The only thing that could get me off the beach, is if I’m headed to another. Last week I left the Carolina coast and made my way down south to the sandy shores of Naples Florida. I couldn’t wait to drop my bags in the suite and hit the beach!
My first full day I hit the pool to soak up some sun. I met some fab Lilly ladies in the loungers, and some handsome fellas in the hot tub. What could make this day better? Only a few frozen drinks to sip under the sunshine.
Once the rest of the buy trip babes trickled in, it was time to get back to business. We had breakfast bright and early at Broadwell’s, overlooking the golf course. After that we were off to the Imoklee room to view the exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Resort 2017 collection. We were in awe of all the fabulous winter fashions and fabrics and couldn’t wait to shop for our store.
That night we put down the line sheets and picked up the champagne. I met my besties at the open bar and buffet and hit the terrace to see the sunset. It was a perfect photo-op beneath the palms. We made our way to the beach bar and watched the band jam before we hit the bed.
On our last day of paradise, we finalized our orders and hit the sand for one last break before our flight. I had the best time catching rays and catching up with up with friends.
This must be why they call this the Lilly dream job. What better way to work and play than on vacay? Follow along for more of this life under the printed palms…
Baggage: Lilly Pulitzer . Swim: Lauren James . Gizelle Maxi: Lilly Pulitzer
Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
They say April showers bring May flowers, but the best thing they bring is Spring! We are surfing into the season with Lilly Pulitzer’s latest line. Follow along and ride the wave to see my current fashion faves.
Soak up the sun in this open shoulder ensemble. Dress up your white denim and be adored in this Adira top. These two pieces are the perfect pair for those breezy boardwalk days. Hang loose and head to the water to see my next wardrobe winner.
This Donna romper is sure to stun as you step out on the town! It has the classic style of a shift, with everything you love about a romper. Walking around with the wind in your hair, this outfit is ideal for a sunset stroll.
I mean, what better way to spend the day than romping around town in this stunning ensemble? Find this piece and more luxe looks at Life’s A Beach!
Scarlet Macaw Adira Top . Night Caw Donna Romper . Lexi Sunglasses
Also shop my Lilly Pulitzer looks at Shoplifesabeach.com
Stepping into Lillyland was like a Palm Beach dream. We were driving down the chilly streets of King of Prussia, passing piles of snow, when we made a stop at the Pink Palace. It was everything I envisioned and more. Walking up each step I became more and more excited by what was behind those glam glass doors.
Inside was a vision of Worth Avenue, with walls painted a shade of lemonade, and lined with porches and palms made to resemble this elite street. As you may know, it all started with a juice stand… and while the champagne flowed, we all had a mimosa toast, what a great start to a great day!
I looked around and found my friends from other signature stores. It was so nice to see my favorite familiar faces. We started to get seated along the sea of pink and green chairs, as the CEO began to speak. We were surrounded by elegant ensembles as we watched the sneak peek of the fashions they were about to unveil for fall.
We then made our way into a small conference room with a wall full of never-before-seen fashions. We quickly breezed through lookbooks and made notes on our potential buy as we sipped our champs and chewed on pineapple cups of candy. Watching the fit model walk by truly brought each look to life. We were even able to sift through the racks and feel all of the fabulous fabrics. Once the presentation came to a close, we headed back into the lobby to make our final decisions.
Now girls, you know how exciting it is to buy Lilly for yourself, imagine what it is like to buy it for your store! Once our choices were made, we said our goodbyes, snapped some sweet pics, and hit the road. It was hard to leave, but I was happy to think about the next time I’ll head back to headquarters. Until then, homeward bound!
Yesterday was National Wear Your Lilly Day, which also happens to be the first day of summer. What better way to celebrate summer than with pineapples and prints?
One of this season’s hottest prints is Flamenco, featuring Lilly’s signature colors, and is covered in my favorite fruit. It reminds me of a great quote every southern lady should live by: “Be a pineapple… stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside!”
This was the perfect day for a cruise in the Lilly jeep, past the palm trees in the Savannah breeze. It was fun to top it off with my favorite matching two- piece Parfait set, perfect for sunshine and summertime!
Shop: Palm Avenue Savannah . Sandals: Jack Rogers . Pineapple Tumbler: The Pineapple Co
Two- Piece Flamenco Parfait Set: Lilly Pulitzer . Flamenco Pineapple Tassel Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer