As a fashion blogger I am constantly looking for inspiration, and sometimes that inspiration comes from my friends. A few weeks ago I was complimenting my friend Julie’s outfit and she offered to take me to the store where she bought it. The next day we took the short trek up West End Avenue to Scarlett Begonia. Walking in I could tell immediately that they had some really unique items (and if you’ve been around my blog for a while you will know that I love incorporating unique clothing and accessories into my daily looks–you won’t catch me looking like everyone else!)

I started talking with one of the managers at the store and she told me all about the owners, who travelled extensively throughout South America and dreamed of opening a shop that would showcase native cultures through their folk art and clothing. Since 1980, Scarlett Begonia has been the home for artisans from around the world to share their products in a fair trade setting. Today, the original owners’ daughter, Gabriela, manages the store and adds her own contemporary and fashion-forward edge to the ethnic collections.

Cieara is wearing: Mix Print Shorts $45 | Black Cotton V-Neck Tee $12 | <a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/jewelry/rainforest-jewelry/">Red “Cieara” Tagua Nut Necklace from Ecuador</a>| Black Paperbraid Fedora $18 |Vegan Leather Laser Cut Hobo $55

Cieara is wearing: Mix Print Shorts $45 | Black Cotton V-Neck Tee $12 | Red “Cieara” Tagua Nut Necklace from Ecuador| Black Paperbraid Fedora $18 |Vegan Leather Laser Cut Hobo $55

Black Paperbraid Fedora $18 | Vegan Leather Laser Cut Hobo $55

Black Paperbraid Fedora $18 | Vegan Leather Laser Cut Hobo $55

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Courtney is wearing: Notched Pocket Dress by Mata Traders $89 (Fair Trade Company) |Cropped Denim Jacket $59 |shoes are model's own | Skull photo is by Jeff Brueck

Courtney is wearing: Notched Pocket Dress by Mata Traders $89 (Fair Trade Company) | Cropped Denim Jacket $59 | shoes are model’s own | Skull photo is by Jason Brueck

Silver / Stone Ring, Sterling Silver $42

Silver / Stone Ring, Sterling Silver $42

Faceted Labradorite Earrings set in Sterling Silver by <a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/artists/sealy/">Sealy</a> (local artist) $98

Faceted Labradorite Earrings set in Sterling Silver by Sealy (local artist) $98

Josie is wearing: Dolce Vita Bicycle Print Dress by Effies Heart $98 | Cropped Denim Jacket $59 | Tagua Nut “Kyle” Bracelet $12 |Coconut Shell Earrings from Ecuador $12 | shoes are model's own

Josie is wearing: Dolce Vita Bicycle Print Dress by Effies Heart $98 | Cropped Denim Jacket $59 | Tagua Nut “Kyle” Bracelet $12 | Coconut Shell Earrings from Ecuador $12 | shoes are model’s own

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<a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/jewelry/rainforest-jewelry/">Tagua Nut “Kyle” Bracelet $12</a> |Coconut Shell Earrings from Ecuador $12

Tagua Nut “Kyle” Bracelet $12 |Coconut Shell Earrings from Ecuador $12

Olivia is wearing: Denim Stripe Blue Dress (100% Cotton) $68 |<a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/panama-hats/">Snap Brim Panama Hat – Cocoa $45 </a>|Seagrass Tote Bag $39 | shoes are model's own

Olivia is wearing: Denim Stripe Blue Dress (100% Cotton) $68 | Snap Brim Panama Hat – Cocoa $45 | Seagrass Tote Bag $39 | shoes are model’s own

<a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/panama-hats/">Snap Brim Panama Hat – Cocoa $45</a> |Seagrass Tote Bag $39

Snap Brim Panama Hat – Cocoa $45 | Seagrass Tote Bag $39

There is so much to love at Scarlett Begonia, from the statement necklaces and cocktail rings made from the Tagua nut of Ecuador, to the gorgeous summer dresses and panama hats that are just perfect for a picnic at Centennial Park. And the best part is that all of the products have an interesting story, support fair trade and eco-sustainability, and are unique while still being fashion-forward.

Courtney is wearing: Lace Trim Tank $35 | Girlfriend Roll-Up Jeans by Flying Monkey $80 |Halter Lace Bralette by Free People $38 | shoes are model's own

Courtney is wearing: Lace Trim Tank $35 | Girlfriend Roll-Up Jeans by Flying Monkey $80 | Halter Lace Bralette by Free People $38 | shoes are model’s own

Agate Slice Cocktail Ring by <a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/artists/sealy/">Sealy</a> $59| Green Amber Gold Plated Necklace by <a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/artists/sealy/">Sealy</a> $98

Agate Slice Cocktail Ring by Sealy $59| Green Amber Gold Plated Necklace by Sealy $98

Josie is wearing: Lapel Collar Tencel Vest $68 |White Boyfriend Jeans by Flying Monkey $65 |Classic <a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/panama-hats/">Fedora Panama Hat – Tan $45</a> |<a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/jewelry/rainforest-jewelry/">“Cieara” Tagua Nut Necklace from Ecuador</a> | shoes are model's own

Josie is wearing: Lapel Collar Tencel Vest $68 | White Boyfriend Jeans by Flying Monkey $65 | Classic Fedora Panama Hat – Tan $45“Cieara” Tagua Nut Necklace from Ecuador | shoes are model’s own

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Cieara is wearing: Striped &amp; Denim Romper $65 (Denim is 100% Tencel) |<a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/jewelry/rainforest-jewelry/">Acai Hoop Earring $12</a>|<a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/jewelry/rainforest-jewelry/">Spiral Seed Bracelet $12</a> |Suede &amp; Weaving Purse, Handmade in Ecuador | Shoes are <a href="http://www.inkkas.com/products/preorder-2015-candy-pink-hightop-1">Inkkas</a>, provided by stylist Dee Raz

Cieara is wearing: Striped & Denim Romper $65 (Denim is 100% Tencel) | Acai Hoop Earring $12Spiral Seed Bracelet $12 | Suede & Weaving Purse, Handmade in Ecuador | Shoes are Inkkas, provided by stylist Dee Raz

Shoes are <a href="http://www.inkkas.com/products/preorder-2015-candy-pink-hightop-1">Inkkas</a>, provided by stylist Dee Raz

Shoes are Inkkas, provided by stylist Dee Raz

Olivia is wearing: Marine Skinny Pant by Flying Monkey $55 | Cream Crochet Tank $42 | shoes are model's own

Olivia is wearing: Marine Skinny Pant by Flying Monkey $55 | Cream Crochet Tank $42 | shoes are model’s own

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Silver wire Cutout Earrings by <a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/artists/sealy/">Sealy </a> $29

Silver wire Cutout Earrings by Sealy $29

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Olivia is wearing: Navy Embroidered Maxi Dress $75 | Agate Slice Cocktail Ring by <a href="http://scarlettbegonia.com/artists/sealy/">Sealy</a> $59

Olivia is wearing: Navy Embroidered Maxi Dress $75 | Agate Slice Cocktail Ring by Sealy $59

I was so excited to style this shoot and am very thankful for our friends at Scarlett Begonia, Cumberland TransitThree Brothers Coffee and Juice Bar Germantown for our locations. This shoot would not have been possible without the support of gorgeous models (Cieara, Courtney, Olivia, and Josie), our talented photographer Mike Smith, and the support of Scarlett Begonia staff (Gabriela and Cieara).

Which outfit is your favorite to rock for spring? Show your love in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow me @thedailyraz for all the exciting things happening on The Daily Raz.

Scarlett Begonia is located at 2805 West End Ave. Nashville, TN 37203. You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.