This was another weekend where I planned to take lots of photos, but real life outweighed blog life! (Such a blessing!) I don’t usually do weekend recaps, but this weekend was a little unusual and actually newsworthy! It may seem a little rambly, so I bolded the high points for you 😉
Friday was supposed to be a cleaning party after work, but my boyfriend surprised me by changing things up at the last minute… and we went to look at rings! After multiple trips to chain stores, we went to a local family owned store and had the most amazing, relaxing, and educational experience I could have ever asked for. If you’re looking to purchase a ring in East Tennessee, please shoot me an email because I would love to give you their information!
Saturday was one of those days where I had planned on sleeping in, but instead got up early and went to do a little apartment shopping. Since deciding to stay in my one bedroom, I’m concentrating on really making it feel like home. My boyfriend picked up a toaster, and I picked up some throw pillows to go with the new nautical theme of the bedroom.
That afternoon, we had a little putt putt date! I was much better at putt putt than I remembered, and only lost by two strokes! There’s a local place not far from my apartment, and I can’t wait to go on more dates there this summer. Nothing better than a little competition & supporting a small, family owned business at the same time 😉
Saturday night was one of the most mortifying nights of my life. I had to leave a restaurant because my boyfriend (who is almost 23) was accused of having a fake ID. The way we were treated was all around inappropriate. I like to give myself a goal to keep in mind every week because I feel like repetitively doing something will make it a habit. Because of this, my goal for this week is not to slack on giving exceptional customer service! Some days I get exhausted answering questions that could easily be googled or that are answered earlier on in an email chain, but my goal for this week is to be extra patient and positive, even when I don’t feel like it.
Sunday morning was what I expected to by my redeeming day of the weekend since Saturday night was such a mess. I got to target about thirty minutes early and waited in line in the pouring rain because I was so excited about Lilly for Target. Y’all, it didn’t take sixty seconds for everything to be gone at my local Target. Women were being aggressive, elbowing people, and yanking things out of each others hands. It was absolutely disgusting. Like I imagine Lilly was probably looking down on everything going on with her eyes covered. I tried waiting for people to come out of the dressing rooms to return things to the racks, but everyone was buying everything. (Probably to sell on eBay at a trillion percent mark up… Jackasses.) Needless to say, I will not be buying any $60 packs of bobby pins on eBay, and I hope that you won’t either. (I can’t even keep up with the 100 pack of pins that I buy for like $3.)
My boyfriend accompanied me to Target and could tell that I was a little bummed. I had been really excited about this, but there were bigger things to worry about in the world, so I figured I’d go home, nap, and then clean my apartment really good. Nope. C decides that we’re going to take a daytrip to Knoxville, go to the Lilly store there, and he’s going to get me a new dress. Y’all, I was floored. We live very modestly. and to be honest, most of the cool things that I get are because of this blog or from my mom on holidays. My rent takes up about 30% of my income, and we both put money away each month for me to live off of when I go to law school.
In Knoxville, we went to Lilly Pulitzer Palm Village, and I had the BEST experience. The ladies that worked there were so sweet and attentive. It was, hands down, my best Lilly shopping experience ever! After trying on ten different dresses (including the crop top set!) I selected the Janice shift dress in Navy! I was silly and forgot my gift card, so I’m going to go back before the wedding in June to pick up this dress!
If you read all of that (or any of that) you deserve a prize! So… how was your weekend? Any luck shopping Lilly for Target? Do you have a favorite Lilly store?
Happy Monday, y’all!
Note: This is not a sponsored post, just needed to brag on some exceptional customer service that I have received this week 🙂
P.S. – My posts may start to become a little less frequent… I’m a little over 6 weeks away from the LSAT, so I’m kicking studying into high gear! Prayers and positive vibes appreciated 🙂