Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Lilly Pulitzer!

My apologies for the lack of posts over the past couple of weeks (still trying to get in the swing of blogging). I intend to post more regularly from here out! Anyways, a post today is especially in order because it is the 80th birthday of my favorite fashion icon: Lilly Pulitzer! Who would've thought that the colorful printed shift dresses she designed to hide stains while working at her juice stand would turn into the timeless designer label preppy fashionistas wear and love! In fact, the brand is so well known that many refer to it as simply "Lilly," no last name necessary. Click here to learn more about the Lilly story.

So it was very fitting that the Lilly Resort 2011 catalog came in the mail today. Lilly designs a fall collection for cooler weather but there is no winter collection. So between Fall and Spring comes Resort. Some of the pieces such as sweaters and scarves and solid basics are appropriate to wear now but most of the dresses, skirts, and pants are in bright vibrant pants and should stay in your closet until spring-unless you are one lucky enough to travel to a warm weather destination during the cold months.

In honor of Lilly's birthday here are some of my favorite items from the Resort 2011 collection:

Murfee Scarf in Black Skip On It- this piece is great to wear now. The silk/cashmere blend is soooo soft and it is a great way to add a splash of color to a neutral turtleneck or sweater throughout fall and winter.

Vicki Dress in Island Coral Tropi-Lace-Ical-I absolutely love this dress! One thing I love about Lilly is their ability to add that extra touch to a solid dress, in this case a floral lace mesh. I think this coral color is GORGEOUS but this same dress also comes in black and would be precious if one is looking to add a little black dress to her closet. The exposed zipper in the back (not pictured) also is a nice touch. 

Whitaker Dress Black Skip On It-so obviously I am a fan of the Black Skip On It print. The little frogs in the pattern are so cute. But I especially adore the style of this one-shoulder dress-the contrast between bare shoulder on one side and long-sleeve on the other. This dress does not come with a belt but it looks great without one as well. I would love to wear this dress to weddings and parties this coming spring!

Cassie Top in Shorely Blue- The Cassie top is a solid basic from the Resort collection that you can wear now with jeans or corduroys. I like both the look and feel of the cotton slub material. It comes in multiple colors but I am currently pining for this light blue. The Cassie looks great paired with a Murfee scarf!

Of course I could go on and on about the new Resort collection but these are some highlights! You can check out Lilly's website for more fabulous new arrivals! 


  1. Stopping by from Re-Lilly! Cute blog. xo

  2. Stopping by from Re-Lilly, adorable blog! xx

  3. I love the cassie tops! I am planning on collecting one in every color, if my fiances allow.

  4. I am anxiously awaiting my murfee in skip on it. My fave resort piece, so far, is the Westerly dress-so flattering.