arrival in Charleston & ended up staying in the beautiful salmon colored Mills House, built in 1853, for less than half the price. We walked all around the town that night and eventually went to a bar and watched a really good bluegrass band. Then we went back to the Mills House and had a few drinks in their old bar. The next day, we walked around the historic downtown area again and Pete took a few outfit photos for me.
Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC
what I wore in the Congaree National Park
The skeeter meter was high in the Congaree National Park, and I got bit to bits. It probably didn't help that I wasn't wearing much, but I thought my outfit was still fitting for the scenery. Do you like my new green sandals? I bought them recently at a little boutique in Long Beach. Congaree National Park is hauntingly beautiful -- the "tree's knees" that surround the old growth bald cypress trees give the park a mystical Tolkien feel. Even though the "trees knees" look medieval and menacing, they actually protect the old growth bald cypress trees by providing oxygen to their roots. They also help support the weight of the cypress trees. So, they're actually little buddies. Taller "knees" indicate a really old Cypress tree.
Congaree National Park
Congaree National Park
trees' knees
new green sandals
green sandals
Congaree National Park
Congaree National Park
Congaree National Park
Congaree National Park
Congaree National Park
I get to hang with my niece, Anna today. I haven't seen her in over a month. She's probably grown taller. I think maybe we'll go on a picnic. Have a great day, folks!

Outfit # 1:
vintage 60s bow dress (thrifted & hacked recklessly by me), nude pink ballet flats (Nordstrom Rack)
Outfit # 2: 80s corset top (used to be a dress), vintage safari shorts (thrifted), Gee Wawa sandals (Sway, Long Beach).

6 comments:

  1. I just love your photographs and style!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. great pictures!Love your blog so you have a new follower!I hope you can follow me back if you like my blog!Kisses!!!

    www.cailinplace.blogspot.com

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  3. stunning photos, miss ; ) looks like magic.

    xx
    alexandra

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  4. That lace is gorgeous. I also love how stylish you are even on walks through the National park!

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  5. How funny, I bought a dress a few months ago that is almost identical to that lace one! Mine was knee length and a just two weeks ago I had it hemmed quite short. Twinsies! Although you win in the cuteness department. xo

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