Spring always evokes feelings of renewal and a fresh palette. Here at StyleBlueprint, it’s also the ideal time to showcase a new collection of FINDS from Southern retailers in our core markets — Birmingham, Louisville, Memphis and Nashville — and beyond. Take a look at some fun items available at some of our favorite Southern retailers — swing by when you’re in town or shop online.
Greenville, SC-based J. Ervan Jewelry has a fantastic batch of new arrivals just waiting to find their forever home. We were particularly smitten with these — the “Mini Cate Hoops.” The gold-plated brass earrings measure 1.75 inches in length and feature a grey moonstone drop with inset rainbow moonstone. Find them for $165 on the J. Ervan Jewelry website HERE.
Vintage with a twist
A statement piece of jewelry is the easiest way to spice up an outfit, and this turquoise Charleston Rice Bead necklace is no exception. While it nicely complements any black blouse, it also works well with the white you can finally start to bring back out of your closet! Find it for $65 from Candy Shop Vintage (online or in Charleston).
A great pair of trendy sneakers can go a long way. Whether you’re cheering at spring sporting events or just running to the grocery store, this Johnston & Murphy Tamara Perf pair will get you out of your gym shoes (like you promised yourself you would) and into another pair that is just as comfortable and ready for action. They’re shown here in white knit/silver metallic snake-print leather, but they’re also available in three other colors for $158 here.
Sunny weather requires some statement sunglasses, and we’re particularly smitten with these — the “Collins” — from Ceri Hoover. Find them for $195 online or at the Ceri Hoover store in Nashville.
Corkcicle bucket bag
By now, we’re sure you’ve seen Corkcicle goodies everywhere. From tumblers to beach-friendly wine cups, they’ve got everything the traveler needs and this chic portable cooler backpack hits the top of that list. In a gorgeous vegan leather, the quality could not be better, and the bucket style makes it ideal for easily carrying a bottle or two — with room to spare for eight more cans — on ice, on your back to the beach, music festivals and other al fresco adventures. Find it for $129.99 at Alabama Outdoors, with seven locations in Alabama.
Pastel bucket bag
Pastels are quite in fashion this season — as are bucket bags. Marry the two, and you get this great everyday lilac purse. It’s available from ABLE for $98. Shop online or in the Nashville store.
Make sure to carry all of your spring break and beach goodies stylishly this season with this gorgeous Roller Rabbit Bondi beach bag. We’re loving the tangerine shade and funky pattern. And how fun is that added monogram detail?! Grab it for $65 plus the cost of monogramming at Birmingham’s B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
Looking for a clever way to add a Kentucky feel to your decor without going over the top? These clever repurposed stirrup candleholders are such a cute way to do just that. Find the small size for $45 and the large size for $55 at Rabbit in the Moon in Louisville.
All things bourbon
Derby season is here, so it’s time to break out the bourbon! This decanter is perfect for holding your favorite bourbon to share with your Derby party guests. Find it for $11 at Merridian Home Furnishings in Louisville.
It’s not Derby season without a mint julep! With just a few simple ingredients — and the festivity of this horse racing-themed cup — you’ll feel like you’re at the track from the comfort of your own home. Find this julep cup with embossed racehorses for $24 at Stoneware & Co. in Louisville or online HERE.
Bourbon and chocolate combine to create the ultimate Kentucky flavor combo in these decadent truffles. Arrange a platter of these sweet treats for guests at your Derby party, and be forewarned: they’ll go fast! Find this package of 16 Kentucky Derby dark chocolate bourbon truffles for $24.72 at Cellar Door Chocolates in Louisville, or order online HERE.
FOR THE HOME
Got succulents on your mind? You’re not alone. When we learned about Honey + Gunn, we finished our succulent search with results that exceeded expectations. “The Bishop” succulent is one of many in Anne and Lola’s gorgeous collection of varying sizes and price points. The oversized succulents are packed into a high-gloss container and are topped with white pebbles and black or copper mirrored glass. Porcupine quills and pink agate top the display off with height and color. Available for $60 to $80, The Bishop might just become your new springtime BFF.
A splash of color from this fabulous throw pillow is a great way to bring the sunshine indoors. From the floral and animal designs to the vibrancy of the thread, this pillow screams springtime! Find it for $115 at Furbish in Nashville or online HERE.
We love creative displays, and these “Celfie” pots offer the opportunity to do just that. These pots feature dainty faces and can store everything from makeup brushes to succulents. Get creative and add some personality to yours. Available in a variety of skin tones and in small ($4.99), medium ($12.99) and large ($19.99) at The Faded Farmhouse in Columbia, TN, or online HERE.
Enjoy your springtime shopping!
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