Monday, 6 December 2010

Snow Biz

We Love the snow and all but its really not great for those lovely party dresses and festive nights out! So we're quite glad it seems to be going now, We currently have some gorgeous dresses in stock from the likes of tfnc, eucalyptus and ringspun, that are sure to make your Christmas Sparkle!
As well as Christmas gifts for all price ranges and tastes! In store the Buy one Get one half price sale is currently on to celebrate Hockley's first ever Christmas tree! And online you can get Christmas goodies from the comfort of your own home! with 10% off online with the code "blog" until Christmas eve! remember order before the 20th December for uk orders and we'll make sure you get it before Santa visits!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas is coming!!!

Pink and Lilly are soo excited about Christmas this year! Any excuse for a new dress, a load of glitter and sequins and not to mention the big man in the red suit!

We are currently re-organsing the gifts page of the website with our favourite hand picked xmas prezzies! Perfect for helping find something for the hard to buy for!

But lets be honest, as well as buying for others, you also need to send santa your Christmas list! So In store we have also come up with the "Christmas wish lists" simply pop in, fill out the form with the gifts you long for and bobs your uncle! send in the family and friends and we'll do the rest!
If your not able to visit us in store simple.... go online, either facebook "like" the items or click "suggest to a friend" and that'll hopefully give them the hint!! Happy Christmas Shopping! xxxx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Up to date!

Pink and Lilly has loads going on at the minute!
The Ilovehockley fashion show on 20th October was a big hit and all the Pink and Lilly models looked gorgeous! Check out the Events page for some photos!

Pink and Lilly is briming with gorgeousness! Think jaw dropping party dresses from old timeless classics to new exciting labels including Mink Pink, Closet and Charas - there's enough to get you through the festive period without the awkwardness of turning up to the work do in the same dress as that girl in your office! Irregular choice's wacky collection go even crazzier this season with ruby red Dorothy boots and boots with planets and stars on!! Not forgetting enough perfect Christmas gifts to make santas grotto look slightly dull!

Pink and Lilly are also planning the next fashion show already with some great ideas due to happening in Feb next year! Check the website for any more info!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Autumn stock are proud to introduce Mink Pink! The new Australian brand perfect knit cardi's, blazer jackets and gorgeous dresses! Check out the Zip Blazer, you can litterally zip off the bottom half for a cropped jacket! Beaut!!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Pink and Lilly Update!

The last few weeks at Pink and Lilly have been so exciting!! The lovely Lol and Smell from "This Is England 86" were in a few weeks ago, modelling pieces from Pink and Lilly and Looking great! Wait for the photos!!
Followed by filming "Hotter than my Daughter" in the shop with Liz McClarnon! The Pink and Lilly staff played the jury role and gave their blunt and direct advice on all things fashionable!! Showing in February on bbc3!!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Pink and Lilly's left lion article!

Pink & Lilly, Stoney Street, the Lace Market

Pink & Lilly is one of the trendiest boutiques I have ever been in; from the beautiful pink patterned wallpaper that adorns the back wall to the Pink & Lilly logo complete with its fluttering butterflies, the shop really is every girl’s dream.

Named after a brainstorming session between owner Caroline and a few friends, they decided on Pink & Lilly partly because of a Buckinghamshire pub with a romantic backstory about a Mr Pink who was the butler of a large house back in the 1800's and who fell in love with a chambermaid, Miss Lilly. This caused quite the scandal, but despite it all they stayed together and set up a business - which was turned into a pub by their first son. Caroline explained this, between making sure every customer was welcomed with a smile, "I also believe that the brand is very feminine and brands which are called something ‘and’ something always seem to be more memorable."

Caroline started out in the fashion business some 18 years ago, originally from Halesowen in the West Midlands, studying textiles in London before coming to Nottingham to study for her masters in fashion knitwear. "I live in Mapperley Park now which is a great area of the city, my favourite thing about Nottingham is that all my friends are here. I have met a lot of people along the way, plus I love the Gladstone pub on Loscoe Road."

Paper Plane coin purse, £14.50
While Caroline was busy helping a lady whose very sweet daughter had taken a fancy to a beautiful Russian doll purse, I took a look around the tiny but perfectly proportioned shop that Caroline has built up. Starting as a wholesale merchandiser, Pink & Lilly's now has a trendy Nottingham address and a website. "Unfortunately our Beeston store had to close in January as we just weren't getting the trade there" Caroline explained that she felt the lack of people to smaller towns was due to the fact that the recession was making people rethink their spending "I think people save up and see shopping as more of a special occasion now, so they are coming into the city instead of shopping regularly in their local towns."

Pink & Lilly’s biggest brand is Eucalyptus, which is owned by a friend of Caroline’s, and the store also boasts Pink & Lilly's own range of clothing and accessories, plus Ringspun, Paper Plane and more. "I have to sell what people want, but still make sure the collection is tight, it's all about the customer at the end of the day, and all our pieces are special. You can also personalise some of the clothes we sell, so if you decide you like a Pink & Lilly dress but you want it in luminous yellow, no problem, I can do that for you, and I can make it to measure.

Eucalyptus Alexa Mono Dress, £69.95
"People see our location and the look of the shop and think we are a really pricey place, which in a way is nice, but I worry it puts people off coming in. The majority of our dresses are between £30-£60, with our jewellery lines starting from £5 - that's cheaper than Topshop! One of my favourite pieces we stock at the moment is this Alexa dress by Eucalyptus, the best thing is it come in all kinds of colours, including blue and white poker spots which is perfect for the summer, it's also a magic dress because it sucks in your tummy and makes your boobs look fab."

The store is expecting a flurry of deliveries for their Autumn/Winter collection, including Liquorice and the Australian brand MINKPINK. Caroline clearly loves clothes and tells me "My favourite thing is when people come in asking for help because I love styling people, and now we are stocking shoes it means I can style an entire outfit. I would have loved to have styled Paula Yates - I bet most young people don't even know who she is, but to say the bare minimum she was Peaches Geldof's mum, but she has always been my style icon."

Caroline certainly seems to have taken Nottingham into her heart; not only does she run the store and the website with a little help from close friends, but she also teaches at New College Nottingham. "I like to be busy, and know what is happening. Nottingham is great because you can produce all your own stuff locally, I actually used to make my stuff myself but it got too much to do alone and so now I have them done at a unit in the designer studio, plus there are markets and lace shops here, I have friends who have to get their stuff made miles away, but I can just pop down and request a few more dresses, it's great having all that on your doorstep."

Pink & Lilly's website is equally as girly and eye-catching as the store, and now carries almost all their lines. "We really want to build on the website as we have found it has driven a lot of people to the store because they see something they like and they want to try it on. I want to expand it and get everything on there, I see Asos's website as inspiration they pretty much have world domination now. But that does not mean that the store will loose any of its presence." The internet is certainly a way to keep costs down but Caroline’s passion for her brand and the industry makes me think you wouldn't be able to get rid of her without a fight. "I think it is so much harder now, especially for people just starting in the industry. My advice is to do as much work experience as you can or work freelance and learn about the industry, be persistent, I did and it really paid off. But most of all, be nice - because people remember nice."

WIN! Pink & Lilly have very kindly offered up not one but two Paper Plane gifts to give away. The beautiful purse and make-up bag is yours for the taking - and all you need to do is send your full name to by August 31.

Pink & Lilly, 2 Stoney Street, the Lace Market, NG1 1LG. Open 7 days a week, 10-6 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Autumns Coming!!

At Pink and Lilly we're really excited about Autumn and all the lovely knit wear and coats that come with it! This year our favourites will be capes and oversized knitwear! Comfy, Coasy and very Stylish! Keep checking the website to be the first to see all the newest lovely bits as they come in!!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Our New Brands!!!

“Inspired by a love of beautiful things and a passion for collecting beautiful things”

This London based label found its beginnings as a stall in Portobello Road markets. JARLO instantly established itself as the collection that offers bold, colourful styling, vibrant prints and vintage silhouettes. It wasn’t long before the label captured the attention of buyers and press alike and began appearing in the pages of the leading magazines, gaining a loyal following amongst true fashion fans.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Summer Styles...

Here at we will now aim to bring you weekly updates on styles, fashion advice and updates on new stock!! Wahoo!

