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Behind the Scenes Style – Bright Cheeks & Lips

Posted on March 14, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | 138 comments

We had a great response last month when we shared our first “Behind the Scenes Style” post so we wanted to do it again.  Because our Spring line is all about being pretty we asked Shannon for makeup tips  that would do just that. Is it any wonder that her answer to pretty is pink cheeks and lips?! Of course not! And we were thrilled when Ford Artists offered to do a giveaway of Shannon’s suggested products to our readers! (winning these is a sure-fire way to get the look!)  So we are giving away 2 sets of the following items:

Benefit Posietint Poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain- $29.00 value
Benefit Coralista Cheek powder- $28.00 value
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Pink Petal- $19.00 value
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama- $19.00 value
Smashbox Face & Cheek Brush #2- $48.00 value
Smashbox Retractable Lip Brush #18- $24.00 value
Approximate retail value of entire prize pack- $167.00

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

Get the look, get these products and get pretty!!

The Breakers Palm Beach – 2012 Lunch at Lilly Grand Prize!

Posted on March 10, 2012 in More Fun by | Comment

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!

Sisterhood Spotlight – We want YOU!

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

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!

Buttoned up & Ladylike

Posted on March 8, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | Comment

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!

Patterns and Prints, Prints and Patterns

Posted on March 1, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | Comment

One word: PRETTY.  We think that best sums up our latest Spring delivery. I mean, sure, we’re biased but c’mon, this delivery has all the makings… lots of pink (here, here and here), beautiful blossoming prints (here, here and here) and patterns that pop (here, here and here).  It’s just March 1st but February, January, December — they’re all HISTORY – Spring is blooming and we’re celebrating it’s arrival with Pretty Pink Perfection!

Lilly Pulitzer Chroniclers Program

Posted on February 28, 2012 in More Fun by | 5 comments

We are very excited to launch a new research program here at Lilly called “The Lilly Pulitzer Chroniclers.”  Our customers are some of the most passionate in the fashion industry and we absolutely love hearing from you.  Our customers also happen to have A LOT going on in their lives (the ultimate social butterflies, you are!) and we truly want to understand more about what your every day looks like.  We’re hoping you’ll let us take a peek inside your life by becoming a Lilly Pulitzer Chronicler! Find out more about this program and why you should apply today!

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The Making Of: Lilly Pulitzer SouthPark

Posted on February 23, 2012 in Inspiration, More Fun by | 2 comments

The last time we talked with Visual Director, Jose he was busy Lilly-fying The Breakers store. Now we’re catching him in the aftermath of the SouthPark store launch. We sat down with him (because he’s been standing for the last 4 weeks!!) for a quick Q & A session about our fabulous new home in Charlotte, NC. Here’s what he had to say!

1.When starting a new store design, how do you find inspiration? Where do you start? What’s your approach?

Well, it’s a team effort, that’s for sure. First I sit down with Jane Schoenborn (Design Director) and the Print Team to come up with creative and innovative store ideas. Let’s just say we are equipped with tons of coffee, sweets and for us dieters, water….LOL. We then dig into the history and culture of the city we’re moving to and pull themes, inspiration swipes and ideas together and see where we can carry out those themes inside the store. For SouthPark, we wanted to design a store that oozes Fun, Color and Lilly. When I think of Charlotte, I think southern belle, southern hospitality, pretty flowers and PINK. Oh did I mention something sparkly?! Ok glitter everything! (That’s more of the Janie infusion!) Those were the key words that popped into our heads when we started designing the store. Once we have the themes and ideas solidified we move on to what we call the “Glamification” process… it’s definitely the most fun! We take our inspiration and go crazy inside the store with paint, props, furniture.. And of course anything PINK. Our approach has always been to paint the town Pink…Kidding, not really….ok seriously, our approach is to celebrate the city’s fun, beauty and culture in a Lilly way. In Charlotte, we didn’t have to Lillify a lot since you gals are such Lilly Lovers already- we just needed to put a little bit more blush on your cheeks and add a little glitter in your step.

2. What are your 3 favorite features in the SouthPark store?

Really I can only pick three? (we knew he’d struggle with this one!) Hmm… Well let’s start with the windows! The windows are absolutely my number one! We’re constantly swimming in a fishbowl of fun at the SouthPark store. What do I mean by fishbowl? We’re surrounded by floor to ceiling storefront windows (we’re on a corner) and it’s fantastic. (probably because it allows us to enjoy all the excellent people watching!) We’re literally able to share our colorful fun with shoppers before they even enter the store.

My number 2 obsession has to be the Dogwood flowers. I LOVE Dogwood flowers! So this flower is the North Carolina state flower, and it totally inspired the front rooms of the SouthPark store. Paige and Ashley painted the walls with these flowers in pink, green and turquoise. We added a 3-D effect (no 3D glasses required) of GLITTERED dogwoods…let’s just say when you are sitting on the sofa, you will be surrounded by glitter and sparkle and no Lilly girl can resist that!

