Fall Activities in Nashville!

It’s officially fall and we’re feeling festive! There are so many fun things to do in Nashville this weekend to celebrate the new season and we’ve come up with some fun outfits to wear while you do them, below:

Cheekwood Harvest

fall cheekwoodFALL ACTIVITIES BLOG 2Dress- Marc by Marc Jacobs sz 6 $17

Jacket- Free People sz XS $48

Necklace- $12

Scarf- $16

Suede Booties- Steve Madden sz 8.5 $24

Go and stroll through the beautiful Cheekwood gardens in a printed shift dress and lightweight jacket, taking in the (hopefully!) crisp air and changing foliage!

Southern Ground Music Festival

southern groundFALL ACTIVITIES BLOGDress- Free People sz XS $48

Tank (Worn under Dress)- Eileen Fisher sz S $12

Vest- Lost April sz S $20

Faux Pearl Necklace- J Crew $10

Horn Necklace- $48

Clogs- Fly London sz 7 $88

The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is downtown this weekend. Catch sets by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Zac Brown Band, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Willie Nelson while enjoying some Jeni’s ice cream! A layered look will be perfect for when it cools down at night (and be sure to wear comfy shoes like these great ankle strap clogs!).

Corn Maze at Gentry’s Farm!

corn maze

FALL ACTIVITIES BLOG 4Cardigan- Nurture sz S $24

Top- New Directions sz S/M $12

Waxed Jeans- Silence & Noise sz 26 $24

Belt- Lulu’s sz S $16

Wooden Wedges- See by Chloe sz 5.5 $70

Craving some adventure? Go and check out the corn maze at Gentry’s Farm! Be sure to pick up some pumpkins while you’re there, too.

Apple Picking at Morning Glory Orchard

apple picking


Blouse- Sharon Young sz 6 $10

Cashmere Sweater- Only Mine sz M $36

Striped Pants- Ralph Lauren sz 4 $16

Belt- sz S $20

Necklace- $12

Lace Up Heels- Nine West sz 9 $16

Thinking of doing some fall baking? Go and pick your own apples for a pie at Morning Glory Orchard in Nolensville! Have some fun with your outfit by pairing a cozy sweater with some striped pants.

What other fall activities will you be up to this weekend? And more importantly, what will you be wearing?!


The Girls at Designer Renaissance

“Nashville” Season 2 Premier!

Are y’all as excited as we are for the season 2 premier of ABC’s Nashville?! In fact, to celebrate we’re having a party next Tuesday in the store! We’ll have season 1 playing and a surprise sale, but the most important thing on our minds is what we’ll be wearing! Check out our outfit picks, below:


Dress- Betsey Johnson sz 4 $48

Vest- Mason sz S $51

Necklace- Janny $48

Boots- Frye 6.5 $200

You can’t go wrong with a great pair of leather boots and a printed dress!

NASHVILLE PREMIER3Beaded Top- Vintage sz M $32

Waxed Jeans- Silence & Noise sz 26 $24

Necklace- $28

Embroidered Cowboy Boots- Corral sz 6 $200

Leather Clutch- Lorelei $100

It’s not a Nashville party without some glitz!

NASHVILLE PREMIER2Dress- Leona sz 4 $200 (new with tags!)

Necklace- $48

Belt- $20

Heels- Sam Edelman sz 8.5 $48

Show some local love with a fabulous dress by Leona!

For more info about our event head over to our Facebook! We hope to see you all next Tuesday Sept 24th at 4!  🙂


The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Cute and on a Budget!

I know, I know, not all of us are made of money…so, today we did an outfit with some of our more affordable sale stuff!  Check out how cute you can look for less than 75!!!!


All of these pieces are great to add to a “budget wardrobe-“a leather jacket, a bold pencil skirt, and a feminine top that can be dressed up, down, or for work! You want to make sure you can easily mix and match new pieces you buy with your older ones that you love.


