Hey y’all-hope you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. It’s so hard for me to believe that Summer 2020 has unofficially come to a close. I’m thankful that I had some time away to wind down summer at the beach. Trips to my family’s place on the North Carolina coast have given me a sense of normalcy and tradition during this year of so much change and uncertainty. Anyways, with the next Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale (APS) around the corner, today I want to share my top 10 all-time favorite purchases from previous Lilly After Party Sales. I’ve definitely scored some great sale pieces over the past 10 years, but these 10 pieces particularly stand out.
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September 2020 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale
Lilly Pulitzer has officially announced that the September 2020 After Party Sale will begin around 8:00am ET on Monday, September 14, and continue through 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, September 15. You can find more details about the September 2020 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale here.
To prepare for the After Party Sale, browse the Lilly website and make your wish list. I also recommended creating an account and saving your shipping and billing info so you can check out more quickly the morning of the sale. If you’re new to shopping the Lilly APS, be aware that items you place in your cart aren’t reserved until you check out. This is why it’s a good idea to do everything you can ahead of time to streamline the process. In addition, Lilly Pulitzer will place you in a virtual queue if you’re shopping the sale the very first morning, so be patient. For more tips on Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale shopping, check out this post.
Now keep reading for my all-time favorite purchases from past Lilly After Party Sales. Note that these are in no particular order!
Pin It for Later: Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale All-Time Faves
1. Mila Shift On Parade
(Photo by Amelia Cassar Photography)
You really can’t go wrong with a classic printed shift dress during the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. I mean, the printed shift dress to hide juice stains is what started the brand. The Mila Shift in On Parade is one of my favorite Lilly shifts ever, and I happened to score it during a prior sale for more than 50% off. Between the classic silhouette, colorful animal print, and ric-rac trim, this Mila Shift is quintessential Lilly Pulitzer. The Mila Shift has still been part of recent Lilly Pulitzer seasons in different prints, so definitely be on the lookout for this style during the September 2020 After Party Sale.
2. Chin Chin Cooler
Previous gifts with purchase (GWP) are one of my favorite things to look for during a Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. I don’t have the budget to drop $250+ on full-price Lilly Pulitzer in one transaction, so I’m unable to get higher tiers gifts when they’re initially available. Therefore, I’m thankful that Lilly sells leftover stock of GWP during the After Party Sale. This cloth-sided cooler in the Chin Chin print is my favorite previous Lilly GWP After Party Sale purchase. I bought it during the end-of-summer 2013 APS, and the quality is amazing. Chin Chin is one of my all-time favorite Lilly Pulitzer prints, so I’m glad I could get this cooler without having to spend $500 first!
3. 60 Animals Pajama Pants
I bought the knit pajama pants in 60 Animals during the September 2019 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. They are so soft and comfortable, and were a staple in my loungewear wardrobe last fall and winter. In addition, I wore them a good bit in early spring when COVID quarantine first started. I look forward to pulling them out again once the weather consistently cools down. Pajama pants are a great thing to shop for during the September After Party Sale, because you can wear them immediately rather than having to wait for spring!
4. 60 Animals Pajama Shorts
I loved my 60 Animals Pajama Pants so much that I had to buy the pajama shorts in the same print during the January 2020 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. As much as I love Lilly Pulitzer pajamas, I really can’t justify paying full price for them. Therefore, they’re a great thing to look for during the After Party Sale!
5. 60 Animals Pajama Top
I also got the matching long-sleeved button-down pajama top in 60 Animals during the January 2020 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. It feels amazing to sleep in, and I stay warm under the covers during the winter even when I pair it with the shorts.
6. 60 Animals Mug
Clearly I’m a bit obsessed with the 60 Animals print, considering that nearly 50% of my previous After Party Sale favorites include it. I’ve always loved Lilly animal prints the most. Therefore, it’s fitting that I adore this special print with tons of cute animals, including the panda. Lilly created the 60 Animals print to commemorate 60 years of the brand. You can find the number “60” hidden in the print as well. In addition to the fact that I simply love this print, the past couple After Party Sales have featured some great items in 60 Animals. This 60 Animals mug was originally a gift with purchase, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. I love how the inside rim says “xx Lilly” in gold script.
7. Head Wrap
This head wrap was only $9 in the most recent After Party Sale, and I’m so glad I ordered it during the final hour of that sale. I get total Gossip Girl vibes when wearing it. (In case you missed my most recent monthly favorites post, Gossip Girl is my current Netflix obsession.) In addition, I can wear this head wrap year-round, and it’s perfect for adding a pop of print to solid outfits during the upcoming fall and winter months.
8. It’s a Zoo McCallum Dress
It’s a Zoo is another one of my all-time favorite Lilly prints. I got the skort in this print for my birthday when it was part of the Spring 2014 collection. Because I loved this print so much, I couldn’t resist adding the dress to my collection during the end-of-summer 2014 After Party Sale. I definitely don’t limit myself to one item per Lilly print, plus it’s nice to have different types of items for different occasions. The After Party Sale is a great chance to buy additional items in a favorite print for less.
9. Amira Skort in Hangin’ with My Boo
The Amira Skort in Hangin’ with My Boo was my first-ever Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic purchase, and I immediately became hooked. I bought this during the September 2019 After Party Sale. Luxletic is another type of Lilly I simply can’t justify paying full price for, even though I love it. Luckily I was able to get a couple more Luxletic skorts during one of Lilly’s flash sales this past spring. I utilize my Lilly Luxletic as loungewear rather than for working out, and my Luxletic skorts got a lot of wear this past spring and summer during the extra time at home. More Luxletic skorts is the top item I’m looking for in the September 2020 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale!
10. Callahan Shorts in Multi Lion Patch
The Callahan Shorts are a staple Lilly Pulitzer style. Plus, I love a good Lilly patchwork print. Therefore, Callahan shorts in Multi Lion Patch from 2014 make my list of all-time favorite Lilly After Party Sale purchases. The patches in these shorts include multiple prints I loved from the Spring 2014 collection.
Ready for the September 2020 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?
I hope that you enjoyed reading more about my favorite purchases from previous Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sales. As you may have noticed, most of my favorite APS purchases are from recent sales. I think this is because I have become much more intentional about buying things that I truly love during the sale, and not simply because it’s a good deal!
What are some of your favorite purchases from previous Lilly Pulitzer sales? What is on your wish list for the September 2020 Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?
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