Here at ‘Nova, summer and the sun just made their much-needed arrival earlier this week. That means more pastel colored Vineyard Vines button-ups and neon printed dresses all around. Lilly Pulitzer passed away on April 7th, 2013 at age 81. The Florida designer will always be remember every time us budding fashionistas dons a Palm Beach printed sheath.

She revolutionized the print dressing when she ingeniously designed bright printed dresses to disguise the orange stains she would accumulate when working at her husband’s fruit groves. She embodies a truly entrepreneurial spirit, taking her simple designs and creating an empire.

It just goes to show, a great idea can come from any source.