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In the Guest House with Jane and Liz of Shopafrolic

Posted on March 30, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Our house guests are hosting us next Tuesday, 9pm ET, for a Twitter Party – look for more details about it on Friday!

You know when you have friends that you adore but have a tiny, tiny (in a Lilly way not a stalker way) bit of jealousy for them? I mean, they just dress cool and they’re funny – everyone wants to be around them and hear what their take is on everything. Well, two prime examples of this for moi are my friends Jane Wagman and Liz Lange. They have effortless style, they are HILARIOUS…and they always make me feel like I am running with the cool crowd. Jane taught me the magic of spray tans and an excessive worship of costume jewelry. Liz gives golden advice and introduced me to her TDF friend Jonathan Adler. These girls run in the fast lane and they take Lilly along with them. We are SOOOO excited to do anything with them…ever. SO, it is a natural DUH that we would want them housed permanently in our GUEST HOUSE. Welcome girls – share your chic wisdom! xx  – Janie

Give us the lowdown – what is Shopafrolic and why will our readers absolutely adore you?
Liz & Jane: Shopafrolic is a site/newsletter dedicated exclusively to fashion and shopping. I started it in partnership with my chic sister.  First I wanted to help women look fab when they were pregnant and now I just want to help them look fab ALL the time!  So if you sign up at shopafrolic.com you get daily shopping advice from us! Every day we email you 3 items that we can’t live without (a fashion item, an accessory and a beauty item).  We tell you why we like it/how to wear it and we link you to the website where you can buy it.  We don’t always post things we both like and we will always tell you why. On Thursdays we have famous guest editors do the picking; everyone from Tory Burch to Nina Garcia!

Earmuffs, Jane. Liz- what is it really like working with your sister??
Liz: Working with my sister is truly a dream come true (Jane – you can take off the earmuffs!) I actually asked her to be my partner back in the day when I started Liz Lange Maternity. She is the ONLY person whose taste I trust, the only person I can go shopping with… and she’s my best friend. As a matter of fact, we just got back from a trip to Paris together, one of the best shopping cities in the world!

What inspires your style? Any inspiration on your latest trip to Paris?
Liz: I would describe my style as being very upper east side chic (if I do say so myself!). Though I love to wear mini lengths and sky high heels, the silhouettes I choose to make my uniform are fairly classic: shift dresses, A-line skirts, slim pants, simple sweaters, fun blouses, trench coats, cardigans and pea jackets. No chunky platforms for me! That said, I do LOVE color (that’s what draws me to Lilly!!)

Jane: Liz is so consistent in her style while I can go a bunch of different ways – sometimes I like to be upper east side chic as well but I will usually throw in something unexpected like pink pumps or a huge vintage red lacquer cuff or a colored fur coat. I always like to look a tiny bit like I just escaped from the insane asylum. To me, like decorating, fashion is super fun and if you are not experimenting and taking risks, there’s no point! I’m sure I make fashion mistakes (or maybe not) but I don’t care!  And Paris was amazing. There were so many little boutiques of lesser known names. Liz and I wandered into an amazing shoe store called Minelli where every pair of shoes were under $100 and so uber chic. We both walked out with bugling shopping bags.

Surely your mom introduced you to Lilly at a young age – what’s your earliest memory of Lilly Pulitzer?
Liz: One of our mom’s favorite vacation destinations is Palm Beach (today we love taking our children there too) and when I think of mom back then, it is in a Lilly dress and Jack Roger “Navajos.”  She loves classic American brands.

Jane: Our mother always made us dress up. When I look at pictures of Liz and I as children on sunny family vacations, we were always matching; Lilly or Florence Eismann dresses with white cardigans and mary janes.

Do you don Lilly now? When/where do you tend to wear your Lilly?
Liz: I am in awe of Lilly these days! I have some vintage Lilly; particularly an original blouse in a kelly green print which I pair back to white jeans as well as more current Lilly dresses than I care to admit to! For warmth in Paris I took two Lilly cashmere ruffle wraps with me, one black and one red.  These days, Lilly is a family affair as I have been buying it for my 10 year old daughter since she was a baby!

Jane: I live very near the Lilly store on Madison Avenue. I am always stopping dead in my tracks to admire the new items in the window (and inside). I love how Janie and the entire Lilly team have maintained the integrity of the original Lilly sensibility while making it modern. It is so wearable for every age from infant to grandma. I don’t know any other brand that can say that. You always hear “mommy and me” but “Grammy and me”!?! I wear a ton of Lilly in the summer-my absolute favorite shorts are Lilly. I can’t get enough of the cute patterns- I love it all!

Any parting last words for our Lilly Lovers?
Jane & Liz: Even if for some crazy reason you are not a print/pattern type of girl and an iconic Lilly print is not for you, (how can that be???) today Lilly has gone beyond their signature prints. You can find the best shapes in fun solid colors and even in black. And I love the accessories, particularly the adorable flats and sandals and the great bags from clutches to totes.

You can find Jane & Liz shopafrolic-ing online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Store of the Week – The Cabana

Posted on March 28, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

As if Grand Cayman wasn’t beautiful enough, Leslie Bergstrom, owner of The Cabana, still thought it was missing something- a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store! With the gorgeous backdrop of Grand Cayman, the bar was very high but Leslie hit the mark with her absolutely stunning store.  We’re excited to spotlight The Cabana on this week’s Store of the Week!

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Rushing into Spring

Posted on March 25, 2011 in More Fun by | 149 comments

Whether you’re going headlong into sorority rush or coming out the other side proudly wearing your new letters, showing your sorority spirit is always a blast! We’re a little biased, but we think Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, and Delta Zeta have the most fun showing their spirit. And picking a sorority based on whether or not they have a Lilly Pulitzer signature print would just be… well… silly, but if you did, we’d understand.

