Photo by Madeline Heising
It’s the most colorful time of the year. When all the Southern belles, yankee wasps, and basic sorority girls come out to play. It’s the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale 2017.
You wanna get involved Monday morning? Here’s my advice. For what it’s worth.
Create your account now // And save your billing information. In the time it takes you to type those 16 digits in the heat of the moment some ADPi with Daddy’s credit card is going to swipe that Lilac Verbena Pearl Shift from you faster than you can say rush week.
Make a wishlist // Who’s going to be your first round pick? Matt’s going for Julio Jones but I’m going for the Indigo Night Caw Donna Romper. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t get distracted by
injured Andrew Luck the neon silk tops you’ll never actually wear #fantasybargainhunting
Hey hey hey señora, jump in da line // Except, like, you can’t actually get in line until the clock strikes 8, so don’t listen to ’em: there is no point in camping out. Grab your iced coffee with a splash of almond milk and park yourself ~7:55. Deep breaths. Start hitting refresh at 7:59.
Don’t panic // You’re going to be number 86,723 in line. It will move.
Kill time // This is my favorite day of the year not because of the discounts but because there is nothing funnier/more pathetic than watching bored white women freak the f out on social media. I recommend keeping the ‘LP book open and refreshing tweeter to feel better about yourself (and worse about 2017’s America).
Shop other retailers // Signature stores have no obligation to price match, but my experience tells me you’ll see comparable markdowns there, as well as on Amazon, Zappos, and Nordstrom come Monday morning.
Fill ‘er up // Don’t think, just buy. You’re better off reselling the bad choices on eBay later as opposed to stalking it for the next two weeks only to pay what would have been full price three months ago. Speaking from personal experience.
#ConfirmPurchase // Items are not guaranteed in your cart. Shipping is free, so check out in multiple transactions to ensure you secure your favs. Explain credit card bill to husband later.
Stop crying // It’s just dresses dammit.
See you Monday at 8am. May the odds be ever in your favor.