04/ 01/ 16

Hello April.


Looking forward is always key.  There’s no denying it.  April’s horizon has me filled with hope and joy.  Trust your gut.  When something feels right, it’s right.  When hope is present, there’s a new chapter to be had.  Happy April babes.  Embrace the small stuff.  Celebrate it even more.  And above all… KEEP GOING!!

Oh, and P.S…The amazing necklace I am wearing is by Luna Mena.  Not only am I a huge fan of her aesthetic and design, but also her art and practice for empowering the local talent and scene that are her women.  When you give back, you receive grace and an abundance of love.  ALWAYS.

Live it up babes.  Give back by loving more.  To all those who come within your reach.  Everyday.  xo~renée.

Image by Jenny Ham Studio

Wearing: Luna Mena

03/ 01/ 16

surround yourself with love.


| Surround yourself with things you love. Let the rest go.  It’s as simple as that.  In Fashion.  In Life. |

Happy Monday Babes.  Love hard the things that mean the most.  Get rid of the clutter.  Less really is MORE.  xo~renée

Image by Renée Lara Style

02/ 23/ 16

style. expression. freedom.


i received a text from my mother this morning all the way from my hometown, Portland, OR.  it was simple.  it was a quote that read,

‘Fashion is what someone tells you to wear.  Style is about personal expression and freedom.’   ~Gloria Steinem.

what made this text from my mother so meaningful was what she said to me next.  ‘this just really reminded me of you Renée.  what you are all about.  giving those you work with the gift of  finding their own personal style through freedom of expression.’  little does she know the weight of joy that text, and her words brought me this morning.

yes!…this is EXACTLY what it’s all about babes.  fashion is just a vehicle to finding and achieving your personal expression in style.  and now that Spring is on the horizon and layers are gradually slipping away, don’t forget to also shed the opinions and noise from others who are telling you WHAT to wear, think, or feel.  rather, listen to what makes clothing you an extension of who YOU are.  from the inside out.

when you dress for others, you achieve happiness for THEM.  when you dress for you, well…it’s a beautiful thing.  xo~renée

Image by my guy.

Wearing: Prana & Anthropologie

02/ 17/ 16

happy place. YOU.

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hey babes.  it’s been a rough week personally.  lots of real-life stuff.  like the personal close to your heart kind of feelings.  no need to get into the nitty-gritty of it, but it pulled me in all sorts of directions this past week.  away from the day-to-day distractions of life.  making it absolutely clear where my focus needed to be.  THEM.  my core of this life.  my family.  and when i felt down and out.  drained to the core.  feeling like i couldn’t really peel myself off the train tracks of the reality of the NOW, i knew i needed to just GET AT IT full speed.  you know what i mean?   definitely more simply said than done.  and it’s in those moments that i realize the root of what makes up my ‘HAPPY PLACE’.  which really is without a doubt, THEM.  my boys.  my guy.

HOWEVER,  my ‘HAPPY PLACE’ is also is all about those little details in my life that remind me of what makes my heart rock the boat.  gets me jumping.  reminds me of who i am intended to be for OTHERS.  it’s the feelings of the past.  the senses of the now.  the colors that surround my everyday portrait that is this life.  just a reminder ladies, gentleman.  when you feel like you just don’t have it in you to keep that burning flame inside you going, IGNORE it.  it’s just life saying to slow down.  take a breath.  then perhaps take a peak at your surroundings.  whether it’s your people,  your places, or the tangible things that you can actually grasp and feel oh so good about.  that right there is YOUR happy place babes.  CLAIM IT.  own it.  LOVE IT.

never underestimate it’s value.  for it’s value equals your happiness.  your salvation.  your ultimate key to the success of YOU.  xo~ renée

Image by Jenny Ham Photography

Featured product: Anthropologie, Zoet Bathlatier, Chanel

02/ 09/ 16

your legacy. your future. your fuel.


my dear friend Tia Slightham of Parent Coach featured me on her blog yesterday.

