Haul: Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

The After Party Sale is probably one of my favorite events of the year! It’s such a rush to try and get into the site on time, grab the stuff you want, and check out as fast as you can!

This year my browser spazzed out on me and I had to wait nearly an hour for my turn to shop, but I still managed to snag some cute stuff!


Dusk Romper – I am absolutely in love with this print! Unfortunately I have tree trunk thighs that borderline meet the limits of wearing this romper in public at the moment. Lucky for me I have a wedding next summer as motivation for an all winter diet! Cookies are the devil.

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Daphne Spaghetti Strap Trapeze dress – I knew when I ordered a trapeze dress that I would probably look like a balloon when I put it on, but I was hoping I wouldn’t. I do, but it was easily solved with a belt. This dress is so comfy and I love this print too.


Villa V-Neck Printed Maxi – this is easily my favorite Lilly dress I own. The fabric is so soft, and I love the print and the fit! I like that its a pop of color but still dark enough to wear in the late fall/early spring, or even with a cardigan in the winter if I’m daring!

That’s all for now! Short little post but I wanted to share what I got!

Did you shop the Lilly sale? Did you get what you wanted?

I hope you all have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend! I’m headed to the beach! What are you doing?

❤ L


Fleshing It Out: Sparkle

The final aspect of this blog: the sparkle

Let’s be realistic. I am not trendy. I do not read fashion magazines. I do not have any education in style or fashion. My ability to sew is based on 7th grade Home Ec mixed in with suturing techniques from PA school.

But, my love for shopping is real. I will shop for pretty much anything and everything if you ask me to, and I will love it. A bad day can be cured by purchasing an amazing dress or a new pair of shoes.

My Sparkle posts will more than likely be things I am yearning for, or things that I come across and love but have no need for. I will certainly mix in some “Outfit of the Day’s” and alert you to purchases I make, along with reviews of items I buy.

So what are the main categories that will span across these posts? The answer: clothes, shoes, make-up, home goods, bath products, accessories, etc. You know – GIRL STUFF.

In terms of fashion: in the summer I am beach/preppy in that I love bright colors, dresses (aka Lilly Pulitzer), and things with anchors and pineapples on them. In the winter I want nothing more to stay in sweaters and scarves with leggings and boots.

I am most excited for these posts because I LOVE reading similar posts by others. I love seeing photos of items they love or have bought and seeing how clothes look on actual real people. It’s how you find the best things!

I will leave you with a pathetic sample of some outfits I have worn in the past. I am terrible at taking selfies where I am truly alone and capture a cute outfit. That will clearly have to change. Bear with me.

❤ L


I love to curl my hair when I’m feeling fancy. So if I’m wearing a nice dress you will likely find me with my hair curled. Photo #1 is from Vegas (a dress from Marshalls) and photo #2 is from a work Christmas party (dress from Macy’s)


Cue summer dresses. Photo #1 is a Lilly Pulitzer I bought off RueLaLa. Photo #2 is a dress I ADORE from Red Dress Boutique. I have yet to wear it in public. Maybe to the winery in a couple of weeks.


I am very often cold and will usually wear a sweater or jacket to restaurants. To be fair, the first photo is from my dating anniversary (which is in JANUARY). I love a good ol’ cardigan or an awesome leather jacket. The dress on the right was from Francesca’s and the cardigan from Old Navy. I believe I got the leather jacket at Marshall’s, possibly Burlington Coat Factory. And for the record, I rarely wear leopard print anymore. Nothing against it, but I don’t feel like I’m enough of a young party animal.


And lastly, an example of my winter staples. Leggings, longsleeves, a scarf, and my pup. 🙂

New Beginnings

Hello, Blogosphere!

Welcome to my new blog! Yet ANOTHER girl who wants to share her two cents on food, fitness, and fashion. I do not claim to be an expert in any of these areas (although with how much I eat, food could be a close one), but I like to talk, and I just wanted somewhere to organize my thoughts, feelings and experiences with these three categories. I love food (mostly baking, hence the sugar), I work out to counteract that love (hence the fitness), and I find any excuse to shop (fashion).

A vague story about me, which may give you a better idea of where I am coming from: I grew up overweight. I ate junk food like it was my job, especially sweets. A particular childhood friend of mine used to count the number of different ice cream varieties in our freezer every time she came over. It was her thing. I played sports my whole life, stopped when I went to college, became even MORE overweight/morbidly obese, and then decided to get my act together. I lost 80 lbs in a year, and have now successfully kept that weight off for 3 years. I still have SOME weight I ultimately want to lose, but overall I am pleased with where I am at. I still eat plenty of sweets (because I firmly am addicted to sugar), but I enjoy being fit and working out. And the best part, I now (generally) can shop anywhere and find something that works, as long as it can fit around my large and muscular thighs/booty, which is something I will always battle.

Sound interesting? Let’s hope so.

❤ L