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Embracing The Lilly Pulitzer Within

Embracing prints, color and all the fun

Lilly Pulitzer  — who decades ago chose to live in Palm Beach year-round while others visited — was the originator (the OG, if you will!) of resort wear, creating a shift dress to suit her lifestyle on the Island. Now decades later, the sunny Lilly Pulitzer brand continues to grow with a penchant for pinks, vibrant brights and living colorfully.

I must confess when we moved here in 2005, I didn’t totally get it. I barely wore pink (I love it now), and the only print I owned was a blue stripe. Looking at these photos gives me a chuckle thinking how far I’ve come and how happy this fun print, amazing details (hello pom pom and tassel neckline!) and flattering silhouette makes me feel. While I must confess that some Lilly prints (i.e. like a sea urchin on a blouse) is just not my thing, I’ve become a big fan over the years. My first Lilly Putlizer pieces were scalloped shorts and a navy tank Adam got for me years ago… and both, after lots of use, still look nearly brand new today.

For a shift like this one, pair it with a denim jacket or shawl for evening or as you head into fall, and while I’m styling it more casually for a girls’ lunch date — you know because I’m such a lady who leisurely lunches, lol — you can easily dress it up with heels or wedges.  Lilly would want you to have fun with it however you style it!

Lilly Pulitzer shift dress in Palm Beach

PS, sale alert! Lilly Pulitzer has through the end of the day Wednesday, Aug. 30 has its huge After Party Sale, with major discounts on its spring and summer collections. Over the years, I’ve gotten a solid number of amazing deals so if you’re curious, totally check it out!

Lilly Putlizer cabrey dress -- love this tassel and pom pom neckline // the modern savvy

In love with Lilly Pulitzer // Embracing the brights, prints and living colorfully

Lilly Pulitzer on Palm Beach Alyson Seligman, blogger behind The Modern Savvy gold slides // the modern savvy Lilly Pulitzer dress // the modern savvy


Dress: c/o Lilly Pulitzer
Sandals: c/o Marc Fisher (comes in 8 colors/prints)
Ring: BaubleBar
Bracelet: J. Crew (older; similar)
Purse: Tory Burch (similar here or here)

Photography by Erica Dunhill

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    September 4, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    While I’ve never been the biggest Lilly fan, I can appreciate her fun, colorful styles and if I can pick a cute piece up on clearance, why not? Love the tassel details on this dress!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    August 30, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Such a fun dress! Love these photos! And I’ve been living in these slides, they’re the perfect mix of comfy but still polished.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      September 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM

      Agreed… I’m wearing them even more than I thought I would!

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