With Labor Day weekend coming up, my deep denial that summer is almost over is getting harder and harder to maintain. But I’m trying to keep this charade going as long as possible so I thought I’d do a roundup of my favorite outfits from this summer to ease into autumn. I’ll be transitioning to fall and fall-ish outfits after LDW since DC’s heat + humidity doesn’t always get the memo that it’s officially fall right away.
I’m getting some serious mileage out of my Madewell Striped Dress. From an easy brunch look to an impromptu beach cover-up, this dress does it all! On my Instagram, I use the hashtag #realoutfitgram a fair amount but let me tell you this is probably the most real outfit post in awhile. I’m wearing zero makeup, covered in sunscreen and my tangled beach hair is pulled back in a braid. After a day soaking up the sun on Assateague Island beach (right next to Chincoteague Island), my mom and I headed back to the car to pack up and head back to Chincoteague for dinner and a night cap at the hotel. I tossed on this striped dress over my swimsuit, slipped back into my trusty Jacks, threw my beachy hair in a braid and was ready to grab dinner! Before we drove to Chincoteague, I checked to see if my man Guy Fieri had visited any local spots on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (The Greatest Show Ever). On his advice, we headed to Woody’s Beach BBQ that night and guys, the Big Hot Woody sandwich did not disappoint. Of course, I had to choose the sandwich on the menu that’s covered in hot sauce and jalapeños. And get an order of handcut French fries. I mean…it was vacation.
Big news, guys!! The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is kicking off on Monday for two glorious days of shifts, Murfee scarves, bags and McKim sandals. So spend the weekend clearing out your closet and gearing up for the big sale on Monday morning at 8!
Have a Game Plan + Know Your Size(s): Items will be snapped up left and right in front of your very eyes. While we won’t know the exact pieces included in the sale until it goes live, it’s helpful to know which sizes in which Lilly pieces work for you.
Update Your Lilly Account Information: Make sure your payment info and shipping address is up-to-date before the sale starts, one less thing to worry about.
Check Out Often: If you have a big order, check out often. Even if you save something to your shopping bag, until you check out there’s a chance someone else can snatch it up. And when you spy your favorite print in just your size, there’s no way you’re going to let that bad boy go without a fight. It might sound crazy but you could end up with three separate orders! Hey, whatever it takes to get those prints safely to your closet.
Stick to Your Budget: In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to get carried away. But be realistic about what you can spend: check your finances + determine how much you can spend on clothes for the month. And then stick to it!!!
Set an Alarm: Getting out of bed on a Monday can be tricky enough, but a Monday right after a vacation? Set an alarm to make sure you don’t miss out to log into your Lilly account before 8am EST. Oh, and be at work on time. That too.
If you want to overprepare and study up (you overachiever you), check out Lilly’s Sale FAQ page!
Which prints and pieces are you hoping to spy in the sale? Let me know what goodies you snag 😉
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