Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gift Guide: For the Lilly Pulitzer Lover and My Christmas Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Marquette Shift Dress

white and warren cashmere travel wrap and chanel bag

Lilly Pulitzer Marquette shift dress in metallic leaf jacquard

lilly pulitzer christmas 2016

how to style a Lilly Pulitzer shift dress

chanel chocolate bar bag in black

rebecca de ravenel les bonbons

how to style a cashmere travel wrap

llilly pulitzer gift guide 2016

Now that we've covered Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, we can return to the regularly scheduled programming... phew! This guide is for the girl who's always in a sunshine state of mind, loves bright colors, and is always dressing like there's a party happening! Heck, life's a party, dress like it...Lilly said that herself, right?! That's my kind of gal if you ask me! Upon writing this, it also has me researching fun warm weather getaways to sneak away from the cold this winter-- any recommendations?!

In the meantime, I'm sharing my absolute favorite Lilly piece of the season which is this gorgeous metallic jacquard shift with fringe! Is this not stunning? When it arrived I literally gasped because of how stunning the fabric is. This is going to by my Christmas dress! I am planning on wearing it while in D.C. in a few weeks for a family Christmas trip and then also on Christmas Eve to Mass /our big family party! It's the absolute perfect thing. I'll also probably be sporting it for New Year's Eve because I can't get enough. I also love that you can really wear this year-round! 

The shift runs true to size and if anything, a little big. I am wearing a small and I probably should have sized down to the XS. I am going to have it taken in a little at the tailor for a perfect fit, though! I also love how wonderfully it pairs with my cream cashmere wrap. I've written about these wraps time and time again and they really work for everything. In this case, the cream pairs perfectly and looks like it was made to go with the dress! Lilly Pulitzer also came out with a gorgeous wrap that would look great with it, too! 
This gift guide was sooooo easy to make because I either have the item myself (I actually have 10 out of the 18 items!) or it's on my wish list! I chose a bunch of different things at all different Price Points. I wanted to call out a few items:

Wet Brush// I had been using a wet brush for years now, however, I was sent this exact brush a few months ago and I think it's the best version of a wet brush anywhere (it's under $6!). The fact that it has the hook at the handle is my favorite part. I actually keep it in my shower at all times and when it comes time to condition my hair, I put the conditioner in my hair and then brush it through while in the shower. In turn, it makes me use less conditioner and really makes sure it coats every strand! Such a great stocking stuffer. 

Tortoise Sunglasses// One of my absolute favorite brands, J.McLaughlin, just released sunglasses (see my insta, here!)!!!! They have several styles and all are truly classic.

Monogrammed Tea Towels// I have these tea towels and they're beautiful. I think they make such a lovely gift because of the personalization but they are inexpensive! 

Sleep Mask// I always sleep with a sleep mask. The one I use, you can find, here. However, I didn't include it because it is back ordered until 12/31, so I found a very similar one! Sleeping on silk can prevent wrinkles and acne and can help prevent hair damage. Now that I have eyelash extensions, I try not to sleep with a mask as often as I'd like, but the silk is much easier on the extensions, too!

Lilly Pulitzer Pajamas// (come in shorts, too!) I got a sneak peek of the Lilly pajamas and they're awesome! They're under $55, so it's a nice gifting price point. They're lightweight and fit very comfortably. I am wearing a size small and they are roomy without being 'big'. I want the other two prints now! Also, the tank that I am wearing with the pajamas is the softest tank ever. It has a really cute back, so I think I'll actually wear it as a top, too! My favorite thing about these pajamas is that being from Pittsburgh, I kind of have to put my colorful Lilly shifts into hibernation during the winter months (unless I'm taking a trip!), so it's really fun to be able to wear a little Lilly in the dead of winter while I'm cozied up in my bed!


Unknown said...

Great post with excellent suggestions! I'd like to add that Ebay is a great
resource for Lilly items as well. Many great deals can be found!!

Lauren said...

That dress you are wearing is beautiful! I love how the bottom of it is finished off!



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