Monday, June 24, 2013

DIY Lilly Pulitzer Bikes & A New Source to Buy Lilly Clothing!

Hello Lilly Friends!

I wanted to share something fun I made, a Lilly Bike for my Minnie! Originally I planned to make myself a Lilly Beach Cruiser (before Lilly Sold Bikes). I had planned to take my bicycle and decoupage it with gift wrap and thankfully I was spared of my efforts when Lilly starting making bicycles! Lilly however doesn't make Minnie Bicycles and as most of you know, my Minnie & I are obsessed with matching, so I set out to make her a bike.

My Lilly Pulitzer Beach Cruiser bike (shown below)

I bought a children's bike and a roll of the Lifeguard Press Lilly Pulitzer Chum Bucket Gift Wrap and used Mod Podge to cover her bike. Before applying the gift wrap and Mod Podge I took apart the bike, tires off, handle grips, pedals, etc, everything I could take off I did. I also removed all of the decals from the bike frame. Then after the decoupaged gift wrap had dried I sprayed the bike with a weatherproof sealant and let it dry and gave it a 2nd coat 24 hours later. Finally, I put pink pedals & handle grips on and added a pink belland wicker basket from Nantucket Baskets. See photos below.

Olivia riding her Lilly bike with our dog Lilly in the basket. (She took her helmet off only for the photo.)

My next project is Lillifying this tandem ride along bike! Time to get out the decoupage & Lilly gift wrap!

As you can see we have 2 wicker bike baskets and we also have 2 Chihuahuas, Lilly & Bella. Once I finish this Lilly project we will take a photo of both of us on this with both dogs in the baskets! Tee-hee! So, if the Lilly Beach Cruiser is not in your budget you can make your own custom Lilly bike or make one for your Minnie!

Enough on the bikes for now......

I wanted to share a NEW SOURCE for Lilly Clothing that I was thrilled to discover! A few years ago I picked up an adorable dress on vacation and thought it looked just like Lilly. One of the few Non-Lilly Pulitzer Brand  dresses in my closet. It is pink & white elephant print, a comfy embroidered knit shift dress. The Brand is Barbara Gerwit. I later found more Barbara Gerwit Tunics and dresses in a few of my favorite shops like C Orrico and since have bought a few more, always thinking, wow this looks just like Lilly! Maybe some of you already knew this but I did not, IT IS LILLY!! Who knew??

Recently my Minnie was selected by Barbara Gerwit Company to model for them! We traveled to Miami where she did a photo shoot outdoors in 90+ degree humid weather, over 2,500 photos taken. While we were there I remarked how much the clothing looks like Lilly and they told us they are Lilly prints, apparently Barbara Gerwit purchased the rights to vintage Lilly Pulitzer prints and uses them to make her gorgeous Vintage line of dresses and tunics for Minnie's & Mom's! Check out their website and my Minnie here:

Click here (photo credit Barbara Gerwit)

If you love the quality and prints of Vintage Lilly, you will LOVE Barbara Gerwit! My Minnie will be going back and doing another photo shoot for them! So excited that she has started a modeling career and other exciting news, she was recently chosen as a Florida State Finalist in the prestigious NAM- National American Miss Pageant! This is a natural pageant, no make-up, flippers (fake teeth), wigs, etc. allowed! This is a NATURAL Pageant(think opposite of Toddlers & Tiaras). Emphasis is on inner beauty, community service, interview, poise and good grades. 

Olivia will be competing next Month! We are still looking for Sponsors if you are a business that is interested please let me know, we are selling ads for the State Pageant directory, lots of great exposure to thousands of families. We are also hoping to win a contest and use the gift card towards purchasing pageant wear, please give a quick and Easy 1 click vote below to help us out! Please vote by click HERE! This contest ends very soon, 6/25/2013 @ 12:00 pm EST, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE! Super easy, 1 click to help! Thank you so much!

Thank you!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

National Wear Your Lilly Pulitzer Day/28,000 Fans Giveaway Winner Announced

Happy Summer!
Yesterday was the 1st day of Summer & National Wear Your Lilly Pulitzer Day and to Celebrate Re-Lilly Hosted a Giveaway Sponsored by The Pink Silhouette!

 The Lucky Winner of the Lilly Pulitzer Shoreline Tote in Cosmo Pink A Little Tipsy Print has been drawn and is Posted Below! 
Due to New Facebook Rules for Promotions and Giveaways we can not post the Winners Name directly on Facebook (for those who are interested see article E. Promotions in the Facebook Pages Terms, last update 5/14/2013, Re-Lilly is a compliant page that stays up to date on the rules to avoid the Re-Lilly page ever being compromised or removed)

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xx Sue

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pea Pod Paper & Gifts Giveaway Winner Announced & The Scoop on Lilly Furniture!

