As a local Floridian, born and raised, and a lover of fashion, I have a moral obligation to celebrate Lilly Pulitzer’s birthday. She is a fashion icon that put bright and colorful Florida style on the radar for women all over the world. Even though she is synonymous for resort wear and warmer weather, I’m here to show you how easily one of her dresses can be paired with our Fall favorites: navy blazers and knee-high boots.
This Lela dress from Lilly Pulitzer is, in a word, gorgeous! The silk Paradise Point print is perfect to play around with. The navy base and coral and pink accents instantly told me that this dress would be up for the task. Enter my J. Crew navy blazer. If you don’t have this classic piece in your closet, then stop what you are doing and head to the mall ASAP. This is the definition of a closet staple. So, don’t be afraid to make an investment.
As I was shooting this look with David, I felt this overwhelming sense of happiness. It was a beautiful day, the sunset was gorgeous, and I was wearing a silk sun dress… in November! If this isn’t what Lilly Pulitzer was all about, I don’t know what was: to enjoy the beautiful Florida, 365 days a year. As the ‘Queen of Prep’ once said, “Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live.”
Take this weekend to celebrate Lilly’s birthday and get some holiday shopping done while you’re at it. Grab something for your mom, sister, friends, and daughters, but don’t forget a little something for yourself on the way.
Best from Florida,