Hey y’all! Happy Fri-YAY! Earlier this week I shared some of my favorite bathing suits to wear on a summer day at the pool or beach. As much as I love spending hours lounging in the sun, it also feels good to wash off the sand and sunscreen and put on cute ensemble for a fun night with friends. So today I want to share a favorite summer outfit that’s perfect for a casual night out.  My Lilly Pulitzer First Impression Deena shorts are the focal point of this look.

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Lilly Pulitzer originally released the First Impression print in hotty pink back in Spring 2011. Then in Spring 2015 Lilly reintroduced the First Impression print in two new color ways: starfruit yellow and pool blue. I remember really wanting these Lilly Pulitzer First Impression Deena shorts in starfruit yellow. But I somehow had self control and resisted buying them for awhile. During summer 2015 I remember seeing them marked down at Palm Avenue in Raleigh. I still somehow exercised restraint. My self control paid off, because in January 2016 I found them in my size for 75% off at Palm Village when I went to Asheville for a friend’s bachelorette weekend. Good things do come to those who wait!

I enjoyed styling my Lilly Pulitzer First Impression shorts for dinner at Wrightsville Beach with my bestie last summer. They will definitely make some repeat appearances this summer!

Outfit Details

Lilly Pulitzer First Impression

Poe's Tavern Wrightsville Beach

Lilly Pulitzer First Impression

Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer*  //  Top: Lilly Pulitzer* //  Earrings: Sheila Fajl  //  Bow: Lauren James
Necklace: The Limited*  //  Watch: Kate Spade (similar) //  Shoes: Tory Burch

*Since my shorts, top, and necklace are no longer available, I’m linking some of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer shorts, some easy cotton tops, and a cute pineapple necklace that are currently available below. Scroll through the image carousel and click on the pictures to visit the retailer’s website and see more color/print options.


What are some of your favorite pieces to wear for a casual summer night out? I’d love to hear below!

PS. Poe’s Tavern is so good! I highly recommend if you find yourself in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

-xoxo Liz

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