I finally checked the weather for my trip, and it’s going to thunderstorm literally every day. Hopefully, it’s like the Dominican and it’ll just rain for an hour or so. Anyway, obviously I was in a bad mood. That is, until I checked Twitter and saw that there’s a Lilly sale! Take 30% through Monday!
What an experience! I’m in utter shock over the outrage the release has caused. As someone who deals with the Lilly sale every year, I’m totally used to the website crashing and missing my must-haves, so I wasn’t too upset about that. However, what happened at my local store was nuts. I showed up at 7:45 (The Boy was running late!), and I wasn’t very far back in the line, but there were no clothes left by the time I got in. I meandered over to that area, found one shirt, started to pick it up, and another lady grabbed it from my hands. Insane.
So while everyone hit the bags next, I walked to the home section. Hoards of women started running past me. Everything was gone. Thankfully, while they were checking out, the (very patient!) Target employees brought out another box, so I was able to score the blanket and mugs before the girls came running back. There were women waiting outside of the dressing rooms hoping people would change their minds. Yikes.
Overall, I’m very pleased with what I did manage to score from the internet and store. The home items I got – the mugs, cocktail glasses, the basket, and the blanket – are great, and they came just in time for the new place. So far, two of my dresses have arrived. Target’s sizing is a bit different than Lilly’s, so I ordered 2s instead of 0s, but the fit is almost identical. And, not to rub it in for those who didn’t find dresses, I’m seriously impressed with the quality. I purchased a shirt from the Jason Wu collection, and it split at the seams after one wear. It was a loose-fitting blouse, so certainly not an issue of being too tight.
I hope that all of you were just as lucky! And if you scored the napkins and/or hammock and decide to sell it, please let me know
My favorite designers – all at 25% off? Is this another April Fool’s joke? (I swear I fell for all of them this year!) Nope – it’s Shopbop’s Friends and Family sale. Take 25% off with code SPRING25. Check some of my spring favorites below:
Sometimes, I swear I’m insane. I thoroughly enjoy taking on way too much at once. I mean, it’s a great idea to be two weeks away from a major release at work, working on a final project for grad school, and planning a vacation – then casually decide to BUY A HOUSE, right?!
Whether or not it’s a good idea, The Boy has officially bought his first house, and I’m the house guest who will never leave While I love our apartment, I’m very ready to have multiple floors and more than one bathroom. (Can I get an amen?)
So now the big question is…how do I decorate? If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen sneak peeks at my décor, but this place is over twice the size, so I need to do some serious shopping. I’m a huge fan of One Kings Lane (invite here) and Joss & Main (invite here) for getting a designer look without the crazy price tags. Where are your favorite places?
Today’s Delight of the Day is the Stripe Peplum Tee from Gap, $39.95. I found this gem on Pinterest paired with a pretty pink pencil skirt, and I fell in love. Such a great outfit for spring! My favorite thing about the Delight of the Day being from Gap? They always have amazing promos! Spend $75, and you’ll save 40% with code HAPPY. Need help getting to $75? See below. Happy shopping!
I have a confession. I always overpack. As in I go for a week but pack for three. I’m a planner by nature, so I always make lists weeks in advance and take clothes/shoes/toiletries so I’m covered for any situation. So, for our trip to Costa Rica, I’m trying to limit myself to a carry on (and I’ll split a checked bag with The Boy). Whilst browsing the latest L.L. Bean Signature catalog, I saw this adorable weekender (and this one, but it’s a little pricier) for $179.00. Now I just have to figure out how to get everything in this bag…
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Today’s Delight of the Day is a little uncharacteristic. I tend to choose classic pieces, but, occasionally, I like to shake things up. We’ve officially booked our trip to Costa Rica, so I’m on the hunt for lightweight and pretty dresses. This one from Oasap is less than $25, so how can you beat that? Plus, I think it’ll be perfect for the dog days of summer back home. If winter ever ends.
I’m so tired of this crummy cold weather that I think I’ve been ordering waaay too many clothes to compensate. I told myself I’d stop, but then I got an email from J.Crew that they’re having a 40% off spring sale! Scroll through below to see my favorite picks from the sale:
I’m literally dying over the Take a Bow skirt from Leanne Barlow, $130. Available in four colors with a giant (removable, but why would you ever do that?) bow and pockets, this gorgeous skirt has everything you could ever need. Easter outfit, anyone? Plus, you can feel good knowing your cute new purchase was Made in America!
With all the rain this weekend, there was lots and lots of time to shop online/binge on Netflix. One of my favorite finds? This adorable scallop dress from Loft. Regularly $89.50, Loft is offering 40% off, so this dress is only $53.70! Unreal. Since it’s still a little chilly, I’m thinking this would be paired best with a navy blazer and fun wedges, but just think of the springtime possibilities.
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