I don’t want to say I jumped on the bandwagon and I don’t feel like I jumped on the bandwagon, but I did. The Lilly Pulitzer bandwagon came calling for me like it obviously did for so many others. I don’t own any Lilly Pulitzer stuff now, it’s a little pricey for me. I do however, have a love of all things pink and floral. You can’t go wrong with either and if it’s both? It’s a definite must. So, like everyone else, I browsed the lookbook way in advance of Sunday’s sale opener. Pretty much everything was cute, but there was only one dress I wanted. All the shift dresses were adorable, but I honestly couldn’t see myself wearing them, but a maxi dress? I’m all over that. There was also a shirt I liked and my 6 year old was a fan of the giraffe print dress.
So, I did want any normal, sane person would do. I stayed up really late. At midnight, I had the Target page up and started refreshing every few minutes. It wasn’t any big deal though. I got sucked into some articles about serial killers from 100+ years ago and then unsolved murders. It was perfect reading for being up by yourself in the middle of the night. I also had Twitter up with the search results showing for Lilly and Target. I would know if they went on sale. At 1:30ish, I said screw it and went to bed. After a little while, I checked my phone, saw the items were up, so I got back up to buy what I wanted. Between the site going down and then the app doing the same, I bought nothing and went back to bed somewhere around 3. I got up around 9 and headed to Target. I didn’t figure there would be anything left, but I can’t know if I don’t look. There was 1 swimsuit cover and a swimsuit top and bottom, that didn’t match. Nothing else. They had some girl’s stuff, but not what my daughter wanted. I had nothing better to do, so I went to another Target farther out. This one had some bags, accessories, and clothes left. It wasn’t anything I wanted, so I left empty handed.
While I was laying in bed last night, I was trying to decide if I wanted to get up and face the crazy when the store opened or just live without what I wanted. The dress I wanted was strapless. I don’t do strapless. I actually try to avoid anything that I can’t wear a regular bra with. So, why was I going to extremes to buy it? The shirt, yes, I would wear that. Did my daughter need that dress? No. She has too many clothes as it is and the girl is so rough on her clothes, she would most likely only wear it a couple times. So why? Why do we go through all the crazy? It’s like Black Friday. They hype gets to us and we get to the point where we don’t care what we buy, we just want something. I really can’t believe all the stuff that’s on eBay already. Why pay that much when you can just buy the legit stuff? I even found stuff on Craigslist. Those are the people who ruin it for the rest of us. I’m all for easy money, but who in their right mind would turn around and spend $100 on a dress that retails for $38? I don’t understand our fascination with stuff. We want just to want. Yes, I bought into the hype this time, but I didn’t spend anything in the process. All I lost was sleep (my knowledge of serial killers and crimes is up there though!). Maybe it’s because I don’t like carting crap around every time we move or maybe it’s because I’ve just realized I don’t need it all as I’ve gotten older and my money is better off in the bank, but I just don’t get it. I would still buy that dress if I saw it at the store though. Any store, it wouldn’t matter the store or the brand (as long as it was still $38), I just really liked it. I don’t however, like it enough to fight crazy women that early in the morning.