Shop for LuLaRoe Like a Consultant (and Other Ramblings)

The content for this blog post has been rolling around in my head for awhile now, and like pretty much 95 percent of the tasks on my to-do list, the writing of said post hasn’t gotten done as of yet. But the time to change that is now.

So what do I mean when I say “shop for LuLaRoe like a consultant”? In today’s post, I’m going to give you my personal tips for getting the most out of your LuLaRoe purchases. Part of LuLaRoe’s appeal is the excitement and surprise behind what inventory each consultant has. Heck, I’ve been there. And quite honestly, it’s like Christmas every time I get a box from LuLaRoe, even still. But there comes a time when you probably want to get the most out of your LuLaRoe wardrobe, as most of you who read this blog are on somewhat of a clothing budget. I get it.

Of course, the beauty of LuLaRoe is that every consultant has her own personal style, so I can’t speak for all of us. However…I have been buying LuLaRoe for nearly a year now and have been a consultant for almost 4 months, and needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two. So here’s what we’ve got, ladies…

Grays and stripes. Grab them all. Spend some money buying neutral tops, like Irmas, for example. I always tell my customers that grays go well with nearly anything because several of them get hung up on acquiring the holy grail of a basic Irma: the black Irma. But think about how much more gray pairs well with when compared to black. So if you see a solid gray top, go ahead and comment “SOLD.” I support you.

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Here I paired my favorite neutral gray Irma (in a small) with an XS black Azure skirt, topped with a camo jacket for some added toughness.

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Same Irma layered with buffalo check and green for a holiday look.

Same goes for stripes in neutral colors. A lot of my sweet customers want to print mix but don’t know how or are intimidated by it all. Stripes with a print is like the equivalent of “Intro to Print Mixing.” You (usually) can’t go wrong when pairing a print with stripes. Just make sure the colors in the top and leggings are complimentary and that the stripes and print size are not in the same scale (one is smaller than the other).

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Skinny stripes in my XS Irma to balance out the awesomeness of my medium-large dreamcatcher print in my OS (one size) leggings. Yes, I’m 5’11” and prefer OS leggings over TC (tall and curvy).

How oversized do you like your tops? I can suggest your correct size in top, but really pay attention to how you like your tops to fit. A lot of ladies have given me feedback on my LuLaRoe sizing blog post, and most of the feedback has been positive in that you found it helpful. But my best fit may not be a fit you’re comfortable with. For example, I am learning about myself that I actually prefer an XS or S Irma these days because they give me the desired length I need, as I’m 5’11”. I have several XXS Irmas that I still wear, but when I think about it, most of the Irmas I wear with leggings are XS or S. And honestly, most of us out there have two sizes we can feel comfortable in when it comes to LuLaRoe. Now I don’t like anything CRAZY big, but you get the point. If you aren’t an oversized top gal, then size down 1-2 times on an Irma, for example. In reality, LuLaRoe is about you feeling comfortable and beautiful in what you’re wearing.

Think to yourself, Would I really be sad if that print didn’t make it home with meIf you are not on a LuLaRoe clothing budget, you quite possibly have to be one of the luckiest girls in the world. As a LuLaRoe customer, I was constantly asking myself if said print was a need. While some ladies collect leggings for fun, if you are on a budget, ask yourself this quick question before commenting “SOLD”: Would I really be sad if someone else snagged this, and I lost my chance? If you’re on the fence when answering that question, I would say it’s not for you. Leave it for someone else who will absolutely LOVE it.

I know it’s crazy that a consultant is telling you this, but if I’m being real with you, if you’re one of my customers, I want you to LOVE what you buy. I want you to stay excited about LuLaRoe, not having buyer’s remorse for the 29th pair of leggings you bought. But there’s also no shame in being as excited about leggings pair 1 and leggings pair 30! If you’re on a budget, though, really ask yourself that question, and try to do it quickly enough so if the answer is “yes,” you can type “SOLD”!

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I usually take a small in my Randy tee, but I absolutely HAD to have this one in a medium because…these SLEEVES!!

The above tips may seem like common sense, but if you’re anything like me around LuLaRoe, I want ALL THE THINGS. But when I buy ALL THE THINGS, that gets me into trouble. I am super confident you will be happier with your LuLaRoe wardrobe when you think about the rules I talked about today.

