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Lilly Pulitzer Elsa of the Month

So obviously I love Lilly Pulitzer. And you may recall that I also love the Elsa top. So imagine my excitement when it was announced that this year there would be an Elsa of the month. I might have squealed with delight. Here are the first 6 months worth of Elsa's: 

January: Tusk in Sun

This is a VERY popular print, as in a cotton dress original sold for $98 goes for $200 to $300 on ebay. But the original print had blue elephants with a redish pink background. I expected this to be a sell out but the Lilly community seems upset by the color change. I like it and will probably buy if available beyond January as I already spend at the New Year Cheer sale this month. See, this is me sticking to my 2014 resolutions.

February: Hotty Pink First Impression 

Another incredibly popular print. I have this in a dress and it's my bedding. I have already told the fabulous ladies at Mica and Molly's I want one and please order me one in my size. Mica and Molly are a sister team who have a super cute store in Florida full of preppy brands, they are very active in the online Lilly community and are great at doing "fashion shows" when stuff comes out so we can see how it fits. I appreciate this service immensely.
Update: I recieved this top and it was beautiful and I quickly wore to work. But I just didn't love this print in a top as much as I expected. So, as cute as it was I passed along to another lilly lover and she's thrilled with it, reinforcing not holidng onto it was the right thing to do. I still just really love the Clare I wore to baubles and bowties last year.

March: Cosmo Pink Party Favors 

This is a pattern from last summer. I wasn't thrilled with it then and I won't be buying it now. There was a clutch in this print last summer as a GWP you can find on ebay should it interest you and matching is your thing.


April: Chin Chin

Although listed as the May rpint this is actually the April print. This is a pink elephant print, I LOVE pink elephants and will get this one too. I do have the beach pants in this print so this and the February Elsa are closet rule violators for me. I have such cute accessories for this though, I just have to get it.
Update: I have received this and have yet to wear it but it's just as beautiful as I could have expected and the accessories I planned to wear with it go as perfectly as I could have expected. As soon as I remember to stock up on fashion tape I'll be wearing this one.  

May: Let's Cha Cha  

 Another print from Summer 2013, the most popular print to date. I already have this in a dress and top so will be skipping out not because the top isn't beautiful but because I do try to limit myself to one item per print and I'm already in violation of that.
Update: a friend posted a picture online becuase some store have gotten it in early. The colors are really beautiful on the silk. So beautiful I was tempted to change my mind on this one but for now I'm standing my ground and sticking with the stuff I already have.

June: Booze Cruise 

Yet another Summer 2013 print. I have the Amada dress in this print. The Amada dress is gorgeous and will be much more Memphis June appropriate than a silk top so I will pass. It is a beautiful print though  and I recommend my northeast girls give it strong consideration.
If you are interested, tops are $158 and stores are taking pre orders. If you do go through Mica and Molly's it would be oh so kind if you mentioned I referred you just so they know how much they are appreciated, they ship for free and as a TN resident I do not pay sales tax.
It's not super official but since word has spread  of the next three and the prints match I am 90% certain I now know the full years line up of prints. I did not receive this info from my favorite store but there's some pics on Instagram I won't post that have the info. If you're not familiar with the prints you're just going to have to do a google image search. When the announcement is official Ill add a photo. 

July: Stuffed Shells

This is an incredibly popular print in the Lilly world. It just doesn't do it for me put lots of people love it so jump on it if you're going to want one.

August: Tusk in Sun

This time it will be pink and green elephants like the murfette that was out during the 2012 election. Super weird they are doing this print twice but I'm excited as I've regreted not buying the January, I like the pink and green much better. I expect this print to be a sell out like other verisions have been. I know some of my GOP friends are interested.

September: Wild Confetti

This print is from Fall 2012, it's cute but antoher that just doesn't speak to me. The colors are really nice and it would be great for the fall so I might change my mind on this one when I get to see the actual top. I do recommend considering it.

October: Checking In

The navy version of this has only been offered in a scarf before and it's very hard to find these days so I anticipate this being a popular one. I plan on getting, the print is really cute.

November:Coral Cascade

I have a wrap in this print and love it. Its not one of my all time favorite prints so I'm not going to break my one item per print rule but it is a very nice print.

December: Dripping in Jewels

As stated above I'm super excited about this and will be purchasing. I really recommend if you'll be going to a mardi gras party in Spring 2015 you get one. Or if you live in / love New Orleans.

So this puts me on getting at least five of the 12 tops offered. Overall I'm pleased with the collection and actually a little grateful financially that I didn't love all 12. LP corporate has just announced they're doing a elsa of the month punch card, if you buy 3 you get a pair of bow earring and if you buy 6 you get a murfee scarf. This promo is only good for corporate stores but some of the locally owned stores seem to be doing their own thing. Corporate stores will honor the promo on the January, February and March purchases already made if done online or through a corporate store with a receipt. I like the promo but as I've said before I really don't respect when corporate competes against the locally owned stores. I already have the bow earring and although being able to pick a murfee is super duper tempting I most likley won't be getting six elsas to be eligible for this. It seems a little odd to announce this promo 3 months in, and that Lilly is being all hush hush on the last prints; just some thoughts. I'm obvoiusly buying and the awkwardness of the campaign isn't keeping me away.

Update: I did hear from my local store that these elsas are selling very well and they predicted this will be done again next year. Since this was a test year for the program I'll cut a little slack on the awkward promotion timing but I really hope next year there's a clear definition of what the incentives are for multiple purchases. Like I wonder, let's say I bought one during lunch at lilly and used that towards those gifts promotions, would that elsa still be eligible for the cumulative elsa gifts? It really seems more complicated that it should be although I'm extremly excited for the opportunity to purchase something in some popular no longer current prints. The release of the elsa in First Impression and Tusk in Sun seems to have lessed the demand for other items in this print at ridiculously high ebay prices so that's good news too. If this promotion will indeed be going on next year I can't wait to see what is offered.


  1. Do you happen to know if Mica and Molly's is participating in the punch card promo. I just realized I already have 2 ordered from them and a few more on my "want" list so I'm wondering if I should stick to that store for my future purchases... hmmm.

    1. I think I saw them say somewhere they would match the promotion but I would check with them just to be sure. They're super nice and respond quickly on Facebook


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