What to Buy From L.L. Bean Right Now

What to buy from L.L. Bean this fall

Those of you who regularly read this blog or know me in real life know that my love for L.L. Bean is…a thing. It’s kind of random that someone who spent her entire life up to the age of 19 in Dallas would end up developing such an affinity for an outdoorsy company based in Maine–the only thing I really knew about the state was that the Bush family spent time in Kennebunkport and our neighbor’s grandparents had a house nearby–but over the past few years I’ve grown to stock my wardrobe (and my home) with a surprisingly large quantity of pieces from this iconic American brand. For someone whose definition of “outdoorsy” was a week-long sleepaway camp (which in my defense, was actually very outdoorsy and I must have been really different back then), they quickly made me into a lifetime customer.

Nine Great Labor Day Weekend Sales

Popping in with a few good sales happening this weekend! As I mentioned yesterday, I already snagged this dress. Happy shopping! :)

Ann Taylor: 50% off full-priced and sale–a pretty one-shoulder top for $20 and this classic black blazer for only $80 with lots of sizes still available

Boden: 20% off with code 6J4P

J.Crew: 30% off your purchase with code YESPLEASE

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything with code DELISH

Last Call: Additional 30-75% off everything

L.L. Bean: 25% off your purchase of $50 or more with code LABORDAY–cannot recommend this pullover enough! Be sure to size up.

LOFT: 40% off full-priced items and 50% off sale

Persifor: 50% off on everything with code LABORDAY and free shipping, always! I’m typically a size small in dresses and medium in tunics (for a flowier look)

Tuckernuck: Extra 25% off sale plus free shipping with code FINALSALE25–snag this dress at a steep discount for warm winter vacays or next summer, this very classic black sweater top is under $40, I am OBSESSED with this top and it’s under $30…basically there are a ton of great finds at all price points, so be sure to go through everything :)

Image via The Neotrad

Today: The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (Updated!)

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

Lilly Pullizer’s semi-annual After Party Sale starts today at 8am EST and per usual, there’s lots of excitement around it because it’s one of two times a year they mark anything down. Lots of dresses for well under $100? Tops sub-$50? Accessories you didn’t even know you needed? Yes, pleaseee. The site is currently offline and will be back up right at 8–I’d click over now (if you haven’t already!), and plan to start refreshing at 7:59. Once you’re “in,” you’ll be put in a virtual waiting area (it’s similar to buying concert tickets) until it’s your turn. Whatever you do, don’t refresh the page! If you do, you’ll lose your spot in line.

There will be thousands of people in front of you, and that’s okay. The line typically moves pretty quickly (you may have to wait around 30-45 minutes but I’ve also gotten in within one or two…it really just depends when you get on) so just keep an eye on your browser and wait. A quick rundown if this is your first time shopping the sale

Be online promptly at 7:59am EST and start refreshing. (See above) The sale ends at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, but items sell out really fast and aren’t restocked once they’re gone. The earlier you can shop, the better.

– Once you have a spot in line, don’t refresh!

– Shipping is FREE! Once you check out, you’ll have to get back in “line” so try and snag as much as possible in the first go. Which brings me to…

– Mentally note your size + what you’re shopping for. Plan to sort by size to make sure you’re only looking at things that are in stock in your size, and if you’re in the market for dresses, go to that section first.

– All sales are final. Definitely something to keep in mind, but know that Lilly is typically very easy to resell on eBay, Poshmark, etc. especially when you’re buying it at this steep of a discount.

– It’s just a sale! The site has crashed in years past, and Emily brings up a good point…people tend to go a bit crazy on social media, so follow along on Twitter + Facebook for a good laugh :)

I’m actually getting on a plane back to DC right as the sale starts, but am planning to get in-flight internet and if all goes according to plan, will update this post with my top picks! HAPPY SHOPPING!!

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9:30am EST update: The “virtual line” is apparently barely moving and my in-flight internet has been cutting in and out, but the good news is that Lilly said they’re planning on adding items to the sale through Wednesday! 6pm also has a ton of Lilly at up to 60% off, and shipping is free. There’s no line there if you’re eager :)

2:30pm EST update: Got to work after landing in DC, left the website up, and finally got in! I snagged this dress in navy and this blazer (such a steal at $39!). Some of my top picks, below! And if you aren’t getting into the site, I’d just say to be patient…sounds like it’s taking everyone awhile to actually get in but once you do, the experience is smooth :)