Have you been Charmed by Charlie yet? As of today, I have been officially Charmed, though I'm a few months late finding out about this new hot spot. (And my wardrobe has noticed!)
Charming Charlie will likely become your favorite new shop in a matter of minutes...probably less...because it has EVERYTHING you need to look fabulous: jewelery (OH MY! EVERYWHERE!), handbags, hats, makeup bags, organizers, shoes, headbands, and lots of cute, cute tops and dresses from casual to dressy, sophisticated to bohemian, vintage to modern. Did I mention it's affordable??? It's affordable.
(All images courtesy: my iPhone. ;)
Walking in, right away I noticed the industrial glamour vibe going on. Love! True, chandeliers may not affect the contents of the store, but it sure does look pretty! And we all like pretty. Next, aside from being overwhelmed by the sheer size of the store, they are so smart about it. Everything is COLOR COORDINATED making it really easy to find something specific you have in mind. Genius.
Then, the fact that nothing in the store is over $49.97, will make you do your happy dance. That's not to say you're not going to rack up a bill [ahem...possibly speaking from recent experience], but you're not going to break the bank on just a few pieces. Earrings and rings start as little as $4-5. A lot of necklace and earring sets were around $12 and up. Really cute tops were on average $20-$35. They also have a high-glamour section (like "after 5")...gorgeous stuff...and a little girl's section. And let's not forget the clearance section. Found out I missed a sale where they had jewelry for $1 a piece! Where was I???
I love how everything is displayed! But, if you love an outfit, grab it while you see it. They only carry a few of each size and don't stock up in the back! Very boutique-ish of them.
Then, the brilliant bell went off in my head when I realized this would be a GREAT place to send my clients prior to a photoshoot! (That would be you!) Tons of cute options here for beautiful outfits for an engagement shoot, portraits, bridal shower...almost any event. Go. Check. It. Out.
So, naturally, I spoke with the manager to tell her I'll very gladly send people her way! It was followed by their own happy dance. (Okay, not really. Work with me.) Both the manager, Michelle, and Vanessa, who helped me were very nice. How refreshing! Sadly, that does not happen here often.
Now all you need to do is head in to Charming Charlie and tell them I sent you! ;) Of course, that only works if you live here. Don't say that anywhere else. You'll get a strange look.
Seriously, my local friends...I had so much fun playing dress up (and adding a "few" new pieces to my wardrobe)! Go say "hi" to Michelle or Vanessa and pick yourself up a "few" (or a truck load of) new, pretty goodies.
Charming Charlie is located in Town and Country Mall (b/w Marshall's and NY&Co.)
8600 Mills Drive, Suite 1585
Miami, FL, 33183
Go! Scoot! Your closet...and portraits...will thank you! ;)
P.S. If your session is with your favorite guy, or you're the Mom...make sure and pick your outfit first, then coordinate everyone with you. Why? First of all, you're the lady...and ladies first, right? Lol. But, in all honesty, we know us girls are our own worst critics. So, we need to make sure we look and feel our best! As for the fam, coordinating colors are better than matchy, matchy. I plan to post about that soon.