Saturday, August 29

{Lilly top giveaway results}



Lil Petunia picked names out of a bowl this morning and here are the results:
The blue Lilly Pulitzer top goes to ~~ Nissanese
The pink Lilly Pulitzer top goes to ~~ Southern Living - Preppy Style
Ladies, please e-mail me at PetuniasParadise@aol.com with your name/address so I can get these cute tops right out to you!!

Monday, August 24

{Islamorada vacation}

just a few pretty pictures from our vacation...

the Tiki Hut at our resort

Shipwreck!

Where does the sky end and the ocean begin?

Mojito and a Watermelon--both were yummy!

Saturday, August 22

{Free Lilly tops anyone?}

Hi ladies~~I am cleaning out my closet. I have many items that just never get worn, so I have decided to get rid of them. I do not have the patience to deal with ebay right now as just about everything about it drives me crazy! Sooooooo, I thought I would just offer some things up to whomever would like to have them. For free of course--to one of my Lilly-loving friends.
This is what I have so far.....
Below are two Lilly Pulitzer Pia Scoop tops:
  • Worn once or twice only and in like new condition
  • No flaws whatsoever
  • Size XS (fits size 0 to 2)


Please just leave a comment if you would like an item. If more than one person wants each item then Lil Petunia will get to draw names from a hat next Saturday!

Tuesday, August 18

{To Catch A Thief}

Love this classic movie! The car, her driving gloves, the picnic basket...Cary Grant...just perfect. Grace Kelly is surely the inspiration for Betty Draper's style (of Mad Men)!

Sunday, August 16

{J Crew online-only jewelry}

There were three items that I just had to see in person, so I went ahead and ordered them online. They are the Bubble Necklace in soft violet, the Duchess Stone Necklace in soft pumpkin, and the Duchess Stone Bracelet to match.
I was hoping the Bubble necklace would be produced in pink, and here it is. The necklace itself is more of a pink and the small beads hanging off of it are a light violet. It was hard to capture the color through a photograph (it turned a bit yellowish in my 2nd pic). The colors are more accurate in my first photo on the counter below. It is stunning and just too pretty.

The Duchess Stone necklace below did not thrill me as I had hoped. What do you think? I thought the brown would be prettier than the peachy/pink color that arrived in stores, but now I am not so sure.
I tried on the Majesty necklace in black in the store and was surprised that I liked it. Maybe even more so than the Duchess necklace! It looks huge, but was quite cute.

What do you think about these pieces?

Saturday, August 15

{What is your ringtone??}

I have so many favorite songs. I rotate through them and make my own ringtones with the Garageband App on my MacBook. Anyway, I just made a new one and the song didn't translate well into a ringtone. It is annoying every time my phone rings even though I like the song. So, I would really like some suggestions for a new tune. What are your current or past favorite ringtones?? Some of my past ringtones are:

Brown-eyed Girl--Van Morrison version

You Can't Always Get What You Want -- Rolling Stones

How Sweet It Is--James Taylor

Beautiful Soul--Jesse McCartney

And during the holidays my ringtone is ALWAYS "Santa Baby"!!! ;-)

Here is the video of the song I tried yesterday. This is from my post of the video last summer:

Have you seen this Madonna video with Mike Myers? Hysterical! He really makes me laugh. Maybe because Mike is so funny especially with Madonna doing her thing all over him. Or maybe I can't stop thinking that I really have to start working out.


Madonna - beautiful Stranger '99

Tuesday, August 11

{More!! J Crew in September T&C}

While reading through the rest of my September Town & Country magazine last night I came across MORE J Crew items! And a couple of the career women that were interviewed named J Crew as one of their favorite places to shop.
Here is the J Crew jeweled satin clutch ($198), which definitely holds it own next to those paillette and pearl Valentino pumps!:
And here is Allison Aston, director of communications at Roger Vivier wearing the J Crew lace skirt ($850)--one of Fall's Collection pieces:
A J Crew gold pearl and crystal necklace (bottom left) is featured alongside other pricey fakes in the September issue of Town and Country magazine. The pearl necklace on the top right even slightly resembles the J Crew pearl cluster necklace--which would make it a steal at $125 (now on sale for $95) versus $500.

I saw this cardigan the other day and tried it on but did not purchase. It is a large cheetah pattern and fits like a Jackie:
And received a few goodies (coming soon) in the mail!:

Saturday, August 8

{Lilly Pulitzer Fall}

Here are a couple of the new Fall dresses that I tried on at Lilly Pulitzer yesterday:

The Alina dress. This is a cap sleeved shift style dress. The material is heavier and slightly stiff. I like the cute print. :

The Sabine Shirtdress Crinkle. It features a high empire waist with drawstrings that you cinch right under the bust. Love the material, soft and comfy. This is a size 2, so it was bunched up a bit, but the size 0 would have been too high on my chest. :

The Marcella Tunic dress. It is made of a thick stiff twill. This is the size 0, and it was a bit hard to pull over my head. :

The Marcella Tunic dress in another print with sash tied around to the back. this is the size 2 which was easier on and off and more comfy, although you can see that I have extra material. :
With the sash tied in the front:

You cannot see her in these photos, but Lil P was with me at Lilly, and when I turned around this is what I saw! :
Maybe the yummy Lilly juice and pink iced cookies put her into a relaxing state of mind. :)

Tuesday, August 4

{funny things happen when you aren't looking}

I occasionally find the funniest things stored on my Mac computer. Lil Petunia knows how to take videos and does so frequently when she is feeling silly or to e-mail to her friends. I just found this one from our 9-hour drive home after vacation. My sister and I are chatting away in the front while Lil P was being very quiet--way too quiet--in the backseat! :)
video

Sunday, August 2

{home decor & a little J Crew}

Just stopping in to say Hi and let you all know that I'm still here. Sorry for the lack of exciting posts, but I have really been enjoying this summer with Lil Petunia and my hubby. We have been swimming, going to movies, going to dinner, hanging out with friends, and staying up late! Nothing terribly exciting has happened, and to prove that point--we spent an entire weekend installing towel rods! 6 bath towel rods and 5 hand towel rods later we can finally hang up our towels. We've only been in this house for a year... Initially we didn't want the builder-grade ceramic towel rods, so we told them not to install any rods in the entire house. I really wanted the rods to match my faucet hardware. But, because they had to be special ordered from someplace 45 minutes away (and because I'm a procrastinator) we just received them a couple of weeks ago and just now had the time to install them. Well, I measured and marked the walls, and hubby installed. He is very handy!



I did stop by to check out the J Crew new arrivals and only came home with these two items.
The "Blair" top:
And the navy striped "Captains" tee:

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