Summer 2012 is Bloomin’ By the Sea!

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Summer, Summer, Summer… of course it’s our FAVORITE season! (please don’t tell Fall, Resort or Spring) When else do you get to wear your Lilly shorts by day and your Lilly dresses by night?!  As we continue our Lilly in Bloom year, we kick off Summer with a “Summer By The Sea” theme. You’ll find prints inspired by everything from the sweet peas that grow by the ocean, to Magical Underwater Gardens (we secretly all aspire to be Ariel, don’t we?!)  Our Summer collection is blooming with sunshine, style and an extra does of happy so we can all celebrate the longest days of the year in Lilly!

Sisterhood Spotlight – Alpha Delta Pi at University of Miami

Posted on April 29, 2012 in Party by | 2 comments

When the Alpha Delta Pis from University of Miami sent their Sisterhood Spotlight board in, we couldn’t help but rethink our own choice of college campuses.  College at the beach?!?  Ummm… shell yeah! Looks like the girls make the most of the sun and fun of Florida!

1. School, Sorority & Chapter Name
University of Miami, Alpha Delta Pi, Gamma Delta chapter

2. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
150 members and we were originally founded in 1947 and we recolonized in 2004.

3. Quotables
Our chapter loves the cheer, Let me hear that Pi Spirit! We chant it at every Greek event. This is how it goes:
Let me hear that Pi Spirit
What’s that you say?
Let me hear that Pi Spirit
What’s that you say?
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi
Woo ADPi

4. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are?
a. The Original Tote in the Alpha Delta Pi print to always show that Pi-spirit around campus.
b. The State of Mind patch Callahans to colorfully beat the heat
c. The Felicity dress would be perfect as a great graduation dress.

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Summer 2012 Catalog – Behind the Scenes

Posted on April 27, 2012 in Inspiration by | 2 comments

Sun, sand and LILLY PULITZER. It just rolls off the tongue…which is why our Summer catalog shoot took us beach side. (you know what they say…when duty calls!) As soon as we got one glimpse of the Summer collection against the blue sky, we could not WAIT to share it with you! Now that it’s finally here, we are thrilled!

Along with the beach side pictures, you will notice a few festive back drops. From the nautical navy stripe, to the wall of beautiful shells…oh this season is just too much fun. Our models were absolutely gorgeous as they showcased the season’s hottest shades. And speaking of shades, we are looooving the glow of neon featured on our front cover!! Yes, brighter is better. (but our Lilly girl already knows that!)

So, grab your beach chair or at least your shades (May is almost upon us) and soak in what we hope will be one of your favorite beach reads! And don’t forget to check out our behind the scenes video for a sneak peek at the Lilly Pulitzer crew on set. HAPPY SUMMER!  xx

We all need a little Vitamin (D)resses!

Posted on April 23, 2012 in Style by | Comment

Felicity / Rosemary / Delia / Marlisa

It’s definitely the time of year for some Vitamin D.  And no need to rely on Mother Nature to bring the sunshine, these dresses bring the rays all on their own! Shine in Lilly this season!

Sisterhood Spotlight – Kappa Delta at the University of West Georgia

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This week’s Sisterhood Spotlight is a few days late for GOOD reason.  The KD girls of UWG were in the midst of finals last week and opted for studying and maintaining their rep for having the highest grades of all the Greek Organizations on their campus for 5 years running – their parents would be proud. (A Lilly graduation dress maybe, dad?)  And with grades like that, there’ll be more green & white in their future ;)

1. School, Sorority & Chapter Name:
University of West Georgia, Kappa Delta, Delta Psi

2. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded:
87 Active Members, Founded April 3, 1971

3. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a. The Murfette Scarf is perfect year round, and we LOVED adding the KD one to our collections!
b. Scallop AND print? We can’t get enough of the Buttercup shorts!
c. The Aleesa dress is the perfect dress for all of the graduations, weddings, and get-togethers this spring!

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Behind the Scenes Style – The Cat Eye

Posted on April 19, 2012 in Style by | 85 comments

Last month’s “Behind the Scenes Style” giveaway got our readers (ESPECIALLY the 2 winners!) very excited! Well we loooove that so duh- we’re going to do it again this month!!  This time around we’re talking all about creating the chic and polished cat eye — hellloooo kitten!  Once again, Shannon brings us tips on getting this throwback look AND brings us another giveaway.   This month’s prize package includes:

Josie Maran Argan Magic Marker Liquid Eyeliner – $22.00 value
Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Creme Waterproof Eye Shadow – $23.00 value
Make Up For Ever Eyeliner Brush 0S- $24.00 value
Make Up For Ever Eye Prime eyelid primer – $35.00 value
Approximate retail value of entire prize pack- $104.00

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!) 1 random winner will be chosen next Thursday at 3:00pm ET from the comments below & notified via e-mail.

Get the look – win the tools!

Fresh Petals and Prints- Daisy

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Inspiration by | 1 comment

Lilly Pulitzer Signature Springtacular!

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Sisterhood Spotlight – Alpha Delta Pi at George Washington University

Posted on April 13, 2012 in Party by | 1 comment

So these girls had us at hello – or more precisely “come look at these amazing pictures we shot on campus in our Lilly on our Pinterest board.”Admittedly we were taken aback by how adorable these girls are wearing their Lilly but then… we read on!  They’re also SMART. Oh yeah, Lilly girls are multidimensional.

1.School, Sorority & Chapter Name
The George Washington University, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Pi

2.Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
164 sisters and February 24, 1922

“Boom, Boom, I want to the wear the white and blue,
Boom, Boom, and wear that diamond too.
Boom, Boom, I want to go ADPi, don’t you?”

4.The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a.We love the Maybell Dress in Shorely Blue Pinwheel Embroidery!
b.The Original Tote in the Alpha Delta Pi Print because it’s perfect for toting our books and laptops around campus.
c.The Parker Dress in white would perfectly match our “We Live For Each Other,” blue stain ribbons for the Adelphean Processional at Grand Convention.

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Lilly Lovers at the 2012 Carolina Cup!

Posted on April 9, 2012 in Party by | 3 comments

This time last week, 20 of us were rolling into work after a really tough fun weekend in South Carolina for the 80th Anniversary of the Carolina Cup!  The Lilly team flew in to Columbia, SC on Friday, meeting up at Pink Sorbet, one of the event sponsors, for a Carolina Cup shopping event.  There were lots of  last-minute shoppers looking for the perfect cup dress, matching bow ties for their beaus and a big ol’ hat to top off their look. They munched on adorable (and yummy!) cookies, had some lemonade, got some kisses from the store mascot and most were smart enough to pick up a Lilly-printed umbrella for the forecasted showers that awaited us. The Lilly team headed to dinner, gorged on pizza, and took guesses on which dress would “win” the Carolina Cup.  A few of us grabbed some dessert at the YogHut on campus and headed back to our hotels for some last-minute preparations.

The Lilly team met at 6:30am in the lobby of our hotel & sleepily headed to Starbucks to get our day started.  Needless to say, our Lilly-clad, 20 deep group got some looks (because let’s admit it- we looked super cute!!) but we grabbed out lattes, put on our boots and hopped in our cars to start the 45 minute caravan to Camden, SC for the day’s festivities!  We pulled into the gates and descended on our tent to start the set up.  The chilly, wet weather couldn’t dampen the fun as we blew up balloons, set out boxes (and boxes and boxes) of animal crackers and koozies and set up shop for our soon-to-be mobbed tent.  The sprinkles didn’t keep people away for long – very soon after the gates opened, college girls (and their beaus) hailing from USC, Clemson, UNC, Duke, Furman, App State, and Davidson (just to name a few), made a bee-line to our tent, determined not to miss the Lilly freebies, a chance to talk to our designers, getting their pictures taken by our VERY excited team and watching (and entering to win!) a Lilly printed canvas come to life- painted by our Print Designer, Ashley.  What they didn’t know, was we were making a video to capture the fun and Lilly-ness that IS the Carolina Cup.  Check out this quick video that captures the spirit & energy of our girls at this festive event!

We had an absolute BLAST!!  We were blown away by all the Lilly love and will practice our cooler dancing for 2013! Thanks for being great hosts, welcoming us with open arms and we promise to see you next  year!