Lilly for Summer!

Hello Monday, it’s sort of nice to see you again. Actually, I’m lying. I shouldn’t complain too much though because my weekend was lovely. Spring temperatures are finally gracing the mid-Atlantic and we are taking advantage of it by planting our gardens and wearing our Lilly Pulitzer shift dresses. Speaking of which, I’m wearing my Nosey Posey Lilly for Target maxi dress!

I was browsing the new Lilly summer prints and styles online today and thought I’d share my favorites with you. I’m living Scuba to Cuba! The name is so ironic to me, I dare anyone to actually “scuba to Cuba” and you’ll see why I find it ironic. Besides that I love Besame Mucho (sounds like a song Andrea Bucelli sings), All-Nighter, and Pink Colony!

Live this week colorfully loves! We only have one life to live and it has to be beautiful! My graduation is this weekend so I may be a little MIA for awhile. I’m getting really excited! I’ll share pictures with all of you later on. My parents got me an amazing new camera for my blogging and I can’t wait to start sharing photos!

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The Problems with Lilly for Target

lilly_for_target_lineI posted yesterday about my Lilly for Target finds and the adventure I had finding them. Today, I wanted to talk about the problems myself and others encountered with the coveted line. As much as I loved this collaboration and as great as the prints were, there were some things that could have been improved upon. It’s been dubbed the Preppy Girl’s Hunger Games for a reason!

The first thing that should have been better prepared for is the product demand. We were told before the store opened that there was only one dress per size and style available. For example, I’m a size 8 and I got the shift dress in “Upstream” print. I got the only size 8 in stock in that print. That’s insane. I’m not the only size 8 in line wanting a dress. Didn’t they perceive this as being a problem?

The second big issue was the website. It crashed around 3am Sunday morning from so many people trying to access it. The same thing happened in 2011 for their collaboration with Missoni. I totally understand that sometimes websites just crash. However, since Target has already dealt with this problem in the past shouldn’t they have prepared for this?

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Waiting in line!

The final major problem were the Ebayers. Target really can’t do too much about this except for limiting how much you can buy of a certain thing. There were quite a few people that I know were planning on hoarding whatever they could find (I see you lady with white knee socks and orthopedic shoes!) and then reselling it on Ebay for double or even triple the original price. It’s entrepreneurship at it’s finest, but it really sucks for the rest of us who just want to wear something colorful for the spring and summer months.

I’m still glad I was able to get my shift and maxi dress. I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on the shift that I wore to work yesterday.

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Pier 1 Imports Style

Have you ever found something you absolutely fell in love with and then looked at the price tag? That happened to me yesterday. I went to Pier 1 Imports just to see what they had on clearance and sitting right in front of me when I walked in was this gorgeous sofa. It was a light cream with a tufted back and overly stuffed pillows. It was also $899. For some, that’s a decent price, but for a recent college grad swimming in debt, it’s too much.

I continued looking around the store and daydreaming of filling my future apartment with all the pretty things I wanted. A look at my bank account reminded me yet again that I should promptly exit the store. Nonetheless, I figured I’d share with you a few of my favorite living room pieces that I saw. Hopefully, you’ll daydream with me!

I’m confident I can achieve this look without spending the small fortune it would cost to buy it all at Pier 1. I visited Marshall’s a short while later and fell in love with similar things at a fraction of the price. When I officially move, I’ll probably be buying furniture a little bit at a time so I can pay in cash and not go into more debt. I’ll update y’all when that does happen so you can follow along in my interior design journey!

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What I’m Loving: Concentric Collection Frames by Warby Parker

Where does the time go? This past weekend was just busy! I’m exhausted but feeling accomplished. Yesterday, I went in search of something pretty and stylish that would lighten my mood and make me smile. I ended up finding (and falling in love with) these gorgeous glasses in the Concentric Collection by Warby Parker.

Most of you probably don’t know that I wear glasses for distance. The current frames I have are pink and black by Guess. I’ve had them since early high school and haven’t wanted to change them, they’re pink after all! This new collection has me rethinking this decision though. My favorites frames are the Cognac Tortoise and Oak Barrel. They also have sunglasses in these frames!

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I need to go to the eye doctor soon to make sure my eyes haven’t gotten worse and to adjust my prescription. It’s been a few years to say the least! As much as I love pink, I’m thinking a little update to my frames wouldn’t kill me. Plus, for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to charity for someone in need. By taking care of your eyes, you’re caring for the eyes of someone who can’t!

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Top Picks from J Crew Fall

My favorite store to shop at for fall trends is J Crew! They have the best basics and preppy styling I’ve found and better yet, they had in fun, trendy pieces to appease the fashionista in all of us. Browsing their online store I focused on colors that are associated with autumn. My skin tone goes best with autumn colors anyway so this is the best time of the year for me!

I chose a few fun accessories and pieces that work well together (you’ll notice a more neutral color palette). All of these picks come from J Crew Factory and most are on sale! Comment below with your favorite piece! Mine is the pleated skirt! Enjoy the 2nd day of fall!

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