I was on eBay yesterday looking to buy, for an upcoming trip to Maui, a Lilly Pulitzer dress. I love her work and have been wearing it since I was a teenager and found a pretty little halter dress at a junky thrift shop in Vineyard Haven. It was the perfect summer dress, made of t-shirt cotton, no zipper, you just tied it at the neck and you were done, you didn't even need a bra because the way the seams were sewn took care of that. This was of course no accident. I wore the dress every summer for twenty years, until it disappeared, and now have just one Lilly piece, an A-line skirt with a sea turtle print, also perfect, also immensely flattering, which all her vintage pieces are. She understood: you want to get dressed, you want to look pretty (and be able to run in your clothes of you want to), and think about it no more. RIP, Lilly Pulitzer, and thank you.