Before you begin to stress about holiday shopping, relax and enjoy the month of October. Yes, shopping is still a priority for us this month. Since the next few months will be filled with gift giving (and receiving), this month we are gift giving to ourselves. These local FINDS have us eager to shop and eager to make room in our homes and our closets for new goods!
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
October has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness. While we encourage all women to get their mammograms, we also encourage the support of organizations that help in the fight to end breast cancer. One great source to find some great items for a great cause is Southern Tide, where you can shop a variety of stylish pink products and, for the month of October, 10% of all sales go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Click here to shop for the cause.
As we look towards color inspiration for fall, rich tones of green keep catching our eye. This month, we are doing a special roundup of local goodies in this go-to fall color.
You may recognize Kayce Hughes’ name, as she had a well-loved store in the Hill Center. We were all sad to see the store close but are thrilled to see she continues to showcase her creative talent, this time through art. All of her pieces are playful and colorful but we, of course, chose this piece ($2,778), as it incorporates fall’s favorite color: green. You can shop a selection of Kayce Hughes’ art at Ashley Rohe Home or online and pieces start at $350.
We cannot showcase a variety of green FINDS without dedicating a selection to emeralds. We saw these sparkling rings out of the corner of our eye at E.J. Sain Jewelry Company and politely wiped the drool from our mouths. Part of the JB Star collection, these emerald and diamond rings are pieces that will be treasured for generations. Visit E.J. Sain in the Hill Center for pricing information.
Abandon the traditional black frames for these green ones and stay inline with the color trend. These lightweight frames are comfortable and stylish — the perfect combination. Find this pair (alongside dozens of others) at Barton Perreira for $520.
Green apparel is no longer reserved just for St. Patrick’s Day. Pair this green jumpsuit with a pair of booties and you can wear it throughout fall. The V neckline, long sleeves and tailored fit make it a flattering piece. Find this at Hemline for $88.99.
Green nail polish
While we aren’t quite ready to embrace the green lip or eyes (although we applaud you if you are), we will jump at the chance to bring this fall color into our beauty routine via our nail polish. Poppy & Monroe‘s selection of natural products allows you to treat yourself with none of the guilt. Head to their Germantown location for a manicure, starting at $35 (Be sure to choose one of these shades of green!).
Bring green into your home in the form of plant life. In this arrangement from Rebel Hill Florist, lush green cymbidium orchids are “bedded” in succulents, green hydrangea and trichilium dianthus. Seeded eucalyptus and miniature coin greenery offer additional texture. Rebel Hill’s selection is all-encompassing and their talented team can help you decide on the perfect arrangement.
Ditch the neutrals and opt for a rich, forest green statement coat — such as this one. Not only is it eye catching in its color and cropped silhouette, it also is extremely warm. Admire the jacket’s texture and color in person at Two Old Hippies. Once you do, you will want to buy and wear this item immediately. The jacket is priced at $538.
Blue beaded necklace
We’re seeing short necklaces appear more and more in fashion magazines — and we’re into it. This one was hand-made by Zelda‘s own Marsha Hunt. The kyanite beads make it perfect for dressing up with a fall frock or dressing down with your favorite jeans and t-shirt; this is a must-have for your jewelry collection! Pick up this one-of-a-kind necklace from Zelda for $145.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: white after Labor Day is NOT a fashion faux pas. The key to lengthening the life of your favorite white jeans is to add neutral colors in the cooler months. This blush Native + Nomad sweater is one such item. Layer it with a necklace, scarf or coat to polish the oversized style. We see this being a wardrobe staple three seasons out of the year! Find it for $30 at Native + Nomad.
Wine and burgundy are some of our favorite fall colors. Snag this top from SOCA in an autumnal hue to get your closet ready for the season. Versatility is the secret to fall fashion – layering is a must, as are pieces that can be formal and fun enough for a night out yet casual enough for an afternoon football game. Pick up your newest fall staple at SOCA for $76.50.
Yves Saint Laurent handbag
Add a little luxury to your fall fashion with a fabulous Yves Saint Laurent handbag. The interior is spacious for such a small bag, with room for your phone, cards, keys, lipstick and other daily essentials. The sleek design and rich black leather make it appropriate all year round, giving you ample opportunities to drive down the price per use. Pick it up at Designer Finds for $825.
TriStar Life Melton wool hat
A new season means a new baseball cap, right? Well in this case, we will take any excuse to purchase this wool hat, $28, at Finnleys Good Findings. Represent the great state of Tennessee by rocking this hat all season long — and save the orange for game day.
