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LuLaRoe Lovin’

In February 2016, I discovered a brand of clothing called LuLaRoe (LLR)…and quickly fell in love. 

Now, I’m the kind of girl who will buy things only if they are on sale or clearance, usually, so…

At first I was like “these are kinda expensive…” 

But now I’m like “these are absolutely worth it…”

Here’s the LuLaRoe website… http://www.lularoe.com

But here’s the thing, you can’t buy it directly from the website, and they don’t have a storefront. You have to buy it from consultants. They mostly sell them through Facebook groups and through in-person “pop-ups”, where you invite friends and y’all shop together. 

Also, each consultant has different things, so I’m in probably 100 LuLaRoe consultant groups on Facebook. There are a limited number of styles, and there are various fun prints in each style…the consultants order the styles and sizes from the warehouse that they want to sell, and they don’t know what prints they are going to get…surprise! So you have to keep your eye out in many groups!!

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Now, I have a LOT of LuLaRoe…but not as much as I want, of course! I have started to wear it to work every single day. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I’m a high school life skills special education teacher and I move a lot…and these clothes are so comfortable and stretchy!

Here’s what I suggest…

  1. Go go http://www.lularoe.com
  2. Click on “Schedule a pop boutique”
  3. Search your ZIP code on the map at the bottom
  4. Look at the pink pins on the map and choose a consultant in your area. Contact her, go there, and try on clothes to get your sizes in all of the styles. You might have to find more than one because they don’t all have the same styles. YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!! You might end up buying some then and there!
  5. Time to join Facebook groups! A great starting point is Alissa Donnell’s page. Her link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/LuLaRoeAlissa/ and it’s called LuLaRoe Alissa aka Mrs. Fancy Pants.
  6. Check out when she is posting her next round of clothes, and get something for yourself! Her page will explain how it all works once you get there. 
  7. Once your addiction begins, you will find yourself in a ton of LuLaRoe groups on Facebook, on the hunt for that one print that you MUST have. 

When I went to the consultant to try things on, she gave me a sizing sheet that I keep and fill out as I try things on. Most people can fit multiple sizes!

If there isn’t a consultant in your area, I will tell you that every consultant I have come across on Facebook has been GREAT at helping me figure out my size in a style I haven’t tried yet. 

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Alright, time to show off. 

The clothes are named after people, by the way. 

Okay, Alissa sent me some LuLaRoe clothes for free so I would write an honest review, and here it is!

I picked out 2 items I knew I would love, and she sent me one that I’d never tried before to see how I liked it. 

First, I chose the Maxi skirt. I already had 2, so I knew I would love it. 

Then, I chose a Cassie. It’s a pencil skirt that I thought I would never love, but I already had 3 and loved them, so I chose that!

Then, she surprised me with a Lindsay! I had always been afraid to try it, and so she sent me one! She said “I added the Lindsay because I love her but she does not get the love she deserves – hopeful you love!” And she was right…I fell in love immediately!

I wear a 2XL Maxi. I wear a 2XL Cassie. I can fit the XL in both, but they are just tighter and I prefer them a bit looser. I wear a Medium in Lindsay.

Here are pics of it all. The Lindsay! As soon as I opened the package, I HAD to try it on. The Lindsay is the blue one that I’m wearing. I was already wearing LuLaRoe leggings and a LLR Perfect Tee, so I added the Lindsay right on top before I even took off the tag – It was perfection! I tried to tie it, which looked great from the front and back, but not so great from the side. But it’s an option. I love this new piece!!

Alright, here is the gray Maxi skirt WITH the blue Lindsay!! So comfortable. In these, I am wearing a LLR Maxi skirt, LLR leggings, a LLR Lindsay, and a shirt from Old Navy. So comfortable all around!! 

Oh, also. If you go to youtube.com and search “LuLaRoe Maxi skirt” you will find video of MANY different ways to wear your Maxi. As a shirt, as a dress, as a cover-up, and so much more. DOOOOOOO IT. 

Now, that Cassie skirt I mentioned. When I saw that LLR had a pencil skirt, I was skeptical. I don’t like to walk around with my legs glued together. But, LLR’s Cassie skirts are suuuper stretchy and sooo comfortable!!! Check out this adorable skirt! In these pictures, I am wearing a LLR cassie skirt, LLR leggings, and a shirt with a Halftee under it. And I’ve got the LLR Lindsay on in one of the pics. 

I think this video might help you realize how much I love LLR’s Cassie skirts. 

In case you didn’t watch that video…you should know that it’s important to hang dry all of your LLR. Machine wash, hang dry. 

Alright, Alissa was smart to do this deal where I get LLR in exchange for an honest review…because, honestly, THESE ARE AMAZING AND YOU NEED THEM IN YOUR LIFE. 

I was doing stuff around the house and I got a little bit cold, so I put on my Lindsay and it was so comfortable just to lounge around in, too!

I wear the Lindsay with so many outfits…here it is with an Old Navy t-shirt, a LLR Cassie skirt, and LLR leggings. I love LuLaRoe. So versatile. 

I like how the Lindsay is light, so I can carry it around with me easily in case I get cold. 

Here I am in Romania enjoying langoși cu telemea și marar, wearing a LLR Cassie skirt, LLR leggings, LLR Perfect Tee, and LLR Lindsay. 

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I am definitely LuLaRoe Lovin’.

Click here to get to Alissa’s LuLaRoe page and to get your LLR collection started – you won’t regret it!

