Archive for April, 2011

April 29, 2011

Fashion Fit for a Princess

by ClearanceCharms

The world was abuzz this morning with curiousity surrounding the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Though the ceremony holds a great deal of historical weight to it, the most anticipation was over the fashion of the day, especially Kate’s dress. It was the social event of the decade and as guests began to arrive, it was apparent that the royal wedding would not disapppoint fashion lovers. The aisle seemed to be transformed into a runway and Westminister Abbey into Bryant Park.

The biggest fashion statement of the morning was headwear. Whether it was a hat or a fascinator, the bigger the headpiece, the better. Some of the guests seemed to be trying to upstage the bride (a major wedding faux pas) however it did make for a fabulous spectacle. Millineries not only in London, but across the world, were bombarded with orders for hats regardless of whether the customers were attending the wedding or not. It was as if the royal wedding had become the fashion equivalent of the Kentucky Derby for Brits, and it was absolutely fabulous.

Though the guests had some quite memorable choices in fashion, the bride remained true to fashion, the central focus of the wedding. Adorned in a handcrafted lace, ivory and satin dress made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Kate’s natural beauty and grace were emulated in the stunning gown and reflected Grace Kelly at her wedding to the Prince of Monaco. Her shoes were also by Alexander McQueen and her 1936 Cartier veil was lent to her by the Queen. Her engagement is hard to miss as well; an oval 18-carat blue sapphire and white diamond ring which had been Princess Diana’s ring. Prince William was quoted saying “This was my way of making sure that my mother didn’t miss out on today.”

The bride was perfect with her ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something new.’ She is living every little girls dream of becoming a princess and looking fabulous while doing so. The best of wishes to the newly weds!

April 29, 2011

Fairytales Do Come True

by ClearanceCharms

Sealed with a kiss, this real life fairytale is straight out of the storybooks.

The gown… her smile…. the dashing prince… the bells… the carriage.  The unparalleled British pagentry lends us a new fairytale story to tell, this time with a parade of high fashion and a couple that can light the world

April 19, 2011

My Kind of Easter Bunny

by ClearanceCharms

In honor of Easter, I’d like to introduce you to the most stylish, fashion-forward bunny I know, Fifi Lapin. Check out her book, What Shall I Wear Today? Style Secrets of a Furry Fashionista. And don’t forget to shop our Easter Section for stylish Easter gifts!

April 15, 2011

Teal is the New Black

by ClearanceCharms

Clearance Charms puts a new spin on a classic; liven up your dull black wardrobe with a pop of teal! You can do the same for your bracelet with some of our latest beads and charms in beautiful teal hues.

April 15, 2011

Fall in Love Friday: Small CZ Charm Cocktail

by ClearanceCharms

Friday is finally upon us and it’s time to celebrate this week’s triumphs with a stylish weekend.  With the weather taking a glorious turn for most of the country, we hope you’re fortunate enough to enjoy so sunshine!  The weekend is a time for baseball games with the family (have a hot dog for me!), barbecuing with friends and kicking up your heels with the girls.  And what better to help you unwind after a hectic week than an umbrella-ed cocktail by the water?  Raise your glass with me to fun filled, sun soaking weekends with loved ones, don’t forget to bring Clearance Charms along for the ride!

Cheers y’all!

Small CZ Charm Cocktail


April 14, 2011

Effervescence, Style and a Really Long Road

by ClearanceCharms

It’s true what they say, fashions come and go.  Trends will fade eventually, what’s hot today will be old hat tomorrow.  But style, now style is eternal my friends.  Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s how you wear it.  A dress might last a season, but the poise of the woman in the dress lasts a lifetime.

I have a friend whose style, poise, grace and humor will stay with me and many others for the rest of our days, though she’s left us.  My friend Jackie Spellman, the always smiling Jax, lost her battle with Acute MyeloidLeukemia way too early at the age of 25.  Her effervescence simply can not be forgotten.  She lit up every room, touched every heart and helped every friend in need.  The girl simply had style.

I happen to know another young woman with a similiar pinache for all things adventure who is running her THIRD marathon in honor and support of Jackie.  This time, she returns to our youthful stomping grounds for the coveted and elite Boston Marathon! You might say I’m surrounded by runnin’ fools, I just don’t know how they do it!

“Marathon Monday” is a particularly strict event to qualify for and brings out crowds in the millions to watch the finish and cheer on the runners along the route.  No disrespect to the absolutely darling city of Charleston, but this is the real shebang.  The city becomes absolutely electrified with an amazing street pounding energy.  Starting in the suburbs and finishing in historic downtown Boston at Copley Square, this is event rivaled only by the ball drop in Times Square.  Droves of Bostonians pile into the streets for standing room only views, hoping to catch a glimpse of runners dying for the finish line.  And if their reeeally lucky, they just might see our own Courtney Caterino on April 18th as she crosses the line and reaches her funding goal for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Jackie.

True style is still apparent even when one is all covered in sweat after a grueling 26.2 miles and wrapped in a tinfoil blankie.  Good luck, Court!

Join Us:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Team in Training – Donate to Courtney’s mission

Boston Marathon


To tune in for Race Day Media Coverage (so worth it!);

Live local coverage on WBZ-TV, or Live national coverage on Universal Sports Television Network
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If you’re in the area…

9:00 a.m. Mobility Impaired Participants Start
9:17 a.m. Push-Rim Wheelchair Division Start
9:22 a.m. Handcycle Participants Start
9:32 a.m. Elite Women’s Start
10:00 a.m. Elite Men’s Start & Wave One
10:20 a.m Wave Two
10:40 a.m. Wave Three
5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Grand Ballroom,
138 St. James Avenue, Boston
7:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Post-Race Party* (21 and older only)
House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston
*Tickets on sale at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo

April 13, 2011

New Natural Shell Charms!

by ClearanceCharms

April 12, 2011

One Charming Thing: Mosaic Shell Charm Maui

by ClearanceCharms

  Introducing our BRAND NEW Mosaic Shell line!!! These breathtakingly beautiful individually handcrafted Mosaic shell charms have a solid .925 sterling silver core. Each charm is a unique work of art composed of natural abalone shells hand set one piece at a time resulting in some of the most stunning beads we have ever created. We have a full line of these gorgeous works of art that can viewed here: Mosaic Shell Charms

Mosaic Shell Charm Maui


April 11, 2011

Meet Our Furry Family

by ClearanceCharms

Happy National Pet Day!

It’s true, it’s a real thing.  I swear.  Not only is it a real thing, it’s a wonderful opportunity to talk about something most of our clients adore – our furry family!!  You collect animal charms by the pound and just can’t get enough cats, dogs and fish.  It’s safe to say the majority of you are animal lovers. 

So with that in mind, we’d love to introduce you to our fuzziest friends!  And we invite you to share photos of your loveable lapdogs and friendly felines here or on our facebook page at

And don’t forget to check out our collection of Solid Sterling Silver Animal Charms here – Silver Animals.



April 11, 2011

Today I Will…

by ClearanceCharms

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