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June 22, 2015

National Wear Your Lilly Day 2015.

Top: Old {Similar here} || Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer || Shoes: Jack Rogers || Belt: Petal {Charlotte boutique, Similar here} || Sunglasses: Charming Charlie || Sunglasses Straps: c/o Gobi Straps || Purse: H&M || Earrings: Kendra Scott {Designed by me in their Color Bar!} || Bracelets: c/o Jet Chic Arm Candy || Nails: {Gel polish from salon} Lips: Mally Lipstick in BFF Pink

     Yesterday was one of my favorite "holidays" of the year! Not only was it the summer solstice and longest day of the year, but it was also National Wear Your Lilly Day- the most pink and green day out of the whole year! This is the day each year when all Lilly Pulitzer lovers pull out their favorite Lilly pieces and wear them proudly! It was an extra special National Wear Your Lilly Day this year since the Lilly For Target collection launched this past April!

     These pictures were actually taken during my trip to the Cape Ann region of Massachusetts a few weeks ago (photo credit to my mom)! I have been saving them to post until now. I bought these shorts a few months ago but had yet to wear them until recently!! They are even more gorgeous in person though- I really don't think the photos do them justice. The colors in this pattern are so vivid and such a fun twist on classic Lilly! 

     Since I'm wearing something so bold for bottoms, I decided to wear a very simple top, sans a necklace. I kept my accessories instead to my Kendra Scott earrings (which I designed in the Charlotte store's Color Bar!), and my favorite bangles from Jet Chic Arm Candy

     I didn't bring any of my Lilly dresses (or the shorts that I'm wearing in these pictures) to France, as I tried to avoid packing anything that would advertise too much that I was an American tourist when I am out in public. Theft and other crime against tourists, especially Americans, can be a real problem here. I am lucky that Tours, the city that I'm studying in, is known to be fairly safe, but one can never be too careful. I did however pack with me my beloved Murfee scarf (which has a whole blog post dedicated to it!), and my favorite Lilly bracelet as well. I wore my Murfee to school last week, and my host mom loved it! After dinner, I showed her some pictures on Facebook of some of my Lilly dresses- so fun to get to introduce someone to a brand that I love so much. :-)

     And to conclude this post- sometime in the next few years on my Lilly bucket list is shopping the Lilly annual warehouse sale in Pennsylvania! I know that it would be just amazing! 

     Did you celebrate National Wear Your Lilly Day this year?

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I cannot wait to shop the WHS! It is on my 101 in 1001 and I think I'm going to bite the bullet for next year! Loving your outfit as well! Hope France is treating you perfectly!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

  2. Lovely outfit! As a European, explaining Lilly to my mom was weird but she ended up loving it, and I wore Lilly yesterday! Are you planning on traveling to Southwestern France? I live right by the border!


    Basque Prep

  3. I wore my brand new Janice in Resort Green Heartbreakers yesterday and I have to say, I loved celebrating with all the other Lilly lovers I know :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  4. LOVE your outfit! All my lily stuff is at home so I missed out! :(


  5. Such a cute outfit!
    I would love to go to the warehouse sale one year but I am all the way in TX so that's quite a long drive.
    Hope you're enjoying France :)

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. Love this look! I love introducing people to Lilly! I really want to go to the WHS but sadly it always falls during my finals week and it is way too far away!


  7. Lilly is so fun but you're right definitely a symbolic american brand. It's funny since I heard of lilly through blogging years ago I always forget that it isn't even very popular here in the Pacific Northwest (everyone loves flannel...). I love your shorts, you are the perfect lilly girl-filled with sunshine and cheer from the inside out!


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