I am a little late to the LuLaRoe party. I was very hesitant to get started with these pricey leggings in bold prints that I could never see myself in. That is until my friend Heather Bunch invited me over to one of her pop up shops for some personalized shopping. I went alone without kids and really took my time getting to know more about the company and the clothing line. It turns out LuLaRoe has way more than just leggings!
I confess, I am a recovering (self) body basher and trying on clothes is a trigger for me. It takes me back to a time in my life when I was so self loathing and hated looking in the mirror. I am accustomed to hating the whole experience of clothes shopping and the body shaming that follows.
But let me tell you, this experience is trans-formative. It isn’t simply because the clothes are magical, but the LuLaRoe clothing line is designed to accommodate all body types. It enhances what you do like about yourself and smooths out the rest. It also helps that Heather is on a mission to make women feel good about themselves. She says after all, “I’m not just selling clothes, I’m selling confidence.” The in-home shopping experience is way more personal than shopping at the mall. And Heather is not only there helping coordinate outfits, but she is there telling me how to be kind to myself.
The first thing I try on is the Azure skirt. You can see in this picture I’m still really skeptical about this whole process.
I am traditionally anti-skirts. I don’t like the fussiness of having to sit still, or the way every skirt rides up over my hips. Thankfully, the yoga band at the top keeps the skirt in place and makes it oh so comfortable. I can sit tall and still breathe. It is also a very versatile piece that can be worn as a strapless dress, or turned upside down and tied at the ends to create a scoop neck top.
Next, I try on is the classic T with the beloved Cassie skirt. I am starting to warm up a bit more.
My typical mom uniform is a t-shirt and blue jeans. It’s quick, it’s easy and I don’t have to think about it. It requires very little effort on my part, and I’m starting to think maybe I want to look like I put in a little effort. Wearing clothes that are tailored to fit my body type and style, gives me a little more freedom to feel like myself.
The Cassie skirt is form fitting like a pencil skirt, but it is flattering to many different body types.
Then, I try the Nicole dress. As you can see I am much more comfortable with trying on new things.
I would never pick this out for myself. On the hanger it looks too form fitting. But it is actually very roomy. It is also very comfortable, light weight and easy to change the look with accessories. I can wear with leggings or without leggings, or dress it up with a belt and a chunky necklace. I am starting to see the possibilities!
The more tops and skirts Heather hands to me to try on the more comfortable I become with getting dressed and undressed. I am not so worried about the mirror. This experience becomes less about my body and more about finding comfort and joy in what I am wearing. Suddenly I want to find prints that I like. There are classic prints, fun and whimsical prints and some very unique prints. There is quite literally something for every style and taste.
After two pop up sessions of trying things on and learning what I love, I am now hooked. As a mom I often feel uncomfortable spending money on myself. But I work really hard and I deserve nice things. Most of all I deserve to feel good about myself.
As you can see by the pictures below, Heather is right. She DOES sell confidence!
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The Whatever Mom is a twin mom learning to let go of perfection. She shares her real life struggles with parenting through her blog and contributes her time and talents as a writer to Hudson Valley Parent and Masshole Mommy. When she isn’t writing you can find her chugging coffee, folding laundry and not judging other parents. Don’t forget to subscribe via email so you never miss a blog post again! You can also find her work featured on Mamapedia and The Novice Mommy.
I love the confidence LLR has given you and really loved the line you wrote , “a recovering self body basher”. Thank you for your encouraging post, it was what I needed to read today!
I am so glad it reached you! I have been really hard on myself most of my life. I’m just tired of that voice telling me I’m not good enough. Ya know?
I love my Nicole dress!
looks great on you
I love that Nicole on you!!
Love LLR! My new favorite is the Cassie
I like the Cassie too! But I have to say the Azure is my absolute fave. 🙂
That’s my fav too! Such a great skirt.
My favorite LLR item is of course, the leggings! But that Nicole dress looks amazing and I need to try one ASAP!
My favorite is the Cassie! It really is comfy and flattering for all bodies.
I am really impressed! I am also a skeptic, but your review has me thinking….. and I just love that Nicole dress, go figure 😉
I’m just starting on the LLR journey, but I’m loving it!
I saw your pics and you look great!
I have a MAJOR obsession with Lularoe’s. I can’t stop myself from buying pair after pair of leggings! I just got the pizza ones and I love them 🙂
I did not see the pizza print!! So cute!
I’m loving the azure!
I could live in this skirt!
I have not heard of this brand before but I am loving the look. I must go check them out to see what i can buy.
Check around locally to see if there is a consultant nearby that has pop up shops. It is well worth the time spent learning what your happy with!
The leggings are like nothing I have ever worn before! They are the softest, fit amazing and most importantly add a bit of color to my usual, blue, black and gray wardrobe. Thank you Heather Bunch and LuLaRoe!!!
Those clothes look like they would be so comfortable!!! I know my wife and daughter would love these clothes.
Love pop-up shops – and try to check those out lots so I can get to know a brand better. That dress on you is STUNNING! I mean… really pretty!!
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I would be a fan of this company just to see your transformation! You rock those clothes! My neighbor is a consultant and she’s often asked me to try, but I am bigger than their biggest size (right now.) I sure do get your body image deal as that is where I stand at the moment.
Like you, I would probably be skeptical, but I do love that Nicole dress. It looks great on you!
You are killin it in those outfits! I love the skirt and I know I just need one before hitting the beach in a few weeks! I’ve got to check out lula roe!
I have yet to try on LLR, but everything looks so comfy and beautiful.
I actually have never heard of this company. I need to look into it! You look amazing.
The leggings are LUSHIOUS!
The after Lularoe outfit looks great on you. I need the you are enough tee.
That skirt takes me back I had a shorter version of your azetc skirt before. Sorry to hear about your struggles with perception of body image. I am the same and find it hard to accept my body as it is but I am better and hopefully you will be soon too x x
I love the clothes! So flattering and pretty! The personal shopping experience looks super cool and that you enjoyed it to the max!
You look gorgeous! With or without those clothes. But the process gave you such confidence you look gorgeous!
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I love your outfits! I’m so sad I missed the giveaway, but you look great
You look fantastic! Such great colors/designs for the fall season, too! I’ll definitely have to check them out for friends/family. Sad to miss the giveaway!
I’m sorry you missed the giveaway too! But, I hope you get a chance to try some LLR SOON! I just picked up a couple of dresses for my girls back to school wardrobe. 🙂