Lilly LOVES Bloomies and our partnership is absolutely in bloom! May is a very exciting month for Lilly at Bloomingdale’s and we kicked it off with an oh-so-cool interview with Lilly herself for the Bloomingdale’s Mother’s Day book. Lilly talks about being a fearless colorist and what being a designer and a mother have in common. Alongside Lilly’s interview, are some great shots of Patti Hansen and her daughters looking fabulous & relaxed in some of our favorites from the Summer collection. The question is, could you picture Keith in Lilly?? Now that we’d like to see!
There are sooooooo many reasons to love Summer and one of our favorites is Summer weddings. So many of our Lilly Lovers are coastal residents either year-round or during the Summer that a lot of them choose to celebrate one of the most important days of their lives, seaside. And for those of us who get to be in attendance at these nautical nuptials, we’re happy to raise a toast to the happy couple while we lavish in our beach-wedding-favorite sundresses and thank-goodness-they’re-appropriate-here McKims.
We decided to team up with our friends at Southern Weddings and pair the 2 things we’re loving right this minute – Summer weddings and duh, Pinterest! (follow Lilly here and follow Southern Weddings Magazine here) Sure, actually having or going to a Summer wedding beats the heck out of any online/inside activity but DREAMING about Summer weddings is absolutely a favorite hobby for both of us and doesn’t it last a lot longer than any weekend affair? You bet. So while each of us waits for our own big day or dreams about how we’d do it differently next time, we’re content to be inspired to create a Wedding Pinterest board of any girls dreams. And… we want YOU to do the same! Heck, we think most of you already are! So now you can tell your boyfriend it’s not abnormal to be creating a Lilly-inspired Summer Wedding board on Pinterest because after all, you’re just trying to win a new dress for this Summer’s wedding!
Here are the rules on how to enter the Lilly Pulitzer and Southern Weddings Pinterest contest and you can view our complete contest rules here.
3 winning boards will be chosen by the Lilly Pulitzer & Southern Wedding teams and entries must be received by Friday, May 25th at 3:00pm ET. Winners will be notified and announced by June 1, 2012. Happy Pinning!
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!
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?!?)
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!
We’ve had such a great response to our Sisterhood Spotlight program on the Lilly Pulitzer blog & on Facebook that we wanted to open it up to include YOU!
We started our feature with 6 chapters of alumni members from around the Pink Palace but our plan has always been to open it up to all [Lilly] sororities – the problem was, we weren’t quite sure how we wanted to do it. That is, until last weekend, on one very productive run, (are we the only ones that get our ideas when running?!) we figured it out – PINTEREST! It’s perfect. We’re all obsessed with it – a lot of our Lilly Lovers seem to be too & what a perfect way for you to showcase your chapter to us!
Follow the “instructions” above and you’ll be on your way to being part of our Sisterhood Spotlight!
Start by following us on Pinterest!
Questions? Drop a comment here & we’ll get you an answer as quick as we can!
1/ Bibi Dress 2/ Adriana Dress & Camila Coat 3/ Parker Dress 4/ Adelia Dress & Alani Coat
Since Spring is all. about. pretty., we HAVE to talk about the trend of Ladylike dresses. Trend? OK so no- ladylike is ALWAYS in style and you can always count on Lilly to bring you those styles that make you feel feminine and flirty but also flatter your figure with full skirts, swingy styles and sophisticated textures that make you feel ladylike and… PRETTY!