Retailer Spotlight: An interview with Escapada!

As many of y’all know, we wholesale our tassels to many shops across the U.S. & Escapada Living store was one of my favorite retailers in Mount Pleasant. I held many tassel workshops and had the privilege of sharing my tassels with them over the last few years. When they reached out to learn a little more about The Tiny Tassel, I was thrilled to share!

 Mimi in the  Daphne Tunic  by Escapada,  Barre  tassel bracelets & our  Cooper  tassel earrings  Photo by  Aneris Photography

Mimi in the Daphne Tunic by Escapada, Barre tassel bracelets & our Cooper tassel earrings

Photo by Aneris Photography

1. Tell us about a day in the life of you! What's your usual routine?

Wake up by 8am & walk Gizmo, our rescue pup! My favorite morning pit- stop has been to pick up an Electric Mermaid bowl from Playa bowls, then head to work for the day at  our shop Cannonborough Collective! My day can be filled with everything from making tons of tiny tassels to blowing up lots of balloons! After work I head to Barre South for a good work out before heading home to cook a fun dinner! I try to stop working at 8pm but that usually doesn’t happen, it can be hard balancing it all! Some nights I end the day with a face mask from Motherland Essentials and then get a good nights rest so that I can do it all over again the next day!

2. We can't get enough of your tassel earrings - they're the perfect finishing touch for any outfit. Can you tell us a little more about how your business got started?

Thank you! My sister gave me a pair of hot pink tassels for my birthday & I started making tassel earrings for fun a little over three years ago! Before I knew it months a couple of passed and I’d created an Etsy page and began adding tassel bracelets & necklaces! After about a year of working in retail management & running my side hustle at full speed, I was so blessed to be able to take on The Tiny Tassel full time & the rest is history! I know this will sound cheesy but I’ve loved being able to wake up everyday and do exactly what i’m meant to be doing right now!


3. Where do you find inspiration for your jewelry designs?

Charleston offers me so much inspiration everyday! The Tiny Tassel is known for being colorful and happy so our cheery town lends so many fun ideas! 


4. How would you describe your personal style?

Colorful, preppy & comfy! 


5. Can you tell us how you styled the Daphne Dress?

This was the perfect dress for exploring Atlanta! I paired it with a couple of our Barre tassel bracelets for a fun arm party, Cooper lucite tassel earrings, comfy tennis mesh shoes from Tretorn & of course my classic L.L. Bean tote- adorned with pins from some of my favorite places! I loved the Daphne dress because it was an easy, no fuss look & not to mention super comfy to hang out in all day!

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6. Let's say you have a friend visiting Charleston for one day, and you want to show her the highlights. Where would you take her?

First stop, breakfast at Blue Rose Cafe — second, we’d explore the Cannonborough/ Elliotborough neighborhood to stop into our shop Cannonborough Collective & all of our favorite local shops in the neighborhood. Stop for a sweet treat from Sugar Bakeshop then head to pineapple fountain (of course) for a few fun photos! After living here for almost nine years, I still love taking strolls around town and just getting lost in the beautiful neighborhoods downtown. 


7. What place(s) are on your travel bucket list? Why?

Currently can’t wait to visit LA & Palm Beach! Can you tell I still have summer on my mind? Would love to travel to Tokyo again soon to visit family and take them all tassels!! Paris is my number one on the list right now, can’t wait to visit one day & eat all the cheese!

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Summer Stripes

Summer is officially here! Our current obsession with all white outfits leaves room for the perfect pop of color AKA our tassel earrings. I paired our limited edition, 4th of July, Devereaux tassel earrings with my favorite white jeans from J.Crew and a simple tee. This look is so easy and it let's you have fun while picking your accessories!

 If you're wondering what the deal is with this fun bike...it's an exclusive J.Crew X Tribe bike. I won it (!!!!) for participating in the #nationalstripesday contest on Instagram! Thank you J.Crew!! Biking is my favorite way to get around Charleston so it was the perfect surprise. Enjoy these fun photos from Aneris Photography

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Spring is in the air!

