Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Starts Today + 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!  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 check out my Lilly favorites from this year below and enter my giveaway!  You can also 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 past year.   For those of you who shopped the Lilly’s big sale this past August, you’ll probably notice that many of these pics are the same from summer.  And many will still probably be part of this sale too.  So if you missed out on these pieces then, here’s your chance to get them this time.  Crossing my fingers for you that they’ll be included in the sale!

Blue Print



My absolute favorite dress this year has been the Jane Dress!  If you’ve been waiting for it to go on sale, here’s hoping it’s part of the sale this year.  I’m guessing it will be, as many of the prints were pulled this past week to be included in the sale!  For fit, it’s pretty true to size.  It’s a little swingy which you know I love!  I’m wearing a 6.

Wheeler’s Dress

Hot Pink

A repeat favorite from last year that I ordered a few more this year is the Essie Dress.  An easy toss-on dress to wear all summer long.  For fit, it’s true to size.  I’m wearing a medium because I didn’t want it too fitted.  Also available on sale here.

Tavvy Cover-Up – I clearly wore mine out, not just as a coverup.  Love all the vibrant colors!

Thalia Dress – This is a great swing dress and it’s lined too.  I feel like I keep saying everything is true to size, but this one is too.  I’m wearing a small.

Meg Top – Wore this with so much this year.  It also comes in navy.

Bonita Cover-Up – It’s true to size, but I wanted a looser fit so I went with a medium.

Devon Dress – Runs pretty true to size and is a little A-line too.

Sandy Popover – Such a soft cozy top.

Kipper Top – Love the fun fringe details on the hem.

Lachelle Midi Dress – Some of you had asked if I would share some dresses that are a little longer.  This is one of them.  It’s a midi dress, not too short and not too long.  Wearing a small.

Alanna Off The Shoulder Dress – Love the lace detail on this one!  Also available on sale here.

Julietta Top – Such a pretty cut-out detail on this top.  Love a bright yellow top in summer!

Amisa Tunic Dress – I’m still obsessed with the color combo of this dress!  Such a pretty dress!  It runs a tad big, but I still with a small.

Balletta Cover-Up – Like the Bonita Cover-Up, I’ve worn this one so much this summer too!  I’m wearing a medium, but probably should’ve done a small.  It was a little big, but it was a cover-up so I didn’t mind it fitting a little more loosely.  Also available on sale here.  This pretty print that I have is also on sale too.

Essie Top – ($34) Just like the dress, I toss it on all the time.  Such a great summer staple in white.  Depending on how you want it to fit, I didn’t want mine too fitted so I sized up to a medium.  I love it in this pretty blue color.

Amina V-Neck Swing Dress – Talk about a soft dress!  I absolutely LOVE this one!  Unfortunately this one is not part of the sale.  But the girls are wearing these shifts that are on sale!

Girls’ 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!  The one Wheeler is wearing is part of the sale here.  As far as swimsuits, I sure wish they’d offer more girls’ swimsuits during the sale.  This one and this one are currently still available and on sale.  Have always loved them!  My Achelle Sleeveless Silk Top I’m wearing is marked down from $118 to $39!

Also, 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!  Love this necklace, only $24!  My favorite always is the silk Elsa Top.  Toss it on with jeans and you’re good to go!  Many are currently on sale!  They fit true to size.  I wear a small in them.  Oh and be sure and check out the Luxletic section and what’s all on sale!  Because it’s always more fun to work-out in bright colors!


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, that 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 a $250 Lilly Pulitzer Gift Card!

For an extra entry, head over here.

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.

Zappos and Amazon have both marked down their Lilly too!

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!

Don’t stress and have fun!

Would you believe it’s supposed to snow here today?!  The kids are supposed to go back to school tomorrow, but they’ve already canceled school.  Of course right when I’m trying to get back on a routine this happens.  Oh well!  Guess I’ll start back next week.  Here’s to movies, games and cozying up with hot chocolate.  Guess we can’t complain about a little extra long break!

Happy Wednesday, Y’all!


I just ordered this dress and this dress (with this necklace to go with it).  LOVE both!

