It’s that time again! I honestly don’t feel like it’s been that long since I last shopped the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. But that doesn’t stop me from being so excited to shop it once again! Now, I haven’t been shopping the sale long. But it has really helped me to boost my Lilly wardrobe at much more affordable prices!
This time around the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale will run for THREE WHOLE DAYS from August 28th-30th
So whether you’re a seasoned Lilly Pulitzer vet shopping the sale for the millionth time, you’re a #APS newbie, or you’re somewhere in between (like me) read on for some of my best tips and tricks that I’ve learned while shopping the sale!
1. Mark Your Calendar and Set Your Alarm
Okay so today is actually the 28th and first day, so maybe marking your calendar is more of a “been there, done that” tip. But you should for sure be setting an alarm! Here on the east coast the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale will begin at 8am. I typically set my alarm half an hour or so early so I can get up, grab some coffee and get my self ready to shop.
2. Make (or update) Your Account
This one is a biggie and has saved me SO MUCH time and heartache when shopping Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. Like most sales, the things you add to your cart during the After Party Sale aren’t reserved or officially yours until you checkout. So making sure you account info is up to date and ready with all your shipping, billing and credit card info saves a ton of time!
This one is especially big for me this time around because I’ve moved twice since the last sale. I know I don’t want my stuff going to the wrong address!
3. Try On Items at Your Local Store
Okay so this is for those of you out there lucky enough to live next to a Lilly store. It really helps to know your sizes going into the sale (especially if you’ve never purchased any Lilly Pulitzer clothing before!). If I could, I’d try on a few tops, bottoms and dresses just to get an idea of sizing. Typically in all the Lilly cotton t-shirt dresses I wear a small. I ordered two tank tops in last sale and I also purchased a small and they fit great!
So the last two times I shopped the After Party Sale I used the True Fit tool. Now, I just went on the website and couldn’t find it. If you do see it tomorrow- it’s SUCH a big help and is typically spot on when recommending sizes!
Most Nordstrom store also carry some Lilly Pulitzer items too. So if you’re close you can always head there to try on some goods.
4. Plan a Budget! (and STICK TO IT)
I cannot stress this one enough! The last time the After Party Sale hit I didn’t stick to my budget at all. I ended up with things that I loved but didn’t necessarily need. And not to mention that I spent a little too much money.
This year I’m going into the sale looking for a few specific prints and a good popover for the cooler temps. During the fall here in New England I don’t find myself reaching for a ton of my Lilly prints like I do in the summer.
The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is also a great time to purchase all your Lilly accessories. I love grabbing up cute phone cases for a discounted price!
5. Check Social Media for More After Party Sale Action!
Last time around they offered special discounted items through Instagram Stories. I didn’t end up scoring any of them, but there were some great deals!
I also love creeping on the After Party Sale hashtag to see what people are snagging! It’s also a great way to interact with fellow Lilly lovers.
Now, Twitter is amazing for up-to-date happenings on how long people have been waiting in the virtual line and if there have been any website crashes.
You better believe I’ll be on both Insta-stories and Twitter posting live about all my findings! Like I said- I won’t be buying a ton this time around but I still want to share all the great finds with you all!
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