What Lola Wants Review (& Giveaway!)

This contest has ended. Scroll below for the winners!

I wanted to let you guys know about a wonderful new store based in Okanagan, BC, Canada (hello, Canadian readers!) that purveys this gorgeous, lovely, silky, soft, luxurious selection of Egyptian cotton sleepwear called Angelily. I’m proud to say that What Lola Wants is now an official sponsor of Pretty Shiny Sparkly (so go check them out–they’re still new so they don’t have the selection of say, a Neiman’s, but what they do have is heavenly). Ladies, if your man can’t figure out what to get you for V-day (or if he forgot–gulp! and needs to make it up to you) this is the way into your heart.

I’m picky. And I’m especially picky when it comes to my sleep. I have a huge pillowtop mattress, and my bed is done up with the following: featherbed (of course! Who cares if I live in Texas!), 400tc white sheets with embroidered grey piping, down comforter with matching duvet, a bajillion pillows…and me. Somewhere in there. But one thing I haven’t been picky about is what I sleep in. I usually throw on a ratty extra-large t-shirt from this-or-that promo or event and call it a night. Until now.

I am in love, and his name is Egyptian cotton pajamas. What Lola Wants carries this amazing selection of luxury pajamas (no more buying wash-three-times-and-destroy sleepwear from TargΓ©t) that is so soft, silky, and just well-made that you know it is going to last a lifetime. Ladies, let’s throw out the old ratty t-shirts and make a pact to look good and feel good when we sleep next to our men (even if you don’t you’ll feel like a million bucks and sleep like it too–I know I did!).

What Lola Wants Pink Pajama Pants in Egyptian Cotton

What Lola Wants sleepwear knit shorts & cami set

What you see above are the exact PJ pants (color and everything–pink of course!) that I have. I also have the white knit boxer shorts (100% Egyptian cotton–can I even begin to describe to you how soft it is?). I also highly recommend the short sleeve hoodie–it’s long enough to wear to bed, but also doubles as a coverup for in-between weather. Very convenient, and of course, soft.

A few caveats: Don’t be put off by the sizing. It’s imported (Egyptian cotton comes from…well, you know) so for me, I’m teeny tiny and was intially miffed when I saw the “UK Size 10” (I’m a size 2 in pants, usually)–but everything fit me just fine. And they’re elastic, so they are good even if you’re having a heavy (or light) day–er, night. I say night but honestly I could wear these around the house all day. I cry every time I have to part with them as they make their way to my washer. When we are reunited, we rejoice.

There is much rejoicing.

The proprietor of What Lola Wants is just the sweetest person. She named her fab store after her 4-year-old pug, Lola (shown below). What Lola Wants is the result of fashion enthusiast, Colleen Luttman, putting years of her entrepreneurial spirit to the test. After toying with many an idea, she finally figured out what β€œit” was that she wanted to do: build an online store that would look like her own personal closet. Something that represented her style, her tastes, but also things that were made of the finest quality and had their own unique stories behind them.

This is a girl after my own heart. The running joke in the family when I was growing up is that you could give me 5 different items with no price tags, and the priciest thing would be my choice–I just had a knack for quality & luxury (much to my parents’ dismay)–and that’s exactly what What Lola Wants is all about. I’d rather have one great-quality, well-made, expensive item that I know I’m going to use all the time, than throw my money away on lackluster, cheap, inexpensive items that I keep having to replace.

What Lola Wants ships all over North America and is currently running a 50% off Valentine’s Sale sitewide – that means everything is 50% off! Hurry up, it ends Feb 20th. Discount code: VALENTINE50SALE. Plus, 50% off shipping! Sheesh, this is too good for words. But wait, there’s more…

Win a $50 CDN gift certificate to spend at What Lola Wants!

What Lola Wants has generously provided a pair of fabulous $50 CDN gift certificates to 2 lucky readers to spend at WLW. There are two separate contests, so read this carefully. And, you are free to enter both contests!