Her words are not only beautiful, but she certainly has a way of teaching how to master the art of parenting in style given the current culture and climate that is our reality.

thank you Tia!  you are cherished for the work you do, and the friend you are. xo~renée.

check out her post here.

Image by Jenny Ham Photography.

02/ 08/ 16

ordinary love. everyday.


it’s no surprise that celebrating anything beautiful is one of my absolute favorite things.  and really, what is more beautiful than the simplicity of loving another.  with all a heart can love.  in the most purest fashion.  forever understanding of their imperfections, while embracing their humanity secretly is the BEST part of genuine love.

valentine’s day is staring us right in the face this week.  and while celebrating your sweetheart is the center of this day, i am reminded more so of the love that happens everyday.  you know, the ordinary stuff when no one is looking.  the things that cost nothing more than a simple glance, or an act of selfless admiration and love.

happy valentine’s week babes.  love another, in the most ordinary way. everyday. xo~renée

Image by Renée Lara Style

Post inspired by a little act of love from my guy, Rodrigo.


02/ 05/ 16

keeping it personal.


happy weekend babes.  wishing you a restful and relaxing few days with those in your life who brighten you up from the inside out.  for me…well, it’s my guys that do just that.  and when things may feel a little off balance, remember to take a quick step back and drink in the little personal moments in your everyday life.

love day is around the corner.  so treat yourself to the tender love and care that is right in front of you this weekend.   xo~ renée

Image by Jenny Ham Photography

Location: Malvern Buttery


02/ 02/ 16

Create. Humble. Beauty. Style.

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hey babes.  back at it this week.  and as a busy few days approach, i wanted to share with you a little reminder about why i do this thing called ‘wardrobe styling’.  in walking through your door and into your life,  i hope not only to transform your wardrobe’s potential but more importantly, your outlook on what defines how you see YOU.  personal styling is just that.  PERSONAL.  while assembling the piece to perfect your look or clear out the clutter that is distracting you from seeing the absolute best version of your personal style, i feel JOY.  with the humble use of my hands…i am here for YOU.  to make you see that it really isn’t about the piece that is draping on you that makes you amazing.  it’s the beautiful woman staring right back at you in the mirror.  and that, my friends is the real victory in styling you.

that moment when you see how beautiful you are – when i saw it all along.

connect with me. let’s clear out the clutter and unveil the most beautiful version of YOU.  xo~renée

Image by Jenny Ham Photography

01/ 19/ 16

the art of self love.


one of the best parts of my work is reintroducing the beauty a client has within.  let’s face it, we all lose sight of just how much we are capable of.  and so much of that starts with us being our own worst critic.  instead of highlighting what makes us so incredibly individual, we are programmed to focus on what we aren’t.  and well, that’s just not ok.  pursuing your best self starts with how much you can embrace YOU now.  we work so hard at perfecting what others see.  why not work harder at perfecting how YOU see YOU.

and yes, wardrobe can give you that boost. a perfect fit.  a new found love for print.  a bad-ass biker jacket. a bold cuff that you can slap on your wrist and feel like a force to be reckoned with.  and that process of transformation is what brings most joy in being your stylist.

at the end of the day, it’s all up to you babe.  self love is a journey.  and if you are willing to hop on that train and work harder to love YOU deeper…so much opportunity awaits.  dive in.  love yourself.  you’re worth it.

Image by Jenny Ham Photography

01/ 17/ 16

handbag obsessed.


pssst…i have a little secret. i have an obsession with something called handbags.  mostly the ones that can hold an army of goods. (a girl / mother can never be too prepared).  having said that…i also pride myself in choosing the ones that are of highest sentiment and value.  the ones that carry a story.  not a brand that says, ‘look at me !$!’  but rather one that says… ‘i have never seen you before?  you are quite magnificent.  what is your story?  who is your maker?’  because with all the things that are truly good and real, there is depth. there is beauty. there is life.

