First Lilly

The other day I was looking through photo albums and came across a picture of me in my first Lilly Pulitzer dress.  I had had a skirt in seventh grade I think, but this was my first official dress. I was really tall and skinny for my age, so finding clothes that fit was always…



So my really, really, really cute friend Melly and I took pictures for the Lilly Lover Days contest.  We had so much fun getting ready and matching.  Literally every car that drove past us on Bayshore (if you’re from South Tampa or have ever been there, you know how busy it is!) stared at us….


Lilly Watercolors

I bought watercolors a few weeks ago, but I gave up trying to figure it out after about 30 minutes.  I put the paint, brushes, and paper away and sort of forgot about it.  Yesterday, though, I decided to try it out again. With my new determination, I set out to recreate some of my…


Lilly Fabric Depot

As I have posted before (here and here), Soccer Mom found a bunch of Lilly’s at a fabulous consignment shop around the corner from my house.  It is literally fantastic.  We pretty much bought them out of all the best patterns.  We’ve been using the fabric to make all sorts of projects.  (Making the first…


ST Boutiques

Yesterday, Soccer Mom and I went to my absolute favorite shops.  Kate McKenzie is my NUMBER ONE favorite because it carries the absolute BEST brands: Lilly, Vineyard Vines, Lily Pad,  Molly B, Just Madras, Lacoste, and more!  The owner is just an absolute sweetheart.  She always calls my mom or me to let me know…


More Baked Goods

Birthdays, and especially the parties, are so much fun!  But, I always stress over what to get the birthday girl… I like gifts to be personal and original.  Two of my best friends, Bebe and M, just had their birthdays this week.  Bebe threw a surprise party for M, but I needed presents for both…


50th Post!

How fitting is it that my 50th blog post is about LILLY PULITZER considering it’s their 50th Anniversary.   I’ve been gone for a few days now, locked up in the library.  It’s actually a lot of fun, weird I know.  I had my accounting exam this afternoon at 4 and was absolutely dreading it,…


Easter Break

I’ve been away from the blogging world for a few days now, but have lots to fill you in on 🙂 Above: Soccer Mom & Dad and me in front of Georgetown on Easter morning. Above: Soccer Mom & Dad and me on Friday afternoon after my race. Above:  My Californian friend has been OFFICIALLY…