Fall is the best, isn’t it? There are beautiful colors in nature, and there are plenty of beautiful FINDS founds at stores throughout the South. Here are a few of our favorite FINDS we’re crushing on for October. We know you’ll love them as much as we do!
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
It was love at first sight when we spotted this Ayala cardigan at Boem Boutique. Soft and cozy, this is the perfect piece to add to your fall wardrobe! Find it for $126 in the Charlotte store and online.
Add a new bag to your arsenal, and you’ll feel like a million bucks all season long — and this Messin’ bag by Biscuit Leather Company is the way to go! The handmade hair-on-hide bag measures 10 inches high and 8 inches wide, and an adjustable strap ensures you can customize it for a perfect fit. Find it for $450 at biscuitleathercompany.com.
Bad hair day hat
There’s no need to run from a bad hair day when you can embrace it with a fun cap. We love this “Bad hair day” cap we found at Vestique in Charlotte. The black cap with white embroidery is the perfect topper to an otherwise flawless look. Find it for $25 at Vestique or online.
We’re suckers for a cute skirt, and this plaid number by Lauren James trips our trigger! The super-soft flannel garment is easily worn without a fear of flying flaps — it’s a faux wrap skirt, after all. It zips in the back, and the front is pulled together with a self-tie bow. Pair it as shown, or dress it up a notch with a collared blouse, and you’re set! Find it for $58 online or at your nearest Lauren James retailer.
Versatility is so appealing when it comes to fashion purchases, and this necklace by River Mint Finery captures that notion perfectly. The raw wood bead and box chain necklace can be worn at various lengths, and it’s neutral enough that it can be dressed up or down. Find it at rivermintfinery.com for $198.
As the days get shorter and the temps drop, it’s a great idea to add on a layer or two, and the Parker quilted vest by Southern Tide is the way to go. Available in a striking cranberry or more understated navy, this will be your go-to for the fall. Find it for $148 at southerntide.com.
OMI Beads bracelet
When you buy a piece of jewelry that you love and that gives back, well, we’d call that a win-win! With every OMI Beads breast cancer awareness bracelet purchase from SB Shop, StyleBlueprint is donating 25% to the cause. The bracelet is composed of peach agate beads and features a pink tassel and dainty gold charm that says “Made with love.” It’s perfect on its own or paired with a few others. Find it for $25 here.
We love hats because they not only keep your ears warm, but they’re a great option to hide those bad hair days as well. These graphic knit hats are great for a chilly day at a football game and pair really well with a simple jeans-and-jacket look. Find one for $55 at Gus Mayer, with locations in Nashville and Birmingham.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
New Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company flavor
Southern brand Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has a new flavor that’ll knock your socks off. The new carrot ginger juice also features turmeric and apple, and combined, it’s a powerhouse beverage that will satisfy both your taste buds and your daily nutritional intake. Click here to find a Natalie’s retailer near you.
Brown-Forman is introducing Coopers’ Craft, its first new bourbon brand in 20 years. Allow your dinner party guests to experience this decadent bourbon, described as having a flavor of soft lemon custard and baked apple notes layered over a bed of toasted and fresh oak character seasoned with a light dusting of spice. These flavors make it the ideal drink for an autumn gathering. At 82.2 proof, find it for $28.99 for a 750ml bottle. Find a retailer near you here.
Memphis-based Billie’s Pecans has the perfect solution for what to bring to a get together. Prime example? Party Bites, including cheese crispies and pecan sandies, which are ideal for fall parties and gatherings. A little sweet, a little salty, a lot of crowd-pleasing goodness! Find a one-pound box for $24.95 at Billie’s Pecans.
These Monster shots from Juice Bar should be your go-to remedy for any ailment you feel coming on. Their Toomeric shot in particular boasts ideal ingredients for fighting inflammation during cold season with turmeric, ginger and lemon. Shoot back a few of these and rest assured you’re doing your body some good. Find them for $4.50 each in store or $5.50 each in a to-go glass bottle at Juice Bar, with locations throughout the South.
FOR THE HOME
Magic City print
Die-hard Birminghamians will love to show their pride with this Magic City print by 1871 Project. The print celebrates the Magic City’s industrial past during a time when it earned that very nickname. Find it for $10 online, or when in Birmingham, shop 1871 Project products at Pepper Place or Winslet & Rhys.
Onion bell jar
If your interiors need a little seasonal refresh, a visit to Edgar-Reeves is a must. We fell in love with this onion bell jar light fixture, which is at once both tasteful and on-trend. The mini star pattern within the glass offers an intriguing twist while simultaneously casting an interesting glow from the bulbs within. Available in bronze, brass and nickel finish for $950 at Edgar-Reeves in Atlanta or online here.
Few things bring joy as swiftly as a beautiful vase with a couple of stems in it. We have you covered for the first part with this handmade glass vase by Orbix Hot Glass, a Southern brand based in the Little River Canyon National Preserve. The sparkle comes from the pixie dust sprinkled in during the creation process, but the real magic comes from the joy that a wonderful piece of art can bring. Available in small, $125, and large, $180, at orbixhotglass.com.
“The Colonel” print
Few things are as endearing as farm animals, and we fell in love with “The Colonel,” one in a collection by Southern artist Aly of Aly M. Art. The 5-by-5-inch print is adorable and affordable at just $10. Frame it and hang it — a little slice of Americana right in your own home. Find it at aly-m-art.com.
Enjoy October, and happy shopping!
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