If you’ve read this blog in the last several years, you know that women’s fashion is not my usual thing to cover. I am great at shopping for my kids, but not so much for myself. So when my friend Carrie (known her since I was 15) started selling LuLaRoe, I was intrigued. I’d heard that their leggings were awesome, but that’s not something I’d usually buy. I saw that LuLaRoe had dresses and skirts, but didn’t really see anything that I thought would be for me. I’m plus sized and didn’t think LuLaRoe would have anything that would look good on me, even though they did have a full range of sizes from XXS – 3XL.
Boy, was I wrong. Carrie took the time to talk to me and explain about LuLaRoe. She asked me to give it a chance, she’d help me find some things that may work beautifully for me. I’ll admit I was skeptical and agreed to test it out (but I did tell her that I didn’t think it was for me).
So after we talked, Carrie sent me some things. Here’s our first LuLaRoe unboxing video. Let me know what you think!
I asked for two dresses and a shirt. She also sent leggings and a shirt and leggings for my daughter and leggings for me (even though I didn’t think I was a leggings kind of girl).
But how did it look?
This is the Nicole Dress and I felt like a million bucks in it. Carrie had told me that this dress works on ALL body types and every woman she sees in the dress looks AMAZING in it. I admit I doubted her, but when I tried it on, I was totally converted. It is a total keeper and yes, it made me feel like I was 18 again. It had that “Va, va, va voom!” factor, but was totally work appropriate, too. I wore it to a work presentation and a blogger event and it was perfect. When I wore it to my blogger event, I added a wide black belt with gold accents. I plan to wear this out on date night also.
The next dress I tried was also the Nicole, but this was a size larger. While I loved the print (I am a huge polka dot fan), it was too big. If it was the size down I would have kept this. I’ll explain what a “unicorn” is later in the post,, but this will now become my unicorn – I just want it in the smaller size.
Next up was the Irma (for me) and Gracie top (for my daughter), plus leggings for both of us.
While LuLaRoe’s leggings were amazing and oh-so-soft, the mustard color was not for me. The fit was perfect, but I prefer a darker color. So — I ordered two pairs in black because they were really as awesome as people say they are and I knew that I would be living in these in the fall and winter. I may have to order two more pairs.
My daughter looked adorable in her Gracie top – although the 8 was WAY too big on her, even though it’s her usual size — so we just belted it. She loved the soft pink color — did Carrie know my kid or what?? Carrie had said they ran a little big and they are longer so kids can wear them with leggings. The leggings, which were L/XL, fit her perfectly and we loved the pattern. Carrie’s advice: For the Irma and Gracie, go down a size from your “usual” shirt size (I should have followed that advice also).
LuLaRoe really is as cute, soft and comfortable as the company claims. Carrie was so knowledgeable when helping me figure out my size and gave some great advice! Talking to Carrie I also learned a lot about the business. All consultants own their own inventory and only control what styles and sizes they carry. LuLaRoe ships random fabrics and colors/prints, so the consultants aren’t pretending to be excited to get their new inventory; what they will have up for sale is as much of a surprise to them as it is to their shoppers! Shopping is also done in unique ways – there is NO catalogue. Most consultants sell at in person pop-ups (at their homes or yours) and online in Facebook groups. LuLaRoe limits production to 5000 pieces per pattern, so if you see something you like GET IT. Don’t wait because you may never see it in that size and style again. If you find a pattern you like but not in your size, you officially have what fans of the brand call a “unicorn”. I can see how the clothes have quickly become an obsession with some shoppers. I plan on looking for my own “unicorn now”, which is the Nicole Dress in the Blue Dot in a smaller size.
Whether you are petite, regular, or plus-sized, LuLaRoe is right for you (and if you see my “unicorn” please message leave a comment on my post — I’m looking to buy the Nicole in Blue Dot).
Disclosure: Carrie gave me the Black and Gold Dot Nicole Dress, and the Gracie Top and leggings for my daughter, I returned the Blue and Red Dot Nicole Dress and Mustard Leggings. I liked the Grey Irma top so much that I insisted on buying it and I bought two pairs of black leggings.