Kiss and Tell: Inspired by our Favorite Spring Lip Colors!

They say you’re never fully dressed without a smile….we at Designer Renaissance think nothing compliments a pretty pout better than a fabulous lip color. We’ve each come up with an ensemble inspired by our favorite hue, below:

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lipstick postBlazer- Elie Tahari sz 4 $68

Blouse- Calypso St. Barth sz XS $68

White Pants- Elie Tahari sz 0 $68

Wedges- J Crew sz 6 $48

Necklace- $24

Kallie’s favorite lipstick at the moment is a deep wine shade called “Crush” by Revlon’s Just Bitten Balm Stain. Pair a darker lip color like this with neutrals or pastels for an unexpected pop!

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Yellow Jacket- WD NY sz 4 $16

Striped Top- KLD Signature sz S $16

Shorts- MM Couture sz S $20

Scarf (Worn as Belt)- $8

Puffed Heart Necklace- $24

Wedges- Seychelles sz 6.5 $48

Brooke is also totally loving Revlon’s Just Bitten Balm Stain! She pairs a poppy red called “Romantic” with primary colors for a fun summery look- perfect for today’s weather 🙂

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lipstick post2Denim Jacket- Seal Company sz XS $16

Polka Dot Top- Lilith M sz M $40

Lace Shorts- Moon Collection sz 8/10 $40

Beaded Flats-Report sz 9 $24

Bird Cuff Bracelet- $24

Gold Bracelet- $18

Orange Beaded Bracelet- $12

Necklace- $28

Anna is just smitten with Sephora’s cream lip stain in “Forever Fuchsia”. Hot pink looks fabulous with denim and cream, don’t you agree?

What’s your favorite lip color this season?


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The Runway Recycled: Sheer Inspiration!

One of our favorite trends for spring is sheer overlays! They were all over the runway for the Spring 2013 Ready to Wear shows. The look below from Erdem is definitely just for the runway, so check out our take on how you can make the trend work in your every day outfits:



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OVERLAY POSTDenim Jacket- Nic & Joe sz S $45

Sheer Pink Tank- Lola sz S/M $24

Black Lace Tank- Papillon sz S $16

Purple Jeans- Free People sz 28 $48

Necklace- Burberry $140

Scarf- $12

An easy way to dip your toes into the trend is by layering a semi-sheer tank over another one!

OVERLAY POST 3Sheer Printed Blouse- Analili sz XS $140

Sequined Tank (Worn Underneath)- Zara sz M $20

Pleated Skirt- Ann Taylor Loft sz 14 $16

Necklace- $36

Try out our favorite way to wear sheers- by layering a printed blouse over a sequined top!


Sheer Beaded Tunic- Fifteen Twenty sz S $60

Lace Top- Bonnie Strauss sz S $68

Black Tank- Billy Reid sz S $16

Charcoal Jeans- Rachel Rachel Roy sz 28 $44

Play with texture by putting your sheer top over a lace tank!

What’s your favorite trend for Spring?


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A Craving for Arm Candy!

One of the best parts of our day here at Designer Renaissance is seeing what everyone is wearing each morning. Brooke is always done up head to toe in mix & match prints, Anna rocks some fun headbands and hats, and Kallie brings a pop of color with bright lipstick!

We all have different style, but there’s one thing we can always agree on- some fabulous arm candy! We have tons of fun and funky wrist-wear in the store right now, so we stacked some on for you:


From top to bottom:

Wire Seed Bead Bracelet- $16

Resign Bangle- Ketty Dasgaard Denmark $10

Tribal Stretch Bracelet- $8

Ceramic Square Bead Bracelet- $16

Faux Stone Orange Resin Bracelet- $12

Charm Bracelet-$16

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Ebony Wooden Bangle- $4

Wooden Multi Colored Bracelet- $8

Multi Cut Rhinestone Bracelet- $16

Stripe Stretch Bracelet- $8

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Black Faceted Stretch Bracelet- $12

Hinged Brushed Metal Bangle- $16

Stretch Charm Bracelet- Betsey Johnson $12

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Mint Lucite Bangle-$12

Vintage Rhinestone and Swirl Bracelet- Trifari (part of a set that includes a necklace/earrings) $48

Stretch Agate Heart Bracelet- $8

Brushed Gold and Stone Bracelet- $10

Come in and get some arm candy of your own!


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