A Ralph Lauren Girl At Heart

Before opening Milly & Grace,  I worked at Ralph Lauren.  He is hands down my favorite high fashion designer.  His timeless, tailored, American style just speaks to me.  He once said, “I’ve never wanted to be in fashion. Because if you’re in fashion, you’re going to be out of fashion.”  I think this is why he has been so successful over the years.  He never pushes the envelope,  he just totally nails the classic styles and lines that have worked year after year.  I try to take a page out of Ralph’s book when I think about buying for Milly & Grace.   I work really hard to pick pieces that are beautiful, comfortable, wearable and that can be worn time and time again.  I want there to be something for everyone and  I would never want to fill the store with items that are unapproachable.  (Please speak up if I ever do!)

This past week was Fall Fashion Week in New York.  Next week, Patty & I head to NYC to do the Fall ’14 buy for Milly & Grace.  Before we head to NYC,  I always like to do a little research so that I am up on the trends!  Every season I wait with baited breath for the RL fashion show and this time it nearly knocked my socks off.  His show was mostly PINK & GRAY!!  I die!!  Ralph, shall we collaborate some day??  (In my dreams!)  Here are my top 5  looks from the show:






And here are my top 5 favorite Ralph Lauren looks from the last 10 years:

#1 Spring 2011: This is what I want to wear everyday of my lifeRLS11#2 Spring 14: Showstopper.  This was my favorite look from this years Golden Globes.  Lupita Nyong’o looked amazing in it.
RLS14#3 Fall 2007: A suede ball gown. Need I say more?
RLF07#4 Fall 2008: I love the mix of casual & dressy.  Buffalo Plaid is such a great iconic American print.  RLF08#5 Spring 2008: Can’t go wrong with a LBD!
RLS08All the images are from Style.com

Ralph Lauren, thank you for inspiring me and teaching me so much about retail.  It gave me the confidence to open up my own shop and live my dream!

Chambray Shirt – 3 Ways



Even though the three of us have different styles from one another, we all agree that the chambray shirt is an essential piece to every girl’s closet! We each have one and couldn’t live without it. Here are a couple different ways you could style a Chambray shirt based on each of our styles:



Sources: Chambray/Scarf/Jeans/Jacket/Booties/Watch


 Source: Chambray/Hat/Jeans/Vest/Pentagon Bracelets/Link Bracelet/Booties



Sources: Chambray/Skirt/Boots/Necklace/Watch

Our Summer ’14 Top Picks for Milly & Grace

Like I said in my style report, Summer 14 is going look very fresh!  Pretty soft colors, lots of denim, white dresses, crochet, crop tops and rompers.  Check out some of my favorite looks that will hit Milly & Grace in June.

Joie #nailedit as usual.  Their summer collection was very island (yay for us!), feminine, light and flowy.  As always, they make their pieces very low maintenance, wearable and comfortable!  I admit that I don’t own a romper yet!  (Like I’ve said before, I’m a fashion prude!  Caroline calls me plain Jane.)   This might have to be my first one:

Joie This top is going to look great with cut off jean shorts for summer and then with dark denim and cowboy boots in the fall.  Joie1pickSoft Joie is actually the first line that we ever wrote for Milly & Grace!  Soft takes tried and true styles and bodies from Joie and uses more everyday fabrics – cottons vs. silks.  Can’t you just see this cute tank going to brunch at Black Eyed Susans this summer??softjoiepickI can’t get enough of Rebecca Taylor.  When I wear it, I just feel so put together.  Her collection for summer was the true Rebecca that I know and love: soft colors, feminine bodies and just the right amount of embellishments.  Here is line up of all of our picks for Summer 14! Rebecca Taylor pickMy favorite looks from RT are usually dresses but this time around it was her tops that caught my eye.  We are seeing A LOT of batik prints for summer.  How sweet is this pretty batik print tank?!  And I LOVE this crop sweatshirt with the metallic threading detail.  This is how I’m going to fill the crop trend this summer.rebecca taylor

We can always count on Splendid to make cute everyday pieces at a great bang for your buck price.  If  you are a bit nervous about trying out a new trend – like a pop of chartreuse – look to Splendid to fill that need.splendidpick

We are SO excited to be carrying Free People next season!  Boho Chic is where it is at with Free People and we’re absolutely smitten with this top!freepeopleDuring the last few hours of the last day of the show, we got really lucky and stumbled upon a booth waayy in the back corner called Miss June.  A husband and wife team from France were showing their line for the first time in the United States!  They make the most beautiful pieces that are perfect for summertime in Nantucket!  It was a perfect fit for us.  These are only 2 of many pieces that we bought from them.  This is a MUST SEE when you stop by Milly & Grace this summer! Miss JuneOk.  Hurry up Summer!!  I can’t wait to wear your cute clothes!