It's here! See My Purchases & Shop My Favorites {Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale}

As y'all all know, things sell out FAST! So if you see something you love, purchase immediately.

Yesterday, I stopped by my corporate store for the in-store preview. It was crazy packed. Thankfully the first thing I saw when I walked in was this popover which was the only one and in my size ($59).

I also snagged both of these leggings above for $59 each and a luxletic skirt that my mama wanted ($44).

This morning when the online sale started, I was luckily able to place 3 orders.

This was my must have item and was the very first thing I purchased. I'll get so much use out of it.
These were not something I originally planned to purchase, but the price was good and they will be great to wear on Labor Day (if they arrive by then).
You can't go wrong with Lilly's cardigans. I love the fringe detail and really wanted to buy camel colored one too. This is one that I'll wear over and over and I was happy to see something on sale that I'll be able to continue to wear in the fall. 

I can't wait to see if they add more! Keep checking back because if they do, I'll continue to link things!

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale August 2017 {Shopping Tips}

Very few things give me the same adrenaline rush as shopping the bi-annual Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale online. It's also probably the only day I'm at work by 8am so that I don't miss the start. This year's summer After Party Sale is Monday, August 28th - Wednesday, August 30th.

You can find my tips from the previous January After Party Sale here. Now let's talk some new tips for shopping:

Shop In-Stores 1 Day Early

I just found out something incredible! If you have a Lilly Pulitzer corporate store near you, you can shop one day early! They will be having an in-store preview shopping party at 3pm with sips, sweets, and treats. You can bet I'll be hitting up my store at 2:30!. 

Virtual Queue Line

I'm watching the clock on my computer screen until it hits 7:59am EST and then I'm refreshing like crazy until I find myself in the queue line. Since the addition of the queue line to the sale, I've never been one of the first ones on. Even when I leave some screens to refresh on their own, I'm usually further in the line than the browsers that if I refresh just prior to the start of the sale. 

Shop Early Early

Now this is a super secret, black market type trick. Lilly has to put their inventory online at some point early early that morning. During this time, people were able to be on the website and actually complete the check out process! You'll have check periodically through the night, but I believe it was around 3-4 am. This brings me to my next point. 

Lilly Facebook Groups

My Lilly groups on Facebook are my go-to places for information on the night/day of the sale. They'll be the ones telling people that the website was up in the wee hours. The ones who will know the first scoop on when the "happy hours" are and what extra mystery gifts they will throw our way. I'm in quite a few of these groups but my top two are Styling My Lilly and Shifting Lilly Chat.

Lilly Pulitzer Social Media

Usually Lilly will post special mystery gifts or "happy hours" throughout the day. In the past there were usually 2-3 around 11am and 3 pm. The first place they post this information is on Lilly Pulitzer's social media channels. During the sale, I make sure to turn on post notifications for their Instagram account and keep checking their Facebook, IG stories, and Snapchat for info. 

One More Sale Day

This year they have extended the sale from 2 days to 3. This new feature has me totally jazzed. Will they have more inventory than normal? Will they restock? Will they have new items each day? We don't know for sure and I'm a girl who loves surprises.

If you are trying to figure out what kind of things will be on sale or what prices to expect, check out my post from 2016's sale here

You'll likely find these pieces I've worn this summer in the sale! 

5 Ways To Get Yourself Out of A Funk & Get Motivated

Ever feel like you're just going through the motions? This can be at work, at home, basically just life. This past week I was coming back from a few days off. I had started my transition into my new position. My house was messy and I hadn't unpacked. I had gotten away from my workout routine. I just felt very blah.

I would come home from work late, eat dinner on my couch, and then remain there for the rest of the evening watching Netflix. I couldn't find my motivation anywhere (it was probably under those piles of laundry). We all go through these lulls. If you're currently in funk and need to "un-funk" yourself, here are 5 ways to do it! 

1. Make a list of things you need/want to do. 
I do this on my iPhone notes app. Then what helps me the most get started and stay focused is that I plan the rest of my day out. I'll do a separate list for while I'm at work and for things at home. 

2. Go for a walk. 
Sometimes you just need a few minutes to yourself. Plus if it's a brisk walk you'll benefit from all those wonderful endorphins. It doesn't have to be long either. Just get up, get moving, and get out of your head. 

3. Put on some BeyoncĂ©. 
Try to tell me that you can put on some BeyoncĂ© jams without breaking out allllll the dance moves. It's my go-to Pandora station when I need a mood boost.  

4. Take a friend to lunch. 
The laughs alone will cure all. Plus by treating them to lunch you'll also feel good for doing something nice for someone else. 

5. Treat 'yo self girl
Go shopping, go get a mani/pedi, get your hair done,etc. Those three things always lift my spirits. Plus when you look awesome, you usually feel awesome too!