With just an hour left to score a deal, the Lilly Pulitzer Endless Summer Sale will come to an end tonight at 11:59 p.m. I always love the thrill of a sale, and this one was no different. As the clock struck eight, I felt adrenaline running through my veins. I had been lusting over a specific Lilly dress all season, the Delia dress in “Let’s Cha Cha,” and I was determined to nab it.
Unfortunately, the universe was against me. When I was finally able to get onto the LillyPulitzer.com site around 2:30 p.m. (due to the site constantly crashing), I quickly navigated to my dream dress but could not find it listed in my favorite print. I finished shopping on the site and tried all of the Lilly signature stores with online shopping capabilities, only to find the two words that are a shopper’s worst nightmare: SOLD OUT.
I could have cried. I had tried on the Delia dress earlier in the summer in a Palm Beach Lilly Store and fell in love, but I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much on a cotton shift. I probably could have made a convincing argument for the dress if I was still attending college in Coral Gables, Fla. But, with the dreary New York fall and winter approaching, I knew it wasn’t a smart or thrifty decision. I resolved to wait until the annual Endless Summer Sale, and I now found myself with a sinking feeling in my stomach.
Nevertheless, I did buy some beautiful clothes and I am very happy with my shopping steals.
I decided on the Rylan dress, marked down to $89 from $278, and the Hannah sweater dress, marked down to $59 from $198. I felt I could transition both pieces into the fall, using some clothes and accessories I already had. I also comparison shopped on the Lilly signature store websites and found some clothing marked down even lower on there. It was very tempting to continue shopping, but I resisted.What shopping deals did you score? Was there a dream dress that slipped through your fingers too? What was your favorite purchase? Share below and include some photos of your fashion steals!