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Here are some great FINDS that have caught our eye over the past month! Enjoy!

FASHION

Smathers & Branson Belts

These belts are always perfect, no matter the season. Whether it’s a nod to a college team, a favorite sport or simply the American flag, these embroidered belts make a great gift and even get wrapped in a wooden box! $165 at The Oxford Shop. theoxfordshop.com

SB Finds November Smathers Brothers Embroidered Belts

SB Finds Smathers Brothers Box

Fold-able Shoes

These shoes, which start at just over $50, are the perfect shoe for comfort. They feel like slippers, but have a nice and sturdy sole. Pack these in your bag to change into when your own footwear starts giving you blisters and sore feet. Or, you could just grab these from the get-go and forget the painful shoes altogether! Starting at $56 and found at Hemline. Oh, they also have tiny ones for little girls, as well! Super cute. www.hemlinetn.com

SB Finds shoes Hemline

A Flattering Red Dress

Everyone needs a great dress going into the holiday season. This one will work perfectly for some of you. It has just enough details to feel special and it also can be worn year round. $328 at Kendall Boutique. kendalboutique.com

SB Finds dress kendal

One Store, an Entire Outfit

Stopping by Kayce Hughes was a score and a timesaver when we saw this: winter white jeans ($182), light brown driving moccasins with bamboo accents ($170), tortoise necklace ($52), Sondra Roberts red clutch handbag ($84) and red plaid shirt ($78). We suggest you make this same stop by. www.kaycehughes.com

SB Finds Kayce Hughes outfit

Cheap, Fun Sweater!

You can’t beat the price of this Raven sweater found at Spruce Living in Brentwood. Just $56 and super flattering with skinny jeans. Comes in many colors. www.facebook.com/SpruceBrentwood

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Pony Hair Handbags

These bags by Moo Moo Designs are the perfect dumping ground for all that we women tend to carry in our bag. Stylish and durable, these bags look far more expensive than they actually are. $265-$365 and found at AshBlue. www.ashblue.com

SB Finds November AshBlue Bag

Dreamy Jacket

This jacket is the one to dream about. Expensive and amazing. Made with different materials into a piece of art, the person who buys this moto-style jacket by Transit, made of sheep’s skin leather, will be grabbing it for years to come. $1100 at Haven. www.sanctuaryofstyle.com

SB Finds Jacket Haven

Turquoise and Tortoise

Yes, we all know we are big fans of turquoise. Add some tortoise into the mix and it’s hard not to want it all! These pieces are ones we all wish we had in our arsenal of everyday jewelry. Starting at $138 at Elaine Turner’s Mall at Green Hills store (not available online). www.elaineturner.com

SB Finds Horn turquoise jewelry

Amazing Ring

Simultaneously delicate and regal, this gold and diamond ring also exudes that je ne sais quoi cool factor. Add to you wish list at Anatra Jewel today. Call for price. www.anatrajewel.com

SB Finds Anatra ring

Nail Bracelets

Made from nails used in railroads, these bracelets are being snapped up by men and women alike. $88 at Absolution. www.seekabsolution.com

SB FINDS Railroad Tie bracelet

Standout Flats

The selection of flats is better this year than we’ve seen in years past. To have a fashionable shoe no longer requires a 4 inch heel and a platform. Go by the shoe salon at Jamie and check out the gorgeous shoes: everything from Gucci to the affordably-priced Sam Edelman. www.jamie-nashville.com

SB FINDS Jamie flats

Yellow 1977 Handbag

The 1977 collection of handbags at J. McLaughlin continues to wow us. With the pebble grain leather, Annie Hall influences and unstructured details, this collection truly is form meeting function. This yellow color is our favorite, as Nashville’s winters are positively dreary, and what better way to turn up the sunshine than this bag that practically smiles right back at ya? $325 at J McLaughlin. www.jmclaughlin.com

SB Finds J McLaughlin

Happy Thought Socks

Pull these socks on and close your eyes. Then, let the positive “be” phrase penetrate your entire body by starting at the soles of your feet. These socks are perfect for your barre or Pilates class, or use them as slippers around the house. Be calm, be focused, be happy … $12 at Bar Method Nashville. nashville.barmethod.com

