Friday, April 22, 2016

Adding to my Wardrobe with LuLaRoe + a Giveaway!

I am so excited about today's post!  You may know how I have been slowly adding to my wardrobe since dropping 4+ sizes and I've been mainly focusing on a Capsule wardrobe.  The idea behind this was to find pieces that I love and will wear a lot.  When my friend Lauren asked me if I'd like to try LuLaRoe, I immediately checked it out to see if I could fit pieces into this plan - and I definitely could!  I've heard about LuLaRoe for awhile now, especially their "butter leggings" and since I wear leggings/workout pants pretty much everyday, I couldn't wait to try them!

Last Saturday I headed over to Lauren's open house where she had all of her pieces on display.  It really was like shopping in a boutique!  Each fashion consultant gets a collection when they begin, so there is a wide variety to choose from. If you've seen a pattern or piece that you like, but they don't have it, the consultant can try and track it down for you!  I came with two items already in mind after checking out LuLaRoe's site - the leggings and the "Julia" dress. I knew I would get a lot of wear out the leggings and I've been looking for a versatile, casual dress...that flatters my new shape ;).

Let's talk about the leggings first.  I would consider myself an expert in the legging department, I prefer them over jeans most days.  My days are spent at the gym, running errands, playing with the kids and working from home, so leggings are ideal.  I can honestly say these are the MOST comfortable pants I have ever put on.  In fact, I could hardly tell I was wearing anything at all (in a good way, ha!).  They really do feel like butter (again, in a good way) and even after wearing them for two four days in a row, they held their shape.  (Before you think I'm gross, keep in mind I only wore them for a few hours each day!)  I got the "TC" size, AKA Tall and Curvy.  The leggings also come in "OS," which is One Size.  Sizing is different for each item, but Lauren and LuLaRoe have great ways to help figure out what will work for you!

Now on to the "Julia."  I originally gravitated toward more neutral patterns, a stripe and a polka-dot, but ended up going with this...

and I LOVE it!  It is perfect for summer and it is much more versatile than I imagined.  I already have a few options of ways to wear it using items from my own closet, but I'm sure I'll be on the look out for other ways as well.  The fit is definitely closer to your body (you may need specific undergarments, hint hint) but it's surprisingly forgiving.  I picked this out Saturday morning and had Andrew take us to dinner at a Mexican restaurant that night because the pattern just screamed margaritas and salsa.  It also screams Hawaii, but that may have to wait a bit ;).  

I wore it with flat sandals, so I didn't feel overdressed, but it could also be dressed up.  I liked it with wedges I already have and a pair of nude heels.  I tried on both a Large and an X-Large and ended up going with the XL because it was a bit more flattering.  So according to the size charts on this one, I technically sized up one.  

So have you tried LuLaRoe yet?  Lauren was nice enough to let me try the leggings and now she is giving one of my readers the same opportunity!  You can win one of their signature "butter leggings" in black (TC or OS)! 

Trust me, you will never want to take them off.  All you have to do to enter is follow Lauren on Facebook!  Head over there and link up with her (LuLaRoe Lauren Rasor), then head back here and comment that you did it.  Feel free to let me know if you've tried this innovative brand yet - I think you'll be impressed!  The contest will run until next Thursday 4/28 at 11:59 pm EST and a winner will be announced on Friday the 29th!  If you'd like to host a Facebook party or a Pop-Up Boutique, or if you have any questions at all about LuLaRoe, here is Lauren's info!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I have heard a lot about this company lately. Can't pass up s chance for free leggings!! I liked the Facebook page 😜

  2. Does it count that I liked her page last week? And I stopped at her house yesterday to pick up my first Julia and Cassie. I think I'm a little obsessed (as I sit in my office wearing an Amelia...). :)

  3. I asked to join her group! I am hearing all about these "buttery" leggings from a moms group I belong to and how they truly feel amazing! Thinking I should look more into them too since I live in leggings 90% of the time! Fantastic giveaway!!!

  4. I asked to join her group! I am hearing all about these "buttery" leggings from a moms group I belong to and how they truly feel amazing! Thinking I should look more into them too since I live in leggings 90% of the time! Fantastic giveaway!!!

  5. Waiting on my first piece now! An Amelia! Entered

  6. I need new leggings badly!

  7. I can always use a pair of black leggings :)

  8. I followed !!! Leggings for life ��

  9. I followed! I have a pair of black leggings I love, but I just keep hearing about Lularoe.... Need to try them (or win!)