top lilly picks for spring

I have a fun job as a sales associate at The Pink Palm in Charlottesville, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, and have so much fun playing with all the clothes from my favorite brand whenever I’m home and working. When I’m at school, I like to occasionally look at the new items online so I stay in the loop! I was checking out the spring line today and I love the pastel pink, soft green, classic navy, and crisp white palette incorporated into floral patterns. The silhouettes are classic and cute! I always change my opinions on items when I see them in the flesh and get a chance to try them on, but from my initial impressions online, here are my top ten items from the spring line:

1. Callahan Short, Lilly’s Pink Call Me Kitty Cat, $64

I absolutely LOVE the Callahan Short! They are extremely comfortable and have a 5-inch inseam. It’s the perfect short for throwing on to run around town. I chose this print because I have a fascination with cats–some of my friends and I are occasionally known to “meow” and “purrrr”. So a print called “Call Me Kitty Cat” is definitely a fit for me! I would pair this item with any basic tee, polo, or tank in Resort White or Lilly’s Pink.

2. Peggy Dress, Resort White Spring Fever Toile, $198

Toile is so elegant and classic–it’s something I hope to incorporate in my home decor someday. The jade green toile combined with the soft ruffles and floaty swiss dot fabric are so feminine–this is definitely a dress to feel pretty in! It’s also nice and light for the heat and humidity of Central Virginia.

3. Buttercup Short, Resort White Lucky Seersucker, $74

Who can resist a pair of scallop-edged shorts? In seersucker?! They are just too cute for words and have a similar fit to the Callahan. My only concern is that they may be a bit too sheer. They come in pink, too, which is cute, but I love the white to pair with ANY color or with item #4…

4. Allison Top, Starfruit Yellow Valley Girl, $128

I don’t wear yellow very often, but this pretty buttery shade is definitely do-able with a tan and a pink and navy pattern all over! I love the ruffles around the neck and the small organic-looking print. The silky material adds some elegance to a simple spring ensemble!

5. McKim Sandal, Gold Metallic, $88

The McKim is Lilly’s classic, basic sandal and in gold it goes with everything. The most exciting part is that the price point has come down! These same exact sandals used to cost $128, I believe, so these (almost) seem like a steal at $88!

6. Jarvey Skort, Multi All A Flutter, $88

The Jarvey Skort is another style I like that has been around for several seasons. It is one of the most “mini” of skirts offered by LP, but has white shorts underneath so you don’t have to worry about flashing anyone! It’s comfy and has a casual feel, just like wearing a pair of shorts. I love this classic pink and green print with lilies on it! The whimsical ric-rac adds that finishing touch and a white top makes it all pop.

This is the same print as the Allison Top, but with a white background. I’ve been loving long sweaters all fall and winter and this lightweight cotton one is perfect for continuing the trend into spring. I would wear this exactly as pictured, with white jeans and a navy top. For a summery nighttime look, I’d wear a white top underneath, gold jewelry, and wedges!

8. Whinnie Dress, Bright Navy Cherry Wine, $288

This dress is a bit more of a splurge because it’s made of a silk jersey. I tend to steer away from dresses made in this particular fabric because of the price point, but the one-shoulder style is so on-trend that I can’t help but love it! Navy is one of my favorite colors to wear and unusual to find in a spring dress. The addition of the “cherry” blossoms–which are really apple blossoms if you ask me–in pink and green make this dress so “Charlotte” that I just might have to find an occasion that requires it!

Murfee scarves are awesome! They work year round, as the fine-gauge woven silk/cotton blend is light enough with a summer tank and adds just a bit of warmth to any winter ensemble. I have the lime-y green and pink floral print Murfee from which a portion of the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society (how philanthropic of me!), but I’d love to add another to start a collection. This print would be the perfect addition because it’s a darker combination than the one I already have and includes all my favorite colors!

10. Set In Stone Sandal, True Navy, $228

Finally, this beautiful spring sandal is to die for! The stones are beautiful and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. They would pair marvelously with any of the navy items on my list. The low wedge, which can’t be seen from this angle, is still comfortable and adds to the shoes’ versatility. I don’t have a pair of navy sandals and it can be a difficult color to find in footwear, so these would be a great pick!

Even though I’ve already listed 10 items, I want to include one more because, strangely, I only was able to find a picture of it paired with a top. The listing for the skirt itself was nowhere to be found on the LP website! The pattern is so adorable and reminds me of “Let Them Eat Cake” from last year. I regret not getting anything in the cake print last year so I really would like to find this skirt in a perfume bottle pattern called “Spritz”:

Does anyone know why this skirt isn’t listed on the website? Is it already sold out? Please, say it ain’t so! On a side note, I don’t like the skirt worn with a blue top at all–sometimes you should just stick with what you know works: pink.

What items from LP are you eyeing this spring? Let me know with a comment! :)