Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lilly Lovin - My Hunt for the Perfect Cup Dress!

Five years ago in Camden, South Carolina, Ryan and I met at the Carolina Cup Steeplechase. Ryan is from Camden, so we always go back every year with a group of friends and stay on Lake Wateree at his place.
Our first photo together under the tent in the pouring rain - Carolina Cup 2009! PS: The handsome creeper in the background ended up being a groomsman, love ya Justin!

Since I've known Ryan, I've worn Lilly to Cup every single year. Here's a history of the dresses!
2011 (love you sisk!)
Not seeing any reason to break tradition this year, I headed to our local Lilly store, Pink Palm. My MIL gifts me my dress every year for this special occasion and I look forward to it so much! It also aligned nicely with Pink Palm's 12th Anniversary where they were doing small celebrations and special giveaways! Double score!  
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Here were some of the contenders. WARNING... if you hate selfies and mirror photos, I suggest you tune out now :).

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Loved this one in Pop Pink on the Square, but not so Cup-ish.

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This was my favorite in Fountain Hopping from the beginning.

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But in the end, this was the winner in the print Bungle in the Jungle! I loved how traditionally Lilly it was!

I was SO excited to leave with my (first non-pink) Cup dress, this Elsa in one of my absolute favorite prints, First Impression, and this pullover in Trippin and Sippin that I've worn literally every cozy night since the purchase.

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Oh and as a bonus, check out this adorbs wallet I got fo free with my purchase!


So what's your favorite Lilly thus far? Did I make the right choice? Who's going to the Cup?! I can't wait to see you there!



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