Tracy Reese’s Fall 2013 Collection is colorful, fun and alive with touches of retro-whimsy. Having an air of retro-styling that immediately recalls the 1980’s, old school Luther and Force MD’s were background music to the memory of our then-new love for all things thrift store. What was better than scoring a bold patterned, tea-length dress that, with a few alterations, was perfect for the office or the weekends? One with Reese’s impeccable cut and to-die-for fabric. The red peony A-line dress was a show stopper. Actually, most of the dresses and skirts were A-line (a pear-shaped girl’s dream!) with bold reds, greens, and blue patterns.

The topper coats were in animal prints, a practical black with a mod design, and jacket length with huge lapels. Does anyone do topper coats anymore? We know Sarah Vaughn loved them as did Diahann Carroll. Reese is betting you will, too. We tend to agree.

Reese made sure the pieces were interchangeable making cost of ownership more palatable.  This was across the board as the grey pencil skirt’s red cable sweater would also perfectly top paint-splashed bottom with matching top.