Last week I fiiiinally made it to the big Lilly store to check out summer! I had checked out two smaller Lilly stores earlier in May, but neither had very much, only a few pieces of You Gotta Regatta and some tops. On this particular day, I was somewhat pressed for time, as I fit this “shopping” trip in between dropping my husband off at the airport and arriving on campus for my 10th college reunion. So I kept thinking, can I fit it all in? Are they open Sunday and I can come back and finish?
Well, friends, no worries on the timing, since most of their stock was spring. Le sigh.
Let’s start with the earlier trip to the smaller Lilly store in May. I came home with 2 things, a white crocheted Shauna and a green Cody cardigan (not pictured, total impulse buy when I saw it on the sale table!).
I love this Shauna. I got a L, and I really didn’t think I’d like it, but Mom urged me to try it. I definitely think it requires some undergarments, but that’s easy. Mine!
Next I tried the Rosalee top in worth blue with the Lynnie skirt in YGR. I’m with everyone else, I love YGR. I’m iffy on Lynnie, I tried a 10, my normal bottoms size, but it was a little tight. It may go on my list when summer goes on sale. I’m definitely getting Rosalee though. It’s cute but not crazy.
I can’t remember what this top is called (it’s not on lp.com, I think it’s from spring) but I’mnot a fan. The mesh sleeves are different and cute, but it’s sack-like. The girl working that day loves it so much and raved, but…. not for me!
The Millie jacket, size L. Not in love. It’s just kind of boxy and weirdly big. And why are the sleeves so long?! I have long arms anyway, I'm really not used to sleeves being like this.
Gale tank in Chum Bucket, size L. I liked this! Mom wasn’t madly in love with it. I like that it’s flowy and long, but not clingy and long like Lana and Leila. Definitely doesn't work with this skirt, though!
Now, you may be saying, hey wait, Briony has flutter sleeves.
Everyone does say to size down, and this is an M. It's big in some places and the right size in others. This is Guiding Light, and I love this print close up (light houses!) but not from afar, it just turns into a weird grey-green.
Kiera, size 12. I couldn't zip it. I don't love it- but it's not as bad as Eryn. I do love these shades of blue.
Hopefully the Lilly store will get another shipment at some point so I can go check it out! There were a few other summer goodies I wanted to try, but were only available in size 6 or smaller, which is totally useless for me. I also kind of ignored all the tops, for some unknown reason. And I was disappointed to see no maxi dresses, since people are raving about those, and I might actually like them.