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Janie’s Summer Beach Reads!

Posted on July 22, 2010 in More Fun by | 3 comments

We asked Janie what she likes to read in the summer, there is nothing better than catching some rays and enjoying a good read… tap into your inner bookworm Lilly Lovers!

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on July 2, 2010 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Hello Friends!

Sooo, here I am on the train again. It seems like just yesterday that I was on the train blogging about how COMPLETELY EXCITED I was for Memorial Day weekend. And now? It’s the 4th already. This is a perfect example of time flies when you are having fun. I DO NOT want the summer to go too fast. I just…am having the best time :)

You know when you have moments where you feel great, you are HAPPY and excited about everything the future will bring…I am in that moment. There is so much to look forward to!!!! I have been doing a lot of day dreaming while lying in the sun getting naughty sunburns (please don’t tell my dermatologist and if you have time SEND ME SUNSCREEN! I just can’t resist a little tan. SO BAD). Anyway, when you have the warmth of the sun, a little bikini, straw hat and the latest issue of US WEEKLY…you kind of zone in and out. HEAVEN. Honestly, it is when my best ideas come to me…are you reading Brad and Scott (Lilly owners) I need much, much, much, more time spacing out to US Weekly, promise it does wonders for the prints J hee hee.

I don’t know about you but this 4th is ALLLL about friends and family. Usually is right? My girls and I are headed to my Mom’s house on the Connecticut shore. All of my cousins have houses together – 22 houses of relatives right on the water…can you believe?!?

The house where I spent summers as a kid…I spent EVERY waking moment on those rocks finding crabs and catching minnows!

I remember my Mom circa 1978 is so TDF -her blonde hair, of course barefoot! A sign of summer. She was and is so gorgeous…

And then there was ME in my fav tiered summer dress. I WISH I had a picture of me in my Lilly jelly bean print bathing suit. And of course our family bff, I mean seriously - his outfit could be worn TODAY nothing beats Nantucket reds. Shows how good style is always…in style!

It is incredible to me that those pictures are 30 years old…we will be completely recreating THAT this weekend, in the exact same place. But Sabrina will be the one running around in a little tiered sundress and hopefully SHE will think I am as gorgeous as I thought my mom was. I am going to wear this…barefoot!

 Carrie Dress Dip Dye

This weekend starts with a family cookout Saturday, so many cousins running around you won’t be able to count. All the kids in and out of the salty water all day, completely sandy. My cousin Teddy will take everyone out in the Boston Whaler. We are planning to teach my oldest Sabrina how to water-ski (she’s 8 now! Makes me want to cry that she is so big). My best friend Wendy is coming with her 2 toe-headed boys and we will all just play, play, play.

 I know there is always so much to do…life gets busy doesn’t it. The 4th of July symbolizes so much to me. A time for everyone to gather and smile, see people that you haven’t seen in ages, and most importantly wave the red, white and blue flag. A time to remember how lucky we are.

 Sending you tons and tons of love from the train. Can’t wait for the festivities to start! Please light a sparkler for me.

xx,

Janie

Intern Update!

Posted on June 30, 2010 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Hey!!  It’s Taylor Angino again here to give you a little behind the scenes insight of a typical week interning here at the Pink Palace!!

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Shopafrolic Blog!

Posted on June 24, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

Janie guest blogs on Shopafrolic this week be sure the check it out!

Friends!

Have you heard me brag that I know Liz Lange?!?!?!?!? The genius who took the frump out of maternity dressing? Worship her. Well, it just so happens that many many years ago I met Liz’s sister…and her name is Jane. I make it a point to become friends with anyone named Jane because I think it is the best name ever. ANYWAY. Jane has an eye for style. Every time I see her, whether it be in NYC or a get-away to Sarasota, she is perfectly outfitted. Pulled together and chic, the best jewelry ever. She can give you the low down on everything STYLE…from where to get a dress made, how to incorporate a target find with a Prada dress…to the best place for a spray tan.

