Fall in Birmingham means a drop in temperature, the return of cozy fashions and lots of fun outdoor activities. To celebrate the start of a brand new season, we’re featuring style suggestions from local boutiques Ryan Reeve, Cradle + Bee and Minette for three of Birmingham’s most anticipated upcoming events: Antiques at The Gardens, Harvest of Hope and Breakin’ Bread.
Let’s get to styling! Here’s what to wear this October.
The Event: Antiques at The Gardens
- October 3-6, 2019
- 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
- 11 a.m. until 4 p.m on Sunday
- General admission is $15 per day.
- For more information, visit bbgardens.org.
The biggest annual event at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Antiques at The Gardens is back for its 14th year! This four-day event hosts nationally known interior designers, architects and dealers for panel discussions, workshops, book signings, a black-tie gala, brunch, cocktail hours and shopping for antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, jewelry, home accessories and more. All proceeds benefit the educational programs at The Gardens.
What to wear: Antiques at The Gardens is your time to truly embrace the fall season. General admission attendees of this stylish event can dress up or down, depending on their preference. This is true for any additional ticketed Antiques at The Gardens event they might be attending. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together three looks that are laidback, trendy and comfortable. We suggest layering your outfit for an afternoon at the Gardens, as it may get chilly in the evening hours!
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The Event: Harvest of Hope
- October 18, 2019
- The evening begins at 6 p.m.
- Tickets are $150
- Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
- For more information, visit csalabama.org.
Join the Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, as the Women’s Service Board hosts its 16th annual Harvest of Hope gala at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Guests can enjoy live music by Eric Essix, a special wine tasting, live and silent auctions, and cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. They will also recognize the 2019 Harvest of Hope honoree, Mr. Jim Proctor, and the Volunteer of the Year, Mrs. Julie Blumenthal. As always, 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the 590 students at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. This is the perfect event for those wanting to support a wonderful Birmingham-based organization on a gorgeous autumn evening!
What to wear: Harvest of Hope is your opportunity to get all dolled up for a great cause. Sport a flowing maxi dress, a fashionable high-low dress or a fun velvet dress that gives a nod to the changing weather. Whichever style you prefer, don’t be afraid to partake in fall’s biggest trend: animal print!
The Event: Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place
- October 20, 2019
- The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tickets range from $30 ($35 after October 6) to $90 ($110 after October 6)
- Pepper Place
- For more information, visit breakinbreadbham.com.
Birmingham Originals will host their annual Breakin’ Bread food and drink festival at Pepper Place this October 20. Attendees can enjoy food samplings from local chefs, craft beer, wine and the Makers’ Market comprised of Southern craftsmen, a kids’ zone, live music and more. The event takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. General admission tickets include unlimited food tastings and two drink tickets, and VIP tickets include unlimited food tastings and beverages, access to a VIP lounge and early event access at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Birmingham Originals’ Grant Program.
What to wear: For this event, try your hand at looking effortlessly chic. Go for a trendy crop jacket, add a heeled mule shoe or accessorize with a bold pair of earrings. This outdoor event is a celebration of the best food and wine the South has to offer, so be sure to stay comfortable — you’ll be doing plenty of walking around Pepper Place!
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Have a fun and stylish October!