Friday, January 31, 2014

Inspiration Friday

January is coming to a close and what does this mean for so many Lilly loving girls?...Snow...Cold...and FRATERNITY RUSH!  It seems like every night there's a different formal event for which a roommate needs the perfect winter dress.  Whether you insist on having sleeves to cover up multitude of holiday-season sins, or need to find the perfect shade that will compliment your winter complexion (..or spray tan), Pink Palm has the perfect little number for you! Here are some of our favorite LBD substitutes that will add some spice to a bleak winter!

The Bronte Shift is a classic go-to for any winter formal event.  A simple, yet elegant, winter formal dress that can easily be transitioned for a work setting with a pair of navy flats!

The Whitaker Wrap Dress is, again, simple, but allows you to be creative!  Throw on a Metallic Bow Tie Belt and a statement necklace to jazz it up, or leave it as is fora  simple, sophisticated look!

Last, but definitely not least, we love the Selassie Dress.  Let's face it, if you're going Lilly (which of course you are) you can't go wrong with PINK.  Just looking at this dress makes me want to grab a Dirty Shirley and storm the dance floor with my girlfriends!  Grab a few Bamboo Bangles and throw on some Kristen Leather Wedges to complete the look!

Selassie Dress

Bamboo Bangles

Kristen Leather Wedges

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Best Weekend Bets

Looking for ways to escape the DC cold this weekend? Have no fear! Bethesda Palmette Kaylan has put together a list of  events going on in the DC metro area.  Whether trying out a new restaurant, shopping the huge Warehouse Sale in Old Town, or rooting for your favorite team during the Super Bowl, we have you covered for each day! 

Friday, January 31st | Grand Opening of Joe's Seafood & Stone Crab
Zip up your new Lilly shift and head over to 15th and H St NW for some stone crab claws. A little bit of Florida in the chill, we love it! Remember, Lilly first made her shift to disguise the "gin bellies" of Palm Beach. But here, we like to think she did it for "crab bellies." It's a win-win for everyone in every region. 

Saturday, February 1st | Alexandria's Warehouse Sale 
Wakey, wakey, it's eggs and clothes and accessories and home goods! Okay, we're taking liberties with some rhymes, but you DO NOT want to miss The Alexandria Warehouse Boutique Sale. You might just see some friendly, familiar faces there! Hint hint, wink wink, nudge nudge. 

Sunday, February 2nd | Superbowl XLVIII
It's the Seahawks vs. Broncos, 6PM, at your local watering hole or the comfort of your own couch. Listen, we understand you might just be in it for the commercials and mozzarella sticks. We, the Palmettes, fully support your eating endeavors this weekend, and mozzarella sticks should definitely be included. Remember how the Lilly shift can cover a multitude of sins: gin, crab claws, fried anything. It's just so perfect.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit....THE FIRST DELIVERY OF SPRING IS HERE!

We are all drooling over this shipment and that may be an understatement. Of course, the first thing any true Lilly girl wants to do when they see new goodies is to play dress up! That being said, we decided to throw on some of our favorites and snap the memories. 

A little skinny on this shipment is it’s “Lilly’s Story Written in the Sun” by visiting all our friends along the southeastern coast. Taking off from The Breakers in Palm Beach they make stops in Savannah, Charlotte, Charleston, the Greenbrier and the southern outer banks (aka the Crystal Coast). So we ask what are your favorites from Savannah?

Iona Shell | Bright Navy Fountain Hopping Engineered | $148
Iona Shell | Multi Behind The Gates Engineered | $148
Briella Dress | Iris Blue Society Stripe | $178
Whitaker Dress | Pop Pink | $188
Bow Tie Belt | Gold Metallic | $48
McKim Wedge | Gold Metallic | $148
Cross Town Clutch | Gold Metallic Leather | $148
Eaton Shift | Pop Pink Southern Charm | $188

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lilly on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill fashion (or lack there of) is notorious for a dress code of  black suits with an occasional rebellion of navy.  Leave it to our Palmette, Kara, to usher in a new era of politico style that stays conservative while adding a pop of color to an otherwise drab wardrobe.  Why can't the bill your committee is working on and your fabulous embellished top both be the talk of the office?

