With Halloween in the rear-view mirror, November and the holiday season are now in full swing! Whether you are sipping on wine at Wine Down at Dixon Gallery and Gardens, sampling local cuisine during Downtown Dining Week or roasting marshmallows over an open flame at Memphis Botanic Garden’s Big Bugs Campfire Party, there is plenty of fun to be had here in Memphis. And we’ve got even more to be thankful for — stylish looks for each event, picked out by the fashionistas at Lori James Contemporary Boutique, Coming Attractions and Southern Muse.

Memphis Botanic Garden served as the gorgeous backdrop for our November shoot, with the sun glistening through the trees at the golden hour. It is a little taste of heaven right in the heart of Memphis! Our fit and fabulous models are coaches from OrangeTheory Fitness, Stephanie Norfolk, Keli Cullum and Christi Padget. These joyful women filled our afternoon with laughter and brought energy, spunk and sass to each look. Check them out, and be inspired!

The Event: Wine Down at Dixon Gallery and Gardens

  • November 10, 2017
  • Tickets are $25 for Dixon members, $40 for non-members.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • For more information, visit dixon.org.

November’s Wine Down event at the Dixon has been dubbed “Wines to be Thankful For,” and we couldn’t agree more! Spend the evening sipping and sampling different wines that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table, while enjoying the lovely grounds of the Dixon.

What to Wear: You’ve got to dress up to sip it down. A casual evening of wine tasting calls for effortlessly classy, yet equally comfortable looks to stroll the gardens and taste a variety of wines. These outfits from Lori James Contemporary Boutique fit the bill!

Christi, Stephanie and Kelli model these smart and stylish looks from Lori James Contemporary boutique.

OrangeTheory Fitness‘ Christi Padget, Stephanie Norfolk and Keli Cullum model these smart, stylish and seasonal looks from Lori James Contemporary Boutique.

Look #1:

On Stephanie, from Lori James: Gi 'n' Gi bucket hat, $265; Red Haute tiered ruffle sleeve top, $88; Park Smith crop skinny jean, $188; Catherine Page arrowhead necklace, $105

On Stephanie, from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Gi ‘n’ Gi bucket hat, $265; Red Haute tiered ruffle-sleeve top, $88; Park Smith crop skinny jean, $188; Catherine Page arrowhead necklace, $105

This funky and fun look from Lori James mirrors Stephanie's joyful energy!

Don’t be afraid of accents that are funky and fun. Cheetah print can be treated as a neutral, so go ahead and pair it with color!

Look #2:

On Kelli, from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Jade faux suede flounce dress, $124; Double braided grey pearl necklace, $415

On Keli, from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Jade faux suede flounce dress, $124; double-braided grey pearl necklace, $415

Suede is the perfect transition material for fall, made even more autumnal by the chocolatey brown hue of this flirty dress.

Suede is the perfect transition material for fall, made even more autumnal by the chocolatey hue of this flirty dress.

Look #3:

On Christi, from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Ramy Brook sheer sleeve choker sweater, $345; Principle gray skinny jean, $128; Braided grey agate gems, $345

On Christi, from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Ramy Brook sheer sleeve choker sweater, $345; Principle gray skinny jean, $128; braided grey agate gems, $345

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The sheer sleeve and open neck are lovely twists on a classic sweater. It's all in the details!

The sheer sleeve and open neck are lovely, feminine twists on a classic sweater. It’s all in the details!

The Event: Downtown Dining Week

  • November 13-19, 2017
  • For participating restaurants, menus and additional information, visit downtowndiningweek.com.

Whet your appetite for Downtown Dining Week, a week-long event with over 40 restaurants participating. Choose your price point and ideal atmosphere and get ready for a night out on the town! What better excuse to enjoy Memphis’ foodie scene than a whole week of culinary deals and steals?

What to Wear: For Downtown Dining Week, you can choose your vibe! If you are heading to one of the higher-end participants, don a dress and heels. If you prefer a laid-back meal at a neighborhood joint, throw on a sweater with a fun, chunky necklace.

These Orange Theory gals look ready to hit the town in fabulous looks from Coming Attractions.

These OrangeTheory gals look ready to hit the town in fabulous looks from Coming Attractions.

