Lilly Pulitzer After Party: September 2020 Sale Picks and Past Outfits Still Available

Did you shop the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale earlier today? If you missed yesterday's post I did some in-store shopping. But for the first time since 2012, I actually did not buy anything in the online part of the sale today. I guess quarantine has changed my buying habits. Or I've just been more focused on decorating for our future house? I was thinking the Jessi Romper would have been great for my bachelorette weekend, but it sold out in my size before I could get it. But that won't be until the spring anyway, so I have plenty of time to find something else. If I didn't still have several dresses already put away for cancelled weddings I would have bought the Cheryln dress in green or the Rayanne shift in pink. Maybe I'll find something if they do a re-stock tomorrow? But here are some of my recent buys that are still available and some of my other top picks!

Other picks:

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Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale: September 2020 Tips and a Mini In-Store Preview

A week later than expected, the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is going live online tomorrow! There technically aren't any in-store preview days at the corporate stores. But I was at my parent's house in Greensboro and their signature store had a mini version of it, as the store is unfortunately also closing. But they are hoping to re-open in another part of town within the next year or so. But I found some great deals on Jack Rogers sandals (like $32 for this pair and $12.50 for this pair) and this Jonna Romper for $70. 
There was not much left for clothing but I did see the following styles: Astara dress (like the navy one I got in the last sale pictured above), Elsa tops, shift dresses like the Adalee, a lot of white dresses and Luxletic in general, and quite a few styles of shoes like the Tilly sandal. I'm not sure if what I saw will reflect tomorrow's sale or not since it was also a final clearance sale, but I thought I would share in case anyone is on the lookout for those styles. Between quarantine/social distancing keeping me from wearing a lot of my Lilly pieces lately and having a casual dress code at work, I'm not sure if I will be buying much tomorrow. I could probably still use another white dress for some pre-wedding events though. But here are my forever favorite styles that I typically look for in each sale: 

As always, here are my shopping tips if this is your first APS:
The Sale FAQ page from Lilly answers most of your typical questions you may have about the sale. But here are a few things I would add to it:

1. Create an account if you do not have one already, and make sure you are signed in the night before. It is also good to have your shipping addresses and payment information saved, to save time while all of your favorite items are going so quickly! If you shop on multiple devices (which I recommend), make sure you are signed in on each one, including the mobile app.

2. Know your sizes, all items are final sale. If you haven't bought anything from Lilly over the last few years, I have noticed some of the sizing was not as consistent as it used to be in 2015-2016. But I think has returned for the most part.

3. There are always disclaimers to expect delays for shipping and processing. But from my experience (with the exception of maybe one sale), I usually have my items within a week or so.

4. You will be placed in a virtual line to enter the sale. It used to be a good practice to place multiple orders to keep things from getting pulled out of your cart, because the shipping is always free. However, this is no longer a good idea. Because you will be placed back in line after your first order has been submitted. And I have learned that using multiple devices is really helpful for the line. It also makes the line seem much longer than it really is, if most people in line are on 2 or more devices. But, I have always found that one device gets far ahead of the others. The website sometimes crashes due to the traffic, but it what it is!

5. From the last few sales, some of the items were not marked down as much as they have been in the past. Over the years, I have noticed the best deals are on casual dresses, small accessories, skirts, and tops. If you are looking for any special occasion dresses, this is the best time to buy!

Current Favorites I hope might be included:

Pink and Gold Dress for When We Can Go to Weddings Again

I was hoping to be sharing this dress along with my regular Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale content, but the sale has still yet to happen. Maybe it will be next week? Maybe the June sale was the early version? We will see. I was also hoping to actually be wearing this dress for one of the several weddings we were supposed to be going to pre-quarantine, but they have all re-scheduled.  We had 5 friend's weddings planned in 2020, 1 last spring and 4 in the fall. Most of them are still going through with smaller ceremonies and postponed the big celebrations. While it is so sad to see, and has us worried for our own wedding in June, we are glad all of our friends are being cautious. Although we are trying to be optimistic, we are also prepared that there is a chance TJ and I may be faced with the same situation. There are clearly much larger issues to worry about in today's world. But for that and many other obvious reasons, here's hoping all of this stays in 2020!

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Wedding Wednesday: Our Engagement Photos

I'm so excited to be sharing our engagement photos today! They were of course taken by Deeana Kourtney Photography, and we had the best time shooting them! We went to the Randolph location of the Charlotte Mint Museum. Although we did have another spot in mind to start, and this would have been the second location. But the Mint leads into Eastover Park. So there were more than enough spots, and it worked out just fine! We are so excited to use these photos for our Save the Dates, wedding websites, and to frame for our future home. I haven't quite been able to narrow those down yet, so let me know if you have a favorite! TJ and I usually only have one or two poses when we take photos together. So it was a lot of fun to get dressed up and have these fun candid shots taken. I already look forward to having these photos to look back on this special time of our engagement!

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