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Charming Charlie Charmed Me

Some of you may be familiar with Charming Charlie, but I was introduced to the brand last week. I browsed the website a bit before my trip to the store and thought “Cute!" but when I stepped foot into their Edgewater, NJ location, my thoughts were more like "OH MY GOODNESS, WHY HAVEN’T I HEARD OF THIS PLACE BEFORE, THIS IS TRULY JEWELRY HEAVEN AND I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE!”. 

I perused the store with the team from JWALK and picked out goodies to take home. Everything in the store is organized by color, which makes shopping super simple. I usually gravitate towards gold, but because of the setup I made an effort to visit the other more colorful parts of the store.

I’ve been wearing all my picks nonstop (outfit posts to come). If you’ve been to Charming Charlie, let’s gush in the comments. If you haven’t and you live in NYC, we can collectively beg them to open up a store here :)

Where I Shopped in New Orleans

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Confession: I rarely shop on vacation because I’m usually too busy loafing around, sightseeing, eating, and drinking. On my trip to New Orleans a few weeks ago, I asked Mickey for recommendations on places to see/go and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hop on a street car and stroll down Magazine Street in the Garden District. Magazine Street is filled with cute little boutiques that begged me to take everything in the store home with me, restaurants, and bars. Sounds like heaven, right?

Two of my favorite boutiques on the stretch were Naaz (3105 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA) and Rise (3650 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA). Both boutiques were curated to perfection and both featured a nice mix of standout pieces and basics. I took my time shopping and picked out items from both (some jewelry, some clothing, and a candle) and would definitely go back next time I’m in NOLA. 

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Jewelry hanging in the window at Rise

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Earrings displayed in a vintage picture frame at Rise

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Statement necklaces at Naaz

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Votivo Candles at Naaz. Seriously the best smelling candles, I burn mine daily.

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Display window at Rise

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Reagan Charleston jewelry

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More jewelry at Rise

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Bow ties by a local designer, sold at Rise

Have you been to NOLA? Where did you shop?

All Gold Everything

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If anyone ever asks me what my favorite accent color is, I’m always going to respond “GOLD!”. Nothing makes me feel cooler than donning some statement gold jewelry or, in this case, gold and black sunnies. I spent Sunday afternoon brunching and working with Christine and decided to wear something casual and fun.

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Photos by Christine.

I Love Prints

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Nothing feels better than soaking up the warmth of the sun shining on you. Spring is taking its time, but she makes guest appearances here and there. When she comes to visit, I always take advantage and enjoy the day. I took a break from some blog work on Saturday to frolic around outside and snap some photos for the blog. Here’s another helping of printed pants, this time floral. 

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It totally felt like I took a weekend trip to Seville, Spain. Now if only that were true….

There goes that travel bug again!

Photos by Christine.