I can't tell you how many times I've seen Lilly Pulitzer tweet or instagram #lillydreamjob and wished I could have it. If only I was born with some artistic talent I could be a print designer, traveling to tropical locations to get inspiration for the next seasons prints. Or, grow 7 inches and be a Lilly model. Well, I am finally part of the team and can officially be a Lilly girl!
While I won't be designing prints or modelling the latest designs, I will be helping to open a brand new Lilly Pulitzer store in the new high end mall in Sarasota. Can we talk about how dangerous it's going to be to have stores like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Chanel, Anthropologie, and of course, Lilly less than 2 miles from my place? Very dangerous. I have a feeling I won't be making any money at this job!
I really think I am going to adore going to work every day. I don't need to tell you how much I love the clothes, but both my new manager and the HR Rep from corporate headquarters who was at my interview seem like girls who would be my friends. The three of us were sitting at a table in Starbucks (the mall doesn't open until October 16, so there is no store for an interview yet) in head to toe Lilly and probably getting some funny looks! My manager already made me tear up telling me she can't think of anyone she'd rather have help her open the new store! There's something about the Lilly lifestyle that just bonds you and makes you so excited and happy to be part of such an amazing brand. I really cannot wait to see how this job goes and where this opportunity takes me! Looks like my life and blog are about to get a whole lot more colorful. As if that's possible. ;)