And speaking of being happier and confident and such…one parting message: I have completely dropped my fitness routine. It really pains me to say that. My running has been so sporadic that I have lost a ton of endurance. I know I have blogged about fitness here and there. And my bio information on Instagram says I’m a runner. But though I haven’t ran in awhile, I don’t want to take it out of my bio because in some weird way, if I do, I feel like I failed myself. (First-world problems…) I would love ANY AND ALL advice from busy mom to busy mom…1. What motivates you to work out, even when you are utterly exhausted? 2. What motivates you to start back up again once you find yourself in a fitness drought? 3. Completely unrelated, but teachers…what are your best tips for your fellow teachers for staying healthy during this season while around 100+ students day in and day out? Asking for a friend…

Thanks for reading. I really would appreciate that advice, though. See, I give you advice on LuLaRoe, and you give me advice on health + fitness. Sound like a plan?

 

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8 Comments

  1. joyfullystylish November 30, 2016 / 2:42 am

    Loved this! I completely agree, neutrals are key! Somehow I have managed to score a black, white AND gray solid Irma over the last year. Still not sure how….

    • rockstyleteach November 30, 2016 / 5:33 am

      Wow…you HAVE gotten lucky in the basic Irma category! Good for you! Thanks for reading, by the way 😁

  2. CR November 30, 2016 / 3:37 am

    Hi Heather! Thanks for the post! I’m a high school English teacher and mini-addict of LLR and I enjoy your posts! I set my alarm for 5:15 every morning to get my 25-30 minute work out in. Lots of mornings I’d like to keep sleeping, but I know it just takes minutes within starting that I am glad I got out of bed. I feel guilty if I don’t get it in in the morning (my 2 kiddos take up my evenings after work!). I’m always glad
    I get it done after the fact. I am in no way affiliated with Beachbody, but Shaun T changed my life and my outlook on working out. His workouts are my main reason for keeping up with my daily workouts.
    As for keeping healthy from the classroom, I have a separate stapler and don’t share my writing utensils. We all sanitize often and I always wash hands when the day is done.
    Anyway, my two cents. Thanks again for always posting teacher-friendly outfits and a positive attitude! Rock on:)

    • rockstyleteach November 30, 2016 / 5:34 am

      Excellent points! I know in my heart that morning workouts are the answer, but then sleep…. ha ha. I really appreciate your advice! Thank you again!!

  3. K November 30, 2016 / 3:39 am

    I am a walker & want to log 12,000+ steps everyday on my Fitbit. I was able to do it no problem for a year but recently took a job promotion that has dramatically limited my walks during working hours. I was use to my old shift of 6-2:30pm (I have an hour commute each way) and was waking up at 3:30am. I’m not working 7:45-4:15 but have continued to wake up at 3:30am each day but now I make sure i drag my butt to the gym in the am to get my steps in on the treadmill. I’m barely hitting 12,000 steps now but I don’t feel as guilty if I wasn’t to go to the gym at all.
    If you can’t find time to run, at least make an effort to walk your tail off!

    • rockstyleteach November 30, 2016 / 5:35 am

      I commend you for 3:30 A.M.! Wow! Thanks for all of the tips. I am a competitive athlete at heart, and no fitness is killing me inside. Thanks so much for the tips!

  4. Shelby November 30, 2016 / 4:54 am

    Hi Heather!

    As a fellow tall girl (5’10”), teacher (middle school music!), and LuLaRoe enthusiast, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for what you do! You’re so straight-forward, helpful, and encouraging!

    As far as staying healthy goes, I’ve tried this school year to be super deliberate about taking time to rest (even just an hour or two of relaxing!) when I feel sickness coming on. This is SO HARD to do, but it’s been so helpful, and I’ve made it through the first semester with only one tiny cold! I also stand by some standards: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and EmergenC.

    And for working out: if finances are at all motivating for you, join a gym! I’m a member at a power yoga studio, and I know that, if I don’t go to class at least twice a week, I’m wasting money. It helps me logic myself into going. Haha. Participating in group fitness (especially with a friend/accountability partner) helps too!

    Again, thank you! You’re the best!

    • rockstyleteach November 30, 2016 / 5:36 am

      Wow, Shelby! You are so sweet and encouraging yourself! Great tip about joining a gym…was just talking with my husband about how I miss going to the gym like I did when we lived in Iowa. Great idea, and thanks so much for reading!!

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