From Boat Shoes to Blazers

This spring Lilly Pulitzer is running a special promotion “You’ll never forget your first Lilly…” Lilly fans are asked to share their Lilly firsts including topics such as first love in Lilly and first celebration in Lilly for a chance to win a VIP trip to one of Lilly Pulitzer’ s favorite destinations. You can get more details about the promotion in the latest Lilly blog post here where myself and a few familiar faces share their Lilly firsts. I loved having the opportunity to post these pictures from a very memorable evening! These pictures were taken a couple of years before I started CGWP.

I’ll never forget my first celebration in Lilly… The first event we ever put together for Kiel James Patrick was a Boat Shoes to Blazer themed end of Summer party in Newport,RI at 41 North in 2010. It was a lively evening spent sipping
cocktails, dancing (Kiel and Fred Castleberry of Unabashedly Prep had the attention of the room with their perfectly synchronized Thriller moves), and shopping the local brands. Everyone was dressed in their colorful best and I chose to wear
the Lilly Jonah dress in Don’t Be Koi. I love looking back at pictures from that night and am so glad I decided to wear a Lilly for my first company event. Years later it is still one of my favorite dresses.

Here are a few of my favorites from the lastest collection:



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  1. Ashley on March 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    You two are so cute!! Great pictures girl!

    Xo Ash,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

  2. Alexandra Aimee on March 12, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    This looks super fun, and I love the colorful dress! Great outfit as always. Thank you for your continued inspiration, Sara!

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  3. Liz Lauren on March 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    these pictures are amazing!

  4. Jenn on March 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Super fun! I love the print on the dress!

    chīsana blogger

  5. Victoria navarro ledesma on March 13, 2014 at 1:09 am

    ahaha nice pictures!! this looks so fun! 🙂

  6. Heidi on March 13, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Such a gorgeous and timeless dress! You could wear that dress today and still look fashionable.

  7. Ladies in Navy on March 13, 2014 at 7:09 am

    these are great throw-back pictures, on tbt no less!
    ladies in navy

  8. Vett Vandiver on March 13, 2014 at 7:24 am

    very cute throwbacks, thanks for sharing!

  9. Jaclyn Leblanc on March 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

  10. lena on March 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

    you two look great together 🙂

  11. I am A Love Addict on March 13, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Love your dress

    I am A Love Addict

  12. Sasa Zoe on March 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Cute family photos:) <3

    New on

  13. Fiona Brooks on March 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    great pictures! looks like a lot of fun!

  14. ROSA DIANA on March 14, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Looks like you all had a fantastic time. I love 41North, one of my fave spots of Newport! Maybe I'll run in to you guys over the summer! 😉

  15. Kelly on March 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    That looks like an amazing party, you deserve to win!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  16. Sallymander9 on March 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Love the throwback!



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