Lilly Pulitzer fans everywhere know the back story well: a depressed young mother (who just happens to be an heiress and Jackie Kennedy's BFF) is advised by her physician to get a hobby. Inspired, she opens a juice stand, but in true socialite form, quickly becomes irked by the fruit stains she keeps getting on her clothes. The solution is perhaps the chicest employee uniform of all time, the iconic Lilly shift dress. The dresses become a hit with the Palm Beach set, Life magazine runs a photo of BFF wearing one while on vacation, and the rest is herstory.
For its resort collection, the brand is celebrating its past with a new print, In the Beginning, featuring illustrations based on photographs of the young Mrs. Pulitzer.
I want to order just about everything in this print, but will start with this tote:
The collection is available now at the Pink Pelican.