Friday, April 21, 2017

Yankee South, The New Lifestyle Brand for Loving the South

Once again the Yankees are invading the South, this time they are loving and staying in our Southern communities and really enjoying the flip flop weather and short sleeves for a good 9 months out of the year. Who doesn't? We welcome them with their Northern sass, fuggetaboutit! They love the slower pace, the Southern charm and the Southern class that is known on the Southeast Coast.




Yankee South has captured this quintessential Northern Sass with Southern Class in a new lifestyle brand of tees, tanks and trucker hats and tumblers.  The Yankee South shirts are the softest you'll find, our favorite is the "Hustle" tank in a flowy fabric with a racer back for ladies.  You don't have to be from the North to HUSTLE! If you are from the North living in the South, the typical lifestyle brands don't speak to you, but Yankee South will.  If you are proud of your Northern raisin' and your southern Livin' Yankee South is the new lifestyle brand for you.



Our Yankee customers visit our monogram shop and comment how they love the Yankee South lifestyle brand.  They get the T-shirt going, the Legacy Trucker Hat going, some hoops and some flip flops and you've got a new "Yankee Uniform".  We joke in the shop that our big hoop earrings sell out every time we stock them and we've labeled them our "Yankee Hoops" because our northern customers love a good hoop earring with a trucker hat.

If you're a Yankee in search of a brand apparel and graphic tees that speak to your heritage, check out Yankee South.  They have way more apparel and accessories we've featured here. They are getting into more and more retail stores and will take the South by storm, y'all wait 'n see.  Meanwhile, you can shop YankeeSouth.com online or you can also find them in our monogram shop at Carolina Clover, The Monogram Boutique in Downtown Wake Forest, NC.  We are loving their social media, so follow them @theyankeesouth on instagram.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Personalized Easter Baskets, Very Southern!

The Easter bunny is on his way and will be arriving on Sunday, April 16, 2017!  A little late this year, but we hope that the weather is warm by then in the south and the bulbs are in bloom!

If you are searching for an adorable Easter basket for your egg hunt this year, shop Carolina Clover's sweet selection of personalized Easter baskets for bunnies of every age. Our favorite is the Southern Seersucker that sells out every year.  Embroider this basket with your child's name or monogram, it makes a heart tugging keepsake. Store it in the child's room and use for storage if you're the practical one. Fold it flat and store it until next year, it takes up very little storage space in your Easter decor.

Shown here is the green seersucker Easter basket personalized with an embroidered monogram.  We've used a block R with a circle frame that is suitable for this adorable boy in his short tall.  Our seersucker Easter basket comes in blue, pink, purple and green and is a single handle for the kids to be able to hold onto their treasures.

You will love our price and our professional embroidery done right in our shop located in Wake Forest, NC.  We happily serve Wake Forest, North Raleigh and surrounding areas with our professional embroidery service.  Stop in the retail store if you are local and shop our on site selection of personalized Easter baskets that we can monogram for you the same day.  If you're an online shopper, gather your orders and order in enough time to allow for production and shipping of your Easter basket. You can select your threads and fonts online and the style of basket for your little darlings.  We can monogram Easter baskets suitable for boys and girls!

Carolina Clover, The Monogram Boutique
123 S. White Street, Suite 200
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
919-917-5330
store@carolinaclover.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Valentine's Gift Idea's for Her

Hey Guys! Are you looking for really cute Valentine's gift ideas for her that won't bust your budget? I mean you did just survive Christmas and you've had like 1 paycheck right?  Carolina Clover doesn't disappoint with really thoughtful Valentine's gift ideas. They aren't cheap, and they aren't cheezy and they are really going to get you much kudos for creativity.

Valentine's Gift Idea for Her #1. Pick a really sappy meaningful item. We really like a coordinates necklace, you can commemorate where you met, where you had your first date or where you got married in a cute little necklace that is under $50 delivered in either gold or silver.  Expand on this idea, if you are not into coordinates, as in latitude and longitude, consider a state necklace if that means more to your relationship.

Valentine's Gift Idea for Her #2.  Pick a trend as a gift.  She will be blown away that you even know what a trend is.  The trends that we are seeing now are like blanket scarves, round beach towels, and anything with a tassel on it.  If you see her on these trends, this is a good idea. If you don't see her on these trends, these are still a good idea because they are new territory!

