Pennsylvania! We’re HERE!

Ladies! Hello! It’s been awhile!

Guess what I’ve been up to? We MOVED from Portland Oregon to a small town in (fairly) rural Pennsylvania! My little (not so little?) family drove for 5 days across the country! We drove through 10 states!

We drove with my younger two children and pup. My oldest daughter drove out with her father. The kids and dog did SO well!

Cold children waiting to check into the motel.

ALWAYS wearing LuLaRoe! My son loves his Gracie! And my daughter LIVES in leggings!

We’re settling in here and slowly unpacking!

The Classic T

The LuLaRoe Classic T doesn’t get nearly enough credit! In comparison to the other tops that LuLaRoe makes it doesn’t have a big wow factor as far as a unique shape, but what it does have going for it is: it’s an amazingly tailored t-shirt. I was looking through some official LuLaRoe photoshoot images this week for styling inspiration and I noticed that paired with almost every skirt and under every sweater in those images was a Classic T. Its phenomenal for layering!

For our sizing guide you can see my friend wearing four sizes. She is a pretty average size human, size 6-8, and was amazed she could wear the XXS as this top I’ve always said runs fairly true to size. As you can see the XXS is a more fitted look, and each size up is a little bit looser and longer.

Per the official size chart for the Classic T, Em would be a size small. I personally love to size up one size when I’m wearing the Classic in warmer months with just my leggings. I wear true to size most of the time in cooler months under warmer layers, and I size down when I’m wearing it with skirt tied up because I want it to be a little more snug on my ribs.

Em rocking a medium with OS leggings! See? The length is really nice with leggings when you size up!

An XXS Classic paired with a Small Madison skirt. I personally think the Madison and the Classic are a match made in heaven. Tuck it or tie it and it looks great!

This pairing is like the best thing ever! XXS Classic T paired with an XXS Carly! Tie the Classic at your natural waist and you have a whole new outfit! I also cuffed the sleeves of the Carly with the sleeves of the Classic T.

I have been sick this week, so no pictures of me for now, but I plan on updating this post when I feel better with more pictures! <3 Thanks everyone for reading!

Irma! Irma! Irma!

Oh Irma! This week’s style of the week! Did you know that the Irma almost didn’t get made?!

WHAT?!

Its by far the favorite of the LuLaRoe tops! The Irma is a tunic that is designed to be oversized, and worn loose and long. Many people can wear multiple sizes because of this! LuLaRoe rocks in versatility of their garments! Below here in Style of The Week fashion you will find photos of my friend Emily and I modeling EVERY size of this top! Plus some fun styling ideas at the bottom!

Here Emily is wearing an XXS and an XS. The Irma is made from multiple fabrics and I think that is represented here in this side by side comparison. the XS looks significantly larger than the XXS! I think it  might be due to the fabric blends of these specific tops–I should have made Em try on a different XS too!

Here Emily is in a small. This one is a soft cottony t-shirt feel long and cozy–perfect to wear with leggings! I’m wearing a medium here. It’s snug over my tush, and loose everywhere else. I don’t mind the fit of the medium but I prefer the large! I kind of match the backdrop huh!?

The large is my favorite size, I feel like its loose, but not too oversized, and I like the extra length that it provides over the medium! The XL on me is where it starts to get looser at the bottom of the shirt too.. As you can see in all these that I haven’t pointed out is the amazing high-low hem! Long enough to cover your front parts while covering your butt! Perfect to wear with leggings! XL would be my “true to size” size.

I feel like the 2XL and the 3XL fit very similarly on me, and I know  many of my customers can wear both sizes–I did feel the arms were a little looser on the 3XL. Even though these aren’t sizes I would normally grab for myself, I wanted to show the versatility that you can make any size work!

I LOVE the Cassie skirt! It looks amazing with so many tops! Here Emily is wearing an XXS Irma with a XS Cassie. She tucked in the front just a little so its still long in the back, and ruched the skirt up to add some texture and take away some length. Leggings + Irma + Cozy sweater vest makes for a super cute Bohemian look!

MEEEEE Here I wanted to show the awesomeness of wearing an oversized Irma! I paired a 3XL Irma with a size medium Cassie! I cuffed the sleeves on the Irma and tied the Irma in a knot to add some shape and cinch it up a little over my hips while still leaving the low part of the hem to cover my tush! The right side picture just so happens to be what I had been wearing all day. My idea of pattern sizing is flannel with any print on my legs! I think its great! But the REASON I love this look, specifically with the Irma is I really like having two different lengths for my tops, so the Irma is longer than my flannel, I felt really comfortable all day!

First off, I love this look I captured on the beautiful Emily’s face! So what we did here was take a HAIR TIE and gathered some fabric from INSIDE the Irma right on the small of her back, then I wrapped the hair tie around the part we had gathered and it makes this cute ruching look in the back! This is a really great tip for an oversized Irma too! Or just to change the shape off the shirt by making it look more fitted while creating a focus on anywhere the hair tie is! I’ve also seen people do this off to one side on your natural waist.

Thanks for reading folks! <3

Style of The Week: The Randy T!

