Thanks to my husband, I was lucky enough to score lots of items to consider. I then got even luckier the next day when my friend, Emily, (originally from ATL, but now living in Idaho) showed up at her Target to find merchandise still available. [Let's just say Idaho is *not* a Lilly hotbed. ;-) Em laments when people ask her where they can get the pattern to sew bags like hers: they're Vera Bradley. :-P] She texted me with pics while she shopped and asked if I wanted anything she saw left. I have to say, it was really fun to virtually text-shop with her! :-D
So now to decide what's worth keeping!
Overall impression: the fabric is definitely cheaper (of course - so are the price tags!) and the "satin" is not satiny at all. Not a deal-breaker, but it's clearly how the prices can come down. The kids pieces are AMAZING!!!
I'm debating about the two dresses I got. They look good on...but they don't look "omigosh! amazing!" They feel great, very comfortable, and I like them better than any other generic dresses...but how often will I choose to wear them? I need to decide... [Edited to add: I'm keeping them. :-P But I need a way to cinch the waist in a bit on the long sleeved green/white palm print.]
The surprise joy? A "My Fans" (blue shells) beach towel!!! I thought a beach towel was kind of a waste: we have towels. But I'm SO GLAD Em encouraged pulling the trigger - it actually is incredibly luxe! It's HUGE: beyond bath sheet size, and it has a gorgeous trimmed border. I can't believe how much I love it. :-D
Stay tuned for pics of our first public foray in our Lilly for Target: a day trip to Austin this Sunday! I will tell you: we were asked where we got our "gorgeous matching outfits" multiple times throughout the day! :-D