Musical Match-Up – “It’s the last time, running through snow…”

Winter has finally taken its toll on Nashville with these recent bursts of chilly January air, but with Nashville’s wild weather, spring will be here before we know it.

So weather you’re looking for something to keep you warm…
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…or you’re planning for the not-so-distant  future…

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…Designer Renaissance has got you covered!

Winter Outfit:

Fox Fur by Oscar De La Renta, Size XL – $1000

Spring Outfit:

Dress by Hinge, Size S – $24

Hat by Claire’s, Size N/A – $16 $12

Blouse by Billy Reid, Size XS – $36 $27

 

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

It’s the last time running through snow
Where the vaults are full and the fire is bold.”

“Don’t Lie” – Vampire Weekend

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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

Feelin’ Lucky!

Who’s excited for St. Patrick’s Day? We’ve got a fabulous selection of green pieces in the shop, and there’s plenty to do in Nashville this weekend to celebrate! Check out some ideas, below:

 

ST PATRICKS DAY4Blazer- JF & Sons sz S $28

Top- Gypsy Junkies sz XS $9

Green Dress- Espresso sz M $2.50

Necklace- $9

Leopard Flats- Klub Nico sz 8.5 $88

Grab your favorite furry friend and head over to the St. Puppy’s Day Festival on Saturday March 15th at Walk of Fame Park!

ST PATRICKS DAYTop- Theory sz S $28

Wide Leg Chambray Pants- J Crew sz 2 $20

Necklace- Seasonal $40

Wedges- Seychelles sz 7.5 $24

Head to Dan McGuiness Irish Pub for music and drink specials in some fabulous wide leg pants!

ST PATRICKS DAY3Yellow Blouse- Rebecca Taylor sz 2 $48

Skirt- Motto sz 6 $16

Belt- sz XS $8

Necklace- $12

Boots- Frye sz 7.5 $80

Soak up the sunshine, eat some Irish food, and heart he Nashville Pipes & Drums play at the St. Paddy’s Festival this Saturday (March 15th) at East Park!

ST PATRICKS DAY5Camisole- CK Calvin Klein sz 10 $16

Cardigan- J Crew sz S $5

Skirt- Parameter sz 10 $24 (SOLD!)

Long Necklace- $12

Short Necklace- $16

Belt- Johnny Farah sz M $68

Flats- Pedro Garcia sz 7.5/8 $24

Have you been to The Pub in the Gulch yet?! They’re have a St. Patrick’s Day shindig, too! Live music, drink specials, and yummy Irish food? Yes please!

ST PATRICKS DAY6Trench Coat- Weatherproof sz M/L $28

Dress- F21 sz M $16

Necklace- $8

Heels- BCBG sz 7.5 $18

Up for a pub crawl? Hit up 3 Crow, Red Door, or Drifters in East Nashville on Monday night!

ST PATRICKS DAY 2Dress- Diane Von Furstenberg sz 14 $200

Necklace- Stella & Dot $40

Pumps- Kors Michael Kors sz 8.5 $68

Make a statement in this fabulous green DVF dress at Jimmy Kelly’s Steak House!

Seeing Spots!

Every year we see trends that just keep getting better. One of those trends for fall 2013 is animal prints! We were totally inspired by the look below from Diane Von Furstenberg’s fall ready to wear collection. Check out the looks we put together with the fabulous animal print pieces we have in store right now:

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animal print blogRabbit Fur Coat- John Carlisle sz S/M $20

Sweater- Pure Collection Cashmere sz S $24

Plaid Blouse- Sanctuary sz M $18

Jeans- Joes sz XS $10

Necklace- $15

Heels- Aldo sz 7 $40

animal print blog 2Blouse- Cindy Collins sz M $12

Leather Skirt- Jenne Mack sz S/M $68

Blazer- BCBG sz S $80

Necklace- $16

Leopard Platforms- Betsey Johnson sz 9 $12 (on sale from $48!!)

animal print blog 3Dress- Topshp sz 4 424

Jacket- BCBG sz S $80

Scarf- $10

Belt- sz S $12

Heels- Gomax sz 6.5 $24

animal print blog 5Blouse- Pinkyotto sz XS $15

Cardigan- J Crew sz M $24

Skirt- Loft sz 2 $16

Necklace- $20

 Heels- Oh Deer! sz 6.5 $48

animal print blog 4Coat- Appraisal sz M $32

Dress- Jax sz 8 $40

Necklace- $16

T Strap Heels- Pink Studio sz 8.5 $24

Will you be wearing animals prints this fall??

Happy Thursday!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

New Years Eve Outfit Ideas!

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Dress- Milly (New With Tags!) sz 4 $200

Suede Belt- Creaciones sz S $20

Necklace- Gerard Yosca $100

Cobalt Pumps- Melissa sz 7 $88

Swing the night away in this metallic number by Milly at McConnell House in Franklin for their “Swinging in the New Year” party! Enjoy dinner and dancing with your loved one or get a big group together to go and dance until that champagne toast at midnight! Just be warned your girlfriends are going to want to snatch those fab Melissa heels 😉

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Dress- Dolce Jovani sz 6/8 $80

Druzy Stone Cuff- $120

Suede Bow Heel- Eileen Shields sz 38 $100

Head on down to the Music City New Years Eve Bash in sparkles this year! Be the hit of Broadway in this fun sequined dress and bright heels. Just throw on your favorite motorcycle jacket or perhaps even a faux fur jacket, and you’ll be ready to watch that music note drop at midnight!

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Purple Silk Blouse- Vintage sz 4 $20

Gold Top- Loeffler Randall sz S $25

High-Waisted Trousers- Rachel Zoe sz M $55 (75% off!!)

Cut out Booties- Diane Von Furstenberg sz 8 $88

Necklace- $32

Ring in the new year laughing at Zanies New Year’s Eve Party, featuring Stephen Rannazzisi in a subtly sparkly top, fabulous high-waisted pants and a fun statement necklace!

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Top- James Perse sz M $48

Ruched Mini Skirt- Sparkle & Fade (New with tags!) sz S/M $28

Sequin Vest- sz S $48

Glitter Pumps- Stuart Weitzman sz 8.5 $50

Greet 2013 from Funkytown at Exit/In’s New Year’s Eve Funk Ball featuring The Dynamites and Space Capone! Dress up a cozy knit top and bandage skirt with an eye-catching sequin vest that won’t interfere with your groovy dance moves.

And for those of you watching the ball drop from the comfort of your couch with a big bowl of popcorn, we’ve got a great selection of cozy lounge wear 😉

And remember, this week we’ve got special treats for you while you shop. Check out our last post for what’s in store the next few days! We’ll be open until 4 pm on Saturday Dec. 22, so hurry in for your sparkly New Year’s outfit! (We will re open January 2nd after we’ve all recovered from the Holidays).