Hey darlings! The Lilly for Target launch was… quite an adventure. While I did not wait in a line outside of my local Target for first dibs, I was one of the ladies who was mashing f5 on the Target website while checking Facebook and Twitter to giggle at the clever jabs my compatriots came up with while waiting for the site to come back up. It crashed three times while I shopped and each time, more stock was sold out. As it turned out, making a list of favourites was absolutely useless; the site was broken to the point where I had to use clever maneuvering* to shop because the predetermined categories did not work.
*I COULD NEVER GET THE SHOE SECTION TO LOAD! Goodbye, pineapple sandals, we hardly knew ye.
I managed to snag three items from the coveted plus collection, which made me happy. I am actually an “in-betweenie”, as it is known in the plus sized fashion world; I tip-toe between the largest of straight sizes and the smaller side of plus. The shift dresses were among the first things to get snapped up while the site glitched but I did get my hands on one of the cute flounce dresses – I hope it cooperates with my *cough* amble bosom.
I was not expecting to actually go to the store but my fiancé nudged me and we made it there around 10:30am. On first pass, the Lilly section was mostly bare. There were two swing tops left in my size so I grabbed them and headed to the (crowded!) fitting room. Unfortunately, they looked awful on me because they were structured for a woman who is both slimmer and smaller chested than I am. Can we say adorable looking circus tent?! #Fail
So we did our shopping and stopped by the Lilly home display. Holy cow, the beach chairs were ADORABLE in person! The coffee cup set was long gone, so I lingered and contemplated buying a beach towel and helped a fellow Lilly shopper grab the towel she wanted without knocking over the display.
Before heading to check out, we walked past the display again, which had some items that were brought back from the fitting room. Boom! Strapless jumpsuit. The challis pom pom shorts in ‘upstream’ that I lingered too long to buy online. The stinkin’ adorable white eyelet shorts! ALL IN MY SIZE! My fiancé, who picked up on the whole supply and demand thing, told me to grab ’em and if they did not fit, we could bring them back.
We lingered a little longer and chatted with a lady who told us that she just made a huge return because she and some girlfriends hit up several Targets and pooled their goodies. Jackpot! Thanks to that return, I was able to grab a scarf in ‘nosie posey’, a wristlet in ‘boom boom’, and a headscarf in ‘my fans’.
I am very pleased with my haul and am grateful to have a fiancé who ahem, supports my quirks. Everything I bought in store fit; the shorts are a little shorter than I normally go with (3″ vs. 5″), but they look good. My Mom fell in love with the jumpsuit because it reminded her of the ones she wore in her teenage years, which is so cute that I can’t stand it.
So ladies and/or gents, how did YOU fare? Were you there as the store opened? Break your computer’s f5 button? 😉