As the leaves begin to change, and we start to crave all things pumpkin spice and cozy sweaters (although the weather hasn’t quite caught on yet), we know that October has arrived. With a new month, we have a fresh batch of local FINDS for you to scope out at your favorite Nashville spots. Here are our top 15 picks for October!
FOR DATE NIGHT
We’re seeing animal prints everywhere! These adorable e. Allen snakeskin booties are an easy way to incorporate the latest craze in a stylish way. For $78, these booties are the perfect way to bring the print into your date night or everyday look. Get your pair at e. Allen in the Gulch.
Leather two-toned tote
If you’re heading to date night from work, or even if you’re just out bopping around town, the Lori Tote is the perfect carry-all piece. It will help you hold all of the necessities while still showcasing your style. This two-toned tote will quickly become your new go-to bag for $168. Make sure to check out the other colors and styles of the Lori Tote at Nisolo to find the one that best fits your taste!
Simple yet stunning, these gorgeous circle studs from Daedal Jewelry will easily become a statement earring to add to your jewelry collection. From the sophisticated design to the various metal choices of silver, brass or gold-filled, these circle studs are an easy way to subtly elevate your date night look. Grab your pair at SB Shop for $32.
Celebrate your birth month or gift this personalized Kozakh birthstone necklace to anyone who loves a touch of sparkle. With a special charm for each month of the year, you’re able to customize your necklace any way that you’d like. And it’s the perfect delicate addition to your date night attire! The charms cost $22 apiece; the matching chain is $22 at Vignette.
We all know that we need to help our guy along the way in preparing for date night. These Martell Wingtip Oxfords from Johnston & Murphy are a wardrobe accompaniment you’ll both love. They’re available in a variety of colors and they’re a great staple for any guy’s closet. Keep these Johnston & Murphy shoes as a gifting idea or surprise the guy in your life with these stylish Oxfords for $185.
Heading out on a day trip or planning a picnic for your next date? Here’s the bag you didn’t know you needed. This South of Hampton Bottle Carrier is roomy inside & features exterior pockets and a hidden bottle opener to transport your favorite beverage wherever your day takes you. Find yours at SB Shop for $55.
FOR YOUR FALL WARDROBE
Hats are the perfect accessory for any fall outing and MODA Boutique has all of your needs covered — especially with this Lack of Color Ranger Hat. Head out to your favorite pumpkin patch or get your insta-worthy shot with this stylish, autumn-appropriate hat. Snag yours at MODA’s 12 south location for $124.
Animal print wristlets
When on-the-go, pop y our essentials into a small wristlet and head out the door. Available in a variety of on-trend animal prints, these Wild Goose Wristlets at Copper Penny will soon be your favorite accessory. Find your favorite, ranging from $74 to $110.
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FOR YOUR HOME
Decorative pillows are an easy way to give a fresh look to your space and the options are endless at Merridian Home Furnishings. We are absolutely loving these autumn-inspired tones perfect for your living room, bedroom or any home space that needs a little extra cushion. Round out your fall decoration with one of these gorgeous pillows from Merridian Home Furnishings, ranging from $65 to $215.
Even though the weather has not caught up with our need for some cool, crisp fall air, we’re ready for the days we’ll spend cozied up with a comfy blanket. India’s Heritage Afghan, from Margi’s Chairs and Chair Alike, is one that you’ll want to snuggle up with — whether on your living room couch, cheering for your favorite team, or watching your must-see fall flick (we’ll be watching Hocus Pocus). Grab your new favorite throw, at Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike in Green Hills, for $110.
The rattan trend is a favorite of the summer season. Luckily, it can easily transition into fall. We love how it brings earthy, neutral tones into the space. This magazine rack offers both a decor element and a practical design. Find it at GasLamp Antiques in Berry Hill for $65.
With the current fiasco of 440, the R&R Textile Mills ‘Because 440’ tea towel is the sweetest way to offer some comedic relief in your kitchen. Pour a glass of your favorite wine and add this flour sack tea towel to your cart at the SB Shop for $16.
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FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Yes, October brings all things fall, but we must not forget about October’s most important cause — breast cancer awareness. If you, or someone you know, are currently going through chemotherapy, you know that non-scented and fragrance-free lotions are ideal (scents tend to irritate and may cause nausea). This fragrance-free body butter, available at Sanctuary South, is one that will help moisturize the skin while avoiding iration from scents commonly found in lotions. Find it for $6 to $12.
Elevate your nightly routine by refreshing and exfoliating your skin with the Amazingly Gentle Scrub from Therapy Sytems. With notes of peppermint and grapefruit, you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated while smoothing fall and winter skin. The best part about the scrub is that a portion of the proceeds is donated to breast cancer education and research all year long. Get yours at Cosmetic Market or online here for $40.
Smart, strong, fearless and resilient are the perfect words to describe anyone who is currently battling, or who has overcome, any form of cancer. This cute tote from Paper Source can help brighten someone’s day while recognizing their incredible strength. Get your canvas tote from Paper Source in Green Hills, for $24.95.