Farewell Lilly Pulitzer: The Style Icon’s Best Words of Wisdom

April 8, 2013 | By | Comments (7)
Lilly Pulitzer

Photo Courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer® /Howell Conant

Farewell, Lilly. We were saddened to learn about the passing of the grand dame of Palm Beach, Lilly Pulitzer (age 81) over the weekend. We love a lady who doesn’t cry over spilled milk juice, but instead turns it into a fashion empire. You see, she originally created her signature bold print shifts as a way to camouflage citrus fruit stains, a pesky occupational hazard of owning an orange juice stand. Soon the O.J. business gave way to a Technicolor clothing line–a must-have for the preppy set since the 1960s.

Here in the South we’re especially happy-go-Lilly. The whimsical frocks make a perfect pairing for the casual, but dressed-to-the-nines lifestyle we embrace in these parts. (Not to mention the crisp cotton fabrics help us keep our cool during unbearably hot summer shindigs.)

In honor Lilly’s extraordinary life we’re sharing her best pearls of wisdom. Pass them on to someone who brightens up your world!

Lily Pulitzer Quotes






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  2. Jessica

    Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job Ive had. Last Monday I got a new Alfa Romeo from bringing in $7778. I started this 9 months ago and practically straight away started making more than $83 per hour. I work through this link, http://goo.gl/4z9pn

    April 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm
  3. Francee Levin

    I live Lily. I still wear her sweaters from the Montaldo’s days.

    April 10, 2013 at 3:02 am
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  6. trendbytes

    Reblogged this on trendbytes and commented:
    RIP to one of the most original prepsters…your memory will live on, vibrantly!

    April 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm
  7. Sara Claro

    What a beautiful post! Love all those words of wisdom. I’m printing one out and putting it on my desk 🙂

    April 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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