Always Support Local Brands!
Hey babes, sorry I have been MIA for the past couple of weeks. March was an absolutely crazy month for me but I’m back and better than ever! In today’s post, I am going to share with you the importance of shopping and supporting local retailers. I know we are guilty of leaning on the big chains because they can offer super-sized discounts and they have stores pretty much all over. Convenience definitely plays a factor.
However, there is something so satisfying about supporting local retailers knowing that you are helping someone’s dream of being a successful business owner come true. Now if you aren’t a Houston local, don’t click away just yet. This local Houston brand also has the option for online shopping so you can still shop even if you can’t physically pop into the store.
Perfect in Poppy Clothing
In a recurring brand spotlight, I will be sharing with you some of my favorite local brands and showing you some of my favorite ways to style the pieces. Today’s spotlight features a Rice Village local and a blogger and fan favorite, Poppy Clothing.
I have shared their clothing before in a previous post about a little gray dress which you can read here. And let me also convey that I’m not sponsored to share this brand with you. All of my opinions are my own, I just love the brand enough that I genuinely want to see it grow and succeed! So without further ado, I am going to share my newest favorite item of clothing and how you can rock it all Spring and Summer long!
Crop Tops ‘til you Drop
When I first saw this red pleated crop top on the Poppy Clothing Instastories, I was in love! I knew I just had to have it. If you’ve ever been to Houston, then you know, it gets hot! I mean surface of the sun hot (well maybe not), I mean fry an egg on the side of the road hot. (Wouldn’t recommend eating it, but it does work). Crop tops are a great way to look trendy and beat the heat.
This red number from Poppy Clothing immediately caught my eye because of how unique it was and when I put it on, I felt exactly like the red dress dancing emoji! I was ready to go down some margaritas and take salsa dancing classes looking like the red, hot sassy mamacita that I felt I was personifying in this top. Below you will see how I decided to style this top for a casual daytime affair or a delightful date night!
Casual Day Wear
One of my favorite things about this particular tops is how versatile it is. You can dress it up or dress it down and it still looks perfect for the occasion. For the daytime wear, I paired this top with some high waisted jean shorts with some lace detailing. It’s the perfect amount of flirty and feminine without trying too hard. Coupled with some gold sandals it’s the perfect casual outfit for a day at the zoo, a stroll around the park, or even a music festival.
The top is a size small and fits true to size. The fabric is light and airy so it will keep you cool and bonus, it doesn’t wrinkle! If you know me then, you know I prefer to have as low maintenance to my clothing as possible and this is the perfect top to just throw on and be ready to go!
Take it from cool and casual day to hot and sexy night with a quick change of the shoes and shorts! For an unforgettable date night, pair this red top with a pair of sleek, white jeans and some pretty yet comfortable heeled wedges. The red really pops against the white jeans and takes you from easy breezy day wear to sleek and sexy nighttime attire!
Shop Poppy Clothing
I highly encourage you to check out Poppy Clothing’s site here. There are tons of other fabulous items you can choose from that will make you stand out from the crowd. Unique pieces that you wouldn’t find in any big chain store that will impress and stun your friends. If you find yourself in the city, be sure to stop by the location at 2426 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005!
What are your favorite local brands? Let me know in the comments below.
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