Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lilly Colby Dress / Lilly's House

Have I told you how much I love this dress?
Lilly's new Colby dress?

Well, I do love this dress.  I love the print and the cut and I really think it's a dress that can be worn more than once without having that "how many times has she worn that dress already?" feeling.

Well, I didn't buy it (seriously, at $268.00, I think I can handle waiting until it's "bad on sale" as my MIL and I like to say.
But that didn't stop me from trying this baby on at Dillard's the other day to try it on (our Dillard's actually has a large Lilly section).

So, here it is.  It had been a long day, so excuse the runny eye makeup! 

I am in between a size 2 and 4 right now and I found the top to be a little gape-y.... my upper half just isn't well endowed, but by gape-y, I don't mean to the front, it actually felt big on the sides underneath the armpits.  Can you see what I'm talking about?  A size 2 would actually fit me better in this area, but I'm afraid my hips wouldn't fit (thus the size 4).
I also tightened the belt a little too tight....hey, not all of us can be 6'6" and have a 20" waist, so if that means tightening the belt....so be it!  :-)
Other than that, it's well cut, the length is perfect for professional wear (which some summer Lilly can get short) and the fabric is just gorgeous!  The dress is also lined, making it a little warmer for those cooler days.

I happened to have a navy cardi that day.  Definately dulled down the print a bit for the office.

But the store actually had the dress paired with this Paley cardi which I think is a great pop of color especially for a night out on the town.

In other news, have you heard that Lilly Pulitzer's house is on the market?
You can check out the listing HERE, but there is not point in putting in an offer as I've already offered the full price of $11.5 million and we're moving in next week! (heehee)

Really, it's a gorgeous home!  Just take a look at the pictures, the slat house is just to.die.for (though I do have to wonder if it's a true slat house without a solid roof as it is South Florida, which means, lots and lots of rain.  Nevertheless I do love it.)

And the loggia....gorgeous!  (Truth - I had to look up the word loggia.  I had no clue.  It means, a gallery open to one side.)
Happy browsing!

Happy Tuesday Y'all!


  1. Great post! I love my Colby too! I'm planning on wearing it either this weekend to a wedding, or to a wedding I'm attending in a month! I personally think it looks great on you! I purchased it for 30% off, plus free shipping a little while back - and that's the only reason I was able to kind of afford it.

    Love the pics of Lilly's house! Can't wait to see who actually buys it! :)

  2. I love that dress!! It looks great on it's own and with the cardigan, it takes on a whole different look. Adorable!

  3. You are such a nut! Like we can see your runny eye makeup :-). I actually said out loud, "like we can see it" and my coworker asked if I was talking to myself. I said, "no, Jennifer!"

    Rock on! GW

  4. Very cute dress! Looks great on you. I'm so jealous of yours and Sweet So. Preps outrageous Lilly collection! Y'all crack me up!