Romeo & Juliet top for $5.00


Statement Necklace for $16.00


Albert skirt for $10 and TCEC Pleather jacket for $20


These Blair booties, for $16, are perfect for fall: they can be worn with skinny jeans,

skirts, dresses, the possibilities are endless!

The grand total is $73.20!  Now you can have your outfit and a little extra for drinks!!


The Girls at Designer Renaissance



White (Blazers!) After Labor Day

It seems as if the old fashion rule “no white after Labor Day” has officially been thrown out the window! We’ve covered a few of the big fall trends already, but another interesting one is white blazers. Check out how we’ve styled our favorite ones, below:

white blazers calvin kleinSome inspiration from the fall 2013 Calvin Klein RTW show


Sweater- Valentino sz S $120

Cobalt Jeans- Gap sz 8 $16

Booties- Blair sz 8.5 $16

We love the contrast of the white blazer with a leopard print sweater!


Leather Jacket- Illia sz S $280

Plaid Blouse- Caslon sz 8 $20

Brocade Skirt- BB Dakota sz 4 $12

Belt- $20

Necklace- Betsey Johnson $32

Suede Heels- Sacha London sz 7 $48

Not convinced yet? Start out with an off white jacket or blazer like this great leather one by Illia!

WHITE BLAZERS 3Jacket- YaYa sz XS $88

Blouse- Rachel Roy sz S $20

Skirt- Pure DKNY sz 10 $48

Necklace- $3

Scarf- Made of Me $16

Boots- Franco Barbieri sz 9 $32

Pair your white jacket with jewel tones like green and navy for a look that pops.

WHITE BLAZERS 4Blazer- Central Park West sz S $88

Blouse- Joan Leslie sz M/L $16

Jeans- Cheap Monday sz 27/28 $36

Lace Up Heels- Sam Edelman sz 7 $48

Necklace- Danielle Stevens $28

Cuff the sleeves of your white blazer with a printed blouse for a unique look.

What do you think, will you be trying out the white blazer trend this fall?


The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Bring your Summer Favorites into Fall!

We’re ready for it to cool down a bit here in Nashville, but we’re a bit sad to pack away our summer clothing for the new season. Well guess, what?!  You don’t have to say goodbye just yet! We’ve come up with some great ideas to bring some of your favorite summer pieces into fall, below:



Jacket- Free People sz 0 $32

Scarf- $16

Necklace- $16

Heels- Pink Studio sz 9 $24

Purse- Imoshion $56

Take your favorite summer dress into fall with a light jacket and a scarf!

TRANSITION POST 4TRANSITION POST 3Drapey Bubble Hem Skirt- Lunn sz S/M $88

Sweater- Nick & Mo sz M/L $24

Boots- Franco Sarto sz 9 $32

Pair a cozy sweater and boots with that maxi skirt you’ve been loving all summer long!

TRANSITION POST 5TRANSITION POST 6Top- Alice & Olivia sz M $17 (marked down from $68!)

Leather Jacket- Illia sz 6 $120

Skirt- Diane Von Furstenberg sz 8 $100

Scarf- $24

Boots- Steve Madden sz 8 $24

Pair a summery blouse with fall colors and textures like leather for a great transitional look!


Cashmere Sweater- J Crew sz S $36

Braided Belt- sz S $16

Necklace- Danielle Stevens $28

Cobalt Pumps- H&M sz 9 $10

Another easy way to bring that sundress into fall? Throw a sweater on over it and belt it!


Sparkly Sweater- Gap sz S $10

Green Pants- Vince Camuto sz 0 $36

Necklace- $24

Suede Wedges- Sam Edelman sz 7 $48

Sheer blouses can come with us into fall too, just layer another top or sweater over them!

What are you going to bring from your summer wardrobe into fall? Speaking of summer, ALL of our summer items are 75% off and they’re going fast!

Happy Thursday 🙂


The Girls at Designer Renaissance