Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Feelin' Sparks

A fireworks show, a parade, a barbecue, a picnic in the park, an extra long beach day...all fit the bill for a picture perfect Fourth of July. Whatever it is you have planned this year, there is one thing we know for certain. If you are looking for an outfit to show off your love and support for the good ol' US of A, then we've got you covered. Are you the understated, polished type looking for something simple and solid? Well we've got it. The options are endless when it comes to the LWD (little white dress), but maybe something nautical and navy is more your speed. Feeling vibrant? The Palmetto Dress in Island Coral could be the one. Do you have your heart set on going the printed route? You're in luck. We offer a whole slew of prints that scream, "USA! USA!" Our prints are patriotic but with a Lilly twist of course. Why not throw in some pink and coral among the traditional red, white and blue?
  From left to right: Monterey Dress ($108), Palmetto Dress ($88), Jesse Skort Romper ($158), Marlowe Dress ($98),
Tate Skirt ($98)

From left to right: Resort White Gillty, Multi Shell Me About It, Multi Stripe with Anchor Motif, Indigo Star Crush,
Resort White Red Right Return, Multi Feelin' Sparky

Pink Palmettes, Kara and Annie got festive for an all-American stroll through Washington, DC's Meridian Hill Park. Kara chose the Iggy Shift in Resort White Gillty which is a new, summery take on the classic Lilly shift. The cutouts around the waist take the fun levels up more than a few notches! Annie is wearing the Annabelle Top in Island Coral with True Navy Carina Shorts. The halter top is super flattering and we can't get enough of the honeycomb details around the neckline.
Iggy Shift ($198) "I absolutely love the Iggy Shift! It has a really flattering fit and is very comfortable. The waistline cutouts are so different and are such a nice touch." - Kara
Annabelle Top ($108) and Carina Shorts ($64) "I love the Annabelle top because the honeycomb detailing at the neckline is really flattering on everyone. It's the perfect top to throw on with a pair of white jeans or shorts and can make the transition from day to night with a change of accessories." - Annie
You still have plenty of time to swing by your local Pink Palm to check out all of these offerings (and more!) in person. Rumor on the street is that this week is a very GOOD week to visit us. We just may be wishing a very Happy Birthday to our country in the form of a SALE! Stop by July 1 - July 5 to see what it's all about. We are even open on July 4th from 10AM-3PM in our Alexandria, Bethesda, Charlottesville and Richmond locations.

Wherever you will be this Independence Day, we hope you will be with loved ones celebrating your pride for this amazing country of ours. Happy Fourth of July to all!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Spring Pick-Me-Up: Wardrobe Refresh" with Wedding Wire

Wedding season is officially upon us and Pink Palm Bethesda couldn't be more excited to team up with the locally based, Wedding Wire, for a fun night of shopping at our "Spring Pick-Me-Up: Wardrobe Refresh" this Thursday, April 9th from 6pm-8pm. Guests can mix and mingle while taking in all of the to die for goodies we have in stock this spring! Whether you are the bride, mother of the bride, a bridesmaid, or just a gal looking for that perfect outfit for a wedding you are attending this year...our store is filled to the brim with endless options that are sure to appeal to your individual taste! Our team of friendly Pink Palmettes will be thrilled to assist you in your search for a beautiful shower or rehearsal dinner dress or in finding the perfect fit for your bridesmaids. Planning your honeymoon? We've got you covered. Adorable bikinis and coverups, stylish silk dresses, a large variety of both cute and comfortable shorts and tops and a plethora of accessories, look no further because your suitcase will never look better...or brighter!

Just in case you need an excuse to grab the girls for a night out shopping, we're giving it to you! For more information and to RSVP to the event, please click here. Can't wait to see you, but in the meantime, have fun swooning over styles from our current collection pictured below!

  From left to right: Angela Dress ($228), Darcelle Dress ($268), Janice Shift ($198)

  Dress pictured: Darcelle Dress ($268)

  Shoes pictured: Karen Wedges ($198)

  Dress pictured: Angela Dress ($228)

  Dresses pictured: Bentley Shifts ($188)

  Earrings pictured: Tipsy Gypsy Earrings ($48)

  Sandals pictured: Sparkle Sandal ($138)

  From left to right: Jamie Shift ($248), Raegan Dress ($298), Mila Dress ($198)

  Honeymoon essentials available for purchase at www.thepinkpalm.net

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Meet Brittney | Alexandria's Store Manager

Have you been to our Old Town Alexandria store recently? Did you notice how GREAT it looks? We have the super cute and creative Brittney to thank for that! She joined our staff a few months ago as Dual Store Manager of Pink Palm and Natty Beau and we are beyond excited to have her around! Brittney is not only a merchandising genius, but also a talented artist who enjoys painting Lilly prints on fun things like cornhole boards and TOMS shoes in her spare time. Find out more about our newest Pink Palmette below and definitely stop by Pink Palm Alexandria soon to officially welcome her!

