Last Ode to Summer in Lilly
Labor Day Weekend is the last hurrah, the final big beach trip, the final barbecue, and the final summer pool party. With the last unofficial day of summer here, I thought it was appropriate to wear the ultimate summer staple with Lilly Pulitzer.
I bought this dress recently during the after party sale and thought it was a good time to showcase it. I touched on my first experience with the sale in my last post, but I am talking about it again after receiving my purchase.
I am going to tell you all a secret. I am not a huge fan of Lilly Pulitzer. You would not know it by my last two posts, but often I think their prints are overwhelming. It is odd because I love bright colors, I love prints, but Lilly sometimes is just too much for me.
That being said, I was hesitant with purchasing from the after party sale. Not because it is bad quality or not worth it, I just did not know if there would be anything I would actually want to buy!
I logged on at work the first day of the sale and waited in line for 3-4 hours. That sounds like a lot, but I was doing other computer work, going to meetings, and working with my patients. It is not like I was staring at the computer screen waiting for all that time. Eventually I made it into the sale and paged through their available items.
My one qualm, I did not like that you could not shop by print. There were 2-3 prints I was interested in and the rest was noise to me. But the prices were definitely unbeatable. I saw $80 scalloped shorts I had been eyeing earlier in the summer for $29. That is cheaper than used ones I have seen on Poshmark.
This dress I ended up purchasing was originally $229 and I bought it for $69. Whoa that is a deal! Do not get me wrong, I did not really need this dress at all, which is why it was the only thing I purchased. However, in my last post I touched on how often my little white Lilly dress has been worn and I do not expect this dress to be any different.
Only time will tell how much I will wear this dress, but with the weather the way it is and nothing fancy planned for the month of September, this dress will have to wait until next year. It’s pretty, comfortable, and fits true to size, so I will be sad to put it in storage.
Also to update you all, I will be posting 2x weekly starting this week! I found there was plenty I had to say, so get ready for new posts on Thursdays at 9:00AM!