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!

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!

Posted on April 15, 2012 in More Fun by | 2 comments

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!

Sisterhood Spotlight – Kappa Delta at Michigan State University

Posted on April 6, 2012 in Party by | Comment

These KDs girls were obviously in love with sisterhood and so cute we just had to show them off in our Sisterhood Spotlight! Check out their fun Pinterest board and find out a little more about these BEAUTIFUL girls.

1. School, Sorority & Chapter Name
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), Kappa Delta Sorority, Alpha Alpha Chapter

2. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
113 sisters, founded on November 29, 1924

3. Quotables
“Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.”

4. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
The Kappa Delta Original Tote or Wristlet
The Franco Dress
Murfee Scarves

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In the Guest House with Kathy Magee of Operation Smile

Posted on April 5, 2012 in Inspiration by | 1 comment

Our Guest House has been quiet for a while so we’re excited to liven it back up with Kathy Magee, Co-Founder and President of Operation Smile.  Some of you may know that we chose Operation Smile as our partner organization this year as we team up with Barnum’s Animals for our 3rd year of creating their special addition box. Operation Smile, who is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, has an incredibly worthwhile cause of helping people smile.  Lilly knows a thing or two about that, so we thought it was the perfect organization to partner with to brighten people’s days.  We wanted our Lilly Lovers to know more about Operation Smile so we kicked back with Kathy and asked her to fill us in…

1. Tell us a little bit about Operation Smile

Operation Smile is an international charity that works in more than 60 countries to provide free reconstructive surgery for children suffering from facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. We have mobilized more than 5,000 medical volunteers from over 80 countries to help us transform lives and heal these children’s smiles. We also are committed to training local doctors so that we can create self-sufficiency in developing countries. By building local medical capacity, we are able to dramatically increase access to safe surgery for vulnerable populations worldwide.

2. What prompted you and your husband, Dr. Bill Magee, to found Operation Smile?

Almost 30 years ago, Bill and I volunteered for a surgical mission to the Philippines. There, we encountered hundreds of children suffering from facial deformities. However, our team was only equipped to help a small number of those children. We vowed that we would be back to help those children we had to leave behind. It was this experience that drove us to establish Operation Smile.

Every three minutes, a child somewhere in the world is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. They often can’t eat, drink or speak properly. Our volunteers, donors and supporters are determined to help us make a difference for these children and heal their smiles.

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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!!!