I’m a major fan of Tracy Reese. She designed a few of my all-time favorite pieces, including this colorblock coat, print pencil skirt, blouse, and shirtdress. She creates gorgeous, feminine, powerful pieces with a cultural richness to them. Her signature prints seem to tell a story I want to hear.
As one of just a few black designers to achieve great success in the industry, Reese taps into her experiences to keep her designs fresh. Her Fall 2016 collection, for example, A Detroit Love Song, draws inspiration from the history and present circumstances of her hometown Detroit. I’ve already wish-listed about 5 items from that collection.
Dress: Plenty by Tracy Reese (thrifted)
Sandals: J.Crew (old, similar)
Hat: H&M (similar, similar)
Tote: Tory Burch
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Bracelet: J.Crew (old, Kendra Scott option)
Rings: Kendra Scott, Kendra Scott (on sale)
Lip: Mac Versicolour “Forever Darling” stain, Mac “Kiss Me Quick” lip pencil
I’ve purchased most of my Tracy Reese pieces via Anthropologie. I’m currently waiting for markdowns on a couple of her dresses there—the Dropwaist Silk Dress and the Olea Swing Dress. Today’s featured dress was a special surprise I stumbled upon in a local thrift store. It was $14, y’all!
It was the standout, Tracy Reese print that initially caught my attention. When I first picked up the dress, though, I wasn’t immediately attracted to the top. I thought that its peasant blouse style coupled with its midi length would make the dress look frumpy on me. I’m so glad I took a chance and tried it on because once I had it on, I realized I could easily wear it as an off-the-shoulder dress. That’s it! Baring the shoulders is what made the dress work for me.
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This dress is GORGEOUS and it looks so amazing on you!! Beautiful!
Thanks so much, Elise!
This is a lovely look!
Aww thanks, Melisa!
My kind of pricing!
I hear that, Yoro! We have to go thrifting together too btw.
That dress is gorgeous! I'm always so surprised with amazing thrift finds like this. I love Tracy Reese but only have one item of hers. Getting myself together though! #BLMGirl & IG & everywhere, cause you know I stalks you!
Hey Patranila! Amazing thrift finds make me want to thrift all the time.
Amazing find! You look gorgeous in this! This is what I love about thrifting. You can never go wrong with Tracy Reese and at a great price! #blmgirl
You said it, Cristi! Thanks for stopping by!
Wow! I would never guess that you thrifted that dress. It fits right in the current off-shoulder trend. #BLMGIRL
I know, right, Stacie! Cheers to thrifting the trends.