Crisp autumn temperatures have arrived, and the scents of cinnamon, maple and pumpkin spice are beginning to fill the air. Soon, we’ll be celebrating the best of fall’s festivities, and we’re gearing up for the season’s soirees. From what to wear to your upcoming parties to gift ideas and stand-out items that will wow your hostess and impress your guests, we’ve scoured Birmingham for the best local goods to welcome fall. Get ready to embrace the start to a festive holiday season with these 20 October FINDS!
20 Fall Party FINDS: October 2017
Make a sparkling statement this soiree season with this 14-karat yellow-gold drop necklace from Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers. Inspired by the falling leaves of autumn, this one-of-a-kind piece is delicate, unique and exquisite. Contact Avani Rupa for pricing.
Complete any autumnal outfit with this Rebecca Minkoff handbag. With a convenient strap and size, this bag is both practical and stylish. Plus, in a deep burgundy color, this festive style screams fall! Find it at Gus Mayer for $295.
When we think of autumnal attire, reds, greens and yellows come to mind and these tassel earrings from The Clothes Tree are just right. On-trend, festive and fun, these earrings are the ideal way to accessorize for the season. Find them at The Clothes Tree for $38.
Sparkle and shine this season with this gorgeous guitar string bracelet from P2 Platinum Pilates. Made by local artist Michelle Petty of Michelle Petty Designs in neutral, sophisticated shades, this stack works well for a number of outfits. It’s a fabulous and unique way to add a touch of sparkle to any look. Find these bracelets at P2 Platinum Pilates for $92 each.
Must-have for him
Every man needs a useful, sleek wallet and these beauties from Remon’s are the right choice. Made with genuine bridle-quality leather in practical styles and sizes, this is a fantastic gift that he’ll use every day. Find one at Remon’s, ranging from $55 to $95.
Hello, gorgeous! This 18-karat gold-and-diamond crescent necklace with JA Collection’s signature motif is a timeless touch for any look. Its dazzling design is just right for the celebratory season. Contact JA Collections for pricing.
“Fur” sure style
Prepare for cooler temperatures while looking chic in this pullover from Gus Mayer. Adorned with real fur accents, this short-sleeved number is a fantastic transitional piece that can be styled for any of your upcoming fall parties. Find it at Gus Mayer for $295.
That go-to dress
The solution to a season full of parties when you’ve got nothing to wear? This little black dress from The Clothes Tree! In a conservative yet modern style, this look is classic and will never go out of style. Find this Nicole Miller dress at The Clothes Tree for $465.
Give the gift of warm, gooey cookies this season with Cookie Fix’s Frozen Dough To Go. What hostess wouldn’t love gourmet goodies with toppings like salted dark chocolate caramel and s’mores?! Find the doughs in various flavors at Cookie Fix for $16.99 per bag.
Spirit of the season
This fall, Brown-Forman has introduced Coopers’ Craft, its first new bourbon brand in 20 years! This is the ideal gift for any bourbon connoisseur to ring in the holiday season. Find it for $21.99-$24.99 at your local liquor store.
The gift of zen
Although it’s the start to the most wonderful time of the year, stress affects all of us around this busy, jam-packed season. Pamper your hostess with these stress-relief goodies — Aveda stress-fix’s deep hydration and calming aroma. Find it at Tonya Jones SalonSpa for $50.
Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’re celebrating by featuring a pretty-in-pink OMI Beads Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet. This blush-and-white beaded bracelet comes complete with a sweet pink tassel and gold accents. What a perfect way to gift your hostess something gorgeous that supports an important cause! Find it at the SB Shop for $25.
Crack open something local
Pop open celebratory cans with this cute “drink local” bottle opener. This is the perfect gift for the craft beer connoisseur in your life, and at an affordable $13, you’ll gift a memorable and personal present without breaking the bank. Find it at Wrapsody.
FALL IN LOVE WITH HOME
October is the season for pumpkin everything. Take part the sophisticated way by opting for the plush pumpkin accent pieces from Bromberg’s. In a variety of tasteful shades, these velvety pumpkins are a gorgeous way to celebrate autumn, and they’ll stay beautiful season after season. Find them at Bromberg’s, ranging from $16 to $57.
Save me a seat
Welcoming family into the home or entertaining guests for the evening will be a breeze with this beautiful, statement-making table from Issis & Sons. A sleek white tabletop sits on deep wooden legs intertwined in a modern and striking fashion to create a stunning piece. Contact Issis & Sons Furniture and Flooring Gallery for pricing.
Add a punch of festive fun to your seating area with this bold and beautiful pillow from JA Collections. Crisp white and stylish gold combine to create a show-stopper, just perfect for completing a couch or loveseat. Find it at JA Collections for $175.
Light up your space
Have guests visiting for the season? Impress them with this breathtaking chandelier from Lolo French Antiques. Complete with colorful fruit-shaped crystals, pendalogues, flower rosettes, floral accents and more, this 12-light iron chandelier is a splurge for sure, but this sparkling statement maker will last a lifetime. Find it at Lolo French Antiques et More for $5,125.
Fall’s festive table
Create a dreamy seasonal tablescape with these pieces from Urban Home Market. A string of autumnal leaves, neutral-colored faux pears and pumpkins and gilded lanterns combine perfectly for a festive table. Find the magnolia garland for $41, pear decoration for $6, pumpkin for $10 and lanterns, ranging from $35 to $58, at Urban Home Market.
Sparkle and shine
Add a dose of sparkle to your bookcase, coffee table or dresser with these gilded stone bookends from Pandy Agnew Interiors. Gold and gorgeous, these are a glamorous touch to any space. Find the set at Pandy Agnew Interiors for $295.
Pop of color
The power of a pretty pillow is unparalleled. These 36-by-36-inch fragment floor pillows add the extra layer of texture that is essential to a space. In patchwork patterns, vibrant neons and earthy hues, there’s a pillow for every aesthetic. Find one at Paige Albright Orientals for $275.
Enjoy these fabulous FINDS from Birmingham’s shops and boutiques. Happy October!