Labor Day Weekend Inspiration

Labor Day Weekend starts now which means relaxation and time to kick back with friends and family. Some of you might have vacations planned for the extended weekend or festive functions to attend for the holiday. It also marks the transition period into the next season which means Fall is literally around the corner.

We put together some weekend outfit inspiration for you that is still appropriate for the warmer weather but also in line with the transition into the next season.

This first outfit is an eye catching romper that still keeps you cool but also keeps you covered. Rompers like these can easily go from day to night especially when paired with our Safeen flat subtle jewelry accessories and our over-sized suede handbag to carry all your musts! The Safeen flat is one of those perfect shoes that keeps you comfortable all day while still exuding a high class appeal.

safeenblog_edited-1I love this outfit because every girl has these key pieces in her closet. Throw on your favorite black skinny jeans, pants or leggings alongside a loose black top and you create a sleek and lean look. Black is every girls best friend with its natural ability to make us look fabulously slim. :) We jazzed this look with a statement necklace, threw our leopard shootie, Viento, to add a pop of pattern and give it some edge and finished with a chic suede and faux snake clutch.

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For a more casual look, we paired an airy pair of high-waisted shorts with a flowy blouse to keep you cool in warmer weather. To keep in step with the transition of seasons we selected our suede, stacked Melenne created with our new flex comfort fit with memory foam for ULTRA comfort for all day wear!! #musthave

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This last outfit embodies comfort and class. We selected a flattering jersey knit dress with a simple but statement making necklace and finished it with our beloved, Genie. Genie gives a luxe feminine appeal with her floral laser cut design alongside comfort with its adjustable slingback and suede upper that takes you right into the next season!

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Caribbean Fashion Week 2014

We were beyond honored and excited to have our JR gems on the runway at this year’s Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW)!! Fashion Stylist and Creative Director for the event, Nick Nelson, invited us to showcase some of our beautiful shoes at this incredible event. These stunning models debuted Viola, Sienna and Kinsley alongside gorgeous swimsuits and Caribbean inspired fashion.

Since its inception in 2001, Caribbean Fashion Week  has been the main catalyst for Caribbean fashion industry development. An ambitious project, CFW has brought the world of fashion to the region, as it seeks to focus international attention on what the Caribbean has to offer, while, at the same time, working with stakeholders to build capacity and generate business for Caribbean stylists.

Check out some of the beauty on the runways…

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CFW designers have been featured in Vogue, The Associated Press, The Independent, Fashion TV Paris, The New York Times, i-D, The BBC and a host of other media around the world. The event has received a number of awards and has been recognized by British Vogue as an important new development in world fashion.

Viola has never looked so glamorous!!

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 Check out more on Caribbean Fashion Week!

4 Ways to Inspire Fall Transition

Fall is around the corner but the Summer heat is still beating down. When seasons start to transition but the weather doesn’t always cooperate, we find ourselves in a transitional style slump. We aren’t sure whether to bust out our Fall attire to suit the season or if its too late to be wearing our Summer styles to suit the temperature.

Not to fear there are fabulously stylish ways to get creative during the transition times to keep you ahead of the game and still on trend.

Actually, I find the transition period one of my favorites because you can mix and match between seasons and it is totally appropriate. You can wear loose tanks with darker colored denim, sleeveless dresses and even shorts with boots, scarves at any point and layers become your new best friend.

Check out some of our outfit inspirations alongside J.Renee gems to get you through the remaining warmer weather and right into the cooler seasons.

I am obsessed with leopard and it is a HUGE trend for Fall and adding pops of it during the transition from Summer to Fall is completely appropriate. I love how this airy tank is paired perfectly with darker jeans and she adds a pop of leopard to show she is still dressing cool but still on trend for the season. We paired this outfit inspiration with our Squareone pump and our laser cut handbag.  #gorgeous #musthave #staple

squareoneFor your nights on the town- check out this romantic but sexy ensemble. A light and airy dress layered with a bomber jacket and then paired with an ultra sexy pointed toe pump giving the legs a sky high appearance. We paired this with our Jilli and small patent clutch.

jilliLoose tops are always a perfect way to bring the cooler weather in with your staple skinny jean and our sexy shootie, Viento. We paired this with a colorful scarf which you can throw on with tanks, dresses or your basic tops to give a Fall flair alongside a compact handbag with a hint of animal print.

vientoThis look is a staple for your transition time. Grab your go-to black dress and layer with a pop of color in a scarf, your shades, oversized handbag and our chic Blanche flat. I also like to add a hint of a more bolder lip like a maroon to bring a hint of Fall into my ensemble.

