Flat Lay Friday!

Implementing new ideas is always a little scary for me! I love doing flat lays though! So lets make it a weekly event! Introducing Flat Lay Friday where I’ll be making outfits to suit my fancy! I’m slowly adding Sarah to my inventory and I can’t wait to make cozy fall outfits for all!  Make sure to join my group to check out all the fun every week! I can’t wait to see you there!

Introducing Amelia!

I added Amelia to my inventory not too long ago and haven’t written about it yet!

This dress is so classy! If you love LuLaRoe, and love Amelias I’m sure you already knew that! Dress it up, dress it down! Wear it with a blazer to work,  heals for a date, or flip flops to the grocery store! Styling options to come, but first lets talk bout sizing!

The Amelia dress, like all LuLaRoe products come in a handful of different fabrics, the most common Amelia fabric however is called liverpool. I’ve noticed they produce a thinner fabric and a thicker fabric, both are very stretchy, and perfectly structured for the pleats and zipper in the dress. Also pockets! Perfectly hidden pockets, my favorite feature of the Amelia.

I’ve started doing size cards for every style – basically I try on as many sizes as I can fit to show you how versatile the garment is, but also you can gauge how different sizes fit on yourself! For instance I’m a size 16, my true to size feels like an XL. So say if you’re true to size is a medium, and you want to see how going down to a small or x-small would be you can still get an idea of how the dress fits going up or down a size for your body. At least that is my hope with doing these!

Notes on sizes –

  • These 6 dresses are all the same material
  • Large and XL felt very similar
  • I really liked the medium, and liked how sizing down made the dress a little shorter, but being larger busted I felt a little bit like boobs on pleats.
  • The small felt the same in fit to the medium, it still zipped just fine, but this was the only size that I felt was too tight across the bust kind of giving me uni-boob. Also was a touch tight on the arms
  • Going up in size was really comfortable! I feel like it gives the dress a more laid back casual look, the waist drops down a little lower.

 

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