Skip to main content

Lunch at Lilly 2014

So I had every intention of posting my usual Fashion Find Friday post last week but sometimes the best of intentions get misplaced. As I was riding along with the bf to New Orleans last Friday I remembered that reading in the car gives me a headache and it was in my best interest to hold off on blogging. This week's post will be all about some NOLA fun but first I'll do a little fashion catch up.  

Recently Lilly Pulutzer had their annual Lunch at Lilly event and although I intended to be strong I wound up with a few things. 


L@L is an annual promotion to promote the Spring collection by offering gifts with purchase. In the past gifts have focused on one of the spring prints and spring activities. 2013 offered napkins, a table cloth and cooler in the Chin Chin print while 2012 offered gifts leading up to a picnic basket. This year the emphasis was all about accessories: 


Photo borrowed from the Belk website 

During the day several stores ran out of these gifts, which I found odd because I didn't consider them very exciting at all. I did notice that the Braylen (the two left tops in my haul pic) was starting to sell out nationally but my local store still had both prints in my size. Since I just don't do full price but it seems pretty sure these tops will not make it to the summer sale L@L was a perfect time to grab them and get a free gift. Of course, once in store I found more to try on and purchased what made the cut. The top on the right was actually a Shaun pick he talked me into - as if that was hard. All of my tops have already been worn and I am very pleased with them. Today I am wearing the Melissa sweater - which looks like a blazer. It's a really great wardrobe piece, especially because my work environment is business casual. 

When I went to check out it turned out my local store had also run out of the scheduled GWPs so instead I got the 5X5 print book from a different promo. Yay! I love this book. (And they are now out, so please don't call and ask for one. I just need to say this so I'm not causing anyone trouble by posting my L@L experience.) 



During L@L most stores also have treats, some even have a DJ or other fun activity to make a party. I was able to enjoy some pink lemonade and yummy cookies from the Whimsey Cookie Co. during my shopping, not that I needed them. (Fun fact for you non Memphians: whimsey cookie has Collins from The Blind Side - the real girl not the actress playing her - as one of the owners) 

A few days later I got a sweet thank you in the mail. 



Y'all know I approve of that! I was a little sad about the script earrings and elephant bangle but a fellow lilly lover has been nice enough to offer me an earring hookup, because Lilly girls are super nice and sweet like that. All is well that ends well in Lilly!



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Ipsy Ocotber 2017

I thought I had unsubscribed from Ipsy but apparently I just skipped last month so yesterday I had the unexpected surprise of an ipsy bag in the mail. The October bag is really cute and I will absolutely use this as my purse makeup bag. As for the products I have mixed feelings, here's what's inside:   Marc Anthony True Professional  Hydrating Coconut Oil $11.80 I usually don't use a oil in my hair but my ends have been kinda dry and frizzy lately so I figured hey why not. I was pleasantly surprised how this didn't make my hair feel greasy or weighted down and it did make the ends smoother so it's something I would consider purchasing in the future. I do wish it came in different scents, this one smells beachy which is nice but this time of year I'd prefer a less tropical scent.
Dermelect Nail Polish $12 I'm not even going to link to this product I thought it was that awful. I personally am not a fan of the shade but that aside the formula had an awful app…

Sunday Secrets - Behind the Filter

Two weeks ago I posted a "Sunday Secrets" post giving a little insight on the real me vs the social media me and I really enjoyed it and decided to try making it a regular thing. When I first started blogged it was mostly just a journal about my life I shared with my facebook friends filled my thoughts and personal rants. Since "cleaning up" my posts earlier this year I realized that I've missed having that outlet and I've worried that in only talking about this beauty product or that outfit I might be too shallow and it's ok to be a little bit real online sometimes. So today I'm taking about my life behind the instagram filtered lens.

Instagram filtered version of me  Latley I've been a little overwhelmed by adulting. I don't remember my parents ever acting like just being an adult is hard. I was too young to remember much from when my paternal grandfather died but I do remember my maternal grandparents dying within a year of each other a…

Trunk Club Review

Recently I saw the trunk club service advertised on instagram and I was very interested. The service started as a personal shopping service for men but since being purchased by Nordstrom has expanded the service offering to women. The basic premise is something similar to Stich Fix - create a profile providing sizes, likes and dislikes, converse with a stylist and be sent a box with 10 items to try on -keep what you like and send back the rest. This service has a $25 styling fee that is waived for Nordstrom card holders. When I first created my profile I knew that I wanted to add some tops to my wardrobe but I was really looking for a dress to wear to my brother in laws upcoming wedding. I was super excited when my assigned stylist indicated I could request specific items and there were three items I asked to be included. Before the trunk is sent out you have the option to preview, decline any items that are not what you're looking for and then either just get the previewed item…

Nordstrom Rack Memphis

Last week was a big week for Memphis shoppers - our very own Nordstrom Rack opened! I like Nordstrom Rack, it's one of my favorite places to shop online, so I was excited to hear that we were getting one in Memphis.


When visiting the new store I was surprised at how much it reminded me of a TJ Maxx. The home section is much smaller, the shoe section much larger and there's no jewelry case but otherwise it's similar in size, layout and merchandise. One difference I appreciate is that the purse and clothing sections are separated out by designer - so if for example you're looking to buy a Tory Burch bag you don't have to look through all of the bags - they are organized together. Shoes are not separated by specific designer but they are in two areas - regular and designer, which seemed to be shoes over $150 a pair. Super small home section Women's clothing Purses! I really want one of these Rebecca Minkoff bags Pretty earrings For plus sizes I'm torn on ho…

Vi Peel

Hello! So I got my first Vi Peel which I was super excited about. Since the Botox post was popular I figure y'all would like this too. Besides, it's well established I'm beyond any sense of privacy or shame here.
I got my first peel years ago - a mild Glycolic peel added onto my facial when I turned 23. Then a few years ago I went to a friends Botox party, I was 26 and scared of Botox at the time but I got a TCA peel and liked the results but not the price tag so I bought the solution online and started doing them myself. All was fine and dandy at home until I stopped following the instructions, opps. The peel was supposed to be applied with a cotton pad , I had the genius idea this past march to brush it on. It dripped and got too deep into my skin resulting on uneven peeling.
So I had to wait for that mess to heal before I could get it professionally fixed. I decided to switch to the vi peel because its supposed to be better and hurts less, tca literally produces tear…