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