Inspired by: Pantone’s Color of the Year

Every year Pantone forecasts a set of colors that will be on trend for the year. This year’s main color is “Marsala”, which they describe as a robust and earthy wine red. Sounds good to us!

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Check out how we styled the color of the year, below:

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Dress- Alice & Olivia sz S $100

Sweater- Eileen Fisher sz M $80

Scarf- J Raani $14

Necklace- BINY USA $68

Studded Boots- Ash sz 40 $105

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Striped Turtleneck- Velvet sz S $15

Faux Leather Vest- Chelsea & Violet sz L $40

Skirt- Jigsaw sz 8 $24

Belt- sz M/L $16

Necklace- $32

Booties- Jeffrey Campbell sz 11 $40

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Blouse- Tribal sz XL $24

Sequin Tank (Worn under blouse)- Anne Klein sz S $9

Wide Leg Herringbone Pants sz 2 $24

Necklace- $9

Bag- Monserrat $54

Booties- Dolce Vita sz 7.5 $60

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Dress- JF & Son sz 0 $34

Velour Flats- Johnston & Murphy sz 7.5 $25 (on sale from $100!!)

Will you be rocking Pantone’s color of the year??

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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Pantone Spring 2014 Color Forecast!

This week we’re inspired by Pantone’s seasonal color forecast! Check out our favorites, below:

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Violet Tulip

PANTONE SPRING 2014 3Sweater- H&M sz M $12

Skirt- Odille sz 4 $24

Howlite  Necklace- $24

Agate Necklace- $24

Lace up boots- Frye

Cayenne & Hemlock

PANTONE SPRING 2014 2Top- No Label sz S/M $24

Striped Jacket- Comme Des Garcons sz 6 $50 (on sale from $200!)

Skirt- Marc Jacobs sz 6 $40

Belt- S $16

Heels- Crown Vintage sz 9 $16

Radiant Orchid

PANTONE SPRING 2014 4Blouse- L8ter sz M $16

Shorts- Divided sz 6 $12

Blazer- Hilfiger sz 8 $44

Belt- A&F sz XS $16 Necklace- AV Max $24

Heels- Nine West sz 10 $10

Celosia Orange & Placid Blue

PANTONE SPRING 2014 5Graphic Tee- 5th Culture sz M $16

Cardigan- Ann Taylor sz XS $16

Floral Jeans- Real Clothes sz 6 $20

Necklace- $16

Gladiator Sandals- Dolce Vita sz 8.5 $28

Paloma & Sand

PANTONE SPRING 2014 1Bubble Dress- Rundholz sz S $160

Mesh Top- sz XS $10

Vest- Vivienne Westwood sz M/L $10 (SOLD!)

Necklaces- $12 each

Heels- Coclico sz 8 $68

What are your favorite Pantone color picks for spring?

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

The Runway Recycled: Menswear!

Fall is about to be in full swing in store, and we’re getting inspired by the trends from the runway! One of the biggest ones you’ll be seeing is menswear fabrics, shapes, and details. Check out our favorite looks from the Fall 2013 Ready to Wear shows, and our take on them, below:

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MENSWEAR BLOG 1Coat- Jack by BB Dakota sz S $48

Angora Sweater- Chaus sz S $20

Blouse- Prada sz S $80

Pencil Skirt- Fluxus sx S $48

Heels- Boutique 9 sz 7.5 $48

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MENSWEAR BLOG 2Blouse- Malene Birger sz M $40

Cardigan- BCBG sz S $12

Tweed Shorts- H&M sz 4 $16

Suede Flats- J Crew sz 8 $16

MENSWEAR BILLY REIDBilly Reid

MENSWEAR BLOG 5Blouse- Woolrich sz M/L $16

Vest- Ryu sz M $28

Trousers- Lux sz 8 $16

Necklaces- $16 each

Suede Spectator Heels- Dolce Vita sz 10 $40

MENSWEAR MARC BY MARCMarc by Marc Jacobs

menswear blog 6Blouse- Caslon sz 8 $20

 High Waisted Jeans- Cheap Monday sz 27/28 $36

Jacket- Kensie sz 2 $24

Patent Loafers- Dolce Vita sz 7 $24

*All Runway photos from Style.com

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