It would’ve been Lilly Pulitzer’s birthday this Monday, and to celebrate, we’re sharing vintage pics of the designer and some of her wisest words ever that are just as worth hearing now as when she first uttered them. Whether or not you have some Lilly in your closet, she’s a strong, inspiring woman worth blowing out a candle for. The brand just launched a heritage section of its site with a history of Lilly, the brand, and Palm Beach. If you live near a store, swing by this weekend: Each is throwing a little party complete with treats and gifts with purchase.
As lore goes, Lilly’s printed dresses were created to combat stains that would happen while working at the juice stand she stocked with oranges from her husband’s groves. Neither shape nor pattern has changed all that much since then, as these pics from the ’60s prove.