Friday night was our big Junior League gala fundraiser event. I'm a member and on the gala committee so this was the day I've been waiting for all year. The event was a great success with some minor hiccups along the way (which is normal for any large event) but it went well, everyone enjoyed themselves and I got an adult night out to dress up and enjoy some cocktails. It was well worth all the stress and anxiety leading up to it.
Saturday we got up bright and early and treated ourselves to some McDonald's breakfast to put a dent in our hangovers before we loaded up the kids and headed up to PA for a friend's daughter's first birthday party. I didn't take any pictures Saturday but the weather was gorgeous and perfect! We were outside all day long hanging out with friends and enjoying the sunshine. We stopped by Kyle's parent's house to have dinner with them and a few of his brothers so that was fun and Miller got to see his cousins, which is always a good time.
I haven't had McDonalds in over a year and it was so worth every calorie!
On Sunday mornning Kyle went golfing so my sister and I decided to brave the crowds and hit up the Lilly Pulitzer for Target sale! Did anyone else go? How was your Target? I had to bring the boys with me so I wasn't one of the ones running when the doors opened but ours was crazy!! When we arrived around 7:45am there were about 30-40 people in front of us. When the doors opened at 8am all hell broke loose. I was shocked and saddened by the behavior I saw! People were just running up to racks and ripping everything off they could and running away. The scarves and accossories were cleaned out within a minute and then womens clothes were next. The home good were scattered through out the store and they were gone just as fast. I watched a girl just ripping scarves out of a Target employees hands and the employee looked terrified! I'm not going to lie my sister and I probably could have gotten more if we didn't spend half the time laughing out loud at how insane people were being. Seriously the way women were acting over this was almost hysterical.
We had a few pairs of the palazzo pants in hand after Pris realized it wasn't going to be civilized and grabbed the two pairs but they ended up being a XL and XXL so we put them back for people who could actually wear them. I managed to get some appetizer plates and I had martini glasses and a hammock in my hand at one point but I quickly realized that I did not need either and I was not about to spend $150 on a hammock that would make Kyle say WTF?! I do have to admit it was fun to be caught up in the chaos for a little bit with the crowd mentality of buy, buy, buy.
I do have a few gripes about the event though and not because I didn't get a bunch of stuff. To be honest I more just wanted to see what they had then really buy anything. What bothers me is the people who went there solely to buy items to re-sell them with a major mark up. I understand that was limited collection but there are now over 27,000 listings for Lilly for Target items posted on ebay! The prices that the sellers are trying to get are insane and some are more than real Lilly Pulitzer prices. I hope that people won't pay them and force the sellers to return them to store. The prints were very cute but remember the quality is Target level so it's not worth paying over $100 for something someone bought for $35.
I heard horrible stories about young girls crying because they were hoping to finally be able to get some Lilly they could afford but instead got push and trampled by some crazy fans. I heard stories of people sending their husbands in and the guys basically saying get out of my way I'm bigger and stronger and taking full racks of clothes. Another person told me they watched a woman run over to the make up bags with her cart and with one fell swoop throw them all into her cart! No one needs 10 make up bag so I'm assuming they're all listed on ebay now. It's just sad that this is what our mentality has become these days.
We had four large Targets to try from by us and it sounds like we went to one of the craizer ones. Some of our friends that went to another local Target didn't get there until 9:30am and were still able to score a bunch of things.
If you went I would love to hear about your experience and what you thought about it in general! Are you a Lilly fan? What did you think of the items you saw?