Dressing Room Diaries

lilly pulitzer oakbrook

I made a quick trip out to the suburbs last Friday afternoon to visit the first Lilly Pulitzer store in the midwest! It had been years since I had been to Oakbrook Shopping Center, but I quickly remembered just how much I love that mall. It used to be a very frequented stop on school breaks when I would be in the suburbs visiting my friends from college!

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The store is so bright, colorful, and fun… Just as you’d expect! Major decor inspiration in the dressing room, that’s for sure. And just like the store in New York City, the Lilly Pulitzer at Oakbrook even has it’s own SnapChat filter!

lilly pulitzer store snapchat filter

lilly pulitzer juice stand

One of my favorite parts was the Chicago changing room! One of the rooms in the dressing room is decked out in iconic Chicago motifs… Deep-dish pizza, the skyline, the Bean, the Cubs, the Bulls, the Chicagoland colleges, you name it! It’s hand-painted, like much of the store, and it’s just incredible. (Fun fact: On the wall in the back retail area, there’s a painted mermaid holding up the Stanley Cup!)

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lilly pulitzer chicago skyling painting

lilly pulitzer chicago watercolor

lilly pulitzer chicago

lilly pulitzer decor dressing room

Naturally, I couldn’t spend time in a Lilly store and come out empty handed. I picked up a few pieces that will be perfect for the last few weeks of summer! (I can already picture myself wearing them on vacation this winter, too!)

Here’s what I picked up…

Tunic Lace Dresss
Wright Trapeze Dress
Janice Sleeveless Top
The Chicago-printed Scarf, similar to these
& a new agenda!

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  1. 8.13.15
    Rena commented:

    Looking forward to see what you picked 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 8.13.15
    Elizabeth commented:

    So cute! Love all of their clothes!

  3. 8.13.15
    Morgan A. commented:

    We lived in Oakbrook last year and I used to work at the Macys there! I would have soooo come to see you! That Chicago dressing room is so adorable. Hope you’re enjoying your new/old city 😉

    x. Morgan

  4. 8.13.15
    Kendal commented:

    That store is gorgeous!! I never really took the time to look at the dressing rooms at my Lilly store, it’s always so crowded! But next time I am I definitely will have to!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  5. 8.13.15

    I love Lilly everything!!

  6. 8.13.15
    Mary Kate commented:

    Oh no! I had no idea Lilly had opened up a store in the Chicago area. I have a feeling my bank account is going to be quite unhappy! Thanks for letting me know!

    Mary Kate


  7. 8.13.15

    Gorgeous! I love Lilly and want them to come to Omaha next!

    Her Heartland Soul

  8. 8.13.15

    Love dressing rooms that are full of their own personality like these, always makes shopping (selfies) more fun!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  9. 8.13.15

    Aww this is so beautiful! It’s the most fun and pretty store I have ever seen!


  10. 8.13.15
    Sarah Blodgett commented:

    OMG, I want this dressing room in my house!!!

  11. 8.13.15
    Shannon commented:

    Love love love everything about this. I need some Lilly in my life haha – https://midwestmeanderings.wordpress.com/

  12. 8.13.15
    Kate commented:

    Such a cute and preppy post!

  13. 8.13.15
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    The store is adorable & your dress is so pretty!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  14. 8.13.15
    M&MFASHIONBITES commented:

    Cute blue dress 🙂
    BLOG M&M FASHION BITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/
    Maria V.

  15. 8.13.15
    Allie commented:

    so cute! The Lilly store can always cheer me up when I’m feeling a bit glum!

  16. 8.14.15
    Mackenzie commented:

    There is a Lilly store in Cincinnati, Ohio. So Oakwood is not the first Lilly store in the Midwest;)

  17. 8.14.15
    Alexa commented:

    I love how bright & cheerful the Lily stores are! It always lightens my mood when popping into one. The Chicago dressing room is just TOO CUTE!

    I think the big Lily sale is happening on Monday which I am definitely going to keep my eye out for,


    My blog actually turned one today! hehe


  18. 8.14.15
    melissa commented:

    So cute <3

  19. 8.17.15

    These dressing rooms are the cutest!! Love your paisley print dress!!


  20. 8.17.15
    PSLily Boutique commented:

    Love your blue dress! You look gorgeous 🙂

    Lily | pslilyboutique.com