Nashville Boutique Sales & Events: March 8-9

Helllllooooo Spring! It's a gorgeous day, so while you're out soaking up the awesome sunshine today, make sure you stop by a few boutiques to take advantage of their spring savings. 12 South

Emerson Grace - Check out the feature I posted on Emerson Grace earlier this week, and head there this weekend to stock on spring goodies.

clothes_EmersonGraceDSC_1380Photo courtesy of Tabitha Tune/A la Mode Media

Leona - It's an Elaine Turner/Leona pop up event. Shop from 10am-7pm on Saturday.

Leona Elaine Turner pop up

Green Hills

The Cosmetic Market - There's always a special deal happening at the Cosmetic Market.

Cosmetic Market Bumble and Bumble

Hillsboro Village

Posh - Take an additional 20% off sale items at the Hillsboro Village Posh this weekend.

Posh Sale

Join me this Friday at Posh from 4pm-7pm for the Caviar Noir trunk show. Posh will be carrying this badass jewelry line March 13-19. They'll be bubbles and light bites and lots of jewelry to check out. Get your weekend started right with the perfect happy hour.

Caviar Noir


Valentine Valentine - Amanda is making way for spring, so there are a lot of great tees and iphone cases on sale in her shop. I am dying a little over her new leather bags. Check out this leather triangle bag!

Valentine Valentine BlkLeatherPyramidBag

Elizabeth Suzann - Another great designer sale is happening at Elizabeth Suzann's online shop. Her hand-painted splatter paint prints are on sale. Elizabeth's silk scarves are gorgeous. Even Stella has one (and an Elizabeth Suzann cocoon coat)! I need a matching one, right?

Stella in her Elizabeth Suzann

Elizabeth Suzann habotaiscarf1

Happy Shopping!

Boutique Spotlight: Emerson Grace

clothes_EmersonGraceDSC_1358I want to live at Emerson Grace. Not in the apartments above Emerson Grace, literally in the store. This gorgeous men's and women's apparel and accessories store is minimalist chic at it's most warm and lived-in best. I'm not surprised by that since the space was designed by local architect Nick Dryden. I want to move into every place Nick has designed (Billy Reid, imogene + willie, Burger Up, Josephine, The 404 Kitchen & Hotel), so when I found out he worked on Emerson Grace, I knew this shop was going to be amazing. I was clearly smitten when I walked in the door, and then I saw the lines they carried. Rag & Bone, Frank & Eileen, Maison Scotch, Kelly Wearstler, Vince, local handbag designer Ceri Hoover and so many more. Emerson Grace is my dream closet. It's also my husband's dream closet. The men's side of the store is as stellar as the women's side, and a very welcome addition to a small list of local men's boutiques.

I had the pleasure of meeting owner Courtnay Page when I was  Christmas shopping for my husband. She's amazing, and you can feel her stylish West Coast vibe in every inch of this shop. I was thrilled she took the time to answer some questions for me.

What can a shopper expect when they come to Emerson Grace?

Great service. Also, they can expect to find clothes for women and men. That’s the biggest difference in this store and my others. Inside, within Emerson Grace, we’ve created cohesion between the two divisions, but also maintained a slight separation, so it feels like two stores that just happen to share a space.

Also, people might be interested to know about the take-home service we offer to our female customers. For men who hate to shop, we can do pulls that the wives can take home for him to try on. They bring back what doesn’t work. Basically, they pull like a stylist would. I’ve never understood why we do it for stylists but not the regular consumer. We provide services that make shopping for men really, really easy.


What are some of your favorite brands you carry for men and women?

We carry several brands not currently available in Nashville, including Won Hundred, which is out of Copenhagen; they make great, wearable women’s separates. The Swedish denim company Strom, is another, and Pomandere, which is an Italian line. For guys, I really like Rag & Bone and Vince, button-downs from Frank & Eileen, and watches by the California brand Tsovet, who had a presence at our trunk show last month.

Dress_EmersonGraceDSC_1415Won Hundred Dress ($211), APC Handbag ($589), Jill Micheal Jewelry chain bracelet ($84), Jill Michael Jewelry assorted bracelets ($34), Kelly Wearstler bracelet ($318)

clothes_EmersonGraceDSC_1364Maison Scotch denim jacket ($219), Frank & Eileen button down ($196), Pomadere striped tank ($144), Jill Michael Jewelry small stone necklace ($70), Kelly Wearstler large stone necklace ($243)

outfit_EmersonGraceDSC_1411Pomandere lace top ($270), Current/Elliott cargo pants ($258), Pomandere clutch ($256), Jill Michael Jewelry bracelet stack ($91), Jill Michael Jewelry long necklace ($84), Joie sandals ($135)

clothes_EmersonGraceDSC_1398On him: Vince striped sweater ($210), Frank & Eileen denim button down ($225), Vince cargo pants ($225), J.D. Fisk shoes ($150)

clothes_EmersonGraceDSC_1391Rag & Bone leather jacket ($1,193), Rag & Bone sweater ($216), Velvet t-shirt ($71)

With the original Emerson Grace store in LA, what made you choose Nashville?

This is actually our fifth store: we have three stores in the L.A. area – specifically, in Pasadena and San Marino - as well as the original store in Portland, Oregon. The decision to open here came at the suggestion of our friend, Jim Lewis. He filled us in on the amazing growth opportunity here. Plus Nashville has a very creative vibe that I connected with from day one.

Where does the name come from?

It’s in honor of my two daughters, Emerson and Grace. I love that the name Emerson can be male or female, and that it has a refined edge to it; Grace, on the other hand, very feminine.

Describe the vibe of Emerson Grace in five words or less.

Chic. Timeless. Modern. Effortless.


What trends do you love right now?

