Have I ever mentioned that I worked at Lilly Pulitzer in college? It changed my life. Aside from hooking me up with an amazing discount, new friends, and fun opportunities like modeling in fashion shows, it taught me that I can enjoy work if I'm doing something that I'm passionate about.
We didn't have much of a men's business back in those days - only cotton ties, swim trunks, the occasion pants, and polos (my college boyfriend had one in every color). Since then, Lilly has hired a new designer and significantly spanned the selection.
My friends at the Madison Avenue store are allowing me to 'moonlight' a few days a week as a sales associate. It really brings me back. Except instead of chatting at the Juice Bar and hosting sorority soirees, I spend my precious time there drooling over the Autumn men's collection.
I'm loving this jacket. It's very Steven Stolman-esque.
The Whitehall formal shirt comes in several prints, the Fat Cats being my favorite. I would immediately want to chat with any guy I saw wearing this. He's already got two things I admire: balls and good taste.
I adore this for the obvious reason - it's very un-Lilly. It looks like something my dad - who balances out his Prada jeans with Pringle sweaters - would wear.
Drum roll please - my absolute favorite. The Ruby Red Phipps pant with the Clink embroidery. If I saw someone wearing these... forget it. I'm already fanning myself off.
All items can be purchased at Lilly Pulitzer, 1020 Madison Avenue, where I'm happy to help you. I swear if I weren't single our business would be up.