Is anyone else slightly worried that it’s December and I haven’t even pulled my heavy winter coats out of storage yet? Yeahhhh. This can’t be good.
Anyways, last week I promised you a Shop Small Gift Guide, and I’m here to deliver! I’m also including a super fun shoot I did with Queens-based photographer, Carey MacArthur. Carey and I met on the Internet and had the most fun shooting together. She is the embodiment of feminine badassery and positivity, and has this intangible quality that makes you feel completely at ease in her presence. Pssst: she also shoots weddings and portraits.
In this outfit post I’m wearing a combination of pieces from both small business and large retailers (as I do with most of my outfits). So please remember, I’m not asking you to shop small everywhere all the time, that would be ridiculous. But if you just make a teensie tiny effort when you can, it goes a long way.
Now, for some of my current favorite small businesses. Happy shopping my fronds! View this post on desktop or tablet for image carousels. Sorry, they’re not mobile optimized :o(
A made-to-order clog shop based in San Francisco. Plus they’re an all women team. The Sophie is def on my list this year. Who said all the gifts you buy have to be for other people? Visit Bryr
A brand that prioritizes responsible manufacturing and promotes the idea that it’s better to build a smaller wardrobe of timeless, high-quality clothes, than to fall into the trap of chasing trends. AMEN. I am pretty obsessed with everything in this shop. The Ranch Jacket is especially killer. Visit Lykke Wullf
This Way To The Circus
You guys know I’m friggin obsessed with plants and greenery. This shop carries handmade pots, jewelry, and even ceramic mini plants (I’m in love with these!) Scoop up one or two of these adorable pots for a fellow plant lover. No green thumb required. Visit This Way To The Circus
This is an outlier since it’s not exactly one small biz, but a brand that curates and sells the work of other makers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Bulletin works with emerging brands, startups, individual sellers, big brands and tiny ones. Visit Bulletin
Thats all for now folx. I am always on the lookout for more rad brands to support. What local or small biz in on your radar lately? Share it with me in the comments!