Laken & Lila – Review + Giveaway

By Kate |

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!

Skirt Review

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Win! Your Choice of Skirt from Laken & Lila!

How to enter: Visit Laken & Lila and tell me which skirt and in what size you would like if you win.

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Disclosure: Giveaway ends June 20. Open to US mailing addresses only. Thanks to Laken & Lila for providing a sample product for the purpose of this review and the giveaway prize. Opinions here are my own and uninfluenced by receipt of product.


Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    Heather Telenko

    I love the Ava twirl skirt, it is actually on my favorites page on Etsy!

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    Heather Telenko

    I am a fan on fb of laken and Lila, and if I win the Ava skirt I would need a 2t

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    Heather Telenko

    I am also a fan of the Shopping Mama on FB too

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    Heather Telenko

    And I subscribe the the shopping mama through reader!

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    I would pick the cute The Ava Twirl Skirt! In 2t!

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    I fanned Laken & Lila on Facebook

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    I would choose
    The Ava Twirl Skirt……baby…toddler…girls… featuring…kokka… japanese fabric……
    in12-18 months

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    Tabathia B

    Rambling Rose brown floral and green stripe twirl skirt size size 12-18 months

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B

    email subscriber
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B

    google follower
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B

    fb fan (michelle b)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    I like the Patchwork Twirl Skirt.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


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    I fanned Laken & Lila on FB – Cari Sutton


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    Tamara Meade

    I would love the “Nautical Stripe Beach Skirt” in a XS for my daughter!

    marmeade0709 at gmail.com

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    I like you on Facebook.Cari Sutton carissa.sutton(at)gmail.com

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    Tamara Meade

    I “like” Laken & Lila on Facebook (tamara craig meade)

    marmeade0709 at gmail.com

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    I follow w/ GFC.


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