march-events-featuredJoin us at Lilac And Lilies for an eventful April! Please see our event schedule below. Please note, event details are subject to change. Please call the store at 954.530.3109 for questions.


April 7

Markdowns & Mimosas

  • Additional 10% off already reduced items
  • Mimosas while you shop

 

 

April 8

Miami Bloggers Pool Party & Networking Event

 


April 27 – 29

9th Anniversary Celebration

A weekend-long event celebrating nine years of amazing women who kept the Lilac And Lilies brand strong. The anniversary celebration will include fun female empowered activations, light bites and bubbly, an interactive panel of local trailblazers and a tribute to the boutique’s longstanding presence in the community.

  • Storewide discounts
  • Friday: makeup station, cocktail bar
  • Saturday: trailblazers panel, sips & light bites
  • Sunday: Perfume bar, mimosas & brunch bites

easter sale spring new arrivals

The hunt is on at our Easter sale! Thursday 3/29 through Saturday 3/31 we’re having an Easter Egg Hunt. Find an Easter egg hidden around the clothing store and bring it to the register for a surprise Easter sale discount! Plus, enjoy complimentary cupcakes and a signature cocktail while you shop. Visit us on Instagram for all the latest Spring new arrivals.

Please note we will be open Saturday till 7pm, and closed Easter Sunday.

Sydney Weiss 

Name: Sydney Weiss
Company: Seek The Joy Podcast
Age: 27
Instagram: seekthejoypod_
Website: www.seekthejoypodcast.com

How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up self-love wasn’t in my vocabulary, and I never knew how to show myself unconditional love and compassion. I’ve always been someone that feels everything, and I struggled as a kid and well into my early 20’s. I never knew how to set good emotional boundaries, the idea of vulnerability freaked me out, and I defined my self-worth based on external achievements. My “work hard, don’t play” mentality (I’m pretty sure I just made that up) ran me into the ground. I had no idea what I loved or what brought me joy, and for a long time I thought it was something I had to work really hard for. I wanted to live a joyful and balanced life with greater fulfillment, fun, and adventure. I had no idea how to get there, how to access that joy, and how to make it part of who I am.

In September 2017 I realized it was time to figure out my joy, and I created Seek The Joy Podcast while I was waiting for California bar exam results the second time.

In 2016, one month before I graduated from law school, I had shingles. I sat for the bar exam that summer, and after an intense 10 weeks of studying and anxiety I wore my mind, body, and spirit out. Two months later I had appendicitis, and I was so fatigued I barely recognized myself anymore. When I found I didn’t pass the bar exam I was mean to myself, angry, disappointed, ashamed, and I let negative self-talk take control. It was clear to me that after months (if not years) of not listening to my body, I needed to rest, reflect, and change my mindset and how I spoke to myself.

Over the next year I took care of my health and I started listening and trusting my intuition more. I slowly let go of negative self-talk, I made balance a priority, found refuge in long walks and mantras, and I learned to lean on myself more. I slowly started to shift my perspective from anger to self-love, and over the next nine months I noticed an obvious difference in how I spoke to myself and others.

I sat for the bar exam again the following summer and this time I passed. While I was waiting for bar results I spent a lot of time reflecting on the last year. I remember sitting in my room and experiencing this burst of inspiration. I knew I wanted to start a conversation and create a way to connect with others who had similar experiences. I wanted to build a community and a space to share personal stories, explore what brings us joy, and learn and grow through stepping into our vulnerability and courage. More than that, I wanted to create a space to remind us all that we’re not alone.

It all clicked – I was going to start a podcast, and it was going to be called Seek The Joy Podcast. One night I created a plan and before I knew it I was sitting in front of my computer with a microphone about to hit record.