I also scored this gorgeous top!

For the girls, I also got these dressesthese super cute white coverups, these printed leggings and these printed coverups too.  Wheeler had this bikini last summer, but I went ahead and ordered two more for the girls in the next size up for this summer.

This drink set that was priced at $420 is now only $79!

This one I wore at Effie’s Birthday Party is now on sale!

My navy Essie Dress that I wear all. the. time is on major sale!  For fit, it’s true to size.  Trust me.  You will love it!  I wear mine with everything I own, from flip flops to leggings and boots.

I wore this striped one more times that I can count this summer!  It’s a great swingy dress!

Y’all, I seriously have this tank in every single color.  Like I love them so much, I may order some of the same colors in case my old ones shrink or get stained.  Ha.  Do yourself a favor and snag them while they’re still in stock and some of the colors are on sale too!  For fit, they’re a swingy style but fit true to size.  I wear a small in them.

I’ll be back with another update soon, especially if they restock or add more items!

257 thoughts on “Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Starts Today + A Giveaway!

  1. I’m definitely going to try and snag some of the Essie tops. Like you said, they’re so easy to throw on and go with everything!

  2. Would like to get a Jane dress and some shorts (if they are included). Thanks for all the shopping tips!

  3. Thanks again for all your tips, Ashley! 🙂

    I had trouble sleeping, so I got up really early (4:30 am!) and shopped Zappos and Amazon. I already scored a Jennalyn dress and a some leggings for my little gal. I’m hoping to get at least one Elsa and a Lilly shift for my daughter.

  4. I’m hoping to get an Elsa top and a silk tunic dress like yours!! I don’t know if it’ll be included, but I’m hoping either a Colby silk tunic dress or a Matilda silk tunic dress will be included! Or both would be good! 🙂

  5. I can’t wait to see what the sale holds. Always trying to snap a pop over or cute outfits for nieces!!!! Happy shopping.

  6. I need some Elsa tops bc I don’t have any 🙈 My Mom, sisters and I just booked a trip to FL in March so I definitely need to add more Lilly to my closet for this trip! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Hoping for essie tops and buttercup shorts – espcially the seaside aqua print shorts! The warner hooded sweater would be a nice score too

  8. I think the Essie top and Essie drew are exactly what I need for the summer! (If it ever warms up again that is haha)

  9. I need swimsuits for my Minnie, and some Mommy/Minnie matching outfits!! Although the last APS Sale I got some great cashmere sweaters and with these artic temperatures I may need a few more!!

  10. Hi Ashley! I am so excited for the sale today! There are a few pieces I’m hoping are in the sale like the sleeveless Essie dress in navy, the Seabrook cashmere cardigan, the mommy and me matching Real it in Allover dresses and a swimsuit for my two year old! However, you have so many great pieces in this post, I’m keeping your post up while I shop. Wishing everyone luck and fun shopping today!

  11. Hoping to get one of the Jane dresses, the shift looking rompers (LOVE the one I have!), and of course a new Elsa to add to the collection!!!

  12. I just scored a few Essie tops and a pair of Islamorada pants, so I’m super excited 🙂 Happy shopping, ladies!

  13. Love the savvy cover up! Definitely not afraid to wear a cover-up “out” as a dress.
    I desperately need to restock my Lilly for this summer…time to SHOP. And the Amisa Tunic dress….LOVE.

  14. It’s snowing here too!! Hoping for a fun GWP accessory bag and Kelly pants. Do you know how those fit? Between babies, I’m not sure what size to buy.

  15. I am hoping to grab some Elsa tops and some shifts for my little girl…and matching Lilly for the both of us! 🙂 Stay warm in SC!

  16. Every single outfit you are wearing on vacation looks so bright & comfortable!! I love your style. Hope to win to buy myself something to wear this summer!

  17. I just snagged the karlie wrap romper!! It sold out too fast last sale so I was sooo pumped to be able to get it. Sweaters are next on my list!

  18. The Lilly sale posts are always my favorites of yours! They’re so happy and bright! I’m hoping to snag a fun coverup for spring break!

