Saturday, May 30, 2009

SHOPPING & LUNCH IN VERO BEACH

What a great way to get the weekend started...shopping at Lilly and lunch with an oceanfront view! Friday morning I drove up to Vero Beach to meet a new friend...she has asked that I protect her privacy, so I will call her "Lady J." We met through my blog and after numerous e-mails back and forth to make sure the other person had the right intentions, we both decided because of our love of Lilly, to meet and visit the Lilly store in Vero Beach--The Lazy Daisy.


We had so much fun shopping and I picked up several cute Lilly items! Afterwards, we walked over to The Ocean Grill. This restaurant has been serving locals and tourists since 1941. With it's old world eclectic charm and oceanfront views, it was the perfect spot to enjoy a light lunch. I so enjoyed getting to know my new friend over a great meal of crab cakes on a field of greens with mango salsa...yum yum!

The Ocean Grill--Vero Beach...

Now, "Lady J" is a very accomplished lady; she's a member of numerous swanky clubs and organizations, has a beautiful condo in Vero Beach and and home waaaay up North somewhere. She is a mother, a daughter, a sister, a grandmother, and her husband has a very distinguished job. I was more impressed however, to hear about her love of God--she attends church everyday y'all--because she loves God! To seal the deal with Miss Janice, she is a huge Lilly lover. She invited me to visit her condo and I got to take a peek at her closet, loaded with all her Lilly. Y'all should have seen me...pilfering through her clothes!!! She said it was okay to take some photos, so, here they are...
Y'all there are price tags still hanging on some of these clothes!!!!
I told "Lady J" I wanted to choose just one outfit that I really liked and display it. So, from the vintage to the new Lilly, I chose this darling shift...I believe the pattern is The Everglades Club. It's so cute! Can you believe she has these darling Lilly-fied custom hangers? They are too cute!


I have to say I had so much fun going through her closet. I think she had fun as well pointing out her favorites!

"Here's What I Was Wearing" The skirt is a pink & white gingham check skort by Lilly and the pink tee is by Lilly. I carried my Nantucket pocketbook and wore my pink Lilly mules. My ponytail was adorned with a white grosgrain ribbon bow and I wore a pearl necklace with the matching stud earrings, my Rolex Oyster Perpetual, and my Cartier roll ring wedding band. Even though there wasn't a lot of sun today, I wore my Chanel sunglasses. Lilly Wink was my fragrance of choice!

Here I am outside the Lazy Daisy...very cute Lilly store y'all!

Here's a close up of my skirt with the cute rick rack trim....

Here's a close up of the accessories I wore....

So, you can find friends on the Internet after all!!! It was my pleasure to meet you "Lady J" and I hope that we can do it again real soon! Thanks to everyone for stopping by to visit and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. If you are lucky enough to visit Vero Beach, stop in at the Lazy Daisy...shopping is wonderful in this tres chic beach town!

28 comments:

Pink Martini said...

What a lovely day with your new friend, Miss Janice. How fun to see such a collection of Lilly too. I have always wanted a lightship basket. Yours in gorgeous. Love your vignettes as always. Have a nice weekend. xoxo

Mrs. G said...

You look precious in your pink checked Lilly skirt. Love the rick-rack trim on the skirt.
Sounds like you had a great time with your new friend. Thank her from me for the tour of her delicious closet chock full of Lilly. I tried to enlarge the photo of the shoes to read the boxes and see what was inside each one but they would not open. All that pink and green is so darling.
Hugs,
Sue

melissa said...

What a lovely afternoon! I have been to veto many times and have shopped at Lazy Daisy :).
Your friend has quite the Lilly collection! I reconize a few pieces that I have in my closet. You look darling!! :)

DMLD said...

What a pleasant surprise to see someone talk about Vero Beach! My family has been in Vero Beach for DECADES. My Great Uncle opened the Howard Johnson's Hotel way back when Route 1 was the only way into Florida. It has since become a little decrepit and has changed hands a couple of times.

My family however, still visits Vero Beach regularly. We have a condo down there that my parents are starting to "winter" in and many of my extended family has moved down permanently. It is such a great little town, and MOST of my Lilly comes from The Lazy Daisy as up here in RI there are very limited Lilly choices. I hope you had time to check out the newest Stephen Bonnano shop as well - she has some great things. The last time I was down, they were actually doing a promotion where you could get your Bonnanos signed! Unfortunately, my flight home was the day before that was scheduled.

