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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Whereabouts + Boden $1000 Giveaway!

The girls are clearly loving school!
Even Wheeler's beloved Baba made an appearance this past Friday!  She's had him since she was a baby and still sleeps with him every night.  On Friday, her teacher asked them to each bring something that described themselves, and she insisted on bringing him to meet the class.
The boys and I have been soaking in our last few days together before they start back school on Thursday.  Bittersweet!  I know I rarely link up the kids' clothes, but Logan loves these new shorts.  He wears them all the time!
Visiting their favorite museum - the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry.
Lunch at the new restaurant, Feathertop (conveniently close to the children's museum).  My steak tartare was amazing! // Sunnies
The boys had pasta and the fruit bowls were super delicious too!
Getting too big!
This is the first time we've ever looked out and seen a dolphin in the harbor!
How awesome are all of these Legos??  This is the newest exhibit at the aquarium and the boys were in heaven!

On Saturday night, our friends from Charlotte were in town, so we headed out to dinner with them.  Such a fun night catching up!  If you ever visit the Old Village Post House Inn, you MUST try their signature milkshake.  It's amazing!  I wore this pink dress that was part of the Lilly sale.  It's sold out now, but I'm so excited I scored it in navy during the sale!  It's currently available in white in all sizes.  Paired it with these wedges that I got during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  They run true to size.

Any chance the girls get these days they want to ride their bikes.  This past Saturday, Effie and I rode six miles.  She probably could've kept going, but we had to get home for lunch.

I've got a Boden $1,000 giveaway going on this week.  To enter, click here for details.

 My Lilly giveaway has ended.  Please bare with me as I make sure all entries are legit, here on the blog and the 271 entries on Instagram.  I'll announce a winner hopefully by Friday!  Also, some of you entered the givewaway with an "Unknown" account name.  No worries!  When I announce the winner, I'll include the comment with the account name, so if you're an 'Unknown' and are the lucky winner, just make sure you read the comment and let me know if that's you.

Hope y'all are having a great week so far!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lilly's After Party Sale Continues: 100+ New Styles Just Added + Favorite Fall Jewelry + Running Stats

First off, I wanted to thank all of you for the sweet comments on yesterday's post.  I'm so glad you loved all the sale tips and strategies!  Always happy to help!  And even happier that y'all scored so many awesome new pieces at fabulous prices!  Now we just have to wait patiently for it all to arrive!  As for today, I mentioned that Lilly will be adding new items to the After Party Sale on the second day, and they JUST DID, over 100 new items to be exact!  Check out all the recent additions here.  Sharing my favorites from the recent additions below...

Loving both colors of this cashmere wrap.
Was $178, Now $69.  Even if you got both, it'd still be less than the price of one at regular price.

Loving this Arielle Dress.
Was $188, Now $69

I have a dress in this style and love the subtle swing it has to it.
It runs true to size.  I wear a small in it.
Was $228, Now $79

Lilly Lover Necklace
Was $48, Now $19

On Board Dopp Kit
Now only $24! Would make a great gift too!

Alia Beach Cover-Up
I've always loved this print so much!  Love the fringe on this style too.

Just snagged this tassel scarf!
Now only $24, from $78!

This dress is stunning and selling out very quickly.  Would pair so well with the scarf above.
Also available in pink.
Was $258, Now Only $89

As for what's left, I know I'll still go back and shop some more.  Remember the big sale ends at midnight, and so does my giveaway.  Don't forget to enter here for your chance to win!  Scroll through to check out more of my faves from the sale...

The boys start back to school at the end of this week.  I already know that I won't know what to do with myself with the house so quiet at first.  But as always, I'll get used to it.  This is the first year that both boys will go to school everyday.  Logan will be in the 4s and Vaughn, the 3s.  It's still a pretty short day, so it won't be that long that I miss them, but I know they're going to love it.  Logan is so excited, Vaughn...not so much.  They both love their mama, but Vaughn is still pretty attached.  And let me tell you, that never gets old.  Love my boys so much!

Next week, the first thing I plan to do is tackle my closet.  Some of you ask what I do with many of my clothes and accessories that I purge.  Well, I have one lucky mother, five younger sisters and a sister-in-law that are the lucky recipients of most of it! It's been in dire need of some organization since the beginning of summer.  And with that, I know I want to add some new jewelry to my collection, so I've been shopping around making my wish list.  Below are some pieces I'm loving...

**Click on items to shop or links below.**

Kendra Scott Cuff // Crystal Cuff Set // Cuff Bracelet // Tory Burch Double Wrap Bracelet (I've actually one similar to this one for over three years, and still love wearing it in the fall) // Bourbon & Bowties Bracelets (Set of 3) // Beaded Crystal Bracelets // Kendra Scott Harlow Necklace (gorgeous statement necklace for Fall) // Gorjana Bar Necklace (still a favorite, three years and counting; I actually thought I'd misplaced this one, but forgot I let a friend have it the last time she was in town - I'll definitely be re-ordering) // Stacking Rings // Arrowhead Ring // Baublebar Tassel Earrings // Stone Drop Earrings // Gorjana Lariat // Madewell Ring

Clearly I've got a thing for Kendra Scott's latest pieces, as most of my wish list pieces in the collage are Kendra Scott.  Until tomorrow (8/24) at midnight, receive a free Jana Bracelet (an $80 value) with your $125 Kendra Scott purchase.  Promotion only available at Nordstrom.

I realized I hadn't shared my running (and cycling) stats with you in a few weeks.  Here you go!

Kate Spade just started her Surprise Sale!
Up to 75% off!

These are the Splendid Platform Mules I was raving about last week!  Can't wait to wear them this Fall/Winter!
For fit, I'm an 8.5 and sized up to a 9 in them.   Also available in cognac and black.

