Positively Polished

Inside the closet of Tara Renze
Tara Renze Live with Purpose


   As the founder of positive lifestyle brand Live with Purpose, Tara Renze, 40, inspires others to live the life they desire, envision and deserve. Such is reflected in her Glen Abbey of Leawood home office, which is an oasis of darling family photos; gilded inspirational quotes from her grandmother Dot, who inspired the brand; jewelry from her days as executive director and founding leader of women’s clothing and accessories brand Stella & Dot; and a career shelf stocked with Golden Goose Superstar sneakers and Louis Vuitton handbags.

   “I like to set big career goals and tie Louis Vuitton to them,” she says. “It’s rewarding, and it keeps me working hard.” 

   The shelf doubles as a Murphy door, which reveals a walk-in closet that she shares with husband Scott. Here, she achieves her polished, casual look by day and sophisticated, trendy look by evening with brands like Tory Burch, Standard Style, Scout & Molly, Mackage and Anaphora. Her signature accessory is a coin necklace that holds two “love and power” filled gold Liberty and ancient Greek coins from her late father and his best friend.

“Always add fabulous accessories and lipstick; then you’re ready to conquer the world.”

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