Nashville Boutique Sales: February 19-21

It's going to be a gorgeous weekend in Nashville and while I don't have a ton of sales or events for this week's post, you should take this weekend to find a neighborhood you haven't explored in awhile and just walk around.  You will most defintely This week I finally made it over to a new shop on the East side and I am completely smitten. Two Son on Main Street is like no other shop in Nashville. I'll have more about this boutique on 12th & Broad on March 1, so stay tuned. Whether you visit 12 South, Hillsboro Village, downtown Franklin, Germantown, East Nashville, the Gulch or Green Hills, visit your favorite local shop. Chances are good their fall/winter inventory is very much on sale.

IMG_0621Me in my new Two Son Bird Skinnies


Wilder - You will see a reminder every week from now until this April. Do not miss the Pamela Love Love or Nothing pop-up going on now. Jewelry designer Pamela Love, along with artist/creative Skye Parrott have curated an all-female designer pop up which will bring nearly 20 new women designers to Nashville.

Wilder Pamela Love

Green Hills

 The Cosmetic Market - I'm mainly a Bumble & Bumble girl, but lately more and more Kevin Murphy product has made its way into my routine. Head to the Cosmetic Market this weekend and find the Kevin Murphy product best for your hair type. I promise you will love it.

Cosmetic Market Kevin MurphyKevin Murphy Cosmetic Market 2

Winston Dog - Shop Winston Dog's end of season sale this weekend. Hmmm...I think Lula needs a new sweater.

Winston Dog Winter Sale

West End

UAL - I found out this week that UAL is opening a location in Hillsboro Village which is my neighborhood. I'm going to be within walking distance of a UAL! I have been trying to contain my excitement about this, but really I want to scream...HOLY SH*T! UAL IS OPENING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD!! I also feel like I should notify my bank as this is probably going to get dangerous quickly.

Happy Shopping!


Nashville Sales & Events: February 5-7

Hello February! Let's start this shopping weekend off with all of the bargains at the Nashville Scene's Fashion for a Fraction! Events

Nashville Scene + NFocus Fashion for a Fraction – One of my favorite shopping events of the year is coming up on February 6. Nashville Scene & NFocus Magazine’s Fashion for a Fraction is THE place to be to get incredible deals on fall and winter apparel from some of Nashville’s best boutiques. It’s a fantastic mix of boutiques, and I just cleaned my closet, so this seems like a great way to fill it right back up. Don’t miss the beauty bar featuring services from Karee Hays Esthetics and City Winery will have plenty to eat and drink. Shopping and mimosas? Yes, please. Tickets are $10 and I recommend purchasing in advance here.

Fashion for a fraction


Wilder – SAVE THE DATE! Wilder is having an incredible pop up starting next Saturday Feb. 13 through April 1. LOVE OR NOTHING features one of my favorite jewelry designers, Pamela Love, and artist/creative Skye Parrott. They are curating an all-female designer pop up which will bring nearly 20 new women designers to Nashville. I’ll have more information for you in upcoming posts, but you need to put this on your radar now!

Wilder Pamela Love

Green Hills

The Cosmetic Market – Gifts with purchase on Kiehl's purchases this weekend. Get Valentine's Day ready!

Cosmetic Market Valentine'sCosmetic Market Kiehls

Gus Mayer – Last chance sale!

Gus Mayer Last Chance Sale

Levy’s – Shop Levy's this Valentine's Day.

Levys valentines day

Winston Dog - Celebrate Wear Red Day this Friday and get 15% off at Winston Dog! Take advantage of the deals at these other Hill Center stores too.

winston Dog Green Hills wear red

Hillsboro Village 

Lucy Pop Salon - It's all about the brows right now. Schedule your appointment now and let Lucy Pop's makeup artist Hannah show you custom tips and tricks to enhance your arches using Poni Cosmetics brow products. Your complimentary 30 minute brow lesson also includes 20% off all purchases that day and a free gift with any purchase. Call 615-327-3474 to book your appointment now!


Lucy Pop Brow Event

Posh - Hillsboro Village is my neighborhood and I walked by Posh the other morning to see they have additional markdowns in their giant sale room!

Happy Shopping!

Nashville Boutique Sales & Events: January 8-10

We made it to the first weekend of the new year. What else are we going to do but shop! If you've got some holiday dollars burning a hole in your wallet, this is the weekend, the month really, to spend it at your favorite Nashville boutiques. Nearly every shop is having a huge winter sale right now. Here is your neighborhood guide to help you plan your shopping strategy. Downtown

Margaret Ellis Jewelry - Everything in the photo below is 50-75% off! As you can see , there are some gorgeous pieces left in this sample sale and they're 50-75% off! That. Cuff.

