What happens when you shop with a small business?
You nurture your community.
Local business owners know you and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains. For every $100 spent at a local, independent business, $68 gets recirculated locally. (Compared to $43 at a local branch of a chain store.) You help the economy.
More than half of jobs in the US were created by small businesses. According to the Small Business Association, since 1990, big businesses have eliminated 4 million jobs, while small businesses have created 8 million.
You get unique, better quality products.
As a maker and small business owner, I care about the quality of everything I make. I want you to love what you’re buying and I put love into every piece to ensure that.
You get better customer service.
Every sale means something to a small business owner and small business owners are able to give you a more personal, hands-on customer service experience.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Target just as much as the next person, but when you shop from a small, local business, don’t you feel good? You got something unique, rather than mass produced. You supported your community. Maybe you met the maker or business owner and had a nice conversation. And... you made a difference to a real person! You helped that small business owner pay for Christmas. You helped them pay for their daughter’s gymnastics class. You helped them keep their business going a little longer so that they can continue to do what they love.
Consider shopping small. ♥️
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#AD 'Tis the season to do some holiday shopping! 🎄It's time to start making a list and go shopping for your family, friends or even a little holiday treat for yourself. Today on the blog I partnered up with @kohls to share my holiday shoe wish list, including these @clarksshoes and @newbalance. Head to my link in bio and see how Kohl’s has something for every shoe lover, like me, on your list.
Survived another Monday. 🙌🏼 Love this skirt for work and play! It can be totally dressed up or dressed down depending on your shoes and top! I’ve been wearing it a lot with sweaters and booties. But a slinky top and strappy sandals would be gorg, too! TAP or screenshot to shop via the @liketoknow.it app. 🖤🖤🖤
Love the lace pull-on pant from @jcrew. Last year when I want to buy, they were sold out. I owned the same pant in nude color from last year. Recently got this in cyber monday deal. It is different than your regular black pant easy to style it. Pairing with holiday sweater @talbotsofficial and red shoes @vincecamuto
If we were a family in the 80s 😂🕺💕 @wetaworkshop your Christmas parties never cease to amaze me!! I never knew a silent disco would be SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME!! 😍 And this look was way too comfy 😎🙌 Wearing @costumecave and @teddylanenz in Amethyst! Honestly gals these nails go with EVERYTHING 💅 #WetaWorkshop#TeddyLaneNZ#Sp#80sfashion
Yesterday’s #OOTD 🖤 Love getting to mix all the neutrals together. This navy suede dress is from @cocobrookside and it’s currently available online too! It’s such a great piece that you can dress up or down like I did with this stripe cardigan. Similar pieces are shoppable in the shop page for y’all too! ❤️ #wiw#winterfashion#neutrallover
just a girl covered in sequins, standing in an alley full of christmas trees.. you? 🌲🌲🌲 in all realness, i’m not exactly the ‘sequin girl’ i always dreamt i’d be... but layering with a turtleneck made this dress feel a little more like me but still a more festive version of me, ya know? 😂 anyways, this dress is under $30 ✨ http://liketk.it/2yLah #liketkit#LTKholidaystyle @liketoknow.it
“There’s a little bit of Heaven everywhere” 🌊❤️❄️ You can instantly shop my #ootd by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! This red sweater is one of my favorites! @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2yLas #liketkit#LTKsalealert#LTKunder50
Even on my days off, work never ends! And to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. You don’t succeed in this life without hard work; without setting goals. Everyone may look at you and think “oh she has it easy”, and let them. Let them think it’s easy. . . you know it’s not easy. You know the sacrifices you make! You know the sweat you put into things, the tears at times. No one else needs to see that. Just be kind & honest, and work your fucking ass off! #workhard#beaboss#womenentrepreneurs#bossbabe#successdoesntcomeeasy
This jacket and these boots—def worth every penny for all my winter activities! First a cute tree farm, next, NYC in two weeks!! http://liketk.it/2yLaY #liketkit @liketoknow.it Shop your screenshot of this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app
It’s DAY 10 of my Nikki Claus 🎄12 days🎄of Christmas giveaways! 🎅🏼❤️ I have teamed up with @graceandstella to give away one Microneedle Derma Roller! (Microneedling is amazing 🤩🤩) To enter:
1️⃣: Follow @whereyourheartisnow & @graceandstella
2️⃣: Like this photo
3️⃣: BONUS- comment what blog posts you want to see from me! 👩🏻💻👩🏻💻👩🏻💻
Today was definitely a ‘shotgun all the coffee I see’ type day! My flight got cancelled from yesterday to today, Uber took forever, was exhausted but had to go to work because #adulting , you name it! •
BUT I got to spend an amazing weekend a new city with amazing people. And the holidays are just around the corner, and I came home to our Christmas tree up! •
There are so many reasons to be down, you can do it anytime if you really try, but there’s also so much to be thankful for. Try to take a step back, take a deep breath and think of at least three things you’re thankful for this season, I know I’m thankful for so much more than that! •
Shop my daily looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app I linked some cute affordable sneakers on my feed! Most are under $50! http://liketk.it/2yL1i @liketoknow.it #liketkit#LTKholidaywishlist#LTKholidayathome#LTKshoecrush#LTKunder50#LTKsalealert#chicagogrammers#chicagobloggers#coffee#coffeeshop#chicago#streetstyle#mondaymotivation
Garden Palm 🌿🍃 We are absolutely obsessing over all things green right now 💖 Nothing quite pops like a fresh Summery print on Peacock Green 😍🙌🏼 Have you seen our latest to land from @thepqcollection? TAP THE PIC 👆🏼 TO SHOP xx
Types of pretty I strive to be: pretty strong, pretty smart, pretty bold, pretty tough, pretty fierce, and pretty amazing. 💖 Society loves to focus on the external pieces of what make you “pretty,” but I care much more what people think about me as a person.
Hang on beautiful! 💎 We’re about to launch our #TLWbasics publicly this week!
What's that you say? Can't wait any longer? Well we’re giving away limited VIP access to our page, and all you have to do is tag 5 of your friends in the comment section below.
A special free gift announcement awaits you in our website. 😉
Link in bio. ✨ #TheLittleWomenStudios
TRIVIA TIME! 💎
Why ”The Little Women”? Answer: No, we’re not about size or proportions. 😉 We’re inspired by the Little Women sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Four sisters with different personalities, but each owning her own type of effortless elegance. ✨
Opening this Holiday season, we’ve designed 4 Limited Edition pieces that spell classy whether you’re going to a highschool reunion, a nightout with the girls, or even just a Christmas errand.
#TLWbasics , coming to you really soon! #TheLittleWomenStudios