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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!


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