It continues to amaze us to see how local businesses adapt to the current times and meet their customers where they are — even if that is on their couch. These October FINDS include products available online for those who aren’t ready to peruse the shops around town. If you are out and about, you can find these items in local storefronts, too. We believe every item on this list is worth the purchase — enjoy these October FINDS!
Marrying the classic style of a white button-down with a more contemporary cut, this shirt is a staple that can transition between seasons. Wear it throughout the fall and again in the spring. The shirt is made of lightweight, durable chambray and is available at imogene + willie (in store and online) for $195. The shirt would look sharp with a pair of denim, don’t you think?
Speaking of denim, we are smitten with this pair of mid-rise skinnies by AGOLDE. The flattering fit elongates the legs, and the distressed ankle offers an intriguing detail we love. Pair them with strappies as shown or your new seasonal bootie and a cozy over-sized sweater. Find them at Oak Hall for $158.
Nisolo marries classic and contemporary with these leather slip-ons for him. These shoes, which are handcrafted in Mexico, look steller with both a casual or more dressy outfit. Shop the shoe online or in the Nisolo store, where it’s on sale for $128 (regularly $160).
Nashville-based jewelry designer Dana Greaves, the maker behind Artaya Loka, designs earrings, necklaces and bracelets that are simple but definitely not boring. One example? These gold hoops. The drippy black coating makes them a fun alternative to your standard earrings. Shop these or any of her other looks in the Artaya Loka online shop. This pair rings in at $98.
Scarves are part of our daily lives, so why not make them both easy to wear and attractive? This filtered scarf is both lightweight and comfortable. When you need the mask, slide it up, and when you don’t, pull it down, and it blends right into your look. The mask, which comes with a filter, features adjustable ear loops and a flexible nose piece to ensure a custom fit. Find it at Gus Mayer for $49.
Breast cancer awareness bracelet
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so StyleBlueprint teamed up with local jewelry designer, OMI Beads, to create this beautiful bracelet. Not only is it the perfect fall accessory, but 20% of the proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Find it for $30 at SB Shop.
Marry two hot fall trends and this is the result: animal-print booties in a Western-style cut. The side-zip closure makes getting them on and off a snap, and the sheepskin lining and memory foam footbed ensure a comfortable fit. Find the “Candace” booties at Johnston & Murphy for $199.
This novel by Yaa Gyasi comes highly recommended, and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy. Yaa’s first novel Homegoing was a stand-out best-selling read, so this one will likely live up to the hype. Pick up the book today at The Bookshop for $27.95, and grab a copy of Homegoing, too. The store remains closed to shoppers, but all items are available online for shipping or contactless pickup.
Fall recently arrived, and we welcomed an opportunity to practice new habits such as journaling. The Artist’s Way encourages you to write three pages of stream of consciousness writing every morning (these are called “morning pages”). It’s a great way to process your thoughts and record the happenings of these unusual times. Try it out and make it more fun by using a cute journal — like this one from Hey Rooster General Store for $24.
October and candy go hand-in-hand. Instead of raiding the kiddos’ Halloween stash, opt for something a little more high-end. The genius chocolatiers at Olive & Sinclair make their brittle in two flavors: bourbon and smoked. Why not try both? Buy the brittle set online for $27.99.
Best of Porter Road box
Take advantage of the last warm nights of the year and grill out with family and friends. The Best of Porter Road box includes two dry-aged steaks, two pork chops, two pounds of dry-aged ground beef, one pound of bacon, one pound of country sausage and one pound of chorizo (all for $100). We hope you are hungry! Order online and get it shipped directly to you, or call to place an order to pick up from the East Nashville storefront.
Hot Garlic hot sauce
This is the star hot sauce in the lineup of sauces from Hot Sauce Nashville. Hot Garlic is a three-pepper hot sauce with “a punch of garlic and a pinch of sweet.” Make a Bloody Mary, enjoy some wings, or spice up your chili with this tasty sauce. Order a bottle for $10 online, or visit Hot Sauce Nashville at a local farmers’ market.
Gift a mom-to-be this soft cotton baby set that includes a onesie, bib, hat and blanket ($86). Without in-person baby showers, we are doing our best to make new moms feel loved and supported. Shop online (free local delivery!) or at Arcade in Hillsboro Village for baby gifts galore.
Jellycat coffee cup
The Jellycat line of plush toys is known for its super-softness and ultra-loveable creations. And while this cheeky Jellycat to-go coffee won’t necessarily deliver the caffeine fix Mom and Dad may need, it may have the opposite effect and lull your little one to sleep. Find it for $24 at Plaid Rabbit Gifts.
Blooms and coffee
Taylor Street Coffee & Tea is a family-owned coffee shop hidden inside 100 Taylor Street that serves floral arrangements alongside coffee and pastries. When you order a wrapped bouquet ($15), you also receive a free coffee or tea. Place your order online ahead of time, or swing by to see what they have to offer. If they have MORSEL pastries in-stock, pick up one of those, too!
Coffee drinkers, this one’s for you! Start your morning routine with a cup of coffee using this glass French press that doubles as a lovely display piece when it is not in use. It was hard to pick just one favorite from Happily Grey’s shop, so we encourage you to look around while purchasing this beauty for $85.
Pillows are an easy and affordable way to refresh your space. Toss this charmer on your bed or your favorite decorative chair for a quick transformation. We found this embroidered Turkish pillow at Woven Goods Co. (a go-to for rugs and all-things-woven). Purchase it online for $95.
This high-ticket item is reserved for those who have been on the hunt for the perfect and family-friendly addition to your living room. COCOCO Home delivers with this leather ottoman that is stylish, durable and customizable. We imagine it doubling as a coffee table. Order yours at the Wedgewood-Houston location and online starting at $743.
Although we hope there is an end in sight, the pandemic doesn’t seem to be disappearing overnight. In the meantime, hide your smile and remind others to do the same with this fun poster from Hatch Show Print. We can’t think of a better memento to remember these times! Find the poster online for $20.
The best part of showering is lathering up with body oil, especially when using this option from Clary Collection. Your skin will drink up the oil, and you will never need lotion again. Try it for yourself. A bottle runs for $17 and can be purchased online or at a handful of local retailers.
Tan removeer mitt
As we head into the fall and winter months, many of us rely on tanning creams to bring us a sun-kissed look all year. Whether you hit a snag with your application or you’re simply ready to remove and reapply, this mitt is the one for the job. Not only can it gently remove lingering tan signs and slough off dead skin, but it can also even out any uneven spots. Find it for $6.50 at The Cosmetic Market.
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