Oct 31, 2016

LuLaRoe Week: Carly + Giveaway

Good morning, lovelies!  I have a fun week planned here at Whitney à la mode.  It's LuLaRoe Week!  I know that I've mentioned this brand before and you've probably seen it popping-up on Facebook, but today I want to tell you a little bit more about how it works.  I will also be featuring several LLR styles throughout the coming week.  And the best part?!  A giveaway!  You can enter to win a highly coveted Carly, LuLaRoe's version of the swing dress!  Keep reading for your chance to enter.

I couldn't have put these posts together without the help of my new friend, Betsy Friedrich.  Betsy was just the friend of a friend until she called me to chat about LuLaRoe.  I immediately felt a connection with her warm personality as we bonded over our mutual interest in this brand.  Betsy sells LuLaRoe and so very generously provided me with the Carly that I'm wearing today as well as the Carly that we will be giving away.

Betsy mentioned that one of the things she loves about working with LLR is making connections with women who support one another and make each other feel good...kind of like this blogging community that I love so much!

While chatting, Betsy told me that LuLaRoe was started by a stay-at-home mom interested in creating a business for herself.  She started by selling just skirts and now the company offers twenty-two women's styles as well as a handful of pieces for men and kids.  These styles range from the ever-popular leggings, to tunic-type tops, skirts and dresses.

While the number of styles sold is relatively low, the really fun part of shopping LLR are the zillions of colors and patterns!  You can find each of the twenty-two styles in more colors and patterns than you can even imagine.  Plus, not every consultant is provided with the same inventory.  For this reason, it's fun to support lots of consultants and to shop each of their boutiques to see which fun pieces they have in stock.  Sometimes you will see a specific style and pattern that you absolutely must find and you go on the hunt for it in your size.  In LuLaRoe speak, this personally coveted piece is called your "unicorn!"

When it comes to actually purchasing LLR, you can do so two different ways.  You can attend a live party where you can see the clothing and try them on.  Or, really conveniently, you can shop online parties where consultants post their inventory on Facebook.  To do it this way, when you find a picture of a piece you want, all you have to do is comment "sold" and leave your e-mail address.  The consultant will then send you an invoice via e-mail and your package will be on it's way!

Now that we have the background information covered, let's talk about Carly!  She is a super comfy, super flattering swing dress with a high-lo hem and a cute little pocket.  Like I mentioned above, this dress comes in so many different colors and patterns.  In terms of sizing, DEFINITELY size down with the Carly.  I typically wear a medium but I take an extra small in this dress.

A really fun aspect about the Carly is that you can bustle it and knot it in different ways to create different looks.  This makes my remixing heart so happy!  Below you will find two different ways that I've styled this dress.  The first is a back bustle that you can create with a quarter and a rubber band.  The second is simply a puffed-up knot to cinch in the side!  Interested in trying this for yourself?  Check-out all of these Youtube videos that will teach you how to style your Carly!

I hope that I've made the fun world of LuLaRoe a little bit easier for you to understand at that you are excited to jump in!  To start, I would definitely recommend joining Betsy's VIP page on Facebook!  And don't forget to enter to win your very own Carly below!

What I'm Wearing:
Carly: c/o Betsy Friedrich
Denim Jacket: Hand-Me-Down (similar)
Watch: c/o Shopbop 
Tights: Nordstrom (similar)
Ankle Boots: DSW (exact)

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