It’s November and the whirl of the season has begun. Each of our FINDS chosen should help you handle this busy season better!
Travel & Handbags
Lo & Sons Carryall
Many will find themselves traveling this season. These stylish travel bags, by Lo & Sons will ease your travel packing needs. Overwhelmed by the burdens of traveling and the want for a carryall that was lightweight, durable and stylish, this bag is the brainchild of a mom in her 60′s with back pain. They say the best products are the ones that come from necessity, and this is a case in point. Order yours by November 12th with the promo code FALL2012 for 20% off! www.loandsons.com
Kayce Hughes Leopard Clutch
Leopard is timeless and this clutch by Kayce Hughes, with the bright turquoise edging, is sure to please for years to come. www.kaycehughes.com
Likewise Skin Care products
Developed by Nashville’s own, Dr. Julie Pena, Likewise Skincare products address your skin’s needs as winter approaches. To keep your skin happily hydrated during the cold days of winter, try Likewise Daily Skincare for Normal to Dry Skin, which contains soothing, calming antioxidants. For more information on all Likewise Skincare products, please visit www.likewiseskincare.com.
Dior Eyebrow Styler:
Beauty guru Robbie, at Nordstrom, filled all the StyleBlueprint gals in on his favorites, and we learned a ton! One product that is truly a “one size fits all” product is the eyebrow styler by Dior. For the blondest of blondes and dark haired beauties alike, this ultra-fine pencil morphs to your coloring and leaves a natural look. We tested it and we agree, we don’t know of a finer eyebrow product! shop.nordstrom.com
Essie Nail Color
In her posts chronicling her red carpet looks last week, Nashville blogger Cassie Kelley, of Womanista.com, showed off this fabulous blue nail color, “Butler, Please,” that she is admittedly obsessed with. (Her other half is Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, so red carpets appearances are a must!) We love that this blue captures what we hope the sky looks like each day this month. http://womanista.com/
Another drugstore find by Essie is this grey called Chinchilly–an oldie but goodie! It seems lavender in certain lights, and it’s a fabulous neutral and blends with any outfit:
Bottega Del Vino Wine Glasses:
Is there any other time of year that wine glasses are used more than in November and December? Make sure yours are up to par and consider these Bottega del Vino Crystal wine glasses. Painstakingly mouth-blown and hand-finished, they are perfectly balanced in weight and shape, yet not fragile. Available at Apropos (yes, this spa sells some great things for the home!) for about $50 a stem. Yes, they are proven to make your vino taste better.
Did you know that Paddywax candles, sold throughout America, are made here in Middle Tennessee? Well, now you do! These candles have long been favorites of ours and realizing they are a local product has made us love them even more! They make a great hostess gift and will brighten your dark Nashville afternoons (hello daylight savings…) with beautiful light. www.paddywax.
Slices of Trees:
Check out our article in Nashville Lifestyles this month. Hopefully you will be inspired on how to create a fabulous Thanksgiving Table. For an idea of what is featured, check out these sections of tree trunks that can be used as trivets to bring an organic element to your table or sideboard. Use them to add height to vases or to organize a few bottles of wine. Really, the ideas are endless! World Market, $19.99 each.
For more ideas see our column in Nashville Lifestyles, click here.
A Bright Scarf:
Whether you are a neutral dresser or one who embraces color with gusto, a bright scarf will prove practical (with added warmth) and stylish this season. The scarf bar at Boutique Bella offers many options, with most under $60. This orange one caught our eye for $55. www.boutiquebella.com
We all love great jewelry, but admittedly, cheap and fun can brighten our day and become just as loved as the fancy stuff when it is as versatile as these gold cuffs from SOCA. Just $19.50! socaclothing.com
This is THE shoe being embraced by tweens, teens, young adults, older adults and their grandmothers alike! Seriously, this is one hot shoe style! Found at a variety of price points, this red one by Elaine Turner can be purchased at Plucky. Use your Club 22 Shopping Card sponsored by the Junior League at many area stores, including Plucky, to receive 20% off your entire tab! shopplucky.com For more information on the Club 22 card, see the SB Happenings page, here.
This jambox by Jawbone is amazing. It syncs with your phone and instantly provides a loud, clear speaker. On conference calls with multiple people? Use this to amplify your call for all to hear. No matter your age, you will love this little device: at the lake, your porch, a birthday party, a business meeting. Holiday music can be that much sweeter… and it’s a great gift! This wordless video does a far better job showing off this amazing little device which retails for $199. jawbone.com
There are so many fun events this season. Check out the SB Happenings page regularly for a curated list of fun events for shopping or entertainment. http://www.styleblueprint.com/category/city-happenings/
BOOKS & PAPER
Wildsam Field Guide, Nashville
“Part almanac, part urban lore, part best-of, part memoir, the first Wildsam Field Guide focuses on Nashville, Tennessee, once monikered Gunpowder City, origin of cotton candy and Cracker Barrel, northern end point to the Natchez Trace…Other contributors include fashion designers Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, musicians Jessie Baylin, Courtney Jaye and Thad Cockrell, chef Tandy Wilson, painter Emily Leonard, architect Nick Dryden, and many others, who bring the city to life inside five sections…” — Wildsam website. Needless to say, we have one and love it! Available online at www.wildsam.com and at Parnassus, Imogene + Willie, and Emil Erwin / Otis James.
We have featured several local stationery artisans over the past few years and we are happy to feature another lovely one today who creates eco-friendly stationery and gorgeous wrapping paper. Just in time for holiday gifts, thank you notes and cards, check out ARBOREALpaper.com. Owner Erin Pfister can be found filling in spare hours at Peter Nappi, so she may look familiar to some of you. Her eye for design will make your notes stand out, just like they should! We are head over heels for this line and we know you will be too. Available across the country and locally. Click here for details.
Be sure to take a peek at what some of our SB sister cities are raving about this month, too!