This winter has been a rough one, hasn’t it? Like all rough experiences, it’s time you treat yourself to something fun and shiny and new … something to carry you through till spring finally arrives. So whether you find yourself in one of our SB markets — Nashville, Atlanta, Memphis, Louisville or Birmingham — or prefer to shop online, here are some fun Southern ideas to brighten your day!

FASHION

Ferragamo flats 

Put some spring in your step with these super-preppy, hot pink Ferragamo flats from Joseph in Memphis. The comfy flats feature the classic Ferragamo bow in a grosgrain version; also available in blush, blue and black for $495.

Ferragamo flats at Joseph, $495 | Image credit: Joseph

Ferragamo flats at Joseph in Memphis, $495 | Image credit: Joseph

Flowery top and pants

As the cold drifts away, we’re pining for the opportunity to wear lighter, brighter outfits. This Joie silk blouse, $278, and J Brand pants, $168, are the perfect combo for warmer spring days ahead. Emmaline in Nashville has this outfit, plus more warm weather favorites!

The perfect combo for the spring days ahead.

Joie silk blouse, $278, and J Brand pants, $168, from Emmaline

Zip-back sandals

Ann Mashburn in Atlanta has fully transitioned out of its winter sale and stocked its shelves with strappy shoes, breezy blouses and upbeat prints. The shop’s zip-back sandal comes in nude and black suede at a smart heel height perfect for daytime wear. Find it next time you’re in ATL, or purchase online for $325.

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Zip-back sandal, $325 in nude and black suede at Ann Mashburn. Image credit: Caroline Fontenot

Men’s swimsuits

Get ready for spring break or summer with a Southern Tide swimsuit in bright solids and fun patterns. You can browse options online at Remon’s website, but you’ll have to pay a visit to Birmingham to buy them!

$ at Remon's

$55 at Remon’s

Spring ties

These ties from Peter Blair have all the colors of spring for only $85 each. They’re sold in Louisville at The Fashion Post and online here.

March SB Finds: Peter Blair ties at The Fashion Post with all the colors of spring for $85.

Peter Blair ties at The Fashion Post have all the colors of spring for $85.

Jack Rogers sandals

Every girl needs a pair of Jack Rogers in her closet. These are a new design: Lauren slides instead of the standard Navajo thong. Available at Monkee’s of Louisville in flat bottom for $128 or wedge heel for $178. Available online here.

SB Louisville March Finds: Jack Rodgers Wedges and Sandals sold at Monkee's of Louisville for $178 and $128

Jack Rogers  Lauren wedges and sandals at Monkee’s of Louisville for $178 (wedge) and $128 (flat)

ACCESSORIES

Earrings

These silver Large Myron earrings by Debarajill are both playful and perfect for pairing with bright, spring outfits! We spotted these at Oak Hall in Memphis for $165.

Earrings at Oak Hall. $165 | Image credit: Oak Hall

Earrings by Debarajill at Oak Hall, $165 | Image credit: Oak Hall

Yellow necklaces

Yellow is the it color this spring, and here is a buffet of yellow from some great Louisville jewelers and stores. The long chain with yellow jade and gold pinwheels is from W & M Custom Jewelry for $59, the yellow topaz snake pendant necklace is from Summer Eliason for $525, and the yellow statement necklace from The Prickly Pear is $23.99.

SB Finds Louisville: yellow jade long necklace from W&M Custom Jewelry for $59. Pendant from Summer Eliason. Yellow statement necklace sold at The Prickly Pear.

Clockwise from left: Yellow jade long necklace from W&M Custom Jewelry for $59, yellow topaz snake pendant necklace from Summer Eliason for $525, yellow statement necklace sold at The Prickly Pear for $23.99

Metallic clutch

Take it up a notch with a snazzy clutch by Hobo. Dress up a jeans-and-tee look, or carry it with your cocktail dress and you’ll surely turn heads. Available at Birmingham’s The Blue Willow or on their website for $128.

$128 at The Blue Willow

Fun clutches, $128 each at The Blue Willow

Yellow hat

This hat comes in other colors, but the yellow one really caught our eye. Sold at J. McLaughlin, this Palm River Hat is $98 and also comes in white, blue and coral.

