Turn down for Lilly

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Morning, ladies. Raise your hand if you're nursing a Target for Lilly hangover today. Ouch. 

I actually can't complain about anything other than lack of sleep. I got really lucky and scored a lot of things on the mobile app at 2:50am when I was waiting for the website to go live. I happened to refresh the app on my iPad and there were about 30 items available - most of which were on my short list! So I added some to my cart and checked out four different times. I actually let a few things go, like a tote, towels, and even some clothes because I didn't want to overdo it but of course I'm kicking myself now. If you got one of the straw totes, you're welcome ;)

Somehow, even thought my adrenaline was pumping like I had just completed some sort of competitive sporting event, I was able to go back to sleep until about 6:45. I was in line at my closest Target at 7:40 and I was at least 100 people back from the door. I didn't expect to be at the front of the  line but really didn't think there would be hundreds of Lilly lovers there by the time the doors opened (the line behind me was much longer than in front of me and actually wrapped the building). 

I have to say that my local Target handled things as good as can be expected, though my bone to pick with corporate is this: you have to set an in-store limit on items in times like these! I wasn't aware that I was on an episode of Supermarket Sweep but some people clearly got the memo to wipe out full racks of items in one fell swoop and then list everything on eBay within the hour. JerksI saw so many people with carts positively overflowing with things that - and I would bet my "real" Lilly on it - weren't even close to their size. Heck, I'm pretty sure I saw college girls buying toddler Lilly because it was all they could get their hands on. Their motive remains unclear though desperate times can cloud one's judgement. 

So what did my early morning Target run yield? A beach towel and some nail files. Better than nothin', right? 

So let the eBay games begin. Just say no to price gouging! I mean a little markup for your time is fine but 150%?! Seriously? I'll go to my local Lilly boutique at those prices, mmmmmkay thanks. 

The one thing I really wanted was the pink See Ya Later shift (size 8 if you're selling or trading!) but I did get the scarf in that print, so that satisfied my gator Lilly lust. Sorta. 

Despite the website frustrations, sleep lost and crazy women running amuck across the county, #LillyforTarget was actually kinda fun. I hope you managed to get a few of the things you had your eye on! Or even something you didn't think you needed until you saw it this morning, like nail files. 

Can't wait to see what everyone ended up with! And seriously - you can see my online orders and items that are en route to me above. I'm for real willing to entertain trade proposals! :)  (because I will likely not be keeping all three of those swimsuits!)


Keep it coming, love! (Don't stop it now, don't stop it no)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Keep it coming, love! Keep it coming, love!
Don't stop it now, don't stop it, no, don't stop it now, don't stop!

Don't know about all my Lilly ladies out there, but i can't get this song outta my head since first seeing the Lilly for Target tv spot earlier this week! Who else is dreaming of affordable Lilly? And who else is slightly freaking out about the possibility of a sellout in like 5 minutes? Better get your game faces on, ladies. 

Here's my list of must-haves from the Lilly for Target collection!

One. See Ya Later shift, $38
I love that they chose a gator print for this collab! As a Gator girl, Lilly's gator prints are a collector's item for me. This is my #1 must get and I will be super sad if I can't get one! (Or have to pay a scalper on eBay)

Two. Swimsuits, $24-40
I love these three suits. I'll be honest: I haven't purchased a one piece since probably middle school. But these are adorable. If I can, I'm going to get more than one since I can't make up my mind anyway (you can always return...but beware, there's only a 14-day return window for Lilly for Target!) 

Three. Shoes, $30-38
Love these pineapple sandals and the gold wedges. I have a few pairs of Lilly shoes and love them all, so I'm hoping these will be similar! 

Four. Nosey Posie canvas shopping tote, $15
A Lilly tote for under $20? Yes please ma'am. 

Five. Throw pillows, $25
Husband's just gonna have to deal with some pink. These are so cute for spring and summer, and y'all know how I feel about throw pillows! 

So what's my strategy? I've heard the online store will be up around 3am Sunday morning, so I plan to setting my alarm for about that time (there's no way I can stay up until then!). Then I want to head into my local Target early Sunday to check out the other pieces in person - or fight for the items I want if I don't get them online! 

Best of luck, ladies! Can't wait to see everyone's haul! 


Linking up with
 AprilChristinaNatasha and Darci

Easter Sunday

Monday, April 6, 2015

After a last-minute decision, we spent Easter with my in-laws and I'm so glad we did! They originally had other plans and we didn't really have any plans, so it just came together the day before to spend the holiday together. 

Let's be honest: when you're not a kid and you don't have kids, Easter plans aren't usually elaborate or all that exciting. Maybe next year will be different, but we had a low key Easter in 2015 and it was really nice! 

We spent Saturday night with A's parents and caught up with them out at dinner.  Then we went to church on Sunday, followed by a delectable brunch at one of our favorite restaurants in their town. Afterwards we went back to my in-laws' house and watched the junior Masters Drive-Chip-Putt championships on the Golf Channel - those kids are so cute!! - for some quality time before heading back to Columbia. 

It was a quick trip but definitely worth it! So thankful for family and especially that He Lives! 


Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives

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