Crisp, spooky, cozy October is upon us. We’ve rounded up some of our current favorite things — for your home, wardrobe and fall fêtes — to help you usher in a new season. Check out these 16 fresh FINDS for fall from some of our favorite shops throughout the South, and a few that support breast cancer research.

FALL FASHION

Cheetah loafers

We are all about animal print, especially when it comes to fall fashion. You can wear these fabulous shoes with a simple t-shirt and jeans, a sweater or even a midi-dress for the transition period between warm and cooler temperatures … depending on Mother Nature’s mood that day. Find these loafers for $32 at Shelby Jewel.

Southern FINDS October: Fabulous cheetah loafers

Cheetah loafers, $32, at Shelby Jewel | Image: Shelby Jewel

Gingko leaf earrings

The fall hues, high-gloss material, and chic ginkgo leaf design of these earrings make for the perfect jewelry box addition. Find your pair — available in a few other color schemes — for $18.99 at in-store or online at Asheville-based Charmed.

Gingko leaf earrings from Charmed Asheville

Gingko leaf earrings, $18.99, at Charmed | Image: Charmed

Star joggers

Whether you’re running to the store or lounging around the house, these joggers are the versatile piece that your fall wardrobe needs. Not to mention they feature an on-trend gold star print and are made of stretchy, breathable material. Find them for $98 at Longevity, a Nashville boutique.

Southern FINDS October: Star leggings from Longevity

Star joggers, $98, at Longevity | Image: Longevity

Party bag

This copper-colored purse from designer Alexandra Tsoukala definitely makes a statement. While untethered streamers decorate the top of the bag, a satin polyester material forms a solid base with plenty of room for your phone, wallet and keys. Find this for $160 in person or online at the ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Alexandra Tsoukala Party Nag

Party bag, $160, at ESSE Purse Museum | Image: ESSE Purse Museum

Denim jacket 

Denim can be worn year-round, but it’s definitely a statement piece once cooler weather arrives. Pair this super-stylish option with a jumpsuit, or wear it with black or white jeans (yes, you can wear white after Labor Day)! Find this Evie denim jacket for $198 at Oak Hall, with locations in Memphis and Nashville.

Evie denim jacket at Oak Hall

Evie denim jacket, $198, at Oak Hall | Image: Oak Hall

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Smoothie boosters

Blender Bombs is a Charleston-based, women-founded company making healthy eating way more exciting. These mighty little balls are packed with plant-based, superfood nutrients to amplify your meals and help you feel fuller. Pop a Blender Bomb into your blender with your smoothie ingredients, crumble it over oatmeal or yogurt, or eat it as-is. Available in original and other exciting flavors, grab 10 for $24.99 at Blender Bombs.

Southern FINDS October: Blender Bombs

Smoothie boosters, $24.99, at Blender Bombs | Image: Facebook

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Yeti wine tumblers

For the last of your socially distant outdoor gatherings of the season, ensure that no wine glass is left in pieces by serving up your vino in a Yeti wine tumbler. Known for its durability, Yeti’s wine tumblers are insulated, dishwasher safe and rust-proof, and they come in a variety of stylish colors. Find these for $24.99 at Alabama Outdoors. (And don’t forget the lids for $4.99 each.)

Yeti wine tumbler, $24.99, at Alabama Outdoors | Image: Yeti

Snack mix

If you are a stranger to Charlotte, NC’s Reid’s Fine Foods, let us enlighten you. Their house-made snacks make great gifts, but we also suggest stocking up for your own gameday gatherings and various fall fêtes. The mini chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-covered peanuts, and 5 O’clock Crunch are crowd faves, but they recently released a savory Quarantine Mix made with roasted crackers, corn and peanuts. Find this salty snack for $7.99 (5 oz.) and $10.99 (10 oz.) at Reid’s.

Quarantine Mix

Snack mix, $7.99 (5 oz.) or $10.99 (10 oz.), at Reid’s | Image: Reid’s

COZY UP AT HOME

Fallen leaves candle 

Nothing signals the arrival of a new season better than a fresh home scent. These hand-poured autumnal candles include 100% American-grown soy wax, a lead-free cotton wick and natural fragrance oils. The “fallen leaves” scent has notes of apple, pecan and cedar. Find it for $28 at SB Shop.

Southern FINDS October: Fallen Leaves Candle

Fallen leaves candle, $28, at SB Shop

4-in-1 garland blocks

With sentiments like “SPOOKY,” “THANKFUL,” “SO MERRY” and “WELCOME” on each side of these wood blocks, this versatile home decor FIND can be used throughout the fall season. Find it for $22 at Wrapsody.

Festive Garland Blocks

4-in-1 garland blocks, $22, at Wrapsody | Image: Wrapsody

Pumpkin server

This Paulownia wood pumpkin features three wells for serving and displaying your favorite fall snacks — from gameday chips and dips to Halloween candy. Find this 12-by-16-inch pumpkin server for $42 at Southern Farmhouse.

Pumpkin Server

Pumpkin server, $42, at Southern Farmhouse | Image: Southern Farmhouse

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Candle gift box

Show your support for those fighting breast cancer with this beautiful candle set. The team at Cradle + Bee has five unique and delicious-smelling candles in three messages designed by Beanstalk Collective, including “in celebration of you,” “standing with you in the fight,” and “remembering someone special.” Throughout October, 20% of these candles’ proceeds go to a family walking through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Find yours for $19 at Cradle + Bee.

Southern FINDS October: Candle gift boxes from Cradle + Bee

Candle gift boxes, $19, at Cradle + Bee | Image: Cradle + Bee

OMI bracelet

Joy OMI Walling’s designs are handmade in Tennessee using semi-precious stones and clever charms that promote the best vibes. This month, we’ve teamed up with OMI Beads to create this peach agate bracelet to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Twenty percent of all profits from this bracelet are donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Find yours for $30 at SB Shop.

OMI beads bracelet for breast cancer awareness

OMI bracelet, $30, at SB Shop

FOR THE KIDS

Seaside A to Z

Letter by letter, discover 26 of the many reasons why families from all over cherish time spent in the charming, pastel-hued town of Seaside, FL. In this book by Nashville-based author Katie Porterfield, illustrated by Santa Rosa Beach artist Liza Snyder and designed by Circa Design in Nashville, young ones will love following along as the children in the book fly tandem with a seagull as they build sandcastles, swim and travel to beloved spots such as Sundog Books, the REP, and Duckies. Find your new favorite children’s book for $18.95 at A to Z Children’s Books or at select Southern booksellers.

Seaside A to Z children's book

Seaside A to Z, $18.95, at A to Z Children’s Books | Image: A to Z Children’s Books

Raincoat

Channeling some seriously adorable Paddington Bear vibes, this well-built raincoat is the perfect protection for your little ones during rainy days and chilly months. This Petit Bateau jacket features a water repellent exterior and jersey lining that shields wind, rain and cold. Find this raincoat in kid sizes for $75 and baby sizes for $58 at Arcade (and it’s on sale!).

Southern FINDS October: Kids Yellow Raincoat Arcade Nashville

Yellow raincoat, on sale for $58 (reg. $115) or $75 (reg. $130), at Arcade | Image: Arcade

DIY house

Whether this is your first 3D puzzle or you want to expand your collection, this is a perfect craft to entertain you and the kiddos as you design a miniature flower house, loft, coffee shop or patio. Starting at $40, you can find these puzzles at Pickering Boxwood.

DIY mini house from Pickering Boxwood

DIY house, starting at $40, at Pickering Boxwood | Image: Pickering Boxwood

Happy early fall shopping, y’all!

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