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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Beautiful spring prints from Lily and Me

Over-50s blogger Gail Hanlon in floral patterned skirt, cardigan and coral top from UK family business Lily and Me

It was very timely that as the beautiful spring weather arrived, so did my parcel from Lily and Me with, hot off the press, some of their new arrivals for SS19.

Are you familiar with Lily and Me I wasn't until recently when someone mentioned them in a comment. I had a look at their website and loved their prints. I was thrilled to see that this is a family owned UK company.

Amelia and Hari launched the brand in early 2007. Coming from a manufacturing background, they had spent a number of years producing clothing for other brands and wanted to start a line of their own. Amelia and Hari were joined by brother Ben and sister Polly to make it an all family concern managing all aspects of the business. Recently ‘Lily and Me’ has undergone rapid growth and now employ a large team at their new premises in Gloucestershire.

The muse for Lily and Me is Amelia and Hari’s daughter, Lily. You can see her in the catalogues.

Is This Mutton? in Floral Meadow skirt and Kemble cardigan in Floral Meadow plus Monica top in coral from Lily and Me, spring summer 2019

Lily and Me has a distinctive range of prints and I was invited to choose a couple of pieces from the new collection. I fell in love with the colourful Floral Meadow print and chose the gorgeous Border Print skirt in Floral Meadow, £53, and the Kemble cardigan in Floral Meadow. "Co-ords" or two pieces as we used to say are still very big for spring and summer. Lily and Me were kind enough to also send me the Monica top in Coral (very similar to colour of the year Living Coral too!).

These pieces aren't on the website yet but they will land soon. The Kemble cardigan can be seen in  other prints. 

A gorgeous floral print, Floral Meadow, adorns this Kemble cardigan and Border Print skirt by Lily and Me

I was impressed with the quality: the skirt is linen but barely needing ironing even after being folded up in a parcel. I teamed the outfit with white ankle boots and nude fishnet tights  (I refuse to bare my legs in February!). Sandals will obviously look great, and I can think of many different ways of wearing these pieces.  The cardi will look lovely with white cropped trousers. The skirt will dance its way into evening wear with a silk camisole. And the Monica top will go with just about everything.

Over 50s fashion blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton?

Disclosure: I was gifted with a skirt, cardigan and top by Lily and Me. My editorial opinions are always unbiased. 

Now it's time for #WowOnWednesday

Last week's readers' favourite was the gorgeous Emma from Stylesplash and her post featuring her trademark cool accessories and a hat.

Looking stylish in studded boots, check skirt, hat and amazing bag from Pom Amsterdam is over 40s blogger Emma Peach from Stylesplash



  1. Love the prints and the colors. Perfect to wear nor with these fabulous temperatures. In on the UK right now and I have booked this trip weeks ago. I thought, I hope it will be a bit dry! And then we get this, and I fantastic!

  2. I can see you getting a lot of use out of those items in the summer and spring Gail

  3. The Spring flowers on your dress are perfect for this amazing weather Gail! xx Maria


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