Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lilly...with a Twist! Baby Shower in the Snow!

Lisa from Privilege blog has done it once again! I do believe this is one of my FAVORITE Polyvores! How DARLING! Please enjoy...Lilly...with a Twist.

Lilly had a baby shower to attend. She loved baby showers. She liked babies, for the most part, but she LOVED baby clothes. Oh. My. God. They were so cute! Those little ruffles, and little flowers, and little pinknesses? She could never resist buying at least two outfits as presents. And she always wanted to see photos later, her baby fashion choices in action.

But today she was having trouble figuring out what to wear. It was March. And out East, where her friend lived now, it appeared that winter hadn't yet surrendered to spring. Despite the snow on the ground, Lilly was determined to find a cheery outfit. Something colorful. Something...Lilly. But there was no way around the snow on the ground. Hmm. She had to start with her feet. The Lilly shoes just wouldn't work in the snow. But, wait, she had a wonderful pair of equestrian boots! Black. Comfy. Classic.

Now, add a pair of peacock tights, a Sabine shirtdress, and layer a pink turtleneck underneath. Yes! Good to go! Add a pink hat with pompoms and matching gloves, pull out the winter coat and a Murfee scarf, and Lilly felt ready to bring her customary cheer to the event. To heck with snow. On with the festivities.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lilly Cheers the Winter Olympics!

Lilly loved the Olympics. Summer, winter, Asia, Europe, the Americas, she loved them all. The competition, the athletes' stories, the costumes. Even the theme songs. But her parents were old-fashioned. So old-fashioned they hadn't yet moved on to the glorious world of enormous, flat screen, HDTV. She especially loved to root on Team USA.

On Saturday, she settled herself onto the family room sofa, resigned to watching little bitty skaters and skiiers go round little bitty tracks and down little bitty hills. It was better than nothing, and Lilly was the cheerful sort, who always found a glass to be half full. Just as familiar trumpets began to sound, her phone rang. It was her best friend, Sissy. Did Lilly want to come watch the Olympics? On the new, 52-inch TV? Did she? Are you kidding? But Sissy had a Swedish grandpa. Lilly had to agree to root for Sweden in the Nordic skiing events. Hmm, thought Lilly. Hmmm. Tall, muscular Swedish men? In top aerobic condition, skiing their hearts out for 30 kilometers? Hela Sverige!

A few quick runs through her closet, and she found an ALMOST red polo, white jeans, and man's small navy blue cashmere v-neck. Lilly absolutely loved men's sweaters, very forgiving of too much guacamole, or cheesecake, for that matter. Add some gold flats for medal luck. Spectacular! Let the best man, woman, country, and athlete win.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunny Sunday: The Pearce

Hello friends! I decided to call this post "Sunny Sunday" because it is RAINING today in Los Angeles (thank you, El Nino) and I wanted to have a nice sunny day on my blog! HA!

I've featured the Pearce dress from Spring 2010 Lilly before, but now there are some new pictures out of it and I just couldn't help but featuring it again. The details are just so lovely. I can't wait until the days of white dresses, flowers, sunshine and happiness are here! Soon enough. Until then, have you met the Pearce?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Olympic Sale!

Stop the presses! In honor of the Winter Games, from now until Sunday you can take 30% off printed Lilly Resort items with code: OLYMPICS! What a great offer from C. Orrico. Of course I LOVE C. Orrico! Buy something and then come tell us all about it.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pink. Straw. Perfection.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I am ALWAYS on the search for the perfect straw bag! It's pretty much the perfect companion to Lilly 10 out of 10 times! Imagine my happiness and delight to find this special piece in the Spring 2010 Lilly collection:

LG Golden Basket ($228) The straw! The PINK! The BAMBOO HANDLES! It is PERFECTION.

Good job, Lilly! I've been looking for a piece like this for AGES. The smaller clutch ($128) is also adorable! Love them both! Have a great weekend, all!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lilly...with a Twist! Mardi Gras time!

Lilly still couldn't think of him as Brian. Somehow in her mind she kept calling him Edgy Guy. Hard to stop, given that she still wasn't sure if they were dating or not. Sure, they hung out. Sure, she realized as she thought about it that they had somehow wound up seeing each other almost every weekend since Sissy's wedding. And, yes, OK, some kissing had happened. But she just wasn't sure. The texting seemed accidental. Phone calls were almost non-existent. All the contact, exciting, fun, and different as it was, just didn't seem to be on purpose.