SB Finds Bar Nashville

BEAUTY

100% Natural Therapy for Lips

Speaking of “be” attitudes, how about “be adored,” “be fierce” and “be true”?! These Tata Harper products are 100% natural. Be Adored and Be True are “a complete plumping and line-reducing formula to help reduce the appearance of those irksome signs of aging and preserve your lips’ youthful look” and are also 84% organic; Be Fierce looks to hydrate more than plump and boasts 91% organic ingredients. $28 each at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics (makes a great stocking stuffer and, wrapped in a bow, makes a great girlfriend gift as well!). wooskincareandcosmetics.com

SB Finds Be True Woo

Therapy Systems Red Lipstick

When you just can’t do bright red, but you still want the red attitude, consider this Golden Plum by Therapy Systems. It feels great on and lasts well. $20; Available at The Cosmetic Market, Private Edition and Therapy Systems. www.therapysystems.com

SB Finds Golden Plum lipstick

HOME

Bird Holiday Decor

These birds are perfectly at home on a mantle for Thanksgiving as they are for Christmas. And, at just $22 and $18 each, the price is nice. Found at COLOR. www.colorathome.com

SB Finds Birds Color Decor

Artsy Paper Weight

Nothing calms clutter down faster than a paperweight. It’s akin to making your bed. Stack the papers, place the paperweight on top, step away to tackle later. John Derian paperweight, $60 at Obelisk. www.bradfordsinteriors.com/obelisk

SB Finds paper weight obelisk

Thanksgiving Serving Bowl

Do you have the proper serving dishes for Thanksgiving? This gorgeous bowl made by hand in Maine will look gorgeous on any table. There are only two in stock, but more can be ordered. Pile in the salad, the potatoes, the dressing or the green beans. This usable piece of art is $160 at Digs. www.digsinteriors.com

SB Finds November Digs Pottery Serving Dish

Teak Boxes with Adornment

These lovelies are made locally by Sarah Ann Miller from salvaged old growth teak. When closed, it gives the appearance of a natural teak block. Each is unique. $170/large box, $130/small box at The Willow Tree. www.facebook.com/The-Willow-Tree

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Felted Heart Ornaments

These sweet ornaments are perfect for the Christmas tree. Keep them out when you pack all the others up as February 14th comes around too soon and these can hang from door knobs and chandeliers until then. $19 at Gilchrist and Gilchrist. www.facebook.com/pages/Gilchrist-Gilchrist

SB Finds Felted Hearts Gilcrest

His and Her Doors

Found Architectural Objects just opened in Berry Hill. Scouring the country for unique items, you never know what you will find. These doors are from a saloon in Texas and can be used now as art that will get people talking. Or, how about use them for bedroom doors for your kids?! Look for Found Architectural Objects next to Gilchrist and Gilchrist. $250/per door.

SB Finds FOUND Queens Kings Doors

One of a Kind Map Dresser

This dresser found new life in the hands of the owners of OMG. Makes a great dresser or changing table–All this for less than anything you can get at Pottery Barn. Just $350 at Old Made Good. www.oldmadegood.com

SB Finds Map Chest OMG

Nashville Shopping Bag

A favorite color combination comes together in perfect local goodness. Hey Rooster General Store in East Nashville is about the cutest thing you will ever find. And, these bags are only $14 each. www.facebook.com/HeyRooster

SB Finds Nashville Bag Rooster General Store

Multi-Purpose Chalkboard Canister

With the holidays right around the corner. These charming chalkboard canisters from Kirkland’s caught our eye. They can be filled with your favorite goodies–like granola or chex mix–to make a perfect gift for teachers and neighbors. Not only do they come in lots of different sizes, they have many uses. We like the idea of adding our greeting to the chalkboard label and a ribbon as no-fuss way to wrap and present. At Kirkland’s for $11.99. www.kirklands.com.

Chalkboard canister from Kirklands

Chalkboard canister from Kirklands

Order Your Holiday Cards Now!

Tis the season to get yourself ahead of the Christmas crush. We asked some of our favorite stationers to give us the lowdown on ordering holiday cards so you can mark this one of the list!

