Happy Birthday, Lilly! Today is officially Lilly Pulitzer’s birthday and Lilly is celebrating with some gifts! Before we dive into what’s in it for you let’s take a little history lesson on Lilly herself.
Lilly Pulitzer’s Birthday 2020
History of Lilly Pulitzer
The woman behind the Lilly Pulitzer brand, Lillian Lee McKim was born on November 10th, 1931. If you aren’t familiar Lilly Pulitzer, it all started with a juice stand. Lilly and her husband, Peter Pulitzer, moved to Palm Beach, Florida, and they owned several Florida Orange Groves. From the produce from the orange groves, she started a juice stand. After working at the juice stands and leaving with her clothes a mess she began looking for some pieces to camouflage the juice stains and ended designing a sleeveless shift dress made of bright, colorful, printed cotton. She discovered that customers loved her dress, so she produced more to sell at her juice stand. Eventually, she was selling more dresses than juice, and decided to focus on designing and selling what had become known as her “Lillys”.
In 1959, Lilly Pulitzer became the president of her own company, Lilly Pulitzer Inc. Then in the 1960’s things really began to take off when her dresses became very popular with Jackie Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy along with members of the Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Whitney families. Following the Kennedy craze after Jackie wore the famous Jacqueline dress in Life magazine Lilly decided to take a break, but she wasn’t gone for good.
In 1993, we saw a revival of the Lilly Pulitzer brand which we know and love today. Although not involved in the day to day Lilly still continued her involvement in the company. Unfortunately, Lilly Pulitzer is no longer with us as she passed on April 7th, 2013 but her legacy definitely lives on.
Lilly Pulitzer Birthday Gifts
So in celebration of what would have been Lilly’s 90th birthday, Lilly Pulitzer (the brand) is giving aways gifts with purchases this week! I was able to get my hands on these gifts early and they are so fun and would make great gifts to pass along to friends or keep for yourself.
Here’s the breakdown of gifts with purchases.
$75 Spend: Satin Scrunchie Set
$200 Spend Collapsable Cosmetic Case
$400 Spend: Sleep Set including clear pouch, satin sleep mask, fuzzy socks, and a satin pillowcase
$600 Spend: Weekender Duffel
Shop the Lilly Pulitzer Gifts with Purchase here.
Of course, as you move of the tiers you do also receive the previous gifts. I know this sounds like high price points but if you are asking for Lilly for Christmas this would be a great time for your shoppers to buy and receive some added goodies. Go ahead and send them this blog post as a not so subtle hint.
If you are shopping for your friends and family you could definitely purchase Lilly gifts for everyone on your list and keep the added bonus items for yourself.
Although Lilly is typically thought of as resort and warmer weather wear they have some awesome pieces right now that are perfect for working from home, Thanksgiving or Christmas, or even Christmas card photos and so much more.
Below are some of my favorite items from their new arrivals and don’t forget to check out my Instagram posts for a chance to win TWO SETS OF ALL of these gifts for you and a friend!