Summer is dwindling, but the heat’s still sticking around for a bit longer. With the start of August the search for transition items begins, so we strolled around town to hand-pick some pieces that will effortlessly ease you into this month. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe or add some flare to your living room, this list is filled with local treasures we love.
These bracelets are made from silver spoons and go with just about anything. We love them for their elegant yet trendy look. Whether you’re headed to a wedding, a night out with the girls or just a day spent wandering around town, this piece is a timeless and unique addition to any outfit. Pick one up for $48 at Boutique Bella.
Flowy blush blouse
Stay cool yet covered for those late August evenings in this number from SVM Boutique — it’s the perfect transition item with its long sleeves yet sheer, flowy fabric. And don’t even get us started on the amazing blush color! Grab one for yourself for $98.
Suede shirt dress
This dress from K. McCarthy is 100% genuine leather but can be washed and dried. Hello, low maintenance! This piece can take you from late summer into fall with the ability to wear it as an open vest or a dress. Add one to your wardrobe for $598.
Snakeskin patterned tennis shoes
We love a good pair of tennis shoes, and these not only supply major comfort but also add a bit of edge to a plain old ensemble. Pair with your favorite jeans and a simple t-shirt, and you’ve got yourself the perfect late-August outfit! Grab a pair for $148 at Copper Penny.
Pom pom hoops
Ever Alice Studio always has fun jewelry creations, and these earrings especially caught our eye. We love the tassel trend currently happening, so we’re all about these neutral pom-pom hoops to carry the look into fall. Get a pair of your own for $65.
Hummingbird Factory pouch
Music City Marketplace always stocks the best in local goods, and this pouch is no exception! Whether you’re searching for a bag to store cosmetics or something to keep the basics in (keys, wallet, sunglasses), this handmade screenprinted bag is a favorite of ours. Support local artists and grab one for $48 at Music City Marketplace.
Accents of turquoise, teal and olive come together to create this stunning necklace from January Moon. Teething necklaces promote bonding between you and your little one, and each of these are made with nontoxic materials. At the price of $64, this piece makes a great gift for a mommy-to-be or a treat for yourself!
Custom initial necklace
Margaret Ellis Jewelry creates custom initial necklaces using a variety of metals and finishes, and you can choose from a chain (as pictured) or a cord. Order your own piece today for $440 to $940, and it is sure to be a staple accessory of yours this season.
Conard men’s boots
These men’s boots from Johnston & Murphy are a classic staple for the upcoming autumn months. Smooth and sturdy leather paired with subtle details combine to create a timeless pair of shoes that look dapper with any outfit. Snag a pair of these for the man in your life for $179, and he likely won’t take them off all season long.
Orange patterned pillows
These pillows are the perfect addition to add a little pop of refreshing color that will take your home from late summer on into fall. Pillows are always an affordable element to refresh any room, and these three from The Collected Nest provide great quality at an even better price. Pick up one of three sizes for $54 to $74.
Crystal geo lamps
We just about stopped in our tracks when we stumbled upon these unique lighting pieces. The tones in these would go with just about any palette while bringing a hint of the outdoors into your living space. Pick up a variation of these lamps for $425 to $465 at R. Higgins Interiors.
Golden bamboo candle holder
Talk about the ultimate porch accessory! These candle holders from Color would light up beautifully on any porch, and we especially love their geometric yet earthy flare. For just $45 to $55, these home additions are a no-brainer.
Antique book brass lamp
This lamp is wired through an antique book and allows you to turn it on and off simply by touching the brass. It will fit right in on an old shelf of books! Pop into Harpeth Gallery to snag one of these unique lamps for $695. It’s a splurge, but so worth it for such a rare piece.
Wooden bowl with golden inlay
These stunning bowls are made from various types of high-quality, beautiful wood with golden inlays. Measuring at 11 inches in diameter, pictured are the walnut and white oak, yet there are plenty of varieties with their own individualized look. See the full collection at Corzine & Co. and pick up one for $390.
Vintage-inspired vinyl floor cloths
We’re in love with anything that makes life a little easier, and these vinyl floor cloths do just that! With their vintage-inspired look and abundance of patterns, you can add the appeal of a rug without the constant worry of getting it dirty. The vinyl material is easy to clean and a great solution if you have pets or particularly messy kiddos. Pick out your favorite at Merridian Home Furnishings for $275 to $369.
Eastern European door pairs
Sixty-eight vintage door pairs sourced from Eastern Europe just arrived at Preservation Station, so you could say we stopped in at just the right time! Adding these to your home leaves no doubt that you’ll have an exclusive look that no one can replicate. Peruse the many beautiful options and take a pair home for $900 to $4,000.
This four-light lantern in a Venetian red finish has a unique shape and is sure to stand out in any room. We think it would look just stunning hanging over a kitchen table or as a centerpiece to a living room space. Ironware carries this beauty for $4,485.
Sweet Greens juice
There’s never a bad time of year to enjoy fresh juice, and we especially adore one that packs a nutritious punch while tasting like a sweet treat. The Sweet Greens juice at The Juice Bar will have your taste buds singing while simultaneously providing some serious vitamins with apple, kale, spinach, cucumber, parsley and lemon. Snag a fresh one for $6 to $8.
FOR THE PETS
Nashville dog spirit jerseys
Obviously your fluffy companions need to rep their Nashville pride just as much as you! These adorable doggy spirit jerseys are available at Winston Dog for $35 each, and we are in love.
Enjoy the dwindling days of summer, and remember to get out and shop local!