Oh, Lilly!

July 30th

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

Thanks to my friend Julia and her suggestion at using this incredible resource, I found an audio book I’ve been considering buying at a nearby library yesterday. It was $80, so imagine my delight at having it on my iPod for free within 45 minutes of locating it in my own neighborhood. While smiling at my luck and  browsing the shelves of dusty, well-worn friends, I came across two Lilly Pulitzer books on style.

I’ve seen Lilly’s clothing at Nordstrom’s, but always thought it was a bit much. The colors are exceptionally bright and the patterns remind me of what I’d imagine a gaggle of fashion-blind old women in Palm Beach would wear to the country club. In all fairness, the book didn’t sway that opinion 100%, but it did make me a fan of the woman behind the label. The books are gorgeous — full of color, texture, history and a cornicopia of design and art ideas. I found myself scanning eBay far too late last night looking at her many wild dresses.

It isn’t terribly surprising I could fall for Lilly. I’ve always loved Pucci and dream of wearing a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg wrap. I feel like such bright colors, paired with classic jewlery, a simple handbag and a nice pair of sandals are classic — think Charlotte.

Now, to get to those dress patterns haunting my sewing table! I need to bite the bullet and get my own designs into fabric and draped on my many gorgeous girlfriends. I can only imagine throwing my own summer party one day where everyone came in one of my creations. Oh, Lilly — you did this so very well:

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

So loud, so crazy and so very fun.

~K

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9 Responses

  1. I love bright-colored clothing! What’s the name of the book, and I’m going to place a hold on it at my library just to simply the colorful photographs and illustrations you highlighted.

  2. Sometimes loud is best!

  3. I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I LOVE Lilly 🙂

  4. All I can say is, I want to be at that party!

  5. What a gorgeous cheerful book!! Maybe a little bright for my everyday taste, but I am drooling over the pics nonetheless!

  6. 🙂

  7. Hmm…I have never been a huge fan of her stuff either, but fell in love with something on etsy using this bright pink fabric with sea turtles on it and went in search of the fabric. lol. Luckily I found some pants on ebay using it that were super cheap and I am quite certain can be cut up and repurposed in to something. Now I just need to decide what to make with them…

  8. There is definitely a place for loud prints. Not on my body, but somewhere. I’m going to have to look into this Lilly person!

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