Lilly Pulitzer is a Southern gal’s best friend. The colorful prints and classic lines are the epitome of southern charm. But there’s more to Lilly than just “white girl’s camo” as a friend of mine once called it. I love the bright prints for a summer wedding or a day at Keeneland, but the solid colored pieces are what allow Lilly Pulitzer to be so versatile.
Usually Lilly items are a little pricey, and rarely go on sale… but it’s your lucky day. The After Party Sale is going on now through Wednesday, August 30th. And hurry! Items go quickly.
I’ve rounded up the best bargains and my favorite finds for you– and since summer is winding down and autumn is fast approaching, I’ve stuck with pieces that can transition into fall, and are classic and timeless, so that you can wear them season after season:
How pretty is this sweater? I can see myself wearing it on a breezy summer evening with shorts (ideally on a walk by the sea side, but at home too!). It’s 100% linen, so it’s light enough to start wearing now, but the colors make it an easy transition into fall as well. I love this navy, and there’s also a royal blue shade, which would be perfect for all my Kentucky girls as tailgating season rolls around. The button detail on the sides adds so much interest, and will elongate the torso of anyone who wears it– it’s universally flattering. It is normally priced at $98, so the After Party Sale price of $29 is a steal.
Have a look at the Liesel Sweater here.
Perfect for layering! This easy silk camisole can be layered and worn all year long. It can add a little something special under a cardigan or blazer, protect your skin from at itchy wool sweater, or peek through under a light long-sleeved top. It currently comes in this gorgeous blush pink which is so on trend right now, and also a classic navy. It’s pure 100% silk, so it will feel luxurious on your skin, and you’ll feel like royalty when you wear it. For those of you who are switching to capsule wardrobes, this would be a perfect piece!
Check out the Dusk Silk Tank here, and add a little silky smoothness to your closet.
I have been eyeing this dress since Spring. It’s normally $98, but is on sale for $29 during the After Party Sale. I love how breezy and comfortable it looks. It would be perfect for work, to throw on for running errands, or to dress up and wear on a date night. Jewelry and shoes are everything with this one– the right accessories could transition this dress from casual to dressy, so it makes a great closet staple. Plus, it has 3/4 sleeves, meaning you can wear it all fall long– how adorable would it be with a pair of tan booties?! And bonus: it’s machine washable.
Snag the Surfcrest Swing Dress here.
If you’ve been coveting a Lilly Pulitzer shift dress, NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY! Most Lilly shift dresses start at $198 (including this one pictured), and go up in price from there. During the After Party Sale, shift dresses start at only $69. So if you’ve been hesitant to make the investment, now is the time to strike! This Valli Shift Dress is classic Lilly, and is $79-$89 during the sale, depending on color. I have a couple Lilly shifts in my closet, and they’re some of my favorite pieces. The quality is fantastic– thick fabric, flattering cuts, and well made.
I can not decide which I prefer here– the pearl or the coral version! I love them both so much. They’re long drop necklaces and would be perfect with say, the Surfcrest Swing Dress or Dusk Racer Back Silk Tank Top. Or with most any solid or striped item you may own. They’re simple and elegant, as most jewelry should be (in my humble opinion, haha), but the gold detailing adds a little something extra.
Get one, or both, for yourself here.
Bonus bargain: have a little one in your life? Lilly girl’s clothes are adorable. AND they’re included in the After Party Sale. I buy a Lilly outfit for my “niece” for every birthday she has… she’s five now, and starting to love dresses, so Auntie Erin is happy to shower her in pastels and seashell prints! Check out the girl’s sale selection here.