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floral babydoll dress (a pretty penny, available online) | Goorin Bros fedora (m.marie) | Tipper braided hobo c/o Handbag Heaven (on sale now!) | Nine West wedges

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Every now and then, Chad and I like to cruise around and check out other flower shops and retail spaces outside of town. It’s a great way to stay inspired and see what other shops are up to. We had a few deliveries Sunday morning, and found ourselves in the historic downtown area of a nearby city. There was an adorable little shabby-chic flower shop (complete with a cat sunning in the window) and this abandoned music store that would make the coolest retail space. It was a wide-open space with interior columns and exposed ceilings, and lots of natural light coming through windows on two sides of the building. Dreamy

Unfortunately, like many downtown areas these days, most of the surrounding businesses were also boarded up and out of business. So sad… I wish more people appreciated the charm and character of these historic commerce centers. I would love to have a shop in one of these strips surrounded by shops like Red Velvet and Bloom, and pretty little patisseries and cafes. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

Does your hometown have a thriving historic district? What are your favorite downtown shops?

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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