Jackie Top | Watermelon | $178
Leigh Trouser | Midnight Navy | $168
La La Tote | Gold Metallic | $298
Bow Tie Earrings | Gold Metallic | $38
J. Crew | Camel Blazer (similar) | $178

Friday, January 24, 2014


We are continually inspired by the prints continually created by Lilly every season. We have always wondered just how their team of talented artists continue create new colors and patterns that lift our spirits through their timeless designs. We decided to ask how the process works. After choosing a color palette and them for a season, the print team creates new designs that bring the brand to life. The artists sketch, draw with markers, and paint with watercolors to bring a new print to life! They always make sure that the word "Lilly" is hidden in each print. (See if you can spot it in the Cabana Pink Sunnyside print, shown painted in watercolors.) 

Lastly, the creatives decide on a name each and every print! One of our Palmettes, Daniella, picked some of her favorite prints from the Resort line! She can be seen featured below modeling some of her favorite pieces in our newly-painted Charlottesville store!

Cabana Top | Escape Artist | $168 

Cleona Skort | I Herd You |$98
Tabbie Tank | True Navy |$38
Bryn Cardigan | Cameo White | $288
Downtown Crossbody | Gold Metallic | $168

Colleen Romper | Iris Blue Loopy | $158
La La Tote | Gold Metallic | $298

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sightseeing | Part 2

Sometimes we are so busy looking to jet-set to our next destination that we overlook the great sights that are right around the corner.  Despite the fact that we have all lived here for several years, not one of us had ever ventured into the Botanical Gardens.  This hidden gem made us feel as if we had been transported to the deserts of Palm Springs or the tropical gardens of Palm Beach, without ever having to get on a plane.  Take a cue from these four Palmettes and become a tourist for a day in your own city!

Santana Sweater Dress | True Navy Shore Stripe | $198
Fornash | Small Starfish Earrings | $38
Accessories | J.Crew | Pave Link Bracelet | Twisted Hammock Necklace
Delray Tunic| Resort White Bungle In The Jungle | $158
Travel Pant | Black |$98
Iona Shell | Multi Feelin Groovy | $148
Bryn Cardigan | Cameo White | $288
Travel Pant | Midnight Navy | $98
Accessories | J. Crew Gold Link Necklace | Ray-Ban Aviators
Elsa Top | Tusk In Sun | $158
Castaway Scarf | Tropical Pink | $118

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday

Want the skinny on I Herd You?  Well it's taking over Richmond! This print is loud and clear and sure to turn heads.  The zebras are traditional and one of the many animals we love to see here time and time again.  Wear Now, Wear Later looks are so fun to experiment with and of course, tried and true.  Showing you all the different originality through our styles is what gives us our inspiration as Lilly girls!

For our first look and today's most popular pick, we have the Matyson Dress.  This dress is perfect for that horse race you have been talking about all year!  As for our second look, we have layered the Matyson Dress with the 100% cashmere Elizabeth Sweater which happens to be a stroke of genius!  So throw on your Frye boots and move along with this herd!

Matyson Dress| Bright Navy I Herd You | $138
Elizabeth Sweater| True Navy| $278

Accessorizing options:

Downtown Leather Crossbody | Gold Metallic | $168

Boarding Bag | True Navy | $198

Leather Zip Around Clutch | Gold Metallic | $118

Let it snow!

Are you Lilly Lovers as excited about the snow day as the Pink Palmettes are?? There’s nothing better than frolicking in the snow with friends and family or sitting by a warm fire with a Murfee scarf keeping you warm and trendy. In honor of the falling snow, a few of the Bethesda Palmettes wanted to share how they enjoy spending the snow days!

Erin: “I love snow days because I get to spend quality time with loved ones, indoors and out. It’s a great time to bond by a fire with hot cocoa, or sled and be rebellious out in the snow.”
Molly: “There’s nothing better than sledding with friends, watching movies all day, and baking delicious treats!”
Lauren: “Snowball fights are the best part about snow days!
Meghan: “My favorite part about snow days? Bean boots and cute cozy outfits. Aaaand it being acceptable to watch Netflix all day!”
Kate: “I love spending a snow day curled up on the couch watching a movie!”
Carly: “Snow days are best spent drinking some conventional hot cocoa by the fire, or curling up on the couch with a blanket and some Netflix or Pinterest.”

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sightseeing | Part 1

It's hard to explore everything the Nation's Capital has to offer without looking like a complete tourist, even for us locals.  So three of our Palmettes took the streets of DC to show us how to dress comfortably while still looking chic.

