It is so nice to work for a company that values…first and foremost…family. We spend so much time talking about parties and happy times – which are spent with family and friends. (and of course, these special occasions are cause for fabulous outfits)
When I was asked to write a blog on Mother’s Day, I immediately thought of how many emails and facebook pics we get of you, our amazing customers, in your Lilly’s WITH your Moms. Or Moms with pics of their Minnies (starting them out right!). It makes me so incredibly happy and I completely relate. I thought this was the perfect time to remind ourselves how lucky we really are.
I am a Mom, which is the greatest gift AND I have an amazing Mom. I am SO EXCITED for her to read this because even though I think I tell her all the time how much I love her, I want to be positive she knows. And if you asked her, her greatest gift is that I am a good Mom (and a happy person with an amazing career and LIFE). And let’s be honest, we know she’s responsible for making me the person I am today.
My Mom is the kind of woman that will do ANYTHING for those she loves. She is incredibly straight forward and absolutely HYSTERICAL. She tells it like it is. I grew-up in Augusta, GA and my Mom would walk my brother and me to school every day. Without fail, she was there to meet us at 3:05 and walk us home. We would have a snack outside and play and then head in where we would sit in the breakfast room and watch her make dinner for us. She was just…always there – always around to take us on the next step of our journey. She was so reliable, comforting and supportive – not spoiling us with presents or things, but spoiling us with time and affection. I learned how to be a good Mom from her.
Now I have two AMAZING daughters and even though I work and can’t meet them after school, the second I get home my time is all about them. We spend HOURS cuddling. On the weekends, the three of us are stuck like glue. I know that they have a great sense of home, love and security because of the closeness we share.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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!
START TRACKING NOW!
(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?!?)
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
“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!
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.
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