J. McLaughlin's Palm River Hat in Yellow.

J. McLaughlin‘s Palm River hat in yellow | Image credit: J. McLaughlin

Woven handbag

The new Madelyn Natural Raffia Hobo Bag is perfect for spring. The texture and material make it casual enough for an everyday bag, but the leather strap adds a touch of elegance. Use it to top off your favorite look. Find it for $378 from Nashville’s Elaine Turner or online here.

Casual enough for an every day bag and the leather strap adds a touch of elegance.

Madelyn Natural Raffia Hobo Bag, $378 from Elaine Turner

Necklace

Have a spring fling with this simple, stunning, silver-and-enamel Ginkgo leaf necklace with citrine accents from Memphis’ Charlotte. The pendant hangs elegantly from a 15-inch strand collar. Available for $1,380

Silver and enamel Gingko leaf necklace from Charlotte. $1380 | Image credit: Charlotte

Silver and enamel Mademoiselle Gingko leaf necklace from Charlotte, $1,380 | Image credit: Charlotte

BOOKS

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Master the flavors of the Mediterranean with 140 recipes from the popular London Ottolenghi restaurants. The recipes in Ottolenghi: The Cookbook are reflective of the author’s Jerusalemite heritage combined with flavors of California, Italy and North America. This book is sure to help you spice up your cooking and teach you some new tricks. Find it at Nashville’s White’s Mercantile for $35.

Spice up your cooking with this book!

“Ottolenghi: The Cookbook” from White’s Mercantile, $35

The News Sorority

This is a just-in, must-read: The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News. If you find yourself in Memphis, swing by Booksellers and pick it up for $29. Or you can find it online here.

At Booksellers, The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News, $29

“The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News,” $29

SUNDRY ITEMS

Organic beauty

RMS Beauty is a line of beauty products crafted with organic ingredients. The Living Luminizer, a bestseller at KORE + Nashville, highlights your skin and gives it a healthy glow. Ultra-light and perfect on all skin tones, the luminizer will refresh your skin for $38. Visit the KORE + Nashville site to learn more.

The Living Luminizer highlights your skin and gives you a glow

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38 from KORE + Nashville

Suitcase

Who doesn’t love a good find at Tar-gét? Get ready for spring break with a fresh, colorful suitcase from your neighborhood Target. These Orla Kiely roller suitcases come in two cheery, won’t-be-lost-on-the-baggage-carousel design options, in both carry-on (21-inch) and checked-bag (28-inch) sizes. $139.99 to $169.99

Suitcase at Target, $139.99 to $169.99

Orla Kiely suitcase at Target, $139.99 to $169.99

FOR THE HOME

Annieglass seahorse tray

Annieglass brings elegant luxury to everyday table decor with this beautiful seahorse tray. Perfect for collecting odds and ends, it’s a bright accessory to liven up your living space. Find it at Table Matters in Birmingham for $147.

$ at Table Matters

Seahorse tray, $147 at Table Matters

Serving slab

This multipurpose stone slab can be refrigerated or heated to keep foods at the right temperature when serving. Use it as a decorative display when not in use. Available online or in person at Lamb’s Ears in Birmingham for $129

Storage baskets, chairs and tables

Can you say patio season? The funky brights of Kolo Collection in Atlanta have us inspired to entertain al fresco. PVC storage baskets ($40 to $100) work double duty indoors and out with Fernmob bistro chairs ($108) and tables ($255 to $375). A ’60s loveseat by Spruce ($897) dresses up festive with pillows swathed in Mariaflora Erice fabric ($112 per yard). Rounded out with Dedon’s Fedro floor rocker ($740) and a punchy blue side table ($470), Kolo can retrofit your entire outdoor area. And we do mean retro.

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PVC storage baskets, $40-$100; Fernmob bistro chairs, $108; tables, $255 – $375; ’60s loveseat by Spruce, $897; Mariaflora Erice fabric, $112 per yard; Dedon Fedro floor rocker, $740; and side table, $470. At Kolo Collection

White plates

If you are looking for a not-so-basic set of white dishes, look at what we found at Nashville’s AshBlue! These lovely plates from Source and Tradition would be perfect for Easter brunch or any night of the week. Salad plates are $35 each, and dinner plates are $55 each. Stop by AshBlue if you’re in Nashville, or order them online at ashblue.com.

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Every home needs a set of white plates with personality! Available at AshBlue on Bandywood