Charming Necessities Blog

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Spring 2016 Girls Boutique Collection - Avant Garde

A new collection for Spring 2016 is Avant Garde.  The fabrics in this collection are modern and trendy in a coral, mint, black, and gold color scheme.

There are three pieces in this collection that can all coordinate for big sister little sister outfits!

Avant Garde Knit Tank Dress:

Avant Garde Ruffled Sundress:

Avant Garde Retro Sunsuit:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Charming Necessities 2014 Fall Model Search Winners!

A big congratulations to the 4 winners of the Fall Model Search!!!!

As usual, its always a very hard job for my judges to narrow down all the adorable little girls and only pick 4!  Thank you to all the Moms/Grandmas/Photographers who submitted entries!!

Each winner will receive a dress, as well as a M2M flower headband to model.  I will be in touch with the winners via email this weekend. 

The winners are..........................


Congratulations girls!  I'm very excited to see you model Charming Necessities Fall 2014 dresses!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Charming Necessities Fall 2014 Model Search

Its that time again!  Once (or sometimes twice) a year, Charming Necessities holds a model search open to any and all boutique models that wear sizes 12mo - 6.  The models selected  will receive a dress and M2M headband in exchange for high quality modeled pictures of the outfits.  These pictures will be used on Charming Necessities website, etsy store, across all social media platforms, and may be used in marketing materials as well.

Official Rules and How To Enter

The 2014 Fall Model Search will open 7/7/2014.  Entries can be submitted up until 10PM EST on 7/16/2014.

Model Search is open to girls ages 12mo - 6 (wears a size 6).


EMAIL one (1) picture per child (in jpeg format only) to
Please include MODEL SEARCH ENTRY in the subject line – as well as the following information in the body of your email (any emails sent in with missing information will not be entered):

By submitting your email you acknowledge:

1. That you have READ AND AGREE to the following rules and guidelines.

2. That you are the owner of the picture submitted (or have permission to use the photos for the contest.)

Photos submitted must be clear and recent pictures of the child. Pictures do not have to be professional but they must by HIGH QUALITY, remember this is a JUDGED contest.  Entries will be judged based on the picture submitted.  Please - no cell phone pictures, quick snap shots, screen shots of pictures online, etc.  The judges will not consider any pictures like these.

I will add pictures to a Model Search Album on Charming Necessities Facebook Fan Page.



Four Grand Prize Winners: Will receive a modeling opportunity from Charming Necessities. Winners will model dresses from Fall 2014 Collections, as well as matching hair accessories. Winners will receive 1 dress to model, as well as a matching headband. Winners will KEEP the outfit sent to them as their compensation for modeled pictures.


Entries will be judge by a panel of Judges, including fellow boutique owners, photographers, and friends of Charming Necessities who are familiar with the brand and style of the brand.

Contestants are judged based on:

• QUALITY of picture submitted.  First and foremost the entries will be judge based on the picture submitted.  Please - no cell phone pictures, quick snap shots, screen shots of pictures online, etc.  The judges will not consider any pictures like these.

• Overall Appearance

• Expression

• Picture style/theme is able to flow with current photography styles on

• Child’s ability to showcase products well

Entries must be submitted by 10 PM EST on July 16th.

4 Winners will be announced Friday July 18th. 


•  Models must be able to provide HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS if they are chosen. 

Models must also have Photographer’s permission to use photos.  Photographers may watermark photos and I will give them credit for the pictures as well.

Models must be able to return 4-5 pictures of each item sent, within 2 weeks of receiving items to be photographed.

Pictures of items modeled must be clear.

Pictures may not be edited to the point where the original colors of clothing or hair accessories is blurred.

Judges decisions are FINAL.

NO drama will be tolerated. There will be NO negative comments on Charming Necessities Blog or Facebook page regarding the Model Search. Any negative comments will be deleted immediately.

Let’s keep this FUN and FRIENDLY and have GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP!


Because models will be representing Charming Necessities, you are encouraged to submit pictures that represent the general theme of pictures found on my website. Think girly, vintage, elegant!

You are welcome to tag yourself and comment on pictures – but please remember this contest is NOT a popularity contest! Photos will be judged.

This model search is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
By entering this model search, you acknowledge the complete release of Facebook.
By entering this model search, you acknowledge that you are providing your email, and photos to Charming Necessities not to Facebook.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Heirloom Flutter Sleeve Dress in Pure Couture

There are no words for how precious this dress is!  Originally, the Pure Couture Collection was meant to be an all white line.  After sewing up the heirloom flutter sleeve dress I decided that I *had* to also offer it in some sweet pastel colors for Spring and Easter.  

This boutique dress has become an instant favorite with my fans and customers!  It features full flutter sleeves, a detailed square bodice, a extra twirly skirt, and large sash that ties into a bow in the back.  It is available in 6 colors (scroll to the bottom to see additional colors).

This dress can be made in white, as well as the following solid colors:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Vintage Scalloped Shorts and Flutter Sleeve Top Outfits by Charming Necessities

I am so excited about these darling little outfits!  The scalloped shorts have a gorgeous picot trim polka dot bais binding at the edges, so adorable!

The flutter sleeve tops are a sweet and comfortable way to finish off the outfit.  You can order the shorts by themselves OR purchase the entire outfit HERE.

Friday, January 3, 2014

French Vintage Inspired Girls Boutique Dresses

There are two new french vintage inspired girls clothing collections here are Charming Necessities!

Haute Couture is a pink, blue, and green collection with a gorgeous main print, a pink stripe, and blue paisley.

Exquisite is actually two new spring dresses from a Fall 2013 collection.  The colors of yellow and green with the french vintage main print and houndstooth fabrics work very well for the warmer months!