09/ 20/ 17

Styling the seasons.

Joy is finding your voice.  Believing in the beautiful gifts that you know you have to share.  Then sharing them without apology or hesitation.  Seeking new ways to grow.  Discovering them.  Then sharing all the wonders that come with it.

We are heading into Fall babes.  Fascinated by the changing elements that make up this beautiful season.  Evolving colors, temperatures, and feelings that make us feel a little something new.

Styling the seasons is all about following these cues.  Embracing the newness, and discovering how it compliments our own evolution of Self.  Where we are going, what goals we have to achieve, and how we want to ultimately share ourselves with the world.

I love this time of year babes.  And love working with all of  YOU.  Discovering the next season brings joy not only in how we steer our own personal style, but in how we embody it in every stride that is our own.  So hold on, and let these changes come.  Embrace their silent hints that ultimately inspire growth and beauty.  Then share them with all the world to know and see.  You are something worth discovering!

x.o. renée

 

Image by |  Tamara Young Photography

Entire look found |  Consign Couture

 



09/ 15/ 17

Personal Styling with Renée.

Been taking a leap back into some very familiar places lately.  And i’m telling you, it feels good.  This familiar feeling that permeates my current everyday.  There’s something to be said about stretching your wings.  Putting yourself in challenging places and spaces.  Only to land right back where your heart feels most at home.   Yet, those feet are grounded much differently than before.  Yes?  It’s called Life.  Experience.  Loss.  Gain.  Ventures that succeed.  And those that need a gentle boot.  They all bring us back to exactly WHERE we need to land.  To that familiar place that draws our hearts to.  HOME.

When i started my business several years ago, there was this one underlying philosophy to all the work i would do.  It was simply to make any person i work with (mostly HER ), feeling beautiful after leaving me.  Maybe it was a simple conversation we exchanged.  The way she saw herself again.  The search for the perfect dress.  How we pulled whatever IT was together, so that when she walked into that room she felt more like HERSELF than she had ever imagined she could.  THAT is it.  That is why and where Renée Lara Style was born.  And why i am so excited to be back to familiar clients,  a growing and prosperous city of venturing entrepreneurs and creative spirits alike.

Personal Style is more than just clothes babes.  It’s about finding your voice and yourself in the most unexpected ways.  There is so much joy in doing my work simply because i get to see HER feel something that perhaps others try to squash.  Her BEAUTY.  Her simple and powerful beauty.  Because we all have it in us.  Sometimes it just takes one simple moment to turn that light switch on.  To see ourselves that way we deserve to be seen by all.  And that is where i find my absolute joy.  In watching this discovery when working with HER.

I’m back at it babes.  Taking on new clients.  Familiar and new.  Exploring new ventures.  And enjoying this beautiful ride of getting fully back into what has always been my love.  My passion.  My purpose.

Come join me.  Book an appointment.  Let’s dig into finding that moment where you feel exactly the thing you already are.

BEAUTIFUL.

x.o. renée

 

Image by |  Renée Lara Style

Locations featured |  Portland, OR & Philadelphia, PA



09/ 07/ 17

Making the first move. Making it your purpose.

When do we make THE move?  The very first move?  The one we have been thinking about.  The one that keeps us up at night.  We dream about it.  We toss and turn over it.  It’s the MOVE where we see all our ambitious ideas come to life.  WHEN do we do it?

i have come to realize in my life that there really isn’t any right time for anything.  When to fall in love.  When to take that job.  When to leave a lover.  When to close a chapter.   When to open another.  When to just give in, while never giving up.  When to fight for something.  When to surrender with humility and trust.

There is no right time babes.  However, there is this… NEVER a wrong time to simply follow your heart.

So just LISTEN to her.   She’s your compass.   And even if it’s not gonna be the easiest decision to make, it’s probably gonna be the right one.  Because really, nothing comes easy to those take risks.  To those who challenge the questionable.  Follow the path that is the voice inside your heart.  Because darling, it won’t stop talking until you do.  There’s a reason it won’t.  It’s YOUR PURPOSE.

I have made many first moves.   Literally.   From where I have traveled, to where i have lived.  In how i met and fell in love with my guy, and the two little men we created.  By taking several risks in career.  And then deciding to challenge myself further.  Making a move is far greater than staying put.  That is where the real growth and opportunity flourish.  Trust me on this one.

I’m back in Portland, OR.  And i have so many amazing experiences to look forward t0.   There is this palpable energy to my city.  And i am grateful to be back as a spectator, as well as a participant.  Returning to my passions.  Celebrating it’s purpose.  And making a difference in every individual’s life i am graced to work and collaborate with.

So make your passion your purpose babes.  Share your gift.  Make that first move by following your heart full speed.

You will never look back.  i promise.  x.o.~renee,  Stylist and friend.