Margaret Ellis sample sale

Green Hills

The Cosmetic Market - This weekend get a free Diva Darling hair turban with purchase. This microfiber turban is super absorbent which means you spend less time blow drying your hair.

Cosmetic Market Free Product

Gus Mayer - Save up to 60% on winter apparel at Gus Meyer's After New Year sale.

Gus Mayer After New Year Sale

Levy's - Now is the time to shop Levy's for shoes. Twenty styles are 30% off.

Levy's Shoe Sale

West End

Boutique Bella - Boutique Bella has a great winter sale every year. Take 25% off fall, winter and holiday items, including tees, tops, sweaters, dresses, pants and pretty much everything!

Boutique Bella Winter Sale

UAL - Holy cow. The sale going on at UAL right now is unreal! I spent Sunday afternoon there looking for a pair of jeans and could not believe the deals. My haul include a pair of Mother flare jeans (which typically retail for around $200) for $59, two Kamali Kulture dresses for $5 each, a Current/Elliott Lone Soldier jacket for $10, a pair of Nation LTD sweatpants for $20, a Nation jumpsuit for $10, a Fila sports bra and Head yoga pants for $5 each, and a Fila water resistant jacket for $10. SCORE! This sale is the real deal. Run to UAL now.

UAL Huge Sale

Happy Shopping!



Boutique Spotlight: SOCA Clothing

soca-nashville-0024 SOCA Clothing in Green Hills may be known for its extensive designer denim, but that's not all you'll find there. Right on the bend on Bandywood next to Firefly Grille, you'll find a plethora of accessories and apparel that will take you from day to evening with ease. In addition to all of the denim, I love their selection of Chaser and Wilt tees, Young Fabulous and Broke tops, Bella Dahl button downs and all of the jewelry. I could spend all day playing in accessories there. I pretty much did just that when I hosted the Chaser "Tee" party event during Nashville Fashion Week. The customer service is where Soca really shines, and I'm not just saying that because one of my dearest friends is the manager. Everyone on that team is super personable, fun, knowledgeable, and they're going to send you out the door looking fabulous every time. I spoke with Morgan, Soca's Creative Director and she gave me some insight on the store.

What can a shopper expect when they come to Soca?

At Soca, our goal is to provide an exclusive shopping experience. We strive to cultivate a positive company culture that begins with training, focused on genuinely tailoring each shopping experience to our customer. Investing in education and supporting each employee results in a highly skilled, dynamic team full of thoughtful and fashionable Stylists. Each Soca Stylist understands the individual aesthetic and needs of their customer in order to help guide them to the perfect piece.

Each item is hand-picked creating a harmonious blend of current trends and classic staples to help you form a well-curated collection that fits your personal style. Whether you're a minimalist with a love for neutrals and clean lines or a bohemian who love to layer - Soca is the right fit for you.

Soca-nashville-0041Kaya di Koko dress ($120), Zinga kimono ($48), Towne & Reese Necklace ($40)

Soca-nashville-091Chaser tank ($50), Fate tapestry jacket ($58)

What Spring looks are you most excited for?
Spring fashion is always so light and airy, which always feels so refreshing. Showing a little skin after being layered up for months!


What are some of your favorite apparel and accessory lines in the store?

Must have lines right now are Clover Canyon (fabulous, colorful prints and they are getting so much buzz right now), Wilt (great basics with clean lines, uneven hemlines, quality fabrics and unique silhouettes) and definitely Mickey Lynn for jewelry (one-of-a-kind, dazzling pieces of jewelry from natural, semi-precious gemstones and fine, mixed metals).

SOCA Clover Canyon WiltLeft: Clover Canyon dress ($228). Right: Wilt tee ($99)

Soca Mickey Lynn JewelryMickey Lynn Jewelry (Prices vary from $80-$264)

With stores in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, what made you choose Nashville?

We're lovers of music and the south, so naturally Nashville seemed to be the perfect next step for us.

What does the name mean?

Ha ha. It's actually a style of Caribbean dance music derived from calypso and American soul music. Told you. We love music!

Describe the vibe of SOCA in five words or less.

Genuine customer service. Exclusive selection.


What trends do you love right now? Are there any you wish would be retired?

There are so many - graphic tees, wide-leg pants, crop tops, kimonos, bold prints! 


What is one thing people may not know about SOCA?

