a very happy birthday.

I'm a May baby, so {sadly} it's not my birthday--but it is the birthday of one very fabulous and inspiring lady by the name of Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau! Undeniably the queen of preppiness, Lilly created her iconic brand from the ground up. She serves as an inspiration to many women who would like to do the same. This little post is my ode this lovely woman and her enduring sense of style...

{sources: then + now}

Lilly Pulitzer continues to expand her empire with each passing year. Though she turns 80 today, her designs are anything but grandmotherly. Not only does she have a timeless sense of style, her eye for immaculate design never ceases to amaze me...and it doesn't end with her clothing line. She recently released a furniture collection, perfect for those with modern and preppy taste. I only wish our future home could be glamorous enough to contain these gorgeous pieces! 

 {find them: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5}

The vibrant colors, combined with the cleanliness of the white pieces, make for an all-around stunning collection. I can just imagine a room full of ladies, clad in their finest Lilly, relaxing on those bar stools! 

To continue the celebration of Lilly Pulitzer, you should most definitely check out the newest pieces from her resort collection...and then enter to win a few of your own by clicking below!


Crossing fingers you'll join in the Friday's Fancies fun tomorrow--you can create a Lilly-inspired look {and enter it here!} or a golden outfit to help celebrate my 50th Friday's Fancies post :) Feel free to email me if you'd like more information or need any help! Have a bright and happy Thursday--how could you not when you think of this inspiring lady!? 

13 comments:

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  2. Oh no, AV, you didn't! You didn't link me to neiman marcus. Uh oh... :) I love those yellow bar stools!

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  3. Av - this is such a beautiful post. Well done!

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  4. Can't wait to see / "meet" you on Sunday (i know i tell you this often)! xxoo
    {a {little} dash of ash}

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  5. Love seeing everyone write about her today :) And the furniture collection is making me swoon!

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  6. I am a May baby too! YAYYYY. I love her furniture collection way too much. I wish I had the dough to afford it all!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  7. Happy birthday, Lilly!
    I actually know it was her birthday--it was already written in my Lilly planner. :) :)
    Love, Leigh

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  8. Happy birthday to Miss Lilly! I love the furniture collection. :)

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  9. whoo whoo! even a september baby like myself is down to celebrate this. i mean, lilly is one of my great friends :D

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  10. Lovely post!! The furniture is too pretty!

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  11. this is too cute. i love yellow chairs! happy birthday to the queen of prep! xo

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  12. oh my gosh, I will take all of their furniture!

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