October gives us more than pumpkins and festive beverages; the month marks the true arrival of fall and with it, temperatures that beg for an updated wardrobe, the chance to fully recover from summer travels and an important transitional time before the holidays. We have 21 October FINDS that cover fashion, interiors, haircare, pumpkins, festive beverages and items that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
FOR THE SEASON
As soon as we enter October, it’s game on for everything candy corn, and these adorable placemats from Hester & Cook are the cherry on top of our candy corn sundae. For $29 per 30-sheet pad, you will be prepared to host the Halloween party that surely has it all. To complete your festive black and orange gathering, check out Hester & Cook’s entire Halloween collection here.
Ginger Spice juice
If you’re a fan of incorporating those quintessential fall tastes into your beverages, we recommend you check out the special seasonal juice at Juice Bar, the Ginger Spice. Made with Fuji apples, carrots, sweet potatoes and ginger root with turmeric and cinnamon, this October beverage will satisfy all your seasonal cravings with a fresh, guilt-free snack, all for $8.50.
Pumpkin chai candle
Step out of the heat and into your fall interiors wonderland with the perfect October scent: NEST’s pumpkin chai candle. For $40 at Green Pea Salon, you can ensure that your home is a sheer autumnal dream with this fragrant seasonal candle. Cue our cider sipping, cozy sweater lounging and spiced cooking!
Our October plans are so bright that we need some Barton Perreira shades. For all of your football Saturdays, fall break travels or seasonal strolls, the new Fall/Winter 2018 style, the Wahine, will have you trending all season long. Pictured here in the sulcata tortoise color and also available in hush and blue, these $395 sunglasses are certainly a splurge-worthy fall find.
Let’s embrace October with open arms — hopefully, ones that are covered in this chic, black leather jacket with studs from Stacey Rhodes Boutique. This $299 jacket is the perfect piece to complete a casual outfit, to grab as you’re running out the door and need a light layer, or to use in a fierce evening ensemble. Visit Stacy Rhodes in Brentwood to try it on, and we think you will agree it is a must for your October wardrobe.
When it comes to shoes, we’re always looking for something comfortable that can be worn all day. The $168 suede Jody sneaker at Johnston & Murphy will provide you with cute versatility for all that this month’s calendar offers. Head to the store’s Cool Springs location to shop women’s apparel and give these a try in black or taupe.
For all the days when your hair won’t cooperate or your outfit needs that fun finishing touch, grab this go-to accessory. Available in four unique and bright styles for $45 at Hemline, these headbands will give your fall ensemble a vibrant and unique touch. Now, how do we go about choosing from these fierce options?
You know Lucchese as your go-to for gorgeous luxury leather boots, but the brand of artisans also brings you clothing and handmade fine accessories. This striking bracelet, for $65, is made of python skin and will pair perfectly with your selection of boots. After all, you can never have too many accessories!
If you’re in the market for a pair of knee-high boots, this fabulous pair of Ann Mashburn black leather double zip boots will surely be a key October FIND. Originally retailed at $850, these new without-the-tag boots can be your favorite fall shoe for $248.98 at FLIP.
Give any space in your home a striking finish with this 1.7-by-3-foot handwoven oriental rug, $115, from Nashville Rug Gallery. Draw colors together from throughout the room with the rug’s stunning design, or add a pop of color to a neutral space.
We love finding items for our home that continue to transition with the season. These Marrakech throws from Sew What? Gifts are the perfect finishing touch to your sofa or table any time of year. Shop these for $158 each, and start imagining all the ways you can use them in your home!
Although we love the ways that the new season allows us to drift into some new color schemes, we don’t believe it means that we need to leave our whites in the past. This gorgeous antique planter from Northgate Gallery can provide a brightening touch to any room for $250!
Welcome fall’s favorite flower to your home! Choose from a variety of vibrant seasonal blooms at Flower Mart for $22.99 and say hello to your brightest autumn porch yet!
Give your most precious photos the shining frame they deserve with one of these beautiful Olivia Riegel frames from Bennett Galleries. Available in a variety of sizes and ranging in price from $81 to $126, these exquisite frames will draw eyes and provide the most incredible outlines for your precious memories. They also serve as the perfect gift for someone special.
IN THE KITCHEN
When it comes to prepping a salad, a great dressing is key. Our friends at Corner Market extend their impressive resume of dressing (for all you Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette fans) with this Balsamic Poppy Seed salad dressing. Stop by the company’s new storefront at 850 Hillwood Blvd. to snag two bottles (for the price of one) at $6.99. SB TIP: The dressing also makes a fabulous marinade for meat!
If you suffer from having chemically drained or fine hair, the Davines Liquid Spell is just what you need to give a little extra volume. For $45 at Paige Simmons Salon, you can snag a product that will provide your hair extra body with a non-stiff finish. It also pairs well with your existing products to give you that extra lift this fall!
As your hair recovers from summer’s UV rays, negligence of care or just long-running damage, consider these three Oribe Power Drops to give your strands some extra love. This new line of Oribe products is aimed to “supercharge your hair care” and is specially geared to provide three different types of care through the Color Preservation Booster, Damage Repair Booster and Hydration & Anti-Pollution Booster. Give your ‘do a little boost with any or all of these three power drops, available at Harper & Olive for $12 each.
Blow Dry Accelerator
Sometimes we have days when it feels like our blow dry takes twice as long as it should. That’s why we are so excited about this brand new Aveda product, the Speed of Light Blow Dry Accelerator Spray! Available for $32 at True Blue Salon, this product decreases the time you spend with your blow dryer and provides the perfect primer for all your styling.
FOR A CAUSE
Nancye Belle Signature Hope Scarf
As we enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have even more ways to support all the strong survivors we know. Louisville artist Melanie Park designed the Hope Scarves’ Nancye Belle Signature Hope Scarf, carefully created to include the words “hope, stories, scarves and research” in the stitching and using the colors of the different types of cancer. Choose from the oblong and square sizes for $32 each, and wear them proudly in an effort to raise awareness and money for this worthy cause.
As we approach November’s mid-term elections, we can’t think of a more fitting time to wear our Since 1920 v-neck tee from SB Shop. In this season and every day, we celebrate the 19th Amendment, which was passed in 1920. Wearing these comfy and adorable tees reminds us of this milestone. Order one for your friend, your sister, your daughter or any of the amazing women in your life for $32, and don the tee when you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6!
The C Bracelet
We can’t get enough of the Carden Avenue line at SB Shop. This delicate and simple piece, the C Bracelet, is the perfect item to pair with your other wrist jewelry, as a stack or by itself. The bracelet is hand-forged and then hammered to create a gorgeous piece that any woman will love. Order yours now for $72 in either gold-filled or sterling silver.
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