"No matter the occasion, it is most important for a woman to feel great in what she is wearing," said Tracy Reese. That said, it's time for an exclusive look at her Plenty Holiday collection — we know; it's still Summer but the festive season will be here before you know it. The line, which Reese designed with the “party girl” in mind, shows off throwback '60- and '70s- inspired silhouettes. "The plenty collection is more youthful [than my signature line] with flirty silhouettes in gem tones," said Reese, who cited the classic black dress as her closet go-to. Regarding her use on prints, the designer noted: "I usually gain inspiration from my surroundings. Whether in New York or when I take trips to foreign cities, I am inspired by the people, architecture, and art that I encounter." Check out the slideshow to see more holiday inspiration from the Plenty byTracy Reese collection.
Tracy Reese has expanded her Plenty line with shoes and we couldn't be more excited. Come Fall, we can accessorize her nubby knits and gorgeous prints with complementary flats, heels, clogs, and boots. The collection, inspired by menswear, includes slick embellishments such as tassels and functional lug soles. “Plenty [shoe collection] will be more extensive than Tracy Reese,” said Reese, who also just relaunched her ecommerce site. "Tracy Reese is dressy, while Plenty will have real day shoes and more heel heights.” Plenty by Tracy Reese shoe goodies will range from $95 to $200. Not bad, eh?
The maxi has proven to be a favorite Summer dress, especially amongst the starlets. But there are so many fabulous styles to choose from. Dip dyed maxis are both comfortable and unique. These are ideal for the gal with a drop of bohemia in her blood. Who knew Jessica Alba was a hippie-loving mom? These are also perfect for those with a bun in the oven; Gwen Stefani has been wearing dip dyed maxis for months now. If these moms stick with the dip dye, those are going to be rockin' babies.
One of my favorite online boutiques Tobi is having a postholiday purge sale, which means Milly, Sonia Rykiel, See by Chloe, Rag & Bone, Plenty by Tracy Reese, and more are all marked down. I picked this Trovata Lexington Voile Dress ($147, originally $245) out of the lineup for its unique shape and checkered print. It would look fiercely Fab with a belted waist and a slouchy cardi.
Ancient and unusual process of resist printing. Warp yarns on a loom are covered with a resist material such as wax or clay, in areas of the design that the weaver does not desire the dye to absorb. The warp yarns are then dyed, the resist is removed, and the filling yarns are woven in. Finished fabric has shimmering, and indistinct, beautiful pattern.
Throw some ikat in your wardrobe with this Plenty by Tracy Reese Print Halter Dress, $215.
This trend doesn't stop at clothing. See CasaSugar for ikat for the home.
The petite Eva Longoria wore a darling red ruffle dress to the "Clothes Off Our Own Back" event that instantly caught my eye. I did some digging because I knew you Fab ladies would love it. Turns out, it's Plenty by Tracy Reese and it's a part of her Spring 2007 collection. What makes it different from all the other red dresses out there is the black straps and sophisticated volume. This lady in red is on fire!
I know Cinco De Mayo was last weekend, but Spring is in the air and Summer is right around the corner so these Mexicana items are hot and ready for the taking. And really, I could go for a margarita anytime - just ask. Colorful, festive and bright these delights are party ready. ¡Arriba!
Tibi Mexican strapless dress, approx. $324.
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Gingham is all grown up! You don't have to feel like Lolita in today's gingham offerings...unless you want to (wink). Every gal should have at least one gingham item for a super summery day. It may rival chambray as a lightweight, classic fabric but it's got the colorful angle. Whether it's a picnic in the park, wine tasting with friends or a romantic dinner out, gingham deserves to be there - it has stood the test of time.
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