Friday, April 24, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Recap

Ever since having Bradley, working on my wardrobe/styling has taken the back burner because I would rather spend my time with him!  Styling outfits is totally a hobby for me, so when  Nate's sister asked what I wanted for my birthday, I thought a Target gift card to pick up a few clothing items and spruce up my wardrobe options would be perfect!  Fashion is a way I like to express myself and try to show that I am a friendly person.  Ha!   It has always been a goal of mine to be one of those fabulous and fun grandmas someday with bright colored hair, tons of patterns and lots of chunky costume jewelry.  I know I am well on my way to that! :)  (Check out the funny at the bottom of this post).

My mom raised me to NOT be into brands and logos, but to appreciate quality.  So I didn't know much about Lilly Pulitzer before the launch other than there is a cute store in Key West that I would walk by and think looked adorable, but not walk IN knowing I wouldn't be able to afford anything! :)  When I saw the Target look book, I was so excited because I am all about fun patterns, whimsical dressing, and color at an affordable price!  

That being said, clothes are just that - clothes.  So it rained on my parade when I was all excited for the Lilly launch, then heard how INSANE and terrible people were for it in the stores.  Many called it a Target Fail.  Ummm...pretty sure it was a human fail!  Target sold out, you lost your damn mind. Before hearing about the  mayhem, I was able to get a sane online order through for a couple cute pieces.  If I had to go to the store and saw lines, I have turned around on the spot!  So just keep this all in here are my thoughts. :)

The items that caught my eye from the look book were the Satin Dress, scarf, button down, white kimono and yellow kimono.  We were in Iowa this past weekend for a family reunion and up late, so when we went to bed I checked online to see if any items were up and they were!  I placed an order for these three pieces with my gift card.

The order went through and we were golden!  Then on Monday, I stopped by a nearby Target to see if anything was left and picked up a dress, pineapple sandals, and a few kids items to see if I could trade on the BST (buy, sell, trade) sites for those other pieces I had my eye on.  I put a picture of one of the items up and literally in SECONDS I had about 10 comments and a few personal messages.  It freaked me out so I quickly removed them and just sold the items at cost to friends.  Not worth dealing with crazies for a cheap shirt!

One of my coworkers had a couple items she was planning on returning, and one was a turban so I purchased from her.  I posted this pic on Instagram.  First of all, how cute is Bradley?  He was like, "maybe you shouldn't be wearing a turban, Mom?"  Ha!  But I do like it, even if it might look goofs on me.  Perfect for gross hair on my day off. :)

Then yesterday I was at Target and they had a ton of makeup bags left!  I picked up the pineapple one for myself, and the giraffe for my SIL.  

That same day, my order came in the mail!  So fun!  I had to put them on right away.  The pineapple kimono was a shoe-in.  I love kimonos and mixing fun prints.  Done.  I might possibly have my mom shorten for me - it is crazy long, but might be fun like that?  My friend Rachel and I always joke that we someday want to retire by the pool in our kimonos and this would fit that well. :)  Ignore the laundry and random swimsuit combo.  I will definitely do some weird pattern mixing but probably not this combination. :)

How Target mixed the patterns - too cute!

The button down is also adorable!  I love button downs and this has cute gold buttons.  I laid out how I planned to wear the shirt for Friday. 

I definitely plan on using it as a swimsuit cover-up similar to how Target styled, too!  Love!

The white kimono is adorable, but not so much my style since it is white and not a crazy and colorful pattern. :)  I think the same coworker that I bought the turban from is going to get that from me so we helped each other out!  Woohoo!

So here was the final "haul" if you can call it that (the giraffe makeup bag is for my Chicago SIL).  Just the right amount of birthday goodness!

Here is a pic from this morning wearing the button down - and Bradley untying my shoes. :)

Now let's all wear our cute clothes but focus MORE on being good people. :)  If you have to throw elbows to get clothes, they aren't worth it!

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  1. oOoOoOo! I really love those make-up bags, I didn't know Target would have those. Maybe I'll brave my local store after work today and see if they happen to have any of those left. Thanks!

  2. Love the button down on you! Super cute!

  3. I was so exited for this collection because I can't afford to buy from their boutique. I'm sad that they don't have any more:(. I'm glad you were able to get some items.

  4. Love how you combine fashion flair with common sense ! Love ya, Mom

  5. I got both the pink and blue dresses, I will say that the quality was lower than typical target dresses. But that's okay. I had bought extras to sell to friends but ended up returning them, it worked out in my favor as I ended up finding the starfish bracelet that I originally wanted but my local target didn't get.