There’s so much to do in Middleburg, VA. If you’re not gallavanting on your horse, why, you might be immersed in fine dining in town, wandering down the ancient, brick sidewalks, or window shopping your way down the main street. Or, like me, you could have a fashion show!
Tully Rector came highly recommended to me by friends so I made sure to put it on my list for my day in Middleburg. I thought I’d browse and pick up this season’s must-have romper or gladiator sandals. But when I arrived and walked into a fantasy land of clothes I felt suddenly compelled to have an impromtu fashion show. Just your standard fare, you understand. The setting was perfect: high fashion and equestrian details.
Simon felt lukewarm about the idea but so long as he could score this front row seat in the dressing room he was on board. And we were off. P.S. Isn’t the dressing room darling?!
I recruited Karen, the owner, to help me showcase the dresses. And she jumped right in. I loved it! Why dresses? Well, they’re my favorite! And I think you can see why with this number. With the fabric reminiscent of gilded English tapestries and a cut right off a Manhattan runway it was the perfect balance of Henry VII’s Anne Boleyn and Gossip Girl’s Serena Van Der Woodsen. Hand’s down my favorite. Dress by Milly. By the way, I apologize for the hair situation. It was a pony tail or nothing after a day out in the sun at Sure Fire Farm Horse Trials!
Alice + Olivia seem to be all over the place. And why not, what with their hip styling and superior quality. I loved this dress. I have some daring black Loeffler Randall heels that would make for a killer outfit. Dress by Alice + Olivia. By the way, have you noticed all the art? You know how I love a good oil painting with a horse/ hound/ pony in it. Tully Rector is filled to the brim with charming portraits that I wish I could buy by the dozen. Which you can, incidentally, if you are so inclined!
While I was over the moon, Simon was still fairly unimpressed. He stayed firmly planted on his VIP seat throughout our fashion show. Good boy Simon.
This dress is all spring time and sherbert to me. Alice + Olivia (again) strike the perfect balance of edgy (check out the back!), pretty, and flirty. It’s hard to tell with a picture but the skirt is perfect for twirling–which I am apt to do at regular intervals. Dress by Alice + Olivia. Also, do you see the sweet table to the right? Can someone from Tully Rector please decorate my house?
Oh, this is Karen (left) and Marilyn (right). Aren’t they darling?! Note the ribbons on the linen lamp shade. I’m telling you, I can’t get enough of this place. They were both so welcoming to me and all of us at Three Days Three Ways. It was like a fashion invasion what with the twirling and photo-taking and dashing from dress to dress all the while adoring the art. They were even patient with my inexperience as a model. How do they pull off those pouty poses? I’ll never know. Karen and Marilyn couldn’t have been nicer. Plus, they know their stuff as evidenced by the well-chosen inventory from dresses (as we’ve already noted), the entire room devoted to jeans of every cut and color, shirts ranging from hip tees to something you would wear to a party, skirts for an afternoon out or a business meeting, and everything in between.
Thanks to Karen, Marilyn, and Tully Rector for taking Three Days Three Ways in with such warmth and for being game for such (unexpected) fun. That was true Three Days Three Ways style! Next time you’re in Middleburg, VA I couldn’t recommend Tully Rector enough. Stop by, pick up those perfect jeans or that dress you’ve been wanting, and enjoy the experience. I sure did!
Tully Rector: 13 East Washington Street; Middleburg, VA. (540) 687-5858