A Lovely Local Find

  This past Sumday was Mother’s Day I the U.S. and I had the chance to spend Saturday with my mom. The weather was decent and we went out for Lunch together as well. I don’t live that far from my hometown, but I never seem to get down there very often. One thing my mom and I like to do when we get together is go shopping. Whether she comes here or I go there, we always seem to end up going shopping. My hometown has a lot of charming little, locally owned shops. Actually, the city I live in now also has many locally owned shops. My hometown is best known for it’s antique and home decor shops. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is a clothing boutique for younger people there now. The owner was a bit older than me in high school, so I didn’t know her well. Now she’s got two store locations. She sells designer brands, which is a very pleasant surprise for this town. There aren’t any other clothing stores there. My mom actually lives “downtown” so we only have to walk down the street to go shopping.

I found the boutique to be adorable and the clothes are just my style. I definitely ended up taking something home. I got a light blue dress as you can see above with the cutest pastel necklace and earrings.

I’m always happy to buy local when I can, even when I know I’m paying more. Even with the higher price tag, I know I’m helping out the community and more often than not, the product I’m buying locally is of a higher quality.

I’m not strict with buying locally, but I try to when I can. Are there any things you prefer to buy locally or any places you prefer to shop locally?

Buying locally is a big deal in my current city, so I’m curious to see what others have to say

Thanks for reading 😊

Megan


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31 thoughts on “A Lovely Local Find

  1. It sounds like it was a fun outing and a good time with your mom. My mom and I can’t shop together at all, which is too bad. Love your new outfit! It’s super cute!

  2. I do prefer to shop locally. Mexican, Chinese, pizza, soul food, pet groomer, vet, vape shop, grocer, salon, repair shop, dry cleaner, bakery — all owned by members of our community. I do like me some corporate coffee and some corporate clothes. Now and again, I hafta suck it up and go to a box store. I prefer to buy as much as I can of that stuff on Amazon, but oh how I try.
    Cute dress 🙂 The necklace reminds me of a sophisticated take on a candy necklace — very cute! Great colors for you!

    1. A lot of those things you mentioned are where I shop locally at too 🙂 I’ll admit, I do stroll into Walmart a couple of times a month. It’s hard not to when I live so close!

  3. Glad you were able to spend Mother’s Day with your mom and have a good time. It good to shop locally and support the small business, and you might find a gem locally as opposed to the big box stores. Thanks for sharing Megan 🙂

      1. I’m glad to hear that, although my mom is out of town, I called her and we had a good laugh. I’m doing well and I hope your doing well also.
        Syl

  4. I try to buy veggies and such locally, if that counts. Having grown up in farm country, I feel for the local farmers. There’s a farmers’ market in the city that we live in that has all sorts of cool stuff. Oh, and wine, we buy our wine from local dealers.. And restaurants; we go to a lot of local/non-chain restaurants.

    It is kind of hypocritical of me though, working for a foreign company. I try, at least. 🙂

    1. Oh, and cute outfit. As a guy, am I allowed to make that observation? I’m just going by photos you’ve shared. It seems like it’d go well with you skin and hair color. It’s the designer in me, I think.

    2. Vegetables are good to buy locally, mainly because you know where they are sourced and how they’ve been raised. I do a lot of the same things as you. We have a wonderful farmer’s market here and tons of non-chain restaurants, which are far more popular here than the chains.

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