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The LOLA Story


Let me take you back to the beginning, before Discover LOLA was a reality or even a daydream, My name is Kayla, and I am the founder of Discover LOLA. In the past years I have crafted this site as a place where women can come to shop for clothes I assure will make them feel great. Discover LOLA is my passion because it is the  place I cultivate fashion and all things beautiful. I’m grateful everyday for what I have created at Discover LOLA because the path to where I am now with my career has not always been covered in glitter. My first career at the tender age of 20 was as a funeral director, far from anything I was passionate about. This is the family business, but it was not working for me so I quit the job and dropped out of college. Basically, I hit the reset button.

I was 21 when I made my first major foray into the fashion world. When I dropped out of college I started selling jewelry at in-home trunk shows. After saving every penny from those shows, I opened a mini-boutique at a flea market. Then after a year I opened Kaymare Boutique. Let me tell you, the upgrade from flea market to Kaymare was a big jump, especially with no outside financial help. In the time I owned Kaymare, a few extreme hardships were thrown my way. After an awful divorce and losing my home, I also lost my business which I had worked so hard to make succeed. I was upset - childhood dreams of being a fashion designer seemed crushed, and now at 26 I had literally only the clothes on my back and my two loving dogs. At my lowest point I had no money, and some who I used to call friends turned their backs on me. Failure was never an option for me - I knew I had to persevere. When I realized that I would survive, that was the moment that LOLA was born.

So, I moved on from the past and began my journey of self love and self discovery. I travelled, I thought about what I wanted in life, and I tried new things. It wasn’t easy but I eventually rediscovered my passion for fashion and the rest is history. LOLA stands for LIVE ON LOVE ALWAYS, which is a mantra I live by. Even after all the high times and low times we go through as human beings, we will always live on, and love always. That’s the message I want to share here. I was just a small business owner who wanted more, and now I am cultivating a company. My difficult personal experiences early in life brought on growth that later helped me create Discover LOLA.  I hope that “live on, love always” is a sentiment you can live by too. If helps you on your journey even half as much as it helped me, then it is all worth it.


Live On, Love Always,

Kayla

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