I really believe that getting knocked down, and learning how to pick myself back up, is how I got to where I am today. If I had passed the bar exam the first time I wouldn’t have learned to slow down and be kinder, gentler, and more compassionate to myself. I wouldn’t be who I am today, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have felt the inspiration to start Seek The Joy Podcast. It’s through discomfort and uncertainty that we grow so much stronger than we would without those challenges. I’m grateful for the roadblocks that I’ve turned into stepping stones.

What is your elevator pitch on what you do?
Seek The Joy Podcast is a community of women and men who are willing to step outside of their comfort zones, show up for themselves, and share their personal stories of joy, struggle, and triumph. Through heartfelt storytelling, every episode features conversations focused on stepping into our authenticity, building up our self-love muscles, discovering our paths, following our passions, choosing love, and seeking joy.


How do you define success? Do you consider yourself “successful”?
For me success is taking risks, putting myself out there, and owning my vulnerability. It’s about being unconditionally proud of myself and not fearing those emotional risks. I’d also have to say when someone says, “I’ve been listening to your podcast and it’s had such a strong impact of my life” or “I recommended your podcast to a friend.” To hear that what I’ve built and created resonates with someone – that to me is success.

What have been some of the most rewarding things in your career thus far?
First of all, graduating from law school and passing the California bar exam. I’m really proud of those accomplishments. I’m really passionate about our environment and being part of the solution to the climate crisis, and I’ve had the opportunity to work on some exciting and rewarding environmental campaigns and projects. I’m really looking forward to what comes next in that part of my career.
Without a doubt it’s been incredibly rewarding creating, developing, and launching Seek The Joy Podcast. I’ve built this platform all by myself and to do this alone has given me such a sense of accomplishment. I’m really proud of the community it’s inspiring and creating, and I feel so connected to my listeners around the world.

What have been some of your mistakes? What have you learned from them?
First, making decisions and rushing into things before I took time to evaluate if it was a good fit. Second, not listening to and trusting my intuition. I made both of these mistakes when I first started the podcast. It’s been important for me to slow down so that I can catch myself before I act before thinking or go against that gut feeling.
I’ve learned:
It’s okay to say no – you can’t please everyone.
Make your boundaries known, especially to yourself.
Celebrate every stage of your journey.
Before making a decision and saying “yes!” take time to really think it through.
Slow growth is growth – always.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone but you.

What do you still want to achieve personally and/or professionally?
I’m excited to see Seek The Joy Podcast continue to grow, and I’d love for it to become a household name and instantly recognizable. I’m working on creating ways to connect with this community in person, and I’d love to be able to do that through live podcast recordings and events. I have dreams of writing a book, traveling the world (especially Australia, Italy, England, Switzerland, Hungary and France), living and working in another country, learning French, and diving head first into astrology. More than anything, I want to use my experiences and what I’ve learned to heal myself and others. I grew up with a lisp and embarrassed by my voice, and without even realizing it Seek The Joy Podcast has helped me heal. If I can do the same for someone else, that’s the kind of impact I want to have.

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
There are so many people who have inspired me, and I’d have to say Brené Brown is definitely at the top of that list. I was first introduced to Brené and her work on courage, vulnerability, and shame in 2012. She pretty much changed my life. Her willingness to dive deep into her own shame gave me permission to do the same. Her bravery and vulnerability deeply impacted me to the point where I was incorporating her research and teachings without even realizing it. I’ve always struggled with vulnerability, and the idea of being really seen and really heard scared the crap out of me. I’ve always been someone who’s sat on the sidelines, poking my head out from time to time when I felt it was safe, but never willing to jump head first into the deep end. Last year something changed, and now that I think about it I really owe that to Brené and the incredible woman who first introduced her to me.

How has your career affected your personal life/relationships?
The path I’ve taken with my career has changed my personal life and relationships for the better. Through all of the changes and the ups and downs I’ve learned so much about life, how I relate to others, and how to treat myself with more kindness and compassion. That kindness and compassion has definitely generalized into relationships with family and friends too. Every conversation with a guest or someone who listens to and loves the podcast has impacted me in a positive way. My attitude towards my life has shifted, and I feel more hopeful and more inspired than ever before.

