Thursday, June 18, 2009

Now I know what Heaven looks like...

(New Vintage inspired clothing tags)

"It's a Lilly World we live in"
-My sister

You know those weeks when you ask yourself, "Could things get any better?" That was my week when I went to Philadelphia, PA. As many of you probably know Lilly Headquarters is in Philadelphia, that is why the warehouse sale is there. When I heard the news that I was getting to go to the Sale, I was talking to Katie L. on the Phone. I literally squealed and jumped up and down. Not too long after that call, my cell phone rang again. I was thinking...o dear we aren't going to get to go....what's gone wrong... Now I am a believer in all things good and lovely.But sometime I worry that everything is going too well. Just when you hit that point something bad has to happen! Well, to my surprise this was another amazing call! Tori, one of the Lilly print designers offered us a private tour of Lilly HQ!! Wow...again the squealing and jumping ensued, and this time for much longer! So Friday of our Lilly Week we took the most amazing tour of our lives. Pulling into the parking lot you could feel the energy and happiness that radiated from the building. The weather was dreary, but I swear there was sunshine on the pink building and rainbows, and butterflies in the sky! ( Ok, that was a little exaggerated! te he he) The Lilly Jeep sat sparkling in there and the big pink cursive letters invited us in. Every detail in the building exuded sunshine.

We entered the lobby and continued into the design room, where Tori works. Adorning the walls were inspiration board for deigns to come in future collections. Each board piled high with fabrics, pictures, water colors, ect... The table was covered in these bright swatches of fabric. Aren't the colors just perfect! There were a few designers working on computer and sketching designs. Walking in just makes you feel creative! From there we walked into more offices where Lilly dresses and fabrics where hanging and propped in every corner. It was like a messy heaven! We met a few other people and continued on to the actually warehouse where the sale used to be many moons ago. We also stopped by the classic juice bar, and viewed the next collection! (Resort, I believe) The fabrics were to die for and a lot of the materials were environmentally green! How neat, we love pink and GREEN!

It truly was a great experience. Everyone was so kind and happy! How could you not be happy working there?? Here are a few more pictures from the tour!

Katie L. and I in a Lilly Golf cart! The seat and ceiling were covered in a beautiful print!

The fabrics piled in every corner!

My FAVORITE inspiration Board! I am a fisher and loved the addition of the "Gulps", bait! I can't wait to see what print comes from such an amazing inspiration board!

New Collection dresses!!! I looooooovvvveee them!


  1. WOW! So jealous. What a great experience. What did you get at the sale?

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE THAT green crab shift in your last photo. What a special treat to go there, I'm jealous!!

  3. Oh I am so jealous of this trip!! What an opportunity.

    I hope you don't mind, but when I saw your blog name I had to come check it out and I was not disappointed.I think all Florida girls love Lilly and dream of buying tons and tons of it ON SALE!

  4. First, congratulations to you...what a fun trip this must have been! I simply am drooling over the golf cart. I don't play golf, but I WANT THAT CART to scoot back and forth to the village shops here in Tradition. Now, I also want that pink & green crab shift. Seriously, is that a new design and where can I get it?...I love it! Thanks for sharing your photos and Lilly story.

  5. How fun! That is a once in a lifetime opportunity :) Loving the Lilly golf cart!

  6. soo wonderful! Thanks for sharing about your trip!