2011 Fashion’s Night Out with Lilly

Posted on August 31, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

It’s that time of year again! (Dare we say the most WONDERFUL time of the year?!) The one night.. actually week that you can celebrate fashion and treat yourself to the newest delectable fall styles! Fashion’s Night Out, originally established in 2009 by Vogue Magazine as a way to stimulate the retail economy in New York, has been embraced by fashion lovers worldwide.  This year “FNO”  runs September 1st through September 8th culminating in national & international events on September 8th- including parties at 13 of our Lilly Pulitzer corporate retail locations!

But Lilly is giving you an entire week to join in on the fun!  Starting tomorrow, September 1st, until September 8th, you can pick up this exclusive Lilly printed collectors tote when you spend $250 or more at any Lilly Pulitzer corporate retail location!  So celebrate fashion with Lilly all week and plan to join us next Thursday at one of our participating party locations!  And be sure to “check-in” with us on Facebook Places or Foursquare for an added Fashion’s Night Out bonus goodie from Lilly!

Crazy for Colored Denim!

Posted on August 30, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Colored jeans is a Fall look Lilly can definitely get behind. (we just feel like jeans & behind belong together in the same sentence- don’t you think?!) We love it when trends fall into line with what Lilly does ALL the time- creating fashionable pieces in bright, happy colors! It doesn’t hurt to see all the celebs taking part in this cheerful trend either. Lilly’s always known that Fall doesn’t have to be drab & it’s exciting to see other designers getting on board with color as well.

It’s a no-brainer – if you’re a Lilly girl, our colored denim is for you- it matches everything you’ll be adding to your Lilly wardrobe anyway – if you don’t consider yourself a “Lilly girl” (shame, shame but we’ll forgive you), then give our colored denim a try and we know you’ll be hooked!

Lilly’s colored denim in Pink TomatoCameo WhiteAzelea Pink

Study in Style!

Posted on August 26, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

1. Cupcake paperclips (who cares what the papers say!)
2. Waste *ahem* recycling basket
3. The-we-need-extra-seating-in-this-room-pouf
4. Jade Lamp
5. Bubblicious wall mirrors
6. Totes cute shower totes
7. Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill- Sisters Floral Bedding
8. Jonathan Adler whale of an eraser eraser

Oh moms & dads, going back to school when you’re in college just isn’t the same as grade school. No longer are you simply stocking up on Justin Bieber folders, Hello Kitty pencils and the latest in locker gadgets – oh no, we’ve taken it up a notch. Sure, you still need the basics for studying & such but now we’ve moved from composition books to cosmopolitan looks for our dorm rooms & college apartments.  Stocking up has never been more fun! (and more expensive but really, more fun!)

Here were some goodies a few of us found as we were daydreaming back to our years in college saying “ooohhh, if I was going back to school, I’d totally need these!!”  (I bet JC would’ve liked these too)  Good luck in college ladies & be sure to send us pics of your Lilly-inspired rooms & apartments!

There’s Nothing Sweeter!

Posted on August 23, 2011 in Inspiration by | Comment

We have a thing for candy… and it just so happens, we have a thing for diamonds too (duh!)  So our print designer Jeff, created this jacquard print that combines BOTH!   A trick of the eye – those with a sweet tooth might see the candy and those who are sweet on a man in their life might see the diamond ring.  Either way, we want it!

See it in the Evie Dress (a customer FAVE!) and the Vanessa Dress.

Store of the Week – Palm Place Manasquan

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Up this week for our Store of the Week is a jersey shore favorite – Palm Place of Manasquan!  The beautiful beach town of Manasquan is exactly where Lilly Lovers enjoy spending their summers & weekends – it’s still Summer at the shore so make plans to visit Palm Place as you enjoy your final days soaking up the sun!!

Come find us!
161 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Store hours: M-S 10-5, Sunday 11-4
(extended seasonal hours during the summer as well!)
Find us online and on Facebook

Our Store History:  Ted Smith, owner of Palm Place, opened his first store in Shadyside, Pennsylvania back in 2003 when he and his wife, Eileen moved to the Pittsburg area. Turns out, Ted was actually born in Pittsburg many years ago (he said this, I swear we’re not calling him old!) but hadn’t returned since he was a tot and he was excited to bring the Lilly brand and story westward.  Shortly after the Shadyside location opened, another Palm Place opened in Sewickly, PA. Manasquan was actually the 3rd location Ted opened in 2005.  Last year, Ted & Eileen made a bittersweet decision to return to their old haunts of the Jersey Shore to be closer to friends & family. (Ted is going to be a first-time grandfather very soon!) As they settled down in New Jersey, they opened their newest location in Princeton!

