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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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Sisterhood Spotlight – Delta Zeta at Drexel University

Posted on February 17, 2012 in Party by | 1 comment

This week we’re excited to introduce the girls of Delta Zeta at Drexel University! One of our very own, Chelsey Breidenbach, from the Technical Design team was a member of this Lilly loving sorority and couldn’t wait for her chapter to share more about why they’re so fond of Lilly. (who wouldn’t be?!) So here’s a little more about them and their passion for PINK!…

1. School Name and Location
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Delta Zeta Sorority, Epsilon Zeta Chapter

3. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
101 Sisters – Founded October 12, 1956

4. Our favorite quote is… Well it’s from Lilly but c’mon- who doesn’t love it?!
“Life is a party… Dress like it!!” – Lilly Pulitzer

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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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Lilly White Dress

Posted on February 14, 2012 in Style by | Comment

1. Nicolette Dress   2. Kiera Dress   3. Adeline Dress   4. Whitaker Dress   5. Bree Dress

Everyone knows we are totally in love with colorful prints, but sometimes the occasion just calls for WHITE. And in our latest Spring delivery, we’re doing white just right – with fun texture and details!  Lilly’s LWDs make quite the statement and are the preeettiest option for graduation, initiation or a warm weather date!  The best part? Accessorize with any and EVERY color!!

Fresh Petals & Prints – Lily of the Valley

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Lily of the Valley is such a delicate, pretty flower. Such lush green leaves with the cutest snow-white flowers dangling so gracefully from their stems. It’s one of our favorites to see bloom in Spring because it signals the beginning of all the pretty flowers and colors to come!

Prints
1. Resort White Valley Girl 2. Hotty Pink Just Love 3. Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail (available for Minnies next month!) 4. Emerald Green A Thing Called Love

Petals
• The Lily of the Valley is a woodland plant that has white downward dropping bell shape flowers and tiny red berries. The entire plant (flower and berries), if eaten, is very poisonous so don’t be fooled by its sweet smell!

• In France, May 1st is called “Lily of the Valley Day” where you are supposed to give this flower to loved ones. The week leading up to this day, you can buy fresh cut or potted lily of the valley flowers (called muguets in French) in every florist, supermarkets, and even on the streets! This tradition began on May 1, 1561 when King Charles IX was presented with a bunch of these flowers as a token of luck and prosperity.

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Sisterhood Spotlight – Chi Omega at University of Virginia

Posted on February 10, 2012 in Party by | Comment

Up this week is another spotlight shining from inside the Pink Palace.  Lauren Johnson, Business Development Associate and a forever Chi O and Wahoo from UVA, threw her chapter out as a must-feature (of course!), so here’s a little more from the ‘hoos in Charlottesville who live by the standard (at least on game day!) “Girls in Pearls and Guys in Ties”…

1. School Name and Location
University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA

2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Chi Omega, Lambda Gamma Chapter

3. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
149 members, founded on June 4, 1927 as the first nationally affiliated sorority at UVA

4. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a. The Whitaker Dress – this beautiful white dress would be perfect for springtime and initiation.
b. The Cassie Dress Slub in Bright Navy Bella – it would look great paired with an orange scarf for gameday. wahoowa!
c. The Allison Top – ideal for going to class or lounging on the lawn with sisters!

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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!

Behind the Scenes Style

Posted on February 8, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | 4 comments

Just like Lilly, our Lilly Lovers loooove the details – and not just Lilly details – every detail. Questions like “what shade of lipstick does your model have on in the picture of the Whinnie dress?” or “what color nail polish is the model wearing in this catalog shot?” come up all the time. Questions like this inspired us to partner with our on-shoot stylists from Ford Artists to create a series here on the blog about how you can get the looks we’re featuring.

All of our tips are from Shannon Grey Williams, a Lilly girl herself (she panicked when she realized her headshot featured her in black! *gasp*), who loves working on the Lilly set creating fun, happy and pretty styling for our models.  She’ll be providing the step-by-step on how to get these looks yourself all the way down to WHAT products she uses for styling. This week she’s sharing her know-how on creating the fishtail braid- an adorable look she used on Elsa here!  We hope you enjoy this new series and stay tuned next month to get our next look!

Razzle Dazzle with Spring Bling!

Posted on February 7, 2012 in More Fun, Style by | 1 comment

1. Spring Garden Necklace 2. Critter Earrings 3. Critter Ring 4. Critter Ring

A fresh Spring wardrobe means new accessories, STAT!  From earrings to bracelets, rings to necklaces, we’ve got the freshest, prettiest baubles for Spring.  Layer it up with bangles and charms or keep it simple with studs and a ring.  And you must- must, must, must- check out our Wet My Whistle Necklace- it DEMANDS attention in more ways than one!

1. Wet My Whistle Necklace 2. Cherry Pop Necklace 3.  Love U Bracelet 4. Bamboo Bangles

A Lilly State of Mind

Posted on February 6, 2012 in Inspiration by | 7 comments

Our latest favorite print (and yours!!), “Lilly State of Mind Patch”, is a print that reflects what our Lilly Lovers have always known – Lilly is not merely a brand or clothes with bold, bright prints – Lilly is a state of mind – a happy, colorful, state of mind!  And what better way to represent that state of mind AND every state in the US of Lilly, than to create a Lilly patch of each state with attention paid to their flowers, themes and mottos?!  No plane ticket, no GPS required- just some good ol’ USA pride and a love for all things Lilly!

Shop Lilly State of Mind Patch / State Patch Close-up / Download Facebook Cover Photo