From a Florida dream, to an Indianapolis reality, Steph Miller has come a long way to see her store, Lily & Sparrow, take shape. This fresh boutique in Fishers, Indiana is more than just a place to find a new dress or accessory. All it takes is a quick read through their website to see that Lily & Sparrow's mission goes far beyond making a sale:
"Our heart behind opening up Lily & Sparrow is that every person who walks into our store or purchases something from our website will know the value and worth that they have."One of the things we love about having a wholesale program is the opportunity it provides to connect with like-minded businesses. We asked Steph to tell us more about her shop, and why she chose to curate MudLOVE products into her store's collection.
From blankets to boots, Lily & Sparrow offers plenty of ways to express your style.
MudLOVE: How long have you been in business?
Lily & Sparrow: We just celebrated our 3rd anniversary on March 1st!
M: What's the story behind your shop name?
L & S: Our name comes from the verses Matthew 6:28-30,
And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
and Matthew 10:29-31:
What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
The Lord placed these verses on our hearts when we were praying through our business and coming up with a name. It is a gentle reminder that the Lord cares so deeply for us as business owners, as well as for each person who walks into our store or visits our website. We are in a constant battle to fight what society and the fashion industry says is beautiful - but these verses tell us about the incredible value and worth we each have to the Lord.
M: What kinds of items do you sell in your store?
L & S: We mostly carry women's clothing and shoes, but also carry home goods, jewelry and gift items. We focus on brands that are high quality and will be able to last through several seasons. We also love any brands that are ethically sourced, local, or give back!
A unique space to visit, with a unique collection to shop.
M: What is Lily & Sparrow's mission in the community?
L & S: Our mission is to create an environment that is safe and welcoming to our customers. From the layout and design of our space, to the music we play, to the items we sell, we try to make sure each person who walks in our door feels the presence of Jesus. We want to use this boutique to create a lasting impact, whether it be through giving back, or even teaching our customers about how to fight consumerism.
M: How has selling MudLOVE products helped you accomplish that goal?
L & S: MudLOVE has been such an incredible company to work with and product to sell. It encompasses everything we believe in and want to put our name behind. They provide a beautiful, quality product that goes to help others. We are honored to carry MudLOVE mugs in our store.
M: What’s your favorite MudLOVE product currently being sold at Lily & Sparrow?
L & S: We are obsessed with the Classic mug. It's the perfect size mug for all of our coffee drinking needs (and we drink A LOT of it!), and they are all absolutely beautiful in person!
Our Classic mugs looking right at home.
M: What’s 1 thing that everyone should know about Lily & Sparrow? (A fun fact, upcoming event, etc.)
L & S: A fun fact about Lily & Sparrow is that it is co-owned by two sisters. We love that we get to go on this incredible journey together! It has drawn us closer than ever before. It is so unique and rare that the Lord places the same calling on siblings, so we consider it a complete honor! It's been so much fun, and we know this is just the beginning!
Steph Miller and her sister Jen, co-owners of Lily & Sparrow. Thanks for all that you do!
The next time you're in central Indiana, visit Lily & Sparrow at 8890 E 116th St, Suite 140 in Fishers. Learn more and shop great finds at lilyandsparrowboutique.com. For news, updates, and fashionable ideas, follow along on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.