Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook

26 Mar

When the news dropped that Lilly Pulitzer would be the next designer to collaborate with Target, I couldn’t have been more excited.  (One of my favorite things Target has ever done was the Jason Wu collaboration.)

I’m so excited to share the full look book (link here).  This collection is even cuter than I hoped for, and the pricing is amazing!

I’m not sure if it will help when the collection finally posts online, but you can click a little red heart on each item, and it seems to save to some kind of wishlist.  It may make checking out that much faster…especially with how this collection is going ot sell out fast.  Try logging in (or creating an account here) and then saving all your favorites.

Here are some of my must haves:

Button Down Shirt in Nosie Posie – $24

Satin Flounce Dress in Sea Urchin for You – $38

Shift Dress in Fan Dance – $38

Embroidered Clutch in Nosie Posie – $24

Gold Pineapple Sandals – $30

Halter Top in Pineapple Punch – $26

Shift Dress – My Fans – $38

Navy Cover Up – $32

Throw Pillows – $25

I definitely recommend you check out the full lookbook and start “hearting” your favorite pieces.

In the meantime, here are some of my tips to start planning your sale strategy.

1.  Make a List.  Write down all your must-haves.  It helps to have a game plan of exactly what you want.  It also helps to nail down your budget ahead of time so you can start saving.

2.  Buddy System.  Link of with friends (both local and out of state) and coordinate your attack.  This collection will probably be more popular down South, so if you have friends in Montana, they may experience a leisurely shopping time compared to your frantic grab and run.  It helps to share your lists, and then you can feel better knowing that even if your store doesn’t have something, your good old Montanan (sp? haha) buddy picked it up for you.

Buddies at the same store can help combat the resellers.  The Target resellers are probably some of the worst people on the planet.  They will shove you and take things from you and literally grab entire racks and stuff them in their carts.  (I once saw a woman bear hug an entire rack of dresses, yank them all off, and fill her cart.  It was gross.)

Personally, this year, I’m up to like an eight woman collective team.  We are intense about our Lilly.

3.  Shop Online!  The new collection normally drops around midnightish the day of, and it’s nice to be able to handpick all your choices without having to fight other bleary-eyed girls a few hours later.  Also remember that some items will only be available online.  That’s where your list comes in handy–you may have a BUY ONLINE list and a BUY IN STORE list.

4.  Ignore the Haters.  I have never seen a more snobbish backlash for a designer collaboration than with Lilly for Target.  (Just google Lilly for Target and a bunch of articles will pop up about the girls on Twitter whining.)  I’ve seen people lamenting the loss of quality to the loss of exclusivity.  Girls, you are seriously  making us all look like bratty, entitled women.

Do people now think of Liberty of London as a cheap brand?  What about Zac Posen?  Phillip Lim?  Proenza Schouler? Rodarte?  Alexander McQueen?  All these designers (and bunches more) have partnered with Target without any hit to their branding.  If anything, it’s cool to be able to afford a dress by Phillip Lim without having to drop a grand at Neiman Marcus.

As for quality, I guarantee most of the girls whining love to stroll through Target with their Starbucks in hand and stock up for spring break.  I don’t have super high expectations of my $24 Target sundress, but then again, I paid $24 for it.  (And honestly, I have dresses from Target that are years old that have held up just fine.)

I hope your mothers raised you right enough to live by that old Thumper adage from Bambi–if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.

30% off Barbour Jackets!

4 Feb

One of my favorite purchases over the last few years has been my Barbour Bedale jacket.  You can wear without the liner in fall and spring, and then zip in the quilted liner when the temperatures dropped.

These jackets don’t normally go on sale, but right now, you can take 30% off several styles at both Tuckernuck and Nordstrom.

Nordstrom doesn’t need any coupon code:

This is the style I have, the Beadnell, and right now, it’s marked down to $253 (from $379).

I always like ordering from Nordstrom because they have free shipping and easy returns.

Nordstrom also marked down the zip in liner vest.  You can wear it with the jacket (zipped in), or alone.  It’s warm but not too bulky.

Beadnell Vest, marked down to $66 from $99

If you use code BRRR30 at Tuckernuck, you can also take 30% off all Barbour products.

A good buy right now is the snap on hood.

Unisex Waxed Hood – $34 with code (normally $49)

Barbour Beadnell – $265 with code (originally $379)

I have this same style in navy, which I ordered from Tuckernuck last year!

You can check out all the Barbour products on sale at Tuckernuck here.

What to Buy in the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

5 Jan

So, the Lilly Pulitzer site may be down already, but the first thing I do is always open up a full list of every sale item and keep that open in case it does go down.

Here’s some of what I’m seeing on the site, if it helps you guys plan!  You can do a Google Image search to grab pictures of each item.

Travel Pants for $39 (Five Colors!)

Corine T-Shirt Dress in Paws Off and Escapades in the Everglades for $39

Sarasota Beaded Tunic in Navy (SO PRETTY!) for $39

Beckett T-Shirt Dress (four colors!) for $39

Those were the only items I had up….but here are screenshots of everything in the sale.  I’ll keep updating this post!

