Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale: Shopping Successfully

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Lilly Pulitzer Long Sleeve Amina Dress

Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a great weekend!  I was a little MIA on the blog this weekend because I was soaking up some relaxation with my honey since he is going out of town this weekend and we were super productive on Sunday and watched football and cleaned the house.  I love weekends like this because it truly makes for a great week.

If you haven’t heard the buzz, the Lilly Pulitzer semi annual sale (aka the After Party Sale) has begun and will continue until September 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.  They host this sale in the beginning of the year and around the end of summer and in my opinion, the end of summer sale is always better than the one in the beginning of the year.  They have recently made the After Party Sale available in stores as well.  I have never shopped the sale in stores because I have heard it is super wild and practically like Black Friday… just thinking of that gives me major anxiety.  I prefer shopping at home with my cup of coffee and in my pajamas please!

I’ve been shopping this sale since high school.  I just love all of the colors and prints that Lilly Pulitzer creates and they have a bunch of different wearable styles for any occasion.  I even got my mom hooked on it and she wears it practically every day!  A lot of their styles can go from work to cocktails and anything Lilly Pulitzer never goes out of style!  When I first started shopping the sale, I got super overwhelmed because there are so many items in the sale and it is very easy to forget what you are looking for and start buying pieces that aren’t on your wish list.  To avoid getting lost in all the madness, I’m here to help you shop the sale successfully so you can get everything on your wishlist.

stay on budget.

It’s super easy to go crazy & get too excited during this sale and end up getting buyers remorse.  It’s best to save up and set a budget so you don’t go overboard during the sale and regretting it later.

do your research.

Before the sale, check on the website or in stores a few times a year to see what prints you are excited about and find the styles you have to have.    Write down or print out the information and keep it until the sale you have exactly what you are looking for on hand.

use the search bar.

Save time searching through endless pages by using the search tool to find your exact item in record time.  This avoids the probability of your item being sold out before you even find it.

filter the results.

Once you (finally) get into the sale, the first thing you should do is filter the results to your sizes.  That way, you see everything thats in stock in your size so you avoid finding something you like and then finding that its sold out. Every item is final sale so be sure to know your size!

do not refresh.

whatever you do, do not refresh the webpage.  That resets your wait time and puts you all the way at the end of the line.  It’s best to just stay on the page as soon as you hop on and the website will refresh on its own when it’s your turn to access the sale.

create an account.

This seriously saves you some time.  Make an account before the sale starts and connect your PayPal or credit/debit card so as soon as you add an item to your “suitcase” you can check out straight away and you won’t have to waste time typing in your information.

checkout immediately.

As soon as you find something from your wishlist, add it to your suitcase and checkout immediately.   Shipping is free during the sale so this gives you a better advantage to grab your must have goodies.  After you check out, you are put back into the virtual line so you can repeat the process all over again for your next must have item.

check the sale until it ends.

Obviously if you get all of your wishlist pieces on the first day, wohoo you did it! if not or you didn’t see something you’ve been searching for, it’s probably because they haven’t listed it yet.  During the entire length of the sale, they add more items that weren’t on there before so there’s hope that you could still get your items for sale price.

things sell out quickly.

Nothing gets restocked so access the sale as soon as you can.  You don’t have to wake up early to access it as soon as it starts, but it’s not a bad idea.  Certain times of the day, the virtual line gets longer but it goes by fairly quick.  The website tells you how many shoppers are in front of you and an approximate wait time.

don’t stress & have fun.

Always remember, its just a sale… it’s supposed to be fun!  if you don’t get everything you want, it’s not the end of the world!  In some cases, people will resell their sale items for sale price on Lilly Pulitzer Facebook groups or Poshmark so you could still have a shot to get what your heart desires!

bonus tip.

Use your computer instead of a cell phone.  It’s much easier to see everything and much easier to navigate.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about the After Party Sale!  Be sure to plan ahead and have fun with it!  If you’re participating in the sale, I hope you get everything on your wish list! Happy shopping Lilly lovers! Xx

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