Fall has finally arrived here in Nashville, and we’re anticipating plenty of fun-filled autumn events along with the reintroduction of all things cozy. With temperatures finally dipping below 80 degrees, getting out and about has never looked better. Enjoy a day spent outside with the family at Fall Fest at Green Door Gourmet, partake in a delicious dinner by local chefs at the Fall to Table Dinner or spend an evening at a fashion show for breast cancer awareness at Heroes in Heels.
Of course, you’ll need some ensembles to sport at all of these exciting events. We picked out some favorite pieces from Boutique Bella, K. McCarthy and Oak Hall Nashville, and we paired them with a few accessories from the SB Shop, all modeled by breast cancer survivor Lynn Osgood. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lynn so graciously dedicated her time to spend a day shooting with us alongside fellow cancer warrior and our photographer Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography. These two women are truly unstoppable, and we are so humbled to join them in their mission to bring further awareness to breast cancer. We’re pretty in love with these looks, and we know you will be, too!
The Event: Fall Fest at Green Door Gourmet
- October 1, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Casual attire
- $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and younger
Tucked just on the outskirts of West Nashville, Green Door Gourmet is hosting its 7th Annual Fall Fest. It’s a day filled with food trucks, live music, a pumpkin patch and more than 50 local vendors. Expected food trucks include Califarmia, Peg Leg Porker, The Grilled Cheeserie, Yayo’s OMG Tacos, Hattie B’s, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Bao Down and Frothy Monkey. Everyone from toddlers to teenagers will enjoy the activities offered, so bring along the whole family!
What to Wear: Despite fall’s apparent arrival, the beginning of October is traditionally still a bit toasty here in Nashville, so be sure to consider this when picking out your outfit. We recommend something light and airy such as a vest layered over a thin blouse or a flowy tunic.
The Event: Fall to Table Dinner hosted by Harvest Hands
- October 20, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Casual-chic attire
- $40 per person, or $500 for a table of 8
The Fall to Table Dinner provides an opportunity to attend an autumn-themed event while fundraising for Harvest Hands. Join them in celebrating 10 years of their community development in South Nashville by enjoying locally sourced cuisine curated by Nashville chefs and live jazz music by Marcus Johnson. Featured chefs include private chef Guerry McComas, the team at Dozen Bakery, Alex White of Milk & Honey Food Company and Larry Carlile of Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway. With an unbeatable team like this, it’s sure to be delicious!
What to Wear: Imagine attending a dinner party at a friend’s house. You want to look nice without overdoing it, so pair a stylish blouse with some black jeans, and add just a touch of sparkle with some statement jewelry.
The Event: Heroes in Heels
- October 24, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Elevated casual to formal attire
- $60 per person
Heroes in Heels is an annual fashion show that takes place at The Factory at Franklin. Breast cancer patients and survivors will be strutting their stuff on the runway in the latest fall fashions from Dillard’s. This event raises money for the Maryland Farms After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program, providing exercise, nutrition and wellness services free of charge for cancer patients and survivors. By attending this event, you’re not only spreading awareness, but also directly helping those affected by the disease.
Our model, Lynn Osgood, says of the ABC Program, “I am a huge advocate of the program because it has meant so much to me in my breast cancer journey. It brings together a special group of women all of whom understand your fears and concerns. The comradery, support and compassion provided has a magical effect on your body and spirit.”
What to Wear: Pull out your most fashionable attire for this event! You could sport a dress and heels, or keep things just as chic with a statement sleeve or a pair of velvet pants. And don’t forget, pink is the color for breast cancer awareness, so it’s never a bad idea to add a pop of it.
Behind the scenes…
A huge thank you to Lynn Osgood for modeling, to The Cosmetic Market for their beauty expertise, and to Sara Ray Interior Design, Houston Station and Bastion for providing lovely backdrops. And, as always, thank you to Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography for the spending the day shooting with us.