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Falling for Drama

Posted on July 28, 2011 in Inspiration by | 1 comment

This fall, we continue our love of everything arts with a focus on DRAMA. The drama of a good entrance is what you will be celebrating with our yummy Fall prints and patterns. Get your ticket, stand behind the velvet rope, grab some popcorn and get ready for lights, camera, Lilly!

We start off with our best act on July 25th… which is to pretend that Summer isn’t coming to an end.  We SET THE STAGE for Fall while extending Summer…  every last glorious second of summer… knowing that *le sigh*, you’ll be wearing a sweater over these outfits later.  But this delivery was built for that!  Colors are navy popped with kelly green & pink tomato and of course, sprinkled with florals. The prints and patterns start you on the yellow — scratch that — Pink [lip-glossed] road to Lilly land!

On August 25th THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE LILLY! One of our all time favorite classics, The Wizard of Oz, is the perfect theme for our big performance. Lions, monkeys, and Scottie dogs- love! (we’re not letting the scary, green witch into this performance)  Colors are extremely rich and lush with the glitz of gold that every performance demands. It is absolutely acceptable to play the part of the drama queen when you are decked out in these ladylike dresses. Look for a secret surprise in every print- critters and ruby slippers are hidden everywhere!

Well folks, show’s over.. now it’s time to party! September 25th is a CAST OF CHARACTERS. Every color, every print, every pattern, every chic style says, “please wear me & hold a cocktail in your hand.” Oh wait – not in the pick up line at school. (though in these prints everything you do feels like a party!)  These colors are easy to wear, fun, and flawlessly stylish.  There’s no place like Lilly for your performance and after-party!

Party Time Trunk Show Style

Posted on July 27, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Oh how we love the entrepreneurial woman.  How could we not?  We’d be nowhere if it wasn’t for one young woman with a flair for fashion, a bevvy of stylish & fabulous friends, a way with entertaining and trouble sitting still.  In fact, that combination has added up to some incredibly successful brands we all know and love (like this one, this one, and this one) & some brands & ladies we’re just now falling in love with. (like this one, this one, & this one)

And the way that each & every one of them started their business was to roll up their sleeves & get working – working on getting their product in front of friends who would ultimately fall in love with their brand and spread the word.  And that’s where Lilly comes in.  We throw a mean party- this you know. We loooove to meet new, cool, stylish people- also not a surprise.  But did you know we love to host those parties, with those peeps, in our stores?  Well now you do!

We call them “Trunk Shows” but like much of what we do, they’re just another excuse to have a party.  If you’re an entrepreneur and would like to host a Trunk Show at one of our corporate retail stores, let us know!  We’d love to play host to your fancy friends and help you get the word out about your baby. (because when it’s your business, it’s your baby!)

Find a Lilly Pulitzer store closest to you and contact us at sociallyyours@lillypulitzer.com to get this party started!

Chambrace Yourself for Fall!

Posted on July 26, 2011 in Inspiration by | 1 comment

As we round out Summer with the blues, our fresh, cotton Chambray is the perfect lightweight choice to take you into Fall.   It’s simple yet not so simple (a lot like us Lilly girls!) – we’ve used extra fine yarn to keep it light and weaved in white cotton slub for added texture & interest. And because we’re always aaaalll about details, we couldn’t keep things plain – so we made them pretty with ruffles,  embroidery and flower appliques!  Feminine. Fresh. Fun.

How to transition these pieces into Fall?  Follow along…

Add a Murfee Scarf to your Essie Shirtdress to darken the look and take off the chill.

Pair the Avery Skirt with the Benton Tunic Sweater in Navy.

Wear your Dupre Top over Main Line Jeans and a Katia Wrap.

Still easy- still chic!

Store of the Week – In The Pink

Posted on July 25, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

We ventured north to the Cape & Islands of Massachusetts to feature the six In the Pink Signature Stores that serve their Summering customers on the islands and their year ’round customers looking for some warmth & color in the northern chill of Winter.

Visit In The Pink!
5 South Water Street, Nantucket, MA
133 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
33 Main Street, Edgartown, MA (Martha’s Vineyard)
483 Main Street, Chatham, MA
18 Market Street (Mashpee Commons), Mashpee, MA
199 Main Street, Falmouth, MA
Shop with them online and join them on Facebook and Twitter!

A little background: In The Pink was founded by Gordon and Sandra Russell in 1997. They opened their first store on Nantucket, becoming the nation’s first Lilly Pulitzer® Signature Store. Since the initial opening of the Nantucket location, In The Pink has grown to six locations in Massachusetts and has become one of the nation’s largest Lilly Pulitzer retailers.

