Daily Covet: Trina Turk Davani Dress

A friend of mine manages a small and chic boutique here in Middle America.

This past weekend, I visited just in time to take a gander at the latest shipment they got in. And boy am I glad I did!

I have my eye on this amazing LBD from Trina Turk with cool cutouts and POCKETS! I’ve purged my closet of a few old or unwearable LBDs, so I’m thinking that this dress is just the number I should add.

As you all know, the only thing I like better than little black sweats are little black dresses.

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Daily Covet: Trina Turk Velvet Shorts

Shorts were a staple in my fifth grade fall wardrobe.  I had tweed versions, wool flannel versions, corduroy versions.  I wore them with button down oxfords and argyle sweater vests.

A few seasons ago, cold-weather shorts came back.  Shorts in sequins.  Shorts in satin.  Shorts in leather.  And now these gorgeous shorts in rich, merlot-colored velvet.

I’ve been a fan of Trina Turk for a long time, and love the L.A. brand for it’s signature funky prints.

But these lucious velvet shorts make me think “twist” on the usual holiday dressing.  I love how they are shown here with a feminine blouse and dressy cardigan, but I can also see them dressed down with a chunky cowl-neck sweater and fun flats.

These are oh so irresistable!

Daily Covet: Trina Turk for Banana Republic swirl tunic dress

A Trina Turk tunic dress.  That just says summer, oversized sunnies and maybe even lunch in L.A. to me.

And since orange and pink is one of my most favorite color combinations (Don’t believe me? See here!), this tunic dress immediately caught my eye.

Shopping, lunching, not wanting to wear your little black sweats the 5th day in a row… just sayin’… this tunic dress has it all!  And it has a lightweight, cotton construction for comfort with a silk blend that will dress it up a smidge.

Trina Turk at Banana Republic

Trina Turk at Banana Republic (June 7) is one of the most exciting things I’ve heard this spring, as far as fashion goes.

I adore Trina Turk’s prints and bright colors for spring and especially summer.  And now these styles are a little more affordable at Banana Republic.  While I vowed not to shop at BR anymore because of their awful customer service here in my city, y’all can fill your closet with contemporary, poppy prints at BR!

Here is the complete lookbook.

Daily Covet: Uptown Julie Brown Shift

I know, I know!  Another dress, but summer’s on the way, and who doesn’t want to show off the legs you’ve working so hard on in the gym all winter (ok, so maybe just a few months… since you realized summer is coming faster than you thought!)

This shift by Julie Brown (not the downtown Julie Brown), and has a very Trina Turk quality about it with its vibrant, graphic print.  

And what’s not to love about a shift?  Easy to wear, always fits your waist and your hips at the same time… looks great with flip flops or with high wedge-y sandals.

And it’s so cheap, it’s almost free.  Almost.

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Daily Covet: Working Girl

No, no, it’s not what you think.

My friend, who suggested today at our lunch date, that I find her some work appropriate dresses, is not in fact, a prostitute.

It got me thinking though.  Since this working girl (me!) is no longer in a work force that enforces a dress code, I went looking.

Here are some great choices for you girls that are lucky enough to shower before noon (who are we kidding? I don’t shower until my kids go to bed!) and hang out with adults… who know lots of words… and don’t follow you to the bathroom… and can get their own juice…

But who ever said, 9 to 5 had to be buttoned up and stuffy?  Some of these darling dresses are classic styles in modern colors and prints… and there are one or two, for those days when you need to wear your “power suit” er… power dress.

Diane von Furstenberg New Jeanne Wrap Dress, Neiman Marcus $345

This is a must-have for every wardrobe.  A DVF wrap dress is the first and last word in women’s worktime dresses.  And she’s always throwing cool new prints into her knit bag of tricks!

David Meister Fold-Over Detail Dress, Neiman Marcus $395

Mark my words, you will see this color EVERYWHERE this fall.  So channel your inner Joan Holloway and put on this body concious stunner, with a structured black bag and classic black heels.

Magaschoni Ribbed Cashmere Turtleneck Dress, Neiman Marcus $225

This is about as sophisticated as it gets.  This dress means business, but is super body concious and not in the least bit stuffy.  Add knee-high boots and a bag that pops for maximum modern impact.

Lafayette 148 New York Faux-Leather-Trim Dress, Neiman Marcus $448

This little number is a little “Rock Star” with leather trim but a classic silhouette makes it tame enough for the office.  Classic chocolate pumps with a hint of irridescence would be perfect for this sheath.

Milly Elisabet Belted Silk Dress, Neiman Marcus $425

Who says you have to wear black, navy and grey to the office.  Some days, you need a bit of oomph to get you through the long day.  This Milly piece is a fun way to be appropriately covered, but in a style and print that says, “I march to the beat of my own damn drumb!”

Kay Unger New York Belted Print Dress, Neiman Marcus $210

This hot little number is my favorite.  So it’s a bit edgy but it oozes confidence and fearlessness.  And it’ll make you stand out among a bunch of stuffy  suits (i.e. men!)  Not to mention, it’s fabulously priced!!

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Stretch Cotton Shirtdress, Nordstrom $159

Ok, so there’s a day when you really need to exude classic elegance.  Maybe you are working with some old school folks, who won’t take you seriously in something a bit more modern.  You won’t go wrong in Ralph Lauren with gold buttons.  But it’s still so sleek – you’ll feel like a million bucks, while your getting them to donate theirs.

Trina Turk Sleeveless Print Dress, Nordstrom Sale $130

This little number is a super sassy and modern print with a knockout neck line.  Wear spring and summer with red slingbacks and chunky jewelry, and this is the perfect way to look cool and stay cool!