Branching Out To Local Classics

9:00 AM

I'm a strong supporter of the "Shop Local" and "Shop Small" movement. Why?

  1. These business owners have worked hard to establish their very own business / brand. Now that's an accomplishment to pay attention to. 
  2. It's guaranteed that you will score a unique piece / product 
  3. The chance to befriend and gain inspiration from these awesome local business owners 

My heart for adventure and longing for new experiences brings me to...

spend each weekend pursuing a different environment. This time (to my luck!), it was a local shop. After perusing the ever so charming Southern Seasons, a few paces into University Mall brought me to this store called Night Gallery - Branching Out

Located at: 201 S Estes Dr. University Mall Chapel Hill, NC 

I was awed by the moment I set foot in the store. By this dazzling set-up of lights and ornaments. I mean absolute perfection. 

There are unique and timeless treasures that you can find at this place. If you're looking for some Christmas gifts I'd highly recommend checking out this store! 

This gorgeous red top has the perfect material for a (normal) December night. This weekend the temperature ranged from a high of 65-70 degrees. How crazy is that?! 

My nude kitty heels are so comfortable. I am not one that can walk around in 5 inch heels for a long amount of time, so these pumps have been my go-to of late. I couldn't find the ones I'm wearing but I've linked similar ones! 

What did you do this weekend? Any local shops that are your favorite? 

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  1. I'm from Chapel Hill -- I know exactly where you were :) My mom used to work at the Lancome counter there!

    x Sarah

  2. I enjoy shopping small as well!
    You can get different products than everyone else and its always good to support small businesses.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. I love checking out fun small boutiques and businesses! I have a favorite jewelry store in my hometown that I'm already getting excited to visit over Christmas! :-)

    xoxo A

  4. Shopping small is great! I couldn't agree more with the notion that the pieces you find shopping small are nothing shy of unique.

  5. There are so many local businesses by me + I really do try my hardest to shop there over major retailers because like you said, I know these business owners work extra hard for what they have…and you're always destined to find something super unique! This holiday spot by you looks adorable. x Nicole |

  6. Supporting local is ALWAYS the way to go! Good on you for sharing this message! Adorable photos too, love the blurred vibe :)

  7. I love shopping small and exploring new places that I didn't even know were there at first glance! Plus, any place that is decked out for Christmas is an A+ in my book. Love that red top!


  8. I definitely agree about shopping small! I love it!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  9. I am all about local shops!! I love this!

    Sara Kate Styling

  10. I love shopping small!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul

  11. You look great and so does this store! I love shopping small boutiques. You truly find the best stuff!

  12. Love supporting local businesses! Building relationships with the owners can be so rewarding. Love that red top too!

  13. Red looks great on you. I like shopping at small businesses too!

  14. I always find the most unique and gorgeous gift in my local shops. My mom loves when I get the homemade scrubs and bath salts from our favorite spot in my town

  15. This is adorable! I love shopping local , you always find the best gems!

    Sugar & Something

  16. I love shopping local. What you get tends to be more unique and it's definitely more important to the business owners than shopping at huge brands.

  17. Shopping local is one of my favorite things to do! There are so many wonderful things local shops have!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  18. Oh my goodness, what a fun little store! I'm passionate about shopping small, as well :) If I'm ever in Chapel Hill again, I will have to check this out!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  19. Love the holiday sweater and your passion for shopping smaller boutiques! Great post!

    Jennifer Ashley

  20. Looks like so many great finds!

  21. I <3 Chapel Hill and love that you support smaller shops!!

  22. I completely agree with supporting small, local businesses. You can just tell how much love goes into the process.

    Kisses and good karma,
    Tatum | AbstractAphrodite

  23. That store sounds amazing--I love supporting local and small businesses too! And that red top, girl. It looks so fab!

  24. That's awesome, I love supporting local boutiques! Also, love that top on you!
    xx, Southwestern Prepster

  25. I love your sweater! You look great in red. Supporting small businesses is SO important, glad you shared your experience with us!

    Kayla |

  26. Love your sweater!
    with southern grace,

  27. I love shopping local, such a good way to find small treasures


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