Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Newest Lilly

I’ve been jonesing for a new spring dress, especially now that the weather has turned warmer and a number of events are approaching, including Easter and my niece’s baptism (Hubby and I are the proud godparents!).

After pouring over the many options on the Lilly Pulitzer website, I trotted over to the Peppermint Palm here in town to try on some dresses. While I was tempted to order a dress online, Lilly dresses come in a wide variety of cuts and styles, so the best bet is to see it in person.

After trying on about eight different frocks, I decided upon the Finn Shift Ponte in pink (above). It’s a classic design and will work for a variety of occasions. The first event is approaching this weekend, the Fillies Children’s Tea and I’ll be sporting my new dress. And, hand-to-God, I did not plan this, but my daughter will be wearing her pink and white Lilly dress that my parents gave her for her birthday. Won’t we be so stinkin’ adorable?

My mother-in-law is a member of The Fillies, a volunteer organization that is heavily involved with the Kentucky Derby Festival. The Fillies sponsor the Derby Princess court, the upcoming Fillies Ball, Pegasus Parade and other activities. The tea features a fashion show, crafts, games and opportunities to meet and greet the Derby queen and her court of princesses. Because of my MIL’s health setback, I’m standing in for her at this event. Miss E. is VERY excited, so it should be lots of fun. She attended last year’s tea and came home with lots of goodies, including a princess pillow that she still keeps on her bed.  She’s very much looking forward to this year’s swag!

Dear blogger friends, bear with me as the Derby season approaches. As you can imagine, the Kentucky Derby is all-consuming here and I tend to be involved in one way or another; you may hear a bit (or a lot) about horse racing and related events over the next few weeks. If I’m talking too much about it, just rattle my cage and I’ll switch to another topic. ;)

So, anyone else in the market for new spring clothes? If so, what are your favorites this season? Any special items we should keep our eyes on?

Have a wonderful day!
Image from Peppermint Palm, via Lilly Pulitzer

16 comments:

Danielle said...

Love the dress and the color! You and your daughter will be adorable. Be sure to post pictures (:

Kerr said...

gorgeous dress! no such thing as to much derby talk :)

kayce hughes said...

Love your new dress! It is so classic and fun.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love it!!!
Teresa
xoxo

Town and Country Mom said...

Darling dress! And I love hearing about all things Derby!

Tote said...

I love the Lilly dress you picked. Perfect for all your occasions.

Susan

LPC said...

You are going to look adorable. And your daughter will have so much fun.

High Heeled Life said...

That is a fabulous dress ... my addiction to Lilly came last year and I'm eager for the warm weather so I can wear my new dresses and also to see what other wonderful dresses I may need!!!

You and your daughter are going to look adorable .... can't wait to read about the tea!!! xo HHL

Amy R. said...

Great choice!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

i love your dress pick! it's so classic and could even be worn in the winter if paired with a cardigan and tights!

Beth Dunn said...

I LOVe the neckline on that dress. Super want it now but I'm all shopped out. I've been crazy buying Lesely Evers
xoxo
SC

Chic Coles said...

Great dress! you will look so beautiful with your daughter. What a fun time of year for you all.

pve design said...

Pretty color! I passed that shop in Chenoweth Square when I took my dad "Paul" to "Paul's!" I am so proud of him for starting that business in 1945 and it is still going strong. I spotted a sweet dress at "Clodhoppers!"
Black and white which I adore.
Hope we meet next time and I can give you your pve artwork!!!
pve

Renée Finberg said...

resort wear every year ends up my fave.
...with the sailor pants,
navy blazers,
navy and white sweaters,
the navy& white and the red and white
striped tees....
all the pearls and gold.
what could feel better to wear.
it is nice to look as though your always ready to go yachting :)
hahahahaha xxxx

Tish Jett said...

For lack of a better word, your dress is "fabulous," and I know you will be gorgeous.

I can never get enough news about the Kentucky Derby.

Hope all is well in all ways in your world cherie.

xo,
Tish

About Last Weekend said...

Think that dress would look wonderful on you - can't wait to see you post a pic. its classic but fresh and fun with the bright pink and think you will get loads of wear out of it!