It may not feel like fall just yet, but September has arrived and with it, we have some great finds!
We found these fabulous ceramic vases at Iris & Co. They come in an assortment of colors and look great on a mantel, as shown here, or in odd numbered groupings on a shelf or table top. At only $12, they make for great gifts as well! Available at Iris & Co. www.irisandcompany.net
Susan Dennis Gordon Ceramic Wares
We spotted local girl Susan Dennis Gordon’s beautiful ceramic dishware, which can be customized with a monogram or name at Chickadee. Each piece is unique and hand crafted with a meticulous attention to detail. It is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe, too! www.chickadeebirmingham.com
We love this bar cart for it’s unique details and perfect size. Would be a great addition as an actual bar cart or to add charm to any space that needs a special touch. Available at Suite Dreams. www.shopsuitedreams.com
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Carrie Beth Taylor introduced me to this dry shampoo and now I am completely obsessed!! It works like a dream building volume and body giving my fine limp hair a freshly washed appearance. I have actually gone three days without washing my hair and it looked just fine, maybe even better than fine! Plus, it comes in several different scents so it makes hair smell nice, too! Available at Ulta. www.ulta.com
Hand Stitched Alabama Flag Needlepoint Belt
I was recently introduced to Asher Riley, a Birmingham-based company that specializes in needlepoint, silk and cotton twill belts and key fobs. Each belt is hand stitched and has a full grain leather tab and solid brass buckle. They offer tons of cute preppy designs and will even do custom orders. www.asherriley.com
NYDJ Jean Leggings
Ditch the yoga pants for these stylish leggings when you aren’t planning to work out and are just going for ease and comfort. Most of us rely on exercise clothes as a default because it’s easy to don and comfortable, but throw on these elastic waist pull on style leggings with a tee or a slouchy sweater and you will look infinitely more pulled together and be just as comfortable! Available at Village Sportswear. www.facebook.com/villagesportswear
Leather Accented Dress
Have you visited the new Monkees store that opened last month in English Village? They have lots of cute clothes and accessories there, but this dress really caught my eye! Leather details on the shoulders and cuffs give just the right amount of edge to this party perfect dress by Lavender Brown. Available at Monkees. www.monkeesofmountainbrook.com
Yes you can wear white after Labor Day! Pair these super cute skinny ankle jeans by Madewell with a chambray button down or perhaps a grey cashmere cardigan and you will look spot on! What’s more, these are on sale now at Shopbop.com for only $69. www.shopbop.com
Native Gem Necklace
We found this stunning Horn on Pyrite silk beaded chain necklace hanging around the neck of owner Lesley DeCastro at Manhattan South. It makes for the perfect layering piece, but also easily stands alone as a statement necklace. Available at Manhattan South. www.manhattansouth.net
It’s time to start planning your fall plantings, and it’s always good to have fresh herbs on hand! Stop by Oak Street Garden Shop where they are happy to give you expert advice on fresh herbs and more. www.oakstreetgrdenshop.com
Chanel your inner air guitar goddess with this novel cheese grater! Available at Magnolia’s in Five Points, a great place to shop for gag gifts and hilarious cards. Magnolia’s Cards and Gifts
One of our Atlanta writers, Katherine Michalak, turned me on to this app last month. Here’s her review: Wish you could frame those silly selfies from the beach trip? What about the great shots you snapped at the top of the trail? Most of us take those candid shots with our phones, posting to Facebook or Instagram and never print them out. Technology advancement has shifted all of our favorite photographs out of the album and into the “cloud.” Piccolo Photography Services fill in the gaps for you. Just purchase a subscription (starting at $10/month) to this online service and once a month, you’ll get a reminder to pick your favorite shots to be developed and mailed to you. If you forget to place your order, Piccolo will automatically print the photos most viewed and shared from your sites. How cool is that? piccolo.is
Attention to Detail: the mobile detail service that truly is “the best of the best”!
Does your car need a back-to-school makeover after all that carefree summer fun? If you’ve got sand, grit and goldfish crumbs in every nook and crevice like me then consider calling in the pros! Attention to Detail sends one man for your one car. Your car is his priority without another appointment to get to, ensuring the proper care is taken! Yes, with only one client scheduled per day, impeccable quality and a flawless fit and finish are assured. Owner Tommy Kitsmiller, Jr., a MBHS graduate with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Auburn University, understands cars and gives white glove service to each and every client.
And, we partnered with Attention to detail for a StyleBlueprint Deal! You can choose between a complete detail or a maintenance detail both at a 50% discount. Available here: deal.styleblueprint.com/birmingham.
Remember, we only partner with companies we can stand behind, and we can say are in the “best of the best” category, for our SB Deals. YOU deserve that!
Hope you enjoyed this month’s list of FINDS!
Be sure to check out what our other SB sister cities have on their FINDS lists today, too!