Charming Necessities Blog

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New collections previews!

Just wanted to post some previews of the new collections I am working on for Summer 2012!  I hope you enjoy these gorgeous fabrics as much as I do.  Each collection will include several dress designs, as well as capri pants and matching headband.  There may be a surprise piece thrown in too.  ;)

Also, just as a side note - Charming Necessities is closed until April 1st.  Going forward I will only be taking a certain amount of orders per month - and then I will close up shop until the next month.  I am the stay at home Mom of 4 kids 7 and under, I homeschool 2 of them, and 2 are playing sports this spring.  This means my time to work on orders {nap time and evenings} has decreased dramatically.  In order to keep a reasonable production time and save my sanity {lol} I will only be taking as many orders as I am able to handle per month.

Ok, on to the Summer collections!

Lovely will be launched in early April.

Spreading Her Wings will be launched in early April.

Butterflies and Sunshine will be launched mid April

Sweet Summertime will be launched mid April

French Vanilla will be launched early May

Monday, March 19, 2012

One day sale!

Charming Necessities just reached 12,000 fans on facebook!  To celebrate I am running a one day sale.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Charming Necessities Summer 2012 Model Search


Charming Necessities is looking for one little girl to model a Summer 2012 clothing collection, Butterflies and Sunshine!  The collection will consist of a knot dress, sundress, pants, and matching hair accessories.  Additional pieces may be added. 

This gorgeous collection will be whimsical and fun!  Fabric swatches are shown below.

Now, for important details and how to enter!

Model Search starts today, March 17th and entries will be accepted until March 28th.  Winner will be announced on this blog and on FB fan page on Saturday March 31st. 

These photos will be used on Charming Necessities' website, etsy shop, facebook, as well as in marketing materials online and in print.  Because of this, the quality of the photos must be excellent and Charming Necessities must have permission to use photos.  Pro photos are preferred but not required {if you are a "momtographer" that is fine!}  In return for the pictures, the model will be able to keep all clothing and hair accessories provided!

There is NO CHARGE to enter this contest, but please keep in mind that these pictures will be judged and I am looking for clear, bright, pro quality photos to showcase this collection.  You can also visit Charming Necessities' store to view the current photos and get an idea of what kind of pictures are needed.
Models need to be able to walk {clothing is shown to best advantage while standing/walking} and no larger than a size 6.

Pictures need to be emailed back to me within 2 weeks of reciept of package.  3-5 shots of each piece are required so that customers can get a good idea of the item they are purchasing.


1. Please send an EMAIL to with Model Search as the SUBJECT.
2. Send 1 picture that best represents your model and the style/quality of photos I can expect, please make sure the picture is no larger than 600 pixels wide and send it as an ATTACHMENT {I have problems getting pictures sent in the body of the email}.
3.  Make sure to include the child's FIRST NAME as well as AGE and CLOTHING SIZE.

All entries {pictures} will be loaded onto Charming Necessities fan page on Facebook.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Charming Necessities Sizing

Below you will find the sizing charts for all the items here at Charming Necessities. All items are sold to these measurements. If your require custom measurements - a $5 custom fee is charged. Please contact me before ordering if you need to request a custom size.