Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Lilly sale has arrived!

The future DH and I went to the sale at 6 this morning (I was going to get a number yesterday, but I drove by the VFCC around 2:30 pm and the line was wayyy over 300 so I kind of thought a number was out of the question). We then stood in line about one and a half hours; through which, the DH was amazing. No complaining or anything :)
We got in and I was done in 45 minutes. There were NO samples by the time I got in (which in the fall I went Wednesday after work around 4 and there were about 4 full racks left!!) And in the men's it was SLIM pickings! The DH was very disappointed; he likes the ties and swim trunks.
So, I ended up getting a new pair of basic white McKims, a pair of cute eye of the tiger wedge sandals, four dresses, three skirts, five sweaters, a table cloth, a new fleece, a quilted white vest, six key chains (five for bridesmaids gifts and one for me!), five matching makeup bags (both in the Not So Crabby print), a few plate and napkin sets (which were a good deal for summer parties), three packs of Christmas Cards, two Murfee scarves, a new beach tote that I don't need and a gift for my secret pen pal buddy from the facebook group where you switch addresses and send gifts to another person! So fun! And I feel like I am forgetting something; it was a decent sale for me; but I was disappointed at the lack of newer summer dresses (and well, dresses, skirts and pants, new or old) in the sizes other than 0, 2 & 4. I am none of those and there weren't as many racks of the other sizes as there were of those. The dresses I got were ones that came out a month or two ago, which isn't bad but the one, I got the last one out in one of them. I found that incredulous considering it wasn't even 8 AM. I know they restock all the days but I assumed as an early shopper, I would get some of the better prints. And luckily I have the ability to wear either a 9 or a 9.5 because the only shoes were 6, 6.5, 9.5, 10, 11, and even some 12. It was crazy. But there were about 3 tables full of small originals tote (I think they were that tote anyway, I didn't bother with looking because I already have a regular and small tote). There were also very few boxes of what I would call 'little extras'; things like key chains, mirrors, pins, etc. There was one box of key chains for $5 each (which is why they are going to be bridesmaids gifts) but that was it. The fragrance sets were $19 and not too many of those left; a small box of irregular Murfee scarfs for $40 (of which I got two because I wouldn't find anything wrong with the ones I looked over!), more stationary (some picture cards and Christmas card sets) and some plate and napkin things. I was unimpressed.
Well, I will post pictures of my "haul" tomorrow. I am so beat from getting up at 5AM!
What did you all get???
xx Amy

PS, Can't get to the warehouse sale??? Enter Trish's giveaway over at Pink Preppy Lilly Lover
to win a beach towel, an umbrella, and cute drink umbrellas!!


  1. Sounds like you did great! Can't wait to see pictures!

  2. Can't wait to see photos! So wish I could have been there. Thanks for the summary. :)

  3. I just did a post that i was thinking about flying up. Thanks so much for the info. Now I'll wait till the fall sale.

  4. I would definitely wait; it was a sub-par sale, in my opinion. It was disappointing. I am already excited for the Fall sale, which I am praying will be better!