Have you ever thought about giving up? What provokes those thoughts?
I’ve been knocked down more times than I can count but I’ve never thought about giving up. I’ve had moments of doubt where I question why I’m doing this podcast and sharing so much of myself. I’ve learned to push past those moments of insecurity and come back to why I started the podcast in the first place. Plus, there’s a whole book of my life still to write! I decided a long time ago I wasn’t going to stop after the first chapter.

What causes you anxiety/sleepless nights?
Uncertainty and not knowing what’s next has brought me a lot of anxiety, discomfort, fear, and resistance. I’m learning to embrace and sit with that discomfort instead of fighting it. I’m learning to trust more and to trust that not knowing what’s next is okay, that unease is part of the process, and that I’ll figure it all out. Sometimes we underestimate just how resilient and capable we are, and I’m guilty of that too. The waiting and the in-between all serves a purpose, even when we can’t see it yet. Despite the anxiety and unease, I’m learning to trust the process and celebrate every part of my journey.

What makes you happy?
That feeling when you’re standing on the beach and the waves are crashing up against your feet. I could (and do) stand there for hours, it’s my absolute favorite.

What advice would you tell your 21 year old self?
First, breathe. Second, don’t feel so rushed to have it all figured out. It’s okay that you feel lost and uncertain. Take some time to discover who you are and what you love before you make your next move.

What is the biggest misconception about what you do?
People think that because I have a podcast about seeking joy that means I’m joyful and happy all the time. I’m on a joy seeking journey but I’m human! Not every day is a good day. The key has been learning to embrace and accept those difficult moments and emotions so that I can come back to my joy.

What is your favorite quote?
“Stay patient and trust your journey.” This quote has been my iPhone background since 2014 and it’s my daily reminder to not freak out! Everything will work out the way that it’s supposed to and when it’s supposed to.

michelle dimarco

Although it may not seem like right now, summer is right around the corner. With the arrival of the sweltering heat will come the days of sleeveless tops, short shorts and well, you guessed it: bikinis. That’s right, the highly dreaded bikini season is upon us, which you’re probably well aware of thanks to that itty-bitty bikini set taunting you from your chest of drawers.

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to look good this summer, you shouldn’t miss out on the fun pool parties and boat days just because you don’t want to show some skin. Us women are too quick to shame our own bodies, when all our hips and curves really need is just some little TLC.

This year, I want to share my tips and tricks with you all on how I take spring cleaning to a whole new level. Not the normal extravagant cleaning of my closet, but the spring cleaning of myself. My mind. My body. My soul.

It’s important to realize that detoxing is not about changing your body. Rather, it’s about changing your lifestyle to feel more confident in your own skin, no matter what you are (or aren’t) wearing. Regardless of your age and lifestyle, detoxing is beneficial for EVERYONE. It’s not a one-time fix, but more of a kick-start to taking care of yourself for the long haul.

I know changing habits can be challenging, but the results are always well worth it. Look at it this way- if we aren’t challenging ourselves, are we truly reaching our greatest potential? Probably not. So, let’s start looking at spring as our time to push ourselves to be the best version of ourselves possible.

These are my fail-proof tips to not only looking good, but FEELING even better:

1. WATER. WATER. WATER. Remember when your mom used to tell you to drink 8 cups of water a day? Well, she wasn’t kidding. Not only are the health benefits of drinking water endless, but it’ll make your skin look radiant. If you’re someone who doesn’t like drinking plain water (trust me, I get it), I recommend infusing it with tasty natural ingredients like lemon, kiwi and mint.

2. Get on your feet! I absolutely LOVE the feeling after an amazing workout class. Orange Theory and Flywheel have been my saviors. These classes break up the usual routine of going to the gym and using the machines by yourself.

