Music City Hits the Runway

Stop by to see our fall fashion looks inspired by Project Runway Finalist and hometown heartthrob, Amanda Valentine.

Double Zero Crochet Crop Top $20 // BCBG Satin Trouser $20 // Lafayette 148 Zebra Stripe Vest $200

Double Zero Crochet Crop Top $20 // BCBG Satin Trouser $20 // Lafayette 148 Zebra Stripe Vest $200

Go Couture Color Block Dress $28 // Vintage Modi Vest $24

Go Couture Color Block Dress $28 // Vintage Modi Vest $24

Hei Hei Kilim Pattern Jacket $48 // Express Glitter Cuff Shorts $10

Hei Hei Kilim Pattern Jacket $48 // Express Glitter Cuff Shorts $10

The Addison Story Crop Top $56 // Alex Evenings Organza Skirt $28

The Addison Story Crop Top $56 // Alex Evenings Organza Skirt $28

What’s your favorite way to watch The Amanda Valentine Show? Week by week watcher or DVR devotee?

Are you in or are you out?

Auf wiedersehen!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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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:

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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

Valentine’s Day in Nashville!

Still trying to come up with the perfect plans for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’ve got a date with your hunny or you’re planning a night out on the town with the girls, we’ve got some fun ideas!

Dinner at Lockeland Table:

VALENTINES 2014 LOCKELAND TABLEVALENTINES 2014 6Jumper- Max & Cleo sz 6 $200 (New With Tags!)

Blouse- SLB sz L $24

Perforated Cross Body Bag- $4

Mary Jane Heels- Dolce Vita sz 7 $24

Necklace- $16

Go the classic route with dinner at trendy Lockeland Table. We paired a fun pink jumper dress with a polka dot blouse and black heels.  Bon Appetit!

Kenny Rogers at the Schermerhorn:

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VALENTINES 2014 4Blazer- Robert Rodriguez sz XS $48

Chambray Blouse- Bella Dahl sz S/M $36

Lace Top-F21 sz S $8

Floral Dress (layered under tops)- French Connection sz 6 $120 (New With Tags!)

Vintage Necklace- $16

Heels- Vince Camuto sz 7.5 $24

Head over to the Schermerhorn to be serenaded by the dreamy Kenny Rogers with the Nashville Symphony in a dressy but fun layered look!

Bowling at Pinewood Social:

VALENTINES DAY 2014 PINEWOODVALENTINES 2014 5Striped Sequin Top- J Crew sz XS $24

Jeans- Level 99 sz 26 $15

Cropped Jacket- Zara sz S $21

Necklace- $16

Neon Scarf- $8

Bow Flats sz 10 $10

Go grab a fancy schmancy cocktail at Pinewood Social with your gals and then hit the bowling lanes!

Eva Young’s Fashion Reaction at the Frist:

EVAS SHOWVALENTINES 2014Vintage Fringed Kimono- $88

Plaid Dress- Band of Outsiders sz S/M $75

Necklace- $16

Spectator Heels- Rupert Sanderson sz 9 $80 (on sale from $320)

VALENTINES 2014 2Robe- David’s Bridal sz XL (part of a 3 piece set) $120

Blouse- For Love & Liberty sz L $32

Skirt- no tag sz M $16

Top (worn under the blouse)- Michael Stars sz M $48

Necklace- $16

Heels- SOLD!

Looking for something free to do? We’ve gotcha covered on that end too! Head to the Frist with us for an exciting Performance Art Fashion Show! Our very own Eva Young will be debuting her line at 6 PM sharp. It’s Asian inspired so we’ll be having fun with vintage kimonos and layered robes!

Need help styling your Valentine’s Day look? Come see us!

Also, be sure to stop by on Friday for some V-Day fun…we’ll be hosting a trunk show for Love Simone Clothing & there will be cupcake shots, of course 🙂 (Head to our Facebook for more details)

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Look What the Wind Blue In!

Today is the perfect day to trot around town in your favorite sundress.  Don’t fret if you haven’t found that special dress for days like this, we have got you covered!  Here are a few easy breezy looks to take you from place to place as you gallivant looking your finest!

This adorable denim mini dress is great for casual day outings like the farmer’s market or taking a tour of your local brewery.  And there is no better way to show your Nashville Pride than wearing it with some good ‘ol cowgirl boots!

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BCBGirls (boots): $48, Built By Wendy (dress): $51, leather necklaces: $5 each

Try adding some funk to your sundress by pairing it with some chunky espadrilles and a leather jacket.  Now grab your greatest gal pals and get ready for some yummy drinks on the patio!

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Millard’s Creek (leather jacket): $120, ABS (dress): $24,

XTC Melrose (shoes): $80, necklace: $16

This last look is perfect for those of you going on a hot date tonight!  Keep it sexy with a lace theme going through your look and then add some edge with a statement bracelet.

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1060 Sherman (dress): $28, Manolo Blahnik (shoes): $50, bracelet: $16

As always ladies, have a wonderful weekend and enjoy yourself in whatever you’re sporting because you always look fabulous!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Valentine’s Day in Nashville!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Still figuring out the perfect date night outfit? Or perhaps you don’t even have plans yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on both fronts. We’ve put together some fabulous ensembles that will hopefully inspire you to do something fun whether it’s with your better half or your favorite group of girl friends (Gal-entines Day, anyone?)!

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Dress- Girls From Savoy sz 4 $48

Vest- no label sz XS $16

Booties- Soda sz 6.5 $24

Necklace- Worth $28

Enjoy a night of laughs with your loved one at Music City Improv’s monthly show on Friday February 15th in a boho chic ensemble!

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valentines day 4valentines day 3Dress- Vintage sz 4 $28

Cardigan- Fornarina sz S $10

Cap Toe Maryjanes- Stuart Weitzman sz 7 $48

Necklace- Lydell $36

Make your reservations now for a lovely gourmet dinner at Margot in East Nashville. We’ve paired a floral vintage dress with a retro inspired cardigan and sweet cap toe heels!

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Blazer- Rachel Rachel Roy sz 4 $32

Blouse- Ann Taylor sz 8 $24

Jeans- J Crew sz 29 $24

Spike Heels- Stuart Weitzman sz 7 $140

Earrings- Betsey Johnson $20

Grab your favorite gal pals and head to The Belcourt for a showing of Amour. Not feeling the love? Then see the next installment of the SEVEN UP! documentary series, 56 UP! Dress up your favorite skinny jeans with some blingy Stuart Weitzman spike heels, but be careful on those Hillsboro Village sidewalks 😉

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Dress- Free People sz M $68

Jacket- Camilla & Marc sz M $100 (on sale from $400!!)

Boots- Dolce Vita sz 6.5 $100

Necklace- $36

After your fabulous dinner at Margot, go and hear some great local live music at the winter East Nashville Underground shows (Friday & Saturday Feb 15th & 16th!). Don’t have a great statement jacket to pair over that cozy knit dress? We’ve got a great selection of leather, faux fur, and funky pieces like the buckle detailed one above.

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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