Sisterhood Spotlight – Alpha Phi at University of Oklahoma

Posted on March 30, 2012 in Party by | 3 comments

From a quick look at their Pinterest board, we noticed the Alpha Phi girls at University of Oklahoma seemed to be well-rounded in the good-times department – hitting the beach, hitting the slopes and of course, hitting the parties!  Since these were girls after our own hearts, we wanted to know a little bit more about them. We asked their Director of Chapter Facilities, Jennifer, to fill us in and here’s what she had to say about her ivy wearing sisters…

 1. School, Sorority & Chapter Name
University of Oklahoma, Alpha Phi, Phi Chapter

2. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
228 members, founded in 1917

3. Quotables
“Union Hand in Hand”   “All the Best Girls Wear the Ivy”

4. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a.The Alpha Phi Original Tote
b.The Maybell Dress
c.The Somerset Dress

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Live it up with Lilly at the Carolina Cup!

Posted on March 29, 2012 in Party by | Comment

It’s almost HERE! One of our favorite days of the year. We have been c-o-u-n-t-i-n-g down the days, hours, and MINUTES until Carolina Cup! It’s THIS Saturday, March 31st in Camden, South Carolina. It’s like a Lilly Lover’s Christmas and we will be celebrating accordingly! (and yes, we mean presents will be delivered!!) And of course, we will be dressed accordingly. Our 9 Signature Store event sponsors all picked their fave dress (pictured above) for Carolina Cup & we CAN’T WAIT to see all the beautiful girls in these dresses!  (and we adore the fact that our Lilly Lover, when seen in the same dress as another girl, instead of sulking away in embarrassment, they’ve been known to give a wink, a high five and sometimes even a great big Lilly hug!)  We wonder which one of these dresses we’ll see the most!

We had SO much fun at Cup last year that we thought we couldn’t possibly top it, but we do love a challenge. So what did we do? We got a SECOND tent so that we could have TWICE as much fun as last year. MAKE IT A DOUBLE, people.  That’s what we do.

This will be a Carolina Cup you won’t want to miss! Be sure to come visit us as soon as you get to Cup so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun –we will have fabulous giveaways, yummy refreshments, adorable Spring merchandise to shop, a Print Designer painting a canvas LIVE on site, and a team of Fashion Designers who want to meet and hear from YOU!
We can’t wait to see you! You’ll find our Lillyfied tent behind the grandstand – trust us, you won’t be able to miss it!!!

Belk Fashion Forward Runway Show

Posted on March 28, 2012 in Party by | 1 comment

Ready, set, RUNWAY! This weekend, Belk Crabtree hosted a fabulous spring fashion show alongside the Junior League of Raleigh featuring a variety of looks including an ENTIRE section of Lilly Pulitzer! We were honored to be the final act of the show (you know that saying save the best for last…)?

Some of the top trends highlighted were bright colors, 70s/retro inspired dressing and American originals…looks like Lilly is spot on this season! From the classic shift to pretty peplums, we just loved seeing some of our favorite pieces coming down the catwalk.

Here are just some of the looks we featured:
Alessa Dress paired with Hilary Cardigan
Dusti Shirt paired with Worth Jean
Lottie Dress paired with Hilary Cardigan
Callahan Short
paired with Kade Top and Millie Jacket
Nicolette Dress
Parker Dress

Thank you to everyone at Belk and the Junior League for a wonderful show. We were thrilled to be part of an event that helps to support this important organization. After all, Lilly herself once said, “If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.


Sisterhood Spotlight – Kappa Delta at Miami University

Posted on March 23, 2012 in Party by | 1 comment

This week’s Sisterhood Spotlight comes from Miami University in Ohio. These Lilly-loving (and printed letter-loving, I might add) KDs sent us the cutest Pinterest board and we ate it right up – hence why we’re happy to feature these fun-loving ladies on our blog!  Here’s a little from the girls who are probably still recovering from their St. Patty’s Day Shenanigans…

1. School Name and Location
Miami University; Oxford, Ohio

2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Kappa Delta; Gamma Nu Chapter

3. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
163 members; was established at Miami on March 1, 1958

4. Quotables
Cheer: “Kappa Delta is our pride; we’ll be KDs till we die! Green & white, rose & pearl. I’m a Kappa Delta girl! Hooray for KD, Kappa Dee…. WOOH! Hooray for KD, Kappa Dee!

“Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest since 1958.”

“Kappa Delta is a common bond among a diverse group of people where great friendships grow.” -  This describes our chapter very much since we are all extremely diverse & unique in our own ways, but share our close friendship.

5. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a. The Whitaker Dress
b. The Somerset Dress
c. Callahan Shorts

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Fresh Petals and Prints – Hydrangea

Posted on March 21, 2012 in Inspiration by | Comment

1/ Powderpuff Embroidery 2/Mini Mariposa  3/ Mariposa Placed  4/ Mariposa print

We think every girls goes ga-ga for hydrangeas, so the fact that we adore them shouldn’t come as a surprise. They bloom in beautiful colors, they make the most amazing hedgerow (it just screams “Welcome to my Cottage by the Sea“) and the fact that they are such a popular wedding flower means seeing them = love — so what’s NOT to love??  If you’re thirsty for some Hydrangea facts, read on!

  • There are over 20 species of hydrangeas, but only 5 grow in the United States. (booo… we want all 20!!)
  • The most popular are the mophead hydrangeas and used mostly in home gardens. They produce pink, blue and white blossoms.
  • Annabelle hydrangeas resemble the mopheads, but only produce white flowers. They are a popular plant to use as a hedge because of how easy they are to trim. (but really, we think we like the pink, purple & blue!)
  • Oakleafs are native to the U.S. and grow white cone shape blossoms.
  • Paniculata hydrangeas are the largest, growing between 8 and 10 feet tall as well as wide-a pretty way to create backyard privacy!
  • Lastly, Lacecap hydrangeas grow more in woodland areas and have a center blossom resembling the baby’s breath flower, with a typical hydrangea blossom outlining the edges. Read More

Barnum’s Animals Cracker Tracker is BACK!

Posted on March 19, 2012 in More Fun by | 10 comments

We are so excited to bring back the “Cracker Tracker” this year as we launch into year 3 of our partnership with Barnum’s Animals!  In our first year, Lilly Lovers searched high & low for these adorable little boxes and they used our Facebook page to track where they were found.  Last year we introduced the Cracker Tracker and you all loved it!  We had over 1,500 people mark, via a map pin, where they found their snack boxes of sunshine so other Lilly Lovers could track them down a bit easier.  It must have worked, because we heard Easter baskets were stuffed with them, baby shower attendees were treated to them and so many of you were delighted to find them all over the US!

We were sure to bring back the Cracker Tracker this year so you could help each other find the boxes of Barnum’s Animals!  Be sure to visit our Cracker Tracker online and bookmark the page so you can go treasure hunting yourself!  And don’t be shy- show off your bounty! We love seeing your pins and your pics! Include your picture on our map so we can see you find them. We’re already seeing tweets & Facebook posts from lucky Lilly Lovers who have found them in their local grocery stores!

We can’t wait to see your pins, pics and happy smiling faces!


(and tune in next week to learn more about our great partnership this year with Operation Smile – after all, don’t these little boxes just make you SMILE?!?)

Sisterhood Spotlight – Delta Delta Delta at Stetson University

Posted on March 16, 2012 in Party by | 1 comment

Last week, when we opened up our Sisterhood Spotlight to all of you, Elizabeth, the Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Delta Chapter Vice President of Public Relations from Stetson University, was the FIRST person to e-mail us with a link to her Sisterhood Spotlight Pinterest board! (seriously, like within minutes of us posting!)  How could we NOT feature these lovely Floridians?!  Here’s a little more from the sunny Tri-delts of Stetson University!

1. School Name and Location
Stetson University; DeLand, Florida

2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Delta Chapter

3. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
53 girls and March 30, 1918

4. Quotables:
“Individually Unique, Together Complete!” This describes our chapter perfectly!

5. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a. The Maybell Dress – this dress is so flattering and comes in 2 gorgeous colors!
b. The Buttercup Shorts – they are so lightweight and can be paired effortlessly with your favorite summer tank and a pair of wedges.
c. The Nicolette Dress – this beautiful white dress with a touch of the 1920s would be perfect for chapter, Initiation, or Bid Day!

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Lilly’s Take on Spring Break!

Posted on March 15, 2012 in Style by | 1 comment

1/ Ferra Dress 2/ Witherbee Polo & Callahan Shorts 3/ Paley V-Neck Sweater & Buttercup Shorts 4/ Carded ID Wristlet 5/ Resort Chic Wedge Perforated 6/ Skinny Belt 7/ Trellis Tote 8/ As Good As Gold Wedge

Though we have a vacation mind-set most of the days, our bodies don’t necessarily travel with us.  Which is why we ALL look forward to Spring Break!  (truth is we’ve been looking forward to it since January 2nd when we realized our holiday vacation days are behind us!)  And Lilly girls always follow the sun so we CAN’T WAIT to pull out our Summer clothes credit cards and get some new warm weather duds!

Here are some goodies from our Spring line that are packable and pretty so we can say see ya’ to the city! (and head for the sand!)

Behind the Scenes Style – Bright Cheeks & Lips

Posted on March 14, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | 138 comments

We had a great response last month when we shared our first “Behind the Scenes Style” post so we wanted to do it again.  Because our Spring line is all about being pretty we asked Shannon for makeup tips  that would do just that. Is it any wonder that her answer to pretty is pink cheeks and lips?! Of course not! And we were thrilled when Ford Artists offered to do a giveaway of Shannon’s suggested products to our readers! (winning these is a sure-fire way to get the look!)  So we are giving away 2 sets of the following items:

Benefit Posietint Poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain- $29.00 value
Benefit Coralista Cheek powder- $28.00 value
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Pink Petal- $19.00 value
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama- $19.00 value
Smashbox Face & Cheek Brush #2- $48.00 value
Smashbox Retractable Lip Brush #18- $24.00 value
Approximate retail value of entire prize pack- $167.00

Enter to win by leaving a comment about which of these beauty products you’d most like to try.  (or if you’re already a fan of these products, which ones you can’t live without!)  2 random winners will be chosen next Tuesday at 3:00pm ET from the comments below & notified via e-mail.

Get the look, get these products and get pretty!!

The Breakers Palm Beach – 2012 Lunch at Lilly Grand Prize!

Posted on March 10, 2012 in More Fun by | Comment

If you’re a newer member to the Lilly family or you’ve been a Lilly Lover for a long time, you’re probably well aware of our love for The Breakers Palm Beach.  Palm Beach is where our story started some 50ish years ago and The Breakers is a landmark for everything that is Palm Beach.  And just a few months ago, we were thrilled to open a Lilly Pulitzer boutique at The Breakers to bring it all home.

Of course we’re fortunate they love us right back. They believe in the Lilly brand and adore our fun-loving, happy customers as much as we do! Because of that, they’ve been kind enough to provide the Grand Prize for our Lunch at Lilly!

Enter TODAY ONLY to win a 3 night luxury stay at The Breakers Palm Beach and you’ll be treated to everything you see here!

• One of America’s iconic oceanfront resorts
• The only beachfront resort in the heart of the island of Palm Beach, Florida
• Set amidst 140 acres of picturesque oceanfront property
• Paradise for couples, families and friends
• Lush, tropical beachfront oasis with private beach and watersports
• Mediterranean-style Beach Club with 5 oceanfront pools and 4 whirlpool spas
• 25 daytime beach bungalows with personal concierges
• 11 on-site shopping boutiques including the new Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers
• 9 distinctive restaurants and 4 bars
• 36 holes of championship golf including The Breakers Rees Jones® Course
• Serene oceanfront spa with ocean view fitness center
• 10 lighted Har Tru tennis courts and instruction by USPTA/USPTR-certified professionals
• Interactive Family Entertainment Center and Kid’s Camp
• Genuinely caring staff to ensure that guests create lasting memories

Enter now to win!