  19. Hoping to snag a couple of Elsa blouses for work this spring. They are so pretty with white jeans. 🙂

  20. I did really well! I got three Essie dresses, a dev dress, and the Emilia dress. I don’t think a lot of people realize that zappos and amazon participate in the sale. I was able to get two of my dresses from there.

  21. I was able to grab the Achelle tank, a waverly top, meg top, and a pair of leggings in my first round. Probably going to go back in for round 2 later on my lunch break.. 🙂

  22. I got an Essie dress for my mom, a pair of Kelly pants for me ( I rarely wear pants, but tried them on in store and they are so comfy) I’m eager for a romper or two- though I should focus on things I can wear to work.

    1. I really love the Karlie wrap romper! It’s very comfy and forgiving and I noticed they have one in the sale!

  23. Got the pink Junie shift dress, an essie tank and a little baby gift! Really wishing I could get something warm and bright for this chilly east coast winter!!

  24. On such a old day I’m dreaming of warmer ones ahead and vacations! I’m hoping to get a beach cover up, swim suit for my daughter, and some cute tops!

  25. I would love to be able to grab some Essie tops or dresses! I always find something that I didn’t have on my list, so excited to take a look and grab something fun! Thanks for all your tips!

  26. I got a popover, the Stella dress, a cute purple off the shoulder dress, and an Elsa! It wasn’t my best. But it was pretty good!

  27. BEST APS EVER!!!!! I am a popular size (med) and I was able to score my favorite prints in my size!!!!! So far I bought the Collette skirt, Willa top, essie dress and tops, and a linden dress. Still looking for a dress to match something for my mini me 😉

  28. I didn’t know I needed that Achelle top until I saw your picture. I’m hoping to find some mommy and me matching things this year because my daughter is due this month!!

  29. I was happy to get a couple of new dresses, a cute top, and some accessories at a great price! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  30. I scored a pair of Georgia Mays and Buttercups! Hope they don’t get cancelled because at the last sale I didn’t have great luck. I will probably go back and get a Marlowe dress too – if you haven’t tried them, they are a favorite of mine!

  31. I think the sale has gone great so far! I’m having a baby in February so I went with stretchy and looser things like popovers and palazzos. I’m sure I’ll be heading back for more!

  32. Meg top, leggings and cover ups! Now bring on the warmer weather! It’s freezing here in NoVa!

  33. Another early bird (4:14) so I shopped Zappos first with a pair of shorts and two dresses. Two more shorts (I live in FL), two more dresses, and one tank once I got into the sale. Great deals!

  34. Thanks for the heads up on the sale. I didn’t get an email from LP this time, so I probably would have missed it! I got in at 8:04 this morning. Picked up an Essie top, a Palmetto shirt in pink and a striped Stasia sweater. I couldn’t decide between two navy long sleeve dresses (the Essie and the Surfcrest), so I got both! At $39 each, I couldn’t help myself. Thanks again for all your tips!

  35. So excited I got the Essie dress, Achelle Dress, and 2 Essie tops! Thanks so much for your recommendations, they helped so much. Just disappointed the Jane Dress was not on the sale!

  36. Got some silk dresses and cashmere sweaters ! The new Pima dresses seems to fit odd so I’m sticking with what I know will fit

  37. I got an Essie so far. I’m definitely going to keep watching since they add more. Looking for some dresses for my teen and anything athleisure!

  38. I got an Essie dress, Julietta top, Amika dress, a cover up, and another Essie Top. But after seeing your happies, I’m ready to go shopping again!

  39. I’m hoping to score some
    mama and me outfits for myself and my sweet girl who is 6 months old. Thank you for sharing your favorites!

  40. I’d love a good romper! But I’ve only pulled the trigger on an adorable romper for my daughter 💗

  41. I am hoping to get a few dresses for the warmer months. And maybe a sweater/pullover to keep me warm until then.

  42. Grabbed two long sleeved Essie dresses and matching leggings for my daughter! Hoping for me luxletic tomorrow 🤞🏼

  43. Grabbed a few matching little Lily shits for my 2 year old and 4 month old. My oldest love to match her sister – I cant wait!