Valentine's Gift Idea for Her #3. Get her a new tumbler for her morning coffee, or her waterbottle for yoga and fill it with chocolate kisses or her favorite candy. CarolinaClover.com can personalize this tumbler for you with a decal and you can fill it with her favorite candy for a personalized gift for under $30.

If you would like to see more Valentine Gift Ideas for Her, click over to our web site and shop our complete category of Valentine's gifts that she is sure to love for every budget.  We carry really beautiful custom pendants as well as inexpensive engraved pieces. Let us know if we can help you find the perfect Valentine's Gift!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chunky Blankets and More With ArtizenHome.com

Are you looking for chunky yarn for those fabulous blankets seen in only the high end home decor catalogs or have you drooled over the cozy warmth of 100% Marino wool blankets on Etsy? The meet newcomer Artizen Home to the ecommerce arena of movers and makers.



Whether you are a knitter looking for the chunky wool yarn and supplies or you are an interior decorator looking for the latest trend in home decor, you'll find what you are looking for at Artizenhome.com. Celebrating their grand opening on September 24th, you will love their initial product offering of finished home goods and knitting supplies.

They have stocked gorgeous Marino wool colors you can order by the pound or kit for the home crafter or professional knitter. We think they will dominate the market on domestic shipping in the United States as the premier supplier of bulky Marino wool products. No more waiting tireless weeks to restock your knitting cupboard because your supplier is overseas. You can't get this stuff at your local craft store folks.

Welcome Artizenhome.com to the ecommerce world when they open for business on the 24th, shop their selection of gorgeous and on trend colors. Our sources tell us they have been knitting, photohooting, videoing and uploading finished products into their brand new store like madness.  Wishing the best of Luck to Artizenhome.com, now go shop, Y'all.

Carolina Clover, The Monogram Boutique is located in historic downtown Wake Forest, NC specializing in monogrammed jewelry, gifts and apparel.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Charles River Meets Lilly Pulitzer

Carolina Clover is thrilled be carrying this quality apparel line from Charles River Apparel.  Our retail store has been filled with the quality of the quarter zip sweatshirt in three colors. Our customers can't get enough.  This new for 2016-17 sweatshirt boasts a quarter zip pull over neckline with Charles River Branding, a cadet popped collar, relax banded waist band.  Hello Comfort Colors? Move over, there's a new legging perfect sweatshirt in town. This new quarter zip also has a hidden seam side pocket, a place for your phone! Sign me up.
Charles River Quarter Zip in Mint


Carolina Clover has stocked this perfect quarter zip sweatshirt in 3 adorable colors.  The bright coral is to die for, there's a lovely mint and the traditional heather gray.  We want all three for a month of Saturdays during college football season.

Our customers have been so thrilled with this sweatshirt and it monograms beautifully with our on site commercial embroidery service.  We stock sizes small to XL, but we've ordered the XS and the extra X's as needed, they ship to the store really quick.

Now for the best part of the story, how Lilly met Charles.  We offer a fantastic embroidered applique featuring your three initial monogram in a circle block font.  This is such an awesome stitch with a finishing bean stitch on top, the applique part allows us to use any fabric as the background of the monogram.  This is when Lilly arrived!  We've stocked 4 Lilly patterns for your enjoyment, choose your Charles River quarter zip, select your Lilly fabric, and a coordinating thread color and viola! You have a Charles River Meets Lilly Monogrammed Quarter Zip sweatshirt that will be your absolute favorite sweatshirt EVA!

Here are some of the fabric/color combinations that our customers have chosen in the store.  We love them all!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Monogram Jewelry Designs

Introducing new monogram jewelry designs featured at Carolina Clover! We love how the jewelers we partner with keep coming up with new monogram jewelry designs that end up being the new trend or the new classics!

We are seeing more trends evolve around the double bail necklace with monogram pendant.  Our newest jeweler is putting a frame around the hand cut pendant. We love this design as many of us in the shop wear our monogram necklaces on a daily basis and we find this nice little border around the monogram keeps it from snagging on your blouses!  Carolina Clover offers this necklace is a larger 1.60+ inch size and in a small 1/2 inch size in either gold or silver.

