September 21 2009, 9:48 AM
The "It" Factor for Denver: Followers of Tracy Reese will find a new reason to check out her line next season thanks to a collection of simplified spring dresses and sporty separates. Highlights include a cropped, short-sleeve trench jacket in white, a utility dress with drawstring waist and epaulets, and elastic-hemmed skirts with oversized pockets. The Gist of the Show: Reese sent her usual parade of floaty and feminine frocks down the runway, but she also found a way to work in a variety of sporty pieces while keeping things pretty. In addition to her trademark romantic, floral-print dresses, Reese's collection includes a mix of bold, citrus-colored florals, earthy animal prints, and a modern, polka-dot pattern in a series of short, A-line or elastic-hemmed dresses, cropped pants, and ruched leggings. Look for It Locally: Chelsea, 935 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-3760; Ella Bleu Boutique, 5425 Landmark Place, 720-859-3111; Garbarini, 3003 E. Third Ave., 303-333-8686; Nordstrom, 2810 E. First Ave., 720-746-2424.