Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Life in Lilly

Okay, so here goes my last-few-week recap! :)  This is me with most of Katie B. and my purchases at the Lilly Sale!!! I left out a few of the things I got for the Boy as well as all of the things that we got for my mom! As you can see, we truly live in Lilly Heaven.  I got 3 dresses, 7 polos, one skirt, 3 pairs of shoes, 3 bathing suits, one bag, one pillow cover, 3 sweaters, 2 shirts, and some other things that i can't remember just this moment.  It was the most amazing day ever!!! 

Then later that week I got to tour THE Pink Palace.  It was kind of a yucky day out, but that did not get me down!! Pulling into the parking lot I felt like my heart was beating out of my chest! I was just so excited!  My mom, Katie and I arrived about 20 minutes too early so we had to wait in the car, boy did that kill us! haha

This is Torie.  She's the amazing lady that took us on the tour! She's the older sister of one of the girls in my sorority! It was like fate that we met! haha She seriously couldn't have been any nicer.  She showed us all around the print room, warehouse, vintage closet, and we even got to see all of the new designs that are going to be coming out in the next year! It was just about the coolest thing I've ever done!  

Here's Katie, my Mom, and I all in front of some of the new Resort collection.  That dress on the far left has a place waiting for it in my closet.  Isn't it just darling?! The colors to come are just amazing--just as expected of Lilly!  haha

Did I mention that Torie is PART OF THE PRINT DESIGN TEAM?!! Okay, so that was the coolest thing ever.  And she was nice enough to paint this little watercolor for the shop that I work in! I framed it and put a little card that explains that it was made specifically for the shop by a Lilly designer.  It has a lovely little spot next to the Torie Dress (part of the Jubilee collection)

Little Charlotte is growing up so fast.  I swear she gains like 5 lbs a week! Here she is playing in the back yard in her cute little Lilly collar that we purchased at the Warehouse Sale.  so cute :)

Here's Katie and I in Philadelphia during her stay with me.  We took a day in the city and walked around Rittenhouse Square.  It was so much fun!  There was an arts fair going on and it was so neat to see all of the different paintings and sculptures.  It was also cool because there were a bunch of vendors there with lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers for so cheap! We didn't get to buy anything but it was still so neat to see everything!  We took my brother and his girlfriend along with us.  We ate lunch at Parc and it was so good!! If you're ever in the city I definitely recommend it! :)

Here's Katie and I on her birthday! We had the house to ourselves for the whole week--in the Outer Banks.  We went shopping for a little bit and then ate dinner at this little place near my house called Bad Bean.  Its a little mexican taqueria and it is the BEST.  I get the shrimp quesadilla and it is sooooooo yummy! :)

Katie and I climbed to the top of the Corolla Lighthouse.  It was sooo worth the 200+ steps it took to get to the top! The view was absolutely breath-taking!  Behind us is the Whalehead Club.  Someday I hope to be married there.  It is so beautiful. 

This is just a little project that Katie did one day for me while I was at work.  Isn't it just so cute!! She used acrylic paints on a canvas to make a drawing similar to one of my Lilly Pulitzer dresses!  I can't wait to hang it up in my room! :)

Well, now that I've gotten you all caught up with my life I'm going to get back to watching The Notebook, my favorite :)



  1. You're killing me! That is AMAZING! So jealous of your new stuff!

  2. Omg I am SOOOOO freaking jealous of all your new finds! Such great stuff and I love all the pictures!

  3. how adorable are you? love all of the pictures- how could anyone not love life if surrounded by Lilly :) pic numero uno is just like being surrounded by a bunch of candy- but an adult version!


  4. Wow that looks like a little slice of heaven. I love everything and you look so cute! That's so sweet of Katie to do the print for you. It looks awesome!

  5. So fun!!! I looooove all of the Lilly! Your trip to HQ must have been so exciting! Love the new resort dresses, sign me up!

  6. Look at all those treasures you scored!! I love all your pics - you two are adorable and it looks you had so much fun. Cheers to Lilly adventures!

  7. What great finds! I left you a little something on my blog :)

  8. girl. that is a lot of lilly!! i'm not a lilly fan (i know, gasp) but you look adorable in all your pictures!

    i kind of want your dog.

  9. I am soooo jealous! Visiting The Pink Palace is definitly one of my goals in life!

  10. I am so jealous you got a tour!

    I missed the warehouse sale by a couple of days :(

  11. OHHH MYYYY GOSHHH! ok so i'm a little behind on blogging but this post made me giddy. i was going to email you to ask how you got to tour the pink palace, but i don't know how to contact you. my mom, my sister and i are planning to go to the sale in november and we just CAN'T fly all that way without a tour of the pink palace! i would really appreciate if you'd let me know! my email is thanks a million!

  12. Wow, wow, wow!! I am beyond jealous!! Pink and green with envy!

  13. What fabulous finds and a fabulous trip! I love reading your blog, it is just adorable!

    We designed a pink and green "shift" card for all Lilly Lovers (myself included!)

    C&P Stationery

  14. that first picture makes my mouth water... i'm sooo jealous!!!!

    going to the lilly hq is def my dream!!! i just need to find the time to get there.... especially during a sale!!!

  15. what cute stuff you found! I live about 35 minutes outside the city...and I'm on my way to the outerbanks in a day! can't wait!

    Adorable blog...I'll be following!!

  16. I love your blog! I was an adpi as well and I now work for a physical therapy clinic :) We have a lot in common it seems!

  17. That first picture is hysterical! xoxo

  18. Omg! How stinking cute!!!! Xoxo-BLC (a definitely LILLY LOVER too)

  19. I am ridiculously jealous of all that Lilly! Love your blog!

  20. It's only been a couple of weeks since our journey began but we are so over the moon excited! I just wanted to drop in and invite you along for the ride - either you're a follower of my OTHER blog or just a sweet person I'd love to come along!

    Hopefully, the secrecy won't last long...

    Much love, luck, and blessings!!

    The *Maybe* Baby Mama