5 Shops to Follow

Happy Hump Day chickies!

Thanks for sticking around, despite the lack of posting over here. Life has been busy, but I've also just really enjoyed some time being completely carefree these last few weeks. As I job search, I know that this will likely be my last summer break, so I am savoring taking each and every moment for myself. I have a list of planned posts, but sitting down to write them has just not happened lately. I'll get there...

Today, I'm sharing some favorite new boutiques all found through social media. One of the great things about blogging is discovering new things through fellow bloggers and I've found that Instagram has only increased the amount of small shops I have discovered. Here are my top 5 discoveries:

This might be my favorite on the list. Located in Beaufort, North Carolina, this shop seems to be the perfect place to find a gift or a special something for your home. I have always dreamed of having my own shop just like this one. I've had my eye on this necklace and this cover up on their site. They post new arrivals and gorgeous pictures of the shop on their Instagram, so be sure to follow along! I visited Beaufort several years ago and am now dying to go back just to shop in this store!

I actually discovered Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry through another great small business Instagram I follow, Shop Letter Made, from this post specifically. I instantly headed over to Margaret Elizabeth's site and fell in love with, well, everything! I am most drawn to her bold, cocktail rings. These are my favorites: 1, 2, 3. You can follow along with her on Instagram here.
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Located in nearby Roanoke, Virginia, I first discovered Punch Boutique through their Instagram. Their feed is full of eye candy for fashion loving girls like me. They carry favorite designers of mine like Lilly, Trina Turk, Shoshanna, and more. Additionally, they have awesome sales and I was able to score my Mara Hoffman bikini (here), which was one of your favorites, for a steal through Punch Boutique last summer! You can shop their current sale items here.

I found Z.Z Designs through favorite fellow blogger, Katie. She posted this photo on her Instagram and I was immediately glad I did. I love the natural feel of these necklaces and have found I like to throw my tassels on with fancier outfits. The contrast makes the outfits more down to earth and casual. I honestly can't pick a favorite, but am partial to the oysters, blue and white, and shells.

I first discovered Toggle Home, when blogger Erin posted this adorable Toggle Home tote bag on her Instagram. I headed over to their feed and was instantly pleased. They sell a variety of accessories and home decor, but their monogrammed goods are what really steal the show! I am partial to the zebra monogram Erin initially posted and also have a major crush on these monogrammed x benches.

What are some of your favorite shops to follow on social media?

Any other places I should check out?

Have a great day!


  1. We were just in Beaufort last week!! I'm kicking myself for not going in. We stopped in quite a few shops and by the time we made our way down to the Beaufort Linen Company the kids were covered in ice cream and sweat!
    I haven't heard of the other shops mentioned - can't wait to check them out!

  2. I've never heard of these shops, but they all look really cool and fresh!

  3. I LOVE punch as it's in my town! Cant wait to check out others online!

  4. I love Beaufort! Such a cute little town. I will definitely check out the shop!

  5. Oooooh thanks for sharing! These are all new to me and I can't wait to check them out. Hope you're enjoying your downtime, and good luck with your job hunt!!


  6. I didn't realize you were getting a new job, so exciting! I love great small shop recommendations, thank you for sharing!

  7. What a fun post! I love seeing where other bloggers love to shop!

  8. Oh my! I love Toggle Home - one of my absolute faves!!

  9. Yay! I love finding new little shops and boutiques! #shopsmall

  10. ZZ Designs and Beaufort Linen Company are 2 of my favorites! I will have to check out the others now. Xo, Stephanie

  11. I'm catching up on some blogs and saw this...thanks for the shot out! I LOVE Toggle Home. xx


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