Inspired By: Dolce & Gabbana’s Polka Dots

We’re daydreaming about spring again over at the shop. This week we were inspired by this fabulous sheer polka dot dress from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring collection. Check out how to wear polka dots right now, below:

DOLCE & GABBANA POLKA DOTSDolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

POLKA DOT BLOGDress- Sugarhill sz S $48 (sold!)

Top- Ric Rac sz M $12

Belt- No Label sz M $24

POLKA DOT BLOG3Blouse- Frank & Eileen sz L $48

Striped Cardigan- The Limited sz L $12

Maxi Dress (under blouse)- JFW sz XL $24

Pin- Michael Golan $16

POLKA DOT BLOG2Polka Dot Dress- Jovovich Hawk for Target sz S/M $48

Grimey’s Tee- sz S/M $10

Necklace- $20

POLKA DOT BLOG4Chambray Blouse- Trouve sz S $32

Lattice Front Sweater- Sundance sz S $28

Polka Dot Skirt- Ann Taylor sz 4 $20

Necklace- $12

POLKA DOT BLOG5Jacket- Karen Kane sz L $12

Floral & Crochet Blouse- Jaloux sz M $16

Polka Dot Dress- Pinkyotto sz S $120

POLKA DOT BLOG6Coat- Soft Surroundings sz S $20

Blouse- Loro Piana sz XS/S $48

Polka Dot Dress- Sans Souci sz M $24

Necklace- Angel Court $160

Stay Warm!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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Winter Layering: Cozy & Chic

The past week has been SO cold in Nashville and we’ve been brainstorming ways to stay warm without dressing like the michelan man ;). Check out some of our ideas for creative and chic layering, below:

WINTER LAYERINGGreen Jacket- Zara sz S $28

Pink Cardigan- Caslon sz 2x $28

Floral Blouse- Passport sz M $10

Denim Overalls- LEI sz S $16

Necklace- $20

WINTER LAYERING 2Embellished Cardigan- BKE sz M $18

Tee- Golden Goose sz M $48

Mesh Dress- BB Dakota sz M $24

Belt- Banana Republic sz S/M $16

Necklace- $16

WINTER LAYERING 4Blazer- Cartonnier sz S $48

Cardigan- Rick Owen sz S $120

Chambray Blouse- Bella Dahl sz S/M $36

Jeans- Vigoss sz 27 $20

Necklace- $20

WINTER LAYERING 3Sweater- No Label sz S $16

Blouse- H&M sz 4 $12

Plaid Skirt- Jones NY (part of a 2 piece set) sz 6 $24

Necklace- $16

WINTER LAYERING 5Waffle Knit Sweater- J Crew sz M $12

Floral Blouse- Basler Collection sz L $48

Shorts- Milly sz 2 $68

Green Sweater (layered underneath)- Tweeds sz M $10

Turquoise Bracelet- $10

“Buckle” Braclet- $12

Jeweled Cuff- $10

Necklace- $12

Stay Warm!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Tommy Ton Winter Street Style Inspiration!

Tommy Ton is at it again! Check out our favorite street style snaps and our interpretations, below:

TOMMY TON WINTER BLOG2

TOMMY TON WINTERVintage Coat- Holly G sz 4/6 $68

Chambray Blouse- Merona sz M $10

Sweater Dress- Yansi Fugel sz S/M $48

Belt- J Crew sz M/L $5

Necklace- $16

Boots- Loeffler Randall sz 7.5 $240

TOMMY TON WINTER BLOGTOMMY TON WINTER 2Trench Coat- Tommy Hilfiger sz M $36

Striped Blouse- Ralph Lauren sz M $16

Jeans- Free People sz 29 $36

Loafers- Aldo sz 7 $10

Necklace- $16

TOMMY TON WINTER BLOG3TOMMY TON WINTER 4Puffer Coat- Moda sz S $36

Striped Blouse- sz S $16

Tweed Dress- Tulle sz 4/6 $30

Flats- Dolce Vita sz 7.5 $32

TOMMY TON WINTER BLOG4TOMMY TON WINTER 3Fur Coat- Isabel Marant sz XS/S $1000

Elephant Print Top- Truly Madly Deeply sz M $24

Jeans- William Rast- sz 26 $60

Scarf- $12

Booties- Roper sz 8.5 $68

All street style looks are by Tommy Ton from Style.com

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Expect the Unexpected!