The girls at Carolina Clover are swooning over our new monogrammed cuff bracelets in script or block font.  We love the considerate design of this hand cut monogram bracelet as it is wide in the front and tapers around the back for easy wear.  This bracelet comes in sterling silver and 14k gold plate.
Black letter engraving is back with these stackable bangles engraved with a single name. We like these as a mother's bracelet to be stacked with her arm party. Does she collect Alex and Ani or Pandora?  These would look amazing stacked all together with her other collections and the price is amazing for a custom engraved bangle in silver, gold place or rose gold.
Our monogram earrings have a new twist too, literally. We are seeing a new trend emerge on a southern classic pearl earring.  On our new 360 earrings we have your engraved monogram on the front and the pearl serves a the earring back for a 360 jewelry look.
360 Pearl Monogram Earring
Wow, the last trend we are seeing is a WHOLE LOT OF state pride.  Whether you go to a state school or live where you were born and raised, Carolina Clover's jewelry partners are doing lots of designs with states.  The favorite is the state shaped monogram necklace featuring your engraved monogram inside the state. You get to pick your acrylic color and your metal component color for a custom little trinket for a really affordable price. Our southern belles are getting really creative and choosing acrylic colors for their school, their sorority or coordinating with their boutique apparel purchases.
The best place to shop for your monogrammed jewelry designs is Carolina Clover!  Shop online 24/7 for your gifts and new trends. If you're local to our retail shop, stop in to see what we have on display, or if you know what you want order online and select shipping to store for free shipping on your purchase from us.
Carolina Clover, The Monogram Boutique
123 S. White Street, Suite 200
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Monday, August 15, 2016

Stainless Steel Tumblers! Engraved or Decal?

This has been the summer of the double walled stainless steel tumbler, am I right?  These things are everywhere!  Whether you bat for Yeti or RTIC, the is no doubt that a double walled tumbler is THE secret to not letting your drink sweat!  If you are in the south, you KNOW your double walled tumblers keep from sweating themselves silly all over you all over the car, the furniture, out on the porch, the boat, the beach, everywhere and they keep your drink cold or hot depending on your potion.

Our customers are running in our retail store for their Yeti decals right now.  The story we are hearing is that "My dad keeps taking my Yeti and if I put a monogram on it, then there is no way he will take my Yeti again." HAHA! We have to laugh with our southern girls who know their way around a sassy swirly monogram a southern man wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole!  Make your mark, ladies!

If you're not close our retail store, where we are cutting monograms on site for your Yeti, check out our online store where you can order your decal for your Yeti online here. We recommend ordering the 3inch size for your tumbler, but we have seen the 5 inch on a tumbler! If you haven't splurged for a Yeti yet, check out our Polar Pro double walled stainless tumbler for LESS and includes a monogram decal applied for you.  This makes a great gift and we can ship super fast for this monogrammed stainless steel tumbler.
We are super excited to now offer an etched stainless steel tumbler that is engraved with your monogram in our retail store and our online store.  This is a forever lasting engraved process done by our local artist.  We are thrilled to a partnered with an artist to bring you a really AWESOME gift that is different than just pulling up to the store and buying a Yeti. The engraving is fantastic and such a classy personalized touch.  
Shown above is our pearl monogram style we are thrilled to offer as an engraving font style on our tumbler. We tried to do this monogram style in a decal and it was a nightmare, but our customers loved it so now it is back for this engraved tumbler.

If you are budget savvy, go for the decal if you really want a nice gift, go for the engraved stainless steel tumbler with a name or a monogram.  And yes, our artist has put together a selection of engraving styles that would even suit a man, so this is a great gift for husband, father, uncle or brother.  We even love these as a Groomsman gift.  This item takes up to 2 weeks in production, so you must order early. This item cannot be a last minute gift for Christmas, so please order early as our cut off date will be early in December so we can get them all delivered by Christmas.

We can do a swirly monogram too, so ladies make your mark with your engraved stainless steel tumbler from Carolina Clover!  

Shop CarolinaClover.com or Carolina Clover, The Monogram Boutique
123 S. White Street, Suite 200
Wake Forest, NC 27587
919-917-5330
Monday-Saturday, 10-6pm