3. What you put in, is what you will get out. If you’re putting foods in your body that are filled with carbs and unnecessary sugars and/or fats, you’re not going to feel so good. For me, eating lean proteins gives me the satisfaction of feeling full along with the incredible benefits of eating clean.

4. Get hot and steamy… with The Yoga Joint. What else would I be talking about?! Doing yoga in a heated room forces the heart to beat faster, which gives you an amazing cardio workout in addition to sweating out all of the toxins in your body!

5. Last, and most importantly, rid yourself of toxic people! Surround yourself with people who want you to succeed. That crew is the one you’ll want by your side all spring (and summer) long.

By following the tips above, you’ll successfully shift your focus this spring and turn your dial towards YOU. If that means reading more, meditating, or even a walk on the beach, do it. Whatever makes your soul flourish, commit to it.

Here’s to all the rose we’ll be drinking poolside looking caliente and feeling the most confident we ever have in our bikinis!

Xoxo,
Michelle

Name: Fabiola Trujillo
Occupation/Company: SobeTan Owner, aesthetician, and spray tan artist
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sobetan
Website: www.sobetan.com

How did you get to where you are today?
With lots of passion for what I do as well as persistence and determination, I believe so much in what I do.

What is your elevator pitch on what you do?
Everyone benefits from good color on your skin. It makes you feel healthier, vibrant, better looking, thinner, hides cellulite and varicose veins. It is the best make up for your body, it is natural looking and it will last you for a full week, then I show off my tan line :):)


How do you define success?
Success for me is giving something to the community that makes you happy. I meet so many wonderful people doing what I do, and I bring happiness and confidence to them and that for me alone is success in my professional life.

What have been some of the most rewarding things in your career thus far?
Being able to help women, teaching them about the business and being their mentor whenever they are starting the business of spray tan.

What have been some of the hiccups (mistakes) along the way and what have you learned from them?
In the business of spray tanning, it is very important to be able to see the clients after they have showered because that is when we really see what kind of job we are doing, that is the way we kind of learn what to do and what not to do when spraying someone. I guess at the beginning I messed up a lot, but that is the way we learn, right?


What do you still want to achieve personally and/or professionally?
I would love to take my business to the next level and begin franchising.

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My father is a person that I have always looked up to. I also love reading books about business women and how they made it happen, having their business flourish from nothing to a big company.

What makes you truly, genuinely happy?
Being with family, my son and husband. Having my friends near and enjoying time with them. I am a social person and for me it’s important to have people near me 🙂

What advice would you tell your 21-year-old self?
Oh my, I am so happy the way I have lived my life that I just would say it is going to be an incredible journey enjoy every minute of it, and oh yeah! Stay away from the sun because that tan that you are trying to achieve today will get right back at you, and not in a good way.


What is the biggest misconception about what you do?
Spray tans being bad for your health and containing chemicals, which is a total taboo. Self-tanner is derived from sugar cane, and we use only organic products. A natural looking self-tanner is key so clients do not get an unnatural outcome on their tans.

Any words of inspiration or your favorite quote?
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”  – Calvin Coolidge.

Since I became an entrepreneur, people always ask me, “how do you deal with the pressure, people, challenges, relationships, family, etc.?” The answer is, I don’t . At least, not all at once.

When I began my journey as a small business owner, it felt like the entire world was on my shoulders. I was dealing with the stress of becoming an entrepreneur, figuring out finances, challenging myself personally, maintaining relationships with friends, family, and a significant other, all while making sure I look fantastic every day (look good = feel good, right?).

I hate to break it to you (and myself), but those pressures never stopped. I still deal with them to this day. The only thing that has changed is how I go about dealing with them.

I’m a fashion girl, I always have been. So I had to make this work in my Louboutin loving brain. I made shoe compartments. Hypothetically. Okay, I made shoes for my brain. Am I sounding crazy yet? I used compartmentalization to cope with everything that was going on around me. I imagined my brain to look like a free-standing shoe compartment with a pair of shoes in each slot that represented a part of my life.

