Yes, I know this title is a little off-putting. But let’s be completely honest with each other, it got you to start reading didn’t it? Now this post probably isn’t going to be what you expected but it will make you giggle if not laugh outright.
This past weekend was a momentous occasion for all basic white girls in the land…… LILLY CAME TO TARGET! If you don’t know who “Lilly” is then congratulate yourself on not being a basic b!tch. Lilly Pulitzer is probably one of the most iconic designers of basic white girls. She’s the one with all the loud ass looking carnival prints you see white preppy girls running around in. She also shot to fame with the Help of Mrs. Jackie O back in the 60’s.
Well Target made every basic white girl’s day by partnering with Lilly Pulitzer to do a small run of clothing, accessories & home goods. Sure Target’s done tons of collabs with other designers but this, oh man this was THE collaborations of all collaborations. You see LP ( that’s what we’re calling it for short) did two things they normally don’t do, cheap clothing and plus sizes. The highest size you’ll find on LP’s website is a 14 & most of the time that’s even out of stock. If you get lucky enough to find a dress in your size you’re looking at dropping $200 + easily. So when Target announced the collaboration it finally gave those of use broke basic bitches a chance to get our hands on a piece of the “Queen of Prep”.
I’ll admit I didn’t really know who Lilly Pulitzer was until I thrifted a pair of pink zebra print pants two years ago. The school I went to didn’t wear that stuff. Apple Bottoms & Roca Wear are a completely different story though. Those brands I knew. After doing a bit of research I realized LP had been around since the 60’s. And damn if her pieces from the 60’s aren’t awesome…. So I feel slightly in love with the vintage prints.
When I heard it was going to be sold at Target I thought awesome. But what I didn’t realize is that it was going to make every preppy white girl known to man lose their shit & cause a Black Friday esque environment. These women lined up at Target as if it was their sole mission in life to buy all the Lilly Pulitzer they could. I knew how crazy the warehouse sales got in Florida but that had nothing on “Pink Sunday”. Further down south women were lining up the night before just to have a chance when the doors opened at 8am. The real smart ones got up super early & crashed Target’s website at 3 in the morning on that Sunday.
I liked Lilly Pulitzer but I didn’t like it Black Friday mayhem enough. It was only when I was sitting at the counter at Silver Diner at 9:30am after a guy asked me what “Lilly” was & why was it all over Facebook that I realized it went on sale that morning. After J & I got done with brunch I weaseled him into taking me by Target. I walked in at 10:30 surprised to see some items still left & in bigger sizes. I succumbed to the basic white girl lure & grabbed three pieces in the sizes I needed then headed home. That’s when I started seeing the angry post across, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The whole entire collection had sold out within 10 minutes of the doors opening. I can only imagine the sheer chaos that erupted. This caused a huge backlash within the basic white girl community.Not only did it go completely viral it went national news as well. It was like a Mean Girl Pack started harassing those “nasty resellers” on eBay, Posh Mark, & Instagram. It was down right hate fun & not very christian of them to do. Being a reseller myself I saw it from both angles. It was no different from a Black Friday sale or waiting in line to get a pair of Jordan’s in my eyes, yet it wasn’t fair to those who really couldn’t afford the clothes who walked away with nothing. That prompted those snotty basic white girls to make rude comments about others & how they didn’t want cheap Target knocks offs so they’ll just keep buying the “real” stuff instead.
Since Target only does a limited run, if you want a piece of the Queen of Prep you’ve got to pay those nasty resellers ( of which I am one) for their time & effort of taking a beating to get those precious pieces. Unlike some other people I’ve got no issue in paying double what they got them since it saved me the time & hassle of standing in line. But that’s sure to make the most basic of basic white girls lose their shit.
Moral of the story don’t piss off those basic white girls or they’ll Mean Girl Pack your ass.
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