The hustle and bustle of the holidays is past, and spring seems but a dim light of hope beckoning us to its warmer days. February is long this year, so what better way to pass that extra time than by attending a few exciting events in enviable looks from local boutiques? March has many formal events on the calendar, so we decided to keep things more casual for February. If you (like us) are getting weary of rotating the same pants and sweaters through your closet and hamper, take a peek at today’s looks! We’ve pulled together versatile pieces at approachable prices from Stacey Rhodes BoutiqueLizard Thicket and e. Allen.

EVENT: Band Together 1989 at City Winery

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
  • Celebrates and underwrites the 7th annual Musicians Corner in Centennial Park
  • For tickets and more information, click here.

Band Together 1989 is all about celebrating an incredible year of music, as well as Taylor Swift’s Grammy-nominated album of the same name. Some of Nashville’s best artists will perform hits from the year 1989, in addition to several songs from TS’ tremendously popular album. This is a music event you won’t want to miss!

What to wear? City Winery is such a fun venue that hosts myriad events. As Band Together 1989 is all about music, we think it is totally fine to add a little edge to your ensemble. Leather, bling, fringe and more will undoubtedly be appropriate. Stacey Rhodes Boutique offers some of each, and more — see our picks from the shop below!

Look #1:

Fringe is everywhere this season and we love it!

From Stacey Rhodes: BB Dakota fringe vest, $106; BB Dakota blouse, $70; DL1961 boot cut jeans, $178; Johnny Loves June beaded necklace, $108

Look #2:

This black and white look has chic edge.

From Stacey Rhodes: BCBGeneration mock neck blouse, $68; BB Dakota white motorcycle jacket, $308; Paige distressed, mid-rise, black jeans, $199

Look #3:

This boho look from Stacey Rhodes would be perfect for any music event.

From Stacey Rhodes: Black Swan shirt, $59; Joe’s skinny ankle black jeans, $169; Sky duster tunic, $249; Chan Luu scarf, $49

EVENT: Nashville Chili Festival at Yazoo Brewery

  • Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12 to 3 p.m.
  • Sample 30 different delicious chili recipes inside the Yazoo Brewery
  • General admission is $15. For tickets, click here.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with some heat! You can warm your body and your soul with some chili from the Nashville Chili Festival at the Yazoo Brewery. Sample different recipes and vote on your favorite — if the heat gets to be too much, there will be plenty of cold beer to soothe your burning taste buds!

What to wear? This is a casual event, so jeans and your favorite new top or sweater would be perfect. Take a look at these cute options from Lizard Thicket!

Look #1:

A great flowy daytime outfit, perfect for indulging in bowl after bowl of chili!

From Lizard Thicket: The Cove asymmetrical tunic, $32.50; Anna Grace mustard bralette, $22.50; Just Black ripped jeans, $49.99; beaded necklace, $24.50; fringe bobble on chain, $16.95

Look #2:

Layering is key to surviving tumultuous winter weather in the South - you never know when a 20 degree morning will turn into a 50 degree day!

From Lizard Thicket: Anama blouse, $32.50; Fourteen & 9th fringe vest, $26.50; Ambiance Apparel black sweater, $28.50; Just Black distressed flare jeans, $44.50; pendant necklace, $42.50

Look #3:

The layered necklaces and long vest will make you look long and lean while the bright belt will show off a thin waist.

From Lizard Thicket: Addie white sweater dress, $44.50; Jay tunic vest, $38.50; red braided cord belt, $12.95; triangle pendant, $19.99; choker, $18.95

EVENT: Pairings with Austin by Nashville Wine Auction

  • Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • Benefits multiple cancer charities, including Make-A-Wish and the American Cancer Society
  • For tickets and more information, click here.

The Nashville Wine Auction always hosts spectacular events and February’s Pairings with Austin will be no exception. Nashville and Austin chefs will team with California vintners to create an elegant and delicious evening you won’t want to miss.

What to wear? Cocktail attire is suggested, though we believe this falls in the realm of more muted cocktail wear for women. We drew inspiration from e. Allen in The Gulch.

Look #1:

This mod look would transition seamlessly from office to evening.

From e. Allen: Zoa white blouse, $88; Sanctuary jumper, $99; beaded necklace, $68

Look #2:

Add some edge to your cocktail attire with a leather mini skirt and some tights!

From e. Allen: Sanctuary sweater with glitter detail at neck, $69; RD Style faux leather skirt, $75; Bounty turquoise pendant, $78

Look #3:

How to wear your LBD in winter!

A black dress is a classic in every woman’s closet. We wanted to show how you can wear one for winter in a few different ways. Each look starts with the black dress pictured at center. It’s an RD Style black dress, $78, from e. Allen. Pair it with a Kerisma green poncho, $98; FAB turquoise necklace, $72 (left), or French connection scarf wrap, $82 (right).

Enjoy your February!


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