Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

July 9, 2019

Easy Summer Lilly Dress.

     So excited to share this darling Lilly Pulitzer Margot dress with you today! This dress is simple but chic, and ideal for quickly throwing on during a hot and humid summer day. Also- be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!! Only a few more days left to enter to win a great prize from myself and other bloggers (you get a free entry for following me on Instagram!).

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     As much as I adore my Lilly shifts and dressier pieces, it's often my casual day dresses that I reach for and wear the most frequently in the summer. The casual Lilly styles are easily machine washable, and the perfect thing to throw on for everything from work (if your office dress code is more casual) to church to weekend plans! The dress I'm wearing here is my first in the Margot style, and I love it! An important note on sizing is that this dress does run very big- I'm normally a S in Lilly Pulitzer pieces, but I wear an XS in this Margot dress and it fits perfectly.

     Fun story about how I came to acquire this dress! I first saw it while shopping in-store at the After Party Sale last September. I loved this dress and even included a photo of it in my dressing room try-on post recapping the sale! But I ended up finding other items that I wanted more, so I put this dress back. I started regretting leaving it behind pretty much as soon as I got home from shopping that day. I figured the best I could do now was just cross my fingers that Lilly would bring it back in a new print for 2019 (which they did do!), but I really liked it in the print that was in that APS.

    When I was home in Maine for Christmas last December, I stopped by Pink Tangerine, which is the Lilly signature store in Kennebunkport. They were having an amazing Christmas week sale with some prices rivaling APS pricing! Amazingly- they had the Margot dress in the print that I loved in my size and at a comparable sale price to the After Party Sale! I was so incredibly excited, and bought it right on the spot. I seriously couldn't believe my luck! 😊Now I smile every time that I wear this dress since I remember what a surprise it was in how I ended up buying it.

    These photos were actually taken back in May by my dad during his last visit to Virginia! He flew into the Richmond airport, so after I picked him up we spent the afternoon exploring the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  I love botanical gardens and really loved going to this one! I'm looking forward to finally sharing more Richmond travel content on the blog very soon, and I'll definitely include a recap of our garden visit at some point.

     Enjoy your day- hope you're having a great week and enjoying all the beauty of summer! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. Also- be sure to enter the giveaway below!

$600 Nordstrom Giveaway
Time to treat yourself to a Nordstrom shopping spree just in time for the Anniversary Sale!
I've teamed up with a group of bloggers to give one lucky winner
a chance to win a $600 Nordstrom Gift Card!
To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete,
the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until Tuesday, July 16th at 12am PST
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese




  1. Ahhh this is gorgeous! I am the same way, I love my dress shifts, but find myself wearing my Lilly swing dresses so much. They work for work, which is awesome.

  2. Oh my gosh, this dress is so gorgeous! I love shifts, going to have to check this out!

  3. That dress looks good on you! I love it when I find an awesome sale or clearance rack.

  4. Gorgeous dress, its very flattering on you and I love the color. I'd totally wear it too.

  5. Girl, you and that dress were meant to be! So lucky that you found it again at the sale price, that like never happens!

  6. You have a great style and you look great in that dress too! Great reminder that I need to catch up on my shopping game ...

  7. This dress is gorgeous on its own but that headband takes it yo another level! You look flawless.

  8. Beautiful dress! Love the vibrant colors


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