March 21, 2014

Well, add another item to my wishlist, please! On Wednesday I had the pleasure of stopping by the brand new Lilly Pulitzer store in International Plaza (located right outside Neiman Marcus). I’ve had my eye on that retail space for a while now, wondering what it would become. I am glad to see such a lovely new addition to the mall.

My love for Lilly Pulitzer goes back quite a few years. I went to college in North Carolina – Lilly was a staple item for sorority girls to wear. I remember making a trek to the nearest Lilly Pulitzer retail store in the spring to pick out my graduation dress…pretty much every single girl ended up wearing one; it seemed like tradition! However, as much as the quirky prints and pops of crazy colors are what my original experiences were, their lines have become more sophisticated recently. There are still quirky prints and colors, but you can also find an array of dresses, accessories, and other clothing that are a bit more refined.

Lilly Pulitzer Janice Shift

Like the Janice Shift Dress. As soon as I laid eyes on this beauty in blue and gold, my heart went pitter-patter. I love the gold swirled trim on the neckline – no necklace required for this dress! You could pair it with a set of gold flats for a more casual resort style, but I could also see it worn with some gold wedges or espadrilles as well. Did I dare try it on? Unfortunately, the blue version was not in my size, but the white one was! I was too curious NOT to step into the fitting room.

Lilly Pulitzer Janice Shift

Lilly Pulitzer Janice Shift

Wouldn’t you know it…a perfect fit. I loved the look in white as well, but knowing me it wouldn’t be the most practical option (I just know I’d get it dirty somehow). The scoop back is also a really nice detail of the Janice! You really can’t go wrong with the classic shift dress like this one. So pretty…

Janice Shifts

And if the Shorely Blue or Resort White are color options you aren’t fond of, the dress comes in True Navy, a Resort White Crystal Coast print, and even a maxi dress version in Resort White Lioness Patch. I actually am quite drawn to the navy blue option; the gold piping truly stands out against the darker hue. But really, I’d just like one in each color/style option, please!

So, if you happen to live in the Tampa area, make sure you stop by the new Lilly Pulitzer store and take a look around. Your mood will be instantly uplifted by the hand painted design details unique to the store, as well as the beautiful clothing and accessories inside.

Now I want to know: which color would YOU choose if you picked out a Janice Shift Dress?

5 Responses to “On my wish list: the Janice Shift Dress by Lilly Pulitzer”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful dress! I would go for the Shorely Blue. I love the white one, but I’d be too scared of ruining it.

    • Katie says:

      Haha, you and I are on the same page with that! I know that I’d spill red sauce on it or something….two minutes into wearing it. ;)

  2. Gordon says:

    That looks totally cute on you. Now; how are your sewing skills?

  3. Allison T says:

    I would love the Resort White Crystal Coast! My eyes were opened to Lilly this past summer while I was in Charleston, it is the perfect style for me!

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