Thoughts for Thursday: August Outer Banks Trip

Happy Thursday Friends!  Sorry I've been MIA lately.  Our house didn't have wi-fi last week at the beach and then this week I've been trying to get back into the swing of things.  Honestly not having wi-fi was kind of nice and felt good to get disconnect in some ways.

We headed down to Duck, NC in the Outer Banks with two other couples and their kids.  It was so much fun and the boys were a blast on the beach.  I really wish I had more pictures but my kids were running around like maniacs so it was hard to keep up with them and document it all.  

We spent most of our time on the beach, enjoyed a lot of pizza and beer, and of course my favorite Duck Donuts!!  

My sister was able to capture a few family photos for us, and they turned out so well.  I can't believe how big my boys are getting!

We have one more trip to the beach on Labor Day weekend before I have to finally admit that summer is over and fall is here.  I will probably be here sporadically the next week as I try to soak up the last week of summer before it's back to reality!

I'm not sure I'm ready for all things blanket scarves, PSL, and boots but I am sort of excited for cooler weather... shhhh don't tell anyone.

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Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale and My Favorite Lilly Pieces!!

It's here friends!! Today is the big day!! At 8am EST the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts!   This is one of two of the biggest online Lilly sales of the year.   The Lilly Pulitzer website never puts items up for sale until the After Party Sale which they hold online in August and January.

If you are a Lilly lover or even new to Lilly Pulitzer this is the best time of year to stock up on some Lilly!  The prices are so, so good but things go fast so you have to be ready and know what you want.

First things first you want to make sure that you account is up to date.  If not you can create one here.

Read the FAQs here, which are so helpful.

Have all your devices ready!! I have the Lilly app on both my iphone and ipad- so make sure those are up to date and you are sign in on those.

Finally if you have a Lilly Pulitzer Signature store near you make sure to call them too- they usually have a similar sale in store and online!  The prices might not be as good or they might be better because they need to move out the inventory for fall 2016.

My usual go-to purchase during the After Party Sale is the Elsa top.  I love love love this blouse and find it so versatile. It can easily be dressed up or down and wears so well.    The fit is true to size.

My next favorite is the Monterey Dress.  This is a cotton swing dress that is so easy to throw on during the hot summer days and doubles as the perfect pool/beach cover up.   The fit is true to size.

A new summer love this year is the Essie Dress.  I'm so glad I picked this up in the print I did and I was hoping to get it in the navy blue.  I know I'm not supposed to be shopping but I'm not sure I can resist today, it might be too good to pass up.  Runs small, size up.

Another tried and true favorite are the Callahan shorts and the Essie tank top.  These have a 5in inseam and are seriously flattering on so many different body types.   The Callahan shorts are true to size, I sized up in the Essie tank because I wanted it to be longer looser on me.

The Blythe V-Neck Dress is another one I just picked up this summer and love the style! It's a swing dress and is cotton but can be dressed up or down.  The fit is true to size.

I also just got the Ali Dress is July which is great for cool summer nights and should carry me into fall easily.  I think this runs a little small, the arms are tight, so I sized up.

The Rochelle Dress and the Mango Lace Shift Dress are great for dressier events but as usual with most Lilly Pulitzer you can dress them up or down.   I think both fit true to size.

Happy Shopping Lilly Lovers!! 

What are you looking to buy today?  Are you excited for the sale? 


30 Day Closet Remix Challenge: Halfway Point

Happy Hump day friends!! I'm so sorry I'm a few days late with my update but we have been on vacation and I've been trying my best to stay off the phone and just enjoy my time on the beach.  The kids have been having so much fun and running around like crazy people on the beach.  

We are officially half way through the 30 day closet remix challenge!! To read more about the 30 day closet remix challenge click here.    I have to say I haven't bought anything and I haven't even really had the desire too.  I think August was a good month to pick because I'm over summer clothes but it's way to hot here to start buying fall clothes.   That being said though, rumor is the Lilly Pulitzer After Sale is happening this coming Monday and it's to be really, really hard not to buy something.   This is one of my most favorite sales of the year! I will be back tomorrow or Friday to share my Lilly Pulitzer favorites and how I shop the sale but the prices are so so good!! It's where I buy so much of my Lilly.    

Here is my outfit round up for the month so far.  I haven't documented every day of the month since I know you all don't want to see the gym/yoga pants day.  I'm lucky that I'm close in size to my mom and sister so I was able to borrow the bottom white dress from my mom for our beach trip this week- hoping to get some cute family photos in it!

Lilly Pulitzer Blythe Dress// Tory Burch tote (old similar here)// Sunglasses similar here and here// Micahel Kors Watch

 Anthropologie fluttered Ina top// J.Crew Toothpick Jeans (old similar here)// Steve Madden Daryyn Sandals

 J.Crew Speckled Cotton Tee// J.Crew Factory striped shorts (sold out but similar here)// Jack Rogers

Is anyone else doing this no shop month with me?  How have you been doing?  Have you cheated yet?  

Remember you can follow along on instagram here with the hashtag #ecn30dayclosetremix 

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