I’m not sure if it’s that I’m getting older or I’m just channelling some of my father’s beliefs, but I’m kind of getting sick of shopping at big box retailers. I’ve been thinking about it more and more, and I have always had a thing for small businesses. Never mind the fact that I don’t need Macy’s, or any other retailer for that matter, telling me what my political beliefs should be.
On a recent trip to Narragansett, Rhode Island I happened to walk by my friend Maribeth Carcieri’s boutique. I discovered it last year and I liked it immediately. Maribeth was a Pilates instructor at the gym I used to go to years ago and also a successful small businesswoman in my home state. I have always admired her greatly. She’s positive , funny, keeps herself in formidable shape and is an all around hard worker. Did I mention she’s funny too? She would always keep us laughing. Her store is called KC Shoes on the Pier and it showcases much more than just shoes. I stopped in on a Sunday a couple of weeks ago and got lucky enough to visit with Maribeth herself. She styled me up , all while Eve tore apart her lovely store. KC Shoes on the Pier is definitely a must visit for any fashionista visiting Narragansett. The romper pictured was around $50.00. Affordable, like much of the other items in the store. I loved the print.