This Lilly Pulitzer dress is the best purchase I have made since returning stateside. Not only was it on sale in store when I purchased it, but the pink version was included in the After Party Sale and I scooped it up for $69! This dress is beyond comfortable, it feels like a hug!
As much as I love the chic and dressier look of European fashionistas, I am, and always will be, a Florida girl at heart. That means I love me some Lilly Pulitzer, tunic dresses, bold patterns, bright colors, and the general relaxed elegance of Floridian fashion. Now, you might be wondering what the heck relaxed elegance is? It's about the only way I can think of explaining my style at home in Florida. I want to look stylish and (somewhat) dressed up, but it's hot and humid here and I still want to be comfortable. That is why I love this dress. The pattern and beading keep it looking classy, while the tunic shape and soft fabric keep it comfortable and practical. It's a win, win my friends. The dress is largely sold out, but I found one site where it was still in stock and have linked it below (for sizing reference I am wearing a small).
I brought back a suitcase full of spring and summer clothing to leave here and Florida. I plan on replacing the pieces I am tired of, or are out of season, with items in my closet that I originally left behind (like my favorite wicker Kate Spade camera bag). I was getting seriously tired of everything I had packed, so I am looking forward to reacquainting myself with some old friends. I will be brining back some warmer weather items (like these Lilly dresses) for some of the amazing trips I have planned for the fall... but more on that later.