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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Loving me some Lilly!

So on another completely fun and frivolous rant. I am finally getting my first Lilly.  To me Lilly Pulitzer is everything I love it is preppy and girly and cheerful.  I am definitely a Lilly girl but I am finally getting my first two pieces.  So without further ado here are my first two pieces.
Don't have the right necklace? Add a murfee. Wearing a boring dress? Add a murfee. Cold? Add a murfee!... We have a feeling most questions can be answered by adding a murfee. So don't go too far into Fall without one!
49% cashmere, 51% silk scarf/wrap.

Doesn't the name just say it all. We receive, oh maybe a ba-zillion emails asking us to make a simple tote that is PRINT and you can carry your: A. books B. daily essentials C. gym stuff (eek, the gym!) WHATEVER you want to carry this is your tote. And the best part? It's PRINTED and $88. Smiles all around!
Printed tote in original 1959ish prints 12.75"h X 16.5"w X 5"d.
I love love love these two things.  They really are "Pledge Perfection" like the website says.  I love thing that are Kappa because they ground me and remind me of what I am and what I can be and the ENDLESS support and strength I have behind me.  One of the best decisions I ever made was to become a Kappa.  I also would never have met two of my best friends and then countless more without Kappa. 

Taylor is also kind enough to buy (they don't accept payments from Canada and no stores here yet) and bring them for me when she comes to visit (as IF I need any more reasons to be excited about her coming here).

The more I read and learn about things like Lilly Pulitzer the more I love.  How great that she is one of the first woman entrepeneurs?!  Check out her story below.

What is a 21 year-old girl named Lilly to do after she’s just eloped?
Lilly married Peter Pulitzer and escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for the sun and sand of Palm Beach? With your husband running the family orange groves, why not start a juice stand?
And that is just what Lilly did back in 1959, but her new business venture soon gave her a closet full of juice-stained clothes. Inspired by the colorful nature of her newly dyed wardrobe, Lilly launched a line of brightly colored shift dresses covered in playful prints. It wasn’t long before her dresses became a hit in all of the country’s most fashionable resort towns, and soon ’60s style icons like Jackie Kennedy were wearing Lilly’s designs.
Fast-forward 50 years, and Lilly Pulitzer prints are still a favorite for all those people that lead colorful lives.

So excited!


  1. OK, this is revealing the depth of my fashion ineptitudes, but I have NO idea how to wear scarves like that (I also didn't know they were called Murfees!) I have one that looks ridiculous on me, but maybe I'm doing it wrong.

  2. @girl from florida- I love scarves becaues they can change an outfit instantly (and therefore stretch your wardrobe...My new Lilly Murfee is the most expensive one I have every bought all my other ones are between $10-25). I think only Lilly calls them Murfees too (but I'm unsure). I'm going to a blog post on it but here is the video I will use. Also the key is a thin scarf. Hope this helps.