Friday, July 3, 2009

Lunch at Neiman Marcus...an obviously "Prissy Day"!

Me dressed in Lilly, a fancy mall, my favorite department store, lunch at my favorite department store...a very Prissy Day, yes ma'am!

Today I had so much fun...lunch at one of my favorite places--Neiman Marcus. But it was even more special because I dined with a friend from waaay back...over 25 years ago. Gloria and I met when we both worked on the S.S. Norway--back in the day when people actually dressed up for dinner on a cruise ship! Today we had so much fun reminiscing about our ship days and Gloria actually brought along some photos of us...when we were young:)

Miss Janice and Gloria...during our S.S. Norway days.
Miss Janice and Gloria at the Mariposa, Neiman Marcus, Boca Raton, Florida


"Here's What I Wore"...
I was going to get "all decked out," but with the rainy weather we've been having, I decided to go casual. I wore this cute little Lilly skirt--Sweet Blue Crabby Pattern, with the scalloped hemline...just love this skirt. The tee shirt is from Target or somewhere else, I can't remember. I wore a light blue cotton Lilly cardigan sweater, buttoned up. So Lilly...so summertime!
Closeup of the fabric pattern...

I accessorized the outfit with my pearl necklace and matching pearl stud earrings. My typical ponytail was adorned with a light blue ribbon. My shoes--blue-thongs, Flapper Scuba w/Havana, by Lilly--I bought these in Palm Desert, California about six years ago. I wore my Oyster Perpetual Rolex, my Cartier roll ring wedding band, and my "Return to Tiffany" silver bracelet. My nail polish was Palm Tree, by Christian Dior, and lipstick--Laser Pink, by Chanel. Fragrance of choice...Lilly Wink! Oh, my pocketbook...one of my favorites for the summer...it's by Billie Ross of the Palm Beaches.
I love this little summer pocketbook...
There's the Lilly Pulitzer store...

What a wonderful day! I have always loved dining at Neiman Marcus and lunch today at The Mariposa Restaurant was just beyond delightful. It's a great spot for "Ladies Who Lunch"! I simply must award this fine restaurant with my "Five Silver Spoons Award"!


MISS JANICE'S "FIVE SILVER SPOONS" AWARD--MARIPOSA RESTAURANT, NEIMAN MARCUS, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA!


I hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable July 4th holiday. I'm off to prepare for a small dinner I'm hosting on Sunday evening. Thank you for stopping by today!

20 comments:

Kappa Prep said...

Your bag (and entire outfit for that matter) is to die for! I love all the restaurants in NM! However, I seem to frequent the Mermaid Bar. Glad you had a wonderful day with a great friend!

Kate said...

Look at how lovely you look. We don't have a Neiman's near us. It's a complete shame. I know I shouldn't say that because I work at Macy's but, it's just not the same. We used to have a small family owned department store that I worked at and it was wooden floors and a tea room. I loved it. But, they closed and left us with "the mall". I think I need to move to Boca!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I am so glad you were able to connect with a good friend and enjoy lunch together. Your pocketbook is so cute and you made the outfit look marvelous!
Valerie

Preppy 101 said...

Love your darling outfit! You two are just the cutest! Those purses also used to be called Caro Nan purses. I have several decorated with buildings from different cities! Love it! Happy 4th!! xoxo

KK said...

LOVE LOVE the skirt and bag!! Looks like a fabulous afternoon with a dear friend!

Gracie Beth said...

How lovely, I love your outfit! I went to the Neiman outlet today!

Mrs. G said...

You and your friend look fabulous. It sounds like the perfect day of fun, food and a friend. Alway delightful to catch up with an old friend. As always, I so enjoy seeing where you went, what you wore, and what you had to eat. Have a great 4th Miss Janice.
Hugs,
Sue

Paula said...

It looks like you had a fun day catching up with your old friend. I love your outfit and especially love your purse. I would love to hear more about the S. S. Norway.

The Wife said...

Such a cute outfit! I was actually on the S.S. Norway in the summer of '85! Were you working on the Norway then?

Her Preppiness said...

Love your entire outfit!!

cancersucks said...

You and your girlfriend are just as beautiful today as you were years ago. Thanks for sharing. Lilly and shopping always eqals a wonderful day!

QueenBeeSwain said...

love every little bit of the day that you had yesterday Miss Janice! twirl twirl twirl- isn't it fun to be a girl?! PS- the two of you look just as lovely today as you did then- isn't it fun to have an old partner in crime to rehash all of the exploits with?! ;0)

Happy 4th!

kHm

The 5 Bickies said...

You two are beautiful, then and NOW!

I surprised my Mom and took her to NM for lunch on her birthday. It was such a treat and delicious. As you said, a great place for ladies to have lunch.

So glad you had a fun day!

2PreppyGirls.com said...

I always enjoy seeing your outfits and pairings!!! Always sooo FABulous! You and your friend are true Beauts!

Also, thanks for the nice comment on my blog and posting my button!

PreppySmooches! Enjoy your 4th!

Tammy B said...

As always, your outfit is so cute. Isn't it fun to be "prissy"? Have a great 4th!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

It's always a delight to have a "prissy" day -- and a day catching up with an old friend is just the cherry on top. You both look lovely in each photo - glad you shared your special day with us.

BLC :o said...

Oh how divine!??? Old friends, NM, Lilly, and lunch ... the best ever! Xoxo-BLC

thepreppyprincess said...

Ooooh, Miss Janice, the Billie Ross bag is utterly amazing, absolutely TDF! Goodness, gracious sakes alive, your entire post is wonderful! The color of your outfit is what we believe could be referred to as dreamy, and both photos of you two are darling!

So glad the restaurant merited 5 spoons, anytime we're in one we are helpless before the popovers, simply devoid of any willpower.

Cute, cute post!
tp

Marfa said...

BE STILL MY HEART! That hand bag!!! I looooooooooooooooooooooooove it! It is GORGEOUS! I'm addicted to purses, especially really cute ones, and I give your a 5 SILVER SPOONS AWARD! LOL Wow, I'm drooling. It is fantabulous!

Domestic Diva said...

Love the outfit and your purse. Don't you love Neimans!!! I just posted about Neimans. I miss being able to lunch at Mermaid bar every week. We named our counter at home..."The Mermaid Bar".....
Love the picture- you guys look fabulous!!!
xxx me