LillyGate 2015

By now I’m sure everyone has heard of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration released in-stores and online today. And I’m sure if you’re on Twitter you were made privy of the #lillyfortarget hashtag that chronicled one of the worst brand rollouts ever! 

I was one of those angry tweeters giving play-by-play of LillyGate. I have no regrets–except that I didn’t get a darn thing!

I’d been stalking Target’s website ALL DAY, waiting for the line to go live. I’d found the perfect outfit for myself and to show off to you guys! I knew most girls would run to the shift dresses and jumpsuits and although I really wanted a shift dress, I went the palazzo pant route.

 

  Palazzo pant in Giraffeeey- $28

  Crochet crop top – $28

Pineapple sandals- $30

 (sorry, pics found on the fly–source Target)

It was speculated that the site would go live at midnight–no dice. Again, at 1 am–didn’t happen. Around 1:15 am a few items got leaked and the frenzy began and the site crashed. The chaos–the carnage–the Preppy Hunger Games was just beginning.

Target’s president, Jason Goldberger, was up doing e-crowd control. He said a few skus were leaked, but they still had items available as the launch hadn’t started. This was 2 am 😑. So, we waited.

AND WAITED.

3 am came and guess what? It still wasn’t live. Maybe about 3:15 am rolled around and the look book was gone and items were available for purchase in the worst layout ever. The site kept crashing and hysteria was at its highest levels! I tried to add those flipping pineapple sandals to my cart 10 times and got the 504 error every stinking time! 

Laptop up, iPhone in hand, going back and forth trying to find my THREE items for nearly 35 minutes and just when I thought victory was mine, I was brutally rebuffed! Crop top was in my cart, pineapple sandals FINALLY made it to the cart, found the palazzo pants and guess what? 

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

That’s right, the main object of my desires was gone. I found a pair of palazzo pants in Boom Boom, but it wasn’t the same. Giraffeeey was an online exclusive, so it made no sense to go to the store at the crack of ridonculous after staying up so late. So, I gave it up. 😔

As of 8 am, Target’s online site is sold out of everything and my local stores have been massacred. You’d think Target would have found a better way to roll out these Designer + Target lines by now. Especially, after hearing the Missoni horror stories; but I think they do it on purpose. #lillyfortarget was the top trending topic of the day. 

If you’re super pressed to own a Lilly + Target piece, you can go to eBay where I hear they’re going for nearly 3x’s the price. But, at that rate it’d make more sense to just shop Lilly Pulitzer‘s regular line. 

The odds were not in my favor, Friends. I’m a little salty about it, but at least I’ll be able to tell my children and grandchildren about how I endured the Preppy Hunger Games aka LillyGate 2015.

If you were lucky enough to score pieces from Lilly + Target, I’d love to see your haul! Leave a comment or e-mail lookfabuless to be featured.

–Nikki ❤️

  

  

  

Today’s Deals and Steals

Hey y’all! One of  the easiest ways to save money while building your wardrobe is to stay in the loop with the retailers you frequent the most. In an age of social media and trying to stay on top of the technological trends, a lot of retailers ask your for e-mail address or your cell number–EVERY SINGLE TIME you purchase something in store. Or, if you’re an online shopper, you already have an account with your favorite store and you reap the benefit of the never ending e-mails annoying sales and coupons.

I’m going to try and make it easy for you guys and share all that sale and coupon blitzes here!

The Limited-online only: 40% off full price items, extra 20% off+free shipping when you spend $100; use promo code TREATME at check out

Toms– free shipping on orders over $25

Charlotte Russe– 20% off 1 item, 25% off 2 items, 30% off 3 items site wide (excludes clearance); limited to 20 items and the discount is applied automatically

6pm– 60% off Coach and 70% off designer shoes (Cole Haan, Badgley Mischka, etc.)

Forever 21– last day of their Spring Sale (items starting at $5)+free shipping (on Spring Sale items) no minimum; use code SPRINGFS

New York & Company– the Spring Big Sale, everything is up to 80% off in-store and online–no exclusions

UrbanOG– 25% off all regular priced items with code 40515

(Ann Taylor) Loft– 50% off everything +free shipping; online only, use code CYBER50

Make sure to check each site to find out when these deals end. Remember, every little bit helps when it comes to finding wardrobe essentials for the upcoming season!

–Nikki❤️

Hey Y’all!

Welcome to Look Fabuless–a Holy City girl’s guide to looking fab for less! My name is Nikki and I reside in Charleston, South Carolina. I’m starting this blog because like most women I like to shop and I like to do it smartly and cost effectively. Being on a budget, I find myself trying to look as stylish as possible without looking like I’m on a budget.

The best way to accomplish this is to know what works for your body and what your style is. This is where I come in; I plan to help you with the basics, give you inspiration, and fill you in on where to get it all. I’ll let you know of all the deals and steals of national retailers and locals as well.

As I am in the Holy City, I’m going to introduce y’all to some local retailers and give them the opportunity to show off their goods. I want them to give the inside scoop on what’s popular and even their advice on what’s worth investing in and what’s not.

I’ll invite you guys to shop local and give reviews and critiques of your local boutiques and other fashion retailers. Hey, each one teach one–no fashionista on a budget gets left behind! Not on my watch!

I also want to turn the spotlight on you guys and give you the chance to showcase your style! I’m going to issue The Fabuless $100 Challenge where you visit a retailer of your choice and put together an outfit for any occasion that totals $100 (of your own money–this girl’s on a budget)! And if you’re up for a real challenge, I may even issue The Fearlessly Fabuless $50 Challenge where the same rules apply 😉

So, there are the basic details of the blog! I hope to inform, inspire, and entertain you guys all at the same time. I’m always up for answering any questions you may have; or if y’all have any suggestions, feel free to hit me up at lookfabuless@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @lookfabuless

Nikki ❤️