Blog Comment Contest (#1)

Update: Winner is Comment #61, Erica C! Congratulations Erica!

  • Required: Join the WLW mailing list at www.whatlolawants.ca then come back and leave a comment telling us you did just that. Please don’t put your email address in the comment box (it attracts spam harvesters like bees to honey) — just put it in the email box and we’ll be able to see it just fine.
  • Additional Entry: Tell us what you would buy from WLW if you won! Get 1 extra comment entry.
  • Additional 2 Entries: Blog about this contest (link to this page) and get 2 extra comment entries!
  • Additional Entry: Tell us what you wear to bed and how you’d like to change it (1 add’l entry).
  • Additional Entry: Become a fan of Pretty Shiny Sparkly on Facebook!
  • Max entries: 5 per person

Twitter Contest (#2)

Update: The winner is @neverdene! Congratulations!

  • Required: Follow @whatlolawants on Twitter and tweet this (make sure the hashtag (#..) is included or your entry will not count!): “What Lola Wants twitter contest – tweet & follow to enter! http://bit.ly/9kYIHo #whatlolawants”. (click here to automatically tweet) Retweet as many times as you like for additional entries! Make sure you’re following! (Unlimited tweets per person, but don’t go spam crazy or Twitter might cut you off.)
  • Additional entry: Follow @prttyshnysprkly and retweet one of your favorite posts (use the handy Share/Save button below any entry) and be sure to include the #whatlolawants hashtag for your entry to be valid. (Max 1 tweet per person)
  • Max entries: unlimited per person
  • Note: for this contest you will not be leaving comments on this entry. That’s for the one above!

The contest is open to ALL of North America, so get crackin’ with your comments & tweets! One random winner will be chosen from each contest, for a total of 2 lucky winners. What Lola Wants provided me with the aforementioned products for my honest and unbiased review. They are also providing the prizes valued at over $100 CDN.

Both contests end 2/20/10 at 11pm CST

Did you enter the other current giveaways?

What Lola Wants provided PSS with a few samples to test for our review. No compensation was, or is ever, given for product reviews on Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Pretty Shiny Sparkly does not accept sponsored posts. Opinions given here are honest, without bias, and companies which send products are aware of our firm committment to honesty. What Lola Wants is an official sponsor (advertisement only).

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  1. Sherly
    02.13.2010 / 6:33 am

    I subscribed to WLW newsletter.

  2. Sherly
    02.13.2010 / 6:33 am

    I’d purchase PJ pants-Angela.

  3. Sherly
    02.13.2010 / 6:35 am

    I wear a t-shirt and pajama pants, pretty normal stuff. But having nice quality sleepwear might make it more comfortable to sleep, so that’s a change I’m willing to make.

  4. Christina
    02.13.2010 / 8:07 am

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  5. Christina
    02.13.2010 / 8:08 am

    I always wear silk to bed – Chinese pajamas or something lovely! Really!

  6. Christina
    02.13.2010 / 8:11 am

    If I won I’d get a cami top for my niece Sarah!

  7. 02.13.2010 / 1:39 pm

    I subscribed to the newsletter… so glad it’s a Cdn company which I didn’t about until I read your post.

  8. 02.13.2010 / 1:41 pm

    I am not being original but the PJ Pants named Angela caught my eye. You can always wear any old t-shirt as a top but the pants makes a statement!

  9. 02.13.2010 / 1:41 pm

    Anything that comes out of my drawer! Mismatched items.. not pretty!

  10. susan varney
    02.13.2010 / 5:11 pm

    i now get the e-mail

  11. Tina B.
    02.14.2010 / 2:37 am

    I joined the WLW mailing list!

  12. Tina B.
    02.14.2010 / 2:38 am

    I’d probably get the Emma PJ set if I won.

  13. Tina B.
    02.14.2010 / 2:40 am

    I am currently wearing yoga pants and a tee to sleep in!

