Leopard Cardi

Keeping it Local

Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:30 AM

Can you believe Thanksgiving was a week ago!!
I absolutely love the holiday season, but I am not going to lie I was super stressed last weekend. 
The stress of Christmas itself, having all of my weekends filled up and feeling like the clock is ticking down to the big day.  Also, the stress of feeling obligated to get all of your shopping done on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  At one point, those two days did offer crazier deal than usual, but now these same deals stick around for.  

I refer you to my Black Friday & Cyber Monday post
Most of these sales are still going on. 

I clearly love shopping all year round, but this time of year, it really gets me in the holiday spirit. 
I am especially partial to small businesses and boutiques where you can get unique and thoughtful pieces.  
I drive by this adorable store all the time and always make a mental note that I need to stop one day, over the weekend was that day. 


With two locations just outside of the city in Brookline and Dedham,  Boston General Store  offers the coolest and most fun, clothes, trinkets, dry goods, accessories and unique items with a vintage/retro feel. If you live in the Boston area, definitely visit one of the stores, otherwise check out the website and shop local and small business!

Have a wonderful weekend!

xx, Elise

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  1. This store is full of so many goodies! Great post :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  2. So important to shop local!! That cardigan is beyond darling on you lovely lady! And your doggie is adorable! xo

  3. A great post! <3
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  4. I did my fair share of shopping this weekend, but I didn't go as crazy as I usually do, like you said the sales really do stick around!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  5. Looove your leo cardi!


  6. Your dog is so cute and the leopard print cardi is so fun! :) I often try to get my shopping done before December - and I've finished mine already - so I can relax and enjoy Christmas, it's much easier that way. It does mean I didn't get anything int he sales though as I had my gifts already bought! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :) It's feeling like summer here, we are in the middle of a heatwave!

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  7. That store is really cool!! Hope you have time to de-stres and enjoy the holidays!


  8. Your pup is so cute and I love that leopard cardi (esp the length!). I am not even near done with my Christmas shopping. I hope I can get it wrapped up by the end of this weekend. Agh!


  9. I absolutely love the holidays as well and what a cute leopard cardigan!


  10. What a cute shop! I’m loving the photo with the guy checking you out... work it girl!!

  11. Holidays are always a mix of stress and excitement, exhaustion and fun, I think. What a fab shop! Places like that makes shopping so much easier! xx Maria

  12. Thanksgiving so close to Christmas sounds fun, but also stressful! We celebrate in October here in Canada. I like how your pooch matches your cute sweater!

    Angela | www.lenorth.com

  13. I love a boutique. Your leopard cardi is so cute and so is your cute little pup! Happy weekend gorgeous!


  14. Yes to local! And I'm dying over this outfit and these shots. You look stunning. I think I need that cardigan, but though we had a couple of days in the 40s here, today we are back to 80 in sunny Florida. I'll get it figured out!

  15. What stresses me out is the fact that everyone keeps telling me they are finished shopping! It's only December 1st! By that standard, I'm way behind... Love this cute post and OF COURSE that cute pup!!



  16. I hear ya girl on the stress this time of year. As much as I love it all, it's just SO much. The shopping, the decorating, the wrapping, the endless events.... But YAY for shopping small especially at such a darling boutique, and of course your adorable pupper!
    Green Fashionista

  17. Love that leopard cardigan - added to my amazon cart!
    I'm pretty stressed out during the holidays as well but retail therapy helps lol!
    xo, allie


  18. So fab! Loving the leopard!

  19. Love shopping local your blog is amazing xoxoxo

  20. That looks like a great store.


  21. LOVE it! Shopping small business is so important and how cute are you and your pup?!?!?

    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  22. Ah yes although fun and joyful the holidays can also be stressful. I feel this way about Fashion Week. That general store looks soooo nice, I love stores like this. And that long cardi is super fun and looks excellent on you.

    Allie of

  23. I love how the store has so many good stuff! I need that cardi you are wearing. Its so beautiful

  24. Your pooch is super adorable dear! Anyway, love your leopard cardigan, chic and super cozy.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  25. I clearly love online shopping all year round, but this time of year, it really gets me in the holiday spirit.

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