Sunday, May 08, 2011

Charlie

I made a grave error today. I walked into a store called Charming Charlie. That place is like my new crack. I think it’s best described as Forever 21 for grown-ups, with a heavier emphasis on accessories.


Dress worn as a blouse, Tucker for Target. Skirt, thrifted, shortened, and dyed. Belt, H&M. Shoes, Franco Sarto. Bag, Charming Charlie. Earrings, Julie’s Inspiration.

I nearly gave myself a seizure, flicking my eyes around the shop. It’s all organized by color (an obsessive compulsive’s dream!). There was an entire table of animal jewelry – mostly owls with a dash of elephants. And everything was inexpensive (Forever 21-like prices). The only thing that saved me from binging on pretty, shiny, sparkly things was the thought of reporting the excesses in my May purchases entry. Shame is a powerful thing.


This bag was the first thing that made my heart go pitter-patter in the store. And I managed to make it the last thing I picked up for purchase. Phew! I’ll be back in June, Charming Charlie!


Photos by Beefy Muchacho

19 comments:

crisi-tunity said...

I went into Charming Charlie this weekend, took one look around, and thought, "This place is going to make a MILLION DOLLARS." Great stuff.

appleadayproject said...

OMG CHARMING CHARLIES!

*breathe, breathe*

I discovered this store on a whim while on vacation in Florida. I went in on a whim and came out 1 hour later after spending $100.

I regret nothing!

Good thing they don't have this store near me, or my paycheck would be in danger!

-smatz- said...

Charming Charlie sounds almost as amazing as you look!

I have this dress and I have a canary yellow skirt. I will be copying this look. Thank you for always inspiring me!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

The bag is bee-yoo-tiful and looks fantastic with your colorful outfit! Just found out there's a Charlie's about 12 miles away, and I love my owls . . .

Melissa said...

Crud. Now I'm going to have to see if we have one of those anywhere near me. The last thing I need is a new store obsession! :)

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Kinsey said...

I love discovering a great new store! F21 is like crack too!

andersa9 said...

Just referred you for a gig here in Cincinnati. It's for a fashion blogger -- my friend is partially in charge of it and it's hosted through Q102 and such. Just letting you know!

Megan Mae said...

That's an amazing bag! I love the combination of the dress and skirt. The colors are perfect.

Kasmira said...

Andersa9 - thanks!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I've heard it's awesome, you have made me regret not buying that blouse.

My Heart Blogged said...

I think I'm going to be making a trip to this store now. There is one around 20 minutes for me, and that bag is awesome.
My Heart Blogged

Audi said...

This outfit is stunning, Kasmira! I love the bright color contrast, and the pattern mixing is really inventive. It looks totally current, and very you.

thelastcorral said...

Charming Charlie's is the devil and I mean that in the nicest way possible...:)

Style Every Day said...

Charming Charlie is totally like crack. It's the perfect place for any and all accessories. I try to limit myself by only going when I 'need' something for a specific outfit.

Keely said...

I love your Tucker for Target with that yellow skirt. Such a pretty pairing. I have a lunch bag in the same print as your new purse!

Laura said...

It must be karma! I noticed this store today in a local shopping area and I did not go in but I did spend a minute looking at the sign and thinking I will have to look into this store later. And here you are talking about it on the same day - I am going back this week!

Andie said...

I love these two pieces together! great color combination!

charming said...

Thanks for featuring Charming Charlie in your blog!! We have added your blog to our blog mentions page on our website. It’s a page we created exclusively for showcasing Charming Charlie blog mentions!
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LYNNETTE said...

i actually work at charming charlie. our store just opened today, hanes mall winston salem, nc!! phew we were busy!!!! charming charlie AKA heaven!!! I LOVE MY STORE!!!!!