Its time for a new Style of The Week! This week is the Randy T! I had so much fun playing with this top today. Did you know that Randy is designed to be unisex? It has a more narrow fit than any of the other LuLaRoe tops, which for some people thats exactly what they need! I must admit though, I usually just wear my Randys as layering pieces in the cooler months. I like that they’re still long enough to give me coverage with leggings when I layer with other garments… usually that other garment is a flannel.

So jumping into our sizing guide, here I am wearing four different sizes! The first large I put on was definitely too small. Each style LuLaRoe makes comes in multiple fabrics, this Large here feels like an amazing t-shirt, and the first one I put on was a slinkier poly fabric. Moral of the story, ask questions when you’re shopping online! The XL is my true size, and the Randys I have in my closet are XLs. I feel like its a great length and not too loose in my shoulders.

I like the length and the way the body fit in the 2XL but I feel like in this top, on me it gets a little loose in the shoulders. Honestly through the body  of the shirt the large, XL, and 2XL felt very similar, but the shoulders as you can see in the pictures got progressively looser, but the shirts also got progressively longer. The 3XL was noticeably looser in the body. I have tried others that fit a little differently due to the fabric they were made from–but I feel like this is a pretty safe generalization as far as sizing goes.

My husband was gracious enough to model this 2XL Randy for me! This is TOTALLY a unisex top, and so many of the color combinations are gender neutral. He normally wears a large in men’s shirts and is 5’9″ for reference. After our photo shoot he told me it was quite comfortable!

Lets talk styling! I will say that I felt more comfortable in this top tying it up! I love the way it looks with these Madisons! (Black/white Randy size large, blue/coral Randy size 2xl, both madison’s size large)

And then I did this! So I’ve said before I don’t usually wear dresses…I DO love the Carly, but I’ve never really felt comfortable in the Nicole, it felt too girly to me–I LOVE the way it looks, but just  never felt like me until I put a Randy over it. (XL Randy with a 2XL Nicole)

Then I JUST HAD to try the red one on too! (Size large Randy with a 2XL Nicole)

Lets not forget how great the Randy looks with jeans! (3XL Randy with my favorite Mimi) The last picture is just for fun! And a reminder to myself to never take anything too seriously!

I hope you all go play around with some fun styling for your Randy T’s and that my sizing guide was helpful! And please join my group to share some fun pictures of how you like to style your Randy!

Style of the Week – The Perfect T!

We’re starting off the new year by doing a style of the week series! Each week I’m going to highlight a style I carry! During this series on a weekly basis you can expect a blog post talking about sizing, a live styling video in my group, and a live sale focused exclusively on the style of the week! So to start off this series- which I am SO excited about- were talking about the Perfect T. I must admit, I play favorites–and the Perfect T is my favorite LuLaRoe top! As most everything LuLaRoe you can wear multiple sizes so here below, the meat of the post today, is my awesome friend and myself each wearing multiple sizes, and you can also see the medium is the same shirt. For reference my friend Emily is 5’7″ and usually wears anything from a 4-8 and I am 5’6″ and am pretty solidly wear a 16-18.

 

For some feedback, Emily loved each one of these sizes and she said she would wear any of them. For me depending on the fabric I prefer the Medium or the Large, I feel like since I am bustier, the XL is a little loose in the shoulders. When we were doing this shoot I asked Emily how she felt about the medium because it was loose, and she said it was super comfortable. So as with anything there is definitely a personal preference on how our clothes fit, but I also wonder if being bustier was a factor in my preference for the sizes that I prefer.

Now for some styling fun!

This is an XXS perfect over an XS Julia! The perfect is tied on the side to create a different shape! I love this look combining a loose top over a tighter bottom, but also in these cooler months the Julia is great way to add a layer.

XS Cassie with a XS Perfect. Em brought in some of her personality with her favorite leather jacket to complete this look. The Perfect T is tied up just on one side.

Love this top to wear with jeans! This is a size Medium Perfect T. I also want to add that I candidly snapped the second photo of Emily when she was putting up here hair and we both immediately started busting up laughing because it was such a “model” like pose!

This teal Perfect is one I own personally. It is a size Medium, you can compare it with the red medium above, the drape is different in this one. One of the things I love about LuLaRoe is that all the garments are made in a variety of fabrics so there is literally something for everyone to fall in love with! I paired it with a size Large Cassie skirt and tied up both the sides. I love the shape this top makes with the sides tied; it dips down in the front, and dips down in the back still covering my tush all the while still creating a ruche on the sides– which I love!

This one here is a size large, it has a wonderful cottony texture. I’m a jeans and t-shirt girl! Paired with a hoodie, ankle boots, and my favorite scarf (and beanie!) makes for a super comfortable casual outfit.

After putting this outfit together I must admit that I did like the more oversized look on myself to wear over this 2XL Julia. I cuffed the sleeve of the Julia with the sleeve of the Perfect T to create a cuff and I felt like it did take some of the extra fabric out of my shoulders. I loved how long it was too!

I hope this was helpful and I look forward to writing more style posts!