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!

 

Queue Survival Guide – Part Two

My original Queue Survival Guide post was really just a HUGE shopping list! So I wanted to come back and talk about many other things as well as make a couple of corrections to reflect new Policies & Procedures of LuLaRoe.

So first off let’s all agree to not take ourselves too seriously and have some fun with our businesses okay?

I’ll also reiterate what I said in my last Queue post is utilize your to sponsor! They should be the first place you go to ask questions! Then go to your team group, then to her upline’s group if you still haven’t found an answer! Also the search bar in all of your groups, but specifically the bigger ones such as your Coach or Mentor’s groups will be a life saver! And also just so much great reading!

Down to business on things you can do while you wait in the Queue:

  • Set up a LuLaRoe email account. Please make sure it’s formatted LuLaRoeFirstnameLastname@gmail.com – it is preferred that you use gmail for this.
  • You will need a LuLaRoe Facebook Business page. You create this in connection with- an offshoot so to speak- of your personal FB account. Please do not make a second FaceBook account.. FaceBook does not like duplicate accounts! This page should also be formatted LuLaRoe First name Last name. Think of your FB business page like an online business card! You can link your LuLaRoe Instagram account so that it directly posts to your business page, you can promote sales there, go live there, boosts posts etc.
  • Set up your shopping group! This group also needs to follow certain formatting such as: LuLaRoe First name Last name VIP Shopping Group! Or something of the like. While you’re waiting to get your call you should add just your sponsor to this group so they can help you set it up! When you onboard and people start joining you don’t want an empty group! So collect images, post some of your favorite styling tips and other favorite photos!
  • Make an Instagram account – again LuLaRoeFirstnameLastname – keep it private until you onboard! And then *poof* beautiful Instagram ready to go!
  • Sign up for myUPS or for iPhone users I LOVE the app Deliveries
  • Get together an informational email for anyone who contacts you interested in LuLaRoe.
  • Draft a hostess packet.
  • Talk to your sponsor about a business plan for yourself. What’s your ideal inventory levels based on your goals? How much are you going to reinvest vs paying yourself? etc.
  • Make a guest list for your launch
  • Research business card options! (psst! I love mine from LuLaRoe Custom)
  • Research how you plan on transporting your inventory to in home pop-ups. Many many many consultants use the Ikea Frakta Bags.
  • Make a list of 50 people for the 72 hour game plan.
  • Make another list of 50 people. When you onboard contact them about hosting a pop-up!

 

Now I will say that in compliance with the Policies & Procedures that we all agreed to when turning in our paperwork to be consultants something that is new is that we don’t start promoting our social media pages until we get the onboarding call. There are many very logical reasons for this! The first is, what if something happens and you don’t onboard? Family emergency etc, and then you have a group full of people looking forward to seeing all your new inventory and then nothing! Sad day for all.  Second, I heard the analogy today that it’s like waiting for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop on December 30th, why wait when they can just go get some LuLaRoe somewhere else? Then they might leave because they’re tired of waiting! So it’s best to add people once you’ve got the call and they have something just around the corner to be excited for!

Another thing from Home Office is that it is not advised to buy anything until you get your call. So have that amazon shopping cart loaded up and ready to go for the day you get that most amazing call! But also in regards to all of the things you need to buy. Best advice is: yeah, many things can make your life easier.. but guess what, you don’t need it all right away. I’m still printing on my printer and taping labels on my packages, and thats ok with me. The day I get my fancy printer is going to be amazing because I’m going to feel like I earned it! So stick to the basics, you’re going to need stuff to ship out your LuLa-Lovlies, and you’re going to need somewhere to store all these amazing clothes, but let’s all remember that DeAnne used to sell Maxi skirts out of bins and three years ago no one had a LuLa-Room.