She wanted to know. Did he like her? As in, like her? Did she make his heart beat faster? Even a little bit?

Mardi Gras party time. Always fun, with her group of friends. Even the married ones seemed to get 5 years younger at Mardi Gras parties. Lilly looked forward to it. And to wearing her new pink Adelson shift with the gold lace. "Ha!" she thought, "It'll coordinate with my beads!" She decided to get daring. Added the Lilly Patent Croc wedges. In pink, of course. Piled on the beads, intertwined with a Murfee scarf for inimitable style. She looked in the mirror. Thought long and hard. And raised the feathered mask to her face. "Why not? she thought. "Why the heck not?"

Midnight. Face to face. Masks on. Does she have the courage? Can she ask him? "Do I make your heart beat faster?" Masks off. "Just for tonight, yes."

Special thanks to Lisa from Privilege for another STELLAR "Lilly...with a Twist!"!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lilly Image of the Day!

Hello friends! Happy Monday and welcome to February! For the Image of the Day today, I simply had to feature STUNNING Lilly Lover Angie Harmon from Town and Country (July 2009). She makes white look WHITE HOT! Love the earrings. She sure can make Lilly look lovely! Ms. Harmon is wearing the Lilly Pulitzer SoCal shift from the Jubilee collection ($298).

Friday, January 29, 2010


...At Lilly! YAY!!!! I have picked some of my favorites from Lilly Pulitzer's site, C. Orrico and In the Pink:

Adelson Shift Gold Lace ($278) Oh my Lord! What a GORGEOUS dress! Such a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. Classic, classy, simple, GORGEOUS! Must have!

Andover Dress Printed ($168) In my opinion, the Andover is one of the great shapes of the Lilly pantheon. I really like the pink and green print I have seen in this collection but also the Lawn Slubs as well.

Pearce Dress Novelty ($278) Scallops. What more is there to say?!? Tons of SCALLOPS! OBSESSED.

Bowen Dress Jacquard ($248) Oh, this dress is ADORABLE. The colors are SPOT ON! What a fun dress for a party!

Tori Dress Gator ($228) I like the classic lines of this dress. I also love that neckline!

Lilly Lovers want to know- what are YOUR favorites from Spring 2010? More importantly, does anyone know when the new Originals line will be coming out?!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Seamus is BACK!

The Seamus was SO popular when it first came out that now Lilly has sort of "re-issued" it in some new prints! How do you feel about the Seamus? Will you buy one of the new prints? I love this dress!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lilly Dress for Sale!

While cleaning out my closet this weekend, I found a Spring 2007 Lilly Pulitzer Willa halter dress. I've never worn it once and I'd love to give it a nice home. If you are interested, it is a size 12 and I am selling it for $75 with $5 shipping. Email me at for more info. Thanks!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lilly in the Press! Janie in Modern Bride!

While I am no longer looking at bridal magazines anymore, many are! Lilly Lover Lindsey gave me this page from Modern Brides to post here that she found while planning her own preptastic wedding. In it, Janie explains how to incorporate Lilly prints into every aspect of your nuptials! Lilly prints were certainly the inspiration in my own pink and green wedding. Hurray for Lilly in the Press!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lilly...with a Twist!

Extra special thanks to Lisa at Privilege for yet another STELLAR and FABULOUS edition of "Lilly...with a Twist!"

Lilly was noticing a strange phenomenon. Her friends were getting married. That wasn't so strange. In fact, Lilly's mom often hinted that maybe single was stranger. Lilly ignored her. No, the strange part was how her married friends changed once they emerged from the bridal haze.

Take Sissy, for example. Back in the day, Sissy was all about sassy. Everything wildly pink and as short possible. Anything that wasn't pink, gold. Especially shoes and bags. No longer. When Sissy threw her first dinner party, she greeted Lilly at the door in a gorgeous Kaya dress, a Paley cardigan, and, apparently, a new commitment to the environment. Her shoes supported coral reefs around the world. "Oh dear," thought Lilly, "My shoes barely support my feet." Sissy did look fabulous. Happy. With a sinking feeling in her heart, Lilly entered the married-people-party. Everyone looked so, well, married. Settled. Intentional. Happy. Lilly sidled over to the bar, and asked Chip, Sissy's husband, for a glass of champagne. "Lilly!" cried Chip, "I wanted to introduce you to Bryan!" "Oh, no, I'm, I'm just, I'm...." Lilly couldn't think of anything to say to prevent yet another embarrassing hello-nice-to-meet you moment. She turned. Wait a minute. Wait just a minute here. Chip's cousin Bryan? He's the handsome, edgy, unsuitable guy from a few months ago. "Hello," said Lilly, "How nice to meet you."