The flowers are blooming and we're so excited that spring is finally here! I recently got to spend a fun filled afternoon with Sirena of Aneris Photography & Alyshia of Addie J. Beauty. We started the day off at the Harbinger cafe, one of our favorites. It's located on upper King St. and has so many yummy treats plus the perfect outdoor patio. After the Harbinger, we took to South of Broad to stroll the streets and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Flower boxes, horse drawn carriages & the perfect pastel homes made us ooh and ahh in every direction that we turned. Here's a few shots from that afternoon, they're definitely a reminder to get outside and explore our little city more!

  Aneris Photography   Alyshia of Addie J. Beauty looking gorgeous in our new Greenhill tassel earrings!

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Alyshia of Addie J. Beauty looking gorgeous in our new Greenhill tassel earrings!

  Aneris Photography   Sporting our new Rainbow Row clutch in pastels with our Greenhill tassel earrings.   

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Sporting our new Rainbow Row clutch in pastels with our Greenhill tassel earrings.

 

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The Tiny Tassel is 2!

Back in August, we celebrated our two year tassel-versary! I'm so grateful & happy to be able to wake up everyday and get to work at my "dream job!" Here's a few photos shot by my amazing friend & photographer, Sirena of Aneris Photography . I hope y'all enjoy! 

  Sugar Bakeshop  is my favorite place in Charleston to pick up a sweet treat so of course we celebrated with these delicious little things, topped off with a champagne candle from our shop,  Cannonborough Collective ! 

Sugar Bakeshop is my favorite place in Charleston to pick up a sweet treat so of course we celebrated with these delicious little things, topped off with a champagne candle from our shop, Cannonborough Collective

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 Hoping for many more years of tasseling to come! Thank you for always supporting our small business & loving our tassels just as much as I do!

Hoping for many more years of tasseling to come! Thank you for always supporting our small business & loving our tassels just as much as I do!

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Brunch spotlight: With Love Travel Co
 Randi from  With Love Travel Co  offers boutique travel planning with a fun box of goodies shipped to each of your guests- how fun right?! Now that her business is in full swing, we know that lots of bachelors & bachelorettes will be enjoying her services this Spring in Charleston!

Randi from With Love Travel Co offers boutique travel planning with a fun box of goodies shipped to each of your guests- how fun right?! Now that her business is in full swing, we know that lots of bachelors & bachelorettes will be enjoying her services this Spring in Charleston!

 Cocktails topped with burnt rosemary,  The Park Cafe  really knows how to serve a pretty & delicious drink. Pictured above are our new  Amherst  &  Percy  tassel bracelets. 

Cocktails topped with burnt rosemary, The Park Cafe really knows how to serve a pretty & delicious drink. Pictured above are our new Amherst & Percy tassel bracelets. 

 Randi, Ashley & I at  Revelator Coffee  for an afternoon pick me up

Randi, Ashley & I at Revelator Coffee for an afternoon pick me up

 We've had these beauties on repeat all week-love our new  Devereaux  tassel earrings!

We've had these beauties on repeat all week-love our new Devereaux tassel earrings!

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A Sweet Gathering!

Donuts, galentines & tassels, oh my! 

Last weekend I gathered a few girls and some sweet treats for the yummiest Galentine's gathering!

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Fresh florals, cocktails & custom cookies made this day even sweeter! Frampton's of Charleston have the most gorgeous blooms & their arrangements are just stunning! I'm still daydreaming about these beauties! 

The most gorgeous custom cookies blew me away from Cookies by Cat of Columbia, they were just too pretty to eat! Her Valentine's design were so detailed and delicious too.

For a sweet sip, we mixed up a raspberry love potion with Jackson Morgan Cream! We mixed up their Salted Caramel Southern Cream along with a raspberry liqueur & garnish it with fresh strawberries & blackberries. It was the perfect pink drink! 

How cute are these minis from Jackson Morgan?! They made for the perfect valentine's for each girl and we added a tassel, of course! Paired with these classic monogrammed cocktail napkins from South of Libbie, it's a gift that each girl could treasure in their home forever. 

Sugared, chocolate dipped & glazed are just a few of the delicious flavors from Glazed Gourmet. Their raspberry donut is by far my favorite!  

Every gathering needs fun balloons and sweet treats! Our treat table was sure to give you a sugar fix! From waffles dusted with powdered sugar to homemade biscuits from Callie's Hot Little Biscuits, I wish this could be my brunch setup every Saturday!

