LaMaLu Progress – a Website and a Bank Account

I’ve been pretty busy around here getting things set up for a *fingers crossed* June 1st launch.

Last week, I got completed a huge accomplishment and opened a bank account for LaMaLu – that way I can differentiate my money from the boutiques. I ended up going with Bank of America because I am very familiar with them and I’m so glad that I did! They were so helpful and reassuring (and they seemed to have everything together to help small businesses like mine) – multiple employees congratulated me when I used my card for the first time – I guess my excitement was obvious.

So with the bank account out of the way, I was able to finally deposit my loan checks and get the ball rolling with everything else that I need. Thanks to an AMAZING Groupon deal, I was able to order stickers and notepads from VistaPrint for LaMaLu Boutique for a great price.  I have to say though, 48HourPrint has WAY better prices overall though.  I’ll make sure to show you the stickers when they come – the notepads I’m keeping for a surprise for my future shoppers.

What I am MOST excited about, is the website.  That’s right! I started putting the website together.  I decided to go with Shopify because based upon my research they were the most detailed and easy to use eCommerce platform that I found.  So far, Shopify has been super easy to use but I haven’t had a chance to add products yet – I’m ordering some clothes this weekend and believe me – I’m REALLY excited.

For now though, I will show you a picture of the website – it’s still under construction though so nothing is final yet.

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Let me know what you think  – I can’t wait to launch.



Color Inspiration…

You know, it hasn’t been a cold winter (knock on wood), but it certainly feels like its been a long time since the last sundress season (my favorite season).  In NC, it’s normally from April – October.

I’ve been craving those dresses alot lately, so I’m definitely going to get a bunch in stock for when the website launches.  Color is also BIG to me, if you haven’t had a chance to weigh in on my website colors, click here.

According to Pantone, the color of 2013 is Emerald.






I’m really glad, because I LOVE this deep green.  It’s gorgeous.

To find color inspiration for other colors, I like to go to Pinterest, (you can follow me by clicking here) and search “Color Inspiration” and I am always surprised by the gorgeous combinations that come up that I would never in a million years have thought of by myself, but they just work.

Some of the other gorgeous combinations I love:

Coral and turquoise – this is actually my inspiration for my master bathroom.

Love the contrast here.

Love.  So feminine, but structured.  You can buy the pillows here.

This inspiration is from nature itself.  Wow.  How bright and fun.

What are your favorite colors?  What colors would you like to see on the Yellow Dress Boutique website?