August 27, 2017

August 2017 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Shopping Tips!

      Forget the NSale... my favorite sale of the year is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! And the summer edition begins TOMORROW!!! Yay! In today's post I'm sharing some of my tips and thoughts about shopping the sale. Make sure you read to the end of the post, because I'm also giving y'all a preview about my week of blogiversary giveaways which begins on my Instagram tomorrow night! 







This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Southern Belle in Training!! 




     What is the After Party Sale? The After Party Sale is Lilly Pulitzer's best sale of the year! It is held twice a year, online and in Lilly Pulitzer official stores (some signature stores choose to participate as well), in January and August. Lilly Pulitzer merchandise rarely goes on sale, and during the APS various fashion pieces and accessories are marked down between 30-70% off depending on the item! Shipping is also FREE (although it is always free shipping at Lilly- sale or no sale! 😉). If you're familiar at all with the Lilly brand, you know that their dresses and other apparel can be quite pricy. I buy most of my Lilly pieces during the APS since those prices fit my budget much better! 


     When is the After Party Sale? This is the first time EVER that the After Party Sale is THREE DAYS LONG!!! Yay! In past years, it's been only two days. That means that as early popular items sell out, Lilly will most likely be adding new surprise items throughout the sale. I can't wait! The sale begins bright and early tomorrow morning, at 8 am EST. It runs Monday, August 28th through Wednesday, August 30th


     What is the queue shopping system? If this is your first time shopping in an After Party Sale, you might be surprised at how popular this is! Lilly's website gets an enormous amount of traffic in the first day of the After Party Sale! If you're online and ready to shop at 8 am, you will be placed into a queue while waiting for the website to open. You might get scared if you see your shopping number say something very high like 50,000... but don't panic! Lilly uses this system to try and prevent website crashes (which have happened before). Generally speaking, the line does move quite quickly. I can only think of one APS when I had to wait a full two hours for my number to get me into the website, and even then I was still able to purchase the item that I wanted! Other times, I've gotten into shop in less than 20 minutes. The main thing to remember is DO NOT refresh your browser! Just wait it out - it will pay off!
     Something you can do though is shop on multiple devices! Pull out your laptop, work computer, iPad, phone (Lilly has an iPhone app!), old iPod Touch... you get the just! 😉 
      A final tip for today- if you don't have a shopping account with Lilly Pulitzer yet, make one NOW! This will save you so much time for tomorrow and the rest of the sale! 


     Any shopping strategy tips? Similar to my tips with each year's NSale, I always advise friends and blog readers to enjoy the sale and treat yourself, but not to go insane, and also not to buy just for the sake of the sale. Unlike the NSale, the After Party Sale is 100% FINAL SALE, so if you purchase something that does not fit, you will have to get creative in ways of resale. 
     What I'm looking for varies each time there is an After Party Sale! Last time around, I was looking for a graduation dress for broadcasting school. I ended up purchasing totally different items (and thank goodness- because I ended up moving to Vermont and being unable to attend my graduation!), but this time around I'm definitely not looking for graduation dresses. Instead I'll be on the hunt for popovers, sweaters, and luxletic pants- aka Lilly items that I can wear in Vermont's cold fall and spring seasons! 



     A few things I'm hoping to see in the APS: 






     Happy shopping tomorrow ladies! Tomorrow and Tuesday's post will also be focused on the sale. Also stay tuned to my Twitter (@miss_alk) for the best deals to be tweeted out hourly during the whole sale! This is seriously one of my favorite times of the year- I can't wait to hear what y'all purchase! Feel free to tweet me, email me or DM me! 



     And finally- for a little exciting announcement and preview- next week is my 5th year blogiversary with Southern Belle in Training! I can't even believe it!! This week in honor of that, I'm hosting five days of giveaways on my Instagram, beginning tomorrow night. 😊 Each one is sponsored by a wonderful brand that I've had the pleasure of partnering with on my blog over the last few years or this year. They are Nava New York, Smooch by April LipSense, YumEarth, Charming Charlie and Aveda! I wanted to do this for y'all to say thank you to each and every one of you who supports my blog and creative passion. Stay tuned on my Instagram for the first giveaway with Nava New York tomorrow night! 



     God Bless,



     xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio) 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for reading Southern Belle in Training! Comments make my day- so feel free to share your thoughts on this post! I read each and every comment.
If you have a question in regards to one of my posts, or just want to say hi, the best way to get ahold of me is by e-mailing me directly at: rainbowflash94@yahoo.com. I am better about responding to e-mails than blog comments sometimes!
Xoxo