Grunge Grows Up!

Every season, we seem to see a returning trend from the past. This fall, one of the big contenders is definitely grunge! We’re excited to channel our inner Kurt Cobain and Claire Danes a la My So Called Life with some plaid flannel and combat boots, but it’s time for an update. Check out how we gave our favorite looks from the 90’s a chic update, below:

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Tee Shirt- Current/Elliot sz S $20

Cardigan- SOH sz M $140

Jeans- GAP sz 24 $12

Suede Booties- LAMB sz 7.5 $68

Necklace- J. Crew $40

Kick up the classic slouchy grandpa cardigan and beanie hat a notch with skinny jeans and pointy booties!

GRUNGE BLOG A1GRUNGE BLOG A2Sweater- Billy Reid sz M $88

Plaid Blouse- Free People sz S $20

Jeans- The Sinclair MFGRP sz 28 $48

Necklace- BCBG $36

Suede Heels- Dolce Vita sz 10 $40

Update Kurt Cobain’s signature thick knit sweater with a plaid blouse and a sparkly necklace!

GRUNGE BLOG K3GRUNGE BLOG K4Dress- Karlie sz S $20

Vest- Mason sz S $68

Agate Necklace- $36

Lace Up Boots- BP sz 6 $28

90’s Kate Moss would swoon over this super comfy jersey maxi dress. Dress it up with a cozy sweater vest and a pendant necklace!

GRUNGE BLOG A3GRUNGE BLOG A4Blouse- Ishyu sz 8 $4

Leather Vest- Fitgueso sz S/M $68

Plaid Skirt- J. Crew sz 8 $24

Faux Pearl Necklace- $16

Collar Necklace- $16

Combat Boots- Palladium sz 8 $48

 Add some edge to your plaid skirt and crisp white blouse with some combat boots and anything leather!

Smells Like Teen Spirit! 🙂

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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Boot, Scoot, and Boogy into the Fall!

So it is not exactly fall weather yet here in Nashville (it’s more of a mushy oven), but we are SO excited about wearing our boots that we decided to go ahead and start styling some Fall transitional outfits!Here we go!

 

Heeled knee boots are super in this fall, so try wearing them with a flowy, silk skirt.

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Eileen Fisher (top): $24, Lafayette 148 (skirt): $24, Ya Ya (jacket): $88, Ann Taylor (scarf): $16, BP (boots): $28

Edge up a sweet cashmere sweater with some big ol’ Frye boots!

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Chaus (sweater): $20, Coldwater Creek (skirt): $16, Frye (boots): $140,

Fossil (necklace): $24, Belt: $16

Try mixing textures and prints with embroidery and a striped blouse (and don’t forget those knee high boots).

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Kenneth Cole (blouse): $16, Vintage (jacket): $16, Free People (skirt): $16, Vera Wang (boots): $240, Necklace: $16

Put a patterned bottom with a sheer top, bold jewelry, and some colorful boots for a funky fall look.

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Fossil (sheer top): $4, Mason’s (vest): $68, Free People (gaucho pants): $24, Mossimo (tank): $10, Rag and Bone (boots): $200, Necklace: $24

 

If you think these boots are to die for, just wait till you see what else we have got in the store!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

The Runway Recycled: Menswear!

Fall is about to be in full swing in store, and we’re getting inspired by the trends from the runway! One of the biggest ones you’ll be seeing is menswear fabrics, shapes, and details. Check out our favorite looks from the Fall 2013 Ready to Wear shows, and our take on them, below:

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MENSWEAR BLOG 1Coat- Jack by BB Dakota sz S $48

Angora Sweater- Chaus sz S $20

Blouse- Prada sz S $80

Pencil Skirt- Fluxus sx S $48

Heels- Boutique 9 sz 7.5 $48

MENSWEAR BLOG 4Marc Jacobs

MENSWEAR BLOG 2Blouse- Malene Birger sz M $40

Cardigan- BCBG sz S $12

Tweed Shorts- H&M sz 4 $16

Suede Flats- J Crew sz 8 $16

MENSWEAR BILLY REIDBilly Reid

MENSWEAR BLOG 5Blouse- Woolrich sz M/L $16

Vest- Ryu sz M $28

Trousers- Lux sz 8 $16

Necklaces- $16 each

Suede Spectator Heels- Dolce Vita sz 10 $40

MENSWEAR MARC BY MARCMarc by Marc Jacobs

menswear blog 6Blouse- Caslon sz 8 $20

 High Waisted Jeans- Cheap Monday sz 27/28 $36

Jacket- Kensie sz 2 $24

Patent Loafers- Dolce Vita sz 7 $24

*All Runway photos from Style.com

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Pretty in Paris!

But wait, which Paris? Whether you’re channeling la Francaise, Paris, Tennessee, or the fair city in Texas where the 1984 film “Paris, TX” gets its name, we’ve got you covered!

PARIS BLOGPARIS BLOG 3Capture the chicness of the French in a simple lace dress and metallic flats. Oui Oui!

Dress- Marc by Marc Jacobs sz 4 $140

Flats- Vince Camuto sz 7 $48

Belt- Avignon sz S $16

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PARIS BLOG 5Paris, TN has the  world’s biggest fish fry festival, but there’s nothing fishy about this ensemble 😉

Dress- H&M sz S $12

Plaid Shirt- Caslon sz M $20

Belt- $3

Necklace- $12

Boots- Donald J Pliner sz 6.5 $100

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You can’t go wandering around in the heat of Paris, TX without the perfect cowboy hat!

Blouse- Ryan Michaels sz M $28

Jeans- J Brand sz 29 $68

Belt- sz M $12

Boots- Old Gringo sz 8.5 $360

Hat- Vintage sz 7 $20

Au Revoir,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

“Street Style”- Designer Renaissance Style!

Today the girls are all rocking our favorite Designer Renaissance pieces! Check out the outfits we’ve put together, below:

 

DR OUTFIT POSTDR OUTFIT POST 2Anna shows off her favorite blazer, graphic tee, and TOM’s shoes, all from Designer Renaissance!

DR OUTFIT POST 7DR OUTFIT POST 8Brooke is wearing a fabulous pair of graphic pants, canvas wedges, and a beaded choker from DR!

DR OUTFIT POST 3DR OUTFIT POST 4We have a TON of great vintage pieces right now. Kallie looks lovely in this floral and lace dress and wooden heels!

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DR OUTFIT POST 6Paige grabbed this amazing Betsey Johnson fruit print dress at 75% off this week. Perfect with her retro pin-up style!

Come see us today and we’ll help you pick out your own DR outfit 🙂

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance