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Sisterhood Spotlight – Chi Omega at University of Virginia

Posted on February 10, 2012 in Party by | Comment

Up this week is another spotlight shining from inside the Pink Palace.  Lauren Johnson, Business Development Associate and a forever Chi O and Wahoo from UVA, threw her chapter out as a must-feature (of course!), so here’s a little more from the ‘hoos in Charlottesville who live by the standard (at least on game day!) “Girls in Pearls and Guys in Ties”…

1. School Name and Location
University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA

2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Chi Omega, Lambda Gamma Chapter

3. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
149 members, founded on June 4, 1927 as the first nationally affiliated sorority at UVA

4. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a. The Whitaker Dress – this beautiful white dress would be perfect for springtime and initiation.
b. The Cassie Dress Slub in Bright Navy Bella – it would look great paired with an orange scarf for gameday. wahoowa!
c. The Allison Top – ideal for going to class or lounging on the lawn with sisters!

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For the Love of Lilly!

Posted on February 9, 2012 in More Fun by | Comment

1. Estelle Sweater / 2. Little Lilly Shift / 3. Whinnie Dress / 4. Lottie Dress / 5. ANYTHING in Hotty Pink A Thing Called Love / 6. Cherry Blossom Earrings

There’s a lot to love about Lilly in Spring from our oh-so-flirty dresses to our cuddle-with-me sweaters; our smile-inducing prints to our playful and pretty accessories.  Drop some hints this holiday so he can show you the love and then we can make you shine!

Behind the Scenes Style

Posted on February 8, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | 4 comments

Just like Lilly, our Lilly Lovers loooove the details – and not just Lilly details – every detail. Questions like “what shade of lipstick does your model have on in the picture of the Whinnie dress?” or “what color nail polish is the model wearing in this catalog shot?” come up all the time. Questions like this inspired us to partner with our on-shoot stylists from Ford Artists to create a series here on the blog about how you can get the looks we’re featuring.

All of our tips are from Shannon Grey Williams, a Lilly girl herself (she panicked when she realized her headshot featured her in black! *gasp*), who loves working on the Lilly set creating fun, happy and pretty styling for our models.  She’ll be providing the step-by-step on how to get these looks yourself all the way down to WHAT products she uses for styling. This week she’s sharing her know-how on creating the fishtail braid- an adorable look she used on Elsa here!  We hope you enjoy this new series and stay tuned next month to get our next look!

Razzle Dazzle with Spring Bling!

Posted on February 7, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | 1 comment

1. Spring Garden Necklace 2. Critter Earrings 3. Critter Ring 4. Critter Ring

A fresh Spring wardrobe means new accessories, STAT!  From earrings to bracelets, rings to necklaces, we’ve got the freshest, prettiest baubles for Spring.  Layer it up with bangles and charms or keep it simple with studs and a ring.  And you must- must, must, must- check out our Wet My Whistle Necklace- it DEMANDS attention in more ways than one!

1. Wet My Whistle Necklace 2. Cherry Pop Necklace 3.  Love U Bracelet 4. Bamboo Bangles

A Lilly State of Mind

Posted on February 6, 2012 in Inspiration by | 7 comments

Our latest favorite print (and yours!!), “Lilly State of Mind Patch”, is a print that reflects what our Lilly Lovers have always known – Lilly is not merely a brand or clothes with bold, bright prints – Lilly is a state of mind – a happy, colorful, state of mind!  And what better way to represent that state of mind AND every state in the US of Lilly, than to create a Lilly patch of each state with attention paid to their flowers, themes and mottos?!  No plane ticket, no GPS required- just some good ol’ USA pride and a love for all things Lilly!

Shop Lilly State of Mind Patch / State Patch Close-up / Download Facebook Cover Photo

Sisterhood Spotlight – Pi Beta Phi at DePauw University

Posted on February 3, 2012 in Party by | Comment

This week’s Sisterhood Spotlight comes straight from the Pink Palace! Sally Tabler, on our Wholesale Account Team, is a recent graduate of DePauw University and a proud Pi Beta Phi, so when we asked if we could feature her chapter, she jumped at the chance! (seriously- she’s reeallly perky & fun)  So here’s a little more about the girls from Indiana! (be sure to check out their tab on Facebook too!)

