We certainly hope that July is finding you well, no matter if you are here in Nashville or reading from somewhere else! Our July FINDS showcases some of our current favorites in food, fashion, home decor and more.
Head out and pick some blueberries, or stop by a local farmers’ market – ’tis the season for adding blueberries to salsa, making blueberry muffins and pies, or even adding blueberries to your homemade BBQ sauce (we promise it’s amazing!). Check out Pick Your Own for places open for blueberry picking.
We love the Chan Luu bracelets, but the price is kinda steep to own as many as we’d like. Two Old Hippies in the Gulch has many similar ones to choose from, for only $40 each. Inspired by the the wrapped bracelet look, these are made with semi-precious stones and sterling silver clasps. twooldhippies.com
Turquoise Tini Table
Want a serious pop of color in your home? These tables by Oomph are custom built in their Connecticut warehouse and come in a choice of 16 high lacquer colors. European trained artisans construct each piece from plantation grown poplar, creating a keepsake for years to come. Found locally at Harpeth Gallery, drop by by to see the color options the shop carries, or choose from the wide array of colors and place a special order to get just the right one. Always fun to stop in and see all their wonderful selections. www.harpethgallery.com
Dr. Sager’s Boo Boo Gel
The perfect addition to your medicine cabinet and purse, this gel instantly relieves the pain from cuts and scrapes and quickly speeds up the healing of bruises. We love that this homeopathic gel can be used for everything from “babies to botox.” Available at Woo Skincare+Cosmetics. www.wooskincareandcosmetics.com
Emily Armenta Jewelry
Simply irresistible. That’s all we can say about this gorgeous ring by Emily Armenta. From her New World Collection, it is stunning with faceted ruliated quartz and opal. With summer whites or your little black dress, this ring combines classical beauty in a modern way. Available at Cindi Earl. Prices available upon request. www.cindiearl.com
Chillin’ on Hot Nights
Tomorrow showcases the second Cocktail Hour at The Hill Center. Every other week through the end of summer, you can sip on various cocktails and shop from 5-7 at several of the Hill Center boutiques. Qualify for prizes and soak up the camaraderie of these stellar stores as they join forces to give you a wonderful shopping experience. End the night with a meal at locally owned Firefly, Table 3 or F. Scotts, or perhaps the just-opened sushi restaurant, Kohana, or soon-to-open Alegria for a perfect ending to a heat-filled day.
Sevier Skirts for Less
Each July we get excited by the prospect of buying these sought-after skirts for a bargain price. July 11th and 12th, you can buy both custom made skirts (from this season’s fabrics) and off-the-rack skirts for 20-50% off! This all takes place at the Sevier Skirts showroom at 5105 Alabama Ave, 37209. If you are unfamiliar with Sevier Skirts, check out their website: www.sevierskirts.com. For more information on the sale, see http://e2.ma/message/0lxyc/kh3nz.
Maybelline Cherry Me Baby Lips Lipbalm
Our Louisville StyleBlueprint editor turned us on to this cheap and fun purchase and we are hooked. It’s lipbalm with just a hint of color. Available at area drugstores.
If you have yet to check out the Barton Perreira store at The Hill Center Green Hills, July may be just the month to do so. On the pricey side, but oh-so-comfortable, these sunglasses truly stand out for their face framing ability. Sunglasses are the one accessory that have the potential to be worn every day. Just sayin… In case you need an excuse to splurge! They have an optometrist on site providing comprehensive vision care and offer a large selection of luxury sunglasses and prescription glasses that include Barton Perreira and other brands, as well. www.facebook.com/pages/Barton-Perreira-Nashville
Lightweight Colorful Scarf
J. McLaughlin has a bountiful supply of lightweight, linen-esque scarves in many different colors and patterns. The perfect summer accessory that can be added to your neck, your belt loops, your purse and reached for to cover up at the pool or in a chilly room. At just $55, it’s a must-have purchase! www.jmclaughlin.com
If the flat-as-pancake sandals we gravitate to this time of year have your heels and arches aching in pain, switch shoes and immediately buy some Orthaheel sandals. The friend to all who suffer with Plantar Fasciitis, these flip flops just may have you holding back tears when the weather turns cold, they’ll make your feet so happy. Available at Cute & Comfy, www.cuteandcomfyshoes.net, and online at www.orthaheelusa.com
These gorgeous beauties are found at Calypso St. Barth. We can see wearing these any month of the year from the hottest summer night to a December cocktail party or providing that pop of color against jeans and a t-shirt. Opal Chandelier Earrings, $310. www.calypsostbarth.com
From Mud Pie, Anna Griffin and Cinda B, these iPad covers not only protect from falls and the elements, they keep you in high style. And, if you are anything like us, having a cover that is anything but black makes it way easier to find when searching for the last place you left it…not that this ever happens, right? Available at You’re Invited: www.yistationery.com
Did you know that several area Sonics sell their addictive and munchable ice by the bag? Yes. Yes. Yes. Next time you stop by to cure your craving for a Route 44 Diet Coke, grab some ice for your home freezer.
The Reebok $9 Tank
These tanks are longer than many others, have a flattering shape and are thick enough to wear with jeans and skirts, as well as for workouts. These ribbed cotton tanks have become some of our wardrobe staples. Who knew a last minute purchase at Dick’s would become a necessity for so many of our summer outfits. www.dickssportinggoods.com
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