I'm sure you had an amazing day with your new friend and the photos of her closet are priceless. She has more Lilly than ALL of the stores up here!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and as always - such a pleasure to read your post!

Domestic Diva said...

I love this post. Isn't Vero fabulous. What a perfect afternoon. I tagged you on my blog.
xxxx me

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a fun day for you Miss Janice -- looks like you may have met your match there with "Lilly Love"!

College Prepster said...

Oh my lord! That is my dream closet right there!

Little Bow Prep said...

Pretty pictures!

So much Lilly!

Lisa said...

How fun to meet a blog friend! And while you looked absolutely adorable in your Lily ensemble, I am in LOVE with your Nantucket bag. Great a accessory choice!

Princess Freckles said...

That closet is certainly to die for! Wow! I think I'm going to need to add a Lilly skort to my collection very soon. They're cute, flattering and look so comfortable! I love your pink and white one!

Mona said...

Miss Janice looks pretty in pink!
And, thank you Lady J for allowing us a peek into your lovely Lily closet!
It sounds as if you both had a fabulous day.

suburban prep said...

I think I could set up house in that closet with all the Lilly.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Miss Janice! How fun this was! Looking at Lady J's closet made me so very jealous! I wish I had 1/3 the colorful clothes!!! You must have been dazed!!lol You look absolutely adorable; since you are soo petite you can pull all these looks off!!! Enjoyed the fashion show as usual!!I also decided I think I'll paint my front door pink and look for some pink/wht awning stripe fabric for my front porch!!!lol Glad you had an enjoyable day and you've adjusted beautifully to Florida living! Have a great Sunday! Sincerely, Jeannette AND Thank you Lady J for allowing us to peek into your personal closet!! - J

Petunia said...

You look lovely in your Lilly, and sounds like you had a perfect day!!

Teresa Jane said...

Most of the clothes in my closet are black but I do have some pink and green undies. ho hummmm.
Teresa Jane

Pug1 said...

You look absolutly adorable!!!! WOWee you have a Nantucket basket! LUV IT!!!!! I'm originally from Massachusetts!CHEERS! Michele

PoshMomma said...

Love to see what you are wearing. The skirt is just darling & those shoes! I would stop you on the street to compliment you!

2PreppyGirls.com said...

Miss Janice,
Your friend's closet would be MY church!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS: I added you to my blogroll ((((hugs))))

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Your rick rack skirt is the CUTEST. And WHAT a closet that gal has. WOW!

Kappa Prep said...

What a wonderful day! I love the closet, what fun to go through and pick out a wonderful outfit!! You look so darling in your gingham skirt!

Miss Janice said...

Thank you to all y'all for your sweet comments! My BFF Teresa Jane sent me an e-mail last night saying "I canNOT believe you went through her closet!" Yes ma'am I did!
2PreppyGirls...you are too funny!

Kathie Truitt said...

Thank you for posting a picture of YOU! You look great in your Lily, and I always love to see your outfits all laid out, so prettily displayed.

My lily store in Alexandria, Virginia closed (boo-hoo!)

Miss Janice said...

Kathie Truitt...this the 2nd time TODAY I've heard of a Lilly store closing--another in Scottsdale, AZ(:

Miss Janice said...

Kathie Truitt...this the 2nd time TODAY I've heard of a Lilly store closing--another in Scottsdale, AZ(:

The 5 Bickies said...

The closet has left me speechless. I would have felt like a child in a candy store....oh, the Lilly!

I love gingham and rick rack. The two together are adorable and you look great in the skort!

Thanks for sharing your fun day.

QueenBeeSwain said...

DROOLING over her clothes- water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!

kHm

mint juleps and magnolias said...

Oh my goodness! So much beautiful Lilly! How delightful!

My great aunt lived in the Vero area years ago; I so loved visiting when I was a little girl!

I love your outfit, btw!

The Pink Tutu said...

Oh what a lovely trip Miss Janice! You look so perfectly put together as always, and I'm loving the ric rac embellishment on your skirt. I would just be beyond excited to go shopping in Lady J's closet. What fabulous treasures she has in there!