Image by  Jenny Ham Photography

Product featured arden and james

01/ 14/ 16


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i have always been obsessed with the senses. how you see the world visually. how you can truly breathe its life in. through color. design. shape. smell. how incredibly inspiring and necessary our senses are to everyday living. they fuel us with ideas. they inspire. they allow us to find commonality with one another when we might feel worlds apart. they provide us with memories and lessons.

life certainly is beautiful when your senses are awake and alive.

i was 4, in my PreK classroom in Portland, OR.  our teacher guided all us children to sit in our usual circle for sharing time. we were then asked a question based on that week’s lesson plan. this week it was all about senses.  what was our favorite smell?  most children  answered the obvious. (cookies, cake, candy, etc.)

the teacher then turned to me…

‘renée, what is your favorite smell?’ she asked.  I simply said, ‘my mommy.’

there are still so many people in my life whose smell feels like home. i now feel that warmth i found with my own mother through my beautiful young boys. their sweet little fingers. their rambunctious spirit. their embrace. their smell.

and then there are those products that tug at your heart with a drop of its genius. the stroke of your favorite lotion on your skin. the feeling of a favorite dress draping over your body. a blanket that is so soft it could melt in your lap and wash away any feeling of unrest. whatever it may be, embrace how it makes you feel beautiful. how it allows life to breathe its precious senses through your story. because all of these little feelings and senses are what makes living, simply GRAND.


Image by  Jenny Ham Photography

Product featured  Zoet Bathlatier





01/ 11/ 16

woman. black dress. pencil stroke.


” i love black. because it affirms, designs, and styles. a woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke. “

~Yves Saint Laurent

hello Monday. something tells me you’ve got something good up your sleeve this week. keep pushing the boundaries that make up who you are babes. and remember when in doubt, black is ALWAYS a good choice. it’s classic. it’s strong. it’s what you want to make of it in sharing your own personal taste. your personal style. YOU.

x.o. renée

Image by  Renée Lara Style

01/ 06/ 16

cool and cozy.


with the weather turning to a chilling winter vibe, i constantly get the question from clients on how to keep looking cool and chic while still staying warm with a cozy edge. some of the little details layered on to your favorite sweater or knit is the perfect accent to your winter look. a sweet collar. a bold bracelet. the draping of a one-of-a-kind scarf around your neckline. or dare i say, a new shade of pink to make your lips ward off the winter icy air. whatever you might carry in your personal trunk of accessories, break it out this winter. and give this season a little more than expected. after all, the cold is just another excuse to layer your look with love.

happy hump day babes. xo ~renée

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12/ 18/ 15

wardrobe cleanse.


heading into a new year, it’s never a bad idea to rid of the things that are weighing us down. toxic thinking. unhealthy habits. doubt. fear. past worries. it’s quite freeing really. to just say a graceful goodbye to then, and make room for an ambitious hello tomorrow.  your wardrobe is no exception. if we continue to hold on to the ideas in our head or the pieces in our wardrobe that simply do not make sense with who we are today, it’s our cue to shed some layers. SIMPLIFY. accentuate the beautiful things that are working for you NOW.  surround yourself with positive influences.  an environment that lifts you up.  people who bring out the most gorgeous side of your beauty. and a closet that welcomes the individual you are now. not then.

honor her. embrace her. accept her. love her.

let’s shed some layers and highlight your authentic style. message me at Renee Lara Style. let’s get started!

xo~ renee

image by| LeFashion

12/ 15/ 15

new york. living art.


new york is living art. there is an undeniable synergy the city possesses.  between the people, architecture, and natural energy that swarms the streets of endless possibilities and pursuits, you can’t help but feel it’s buzz . while spending a spontaneous quick few hours last friday in the city, a flood of much needed fresh inspiration entered my little soul. i am once again reminded how just a quick train ride from one city to another can expand your palate and stretch your creative drive.

no matter where you live, travel, or dream…don’t forget to open your eyes. stretch your heart. open your mind.  there are endless possibilities of inspiration that can influence not only how you see the beautiful world you live in. but how your see yourself, and the beauty you retain within.

be inspired today. inspire others. it’s like breathing life into an ordinary day, and making it simply extraordinary.

xo~ renée

image by| Renée Lara Style


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