     Wow, is it really almost Memorial Day already? Time to clean out the closets! I need to do a major clean out to make room for my New Lilly Pulitzer Furniture!! I'll be going through every closet, jewelry box and Tote (yes, I have totes I still haven't unpacked since moving to Florida!)and will be posting all of it on Re-Lilly and The Pink Closet
     Are you doing a Memorial Day/Spring Closet Clean out? For the quickest sale on your unwanted items send them in to be listed for sale on Re-Lilly & The Pink Closet Re-Cycled Fashions! Re-Lilly continues to be the BIGGEST, BEST and fastest place to sell your Lilly Pulitzer!
So I've had a ton of people messaging and emailing me asking where I bought my Lilly Pulitzer furniture. See my Lilly Pulitzer furniture haul below!

Top Left: Tangiers Bed in Scorched Bamboo Retail $2,200
Top Right & Lower Right: O'Hara Bar Cart Retail $1500
Lower Left: Pink Boulevard Chair Retail $859

     A little back story..... HFI Brands produced the Lilly Pulitzer furniture line. I had my eye on the Aster Bedroom Set (Bed, Vanity, Mirror and bureau), the Boulevard Chair (to go with the vanity) and the O'Hara Bar Cart but couldn't justify the hefty price tags for furniture I didn't "need". When I heard HFI Brands had Closed and was no longer making the Lilly Pulitzer furniture I was a little sad to think I would never get to own Lilly furniture. 
     Then a Lilly friend (Thank you Melonie C.!) had shared with me that a discounter in Jacksonville, Florida had some Lilly furniture for sale! Jax is a 5 hour drive from where I live in SW Florida and I don't own a vehicle large enough to carry a lot of furniture, so what's a Lilly Obsessed girl desperate for Lilly furniture to do? Rent a big truck and drive 10 hours!! After pricing UHaul Rentals, Truck Rentals, Freight Shippers,Gas costs etc. I determined it was most economical to rent a large truck and spend the money on gas and time driving myself to get this Lilly furniture!! I had called and the discounter does not ship, cash and carry only. After chatting with other Lilly Lovers earlier this week I embarked on this adventure and was lucky enough to meet another wonderful Lilly Lover there! I got to meet Mica, co-owner of Mica and Molly's in Melbourne, FL! <<<Click to visit her website.
     If you are looking for Lilly and want excellent service check out Mica and Molly's! I look forward to visiting her store the next time I am in the Melbourne area (side note, this beautiful area is home to one of our favorite Zoos, The Brevard County Zoo, where my Minnie loves to feed the giraffes!).

     The name of the discount store is Viktor's Payless & Groceries, a Salvage, Furniture & Grocery Store, think Big Lots or Ocean State Job Lots type of store. The place was hysterical, everything from pink Tic Tacs to cleaning supplies and groceries. The owner Viktor was fabulous to deal with. We literally arrived in the nick of time. We were taken to a nearby neighborhood to a warehouse where the Lilly furniture was kept. Viktor's phone was ringing off the hook with others desperate for Lilly furniture and people came into the store and bought his last 5 Boulevard chairs while I was there. 
     Viktor explained that HFI Brands assets were seized and all the goods were sold at auction where he bought several hundred pieces of each style, 500 of the Boulevard chairs! He had designers and decorators from Miami, Palm Beach, Boca and all over buying 20-80 pieces each. The furniture flew out the door, literally! The Boulevard Chairs were $150 each, the Bar Carts were $99 each, all have sold out. Don't despair, he still has King & Queen beds for $698 and Twin beds $598. Also still for sale is the white etagere for $298. Viktor asked me to share these items with other Lilly Lovers on Re-Lilly. See photos below
etagere $298

Tangiers Queen Bed $698

Tangiers Twin Bed $598
I tried to get a side view, but was difficult because it was cramped in the store but the detail on these beds is gorgeous!
Viktor and his employees were fabulous, they loaded my furniture for me and then strapped it down  for my long drive home.

The only other negative besides a 10 hour drive was the love bugs! ICK!!!  Florida love bug season stinks! You can't easily wash these buggers off your vehicle. I stopped several times at gas stations and didn't have much luck getting them off. By the time I got home I could barely see out of the windshield. Thank goodness this is a rental and I don't have to wash it! Love bugs are a small price to pay to live in paradise! A small price to pay for Lilly furniture. 

