Lillians – An Appleton Gem
We’re going to pause for a bit on this Tuesday morning to talk all things bridal: bridesmaid gifts, honeymoon style, wedding day accessories, and more (so much more!).
In the heart of downtown Appleton, with a storefront on College Avenue, sits the sweetest little women’s boutique. Lillians has been around for many years, but didn’t become what it is now until January of 2016, when the current owner reopened the store with a fresh new vision.
This newly-expanded shop (newly-expanded, as in this literally JUST happened!) features the cutest women’s clothing, unique jewelry, and some seriously brag-worthy handbags. I struggled to walk out of the store without draining my entire bank account.
To prevent myself from going on and on about how much I love this boutique (because, well, let’s be real, I could talk for hours about all of the great things found in this shop), I’ve organized my thoughts into the top 5 bridal-related findings.
1. Bridal Parties (for your bridal party!)
Think: after-hours, you and your girls, drinks in hand, and store to yourselves. Lillians is happy to host a party for you and your bridal party – an evening to relax and pamper yourselves before the chaos of the big day! This is the perfect way to thank your bridesmaids and get excited for the wedding day together. You can spend the night shopping, drinking, and laughing with all of your loves. Only one requirement: you MUST send me an invite 😉
2. Your “Something Old”
I am crazy excited about this bridal find! Lillians has the most perfect and sentimental option for your “something old”; they carry a jewelry line in-store by local artist, Amy Vissers. Refashion Jewelry is “uniquely designed jewelry handmade from repurposed items”; so, basically you can take any old piece of jewelry or other item (your grandma’s bracelet, a piece of fabric from your mother’s wedding gown, your grandpa’s watch, etc.) and Amy will turn this item into a beautiful piece of jewelry for you to wear on your wedding day. Um, how cool is that?! Beautiful jewelry that has meaning, and the perfect way to keep a loved one extra close on your big day.
3. Bridesmaid Gift Pretties
Every bride looks for unique gifts to give her bridesmaids, and my goodness does Lillians have this covered! From the cutest little Pixie Mood wallets to the most gorgeous pair of earrings in a jar, your bridesmaids will be thrilled to receive a gift that they actually want. Bonus: stick a Lillians gift card in the Pixie Mood wallet for each bridesmaid and you’ll earn extra cool points!
4. Honeymoon Styles
Walking around the shop, I quickly found myself planning out my honeymoon wardrobe – the clothing, handbags, and shoes are giving off some major beachy vibes this time of year. If you’re planning your honeymoon (or when you DO start planning your honeymoon), Lillians is a must-visit to find your perfect vacation style.
5. Mother-of-the-bride (or mother-of-the-groom!) Jewelry
Moms, where you at?! Have you thought about the jewelry you’ll wear with your wedding-day dress? Stop thinking. Visit Lillians. They have a huge selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings – seriously, there’s something for every style. My favorite? Their Lenny & Eva bracelets.
If you want more Lillians, visit their shop at 115 E. College Ave., Appleton, 54911 or click here to visit their Facebook page.