Cue inner-voice:

“Let’s put my family shoes next to my boyfriend shoes….hmm no, that’s too risky. I’ll put my boyfriend shoes next to stressing-about-finances shoes! No, that doesn’t seem right either.”

I decided that no matter where the shoes were placed in my compartment, I would only wear one pair at a time, hence dealing with one issue at a time. Essentially, I made time for myself to deal with every single one of the stresses in my life, but never had to deal with them all at once.

The reason I’ve seen my business grow with success and my personal life flourish is because I recognized and embraced the fact that I had several full-time focuses, but only a limited amount of emotional and mental energy to devote to each one. With this tactic, I never really felt burnt out or on “E”. There’s not enough tea or yoga in the world to make my problems go away, so I decided to rock a pair of my “shoes” for only short amounts of time so I can continue walking- strutting my stuff through life.

How to do this for yourself? You, my sweet reader, are going to be okay. Follow these 5 steps:
1. Visualize your shoe compartment. Isolate each pair of shoes (issues) from each other.
2. When you wear a pair of your shoes, really focus on it, but only for a short amount of time.
3. Take baby steps. Don’t jump too far ahead the second you start to see progress.
4. Take the shoes off, stretch, put the next pair on.
5. Say “no” to a pair of shoes that doesn’t deserve a compartment on your brain.

“Life is short. We can live it lost in our own thoughts, or we can choose to be present, moment to moment, watching as life unfolds around us.” -Headspace

xoxo,
Michelle

Name: Elisabetta Fantone

Occupation/Company: Painter, Actress, Wife, Mother

Instagram: @elisabettafantone

Website: www.elisabettafantoneart.com, www.elisabettafantone.com

How did you get to where you are today?
Lots of hard work, determination, never taking no for an answer and never listening to the naysayers.

What is your elevator pitch on what you do?
Thankfully, I’ve never really had to rely on elevator pitches to get to where I am today.

How do you define success?
To me, success isn’t really about how much money you make but rather on being able to survive by doing what you love in life.

What have been some of the most rewarding things in your career thus far?
I’ve been on a few television and movie productions that were pretty rewarding such as my first movie, My Name is Sandy and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, where I got to share the screen with Amy Adams and the great Christophe Waltz. I’ve published two books, I’ve designed two watches for CORUM, the world renowned watch maker, I’ve collaborated with an international fashion designer on a line of dresses, I’ve painted a number of large murals, two of which are located in Wynwood, which is considered to be one of the top art districts in north America and I’ve been commissioned to paint some of the world’s most iconic celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Celine Dion and the Kardashians. More recently, I artistically revamped the National Hotel in Miami Beach including the total makeover of a suite that now bares my name, that’s pretty rewarding.

What have been some of the hiccups (mistakes) along the way and what have you learned from them? 
I think my biggest mistake was to trust the wrong people early on in my career. What I’ve learned with time is that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but most importantly, you should never sell yourself short.

What do you still want to achieve personally and/or professionally?
As a mother I’d like to have another child. As a painter, I’d like to have a solo show in world renowned museum and as an actor, like every other actor out there, I would like to earn an Academy Award.

Who has been your greatest inspiration?

I’ve always avoided limiting myself to one single influence and I would say that I’m mostly influenced by the world around me! I think it would stifle my creativity if I were to stick to one way of thinking or one source of influence. My thoughts and ideas evolve every day with my work and I never know where my next idea will come from. It can come from a song I just heard, or something in nature or even a story I was recently told. I try to be receptive and open at all times.

What causes you anxiety/sleepless nights?
I used to worry about the most meaningless things until I gave birth to my baby girl, now I can tell you what real anxiety and sleepless nights are.

What makes you truly, genuinely happy?
I can honestly say that no matter where I am, being with my husband and child truly fulfills me.