You can always expect the unexpected at Designer Renaissance!

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG4Tee- American Apparel sz M $20

Denim Vest- Stylebook sz M $24

Tulle Skirt- sz M $24

Necklace- $9

Shoes- Boutique 9 sz 10 $48

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG3

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG2Collared Shirt- J Crew sz S $10

Graphic Tee- Lucky Brand sz S %16

Denim Vest- CI Sono sz S/M $20

Plaid Pants- Dolce & Gabbana sz 6 $66

Vintage Rhinestone Necklace- $9

Booties- Vince Camuto sz 7 $48

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG5

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG 4Top- Babette sz L $66

Tank (Worn Under Top)- F&F sz S $7

Belt- Linea Pelle sz S/M $8

Skirt- Topshop sz 8 $18

Necklace- $4

Boots- Tory Burch sz 9 $210

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG7

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED BLOG6Chambray Top- Levi’s sz S $16

Rabbit Print Tee- Zara sz S $16

Jeans- J. Crew sz 6/8 $24

Necklace- $12

Heels- Privileged sz 8 $10

Happy Friday 🙂

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

The Jewelry is the Statement

New Year’s Eve may be over but you can still make a statement with some fun and sparkly baubles:

JEWELRY STATEMENT BLOGVintage Necklace- Kenneth Lane $75

Frog Clip Earrings-  Danielle Aurien $150

Vintage Pin- Rebecca Collins $180

Vintage Chanel Pearl Clip Earrings- $240

JEWELRY STATEMENT BLOG2Resin & Heart Bangles- Tory Burch $51

Insignia Bangle- Tory Burch $68

JEWELRY STATEMENT BLOGotherTeardrop Earrings- John Hardy $360

Hoop Earrings- John Hardy $200

Cross Pendant- John Hardy $200

Star of David Pendant- John Hardy $320

“Bamboo” Bangle- John Hardy $300

JEWELRY STATEMENT BLOG3Crystal/Rhinestone Drop Earrings- $400

JEWELRY STATEMENT BLOG5Hand-Beaded Necklace- Judy Moon $300

Quartz Bracelet- $300

Ring (left)- Rebecca $300

Crystal Ring (right)- $150

Warm our Hearts

Every season there are always a few big trends that stand out from the runways. Winter is still in full force but we’re ready to start channeling our favorite looks for Spring. Check out our inspirations from Style.com, below:

SPRING 14 THE ROWThe Row- Spring 2014 RTW

SPRING TRENDS NOW 2Teal Top- Nallie & Milly sz S $18

Scarf Print Shrug- Free People sz S $28
Jeans- Earnest Sewn sz 24 $48

Scarf- $9

Belt- sz XS $16

Suede Boots- Zodiac sz 8 $24

Get The Row‘s ethnic vibe with a fun scarf print vest!

Celine spring 2014

Celine Spring 2014 RTW

SPRING TRENDS NOW 3Blouse- Carlisle sz 12 $21

Jacket- Liz Claiborne sz M $9

Skirt- Ann Taylor sz 2 $12

Necklace- $7.50

Heels- Michael sz 7.5 $12

Another big trend for spring is art inspired prints. Get the look a la Celine with a brushstroke print blouse!

no. 21 spring trendNo. 21 Spring 2014 RTW

SPRING TRENDS NOWChambray Shirtdress (Worn as a top)- Bebop sz S $12

Cardigan- Knit sz S $36

Blazer- Gap sz 6 $18

Jeans- Serfontaine sz 25 $48

Boots- Tory Burch sz 9 $210

Necklace- $12

Guess, what?! Menswear will still be a trend into Spring, so keep those collared shirts handy 🙂

What Spring trend are you most excited about?

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Jodi’s method of dressing:

I have to remove layers as the day goes on at this time of year…

JODI 3 WAYS 3

cold in the morning…

JODI 3 WAYS 2

remove one layer at lunch…

JODI 3 WAYS

afternoon delightful!

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