 

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Don’t Let the Muggles Get You Down

I saw a cool Harry Potter sweater on Pinterest, and decided to make my own!

It says “Don’t let the muggles get you down”

That’s a quote from Ron’s letter in Harry’s birthday card from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 

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You’ll need…

  • a blank sweater (I got mine for $3 from a thrift store)
  • fabric paint
  • freezer paper
  • an iron
  • a Cricut machine with a font cartridge you like OR a stencil, a pencil, and scissors
  • cardboard (to place in the sweater while you paint)

Here’s what you do!

Lay out your blank sweater. 

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Cut the freezer paper to say whatever you want….when you cut it, have the waxy side down (don’t throw away the insides of letters – you’ll need those!).

DSC08323Iron the letters onto the sweater! Make sure the waxy side is on the sweater. 

DSC08324Because I was using spray fabric paint, I didn’t want it to get everywhere…so I took FOREVER to cover the outsides in painter’s tape…

Oh and make sure you put the cardboard in between! I used an old box from Amazon.com

DSC08328Then get your paint of choice…

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And spray/paint your heart out!

DSC08331You’re supposed to wait until it dries before you peel it all off….but I am impatient, so I took it off while it was still wet…which proved to be a big mistake, because it splattered…

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And so to fix that….I made some purposeful splashes…

DSC08333And here it is! As it dried, it got lighter….unfortunately…but I still love it!

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  • Put the letters closer together
  • Use a darker color

And remember…

Don’t let the muggles get you down. 

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Feel goods.

Sometimes you just need to feel good about yourself. 

A couple of times today, that happened to me. 

1. I am the BYU ASL Club President, so I was going around to some ASL classes making an announcement about our club meetings. The first class I went to was a level 1 class, and when I got there they weren’t in the classroom…they were in the hallway! So I got on the stairs nearby and got the teacher’s attention….and she told me to just do the announcement from the stairs. I did my thing, and then she told me to stay, told me my outfit was really fun, came and stood next to me on the steps, and then proceeded to have her whole class describe my outfit. You see, describing people is something they were learning, and here I was…in a very colorful outfit, and apparently I was the perfect candidate. So I stood there for like 5 minutes as they described every detail on my outfit, down to the buckle on my hat. I did protest a bit when they said my hair is brown…I still call it blonde…but today I think I learned that yes, it has been a few years since my hair has been blonde…it’s gotten darker as I’ve gotten older…and I need to learn to accept that my hair is now brown. Oh well. Anyways, I felt pretty awesome when that teacher made me into a class assignment 🙂

oldies 024Yes, I still have boxes to unpack from moving…and like that crayon art on my wall? Click here to see how to make it!

2. I went to Costco to get gas today, and as I was getting in my car to drive off, the random guy next to me said “Hey, cool shoes.”

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3. I went to Walmart tonight, and the lady at the Xfinity booth said “I like your shoes!” (I love complimenting strangers…my friend Mauri and I are VERY practiced in this…so I love it when strangers compliment me!)

4. Today I made a goal to be more social….specifically, take time to talk to a friend at least twice a week. Yes, that’s my goal…pathetic, I know. But I’m so busy I have to schedule everything, so that’s how it is. Then, not even 2 hours after I made that goal, I saw 3 people I know while I was at Walmart! Destiny, Liz, and Liz! I chatted with Destiny for a few minutes, then she was like “I’ll let you go, I know you’re busy.” And then when I ran into her again (good thing I didn’t actually RUN INTO her…that’d be unfortunate), I was thinking “OK, Chloe…your goal…chat more!” And I’m so glad I did.

So, friends, if you see me, make me talk to you. Seriously.

So remember when I said earlier that sometimes you just need to feel good about yourself? In a nutshell, here’s what did it for me today:

1. Spontaneously becoming a class assignment.
2. A compliment from a stranger.
3. A compliment from a stranger.
4. Working to achieve my goal and catching up with a friend.

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 1

I haven’t washed clothes for a few weeks….I have waaaay more clothes than I need. I’ve washed essentials, but not my regular clothes. My roommates have had fun seeing how long I can go without washing clothes, but I’ve decided to start over and take pictures every day! I wish I woulda thought of that the first time! But I wasn’t planning on doing this originally….SO….anyways…

Today I washed all my clothes. 7 loads of laundry. And it’s 75 cents to wash…and 75 cents to dry….but at least a lot of my clothes hang dry, so I only had 4 dryer loads…anyways.

I am going to try to go through all my clothes before washing them…and I’ll be taking pictures each day and blogging them…so enjoy! I’m calling it “Chloe’s Closet”.

Every week, I WILL wash a load of clothes, though. That will consist of socks, undershirts, underwear, leggings, etc. But my main clothes, like my shirts, skirts, pants, shorts, dresses, etc…will not be worn more than once! Oh and I only have a few pairs of jeans, so I will also be washing those periodically because there are some shirts that don’t look good with skirts (which is my favorite to wear), so I have to wear them with jeans (which i only have a few pairs of).

So let the journey begin!

Here’s what I wore today….

But then I realized I didn’t have my shoes on…so I put them on and took this picture so you could see ’em…

So that’s day 1! Let’s see how long I can do this for…..let’s see what Chloe’s Closet holds!

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Something to wear

I LOVE rainboots

Oh and you like my skirt? I made it!

Like this skirt?? I made it also!

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Pink & Green

Today’s color scheme…compliments of Samantha!

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