Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - SHOP RVA

Dress: Verdalina
Rings: Carrera's Jewelers
Bracelets: Brittanny Chanel Jewelry

Have I mentioned that I enjoy shopping?  I love shopping for clients, for myself, for my kids, for things I need, things I don't need.  Oh, and I do love a sale.  Patting myself on the back over here thinking of all the money I've "saved" over the years.  That's a whole lotta savings!  I get particularly excited about shopping during the holidays.  In addition to the nostalgia, I love having an excuse to try out new shops, new makers, and new products all in the name of giving!


You all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and you've probably heard whisperings of what is an increasingly popular date in between the two...Small Business Saturday.  (It's THIS weekend, 11/26!)  Started in 2010 by American Express to show support for small businesses that play an important role in the economy, Small Business Saturday is quickly gaining recognition!  Fundera, an organization whose mission is to get small business owners the capital they need to grow, has written a great blog post about Small Business Saturday, what it means to the economy, and why small businesses should participate.  Take a look!

Jacket: Nellie George

As a personal shopper, I support and shop with a lot of small businesses near and far, but this week, I am taking the opportunity to recognize some Richmond businesses--mostly fashion-related--that I've frequented during my time as a Richmonder.  Last week, I met up with Sandy Jones from Sass and Frass Photography for a quick photo shoot.  I decided to make the shoot Small Business Saturday-friendly by incorporating as many local pieces as possible into just a couple of outfits.

Shoes: Clementine

Wrap: Rosewood Clothing Co.
Boots: Eurotrash



Necklace: Liberatus Jewelry

Necklace: Fabrik (Carytown)

Vest: Sweetest Stitch
Necklace: Firefly Lane Boutique
(All photography by Sandy Jones of Sass and Frass Photography)

Again, I only had a couple of outfit changes, so I couldn't fit all of my favorites in this shoot.  If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you won't be surprised at all by the following list of other favorite local shopping spots.  Click through, why don'tcha, and go ahead and figure out which ones you'll hit this weekend!


One final small business I want to shout about is The Real Life Beauty, a local salon where you can get your hairs did, get your wax on, and put your face on.  Owner, Emily Hudspeth Greenwald, is a beauty genius and will have you looking perfect for a special occasion or for everyday!  Take a look at her special "Beauty School Drop In" package...a holiday gift any girlfriend would be thrilled to receive.  And it would pair perfectly with a gift certificate for a Wardrobe Revival;)  Start hinting to husbands, boyfriends, parents, friends, grandparents... immediately!

After you finish all of your local shopping on Small Business Saturday, take a peek at my Instagram.  I might have a little somethin' somethin' for you, too!


As a personal stylist and personal shopper in Richmond, VA, I strive to make wardrobe choices clear and easy for women who are short on time, overwhelmed by their closets, or transitioning from one period of life to another.  Let's connect!  

3 comments:

  1. #1. Thanks for the shout out!!! You are amazing.
    #2. I am so distracted by how glam you are in all these amazing pics that I need to go back and make notes of where to shop!
    #3. That vest (sweetest stitch) needs to be MINE quickly.

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    1. 1. My pleasure...let's keep making women look and feel amazing!
      2. You are too kind. It helps to have an amazing photographer nearby;)
      2. YES!! Have you been in yet? Such a great shop, and I got this vest recently, so they may have more!! Go!

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