Missed some of your gals? These simple but sweet Galentine's cards from Anson Paper Co. are sure to but a smile on their face! Snail mail is the best mail!

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I wish Galentine's Day was more than once a year, we shouldn't need a holiday to get the girls together for a day filled with sweet treats! 

Photographer : @probelo

Specialty Cocktail: @Jacksonmorgancream

Florals: @Framptonschs

Monogrammed Cocktail Napkin: @Southoflibbie

Clothing /Jewelry/Balloons Garland: @Thetinytassel

Custom Cookies: @Cookiesbycat

Cards: @Ansonpaperco

Donuts: @Glazedgourmet

Biscuits: @Callieshotlittlebiscuit

 

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Galentine's on Glitter Guide!

So thrilled to have been featured on Glitter Guide! Here's a few more peeks behind the scenes that made for the best Galentine's Get together!

 The gangs all here!

The gangs all here!

 Melissa From The Blue Root, Liz From Charleston Weekender & Mimi From The Tiny Tassel

Melissa From The Blue Root, Liz From Charleston Weekender & Mimi From The Tiny Tassel

 We came bearing all the tassels, of course!

We came bearing all the tassels, of course!

Liz from The Charleston Weekender put together this amazing shoot & here's a list of all the amazing makers who made it happen! 

Photography: @anerisphotos

Event design/coordination: @yojevents

Style Conceptualization: @ashncarrington

urkish towels/soaps/weekender bag: @charlestonweekender

Bus: @lowcountryvalet

Attire: @escapadaliving

Jewelry: @thetinytassel

Gift boxes: @theblueroot

Signature cocktails:@cocktailbandits

Calligraphy: @thetownserif  

Dessert: @abcdcakemake

Florals: @framptonschs

Rentals: @snyderevents

Balloons: @teacupsandtrucks

Venue: legarewaringhouse

 Gorgeous gift boxes from The Blue Root, Featuring Felted Soaps from The Charleston Weekender, Hand Lettered Notebooks from The Town Serif & Our Signature Tassel Earrings & Elliotborough Necklace

Gorgeous gift boxes from The Blue Root, Featuring Felted Soaps from The Charleston Weekender, Hand Lettered Notebooks from The Town Serif & Our Signature Tassel Earrings & Elliotborough Necklace

 LOVED this gorgeous hand lettered place setting by The Town Serif!

LOVED this gorgeous hand lettered place setting by The Town Serif!

 The most beautiful blooms from Frampton's Flowers!

The most beautiful blooms from Frampton's Flowers!

Y'all, I'm still daydreaming of this beautiful day! It was so much fun spending the day with these lovely ladies! Seriously, when this much talent is together you know you're making something wonderful!

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The Tiny Tassel Garments Are Here!

I am SO excited to share our new garments with y'all! All of our pieces are inspired by Charleston, think gingham meets ruffles meets southern chic. Each of the garments are handmade in NYC by our awesome designer aka MOM! It's been wonderful working with my mom on this fun new project, from selecting designs to picking there perfect gingham check. We've picked our favorites and hope that y'all love everything!

We're offering lots of off-the-shoulder, ruffle, gingham, & bright colors this season! Our hope is to spread a little happy all while helping you feel great in what you're wearing! Whether you're wearing our effortless Legare dress or giving a little cold shoulder with our Tradd top, we know you'll love these comfortable and easy looks! 

We want to hear from y'all! What colors are we missing? Any styles that you absolutely love? What would you like to see more of? Let us know! 

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Welcome Y'all!

I'm Mimi, the Tiny Tassel Connoisseur! I was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina but have called Charleston, SC my home for the last 7 years. Growing up my family visited Charleston every summer so it's always been a special place to me. Naturally, I attended the College of Charleston and studied Corporate Communication. My time at the college taught me many things and I'm so happy to continue to call Charleston my home! After graduation, I managed a luxury menswear shop where I learned the day in and day outs of running a retail shop. As I began my journey with The Tiny Tassel, I started to really push myself to grow my business and eventually was able to take this on full-time! I am so grateful for everyone that has supported my little business! I am ecstatic to share that The Tiny Tassel is now in 16 retail shops across the US and growing more and more everyday. 

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