The Runway Recycled: Inspired by Pastels!

The weather may still be cold and dreary here in Nashville, but we’ve already started daydreaming about spring! The florals, the color palettes, and of course, getting to put away our heavy winter coats. Inspired by some of our favorite Spring 2013 Runway looks (below), we put together some pastel-colored ensembles that will tide you over until the weather warms up!

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Marni S/S 2013 Ready to Wear

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Anna Sui S/S 2013 Ready to Wear

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Kelly Wearstler S/S 2013 Ready to Wear

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Mulberry S/S 2013 Ready to Wear

*All above photos are from Style.com

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Lavender Dress (shown as a top)- Rebecca Taylor sz S $80

Hooded Sweater (worn underneath)- Oleg Cassini Sport sz S $24

Skirt- Pure Jill sz XS $16

Necklace- $24

Belt- Banana Republic sz S $12

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Green Linen Blouse- Tin Lizzie sz L $40

Cardigan- Guinevere sz S $32

Jeans- J Brand sz 28 $88

Belt- Banana Republic sz S/M $10

Scarf-$12

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Cardigan- Loft sz S $16

Lace Top- Topaz sz S $12

Printed Tank- Sparrow sz S $28

Green Bellbottoms- BDG sz 28 $36

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Strapless Dress- J Crew sz O $32

Lace Top- Ella Moss sz S $24

Crocheted Sweater- Free People sz S $28

Necklace- Talbots $18

Scarf- Cashmere $24

And just a reminder, all of our winter items are on sale 25 to 75% off to make room for fabulous new spring pieces!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Chic & Fun Holiday Stocking Stuffers- Part 2

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Left to right:

Anna Sui- 1 oz $16

Marc Jacobs Oh Lola!- 3.4 oz $51

Dior Pure Poison- 1.7 oz $68

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche- 3.4 oz $76

Did you know we sell designer perfumes? Right now we have a fabulous selection of scents ranging from classics like Chanel to sweet and quirky Anna Sui!

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Rhinestone Belt- Sandy Dufter sz S/M $68

Gold & Pearlescent Square Belt- Wimberley sz S/M $80 (the buckle is interchangeable!)

Turquoise Floral Stone Belt- Wimberley sz S/M $80 (the buckle is interchangeable!)

Liven up any one on your list’s favorite outfits with one of our many funky leather belts.

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Cream Cable Knit Gloves- Ralph Lauren sz S $6

Two Tone Long Gloves- Michael Stars sz S $40 New With Tags!

Houndstooth Gloves- World Market sz S $8

Black Leather Gloves- FAII sz XS/S $24

Red Leather Gloves- FAII sz XS/S

Everyone could use a fab pair of gloves to keep their fingers cozy with this actual winter weather we’ve been having!

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Sequin Mannequin Jewelry Holder- $8

Tiny Laminate Bird Frame- $10

Estee Lauder lipgloss set- $16

Who couldn’t use a fun little stand to better organize all of the great jewelry they’re going to get from Designer Renaissance this year? đŸ˜‰

We will be open our regular hours until Saturday the 22nd at 4pm; so hurry in and let us help you pick out the perfect gifts for all of your favorite fashionistas! (We will re-open after the new year on January 2nd)

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

The Runway Recycled: Anna Sui’s Unexpected Mixes!

Another great fall collection that are we smitten with is Anna Sui. She always turns out fabulous prints in fun and exciting hues and patterns, but this season we love the way she mixed unexpected colors and textures. We’ve covered mixing prints before, but now we’ll show you how to throw some heavier textures into the mix for fall!

Here’s the looks we were inspired by from the designer’s fall show:

All images from Style.com

Fur Trim Cardigan- WR sz M $28

Blouse- Volcom sz XS $12

Skirt- Anthropologie sz 4 $ 48

Belt- Ellen Tracy sz S $12

Wooden Bead Necklace- $16

Lac up Bootie- Steve Madden sz 9 $68

Mix red and pink together for an unexpected ensemble. We chose a fun fur trimmed candy apple red cardigan and paired it with a raspberry tweed skirt. We added a sheer printed blouse to balance out the two bright pieces. The print works with them because it has a bit of red in it, as well as some gray which acts as a neutral!

Long Cardigan- Soft Surroundings sz S/M $28

Mesh Printed Top- Karen Kane sz S $12

Skirt- Sevier Skirts sz 8 $100

Belt- Bebe sz S $16

Necklace- Express $24

Suede Booties- J Jill sz 7 $68

Mix textures and patterns with pieces that are all from the same or similar color families for an interesting and eye catching ensemble! We paired a mesh top with a metallic printed skirt and comfy cardigan. Add the suede booties and we’ll be surprised if someone doesn’t think you walked right off of the runway đŸ˜‰


Tweed Jacket- Joan Collins sz 8 $20

Sheer Printed Blouse- Quintessential sz S $28

Striped Skirt- Free People sz 4/6 $32

Silver Necklace- $10

Gold Necklace- Fleur De Lis $24

Oversized Chunky Scarf- Twinkle by Wenlan $68

Booties- BCBGirl sz 9.5 $12

Pair a striped skirt with a floral blouse and a textured jacket for an easy, chic look. Want to channel Anna Sui’s show even more? Just add some bright coral tights to the mix!

Now get to mixing and matching!

 Not quite sure how to make a piece work? Bring it in and we’ll help you put something together Anna Sui-style!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance