Our Story

ashley mccain and blythe mccain owners cecil and lou

Cecil & Lou delivers the finest quality at an affordable price! We specialize in hand smocked dresses, bubbles, jon-jons, swimsuits, and other accessories for the little ones in your life. Cecil & Lou captures the tradition of classic children’s clothing while also adding a modern touch.

We are lifelong friends and sister-in-laws, who even share the same birthday, but what we have in common doesn’t stop there. We are wives, mothers, deeply involved in our community, and proud business owners of Cecil & Lou!

Ashley recently celebrated 10 years of marriage and is the mother of two precious children — Louise (2nd grade), and James (3 yrs). Blythe has been married for eight years and has three sweet children — Cecilia (K), Eliza (4 yrs), and Loggins (2 yrs).

After becoming mothers, we quickly realized how much we loved outfitting our children in classic southern clothing. In 2011, we were both working outside of the home, and we saw an opportunity to work, but still be home with our kids by starting a children’s clothing company. Keeping the theme of our new venture in mind, that May we named the business Cecil and Lou — inspired by our children! We also place value in employing mothers and fathers who can work from home, so they can share in the opportunity.

Ashley is a Texas Tech Marketing graduate, and Blythe graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Communications, so together, we make the perfect team!

Because we are family, we greatly enjoy traveling to the beach together and other family-oriented events. Sometimes we even get the pleasure of seeing little ones out on the beach wearing Cecil and Lou summer wear!

Running this business, the opportunity to interact with our customers, and seeing photos of our tiny customers wearing Cecil and Lou favorites is one of our greatest joys.

"We hope you enjoy shopping with us and we look forward to outfitting your children for years to come. XOXOXO!"