ETA:  It looks like a lot has sold out already, but a bunch of other websites are jumping on board!

6PM has a ton of discounted Lilly that I didn’t see in the sale, and some of the prices are even better!

Westley Tunic – $39.20

Rogan Top in She She Shells – $55.20

Porter Top in Under the Palms – $27.20

Tate Skirt in Swim Lanes – $35.20

Marlisa Maxi in Let’s Cha Cha – $59.20

Elsa in Booze Cruise – $63.20

Tips on Shopping Lilly Pulitzer Online Sales

2 Jan

The Preppy Leopard:

Hi, friends! The Lilly Pulitzer New Year Cheer is almost upon us, and I thought it’d be a good idea to brush up on all the sale tips that have helped me in the past.

Happy Shopping!

Originally posted on The Preppy Leopard:

And so it begins.


Okay, so it’s not that serious, but here’s a round up of Lilly Pulitzer Sale Shopping tips that have helped me over the years.

What’s the big deal anyway?

Unless you live near an actual Lilly Pulitzer store or compete for the six dresses posted on Rue La La, chances are you don’t normally see Lilly Pulitzer on sale.  Like, anywhere.  There’s no sale section online (although, some of the online signature stores will have mark downs).

Twice a year, Lilly does a huge online sale on their main website here.  The prices are insanely low…even lower than the Warehouse Sale prices.  (See my write up here!)

Basically, these sales are the best.

Wait, prices are good?  How good are we talking here?

In the past, I’ve gotten Cassie dresses for $39.  Shoreline totes for $39.  Murfees for like $30

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The Worst Gift Guide Ever

12 Dec

Today, I am going to share a collection of some of the worst (best?) gifts you could buy someone this holiday season.

This post is fake-sponsored by Urban Outfitters.  UO, what drugs are you on?  Seriously.  This stuff is weird.

First up, we have lobster claw…hand…glove…things.

….in what world did an Urban Outfitters executive look at his designer team and think, “Yes.  This is what the world needs.  Make it happen.”

If you decide you need your own pair, they are a steal at $35 (with an additional 20% off!)

Next up, we have a blast from the past.  That sassy rainbow unicorn that starred in all of our favorite back-to-school folders.

Do you miss the days when you could close your eyes and imagine that you were the rainbow Lisa Frank unicorn?  Has your imagination faded away with your age?  Well, don’t worry! Even adults with no imagination can live out their dreams with this beautiful rainbow head mask…thing.  And it’s only $35.

If you’re worried your SO will be left out of the Lisa Frank themed animal mask wearing fun, then don’t worry!  You can pick up the ballerina bunny head as well!

Continuing our animal head theme, we have two lovely options if your friend is someone you’ve suspected of possibly being a serial killer.

We have Cat Mask and also…

the Crow mask, which may come in handy if your serial killer friend has a serious Edgar Allen Poe obsession.  (Wait..someone should totally make a TV show about serial killers who love Edgar Allen–oh, never mind.  That would never work.)

Have you ever looked at your hands and been embarrassed?  Maybe they’re too small, or your fingers are short and stubby.  Guys, don’t worry! Urban Outfitters has got a solution for you!


Man Hands!

Simply slide these giant rubber hands over your own and save yourself from the embarrassment of your tiny, woman hands.

Are you confused about what to get your hipster cousin who lives in Portland?

Don’t worry, guys.  I have a solution.

How about a leather bike grip set?

Now when they do their midnight protest rides around the streets of Portland with their hand-knit free range wool sweaters and ironic mustaches, all their friends will be totally jealous of these artisan bike grips.

What do you buy the plumber who has it all?

That’s easy.

A rustic pipe table for $200.

Carefully extricated from the dumpster behind the UO Headquarters, this exquisite piece has been lovingly wiped down with Windex and is ready to be shining star of your home!

What do you get a totally bro who has really rich parents and already gets everything he wants?

That’s easy.

A handcrafted, vintage football for $145.  He will be the envy of all his frat bros whenever he pulls out this beautifully stitched pigskin for the annual clam bake down at the beach. (But hurry!  Apparently these are ALMOST SOLD OUT!)

Is your office always cold?  Do you find yourself wishing you could wrap up in something warm and cozy while still commanding a respectable position at work?

Well, have I got a solution for you.

A bear coat.  Just slide this baby on, and you will command the fear and respect you deserve while still being toasty warm.

The duties of Man’s best friend have just been expanded.

Are you dating an Amish guy, but can’t give up the opportunity to read at bedtime?

Trick them into thinking you eschew electricity too by employing a solar power mason jar night light!  The gentle warm glow suggests a host of lightning bugs or even a small candle.  No one has to know!

So these next few are pretty specific to me…and they might not be the worst gifts ever, but I probably wouldn’t buy them for anyone…

A Diet Coke Christmas tree ornament.  For $12.  Because I can’t just hang up all my already empty cans and call it a day.

