Thursday, February 22, 2018

How I Style My Vests

Since the temps have been in the 70’s here in Georgia, it appears the vest season might be winding down for me.  I thought I would share how I have styled my vests, just in case it’s still vest season where you live.
When I purchased this ‘Cheeky Melon’ Lilly Pulitzer vest, I thought I might not get much wear out of it.  As it turned out, I love the way it coordinates with some of the Lilly prints I own.  I styled it with the ‘Dripping in Jewels’ Elsa blouse (duh, when I realized the vest is lined in this exact print).

It also goes well with the ‘Gimme Some Leg’ Lilly print, as shown with this Beacon dress and below,

with the ‘Gimme Some Leg’ Elsa blouse and navy slacks.

I’m forever searching for the perfect pink vest and although this ‘Tropical Pink’ Blake Lilly vest doesn’t coordinate with a lot of my Lilly, it does match the ‘Peel & Eat’ Linden dress.

This off white vest is one of my staples that I purchased at Belk for about $10.  The monogram makes it cute!

My only camo accessory is the monogrammed cap and I think it looks cute with this Gap vest and pink Hunters.

I love the color of this ‘Iris Blue’ Blake Lilly vest.  The lining is the same print as the ‘Lilly’s Lagoon’ Marlowe dress.

I love this yellow Lilly vest paired with the aqua.  The lining print is just adorable—wish it were reversible.

I have so many Lilly pieces that pair well with this ‘Breakwater Blue’ Lilly Isabelle vest.  In this photo I paired it with the ‘Going Coastal’ Lilly Marlowe dress and blue Hunter boots.  And...

in this photo, I paired it with the ‘Crystal Coast’ Lilly popover.

I love this Land’s End pale pink vest paired with a brown turtleneck and pale pink Hunters.  I carried my Neo Noe Rose Poudre Louis Vuitton bag...obsessed with the Rose Poudre!

This navy blue ‘Excursion vest’ from J Crew goes great with hot pink.  Love this with the hot pink Hunters.

I love this ‘Va Voom’ Lilly vest with the ‘Lulu’ lining, paired with green gingham and the violet Hunters.

I also love that Lilly is coming out with more purple/lavender prints and the ‘Havin A Blast’ Marlowe dress looks cute with the ‘Va Voom’ Lilly vest.

I purchased this navy blue stripe vest at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago and love it with the ‘Gloria Cotton Grass Green’ Lilly crewneck sweater.

I think it also looks cute layered with a v-neck cableknit and a tartan blouse.

This ‘In the Beginning’ Lilly vest is one of my favorites.  The print is so bright and cheerful and I’m STILL forever searching for the ‘Worth’ jeans in this print.  I love it with the pink gingham, because gingham goes with everything!

‘Spike the Punch’ is another one of my favorite Lilly prints and again I mixed the printed vest with pink gingham.

I wore this Ralph Lauren tartan vest during the holidays.  I’ve had this one for years and still love it.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

I don’t use a lot of red in my decor except during the Christmas holidays and until Valentine’s Day.  So, I’ve had some fun with the red but tomorrow all the red will be replaced with my favorite—pink.  We are not going out for dinner tonight because I’m sitting with mama.  I’m perfectly okay with my husband doing takeout and I’ll just add a salad.  Here’s our table set for dinner.

The ivory chargers are from Neiman Marcus, the red check plates and flatware are from Pottery Barn Kids, and the red bowls are from Dillard’s.  The red linen napkins are from Pier One and the cute Valentine linen cloths are from the Dollar Spot at Target.

The scale (which I painted antique white) is from Kirkland’s as are the Valentine heart signs.  The red gingham runner was custom made by Kristy, owner of The Sew Savvy—she has a store on Etsy.  Kristy makes my gingham runners, table napkins, and pillows.

The cheese cutter plate and appetizer plates are by Rae Dunn.

My husband’s response to my card display was “Why do we have an old ladder inside the house?”

I treated myself to a new Lilly Pulitzer candle in the ‘Tons of Fun’ print.  I love collecting the Lilly candles!

I wore this cute Collyn Raye gingham top on Sunday and, shhhhh, I wore it again today.  Collyn also has an Etsy store.

Of course, being matchy-matchy, I carried a red Kate Spade purse to go with my outfit.  I am a Kate Spade purse lover and will do a post later on my collection.

Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for visiting my blog tonight.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lilly Pulitzer New Favorites

I changed my Instagram profile to read “Occasional Blogger.”  After not blogging for a month, maybe it should read “I rarely blog.”  Anyway, I’m back to share some of my new favorites from Lilly Pulitzer.  I still love the “classic summer shifts,” but the cotton shift dresses they are making now just don’t fit me anymore—too short and too tight.  Of course it could be that I’m now more into stretchy, comfy fabrics!
Here are a few of the new dresses (soft and stretchy) that I am loving:
Lord have mercy, this one rings all the bells for me.  This is the Sophie Ruffle Dress (rayon spandex jersey) in the "Via Amor" print with flamingoes and ruffled sleeves!  I have this one on my wish list for sure.

The Marlowe T-shirt dresses are my new favorites.  This one in the Lila Verbena "Coco Safari" is a classic look.  I love the Pima cotton t-shirt dresses.

Lilly Pulitzer is killing me with the bows on the sleeves of the Pima cotton Preston Dress in the "Multi Ocean Commotion" print.

The Sophie Dress is another favorite of mine, this one in the "Multi Gypset Paradise" print and this dress has UPF 50+ protection!

Popovers are also a favorite of mine.  They are stylish and layer well with a gingham blouse underneath/vest on top.  This new print is "Seaside Blue Honda Classic" toile and was a must-purchase for me as I have all of the Lilly golf prints.  I’m hoping for a somewhat cool day at the Masters this April so I can wear this with pink shorts.  Of course, my outfit and accessories for the day are already planned.

As I rarely leave home without a cute cap and ponytail bow, the matching “Honda Classic” cap was also a must-buy for moi!

Do I need the matching getaway tote bag? Probably. It’s on “the list.”

I added this to my new faves just because of the color.  The Lana scarf in "Seasalt Tint" will go with a lot of my Lilly.  That $98 price tag though!  Checking Target for a better buy on this.

These Julie sneakers are new and I’m just not sure about them.  I love the “Tropicolada” print, but  I would have rather seen these sneakers in a pink and green print.

Thank you for visiting with me today!