Because jane and liz = style…they decided to share the wealth. Stylish and generous – how lilly! They launched a site called shopafrolic that gives insider tips and exquisite fashion finds. They CLEARLY have great taste because they love Lilly and asked yours truly to be a guest editor this week. Perfect timing for your summer Lilly! Please visit their site immediately for my 4th of July picks!

our first show

Many many thanks to Jane and Liz for supporting Lilly Pulitzer. We HEART shopafrolic and know you will too!

Xx,  Janie

Janie Hits Up The Hub!

Posted on June 22, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Janie re-caps a fun-filled event in Boston at In the Pink!!

Friends!!

I am on the train headed to NYC…on a very secret fashion mission that I will reveal to you…soon? Tbd.

Anyway, I had the best week last week, then the best weekend ever. Wanted to tell you all about it. I am typing on my blackberry and am going to ruin my manicure…but for you it’s worth it!
Soooo, did you know my fam is from Boston? I know, it’s confusing. Born in New Hampshire, lived in Augusta GA 2-12, shipped off to boarding school (yes I was a devil, am to this day and proud of it). Went to Groton outside Boston. Then to Rollins College in lovely Winter Park, FL. Then moved to NYC. Somewhere in there I had my Cotillion in Boston. Lived there and the Cape and New Hampshire most summers. Married in Boston. It is a part of me!!! PS: I completely recognize I was born under extremely lucky and fabulous stars and appreciate it!!!
Ok, enough of my histoire! I went to Boston last week for an event Thursday night. Walking down Newbury St I was overwhelmed with so many emotions:
A: this is the cutest city ever

B: everyone looks so chic

C: I need to go shopping immediately because Newbury St has it all!
My event was at In The Pink on Newbury St and it was really, really, really great. Jess, who has some fancy title I can’t remember, has this incredible knack to get aaaanyone who walks through that door into the most absolutely perfect outfit. I walked in wearing the new Bidi dress and she begged me to try on the Raquel Dress. I did, felt like a million dollars and switched outfits for the night!

Raquel Dress Printed

Visit her if you are ever in question as to what to wear! Molly and Alyssa were also there greeting every single customer like family. That is so Lilly. Love In the Pink so much!!
I met so many wonderful lilly lovers and chatted, painted, ate cupcakes and drank champagne. Hello! And you are surprised I had a good time?!? This is my JOB. Here are some snaps:
I just can’t thank everyone there enough for being so…Lilly. Kind, open, chic and fun!!!!
I have more, more, more I want to type but my thumbs are about to fall off. Will blog later about my weekend on cape cod. Tdf!!!

xx, Janie

Warehouse Sale!!

Posted on June 11, 2010 in More Fun by | 3 comments

The thing I love about Lilly, is that we are ALWAYS in it together. We celebrate our successes together (summer is a hit!) and we sell off extra merchandise together. The warehouse is an amazing opportunity for everyone in the corporate office to bond. We pack boxes, stack boxes, hang, sort, check-out…wearing sneakers and warehouse sale t-shirts. You KNOW we are normally decked in wedges and chic dresses, but for a few days we are all just working hard, sweatin’ it out!

This year I got the GLAM job of the check-out line. NO, that does not mean I get to work the registers. They know how I am with math so Emily in accounting won’t let me even touch a scanner. I manage all of the wonderful people with full shopping bags looking for a register. It gave me a chance to chat with shoppers to find out what they love and I got tons of great feedback. My biggest take away? Well, you know I am the eternal optimist, but my biggest take away is that I am the luckiest person ever. Lilly Pulitzer is an incredibly unique brand that attracts the NICEST people. The cutest shoppers ever. Polite. Smart! I am not just saying this. I spent 8 hours a day chatting and these are all facts :)