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer's After Party Sale Starts Today!! Sizing/Fit Help + A Giveaway!

If you've been reading for the past few days, it's absolutely no secret anymore that the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts at 8am!  I'm wearing this Elsa Top and it's on sale!  The girls are wearing these dresses.

If you hopped over to SSP before the sale starts this morning, feel free to check back here and here for last-minute tips before the sale starts.  You can also check out my Lilly favorites from this year below and enter my giveaway.  Also, you can sign up for TrueFit too (takes 6o seconds and no measurements are necessary).  Love this feature!  As you're shopping the sale, look near the sizes available and it'll show you what size will fit you best (there's an example of what it looks like on yesterday's post).

As the sale goes live, I'll be updating my post throughout the day with my favorites from the sale!

Here are my favorites I've loved wearing this year.  Crossing my fingers for you that they'll be included in the sale!

 Crossbody (on sale)
 Crossbody (also available in more colors here) // Sandals
First and foremost, the Essie Dress.  Get it.  Hands down my favorite toss-on dress this year.  I clearly am obsessed.  This one runs a tad bit small.  I didn't want mine too fitted, so I went up to a medium on this dress.

Essie tops are just as awesome!  I wear a medium in these tops!

Clutch (on sale!) // Wedges (on sale here, true to size)
Talk about the perfect colorful flowy dress.  Love the fabric of this Ellie Tunic Dress.  It's not see-through at all.  It fits true to size.  I'm wearing a small.

This Monterey Dress is super comfortable and versatile and it's only $39 during the sale!  I was able to wear it both as a cover-up and as a dress this summer.  It runs big, but I still stuck with a small because I liked the length better. // Crossbody (on sale)

 I love this Rachelle Dress so much.  I actually just wore it again this past Saturday night.  I'm hoping to snag it in the navy during the sale.  True to size. I'm wearing a small.  My friend's dress is also on sale.

Sandals (true to size)
Another winning dress is this Ali Dress.  It's a very soft cotton, seriously feels like I'm wearing pajamas.  Plan on wearing this one on into the Fall/Winter, since it has sleeves.  Runs small, I'm wearing a medium.

 Got this Colie Flamingo Tee back in March before our Key West trip.  I wear it during the day, but also as pajamas at night.  I wanted this to be slouchier, so I went up a size, to a medium.  I very easily could've done a small too.

Of Lilly's shorts, the Walsh Short has been my favorite style lately.  These run small, I went up a size on them.

Another go-to dress this year has been the Melle Dress. It's only $34 during the sale!  Runs true to size, but I still went up to a medium because I wanted a little more room.

Very similar to the Jupiter Cover-Up, this Captiva Tunic is part of the sale too.  Also on sale here. Wearing a medium.  Sunnies // Sandals (on sale, I'm an 8.5 and wear a 9 in these)

This Jupiter Island Cover-up has clearly been a favorite again this summer!  Hoping that it will be available during the sale in other prints.  For fit, I'm a 6 and wear a Medium in it.

Just ordered this coral one!

Elsa Tops have been a longtime favorite of mine.  I love how they're super easy to throw on with just about anything and they pull a look together.  For fit, I wear a small in them.  These silky, slightly billowy tops are always the first to go during the sale, so make sure and order your favorite prints quickly.

Effie's wearing this one.
Wheeler's wearing this one.
The girls are wearing these dresses.
 Little Lilly Shifts are clearly my favorite dresses for the girls!  Obviously, I'll be stocking up for the girls during the sale.  I've said it before, but these make great gifts too!  Little Lilly Shifts forever!  My Out to Sea Elsa top is on sale and so is Wheeler's dress.

And if Girls' Swimsuits are available during the sale, you better believe I'm stocking up.  Not for now, but for next summer!

I just ordered this one for the girls.

A few other things to note, don't forget to check the Accessories Section!  Usually there are some fun novelty Lilly items, but most of them are low stock so they sell out pretty quickly.

, if you are planning on ordering items as gifts or saving them for next summer, make sure you still open the package and make sure your items are all accounted for, you were sent the correct size, and your items aren't defective.


Comment below and let me know what all you picked up during the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale, or what's on your wish list!

All comments will be entered in a GIVEAWAY!!
One comment per person please.
One lucky SSP reader will win all of this!


A beach umbrella, beach ball, set of three bracelets, and a set of two beach towels!
Pretty awesome, right?


Don't forget that Nordstrom offers price adjustments, so be sure and check out their Lilly section here, especially if your favorite item from the sale sold out quickly.  It may still be available at Nordstrom.  You can also check 6pm and Zappos for Lilly, as they sometimes mark down their Lilly at the same time as this sale.

If you have a fit question on a specific item, please email me at sweetsouthernprep at gmail.  I'll try and help you with sizing as best as I can, and attempt to get back to you promptly!

Whatever happens during the Lilly After Party Sale, I wish you the best and hope you have lots of luck scoring your Lilly favorites!  And keep in mind, for the first time ever, Lilly will be adding new sale items tomorrow!

As an added perk today only, all Georgica Jellies have been marked down to only $29.99.  Check out more colors here.  These are awesome for the pool!  For sizing, I'm an 8.5 and wear an 8 in these.

UPDATE #1: I hope everyone was able to get on this morning!  I'm most excited that I snagged this dress in navy and this one too!

If you shop for Lilly while you're waiting in the virtual line on Lilly, enter code: BESTPICKS for an extra 10% off!  Scroll through to check out my faves...

UPDATE #2: I just shopped a second time, thinking more toward the cooler months. I wanted cardigans to toss on when taking the kids to school.  Scroll through to check them out...

Happy Shopping!