At the moment we're loving a new brand called "Liquorish" set to be on our website in the coming days, there lovely rang of floral patterned dresses are so in style now and can be dressed down with boots and a denim jacket or dressed up with a pair of heels, they're very Sienna Miller! These kind of dresses are perfect for a day to night look, add a thin waist belt, boots and a scarf for the day, then replace these with a pair of heels and a clutch and your ready for anything! Perfect...

With the launch of Sex and The City 2 we feel this summer is all about fabulous dresses!! what ever the occasion there's always an excuse for a dress! Stand out in mini's or have the cool boho look with beautiful maxi's!!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Boots for troops fashion show

Pink and Lilly recently had a section in Nottingham Trents Boots for Troops fashion show to raise money for the charity Help the Hero's. Around £2,000 was raised for the charity!!!

Friday, 9 April 2010

What an "Irregular Choice!"

The lovely infamous Irregular choice shoes are stocking up in Pink and Lilly with the biggest selection they've ever had in!! To add to this Pink and Lilly are also stocking their lovely bags and purses!! visit or pop in to check 'em out!!

Monday, 1 March 2010

The Sun is coming!!....

We're so pleased the snow has gone and actually see sun on the horizon! We're loving the new RingSpun stock in our store, the embellished jersey range is perfect for days and nights out.
Pink and Lilly have also had a massive delivery of Spring / Summer 2010 stock for all occasions! including Dresses, T-shirts, Macs and even shoes!! The fab Irregular choice heels and flats are just amazing and go with any outfit!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Is it Summer yet?!

ITS NEARLY HERE!!! Summer is just around the corner (ok, its still a little chilly!) but we love pretty dresses, heels and all that summer brings! So needless to say the New Irregular choice shoes in store are right up our allies!! These cuties are sure to brighten up any dull and dreary day! And what will go with them I hear you ask?! The New Max-C pretty dresses and tops of course!! New Wardrobe here we come!!

Visit us at 2 Stoney Street, Hockley, Nottingham, or shop online at

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Calling All RingSpun Fans!!

The time for gorgeous jersey tops and dresses and cute spring Jackets has come!! The beauties arrived in store in the last few days and are selling like hot cakes!! Pop in soon to see them or look on line over the next week when they'll be popping on there too!
For all of you who didn't manage to get in and grab a bargain in the Sale the last few bits have now been reduced to just £10!!!! Lipsy, Pink and Lilly and other labels are included in the fantastic sale so call in soon as its going very fast!!!

Visit us at 2 Stoney Street, Hockley, Nottingham, or shop online at

Thursday, 21 January 2010

New Deliveries....

Pink and Lilly, On line and Nottingham based boutique is starting to get the gorgeous new stock in for the forth coming seasons, lovely RingSpun jersey tops and embellished dresses are sure to keep everyone looking great at all occasions, The Max-C Clothing collection was ordered last week and the New jewellery range will be hitting the store sometime next week too!! All is looking good for the spring fashion trends, we're especially loving the tribal prints and army looks!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

2010 Fashion Trends

2010 to Pink and Lilly is the usual party dresses and clothes for all other occasions but this time with a twist, This spring we'll be well stocked with Irregular choice Shoes the crazy yet adorable brand of Killer heels and gorgeous flats, Apparently 2010 see's kitten heels for all occasions but to me nothing will take the place of my heels, (and the day dreams of Jimmy Choos and Molo blahniks.) 2010 again see's the military styles coming out and who better than Toki and Nabi, the not so well known fashion label we loved stocking last season with their Balmains inspired military mini jacket Hitting the fashion magazines last spring (which is still so on trend for this summer!) Also labels like Yuki and Eucalyptus show their slant on the new Ditsy florals and other trends you'll see this year we can't wait for the summer and all the gorgeous clothes that come with it!!
RingSpun the Famous jersey and embellished collections are also one of our favorites this year, with a massive collection coming to Pink and Lilly at the end of Jan, there fist phase bring knitwear and so many pieces of jersey that you can wear with leggings or just as a top or even a mini dress! Perfect! Have a pre-view at

Fashion Show makes magazine....

Fashion Rocks, the Charity fashion show by Pink and Lilly and Fuzz raised over £300 for Maggies Care in December 2009, the Fashion show was covered by Press including the impressive write up article 69 magazine published. Take a Look at the link below the full pictures and article!