October 04, 2010

Get to Know: Tracy Reese

So for my first Get to Know posting I figured that I would feature the designer of my new favorite shirt.  I was able to order a Tracy Reese top, called the damson lace blouse, from an older Anthropologie catalog a couple of weeks ago (see picture here).  The designer’s name is Tracy Reese.  Tracy Reese received an accelerated degree in 1984 from Parsons School of Design in New York.  After graduating Parsons, the Detroit native worked under designer Marine Sitbon while working for the small contemporary firm, Arlequin.  

In Spring 1998, Reese launched her first collection, “Tracy Reese,” to rave reviews.  The designers’ second line, plenty by Tracy Reese was introduced later that same year.  A bohemian, “ethnic-inspired collection that is of-the moment, yet never trendy.”  The collection is eclectic, modern and adventurous.  Her collections reveal timeless wearable looks that include bright colors, bold prints and sophisticated patterns.

Tracy Reese, plenty and her other brands are sold nationwide in top department stores and specialty boutiques (like Anthropologie) as well as retailers throughout Europe and Asia.   Hopefully, we’ll continue to see more of Tracy Reese’s collection at Anthropologie and I hope to acquire more pieces from this amazing designer!

Here are a few of my favorite Tracy Reese items currently at Anthropologie stores or online:

Phlox & Coral Coat   Reg.: $288.00
Dreamy Drape Dress  Sale:$79.95  Reg.: $158.00
Blazing Bright Coat   Reg.: $278.00
Peppered & Striped Skirt   Reg.: $128.00
Damson Lace Blouse  Sale: $49.99 Reg.: $288.00

October 02, 2010

Fresh Picks to Follow: Loafers

I have been wearing penny loafers ever since I was a little girl – a prerequisite for my Catholic school uniform.  Somehow over the years I grew fond of loafers and I always seem to find my way back to buying different colors and styles.  To me, loafers complete any outfit.  Here are my top 10 loafers that have a kick!  

1. Enzo Angiolini Lizzia  Sale
: $62.06 Reg.: $68.95
3. Cushion Walk Zip Top Walker  Sale $24.99 Reg.: $30.00 
4. The Circa Joan & David Dashwood Loafer  Reg.:$99.00
5. Cole Haan Trillby Driving Moccasin  Sale
$105.00 Reg.: $150.00
6. AK Anne Klein Greater   Reg.:$74.95
7. Michael Kors Bayville Loafer   Reg.:$98.00
9. Stuart Weitzman Mocarena   Reg.:$285.00

A Quick Note

Hello ladies…happy Friday!  So, I started my blog last month and I tried my very best to write on a regular basis, but I was not successful.  I’ve been reading everyone’s pages and I have to say that all of you are so talented and creative.  I’m in constant awe that you ladies are so dedicated to your blogs and various endeavors and I’m hopeful that I will become more motivated to do the same. 

After a couple of weeks of planning and I wanted to add something new and fresh to my page – so I will be featuring several regular posts to my blog, which will include:
  1. Fresh Picks to Follow (featuring trends for the season);
  2. Miscellany Monday; and
  3. Get to Know (random designers or brands)

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