As part of my “Living Local” series I’ve started this spring, I decided to poll my friends on Facebook and ask others in person, what their favorite local places to shop were. Most people got excited about 1 or 2 stores and had a quick sales pitch of why they liked that place. After talking to a few hundred people who live in this area, I felt that I had a good idea of what most locals and blog readers like. Last month I decided to visit each store recommended to me. I was able to chat with the owners and learn about what makes them special and unique- as well as do a fun fashion shoot with a friend!
Over the next few weeks I’ll share some of the best places to shop in Northwest Arkansas based on YOUR suggestions. Even if you don’t live in NW Arkansas, you will probably still enjoy all the posts because we are getting fashion tips from the experts! With a wide variety of shops visited, there is something for everyone.
When I think of someone who is beautiful inside and out, I immediately thought of Claire Bailey. Claire recently contributed an amazing blog post. I asked her to come by and to have some fun shopping. I mean, I love fashion but how much more fun is it to have a friend to shop with and get their insights and see what they loved? I feel having a shopping partner took the focus off of me and spotlighted them in a fun, guest post kind of way. Diverse fashion choices are great! Just my opinions would get old!
I’ve known Claire’s family for YEARS and got the opportunity to know her better when she was in high school. She had an independent but down to earth fashion even then and her confidence was pure. She fell in love with a twirly dress as I found a dress from the Mad Men era that was perfect for a curvy girl. I had no idea mint and navy were a thing!
I was able to talk to the owners, Ashley and Brian, and was able to get a glimpse into their passions and heart for their business, The Mustache. I asked a few questions about who they really are and below are their answers: