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. Jerks. I 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!)