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.