I love to dress my girls in well made, unique, classic clothing and Laken & Lila offers just that. My almost-4 year old was so excited when she opened the Nautical Stripe Beach Skirt package that she put it on immediately. The skirt arrived in time for memorial day, and will be perfect for the 4th of July as well as lazy days by the beach over her swimsuit or hanging out on the boardwalk.
About Laken & Lila
Heather, owner of Laken & Lila, started sewing at a very young age. She has always had a passion for making skirts, dresses, and tops, so it was only natural that she open her very own shop while staying home with her 3 year-old boy, Laken. Heather creates from her studio which is just steps away from Chautauqua Lake in Western New York – so jealous!
All Laken & Lila skirts feature an elastic waist, which allows for the skirt to grow with your little one. My daughter is fairly average in size for her age, and the 4/5T we received fits her very well for this summer, but I am certain she will be able to wear it next summer, too. Worth mentioning is the adorable Laken & Lila boutique label that is sewn just above the lower right hem of the skirt. It gives the skirt that “finished” look, and makes people look closer to ask “where did you get that CUTE skirt?” (this has already happened twice!) I have washed the skirt several times now and it looks just as high quality as the day we received it. Since my daughter has worn it for special occasions (eg Memorial day, school party), I have quickly ironed it a few times and it turns out beautifully. The skirt definitely doesn’t need to be ironed for everyday wear, though.
Heather let TSM readers in on her return customer promotion! With your initial purchase, you will receive a card which lets you know that you will receive 20% off of your next purchase PLUS free shipping. There are a few other promos at Laken & Lila to be aware of:
- Buy any 2 skirts, get one free
- Skirt of the month, which is an individual skirt marked down for one month only (see May’s skirt here)
- Skirt of the month club, where the lucky recipient receives one season-appropriate skirt in the mail each month (the cost is $156 — works out to only $13/skirt including shipping!)
Complimentary gift wrapping services are also available, so you can send Laken & Lila clothing directly to the lucky recipient!
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… I would label the clothing from Laken & Lila as “gift-worthy.” By that I mean that I would be proud to give anything from this shop as a gift to friends or family, as I am quite impressed with the high quality fabric, craftmanship, and overall look of the finished product. Boutique quality fabric and craftmanship, you can’t go wrong! It’s easy to stock up and save a little dough while doing it with the “buy two skirts get one free” promo at Laken & Lila. Buy three skirts, keep one for your little girl and give the others as gifts…or do what I would do, and just keep all 3!
Or Not to Buy… I am hard-pressed to come up with a reason not to buy the clothing at Laken & Lila. Your initial purchase may be priced a dollar or two more than other handmade clothing, but with the return customer discount of 20% + FREE SHIPPING (not to mention the quality you receive), these buys are a total steal.
Shop! You can purchase Laken & Lila clothing at Heather’s Etsy shop here.
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