The Crazy Cat Lady Board Game would be a great gift for the single girls in your life!

For the fashion blogger in your life…

I guarantee if you wear this unicorn horn to NYFW this spring, you will be photographed by nearly everyone.

Also for your fashion blogging friend….

A stylish sleeping bag that can double as a maxi dress!  OMG!

For your friend who loves camping…

That way if they have to pee in the middle of the night, they won’t have to leave the warmth of their sleeping bag!

OR, you could do an epic double gift, and upgrade to the sandwich tent for an extra $785.

If you have $400 to burn and have always wanted a pet zebra, I’d say this is a winning combination:

Imagine taking your new majestic inflatable zebra for a walk on a spring afternoon in the park.  You’ll be so popular!

Okay, this next one, I’d actually buy if it wasn’t $84.

A cat yoga mat.  YES.  And so ironic that it’s a cat, but he’s doing updog…oh, nevermind.

Urban Outfitters, I really want to thank you.  This was actually probably the worst best gift guide I’ve ever made.

I wish y’all a Christmas filled with lobster claws and sandwich tents.

xoxoxo Tierney

The Lucky Knot Gift Guide – Under $50

8 Dec

I love supporting local businesses and American-made products, so I was quite excited to partner up with The Lucky Knot.  The Lucky Knot is located in Alexandria, Virginia (about thirty minutes from me!), and in addition to offering a great selection of nautical, classic clothing and gifts, they also actively look for American-made products to sell in store.

Some of my favorite brands are carried in store, including Barbour, Elizabeth McKay, Fraternity Collection, Jack Rogers, Jonathan Adler, Kiel James Patrick, Lilly Pulitzer, Rowdy Gentlemen, Southern Proper, Smathers & Branson, and Vineyard Vines.

The Lucky Knot has created a special discount code for all Preppy Leopard readers–if you use code TIERDEAR (my Instagram name!), you can take an extra 15% off your purchase.

Here are some of my picks for fun Christmas (or anytime!) gifts:

Gifts Under $50

(Note:  All the prices listed include the 15% off that comes from using the TIERDEAR promo code!)

My favorite kind of fair isle sweater perfectly walks the line between cheesy and classic.  This reindeer fair isle pullover is only $38.

This nautical Kiel James Patrick bow bracelet is $34.

Fornash Horsebit Gold Necklace – $38

Reversible Blanket Scarf – $34

Southern Proper Tartan Hat – $23

USA Flag Belt – $34

High Tide Fleece Vest – $42

Anchor Neck Tie – $33

Rowdy Gentlemen Tank – $23 (Confession:  I have this one already!  I wore it to an activity at church once, and all the old guys got a kick out of it.)

That anchor fleece vest is actually on my Christmas list–it just looks so cozy!

Thanks to the Lucky Knot for the discount code, and I hope you guys end up loving their store as much as I do!

Black Friday Sales 2014

21 Nov

(If only I had a Dorota to take shopping with me…otherwise, I will be safe at home away from the nutso crowds.  Good thing a lot of retailers do their sales online too!)

I’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible!

American Eagle – Take 40% off everything! (What to buy? A cozy sweater poncho!)

ASOS –  Take 30% off everything  (What to buy?  A leopard coat in tan or green!)

Banana Republic – Take 50% off one item and then 40% off the rest of your purchase.  (What to buy? A cozy sweater dress or a gold pleated skirt.)

Club Monaco – 20% off $200; 25% off $300; 30% off $500 (plus sale is 30% off and clearance is 50% off!) (What to buy? A navy/shearling coat or tortoise shell sunglasses.)

Equipment – Take 25% off all full-price merchandise (What to buy? A black floral blouse or a leopard sweater.)

J.Crew – 30% off full price and 40% off clearance (What to buy? Zippered dress or a perfect party dress.)

J.Crew Factory – Take 50% off everything.  (What to buy? Buffalo Plaid Coat or a Gingham puffer vest.)

Joe Fresh – Take 50% off regular prices  (What to buy?  A silk leopard top or black fringe skirt.)

Gant – Seasonal sale for 40% off (What to buy? A nautical poncho.)

The Limited – Take 50% off everything plus free shipping.  (What to buy? A lace party dress or anything from the Scandal collection.

L.K. Bennett (One of Kate Middleton’s faves!) Fall pieces are 30% off (What to buy? A ladylike trench.)

Lulu & Georgia – 20% off $250; 25% off $500; 30% off $1000 (What to buy? Basically all of these prints.)

Madewell – Take 25% off your purchase  (What to buy?  Gorgeous leather riding boots or leopard/leather booties.)

Old Navy – Take 50% off everything (What to buy? I’m obsessed with this plaid vest.  Buy all the vests.)

Shopbop – 15% off $250; 20% off $500; 25% off $500 (What to buy?  Tory Burch Revas!)

Toms – Take 25% off everything (What to buy? Red plaid classics!)

Whistles – Take 30% off everything (What to buy? A navy/black dress or a green print skirt.)


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