Friday Favorites: Recent Lilly Pulitzer Purchases

Happy Friday, loves!

What a week! May is the busiest year in the world for all people with kids – and when you have four kids, it’s four times as busy. This is the month we basically give up any dreams of rest, relaxation, down time (and work, for me) and give our lives to our kids.

I haven’t been home one day this week. Every single day has been kid-related from pediatrician appointments to competitive cheer stuff to lunch with one of my favorite mom friends to yoga to tumble classes to dinner with new friends, to everything in between. It’s been a busy week. Yet I still managed to get everything written and done, and I feel super accomplished going into the weekend.

It was a fun week, but I’m ready for the weekend!

And, since it is weekend, and it’s going to be a gorgeous one here in the Sunshine State, I’m sharing a few of my favorite recent Lilly Pulitzer purchases. Anyone who knows me knows that I live in Lilly from March to September (and usually beyond that).

There’s just something so refreshing about the fun colors, the bold prints, and the quality is always perfect. Fun fact: I have enough Lilly to wear a different dress or pair of shorts or romper or jumpsuit every single day of the summer and not wear the same piece twice. But…we all know that when you love a piece so much, you wear it twice. Or three times. Or more. Whatever. There’s no shame in my repeat game when it’s this good.

Of everything I wear, I get more compliments on my Lilly dresses than anything else )other than my fuchsia and gold Manolo Blahniks….those get more compliments than anything I’ve ever encountered in my life). Everyone asks about my Lilly dresses whether they want to know where I buy all my beautiful dresses or they want to know how I find such fun mommy and me dresses for my girls, or they want to me to know that they love seeing me all the time because I’m always so bright and colorful and it lifts them up.

In the past month or two, I’ve picked up some amazing pieces for spring and summer, and they might be my favorites, so I want to share them with you (and one romper that isn’t LP, but I love it too much to care).

Jumpsuit – $198 (far left)

Dress (center)(borrowed from my sweet friend and cannot find online, but this one is amazingly similar and will probably end up in my closet before much longer) – $138

Romper – $178 (far right)

Bell Sleeve Dress (top left) – $198

Dress (top right) – $98

Maxi Dress – $228 (but it’s currently at Nordstrom for only $124 on sale!)

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Cover-up no longer available online but this one is the same one in a different pattern – $118

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My Dress – $98

Girls Dresses – $58

Craig’s Shirt, Carter’s Shirt

I have all three of these, but I haven’t taken a photo in the first dress, and I’ve yet to wear the other two

Dress (far left) – $98

Maxi – $248

Dress (far right) – $218

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Show Me Your Mumu romper – $144

*this romper runs very large. I’m wearing an XS here and I had to tighten the straps as far as they would go and keep pulling it up throughout the afternoon.

 

Notes

  • All of my LP dresses are size XS for reference
  • Our youngest daughter’s dress is a size 2-3, middle daughter is 7-8, oldest is 10-12 (kids sizes run very small)
  • Cognac wedges I’m wearing in most photos are old (2015 Michael Kors from Nordstrom)
  • Tory Burch Millers I’m wearing with other dresses are Bleach and Makeup colors
  • White Pumps are Manolo Blahnik
  • Sunglasses pictured with Maxi dress are Ray Ban
  • All other sunglasses are Givenchy
  • crossbody handbag is Prada Saffiano
  • All earrings are BaubleBar for Target
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Three Closet Staples For Spring

Spring is here.

Or so I hear. It’s just hot in the Sunshine State. The humidity is back. The air is on. My makeup is melting regularly. So, good for you if you have spring. And yes, you do infer a bit of sarcasm in that congratulatory phrase.

Now that spring has allegedly sprung, it’s time for us all to do a little shopping. I’ve been in the mood for some shopping lately, and I’ve picked up a few super fun items. I’m sharing a few of my recent purchases with you, what I love about them, and I’ve broken them down into three must-haves this spring. You can even roll them into summer if you like…

Maxi Dresses

I love a gorgeous maxi dress, and these casual dresses are kind of everything right now. They’re easy to wear, easy to style, and they go with just about anything. From running errands to a casual lunch date, you can get away with a maxi dress casually. Adding some upscale accessories can even take some of these from day to night. I love this one, this one, and this one.

Full Skirts

If there is one thing I”m currently obsessed with this season, it’s a full skirt. This is my Sunday best staple, and I cannot tell you how many compliments I receive when I wear one of mine to church on Sundays. They’re feminine, ladylike, and so elegant. But you can dress them down with a tee shirt, up with a blouse, and in between with the right shoes. Did I mention they are also super flattering? I love this one, this one, and this one.

Casual Shoes 

Spring is all about casual flats this year, and I’m currently obsessing over a few of my own favorites. I love a gorgeous espadrille to make any outfit more fun, a great pair of flip flops – because I’m a Floridian – and this year as casual tenny. I love these, these, and these.