If you have not been, get your buns to the warehouse sale TODAY or TOMORROW. Ro deserves one thousand massages and hugs for all of the hard work she has done to get the sale to run so smoothly. PAT also deserves one thousand massages for taking such good care of us. BRAD AND SCOTT, are you reading?!?!? Get Ro and Pat gift certificates for a massage immediately. I will do it for you and put it on my company card. Hee Hee. They give me a company card! Have they lost their minds?!??!?! It’s Friday and I am not working the sale tomorrow. It is my daughter Tiki’s 6th birthday and we are going to have a HUUUUUGE backyard pool party. Wish me luck, it is going to be a doozey. Sending tons of love on this gorgeous Friday. Get to the sale. Hug Ro!

xx,

Janie

Lilly At The Devon Horse Show!

Posted on June 7, 2010 in More Fun by | 8 comments

It’s that time of year again… the interns have arrived at the Pink Palace! We’ll be featuring some of their adventures throughout the summer so sit back and enjoy…

Hey!! I am Taylor Angino (THAT’S ME AND CARSON in that pic!) I am one of the summer interns here at the Lilly Pulitzer. I am assisting both the Production Development Team and the Accessories & Footwear Team. Lucky me, I also get to help out with fittings and with the Print Team when they need me. It’s a lot. It seems like everyone here does so much – I love it…am learning a ton every day.

So why am I here?  I LOVE and BELEIVE in the brand of Lilly. Throughout my life I have worn Lilly to every special occasion – whether it was giving the commencement speech at graduation or the first night of cotillion. We talk a lot about the emotional connection the brand has with you or me…all our customers, and I am the prime example.

This past week I went to the Devon Horse Show and took a couple pictures of people wearing Lilly – and needless to say there were LOTS of Lilly Lovers!! From little girls to sorority girls to women over 75 were all wearing LILLY at the Devon!! I also happened to run into the fashion man himself Carson Kressley. He was so nice and agreed to take a photo with me (he is wearing the pants that he helped designed from last summer!!) I have posted some pictures of me and some Lilly Lovers from the horse show down below. If you’re looking to brighten up your upcoming summer festivities, I am loving the Bowen Dress and Mckim Wedges for you ladies and I’m in LOVE with all the Peter Blazers and Capri Trunks for us guys!! Enjoy the pictures!!!

Friend Always,

Taylor

The Ultimate Summer Faux Pas!

Posted on June 4, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

Poor Janie, she learned the hard way… but she’s here to share and tell you what NOT to do this summer…

All right people. I have committed the most obvious summer faux pas…already. I am an idiot. I am acting like a teenager. Ready?

I GOT A SUNBURN.

I mean…I got a really really really bad sunburn. I can’t walk, sit, sleep…wear clothes. It’s a problem J

This is how it went down. I became a spinning fanatic (that bike class at the gym). I am so healthy! It relieves the stress (yes, even happy-go-lucky me gets a bit stressed over her pink and green sometimes). Anyway, spinning. My savior. SO WHAT DO I DO? Buy a bikini…duh! A lilly print bikini of course.

I do not look QUITE like her in my bikini, but in my mind I do J

Boardwalk Bikini Ties

It was the Sunday of Labor Day and my bff Rachael comes over to the pool with her family. The kids are running around and we get in hysterics over how badly we want to roast in the sun. Just to feel the wonderful SUNSHINE. The warmth. It was a full-on-summer-moment and we lost our heads.

Just to be clear, there was NO sunscreen involved. Of course we slathered up the kids. Any child that walked within a 3 inch radius of my lawn chair I spritzed with spf 800. But me? No no no..I wanted to ‘roast’ with Rachel.

Coppertone

Well, needless to say, I am glowing. That night Rachel and I plus all our FUN friends went to a lobster night party together. It was SO amazing except that I looked like the main course. Not so much my face as my chest, arms and ooooooh my gooooodness…..my new spinning tummy. My tummy that I have been working so hard on and was so excited to SHOW in my lilly bikini, is SCARLET. I did not wear the bikini to the party but you know what I mean. I am afraid I have 3rd degree burns. Of course I have showed everyone in the office (we are very close here, no secrets) and they cringe. Poor me.

OK, so here’s the deal. Please wear sunscreen. Please learn your lesson from me. Please use two coats on your nose. Please remember to do your HANDS (they show aging first!). Just slather your entire lovely lilly body in SPF. For me.

Besides my red skin clashing with my lilly pink, life is very very good. SO happy summer is here. Feeling extra content and happy. Hope you are all loving the summer season.

Sending tons of love.

xx, Janie

Memorial Day Weekend Fun!

Posted on May 28, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

Janie is back to share her plans for Memorial Day Weekend….busy, busy- we’ll be sure to ask her for pics to share next week!

FRIENDS!!

I am on the train. Right now. Blogging to you. I aaaadore my job but the thought of a long weekend has me c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y giddy right now.

I have the events, the outfits, the cookouts, the gardening…the make-the-most-of-every-second weekend planned.

Tonight? Lobster night at our golf club. So excited. Going with my very good friend Wendy who makes me laugh until I can’t breathe – love her! The problem with lobster…stinky. Clothes need to be wash and wear! I am planning on the long petula with a wedge. Having cocktails on the grass requires a wedge, I love our new Lilly wedge because it is…you guessed it…the highest one we make :)

Lilly Wedge

Tomorrow? Tennis clinic at 7:30am. Will I make it? Not promising anything BUT it is a new cardio clinic where they blast Beyonce as the girls and I run around in our whites. Sounds pretty fun right!?!

Tomorrow night – cookout. Bathing suit and cover-up. New skinny mckims. I am brining this new delish orzo salad I learned how to make at a cooking class called ‘cooking with herbs’. Lots of basil and parsley – v v v good for you. No mayo. Semi-healthy I promise.

Sunday..you won’t believe it. Another lobster night (different place) followed by some crazy band! Yay! Kick the shoes off!!! I am thinking the Blossom dress?

Blossom Dress Printed

Monday…the Devon Horse Show. What a treat! My girleees love the spinning strawberry carni ride and I like the cute horse show shopping. Oh – there are horses too. I know, v important to watch :) promise I will pause from the shopping, pink lemonade and yummy naughty food to watch the horses :) I think I’ll wear my carson patch shift. Kinda have to right? When in Rome!

Worth Shift Grandstand Patch

Isn’t it just HEAVEN that Tuesday seems so delightffully far away! Hurry train. I need to get home and get this weekend started!!! Have fun everyone – summer is Lilly time and summer starts NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!! xx, Janie

Wrapping Up With In The Pink…

Posted on May 20, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

Wrapping up an amazing week of Lilly loving in Massachusetts our journey is coming to an end…

FINALLY – we would have been exhausted at this point if it hadn’t been so much fun! – the next morning, we arrived in Mashpee!  The in the pinkstore in Mashpee is located in Mashpee Commons, where it seems to me you can get just about anything, including your Lilly of course!  And thankfully, in case you are wondering, this is THE Cape location that is open year-round to get your Lilly fix!

  

Now, the only in the pink store that we missed on this trip was in Hingham…but this is  a store that YOU won’t want to miss!  Located in the Derby St. Shoppes, you can pop in this store any time of the year & get a GREAT selection of Lilly items – be sure to check it out for yourself!  Even pop in on your way to the ferry if you need to stock up on some Lilly essentials…like a murfee scarf perhaps?

   

Thank you all for sharing in my fun trip as I toured the amazing and truly unique in the pink locations. If you are looking for a very Lilly-fied escape, I think you can see what my recommendation is J Our perpetual muse Jackie would definitely approve!  So don your best Shift Dress and hit (ALL) the fabulous in the pink stores this summer!

Stay tuned tomorrow for a quick recap of the trip from our Visual Director Jose!

 Happy Summer!

Jen