Dress Like You Mean It!

How much do you think about what you’re wearing when you get dressed in the morning? Maybe you just have a lot of pieces in your closet that you just aren’t sure how to wear? We’ve got a few ideas below to help you “dress like you mean it!”

 

Date Night:

It’s date night and you want to look cute, but effortless! Kallie takes a simple stretch lace dress and makes it an outfit, below:

dress like you mean it

 

Stretch Lace Dress- Free People sz S $32

 This Free People dress is nice on its own, but don’t you think it looks even better with a fun necklace, an animal print belt and a little cross body bag (pop of color, anyone??!)? Now you’re ready for that dinner & a movie 🙂

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dress like you mean it4dress like you mean it2Belt- S $10

Purse- Ann Taylor $20

Tie Wedges- sz 8 $24

A lot of us have plenty of plain shift dresses in our closets. Jodi shows you 2 different ways you can take it from *yawn* to *yes!* below:

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Sunday Best

DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN IT6Dress- Etcetera sz 0 $20

Hat- Betmar $10

Purse- Kate Spade $140

Earrings- SOLD!

DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN IT7Heels- Calvin Klein sz 7.5 $24

Pretty in Pink

DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN IT8DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN IT9Cream Eyelet Jacket- Tabitha sz 2 $48

 Necklace- AEO $16

Ring- Adjustable $16

Heels- Flounce sz 7 $22

We’re With the Band!

Looking for some new ways to wear your favorite concert tees? We’ve got some fun ideas for how you can channel your inner Penny Lane, below:

 

WITH THE BAND2New York Dolls Tee- Sourpuss sz S $16

Skirt- Talbots sz 4 $12

Belt- XS $8

Leopard Mules- Christian Louboutin sz 7 $400 (NEW!)

Denim Jacket- Sisley sz S/M $24

Necklace- $16

WITH THE BAND3D. Striker Tee- sz S $10

Shorts- Rodarte for Target sz 5 $24

Vest- Sisters sz S $16

Necklace- $16

Beaded Sandals- Gianni Bini sz 7 $16

WITH THE BANDJanis Joplin Tee- Gildan sz M $12

Denim Maxi Skirt- sz 4/6 $16

Belt- sz M/L $16

Magazine Paper Bead Necklace- $20

Bird Necklace- $20

Gladiator Flatforms- Vena Cava sz 6.5 $68

WITH THE BAND4The Doors Hoodie- sz XS Junk Food $4

Hi Lo Floral Skirt- Kimchi Blue sz 4/6 $16

Necklace- $24

Belt- J Crew sz XS $16

Booties- Sam Edelman sz 8.5 $120

WITH THE BAND5Meatloaf Tee- sz L $12

Polka Dot Denim Dress- Free People sz 4 $60 (New With Tags!)

Cat Ballerina Necklace- Betsey Johnson $60

Combat Boots- Steve Madden sz 7 $14

Hat- Phillip Treacy $80

Sequins in the Summer!

Want to bring some sparkle into your summer wardrobe? Check out how we styled some fun sequined pieces we have, below:

 

SEQUINS BLOGStriped Tee- Calypso sz S $20

Sequined Tank- All Sants sz S $60

Skirt- Elizabeth & James sz 4 $20

Belt- sz S $3

Wedges- Seychelles sz 9 $32

SEQUINS BLOG2Sequined Hi Low Top- Wish sz S $16

Eyelet Dress- Viola sz 4 $24

Necklace- Treska $24

Wedges- Antonio Melani sz 8 $24

SEQUINS BLOG3Green Top- Hanii Y sz S $30

Shorts- Fossil sz 27 $40 (New With Tags!)

Sequined Shrug- MM Couture sz M $20

Necklace- Talbots (comes with matching earrings) $28

T Strap Sandals- Ellen Tracy sz 9 $20

SEQUINS BLOG4Sequined Dress- Bebe sz XS $24

Jacket- Cabi sz M $24

Necklace- $18

Bow Heels- Cynthia Vincent sz 7.5 $68

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

 

Off to the Races!

It’s Race season, and we’re all ready over at the shop! Check out the fabulous hats we have that are perfect for Derby this weekend or Steeplechase on May 10th!

 STEEPLECHASE BROOKDress- Strenesse sz M $12

Necklace- $24

Bracelet- Vintage $12

Hat- Carol Carr $320

STEEPLECHASE DANIELLETulle Skirt- Lilith sz M $240

Blouse- Danielle’s 🙂

Necklace- SOLD!

