Farewell Sweet Lilly

Lilly Pulitzer Herself
Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau 1931-2013

Yesterday, was a sad day for fashion when ‘Queen of Prep’, Lilly Pulitzer passed away. Her name is and always will be synonymous with the bright, fun, preppy, prints she is famous for. What most people don’t know is that her fashion success was accidental. Lilly’s first business endeavor was with juice instead of fashion.  Her husband Peter owned a few citrus groves in Florida, and she decided to set up a juice stand in Palm Beach. While working at the stand, she found her clothes constantly stained and ruined by juice. As a result Lilly made her smartest career move; making a simple shift dress in a tropical print. The popularity of the dress was instantaneous and she began selling the newly dubbed, “Lillys” at the juice stand. It soon became evident that she could squeeze more money out of “Lillys” than oranges, so in 1959 she founded Lilly Pulitzer, Inc. A few years later, fellow high school classmate, Jackie O wore a “Lilly” on the cover of LIFE in 1962, and everyone had to have one. Lilly Pulitzer became the hot new trend in fashion, and has been a success ever since. Her story, and her prints have become my perfect spring into summer inspiration. These Lilly Pulitzer Pashminas are the epitome of a summer scarf, and would be a fun and colorful way to brighten a simple outfit. Check out Lilly Pulitzer to learn more about this amazing fashion icon, and get walking in her threads!

Lilly Pulitzer Pashminas
Lilly Pulitzer Pashminas
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One thought on “Farewell Sweet Lilly

  1. Ryder

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