  14. Tina B.
    02.14.2010 / 2:41 am

    PSS Facebook fan – Tina Renee Barker

  15. Kristin
    02.14.2010 / 6:59 am

    Just subscribed to the WLW newsletter. πŸ˜€

  16. Kristin
    02.14.2010 / 7:03 am

    I’d get the PJ pants!

  17. Kristin
    02.14.2010 / 7:05 am

    Right now, I wear my bf’s flannel pants or scrubs to bed. I want to wear pants that are cuter and better fitting, but his ugly pants are sooo comfortable.

  18. Shari D
    02.14.2010 / 4:26 pm

    I signed up for WLW mailing list.

  19. Shari D
    02.14.2010 / 4:27 pm

    I would buy the Madelaine-Short Sleeve Tee in Petal if I won.

  20. Shari D
    02.14.2010 / 4:28 pm

    I wear hubbies t-shirts to bed and I would like to wear something comfy yet feminine.

  21. Linda Lansford
    02.14.2010 / 9:47 pm

    I signed up

  22. Dee
    02.15.2010 / 2:36 am

    I signed up! πŸ™‚

  23. Dee
    02.15.2010 / 2:39 am

    the Angela pj pants are adorable!

  24. Dee
    02.15.2010 / 2:40 am

    I wear matching pj top and bottom but I would like to wear something warm enough but doesn’t require me wearing a huge matching button down top!

  25. Dee
    02.15.2010 / 2:40 am

    I follow on facebook as Dee Gee

  26. 02.15.2010 / 5:06 am

    i would so buy some comfy pajamas!! they look super cute.

  27. Raleah
    02.15.2010 / 7:01 am

    I joined the WLW mailing list.

  28. Raleah
    02.15.2010 / 7:03 am

    I would probably get the Chemise nightgown in Blue.

  29. Raleah
    02.15.2010 / 7:05 am

    I usually just wear some loose shorts and a t-shirt or tanktop to bed. I almost always take my bra off, because I hate sleeping in it. It’s so uncomfortable!

  30. Raleah
    02.15.2010 / 7:07 am

    I became a fan of Pretty Shiny Sparkly on fb. username raleahamanda

  31. Julie W
    02.15.2010 / 2:21 pm

    I joined the WLW mailing list. Nice stuff!

  32. FaithJ
    02.15.2010 / 3:47 pm

    I joined the email list!

  33. FaithJ
    02.15.2010 / 3:48 pm

    My fave What Lola Wants piece is the Clarissa Chemise!

  34. Alison
    02.15.2010 / 7:58 pm

    Subscribed to What Lola Wants!

  35. Alison
    02.15.2010 / 7:59 pm

    I would put the gc towards the Rebecca Nightshirt!

  36. Alison
    02.15.2010 / 8:00 pm

    I wear a giant t-shirt and boxers… I always feel so messy in it, I would love to change it to something just as comfortable but way nicer looking.

  37. Erin R.
    02.16.2010 / 1:30 am

    I signed up for the WLW newsletter. Thanks!

  38. Erin R.
    02.16.2010 / 1:32 am

    If I won I would get the 3/4 sleeve hoodie.

  39. 02.16.2010 / 1:33 am

    id get the cami top

  40. 02.16.2010 / 1:33 am

    i wear a tshirt to bed – i wouldnt change it !

  41. Erin R.
    02.16.2010 / 1:34 am

    I usually sleep in cotton pants and a t-shirt. I would like to get an item from WLW. I haven’t purchased new p.j.’s in a long time.

  42. Rachel
    02.16.2010 / 8:46 pm

    Signed up for the WLW newsletter!

  43. Rachel
    02.16.2010 / 8:47 pm

    If I won, I’d pick the Clarissa chemise- looks so comfortable!

  44. Rachel
    02.16.2010 / 8:57 pm

    I usually wear a t-shirt and pajama pants, though most of my pants are fleece or some other thick material and I end up being too hot. I’m in need of something lighter.

  45. Annette E
    02.17.2010 / 1:34 am

    I joined the mailing list.

  46. Annette E
    02.17.2010 / 1:36 am

    I like the Angela PJ pants in pink stripe.

