November is here and we couldn’t be happier. The time has changed, the temperatures are (finally) starting to drop, and the holidays are right around the corner yet not close enough to instill panic … yet! Enjoy the cool(er) temperatures by strolling Nashville’s neighborhoods and ducking into local businesses for a few of our favorite FINDS. Happy November, and happy shopping!
FALL STYLE STAPLES
Our search for the perfect all-season raincoat that is as stylish as it is capable of keeping us dry has proven elusive, until now. The Ciao Milano jacket is the perfect layer over lighter t-shirts and tanks as well as heavier sweaters. A flattering length and cut, it is the jacket you’ll reach for every day — even when it’s not raining! Find it in khaki (pictured), olive, avocado, black and charcoal colors for $148 at K. McCarthy.
Fulton cap-toe boot
Crafted with full-grain leather, a cushioned insole and a rubber sole, these boots were made for walking. Have your man add them to his collection this fall for an understated-yet-stylish approach to footwear. A pair of these bad boys are $189 at Johnston & Murphy (with locations in the Hill Center and Cool Spring Galleria).
Faux leather leggings
Some days pants are just too difficult, but you need a little more polish than your everyday athletic leggings offer. Enter the Spanx faux-leather legging. The slick coating adds edge to your favorite tunic sweater, while the medium control top allows you to eat your turkey (and stuffing and pumpkin pie) and feel great, too! Pick up a pair in brown (pictured), black or gunmetal at Gus Mayer for $98.
As we enter the holiday season, our eyes are not only peeled for festive tops and dresses, but also for accessories. And these shoes fit the bill. The metallic snakeskin makes them jazzy enough for any holiday party, but the traditional loafer style keeps them sophisticated enough for a day at the office. Snag a pair of your own for $120 at e. Allen Boutique.
Whether you’re a horse girl or not, riding boots are a fall fashion must. Easy to pair with skirts, dresses and jeans alike, this black Valdini pair have a contemporary cut with timeless detailing that only gets better with age. Wear them on Broadway or to the barn — we guarantee compliments at both places! Snag a pair for yourself from Stacey Rhodes for $250.
Fall floral jacket
This fall floral jacket is the mid-weight top your closet needs! The soft cotton blend will keep you warm in the brisk mornings on the way to work while its blazer-like cut makes it office-appropriate. This is a piece that you’ll wear through the season. And the best part? It’s machine-washable! Pick one up at Raine for $148.
Federica shoe in Cuoio
Ladies, run — don’t walk — to Germantown to try on these leather shoes at Peter Nappi. The lace-up Oxfords incorporate a timeless style and a modern simplicity. The shoes are available in the rich brown leather pictured below and in a light tan suede for $495.
The everyday cool nature of this bracelet makes it a must-have for our jewelry collection. We love the stylish suggestion of layers in its numerous cords and wrap style, while the gemstone adds the girly hint of sparkle we need. Add it to your favorite jeans-and-tee combo, and you’re ready for a Saturday afternoon out and about! Pick one up at Vignette for $58.
Limited-edition pearl lollipop earrings
Margaret Ellis Jewelry has found its way onto our must-have list again with these limited edition pearl lollipop earrings. Available in a variety of colors, it will be challenging to land on a favorite. The freshwater pearls make these earrings feminine and timeless. Handmade in Nashville, these earrings can be found at the Margaret Ellis studio inside Cummings Station for $300.
Nisolo is known for their handsome men’s and women’s shoes, which we all adore. But what many don’t know about is their collection of leather accessories (including this great backpack). Made with vegetable tanned leather in a state-of-the-art facility in Leon, Mexico, this bag is as practical as it is fashionable. Head to their store on Buchanan Street and find the Cordoba backpack for $238.
It’s not Christmas just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some extra sparkle to your attire! These Coomi earrings offer ample shining stones that will easily update (and upgrade!) your favorite LBD this holiday season. Pick up a pair for yourself at Mednikow, price available upon request. Commi will be in store on Friday, November 18 for Mednikow’s Holiday Designer Trunk Show!
Call us crazy, but we love trying on glasses, and there is something so satisfying about purchasing a new pair (a similar feeling to getting a new hair cut). This fall, we have our eye on these Ray-Ban glasses (suitable for men and women). The circular shape and slate grey coloring won us over instantly. Slip these on at Visionary Eyeworks, and wear them home for $175.
Dream Weave purses
Women in Davidson County jails are rehabilitating their lives one handmade bag at a time. These bags, made from recycled materials, come from the efforts of the female inmates as they try to move their lives into a more positive place. Dream Weave, the non-profit that teaches the women about art therapy and the trade, helps the women sell their bags in local stores. You can pick up one of these lovely bags and subsequently help the woman who spent hours making it (and remaking herself!), at Bennett Galleries for $74 to $120.
Winter is coming (we think) and with it comes the cold (we hope). And when it comes (if it ever does), we will be prepared with this hat from MODA. We plan to wear it while enjoying Nashville this winter. Pick one up in this color or others at Moda for $45.
Ex Voto Vintage has an abundance of stunning necklaces perfect for layering, but this gold collar caught our eye for its shine and shape. Perfect with the plunging neckline of your favorite cocktail dress or a comfy tee and jeans, we see this as a piece you’ll come back to time and time again. Pick it up at Ex Voto Vintage for $89.
FURNITURE & HOME DECOR
Winter is made for lounging on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate in your hand and a good holiday movie on TV. And with the holidays coming, you’ll need plenty of extra seating for company. We can’t think of a better couch on which to lounge than this six-piece leather sectional at The Velvet Shoestring. It offers plenty of room, and at $3,187.50, it’s a worthy investment.
If there is a space in your home screaming for a dash of fun and personality, then this fur-covered cane-back chair is for you. The color and design are neutral enough to fit seamlessly into any space, but the unique cushion makes it stand out. Purchase today at English & Co. for $296.95.
There are so many lovely things to look at in Ashley Meier, but these wooden chargers especially caught our eye. They look lovely with fine china, but we could see them going just as well with our everyday plates … they’re the perfect combination of rustic and polish! You can get some for your table this Thanksgiving from Ashley Meier Linens for $15 a piece.
Encircled with crystal spears, the bulbs artfully dangle from this 1924 chandelier. Add it to a modern space to incorporate a different look, or use it in a traditional setting to illuminate the history of your décor. Find this (and dozens of others) at Preservation Station for $875.
Printed wingback chair
The classic wingback chair gets an update at Margi’s with clean lines and contemporary upholstery. The 26-by-42-inch piece is available individually or with its pair — we can practically picture them in the living room facing the fireplace! From Margi’s Chair for $1,585.
Enjoy your month!
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