Light-weight plaid blazer
Large check prints are appearing all over men’s fashion (which means it’s only a short time until it makes its way to women’s fashion, too!). Oak Hall has several different styles from which to choose but we especially liked the weight and color of this Luciano Barbera number. A light-weight wool, it’s perfect over a button down in the early fall months but it just as easily can be worn over a thin sweater when the temperature starts to drop. Snag one for your man from Oak Hall for $1,995.
Now that the humid days of summer are behind us, we plan to log as many hours as possible outside. If those hours are filled with good conversation and good wine, all the better. Thankfully, our wine can stay cool and crisp with these Wine Freeze cooling cups. The cooling gel promises to keep drinks cool for at least two hours and the rubber grip make them easy to hold. These cups are $30 for a pack of two at Fabu.
Bring the outdoors in this season! These constellation pendants will light up any space and act as a focal point for any room and quickly remind you of the night sky. The design of the pendant will cast sparkling light in the most interesting way. Find these at Merridian Home Furnishings for $196.
Hand-carved salad bowl
This dish is as useful as it is decorative. The beautifully carved natural wood salad bowl is completed with a stag’s head. At once masculine in subject and feminine in representation, this is a piece we see being treasured and shared for many years to come. A limited number of these bowls are available at Harpeth Gallery for $165.
Chalkboard cheese tray
Elevate your cheese offerings by serving them atop this chalkboard cheese tray! Use the chalk to label the cheeses or write clever sayings, such as “You gouda be kidding me!” Either way, this piece will have your guests talking! Find it at AshBlue for $18.50.
Boo-zy party supplies
Boo-ze it up this Halloween season with these playful cups ($12.95) and napkins ($5.99) from Shindigs and Celebrations. While the kids are out trick-or-treating, serve yourself (and your guests) something strong and share a good laugh about these playful party supplies.
National Park playing cards
The centennial celebration of our National Parks continues! This deck of playing cards features Spirit of Nashville’s park illustrations. Any park lover or card shark will appreciate the artistry of these playing cards. Use them for family game night and spark discussion about the rich history of the nation’s National Parks! This deck of cards is $9.99 at Anderson Design Group.
Boost your tailgating, camping or festival-ing activities this fall with Lazy Outfitters. These inflated recliners require NO blowing up — you quite literally scoop air into the nylon frame and then roll down the closure to “inflate.” With ample room for two or a cozy three people, this is the perfect addition to all your outdoor adventures. The Beveled Edge carries Lazy Outfitters in all kinds of game-day colors for $99.99.
If you’ve ever been in Snap Tween, you’ve surely noticed the soft, colorful balls in the front window. Named the “poof bar,” these balls of colorful fun are all the rage with the preteen crowd — customized headbands ($18), keychains ($16), phone cases ($16) and ponytail holders ($12), alike!
Turkey on the table
This turkey is the perfect addition to your table as you ponder and appreciate all the things you have to be thankful for this fall. You and your family can add a feather at each meal, recording the many things in your life for which you are grateful until your turkey is full of feathers and blessings, alike. As if this wasn’t a heartwarming concept enough, the purchase of the turkey alone provides 10 meals for people in need. Pick up your Turkey on the Table from Magpies for $39.99.
The Art of Creative Thinking: 89 Ways to See Things Differently by Rod Judkins
Recently opened in East Nashville, Her Bookshop is an independent bookstore in the Shoppes on Fatherland. The selection of books ranges from art and cooking to memoir and children’s. Owner Joelle recommends this book that sheds light on the creative processes of Picasso, Miles Davis, Georgia O’Keefe, Coco Chanel, Steve Jobs and many other visionaries. She thinks it is perfect for those looking to upgrade their cocktail party conversation skills, as well as those looking for a way out of a creative rut — and so do we! Find this for $16 at Her Bookshop.
Give yourself a dose of nutrients and antioxidants with this fall limited edition blend from juice. Nashville. The combination of pears and ginger offers a delicious fall flavor and is packed with benefits. Try a bottle for $6.50.
Indulgent Wine Trio
The folks at Midtown Corkdorks Wine, Spirits & Beer know good wine and were happy to recommend a few superior bottles for us to try. The Joseph Drouhin Meursault 2013 ($57.99) has notes of peach and melon flavors, will age well through 2020 and should be enjoyed with strong French cheeses or an unadorned prime sirloin. Scribble Scribble Lucille Zinfandel ($49.99) is sourced entirely from the back four rows of the Perrin Farms vineyard. Enjoy it with barbecue, spicy meats and veggies between now and 2020. Palmaz Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ($159.99) is from the most intricately designed gravity-flow winery in the world. Eighteen months spent in 85% new French oak means this wine will age well for a decade or more but it is already showing beautifully if you just can’t wait to crack open a bottle!
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