It’s hard to believe it’s already August. We’re not ready to throw in the towel on summer just yet, though. Take a look at these super fun FINDS that we’ve spotted in Southern boutiques and from Southern brands. Can’t make it to one of the cities where the items are located? No worries — you can order them online. Take a look at what we’re loving this month!
The perfect tee
Who doesn’t love a t-shirt with a decidedly retro vibe? Give your wardrobe a throw-back feel with this super comfy tee, which we think offers a pretty spot-on representation of Kentucky — indeed, it IS that friendly! Find this Kentucky t-shirt for $25 at Shop Local Kentucky.
There are too many reasons we’re obsessed with these embroidered tees from SB Shop. Nashville-based company Omega Apparel joined us to bring you these comfortable and cute shirts that give us the sweetest everyday reminder to “be kind do good.” So we are spreading our love this month in sharing our go-to tees that we know you’ll love too! Get yours for $38.
Dress up the doggo
Your four-legged friend can be fashionable too! Seriously, how precious is this pineapple bow tie?! The Whole Dog Market, with locations in Atlanta and Birmingham, has a huge selection of leashes, collars, bow ties and other accessories that will make your pup the most fashion-forward companion in your life. Find this bow tie for $16 in-store or online at thewholedogmarket.com.
There are two things a Southerner is known for: grits and grit, the latter being strength of character and determination. Show off your own grit with this exclusive SB accessory that celebrates those who have the power to hang in there and push for long-term goals and innovation. Find this on sale for $29 at SB Shop.
Hoops & tassels
It’s the best of both worlds. These earrings by Memphis-based Tilton Street combine the classic hoop with the on-trend tassel and finish off the look with bold black and white stripes and a pop of gold and yellow. Each pair of vibrant Tilton Street “ear candy” is custom-made in Memphis with beads from all over the world, so each one has the unique charm of the human touch. Find them for $70 at Tilton Street.
This coin necklace, found at SB Shop, is the perfect layering piece. Made by Carden Avenue, the coins vary from necklace to necklace, so each one is truly one-of-a-kind. A gold or silver coin hangs effortlessly from the 18- or 20-inch gold chain, and a 2-inch extender is available as well. Find it for $98 here.
South Carolina-based Southern Soap Shop is all about creating hand-crafted artisan beauty products that exude all things Southern. Prime example? Their magnolia body butter. This vegan skincare product is comprised of whipped cocoa and mango butters, making it light and moisturizing, and the floral magnolia scent is feminine and airy. Find it for $10 at southernsoapshop.com.
We love those fun finishing touches to our beauty routine, which includes a bold lip color. These lip glosses from Birmingham-based Aware Cosmetics, which was started by professional makeup artist Jestina Howard, are highly pigmented, long-wearing glosses, each offering the smooth application of a lipstick, and shine and texture of a lip gloss. They’re available in a variety of colors and will stay put throughout the day and night. Find them for $22 each at awarecosmetics.com, and a portion of product sales is annually donated to the American Lung Association of Alabama.
FOR THE HOME
Nothing says summer quite like colorful tableware, and these cups deliver! This seafoam symGlass drinkware is BPA-free and nearly unbreakable, so sip your refreshing cocktails worry-free! Available at Nashville’s Hester & Cook or online at hesterandcook.com for $14 each.
Rustic, chic and embroidered, these pillow scarves are the perfect gift for a new homeowner, a college-bound student or perhaps for yourself. Adorn it in your choice of monogram and wrap it around a couch pillow for a personalized touch. Find them for $24.99 each at Louisville’s Embroidery Boutique or at embroidery-boutique.com.
The modern, handmade ceramics of Memphis-based Paper & Clay incorporate the simplified, deconstructed look of Scandinavian design and use carefully scratched glazes to create a suite of colors that can effortlessly mix and match. The gorgeous designs have garnered the attention of Garden & Gun and New York Magazine, among others. And what’s more, the company is committed to a sustainable model for the long haul. Find Paper & Clay’s beautiful & functional pieces, ranging from $36 to $100.
Bring a touch of elegance to your home — and perhaps spark conversation — with this beautiful glass hurricane with perching bird. Use it to house a candle, flowers, succulents or anything else your heart desires. Find it for $65 from Georgia-based Accentrics.
Wood serving tray
As you’re serving appetizers or drinks at your last backyard gatherings, this 12-by-16-inch tray from Nashville’s 1767 Designs is a hosting necessity. It is made of reclaimed lath wood and boasts leather handles for easy transport of all of your beverage-providing needs. Get this tray for $115, and make use of a striking and functional piece while hosting get togethers this August.
Savor the waning days of summer. Happy August!
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