Hey everyone! I’ve been a little quiet lately due to a recent move. We are finally getting settled in and back into our normal routines but it has been a rough ride! In the past few months though, I’ve come across LuLaRoe clothing. I had heard of the brand before and thought “I love leggings but really, what could be the big deal?”
If you know me, you know I love shopping at thrift stores. So it shouldn’t surprise you that my first piece of Lula was from Salvation Army of all places. I found a pair of the popular LuLaRoe brand leggings and had to try them for myself. A friend of mine had been raving about the brand and how amazingly soft everything was. She was definitely right – the leggings were so soft! And at $3, I couldn’t pass these up, even if they weren’t my favorite pattern. I mean I love being comfy around the house anyways!
After a few times of wearing my new leggings, I talked to my friend and found out there is more to LuLaRoe than just these “buttery” soft leggings. They have shirts, dresses, kimonos, skirts, cardigans.. and it is all known to be comfortable yet cute. After spending a couple weeks browsing and entering giveaways, and messaging back and forth with a consultant, I got to try a few more pieces.
Now I’m hooked. Yeah… at first I was ashamed but then I realized that I haven’t focused on a wardrobe for myself since before my kids were born. I am starting to feel more confident and am building up a wardrobe for going back to work. I feel great! Fortunately I haven’t spent much, with my thrift store luck, but you will want to make sure your pocketbook is ready for your shopping if you start shopping through consultants. The pieces are more expensive than I am used to (as a thrift store shopper especially) but are not too outrageous if you shop around.
Sizing can be tricky but my favorite thing is that each piece can be worn several ways. If a shirt is too big, it will still be totally amazing with a cute knot! Too hot for leggings? Roll them under to be capris!
And patterns…oh there is quite a variety of prints you will find! Some are super cute, and some aren’t for me, but there’s really something for everyone.
As you get to know LuLaRoe, you will learn a variety of terms. OS (one size…leggings..), TC (tall & curvy…leggings), and Unicorn (hard to find item/print, or simply one you’d love to find). And most items are named after members of the founder’s family. There’s even one with my name..Dani! It’s a tank style dress… I can’t wait to try one sometime!
If you are interested but don’t have a lot of money, you can offer to host a party for a consultant, either online or in-home. After a certain number of items sell, you can receive rewards (free items, discounts, etc) that you pre-arrange and agree to with the consultant.
And if you aren’t interested in hosting a party, you will find thousands of LuLaRoe Facebook groups to shop and party with! Giveaways are around every corner as well, for both new and loyal customers.
There are a lot of “Debbie downers”, and with every multi level marketing company, there will be complaints on the consultant side, but it seems like I’ve met a lot of happy consultants. But as a shopper, I’m happy with my experience so far.
Just remember to watch your pocket book – these items can add up quickly!
So LuLaRoe… friend or foe? I say friend!