My Favorite ‘Small Shops’ (Giveaway!)

August 27, 2015

ShopSmallGiveawayOne of the greatest blessings that has happened this year is the newly formed friendships I’ve made with some incredibly inspiring women. I started my Instagram account almost one year ago, and through it, I’ve ‘met’ (and really met) very talented photographers, bloggers, makeup artists, event planners, and last, but not least, small business owners, most of whom are ‘mompreneurs.’ Being a WAHM (or ‘Work at Home Mom’ – so many acronyms to keep up with!) is not an easy task, as balancing raising children with running a business is no easy task.

I am such a big advocate of the whole ‘shop small’ and ‘shop local’ movement, which I believe was greatly empowered by the creation of Etsy. Although I would be lying if I said I didn’t love buying clothes from big retailers like Gap, Nordstrom, Carters, etc., I do make a very conscious effort to purchase a lot of our outfits and gifts from ‘small shops’ (this always feels like a funny term, since some of the stores below are far from small!). 

Today, I’m sharing eight of my favorite shops, all of whom have kindly offered some of my favorite items in a giveaway (which, to be honest, I’d really like to win!). Enter using the widget below and make sure to read about each of the shops below! Also, make sure to check out my favorite Etsy stores post here for more small shop love! 

PS This post was supposed to be published yesterday as part of the Shop Small linkup (here), but I had a nasty stomach bug! Make sure to check out some of the other posts in the linkup.

Shop Small Giveaway

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Cuteheads: Esther, the owner of cuteheads, is one of my favorite mamas around – you’ll quickly know that from reading her #GIRLBOSS interview here. I’m sad that Isla no longer fits into her adorable cuteheads chambray pom-pom romper. It’s so cute! I am so excited to see the new collection, and I’m even more excited (read: jealous) that Esther is including a seersucker top in the giveaway. 

Follow cuteheads on Facebook | Instagram – plus, read Esther’s #GIRLBOSS interview here and see photos from the cuteheads party here


shopsmall_willowcrownsWillow Crowns: Ah, the store with the perfect hair accessories and the owner with the perfect hair (seriously though). I think Megan can do no wrong with her head bands, bows, clips, etc. I am very, very anxious for the fall launch in just one week! You’re going to love everything. Megan is kindly including a bow set and lace headband in the giveaway.

Follow Willow Crowns on Facebook | Instagram


shopsmall_matrickandeveMatrick and Eve: I only recently discovered Matrick and Eve through the Southwest Blog Society, and I’m so glad that I did. As a self proclaimed paper lover, this store is my jam. I love their bookmarks, coasters, placemats, wine tags, etc. It’s all gorgeous (and their site too, am I right?). The lucky winner of the giveaway will receive a coaster set of their choice!

Follow Matrick and Eve on Facebook | Instagram


shopsmall_shoppriyaPriya: Joy has been my friend for over fifteen years, and I am seriously in love with her jewelry company. A few months ago, I bought a few pieces for myself, which were all stolen immediately by my sisters. Go figure. Joy is kindly including a midi ring in the giveaway, which I love and recently styled in this hippie shoot.

Follow Priya on Facebook | Instagram – plus, read Joy’s #GIRLBOSS interview here


shopsmall_monogramshopThe Monogram Shop: Another store obsession. I’ve written about my love for The Monogram Shop here, but I’ll say it again: I want almost everything in the store (my Vera Bradley days have come and gone!). I cannot go in there without buying something (or somethings). I went just yesterday to get two baby gifts – it’s the best store ever. They’re sweetly including a Kate Spade mug and cute party napkin set in the giveaway!

Follow The Monogram Shop on Facebook | Instagram


shopsmall_themanorThe Manor: Are you following The Manor on Instagram yet? If not, change that quickly. This gorgeous, colorful feed always brightens my day. I love everything The Manor sells (not just because that’s the nickname for our house!). I wish so badly that I had a pool so that I could buy these amazing floats. Beth is kindly including this adorable flamingo print in the giveaway!

Follow The Manor on Facebook | Instagram


shopsmall_mabelandgordonMabel + Gordon: Mabel + Gordon is my most recent ‘small shop’ find, and I’m so glad I did. That yellow bow onesie might be my favorite item in Isla’s closet. Oh goodness, do I love a big bow! I also ordered the lace romper in the top right photo, but it’s a tad too big right now (I ordered a 2T for my 14 month old, so there’s that). Lindsay is including the onesie in the giveaway and I cannot wait to see the winner’s photos with their little one (or a friend’s little one if they don’t have a girl!) wearing it!

Follow Mabel + Gordon on Instagram


shopsmall_bigastexasbowsBig as Texas Bows: My sweet friend from high school, Lauren, just started a new Etsy shop selling these adorable bow pillows (inspired by the great Kate Spade). I think they are just too cute, and I cannot wait to see her business take off. The winner of the giveaway will win the black and white striped bow pillow. It’s perfect!

Follow Big as Texas Bows on Facebook | Instagram

18 thoughts on “My Favorite ‘Small Shops’ (Giveaway!)

  1. Holly Reedy

    I’m already a HUGE fan of The Manor, but am now a HUGE fan of Matrick and Eve because of this post! Crossing my fingers that I’m picked to win some awesome goodies! 🙂

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    1. AileePetrovic Post author

      Do y’all know the gender already? I totally Insta-stalked you yesterday to figure it out but couldn’t see anything!!!!

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  2. Lauren Postler

    I agree with the above I want that mustard bow onesie so bad!! Even if I don’t win I’ll probably buy soon, hehe!!! Thanks so much for hosting my little shop 🙂

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  3. Kathryn

    This is HUGE! I just found Mabel + Gordon this morning on instagram so I love your timing. And if I’m anywhere within 10 miles of The Monogram Shop I always think I’m SO CLOSE I must stop by. Some great shops here. Can’t wait to see who wins!

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    1. AileePetrovic Post author

      I love Mabel + Gordon!!! That bow onesie is one of my most favorite pieces ever! And YES, I’m the same way with The Monogram Shop! It’s an addiction. xo

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  4. Jenna S

    I seriously don’t know if I could pick a favorite item! This is a great list. I really love the bow onesie from Mabel & Gordon because I’m having a little girl in December. I also adore the bow set/headband from Willow Crowns. Gorgeous! But for myself, I am a sucker for Kate Spade so I obviously would love the mug AND pillow. Oh my goodness.

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