Banana Republic Milly Collection

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There have been so many designer collaborations over the past few years and it’s become such a regular occurrence that it’s hard to get excited for them all. Well here’s one that I have been waiting for since the announcement back in January  –  the new Banana Republic Milly collection in stores and online May 30th. The limited-edition capsule collection features designs which embody sophistication of the Hamptons for both men and women.

The lines will offer more than 60 pieces of men’s and women apparel and accessories. Milly’s women’s design will include maxi dresses, mini skirts, and shorts with a variety of fabulous colors and styles.

The menswear serves up  striped and patterned separates including bright polos, woven tees and shorts.

“I’ve always been a fan of Banana Republic, and when I met Simon we had an immediate and lasting connection,” says Michelle Smith, Founder and Designer, Milly by Michelle Smith. “This was my first experience designing menswear, which was a cinch with Simon’s expertise. It’s a very positive, happy collection and I think the colors and patterns really capture the modern spirit of summer.” The collection will also have jewelry and accessories. Can’t wait!!

Couple Things

We had a good week around here, we weren’t too busy, which is nice so we could appreciate the simple things.  The biggest news I have is I will reveal a major blog redesign on Monday!  Make sure to check www.styledbyjess.com first thing Monday morning – I’d love to hear your feedback when the new site is revealed!

Here’s a photo recap of our week:

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My obsession with pistachio green began when I found this necklace at J. Crew Factory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We got Z some mega blocks and she has been building towers ever since…  This baby is going to be a lego kid just like her daddy.  =)

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We got our ingredients for our Blue Apron meals – more on this next week!

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I am excited to start making Easter crafts!  I will have start sharing ideas next week…

Have a great weekend, here are some fun links:

J.Crew behind the scenes Spring/Summer 2013 presentation.

Shirley MacLaine is back for season 4 of Downton Abbey!

Here is a fun interview with working mom and Crewcuts designer Jenny Cooper.

Bloomingdales interviews Milly designer Michelle Smith about her Spring 2013 collection. I cannot seem to get enough of her bright preppy prints!

This new Marimekko print Converse sneaker line is awesome I love the yellow flower high tops the best.