I love nothing more than privileged white women fighting over material things, so naturally, I also love Black Friday, sample sales, and the mecca of all: the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Event.
This year, it ran from August 22nd to August 23rd, and things sold out in record time. I ended up with three things, which I forgot to share last week. In the spirit of full disclosure, though, I’ll admit that I’m not a mega Lilly fan. I don’t own throw pillows designed by them, I don’t hashtag my posts with #Resort365, I don’t spend ungodly amounts of money just to get a beach ball or another gift with purchase equally as disappointing, and I don’t really wear any of her items besides easy dresses and skirts, though I’d love to try a romper. I find myself pulling out my favorite skirts/skorts probably six or seven times each summer for outdoor events, usually by the water.
I opened up the site at probably nine a.m.-ish on the 22nd and was met with about a forty minute wait. I didn’t mind, but I definitely should’ve scoped out what I wanted and what regular prices were before I bought.
Frivolous as they are, I couldn’t resist at least one cosmetic bag. I have a makeup bag addiction. No pouch, from a gold leather number from Anthro to Kylie’s own to the more classic Lilly, is rendered useless under my ownership. Even if I don’t use it, I can throw a gift card or some makeup and polish in for a gift. (Make It Cosmetic Case in “Multi Dripping in Jewels”, $19)
From May on, I live for easy skirts like this one for family dinners, Church functions, and casual internship days. Plus, the cut and colors are extremely flattering on tan legs. Usually I wouldn’t go for such bright tones as seen on the left, but Lilly Pulitzer is already bright, so why not go all the way? Stupidly, I bought the right because I somehow forgot that one of my favorite Lilly skorts I already have is pink, green, and white. Shit. But it doesn’t have pineapples and that’s enough for me to get a similar one. (Jasmine Skirt in “Don’t Give a Cluck, Flamingo Pink” $39,and Tate Skirt, $39)
They still haven’t come in yet, but I’m not worried. Their customer service is always excellent and it’s a nice surprise in the mail. But the name “Don’t Give a Cluck, Flamingo Pink”? Kill me.