Shopping & Champagne!

Join us tomorrow evening, Friday June 27th, after hours from 6 to 9 PM at Designer Renaissance for a night of fun, champagne, and shopping!

Local designer Love Simone Clothing will be selling re-purposed vintage pieces and mobile boutique Trunk Nashville will be parked outside. And as always, we will have a ton of great items on sale, so come have a glass of bubbly and shop with us!

Head over to the lawn of Curious Heart down the block afterwards for “Making Music in Berry Hill” and hear some great live music, too!


Love Simone Clothing:

TRUNK Nashville



We hope to see you all there 🙂

Looks for Less: Part 3

We’ve gotten some great pieces lately….take a peek at the ones we chose to put on the mannequins this week!



Sheer Blouse- Analili sz M/L $124

Tee (Worn Underneath)- Gianni Bini sz M $20

Skirt- Floreat sz 0 $68

Necklaces- Coldwater Creek, both $24

Purse- Vieta $32




Top- H&M sz M $20

Skirt- BCBG sz 8 on sale for $15!

Costume Pearls- $20

Hat- Cache $24





Top- BCBG sz S $48

Dress (Worn Underneath)- Silence & Noise sz S $20

Necklace- $36





Vest- Sisley sz S $24

Blouse- Gap sz S/M $16

Tank- Coldwater Creek sz M $24

Necklace- Carolee $32

Guess Who’s Back?

Anna’s Back!


Prints: Reused and Remixed!

It may only be mid July but we’re gearing up for fall already here at the shop. We’ve been looking at the fall trends and we’re way excited to find that mixing prints is one of them! When we put together outfits for the mannequins, we’re always looking for new ways to put pieces together- mixing and matching prints is one of our favorite things to do. Today we decided to put together a few fall pieces. Here’s what we came up with:


ImageSweater- Free People sz S $44

Strapless Dress- Urban Renewal sz XS $28

Suede Belt- $12

Necklace- Coldwater Creek $16



Leather Bootie- Vince Camuto sz 8.5 $68

Pair a tribal print dress with a stripey sweater for an on trend fall look. Belt it to keep it from looking shapeless, and pair it with a pair of neutral ankle booties to complete the look!





Sweater- St. John’s sz S/M $48

Leopard Tank Dress (worn underneath)- Stella sz S/M $9

Necklace- $12


Wedge Clogs- Michael sz 9.5 $10

Update a classic sweater with an animal print! This look works because of the neutral colors in each piece and simple accessorizing. Pull in the brown from the dress with a pair of funky wooden clogs.





Top- Simply Vera Wang sz M $10

Vest- Hazel sz M $32

Wool Skirt- Pamela Brown sz S $16

Collar Necklace- $60



Cut-Out Booties- Lela Rose for Payless sz 7.5 $10


We paired a long sleeved top that’s in the same color family as the tweed skirt and layered a neutral vest on top. Wear a pair of cut out heels with it to make it even funkier!




White Jeans After Labor Day? Yes Please!

There are lots of old fashioned rules when it comes to style, and we think that the “no white after labor day” restriction is one that needs to be updated! The tricky thing is knowing what to wear with them once the seasons begin to change. Don’t worry, we’ve put together a few great transitional outfits below to give you some ideas.

ImageFaux Suede Jacket- BCBG sz S $76

Blouse Underneath- Joie sz M/L $80

White Jeans- MIH sz 25 $36

Necklace- $14

ImageShoes- Seychelles sz 8.5 $48

One great way to bring your white jeans into early fall is with a brown jacket or blazer. A printed blouse and funky heels complete the ensemble.


Blazer- Jones New York sz 6 $40

Paisley Blouse- J. Crew sz S $10

White Jeans- MIH sz 25 $36

White Necklace- $16

Belt- Coldwater Creek $6

Suede Wedges- Geox sz 6.5 $20


Feeling daring? Try a bright blazer and blouse paired with a skinny belt with your white pants to create the perfect fall work outfit.


Open Cardigan- Chico’s sz L/XL $28

Grey Tank Top- James Perse sz XS $12

Metallic Scarf- J. Crew $12

Necklace- $14

White Jeans- MIH sz 25 $36

Snakeskin Pumps- Sacha London sz 8 $17.50


Dress up your jeans with a metallic scarf, long cardigan, and snakeskin pumps for a distinctly fall feeling outfit!

Need more help deciding how to style your white jeans for fall? Come on in and see us 🙂

What Would Anna Wear?

If you’re not a regular over at Designer Renaissance you may be asking, who is Anna? Well, Anna is one of our lovely shop girls. She’s also our resident boho musician (who currently has lavender hair!). In fact, she’s off on tour right now with her band Paper Lantern!

As we were putting together new outfits for our mannequins we thought to ourselves, what would Anna wear? Here is what we came up with:

ImageDenim Jacket- Calvin Klein size S $32

Tee (under jacket)- Alterative Apparel, size M $7

Skirt- Angie, size M $16

Necklaces- $15 each

Platform Clogs- Frye, size 8 $40


ImageMaxi Halter Dress- Modal International, size S/M $32

Velvet Burnout Shrug- Hale Bob size S $15

Necklace- $16