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Sneak Peek at Fall 14 Runway Trends

I know it’s still scorching outside and Summer is in full force but things will soon be cooling off and Fall will be here before we know it! Runways are flooded with the latest trends in oversized coats, plaids, leopard, lilac, tall hats and beautiful rich hues.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons so I am always anxious to see what is on the docket for this season. Trends u will see alot of are oversized coats, furs, rich colors as well as pastels and you will see runways try to push the envelope with western style hats and shearling whether its a coat, vest or bomber jacket.

The sky is the limit this upcoming season- let’s check it out!

Fur, fur and more fur- runways were bundling up in the bold colors and patterns of fur giving a luxe and glamorous appeal

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One of our favorites- Leopard!!!! We love leopard whether you are wearing it on your body, your feet or carrying it over your shoulder this trend is a favorite all year around. This season it boldly lit up the runways and we were ecstatic and already have this trend all over our website for your feet and your handbag. :) Leopard gives  solids a stylish lift or it can be the spotlight all on its own.

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Wrap style coats! I am in love with this style because there is something so sophisticated and sleek about wrap coats. To me it reminds me of a vintage, Katherine Hepburn appeal that elongates your silhouette and gives an empowering feel to your ensemble.  It kinda makes me want to scream, “I am woman!!”

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Extreme turtlenecks! Large sweaters with unique and high necklines are going to be the rage this season. This look gives you a svelte look while actually keeping you warm making it a great trend to transition from Fall to Winter.

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Shearling is a trend all fashion mags and runways are covered in. You will see shearling accented on necklines or jackets or in coats all its own, vests, shawls and bomber jackets. Be on the lookout for shearling to take over the Fall season!

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Cape Coats- are a must. This is another one of my favorite runway looks.  This style is very Audrey Hepburn’esqe and I love how this vintage style is turned into a modern high- fashion look for the everyday woman. This look is classic, fashion forward and gives your Fall style an effortlessly chic spin.

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Plaid is a trend you will see everywhere- apparel, shoes, handbags- everywhere! This preppy style can serve as a bold statement or understated accents all season long.

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Hats, hats and more hats! This trend pushes the envelope with its western style tall hat appeal but designers are raving about this hot new accessory. This is for the woman who likes to keep her look on the cutting edge of style!

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Those are just a few runway highlights for Fall 2014! To check out some of our JR new arrivals visit jrenee.com

Jet-setting in Style

Summer is in full effect and the weather is screaming for a vacation!!!!! Whether you are hitting the beaches, city sights or crossing international borders you want to look and feel your best! Whenever I plan a vacation the first thing I think of is what will I wear and how I can make it comfy while staying on trend from plane to ground and everyday after!

I put together some jet-setting inspiration boards for you to help you pack your style without forgetting your essentials!

When you hit the plane, layers are always important. If you travel enough you know they keep the temperature like an icebox on an airplane so you want to be sure you have layers that are chic together and if you de-layer upon arrival. We paired our airplane layers with the funkiness of Whisp! We love that no matter your airplane style she gives you the fashion forward appeal!

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Heading to warmer weather?  Then Shorestar is a MUST! She is ultra comfortable for all day comfort, but has neutral tone beading that gives you a stylish twist while being just understated enough to go with every outfit in your bag! Shorestar is effortlessly fabulous!

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If your hitting the beaches but still going from indoors to outdoors Nosara is your traveling companion. With her metallic shimmer she stays vaca festive, but throw on a stylish cover up after hitting the beach and you could go shopping or out to lunch easily!

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Lastly we have the sleek and sophisticated Blanche flat. She is fabulous no matter the pattern or hue because her pointed-toe silhouette already gives your get-a-way ensemble an ultra femme appeal. We paired her with high-waisted shorts, flowy chiffon and vacation ready accessories. We love Blanche because she can take you from day to night without a second thought so you can keep your feet comfortable without lacking your Summer style!

