Denim & Blues

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Add a bit of rockstar edge to your look by mixing a leather mini with a denim button down & some accent jewelry.

Black & White Nights

IMG_6522With crisp fall nights around the corner, get ready for a chic night on the town with a black & white ensemble.

Boot, Scoot, and Boogy into the Fall!

So it is not exactly fall weather yet here in Nashville (it’s more of a mushy oven), but we are SO excited about wearing our boots that we decided to go ahead and start styling some Fall transitional outfits!Here we go!

 

Heeled knee boots are super in this fall, so try wearing them with a flowy, silk skirt.

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Eileen Fisher (top): $24, Lafayette 148 (skirt): $24, Ya Ya (jacket): $88, Ann Taylor (scarf): $16, BP (boots): $28

Edge up a sweet cashmere sweater with some big ol’ Frye boots!

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Chaus (sweater): $20, Coldwater Creek (skirt): $16, Frye (boots): $140,

Fossil (necklace): $24, Belt: $16

Try mixing textures and prints with embroidery and a striped blouse (and don’t forget those knee high boots).

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Kenneth Cole (blouse): $16, Vintage (jacket): $16, Free People (skirt): $16, Vera Wang (boots): $240, Necklace: $16

Put a patterned bottom with a sheer top, bold jewelry, and some colorful boots for a funky fall look.

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Fossil (sheer top): $4, Mason’s (vest): $68, Free People (gaucho pants): $24, Mossimo (tank): $10, Rag and Bone (boots): $200, Necklace: $24

 

If you think these boots are to die for, just wait till you see what else we have got in the store!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Put a Hat on It!

It seems lately that many outfits are incomplete without some kind of head wear. Maybe it’s just the blustery weather we’ve been having this week, but millinery is on our minds! Hat shops have even been cropping up in several locations in Nashville with HatWrks on 8th Ave South, Otis James over in Marathon Village, and of course Goorin Bros in downtown. We have an especially fun selection of fun and cozy hats right now that are perfect for shielding those ears from the wind and chill (and for added chic, of course!). Check out the outfits we put together to go with a few of our favorite toppers:

Green Cardigan- Coldwater Creek sz M $28

Purple Dress- sz S $28

Belt- Gap sz S $10

Scarf- $20

Wooden Bead Necklace- $24

Felt Hat- Stetson for Billy Reid $200

Boots- MIA sz 6.5 $30

Go for a boho look with a great felt hat and comfy belted cardigan!

Blouse- 2 B Rych sz 6 $75

Leopard Jacket- Julian Taylor sz 12 (SOLD!)

Cobalt Blue Jeans- Lucky Brand sz 4 $24

Necklace- $28

Glitter Flats- Stuart Weitzman sz 8.5 $120

Fedora- Lola Hats $120

Pair a funky feathered fedora with an animal print jacket and bright pants if you’re feeling bold!

Blouse- Meadow sz 4 $36

Skirt- Lux sz M $24

Necklace- $16

Wool Cloche- $28

Heels- Steve Madden sz 7 $48

Feeling Retro? Update a cloche hat with a sweet scalloped blouse, tweed skirt, and fun cut out heels. Now go and paint the town (And all that jazz?)!

Blazer- Leifsdottir sz 6 $160

Lacy Strapless Dress- Vivienne Tam sz 6 $60

Necklace- Premier Designs $20

Platform Pumps- LAMB sz 7/7.5 $110

Hat- Bollman $24

Dress down a prim lacy dress with a cropped blazer and bowler hat!

How do you wear your favorite fall hat?

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

The Runway Recycled: Anna Sui’s Unexpected Mixes!

Another great fall collection that are we smitten with is Anna Sui. She always turns out fabulous prints in fun and exciting hues and patterns, but this season we love the way she mixed unexpected colors and textures. We’ve covered mixing prints before, but now we’ll show you how to throw some heavier textures into the mix for fall!

Here’s the looks we were inspired by from the designer’s fall show:

All images from Style.com

Fur Trim Cardigan- WR sz M $28

Blouse- Volcom sz XS $12

Skirt- Anthropologie sz 4 $ 48

Belt- Ellen Tracy sz S $12

Wooden Bead Necklace- $16

Lac up Bootie- Steve Madden sz 9 $68

Mix red and pink together for an unexpected ensemble. We chose a fun fur trimmed candy apple red cardigan and paired it with a raspberry tweed skirt. We added a sheer printed blouse to balance out the two bright pieces. The print works with them because it has a bit of red in it, as well as some gray which acts as a neutral!

Long Cardigan- Soft Surroundings sz S/M $28

Mesh Printed Top- Karen Kane sz S $12

Skirt- Sevier Skirts sz 8 $100

Belt- Bebe sz S $16

Necklace- Express $24

Suede Booties- J Jill sz 7 $68

Mix textures and patterns with pieces that are all from the same or similar color families for an interesting and eye catching ensemble! We paired a mesh top with a metallic printed skirt and comfy cardigan. Add the suede booties and we’ll be surprised if someone doesn’t think you walked right off of the runway 😉


Tweed Jacket- Joan Collins sz 8 $20

Sheer Printed Blouse- Quintessential sz S $28

Striped Skirt- Free People sz 4/6 $32

Silver Necklace- $10

Gold Necklace- Fleur De Lis $24

Oversized Chunky Scarf- Twinkle by Wenlan $68

Booties- BCBGirl sz 9.5 $12

Pair a striped skirt with a floral blouse and a textured jacket for an easy, chic look. Want to channel Anna Sui’s show even more? Just add some bright coral tights to the mix!

Now get to mixing and matching!

 Not quite sure how to make a piece work? Bring it in and we’ll help you put something together Anna Sui-style!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Silk Scarves: A Year Round Accessory

Yesterday we were reading the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar and came across a great piece about wearing silk scarves year round. We already love accessorizing with scarves – they’re great tied to a handbag, worn knotted around the neck in the summer, or in the hair as a headband or turban, so we were thrilled to read that we can bring them into fall and winter too! Below is the image from Harper’s Bazaar, and some cold weather silk scarf looks that we put together:

 

Harper’s Bazaar September 2012

Coat- New York & Co. sz 18 $48

Graphic Scarf- Worth $7

Pair a bright coat with a graphic scarf for fun cold weather look. We draped the scarf around the neck and pulled one end to the front for an easy-going yet chic way to show off the print.

Cream Coat- Tulle sz M/L $40

Paisley Scarf- Talbots $12

For a more classic look, we paired a beige and maroon toned scarf with a cream wool coat. Add some tights and brown riding boots, and you could step right out of a Ralph Lauren ad 🙂

Faux Fur Leopard Coat- Moda sz XS $60

Striped Scarf- Vera $7

If you’re like us, you can’t wait to break out your faux leopard coat for fall (Don’t have one, you say?! We have a few… 😉 ). Pair it with a bright striped scarf that pops against the neutrals of the animal print for an eye catching and funky look.

How will you wear your silk scarves into fall?

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