What a fun Lilly adventure! Next Lilly adventure for me is the Lilly Warehouse Sale! Are you planning to attend the Lilly Warehouse Sale? An event for Warehouse Sale Discussions has been set up on Re-Lilly, here is the link:

Last and certainly not least, the Lucky Winner of the Lilly Pulitzer Ugotta Regatta Insulated Cooler and Matching Coozie from Pea Pod Paper & Gifts Giveaway has been drawn and is posted below! Due to New Facebook Rules for Promotions and Giveaways we can not post the Winners Name directly on Facebook (for those who are interested see article E. Promotions in the Facebook Pages Terms, last update 5/14/2013, Re-Lilly is a compliant page that stays up to date on the rules to avoid the Re-Lilly page ever being compromised or removed)

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That's all for now! If you are a store or business that would like to sponsor a giveaway on Re-Lilly please email

Cheers! xo Sue

Monday, May 6, 2013

Re-Lilly 26,000 Fans Giveaway & Sneak Peek at New Lilly Pulitzer Estee Lauder GWP Tote Bag!

Hello Re-Lilly Friends!

I just ordered this FABULOUS Lilly Pulitzer Estee Lauder GWP Original Crab print Tote and thought I'd share with you how to get one too!
This GWP Starts Next Tuesday May 14th exclusively at Boscov's! Get this 7 piece Gift Set & Lilly Tote Bag with any $35.00 Estee Lauder purchase. Don't want to wait and chance they will run out? You can call ahead and pre-order yours! I ordered mine by calling (732) 389-2220
If you decide to chance it and wait until Tuesday the 14th you can get 3% cash back by shopping the Boscov's Website and logging in via Ebates!  There will also be an Exclusive similar GWP at Dillard's soon, it is a white tote bag with blue seashells, cute but not as adorable as this crab print in my opinion. I'll post details on that shortly!

Not using Ebates yet? What are you waiting for?? Get cash back every time you shop online at thousands of online websites! Attending the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale? I just booked my rental car & hotel (3 stars, I refuse to stay at anything less!) for the Warehouse Sale at Priceline via Ebates and used the Name Your Own Price Option and only paid $123.00 for BOTH Including Taxes and fees using Ebates!! 

Have you entered the Re-Lilly 26,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway? Here is your chance! Enter below:

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dreams and Buttercream Giveaway Winner Announced and a New Giveaway!

Thank you to Dreams and Buttercream for Sponsoring this Giveaway on Re-Lilly and for helping us Celebrate 25,000 Facebook Fans!

The Lucky Winner of the Sweet Treats is:

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Congratulations Eleanor! Please email with your address.

Have you Entered these Giveaways?
Celebrating Earth Day 3 Lucky Winners will be selected to win a Lilly Pulitzer Eco Tumbler with Straw from The Pink Pelican! Click HERE to Enter to Win!

Hurry the Re-Lilly Vino2Go Tumbler in Party Pink Giveaway ENDS Wednesday 4.24.2013 at Midnight EST!
Click HERE to Enter to Win!
xx Sue

Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day with a Giveaway from The Pink Pelican

Happy Earth Day!

At Re-Lilly we think everyday should be Earth Day! A great way to care for the environment everyday is to use Earth-friendly  Reusable Lilly Pulitzer Tumblers! Conserve Colorfully and  keep water bottles out of landfills! The Pink Pelican, one of my Favorite Lilly Stores is sponsoring a Giveaway with Re-Lilly and 3 Lucky Winners will be selected to each win 1 of the Eco Lilly Tumblers with Straws as shown below!

Enter to Win Below:
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Good Luck! Be kind to the Earth!
xx Re-Lilly

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Celebrating a major Milestone on Re-Lilly! Cheers to 25,000 Facebook Fans!

In Celebration of Reaching a Major Milestone we are kicking off a few Giveaways to Celebrate 25,000 Facebook Fans! 

The first Giveaway is one of my Favorite things, a Vino2Go Wine Tumbler in party pink! Perfect for use at the beach, by the pool, tailgating, picnics and everywhere! Click below the Photo to Enter to Win the Vino2Go Tumbler in Party Pink:

CLICK HERE to Enter to Win the Party Pink Vino2Go Tumbler

The 2nd Giveaway is sponsored by Tiffany's Chic Boutique! A new fun Boutique offering preppy accessories and apparel. One Lucky Winner will receive the Geneva Watch in Mint Green pictured below! Perfect accessory for your Spring & Summer Lilly Pulitzer!

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A 3rd Giveaway will be announced on the Re-Lilly Facebook Page Shortly! CHEERS!!