"Life is a party! ...And I love to dress like it. I've been a Lilly Lover since my early days of sun and sandy toes growing up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When I moved to Alexandria with my fiance and two fluffy goldens, I traded in the surfboard for barre classes and marathons around this beautiful city. When I'm not delighting in all of the wonderful Lilly looks we have at the store, I'm busy planning my Italian wedding and exciting events we have coming up at The Pink Palm. So come stop in! I can't wait to meet you."

What are some of your likes and/or hobbies?
I love to travel, paint and go to barre class!

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan any day.”

What is your favorite Lilly print of all time?
There are so many! But there is a special place in my heart for Big Squeeze and Peel and Eat!

What is your favorite movie?
I love all the Marvel movies, but Thor is my favorite!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
To our home in Italy, it’s my favorite place in the world!

If you think life as a Pink Palmette is right up your alley, you are in luck! We are currently hiring at several of our locations!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Meet Tanya | McLean's New Assistant Manager

Introducing the lovely and talented Tanya! She is the new Assistant Manager in our McLean location. Tanya has worked as a Sales Associate at Pink Palm in the past, but now she is moving up the ranks! With her super friendly personality, great attention to detail and dedicated work ethic, we recognized early on that Tanya was management material! Lucky for us, she accepted the challenge.  Get to know Tanya a bit better below and next time you are in McLean, please stop by to say hello to her!

"Having grown up in South Carolina, I love anything related to warm weather, southern drawls, the beach, sweet tea, and sunshine...which is probably why I love working at Pink Palm so much! When I am not working, you can find me doing something outside, whether it’s listening to live music, walking around Old Town Alexandria, or enjoying a glass of champagne with friends in D.C. I love good southern barbeque, oyster roasts, and Virginia Tech football."

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Teleportation, so I can travel the world whenever I want.

What are some of your hobbies/likes?
Traveling, brunching, champagne, playing cornhole and bocce ball on the beach, corny wedding dance moves (my go-to is the shopping cart), and a really good Mojito.

What is your favorite movie?
Top Gun...of course.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
I once asked my Grandma how she and my Grandpa have kept such a great relationship during their 62 years of marriage, she told me “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Think Tanya's job could also be the job for you? The good news is that we are looking for an Assistant Manager in our Bethesda location as well! Please send your resume to pinkpalmbethesda@gmail.com if you are interested.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Stocking Stuffers Like No Other

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffers? We’ve got you covered. From sparkly arm candy to printed undies, our wide selection of giftables promise to delight just about anyone on your list! Check out some of the Palmettes’ favorites in the gift guide below. Who wouldn't love to discover these darling treasures stuffed in their stocking on Christmas morning? The answer is nobody. Satisfaction and smiles guaranteed!

1. Hand Painted Wine Glass | $30
2. Sunglass Straps | $14
3. Glass Candle | $32
4. Sea Treasure Cuff | $68
5. Hanky Panky Boy Short | $39
6. Glass Christmas Ornament | $48
7. Bird of Paradise Earrings | $48
8. Bombshell Necklace | $68
9. Murfee Scarf | $118
10. Drop Me A Line Smart Phone Wristlet | $38
11. PB Cosmetic Case | $68
12. Drink Hugger | $6
13. Hanky Panky Basic Lace Cami | $60
14. Change It Up Wallet | $78

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

InVestment Pieces: The Allie Packable and Getaway Quilted Vests

All-Time Classics, Closet Staples, Investment Pieces— call them what you may but there are certain items a Palmette needs in her colorful yet versatile closet. We are always on the Lilly Look-Out for double duty pieces that wear well for Pink Palm work and play. Upon surveying the new Resort shipment, all of the Palmettes agree that it’s about time to invest in an Allie Packable Vest!

