Ahhh, February. You think Valentines Day? Well, we think “please, Cold, go away and let this be your last month!” To get you through our last hopefully dreary month, here are some happy bright objects we’ve spotted around town!
Bee Attitudes Loved Tee
Local company Bee Attitudes has had us smitten since their first tee. This “loved” collection gives 50% back to Thistle Farms. A cute tee, a good cause and it supports a local company. What are you waiting for? We all need one! Prices range from $20-$36. To see the whole “Bee Loved” collection, click here.
Little Lapel Crochet Flower
While getting some alterations done at Stitch It & Co., we spotted these fun lapel accessories on the Loring & Co. side of Stitch It. Admit it, these are super cute and what a great way to add a little sunshine to these cloudy cold and rainy days! And, for Valentine’s Day? Oh, yeah. We like those guys who can pull this off. $18 at Stitch It: click here.
The Willow Tree is now carrying this necklace, named for their store, by Julio Designs Jewelry. Stop by soon to check out “Willow” and claim her as your own! $125. For more information on The Willow Tree, click here.
Start looking for some lighter-weight cashmere sweaters that shake off the cold winds but allow you to dream of warmer days. This navy polka dot sweater recently caught our eye at Nordstrom. Now, we just need a sail boat and some sun. $228. Nordstrom.com
We couldn’t resist the name, “The Flirt,” or the magenta color (a hue you’ll see lots of this spring) of this Angel Roc dress from AshBlue for $99. Perfect for Valentine’s dinner out on the town! For more on AshBlue, click here.
Ruby Earrings and Ring
This Valentine’s trio from Anatra Jewel makes us happy. Featured below are ruby drop earrings with diamonds in yellow gold for $2,195 and a ruby and yellow gold band for $1,065. If you want to give your special guy a nudge, Anatra can work magic by helping you create a wish list. For more information, click here.
From Jill Massey Couture Jewelry, this necklace is created by hand from raw materials. The ones below are 14 karat gold filled, and they can be custom ordered to include your entire name or initials. Available at Moda Boutique for $60. For more information, click here.
Pearl Bracelets with Diamond Accents
For Valentine’s Day or any day for that matter, pearls are always a girl’s best friend. What we adore about this elegant stack of baroque akoya pearls with rosé cut diamonds in black silver, and grey fresh water pearls with diamond pave bead in black silver is how lovely they look together. Prices begin at $345. For more on Cindi Earl, click here.
We like that this sweater is warm but the colors allow you to transition into spring. Think white jeans, brown boots, turquoise jewelry, sunglasses … and that works at 20 degrees or 50 degrees! $89 at The Impeccable Pig. For more information, click here.
This beaded clutch from H. Audrey caught our eye when photographing the outfits we showcased in our What to Wear post last week. Camo is just not going anywhere, and this is a fun way to embrace a trend that seems to be here to stay. $155. For more on H. Audrey, click here.
Claire Penny Driver
These are just the thing to bridge the gap between preppy and fun. Check out these beauties from Johnston & Murphy’s Spring 2014 collection. This is the shoe that teens will be stealing from moms and grandmas will be stealing from granddaughters. Now to decide on just which pair, or perhaps two? $158. For more on Johnston and Murphy, click here.
Coach + Billy Reid Suede Travel Bag
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Go Raw Coconut Crisps
We found these healthy, paleo-friendy snacks at Whole Foods and they are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your diet resolutions intact. And if you are indulging, try these crisp bits sprinkled over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum! www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Olive & Sinclair Bourbon Nib Brittle
Olive & Sinclair, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways … Really, don’t give us Godiva this month and expect us to think you just gave us the best. Give us this local goodness and watch us swoon. YUM! These treats were spotted at Cadeau Nashville for $13/box. For more information on Cadeau, click here and on Olive & Sinclair, click here.
Chateau Sainte-Eulalie Minervois La Liviniere 2010 La Cantilene
This highly expressive blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan offers layer upon layer of ripe woodland berries, coffee, herbs and aromatic violets. Rich, full bodied and well balanced it’s a knockout with chocolate. If staying at home for Valentine’s Day speaks to you, then we suggest you curl up by the fireplace and sip. Available for $24.99 at Harvest Wines.
It’s always fun to find a new mascara that you absolutely and thoroughly enjoy. That is what has happened to many of us, in all SB cities, with Benefit’s “They’re Real” macsara. It really does make your eyelashes look much longer and it stays on well, while washing off with ease. Even if your lash curler breaks, you will find you really don’t need it with this tube of magic. Try it and see for yourself. It also dries lickety-split (it’s a deal-breaker for us when it doesn’t.) $23. Found at Macy’s and Ulta. For more information, click here.
Glam Lip Gloss
We know, lipstick is the trend, but we still like keeping our glosses in our bag as they are the easiest way to make touchups throughout the day. We are especially fond of PLA Beauty’s Glam Lip Gloss, and in the February theme of red, we think their red is pretty great. Sheer Delight makes wearing red easy for those who don’t think they can. Plus, with winter’s pale skin, it brighten’s our whole look. $22 and found at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics: click here.
Birds & Butterflies Pillows
We spotted at least two of these linen bird and butterfly pillows at Julie Couch Interiors. At $155 each, these 22 inch pillows will instantly make your room ready for spring. And, be sure to watch our Happenings this month — Julie is moving her store to the 12South nabe and her moving sale will be HUGE. For information on Julie Couch Interiors, click here.
We ran into these must-have Dammit Dolls at Two Old Hippies. When you’re having one of those days, just take one and hit it on the counter and curse and scream and then … nothing changes, but your attitude may be better, which will allow you to handle that client call, that snarky cable guy or perhaps just yourself! For more on TOH, click here.
Made from an antique porch post, this 8-light chandelier is available at Preservation Station. The modern lighting parts mingled with the rustic antique wood makes for a great combination. $1195. For more information, click here.
Coffee Mug Warmer
This gadget really works and keeps our coffee at the perfect temperature. We’ve even been tempted to sit on it or tuck it in our shirts during this month’s Polar Vortex rounds 1, 2 and 3. Works even better with a hand-painted mug from one of your own children. $9.99 from Bed, Bath & Beyond. www.bedbathandbeyond.com
Go Red for Women Cookbook
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is celebrating 10 years of fighting against women’s No.1 killer—heart disease—with a special edition “red dress” cookbook. The Go Red For Women Cookbook: Cooking Your Way to a Heart-Healthy Weight and Good Nutrition was created to help women take charge of their heart health by making more wholesome, home-cooked meals for themselves and their families. Filled with over 200 heart healthy recipes, you will be inspired by these nutritious and delicious meals. For more information on Go Red for Women, you will find great information from Saint Thomas Health, click here. To purchase the Go Red For Women Cookbook, click here.
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Did you forget about the cold weather for a few minutes?! You’re welcome.