Hat- HR $200

STEEPLECHASE EVADress- Prabal Gurung for Target sz 8 $16

Heels- BCBG sz 9 $28

Hat- HR $240

STEEPLECHASE KALLIEDress- Cynthia Rowley sz S $28

Wedges- Dirty Laundry sz 7 $16

Necklace- Wendy Mink $36

Fringed Bag- Marni (New With Tags!!) $600

Hat- HR $210

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

 

What Would Brooke Wear?

 

I would wear this outfit for a girl’s afternoon of lunch and shopping this weekend!

 

BROOKES OUTFITJacket- Sanctuary sz S $14

Top- J Crew sz XS $16

Floral Pants- Lovenotes sz XS $12

Belt- sz S $3

Cross-Body Bag- Rachel Roy $12

Heels- Miss Sixty $6

Necklace- Coldwater Creek $16

What Would Kallie Wear?

Kallie would wear this outfit to the Ola Mai & Black by Maria Silver fashion show at Barista Parlor next Wednesday night!

 

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kallie's outfitDress- Armani Exchange sz XS $30

Top (Worn Under Dress)- Gap sz XS $12

Jacket- See Thru Soul sz S $16

Heels- Gianni Bini sz 6.5 $24

Bird Necklace- Free People $16

Basket Purse- $44

Tutti Fruity!

Elle.com is reporting that Fruit accessories are in for summer…and guess what? We’ve got tons in the store right now!

 

 

elle-fruity-opener-h-xlnImage from Elle.com

FRUIT ACCESSORIESBrown Handbag- Tory Burch $220

Fruit Print Scarf0 $8

Cherry Bag- Lulu Guinness $30

Strawberry Pin- $8

Apple Pins- (set of 2) $2

Cherry Pin- $12

FRUIT ACCESSORIES CHANEL BANANAEven Chanel agrees…. 😉

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

1 Scarf 4 Ways: Eva Style!

One of our favorite things to do is to take one piece and style it several different ways. This week Eva was inspired by a fabulous hand dyed silk scarf! Check out what she came up with, below:

 

EVA 1 SCARF 4 WAYS

One of Eva’s signature styles, she tied the scarf up into a chic turban for the first look!

EVA 1 SCARF 4 WAYS 2Throw the scarf over one shoulder and belt it for a fun, summery look!

EVA 1 SCARF 4 WAYS 3A variation on the last look, drape the scarf around the neck and across before belting it!

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EVA 1 SCARF 4 WAYS 5And last, but not least, tie the ends of the scarf to make sleeves and create a great shrug/wrap. Perfect over a summer cocktail dress!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Stunning in Statement Belts!

One of the easiest ways you can take an outfit up a notch is with a great belt! We’ve gotten some way cool ones in this week – check out how we styled them, below:

STATEMENT BELTS

Dress- Esme & Esyllte sz 4 $56

Sweater- Of Two Minds sz S 448

Howlite Belt- No Label sz M $10

Necklace- $28

Gladiator Wedges- Vera Wang sz 9.5 $105STATEMENT BELTS3

Top- Blu Bird sz M $16

Cardigan- Cynthia Rowley sz S $20

Bird Belt- sz M $20

Jeans- Seven for All Mankind sz 28 $17 (on sale from $68!!)

Wooden Necklace- $20

Howlite Necklace- $12

Heels- Miss Sixty sz 7.5 $12STATEMENT BELTS2

Tunic Top- Boden sz 4 $28

Tribal Hi- Lo Skirt- Lily White sz M $16

Skinny Skull Belt sz S $8

Copper Necklace (set with earrings)- $28

Studded Heels- H&M sz 6.5 $24

Come shop our fabulous belts!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance 🙂

 

 

Inspired by: Nashville Fashion Week!

Last night was the opening night of Nashville Fashion Week and we loved seeing the collections from Lagi Nadeau, Elizabeth Suzann, Laura Kathleen, Black by Maria Silver, Melrose Space, Pink Elephants, and Brooke Atwood! Check out our favorites, below (and the outfits they inspired!!):

 

INSPIRED BY NFW 3Melrose Space

INSPIRED BY NFW 6Dress- Laundry sz 6 $36

Silk Wrap- Tolani $60

Orange Scarf- $16

Belt- sz M $16

Leopard Wedges- INC sz 8 $24

Necklace- Chicos $16

 

INSPIRED BY NFW 1Black by Maria Silver

INSPIRED BY NFW 7Dress (Worn as a top)- Xhiliration sz M $12

Pants- Biscote sz 6 $21

Slingback Heels- Karen Scott- sz 7 $10

Necklace- $20

Beaded Bracelet- $12

Pink Elephants

 INSPIRED BY NFW 5Printed Dress- DVF sz 2 $40 (on sale from $160!)

Blouse- Bycorpus sz XS $16

Combat Boots- Steve Madden sz 7 $24

Neon Purse- Outer Stuff $20

Necklace- $20

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