We’re ringing in August with a fresh collection of FINDS from all over the South. Whether you’re looking to add some accessories to the rotation or some flare to your living room, this list is filled with treasures we love.
Assorted colorful prints
Louisville designer Karina Daniel Parris has filled her Etsy shop to the brim with some of the coolest prints we’ve seen in a while. They celebrate the beautiful differences among women. This one — “Cappuccino with Friends” — is one of many gorgeous $25 prints available online from LovelyEarthlings.
Hanging planters are all the rage, and we love this unique and elegant option. Its crisp design is a sophisticated vessel to bring the outdoors inside. Find it at Botanica in Birmingham for $22.
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These old-fashioned dough bowls are handsome, functional vessels for the dining room table or kitchen countertop. Use it as a catch-all or to display all of your summer produce. We love the rustic elegance of the imperfect wood and metal handles. Find yours for $49 at Mercantile By Miller.
Vinyl kitchen mat
Add the classic style of a vintage Persian rug to your kitchen, but without the price tag and stain headaches! This fine vinyl mat protects your floor and is easy to wipe clean … plus, it’s just the right size to place by your sink or at any door. Pick out yours in blue, gray or red for $49 on SB Shop.
Oil reed diffuser
Diffusing a delicious scent is an affordable way to freshen up the home this month. This oil reed diffuser releases blood orange and bergamot scents that will envelop your home in a warm, citrusy fragrance. Find this diffuser at Illuminated Candle Bar for $28.
Bring a piece of art to your jewelry collection with the Pebble earrings from Ceri Hoover. These stylish navy matte pieces, crafted of porcelain, are hand-cut and designed by artist Jenny Rush. Get your pair for $75 at Ceri Hoover.
Getting a solid night of rest is so much easier when you’ve got breathable, comfortable PJs. This 100% cotton desert cactus-print pajama set with matching shirt and shorts is not only fashionable, but it’s also fun to lounge in! You can find it in cream or blue at Nashville-based Indy Boutique for $58.
Each metallic cowhide pouch from North Carolina-based Piper is one-of-a-kind and handmade from a natural leather hide. This pouch is a perfect 6-inch-by-8-inch size to fit makeup essentials, a phone, keys and a mask. Plus, the mini wallet is perfect for neatly organizing your cards. Find the pouch for $50 and the card holder for $30 at Piper.
On running shoes
On has finally married comfort and style in their crowd-favorite athletic shoes. Whether you’re walking in your neighborhood or down the ice cream aisle, you’ll never want to take these cloud-like shoes off. Find these in different colors for $150 at Oak Hall.
Saint Christopher necklace
Nashville jewelry maker Carden Avenue crafts timeless, staple pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. One of our favorites is this 14k gold-filled medallion that is strung on an 18-inch gold-filled chain. Get your Saint Christopher necklace from SB Shop for $88.
WHEN YOU’RE DONE FOR THE DAY
It’s time to maximize that end-of-season, backyard cocktail time. Concocted in Nashville, WithCo mixers (and specifically, Hey Girl) are perfect for mixing with the spirit of your choice. This flavor features lime juice, cucumber, mint, water and pure cane sugar. You’ll find yourself saying, “Okay, just one more!” Find Hey Girl online for $20.
At-home pedicure kit
Whether you’re traveling to the beach or to the living room, we’ve found a fabulous at-home pedicure kit for that fresh-from-the-salon feel. The kit includes a file, buffer, cuticle pusher, pumice, bath bomb, two sugar scrub cubes, a conditioning mask, massage lotion and cuticle oil. Need we say more? Find this “Good for the Sole” kit for $20 at Nail Bar & Co.
Few things go better with a cocktail and pedi than the comforting scent of a fresh candle. Pick from three aptly themed hand-poured candles for $12 each at Clarity in Nashville.
Also Organics Skin Balm
Trying to find a good product to counter red skin from too much time in the sun, or bug bites, or burns can be tricky. Nothing ever seems to be just right. Enter in the CBD skin balm from Also Organics with natural and powerful therapeutic agents like organic beeswax, CBD oil and eucalyptus oil. You’ll notice the soothing ingredients doing their work quickly, with two versions: the 1000 mg CBD and the 500 mg CBD. This balm also protects dry and sensitive skin. With no toxins, you are safe to use on lips, face, hands, feet … your whole body! Recommended skin ailments to soothe with this balm include: Eczema, Psoriasis, bug bites, sun damage, scars, stretching skin, or burns. Prices start at $69.99. Shop online, here.
We are so thrilled to catch sister-owned Carolina company Surcie right as they debut a brand new line of custom stationery. Mix and match from an impressive selection of patterns, fonts, colors and printing options. A set starts at $50. Order from Surcie.
Gone are the days of flimsy single-use flatware. This pretty utensil wrap neatly fits a set of bamboo cutlery, a stainless steel straw and brush, and a cloth napkin. This is an easy way to make a mindful switch and reduce your personal footprint. Grab yours for $32 from Memphis favorite Falling Into Place.
Fresh skincare line
Three steps, one amazing finish. This skincare trio purifies, hydrates, tones and firms normal to dry skin. The set includes a purifying creme cleanser, a skin toning agent and a hydrating lotion. It is great for the gal on the go, or if you need to grab a gift for a beauty guru. Find this set for $81 at Pavo Salon Spa.
Here’s to a fun-filled August!