Lilly And Married Life

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lilly Home has arrived! AT LAST!

Hello friends! The Lilly Pulitzer Home line with Garnet Hill has arrived! What do you think?! I am very happy with some of the items but I was also very surprised at how expensive some of the pieces were. One of the rugs is $498!

Now, I usually say that I wish Lilly would take a more upscale approach to their collaborations, but now that they have, I have to say I think the timing is off. Right now, with the economy the way it is, it would have been wise to follow in the footsteps of the last home line and offer more affordable pieces. I was also disappointed that there are not more bath accessories as they did last time. Perhaps those will come in a second wave of items. Having said that, I am already making mental plans about decorating rooms around these pieces! FAB!

Chinoiserie Bath Rug. I will definitely be purchasing these rugs for my bathroom. I love the design and the colors are spot on ($38-$78):

Chinoiserie Towels. I will buy these to match the rug but will save them for when guests come over. What a lovely scene these will make together! ($14-$32):

Leaf it to me Pillow Cover. Love the green color and LOVE LOVE LOVE the pom poms! I don't have a thing to go with this but I may buy it anyhow. Too cute to pass up! ($58):

You can view the entire collection online now at Garnet Hill. Please let us know what you think of the items! Lilly Lovers are dying to know your opinion!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Exciting NEW Lilly News!

Hello friends! Our favorite pink and green lady has done it again! We've got TWO big scoops here for you today, Lilly Lovers! Let's get started, shall we?

First of all, WOW! Listen to this:


This season Lilly Pulitzer colors the globe GREEN in more ways than one! For every Lilly polo purchased we are working with American Forests to plant a tree!

With “Planting Polos” we also debut 2 brand new & updated fits – the Resort Polo and the Chic Polo – guaranteed to fit and flatter. It’s time someone breathed new life into the classic polo… why not Lilly? The Resort Polo is sporty, comfortable and hits at the hip, for easy, on-the-go wear. The Chic Polo is the high fashion friend, with its long, lean fit and polished enamel buttons. Available in over 8 different colors like Hotty Pink, Keen Peach, Turquoise (the official Pantone color for 2010!), limeade, and the always Classic White!

With the purchase of ANY Lilly polo at our boutiques nationwide, Lilly will plant a tree. Watch online as our digital forest grows before your very eyes!
Isn't that simply THRILLING?! Of course Lilly could do no wrong in my book to begin with, but their constant attention to philanthropy, the environment, and the lifestyle of their customers (and TRUE Lifelong Lilly Lovers!) never ceases to amaze me! I like the light green color the best. Wouldn't it be charming with some white Lilly capris or a linen skirt? BUT WAIT! That's not all! Listen closely:

AND INTRODUCING…The PERFECT Uniform to transition you from Winter to Spring!

We think we’re on to something here… as we can not keep this “Murfee” scarf in stock (an easy, breezy $118!). Just by looking at the girls in the office, we think we have a new transitional “uniform.” A super soft tee, dark skinny jean, and a printed lightweight scarf, all paired back to the perfect ballet flat.
I LOVE these new patterns! I think my favorite is the second from the right. It reminds me of the Originals collection. I didn't think I was interested in getting one of these, but with this great pattern added, how could I not? This is OBVIOUSLY a must-have for every Lilly Lover. Especially with the recent FREEZING cold weather the East and Midwest has been suffering through! Let's do a quick visual of the outfit Lilly recommends. Who doesn't love a visual aid?!

Now, that is a fabulous "uniform" if I ever did see one! What do you think of the latest from Lilly?! Will you run out of the house this very second to buy a polo and new Murfee?? Lilly Lovers want to know!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MAC in Lillyland!

Very exciting news in Lillyland! Lilly Lovers and MAC lovers will be here SOON! Namely, TOMORROW! Until then, you can purchase the items NOW online! WOW!

I will definitely need to SEE these in person before making a purchase (some of those colors seem rather bright) but I am sure they most likely just appear that way in the packaging and will look lovely on. Will you be headed to your nearest MAC tomorrow to grab some Lilly goodies?

Friday, January 1, 2010

May 2010 be your PINK and GREENEST yet!

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC and FABULOUS New Year!
Thank you for making Lilly Lovers a success!