Why Choose Lydia & Lilac?

We’ve all been there, right?  Trying to decide whether or not to make that purchase.  You know, the one that keeps calling your name.  After thinking about it, visiting the site multiple times, and making sure that perfect item is within your budget, you push the button to make the purchase.

Now you anxiously await its arrival.  The doorbell rings and here it is!  Your rip open the package and hold your new purchase in your hands.  You’re in love!  You never knew you needed a pink tulle skirt until this very moment in time!  You could have this same experience at any boutique, right?  So what is it about Lydia & Lilac that is different?
It is our hope here at Lydia and Lilac that you enjoy each and every purchase.  We know that just because we do not have a storefront, it doesn’t mean we cannot make your purchase a pleasant and personal experience.
In fact, when we were creating our website, a lot of thought went into making your time here lovely.  We began by asking ourselves, if we had a physical location, what would it be like?  For one, we would offer fruit infused water, tea, or coffee when our guests enter the door.

We would love for you to feel at home and feel free to sit on our luxurious velvet sofas while chatting with us about what brings you to our boutique.

Maybe you are looking for a special occasion or maybe you are just enjoying the day out shopping with your best friend.  We would have our curated collections beautifully displayed in a way that allows you to see the artistic beauty found in each piece.
Finally, upon the completion of your purchase, we would wrap your items in tissue paper for a special touch.
We tried to bring as many elements of our fictitious store front to our website as possible.  When you browse our collections, we want you to really be able to see the beauty in each piece, so we have tried to arrange our collections in a way that is not overwhelming.
We encourage you to relax and drink your favorite cup of tea and enjoy the time you spend here.
Finally, each time your purchase arrives, you will find it wrapped in tissue paper or your accessories placed in a gift box.
It is our hope that you know just how much we care about our customers, that we want to take the time out to make them feel special and appreciated.  So, why don’t you kick back with a cup of coffee and browse our boutique collections today?
                                                                                                             Have a lovely day!

Get the Inside Scoop Here!

We want to start our new adventure of Lydia & Lilac by welcoming you to our site and telling you a little about us.  We hope you have already had time to check out our about us tab on the Lydia & Lilac website.  If not, you can find it here.
The idea of Lydia & Lilac began just a short time ago.  In fact, it really started because of my niece who was getting married in the middle of summer.
Finding a dress for the event became what felt like an insurmountable chore.  I began to look at every department stores website  I could think of.  Unfortunately, the outcome was the same for each one I visited.

I was overwhelmed by hundreds of dresses, which I combed through for hours.  By the end I had a glazed look in my eye as I told my husband, Jerry, “I hate this, I just hate this.”  He never thought he would hear these words escape my mouth in regards to shopping.  Ever.
You see, I love shopping, I mean I love it!  As a mother of three boys who often does not get to look at anything that does not involve super heroes, cars, nerf guns, or Star Wars, I look for any chance I can get to look at pretty, lace, sparkly, and pink.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love that my boys are all boy, but I do need a break from Darth Vader from time to time.
So, I am looking at website after website of the same old thing when a thought crosses my mind, what about an online boutique?  For the hundredth time, I go back to google and begin my search, this time with a  very different outcome.

I fell in love as I went from site to site.  Instead of being overwhelmed and frustrated, I was beginning to actually enjoy the experience.
How were these boutiques different from the department store?  Well, for one I was easily able to browse through their entire collection, something that was nearly impossible at all of the other sites I had visited.  Looking at five pages of dresses was so much more realistic than looking at forty-five.  I also loved how delicate and feminine the collections were.

It was then that this crazy thought crossed my mind, “I could do this”.  What?  I couldn’t believe I just thought that!  Me.  The one who every time my husband mentioned the idea of starting a business, would act like I didn’t hear him or quickly answer, “But they’re sooo much work!”
The thought crossed my mind again, this time not only the thought that I could do this, but the thought that I would like to do this!
From that point on everything happened rather quickly and seamlessly.  My husband was more than on board, he was offering ideas and suggestions right away.  We were eager to get started and just 5 weeks later, we had a boutique!
It is my sincere hope that you enjoy looking through our collection, that it is a pleasant experience for you, and that you find something that makes your feel lovely.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
I guess the question is, was I able to find something for my nieces wedding?  The answer is yes, I found a beautiful dress from a wonderful boutique.  It was perfect for the occasion.  Although, had Lydia & Lilac been established before the event took place, I probably would have worn Sophia in Blush!


Originally posted on the lydiaandlilac.com site on July 29, 2017.