Friday, August 25, 2017

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale & GIVEAWAY

Maybe after the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale y'all are exhausted with the talk of a good sale but I just couldn't let this one pass by without mention. If you've been following along for a while then you may remember just how much I look forward to the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. And, I recently discovered that the sale will be kicking off Monday August 28th at 8am EST! The sale will last until August 30th so shopping time will be limited further encouraging you to bring you A-game. Since you'll need your A-game I'm going to be serve as your coach and go through all the plays and strategies you need to know to come out with some of your favorites.

Lilly Pulitzer rarely puts items on sale online aside from their two big sales of the year! These sales are highly anticipated by Lilly lovers and happen in January and August. During these sales tons of items from past seasons or promotions are marked down significantly so it's a great time to stock up! In the winter especially, I feel like the sale is a great time to buy items suitable for spring break and summer! And this year there is an added component to the sale, in store shopping! So, if you live near a Lilly Pulitzer store or Lilly Pulitzer signature store there will be pre-sale parties starting SUNDAY at 3:00! You'll be able to preview merchandise, try it on, and even buy it right then and there before the sale opens online. 
Now that you're excited for Monday's  sale (by now I hope your alarm is set) I thought I'd share some tips to help ensure it's as successful for you as possible. Having shopped the sale since high school I've had some experience with how it goes although some changes have been made over the year. 



1. Create an account and update your information before the sale starts. 
If you're even considering shopping the sale this is not a suggestion but almost a requirement. Being logged into your account and having updated information before the sale begins will allow you to check out right away hopefully helping you snag more items you're dying to have. If you don't already have an account you can  create one here and you can  log in here.

2. Get to the  site before the sale begins.
I constantly like being early to things and this sale is no different. While the sale doesn't officially begin until 8 am EST getting there early will hopefully help you to be one of the first people in line. 

3. If there's something you love be sure to buy it right away. Items in your cart are not reserved. 
I can not stress this enough. If you find that one item you hoped would be included in the sale and it's in your size don't waste your time seeing what else you can get. GO AHEAD AND CHECK OUT! While it would be nice for items in your cart to be reserved it's likely that Lilly lovers wouldn't leave their computers all day since they'd be scrolling through the sale pages to make sure they don't miss anything. 

4. Once in the virtual line do not refresh your page.
This is just like elementary school in that you can't skip anything and if you get out of line you'll be hanging in the back. Once you've made it into the virtual line definitely don't refresh. I do like opening multiple tabs to shop this sale. Most of the time my browser looks a bit like this:

5. Have favorites in mind and have an idea of your size.
Knowing what you want or if there is a realm in which your closet is lacking will help you to avoid going too overboard during the sale. Additionally, make sure you're buying things in your size unless you love an item enough to go to the trouble of getting it altered. 

6. If the site crashes try shopping from the  Lilly Pulitzer app or head to your local store.
Because of how many people shop this sale it's not uncommon for the site to crash. If that's the case be patient but also consider trying to shop from the Lilly Pulitzer app. It is definitely easier to shop from the website but if all else fails the app is a good option to have.

7. Be Polite
If the site does crash be polite. The Lilly team wants the sale to go as smooth as possible so harassing them with disappointed tweets isn't helpful. It's just a sale and should be fun!


For more information about the sale  Lilly Pulitzer has a whole  FAQ page that is also helpful! And remember that shipping is free during the sale so checking out more than once is encouraged and won't cost you any extra money. 


One of my personal favorite parts of the  After Party Sale each year is hosting a fun giveaway for y'all! This year I came up with some really cute items that any Lilly lover would surely love! I've tried to make entering the giveaway as easy as possible and hope that the items would be useful now and well into the months when you finally get to wear your sale items.

Here's what is included:
$100 Lilly Pulitzer Gift Card & Bauble Bar's Pink Ombre Tassel Earrings (how perfect would these look with Lilly Pulitzer pieces!?)

Hopefully that made you even more excited to enter! Here's how:

1. Go to Lilly Pulitzer's  website and tell me your favorite print from this season you'd want to receive (see the possibilities  here). 
2. Follow me on instagram (@prepinyourstep).
3. Leave one comment on this blog post informing me of which recent print is your favorite, your instagram name, AND your email address (I'll be emailing the giveaway winner directly when the giveaway closes on the 30th so be sure to put an email address you check regularly so that we can be in contact).

*If you want to feel free to like my  Facebook page as well since I am hoping to use it more this coming year! 

Giveaway closes on August 30th at midnight. 

I so wish that you could all win, but hopefully you'll score some steals from the  sale! I can't wait to read through your comments to see which print is your favorite and be sure to check back here on Sunday and Monday to talk sizing, favorite items, and then shop the sale!  Hope y'all have the best Friday. 

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  2. My favourite is the Keep on Trunkin' print! Love the blue and white colours!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  3. My favorite is Pina Colada Club. @suziec717 sconnelly717@yahoo.com

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  4. I absolutely love the One Too Many print, it's so beautiful! @vwdiva93 Email: Clarice.stewart.03@gmail.com

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  5. Tough decision but I love Head in the Sand!
    IG: @toriavmm Email: victoriamm9@gmail.com

    Thanks for all the tips for the sale!

