APS Planning Summer 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

We all know what this sale is. We all know what happens. We all want everything.

This, my friends, is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale time of the year!

If you do not know what I am talking about, then let me sum it up for you...

Imagine all the items from Lilly Pulitzer you have either tried on or loved or items you wanted so bad but could not justify breaking the bank account for it. Well, ladies, you are safe. All you need is an electronic device or five, and you beautiful credit or debit card.

If you are still curious about what I am talking about, I will be straightforward.

Twice a year Lilly has an online sale that is similar to the warehouse sale but its all online. One happens couple days after New Years Day (which used to be called New Year Cheers Sale) and then one after summer close to many schools firsts days back (used to be called Endless Summer Sale), they have announced only three to five days before it happens. Over time people started researching and figuring out an estimated time when it will happen so they can be prepared mentally and financially. My strategy is that it will happen around the first Monday of January for the New Years sale and in summer it to be on the third Monday of August. Which it could change, we never actually know. So my guess for this year it to be on August 17th. So if you are reading ahead of time, you can get prepared now! Now within the sale the prices are around 40-70% off items. It ranges per item; it may be $70 for a Janice Shift Dress and then for a different print it may be $80 for a Delia Shift Dress. The prices range and are amazing! Imagine you are buying your first Lilly Shift dress, but you can’t spend the $198 on it, you could possibly get it for more than half off!

Now to be ready!

How much should I save up? - 

I like to know my budget and stick to it, now we all know once we still to something that means we have added ourselves roughly 30-50 wiggle room in case there is something we just had to have! I do make my budget roughly 200-250 that gives me enough to get at least 3-4 items.

What is actually going to happen the day of? - 

Lilly Pulitzer on the day of at roughly an hour before it happens they shut the whole site down. So if you have anything in your cart (thinking it will magically still be in your cart when you get back on with an awesome price) will be all gone. The site will be back on at 8 am EST which means some people have to either wait up all night because they can't sleep or others can just wake up and be ready (which will be me). Now one thing you do have to remember, imagine how many people will on this site at the same time all want the same things. So that means the site will crash or you will be in line to get on the site. Always happens. Now I have shopped two of the After Party Sales; one last summer (2014) and the New Years one (2015). The summer one for me was easy, nothing happened really it crashed for a little and went back to normal easily. The one at New Years, I messed up. I was perfectly fine and got couple things and then it got slow; thinking it was my laptop, I tried deleting my history and that logged me out on LillyPulitzer.com so then I got sent to wait in line and it took almost an hour before I could get back on! So that was my own fault sadly.

As I am mentioning that - the night before do these (or before they shut the site down an hour before):

~First! Clear History!

~Then, either make an account on LillyPulitzer.com or Log onto it!

~Have your account updated and correct; address, name, and credit card information!

~Lay out your card just in case and lay out your wish list items

~Have your laptop or phone or tablet or all of them ready and have Lilly pulled up and ready to go!

Okay, so the site is up! Now, what?

Once the site is up I suggest some tips, open many tabs with different areas like pants, dresses, tops, bottoms, etc. Then once you are on each tab I suggest using the search option that always worked the best with me. Then narrow the search by your size (so that way you don't see anything you can't fit-sadly). If you have couple things are your list that you MUST have I'd search those before you start looking around things go fast! And I do mean fast! And that I mean, you may have a pair of Callahan shorts in your cart and as you are going to hit the complete order button, they can be gone instantly. Has happened to me. The biggest way to get everything you want or you have put in your cart is you buy as you add to cart. Shipping is free so you need to make multiple orders. As soon as you put it in your cart- complete the order so you know it is yours!

Have I got you scared? I sure hope not... The After Party Sale is exciting and fun! It reminds me of a Lilly Hunger Games. May the odds be in your favor ladies.

Just a run through of the big tips:

  • Have account ready to go!

  • Be on the site and ready an hour before!

  • Have a set budget!

  • Make multiple transactions!

  • Use the search bar to find your must-haves!

  • Narrow search with your sizes!

  • Use many devices!

  • And have fun!

I hope this helps you find out what to do on the big day!

XOXO Morgan
Hebrews 6:19

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