Dotted Line

The Dotted Line in Green Hills offers their own line of holiday cards, as well as other various lines, all of which are customizable. Take advantage of their in-house special till November 15: Order 25 Christmas tags or Christmas cards from their signature line and they will give you an extra dozen free! Appointments encouraged to give you the one-on-one time needed to create your perfect card. Their knowledgeable staff will lead you thru the  process effortlessly dottedlineonline.com
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Buchanan Ink

Located in the Vanderbilt area just off West End Avenue, Buchanan Ink is also a full-service stationery shop that offers lovely options for invitation, cards and more for any special occasion, large or small, fancy or simple. Visit the Specials page on their website to find out about all their holiday promotions. www.buchananink.com

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You’re Invited

You’re Invited, located on Harding Pike near the Highway 70/100 split, continues to offer a wide selection of holiday cards, not to mention personal stationery, invitations and gift ideas galore. Take advantage of their holiday promotion and enjoy 15% off any in-stock cards or invitations. www.yinashville.com

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Paper Place

The Paper Place in Green Hills has always been a go-to great resource for any and all correspondence needs. Invitations, birth announcements, personal stationery, holiday cards, gift tags, you name it. They also keep a wonderful collection of beautiful ribbon that makes choosing a favorite nearly impossible! www.paperplacenashville.com

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TRAVEL

Dancing Bear Lodge

Leaves are just now in their peak at the lower elevations on the Smoky Mountains. After the National Parks were closed for much of October, we all felt serious pains knowing we couldn’t enjoy our gorgeous TN Smoky Mountains. Go embrace them now and stay at Dancing Bear Lodge. Good for couples and families alike. Go to relax in front of the fireplace and in your own hot tub, or use your cabin as base camp to enjoy all the hikes, bike rides and fishing that are within a stone’s throw. But, go! It’s just too pretty to miss out and what a way to experience it with this affordable luxury at Dancing Bear Lodge, the sister property to Blackberry Farm. www.dancingbearlodge.com

SB FINDS Dancing Bear Lodge Food

Amazing food. Photo source: DBL

SB Finds Dancing Bear Lodge

Gorgeous views. Photo source: DBL

READS

The Southerner’s Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life

Just published by Garden & Gun, this is a perfect gift for the southerner or relocated southerner wanting to connect to their gentile roots. The description shows why we are so intrigued, “From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Style, Arts & Culture, you’ll discover essential skills and unique insight from some of the South’s finest writers, chefs, and craftsmen—including the secret to perfect biscuits, how to wear seersucker, and to the right way to fall off of a horse.” It’s the perfect book to keep on the coffee table, the bedside table or guest room. $28 at Parnassus Books. www.parnassusbooks.net

SB FINDS GandG book

Nashville Lifestyles November Issue

Did you catch our interview with Amy Grant last week? Catch the rest of the interview in the November issue of Nashville Lifestyles. www.nashvillelifestyles.com

SB FINDS Power couples Nashville LIfestyles

 

TECH

Life 360

If you have teenaged children on the go, here’s a wonderful app that lets you spy on, er, keep up with (yeah, that’s it!) their whereabouts. Seriously, it’s great peace of mind when your teen drives away for the first time to see on the Life 360 map that they’ve made it to their appointed destination safely. The free version has all the functionality we seem to need, though there is a premium version you can purchase. As the parent administrator, you invite your teen to join your family’s group, so everyone is aware and connected. For iPhone or Android. www.life360.com

StyleBlueprint on Instagram

Are you on Instagram? If not, consider it. It’s fun and uncomplicated. You just look at photos and upload them. Make your account private unless it’s a business account. And, once you set up your account, follow StyleBlueprintnville because we highlight items from all over Nashville, each day.

Use your phone to see more finds each day! Follow us by clicking here: https://instagram.com/styleblueprint

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FOOD

Gas Station FAB Food Finds

We recently made a very pleasant discover at Belle Meade Express, the BP station at 5401 Harding Road near the Highway 70/100 split, and have been dying for our November FINDS to hurry up and get here to tell you! If you love Corner Market’s famous Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette, you can find bottles of this delish dressing, along with many other Corner Market goodies (like their chicken salad, pimento cheese, freshly made sandwiches and more), along with Grab the Gold bars (locally-made protein snack bars), coconut water, a nice selection of craft beers, Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix (and fresh limes, yes!), fresh fruit paletas and all kinds of other healthy, non-pork-rind treats. Who knew?!

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Wow. What a list! And if you think this is great, just wait until you see December’s list when we return with our 50 Gifts Under $50!

And, if you want to see more fun FINDS, here are our SB sister cities’ lists:

 

 

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