Like many other shopaholics I was excited for the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration. I have never been a huge fan of Lilly Pulitzer but I have always found items that I liked, mostly things that would get used in my “office”: notebooks, trays, tumblers etc. Nothing big or fancy!
Definitely bright, colorful and very girly!
As much as I like her dresses they are not particularly my style and would look just silly on me. After all I’m super pale brunette so the whole southern charm is kind of a miss ;)
Lilly Pulitzer is just not a brand I would spend on. Well, let me rephrase it: It’s not a brand I would spend that much on!
And that’s why I was excited for the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration: I could shop guilt free and not really spend that much!
Things on my “wish list” were:
I could just see myself wearing these cute pineapple and starfish flip flops.
These two pairs were my only true want!
Another thing on my list was espadrilles. Not a big fan but since they had the same ones for girls. I had this great idea how we could get matching shoes with PrettyPrettyPrincess. In all reality I probably would have worn them like once because she wanted and she would have got hers muddy in the first 3 days by walking through the mud to pick flowers for me.
Thank God, they were out and I saved $44!
This bag was another want!
This bag would have been perfect for the trips to the pool.
I’m kind of paranoid of my real bag getting ruined so that would have been perfect cheapo at $18 plus it’s cute and a 6-year-old-loves it so win-win…well, since I didn’t get it it was more of a loss but oh well!
Another maybe on my list! I love how cute it looks on her but I’m not sure I would really wear it. Since I didn’t get it I don’t have to worry about it!
I love to shop but I love my sleep and as long as they are not handing out free Chanel or Hermes I won’t be getting up super early! I have been sick the whole week so I was up at 6:30 and made it Target at 9. Don’t judge, I was watching tv and eating yogurt!
Everything that was left of Lilly Pulitzer for Target was empty racks, random items around the store and ladies that had their best gym gear, that more than likely had never seen the inside of the gym, on pushing carts full off Lilly for Target. I’m sure most of the items in their carts hit Ebay the second they got home.
I guess people were lined up before the opening, in the rain, and everything was sold out in the first 5 minutes. Looking at the small empty racks it doesn’t surprise me! At first I thought maybe it was just our Target that didn’t get that much of the merchandise but after talking with other shopaholics it looks like number of items was really limited this time.
Was it bad planning on Target’s and Lilly Pulitzer’s part? Considering all the problems people were having online it wouldn’t surprise me!
I’m sure many things will be sold on Ebay, quite a few will be returned to Target in the next 14 days and some will be sitting at the back of the closet till the next hot designer collaboration will take its place.
I did find couple a few dresses, a romper and a top for my PrettyPrettyPrincess though when we were walking through the store and looking at books and toys. She picked dresses so we did not leave empty handed but in the end I can see why so many are disappointed and upset, especially the ladies that love Lilly Pulitzer but can’t afford it.