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Happy travels!!

Stars, Stripes and July 4th Fashion

Our festive and patriotic celebration of the big U. S of A is right around the corner! You are racking your closet for the perfect ensemble to show your country pride. Some of you want to be somewhat subtle with your red, white and blue while others want to be bold covering themselves head to toe in stars and stripes.

We have put together a few outfits for various occasions you might be attending over the extended holiday weekend. If you have any of the basic staples of white, blue or red in your wardrobe you can make a killer look, that is fashion forward, without lacking the festive spirit or breaking the bank.

We know you won’t miss out on fireworks so we created a look that is versatile, whether you are in your backyard or visiting the local community spot for fireworks. I love how this look is comfy and casual with our Shorestar sandal, but with a dressier necklace and purse takes your look up a notch for your evening outings!

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Some of you may take your extended weekend to the max buy booking a July 4th vacation! If you are hitting the beaches or lakes you can still sport your patriotic hues! We paired this flirty and feminine skirt with our J.Renee’ Evon. To me, this shoe embodies all things you would want for a vacation staple- comfort, style, and a sexy lift. Not to mention the gorgeous red hue is spirited but also fashion forward.

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If you are like me you might be grilling and cooking and having all your friends and family over the holiday or going to the house that has the best view of the fireworks! In that case comfort is a must so grab your white staple skinny jeans, in case you are chasing little ones around, and add your holiday stripe top to show your pride! We wanted to add flair to our causal 4th look so we added the playful and eye-catching, Geo, in denim! This shoe is casual enough for a friend’s house but stylish enough to make a lasting impression.

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You might be keeping it super casual for the holiday and packing some sandwiches and making a picnic in your favorite fireworks watching spot. Go for casual, comfortable and sitting on the ground type of outfits. We kept it simple here with a colored short, solid tee and our Barreron. This red sandal must-have will make your patriotic statement with its bold red color, trendy embellishment and soft suede comfort.

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This last board is nautical inspired! If you are lucky enough to own or know someone who owns a boat I suggest spending all day and all weekend in that spot! Boat parties are the best because you can lounge all day in your striped bathing suit soaking the rays and then you can turn around and dress up for cocktails and the evening festivities! I chose Neda for our shoe highlight and a fit and flare blue and white dress because of their  ultra femme yet comfy silhouettes! What a perfect view to watch the skies light up in celebration of this amazing country!

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Happy red, white and blue!!!

1 Trend 3 Ways- Croco Print

One of our favorite new trending prints is donning our slingbacks and handbags giving a look of luxe and sophistication- croco print! This print is HUGE and will be huge into the cooler weather. This is a print that immediately takes your look up a notch by adding a luxurious and high class appeal to any ensemble. This print can take you to the movies or to an important meeting at work.

Check out some of the ways we have styled this fabulous new trend!

First up we have the Alaric pointed-toe slingback. This gem comes in various hues and boasts an innovative silhouette with its curved heel. This heel can be a staple or make a glamorous statement all by itself. I love the way it can polish a comfy jersey dress for work, add a sexy twist to your girl-outing romper or give you a chic finish to your skinny jeans. This footwear print is nothing short of fabulous!

 

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If you thought the shoes were amazing check out the glamor of the oversized croco printed handbag. I am OBSESSED with this sleek bag and would carry this no matter the occasion because it oozes high fashion all while holding my essentials on top of my not so essentials. This bag has room for everything while giving you a runway ready appeal whether shopping with friends, on vacation or at work!

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Skylar Shines for Summer Weddings

Summertime means warm weather and the ever fabulous wedding season.  We know whether you are star of the show, Mother of the bride, the faithful bridesmaid or the guest you want to look your best at these fun “I Do” festivities.

Personally I have been the bridesmaid literally 20 times, the guest and the bride and no matter which role I was in SHOES were always the question on my mind. When your wearing a gorgeous dress and in the spotlight your shoes have to match up to the challenge. This is why we have chosen our beloved Skylar as this season’s go-to wedding shoe. Even one of our very own JR shoe designers donned this gem  for her dress and her bridesmaids at her wedding.

I am in love with Skylar because it really is the Cinderella shoe and is so effortlessly glamorous that it can be the perfect finishing touch for the bride or the statement spotlight whether you are attending, a bridesmaid or the Mother of the bride or groom.

Skylar is elegantly crafted in an ultra feminine silhouette with dance fabric so it has the hint of shimmer needed for a special occasion, with a slight hint of a bow with a sparkling rhinestone embellishment giving it the luxe look of royalty to finish. This gorgeous pump could standout out as your something blue or statement color in its jewel tone shades or it can be subtly chic in metallics of pewter, golds and silvers.

Check out some of our wedding inspiration boards for Skylar and Summer weddings!

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Gearing up for Summer Fashion

Summer is around the corner and runways and celebs are rocking the brights, the bolds, the prints, the patterns and even softer hues for the warmer weather! Summer styles are easy to transition into from Spring because you can still sport your floral prints, neon sweaters and neutral hues.

This Summer we saw the runways filled with bold and mixed prints, graphic shorts, high waisted pants, structured silhouettes, menswear looks and gorgeous bathing suites. The great thing about Summer styles is that most you can already transition into!

Check out some of the runway styles that we are obsessing over!

First up, mixed and bold patterns. These are chic, sophisticated and right on the edge of high fashion.  I love how they are paired together in a pants suit, retro-classic dress or glam evening ensemble. Prints are for the confident woman who loves to stay on the cutting edge of fashion.

summerfashionprintsBesides these 2 celebs being fabulous on their own accord they are already spotted sporting their Summer favorites. I am in love with the simplicity of the red pencil dress and metallic touches and how Reese took her neon sweater and paired it with graphic short which is such an effortless and easy look to pull together from different seasons for the current one.

summerfashionThere is nothing more clean, crisp and elegant than whites. They are always a Summer favorite and we adored how they were styled with structured blazers for a modern appeal as well as featured with mesh and lace for a more delicate look.

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Neutrals are the perfect transitional hues. You can easily use your Spring staples to pair with upcoming season’s trends and create a flawless look like these fabulous ladies. There is really enough said with how chic this look is.

summerfashion2This next look is inspired with a menswear appeal with oversized blouses and innovative blazers. This is a breezy way to jazz up your work attire and push your fashion sense to the limit.

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This look is beyond easy to put together and to jazz up. Take your basic solids and old faithful jeans and pair with a FABULOUS shoe and you have anything but an ordinary look for your everyday attire.

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Ladylike silhouettes are a must with their curve hugging structure complimenting all the right areas, this look is for the classy and elegant woman. You can take a suit or shift dress and belt it to create a flattering shape and feminine appeal that can go from work to weekend effortlessly.

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Talk about glamorous when you hit the beaches- these bathing suits are all the rage. These retro inspired high waisted bathing suits give compliment to a woman’s shape and we adore the intricately designed overcoat to make this look even more gorgeous!

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Reds! This is another color that anyone can wear and everyone should! Red shorts, pants, tops, dresses, bags, shoes and even lips will be all the rage all Summer long so do not be the only one not donning their reds! :)

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Hope you are inspired friends! Enjoy Summer shopping!

Memorial Day and Patriotic Hues

Memorial Day has finally arrived and some of you may be hitting the beaches, lakes or anything with water or relaxation!!! To inspire you on your patriotic weekend, I put together some festive and breezy ensembles with Sale Handbags crafted in stripes, reds, blues and paired with gorgeous sandals!

But the fun doesn’t stop there…

We are slashing prices on our Sale items to as low as $19.99!! ALSO- If you buy 2 or more of our reduced price Sale Handbags, we will email you a 25% discount coupon for use on your next purchase with us. This offer is only available for shopping on our website!  Coupons will be emailed to the email address on your order and sent when your order ships.

This offer is good from Friday, May 23-Monday, May26. Have a wonderful Memorial Day and happy shopping!!!

bluestripesbagHandbag SA001 $49.99 and Shorestar $79,95

whitebagHandbag 10310 $39.99 and Alder $29.99

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Handbag TO007  $49.99 and Barreron $79.95

redstripesHandbag SA001 $49.99 and Jasper $49.99