I love collaborations that make designer fashions accessible to women on a “real-girl” budget.  For years I have admired the designs and bright patterns of Milly NY, but couldn’t quite justify the prices.  So when I heard that Banana Republic was collaborating with Milly designer Michelle Smith, I was elated.  Her effortless and modern prints perfectly reflect a pretty “summertime in the Hamptons” feel.  This limited time collection makes me want to plan a summer trip to the beach, just to wear these fun colors and chic patterns.  Although I would like to take home all of the pieces, here are a few of my favorites…


Colorblock Pleated Patio Dress



Feathers Printed Skirt



Coated Tote



Patent Wicker Clutch





Bib Necklace