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!
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.