Wedding Planning Tips From A Recent Bride

Hi everyone!I just got married and went through the process of planning a wedding, so today I will be sharing some things that I learned throughout the process that I wish I had known before.We did not use a wedding planner, so our wedding was entirely planned by us and our parents, with a little help from our venue event coordinator, once we chose a venue.None of us had been involved in planning a wedding (at least, not in the past 30 years!), so we learned a lot as we went.Our venue’s event coordinator was a great resource who answered all kinds of random questions about the planning process and choices, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them if your venue has a person like this.
1. Order your save the dates and invitations as soon as you nail down the details.Whether you are ordering them online (Minted/Shutterfly/VistaPrint), making them yourselves, or using a stationary store, order these items as soon as you have the details locked into place.Even if they end up sitting in your …

After Party Sale Picks That Are Still in Stock

There's still tons of great items left in the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!  Below I'm sharing a few of my favorites that still have lots of sizes left.  More items will be added tomorrow morning around 9am EST, but the fun ends tomorrow around 11:59pm EST tomorrow night!


Other Sale Picks (With My Try On Photos!)Kassia Fit and Flare Dress in "Twilight Blue Nest to Nothing" $54
Valli Soft Shift in Light Lilac Verbena $79
Camella Dress Blue/Pink $59, Black/White $69

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale In Store Preview Day Haul

Today was the first in-store preview day for the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (APS).  If you haven't already, don't forget to read my APS guide!  Tomorrow (Sunday January 5th) is the second and final in-store preview day, and the online sale goes live on Monday at 8am EST.  Today I visited two different corporate stores.  I was one of the first people in one store at 9am, and I was at the second store by 9:45am, so I saw almost everything that was available.  The picture above shows everything I bought at both stores combined.  Full disclosure - I wasn't just shopping for myself!  Below is each item that I bought and the price.  These same items should be online Monday morning for the same prices.  To see other items that were part of the sale, check out the "APS Preview" highlight on my Instagram, "Escolorfulcloset".

GWP Paddleball Set $14
Vacay All Day Travel Organizer in Multi Feline Good - $24
Lilac Elyssa Wrap - $49
Essie Top in Via Flora - $24

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Tips

Lilly Pulitzer only puts sale items on their website twice a year - once in the late summer/early fall, once around/after New Years Day.These sales are called the After Party Sale.  Lilly Pulitzer does not announce the sale dates until a few days before.  The next one will be Monday, January 7 - Tuesday, January 8, in stores and online.  There are two "early access" days in store only - Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 (here's my haul from the preview day I went to!).  The sale goes live on the first day (Jan. 7) at 8am EST, and there is a virtual line to get into the website (it’s THAT popular!).The sale ends around 11:59pm on Jan. 8.  Shipping can take up to 6 weeks after the sale.As an After Party Sale veteran, today I’ll be sharing the tips I’ve learned over the years.
*First, I’m going to explain the difference between corporate and signature stores.Corporate stores are owned by the Lilly Pulitzer company, and are called Lilly Pulitzer.The items at these st…

Festive Holiday Clothes

It's two weeks until Christmas Eve, can you believe it?  Today I'm sharing some festive clothing and accessories to get you in the holiday spirit!

Reindeer Shirt $50

Christmas Lights and Hot Cocoa Nights $35

Feliz Navidad Shirt $19.50 (reg. $39.50)

Too Hot To Handle Cookie Shirt $6 (reg. $14.99)

Christmas Shopping Is My Cardio Shirt $29

Flamingo Christmas Lights Pants $7 (reg. $19.99)

Reindeer Women Pajama Shorts $12.50 (reg. $29.50)

Bow Earrings $10

Green and Red Accent Stripes Shirt $22.80 (reg. $38)