Ott European Invasion


The Milly & Grace Girls are back together again!!! The entire family is visiting Caroline in Switzerland and traveling around Europe. So, we are going to take a bit of a break from blogging to enjoy this time together. We’ll be taking lots of pictures and video though and we cannot wait to share them with you guys! In the meantime, we’ll be posting lots on Instagram. Here are the links – @emilyhollister @allison_ott @caroline_ott – in case you want to see what we are up to while we are away!


March Madness

I’m in the middle of March Madness!!  Even though my March Madness has nothing to do with basketball, I feel like I’m playing a basketball game right now.  I’m juggling so many moving parts and trying to fit everything in before that game clock goes off!

March is usually a pretty boring month for me.  The store is closed, the shows are over, Nantucket is quiet and cold and the only thing that keeps me busy are my daily visits to Stop & Shop so I can have some human contact.

This year, my March is pretty dang interesting!!  Steve and I are just back from Amanda and Nick’s ridiculously fun wedding weekend in Miami.  In a couple of days we are off to meet up with the rest of the Ott family in Europe!!

On top of all that there is a lot going on at the store.  We are painting, refinishing the floors and getting things ready for the upcoming season.  I’ve got Julia’s wedding shower to plan.  Plus, I’ve got the cutest little puppy that I need to spoil because I don’t want her to be sad when I leave her for the next couple of weeks.  (Let’s not even talk about it… I’m feeling so guilty!)

Here are some snaps from my first week of March Madness
This was Tuesday.  Yep it snowed again:marchmadnessAnd this was the sunset Tuesday night:
Marchmadness1 The sunset progression:marchmadness2 The beginning stages of my spiffy new floors (they are still going to be gray):Marchmadness3Off to Miami we go!! The hotel: marchmadness4a The beach:marchmadness5marchmadness4The Rehearsal Dinner:
rehearsaldinnerAmanda’s stunning family!  Her brother, (Amanda & Nick), her sisters Erika and Jessie:EpsteinsThe bridesmaids!  We wore Love Shack Fancy Dresses – we will be carrying this style dress at Milly & Grace this season (Photocred: Dani Epstein):bridesmaidsI’m sad to say that I didn’t get very many pictures – I was having way too much fun!!  (The photographer’s pictures are better anyway!) With Mrs. Godfrey and my main squeeze! Amanda&NickweddingMarch, I’m loving this change of pace!  Keep it up! xo


Airport Style Trends

Random fact about me… I love airports. I love going to airports and I love flying.  It’s always exciting!  You’re either going somewhere you love or somewhere new, or coming back home, or picking up a visitor… and there is amazing people watching at airports.

Another random fact about me… I hate packing.  And I really should be packing right now for my trip. Or at least organizing outfits to wear with perfectly planned accessories.  (Like Patty, Emily and Caroline.  They are all really good at this… I did not get that gene.)  Instead of packing, I got sidetracked looking up “airport style” on Pinterest.  I love airport style.  It really is important to pick an awesome yet comfortable travel outfit.  Here are some of the trends I saw…

Black Blazer or Black Leather Jacket with a big grey scarf!


Note to self: Go get a grey scarf.

All Black.  Love all black. 


Who doesn’t love all back?



Rosie Huntington-Whitely (left) had the best airport styles.  Look her up.

Plaid with Ray Bans.


I love the grey shirt under the red and black buffalo plaid!

Note to self: go get grey t-shirt.  And look for my ray bans that I haven’t seen in months (hopefully I didn’t loose them).



Emma: Love the grey coat!  And the cool leather back pack in camel.

Rosie:  Love the mixing of tan and black!

GP: LOVE the red boots.  And the grey bag and grey sweater.

I seriously don’t own anything grey?  How did I miss that very important color?  All the cool kids wear grey!

This pinteresting really helped.  Now, I am focused and can start packing!  Nobody call or distract me!  Just kidding.  Do it.  I still don’t really like packing!  XO

Black with Grey Scarf 12, 3 / All Black 123 / Stripes 123/ Plaid 123/ Miscellaneous 123