Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Very Colorful Happy Hour

One of the most frustrating parts of working retail is the hours. Working weekends, evenings, holidays, and only having time off in the middle of the week can really start to take it's toll. The fact I haven't had a weekend off work since before Thanksgiving is tough, especially when the majority of my friends are working regular jobs that are five days a week, 8-5 pm, while my schedule is all over the place. Because my work schedule really takes a toll on my social life, I was unbelievably excited to be off work by 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. Just enough time to run home to freshen up and change out of all the black (yuck, my work dress code really dampens my style) and meet a few friends at a local Mexican restaurant for happy hour and half price appetizers!

I love the quote by Oscar Wilde, "You can never be overdressed or overeducated." As a (hopefully) soon to be teacher, I couldn't agree more that you can never be overeducated. Education is a lifelong pursuit, everyday should be a new opportunity to learn something. But what I really love about the quote is that you can never be overdressed. I fully believe in looking and feeling your best, whatever the occasion. I never feel better than when I'm decked out in a fun and colorful Lilly dress, skirt, shirt, or murfee scarf! So of course I decided that the rare happy hour was the perfect chance to wear a Lilly dress I've been dying to wear every time I open my closet door. I had originally purchased the dress hoping to wear it for a holiday party, but again my crazy work schedule prevented me from attending any Christmas or New Year's Eve parties. So then the dress was meant for Mardi Gras festivities. And again, work prevented me from going on my trip to visit college friends and wear my colorful dress. So I may have been overdressed for a casual Mexican restaurant for drinks with friends, but I decided that there was no better occasion for my Lilly Pulitzer Booty Caw Shauna dress than Wednesday night.

Lilly is perfect for any occasion, especially when you feel as fun and festive as I did wearing my Lilly dress last night! I bought my Shauna in Booty Caw from a fellow Lilly-Lover who ended up with two dresses in the same print and didn't need them both. I was so grateful to her for passing along the great deal, so I could own a dress I love in a print that's to die for!

Always remember that you can never be overdressed- as long as you love how you look, you can dress however you want no matter the occasion!

xx, Emily Ann


  1. I wore this dress the other day too! It's one of my favs! I always get so many complements!!

  2. You look Adorable in your Lilly Pulitzer!