  44. Hey! I got into the sale surprisingly fast this year! And I got the navy sleeved Essie dress ( can’t wait to wear it in spring, summer and fall!) and a pair of Callahan’s I’m so excited for it all to come! I’m also really hoping they will add the linden dress later in the sale 😊

  45. I scored a swing dress for myself and several things for my Lilly loving little girl! Thank you for all the hard work you put into sharing the sale details with us!

  46. Thank you for all the awesome sale details! I’m going to look for some fun thing for me and the Littles! A great distraction from being iced in at MUSC!!

  47. Wow loved all your fashion tips and insights, y’all are adorable and that’s awesome your girls still let you twin with them, you do you momma cause your rocking it. I scored SIX coordinating Mommy and me sets this year for me and my girls in various prints… no prob llama, amenthyst one too many, multi luminescent and flamingocon to name a few. I am super excited and would be OVER the MOON to win $250 to shop added items and restocks!

  48. I got a Marlowe, Achelle silk sleeveless top, a matching Minnie dress, and runaround shorts.

  49. I grabbed an Erin dress and a Lillith tunic dress! I just can’t say no to those great dresses at such a good price!

  50. So far, I’ve snagged three dresses and two tops. I LOVE the Bay and Beacon dresses for work and transition pieces!

  51. Hi Ashley!
    I bought too much and keep looking for more that I might have missed. Had to get the pink Essie dress you suggested.
    Thanks so much!

  52. I got the Palma Tube Top and the 5” Buttercup Scallop Hem short! Can’t wait to get them!

  53. Yay! Thanks for sharing your great picks! You definitely have an amazing collection of Lilly!
    I was able to grab quite a few little girls pieces and then I got the pink maxi skirt for myself!

  54. I was late to the party. I am a teacher and school started today : (
    But I did get a sungaurd and notepad tray. I can’t believe Charleston got snow!

  55. I bought the Beacon dress, the Kalissa knit tunic and the Collette scallop skort. So much more I want to buy! Too bad the printed Jane is out of stock…
    ~ Amy

  56. I love the lilac sweater that is striped. Of course since I’m a teacher the Essie dresses are so easy to wear and still look cute.

  57. Ohmygoodness…I’ve placed FIVE orders! But the selection and prices have been amazing this time!
    I too am a big fan of the Jane but didn’t find ONE on this sale…I did however get an essie top, a sweater, romper, short set, the pink ombre dress and FOUR other dresses! We share the same size, and the same style, so I love seeing your rec’s. I’m also lucky enough to share the same size with my daughter, so we can borrow each others’ Lilly now!
    Stay warm in all that snow — Boston is in for a SNOW CYCLONE tomorrow! Warm weather can’t get here soon enough for me! Thanks for the entry and chance to win!

  58. I bought matching dresses for our summer vacation for my daughter and nieces. Lilly helps brighten the day in -2 degree weather here in Wisconsin!

  59. After picking up a few callahans, an essie dress and linzy top, I was sad I couldn’t find a matching dress for me and my Minnie. Then, they added inventory tonight and I scored a matching set. Wahoo!! My APS and NYC sale luck has stunk the last few years, so I am delighted to find a match.

  60. I try to be responsible during the sale, so I only picked up the Beacon dress, a romper, and The Emilia wrap dress I’ve been wanting forever! I feel like the prices were even better during the sale then in August!

  61. I was able to get a few dresses, and a couple of cute tops. I was so disappointed I missed out on the shift dress I really wanted. 😔 Oh well, maybe I can catch a restock! 🤞

  62. The Sophie dress & Waverly top are among my favorite Lilly items the last few seasons, so I *had to* order one of each 🙂 Essie dresses/tops, as well as Elsas are my go-to’s as well!

  63. I ordered the Tammy dress this morning and just got the Harper dress as well. Now I just need some warm weather 🙂

  64. Thanks so much for the chance! So many things on my wish list but the Ophelia Dress and the Colby Silk Tunic Dress are my top two picks 🙂

  65. I was able to get a Jane dress in the store on Tuesday, so I was really happy about that! I also picked up a few more things yesterday, Kelly pants, a silk tank and some fun luxletic shirts.