  47. Annette E
    02.17.2010 / 1:39 am

    I wear a raggedy t-shirt and shorts to bed. I’d like to actually wear PJs when I go to bed.

  48. Angela Winesburg
    02.19.2010 / 2:13 am

    I signed up, thanks!

  49. karen
    02.19.2010 / 5:25 pm

    I signed up. Thanks.

  50. karen
    02.19.2010 / 5:25 pm

    I would love to have the Woven Boxer Short – Vanessa. Thanks.

  51. Happi Shopr
    02.19.2010 / 8:22 pm

    I subscribe

  52. Happi Shopr
    02.19.2010 / 8:24 pm

    I would get the Samantha 3/4 sleeve hoodie

  53. Happi Shopr
    02.19.2010 / 8:25 pm

    I wear pink Dallas Cowboy pjs. I love them but the neck of the tee is choke-y at times.

  54. Happi Shopr
    02.19.2010 / 8:26 pm

    FB fan

  55. Erica C.
    02.19.2010 / 9:34 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter πŸ™‚

  56. 02.20.2010 / 12:06 am

    I joined the mailing list at What Lola Wants!

  57. 02.20.2010 / 12:07 am

    If I won, I’d put it towards the Emma PJ’s!

  58. 02.20.2010 / 12:08 am

    Usually I wear just a tshirt to bed. I’ve been thinking for awhile that I might like wearing a nightshirt instead – it’s basically the same thing, but a little fancier πŸ™‚

  59. 02.20.2010 / 12:08 am

    I’m a fan of yours on facebook (courtney c)

  60. Brandi
    02.20.2010 / 12:23 am

    I joined the email list!

  61. Susan K
    02.20.2010 / 3:58 am

    I joined WLW mailing list

  62. Susan K
    02.20.2010 / 3:59 am

    I became one of your facebook fans πŸ™‚

  63. Susan K
    02.20.2010 / 4:00 am

    I’d leave the choice up to my daughter but my guess is she’d pick the Woven Boxer Short – Vanessa

  64. Jennifer gersch
    02.20.2010 / 10:27 am


  65. dispatcher_kristy
    02.20.2010 / 11:03 am

    Signed up for mailing list

  66. Janette
    02.20.2010 / 2:50 pm

    I signed up for the mailing list!

  67. Janette
    02.20.2010 / 2:51 pm

    I usually just wear a t shirt and pj pants to bed, but it would be nice to wear something a little prettier.

  68. Janette
    02.20.2010 / 2:52 pm

    I think I’d get the Clarissa chemise

  69. Jodie
    02.21.2010 / 1:47 am

    I joined the WLW mailing list.

  70. Jodie
    02.21.2010 / 1:48 am

    I would buy the Clarissa Chemise if I won.

  71. Jodie
    02.21.2010 / 1:49 am

    I wear pyjamas with Disney characters on them, but I would really like to start wearing nightgowns to bed!

  72. Bonnie C.
    02.21.2010 / 4:17 am

    I signed up for What Lola Wants emails! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this giveaway and for giving me the chance to enter! πŸ™‚

  73. Bonnie C.
    02.21.2010 / 4:22 am

    I think it would be so great to get the Jane Knit Boxer and the Tanya Cami Top if I won! πŸ™‚

  74. Bonnie C.
    02.21.2010 / 4:27 am

    For bed I usually just wear an old t-shirt (not a soft, comfy broken-in one from a boyfriend, but just a plain old tee that is not cute enough to wear during the day or that was a souvenir from somewhere:-) with a pair of sports shorts or pants. I would LOVE to have a nice, cute set of sleepwear that is soft and luxurious so that my sleep experience can be the best possible and something enjoyable. πŸ™‚

  75. Veronica Garrett
    02.21.2010 / 5:02 am

    I joined the What Lola Wants Mailing list.

  76. Veronica Garrett
    02.21.2010 / 5:02 am

    I would buy the Knit Boxer-Jane.

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