April 12th, 2013

Lovely Lilly

“Essentially Lilly” A Guide to Colorful Entertaining

Perhaps my post yesterday on easy dresses was an unconscious homage to Ms. Pulitzer and her revolutionary shifts. I grew up in Lilly Pulitzer dresses and skorts, and so did my girls. Colorful and washable; a mother’s dream. Lilly had a shop in Edgartown down on the dock in the 1960’s where you could buy her famous fabrics by the yard. I fell hard for a bright yellow with orange ducks print that my mother had made into a maxi dress for me. I will try to dig up the picture.

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JEROME DREYFUSS

Jeremie tote bag

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat

THE ROW

Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans

FRYE

Iliana Harkness bucket hobo

CHLOÉ

Wool and cashmere cardigan

CHLOÉ

Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide

SAINT LAURENT

Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

GIANVITO ROSSI

Linda 45 leather pumps

TOMAS MAIER

Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket

BURBERRY

Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest

ULLA JOHNSON

Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-gabardine coat

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  • Lilly is up there with Vera Bradley in my “why didn’t I think of that” category. Simple cotton fabric in unusual, appealing prints. No matter how sophisticated, we all find room for such things. I love the whole preppy, summertime vibe, so I’ve always loved Lilly clothing.

    AprilApril 12th, 2013  9:37 AM

     
  • I have been remembering my Lilly dresses fondly! Though I would not wear them now.

    joannanycApril 13th, 2013  8:37 AM

     

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