☼ Musical Matchup: Here Comes The Sun ☼

Though at this moment, Nashville is a slush, sludgy disaster and “it feels like years since it’s been here,” March will be here in a matter of days! In celebration of the coming month (and to give the sunshine a bit of encouragement!), we’ve been humming the Beatles classic: “Here Comes the Sun.” Incorporate a bit of sun into your own wardrobe with a splash of radiant yellow.

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Top – American Apparel, Size XS, $12

Sweater – Derek Lam, Size M, $68 $17

Shorts – Zara, Size M, $32

Shoes – Cole Haan, Size 8.5, $28

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Top – Lauren Hansen, Size S, $20

Jeggings – Pilcro & The Letterpress, Size XS, $24

Necklace – $24

Shoes – Charming Charlie, Size 7.5, $12

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Top – Coogi, Size S/M, $24

Shorts – Size 4, $24 $6

Necklace – $16 $8

Shoes – Stuart Weitzman, Size 7.5, $20

Yes, “it’s been a long, cold lonely winter,” but spring will be here in the blink of an eye.

Stay warm, Nashville!

Love,

☀ The Girls at Designer Renaissance ☀

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Inspired By: Wes Anderson

What is a lobby boy? A lobby boy is completely invisible, yet always in sight. A lobby boy remembers what people hate. A lobby boy anticipates the client’s needs before the needs are needed. A lobby boy is, above all, discreet to a fault. Our guests know that their deepest secrets, some of which are frankly rather unseemly, will go with us to our graves. So keep your mouth shut, Zero.

– M. Gustave, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

In celebration of the Grand Budapest Hotel’s four Academy Award wins this past Sunday (of a whopping nine nominations!), we’ve decided to compile a list of Wes Anderson-inspired looks. From Rushmore to Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson’s work bursts with such charmingly kitschy personality that, while it cannot be replicated, can certainly inspire.

1. Rushmore (1998)

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Max Fischer may be a bit lacking in manners and a bit cocky in all other regards, but it’s hard not to be charmed by the boy in the little red beret. In honor of Max’s academic career, we thought the chess-piece skirt was a nice way to pay homage to his extracurriculars.

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Top – Brooks Brothers, Size 6, $20

Blazer – Size S, $24

Skirt – Size XS, $12

Shoes – Dr. Marten, Size 8.5, $32

2. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Or, more specifically, Chas Tenenbaum

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Though this particular film is limitless in fashion inspiration (Margot’s fur coat/polo dress and sharp bob, Eli Cash’s classic cowboy get-up, and Richie’s infamous sweatband), we chose Chas. Though Lulu Lemon, Athletic, Adidas, Nike, and countless others are staples in many people’s wardrobes these days, Chas was perhaps the first I ever saw to sport athletic wear for fashion rather than function.

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Dress – American Twist, Size M, $32 $24

Jacket – For Love & Liberty, Size M, $56

Shoes – Lacoste, Size 9, $32

3. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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Between the Belefonte crew’s aquatic blues and royal reds, it’s hard not to crave a bit of nautical nourishment in your wardrobe.

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Top – Madewell, Size XS, $32 $8

Cardigan – Comfy USA, Size S, $40 $30

Skirt – Devlin, Size S, $28 $14

Shoes – J. Renee, Size 7.5, $24

4. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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From her shift dress/knee sock combo to her fashion-foward luggage, Suzy Bishop has become a style icon, fueling my love for ’60s eyeshadow as well as the majority of 2012’s Halloween costumes. With just a fun-colored dress and a blouse for layering, you too can capture her look

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Top – Vivienne Westwood, Size S, $48

Dress – ASOS, Size 8, $36

Purse – Gal, $16

Shoes – Dolls, Size 7, $16 $12

and last but not least…

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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Though the entire film is an aesthetic wonderland (no doubt the reason it received Oscars in Production Design, Costume Design, and Makeup/Hair), we were in particular drawn to the soft pinks and blues of delicious Mendl’s pastries.

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Top – J. Crew, Size S, $16

Dress – Calvin Klein, Size 8, $32

Necklace – Anthropologie, $32

Shoes – Leg Avenue, Size 9, $32

Just as Anderson jumbles together colorful, flavorful, sensory ingredients to create his cinematic masterpieces, come on by and pick up some color for you wardrobe.

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Tee Time!

It’s February.

The holidays are over, and spring is just around the corner-but before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s still freezing outside. As you stare into your wardrobe and sigh, you attempt to plan an outfit. Skinny jeans? Too confining. Leather jacket? Too stiff. Maxi dress? Too formal. And so once again, you find yourself reaching for that universal closet staple: the t-shirt, the reigning champ of comfort, I-Woke-Up-Like-This style, and effortless coolness.

But just because you decide comfort is your first priority doesn’t mean you can’t look cute!

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Tee – Deletta, Size S, $28

Cardigan – Victim, Size L, $24

Jeggings – Helmut Lang, Size 29, $56

Boots – 80%20, Size 9, $10

Necklace – Cherry, $16

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Tee – Rubbish, Size S, $12 $9

Pants – Monteau, Size S, $12

Collar – $10

Belt – Brighton, Size M/L, $28

Shoes – Dolls, Size 7, $16

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Tee – Go Couture, Size M, $32

Skort – TopShop, Size 2, $20

Jacket – Daftbird, Size S, $28

Necklace – $20 $15

Shoes – Acidulie, Size 7.5, $24

What would we do without these trusttee tops?

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Musical Match Up: 1989

“We’ll never go out of style,” Taylor Swift cooes on her latest album- and she’s not lying! Throughout the widely celebrated album’s Polaroid promos, the singer-songwriter demonstrates tasteful monochromatic looks, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, you too can master the looks of America’s sweetheart:

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Top – Vince, Size XS, $36

Shorts – American Apparel, Size S, $12

Collar – $10

Necklace – Nygard, $24

Shoes – Dr. Marten, Size 8.5, $32

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Top – Frenchi, Size XS, $16

Blazer – Line & Dot, Size S, $48

Shorts – 7 For All Mankind, $48 $12

Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell, Size 9.5, $100

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Top – Vivienne Westwood, Size S, $48

Denim Blouse – Rag & Bone, Size S, $68

Skirt – Dante Original, Size S, $20

Shoes – Toms, Size 7, $20

And last but not least, to complete the look…

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Lipstick + Eyeshadow Compact – Giorgio Armani, $40 $10

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day

It’s that time of year: violently pink store windows decorate every corner, the aroma of chocolate seeps from every store, and love is in the air. Perhaps you’re planning a fancy dinner; perhaps you’re spending the evening playing cards with your girlfriends. No matter if you have a sweetheart or your best girl friends: it’s Valentine’s Day.

So whether you’re planning a romantic date…

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Dress – Ya Los Angeles, Size XS, $36

Blouse – Marc Jacobs, Size 6, $60

Cardigan – Haute Hippie, Size S, $28

Shoes – Naturalize, Size 8.5, $20

Necklace – Cherry, $16

playing Hearts…

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Top – All Saints, Size S/M, $36 $27

Jacket – JouJou, Size M, $28

Jeans – XXI, Size 28, $16 $12

Necklace – Anthropologie, $36

Shoes – Superaga, Size 7, $24 $6

…or breaking them…

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Dress – BB Dakota, Size M, $32

Skirt – Free People, Size 8, $44 $33

Jacket – Harley Davidson, Size S, $56

Shoes – Unlisted, Size 9.5, $20

…we’ve got your covered. Come on by, and we’ll make sure you’re dressed to the ‘tines.

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Inspired By: Paris Fashion Week

It’s been a wild week for couture fashion: turtlenecks are in, black is the new black, and it seems Dior may have a new “New Look.”

So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks and paid homages with items in the store:

1. Viktor & Rolf

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Get The Look:

Top – Veronica Beard, Size L, $32

Sweater – Amici, Size S, $24

Skirt – Cynthia Steffe, Size 6, $12

2. Chanel

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Get the Look:

Top – Size S/M, $28

Sports Bra – Nike, Size XS, $20

Pants – Silence + Noise, Size 2, $20

3. Jean Paul Gaultier

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Get the Look:

Dress – BCBG Max Azria, Size 8, $36

Coat – Romeo & Juliet Couture, Size M, $40

Shoes – Xhilaration, Size 9, $12

4. Atelier Versace

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Get the Look

Dress – For Love & Lemons, Size S, $24

Jacket – Pluff, Size S/M, $16

Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell, Size 9.5, $100

Trying to add some couture-esque pieces to your wardrobe?

Stop on by, and let us help you down the runway.

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance