Friday, May 3, 2013

Remembering Lilly Pulitzer

This is a tribute post to the beautiful fashion designer, Lilly Pulitzer. She passed away on April 7, 2013 at the age of 81. She was known as the "Queen of Prep" and I've been a huge fan of her iconic prints, which are always easy to spot.
Here's a little background info on her taken from Wikipedia:
Lilly and husband Peter Pulitzer settled in Palm Beach, Florida, shortly after their marriage. Peter owned several Florida citrus orange groves, and with produce from the groves Lilly opened a juice stand on Via Mizner, just off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. In the course of working at the juice stand, Lilly found that squeezing juice made a mess of her clothes. Seeking to camouflage the juice stains, she designed a sleeveless shift dress made of bright, colorful printed cotton. She found that customers loved her dress, so she produced more in order to sell them at her juice stand. Eventually, she was selling more dresses than juice, and decided to focus on designing and selling what had become known as her "Lillys".[

I love dressing my girls in Lilly's

My daughter's bedroom was once inspired by Lilly.

I love how Lilly is for all ages.  Here are some of my current favorites.  I do own the pink polo below and love it.

MAC in Lillyland.   I did a blog post on it several years ago. Click here.

Last But Not Least:

Some inspiring words by Lilly Pulitzer

These are my favorites!