Look #1:

On Stephanie, from Coming Attractions: La Roque black dress, $278; Zzaan necklace, $155; Zzaan bracelets, $110; Gold earrings $80

On Stephanie, from Coming Attractions: La Roque black dress, $278; Zzan necklace, $155; Zzan bracelets, $110; gold earrings, $80

 

Gold jewelry adds an element of glamour to this little black dress.

Gold jewelry adds an element of glamour to this little black dress with a trendy bell sleeve.

Look #2:

On Kelli, from Coming Attractions: Hem & Thread sweater, $92; Hearne Dry Goods Grand Canyon necklace, $178; Gold tassle earrings, $72; Lysee leggings, $78

On Keli, from Coming Attractions: Hem & Thread sweater, $92; Hearne Dry Goods Grand Canyon necklace, $178; gold tassel earrings, $72; Lysee leggings, $78

We can't get enough of these tassels!

We can’t get enough of these tassels!

Look #3:

On Christi, from Coming Attractions: CP Shades Velvet top, $185; Asian Eye scarf, $; Yochi felt earrings, $52; Lysee denim leggings, $110

On Christi, from Coming Attractions: CP Shades velvet top, $185; Asian Eye scarf, $98; Yochi felt earrings, $52; Lysee denim leggings, $110

These felt bauble earrings add an aura of whimsy to a sophisticated look.

These felt bauble earrings add an aura of whimsy to a sophisticated look.

The Event: Big Bugs Campfire Party at Memphis Botanic Garden

  • November 17, 2017
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non-members.
  • For more information, visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Enjoy an evening stroll around the Memphis Botanic Garden to check out their Big Bugs exhibit at night! Then, enjoy some dinner and s’mores. This family-friendly outdoor extravaganza is sure to be a blast.

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What to Wear: Since the event is outdoors, think fall colors and warm layers, and keep in mind that pants are a great option for an evening in the gardens. Have fun with soft autumnal colors, but don’t shy away from brighter colors or bold statement pieces.

Christi, Kelli and Stephanie look ready to warm up by the fire in their autumnal get-ups from Southern Muse.

Christi, Keli and Stephanie look ready to warm up by the fire in their cool, autumnal get-ups from Southern Muse.

Look #1:

On Christi, from Southern Muse: Fig chaser scoop tee, $53; Chamonix fur vest, $275; Ecru casto pant, $170; Catherine Page hoops, $95; zoWee tourmaline necklace with tassel, $171

On Christi, from Southern Muse: Fig chaser scoop tee, $53; Chamonix fur vest, $275; Ecru casto pant, $170; Catherine Page hoops, $95; zoWee tourmaline necklace with tassel, $171

A furry vest is a fall wardrobe staple.

A furry vest is a fall wardrobe staple.

Love the subtle sophistication of these gold hoops.

We love the subtle sophistication of these earrings.

Look #2:

On Kelli, from Southern Muse: Ecru springfield pant, $165; The Bard top, $188; Chanel tag earrings, $188; Verdier necklace, $128

On Keli, from Southern Muse: Ecru springfield pant, $165; The Bard top, $188; Chanel tag earrings, $188; Verdier necklace, $128

The Chanel tag dangles add an air of elegance to this funky look.

The Chanel tag earrings add an air of elegance to this funky look.

Look #3:

On Stephanie, from Southern Muse: Joy Joy gray fringy cardigan, $102; Chaser wisteria scoop neck top, $53; James Jeans pearl gray legging, $172; Catherine Page cie earring, $63; zoWee amethyst necklace, $147; Beaded leather bracelet, $35

On Stephanie, from Southern Muse: Joy Joy gray fringe cardigan, $102; Chaser wisteria scoop-neck top, $53; James Jeans pearl gray legging, $172; Catherine Page cie earring, $63; zoWee amethyst necklace, $147; beaded leather bracelet, $35

We love this delicate and feminine color palette for fall, with soft shades of lavender and gray.

We love this delicate and feminine color palette for fall, with soft shades of lavender and gray.

Thanks to our models Stephanie, Christi and Keli of OrangeTheory Fitness for graciously spending the afternoon with us, and to Memphis Botanic Garden for allowing us to use their gorgeous property.

Thanks also to Lori James Contemporary Boutique, Coming Attractions and Southern Muse for styling these fabulous fall looks.

Lastly, many thanks to the talented Mary Kate Steele for this stunning collection of images!

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