Pink Pop

IMG_8825Rainy days don’t have to mean grey! Add some pink pop to spice up the overcast days.

A Little Bit Country..

IMG_7250…A little bit rock & roll. Adding a denim or leather vest is a quick and easy way to toughen up an otherwise super feminine blouse.

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…
millershed  millerfur

…or you’re planning for the not-so-distant  future…


…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



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


Inspired by Color: Pantone’s Fall Forecast

Back in the spring we were so excited about the fall fashion shows that we did a blog about Pantone’s fall 2013 color forecast. Now that it’s actually fall, we’ve revisited those colors and put together our favorite combos using pieces in the store! Check out what we came up with, below:

PANTONE COLOR COMBOS 10pantone color combosDress- Moda International sz XS $36

Knit Moto Jacket- Free People sz 6 $48

Infinity Scarf- $10

Feather Necklace- $10

Boots- Vintage Frye sz 8 $140

Cobalt blue “Mykonos” pops when paired with the taupey “Carafe”

pantone vivaciouspantone color combos 2Coat- Banana Republic sz XS $120

Scarf- Etienne Aigner $16

Pants- Rag & Bone sz S $17

Leopard Flats- Stuart Weitzman sz 7.5 $80

Be bold with a raspberry hued “Vivacious” scarf and a classic emerald green wool coat!


Polka Dot Dress- Velvet sz S/M $16

Vest- Cotton sz S $16

Scarf- $16

Vintage Belt- sz S/M $16

Oxfords- J. Peterman sz 8.5 $120

Pumpkin colored “koi” is perfect for fall paired with neutrals like taupe and gray “turbulence”

PANTONE COLOR COMBOS 6 pantone color combos 3Tweed Blazer- J Crew sz 6 $24

Hooded Sweatshirt- Tulle sz XS $12

Jeans- J Brand sz 28 $80

Bag- Repetto (New With Tag!) $48

Flats- Tory Burch sz 5 $140

Check out this blazer we have with 3 of Pantone’s forecasted colors for fall, “Emerald”, “Acai”, and “Mykonos”!

Will you be wearing the forecasted colors this fall?


 The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Fall Activities in Nashville!

It’s officially fall and we’re feeling festive! There are so many fun things to do in Nashville this weekend to celebrate the new season and we’ve come up with some fun outfits to wear while you do them, below:

Cheekwood Harvest

fall cheekwoodFALL ACTIVITIES BLOG 2Dress- Marc by Marc Jacobs sz 6 $17

Jacket- Free People sz XS $48

Necklace- $12

Scarf- $16

Suede Booties- Steve Madden sz 8.5 $24

Go and stroll through the beautiful Cheekwood gardens in a printed shift dress and lightweight jacket, taking in the (hopefully!) crisp air and changing foliage!

Southern Ground Music Festival

southern groundFALL ACTIVITIES BLOGDress- Free People sz XS $48

Tank (Worn under Dress)- Eileen Fisher sz S $12

Vest- Lost April sz S $20

Faux Pearl Necklace- J Crew $10

Horn Necklace- $48

Clogs- Fly London sz 7 $88

The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is downtown this weekend. Catch sets by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Zac Brown Band, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Willie Nelson while enjoying some Jeni’s ice cream! A layered look will be perfect for when it cools down at night (and be sure to wear comfy shoes like these great ankle strap clogs!).

Corn Maze at Gentry’s Farm!

corn maze

FALL ACTIVITIES BLOG 4Cardigan- Nurture sz S $24

Top- New Directions sz S/M $12

Waxed Jeans- Silence & Noise sz 26 $24

Belt- Lulu’s sz S $16

Wooden Wedges- See by Chloe sz 5.5 $70

Craving some adventure? Go and check out the corn maze at Gentry’s Farm! Be sure to pick up some pumpkins while you’re there, too.

Apple Picking at Morning Glory Orchard

apple picking


Blouse- Sharon Young sz 6 $10

Cashmere Sweater- Only Mine sz M $36

Striped Pants- Ralph Lauren sz 4 $16

Belt- sz S $20

Necklace- $12

Lace Up Heels- Nine West sz 9 $16

Thinking of doing some fall baking? Go and pick your own apples for a pie at Morning Glory Orchard in Nolensville! Have some fun with your outfit by pairing a cozy sweater with some striped pants.

What other fall activities will you be up to this weekend? And more importantly, what will you be wearing?!


The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Bring your Summer Favorites into Fall!

We’re ready for it to cool down a bit here in Nashville, but we’re a bit sad to pack away our summer clothing for the new season. Well guess, what?!  You don’t have to say goodbye just yet! We’ve come up with some great ideas to bring some of your favorite summer pieces into fall, below:



Jacket- Free People sz 0 $32

Scarf- $16

Necklace- $16

Heels- Pink Studio sz 9 $24

Purse- Imoshion $56

Take your favorite summer dress into fall with a light jacket and a scarf!

TRANSITION POST 4TRANSITION POST 3Drapey Bubble Hem Skirt- Lunn sz S/M $88

Sweater- Nick & Mo sz M/L $24

Boots- Franco Sarto sz 9 $32

Pair a cozy sweater and boots with that maxi skirt you’ve been loving all summer long!

TRANSITION POST 5TRANSITION POST 6Top- Alice & Olivia sz M $17 (marked down from $68!)

Leather Jacket- Illia sz 6 $120

Skirt- Diane Von Furstenberg sz 8 $100

Scarf- $24

Boots- Steve Madden sz 8 $24

Pair a summery blouse with fall colors and textures like leather for a great transitional look!


Cashmere Sweater- J Crew sz S $36

Braided Belt- sz S $16

Necklace- Danielle Stevens $28

Cobalt Pumps- H&M sz 9 $10

Another easy way to bring that sundress into fall? Throw a sweater on over it and belt it!


Sparkly Sweater- Gap sz S $10

Green Pants- Vince Camuto sz 0 $36

Necklace- $24

Suede Wedges- Sam Edelman sz 7 $48

Sheer blouses can come with us into fall too, just layer another top or sweater over them!

What are you going to bring from your summer wardrobe into fall? Speaking of summer, ALL of our summer items are 75% off and they’re going fast!

Happy Thursday 🙂


The Girls at Designer Renaissance