Here are some great FINDS that have caught our eye over the past month! Enjoy!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Made from nails used in railroads, these bracelets are being snapped up by men and women alike. $88 at Absolution. www.seekabsolution.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: http://instagram.com/styleblueprintnville
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?!
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!
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