(from left to right)

Charlene Dress | Iris Blue Ottoman Stripe | $188
Frye Boots | Melissa Button in Brown | $348
Kate Spade | Idiom Bangle | $32

Arielle Top | Iris Blue Bubbly | $68
Kate Puffer Vest | Tropical Pink | $198
Bean Boots | Brown/Brown | $109

Marion Top | Bright Navy Escape Artist | $138
Worth Skinny | Resort White | $158
Barbour | Utility Waxed Jacket | $399
Frye Boots | Melissa Button in Cognac | $348
Fornash | Elephant Earrings | $28

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fornash Wishlist

We feel like these photos speak for themselves. Lilly + Fornash = Perfection!

Emmett Maxi Dress | Iris Blue Breakers Lace | $198
Chloe Bling Earring | Gold | $30
Long Spade Necklace | White | $38
Enamel Bamboo Bangles | Multi Colors | $20 each

Daylin Dress | True Navy | $158
Enamel Spade Earrings | White | $25
Enamel Elephant Bangle | Aqua | $25
Tortoise Shell Clutch | $100

Stop by your closest Pink Palm to complete your outfit today!

Friday, January 17, 2014

What's Inspiring Richmond

Okay so we may be jumping the gun here but hey, we’re Lilly girls and we don’t play by all the rules. This time of year is our favorite when all the pink and red valentines appear in stores and of course, the candy! Here in Richmond, we are stocking up on both! Lilly Pulitzer usually puts out a “Valentines” print in their resort collection and this year did not disappoint.  We are all choosing how to wear it while nursing our sugar high! The print this year is called True Blue Loves Me. It’s fabulous!! Not too girly but full of sass! I love the base color of green so even if you’re not a PINK girl you can still wear you heart on your sleeve. Whether you choose the Elsa Top, Murfee Scarf or dress your Minnie in the Classic Shift as well as your Carded ID wristlet as you hit the town with your sweetie.  And don’t forget ladies…“Wear pink and make the boy’s wink!” – Lilly Pulitzer

Elsa Top | $158
Murfee Scarf | $118

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Don't let your Lilly of seasons past get lost in the back of your closet.  Take a cue from Mia by pairing older prints, like this Elsa top in Sweet Nothings from Fall 2012, with newer pieces, such as the Kate Puffer Vest. All of the sudden, what is old is now new again. #tbt

Kate Puffer Vest | Resort White | $198
Travel Pant | Heathered Charcoal | $98
Tory Burch Reva Flats | Metallic Silver | $235

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday

Not a shift show, but a bungle in the jungle......

There's no better place for a wild party than in the jungle.  From swinging monkeys to hiding cheetahs, this is printed perfection.  The Ember Shift sticks to Lilly's roots from the influences of lace and classy neckline.  Accessorizing this ensemble, The iPad Case/Zip Top Clutch Bright Navy In The Groove and Cassidy Sunnies.  Us busy girls are always on the go so make sure to have your Melody Cardigan, McKim's, and your cutie's credit card close. 

Ember Shift | Resort White Bungle In The Jungle | $198
Melody Cardigan | True Navy | $118
Tech Clutch | Bright Navy In The Groove | $68

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What to Wear | Restaurant Week

It's that time of year again!  Metro Washington Restaurant Week is upon us and The Pink Palm has the perfect outfit for your evening out.  Whether you are having chips and salsa or caviar and champagne, we've got the stylish ensemble to match your night on the town!

Heading to Range in Friendship Heights?  Try our Charlene Dress paired with the Castaway Scarf in Tropical Pink for a bright splash of color!  We recommend the Coastal Tote in Lulu to hold your leftovers.  The white spade Fornash earrings are the perfect ear candy.  Pull on your favorite boots (these are by Fratelli Rossetti) and you are ready to wow 'em!

Margaritas with your gal pals at Lauriol Plaza?  We've got you uncovered in the Cabana TopWorth Skinny Jeans, and Newport Wedges!  Accessorize with beautiful Fornash and KJP bracelets.  Add a navy Castaway Scarf, we know it's still January even though it's always sunny and warm at The Pink Palm!

Want to dress up for an intimate evening at Bastille in Old Town? The Selassie Dress is your go-to as you shine in 2014's Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid!  Be sure to wrap up in the  Gold Jacquard Murfee Wrap, throw on some sparkly flower studs, and hold onto your gold Knock Out Clutch, all found at The Pink Palm!  We love a monochromatic shoe, so add J.Crew's Etta pump with some festive polka dot tights.  One of our favorite New Year's Resolutions is to wear more fur (faux that is!) like this little diddy found in TJ Maxx.

We hope you have an amazing night out, wherever Restaurant Week takes you!  Be sure to stop by any of our five Pink Palm locations to pick up your stunning new outfit!