Stay tuned for some sorority announcements in the near future but in the meantime, show your Lilly Love by sending us an e-mail at sociallyyours@lillypulitzer.com to tell us why your sorority won’t be complete without a Lilly print! We’re counting…  xx

In the Guest House with Philip Courtney

Posted on March 23, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

As our readers know, 2011 is all about celebrating the arts here at Lilly Pulitzer.  So it makes perfect sense that one of our choice philanthropic partners for 2011 would be Urban Arts Partnership.  We’re very excited to have Philip Courtney, Executive Director, with us in the Guest House today.  We’ve asked him to tell us a little bit about Urban Arts Partnership and give us a peek into some of the exciting programs they have planned this year.

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Store of the Week – Mint Julep and Pink

Posted on March 21, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

We’re celebrating our last set of Carolina Cup stores this week- Mint Julep and Pink.  If you haven’t gotten your Carolina Cup dress you surely should soon and who better to help then the fine staff at either of these stores. They’ll make sure you’re looking fabulous on Saturday, April 2nd!  Here they are to share a little bit about themselves & their shop!

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She’s Packing for Paradise!

Posted on March 17, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Since today is all about celebrating the luck of the Irish, we really wanted to share the luck of our [Irish] customer, Kelley!  She was one of our lucky “Pack for Paradise” winners this year and she shared this picture of herself shopping at the Lilly Pulitzer Domain store in Austin, Texas where she entered to win!

Kelley and her family will be vacationing at the new luxury resort, Balcones Del Atlantico in the Dominican Republic.  (Pause for a mental vacation now by viewing these amazing pictures)  Now don’t be jealous of Mrs. Kelley- she has to deal with all the stress of what to pack!  Here’s what she told us she’s planning to pack right now…

“I will definitely be packing my pink Lilly polo and some flower shorts! Yesterday I looked at the knit dresses so they won’t wrinkle. I love happy flowery pants/capris – so who knows. I will mostly take swimsuits, flip flops, sun glasses and some resort wear to wear to dinner – and of course, sun screen!” Sounds like Kelley has all the important stuff sorted out. Now she just has to book those plane tickets with our friends at Jet Blue!

Want to test your own Luck of the Irish? Enter March’s Pack for Paradise now- it could be your lucky day!

In the Guest House with Cheree Berry

Posted on March 16, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

In our Guest House series, we like to invite our fun and fashionable friends over [to the Colorful Blog] to tell you a little bit about themselves. Imagine us saying… “Oooohhh, you just have to meet ___! You’re gonna loooove her/him!” So today we’ve cozied up on the couch next to Cheree Berry, color-lover, fashion-forward entrepreneur and designer of some of Lilly Pulitzer’s Lifeguard Press stationery to spill… (and…um…give us a lollipop tower for one of readers! That was after we giggled for a bit but she caved- read on!)

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Get Lucky with Lilly!

Posted on March 15, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Stores of the Week – Palm Avenue and Pink Bee

Posted on March 14, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

We’re in full Carolina Cup prep mode!  It’s never too early to start celebrating, is it? Oh please, we’re Lilly Lovers, after all- too early to celebrate just doesn’t apply to us.  This week we’re highlighting two more of our Carolina Cup destination stores – Palm Avenue (4 locations) and Pink Bee! If you shop any of these locations, drop a line- we’d love to hear from you!

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Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store March Madness

Posted on March 13, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Letting you insiders in on a little secret…some of our family of Signature Stores are running a 3-day special. It’s the Lilly girl’s version of March Madness we suppose with promotions and offers that will surely delight. Visit your favorite participating store or website* March 14-16 to see what kind of madness you should partake in. Sure beats watching basketball, right?!

*Only at these participating stores:

Barefoot Princess – Sandestin, FL

C.Orrico – Delray Beach, FL, Naples, FL and Palm Beach, FL

Cloister Collection – St. Simon’s Island, GA

In the Pink – Boston, MA, Hingham, MA, and Mashpee, MA

Leapin’ Lizards – Ridgewood, NJ

Life’s A Beach – Duck, NC

Melly – Edina, MN

Mint Julep – Atlanta, GA

Narcissus – Tallahassee, FL

Ocean Palm – Virginia Beach, VA and Williamsburg, VA

Palm Avenue – Raleigh, NC, Greensboro, NC, Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA

Palm Garden – Wilmington, NC

Palm Village – Asheville, NC

Palm Place – Manasquan, NJ and Princeton, NJ

Paradise – Morristown, NJ

Persnickety Palm – Leesburg, VA

Pink – Greenville, NC

Pink Bee – Greenville, SC

Pink Boulevard – Johns Island, SC

Pink Crab – Annapolis, MD

Pink Link – Huntington, NY

Pink Magnolia – St. Louis, MO

Pink on Main – Spartanburg, SC

Pink Pelican – Huntsville, AL

Pink Sorbet – Columbia, SC

Splash of Pink – Wesport, CT

The Lazy Daisy – Vero Beach, FL

The Palm on Park – Boca Grande, FL

The Peppermint Palm – Lexington, KY and Louisville, KY

The Pink Door – Memphis, TN

The Pink Paddock – Saratoga Springs, NY

The Pink Palm of Tampa – Tampa, FL

Under the Palm Tree – Overland Park, KS

Village Palm – Grosse Pointe, MI

Offers are only applicable to Resort 2010 merchandise or prior – do not apply to Spring 2011 full price merchandise.