What advice would you tell your 21-year-old self?
To always stay true to yourself and to follow your dreams no matter what. We have a limited time here on earth and so life is too short to be wasting it on something that does not fulfill you.

What is the biggest misconception about what you do?
It’s mostly messy and not always glamorous. It’s lots of sleepless nights and countless hours of hard labor to get to a final product that people assume was easy to achieve.

Any words of inspiration or your favorite quote?
Let the naysayers fuel your ambition and perseverance. If you have a vision and the will, you can create anything and be whoever you want to be.

I have a love for many things. Wine, clothes, Chanel and puppies, but my love for traveling solo is one that can’t be compared. You might be thinking “Oh hell no. I can barely go shopping by myself.” Fair enough! It’s a scary thought, but have you ever considered embracing the challenge and learning more about yourself in the process? I can attest, it’s pretty amazing.

Traveling with people gives you laughs, memories and a deeper connection. So, you’re wondering, how could traveling by yourself even compare? What if I told you that those memories and those laughs by yourself are way better? Girl, I know it sounds crazy, but trust me.

I have memories of extraordinary, eye-opening solo trips that no one will ever get to fully understand because it was MY experience.

Not only did I find that traveling alone wasn’t sad or worthy of someone’s sympathy, but it was also the trips on which I learned the most about myself and the world. I didn’t have anyone telling me what to do or begging me to try that one thing. It was just me and my experience. There is something so beautiful about that.

There are a ton of reasons why people might travel alone – they might want to do a little soul searching or need some time away from everyday life. I have traveled around the freaking globe by myself and each trip has served a different purpose.

I traveled to Thailand for a spiritual journey where I visited an orphanage and rode on the back of an elephant through the river. Who else can say that? That trip was one I will never forget and taught me so much Yes, I was scared of the unknown and putting myself out of my comfort zone, but I did it. I now have memories in pictures that you can see but only I can relive.

I journeyed through Europe just to, well, live it up… literally. I call Europe my party place. I am by no means a crazy partier. Let’s be real, I’m in bed at 9 p.m. most nights. I do, however, like to occasionally treat myself to a good time, and Europe is just the place for that. Yes, I may have skinny dipped at a secluded beach on the Amalfi coast, and that’s perfectly fine. I embraced living in the moment.

Traveling alone can be a whirlwind of unexpected emotions. I’ve been in many situations during my travels where I have been scared, lonely, uncertain and frustrated. What is important about those moments is that I got through them. Most importantly, I got through them alone. If it had not been for those times when I felt afraid or homesick, I might not have the same outlook on life I hold now.

Whenever I think there is something I can’t accomplish, I look back on those times I was alone and uncertain, but found my way through it.
After traveling through countries where nothing seems familiar, not knowing a single word of the language and finding your way through foreign streets to a beautiful destination, you will realize there is nothing in this world you cannot do.

I love that saying “What will you do with your crazy and beautiful life?” I can look back and say “I wasn’t afraid of taking chances, I learned to love myself and took a leap of faith.” Can you say the same? I challenge you to book that trip you have been dreaming of and stop waiting on your girls or your man to say yes. Just do it. By yourself.

Have you taken a solo trip? I would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!

Let’s keep the party going! We’re extending our biggest sale of the year through the weekend.  Enjoy an extra 10% off through Sunday, 3/4.

– Extra 10% off
– Up to 80 percent off all store merchandise
– $10 and $20 bins
– $25 graphic tees
– $5 L&L cash for every $50 spent

Guests’ will enjoy complimentary refreshments from Organic Wine Cellars while shopping the Semi-Annual Sale, and those who spend over $100.00 will leave with a fashion-filled gift bag.

Get social with us and you might just get 30% off your entire purchase!

It’s easy:

1. Follow @LilacAndLilies_Boutique on Instagram.

2. Tag @LilacAndLilies_Boutique on your photo.

3. If we repost your photo, you automatically get 30% off!

4. Simply show our repost at the register to claim.