July brings the peak of summer entertainment season with dinner parties, outdoor events and happy hours. Not only is this a busy month for social activities, it’s also ridiculously hot outside, opening the door for less layering and subsequently more accessorizing. We’ve rounded up our favorite pieces with these thoughts in mind, so get out, shop local and grab our favorite FINDS for July.
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
Elle Gray has multiple colorful clutches in stock for summer, and we wish we could have one of each! This one in particular caught our eye for its bright, warm colors and detailed beading. Pair it with an understated outfit for the perfect concert-going ensemble or even dress it up for a summer wedding. Find it for $55.
This intricate gold bangle adds an elegant touch to any outfit. And there’s no need to pair it with any other bracelets — it does all the work itself! Pick up one of these stunning pieces at The French Shoppe for $210.
Cross pearl chokers
These chokers are truly one of a kind. Adorned with sterling silver diamond crosses, they make the perfect gift or even a treat for yourself! Elevate your white t-shirt and jeans combo by grabbing one of these from Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry. The freshwater pearl necklace is $295 and the blue agate is $395.
These sparkling drop earrings pair beautifully with any other jewelry pieces, and they give the look of long earrings without the weight. Pick up a pair at Gus Mayer for $38.
Handmade beaded necklace
These handmade necklaces are the perfect accessory for a minimal, breezy summer look. We love them paired with a lighter-weight top or dress to add some contrast. Grab one of these for $138 at Habit.
Interchangeable band watches
Gone are the days when you had to forgo your watch simply because it doesn’t match your outfit. We love these simple and extremely versatile leather watches that allow you to switch out the bands. If you want the freedom to choose your watch color each day, whether it’s a mustard yellow or a robin’s egg blue, head over to AshBlue to pick up a full watch set for $99 to $114.
Cropped jean jacket and sundress
If summer calls for anything, it’s a lightweight jacket to toss over your outfit once the temperatures dip in the evening. Thankfully, this cropped jean jacket is tailored so it pairs easily with a sundress as well. We love adding contrast with the red-orange floral print dress (with spaghetti straps). Pick up the jacket for $298 and the dress for $258 at Posh.
Whether you want to show off your Southern hospitality with a “Thanks Y’all” t-shirt, or advertise your love for females in the country music industry, Native + Nomad has you covered. These t-shirts are super soft, come in a variety of colors and sayings, and can be styled for any season. For just $35 each, these graphic tees are a no-brainer.
Indigo is a color that truly pairs well with anything (hello, blue jeans!). These uniquely shaped lamps found at TWO for home would go with many palettes, begging the question: which room in your house deserves these beauties? Find them for $315 each.
We are a little plant-obsessed this summer if you haven’t already noticed. These brass planters from OAK Nashville do all of the work for you, so we’re definitely not complaining. Purchase one or a few of these for $16 to $32 each, and add a touch of the outdoors to any room in your home!
Each one of these coasters is unique and yet also cohesive enough to pair several together. Whether you’re in search of a mini charger for a nice bottle of wine, or a set of coasters for your living room coffee table, these can add a little edge to any area of your home. Stop by Epergne and pick out a few of these for $175 for a set of two (larger wine bottle coasters in a similar style are available for $125 each).
Wooden bead chandelier
We like the idea of adding a hint of boho style to our home while keeping things simple and understated. This chandelier is the perfect answer, and it’s bound to be the star of the show hanging in a dining room or even your master bedroom. Purchase one (or two!) for your home for $298.95 each at English & Co.
One reason we love these trays is their versatility. Stack a variety of candles on one for an easy yet elegant centerpiece, or keep it on a coffee table with your favorite magazines. Find one at Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike — $85 for small, $150 for the large — and use it for all of your upcoming gatherings!
Late vintage Turkish Anatolian rug
Nashville Rug Gallery has once again introduced us to the loveliest of rugs. We can imagine about a dozen spaces in our home for this 3’x5.4′ rug — can’t you? If so, head to Nashville Rug Gallery and purchase this beauty for $860.
PETS & GARDEN
Zinnias are a garden staple for the summer here in the South. Whether you’re looking for the perfect florals for some front porch pots or for the landscaping around your back patio, these long-lasting double blooms are a go-to. Swing by Flower Mart to pick up some of these beauties for $11.99!
Dogs sure do love romping around the yard, and it’s all fun and games until your fluffy friend shows up at your back door drenched in mud. Luckily, this dog collar from White’s Mercantile is highly resistant to microbes, oil, dirt and water damage. Grab one before your weekend hiking escapades for $35.
Treat your puppy to these freeze-dried meat treats with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Fido is sure to love to combination of beef and venison and will be sitting, staying and rolling over for the chance at getting one of these treats. Pick up a bag for $9.99 at Spot’s Pet Supply.
Weekend burger bundle
Make plans to grill out this weekend and remove the hassle of heading to the grocery. MEEL’s weekend burger bundle comes with four baked brioche buns, a cheese blend from The Bloomy Rind, an organic heirloom tomato and your choice of Bells Bend grassfed beef, Hippo Hollow Farms ground turkey or ground Coho salmon “burger” from Virgin Bay Seafood. Order a bundle today from MEEL for $23.50 to $31 (price dependent on your protein selection).
juice. Nashville is now serving açaí bowls, all of which are named after different Nashville neighborhoods. The Gulch bowl has a base of açaí and cocoa powder and is topped with granola, banana, strawberries, cocoa nibs and local honey. Your body will thank you for ordering one of these! Each bowl is $8 at juice. Nashville.
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