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Polo Perfect!

Posted on July 21, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

POLOS. The perfect summer staple, they are a MUST in every closet…and Lilly has 5 fabulous styles in HOT summer colors that will make you look (& feel) COOL!  The question is, what’s the diff & which one’s for you??

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In the Guest House with Bettina Alonso of Oceana

Posted on July 20, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

As we get closer & closer to our Hamptons Splash event, we thought it would be the perfect time to play host to Oceana’s Vice President for Global Development, Bettina Alonso.  Lilly prints are constantly inspired by the sea, sand & sun and we love the good work Oceana does to preserve our Lilly Lover’s playground! We also have a special place in our hearts for marine wildlife and even the gorgeous coral so many of them live in – what’s not to love?! (well maybe these- we don’t love them so much)  We’ve asked Bettina to fill us in on what Oceana is up to in hopes it will convince you to support them by coming to our event on July 30th!

What are the mission and goals of Oceana?

Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our teams of scientists, lawyers, and economists advocate for specific and concrete policy changes on an international scale that tackle issues like pollution, and preventing the irreversible collapse of fish population, marine mammals, and key habitats. We have a track record of securing tangible victories for the oceans all around the world.

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Favorite Prints Coming Back Around

Posted on July 19, 2011 in Inspiration by | 1 comment

We are just 2 weeks away from saying goodbye to our fav, fav, fav season and welcoming Fall (which is kinda a four letter word around here).  Though introducing a new season brings NEW, fresh, fun and of course, fashionable, prints, frocks and a longer list of Lilly faves, it also means saying goodbye to prints we’ve fallen in love with over the last few months. … *pausing for head hanging & tear dabbing* …

So… we looooooove when we can bring a few of your (and our!) favorite prints back around one more time for a final encore.  Over the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing these 4 prints, plus some other favs in new styles hit lillypulitzer.com and our store floors!   And what’s more fun than Whitley showing up in Daiquiri Pink Floater??  – finding Whitley in Daiquiri Pink Floater!  That’s right.  It’s a bit of a scavenger hunt when these beauties ship- we kiss them goodbye and where they land, nobody knows! (OK well.. someone knows but if there’s ever a time when you “Let Lilly Find It”, now’s probably that time!)

We’ve prepared your scavenger hunt list for you. (you can thank us later)

1. Callahan Shorts in Multi Peel & Eat, Green Bean Daisy Darlin‘, Shorely Blue Pop Goes the Floral
2. Eryn Dress in Lilly’s Pink Lilet, Hotty Pink Cherry Begonias and True Navy Wrapping Stripe
3. Essie Shirtdress in Hotty Pink Cherry Begonias
4. Cissy Skirt in Hotty Pink Cherry Begonias, Shorely Blue Paint By Numbers, Multi Minnie Zinny & Classic White Let them Eat Cake (collect them all! )
5. Flor Dress in Hotty Pink Burnout
6. Whitley Skirt in Seaweed Green Daisy Darlin’, Daiquiri Pink Floater, Hotty Pink Cherry Begonias
7. Rosemary Dress in Daisy For You Eyelet
8. Walsh Shorts in Multi Rollin, Green Bean Daisy Darlin’
9. Whitaker Dress in Lagoon Green Summer Nights
10. Eliot Shirt in  Classic White Had Me a Blast

Let hunting commence!

July Pack for Paradise

Posted on July 18, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers one of the most complete resort experiences in North America and was voted the #1 Resort by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages. The resort invites guests to enter a world with 30 charming neighborhoods from the beach to the bay, featuring 1,400 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a fitness center and spa, a full service Marina. Plus, the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village features boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife.

Sandestin is also home of Barefoot Princess, the original Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Lilly Pulitzer signature store. Barefoot Princess is located in Sandestin’s charming Village of Baytowne Wharf.

For more information on the resort and overnight accommodations, call 1-866-91-BEACH or visit www.sandestin.com.

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Store of the Week – The Pink Paddock

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Lilly Lovers do NOT be confused.  This week’s Store of the Week is in Saratoga Springs, NEW YORK which is no where near Sarasota, Florida :) I mean, we understand why, by default, our minds go south when we think Lilly but where, oh where, do you think the New York polo lovers & socialites get their Lilly??  You guessed it- The Pink Paddock!  Find out more about the owners & their adorable shop in Lilly’s childhood summertime town!

Come find us!
358 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Store hours- Mon-Wed 10-6, Thurs-Sat 10-8, Sun 11-5
Connect with us on Facebook and look out for us on site, every match of the season, at Whitney Field, home of Saratoga Polo!

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Summer Blues

Posted on July 14, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment