Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

April 29, 2015

#LillyForTarget Link-Up!

     Today is the day! My blog bestie Michaela (from The Monogrammed Midwesterner) and I are hosting our link-up themed around the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection.

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer for Target {sold out} || Coat: H&M || Shoes: Marshall's || Earrings: Versona Accessories || Bracelet: Charming Charlie || Nails: {Gel acrylics done for Black Diamond Formal} || Lips: L'Oreal for Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lip Gloss in Rose Melody

    First off- sorry for not putting links in the above description for anything that I'm wearing! I'm writing this post very late the night before it goes live as today was a very busy day with school, and right now I'm just feeling a little lazy. ;-) Plus- everything that I'm wearing here is either sold out or super old- so I don't think y'all are missing that much! (At the end of the post I did link some new Lilly Pulitzer signature dresses that I'm loving though!)

     So my Lilly for Target shopping experience was one for the books. I decided to completely avoid even trying to buy anything online, as I had a feeling the website might crash (and it did!). Instead, I wanted the in-store experience. I got to my local Target about half and hour before it opened, at 6:30 (mine is a Target that opens at 7 a.m.). Already between 100-200 people were in line! By the time the doors opened, there were probably 300 people. I have done Black Friday shopping for eight consecutive years now, and I have never experienced anything like when the doors opened! They let everyone in at once, and everyone just RAN FOR THEIR LIVES. 

     I went to clothing first, and was somehow able to snag two dresses! I really wanted the set of Lilly printed mugs from home goods though, but by the time that I ran to that part of the store literally everything was gone! I think that everything was sold off our display shelves at my Target in under 10 mins- crazy! I also ended up with the pineapple sandals in my cart, but after trying them on I didn't find them to be very comfortable so I left them behind. I also was able to snag one of the L'Oreal for Lilly lip glosses though, (I'm wearing it in this post!) and I love it!! I wish I had bought more in other colors.

    Also- I have been wearing this coral H&M coat on repeat lately!! I got it last spring, and I forgot how much of a perfect coat that it is for this season. It coordinates well with so many of my favorite sundresses, and I just feel like it really pulls an outfit together for this time of year! Such a staple piece.

     If you have blogged about your Lilly for Target experience or have shared an outfit of you wearing one of your purchases from the collection, please join Michaela and I in linking up for the #LillyForTarget link-up! You can link-up below. We also ask that you follow both of us, and that you use the hashtag when sharing on social media! :-)

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. What a fun link-up! I decided to do the whole online thing since my nearest Target is about 30 minutes away and I didn't want to miss church that Sunday! I managed to get two shifts, the Nosie Posey maxi, the weekender, and a satin dress :)

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  2. Aww this dress is so cute on you!
    This is one of the ones I was debating on getting because the flamingos are too cute.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. So wish I would have been able to participate today but by the time I got to the sale all that was left was the very last lipgloss and candle votives - I did so not realize the back zipper on the target line dresses were so darling. LOVE!

    Pick Your Beau

  4. I absolutely LOVE this dress, I had my eye on it but by the time I got into Target, everything was sold out!!!

    Have a lovely day!
    Xo, Rach
    Seashells + Sparkles

  5. I ended up snagging the same shift as you! Along with way too many things. Thank you to you and Michaela for the link up! :)

    ~ Joanie
    FL On My Mind

  6. So beautiful!! Love the dress! I feel ya about being lazy with posts, finals are killing me..
    xo, claudia

  7. Seriously so jealous you were able to snag that dress, it looks so great on you! your experience sounds crazy...I don't know if I would have been able to handle it. Aggressive shoppers can be so scary!

  8. That dress looks DARLING on you! I wish I was able to get my hands on some of the Lily P collection! <3 Lisa

  9. I wish I could have snagged something from Lilly for Target! This dress is absolutely darling, and the pineapple is such a cute touch. Love it!

  10. I love the way you styled that shift! I didn't get anything in the Fan Dance print because yellow + pale skin does not look very good to me! But lucky for you, you aren't pale and completely pull it off! So glad you did this link-up!

    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

  11. I absolutely love the dress on you! You look beautiful, and I love the high ponytail!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  12. You look gorgeous in these bright colors! Love!

  13. Aww you look so gorgeous and sweet in your dress, and i love the prints too <3

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  14. You look adorable! I love the pony paired with the shift!


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