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Meet our new Fall BFFs!

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

“Slub” – definitely not the best name we’ve ever heard for a fabric but boy oh boy, when you give our cotton slub jersey pieces a try, you’ll absolutely fall in love!  For those of you who like to geek-out about all things fashion, here’s a little more info about cotton slub: (and for those of you who already love it & want to know what’s available, skip this and read below!!)  Cotton slub is a fine jersey combined with slub yarn that creates the ultimate texture for any knit garment.  ”Slubbed” or nubby yarn is yarn that has soft lumps (areas where the yarn is bunched or wider than it should be) and was initially seen as a defect caused by the automated process of spinning yarn but because of the textures that nubby yarn can create, designers began to create slub yarn purposefully to add interest and texture to garments and upholstery.  Best of all, it PRINTS fabulously. (an absolute MUST for Lilly- obv!)

OK, so maybe a little too much detail for you but here’s what you really need to know:  these pieces are absolutely adorable and completely effortless.  Throw on a printed tee (short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve & long sleeve for any weather) and a pair of jeans, accessorize and you’ll steal the show without a second take.  LOTS of options including the Cassie Dress for those who want to take the drama up a notch!

Cassie Top: now available in Cameo White Thrill of the Chaise and Bright Navy Standing Ovation; available for pre-order in Starry Blue Drama Queen and Bright Navy Heel Yeah
Lexi Crew: now available in Bright Navy Standing Ovation, Pink Tomato Standing Ovation, Cameo White Thrill of the Chaise and Multi Big Dress Rehearsal; coming soon in-stores in Starry Blue Drama Queen and Bright Navy Heel Yeah
Mandy V-Neck (long sleeve): now available in-stores in Bright Navy Dress Rehearsal and Pink Tomato Standing Ovation; coming soon in-stores in Starry Blue Drama Queen and Bright Navy Heel Yeah
Cassie Dress: now available in Cameo White Thrill of the Chaise and Multi Big Dress Rehearsal; coming soon in Bright Navy Heel Yeah
The Lexi Crew & the Cassie Top is also be available in True Navy, Hotty Pink, Classic White solids.

So there you have it – a textile lesson that makes perfect fashion sense!


Posted on August 17, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Why, yes – we are shouting that.  Shop Prints may well be THE most exciting feature about our newly launched site.  And let’s be honest, it is very hard to choose just one feature but we do play favorites over here and Shop By Print- yeah, well she’s our baby.   We’ll wait while you take a spin…..  [looking at cuticles...ugh...need to cut them...  oh wait...someone just commented on my wall post... LOL- you too, Jess...what time is it, anyway...]

So you’re back?! You love it, right???  I mean, you all have been asking — FOR-like-EVER for this feature!  We knew we had to bring it to you all and it was NUMERO UNO on our list of  must haves when we began designing the new website.  Be sure to check out the “Inspiration Behind the Print” descriptions and the how a print becomes a print video- so fun!  And lastly, we think you’ll adore the fact that you can blow up the prints to full screen and find where we’ve hidden Lilly!

Pulling it All Together

Posted on August 16, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Sure, Lilly prints make a statement all on their own but really, what Lilly girl doesn’t looove to accessorize?!

1. Luck be a Lady Necklace 2. Not Just Fringe Necklace 3. Showstopper Cuff in Orchard Pink & True Navy 4. Tusk Tusk Cuff 5. Not Just Fringe Necklace-Small 6. In a Knot Bangle 7. Mini Diva Bangles in Multi, Orchard Pink & True Navy

Store of the Week – Pink Palm Charlottesville

Posted on August 15, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Last but absolutely, certainly NOT least, we are featuring the 4th of the Pink Palm locations- this time in the lovely college town of Charlottesville!  Since we have many former Wahoos in our midst, including our Senior Vice President of Retail, Marketing & Merchandising, we have a special place in our hearts for the ladies of Charlottesville <3.  And of course the team at Pink Palm is every bit as fabulous as every customer that walks in the door!  We’ll let them tell you more about themselves…

Come find us!
Barracks Road Shopping Center-North Wing
2136 Barracks Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(you can’t miss our Hotty Pink shutters!)
Store hours- Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5
Find us online or on Facebook

A little about us… The Pink Palm first opened in Charlottesville in 2004. Lilly lovers all over Central Virginia hunted down our tucked-away location. We have been the go-to boutique for University of Virginia students to find the perfect dress each year for football games and the annual Foxfield Races. After six years, Dave and Lizanne (our owners!) jumped on an opportunity to move to a more visible location. In February 2011, The Pink Palm opened its posh pink doors in the Barracks Road Shopping Center’s North Wing. We have since been introducing pink and green to Lilly-deprived souls and celebrating with long-time customers who love our new store and prime location!