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  6. Tropi Call Me is my favorite!
    IG: @alex_rybicki email: rybickia@alumni.usca.edu

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  7. I love Tortuga Time this year! My IG is @palmettoprepinpearls email: scathcart00@gmail.com

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  8. I love Tortuga Time print!
    IG: @meg819
    Email: meg819@gmail.com

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  9. My current favorite print is Pina Colada Club!
    IG: @girlmeetsbow
    email: gentry.adams@gmail.com

    Thanks for hosting!

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  10. I'm loving the Pina Colada Club print! So fun!
    IG: @mjpeticolas
    email: petmj-21@rhodes.edu

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  12. My favorite is keep on trunkin! Love the elephants and colors in it :)
    Instagram:blellis
    Email: Brooke.leigh.ellis@gmail.com

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  13. My favorite print was the pop-up, lobstah roll. I was so happy to see a remake of one of my favorite prints from 3-4 years ago! Hope your first few weeks of teaching are going great(:
    Instagram: @bridgesciscento
    E-mail: bmsciscento@gmail.com

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  14. I love the tropi-call me print! @hannahwacamera hannahcbettis@gmail.com

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  15. My favorite print this season has to be Beach Loot!
    IG: @_morgankirby
    Email: morgankirby61@gmail.com

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  16. My favorite is Flamenco Beach!
    Instagram: @kmad21
    email: kmad09@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite print is Casa Del Sol!
    Instagram: @maryemaxwell
    Email: memax0712@gmail.com

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  18. I love the Tropi Call Me print, the turquoise and navy combo is one of my absolute favorites!

    instagram: @cryderxo (I just followed you on my personal ig because I never have any time to log onto my blog ig where I've followed you for a while)

    email: ceryder1616@gmail.com

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  19. Casa del sol is my favorite print right now but I also love to pop up lobstah roll print!
    IG: addisontaylor__
    Email: alaird997@yahoo.com

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  20. My favorite print is casa del sol!!
    Instagram: caroline.wiesbrock
    Email: cwiesbrockc@gmail.com

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  21. I loveeeee flamenco beach!
    Ig: arieleisenhauer
    Email: ariel.eisenhauer@gmail.com

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  22. Great tips for this Monday. I can't wait!
    I just love the piña colada club!
    IG: youre_kellinme_smalls
    Email: kmdavis594@gmail.com

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  23. Flamenco beach, dying for it in the Rhett romper!
    IG wendysuecupcake
    Wsewack@gmail.com

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  24. My favorite recent print is Tropi Call Me.
    Instagram: @seabattle2
    Email: kendall608(at)aol.com
    I also liked your Facebook page.

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  25. Love "lobstah roll"! Reminds me of classic Lilly!
    Insta:oliviacockrell
    Email:opa94@me.com

    Love your blog!!

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  26. My favorite current print is Beach and Bae!! @kris4thenguyen kris4thenguyen@gmail.com :))

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  27. Absolutely obsessed with flamenco beach �� @_lizzeng lizzseen@gmail.com

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  28. I LOVE Hey Bay Bay, as it reminds me of one of my faves - You Gotta Regatta. alexgrayson102@gmail.com and @kyalexg

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  29. Absolutely obsessed with the CASA DEL SOL print!!!
    My Insta account is Camemckean
    Email- Camemckean@gmail.com

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  30. I looove the flamenco beach print! It's not something I'd normally pick up I recently tried on a the linden dress in it and now I need it!

    My insta handle is@krefrost

    Email is kristenrfrost@gmail.com

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  31. Hi this is Sarah and my favorite new print is "Drop Me a Lime" can't wait for the sale!
    Insta:@123lindyme
    Email: sjkaiser18@gmail.com

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  32. My favorite is the pina colada club!! So cute and bright!
    IG :@elyssabrowning email: ebrowning2012@gmail.com

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  33. Hi!! I love the flamenco beach print!! So fun! Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway!

    IG: sarahts0219
    Email: sarahethackston@gmail.com

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  34. Hi!! My favorite print is flamenco beach.
    Insta: livm413
    Email: livm413@gmail.com

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  36. I love lobstah roll!
    my insta is @brynmazzocco & my email is brynleah49@gmail.com

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  37. My favorite print is piña colada club!
    Insta: ash_wood11
    EmIl: ashley.wood111@gmail.com

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  38. I loveeee that lobstah roll came back this season!!
    Insta: asheliz26
    Email: acrawf3@clemson.edu

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  39. I love labstah roll but then again I love them all❤️
    Maggieeemann
    Maggiemann2009@gmail.com

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  40. Ooh, gotta go with Pina Colada Club!

    Instagram: converseandclarinets
    katie@arborquest.org

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  41. I love Tortuga Time!

    @sierrafr
    sierrarussell1@icloud.com

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  42. I loveeeee / am obsessed with piña colada!!! My IG is sweetcarolinem and email is carolinepmoyer@gmail.com Happy shopping!!