I'm not big on trends: I try to keep my style classic and timeless.  But right now, I’m loving anything military inspired. And for women, I’ve always loved a slouchy pant with a sexy top. For guys, I like the sophisticated hipster look, which includes cuffed raw denim.

clothes_EmersonGraceDSC_1387Autumn cashmere sweater ($223), Frank & Eileen button down ($208), Rag & Bone jeans ($210), Rag & Bone shoes ($325)

clothes_EmersonGraceDSC_1377Maison Scotch jacket ($129), Feel the Peace long sleeve top ($96), Sanctuary drawstring pants ($102), Jill Michael Jewelry necklace ($76)

What is one thing people may not know about Emerson Grace?

We’re always looking to feature emerging designers not only from the West Coast – Jill Michael who was part of our trunk show last month is an example - but from Nashville as well. Right now, to name one example, we have pieces by local handbag designer Ceri Hoover on the floor.

Jewelry_EmersonGraceDSC_1483Jill Michael Jewelry bracelet stacks

Jewelry_EmersonGraceDSC_1467_FotorJill Michael Jewelry bracelet stacks and necklaces

accessories_EmersongraceDSC_1375Ceri Hoover clutch

If Emerson Grace were a cocktail, what would it be?

A Manhattan - stylish and cosmopolitan, but with a Southern flair.

Name five of your favorite places in Nashville.

I'm obsessed with food, so I'm going to start with a few restaurants: Josephine – I love anything and everything they are serving; City House - the pork belly pizza is my favorite; and Rolf & Daughters - the food and the atmosphere is always great. In terms of shopping, Emerson Grace’s neighbor Cadeau has curated the most amazing and unique array of gifts and home décor. And I love visiting Peter Nappi and getting inspired by what he’s doing with leather.

Thanks Courtnay! Visit Emerson Grace seven days a week on 12 South and make sure you follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Special thanks to Tabitha Tune from A la Mode Media and Life a la Mode for the fantastic pictures. See more from our Emerson Grace photo shoot on the Stella Shops Facebook page.


Weekly Guide Nashville Boutique Sales & Events: February 22-23

It's Saturday morning and that means it's time to get your strategy in order for all of the Nashville boutique sales this weekend. There are some good ones, so let's get right to it. 12 South

Emerson Grace - I can't wait to share the boutique spotlight with you that Tabitha Tune from Life a la Mode and I shot the other day. I am smitten with this store. Friday through Sunday, check it out for yourself and take 30% off all men's and women's denim. They have a great collection of Paige, Paper Denim Cloth, Frame, Current/Elliott and Rag & Bone.

Emerson Grace Denim wall-improved

Leona - Don't miss out on the Leona clearance sale.

Leona clearance sale

Belle Meade

Jamie - Join Jamie for the Blessings in Disguise jewelry Trunk Show next week.

Jamie Beauty in Disguise trunk show

Green Hills

The Cosmetics Market - Too Faced Brow event this weekend.

Cometic Market Brow event

Cosmetic Market ebars

SOCA Clothing - The 50% off sale continues and now it includes denim!


Woo Skincare and Cosmetics - Special Spring savings this weekend and save the date for these upcoming events.

Woo Spring Special

Woo Cosmetics Sevier Skirts Trunk Show

Woo Skincare Chantecaille event

Woo Girls Night Out

Hillsboro Village

Posh - Special deals in the Sale Room at the Hillsboro Village Posh.

Posh Sale Room

Happy Shopping!







Weekly Guide to Nashville Boutique Sales & Events: February 14-16

Happy Valentine's Day! There are plenty of boutique sales and events to take advantage of this holiday weekend.  12 South

Emerson Grace - In case you didn't make it to Wednesday's Trunk Show, you can see the collections through the weekend. There is a gorgeous rack of Jamie and the Jones goodies, a drool-worthy selection of Ceri Hoover handbags and a gorgeous selection of Jill Michael Jewelry. And there's a sale rack for ladies and guys with deals up to 60% off. Don't miss out on this one.

Emerson Grace Trunk Show Collage

Leona - After you're finished at Emerson Grace, head across the street to Leona. Take an additional 15% off final clearance items.

Leona Sale


Haven - There is a stellar sale happening at Haven right now. 50% off with an additional 10% if you know the code below.

Haven Winter Sale

Jondie - Today is your last day to take advantage of the handmade jewelry sale at Jondie.

Jondie Valentine's Day

Green Hills

Hill Center - It's Valentine's Day and President's Day Weekend. Celebrate at the Hill Center with up to 75% off at some of our favorite local stores like H. Audrey, Hemline, J. McLaughlin, Kayce Hughes, Posh and Snap Girls.

Hill Center President's Day Sale

Cosmetic Market - Receive a Philosophy free gift with purchase this weekend and take advantage of their President's Day Sale.

Cosmetic Market Valentine's Day

Cosmetic Market president's day

Gus Mayer  - Join Gus Mayer for the last two days of the Lafayette 148 Trunk Show.

Gus Mayer Lafayette 148 Trunk Show

Levy's - Take advantage of final clearance pricing at Levy's President's Day Sale.

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Monkee's - Happy Valentine's Day from Monkee's.

monkees Valentine's day

SOCA Clothing - The sale continues at SOCA. Take an additional 50% off sale apparel.


Soca Additional Sale

Woo Skincare & Cosmetics - Join Woo on Saturday for a Giorgio Armani makeup event.

Woo Cosmetics Giorgio Armani Event


d. marlene jewelry - Did you see my post earlier this week on d. marlene jewlery? I love this current collection and can't wait to see what Deanna's next collection will be.

d marlene collageNecklace and bracelet photo courtesy of Kelsey Harrison Photography

Happy Shopping!