September FINDS are about making a fresh start. Fall, in general, is an invigorating month filled with new ideas, colors, activities and attitudes. Consider this curated list as your starting point for making good changes for the season in the form of adding an accessory or two, reaching out to someone with a thoughtful gift, getting organized or mixing a little time for yourself into the fall schedule. Enjoy!
HOME & GARDEN
Round, metal-frame mirrors at Ray & Baudoin. Art and function merge as one! $245
A quick perk-me-up in a casual room, these 3 x 5 throw rugs are fun and easy to work with in a bathroom, bedroom or sitting area. Browse to find your favorite one at the Lisa Mallory Interior Design Shop. $75.
Cloches with rope handles, a new idea from the Garden District. In addition to being an attractive decorative item, these bell-shaped glass covers can be placed over a plant to protect it from frost and/or to force its growth. Prices start at $85.
These velvet pillows with ribbon trim will add crisp color and texture to your interior; from the Stovall Collection. (If you don’t see the one you want, you can order it through Stovall.) Prices start at $165.
Melamine tailgating gear with your team’s name on it! Found at RSVP in the Regalia Shopping Center.
Game Day for Men
Need a great looking shirt for the big game? You don’t have to wear that souvenir shop T-shirt. Step it up with a collegiate shirt by Peter Millar at Oak Hall. From Vandy to Bama to Ole Miss and more, Oak Hall has these great-looking men’s shirts. Perfect for showing your fan status at work as well!
Fall 2014 Sweaters
Who says that Sachi is just for your teenager? Not true. Ladies of all ages could pair these tops and sweaters with their favorite jeans!
This black-on-black combination yields many outfits because the separates are stand-alone foundation pieces, too. Heather Ryniec, creator of HEATHER Cosmetics, is also operating one of Memphis’ newest places to pamper yourself! Shop for clothing (sizes 0 to 18), select makeup and enjoy a full-service spa all under one roof at the Heather Boutique & Spa!
Bold prints in equally bold colors are also in style this season. This graphic top by Alice & Trixie is available at Ella in Chickasaw Oaks Village. $238 and with as much as this will be worn, the price per wear is very low!
Love these cashmere wraps at Kittie Kyle! Lots of colors. Key for fall layering! $145.
Plaid is in for fall, and bold plaid accessories like this Rag & Bone scarf are a great way to update your look. Wear with leather pants or tall boots for head-to-toe style! This great scarf also comes in a tan/black plaid pattern at Oak Hall. $175.
It’s about time to make your 2014-2015 boot selection! These boots are from Liberty Black, currently available at Sorelle. They will also be arriving in several different color options by the end of September! $296.
DAV all-weather boots at Lavish will also help you keep an upbeat, stylish attitude on rainy days!
From leather to suede, three great booties at More Therapy in Chickasaw Oaks Village.
This B-low the Belt handbag at Joseph will have you covered if fall’s popular fringe trend is on your list! This bag will get you through fall, winter and even be welcome when warmer weather comes again.
Spotted these earrings at Peter Poole Fine Jewelers. While they are a year-round find and a find that you will keep forever, wouldn’t they be ideal in the coming season for a hint of fall color! Cabochon rubies, silver coins; set in 14k gold.
Eye-catching handmade sterling silver and fresh water pearl earrings from a local artist, available at Loni’s Fashions.
Local jewelry design company Brave creates one-of-a-kind pieces. Stop into Spruce to see the entire collection.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Looking for a new do? The lob, a medium-length slightly asymmetrical cut, is in. A good look for all ages and all textures, wavy or straight! We got our expert advice on this cut from the talented crew at Capelli.
The label ‘Creations by j.j.’ is a name synonymous with handcrafted and high quality. These baby gowns are made with cotton jersey material that is soft and durable, and the appliques—their recognizable bunnies, ducks, elephants and more—are all hand-sewn. They have seasonal and holiday designs as well. Find this wonderful collection at Gild the Lily.
There is no gift more appreciated as the temperatures cool down than a lightweight throw. Until then, these versatile, oversized herringbone throws can serve as a pop-of-color accessory. Available at Social.
A new shipment of Whitney English Day Designers just arrived at Menage Fine Stationery & Gifts. These planners always fly out of the store, so don’t linger! $59/each.
Look good while staying organized with Emily Ley agendas! We love the colorful covers and easy-to-use layout. Found at Mrs. Post Fine Stationery & Gifts in Chickasaw Oaks Village.
The Grilled Artisan Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup is a delicious, light meal at Alchemy and perfect for September!.
Wine Choice for Early Fall
Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône, a red wine that blends Syrah and Grenache grapes, is a great choice for fall. Its soft raspberry fruit and balanced white pepper finish come together in a wine that is moderately full-bodied and perfect as we transition to a cooler season. Note the Kermit Lynch label. Kermit Lynch is a premiere importer of French wines and is highly influential in this country’s consumption of French wine. This recommendation for your fall table is from the Wine Market, where French wine is always a favorite! $15.99.
City Dining Cards
Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth
Lisa Howorth’s book, Flying Shoes, a poignant novel that is bitingly funny. This is a first novel written by the owner of Square Books in Oxford, MS—based on the real-life story of the author’s stepbrother’s murder. (Meet Lisa’s daughter, a NYC-based writer/editor: Claire Howorth: FACES of the South on StyleBlueprint.)
A ZipList mobile app might be the answer for you if you find yourself heading into the grocery without a list because there was no time to itemize what you truly needed. This Apple and Android app will help you create a master list of groceries, sync across multiple devices, scan barcodes, add recipe ingredients with just one click and more. Make a list before you grocery because research shows that it will save you money because there will be fewer impulse buys. Check it out!
Enjoy making a fresh start in September 2014!