Into the Closet

Close-up of Trina Turk Crazy Botanical Top, Banana Republic.

Since JSlow declared she was coming “out of the closet” and no longer hiding purchases from her husband, I made a declaration of my own: I’m going to let “color” into my closet. This is a big deal, as my idea of color is grey.

And so it was that last night I attended the opening party of the 60-piece Banana Republic Trina Turk collection, which launched yesterday in 450 Banana Republic stores worldwide. Trina Turk, if you are not aware, is an actual person and head of her own Trina Turk fashion and design empire, featuring her signature mod prints splashed across women’s apparel, menswear, jewelry, stationary and bedding. She has 8 boutiques and is sold at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and

Her clothes are not me, because me, myself and I do not wear color. But then I remembered my mission, and how a few months ago on this very blog I wrote of being so taken with the Milan Fall Fashion week prints that I vowed to try and integrate them into my wardrobe.

The irony is that my home is an explosion of colors and prints: I keep my food cold in a hot orange fridge, work from a pink plexiglass chair, and dry my damp hair with an electric teal Marimekko towel. Why can’t I put color on my body?

So I did it.  I bought two tops, the above Crazy Botanical Top and the Kaleidoscope Cowl-Neck (already sold-out online) which most definitely do not blend in with the cement and asphalt Demeulemeesters and Owens that lurk in the dark. Which I guess is the point. Looks like my closet has seen the light. And so have I.



6 Responses


    Thanks for the permission! I am the same, you know me….black from head to toe but my house is also an explosion of color…bright. I’m going shopping tonight.

  2. Paula

    I have to tell you that both tops I bought look adorable. It’s just so not my comfort zone, which is ridiculous. Send me photos of what you buy and I’ll post! Have a great weekend. xoxo

    sharon kuerschner

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Trina Turk. Her Palm Springs store is Sexy…
    Thank you for sharing – this is how out of touch I am. I will be visiting my nearest BP store this week.

    Love you B and Jen~!

    1. Paula

      Thanks B! I bought 2 tops, the whole collection is super cute AND affordable. It’s selling out fast, so you better hurry. xoxo


    Love that you are trying to integrate color into your wardrobe. I myself need to more of the same. I was very inspired by fashion week Missoni spring summer collection and the hair was amazing!!

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