1. School Name and Location
DePauw University, Greencastle Indiana

2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Pi Beta Phi , Indiana Epsilon Chapter

3. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
96 women and it was founded in 1942

4. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a. The Bree Dress—the perfect white dress for a house full of angels!
b. The Marlisa Dress—great for class and adorable too!
c. The Callahan Shorts—we love bright and bold shorts

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Silhouettes in Bloom

Posted on February 2, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | Comment

 This Spring, some of our long-adored dresses have bloomed into new silhouettes.  All your fave dresses + all our fave trends = everyone’s new must-haves for Spring!  The Lottie, Blossom’s little sister, has the same structure with a bit more simplicity- it’s the perfect body style to let the print do the talking! Our darling Clare has transformed into Cherrie with some added shirring detail at the empire waist for shaping but minus the ruffles at the neckline.

And the HOT, HOT, HOT love affair with our cool, cotton slub jersey just got hotter with the introduction of the Somerset in Spring! Same body style with an added ruffle for femininity & whimsy! And Whinnie is the love child of the sassy, one-shouldered Whitaker and the ruffled, flirty Wynn top – win-win-whinnie!

Don’t worry, your fab-fun-favorites will still be around to help you come alive with color in the coming months!

Stock up for Spring!

Posted on January 31, 2012 in More Fun by | 1 comment

1. Kapri Top in Resort White Flowers and the Trees 2. Lana Top in Starfruit Yellow Valley Girl 3. Lana Top in Hotty Pink Besitos Dot 4. Kapri Top in Hotty Pink A Thing Called Love 5. Kapri Top in Bright Navy The Flowers and the Trees 6. Lana Top in Resort White Valley Girl

We know a thing or two about brightening up the dull days of Winter. For starters, we usher Spring in at the end of January so we can *think* Spring before it actually is Spring. (Perhaps it’s a coincidence that today will get up to 60 degrees here at the Pink Palace but we do believe in the power of positive thinking!) We are loving all the printed tops from our first Spring delivery- bright and bold and BINGO! they work under sweaters if all that positive thinking didn’t quite get through to Mother Nature.  So pile on the prints, bring on the brights and THINK SPRING with our printed tops!

Fresh Petals and Prints – The Cherry Blossom

Posted on January 30, 2012 in Inspiration by | Comment

As we celebrate our theme for Spring, Full Bloom, we thought we’d share a little bit more about the petals that inspired us to create our Spring prints.  We’re kicking off our first installment of “Fresh Petals and Prints” with the Cherry Blossom!  Would we worship the Cherry Blossom if it weren’t pink? (some are white, you know)  Well sure we would, but honestly, its pink blooms help make it a favorite around the Pink Palace.  Here are some quick facts about this historical flower that beautifies Washington DC in the Spring and graces a number of prints in our first Spring delivery!

Prints:

1. Bright Navy Cherry Mine 2. Hotty Pink A Thing Called Love 3. Bright Navy Cherry Picker 4. Bright Navy Cherry Wine  5. Resort White Flowers and the Trees

Petals:

• There is a National Cherry Blossom Festival that’s held in early spring, every year in DC, to commemorate the 3,000 cherry trees donated by Tokyo in 1912 (the first 2,000 trees actually had to be burned when they arrived after being shipped from Japan because they were infested with insects & disease)   There are now about 3,750 cherry trees in the tidal basin in Washington, DC.

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Spring 2012 – Lilly’s in Full Bloom!

Posted on January 28, 2012 in More Fun by | Comment

Woo hoo- we made it!!!  It is Spring and we are in FULL  BLOOM here at Lilly Pulitzer! Spring’s arrival brings fresh prints, new styles, bright colors and best of all – SMILES – all in the anticipation of warmer weather so we can wear our new Lilly!

Without further ado… we bring you SPRING!!!!!