Okay I’m going to play my interior design card here for number three. My third favorite feature of the SouthPark store are the RUGS! OMG. Seriously? I love them! Not only are they gorgeous and colorful but they totally tie the store together and they remind me of Lilly’s home in Palm Beach. Lilly always knew best how to partner printed couches with printed rugs, colorful chairs and eclectic accessories. She was so daring with her color and pattern choices and yet each room always looked amazing. I like to think the SouthPark store has a lot of truly authentic “Lilly” themes within it.

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Lilly Pulitzer Picture This! Photo Contest

Posted on February 20, 2012 in More Fun by | 1 comment

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO HERE

Have you ever wondered who those drop-dead gorgeous ladies are in the photos that appear in our Lilly printed picture frames?? Well all those lovely ladies grace the boardrooms of our Pink Palace looking as lovely as they did on the day those pictures were taken. Oh yes, our team meetings are dressy affairs and we all get downright chummy. What?  You don’t believe us?  OK, well I maaaay be exaggerating a wee bit on how we all look in the office day-to-day, but those Lilly-loving beauties are all employees and now, they’re out of the picture – literally.  We’re prepared to say goodbye to those smiling faces and replace them with YOURS!!

We’re excited to announce that today, February 20th, kicks off our “Picture This! Lilly Lovers Photo Contest!”  Our Lilly loving friends can upload their photos to our online Photo Gallery and be entered in the chance to have their photo appear in our Lilly printed picture frames coming out in Fall!  Be sure to read through all the details so you understand how your smiling face can be seen by thousands of other Lilly Lovers!

- Round 1, the “Entry Period,” runs from Monday, February 20th – Friday, February 24th at 12:00pm ET
- You will have 5 days (until Friday at 12:00pm ET) to upload your photos to the Photo Gallery on lillypulitzer.com (HERE).
- When uploading your photos, please do the following:
- Upload the highest resolution and highest quality photos you have.
- Under “Tell us your Lilly Story” please include “Photo Contest” and how your photo entry best reflects the Lilly Pulitzer spirit of leading a colorful life!
- You may upload as many photos as you like for consideration but do not upload any single photo more than one time as this will not increase your chances of winning.
- At the end of Round 1, Lilly Pulitzer will choose [up to] 20 finalist photos to go into Round 2.  Decisions will be based on the following three (3) criteria: quality of the photo (clarity of photo and high enough resolution for printing & placement in packaging), the photo composition (use your creativity, have fun, and show your Lilly Love) and your Lilly story! (describe how your photo best reflects the Lilly spirit of leading a colorful life!)

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Introducing the Lilly Pulitzer SouthPark team!

Posted on February 15, 2012 in More Fun by | Comment

We are SO SO SO excited (almost as excited as you!) to be opening our Lilly Pulitzer store at the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte this FRIDAY! We wanted to introduce our amazing team, led by Store Manager, Kristen Assell, so you could feel right at home when you come for a visit! Meet Kristen and her team and say hello next time you’re in Charlotte!

1. Tell us a little about yourself: I am a native Charlottean, and have lived here most of my life- I love this city! I went to Appalachian State and graduated with a Management and Marketing degree, and after a short stint in a “serious” job at a bank, I decided I just had to go back to retail- (my first love) I couldn’t sit behind a desk another minute! I have been married 6 years to my wonderful husband Billy, and we live in Weddington with our 2 doggies Roscoe and Ginger. I am just tickled PINK that Lilly is opening in Charlotte!!

2. What’s your Lilly story? I have always known about Lilly and their fun and colorful prints, but I didn’t really understand how amazing and talented they were until I saw the HUGE graphics go up on the wall when they began building the store in Charlotte. After that, I was obsessed! The gorgeous walls of color and prints captivated me and I sought out this opportunity- best decision ever!

3. Introduce us to your team: I am so lucky to have a wonderful and talented management team. My Assistant Manager, Debbie Meyers, who recently moved back to Charlotte from NYC, is a retail pro and an energetic and fun addition to our team! We are also thrilled to have Katie Driscoll as our Associate Manager. She has a long history with Lilly having worked at the Lilly signature store, Miss Priss when they were in Charlotte, and her talented mother Kristin, owns a monogramming company that will be doing our monogram work at Lilly SouthPark. Victoria Cable, also joining us as an Associate Manager, has worked for Lilly for 3 years. She started with Lilly in our Sarasota, FL store part-time while in college, and now that she has graduated, she’s been promoted and moved to Charlotte to join our team here and open this new store! How lucky are we?!? We have 6 part-timers who LOVE Lilly and can’t wait to meet all our Lilly fans in Charlotte!

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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!