luxe + lillies

luxe + lillies: February 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Honestly speaking, I love that there is still a part of the world where styles made famous in the 1950's and 60's still are still considered "wardrobe staples" Classic cuts, Lilly-esque prints, tortoise shell - they're all favorite words in my fashion vocabulary. Packing for Palm Beach however, isn't a "throw a few things in a bag" kind of event. It's considered a high-season/low-season locale, and generally speaking, that means 2-3 outfits a day. Here's a couple fool-proof tips to pack light, and right:

Start with the staples:
1: A great pair of high coverage sunglasses
2: 2-3 pairs of versatile footwear, I love these nude wedges [only $29!] that will match anything, and a pair of fun loafers to go with more casual outfits.
3: A clutch and a carryall tote. You be the judge of what to carry when.   
4: 1 or 2 swimsuits that are the cut you like, but still provide a little coverage - PB isn't Miami.
5: Pool/ Beach reading materials. I always protect my electronics, this ipad case is my favorite yet. I can't wait to start "The Martha Rules"! 

1. A pool/beach outfit. I love love love linen or crepe pants. They're so lightweight but will keep you warm when the sun starts to set.
2. A midday outfit. If you're grabbing lunch, doing a little shopping, etc, Throw on some fun colored skinny jeans, and a soft white t-shirt.
3. Evening outfit. A dress, some printed pants/silk shirt - whatever your flavor. 

1.This "circle scarf" is an absolute must for me. You style it so many ways, and I love to wrap up in it when the weather cools down at night.
2. Organic sunscreen and lipbalm. I'm not looking for extra wrinkles, you probably aren't either.
3. Bauble Bar has sooo many fun necklaces and jewelry pieces that will jazz up your midday and evening outfits alike. 
4. A fun belt can add a little pop of color to any outfit
5. Nail polish is just fun when you're on vacation, right?

Want to know what else is on my packing list, go here!

Monday, February 18, 2013


... when you're carrying one of these absolutely adorable Coach Legacy Tanner Mini totes. Ever since I saw the similarly shaped Celine bag, I liked... when I saw the beautiful bright colors of these Coach totes.. it was love. The watermelony/coral is my fave, how about you?

Monday, February 11, 2013


Valentines day is in a few short days, and maybe you are considering a love fern, a la Kate Hudson in the movie "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days"? Or, maybe you just like the way orchids look and have a few that you seem to inevitably replace when all their flowers fall off. That used to be me, and those were sad days. I always felt like it was an abrupt ending with this flower I had spent 6+ weeks so carefully watering. Well, let me be proof to all of my fellow black-thumbed friends that you might just be able to turn that thumb a certain shade of green. You don't have to watch you flower [relationship?] wilt and wither away like Kate's love fern if you follow a few steps and have a little patience...

You start with this...

and then it turns [magic, I know] into this:

pretty easy, right? 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Lets just cast aside all those little voices in the back of our heads saying "omgsh, Scalamandre, so not original content" because with some potentially not new to your eyes inspiration, the new Scalamandre line for Lenox is hopefully about to blow your mind. Really, though, Scalamandre can do no wrong, and I would really love to plaster any wall in my house with whatever color I could get my hands on.

I can't even talk about how Jamie Meares paired these ginger jars, chinoise lamps and red wallpaper together... its just. too. good. 

But, lets get down to the real excitement on hand... this line is super fun. For sure need some of those highballs, and that square tray...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Valentines day isn't just for lovers, right? Treat your favorite gal pals to a sweet treat this valentines day! Help her accessorize her bar cart, wardrobe, or living room with a few of these fun piece any girl would be excited to receive :)