 

Image by |  Tamara Young of Consign Couture

Product Featured |  Madalynne Intimates



03/ 01/ 17

Spring Feels.

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We are almost out of the bone-chilling season babes.  Had the most glorious day last week.  The sun was peaking through every cloud as if it were surrounding me with a big bout of assurance and hope.  Spooning me confidence in the most beautifully quiet of styles.  I am reminded that this life is full of opportunity.  Opportunity to learn, succeed, fail, and fervently move forward.  You can hide behind the clouds, or you can let your light peak around the corner at your own pace.  Letting the world feel the intense talent and spirit that only you can offer.

I delight in every morning I wake, and in every season.  Knowing that each day offers something exciting, new, and different than the day prior.  I am open to the unexpected places, relationships, signs that guide me to my next big move.  Follow those rhythms that are speaking to you babes.  Dance to it inside your head, then take one step after the other.  Pretty soon those steps will turn into strokes of beautiful stories and dreams that instantly become attainable by simply taking the lead…

x.o. renée

Image by |  Renée Lara Style

Product featured |  Meadowsweet Mercantile | Uashmama | Seychelles.



01/ 01/ 17

Happy New Year babes.

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It’s always what you make of it.  Go into this New Year without regret, only vision gained from what has gone before you.  2017 has the best things in store for you darling babes.  Put one foot in front of the other, and give it your best stride.  No time for fear.  Only strength, desire, and the opportunity to live fully alive!

x.o. always, renée

 

Image by |  Carolyn Noll Photography

Product Featured |  Ms. Malena’s Vintage



12/ 05/ 16

The best gift you can give yourself…

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December is here babes!  And while the dust settles a bit in preparation for a new year ahead…I find that so much joy resides in the simplicity of reflection.  Of what this coming month can truly bring.   Tis’ the season for the hustle and bustle of finding the perfect gifts to give others.  The long lists of those you need to show your appreciation.  The letters that need to be posted, and parties that need to be attended to and planned.  In all the memories of past holidays, I have never held tight in memory to the the gifts I was given, or the number of beautiful holiday cards received.  I DO recall the feelings of the holidays.  When I walked into a room with those whom I hadn’t seen in oh so long.  The friend who needed that extra tight hug .  The absolute presence of being in the moment.  The joy that comes from forgiveness.  The happiness that lives in your heart because you are simply together.  Now that is a gift I can get behind.

Let yourself FEEL the spirit of December darling babes.  Wrap up the gift of self-love, and give it to you this holiday.  Buy those shoes you’ve been eyeing for a decade.  Take an extra long shower.  Hug someone a little bit longer.  Smile more.  Take time to just be in the absolute moment of the season.  It’s not always what you give in a box that matters to others.  It’s what you give from within.  Take care of that heart of yours babes.  Others will benefit from the beauty and light that brilliantly shines from the inside of the one and only incredibly capable you.  xo-renée

 

Image by | Renée Lara Style

Product Featured | The one and only Seychelles



11/ 01/ 16

gratitude

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November is a beautiful reminder to seek gratitude in all circumstances and experiences that knock on your door.  Discover gratitude in every step you take.  In every person you encounter.  And every result that you simply did not see coming.  It is within gratitude that greatness is born, and possibilities are endless.  xo-renée

Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude. ~Deepak Chopra

 

Image by  Renée Lara Style

Product Featured |  Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn

 

 



10/ 01/ 16

Pausing for Autumn

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Hello beautiful season.  A time of  transition.  A place where layers are shed, and colors are changing.  When letting go never felt so good.  Autumn is here babes.  Oh the beauty it relays in everything this season can represent.  Whatever transition might be brewing within your gorgeous heart, let it happen.  Be thankful for what the past has shared, and give the present a moment of appreciation for what your future season will bring with it.

I know that I certainly can’t help but feel so much in what the upcoming season means personally for me.  And while I might not know exactly how all the layers that are shedding will fall, I do TRUST that where they land is exactly the place where my future is intended to travel.  To a new season babes.  To a beautiful transition.  May you embrace the layers shed, and the let your journey fall into a place that is natural and true.  xo~renée

 

Image by  Renée Lara Style

Product Featured | Anthropologie



09/ 01/ 16

closing August in style and love

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Closing on an incredible month full of the most beautiful memories.  September is here.  And with that comes cooler temps, and lots of changes in schedules and routines.  Like anything new, I welcome the opportunities that await me while sitting in a wealth of gratitude for what this past month has provided.  Turning the page and reaching the next chapter comes with feelings of accomplishment for the knowledge given, and a palpable anticipation for what the next pages read in telling our story.

Celebrate this next season babes.  No matter what the book of life has in store for you, take in one chapter at a time.  And pursue the things your heart desires.

In Style & Love. xo~renée

Image by  Renée Lara Style

Product featured | Ralph Lauren

 



08/ 01/ 16

Stepping up. Everyday.

