04.20.2015

Lilly for Target: How to Cope with the Aftermath

So if you’re like me, your Lilly for Target plans didn’t exactly pan out the way you thought they would. I was in Denver visiting my best friend and, stupidly, thought that the Lilly stuff would still be in stores Monday morning since I live in a small town. I knew it would be picked over but I didn’t expect to walk into Target in Yukon and see literally nothing. NOTHING! All that was left there were 3 children’s shirts, none of which were big enough to fit me. I continued my quest at another nearby Target in OKC….it was insane looking in there. Clothes, shoes, and popcorn (why?) all over the place! None of it was Lilly. All that was left were nail polishes and nail files.

Third time was the charm though. The store in Midwest City still had a few good things left. I was able to snag a fab flamingo shift dress and some flip flops in my size – one of the last clothing items left there. My mom was able to find the hammock and candle holders in Tulsa for me about an hour ago – salvation! Okay, so it turned out a lot better than it could have, but I still have the Lilly bug. Here’s how to cope:

1. Lilly’s Summer Collection – Lilly’s summer clothes are online today! And since they know everyone’s upset about not getting what they wanted at Target, they’re giving away a free mystery present with every purchase today. I ordered this cute floral sundress!

Photo cred: Lilly Pulitzer

Photo cred: Lilly Pulitzer

2. Garnet Hill Home Collection - Garnet Hill has tons of fab Lilly towels, shower curtains, bath mats, and bedding! It may not be as affordable as Target, but it’s not too cray. Plus, it’s all amazing! The shower curtain in my bathroom is from them and I love it.

Photo cred: Garnet Hill

Photo cred: Garnet Hill

3. Target  – While it may seem odd to combat your Lilly for Target PTSD with more Target, it’s not a bad idea. During my scavenge this morning I noticed some super amazing lobster throw pillows and a coral lamp! I’ll be going back for them eventually. Even though they aren’t Lilly, they might as well be.

Photo cred: Target

Photo cred: Target

How are you coping with the aftermath of this amazing Target collab?

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04.16.2015

Currently Coveting: Lilly for Target

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I’m bout to go cray at Target when I get back from Colorado this weekend. I WANT ALL OF IT! But here are some things I want most of all. Best Target collab EVER.

 

04.16.2015

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04.15.2015

Summer Sunscreen Guide!

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Summer is almost here! Here are some fab sunscreens to keep your skin healthy and youthful. I highly recommend CeraVe and Rodan & Fields since they’re developed by dermatologists, and Bobbi Brown BB Cream has always been a favorite of mine! I want to try Sun Bum this summer too since it’s recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

04.15.2015

Daily Pinspiration!

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04.14.2015

Kentucky Derby Hat Guide

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The Kentucky Derby will be here before you know it! Here are some fancy hats to give you inspiration.

 

04.13.2015

Outfit of the Day: Lavender & Lemon

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Dress: Necessary Clothing

Belt: Lilly Pulitzer (old – similar style here)

Studded Flats: Halogen (Yellow currently sold out. Available in black & blue still!)

Rings: Michael Kors (on sale!) & J. Spencer 

Bracelet: J. Crew

Chandelier Earrings: Dillard’s (old – similar style here)

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04.13.2015

Daily Pinspiration!

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04.10.2015

5 Unusual Signs That He’s The One

After close to 3 years, I can say with certainty that my boyfriend is “the one.” I could name a billion reasons why, but here are some less obvious ways you can tell you’re with the right guy…because the whole “when you know, you know” advice just doesn’t cut it.

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1. It wasn’t love at first sight - Unlike in fairytales, most of the time love at first sight doesn’t work out. Do I believe in love at first sight? Yes. It happened to me and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Just because you can instantly fall in love with someone, doesn’t mean they’re your soul mate; the fact remains: you cannot know who someone really is that soon. Tyler and I met at an internship during my senior year of college when I wasn’t even looking for anyone. I was already in a (bad) relationship. He was just that tall, tan hot guy that sat next to me sometimes. Little did I know, 6 months later he would be my boyfriend. I remember thinking before our first date that I was just going to have fun and see what happens. At the very least, I knew he was someone I’d love to be friends with and if it didn’t work out, then at least I tried. Clearly, it did work out – amazingly! Often, it’s when you aren’t expecting anything at all that the greatest things can happen.

2. He isn’t afraid to move in with you - Unless a guy is super duper religious, he really shouldn’t have a problem moving in with you before marriage – you know, assuming you’ve been dating for a while (I’d say about a year) and aren’t still in college (college is a time to live with your friends!). Moving in together is pretty much marriage without the legal rights, so if he can’t even handle that he isn’t going to be able to handle marrying you. Sure, it’s a big step in a relationship and one that both parties should take some time to consider. If he’s really serious about you though, he’ll be all about it after he thinks it over. If he always comes up with reasons to avoid moving in together, he’s probably not sure about what your future holds…and who wants someone that can’t even commit to a 12-month lease? Not cute. Living with Tyler has solidified even more that getting married will be amazing. There would be way less divorces in this country if couples would move in together first.

3. He doesn’t disrespect you - Tyler has never called me a bad name, never yelled at me, never told me I couldn’t do something, never hung up on me, and never gotten impatient with me. A true man, and a man that you should want to marry, will never disrespect you. There’s enough negative people in the world; your significant other shouldn’t be one of them. If he’s there for you, encourages your dreams, and does anything he can to make you happy then you’ve hit the jackpot.

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04.10.2015

Daily Pinspiration!

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