Enjoy the last strokes of summer with one of these fantastic finds from local boutiques in Nashville. We’ve searched far and wide in some of our favorites neighborhoods to put together a knock-out list of goodies (at a great range of prices, 15 of which are under $50!). So sit back, relax, pour yourself a glass of ice tea and feast your eyes on these must-have items!
Slip into something light and airy as you try to escape the August heat. Made ethically in Peru of 100% organic supima cotton, this piece is undeniably soft against your skin and can easily transition to street wear when used as a layering item. You can find this feminine piece for $60 at Beloved Intimates.
Try on these gorgeous Tory Burch sunglasses and never feel more glamorous! The large, round tortoise frames are flattering on all sorts of face shapes and complexion, while also providing ample sun coverage. These are available at Visionary Eyeworks for $155.
The Beveled Edge has fantastic home gifts, but what you may not know, is that they have great jewelry as well. These wooden and metal bracelets from local brand Lenny & Eva have grown widely popular. Fit with clasps on each end, they allow you to change the metal plate with alternative pieces, so its like getting multiple bracelets in one! Available for $22.50-$30.
We’ve still got lots of sunshine ahead, so protect your skin with a stylish wide-brimmed hat, like this pretty pick from SOCA. It’s neutral tones make it incredibly versatile. Wear it with a bikini to the pool or a cute summer frock to a lawn party! The colors make it a natural to wear into early fall. Available for $38.
Flower power tee
Spread the love with this super soft, one-size-fits-all tee from Habit. Pair it with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans for a laid back look or dress it up with a skirt and chunky jewelry! This shirt is definitely a weekend must-have. Available for $68. SB Note: Habit is turning 10 years old this month! Look for fun announcements on their upcoming party on their instagram account and in SB Happenings.
These cowboy poncho inspired tops from Goodbuy Girls are a fantastic way to include the fringe trend in your wardrobe. Perfect over a simple dress or plain tank, these tops double as an accessory and will transition into fall. Available for $45.
Fall approaches, but summer is still here and these morning pieces from Strasburg Children are just want your little ones need for hot days. The purple classic morning set is available for $49.95, the white lace morning gown for $52.49, and the blue “Madison” for $124.95.
Fall Football Gear
Get the little ones in your life ready for football season with these knitted cotton pullover. The sweaters are made in sizes 12m-6y and will make in young man or lady the most fashionable fan on the sidelines. Snag these sweaters from Plaid Rabbit Gifts for $74 and start counting down the days until the 2015 football season kicks off.
Made-to-Measure Men’s Fashion
Guys, spruce up with a custom-fit Loring & Co. shirt for $295 and vest for $395 from Stitch It & Co. These are tailored just for you and will make your fashion sense go from zero to 100. To complete the outfit, Stitch It & Co. also has Otis James bow ties for $95 and various fits of Railcar Fine Goods denim pants ranging from $195-$295.
For the gal who wants to splurge on her shoes and add a ton of height! Calypso St. Barth features a wide variety of heels to step up your fashion game. Check out their metallic Castanor Constance wedges for $315, Elysewalker Alex Suede fringe heels for $495, Castanor Zinc linen wedge sandals for $315, and Ivy Kirzhner embossed leather fringe sandal for $550.
HOME & GIFTS
Adorn any table top in your home or office with this eye-catching octopus. It is sure to be a conversation starter and is something that can live in your home for years to come. Sold for only $36 at Providence Interiors. We are willing to predict that these guys are going to fly off the shelf so swing by today and grab one for yourself, or a friend.
Dress up your washroom, closet or office with these pretty scented sachets that are decorative and offer fresh botanical fragrances. Sold at Gilchrist Gilchrist for $11 each, these sachets will freshen up any space and are perfect for gift giving.
Summer Blues Vase
Showcase your last summer blooms with charming vases from Corzine & Co.. This small Karo vase by Jars is made in France and serves as a perfect transition between spring and summer blooms and the richer colors of fall that are (hopefully) on the way. The charming blue is only $66, but swing by Corzine & Co. next time you’re in Green Hills to see other colors and sizes.
Pinot Nior Mustard
This fall Little Gourmand is bringing the taste of France to Nashville with an influx of new products and goods. Try the Edmond Fallet Napa Valley Pinot Noir Dijon Mustard, which comes from a traditional, family-run mustard factory in Burgundy. This mustard has a unique flavor as it is made with Napa Valley Pinot Noir. Pair it with cheese and charcuterie for an updated antipasto plate. $6.99 at Little Gourmand.
Last Minute Summer Reading
Already finished your summer reading list? Need one more book for the last family trip? Stop by BookManBookWoman and pick up their latest recommendation: Between the World and Me. Ta-Nehisi Coates writes the book as an open letter to his son, exploring the challenges and questions in facing American history from a black perspective. An emotionally charged read, this book will certainly get you thinking about how far we as a society have to go in achieving justice for all. Available for $19.20BookManBookWoman.
This antique suitcase from Old Made Good comes alive with collaged arrows applied by shop owner, Ashley. The treasured piece would be a fun addition to any home decor, but the price point makes it a fun gift for a new home as well. The well-loved item can find a new home for $31.
These signs from Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike are the perfect accent piece to make your home a little homier. Plus, they’re only $15 each! These little signs, called knob knockers, can be hung from any knob, like a door knob or dresser knob. You can find a variety of sign options, like “pretty is as pretty does” and “you for the rest of my life.”
Metallic Trays and Bowls
Merridian Home Furnishings has always had impeccable taste when it comes to home accents, but this time they’ve really outdone themselves! These metallic trays, for only $45, add a bit of edginess and spunk to your home. And pair the tray with a couple metallic stoneware bowls that are $10 a piece, and you’re set!
SPA AND SKINCARE
Warm Summer Glow
Highlight the last month of your summer glow with the latest Bobbi Brown products from Woo Skincare + Cosmetics The Sunset Pink Shimmer Brick Compact from the Telluride Collection will add perfect polish to bronzed cheeks. This product is handmade in Italy and designed to reflect light. For maximum impact, dust the bronzer on your cheekbones after you have applied blush. This limited edition compact is available for $46 at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics.
Harper and Olive
Next time you head to Harper & Olive for a fabulous blowout, pick up some new products for you AND your man. Bed Head Powerplay ($18) and Matte Separation ($22) work well together to set hair in place, giving it extra shine. The Kerastase package ($44) and Denismorphose mousse ($42) add volume and shine while conditioning longer locks.
Back-to-School Lip Gloss
Cosmetic Market now has the perfect gift for any girl on her way back to school: a lip gloss variety pack! In this cute bag, there are four timeless lip gloss colors guaranteed to make any beauty queen shine. There are two bag options available, each only $25, that feature four colors that she’ll absolutely love! Or maybe grab a bag for yourself while you’re at it!
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