Our Lilly Story: You’re never without a smile when walking into a Lilly store, especially The Pink Palm in Charlottesville. With pink and green walls, chandeliers and a lilly-fied palm tree, it’s like the sun shines during all four seasons in Virginia. In a small town, we love getting to know our customers on a more personal level to help them find the best styles that fit their needs. Sarah Fauerbach is the store manager and has been a Lilly Lover all her life! Assistant manager, Emily Woodrow came to us after working at a signature store in Alexandria, VA and her bubbly personality always keeps the store’s energy level high. With our small staff, you can be sure Susan, Missy, Katie, Charlotte, Lydia, Katelyn, JC, Lisel, or Lane will be here to help you!

Or favorite product from the Fall ’11 delivery is: The Adalie wrap dress! We love the style, prints and it is so flattering on any figure. Our customers love wrap dresses- especially with sleeves!

Did you know….One of our fabulous employees did an internship at Lilly Pulitzer’s corporate headquarters this Summer?? While we really missed her this summer, she was busy sharing her creativity and talent with the marketing department. We loved reading her blog posts and can’t wait to have her back this year to hear about her experience!

A favorite Customer Story: We love being located right next to the University of Virginia, helping the girls pick out dresses for all kinds of events, but this spring we got to share the biggest event of all with one of our customers. A UVA grad getting married in the University Chapel, came to us for all things Lilly! We outfitted all the bridesmaids and found fun party gifts for everyone involved! It was sure to be a magical day and best wishes to the bride and groom to love, laugh and wear Lilly!

Pop The Bubbly and Shop our New Site!

Posted on August 11, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Today is a day worth celebrating here at the Pink Palace. We are very, very, very excited to be launching our brand new website,! (and no- it’s not a coincidence that tomorrow is our last Summer Friday-the web team is taking full advantage of the early weekend because they are ready to celebrate! Tomorrow’s Happy Hour will be surely be very HAPPY!)

Now imagine you’ve just discovered a new Lilly shop *squeee* – you walk in the door, wide-eyed, smiles from ear-to-ear and a burning sensation coming from inside your purse. (tell me we aren’t the only ones who feel that!) The store staff spots you in your head-to-toe Lilly and greets you with a knowing smile. “Hi there!” she says, “Have you shopped with us before?” “No.” you answer in whispered astonishment. “Well then, let’s have a looksie, shall we?”

In the middle of our homepage, you’ll hit the Lilly Jackpot. Zingo!! Here you’ll find what’s new, featured looks of the season, dresses, tops & bottoms, shoes & accessories, Minnies and home & gifts. All our goodies in a pretty, little row, just waiting to be scooped up! And two treasures we know you’ll looooooove – our Shop by Print (yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!!) and Behind the Scenes. (making sure our Lilly girl is aaaallllways in-the-know!)

In our top right corner you’ll find everything you need to make shopping with Lilly easy. (no- we have not built in some kind of decision-maker that helps you pick through your over-flowing Lilly tote – that part is still hard!) But, we have created ways to make shopping on more convenient and seamless leaving you with just the FUN parts!

And you know it wouldn’t be Lilly if we didn’t create a spot for all our pretty young things to socialize and get to know the other Lilly Lovers who are living a colorful life, so in the top left corner we’re inviting you to join the party on Facebook and Twitter and get all the Lilly juice through e-mail and even texts! Be the life of the party and never miss a Lilly beat.

We’re tried to include all the tiniest details along the bottom (you know we’re all about the details!) from ordering & shopping from our catalog, buying a gift card, finding your dream job at Lilly and even helping you find your way around the site.  And of course we made it easy to always find answers to your questions, even when Jack & Kate aren’t manning the phones!

And there will be other hidden gems we’ll be sure to point out to you along the way (fit ratings, my <3s, share with friends, adorable gift cards, monogramming (yes! now breathe, breathe) ship to store, etc.)

If you’re like so many of us, you probably have a cute boy or your precious Minnie waiting patiently for your attention so you’re just going to HAVE TO stop back in, won’t you?? Don’t worry- this party is 24 hours, 365 days a year and there’s never a dull moment.