All of our staff goes through an intensive denim training process. Most women compare denim shopping to bathing suit shopping. Fear, dread, procrastination - all words that come to mind when trying to find "the perfect pair". We wanted to change that, so every Stylist goes through a training process to learn about each pair of denim we carry. They learn about brands, styles, shapes, etc. Every woman is different and every pair of jeans is different. We do the research for you in order to quickly narrow down your options and pinpoint exactly what will work for your body. I could ask you five questions right now and know what two pair of jeans to pull for you! We make it that easy.  

soca-nashville-0013Just some of the denim you'll find at Soca.

If Soca was a cocktail, what would it be?

An Old-Fashioned. It's a notoriously difficult but extremely rewarding cocktail when made well. Anyone can make a Rum and Coke, but it takes a lot more training and expertise to be able to craft a proper Old-Fashioned. The amount of training our Stylists go through and time spent carefully selecting "ingredients" are what make us true specialists in women's apparel.

Name five of your favorite places in Nashville?

The Belcourt, The Pharmacy, The Frist, Marathon Music Works and Pinewood Social.

Thanks Morgan. Visit Soca seven days a week and make sure you check them out online, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Special thanks to Tabitha Tune from A la Mode Media and Life a la Mode for the fantastic pictures. See more from our Soca Clothing photo shoot and the Chaser "Tee" party on the Stella Shops Facebook page.




You're Invited | SOCA Tee Party | Thursday, April 3

Thursday is the day for the SOCA Tee Party. I'll be styling SOCA's new inventory of Chaser tees from 4-6pm. Join me for a glass of bubbly, enjoy 10% off your purchase and be entered to win a free pair of denim. I love Chaser's vintage looking rocker tees and skull tees. They're super soft and the fit is spot on...just like your favorite old band tee. Let's get ready for festival season together. SOCA NFW Print

Chaser Tee Collage

Thursday is Shop Nashville day, so by all means shop! A number of boutiques are hosting events in support of Nashville Fashion Week's Fashion Forward Fund. You can find a complete list of sales for the week in my sale post here. See you at SOCA!

Happy Shopping!



Weekly Guide to Nashville Boutique Sales & Events: January 17-19

There is one thing I love about January and that's all of the sales. It's the heart of winter and now is the time to buy sweaters, boots, gloves, hats and more all on sale. Every boutique is having a major sale right now so even if you don't see them in this post, just go there. You're going to find great deals no matter where you shop. If you want to find some of the best deals all under one roof, then put January 25 on your calendar. It's time for Nashville Scene and Nfocus Magazine's Fashion for a Fraction. This warehouse boutique sale is where you'll find 20 of Nashville's best boutiques under one roof selling their Fall/Winter merchandise at deeply discounted prices. I've been going to this event long before I worked for the Scene and it's one of my favorites of the year. I've scored some major deals there! Tickets to the event are only $5 and proceeds benefit Hands on Nashville. You can purchase ticketes in advance HERE (or click the pic below) or at the door. UPDATE: Closet Case Vintage is the latest boutique who will be at Fashion for a Fraction. The odds are very high that if Carmen brings sequins, I will buy them all.


12 South

Emerson Grace - I am smitten with Emerson Grace. This gorgeous new store on 12 South has a gorgeous selection of men's and women's apparel. They had me at Rag & Bone and Clover Canyon. The men's selection is really impressive and I love that they carry larger sizes for the guys. Their first sale of the season is a pretty fantastic one. Starting Friday, everything in the store is included in the sale. On Friday the discount is 30% off. On Saturday, it's 40% off. Sunday is 50% off. Monday is 60% off and Monday is a whopping 70% off. Crazy right? You'll probably find me camped out there.

emerson grace0004Image courtesy of Emerson Grace

Leona - It's Leona Sample Sale time. Don't miss this opportunity on Sunday to shop Leona's Biannual Sample Sale which just happens to be going on in the middle of their End of Season Sale. You'll find items up to 75% off. Hello deals.


Belle Meade

Jamie - There are some fantastic deals on designer apparel and shoes at Jamie right now. There are racks of dresses, tops and pants marked down 50% off and a huge shoe selection also 50% off. Totally worth it!

Green Hills

Cosmetic Market - Check out these Therapy Systems and Skinceuticals deals this weekend.

Cosmetic Market Therapy Systems

Cosmetic Market Skinceuticals

Cosmetic Market skin saver

Elaine Turner - The semi-annual handbag sale is going on now in store and online. Don't miss the shoe markdowns too.

Elaine Turner Handbag Sale

Levy's - Even bigger deals at Levy's sale this weekend.

Levys January sale

SOCA - SOCA's winter sale is going on now.

Soca Winter Sale

Sylvan Park

Fabu - All winter apparel is on sale now.

Fabu Winter Sale

Happy Shopping!