While Resort may have brought us utter puffer perfection in the form of the Allie Packable, a few Palmettes were quick to point out that Fall’s most flawless Getaway Quilted is a viable vest contender. How could have we forgotten?! In this post, we'll be comparing the Allie Packable (below on the left) and Getaway Quilted (below on the right) Vests in order to help all of our distressed Palmettes make an educated purchase.

The Allie Packable Vest is the newest outerwear addition to the Resort '14 collection and in our humble opinion, one of the best buys of the season! While this vest has traditional, puffer style quilting, the designers over at LP have updated it with slimming detailing, as the outer seams arch inward to create a more feminine silhouette. Lined in the punchy Fishing for Compliments print, the Allie Packable is as bright and cheery as it is warm and toasty! Filled with a cloud weight combination of 90% Down and 10% Feather, this combination provides a Palmette with 650 Fill Power, ensuring that you'll be sufficiently bundled up (take a look at that THICK collar) without having to sacrifice style.

If all of these features don't have you convinced that this vest is the absolute best, here's what we love most about the Allie Packable-- the interior pocket doubles as a nifty pouch to hold your vest. Yes, you read that correctly. Your vest. The Allie Packable can be packed up promptly and thrown into your Lilly Resort Tote for later use, making it perfect for Palmettes with plans to travel (Hello, Palm Beach Spring Buy!). You'll be through TSA in no time AND wrinkle-free to boot, as the fabric smooths itself out once pulled out of its pouch.

Alright, alright, alright...while this Palmette has clearly swooned over the Allie Packable, we must move on to discuss the former's chic contender, the Getaway Quilted. The Getaway Quilted is the new classic of the Fall '14 collection with that fresh from the paddocks feel. Throw this equestrian-style gilet over a Maria Boatneck top and Worth Skinnies and you have a ensemble appropriate for either a low-key day at the office or Surfside margs with the girls! With luxurious gold hardware at the two outer pockets and sleek zipper overlay, the Getaway Quilted has a double zip, which allows the Palmette a choice in coverage.

Whether a mid-zip or full zip with a buttoned-up collar, this vest is the ultimate in casual-chic. Lined in the Fall '14 Print Favorite, Hot Spot, the Getaway Quilted is a Palmette Pick for our Thanksgiving Day outfit (I know, we're thinking ahead on this one). With an expandable waistband, you can sport both a cinched, tailored fit for family photos and a comfy, relaxed fit after the big feast. Rest assured, you'll be the cutest couch potato this Thanksgiving wearing the Getaway Quilted!

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Buzz on Barbour

As we bid the month of October farewell, we all must begin to accept the undeniable truth that winter is coming. Although we are sad to say goodbye to the mild temperatures the first half of autumn offered us, this seasonal transition has all of the Palmettes pining for the latest and greatest in outerwear. Making its debut to the Pink Palm floors, this brand’s neutral hues of Navy and Olive are in stark contrast to the ever-present pops of Lilly Pulitzer Hotty Pink and Fern Green. If you haven’t already guessed (cross out “Googled”) it, allow us the pleasure of introducing Barbour, a perennial favorite of the equestrian and prep sets.

Hailing from the tony countryside of South Shields, Barbour is a British heritage brand. Spanning five generations, the family-owned and operated business continues to manufacture its classic wax coats alongside oxfords and knitwear, expanding the brand while retaining its mission to produce functional clothing that invokes “grit and glamour.”

Skerne Shirt | $129

Waxed or quilted, tartan or fleece-lined, The Pink Palm has a range of outerwear styles suitable for all types of inclement weather. However, if you’re aiming to sport the most classic of Barbour coats, here are three versatile styles to throw over your Elsa of the Month and Travel Pants:

The Beadnell
The Beadnell is the classic Barbour waxed coat, with the Olive being the most popular of preferences. Weatherproof from snow and rain, the Beadnell also comes in Navy and Rustic and is lined in a color-coordinating tartan. Wishing for more warmth from winter’s frigid temperatures? We’ve got you covered! The Pink Palm carries the Zip-In Liner in both the fleece-lined and quilted styles.

The Beadnell Polarquilt
Car coat perfection: the Navy Beadnell Polarquilt sports a chic corduroy collar and quintessential Barbour tartan lining. So roll up your sleeves to let that tartan peek!

The Cavalry Polarquilt
Fleece-lined. Need we say more? The Cavalry Polarquilt comes in an array of hues: Dark Brown, Pearl, and Indigo. With a cinched, elastic band waist, this coat has a tailored fit for customers seeking a more slimming style.