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Hello August!  It’s really nice to see you.  It also reminds me that Summer is initiating it’s close.  And because of that, I am reminded to step things up a bit.  How?  In absolutely every aspect of my life.  Stepping up my intentions for closing the Summer with gratitude and appreciation.  Stepping up how I choose to live out the day-to-day moments of work, life, and holiday retreats with those I am graced to be surrounded by.  Fall is knocking on my door.  And Ohhhhhh, how that makes my heart flutter a bit with the thought of closed toed shoes, booties for days, layers upon layers of scarves, and hottest of lattes.  However, let’s not wish these last days of Summer away.  Let those toes breathe a few more moments longer.  Embrace the season you are in babes.  Whether it’s filled with sunshine or stormy currents…it’s what is meant to be today.  Take in every step you take.  For each step taken brings you that much closer to your destined journey and path.  And elevating those steps with a little bit more presence of mind and gratitude can’t hurt.  xo~renée

 

Image by Renée Lara Style

Product featured | Sam Edelman



07/ 01/ 16

Summer. Nostalgia. You.

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Summer has already been steering full speed over here, and I can’t help but feel an enormous array of nostalgia already for all the incredible moments that have rolled my way.  There is something about this time of year.  When the sun is constantly kissing your skin.  Shedding layers of routine and heavy wardrobe somehow bring with it a free-spirited energy that permeates the streets.  If there is ever a time to simply slow down, Summer has it’s way of convincing you to do just that.  And as I am soaking in every ounce that this season brings, my anticipation for what is to come drives me.  For the little memories and treasures I have already collected that sit in front of my desk…they are just the beginning of what’s to come in the making of the story that is my life.

Don’t forget to look around at the little things that surround you everyday babes.  They shape you.  Drive you.  Inspire you.  They become a representation of WHO you are, WHAT makes you feel alive, and what defines YOU.  Just like a little bit of magic, nostalgia simply is little pieces of your past and present that can transform not only the way you see the world around you…but how you see yourself.  Go ahead…take a look around.  Nostalgic moments are yours in the making.  EVERYDAY.

xo~renée

Products featured: Uashmama, AnthropologieBrass Lab30

 



06/ 20/ 16

love and style

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Be the light you need to shine and share your natural BEAUTY.  Learn to fall in love with WHO you are today, and the journey you are traveling NOW.

The secret to true beauty, STYLE, and grace resides in your ability to embrace your present space and simply fall in love with it.

Joy lives there.  And so does LOVE.  Go ahead, fall in LOVE with yourself.  Style and light will surely follow.

xo~ALWAYS~renée

Image by Renée Lara Style

Wearing: Anthropologie



05/ 08/ 16

Love begins at Home.

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” Love begins at home, and it’s not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action. ”  ~Mother Theresa

Celebrating all you beautiful women who are Mothers, have Mothers, or are acting Mothers.  Your role in simply being a woman for others, is the greatest achievement of all.

xo~renée

Image by Renée Lara Style

Wearing: Anthropologie, Black Springs Folk Art

 

 



04/ 20/ 16

Enriched by Personal Style.

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“A Personal Style is like handwriting.  It happens as the byproduct of our way of seeing things, enriched by the experiences of everything around us.”

~Massimo Vignelli

I have always been fascinated about what actually defines one’s personal style.  Can you really mold and place the way someone shares their experience by wardrobe in a category?  Just like we each have a uniqueness of who we are, how we experience the world, and the intricate details of what makes up who we are…no one style PERSONALLY is the same.  And that my darling,  is something to celebrate.  The real challenge in the journey to KNOWING your personal style really is about allowing yourself to be honest with what makes you feel alive, free, beautiful, YOU.  No one can tell you what your style is.  Only you have the power in steering that wheel.  Because when it comes down to beauty and style…the ultimate kind to attain is the one that is uniquely, and utterly YOU.  And only YOU.

xo~renée

Image by Renée Lara Style

Wearing: Anthropologie

 



04/ 15/ 16

a nod to the past.

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“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” — Yves Saint Laurent

Had the opportunity to get my hands on some vintage Vogue magazines from the 50’s and 60’s.  What I found so beautifully interesting was how similar these women ‘felt’ like in the images then,  to the woman in current issues today.  At the core of who we are, every woman wants to feel BEAUTIFUL.  And whatever that means to her, there’s no denying fashion is a vehicle toward achieving the simple act in acknowledging just HOW beautiful she is.  Maybe it’s a new dress.  The perfect color tee that compliments her freckled face.  Shoes that give her a little extra height.  A bra that ACTUALLY fits!  Whatever it might be, all women deserve to feel beautiful, confident, proud.  So ladies, embrace your beauty.  You certainly have something beautiful to offer by simply being YOU.   xo~renée

Image by Renée Lara Style  

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