Support Your Local Mom & Pop

I'm so excited to bring you today's style post because the story behind it means so much to me! I've always been a huge supporter of local shops and family owned businesses. This is for many reasons, but the main reason being - I grew up in an entrepreneurial family. My dad has owned multiple businesses and I recently graduated college with my degree in Business Entrepreneurship in hopes of following in his footsteps. Many of my closest friends are small business owners, and my business idols began their entrepreneurial journeys with small businesses. I can't really explain how much supporting local shops and small businesses means to me, but I hope to show it through my everyday actions in purchasing as a consumer!

This top I picked up at Whole Foods is a fun reminder of this and is by a company that works toward bettering the planet through a sustainable lifestyle and a commitment to giving back. (Don't even get me started on my love of shopping for a cause because we'll be here all day!)

Threads for Thought Tee c/o Whole Foods // Threads for Thought Shorts c/o Whole Foods // Birkenstock Sandals // Madewell Bag // Madewell Bracelet (Similar) // Madewell Earrings

You can read all about a few of my favorite local shops in Pasadena, here. Although that list continues to get longer and longer because there are just so many wonderful shops here. A few other favorites include Lux Tots, Twigzz, Cisco Home, and so many more! Not to mention all my favorites back in Monterey (which I will have to do another post on)!

I would love to know a few of your favorite local shops and family owned businesses! Let's chat about them in the comments below!

This post was sponsored by Whole Foods Market. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Noodoso, and the partnerships that make this space possible!