The Charming Index – February

French Toast at The Mockingbird, Nashville - The Charming Index

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1 Antiques & Garden Show, Nashville One of the oldest antique and garden shows in the South, this show mingles over 150 antique, art, and horticulture dealers with beautiful indoor gardens. Lots…

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Preppy Wardrobe Staples – Spring

Young blond in preppy wardrobe staples: white oxford, dark wash denims, heels, and scarf.

Add these 4 preppy wardrobe staples to your closet for effortless, classic style this spring! I truly enjoy putting outfits together, picking out what shirt would look best with this skirt or those pants and then accessorizing with scarves, jewelry, and shoes. But… Some mornings I just need to throw on something and head out…

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Pink Coat Giddiness

A pink coat to trounce those winter blues and inspire feelings of giddiness! This pink coat from Talbots never fails to inspire giddiness when I put it on. Of course wearing it on a snow day simply elevated that giddiness to ridiculous proportions. If you haven’t figured it out yet I love LOVE snow! Do…

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Fall Fashion Essentials

The fall fashion essentials you need for a cozy, stylish autumn!

The fall fashion essentials you need for a cozy, stylish autumn: the comfy turtleneck, the lady handbag, the cozy scarf, the quilted vest, the embellished sleeve, the statement coat, and the dressy sneaker! I’m not usually a fan of neutrals for fall fashion, but this year I am craving subdued cream, de-saturated camel, ice blue,…

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A Fall Floral Romance

Embrace this season's moody fall floral dresses in rich colors, decadent fabrics, and vintage patterns!

Embrace this season’s moody fall floral dresses in rich colors, decadent fabrics, and vintage patterns! Florals are always classic in my book, but on the fall 2017 runways fall florals were particularly stunning with their moody, sumptuousness. I am particularly loving the luxury fabrics like velvet and silk with floral patterns, but October here in…

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Preppy July 4th Outfits

Celebrate the USA this July 4th with some all American sportswear in classic red, white, and blue! Summer is already slipping away from us, and July 4th will be here next week. I just can’t believe it. This year we have big plans to go to the anvil shoot at the Museum of Appalachia. Yes,…

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In the Surf: Blue Off-the-Shoulder Dress

A gorgeous off-the-shoulder blue dress perfect for date night dinner or playing in the surf

Hey y’all! Alas we are back from Maui, and I’ve got so much to share with you about our trip from the snorkeling adventure we took to Molokini to our favorite Maui restaurants. But first I wanted to share one of my favorite beach looks from Hawaii great for a date night dinner or playing…

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XOXO: Valentine’s Date Night Looks

Valentine’s date night is almost here and whether you want to rock a LBD or go fully festive in red, I’ve got some amazing selections for your romantic evening from Tahari ASL! For S. and I, Valentine’s day is about celebrating our relationship and spending time together not about expensive gifts or over the top…

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Nothing beats fall fashion! I feel inspired anew every year as the humidity decreases, the leaves start to change, and crisp, cool air greets me in the morning. Red is a chic color choice any time of the year, but it is particularly popular in the fall. Lately I’ve been attracted to this intense, vibrant…

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Record and Plan 2015

The New Year approaches as do those pesky resolutions everyone will be making and breaking. I’m not sure I want to make any resolutions this year per say, but I do want to identify some habits I plan on improving, and the first is being organized and staying that way. For me the tried and…

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