Fa la la la la, la la la la! It’s our FAVORITE time of the year, Smarties, and we couldn’t be more excited to present our best giveaway ever, in honor of a decade of pink & green bliss! That’s right, it’s CSP’s 10th birthday – yay, us!! Our Smarty elves had the best time shopping for all things “Smarty” to give to our favorite readers on the planet! We’ve got something for everyone here – fashion, jewelry, art, jewelry, bags & primping – all of our absolute faves! Some are from right here in the QC and some are national – and ALL have been chosen for a reason. We’ll have 16 winners – we hope one of them is Y-O-U!
Here’s to the next decade of Smarty Pants! Merry EVERYTHING, Smarties! XOXO
The Buttercup Charlotte Featuring:
MADE in the Deep South
Our Smarty friends at the Buttercup had a changing of the guards recently and are now 2nd generation Charlotte family-owned, and we couldn’t be more excited and proud of them! The Buttercup is a Charlotte icon tucked right in the heart of Myers Park and is hands down the best spot to shop for gifts this holiday season – from candles, to jewelry, to art, and stationery, now offering in-house monogramming – you’ll find something for everyone on your holiday list!
The Buttercup did a very special collab for us with a new line they carry, MADE in the Deep South. These could possibly be the most uniquely fabulous pieces of jewelry I have ever seen, and the Buttercup is the only shop in the QC who carries them! Smarty Alert: Mark your calendars for next week, the Buttercup will be hosting a MADE in the Deep South trunk show December 14-17 – so you can shop and make sure your hubby knows what you really want under the tree this year – wink, wink!
On MADE in the Deep South:
MADE in the Deep South jewelry line was created with the idea of making “one-of-a-kind” pieces for women that strive to express their own personal style. We start with vintage and antique pieces that are collected all over the world, some dating back to the 1800s. The vintage pieces are then deconstructed, mixed with other pieces and other materials to create “new,” stand-out jewelry. Every MADE piece is unique and varies in style depending upon the piece itself, and the era it came from. They all have their own history and story to tell. Each MADE piece is adorned with a “story card” that provides its very own biography.
Our lucky Smarty will win the gorgeous 1960s Brooch (featured above) from an Illinois estate!
You can find the Buttercup at:
343 Providence Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
And MADE in the Deep South at:
Two Bees Cashmere
I stumbled upon a GEM on an instagram binge I had recently while waiting in a carpool line and I just knew it had to be top of my favorite things list. Two Bees Cashmere has gorgeous sweaters, shawls, hats and more that are a must for your winter wardrobe. I’m seriously crushing on this shawl and it needs to be under my Smarty tree:
About Two Bees:
Our story began over a decade ago when the hunt for design driven, affordable cashmere left us empty handed. Since the beginning, we have strived to fill that void creating a cashmere collection for life’s everyday adventures. Two Bees Cashmere brings a tailored fit, coupled with a coastal-inspired design story that takes us through each season. We believe everyday is an adventure and that cashmere should be with you on these journeys, not left on a shelf.
Two Bees Cashmere is working tirelessly with our factory to create a specialized cashmere that washes with ease and wears well. We continue to be on the cutting edge of making cashmere an accessible luxury for today’s active lifestyle. Let our sweaters help you experience livable luxury.
Our lucky Smarty will win a Two Bees Plaid Trim Tunic, a holiday wardrobe essential that can go from carpool to cocktails.
You can find Two Bees Cashmere at:
And locally at Charlotte’s in Myers Park!
I first discovered Elizabeth McKay a few years ago and absolutely fell head over heels in love with the simple feminine detail on every piece.
Whether it’s the perfectly ruffled new Elizabeth top, or the signature party dress, Elizabeth’s designs make you feel special. I have acquired a nice collection of Elizabeth McKay pieces and I kid you not, every single time I wear one, I get stopped and have to give the names of all of the Charlotte boutiques who carry her! The lines in every Elizabeth McKay piece fit as if I had them custom tailored for me – absolutely stunning! Her fabrics are luxurious and her pieces are timeless. You will want to build this collection for years to come.
Elizabeth McKay designs are full of color, bold prints and sophistication. We especially love the pants outfit, hand-picked for our Smarty winner. If these pants aren’t “Smarty Pants”, then I don’t know what is:-)
Our lucky Smarty will win the Katherine Pants and the New Elizabeth Shirt!
You can find Elizabeth McKay at:
High end boutiques across the QC and…
Make sure you sign up for her newsletter, they are always running special discounts and you don’t want to miss out on a great Smarty deal!
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