I’ve gotta be real with you: I love shopping, but I don’t even know that I love shopping. I just love surprises. My short-term memory is pretty crappy, so I usually forget what I’ve ordered once I’ve clicked “confirm.” Anyway, getting new clothing delivered to me — or picking it out in-store — is always exciting. When I launched my blog, I was seriously stressing about how I was going to create content when I didn’t have a ton of clothing.
I realized that it was impossible to wear a different outfit every day of the week — if not financially, it’s also pretty unsustainable environmentally! Back in April, I started to get invited to influencer events and I was seriously panicking. I had no idea how I would wear something different to all of these functions. It sounds so silly and vapid, but when you’re being photographed at events, you want to make sure you aren’t wearing the same dress to all of them. I was also in the process of moving, so most of my clothes were in a storage unit.
If you haven’t spent much time on my Instagram, you may have missed it, so here it is again: I’m “shout it from the rooftops” in love with my husband, who I’ve known since I was 15 years old. But he’s not my soulmate.
I know this reads like clickbait, but hear me out. When I was a little girl, I thought about how one day, I’d meet my Prince Charming and live happily ever after. That thought process was still around when I was dating — I’d endlessly wonder whether Vagner was “the one” or if I was supposed to keep looking.
I know I should apologize for the terrible rhyming at the top of this post, but if there’s ever a time to get punny, it’s when we’re talking about Lilly Pulitzer. One of the reasons I love the brand so much is because every pattern name is a pun, and it’s all so clever!
Anyway, let’s get right to it since I know you didn’t come here for my dazzling sense of humor. Lilly Pulitzer has announced another collaboration just weeks after the Lilly Pulitzer x Swell launch (and only a few months after a fabulous partnership with Pottery Barn). Now, they’re teaming up with wellness brand GOOP to bring even more crossover goodness to our shopping carts.
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about Christmas. If you’re not a Lilly Pulitzer fan, you probably aren’t familiar with the After Party Sale. Unlike most brands, Lilly doesn’t have a sale section on its website. Instead, they have a sale every summer and winter that is complete madness but also so much fun! It’s filled with surprises and requires you to be pretty laid back … or else you’ll probably be anxious the whole time. When is Lilly Pulitzer’s Summer 2018 After Party Sale? No one is sure because it’s always a surprise, but we can guess based on past After Party Sale dates.
A few weeks ago, I made a big decision. No, I’m not pregnant, and no, we’re not moving. (Those are the two questions we get most whenever I’m mysterious about something, which are hilarious.) I decided that I would only be working on paid collaborations in the future! If you aren’t familiar with the Instagram influencer world, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about. I’ll start from the beginning.
When I started my Instagram back in 2010, I had no intention of monetizing it. One, I was in high school, and two, I was using Instagram as a place to play with filters and share snapshots of my life. It wasn’t exactly riveting content, if we’re being honest — check out this post that got a whopping three likes (although look at that cutie on guitar)!