  66. I snagged a couple popovers and dresses. I am hoping they add more styles today, even though my bank account thinks otherwise – haha!

  67. I *finally* snagged a Lobstah Roll Popover for my Minnie! I also grabbed a pair of the WITS buttercups, I was totally shocked to see these I really hope they aren’t too good to be true! I also ordered the luxletic Treena top in navy and a Lacy tank in navy, both of these will go with so much of what I already have! I wanted to get another Anisa tank in navy & lavender, however they were sold out of my size 🙁

  68. I snagged a couple of Essie tops, a jane dress, and added the striped dress at the last minute thanks to your recommendation 😊

  69. I grabbed the essie long sleeve dress, a romper and a pair of buttercup shorts. Thanks for your help!

  70. I have so far an Essie top. Looking for an Essie dress too. They are sold out in my size now. Boo. Fixing to check Nordstrom.

  71. I was on first thing and got one of the S’well bottles that I had missed out on when they came out … it was not on sale but …! Looking for new items today

  72. I love the Amina dresses and the Jackie shifts! Elsa’s and Sophie’s are my favorite thing to buy at the sale! I also bought my first pair of Georgia May Palazzo pants and I’m so excited to receive them!

  73. Love, love the APS! Was able to get 2 Essie dresses- one sleeveless and one sleeved, the same Jackie shift as Sweet Southern Prep-thanks for the recommendation and a Del Lago top! Got a fabulous cashmere sweater at my local Lilly store for a steal along with my go to Kelly skinny ankle pants!

  74. I’m bummed I missed the Tropical Punch tassel necklace, but happy I scored the Achelle, cashmere wrap and lots of cute items for my girls. Love a Lilly sale!

  75. Probably a dress for me!! We are most likely moving to Honduras! And it’s warm there a majority of the year. So a fun dress would be perfect!

  76. Love reading your sweet blog posts! Your family is beautiful. I am new to Lilly, and was able to purchase Tamiami Bae top and Adira silk off the shoulder blouse in Multi Beach Loot.

  77. I was able to get some cute dresses for my daughters, Essie tops for me and lots of fun accessories that I can give as hostess gifts!

  78. I was able to snag an Elsa top, a pair of Callahan shorts and a white off the shoulder top. I’ve got one swim coverup still in my cart!!

  79. Hoping to grab some cute outfits for my niece that will be born in March. I’ve got boys and she’s the first baby girl in the family!

  80. Hi! I love shopping APS! I agree with what you said about Lilly novelty items. I Love their stationery & notecards ($5 – can’t beat this!!) so I always stock up on these! I also love skorts & got several Colette skorts because I love the scallop edge touch of this skort. I also got 2 beach mats, one for myself & 1 for my Mom. (was $150 & Only $49) I will be using mine as an exercise mat too! Love to buy things with multi-uses!

    I am still searching for a white Colette skort, my size was sold out.

    Hope you found all you were looking for too!

  81. I grabbed shorts for my three girls & a matching top for myself. Planning to get the hubs & my son solid blue polos to match!!

  82. Found way too many cute things!! I picked up the striped dress you listed above, as well as several dresses/ leggings for my daughter and a few dresses and tops for myself, including the Achelle Swing dress in lace! Yikes!! Such a good deal, so hard to pass up all the cute pieces.

  83. I love the Essie line! I bought the purple ones like you have for you and your daughters for my daughter and I. Hoping to pick up some more mother/daughter items!

  84. Had too much fun! I bought a couple Essie dresses including a long sleeve one, scarves, and a tote.

  85. I got some adorable summer dresses for church and weddings! Can’t wait for the weather to warm up to wear them. Thanks for all of the tips!!!

  86. A little Lilly shift for my 3rd to match mine and my older daughter’s and a cute straw clutch! 😍

  87. I would love love love some matching dresses or my two toddlers and me! I love all Lilly!!!! Please pick me!

  88. This time I mostly grabbed dresses and leggings for my daughter. I hesitated on 2 maxis and am kicking myself now 🙁

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