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  43. My favorite current print is Pina Colada Club... But Bering from Maine, my all time favorite is Lobstah Roll! I'm hoping to find some leggings or a dress for my daughter or a tunic, pullover or a dress for me. Thanks for the tips, this is my first time shopping the after party! Wish me luck

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  44. My all time favorite print is pina coldsd club! It's so fun and cute! My Instagram is @maddytrog and my email is trogmaddy@yahoo.com

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  45. My favorite print is Casa del sol! My Instagram is @kwalenta and email is krwsporty@yahoo.com

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  46. My favorite print is TROPI CALL ME because it reminds me of a similar print I already love. My Instagram is @shannon_springstead and my email is @shannon_springstead32@gmail.com
    Ps Moved in to my college apartment and I bought the blue rug you have and I can't thank you enough it's beautiful and I love it!

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  47. fave current print: Keep On Trunkin
    following on insta! @celeste_w
    email: celeste@mail4me.com

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  48. Casa del sol is my favorite print. I love prints that have blues in them, because I feel like they easily transition into fall pieces! My IG is the_marvelousmeg and my email is bamabeauty1130@yahoo.com!

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  49. My favorite is Lobstah Roll! I love it!
    insta: @sarahhmolnar
    email: smsunsets@comcast.net
    Thanks!

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  50. I like th print It's Eelectric. My Instagram is elizab_rogers and my email is rosierogers342@gmail.com

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  51. -I am LOVING "Drop Me a Lime"
    -My instagram is @isabellaklotz
    -My email is klotzi1@udayton.edu

    Thanks!!

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  52. I love the "Catch and Release" print!
    Instagram: stephanielferrari
    Email: sferrar5@uncc.edu

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  53. I'm loving Flamenco Beach!

    Instagram: kbfranke11
    Email: kbfranke11(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. 1. Hey bay bay!
    2. Followed!!
    3. Seriously love all the prints this season!
    Insta: @suzys.style email: suzannahwaters@aol.com

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  55. My favorite print is catch and release!
    Instagram: lizzy_cerame
    Email: lcerame2gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  56. My favorite print is either Tropi Call Me or Piña Colada Club. Both are too cute!
    Instagram: emmapaulson
    Email: emmarose95@wi.rr.com
    Happy Shopping, ladies!!

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  57. It's so hard to pick but I think I like its eelectric! I love the blue with the pop of color from the coral print. A lot of the prints I thought looked good but only in certain styles or types of clothing items but almost all of the items in this print were cute! Insta: millerl46
    Email: lmiller544@hotmail.com

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  58. My favorite is Casa Del Sol!! Thanks!
    Instagram:kllipscomb
    Email: kllipscomb1@gmail.com

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  59. My current fave is Tortuga Time (I love that it's a print that gives back!), but I'm secretly hoping to see Hey Bay Bay! in the sale since that's an older print :)
    I'm really excited for the sale, especially since I'll actually be able to shop it from home this year!
    My insta is SouthernAndStyle and my email is upchurchjordyn@gmail.com

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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  60. I love the "Pina Colada Club" print!! My instagram name is addison426 and my email is cook.addison1@gmail.com

    Love your blog!

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  61. I love the Tortuga Time! Instagram: shannee2, email: shannee2@yahoo.com

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  62. Absolutely adore Flamenco Beach! It's this year's agenda for me! IG: marissamoquin email: marissam0903@gmail.com

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  63. My favorite print from this season is the Pina Colada Club! My instagram is @roxnne7 and my email is rmkessler94@gmail.com.

    So excited for the sale!

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  64. My favorite print is Piña Colada Club! Insta: @csarge200 Email: carolinesargent17@gmail.com

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  65. My favorite is luminescent! @emer242 emily.rote@gmail.com

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  66. head in the sand!! @corriesha chtankersley@gmail.com

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  67. My favorite print is the lobstah roll!!!💕💕
    Instagram:@Carlysuehill
    Email:Carlyshill1313@icloud.com

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  68. I love Flamenco Beach!
    @talleyclardy
    talley.clardy@gmail.com

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  69. My favorite was by far the lobstah roll this season! @sennettcooke811 Sennett.cooke@gmail.com

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  70. I am loving the new lobstah roll print! My insta is @rachelfarm04 and my email is rachelfarmer04@gmail.com

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  71. I love Tortuga Time print!
    IG: @emilygvogt
    Email: emily.g.vogt@gmail.com

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  72. Flamenco beach is my fave!
    @leighmmoring
    Leigh.moring@gmail.com

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  73. Piña Colada Club!
    IG: @rebeccazlin
    Email: rebeccalin90@gmail.com

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  74. My favorite print is Pina Colada Club
    @flagler22
    flagler1965@gmail.com

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  75. I'm loving the flamenco beach right now. But also obsessed with the navy lobstah roll print. The way the pink stands out against navy is my favorite!!
    Instagram: cefty1210
    Email: cwallace1210@hotmail.com

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  76. I like beach loot! @carbear783 Caryn.alper@gmail.com

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  77. The tortuga time print is my favorite.
    instagram- kellywcu

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  78. tropi call me print
    IG @sweetums82
    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  79. Flamenco Beach is my favorite. So cute!

    IG: @ashleylpugh
    apugh0425@gmail.com

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