Friday, August 14, 2009

I have nothing to wear but my pearls

I wrote in my last post about my wardrobe foibles and lack of suitable clothing to wear to England next month. Yesterday, I spent 3.5 hours shopping, and at the end of the night, all I had to show for it were to white camisoles to wear under shirts from White House, Black Market, and a pair of (free) underwear from the Gap. While I'm sure TLS wouldn't mind if I walked around his house in just my underwear and pearls, he's not going to be appreciative of me doing that in public. I absolutely cannot fathom as to why not?

Fortunately, tomorrow I have a girl date with Preppy Coastee, and we plan on hitting up the essentials: Lilly Pulitzer and Alice's Tea Cup. (Sometimes, dates with girls are so much better than dates with guys.) I am hoping, nay, praying, to find something that works on me. With this in mind, I present you with my favorite things, the Lilly Pulitzer fall edition.

**Side note: while I am a huge fan of Lilly Pulitzer, particularly the polos, I feel like a lot of the clothes are just not designed for my lifestyle. I'm 26 years old and live north of the Mason-Dixon line in a city where black is the new black. I just can't be walking around wearing a pink and orange glow in the dark sundress. This is why I like the fall collections more, when they focus on darker colors. Does anyone else feel the same way?**

I need a dress for date night- drinks at the Ice Bar proceeded or followed by dinner at a place with a fully functioning heating system, and then, of course, Phantom on the West End. So far these are the ones I've had my eye on.

Jonah Dress Printed, $168
I am not sure how this dress will look on me, but I love the combination of navy, white, and pink, so I have to give it a shot.

Marcella Tunic Dress, Paisley, $168
Marcella Tunic Dress, Printed, $168
Sabine Shirt Dress Crinkle, $168
Also, I am constantly searching for long-sleeve shirts and sweaters. Despite the fact that I cannot stand inclement (read: anything colder/worse than 73 degrees and perfectly sunny with no humidity whatsoever) weather, I love long sleeve shirts. Here's what I've had my eye on.

Hazel Henley Heathered, $58
Hazel Henley, $58Hazel Henley, $58(No, I don't see a pattern here. Why? Do you?)

Hollin Sweater Solid, $98
I love a good v-neck sweater. It can really open up your face and be so flattering. It is a wardrobe staple and every girl should have one.

Hollin Sweater Novelty, $118

Please please please pray to the retail gods for me that something works out for me this weekend and I am able to get clothes! You are supposed to spend money in a recession, after all.

As a side note, if you have not yet done so, be sure to sign up for my beverage swap! :) I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I can't wait to read about it.


  1. I love Lilly shift dresses too...but not conducive for me to wear everyday while chasing around a 15 month old.
    I do love the polos! They are fabulous!
    I love your thought about black is the new black...I feel the same way!

  2. With my coloring I can only get away with so much pink and orange, I have dark auburn hair, but I do love darker colors, and I am loving the Marcella Paisley dress! You know London has some pretty fantastic shopping!

  3. I completely agree about lilly and don't have a ton of occasions to wear shift dresses so I LOVE all of their polos, sweaters, and the fall cute! Have a great weekend and I hope you find some great goodies!!

  4. Good luck with the shopping!! Keep us updated on what you find :)

  5. I completely agree with you on the black is the new black! I live in a city very similar where as much as I love the styles of Lilly most of the prints just don't fit in with a working girl in the city! Good luck shopping! Can't wait to hear if you got anything!!

  6. I agree with you 100% about the city and black, ugh. I have been wearing all my pretty colors down here in FL my family is sick of it LOL I love the navy & green combos, what a nice change from black or brown. I just got a dark blue/maybe navy Calypso dress at the outlets here and am DYING to wear it in early Fall. XOXO

  7. My fave is the Sabine Shirtdress. It was so cute when I saw it in person, but I didn't have time to try it on.

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  9. good luck with your shopping! I agree with you 100% about Lilly. I also live above the mason dixon line, and it is quite freezing where I live at points, so it is not always appropriate to wear hot pink and green out. Especially for a night out to a nice restaurant, or a night out on the town with girlfriends. I think these fall Lilly pieces are so perfect for a night on the town, but also appropriate for work in the winter.

  10. I love the first dress! The henley is cute too.

    My local Lilly store is not getting Fall items until October!

  11. Have fun shopping-
    cant wait to see your finds.
    Love all you posted;)